GamesBeat Critic Knows How to Handle a Retro Review

An attractive, nostalgia-laden package!

An attractive, nostalgia-laden package!

Here at VGRHQ, we’re not merely interested in great reviews for the big blockbusters. We also love it when a critic pays appropriate homage to a time long past, but does so in a way that remains professional and accurate.

In short, it’s often difficult to review games from many years ago, as it’s not really fair to compare them to modern-day productions. So, how does one go about it?

Ask GameBeat’s Jeffrey Grubb, who penned a superb review for NES Remix 2.

Who can remember games like these without shedding a tear or two...?

Who can remember games like these without shedding a tear or two…?

Why We Like It:

— Well, first off, it adopts a similar structure to what we have. 🙂 Separating the text out into “what you’ll like” and “what you won’t like” makes it easy for readers to quickly get the highlights.

— The critic acknowledges that in order to really appreciate it, you’ll need a history with the NES. This is something older hardcore gamers have to admit…it’s how nostalgia works, and when a game thrives entirely on nostalgia, it must be mentioned in the review.

— Per the “what we’re looking for” outline on the Our Method page, Mr. Grubb’s review is clean, descriptive and well-written. We’re particularly big fans of his opening line:

NES Remix 2 is a nostalgia mirror. Hold it up to yourself and it will show you the fond memories you have for classic Nintendo games (or the lack thereof).

Congrats on the nod, Jeffrey!

Read Jeffrey Grubb’s NES Remix 2 Review Now

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