We welcome user reviews for any of the games, tech or accessories featured on Retro Ages. However, like most things in life there are a few rules to follow to ensure everyone has a fun and welcoming place to visit.
Rules for writing a review
While we have listed a lot of rules above, we are fickle creatures and may change them on a whim from time to time. We may also remove or edit reviews if they are no longer relevant - such as if a device preforms significantly different years after launch, or a game has patched issues that plagued it's day one release.
While not essential, reviews are easier to read when broken down into sections. Below is an example of how to structure a video game review which can be used or adapted to suit your own reviews:
Introduction - Talk about the game's history, development or even your own experience with previous entries in the series.
First Impressions - What were your first impressions? How does the game 'feel'? What stood out to your the most (good and bad).
Gameplay - Is the game fun to play? Does it control well? What are the mechanics that make it stand out amongst the crowd?
Presentation- This isn't just the game's graphics, but also includes the audio, menus and can even include the physical packaging of the item. If you're reviewing a retro title try and base the presentation on the hardware it was originally released on, so no negative criticism for a ZX spectrum game not running in 4K for example!
Longevity - While a longer game isn't always better, is there something that brings you back time and time again? Is it a fantastic multiplayer? Unlockable characters? A great party game? Do you feel it was good value for money, based on the length of enjoyment you recived?
The Final Verdict - This is what it all boils down to, the final verdict. Is the game worth buying? It's your score so let us know why you chose it. Remember 1 = terrible, 5 = mediocre and 10 = perfect.