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One High Score Or Multiple Ones?

01-29-2011, 07:08 PM
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One High Score Or Multiple Ones?

Hi guys,
In games, do you like one high score for each level, or something like 5 for each level? Cause in my opinion, no one really looks at the scores after one, and big games like Angry Birds only have one per level too (please correct me if i'm wrong )

Just wondering.
01-29-2011, 07:12 PM
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one per level
01-29-2011, 07:39 PM
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One per level is enough.
01-29-2011, 07:53 PM
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Personally, I don't even like one per level if the number of levels is high. A pet peeve of mine is when developers have a leaderboard for every combination of level/difficulty/setting possible. I mean, imagine if you had a game with 20 levels, 4 difficulties, plus 1-2 binary settings, you'd end up with 160 or 320 leaderboards. I'm of the opinion that anything more than 10 is superfluous, and I'd really prefer more like 5. I understand that for certain games, this is not possible. But there are many ways in which one can consolidate leaderboards. For example, if you have an easy/medium/hard difficulty, you could rank them all together and scale the points such that the top scores will be from those beating hard, while still allowing those playing easy to have a score listed. Or for some games, you could have a leaderboard that ranks the total score of all the levels, rather than having separate ones for each. Like I said though, this is just my personal opinion. I'm sure there are some people that like having them all separate.