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Author: fleinn
Posted: May 22, 2010 (10:40 AM)
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Opinion follows:
You seem to like the game a lot :)

This is a very good sentence:
"Though time has passed in our reality, the two episodes weave their stories through the same timeline that Grand Theft Auto IV protagonist Niko Bellic inhabited, giving players the opportunity to explore the storyline from new perspectives."

Both a good sentence, and an explanation of how the story-telling happens. I wish you had tied this up to the.. retrospective style of the review, and maybe the references to the game-engine mechanics - a little more directly (..even if I have no idea how that could be done). Could maybe have used that as a framing device for mentioning it's a.. standalone expansion pack release for new and old fans of earlier GTA games, that kind of thing..

Like the review, though.

(Niggles:
"I had a lot of fun with most of the missions"
-might be good to avoid switching viewpoint in the middle of the text like that. Write "The missions are entertaining", or "I decree the missions to be objectively fun". Else you might want to make it clear that "even if /I/ had fun with the missions, misers might not...", or that "I had fun with most of the missions because of.... ..but there are problems such as..".)


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Author: asherdeus
Posted: May 27, 2010 (11:40 AM)
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Thank you very much for your feedback, always very appreciated.

I'm glad you noticed that particular sentence, as I thought it was probably the best line in the review as well. One of those sentences that I knew was extremely effective when I wrote it, delivering succinctly a lot of info on the game. And I think you're right - the review definitely could have been improved had I spent a little more time using that as the overall theme for the entire review. Thinking about it now, it seems so feasible that I regret that I hadn't approached the review that way before.

You're also spot on about changing the perspective halfway through. I think I just wasn't paying as close attention as I should have. I'll definitely fix this, as it's certainly the easier side of your critique to address.

Thanks very much for reading this and for your feedback.


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