rjmacready
Michael (no trade, no friend requests below level 5)   Australia
 
 
For your delectation, I have two very different Curator pages:
http://store.steampowered.com/curator/9284586-ReviewsJustfortheHELLofit/
http://store.steampowered.com/curator/10868048-Truly-Horrible-Horror-Games/?appid=398210

Ever wonder how I rationalise those crazy Verdicts which I deliver in my reviews? Well, wonder no longer:

RATINGS GUIDE (out of 10):
10 = About as good as it gets. Not necessarily “perfect”, but as close as it could have been, all things considered.
9.5 = Very, very nearly “gets there”, and honestly not much at all to complain about.
9 = An awful lot to like, but somehow lacking in some spark or touch of perfection which would make it truly great.
8.5 = A hell of a lot to recommend, but also some reservations.
8 = Very, very solid, but still quite a ways from greatness.
7.5 = A very firm recommendation, despite a number of shortcomings.
7 = Shows definite potential, but for whatever reason(s) falls quite a bit short of what it could have been.
6.5 = Really could have been something, maybe still could be, but still some way from that goal.
6 = “Above average” in its appeal, but not by a great margin. Definitely underwhelming.
5.5 = Not much above a pass. Not a COMPLETE insult, but far from something to write home about either, and not something you’d heartily recommend to anyone (even if you thought it was “their thing”).
5 = A pass. BARELY.
4.5 = A fail, if only just.
4 = Really, really not good. Could be made passable, but only with significant work.
3.5 = Pretty woeful, really. Probably COULDN’T be rendered passable, even with significant work.
3 = Awful. Either the devs were incredibly lazy, or incredibly lacking in anything resembling “talent”.
2.5 = Abominable. Even the best of intentions – if any were indeed present – couldn’t save THIS one.
2 = A failure at every conceivable level. Either the devs are full-blown “con artists”, or really should give up all their hopes and dreams of being professional video game designers (or at the very, very least, should wait for their skills to improve a bit, before releasing some half-baked “demo” as product).
1.5 = Downright insulting. The people who made this should definitely be ashamed, especially if they asked MONEY for this ♥♥♥♥-sandwich.
1 = The devs hate you. Or, failing that, I at least hope that they secretly despise THEMSELVES, for having released such a lethal stink-bomb into the public consciousness.
0.5 = The devs may as well have choked you to death with their own faeces, and ♥♥♥♥♥♥ all over your shallow grave for good measure.
0 = SERIOUSLY?! Is this even POSSIBLE?!? YOU PEOPLE SHOULD BE SHOT!!!!!!!!

Oh, and here's another site I write for upon occasion:
https://www.scaredtoplay.com/

And finally, here's a few things about Yours Truly (as a "person" an' all that):

My name is Michael, I enjoy playing and reviewing games, and yes, I'm currently 42 years old. If this is something which makes you uncomfortable, please DON'T ADD ME. Similarly, if you don't appreciate my somewhat dark sense of humour, DON'T ADD ME. Neither of these things are liable to change or improve in the foreseeable future (quite the opposite, I suspect)! Other than this, I'm happy to be Steam friends with virtually anyone, though I may be suspicious if your Steam level is 0 or 1 and the only game you "own" is Team Fortress 2. I'm not much into trading, especially with people I haven't known for a loooong time, so if you're only looking to get stuff off me - especially totally, 100% free stuff - please, for the love of God, DON'T ♥♥♥♥ING ADD ME!!

Having said that, my ambivalence towards generosity runs both ways. While I have absolutely no problem with people gifting me games, please note that I have about half of the Steam catalogue currently in my wishlist...so if you want me to play something you gift ASAP, just message me and I'll be happily honest about my chances of playing it in the near-future :)

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"I feel so small and insignificant," said the knight. "That's because you ARE, you fat fucking tosser," said a voice from up above.
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I honestly don't know what to make of this "game"...let's see now...

Running aimlessly about an unimaginative, almost barren forest map with a couple of roads, allegedly looking for "a toilet" (the game doesn't tell you this; you have to read it on the Store page)! Running into the occasional invisible wall...that isn't even invisible (more like a row of transparent black monoliths)! Being chased upon occasion by some mad shrieking humanoid creature that, presumably, is looking to use the same toilet...before finally finding an old-school outdoor lavatory and "beating" the game simply by stepping inside!

Sounds fun, eh?

Here's the weird thing, though: it's actually quite genuinely spooky. The sound, in particular, is very well "sculpted" to provide a truly unnerving and increasingly tense experience...at least for as long as you resist the temptation to hit the right click button, which triggers a mighty honking sound which I presume is meant to be your...er, well, remember what we were saying earlier about being in search of a toilet...?

In short: it's gimmicky, it's crass, it's exceedingly short, but it's not completely loveless or worthless. If nothing else, it's a fairly "epic troll". It also happens to be rather cheap; doubly so if you find it on sale. So here's what I'm going to do: I'm going to give this the narrowest of "passing" grades, and deem it of interest only to those desperately seeking a cheap laugh or a cheap scare - I'm not sure which! - at the lowest possible price Steam has to offer, shy of FREE games (many of which are honestly more worthy of your time).

Verdict: 5 rude "parp"-ing noises out of 10.

(PS If you enjoyed this review, feel free to check out my two Curator pages: http://store.steampowered.com/curator/9284586-ReviewsJustfortheHELLofit/
http://store.steampowered.com/curator/10868048-Truly-Horrible-Horror-Games/?appid=398210
Cheers!)
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rjmacready May 30 @ 9:57am 
You too, my friend! :)
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rjmacready Feb 8 @ 6:53pm 
Not a bad cover! Though I certainly prefer the Acca Dacca version ;)
µия€Âℓ™® Feb 7 @ 10:14pm 
AC/DC - Back in Black (cover by Sershen&Zaritskaya feat. Kim and Shturmak):bolt::bolt::bolt::Eye_tv:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2p0xrY4CMs&list=PLgAZOfmZ-y6r-AhPUNWTFZ_kRgLlElwYC&index=25
rjmacready Dec 31, 2019 @ 8:08pm 
Indeed, Acid! Straight back atcha :) And a Happy New Year to everyone else, too!!
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