How I think of the star-ranking system Backloggery offers:
1 STAR - Bummer Times
Minimal enjoyment/engagement while playing and/or left little interesting or thoughtful to take with me. No desire to ever revisit.
2 STARS - Unbalanced/Unmoved
Generally decent experience but either was largely dull or had too many low-lows to pair with it's high-highs and left me feeling middle-of-the-road in the end.
3 STARS - Effective Experiences/Positive Memories
Registers in my brain as actively enjoyable or engaging and may have left me with some nuggets for mental sustenance. I would be happy to revisit.
4 STARS - Gems of Brilliance
Surpassing mere registration in the mind to an acknowledged work of some level of genius in it's qualities. It may not be an ever-present specter in my daily brain but when it crosses the barrier into thought it will stay haunting for large chunks of that day.
5 STARS - Complete Magic Injected Into My Brain
Generates near endless thoughts and discussion paired with an enthusiasm, passion, and love for the experience that is this game. Woven into my mental fabric forever.
My name is Ted.
I play console-style RPGs, mostly, followed by a few platformers and puzzlers with a little 'other' spice in there.
I love communities. Punk rock DIY developed from the roots communities. Backloggery has a lot of potential to develop in this way for gamers, so if you're wondering we should talk and be friends, the answer is: YES!
I have created a secondary page at [Link]
It's purpose is to track games in my wife and my collection that are kept separate as they are to use for her teaching. They still stay at our home so we have access to play them but they are not a part of the main collection. They will be played by my wifes students primarily. Any updates on those games, if any, will be there!