Our goal is to provide well rounded reviews of games that our writers have played. The “Upcoming Games” section will be updated when one of us finds a game that we are genuinely excited to play while the “Reviews” will provide a more in depth analysis in comparison to “Impressions/Sneak Peeks”.
We will not push out content for the sake of pushing out content. We play and we write because we are gamers and want to share our thoughts with you.
Since games span across many different platforms and genre, its hard to ‘grade’ them. Scoring will never be a completely unbiased and objective system but we will do our best. We must take into the account of what our viewers want to see in a critical review but also keep in mind the work and dedication that developers put into their games.
There are three different categories of games: MMO, Single player/Indie Games, and Mobile Games and we have created three different rubrics for each. All games will start with perfect scores across the board. Marks will then be docked off in areas that are lacking in minimum increments of 0.1 or more. Our reviews will aim to justify the scores as objectively as possible.
Massively Multiplayer Games (MMOs):
- Community Score: X/10
- Gameplay Score: X/10
- Graphics Score: X/10
- Customer Service: X/10
The core of any MMO is the ability to interact with other players and through interaction will change the entire aspect of the game. The community of an MMO forms the foundation of your experience with an MMO and we will score the community on its receptiveness to new players and general interactions. The gameplay score refers to the quality of dungeons, raids, quests and storyline. The graphics score is determined by the games’ aesthetic look in comparison to similar games (E.g. Blade and Soul versus Black Desert Online). The customer service by a MMOs publishing company or host is important because if a problem arises does the company respond to your needs? Will they do everything in their power to help? This is also graded out of 10.
Single Player/Indie Games:
- Difficulty: Easy, Medium, Hard.
- Gameplay Score: X/5
- Graphics Score: X/5
- Music: X/5
This criteria is harder to generalize because of the variety of games out there. However, the most important gameplay score will refer to the quality and entertainment value of the game. Graphics and music is self explanatory. There have been some games out there with fantastic graphics and even more astonishing music. The difficulty score is graded on how easy or hard it is to pick up the game. Keeping in mind that just because a game is ‘easy’ or ‘hard’ does not mean it is bad but rather how much concentration it requires in order to perform well in the game.
- Type: Free to play, In-app purchases, Paid app
- Difficulty: Easy, Medium, Hard
- Gameplay Score: X/5
- Value: X/5
The type category answers the all-important question “Do I have to pay for this??!?”. The difficulty level refers to how much concentration is needed in order to perform well in the game. Gameplay score refers to how entertaining the game is – a ‘fun-ness’ rating if you will. The value score reflects whether this game is worth downloading onto your phone and/or whether the amount you paid reflects the quality of the game.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding our scoring.