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24th Apr '16 12:54:31 PM caivu
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* Internet movie reviewer Jeremy Jahns normally rates movies with a descriptive statement, ranging from “Awesometacular!” (the best) and “It’s a good time, [[INeedAFreakingDrink no alcohol required]]” (third best) to “Dogshit!” (the worst). He gave ''Film/TheSmurfs2'' “Smurfshit!” He also gave ''The Literature/{{Twilight}} Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1'' and ''Film/FiftyShadesOfGrey'' a "Black screen of nothing" rating.

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* Internet movie reviewer Jeremy Jahns Creator/JeremyJahns normally rates movies with a descriptive statement, ranging from “Awesometacular!” (the best) and “It’s a good time, [[INeedAFreakingDrink no alcohol required]]” (third best) to “Dogshit!” (the worst). He gave ''Film/TheSmurfs2'' “Smurfshit!” He also gave ''The Literature/{{Twilight}} Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1'' and ''Film/FiftyShadesOfGrey'' a "Black screen of nothing" rating.
23rd Apr '16 12:53:28 PM Yeow95
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* Polygon's "review" for ''VideoGame/StarFoxZero'' has their reviewer being so aggravated with the game that he refused to complete it. He not only refusing the game a score, but also insisting [[UpToEleven he hadn't actually made a review of the game]].

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* Polygon's "review" for ''VideoGame/StarFoxZero'' has their reviewer being so aggravated with the game that [[http://www.polygon.com/2016/4/20/11466308/not-a-review-star-fox-zero he not only refused to complete it. He it]] (thus not only refusing the game giving it a score, score), but also insisting insisted that [[UpToEleven he hadn't actually made a review of the game]].
23rd Apr '16 12:50:02 PM Yeow95
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* Polygon's "review" for ''VideoGame/StarFoxZero'' has their reviewer being so aggravated with the game that he refused to complete it. He not only refusing the game a score, but also insisting [[UpToEleven he hadn't actually made a review of the game]].
--> This isn't a review of Star Fox Zero. Save for very rare, extreme circumstances, Polygon reviews require that a game be completed, or at least a good-faith effort be made to complete it. I am not playing any more Star Fox Zero.
19th Apr '16 5:34:09 PM Gimere
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* “I might have to modify our grading schedule and give it a Z except that [[InsultToRocks the poor letter Z did nothing to deserve]] being permanently stuck on a Cassie Edwards novel.” —[[SmartBitchesTrashyBooks SB Sarah]], reviewing ''Savage Moon'', which got an ‘F’.

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* “I might have to modify our grading schedule and give it a Z except that [[InsultToRocks the poor letter Z did nothing to deserve]] being permanently stuck on a Cassie Edwards novel.” —[[SmartBitchesTrashyBooks SB Sarah]], —[=SBSarah=], reviewing ''Savage Moon'', which got an ‘F’.



* “This game officially received the lowest score in the history of [=GameSpot=]: a 1.0. And by lowest, I mean it can’t go any lower. We don’t hand out zeroes, but maybe we should have for ''VideoGame/BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing''.” —Alex Navarro, ''Frightfully Bad Games''. The video review instead showed him Refusing to Review (unless headdesking counts, in which case his review was not a positive one).

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* “This game officially received the lowest score in the history of [=GameSpot=]: a 1.0. And by lowest, I mean it can’t go any lower. We don’t hand out zeroes, but maybe we should have for ''VideoGame/BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing''.” —Alex Navarro, ''Frightfully Bad Games''. The video review instead showed him Refusing to Review (unless headdesking {{headdesk}}ing counts, in which case his review was not a positive one).



** His [[VideoGame/MegaManX X series]] successor, Kevvl14, thought that giving Blaze Heatnix from X6 a perfect 10 would almost be an insult to his time. He compromises by giving Heatnix the [[VisualPun biggest ten he’s ever given]].

