1.5s are Back! (and a Couple of Score Changes)

Lester the Unlikely

I hate changing the scores I give at the end of my reviews. Yet here I am doing it again. Hopefully it doesn’t devalue my scoring system too much, but the fact of the matter is opinions can change, and one of the benefits of being an independent blogger is that you can better reflect said changes.

With all that said, I’m actually changing very little so lololololol. Basically, the “big change” is that I am resurrecting the 1.5 score, after it was made long-dormant back in the ancient times of this past July. I still think it’s a bit of a superfluous score in some ways, but I did realize it has some place when I flip-flopped with my score of Batman Forever on SNES (originally scoring it a 2.0, and then switching it to a 1… because it sucks). That game is a broken and clunky mess, but maybe not quite as unplayable as Superman 64 and Wizard of Oz on SNES. Batman Forever still deserves a 1, but if it’s not quite as bad as those other 1s, then I guess the 1.5 kind of makes sense for it. So I’ve brought back the 1.5 score faster than the WWE brought back its brand split, and with it I have reverted Lester the Unlikely back to its original score of 1.5 (I have, however, kept the animated movie The Nut Job at a 1, because it’s ghastly).

Other than that, the only score I’ve really changed recently is for Star Fox Zero, which I played a bit more recently and I realized that, although I still enjoy it, the control issues I pointed out in my review are a bigger issue than my original score of an 8.0 suggested. I haven’t changed it much, but I did lower it slightly to a 7.5, which I feel is better suited for the game.

Yeah, I know. Changing these scores and going back and forth with the 1.5s is a bit flip-floppy. And I apologize for it. Like I said, opinions change, and hopefully changing these scores doesn’t devalue my scoring system too much, since I do take these scores seriously.

I’ll just make it a point to not change my scores anymore. That means I’ll be thinking a bit more in-depth about exactly where a game or movie falls on my rating system, so that I’ll have no reason to rethink it later. After all, I do have a page explaining my rating system (which I’ll probably make more detailed later), so if I can better stick to the descriptions I place for each rank, the less likely I am to second guess myself.

So hopefully you still give my scoring system some credibility, despite these alterations. Again, hopefully it won’t be happening again in the future.

What’s that? This particular blog was pretty unnecessary? I could have just made the changes and let it be? I’m only writing this just to write something to make up for a bit of a slow down in my reviews as of late? Don’t be silly! You joker!

Okay, now I’m going back to writing reviews and lists and stuff…

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