I liked what PC Zone tried to do with scoring in its heyday, whereby: 100% = Perfection - impossible to achieve 75% = Very good, as in better than 75% of other games in the same genre 50% = Average. As good as the majority of games in the genre. Enjoyable but not groundbreaking. 25% = Poor. Either poorly coded/buggy and/or unentertaining to play. 0% = Broken code, unreviewable. By that logic this game is somewhere between average and poor, which I think is neatly summarised by the reviewer's words in this case. Doesn't mean nobody will like it, it's just an indication of the reviewer's take on the game.