Gamer Matters Review Guideline


REVIEW BREAKDOWN – VIDEO GAMES

A review can cover any video game on any platforms, including mobile games (If the reviewer has anything special to say about it). Exceptional DLC or expansions can also be given full reviews.


PRESENTATION

Visual appeal of the game. How does the game look, and what do you think of it?

Factors: Asset quality (graphics), aesthetic, artstyle, sound design, music & even voice acting.

GAMEPLAY

Fun factor, the main point why you even play game in the first place. What are you doing in this game, and how does it make you feel?

Factors: Gameplay loop, mechanics, technology, even controls & cameras puts into factor.

CONTENT

The replayability. THE REPLAYABILITY. For more linear games this is where you can talk about collectibles, achievements and even difficulty spikes for challenge modes.

Factors: Storyline, extra content like side-quests or bonus missions & multiplayer.

PERSONAL ENJOYMENT

Entirely subjective from our revewiers preferences, with some nitpicks & cool small things. Treat it like a bonus marks to the games and team behind the scenes.

 

REVIEW BREAKDOWN – HARDWARE

When reviewing smartphones, laptops and PC parts, our focus should always be from a gaming perspective. Presumably that’s why our readers are interested, so focus on that.


HARDWARE

Is it heavy enough to break your bones? Does it make a satisfying ‘thud’ when you set it up? Also we need to make sure it has enough RGB to run Minecraft.

Factors: How the device looks, weights, size, ports, convenience etc.

SOFTWARE

What kind of bells and whistles does it come with? Can you adjust your fan speed for example?

Factors: Is the software only gimmicky, or does it help with gaming. Premium apps are always welcome, but hopefully it is not full of bloatware.

GAMING PERFORMANCE

This is where it gets interesting. Does it game? “Can it run Crysis”?

Factors: Specifications, Gaming session, fan noise, heat & battery performance.

VALUE

After pouring your hard-earned money into this, does it feel good? Are you satisfied with the product you’ve been given?

 

 

 

SCORING DETAILS

 

10 – 9

Excellent (Recommended?: Absolutely!)

8 – 7

Good (Recommended?: Yup!)

6 – 5

Okay (Recommended?: Yes, with caveat)

4 – 1

NO (Recommended?: Just.Dont.Bother.)

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