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Old 02-23-2013, 12:17 PM   #1   Add To Ignore List  
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Default Review Rubriques

After reading the Example Review thread, I realized that there needs to be :
  • A revised rubrique for reviewing maps.
  • A thread dedicated for updating and maintining rubriques for quick reference

As such, I will assign this thread for the sole purpose of streamlining access to review guides and rubriques. Discussion of rubriques will be relegated to this thread.

List of Contents:

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Rubrique : Serious Sam Levels

Gameplay (50 points)
  • Combat
    • Enemy
      • Scripting (This includes amount, position and variation) 0~16
    • Item Supply
      • Health & Armor 0~8
      • Weapons & Ammunition 0~8
  • Non-Combat
    • Exploration
      • Secrets & Rewards 0~5
      • Level Sprawl 0~5
    • Puzzles
      • Feasibility & Challenge 0~4
      • Creativity 0~4
    • Bonuses & Penalties
      • Interactivity -5~+5
      • Gameplay Creativity 0~20
      • Pacing -15~+15
      • CPU Load -20~0

Networking (20 points, only applies if present.)
  • Playabliity
    • Scripting Integrity 0~10
    • Markers 0~10

Aesthetics (40 points)
  • Architecture & Visuals
    • Atmosphere & Setting 0~6
    • Attention to Detail 0~6
    • Playability 0~8
    • Complimentary to gameplay 0~6
  • Sounds & Music
    • Quality 0~6
    • Fitting to the context 0~8
  • Bonuses & Penalties
    • Creativity 0~5
    • Glitches -5~0

Other aspects (10 points)
  • Readme 0~2
  • Netricsa
    • Narrative 0~4
    • Information 0~4
  • Bonuses and penalties
    • Creativity 0~4
    • Spelling and Grammar Errors -4~0
    • Misinformation -12~0

Total (Not including bonuses and penalties) : 120 points w/Co-op options, 100 points for SP-only
Convert score to percentage and round to 1 decimal place.

Grading :

0-9.9% Abysmal
10-24.9% Bad
25%-39.9% Poor
40-49.9% Below Average
50-69.9% Fair
70-89.9% Good
90-100% Excellent
>100% Sublime

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Rubrique : Video Games

Presentation : Single-Player/Co-op (20 points)
  • Story/Setting: 0~7
    • This score should reflect on how the narrative and story experience is presented, and how it meshes with gameplay.
  • Ideas: 0~6
    • This score should reflect on interesting gameplay elements, or premises that is included.
  • User Friendliness: 0~7
    • This score should reflect on how easy or complicated the installation process is, how invasive the included DRM is, if any, gameplay intuitiveness and options, including accessibility for the disabled.

Presentation : Multi-Player Arena-Style Co-op/PvP (20 points)
  • Premise: 0~6
    • This score should reflect on how the premise of the game should keep player interest.
  • Ideas: 0~7
    • This score should reflect on interesting gameplay elements that should keep player interest.
  • User Friendliness: 0~7
    • This score should reflect on how easy or complicated the installation process is, how invasive the included DRM is, if any, gameplay intuitiveness and options, including accessibility for the disabled.

Gameplay (30 points)
  • Implementation: 0~12
    • This score should reflect on how well the gameplay and interface elements are implemented in the game.
  • Fun Factor: 0~8
    • This score is here to give the reviewer room to inject their own subjective bias of the game based on their own personal enjoyment
  • Pacing & Content: 0~10
    • This score should reflect on the amount of content the game offers, how well the content fits, how much of the content is padding or recycled assets and how well gameplay elements are paced/presented.

Aesthetics (30 points)
  • Art Direction: 0~5
    • This score should reflect on the game's art direction, its creativity, implementation and appropriateness.
  • Visuals: 0~5
    • This score should reflect on the technical aspect of the art direction implementation, the overall visual appeal of the game, including level design, level of detail, lighting and texture quality.
  • Kinaesthetics: 0~10
    • This score should reflect on how well a game uses its assets, including audio, visual and gameplay, to generate the feel and feedback to the player and their in-game actions.
  • Sound design: 0~5
    • This score should reflect on the quality of audio assets and how well they are implemented, this includes sound effects, soundscapes, DSP and voices.
  • Soundtrack: 0~5
    • This score should reflect on the quality and implementation of a game's musical score, as well as how well it fits with what goes on in the game.

Miscellaneous (20 points)
  • Longevity: 0~5
    • This score should reflect on the reviewer's subjective view on how well it warrants repeated play-throughs on games with explicit win-states, what the game can offer to keep players playing in games with implicit win-states and how much a game offers to keep players' continued engagement and support in multiplayer games.
  • Developer support: 0~5
    • This score should reflect on how well the developers respond to feedback and criticism, how prompt they were at patching a game's launch bugs and how much post-release content the developers provide free or otherwise.
  • Map and mod support: 0~5
    • This score should reflect on whether or not content development tools are available to players, how well the game itself supports the extra community-created content and what tools the developers have made available to help facilitate the publication, distribution (this includes ad-hoc download systems for network games) and community engagement with the content.
  • Performance: 0~5
    • This score should reflect on how well the game will run with the hardware available at the time, compared to its contemporaries, as well as how well the netcode performs, if a multiplayer option exists.

Total : 100 points
For games that have both a Single Player/Campaign Co-op and an MP Arena Co-op/PvP aspect, evaluate each aspect separately into 2 separate scores, 1 for each. Then, provide a final overall score based on the aforementioned 2 scores. Weighing of each aspect is up to the reviewer's discretion.

Grading :

0-19% Abysmal
20-34% Poor
35-49% Below Average
50-64% Mediocre
65-79% Good
80-89% Great
90-100% Excellent

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