Hello there! I'm from Italy and I like turtles a ton, in case you haven't noticed. Feel free to shoot me a message or add me to your Multitap!
I tend to dislike new trends in the gaming industry, but it doesn't stop me from enjoying new games. I stick with Nintendo's consoles and indies; I don't have enough money or time to handle a backlog for multiple systems. I stick to series I like, but I'm very open to new experiences. I enjoy platformers the most.
CURRENT BACKLOG GOALS
count over 100
RATINGS / COMMENT REVIEWS
Do not take my ratings too seriously.
I am a very nitpicky person when it comes to rating games, and I am also biased towards and against certain genres. I didn't spend a very long time thinking about them and had to go off my memory for a lot of them, so some might not be extremely accurate. I mostly rated them based on how much I enjoyed them rather than how good they are: they're very subjective. 5-stars are my all-time favorites, but some games rated 4-stars get very close too. I plan on using the half-stars as soon as the site remake drops. Some games that I'd rate 3 1/2 are rated both 4 or 3 right now, it bothers me a bit.
I often explain in the comments about why I gave said rating to the game, but not always. If you care about listening to my more in-depth opinions, or want to know more about how good or how bad a game is and would like a more subjective write-up, feel free to message me! I'll be glad to respond. Just keep in mind that it's been years since I've played some games, and I might misremember things.
- I mark a game as completed when I feel like it. This makes my C count higher than it would be if I followed the site's recommendations. These are my personal guidelines:
- Achievements are never
required; neither are best ranks if they don't unlock anything.
- If there's an in-game percentage counter, only when it says "100%" (or, if I know that the % can go past 100, whatever the max is) I can
said game, unless I can't find a way to increase the counter anymore.
- I don't have to finish the game at the hardest difficulty (I tend to use Normal) unless that's explicitly required for 100%. I find that a chore. Only if I enjoy the game enough, I might play through harder difficulties. I also might not play them, even when required for 100%, if they're too difficult or tedious.
- I don't care about NG+ if it doesn't unlock anything.
- For games like Pokémon, finishing the usual monster encyclopedia isn't required. However, specifically for Pokémon, finishing the Regional Pokédex (or at least as much as I can without a paired version) is required.
- If updates or DLC extend the game, I only have to finish all content in the base version of said game. I rarely return to a game after updates, free or paid. If I spent too much time playing DLC content I'd never get anything done in my backlog.
- Will disappear in the remake. Right now, I use this for three kinds of games:
1) compilations of games that I don't want to play through; will be marked as "Retired".
2) games that don't have an ending; will be marked as "Endless".
3) Bubble Bobble: Double Shot; I don't want to play through it, I hate it too much. It will also be marked as "Retired", unless my guilt is too strong.
Some people use this for multiple versions of a single game too, but I simply don't add those to my backlog.
- Unused, except for Mario Kart DS.
Large DLC expansions released after the original game's release are either counted separately from the base game, or aren't added at all if I don't want to play through them.
MY USE OF "ORIGINAL SYSTEM"
All GBA games are marked as DS, and all Wii games are marked as Wii U. This is because I don't have a GBA or a Wii, and used other systems with backwards compatibility to play these games instead.