This forum is dedicated to game, movie and book reviews submitted by members of the forum.
Mostly we are quite lenient with spelling on these forums. We do have a guideline that requires you to post in legible English, however most of the time unless a post is completely unreadable, we let it slide. This will not be the case in this forum.
Each and every review MUST be put through a spell checker. This is because we wish these reviews to be easily read by the forum members, without having to decipher what you are trying to say.
You MUST use the format provided below for each review. It’s the standard we have agreed upon, so therefore everyone shall use it. If your review does not adhere to the legibility and format rules, it will be deleted without question. If it conforms at a later date, you are free to add it to the thread.
How this forum operates
Each game, book or movie has its own thread. Within each thread are contained the reviews from members of the forum regarding the game, book or movie.
There will be only one thread for each thing reviewed.
If you are the FIRST person to post about something (that is, the thread maker) you will have additional information to include at the top of your post, and you will also be responsible for the naming of the thread. Both of these requirements are laid out below.
After a thread is created, others are then free to include their own reviews for each game. Remember each review including the first, must use the format provided.
Use Bold in the sections I have, to make it easier for others to read your review, and also space out each section as presented.
************ THREAD TITLE ONLY *********
Game name – Genre ( example: Halo – FPS )
************ FIRST POST ONLY ***********
Year of release:
Game score: ## / 100 (Overall Score)
Graphics: # / 5
Sound: # / 5
Gameplay: # / 5
Concept: # / 5
Execution: # / 5
Controls: # / 5
Enjoyment: # / 5
Replay ability: # / 5
Difficulty: # / 5
Learning Curve: # / 5
Patch version: If Final put FINAL.
Bugs: # / 5 ( 0 - containing no Bugs. 5 - indicates there are alot. This is one area where a low score is good )
Modability / Community support: # / 5
Narrative with 2 or 3 screenshots:
Use paragraphs. This is the section where you justify each of the scores you gave above.
Good stuff: single-sentence round-up of what makes the game appealing. 15 words max.
Bad stuff: single-sentence round-up of what sucks. 15 words max.
Reviewer System Specs:
Video Card: (include what resolution you ran the game at)
Sound Card and Speakers:
Other Relevant Comp Specs: (if there are none leave this out)
For the “# / 5” areas do not post “3/5”. if you gave that section a 3, Just post the number 3.
For the “## / 100” overall score do not post “75/100”. if you gave the game an overall of 75, Just post the number 75
*A tip if you are looking for a particular game, sort the forum by Thread Title.
Over all Scoring scale:
96-100 - LEGENDARY: An absolute classic that does just about everything perfectly that it tries to do. One of the best gaming experiences that you could ask for.
91-95 - SUPERB: Top quality. This game would be way up there on the list of anyone's top games. Players will be very glad they bought this game.
86-90 - EXCELLENT: Not the top of the heap, but a thoroughly enjoyable game with strong appeal for gamers. You should definitely buy it if it's your kind of genre.
81-85 - VERY GOOD: Well worth the money. Not the best game ever made due to some notable flaws and the occasional burp in its execution, but recommended anyway.
76-80 – GOOD: The game has more positive than negative things, but could have been better. This game is not a total waste of money for the average gamer, but don't set your expectations too high.
71-75 – FAIR: They didn't quite get it. This game might entertain you, but might not stay on your hard drive for a long while.
61-70 – BORDERLINE: There are some fairly good things to say about this title, and it might appeal to some players, but nothing that would make most people want to get it. Spending your money elsewhere might be the way to go.
51-60 – MEH: I might install and play it if someone gave it to me for Christmas, but I wouldn't buy it myself if I had a choice. Too many problems and missed chances to do things right. It's just not that good a game.
41-50 – BAD: This irritating game is of very low quality or has so many more faults compared to its questionably good points, it can't be enjoyed. You'd be wise to avoid it.
21-40 – TERRIBLE: Take a large wet trout to the game makers for releasing this piece of crap. Totally not fun, and with a list of complaints so long, the CD would produce much better value as a coffee coaster.
11-20 – ABYSMAL: One of those rare games that makes you want to take a light saber to its creators. Not entertaining, not done well, not worth the price to buy it... not anything that you'd actually want in a game. If you buy this, you will want to picket the gaming store where you got it from.
01-10 - I THREW UP ON THE BOX: There is no possible way that anyone who is not clinically insane could find anything nice to actually say about this absolute turd of a game. I'd say buy it for your worst enemy, but the makers would actually get some revenue if you did that, and they should be driven out of business as soon as possible.