I’m constantly annoyed by the endless debate about giving a game a perfect 10/10. In my mind, there is no such thing as a perfect game, but it’s still alright to give a game a perfect score. Basically, this means you believe that the game is as close as it can get, for its time, to the gaming nirvana, so to speak.
To be honest, there are only a couple of these per generation, though video game publications like to give 10’s out left and right these days. And that’s what really annoys me.
While some people might find this annoying, I find it semi-refreshing. I hate how games are given perfect scores and declared “best game ever”. And looking at the list, they must have smoking crack on a few of those reviews. I think it’s a little shady that these guys are waiting so long to go back and make things right, but it’s better than IGN, who dish out 9.5’s and above like lollipops.
So what do you guys think about the “perfect score” debate? Do you find that games are graded too highly these days? What games would you give a perfect score? And also, is it fair or foul for GameDaily to be changing their mind after the fact? Is it commendable or does it show they had no business reviewing the game in the first place?