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** His [[VideoGame/MegaManX X series]] successor, Kevvl14, [=Kevvl14=], thought that giving Blaze Heatnix from X6 a perfect 10 would almost be an insult to his time. He compromises by giving Heatnix the [[VisualPun biggest ten he’s ever given]].



* DanceDanceRevolution's foot rating scales initially (in 1998) went from a low of 1 to a maximum of 8, quickly amended with a 9-footer in ''2nd Mix'' six months later, and then a 10-footer in ''MAX2'' in 2002. Here, the rating scale stood still for quite some time, with a few new songs in every release getting harder and harder despite still being rated as 10-foot songs (compare ''MAX 300'', the first 10, to later 10s like the ''Fascination'' and ''Pluto'' series). Eventually in 2008, Konami relented and introduced a new ratings scale in ''Dance Dance Revolution X'', with all previous ratings inflated by about 50% and a new top-end of 20-foot for future expansion.

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* DanceDanceRevolution's foot rating scales initially (in 1998) went from a low of 1 to a maximum of 8, quickly amended with a 9-footer in ''2nd Mix'' six months later, and then a 10-footer in ''MAX2'' ''[=MAX2=]'' in 2002. Here, the rating scale stood still for quite some time, with a few new songs in every release getting harder and harder despite still being rated as 10-foot songs (compare ''MAX 300'', the first 10, to later 10s like the ''Fascination'' and ''Pluto'' series). Eventually in 2008, Konami relented and introduced a new ratings scale in ''Dance Dance Revolution X'', with all previous ratings inflated by about 50% and a new top-end of 20-foot for future expansion.







* Many, ''many'' reviewers on the InternetMovieDatabase give various shows and films a rating of "1" because IMDB doesn't have a "0".

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* Many, ''many'' reviewers on the InternetMovieDatabase ''Internet Movie Database'' give various shows and films a rating of "1" because IMDB doesn't have a "0".







* Website/ImpishIdea writers Fair & Finn ended their [[http://impishidea.com/spork/nibly-the-bear-visits-the-people-town-chapter-6-finale spork]] of ''NiblyTheBearVisitsThePeopleTown'' asking the commenters what rating they would give the book (presumably out of 10). The two responses were both in this category: Swenson gave a rating of -85, whereas Brendan Rizzo went even further, with a rating of negative infinity. Then, crossing over with Refusal to Rate, he said that he couldn't give it a rating at all because it does not qualify as a story, and compared it to ''VideoGame/BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing''.

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* Website/ImpishIdea ImpisIdea writers Fair & Finn ended their [[http://impishidea.com/spork/nibly-the-bear-visits-the-people-town-chapter-6-finale spork]] of ''NiblyTheBearVisitsThePeopleTown'' ''Nibly the Bear Visits the People Town'' asking the commenters what rating they would give the book (presumably out of 10). The two responses were both in this category: Swenson gave a rating of -85, whereas Brendan Rizzo went even further, with a rating of negative infinity. Then, crossing over with Refusal to Rate, he said that he couldn't give it a rating at all because it does not qualify as a story, and compared it to ''VideoGame/BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing''.






* ''Inverted'' by WebVideo/JesuOtaku. He normally scores things with some sort of strange unit out of 4 (e.g. ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' got “three [[PullingThemselvesTogether and a half]] [[{{Fingore}} de-fingerings]]” and ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' got “four characters who [[ScrewDestiny just won’t do what they’re told]]”), but ''Anime/NowAndThenHereAndThere'' was so depressing he couldn’t bring himself to make fun of it and just used stars.

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* ''Inverted'' Inverted by WebVideo/JesuOtaku. He normally scores things with some sort of strange unit out of 4 (e.g. ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' got “three [[PullingThemselvesTogether and a half]] [[{{Fingore}} de-fingerings]]” and ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' got “four characters who [[ScrewDestiny just won’t do what they’re told]]”), but ''Anime/NowAndThenHereAndThere'' was so depressing he couldn’t bring himself to make fun of it and just used stars.



