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Author: randxian
Posted: April 04, 2009 (10:01 PM)
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At first glance, I didn't think the story review would work here, but somehow you manage to pull it off. It was an enjoyable read, and the flaws embedded within feel natural and the whole thing works wonderfully.


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: April 05, 2009 (06:55 PM)
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I totally disagree with the above statement. I thought this was, to be frank, a painful read. Story reviews are hard to pull off and mostly work by being brief and to the point. This one meanders for many paragraphs.

Sorry, I didn't like this at all.


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Author: randxian
Posted: April 05, 2009 (08:09 PM)
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I normally don't like story reviews either, but I enjoyed this one.

If nothing else, it is better than the other review for this game. The guy in the other review talks about how his friends show up and make fun of him for still playing kiddie video games before passing a bong around.

It's bad enough forming friendships with people who don't share similar interets, but it's worse when they have tolerance for your hobbies. If they have such a huge problem with you playing video games, maybe it's time to get some new friends who don't.

Plus he insinuates that the main selling point for the RE series as a whole is that it impresses your friends when you blow a zombie's head off. So it doesn't matter whether or not YOU enjoy the game; all that matters is that your friends like it. C'mon man.


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: April 05, 2009 (08:17 PM)
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See, HMD's review works for me because, though it has a gimmick, that gimmick is surrounded by an actual review. Just when it starts to drift too far, HMD reels it in and shows you how it works.

This review is more like a blog post. If it didn't say RE: Gaiden at the top, I'd have little idea of what he was talking about.


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Author: randxian
Posted: April 05, 2009 (08:19 PM)
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I just have a hard time giving credibility to some guy who seems more worried about what his friends think about his video game habits than his actual opinions. It's like he's saying this game is bad because it's on a small screen and all his friends can't huddle around and be impressed. I mean c'mon.

He even admits these people barely play video games. Why should I care what they think? I want opinions from people who actually play games.

Edit: To be fair, I suppose after he's finally done talking about imrpessing his friends, the rest of the review isn't too bad.


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Author: turducken
Posted: April 05, 2009 (09:27 PM)
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It's fine; I'm not too in love with it myself. It was originally meant to be a review for a tourney, but I missed that deadline. I didn't mind that too much because I also felt it was garbage and barely a review.

I was then persuaded by Emp to finish it, so here it is in all its long-winded glory.


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: April 06, 2009 (10:29 AM)
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EmP is always right. I see this as proof.

I enjoyed the read. It was long, but didn't feel it and I learnt about the game indirectly while having a laugh. Gaiden's a dumb title, so it was a good pick to lampoon it. My favourite lines were the ones ripping into the fact you needed X weapon already to pick up X ammo and the sly nod to RES 4&5.


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: April 06, 2009 (10:57 AM)
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I enjoyed the review as well. Seems to fit in with the theme of Lewis' competition, as well.


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Author: randxian
Posted: April 06, 2009 (06:16 PM)
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sly nod to RES 4&5.

Yeah, I liked the foreshadowing used in that line as well. I'm glad I'm not the only one who enjoyed it.


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