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    Rating Myself

    Posted by (twitter: @Gemberkoekje)
    May 14th, 2012 1:09 am

    Rating myself:
    Overall: 4 stars:
    Innovation: 3.5 stars: Most of the gameplay elements ‘just work’, but it’s not the most original I’ve seen.
    Fun: 4.5 stars: There’s something about the freedom the game gives I really like. Of course, I’m biased.
    Theme: 4 stars: While not the most original take on the theme, they are definitely ‘tiny worlds’.
    Graphics: 3.5 stars: The trees are nice, the sprites are OK. More life would’ve been nice
    Audio: 2.5 stars: Not all bad, but nothing exceptional
    Humor: N/A: I don’t think I have any humor
    Mood: 3 stars: It’s not mood-less, but it’s nothing special either.

    (I’ve made this post with 17 days to go for rating, and I’m going to compare it with the averages I’m actually going to get)

    #121 Overall: 3.56: half a star lower than I anticipated, but beating the average.
    #153 Innovation: 3.53: Right on the mark
    #169 Theme: 3.53: Half a star lower than I anticipated. Come on guys, they WERE small planets :P
    #262 Fun: 3.12: Massively lower than I anticipated. I guess it became boring more quickly than I anticipated.
    #305 Mood: 2.91: Right on the mark.
    #450 Audio: 2.44: Right on the mark
    #531 Humor: 2.05: Well, to be expected rly.
    #677 Graphics: 2.41: a star lower. Perhaps I should’ve focussed more on the trees or the more unique features.

    Well, that’s it! I’d like to thank all the voters, and I know I shouldn’t be disappointed: 121st of over 1000 entries is very good for a first entry. And of course congratulations to all the winners!

    3 Responses to “Rating Myself”

    1. caranha says:

      Hey! Congrats on your score for a first entry!

      > Innovation: 3.5 stars: Most of the gameplay elements ‘just work’, but it’s not the most original I’ve seen.
      > Graphics: 3.5 stars: The trees are nice, the sprites are OK. More life would’ve been nice

      Hmmm, maybe the difference comes from how you count stars, to how other people count stars. For example, my ratings usually follow a logic of: 1- underwhelming, 2- average, 3- good, 4- excellent, 5- deserving of 1st place.

      So using the same description as you did “Just work, but not the most original I’ve seen”, I would use a rating of 2.5 instead of 3.5

      In the end, comparing the current votes with previous votes, or current rankings, seems to be more informative for me than simply taking the scores by themselves :-)

      Cheers!

      • Gemberkoekje says:

        The problems of a first timer are that you don’t really have previous votes to compare with :P And I was pretty accurate with my other votes, so it wasn’t THAT far off ;)

        Anyway, let’s make something even better next time!

    2. Toast says:

      You got very interesting results, considering your overall score is your highest score! I think that’s the mark of a well-rounded game.

      Don’t take the score system to close to heart – the true average score is somewhere closer to 2.5, not 3. Considering that, you did about as well as you expected.

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