Reviews are a summary of the individual writer’s experience with a game, and so there will be commentary from that perspective. However, there will be also be discussion of the game’s mechanics, structure, etc., so that regardless of if you agree or disagree with the writer’s opinion, you will have enough information at your disposal to decide if you would like it. Also absorb this short piece before you read a review about any game anywhere.
All our writers play the game they review for multiple hours before posting a full review. We endeavor to finish the games as well, but depending on genre, length, or velociraptor attacks that isn’t always possible. What we will never do is play one level, or an hour or two of a game, and then post a review. That’s not fair to the developers who spend months and years working on the game, and it’s not fair for you to read garbage that isn’t a full assessment.
Our review scoring is on a scale of 5, and there are
six five pretty self-explanatory categories: Visuals, Sound, Control, Game play, Fun, and Addiction. The final score is the average of those categories. On occasion we may break with form for a review, perhaps because the online and single player portions of the game are so vast that they require it, but we’ll make it clear if that’s the case.
We don’t pad numbers in our reviews, and we don’t score a game a 1 without solid reason behind it. A 3 constitutes an average game, not a terrible one. And likewise a 5 doesn’t mean a game was perfect, just that it was an excellent game. Please also keep in mind that a score taken without the context of what’s written about it means very little.