Our Scoring System

We’re not “professionals”; we’re not “elite”. Our thoughts and opinions are not superior to those of anyone else.

What we are is HONEST. Our reviews are based on all of our personal experiences from growing up with a controller in our hands. They are subjective, well-formulated, and articulate.

We’re gamers, in every sense of the word, and aim to bring an opinion to the table that will shed light and expose indie games that may otherwise get skipped over. The Nindie Nexus scoring system bases scores on the experience, with a literal heartfelt image – not irrelevant categories or arbitrary numbers. We keep it simple and outline everything below:

Empty Heart Rating

Up first we have an empty heart, which will equate to the reviewer not enjoying a game, leaving our poor reviewer with an empty heart:

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Half Heart Rating

 Next up is the half heart. This heart indicates our reviewer was indifferent to the game being reviewed, they neither disliked, or liked it. Consider it a “meh”:

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Full Heart Rating

If we like the game, the full heart will be used. A full heart means our writer genuinely enjoyed the game they played:

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Golden Heart Rating

And last but not least, is our new highest prize! The golden heart is awarded to games we truly adore:


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Author Bios

To further help our readers understand our reviews we will be updating our personal bios to reflect our own preferences. You can find them at the end of each review, at the bottom of the page. As a result, you (the reader) will be able to understand why we have given the heart we have. Along with this, we hope it will foster relationships between readers and writers who both share common loves.

Review Length

We aim to keep our reviews around 1000 words. We don’t want to cut anything short though. Our reviews will be as long as necessary to establish a firm foundation for our opinions. Whatever the length, they will be packed with personality and love, while keeping the word count in mind. We are all gamers and we want to reflect that through our writing!