Current theme: Famicom
★★★★★ - Very good, or even a fantastic game with little to no major flaws. If there is some problem with it, the rest is so good that it's still an absolute must play. 9/10 or 10/10 games.
★★★★☆ - Quite good, but either has some bigger design flaws, or it's not as awesome as it could have been with a bit more work or a slightly different direction. Still absolutely recommended. 7/10 or 8/10 games.
★★★☆☆ - A game with either great ideas but subpar execution, a somewhat even mix of good and not so good parts, or just one that is fine but fails to create a memorable experience. Depending on preferences, these are usually still worth checking out in some way. 5/10 or 6/10 games.
★★☆☆☆ - A game that has more negative than positive traits overall, but still has something that makes it not a complete waste of time. I personally wouldn't recommend them, though. 3/10 or 4/10 games.
★☆☆☆☆ - A horrible game with little to no redeeming qualities. If it has some positive traits, they are absolutely overshadowed by everything else. I would personally advise everyone to steer clear from these ones. 1/10 or 2/10 games.
---HOW I PLAY MY GAMES---
I buy games I am interested in for one reason or another, so I try to beat every game I buy if it's possible.
When playing emulated games (like through collections or Virtual Console), the only emulator trick I use is suspending gameplay to continue later. I don't use save states or rewinds to gain unfair advantage. There are a very few cases when I do cheat (usually when I play co-op with my wife), but I'll mention it every single time.
I am somewhat of a perfectionist, which kind of drives me crazy, because sometimes I end up playing a game for much longer than I intended. This does interfere with my desire to play as many games as I can... But if completing a game requires me to beat it several times, I usually only do it if it's pretty short or if I especially loved it.
I was born on 8th March, 1992, in Budapest, Hungary, and I live there as well with my wife.
I was around 4 when I got my first game system, an SNES with a copy of We're Back: A Dinosaur's Story. I've loved games every day of my life since then.
Some of my other childhood games I had when I was under 10 include:
-Kirby's Dream Land 1 and 2, Wario Land, and Super Mario Land 2 for the Game Boy
-Zelda: Link's Awakening DX, Pokémon Pinball, and Pokémon Crystal for the Game Boy Color
-Super Mario World, Super Mario All-Stars, Yoshi's Island, Kirby Super Star, Kirby's Dream Course, Donkey Kong Country 2, Zelda: A Link to the Past, and Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Busts Loose for the SNES
-Super Mario 64, Yoshi's Story, Mario Party, Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Zelda: Majora's Mask, Pokémon Snap, Pokémon Stadium, Paper Mario, and Super Smash Bros. for the N64
So was mostly a Nintendo kid, though I had a PS1 for some time. I played it sometimes, but far less than my Nintendo systems. We even sold it later to buy a GBC. Even to this day I'm mostly a Nintendo guy, but I do have most PlayStation consoles and some other stuff.
I'm Hungarian, but I can speak English, and have been studying Japanese by myself for years, mostly to be able to play retro Japanese games. I also met the love of my life and now my wife Eszter in the high school Japanese club, and we've been together since 2012, living together since 2014, and married since 2022.
I have games from all 3 major regions, many of them were only released in Japan, mostly with systems I can play them with. I really like collecting games, and my two absolute favorite systems to collect for are the Famicom and the Nintendo DS.
Other than video games, I really love Avatar: The Last Airbender and its sequel, The Legend of Korra. I'm also really interested in insects and other arthropods, and also Japan and its culture and language.