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First Things First! Our Review Method!

How does our rating scale work? We rate our games and films out of 5 stars as a scale of how much we would recommend it to you. Here’s a quick scale:

☆☆☆☆☆ Abomination | Burn it with fire if necessary.
★☆☆☆☆ Terrible | It works/plays, but that’s about it.
★★☆☆☆ Poor | Fans of its genre/franchise may still find value.
★★★☆☆ Good | Worthy of your time and/or money.
★★★★☆ Great | The stuff that puts a huge smile on your face.
★★★★★ Life altering | Sell family to ensure a purchase if necessary.

PLEASE NOTE: We score titles on how much we think they’re worth your time and money and not as if we were marking a products as an exam paper. Something can be shoddily put together but still hold a special place in our hearts.

Both our games and film reviews have different criteria that we rate them on, with the final score being an overall representation of our level of how much we recommend the title and not necessarily an average of the individual ratings.

While performance or gameplay ratings may be straightforward, it’s worth keeping your eye on the experience star rating, as it is the indication of just how much enjoyment or engagement we experienced while watching/playing.

What in the Blazes is a Pennyworth and why does it exist?

A Pennyworth is a quick-look review concept created by us to bring our readers entertainment reviews in a short, easy to read format that fills you in on what you need to know in only a minute or so. So whether you’re wondering what to watch at home on Netflix, waiting in line at a movie theatre or staring at a shelf full of games at your local retailer, we’ve got you covered.

Only glance at the star rating or only read the summary if it suits you. You can also read the short review or click on the aggregator percentages and link underneath.

The idea is to give you only as much as you want.

A PennyWhatNow?

The word Pennyworth conveys the concept of saving money as well as discovering if something is worth your time. More importantly, it’s the surname of Batman’s butler, Alfred… and he’s pretty badass.

So How Do Pennyworth Reviews Work Exactly?

Unlike long format reviews, the goal of a pennyworth is to give you a professional opinion but in an easy, quick and casual style. We are the answer to “Hey, should I check this out” rather than “Tell me everything there is to know about this”.

Where game reviews are concerned, a Pennyworth is a quick-look short format review based on what we gauge as enough time spent on a title that we feel we are able to provide the reader with an accurate opinion of the title’s worth, although we may also do additional research to ensure we give accurate information.

Under every Pennyworth review, we also provide links and percentages to at least one or Aggregator website such as Metacritic or RottenTomatoes to ensure that you get an idea of what the rest of the world thinks, and may on occasion also link to full reviews from other local sites that we trust, in the case that you may want to get a deeper look.

So if it’s a quick look, in-depth or mass opinion you are looking for, we’ve got your covered.

Do Your Reviews Ever Get Updated Or Modified?

Yes. To us a review is a living thing, capable of changing if need be. If we have already reviewed a film in theatres and it comes to Blu-Ray, we will update the review to reflect the value of the Blu-Ray special features and possibly suggest if we feel you should rent, buy or skip.

Video games are sometimes patched in such a significant way that the entire game is altered enough to warrant altering the review (see Diablo III for PC as as great example).

I Cn Also Totes Right Gud, Cn I Revue Things 4 Yo Sight?

If you didn’t notice any issues with the title above, then no. If however, you think you have the talent and passion to review video games and/or films and have some flexible/spare time available to you, you can send some of your work to nick@pennyworthreviews.com with a short description of who you are any why you want to write about games or movies, and we may contact you back with opportunities to receive review copies of games or movies or possible attend early movie screenings.