On the other hand, GOG used to be called Good Old Games
for a reason, and not Gazillions of Old Games
It doesn't matter at all, the point of a rating system it's suppose to be seperating the bad from the good regardless of the initial standard that is set here.
Please explain to me how a system that basically rates everything 5/5 is suppose to help someone pick a game? Is one suppose to I don't know..flip a coin or go by a genre a person enjoys?
I'm quite glad that I don't go by rating system.
Because a prerequisite for a game to be on GOOD OLD Games was to be both GOOD and OLD. If the game was here, it was because it had beaten a certain quality threshold. You couldn't find outright bad games here. (And no, that doesn't mean that you had to like all of the games available, because everybody has different tastes).
The rating system, then, sits on top of that threshold. 3-starred games and more are not just good games, they range from the very good to the excellent. And if you still find strange that in a site dedicated to sell GOOD OLD games the range of games available is skewed towards the very good, well, all I can say is... what did you expect? To find tons of good but mediocre, run-of-the-mill games?
Nice strawman. Here's what I said, with what was implied added in brackets
"Man... it really doesnt help at all that PRETTY MUCH every game on this website [THAT MATTERS ANYWAYS] is given an insta-5/5 by no doubt clueless children. I tend to disagree with the majority of ratings anyways (COD anyone?)."
I don't follow your logic at all. The part added in brackets can't be inferred from your original statement at all. And in any case, if you already are somehow saying that there is just a subgroup of games in GOG "that matters", why are you surprised that said subgroup contains the games that are universally regarded as excellent? That's what makes them "matter", doesn't it?
And about those "clueless children" comment. Yeah, I can totally picture them registering on GOG just to rate Ultima Underworld 1+2
, Wing Commander 4
and Sid Meiers' Colonization
with 5 stars. Wait, what?