QUOTE (kayden997 @ May 13 2011, 10:55 AM)
When the game is finished and you wouild like to review it, how do you do so?
I mean, anyone can point out flaws and say if they liked it but how do you present it.
Where do you start?
Do you just write what's on your mind when reviewing that game from beginning to end?
Do you have to play the full game for it to be a true review?
What method do you use for taking notes? Paper and pen? Word pad? Or do you just remember what happens?
How long should a typical review be?
While playing, I keep a list of notes in Notepad++ including my thoughts and opinions. The way I start is by breaking it up into categories: Graphics, Audio, Gameplay, Storytelling, and overall impression. My default score is average (5/10) and I add and subtract points depending on if a given area is better or worse than average. I don't think length really matters. Furthermore, I don't think it's necessary to play the full game to review it. I promise that I'll play a game for at least 2 hours before reviewing it, but if it fails to grab me in that time, then I won't continue playing.