The edge of glory: the relationship between metacritic scores and player experience

Johnson, Daniel M., Watling, Christopher N., Gardner, John, & Nacke, Lennart E. (2014) The edge of glory: the relationship between metacritic scores and player experience. In Proceedings of the First ACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY '14), ACM, Toronto, ON, Canada, pp. 141-150.

View at publisher

Abstract

This study sought to examine how measures of player experience used in videogame research relate to Metacritic Professional and User scores. In total, 573 participants completed an online survey, where they responded the Player Experience of Need Satisfaction (PENS) and the Game Experience Questionnaire (GEQ) in relation to their current favourite videogame. Correlations among the data indicate an overlap between the player experience constructs and the factors informing Metacritic scores. Additionally, differences emerged in the ways professionals and users appear to allocate game ratings. However, the data also provide clear evidence that Metacritic scores do not reflect the full complexity of player experience and may be misleading in some cases.

Impact and interest:

3 citations in Scopus
Search Google Scholar™

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

ID Code: 82540
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Videogames; player experience; Metacritic; Psychology; Player Experience of Need Satisfaction; Game Experience Questionnaire
DOI: 10.1145/2658537.2658694
ISBN: 9781450330145
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 ACM New York, NY, USA
Deposited On: 17 Mar 2015 22:45
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2015 20:54

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page