Bayonetta

byyoshesque

Part 62: Verse 2: Cockroaches & Crying Babies

How Your Final Award is Scored

Think of each medal you get in a chapter as having a score; Pure Platinum is worth 6, Platinum is 5, Gold is 4, Silver is 3, Bronze is 2, and Stone is 1. Verses that are skipped are counted as a 0. The basic idea in determining what award you get is to get the average of these medals and to round to the closest whole number.

Add together all the medals: 4 + 4 + 4 = 12
Divide by the number of verses: 12 / 3 = 4
4 = Gold Award

Let's try something more difficult:

Total score for all the medals: 5 + 5 + 4 + 4 + 0 + 4 + 4 + 6 + 6 + 4 = 41
Divided by the total number of verses: 41 / 10 = 4.1
Round down to the nearest whole number: 4

We can see here that we should have a Gold award, so what's Luka doing there? This is where the Used Items category comes in. Any items (lollipops or Red Hot Shots, not Angel Flutes) will count towards a death, which will bring down your Award by one whole rank. This explains why we have a Silver instead of a Gold. It also explains why the death screen only shows up to five deaths, as after that, you're just going to get a Stone award anyway.

One thing to note about the Used Items, if you have less than half of a death total, it doesn't count towards lowering your award, as seen here:

4 + 4 + 6 + 6 + 4 = 24 / 8 = 3 = Silver Award

If you've got over half a death, it'll round it up to a full death and lower your Award:

4 + 4 + 6 + 5 + 6 + 5 = 30 / 10 = 3 = Silver Award (but actually a Bronze due to Items)

And that's it! It's been good fun, I hope I didn't miss anyone in my thankyou.