* {{Pitchfork}} gave Jet’s ''Shine On'' the rating “[[http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/9464-shine-on/ video of a chimp drinking its own piss]]”. (After a site redesign, a 0.0 score is displayed; the video is posted where the review would be.)

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* {{Pitchfork}} Pitchfork gave Jet’s ''Shine On'' the rating “[[http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/9464-shine-on/ video of a chimp drinking its own piss]]”. (After a site redesign, a 0.0 score is displayed; the video is posted where the review would be.)



* Highly divisive {{Sh|ootEmUp}}mup SpaceGiraffe received what Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} describes as an “unusual” rating of “Holy crap this is awesome hell yes/10” from a review on AngryGamer.

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* Highly The highly divisive {{Sh|ootEmUp}}mup SpaceGiraffe Space Giraffe received what Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} describes as an “unusual” rating of “Holy crap this is awesome hell yes/10” from a review on AngryGamer.Angry Gamer.



* Video game magazine Zzap64! already did this in 1987 when they reviewed the Shoot 'Em Up Construction Kit. This is mainly due to the fact that they thought that the game's quality depends on the things that you make with it. They said however that the game is a great tool to make shoot 'em ups with which is why they awarded it a gold medal. This has probably made this trope OlderThanTheyThink.

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* Video game magazine Zzap64! [=Zzap64=]! already did this in 1987 when they reviewed the Shoot 'Em Up Construction Kit. This is mainly due to the fact that they thought that the game's quality depends on the things that you make with it. They said however that the game is a great tool to make shoot 'em ups with which is why they awarded it a gold medal. This has probably made this trope OlderThanTheyThink.



* The only film currently without a star rating in ''Website/TheEditingRoom'' is ''{{Gooby}}''; [[http://the-editing-room.com/gooby.html and that particular script needs to be read to be believed]]. This might be more a case of Impossible to Rate, however.

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* The only film currently without a star rating in ''Website/TheEditingRoom'' is ''{{Gooby}}''; ''Gooby''; [[http://the-editing-room.com/gooby.html and that particular script needs to be read to be believed]]. This might be more a case of Impossible to Rate, however.



* SmartBitchesTrashyBooks has a grade of "DNF", for books they Did Not Finish.
* ARamone, who reviews on ''The Arched Doorway''[[note]] www.archeddoorway.com[[/note]], once refused to rate a book she hadn't finished; the closest she got was saying she wouldn't recommend it.

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* SmartBitchesTrashyBooks ''Smart Bitches, Trashy Books'' has a grade of "DNF", for books they Did Not Finish.
* ARamone, [=ARamone=], who reviews on ''The Arched Doorway''[[note]] www.archeddoorway.com[[/note]], once refused to rate a book she hadn't finished; the closest she got was saying she wouldn't recommend it.
16th Apr '16 11:49:52 AM Freezer
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* ''[[WebAnimation/{{Spill}} Double Toasted's]]'' rating system mostly corresponds to a five-star scale: "BetterThatSex", "Full Price", "Matinee", "Rental" and "Some Ol' Bullshit". Then there's "Fuck You" - reserved for the worst of the worst or a movie that pushed one of the hosts' {{Berserk Button}}s.

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* ''[[WebAnimation/{{Spill}} Double Toasted's]]'' rating system mostly corresponds to a five-star scale: "BetterThatSex", "BetterThanSex", "Full Price", "Matinee", "Rental" and "Some Ol' Bullshit". Then there's "Fuck You" - reserved for the worst of the worst or a movie that pushed one of the hosts' {{Berserk Button}}s.
16th Apr '16 11:49:32 AM Freezer
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* ''[[WebAnimation/Spill Double Toasted's]]'' rating system mostly corresponds to a five-star scale: "BetterThatSex", "Full Price", "Matinee", "Rental" and "Some Ol' Bullshit". Then there's "Fuck You" - reserved for the worst of the worst or a movie that pushed one of the hosts' {{Berserk Button}}s.

