Welcome to a little website that is known as Engage VG. For some reason I have been asked a fair few times what the bloody hell the VG stands for? It’s really simple. The “V” stands for Video and the “G” stands for Gamer. So you put the two together and you get Video Gamer. Put that together with Engage and you get Engage Video Gamer. See? Simple. So stop asking!
Anyhoo, Engage VG is a website that will be focusing on two areas; the first will be regular opinion piece articles and the second will be review/impressions on various video games, computer games and arcade games starting all the way back in the late 1970s with Pong all the way up to the present day. However, there won’t be any day one reviews on current releases. That takes a crap tonne of time which just isn’t possible right now. Also, when it comes to the more modern games which are often far larger than retro and arcade games, I won’t be doing reviews per-sae but instead impression articles. That means I don’t have to play a game that could take tens if not hundreds of hours to complete, but I can play enough to get a good idea of what my thoughts are on the game as a whole. If this changes in the future, then a proper review can always be written. So stop whining. Retro games will have reviews as these are far easier from a time point of view. As a whole they are, anyway.
There are, as you may have noticed, and you really should have noticed because they are all on the front page of this site, multiple opinion articles already up to read. The timing is great because for the next few days we can all bask in the glory that are pre-recorded by live streamed events from Microsoft, Ubisoft and Capcom. There maybe something else I’m forgetting by some bloke but I really don’t care. Unless something big happens. So there will be more opinions to come regarding new announcements but in the future there’ll be plenty of articles about pretty much whatever I want to moan about or talk about or whatever, within the world of gaming.
So now that’s all been said, let’s check out the wide range of systems that will be covered for review and impression articles over the coming weeks and months and hopefully years. That’s how many games there are to potentially cover. Aliens will have invaded the planet, realised it was a mistake and buggered off back home by the time we are through trying to even come close to getting through all the games out there.
So, the systems I’ll be reviewing games for:
SONY: PlayStation 1, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PlayStation Portable.
SEGA: Master System, Mega Drive (No I won’t call it a Genesis!), Saturn, Dreamcast, Game Gear.
NINTENDO: Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo 64, GameCube, Wii, Wii U, Switch, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance.
MICROSOFT: Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X
ARCADE: Um, well it’s arcade games.
Now, let’s look at how review scores will work, because everyone knows these are the only important part of a review and the one thing everyone moans about.
Score 1: Make it stop! Make it stop!
Score 2: Why!? Just, why!?
Score 3: It’s real bad.
Score 4: Yeah…. No.
Score 5: Meh.
Score 6: Hey it’s not a bad game underneath it all.
Score 7: It’s good, just not great.
Score 8: This is a pretty decent game actually.
Score 9: Wow what a fantastic game!
Score 10: Holy mother forking shirt balls! This is the Good Place!