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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: April 27, 2010 (03:29 PM)
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And here's my new, improved format! Due to some argument/controversy thing from a few weeks back, my RotWs will be a simple, congratulatory deal for the three placewinners. Nothing too complex...just me saying why I like your reviews. Anyone wishing for more in-depth commentary may request it and I will be more analytical. But this is more of a "simple praise" thing.

Other than that, things are the same. No staff reviews. Only one per person eligible.

THIRD PLACE: NCAA Football 07 (XBox) by Typodragon

Pretty solid effort, that if nothing else, does a great job of showing pretty much anyone with a certain familiarity with this franchise, how little EA alters things from title to title. I have 06 and found myself nodding my head with just about everything you said. You might not have liked the game as much as I did, considering the lower rating, but I found your commentary to be spot on. Especially the part about the passing game. I've had many games where I've beaten the computer something like 55-10 and my QB was, say, 8-22 for 300+ yards and 6TDs. On 06, which means EA did nothing to tighten up the passing game.

SECOND PLACE: Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War (PS2) by pickhut

The greatest strength of this review: I've only played a few levels of AC4 and, despite the number of references you threw in about other games in the series (primarily 5), I never found myself lost. You did a good job of keeping things simplistic and gameplay-oriented, while bringing up things such as how the main tragic moment of 5 was treated like an afterthought here as a way to illustrate a certain disappointment with how this game didn't really do a good job of using the previous as a springboard. Good stuff.

OVERDRIVE PLACE: Just Cause 2 (X360) by Suskie

Great review that basically tells me everything I need to know. This sounds like a fun-as-hell piece of art...I mean game. You do such a great job explaining how the sandbox elements work with the gameplay, that when you mention how your battle capabilities could be explored a bit more, I was looking at that as just a minor trifle, which seems to be how you felt about it, as well. Great work with this one.

And there's my week. Don't forget...if you want more in-depth and possibly insultingly critical commentary (depending on my mood and general drunkenness), just let me know!

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Author: pickhut
Posted: April 27, 2010 (04:11 PM)
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Thanks for the comments on the review, Overdrive. Glad you liked reading it.

Good job to Typodragon for his/her's placing, and congrats to Suskie on his RotW!

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Author: randxian
Posted: April 27, 2010 (07:35 PM)
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Congrats to Suskie and pickhut doing a great job, as usual. Also congrats to Typodragon for finishing third. Nice to see some new talent hanging with the vets.


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Author: Suskie
Posted: April 27, 2010 (08:41 PM)
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I felt better about that review than most I've written, so I'm really glad you enjoyed it. Thanks a lot for the win and congrats to Pickhut and Typodragon -- always great seeing new faces around here.

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