cublikefoot

Reviews and Stuff

About My Reviews

Review Tidbits

  • All of my reviews are my own honest, original thoughts. I will not take sponsorships for reviews.
  • I consider myself a gonzo journalist and will often write from a first-person perspective. I believe that this makes reviews more interesting to read and/or watch.
  • I use the entire rating scale when scoring a game (where 5 is average and 9’s are rare). I do not score using a rubric, but rather give what I feel the product deserves as a whole.
  • All screenshots are my own, taken from the video file produced while recording the game. If not then they are screenshots provided by the developer/publisher.
  • Any writeup published could possibly be altered as time goes on. Any alteration made will be noted and explained in said writeup.
  • Corrections are made to any writeup published if said writeup needs it. For example, if something is stated about a game that is incorrect.
  • I do not alter reviews as the result of updates, patches, etc. My review reflects the experience at that time. If I were to do so, then I would be spending all of my time updating reviews for games that constantly get updated.
  • Spoilers will always be avoided. Always.
  • I avoid allowing game developers or publishers to influence my reviews/first impressions. If I think the game is bad, I will say so.
  • As of March 17th, 2014, I no longer factor a game’s price into my review of said game.

ACTUAL Game Reviews

  • My goal with ACTUAL Game Reviews is to provide honest reviews that are easy to read and/or watch.
  • I also make use of the ENTIRE rating scale. No more 7/10 being “average”, 5/10 should be average. 9/10 should be rare and given only to ACTUALLY good games (hence the title).
  • These reviews are usually written in a pro/con format, listing some outstanding pros and cons that I feel should be mentioned. I will not go into every aspect of the game, just the ones that I feel should be discussed.
  • A video review accompanies this type of review as an edited version of the written review (with the score included at the end of the video) .
  • If a video review is made and needs changing, changes will be made to the written version of the review and mentioned in the video review’s description and pinned comment.
  • I usually will beat the game prior to doing this type of review, but may review it earlier if I believe I have experienced enough of it (especially for longer games).

Game Impressions

  • My Game Impressions posts do not follow the traditional pros/cons format used in my ACTUAL Review posts. They instead take a more standard article format.
  • Games featured in this series are either games that I did not want to do a full review for or games that simply are not fully released yet (Early Access, etc.).
  • A bit shorter than a normal review. Gives an overview of my thoughts on the game without assigning a numeric score to it, instead just a positive or negative recommendation at the end.

The Scale

I use a standard 1-10 scale, with half-points allowed. It is called the “Dangometer” and looks something like this:

Score: 2/10

Score: 5.5/10

Score: 9.5/10

Page last updated: 2019-03-20

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