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Author: Suskie
Posted: February 06, 2010 (08:52 PM)
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Phantasy Star Nullset?

You exist because we allow it. And you will end because we demand it.

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Author: Genj
Posted: February 07, 2010 (01:02 AM)
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Author: zippdementia
Posted: February 09, 2010 (12:08 AM)
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Okay, I have a couple suggestions for this review. This is some straight-up criticism, so don't take it too harshly, please.

First of all... clarity. If you find yourself pointing out in your review that you haven't been clear or that you've used too many words to talk about something, chances are you need to go back and fix it and not publish it as is. Calling out the deficiencies in our own work is really a cop-out from having to figure out a better way to say things.

Secondly, you're in a tough spot with this review because you're playing a game that (as you yourself state) isn't that fun or interesting. This leaves you with figuring out how to talk about it without putting your audience to sleep. The general answer to this is to use humour while describing the game's inadequecies or show places where the game is so bad that it's naturally humourous. An alternative is to mention the good first, getting the audience drawn in with excitement, and then crush them with the weight of reality when you show how little of the game is actually that good.

What happened to me while reading this one is that I felt you lost interest in writing it and just sort've published it. That might not be the correct sentiment, but it's what came across to me because of the above mentioned issues.

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

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Author: bluberry
Posted: February 13, 2010 (08:12 PM)
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fuck you suskie I was going to say that.

Oh no, it's a Goomba!

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