Wargamer.com & Strategy Gamer each have their own specific reviews policy. Please consult the relevant website sections below for more information.
While Wargamer.com does review various games, software and other physical products, it does not attribute any scoring or metrics of quality. Individual writers will however offer a recommendation or evaluation as part of the review process, which will be presented in the text.
Strategy Gamer is a metacritic-listed website that offers games a rating out of five stars. The ratings can be summarised as follows:
1 Star = Definitely Not Recommended – Game is either poorly made, poorly presented or otherwise fails to represent a decent investment in either time or money.
2 Star = Generally Not Recommended – While not the worst game of all time, it generally still has a fair amount of problems associated with it. You'd have to be incredibly committed to either the theme, premise or mechanics to want to invest.
3 Star = 50/50 – A game of average design & quality that has its various strengths and weaknesses, but neither excels nor especially fails at anything. Probably still worth the investment, but it depends if the theme/mechanics etc... are a a specific draw for the reader.
4 Star = Generally Recommended – Games that are given this rating present themselves well and have some smart ideas. A worthy candidate for your time and/or money.
5 Star = Highly Recommended – This does not represent a 'perfect' game, but still incredibly well presented, well made and/or a best-in-class example of its theme/mechanics etc... Generally, your life will lack any meaning if you don't try this out.
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