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A Brief Introduction to Retro_Vision

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Welcome to Retro_Vision, a gaming blog dedicated to the review and critique of video games with the aim of providing concise, almost spoiler-free insights. Our goal is to offer valuable information based on personal opinions for anyone interested in exploring specific games or genres, or for those who simply want to see how others feel about a title they've just completed.

Our focus will be on evaluating a game's mechanics, aesthetics, systems, and overall design and each review is accompanied by clear, reasoned explanations for our opinions, ensuring a fair and balanced perspective.

Currently managed and sustained by a single enthusiast (that's me!), the website embodies my dreams and aspirations to share with a passionate community the joy of informed gaming choices.

A Brief Introduction
 

Hello fellow humans! My name is Caius, I'm the creator and currently the sole writer behind Retro_Vision. Ever since I was young, video games have been a central part of my life. They’ve offered me worlds to explore, challenges to overcome, and stories that have stuck with me long after the credits rolled. My passion for gaming goes beyond just playing – I love analyzing what makes a game truly special and sharing those insights with others.

That said, Retro_Vision is more than a blog to me—it is is a personal project born out of my passion for gaming and my desire to share that feeling with others. Growing up, I didn't always have the freedom to explore different games, so this blog is my way of giving back to the community. It's a platform where I can share my thoughts, opinions, and experiences with a diverse array of games, from retro classics to modern masterpieces.

As a solo creator, I pour my heart and soul into every review and article, striving to provide honest, insightful, and engaging content. When I'm not gaming or writing, you can find me exploring new technologies, diving into creative projects, or connecting with other gamers.

Regarding Review Scores
 

At Retro_Vision, one of the first things you'll notice is that all our reviews include ratings on a scale from 1 to 10. This numerical system helps to succinctly convey our assessment of each game, with 1 being the lowest possible score and 10 reserved for the very best. These scores reflect not only my personal opinion but also take into account the general consensus from the gaming community and the game's overall reputation.

 

To provide further clarity, here is a breakdown of what each score signifies:
 

1.0

Dreadful
 

The worst a game can possibly be. These types of games are not worth the investment of your time and money, nor your patience as you're surely going to need a lot to go through such dread. You should avoid them at all costs unless you want to be traumatized forever. You'll rarely, or possibly never see games scored this low in here, as these types of games are usually easy to spot and avoid.
 

2.0

Atrocious
 

An atrocious game is a game that failed at many things, if not at everything. They are games that are a tiny bit less worse than those of dreadful quality (possibly because they hold the power to make you laugh, at times), and yet, they still don't deliver anything new or interesting and are mostly a waste of everyone's time, so, again, you'll most likely never see games with such low scores around.
 

3.0

Joke
 

There are some games in this world that are better just being completely ignored, know what I mean? Some even make us wonder how a human being can possibly create such an utterly distasteful, mess of a game that can't be described by anything but a bad joke. If you ever see a game with such phenomenal score, please do yourself a favor and avoid it at all costs.
 

4.0

Awful
 

Awful is for "those" games, the ones that had potential, could have been interesting and offer some form of value, but sadly this potential is often hidden deep down a pile of messy, poorly executed concepts, or just an overwhelming amount of bugs that overshadow what little the game does great, making it nearly impossible for us to recommend such games without it weighing on the conscience. 
 

5.0

Bad
 

A bad game is a game that often has a cool concept, some cool values and characteristics, but isn't memorable, lacking what it takes to keep players interested, isn't exactly fun and its content simply isn't worth engaging with. These are the types of games that you finish, and that's it, you just move on to the next more interesting thing and forget about it like it never existed.
 

6.0

Average
 

An average game is usually a title that clearly had some effort put into creating some interesting content but still lacked in being innovative or too interesting. Games that showed truly great potential but had some hard to overlook shortcomings. Still, they offered a considerable amount of value, and because of this they remain somewhat cool to play through, all things considered.
 

7.0

Great
 

Not a masterpiece, and far from mediocrity. Even though not the greatest thing ever, they still have high chances of being an enjoyable experience for many of those who give it a chance to show itself. These are the titles totally worth checking out, so look for scores above this mark if you want to know when a game is good and likely to turn out to be well worth your time.
 

8.0

Superior
 

Superior is reserved for game that get many things done right, playing through it is usually a really nice and fun experience, and they're also highly memorable thanks to their numerous qualities. These are overall great games that delivered a lot seeing from the bigger picture, yet left some to be desired, showing to still have room for minor tweaks and improvements.
 

9.0

Outstanding
 

A game that can't be recommended enough. Their content is masterfully executed and they have a lot to offer, rising above all competing titles. A piece of art, result of the hard work of a team passionate about what they're creating that translates into a beautifully crafted game that is sure to be an extremely enjoyable and fun experience for most when not all who play it. 
 

10

Masterpiece
 

A masterpiece is the closest a game can get to perfection. These types of games shine the brightest, raising the bar high, claiming for themselves a spot as one of the greatest. They are totally worth checking out, even if they aren't your favorite style, for they can still turn out to be your new favorite thing, and are likely to stay that way for a really, really long time if ever given a chance.
 

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