Author Topic: Suggestion thread: Rate this game!  (Read 330 times)

Suggestion thread: Rate this game!
« on: 17 Oct 2020, 18:55 »
There've been rating drives earlier, and it's time for another one. Far too many of the games in the database is unrated. We just need five players to vote on the Games Page for a game to receive a player rating. But as with everything, this is funnier to do if we do it together.  :-* 8-)

So, why not pull together? If you have a suggestion for a game that needs more votes, make it here. Then others can jump on the bandwagon. Perhaps if five or more of us play an old game to rate it, there may be some funny discussions or we can help each other out.  (nod)

I'll start, then. An obvious place to start is this and last month's MAGS games. They are short and so new that the download links probably are in working order.

To cheer on "our" participants in the $104 Adventure Game Challenge, I'd also like to suggest you fine people play and rate The Halloween Party and Bartolomeo, mislead by circumstances, learns that appearances can be deceptive. They are short and very good games.

So who's in? And what other suggestions do you have?
« Last Edit: 18 Oct 2020, 01:08 by heltenjon »

Sinitrena

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Re: Suggestion thread: Rate this game!
« Reply #1 on: 17 Oct 2020, 19:52 »
I'm in and I just started with:

Bartolomeo, mislead by circumstances, learns that appearances can be deceptive:
Status: Completed; Rated; Recommended

The Halloween Party:
Status: downloaded; Completed; Rated; Game needs some work

Night Witch:
Status: Completed; Rated; Not my cup of tea (side-scrolling shooter)

My Father's Secret
Status: Completed; Rated; Recommended - seems my rating was enough to get this over the cut. Yay!

May I suggest you set links to the games you suggest here? Makes it so much easier to go and play them.

A suggestion from me for a game I really enjoyed that needs some more rates:
The Clockwork Labyrinth
« Last Edit: 18 Oct 2020, 02:59 by Sinitrena »

Re: Suggestion thread: Rate this game!
« Reply #2 on: 18 Oct 2020, 00:43 »
Nice one Helton. It’d be nice to see more cups in the database.

Re: Suggestion thread: Rate this game!
« Reply #3 on: 18 Oct 2020, 10:40 »
It's working already - the cups are popping up. Come on you guys! Chime in with some games you want to play and rate, or some you already have played.

Sinitrena's suggestion, The Clockwork Labyrinth, won the Best Puzzles award in 2018, so there's got to be some AGS-ers who have played this and forgotten to rate it. I'll download and eventually play and rate, but my schedule is more fitted to shorter games, so that one will take some time. But those of you who voted for this one in 2019 surely remember enough to cast your rating votes as well. We can't have award winners with no rating.  (wrong)

Sinitrena

  • Mittens Serf
  • Wheel of Fate
    • I can help with translating
    • Sinitrena worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • Sinitrena worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: Suggestion thread: Rate this game!
« Reply #4 on: 18 Oct 2020, 20:07 »
Another game that made the threshold with my rating:

The Wicked Witch of the West: Even though it needs no more ratings for them to show up, this game is well worth the play nonetheless.

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This is the way: Rated and commented, I'm curious what other people think about this one.
« Last Edit: 18 Oct 2020, 20:58 by Sinitrena »

Re: Suggestion thread: Rate this game!
« Reply #5 on: 18 Oct 2020, 22:01 »
Another game that made the threshold with my rating:

The Wicked Witch of the West: Even though it needs no more ratings for them to show up, this game is well worth the play nonetheless.
+1
I rated this today, as well, along with a lot of MAGS games that I have commented on in the threads and played, but for some reason not rated until now. Sinitrena is making an impact! Join the winning team and rate, people! Think of all the power...Bwahaha!  (laugh)

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This is the way: Rated and commented, I'm curious what other people think about this one.
I think I commented in the released game thread something along the lines of that with this type of story, the most fun is probably to discuss possible interpretations afterwards. I'm not normally a big fan of the visual novel/branching story genre, but I'll recognize it as a minimalist game. A problem with writing Kafkaesque stories, is that you're inevitably compared to, well, Kafka.

Re: Suggestion thread: Rate this game!
« Reply #6 on: 18 Oct 2020, 22:08 »
A suggestion from me for a game I really enjoyed that needs some more rates:
The Clockwork Labyrinth
Downloaded and tried it a bit. This game oozes quality, and from the presentation alone it screams for five cups. Unfortunately, I managed to freeze up the right mouse button function somehow, so I had to quit. But unless there are other technical problems that hinder further play, I think this will be a wonderful game to play.  The first impression is "awesome".

Sinitrena

  • Mittens Serf
  • Wheel of Fate
    • I can help with translating
    • Sinitrena worked on one or more games that won an AGS Award!
    •  
    • Sinitrena worked on one or more games that was nominated for an AGS Award!
Re: Suggestion thread: Rate this game!
« Reply #7 on: 19 Oct 2020, 04:41 »
A suggestion from me for a game I really enjoyed that needs some more rates:
The Clockwork Labyrinth
Downloaded and tried it a bit. This game oozes quality, and from the presentation alone it screams for five cups. Unfortunately, I managed to freeze up the right mouse button function somehow, so I had to quit. But unless there are other technical problems that hinder further play, I think this will be a wonderful game to play.  The first impression is "awesome".

No idea how you managed that. When I played it, there was one game-breaking bug late in the game that's fixed now, as far as I know. But I thought the game was so good that I didn't even mind re-playing about an hour or so.

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Max Fury would also like some more love. I've played and rated, have you? (I don't mean heltenjon here, I mean everyone reading here and not bothering to post anything.  ;))

Re: Suggestion thread: Rate this game!
« Reply #8 on: 21 Oct 2020, 14:38 »
I think I want to add another way of suggesting games here: the challenge. We could list a few games that need more ratings with some kind of common theme (Halloween, based on a book, kid friendly, games about cats, or whatever). Then we could try to play and rate said games to meet a challenge - or maybe some/one of them. Every rating counts! ;-D I'll give it some more thought before I suggest any games in a category; it would be even better if different people came with proposals. Old games are fine, too.

Re: Suggestion thread: Rate this game!
« Reply #9 on: 23 Oct 2020, 10:13 »
 8-)The dog vs cat challenge! 8-)

Are you a dog person or a cat person? Please participate as we play and rate some dog games or some cat games!  (nod)

I've found some games that need more votes to get a player rating:

That damn dog
Murder Dog IV
Hell’s Puppy
Alpha dog

Cornelius Cat in: The Uncontrollable Pest
Confessions of a Cat Burglar
Too many kittens
CATapault

If you want to suggest others, please do! Now, let's see who can get five votes in and get those player ratings up and running. Will it be the cat people or the dog people? Or will the cow people suggest games of their own? ;)

(For convenience, I've checked that the games suggested are available and given proper links in the comment section where the download link is faulty or troublesome.)