Official Review Team Scoring System This is the Review Scoring System as used by the Review Team. We encourage you to use it in all your reviews. [important note: honesty is the most important aspect in reviewing] __________________ Components __________________ The scores for your review needs to be broken down into five components. These components are slightly different for games and other apps. Components Games Presentation & Graphics (graphics, menus, interfaces, buttons etc.) Audio (quality & variety of sound effects, music & voices) Gameplay & Controls (overall performance, bugs, responsiveness, easiness to learn) Replay Value (addictive qualities, game depth, modes/difficulty levels, length, etc.) Value For Money (comparison to similar games, cost vs. content) Other Apps Features (feature depth, usefulness, etc.) GUI (graphics & interface appearance, ease of use, etc.) Audio (quality & variety of sound effects, music & voices) Reuse Value (overall usefulness, springboard staying power) Value For Money (comparison to similar apps, cost vs. content) _______________ Component Scoring _______________ Reviews are scored out of 5 stars with half stars allowed. The easiest way to score each app component shown above is to find which of the following 'descriptors' describes it best and then use the assigned numerical score for that descriptor. Descriptors n/a ................. component is not present 0.5 .................. atrocious 1.0 .................. awful 1.5 .................. bad 2.0 .................. weak 2.5 .................. average 3.0 .................. fair 3.5 .................. good 4.0 .................. great 4.5 .................. excellent 5.0 .................. unrivalled _______________ Average Score _______________ Take the average of the component scores. Most of the time this will mean simply adding them all up and dividing by five. However if, for example, there is no sound and so the Audio component score is n/a then you will add up the the four other scores and divide by 4. Round your final score to the closest half a point (.5) to give an average score out of 5. _______________ Checking _______________ You can use the Average Score Descriptors below to check yourself and your scores. Does the descriptor appropriately describe your app? It should do but if it feels wrong then you may want to go back and check your arithmetic and look again at your component scores to check for errors. 5.0: Unrivaled This app is perfect in every way. No bugs, glitches, or discernible problems. You would gladly use this at any time and recommend it to others with no regrets whatsoever. 4.5: Excellent An app in this range is nearly perfect. Almost no bugs, and if any, they are very minor and come in minute numbers. Extremely fun/useful. 4.0: Great This app is very fun/useful. It is most likely worth buying, and has an abundance of good features. There may be few minor setbacks, but the overall good features outweigh them. 3.5: Good An app that is "Good" tends to be worth buying. There are many good features, but the app still has noticeable problems or issues here and there. 3.0: Fair Apps in this range start to have noticeable issues. Many bugs/glitches may still be present. The app is usable, but shoul be approached with hesitation. 2.5: Average In our system, average is not good. The overall use of this app can be a chore, and there is a large amount of room for improvement. The app struggles to compete with others in it's genre. 2.0: Weak Apps in this category probably should have stayed in development. This is one of many similar apps and has no features that stand out. 1.5: Bad These apps may have a few good features, but there is an overwhelming amount of setbacks. It is not really recommendable. 1.0: Awful Apps in this range have almost no features at all. There is an abundance of bugs and/or glitches and it is painful to make use of the app. 0.5: Atrocious Ouch! The rare app that seems as if it was developed in 30 seconds. Don't even consider getting this app. Enough said. _______________ Tagging _______________ Please tag your review by the score to indicate you have used the official scoring system. _______________ Legal Blurb _______________ This scoring system is offered under a Creative Commons License. You may use it for your own projects, however it may not be used for any commercial purpose. If used, you must source it to the original scoring system at ifans.com and give reference to iPod touch Fans. If altered in any way it must be stated that your system is an altered version of the original and your version of the scoring system must in turn be offered under the same Creative Commons License. Please Register or Log in to view images The iPod Touch Fans Official Review Scoring System by iPod Touch Fans MR Team is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.