How we rate

TL;DR: the review box: quick look summary of what we thought; the review body: it's where the cool kids hang!

Here is a break down of how reviews are conducted. Using this guide will show what the review box means, as well a s the different sections.

The review box also allows us to remain focused on the review, and provide completely objective views which is further discussed in our ethics section

For our example to demonstrate and dissect our review box, we will be using one containing a still from Philip Bloom's Koh Yao Noi. This will be the main type of review you will find on this site (video) however, it should be noted that we do have other types of review which do show a few variations or added sections in the box.


The image

The image is simply a thumbnail provided from the video source (either Vimeo or YouTube). Clicking this image will scroll the page to the header video at the top of the page.


Individual ratings

The individual ratings are comprised of a number of individual attributes we think make or break an item under review. Was it worth the money?, How are the features?, Does it even look good?

These are some of the ratings we like to judge our reviews against. Not only does it help the average Joe to understand the item's triumphs and failures, but to you as a member of the mbfilms community, is it worth it?


Additional information

In this section of the review box, we will have a little information about the product. This can be the directors, the platforms the game can be played on, among other little details we deem important to know about.


Affiliate links

We just want to explain that the affiliate links are what help make this website possible - from the tutorials, the reviews, the films, tips, and events. Without these links we wouldn't be able to run. So if you do plan on buying or renting the item please use the links. We only select the places we would use (Amazon, iTunes, eBay, B&H Photo). You can read more about advertising on mbfilms.


Review body

This is where we get heavy. Though the average rating and the individual rating have set criteria depending on what type of item they are, the review body is where we divulge into the nitty gritty. Maybe we'll focus on the acting, or the direction. Perhaps we'll explain the cons to the initial start up, or commend the comprehensive functionality.

This is the section where you really get to know what's going on.