The Wii U Rankings List: Day 7: Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

#1PaulKagebeinPosted 1/22/2013 10:31:04 AM
Rate Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed on a scale of 1 to 10! - Results (49 votes)
16.33% (8 votes)
26.53% (13 votes)
46.94% (23 votes)
4.08% (2 votes)
2.04% (1 votes)
0% (0 votes)
0% (0 votes)
0% (0 votes)
0% (0 votes)
4.08% (2 votes)
This poll is now closed.
Batman: Arkham City - Armored Edition received 69 votes with an average rating of 8.03. The median was 9. The mode was 9.

There were a few complaints yesterday about people inexplicably voting '1' in an obvious attempt to lower the score. It is very frustrating and obviously trolling in many cases, but it's the nature of the beast. We're on Gamefaqs. I can't just not count a score of '1', because it is possible that a person could legitimately have that score with no foul intentions. It seems a little suspicious though when there's a handful 1's, but not a single vote of '2' or '3'... They also greatly affect the final outcome; Batman would have scored 8.70 without the 1's. I don't just want to not count outliers, because that's not the way a composite score works, and it punishes voters with legitimate unpopular opinions. If anyone has any suggestions, I'll be glad to hear them. In the meantime, the actual rank, the mode, and the median will give you a better actual representation of this board's opinion of each game.

Today's game is Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.

This is a daily "Rate the Game" series for Wii U games! I add all of the scores and divide by the number of votes for each game, figuring out the median and create a rankings list.

The Rule: I would prefer that people actually experience or play the game before voting. I have no easy way of proving this, so everyone is welcome to participate, but please don't make your score lower or higher than it otherwise would be just to change the averages. Give your honest rating on the day's title.

1. Batman: Arkham City - Armored Edition (8.03) (69 votes) (Mode of 9) (Median of 9) (Warner Bros.)
2. Assassin's Creed III (7.77) (66 votes) (Mode of 9) (Median of 8) (Ubisoft)
3. Nintendo Land (7.57) (70 votes) (Mode of 8) (Median of 8) (Nintendo)
4. ZombiU (7.27) (75 votes) (Mode of 8) (Median of 8) (Ubisoft)
5. Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge (7.14) (50 votes) (Mode of 8) (Median of 8) (Tecmo Koei/Nintendo)
6. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (7.07) (72 votes) (Mode of 8) (Median of 8) (Activision)

Also, nominate your choice for tomorrow's game! The top nominated game when I close the day will be the game we rate tomorrow. We are also definitely rating eShop games, so you can nominate them too!

New Super Mario Bros. U x5
Scribblenauts Unlimited x5
Tank! Tank! Tank! x4
Darksiders II x2
Little Inferno x2
Trine 2: Director's Cut x2
007 Legends x1
Chasing Aurora x1
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two x1
ESPN Sports Connection x1
FIFA Soccer 13 x1
Just Dance 4 x1
Madden NFL 13 x1
Mass Effect 3: Special Edition x1
Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition x1
Nano Assault Neo x1
NBA 2K13 x1
Rabbids Land x1
SiNG Party x1
Skylanders Giants x1
Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition x1
Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper x1
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013 x1
Nintendo Land (Revote) x1
ZombiU (Revote) x1

(Revotes combine with the old score with 4/5 of the weight, so as not to discount too many participants who voted last time but not this time).
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#2DarthFloatyPosted 1/22/2013 10:35:04 AM
If I remembered my statistics class, I could help figure out what to do about the 1/10's. I'd just push the Median as the most important score.

And this game is a 10/10 for sure. 5 players local on top of a sick racer.
#3PedroMontanaPosted 1/22/2013 10:43:30 AM
Nominate: Tank! Tank! Tank!
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#4PendragoonPosted 1/22/2013 10:59:05 AM

Easily the best version of Sonic Racing and a fantastic game in it's own right. A few hiccups at launch were the only real issues with the game. The game is also highly skill based and can be unforgiving on higher difficulties.
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#5digiblasterPosted 1/22/2013 11:28:28 AM
8/10 - great game, looks great, and 5P Multiplayer is a nice bonus. However, it lost a mark for being rather buggy (particularly with regards to the stickers and attaining 100% completion) and another (IMO) for the number of tracks. While 20 is a decent number, and they're pretty large (and dynamic), I would have liked a few more. If it had another ten or so tracks I'd have given it another point.

As for the scores, the only thing I think that could properly debunk the 1/10 scores would be finding out what those voters scored the game on the other consoles (obviously only multiplats). People giving the Wii U version 1/10 but the others 8/10 are clearly trolls. How we'd do that on the other hand is a different question...
#6mattersvillePosted 1/22/2013 11:43:34 AM
I like how you stated the non-troll score in addition to the "official" score. I would like to see this continue.

Also, I nominate Tekken.
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#7PaulKagebein(Topic Creator)Posted 1/22/2013 12:30:47 PM
mattersville posted...
I like how you stated the non-troll score in addition to the "official" score. I would like to see this continue.

Also, I nominate Tekken.

This is probably the best solution. I will go back and figure out the scores with standard deviation and list them as well. (this means I won't be picking the outliers, I'll let mathematics do it for me). I'll list both the raw mean and the adjusted mean and people can choose for themselves which one they consider more reliable.

In other news, tomorrow will be posted a few hours late. I quit my late-hour job doing telecommunications customer service. It paid well, but it was mind-numbingly aggravating. I have an interview somewhere with better hours. Wish me luck! :)
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#8kingdddPosted 1/22/2013 12:41:08 PM
Clicked the 1/10 by accident because the bottom radio button was near the vote button.

Should of been 8/10
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#9PaulKagebein(Topic Creator)Posted 1/22/2013 1:54:56 PM
kingddd posted...
Clicked the 1/10 by accident because the bottom radio button was near the vote button.

Should of been 8/10

Thanks for letting me know. I'll count it as an 8!
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#10PaulKagebein(Topic Creator)Posted 1/22/2013 6:39:17 PM
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