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NintendoPie said:
manuel said:
I don't think everybody really understands Famitsu's rating scheme.
It's not a fleshed out review like you expect from Western magazines.
4 editors are asked to give a score. And if all 4 like the game and give it a 10 each, then the game gets 40 points.

So a 40/40 from Famitsu should really not be taken very seriously.

It still means that the game can't be utter crap.

Makes sense. Weren't they also getting paid for good scores though?

Not directly of course.

But they live off advertising and big publishers usually have a lot of advertisments in the magazines, so... You can figure out the rest. ;P

(Good scores make it more likely for game makers to buy ad space...)

Need something off Play-Asia?