Around the £500-600 mark for UK customers...
Yes, I have a lot of time for well made, expansive open world games where I can get lost and watch time fly, and then when you finish your session with the prospect of so much more to come still to do.
However I would agree that some games like this, while fun can just be tick box exercises which get a little repetitive *cough* looking at you, Ubisoft *cough*
Above all else though, I need a good story narrative to drive me. I can happily dart off side-questing most of the time, but my interest quickly drains when I have no compulsion to carry on. And no, achievements do not count!
I may be lambasted here but I'm not ashamed to admit that when I first played a demo of deus ex when I was quite young I really didn't get on with it and never went back to it properly. Always felt a bit bad seeing it described as one of the best games so often. Seeing it described here as a stonking stealth game but a shocking shooter makes me feel better as I didn't get in to stealth gaming untill a bit later.
Seeing as I'm just coming to the end of human revolution after reading the recent article on here it might be time to revisit the original with this mod...
I think appropriate scores (ie 1-5, not 1-100) are useful at a glance if you are just looking at many reviews to get a quick feel. Assuming you use the score to summarise the full review instead of reading it, I think having separate scores for different elements is more useful, as is a quick list of specifics the game did particularly well or particularly poorly. Also, a "if you like x,y or z then you'll probably like this game" can help.
It's all subjective though so it comes down to learning the people reviewing and eventually finding reviewers you trust! :)
Hey dude, nice face... lol.
Yea you should look for a medpack