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Old 24-04-2004, 12:36:14   #1
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Post Spellforce: Order of Dawn review

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Old 27-04-2004, 12:22:48   #2
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Wow, I won't be buying that!
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Old 27-04-2004, 12:44:46   #3
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on the weird CG "school grade" system, a C
There's a "CG 'school grade' system"?
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Old 27-04-2004, 14:21:41   #4
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Old 27-04-2004, 14:27:00   #5
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I like it, MDA! I'll give you an

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Old 27-04-2004, 14:45:09   #6
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Or is it B+ ?
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Old 27-04-2004, 18:24:20   #7
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At UVic, a B+ is 75-79%, and an A- is 80-85%.

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Old 27-04-2004, 19:36:46   #8
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A B+ would be , wouldn't it?

You did much better with your purchase of X2, MDA. Once I found out how truly crap the ending of Spellforce was I started pining for X2 until LoC got fed up and let me buy it, which I did weekend before last. I must say, for two games from small software houses in Europe that produce games with crappy cut scenes, I like X2 much more. Much more fun. But they suffer from many of the same faults (bad cutscenes, weird voice acting, clucnky interfaces, from what I've heard of X2 it also has a less than spectacular ending...) which makes it all the more strange why I hated one but not the other. Maybe because the main plot is all there is to Spellforce, but not so with X2.

Luckily for me, everywhere else that's reviewed Spellforce has given it flying colors (based mostly on the fact that most reviewers play the first bit and grade it on that) so it's in demand and should bring a decent price at eBay
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Old 28-04-2004, 01:44:31   #9
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Your review was well done, Qaj.

Glad you are enjoying X2.
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Old 28-04-2004, 10:54:38   #10
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And a Big Huge 100-0 for SP + Qaj...
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Old 28-04-2004, 14:16:50   #11
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D+ isn't failure. It's a passing grade, just not a good one.
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Old 29-04-2004, 00:04:08   #12
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And a Big Huge F for Qaj for not being able to read. Sheesh.

Venom, D's back home were regarded as "minor fails" while F's (or U's) were reserved for those who were truly abysmal. The rock bottom passing grade you could get was C-, which equated to about 60%-65% scores in a subject.

If the D-class grade is a skin-of-the-teeth pass in the U.S., then the grade for Spellforce would be an F+, or whatever stands for a just-barely-failed grade.

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Old 29-04-2004, 02:26:46   #13
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F+ then for Spell Force, Qaj. D- is just one answer away from actually failing (but you are still passing).
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Old 29-04-2004, 02:32:17   #14
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Ah see. 60-65% here is an F. D is 70-79%.
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Old 29-04-2004, 03:06:43   #15
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65% was a D+ in all the school systems (on a 100% scale) I went through.
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'F+'

That reminds me of Jack Black in School of Rock.
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Old 29-04-2004, 10:48:14   #17
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I'd hate to score an F-, personally.
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Old 29-04-2004, 12:58:17   #18
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I must have gone to some difficult schools then. No wonder I was labeled stupid.
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Old 29-04-2004, 13:03:01   #19
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Growing up we were on the 6 point scale. 100-94=A, 93-87=B, 86-81=C, 74-80=D, and under 73 was a big old fat F. It wasn't until college I got to have a 10 point scale.
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Old 29-04-2004, 14:54:51   #20
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I remember that, too. I think they eased it up a bit late in high school.
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Old 29-04-2004, 15:20:54   #21
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Old 29-04-2004, 15:36:05   #22
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any system that uses a percentile marking system but uses 73% of it for the bottom mark is moronic
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Old 29-04-2004, 16:34:49   #23
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Below 50% should be an F because, well, as long as you get more than a majority right you can't have failed. Mathematically speaking of course.
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Old 30-04-2004, 09:45:53   #24
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Except in real life, though. I mean, I wouldn't want a surgeon getting 51% of my operation correct, or the mail girl delivering 60% of my mail...
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Or my PC's OS to work without a glitch 51% of the time.
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