About This Site

Hello, I’m Christopher Brahm, also known on most gaming platforms as Jumpropeman!

The Game Hoard was inspired by my ever-expanding enormous game collection and my wide range of playing video games from all the different genres across many platforms. The goal is exactly as the tagline reads: play every video game ever released! Along the way I shall also be giving my thoughts on the games I have played so that others may benefit from this journey. On this site, you can expect to see a few series consistently, as well as the occasional unique feature when an idea strikes me.

The main series you can expect to see include:

A GLANCE AT THE PAST
Here, I’ll be digging deep into the hoard to pull out video games that existed from the Sixth Generation of gaming consoles and further back. Basically, games made for the PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, Gameboy Advance, and any system made before those four will be given a look through modern eyes. Will nostalgia be able to hold up?

A LOOK AT THE LATEST
Starting at the cut off point of A Glance At The Past, this will contain reviews of any video game on a system from the Seventh Generation of gaming consoles onward. PS3, Xbox 360, the Wii, the DS, and so on until the present. These are the games you can still walk into a store and find on the shelves, so it’s important to know if they’re any good!

DISASTER REPORT
In Disaster Report, I will be taking a video game that is particularly awful and deconstructing it in an extended format. Expect any game in one of these blogs to be the worst of the worst and to get utterly torn apart for being so.

QUALITY TIME

For bad games, there’s Disaster Report. For the best games, there’s Quality Time. In this style of article, an in-depth look at a fantastic game will let you see just what makes it such an amazing example of what video games have to offer.

OTHER
A new series may pop up at any time! Check back here to see if any new features have been added to the site, and rest assured, I’m already imagining a few for the future!

 

Currently, The Game Hoard hopes to have a minimum of one review a week, but the output is dependent on the games being played. Games can vary in length drastically, meaning some reviews take much longer to research and write. If possible, The Game Hoard will try to have at least 10 different game reviews in a month.

 

Besides describing and evaluating the games featured, I will also be giving them a rating on a scale of my own creation. Number scales are improperly weighed these days due to the industry trend towards undervaluing high numbers and making the midpoint not actually the middle. Instead, I decided to make this rather common sense scale by which I’ll judge every game on this blog!

To put it even simpler: Rather than trying to quantify games with a number system that is variable between people, the word ratings help to easily sum up the game’s quality. For some people, a 6/10, 3/5, or even an 8/10 are all Good, but they would still differentiate a Good game from a Great game or a Fantastic game. Just because two games are Bad doesn’t mean they’re necessarily of the same caliber even, just that if asked on the game’s quality, that would be the word best used. A game either achieves or fails at what it sets out to do, meaning even an incredibly simple 8 bit game can be Fantastic or one with a lot of systems, complexity, and high definition graphics can be Atrocious, and of course vise versa.
Also, the guidelines for The Game Hoard’s goal of playing every video game ever released may change but are currently as follows:

1: The video game must have been released to the public in some form as a complete product. Cancelled titles, personal projects, hacks, flash games, and so on aren’t counted unless they one day meet this criteria.

2: Ports and remakes count as the same game in the goal unless they have considerable differences. For example: I would not need to play the PC, PS4, and Xbox One versions of Assassin Creeds Origins, I’d only need to play one of them. However, Metroid: Samus Returns is a considerably different game then the game it’s a remake of, Metroid II: Return of Samus, and both games would need to be played. Also, games like Sonic Colors where the Wii game and DS game have considerably different styles of play would both need to be played.

 

For business inquiries, review requests, or if you just want to get in contact with the site, e-mail me at:

jumpropeman@thegamehoard.com

Sometimes I stream the games I intend to review on Twitch:

https://www.twitch.tv/jumpropeman

Also, feel free to check out all the games I currently own on my backloggery:

https://backloggery.com/jumpropeman

You can send a game to me to be guaranteed a review too! Do so either on Steam:

http://steamcommunity.com/id/jumpropeman/wishlist/

Or through my lukiegames wishlist!

https://www.lukiegames.com/view_wishlist.asp?k=37466&ls=894e7f07e09f1270f0253c51fffe5f4a

Or just e-mail me about sending it through other channels if you want me to review your product! And of course, don’t forget to support The Game Hoard on Patreon so I can bring you more content!!

https://www.patreon.com/thegamehoard

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