So we will also be evaluating the complete game design, including how easy is the game to configure (video, sound, keyboard and controllers) and how easy is it to navigate through the menus. Does the game require you press enter 5 times before you can even get to the main menu? Does the game allow you to skip animations and movie sequences? Even though some of those animations and movies are very high quality if you only play a game for a few hours then it's not a problem, but if you play the game multiple times and clock up many hours, then being forced to wait for them to complete every time, certainly becomes a drag and will drastically effect the re-playability of the game.
Many games have good points or introduce interesting aspects, however some of these great ideas are overshadowed by important design aspects which just defy logic, such as time limited conversation selections!
We won't be prolific in our creation of reviews, but if you are looking for some indepth details about a game then you've come to the right place. From time to time we will also review any hardware that we get to test, or have purchased for our selves.
The final point worth making is that we won't focus on wasting time in the review telling you about the plot / story and detailing all the characters in the game. That is for you to discover when you play it. We are only interested in giving you information on how the game plays. What you have to do and why is not the basis of our reviews.
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It's important to simply cover the aspects of each title that we consider to be good or bad. You can make up your own mind about the relevance of each criteria we rate.
This is one reason why we show a score for each section aswell as the total score. That way if you are only interested in which game rated highest for graphics, then by all means just base your own decision making on that single factor. Same with Movies if you love special effects, then simply use the rating we allocate to that section.
Because we analyse all aspects using our criteria system, our review scores will usually be lower than how other sites rate games. Then again I don't think they go into much detail either.