Reviews

THE GOAL:  To provide short reviews, that are (hopefully) not biased by any previously published scores or impressions.

The scoring system is borrowed from what I consider the best video game magazine that was ever published, Next Generation.  It is a simple 5-star system, but because of the simplicity, the entire scale will be used.  This is in contrast to a 1-10 scale, where most games place between 7-9, with anything below not being worth playing, and anything above being considered great (really what is the difference between 8.5 and 9, or even 8 and 9 for that matter?)

THE SYSTEM:

★  Bad Game.  Not redeemable.

★★ Average Game.  In the same way that a “C” in school is supposed to be average, but no one ever wants to get one.  Leaves little or no reason to play it.

★★★ Above-Average Game.  They’re good but you can’t put your finger on what’s hollow about the experience.  Many big-budget sequels would fall into this category.

★★★★ Great Game.  An undeniably positive experience.  It falls short of being a masterpiece, but it’s well worth your time.

★★★★★  One of the best of a generation.  Succeeds in both execution and originality.  The kind of game you still think about years later.

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