What’s in a score? We here at XBLA Fans believe that it is mostly an arbitrarily defined number. If a friend asked you to tell them about the game how would you do it? Would you really sit back and say “8.5.” No of course not, no one would. The description of the game would develop into what was good and what was bad; hitting mostly on the highlights and lowlights. And in the end the question would be. Is it worth buying? Should I rent instead? Or should I just skip it?
That is what our Editorial Staff at XBLA Fans tries to accomplish with our reviews. XBLA Fans wants them to feel like a friend was writing them in a way that actually accomplishes giving the information XBLA Fans would want from a review. Unlike a lot of sites, XBLA Fans will answer questions in the comments; prompting the creation of a dialog about the game. At XBLA Fans, we do our reviews for our readers benefit, not for ours.
What does each score mean:
Buy: In general, everyone can find something to enjoy from this game. Unless you know ahead of time you absolutely hate the genre, you can pick this up without any concern for its quality or level of fun.
Try: In general, the game has enough wrong with it that it won’t appeal to everyone. If you enjoy the genre of the game or notice it still sounds interesting after we have detailed all the negative parts, you should definitely give it a look. Every XBLA Game comes with a demo, use them to your advantage.
Skip: Honestly, these are the games we play so that no one else has to waste their time or money. We highly recommend avoiding them.