Review & Rating: Warsong: Genesis

full-game analysis…no emulators…no fanboyism…rating based on fun…multiplayer rated separately…full details of my rating system below

Additional gameplay:

The rating in the video reflects, in my opinion, how fun the game is compared to ALL other video games. I make every effort to understand how the game is played and try my best to complete it.

I do NOT consider the following when assigning the rating: nostalgia (ex., no bump in score because the game reminds me of childhood), sales figures, arcade faithfulness, time of release (ex., no bump in score because it was “good for its time”), fanboyish views of the gaming companies, developer resources (ex., no bump in score because it’s a home brew), or how the game affected the industry (ex., no bump in score for being the first platformer). The game is either fun or it’s not.

Small note: Kids games are judged with an adult mindset.

I use a “true” 10-point scale for rating the fun. This means I use the ENTIRE scale, and the scores are evenly distributed.

Essentially, if I had enough time to rate EVERY game out there, 10% of games would have a 1, another 10% would have a 2, and so on.

Here’s another way of looking at it. All the games in the world can be grouped into ten, same-sized piles. The least fun games go into Pile 1, the most fun games go in Pile 10, etc. So my 1 to 10 rating is simply stating which pile that particular game would go in.

This concept assures that I am using the entire scale. Many other video game magazines and sites say they use a ten-point scale, but neglect to use the entire scale. Typically, they avoid 1, 2, and 3, and overuse 7 and 8. If the entire scale is being used, then the average score should be a 5, assuming that the entity has reviewed a large number of randomly selected games.

A possible reason for the misuse of such scales comes from the school systems we all grow up around. In America, a 50% in school means you get an F, which means Fail. In a true 10-point scale however, a 5 out of 10 isn’t a fail, it is average. They are two totally different scales, but I think people have trouble making the separation between the two.

To further clarify my scale (both for myself and my viewers) I have assigned a description for each point on the scale:

10 … The top 10% when it comes to fun. Games with this score are NOT flawless (no game is). The fun level completely overruns any perceived flaws. These games can be busted out years later, and still be fun.

9 … Games that are way above average and highly recommended. Good enough to play again one day.

8 … Still recommended, but with some concerns. Something may be holding them back from being in the top tier of games. These games are fun enough to be played again.

7 … Probably enjoyable to most of the gaming population. These games are fun enough to be played again after enough time has passed.

6 …. Just above average in terms of fun. These games have a good thing going which may not be brought all the way to fruition. Definitely worth a try for most people.

5 … Average in terms of fun. Games with this score contain enough fun to justify at least one playthrough.

4 …. These games fall just below average. There are things that are likable about these games, and people with specific tastes will be able to enjoy them. Not good enough to be played again though.

3 … This is the point of the scale where “avoid” starts to be used. There are too many flaws, or perhaps one gigantic flaw, such as “boring gameplay.”

2 … These games are flawed, but something in them saves them from being the absolute worst.

1 … The bottom 10%. These games represent the lowest level of fun you can have in video games. #GamingTheSystems Support the channel:
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  • There are too many fake free points for free hacks that I can not understand how people fall for those scams. The only web app that works is Gamecrook, tried and tested.

    Maha Bazar June 19, 2020 12:41 pm Reply
  • I play this game like chess when I'm waiting. I rented it when it came out several times. Was too long for rentals but still so damn fun i would always get it. This and Master of Monsters were two repeat rentals. Fond moments.

    Trepidity Trepidity June 19, 2020 12:41 pm Reply
  • Just started playing the Genesis version. Hyped for the remake of I and II on Switch.

    DevilBuster Kaz June 19, 2020 12:41 pm Reply
  • I hope they release this on the Sega Genesis mini.

    Belthazor June 19, 2020 12:41 pm Reply
  • make a langrisser mobile review¡¡¡¡

    Cyber MX June 19, 2020 12:41 pm Reply
  • Love this game.

    affanshakir wan June 19, 2020 12:41 pm Reply
  • best megadrive game i ever played

    jordan byrne June 19, 2020 12:41 pm Reply
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    GamingTheSystems June 19, 2020 12:41 pm Reply
  • it’s the origin of langrisser

    tumblingdown_ June 19, 2020 12:41 pm Reply
  • I'm a fire emblem series fan. Willl give this game a try

    Almir Canella June 19, 2020 12:41 pm Reply
  • One of my favorites for Sega Genesis. I put so much time into it I even managed to consistently beat the first map. The only other game that I would concede was as good is Shadowrun.

    Jeff S. June 19, 2020 12:41 pm Reply
  • one of my fav sega games made me mad we never got warsong 2 in the states

    Ruin Nation June 19, 2020 12:41 pm Reply
  • Best game on the genesis IMO. Got me into Langrisser II/Der Langrisser and also the patch translation of Langrisser IV.

    S Winegar June 19, 2020 12:41 pm Reply
  • No fan going to mention that grand knight is about 200% better than becoming a king? Common where the fans at?

    Worthington Productions June 19, 2020 12:41 pm Reply
  • You think this game is even better than Shining Force I and II?

    Brother Malachai June 19, 2020 12:41 pm Reply
  • hey anyone know where i can find a way to play this on pc, cant seem to find a playable version

    decreaseon reaction June 19, 2020 12:41 pm Reply
  • I gotta be honest, hearing about the permanent death feature really bummed me out. This feature is the same reason I couldn't enjoy the Fire Emblem games. The problem with it is that once that occurs you've got two options – Continue to play, as intended, and be bothered by the thought that your choice caused you to lose a soldier and it's future implications. Or reset and slug through the level again to save your lost soldier and feel like you cheated.

    Dvir Arazi June 19, 2020 12:41 pm Reply
  • So far I'm the only one I know that's beaten the very first level.

    mrsparkle001 June 19, 2020 12:41 pm Reply
  • best game ever

    Beast Mode June 19, 2020 12:41 pm Reply
  • the best game for the sega gen

    Melissa derp June 19, 2020 12:41 pm Reply
  • I will check warsong out

    referral madness June 19, 2020 12:41 pm Reply
  • No mention of the amazing soundtrack by Noriyuki Iwadare? (the composer behind Lunar and Grandia)

    Giordan Diodato June 19, 2020 12:41 pm Reply

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