The hype score is primarily designed to guide readers to know which game to look out for. After the game is released, the hype score can differ from the final score. Here are the factors hype is based on:
1. Gameplay Video Quality
3. Social Buzz (facebook comments, youtube comments, game store comments)
4. Publication Buzz.(extensive coverage)
5. Developer Prestige.
A high score means we think this game should be anticipated as a hit. A lower score doesn't mean the game will turn out poorly, just means we have our doubts.