Reviews are becoming one of the major parts of 16-Bit Dad, whether it’s a review of a new retro gaming inspired indie game, a PSX classic, gaming peripheral, a toy for kids or a security gates for the house.
I take great care in my reviews, doing my best to be as accurate as possible, as well as providing actual criticism rather than simply moaning or praising the subject of the review constantly. On top of that, I am always open to suggestions on how to improve my reviews, which you can send to me using the contact form below.
As stated above, I take great pride in my reviews, but I don’t take myself too seriously! All of my reviews come from me, and as such are in the first person and are written conversationally. These reviews are here to give my opinion on the product/service, so that means I will be “talking” about said product/service as if I was discussing it with friends, in person.
Also, I try my best to avoid cliches that are otherwise completely useless to anyone! For example, if I ever say “the controls feel like a tank” in a gaming review, please send me a digital slap across the face with a wet fish! And anyone who gets that reference is awesome! Anyway, I will always endeavour to analyse and assess every detail of the product and provide a fair and honest review of it.
One thing that everyone does nowadays, especially parents and retro gaming lovers, is to look at a review before buying a product. It’s just the way things are these days! That’s why I review products that would be interesting to my readers. Whether it’s an app or a piece of computer hardware, or even a smart phone accessory, as long as my readers would find it useful, I’m more than happy to review it! That said, here are the categories of products that I review:
However, if your product doesn’t fit in those categories but would still be of interest to parents or retro gamers, or to techies in general, I may still review it. The final decision will be mine, based upon whether I think my readers would be interested in your product or not.
Each review will cover various aspects of a product in detail, rather than just a quick two liner. For example, for a computer based app it would include installation, effectiveness of the product, usability and cost. All of my reviews will be entirely honest! Whilst I do accept products for reviewing, receiving one does not guarantee a stellar, 5 star review. I will test the product and write the review based solely on that test.
Please note that, whilst others may get their reviews out earlier than I do and then adjust scores later, I aim for accuracy rather than beating the clock! My reviews are published when they are complete and ready, and scores will not be adjusted without good reason. As such, my reviews may appear to be rather late, but you can be sure that they are a fair and realistic representation of the product/service, that has been deeply tested.
So, there you have it! If you are interested in having your product or service reviewed here on 16-Bit Dad, feel free to get in touch via the contact form below and I’ll get back to you as soon as humanly possible (no automated, robotic replies here, my friend)!