What the heck is this biz?
It’s whatever it wants to be. Right now, it’s primarily just an assorted collection of game reviews by some lady named Adzuken, but maybe one day we’ll have different stuff by people who aren’t named Adzuken.
So this isn’t actually a complaint department?
Yeah, we realized some people might find the name confusing after we received complaints about refrigerators. We’re just a hobby blog about video games here. Also, we’re not affiliated with the GAME chain of stores. It sucks that you couldn’t get a refund, but we don’t deal with that here.
Your review scores are suspiciously low. Is this click bait?
Our scoring system just works a bit differently than most game sites. Here, anything above a 5 is a recommendations, and the higher you go, the more enthusiastically the author recommends it. Anything below 5 is a recommendation to avoid. If it scores 5/10, the author was ambivalent. So, we’re sorry if a game you enjoyed got a 6/10, but that actually means the author likes it enough to tell their friends to play it, they maybe just don’t think it’s the cat’s pajamas.
Yeah, but everywhere else gave X game a 9/10
It comes down to the writer’s personal opinions and our weird scoring system. We don’t weigh games off of metrics like art, narrative, or sound design, though that may tie into the author’s opinion of it. Our only method for weighing a game is the writer’s feelings on the game, and there’s no accounting for taste.
Are publishers paying you for coverage?
Ha! No. We rarely are provided with a free review copy, but even then, we disclose where the copy came from beneath the article in the disclaimer.
There are no ads here, how do you make money?
To be honest, by working a day job. Not only does the site not (at the time of writing) generate enough traffic to actually make a profit off ads, Adzuken hates advertising and doesn’t want to be a hypocrite by subjecting other people to it. Maybe one day our position will change, but for now, enjoy it ad-free.