We would like to start reviewing skins so as to better guide players in their purchases. However, the reviews have to be useful and for that your opinion is of the utmost importance. Reviewing skins is quite different to reviewing a game because there are less objective factors: the same skin can be great for a person and horrible for another.
Therefore, this article will present a draft for a skin review. We would greatly appreciate if you comment with your thoughts about the proposal and what you’d like to add or remove to make it more useful. First of all, let’s take a look at the general structure of a skin review.
What to Review?
The first part of the review will try to be as objective as possible and concentrate on the quality of the model and additions in comparison to the champion’s classic skin. The second part will be more subjective. It consists of a one to five star rating and a closing opinion.
The rating will be based on the objective and subjective part of the review. This will better represent the whole quality and feel of the skin. We think that it’s more useful for a review to reflect the overall perceived quality of a skin than a simple average of subjective points.
A common review should include an evaluation of the following features:
Name: Skin Name
Category: Regular, Legendary, Legacy, Limited
Concept: how good the idea of the skin is? How well is it accomplished?
Model: what was modified from the classic skin?
Particles: are there any new ability effects?
Animations: does it provide new animations?
Sounds: do sounds or quotes differ from the classic version?
Rating: , one to five stars depending on the overall quality
Conclusion: is it a recommended purchase? Why? Is there something noteworthy about the skin? Any additional thoughts?
Help us make reviews useful!
Our idea is to write a per champion review evaluating all the skins that champion has available. Alternatives include reviewing skins as they are released, by theme or by public voting. As the availability of reviews can affect your purchases we would be very grateful if you could tell us which option you prefer.
We hope the skin reviews will serve as a good resource to help players with their purchases. We don’t discard modifying the way reviews are made to adjust them to your preferences. If you have any other ideas or suggestions, please leave a comment.
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