Review Scoring Guide

At HN Entertainment, we value how any piece of entertainment is reviewed. Reviewing something for our audience isn’t simply about assigning a score, it’s about letting our audience know if something is worth their time and money. The main objective of our review is to not only critique various aspects of the media but also to let you know if it’s enjoyable. For this reason, we implemented a new reviewing system which began on June 1, 2019. While our reviews contain a graphic with the score at the bottom, we recommend that everyone still reads the entire review. If you wonder how our reviews are organized, hopefully the information below sheds some light:

Our Review Categories

Currently, HN Entertainment utilizes 2 separate scoring categories for entertainment. Movies & TV shows share scoring categories while video games have their own.

Movies & TV Shows:

  • Performance
  • Visuals & Cinematography
  • Story
  • Sound & Music
  • Direction & Execution
  • Enjoyment

Video Games:

  • Gameplay
  • Graphics
  • Story & Performance
  • Sound & Music
  • Social Features
  • Execution
  • Enjoyment

 

How We Calculate The Final Grade

For each category, a numerical rating between 1 – 5 is assigned.

  • 1/5 = Bad
  • 2/5 = Mediocre
  • 3/5 = Decent
  • 4/5 = Good
  • 5/5 = Great

Once all categories have their rating, the points are weighed using the following formula:

Movies & TV Shows:

Performance (16%) + Visuals & Cinematography (16%) + Story (16%) + Sound & Music (16%) + Direction & Execution (16%) + Enjoyment (20%) = Final Score (100%)

Video Games:

Gameplay (13.33%) + Graphics (13.33%) + Story & Performance (13.33%) + Sound & Music (13.33%) + Social Features (13.33%) + Execution (13.33%) + Enjoyment (20%)


 

Based upon the total number of points out of 100 the reviewer gave, a percentage score is calculated with a correlating score grade:

Score Grade

Percentage Score

A+96 – 100%
A90 – 95%
B+86 – 89%
B80 – 85%
C+76 – 79%
C70 – 75%
D+66 – 69%
D60 – 66%
FUnder 60%

 

If you have further questions about our review process or would like to suggest a re-examination of a previously reviewed movie, tv show, or video game, please fill out our contact form located at the link HERE.