Idea - Reviewing MakeCode games in an organised manner

Hello everyone, and thanks for tuning in. Today I am announcing an idea that i had for a while that I finally decided to go through with. From now on, I’ll be reviewing and rating new MakeCode arcade games posted to the forum. This will be done using a schematic ready for posting where I’ll simply tweak it to make it suit for the game in question. (You might have noticed I have already done this with some games on the forum) This will be done with the goal of providing other community members with an easy to read through and digest, laid out description and review of the game, as well as my opinions and experiences with the games. I belive this will make it easier to conclude whether a game is worth while playing for the reader, and will provide plenty of constructive criticism for the creator in many aspects. If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, leave them down below. I will also be taking requests, if you wish your game to be rated, please request it in the comments and leave a link to the forum thread with the game. The schematic will be listed below
sincerely, S0m3_random_guy

Schematic -

Game review and rating:

– [ Artstyle ] –
☐ A kindergartener drew it
☐ Down bad
☐ Average
☐ Good
☐ Amazing

– [ Gameplay ] –
☐ I’d rather watch grass grow
☐ Not very amusing
☐ Alright
☐ Enjoyable
☐ Exquisitely masterful (it rocks)

– [ Story ] –
☐ There’s no story
☐ So cliché
☐ Admireable
☐ Amazing
☐ You forget you have a life

– [ Performance ] –
☐ Doesn’t run
☐ Seconds per frame
☐ Stitched screenshots
☐ Partially smooth
☐ Flawless

– [ Bugs ] –
☐ Fallout 76
☐ Constant crashes
☐ Lots of bugs, little crashing
☐ Mostly smooth actually
☐ Properly debugged :point_right::smiley: :point_right:

– [ Length ] –
☐ Flappy bird (3 seconds)
☐ Average runner game (a few minutes)
☐ Minecraft if you git gud (~20 minutes)
☐ Fledged RPG game (20 minutes - 1 hour)
☐ How is this MakeCode??? (1+ hour(s))

– [ Difficulty ] –
☐ Cookie clicker
☐ Easy
☐ Easy to learn, hard to master
☐ Challenging
☐ Dark Souls

– [ Replayability ] –
☐ One-time experience
☐ For collectibles
☐ Every once in a while
☐ For sure
☐ It’s meant to be replayed

– [ Overall ] –
Rating - (rating)
Review - (review)

6 Likes

Another thing of note is that I’ll (not including requests) mostly only review and rate games submitted to the forum with the tag ‘game’ or ‘featured-game’. This is because it is much easier for me to find the games to review by just searching for the tag.

1 Like

UPDATE:
New features added to the form:

  • added game details
    • title
    • series/franchise
    • language
    • number of blocks
    • lines of code
    • UF2 size
  • put review categories under hide details

New form:

Game details:

Title:
Series:
Language:
Number of blocks:
Lines of code:
UF2 size:


Overview:
– [ Artstyle ] –
☐ A kindergartener drew it
☐ Down bad
☐ Average
☐ Good
☐ Amazing

– [ Gameplay ] –
☐ I’d rather watch grass grow
☐ Not very amusing
☐ Alright
☐ Enjoyable
☐ Exquisitely masterful (it rocks)

– [ Story ] –
☐ There’s no story
☐ So cliché
☐ Admireable
☐ Amazing
☐ You forget you have a life

– [ Performance ] –
☐ Doesn’t run
☐ Seconds per frame
☐ Stitched screenshots
☐ Partially smooth
☐ Flawless

– [ Bugs ] –
☐ Fallout 76
☐ Constant crashes
☐ Lots of bugs, little crashing
☐ Mostly smooth actually
☐ Properly debugged :point_right::smiley: :point_right:

– [ Length ] –
☐ Flappy bird (3 seconds)
☐ Average runner game (a few minutes)
☐ Minecraft if you git gud (~20 minutes)
☐ Fledged RPG game (20 minutes - 1 hour)
☐ How is this MakeCode??? (1+ hour(s))

– [ Difficulty ] –
☐ Cookie clicker
☐ Easy
☐ Easy to learn, hard to master
☐ Challenging
☐ Dark Souls

– [ Replayability ] –
☐ One-time experience
☐ For collectibles
☐ Every once in a while
☐ For sure
☐ It’s meant to be replayed

– [ Overall ] –
Rating - :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:


Review :arrow_down:

Objective description:
Personal opinion:
Suggested improvements (for the author)
4 Likes

My games don’t have UF2 size they are too big

This is pretty awesome, also:

In all seriousness though, this is a nice way to give feedback to people in the community.

1 Like

That’s fine, fields that cannot be filled in get labeled as “N/A” (not applicable)

Game details:

Title:
Series:
Language:
Number of blocks:
Lines of code:
UF2 size:


Overview

– [ Artstyle ] –
☐ A kindergartener drew it
☐ Down bad
☐ Average
☐ Good
☐ Amazing

– [ Gameplay ] –
☐ I’d rather watch grass grow
☐ Not very amusing
☐ Alright
☐ Enjoyable
☐ Exquisitely masterful (it rocks)

– [ Story ] –
☐ There’s no story
☐ So cliché
☐ Admireable
☐ Amazing
☐ You forget you have a life

– [ Performance ] –
☐ Doesn’t run
☐ Seconds per frame
☐ Stitched screenshots
☐ Partially smooth
☐ Flawless

– [ Bugs ] –
☐ Fallout 76
☐ Constant crashes
☐ Lots of bugs, little crashing
☐ Mostly smooth actually
☐ Properly debugged :point_right::smiley: :point_right:

– [ Length ] –
☐ Flappy bird (3 seconds)
☐ Average runner game (a few minutes)
☐ Minecraft if you git gud (~20 minutes)
☐ Fledged RPG game (20 minutes - 1 hour)
☐ How is this MakeCode??? (1+ hour(s))

– [ Difficulty ] –
☐ Cookie clicker
☐ Easy
☐ Easy to learn, hard to master
☐ Challenging
☐ Dark Souls

– [ Replayability ] –
☐ One-time experience
☐ For collectibles
☐ Every once in a while
☐ For sure
☐ It’s meant to be replayed

– [ Overall ] –
Rating - :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:


Review :arrow_down:

Objective description:
Personal opinion:
Suggested improvements (for the author)

I though this lay out would be better

4 Likes

That does look great, I’ll be sure to consider it!

2 Likes