When I review films, I use a specific system. I privately mark a game based on Story, Characters, Presentation, and an extra parameter based on the film’s genre.
For example, we give the following marks: 6.9 + 7.2 + 6.6 + 6.4, which equals 27.1. Now divide the number by 4 and you get 6.775. This number is then multiplied by 10, and then rounded to the nearest whole number, thus we get 68 out of a possible 100 (presented as a percentage).
Now that the score has been determined, I now have to grade it. The score is subjected to a grading system. The game is given a grade based on the final score. Here are the grades:
- S – Awarded if the final score is 95 or higher
- A – Awarded if the final score is between 85 and 94
- B – Awarded if the final score is between 75 and 84
- C – Awarded if the final score is between 60 and 74
- D – Awarded if the final score is between 45 and 59
- E – Awarded if the final score is between 20 and 44
- F – Awarded if the final score is between 1 and 19
- U – Awarded if the final score is 0
S is the highest rank, and is thus reserved for the very best films. A is the second-highest rank, and is reserved for great films (some A-grade films are classics in their own right). B is the third-highest rank, and is reserved for films that aren’t exactly A-material, but they’re still pretty good. C is the middle rank, and is reserved for films that are either somewhat good, or average films with merit (think of it as the lowest passing grade). D is the fourth-lowest rank, and is reserved for films that are either simply mediocre, average films with wasted potential, or just bad. E is the third-lowest rank, and is reserved for unquestionably bad films, though no matter painful they are to watch they could be worse. F is the second-lowest rank, and is reserved for films so bad that watching them should deemed a form of torture (some of the worst films ever made get this rank). U, on the other hand, is the lowest possible grade, reserved for films with absolutely no redeeming qualities (in fact, U is supposed to be short for ungradable).
I came up with this system so I can rate films and games as fairly as possible. It may sound technical, but in this regard, I’m a fairly technical reviewer. Besides, this system is simply the best one that works for me.