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* ''[[WebAnimation/Spill ''[[WebAnimation/{{Spill}} Double Toasted's]]'' rating system mostly corresponds to a five-star scale: "BetterThatSex", "Full Price", "Matinee", "Rental" and "Some Ol' Bullshit". Then there's "Fuck You" - reserved for the worst of the worst or a movie that pushed one of the hosts' {{Berserk Button}}s.
16th Apr '16 11:49:08 AM Freezer
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* ''[[WebAnimation/Spill Double Toasted's]]'' rating system mostly corresponds to a five-star scale: "BetterThatSex", "Full Price", "Matinee", "Rental" and "Some Ol' Bullshit". Then there's "Fuck You" - reserved for the worst of the worst or a movie that pushed one of the hosts' {{Berserk Button}}s.
13th Apr '16 7:01:40 PM rjd1922
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* The ''Angry Video Game Nerd'' claimed ''VideoGame/CrazyBus'', a game with no enemies, no obstacles, only one screen, awful graphics for a Sega Genesis game, an atrocious soundtrack, and no goal or purpose whatsoever other than driving the bus forward and backward by holding the D-Pad left or right for eternity broke the 'shit scale' and somehow managed to outclass in awfulness the two other games he had reviewed that he originally claimed were the worst games ever made, "Desert Bus" and ''VideoGame/BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing''.
* “This game officially received the lowest score in the history of Game Spot: a 1.0. And by lowest, I mean it can’t go any lower. We don’t hand out zeroes, but maybe we should have for ''VideoGame/BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing''.” —Alex Navarro, ''Frightfully Bad Games''. The video review instead showed him Refusing to Review (unless headdesking counts, in which case his review was not a positive one).

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* The ''Angry Video Game Nerd'' claimed ''VideoGame/CrazyBus'', a game with no enemies, no obstacles, only one screen, awful graphics for a Sega Genesis game, an atrocious soundtrack, and no goal or purpose whatsoever other than driving the bus forward and backward by holding the D-Pad left or right for eternity broke the 'shit scale' and somehow managed to outclass in awfulness the two other games he had reviewed that he originally claimed were the worst games ever made, "Desert Bus" "[[VideoGame/PennAndTellersSmokeAndMirrors Desert Bus]]" and ''VideoGame/BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing''.
* “This game officially received the lowest score in the history of Game Spot: [=GameSpot=]: a 1.0. And by lowest, I mean it can’t go any lower. We don’t hand out zeroes, but maybe we should have for ''VideoGame/BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing''.” —Alex Navarro, ''Frightfully Bad Games''. The video review instead showed him Refusing to Review (unless headdesking counts, in which case his review was not a positive one).
29th Mar '16 8:18:11 AM Sunflorazumarill
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* Apparently, Net Jak rewrote its code so that it could give ''VideoGame/BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing'' a ''zero''.

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* Apparently, Net Jak ''Net Jak'' rewrote its code so that it could give ''VideoGame/BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing'' a ''zero''.



* When it came to the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' {{Metagame}} on {{Creator/Smogon}}, during the fifth Generation, Zen Mode Darmanitan ended up the only Pokémon never to leave the Limbo tier due to the fact that it doesn't enter its Zen Mode unless its HP was at half or less, thus they couldn't figure out its usability. Come the sixth Generation and they don't even list Zen Mode Darmanitan as a separate form, only listing normal Darmanitan.

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* When it came to the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' {{Metagame}} on {{Creator/Smogon}}, during the fifth Generation, Zen Mode Darmanitan ended up the only Pokémon never to leave the Limbo tier due to the fact that it doesn't enter its Zen Mode unless its HP was at half or less, thus they couldn't figure out its usability. Come In the sixth Generation and Generation, however, they don't even now list Zen Mode Darmanitan in UU (the same as a separate form, only listing normal Darmanitan.Darmanitan).
28th Mar '16 2:14:29 AM Morgenthaler
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** The film ''Film/{{Species}} II'' got an F on the same scale.

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** The film ''Film/{{Species}} II'' ''Film/SpeciesII'' got an F on the same scale.
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