Here is how I will rate the games. I will give 2 or 3 paragraphs
telling you all about the game, the graphics, play mechanics, things
that stuck out in my mind, things like that. Then I will give each
major aspect a score on a scale of 1 to 10.
Accompanying that score will be an upside () and a downside () to each aspect. On rare occasions when I can't find a single thing wrong with a certain aspect, I'll give it 2 "ups" and likewise if I can't find a single good thing, I may give it 2 "downs".
After that I give you the final verdict, and a numerical score
on a scale of 1 to 100, with 60 being about average. Here is how each score
should be interpreted:
90-99 - Awesome! Simply the best. One of my favorites
80-89 - Very good game
75-79 - Pretty good game
60-74 - Good game, kinda sucks though
50-60 - You may like it, I certainly don't though
30-49 - Man this is a bunch of shit
10-29 - A waste of plastic
1-9 - Chinese torture device
Remember that it's only my opinion, so I may hate a game you like or give a game you hate a high score.
DS award of excellence (given to games which score a 90 or above)
DS mark of shame (given to games which score a 50 or below)
This game is good for a quick play, it can be played without too much commitment
A classic, in the eyes of the general public at least