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Author: zippdementia
Posted: November 15, 2009 (11:37 PM)
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This is... a really good review. You tie history in seamlessly with a discussion about the game mechanics. Story is the most important tool we have in teaching others. You use it well.

Note to gamers: when someone shoots you in the face, they aren't "gay." They are "psychopathic."

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Author: randxian
Posted: November 22, 2009 (07:29 AM)
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Hm. I'm ambivalent about the history lesson. On one hand, I'm glad to
see you were willing to go the extra mile and do some research in an attempt to educate us readers. On other other hand, I feel like this disrupts the flow of the review. Your intro starts fine with a general overview of the game. Then all of a sudden you slam on the brakes and launch into LCD gaming 101. It just doesn't feel right.

However, you do recover a bit by providing vivid descriptions of the graphics and game mechanics. It's obvious you put a lot of time and effort into describing such an obscure game.

I also found a few awkward sentences. For example, "Sea lions don't appear on the horizon; the fishing holes they pop out of approach, and the player must take his chances." I assume this means the sea lions pop out of holes as you, the player, approach said holes.

Overall, this reads like a mediocre review with a lot of potential. Fit your history lesson in a little more casually and this could be a great review.


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Author: LowerStreetBlues
Posted: November 22, 2009 (10:40 AM)
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Cool. I'll do better next time.

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