In many gaming publications, critics are quick to assign a numerical value to the end of their review; usually grading it out of a total 5 10, or 100 points. I believe that this is a bit more arbitrary than it would seem at first. The general conception is that a 10/10 is perfection and a 0 or 1/10 is utter garbage. But game reviews are made my countless different critics, and so in the end, these numerical assignments are totally subjective.
what this means is that, everyone will have their own opinions about any given game, and that someones’ 10/10 will be someone’s 7 or 8/10. However, recently, I have seen many 9.5 or even 9.75 reviews out there. When I see these I will often wonder what prevented this game from getting the full 10? They came so close, so why not just round up to make a whole number? Apparently, as good as these games may be, they still have some minor flaws. But nothing can truly be perfect; especially in the gaming industry, where bugs and glitches will always be a factor. This being the case, I wonder what this imaginary perfect 10/10 game is that these reviewers are comparing other games to. What, if anything, will get the full 10 points?