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 Software Grading Scale @ GU
 As of June 29th, 1999 by Chris "Stories" Kim
All games are graded on this scale: each rating is an expected feature from a certain genre of game. An example of this is the allocation of 20 points to Graphics in the FPS genre: graphics these days are a vital aspect of FPS, and without good graphics, the game shouldn't be as good. All scales were created to give as much balance as possible while recognizing the importance of certain categories in certain genres. Each game is capable of receiving bonus points if a specific feature has an outstanding and very special role or improvement, such as expandability in an RPG or multiplayer. Each of the ratings totals to 100pts. Here is a general idea of what this means:

100%-90%: An A grade game, meaning this game is excellent and has no major flaws or bugs that distract from the gameplay. All games receiving a 90% of higher receive the Glide Underground Reviewer's Choice Award, these are excellent game and is a must buy..
89%-80%: A B grade game, these games are still excellent game, but has one or two major flaws that keep the game from being really great.
79%-70%: A C grade game, decent games, about average that has some cool features, but doesn't execute the greatest. Could have been great but fell a bit short.
69%-60%: A D grade game, not too good, might have one or two cool features, but everything else just blends in.
59% and lower: A F grade game, the game is awful and a waste of time and money.


First Person Shooters:

  • graphics: 20
  • expandability: 10
  • controls/interface: 10
  • sound: 10
  • multiplayer: 20
  • ai: 15
  • gameplay: 15
  • Strategy:
  • graphics: 10
  • expandability: 10
  • controls/interface: 10
  • sound: 10
  • multiplayer: 20
  • ai: 20
  • gameplay: 20
  • Sports:
  • graphics: 10
  • expandability: 10
  • controls/interface: 20
  • sound: 10
  • multiplayer: 10
  • ai: 20
  • gameplay/realism: 20
  • Adventure:
  • graphics: 20
  • controls/interface: 20
  • sound: 10
  • ai: 10
  • gameplay: 20
  • storyline: 20
  • Simulation:
  • graphics: 20
  • controls/interface 20
  • multiplayer: 10
  • aI: 20
  • gameplay/realism: 20
  • expandability: 10
  • *alternate for simulation depending on type*
  • controls/interface 20
  • multiplayer: 10
  • aI: 15
  • gameplay/realism: 15
  • expandability: 10
  • storyline: 10
  • RPG:
  • graphics: 10
  • controls/interface: 15
  • sound: 10
  • ai: 15
  • gameplay: 20
  • storyline: 20
  • originality: 10
  • Arcade:
  • graphics: 25
  • controls/interface: 10
  • sound: 10
  • ai: 20
  • gameplay: 25
  • multiplayer: 10
  • All games receiving a 90% or higher rating will receive the Glide Underground Reviewer's Choice award (pictured below)


    Added:  Saturday, July 03, 1999
    Reviewer:  Michael Ahlf
    Score:
    Page: 5/5

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