Ratings

All ratings on Echo Bite operate on a 1-10 scale. 10 being the best, 1 being the poorest. We take a number of factors into consideration in order to determine our ratings. Below, each category of our rating system is described and explained to give you a better idea of how we approach each review.

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  • Story – How the game portrays story, characters, events etc. and how it ties it into the gaming experience
  • Presentation – Graphically and/or artistically does the game impress?
  • Gameplay – How the game feels to play, whether controls are comfortable/ as expected and how the mechanics of the game contribute to the overall user experience
  • Sound – We look to assess how sound both in terms of music and voice acting contribute to the experience

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  • Functionality – Does the tech do what it was intended to do? Is it easy to use?
  • Quality –  This covers the finer details of the technology, such as user interface, quality of materials and the overall feel of the technology
  • Cost – Is the cost fair for what was delivered?

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  • Storyline – Entertainment value
  • Acting Performances – Do the performances of actors match the characters and events of the storyline in a believable manner
  • Visuals – This may include animation, environmental setting and tone and the overall matching of visual elements to story
  • Overall Direction – Does the movie accomplish what we, as viewers feel it tried to? We assess the mixing of all the above elements
TV
  • Plot – Entertainment value and the plot in relation to the wider story of the series
  • Acting Performances – Do the performances of actors match the characters and events of the storyline in a believable manner
  • Visuals – This may include animation, environmental setting and tone and the overall matching of visual elements to story
  • Overall Direction – Does the show accomplish what we, as viewers feel it tried to? We assess the mixing of all the above elements
Cartoons
  • Animation – Visual elements and character movement in relation to the art style portrayed
  • Plot – Entertainment value and the plot in relation to the wider story of the series
  • Voice Acting – Is the acting in sync with character speech and do voices portray relatable emotion
  • Overall Direction – Does the show accomplish what we, as viewers feel it tried to? We assess the mixing of all the above elements
Anime
  • Plot – Entertainment value and the plot in relation to the wider story of the series
  • Animation – Visual elements and character movement in relation to the art style portrayed
  • Sound – The effective use of music and voice acting
  • Overall Direction – Does the show accomplish what we, as viewers feel it tried to? We assess the mixing of all the above elements

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  • Writing – Does the writing reflect character personalities as expected and does it progress the story/provide entertainment value
  • Art – Assessment of character portrayal in relation tot he comic book medium taking artistic style into context
  • Entertainment Value – Does the issue/story fuse writing and art effectively into something that is enjoyable to read?

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  • Quality – Is the toy built to expected quality in terms of material and sustainability
  • Price – Is the price reflective of value?
  • Functionality – Does the toy perform as expected? Features such as articulation are taken into account
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  • Sculpt – Does the sculpt reflect the character in question? Does it stand out? Blend well into a collection? Does it have a presence?
  • Character Representation -Does the statue represent the source material well?
  • Production Quality – Paint application, detail and a comparison to prototype models are assessed
 
Echo Bite’s Ethical and Moral Stance

Please understand that Echo Bite and all relevant reviews are subject to our own strict ethical and moral standards. All reviews are a reflection of the individual writers honest opinion and therefore cannot/will not be subject to any forms of bribery. We at Echo Bite are not paid to write, and as such, are not official journalists. We occasionally receive review copies of products from our affiliates to support the consistent flow of content, but we are not paid and will never accept bribes, therefore our review scores are unaffected and will always reflect our own personal opinions, as you should expect from any professional outfit. All news relayed is presented with honesty and is a representation of the authors knowledge at the time of posting.

This is a hobby of ours, and we do this because we love pop culture and grew up with it. It’s our lifeblood and our passion. So you can always trust Echo Bite to be a reliable source of news and reviews.


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