3Dor2D Rating System
3Dor2D.com reviews use a simple 1-10 scale . With the number 1 being the lowest possible score and the number 10 being the highest possible score.
1 = Terrible, 5 = Okay , 10 = Amazing
The review scores will NOT have decimals or half points, they will only be whole numbers. Therefore review scores like 7.9 , 4 ¼ or 9.5 will not be possible on 3Dor2D.com.
Here are reviews that correspond to each number of the 1-10 scale:
3Dor2d.com reviews will also review the 3D Aspect .
This section is independent from the section reviewing the actual quality of the movie, video game, etc .Each review will have two sections to describe both the 3D element and the quality of the specific movie or video game itself. Regarding 3D movies 3Dor2D.com believes that 3D conversion can make wonderful 3D visuals. 3D Movies do not have to be natively shot in 3D to receive high praise. We would prefer that all 3D movies be shot in 3D , but under the right circumstances converted 3D can look fantastic. For example the 2018 documentary They Shall Not Grow Old. This movie was post converted from footage filmed over 100 years ago and it looks fantastic in 3D. Just because a movie is natively filmed in 3D that does not automatically equate to it having a higher quality 3D either. The quality of 3D is based on how visually interesting and enjoyable the 3D is, and it all depends on how they use 3D. 3D visuals can make something more enjoyable, or make it less enjoyable depending on the quality presented.
3Dor2D.com will use the following icons for the 3D sections of the reviews .
This icon signals truly worthwhile 3D. The 3D quality is sharp with rich visuals that dramatically enhances the movie or game experience. The 3D visuals are really impressive. and worthwhile. Great 3D includes but is not limited to using different layers of 3D in smart, fun, and interesting ways. Great 3D can be pop out based or depth based. The 3D element was clearly created for this movie or video game and is not an after thought. The 3D element can be gimmicky or silly but if it truly enhances the visuals than it can receive a great 3D rating . This is a high recommendation.
An example of a movie with GREAT 3D is "Alpha", you can read our review for that movie here.
This icon will be used in reviews that have well done 3D . 3D is not needed to enjoy this movie or video game but it is a nice addition. Good 3D visuals may not always be consistent or visually impressive. Whomever made the 3D visuals clearly tried to make worthwhile 3D, but weren't able to achieve greatness. This is a mild recommendation
An example of a movie with GOOD 3D is "The Book of Life" you can read our review for that movie here.
WEAK 3D 2D RECOMMENDED
This icon will be used in reviews when the 3D visuals are awful and/or not handled well. The visuals maybe too dark or blurry due to the 3D effect. 2D is the preferable way to enjoy this entertainment. It may have some good or great scenes or moments of 3D but overall the 3D just isn't worth while and it cannot be recommended .
An example of a movie with WEAK 3D 2D RECOMMENDED is "War for the Planet of the Apes" you can read our review for that movie here.
3Dor2D.com will also use special awards in reviews to highlight excellence.
Editors Choice 3D Award
This award will be used when the 3D aspect is beyond GREAT and is something truly special. This 3D is amazing and should be an exemplar. This award can be given to either a 3D movie or to a 3DS video game.
This is the highest 3D recommendation that can be given within a review.
An example of a movie that earned Editors Choice 3D Award is " Ghost in the Shell " you can read our review for that movie here.
Editors Choice Movie Award
This award will be used for a movie that is truly amazing and is a MUST WATCH. This award does not equal perfection, it only states that the editor strongly recommends this movie because it is something truly special.
An example of a movie that earned Editors Choice Movie Award is "Moana" you can read our review for that movie here.
Editors Choice Video Game Award
This award will be used for a video game that is truly amazing and is a MUST PLAY. This award does not equate perfection or the highest score, it only states that the editor strongly recommends this specific video game .
An example of video game that has earned a Editors Choice Award is "Shovel Knight", you can read the review for that video game here.
3Dor2d.com reserves the right to update and/or change ratings for its reviews at any time for any reason. 3D review scores will not be influenced by compensation of any kind.
Please note on January 1st 2019 the 3D rating system graphics have been overhauled. Any reviews after January 1st 2019 will reflect the new style, and any reviews before January 1st 2019 will reflect the older graphics style .