Hey! I'm a big Koopa fan from Italy. Feel free to shoot me a message or add me to your Multitap (just make sure I can add you back!), I don't know the move Bite yet.
I am kinda the opposite of today's video gaming industry. I still like Nintendo, despise first-person shooters, love platformers, and hate those eye-stressing VR systems.
percentage to 50%
count below 15
- I never saved the game, although I might have tried the first few minutes of it.
- Obtained save data.
- Generally beating the final boss and watching the credits, unless there's a significant portion of story after the credits roll once. If updates or DLC extend the game, I only have to finish all content in the base version of said game.
- To be honest, I mark game
when I feel like it, but I do have a few personal rules I try to follow:
- Achievements are never
required, neither are best ranks if they don't unlock anything.
- I have to beat the game at the hardest difficulty, but I don't need to endure all the post-game at said difficulty. However, I don't need to finish the hardest difficulty if I think it's too hard for me. It depends by the game, really.
- I don't care about NG+ if it doesn't unlock anything.
- If there's an in-game percentual (e.g. Kirby), only when it says "100%" (or, if I know that the % can go past 100, whatever the max is) I can
said game, unless what is left is an extremely time-consuming and tedious task, or I can't find a way to progress the counter.
- For games like Pokémon, finishing the usual monster encyclopedia isn't required. However, finishing the Regional Pokédex (or at least as much as I can without a paired version) is
- I use this for three kinds of games:
1) compilations of games that I don't want to play through
2) games that don't have an (clear) ending (as far as I know)
3) Bubble Bobble: Double Shot, because it's way too hard and long
Some people use this for multiple versions of a single game too, but I just don't add those to my backlog.
- Seems like this status will be removed with the site's remake, so I decided not to use it anymore. The 7
games will keep this status, and it's quite unlikely that I'll add any more.
As for DLC expansions released after the original game's release, I do count them as completely separated games if I play them (like Slime-san's "Blackbird's Kraken" expansion), or I simply don't add them at all if I haven't bought them or haven't downloaded their patch.
I don't rate games objectively with reviews, mostly because I am very biased towards some video game genres. Instead, I only rate how much fun I had while playing, and don't really take factors like graphics and music in account.
☆☆☆☆☆ - all
games are not rated, but will be as soon as they're
★★★☆☆ - the game was alright, but it was nothing special. This is my middle mark and I am not shy of using it.
★★★★☆ - it was a very fun experience overall.
★★★★★ - a personal favorite. I only rate few games with 5 stars because they must deserve them.
★★☆☆☆ - not necessarily a bad game, but I didn't enjoy it a lot.
★☆☆☆☆ - atrocious.
The Backloggery site remake might feature half-stars as well; in that case, I'll change my rating system and re-review every game in my collection to make full use of those half-stars.
MY USE OF "ORIGINAL SYSTEM"
Instead of marking the original system for which a game was released, I use this to specify on which system I am playing said game. This is because I don't actually own a GBA or a Wii, but instead I use a DS Lite and a Wii U to play games for those systems.