Originally Posted by joetbd
Doesn't it leave you a little queasy when Batman doesn't get even one average review score? (out of 58 reviews listed on Gamerankings) Not even one site gave it a flat 8.0.
There are actually several 8.0 scores for it on Metacritic.
And having played and reviewed Arkham Asylum (gave it an 8.5) I can say that I really don't have a problem with it getting good scores across the board, or with other games getting the same treatment. I can't pass judgment about a game until I've actually played it enough to formulate a cohesive opinion, so for all I know any game in question deserves its accolades. The Witcher
got some great scores from other sites, but until I actually played it (gave it a 5) I had no reason to refute them.
We also use a different rating scale than most sites-5 is our "average" score, whereas most readers will interpret scores as they would grades from school, so a 7 is a C and so on.