High Score: Miniseries Reviews

September 9, 2020
There's an artistry to coding, too, and by yadda-yadda-ing the crucial step of converting a vision into a functioning game that feels fun to play, High Score constructs a somewhat myopic portrayal of the development process.
August 25, 2020
High Score presents video games as a great equalizer... It does not have any interest in exploring the gatekeepers, inside and out of the industry, who have made this vision as simplistic as it is wrong.
August 21, 2020
Instead of connecting the dots between the various stories it tells, and using them to craft a larger, fully fleshed out portrait of games history, it gets lost in the details of those smaller stories.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
August 21, 2020
The overriding smoothness of this history leaves it sapped of any dramatic tension. All of the successes are a foregone conclusion. The appearance of "doc series as branding initiative" isn't new, or even a stranger to Netflix menus.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 19, 2020
A frustratingly unfocused and scattershot affair, based heavily on who could be contacted for an interview or who had the best anecdote.
August 12, 2020
These personal and often unexpected stories are easily the highlight of High Score, and they're occasionally the only thing that saves it from turning into the public school version of a video game history lesson.
Full Review | Original Score: C+