I've heard Totalbiscuit talking about how review scores along with Metacritic are actually terrible for the games industry (especially when developer bonuses depend on MC scores like in the case of Fallout: New Vegas) and that they should be completely abolished. That got me thinking, do we REALLY need game scores(or movie/TV show/music scores for that matter)? I personally think TB is absolutely right, i've never used review scores to judge whether or not I should buy a game(or see a movie/TV show) and i've noticed that the reviews that don't use a scoring a system are usually better written then the ones that do use a scoring system. I think some reviews can stand on their own pretty well without a number or grade, and personally I don't believe in using scores on games, I much prefer to let my words speak for themselves.
So what do you all think? Should scores in game reviews by professional critics be abolished altogether?