Well, I probably shouldn’t call it “intellectual” — it’s likely to scare off the intended audience. But I’m told that having the audacity to like a slightly basic DS dungeon hack more than a terrible PSP platformer has given rise to accusations that I am afflicted with the dreaded taint known as BIAS.
Could it be, I wondered? Could it be that despite my best efforts to be fair and even-handed when writing down those all-important numbers on my 1UP reviews I allow myself to be swayed by some sort of inherent personal preference? Well, of course I do, just like anyone else. But I was curious to see just how biased I truly am, so I sat down and averaged out my cumulative review scores for PSP and DS games to date. And yes, without question it seems I do tend let favoritism factor in:
- PSP review average: 6.96
- DS review average: 6.88
Well, there you have it, folks. Incontrovertible proof that I am, in fact, biased in favor of Sony’s PSP. Just like the rest of the media. So much for objectivity. I have failed you all :(
Also: I have previewed Star Fox Command, and it was not the train wreck I was expecting. That’s a pleasant surprise, though it still doesn’t elevate my feelings about the series above a sort of tepid apathy.