Our Review Process
The Splitkick team believes reviewing games is an organic experience, and that’s why we have designed a unique review process you won’t find anywhere else. Not only does it give a different perspective on scoring, but it allows you to get involved!
When an author decides to write about a certain game, you’ll find it in the “Now Playing” section. Here you’re free to strike up a conversation with others on the site that are interested in that game, or ask specific questions about it to the writer. You’ll get your questions answered quickly and the conversation can also influence the text of the review itself.
Each title listed in this section will, at the very least, have an impressions article written about it, if not a full on review. We believe that some games just aren’t worth finishing, and when that happens, you’ll find out through an impressions article. There are also plenty of games that take forever to play through, and you’ll also get some impressions on those before the final review. Generally though when a game is removed from “Now Playing”, you’ll have a full review which includes the best scoring system in the history of games writing.
This also allows for multiple viewpoints from other writers on the site. While there will only ever be one score granted by Splitkick for a game, there may be multiple impression pieces based on the same game written by different staff members. This helps present as many opinions as we can to a particular game.
Since we think playing video games is all about having fun, we generate a final score based on our exclusive “F.un P.er S.ession” system. FPS will create a timeline of how much the author enjoyed the game for every session they put into their review from beginning to end. Those scores are then averaged on a ten point scale to achieve the overall rating.
So now that you know how it all works, get out there and start talking!