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Forums > Submission Feedback > RecentElectronics's MagnaCarta 2 review

This thread is in response to a review for MagnaCarta 2 on the Xbox 360. You are encouraged to view the review in a new window before reading this thread.

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Author: fleinn
Posted: November 25, 2009 (08:11 PM)
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Stand by for critical opinion of the review. After I stop chuckling.

Uh..hum. Yeah. This tells me just about all I need to know about the game, except how much of the brilliant art is translated into the game. It doesn't seem to be anything at all, but I don't know if that's the case or not.


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Author: zigfried (Mod)
Posted: November 25, 2009 (08:20 PM)
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I'm curious to know what exactly he looks for in a Japanese RPG.

"It is because everyone, from the youngest child, to the oldest unwashed man-child has bought into Japan's way of doing things. Everywhere I look, it is the "in" thing to like Japanese shows. People go on and about animes that are "changing the way we watch television." Worst of all, they are infecting every facet of games I like.

"Case in point, Magna Carta 2........"

He just lumped Magna Carta 2 in with "games he likes" (presumably meaning, "types of games he likes") right after describing his disdain for the Japanese philosophy of design. I am confused.

//Zig


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: November 25, 2009 (09:13 PM)
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I don't think that you're genuinely confused. You're just enjoying the fact that he has problems communicating properly because of the grammatical mistakes.


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Author: zigfried (Mod)
Posted: November 25, 2009 (09:26 PM)
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True, but I am puzzled why he keeps playing JRPGs if he hates Japan. I've never understood masochistic mentalities.

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Author: jerec
Posted: November 26, 2009 (01:00 AM)
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I'd be embarrassed to purchase that game at the shop with a cover like that. I'd have to order it online.

But I won't.


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: December 24, 2009 (02:42 PM)
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Once again Recent Electronics proves he's a hack by writing a piece that has genuinely good ideas (I like the drinking game and some of the angles) but that he doesn't know how to handle correctly, like a small child trying to operate a steam roller. It sounds like RE is having a lot of fun with his writing, but he's crushing all his reader(s) in the process.

RE is right. The JRPG industry is in need of a major overhaul. I wish he wouldn't sign his reviews "hyper sexualized" and fill them with ALL CAPS statements because then someone might take his very factual critique seriously.

I thought there was potential here. With some guidance and a little practice as well as a loss of his ridiculous ego I think RE could be a great writer.

But he never comes here to comment on his threads or give any indication that he's doing anything other than copy and pasting reviews from his own website in an attempt to garner more reader(s).

RE, if you're out there and reading this and my opinion is faulty, then please come forward and inform me. I will gladly lose my snarkiness and give you some clear critiques on how to improve your writing.

If you are a just a hack, though, then go back to reading Sean Baby. There's nothing more pointless than trying to help someone who doesn't want to be helped.


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Author: zigfried (Mod)
Posted: December 24, 2009 (03:35 PM)
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The problem is that while this review does bring up a lot of cliches, many of those cliches haven't been seen in a (good) JRPG in years. Where are the other amnesiac heroes on PS3 or 360? Where are the other rebellious princesses on PS3 or 360? Are these things even bad in the first place? Although these are cliches when you look at the entire history of the JRPG, the inclusion of such things in a modern game is an anomaly. But JRPGs have only recently lost public favor.

So what is the real problem with the JRPG today? Is there even a problem at all? That is the interesting discussion to be had.

//Zig


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Author: joseph_valencia
Posted: December 24, 2009 (04:44 PM)
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I stopped reading after the paragraph with the (!) markers. Now, making the entire review a drinking game would have been a stroke of genius.


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Author: hmd
Posted: December 24, 2009 (08:26 PM)
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hey bro what happened to your website? i have holiday-induced depression and need a good reason to finish myself off.

and a better drinking game would be to take a drink every time the written word is horribly butchered. assuming one wouldn't just give up at the beginning and just skim through the whole thing.


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