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Forums > Contributor Zone > Just a bit late: RotW for June 13-19, 2010

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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: June 30, 2010 (01:05 PM)
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Okay, now I'm sure you're thinking that this is a bit late by even my standards and you'd be right. I suppose that part of the problem is all on me, as I'd made a random request for someone to switch off with me because I knew I'd have a review up for this week. And then I assumed it would be done and didn't pay attention to any real degree until more recently. If I had a soul, I'd apologize. But I don't, so that's that.

Now, as I have important STT plants In. The. Works., let me blast through this as quickly as possible. One review per person eligible and that's that and all that.

HONORABLE MENTION: Scatt the Dog Pill! (SNES) by overdrive

While some pundits have gone so far as to describe this as not just the greatest review of all time, but also the greatest single piece of written literature ever crafted, unfortunately it is not eligible, as it was written by me and I can just hear the catcalls and jeers of people accusing me of favoritism even though they know, deep down inside, their puny efforts pale in comparison to this masterful review. Tremble in fear, mortals! For one day, ye shall recognize the Secret of the Stars and be consumed by its glory!




THIRD PLACE: Dragon Age: Origins (PS3) by fleinn

I will say that a bit of proofing might help out. A few bits were kinda awkward. The best part about this long, in-depth review was when you started getting into the narrative and dialogue. As someone playing through the game (going through the Drake Caves on the quest for the Urn), I found myself completely agreeing with what you were saying. Both in how at times, you get all these conversation choices that all lead to the exact same result (Swiftrunner being one in particular) AND how the world has a certain depth to it due to the well-written NPCs scattered throughout the land. And of course, how you have these characters who grow as the game goes on....because you shamelessly deluge them with gifts.

SECOND PLACE: Metal Gear XX (XBLA) by pickhut

One could say that this review might be written solely for people familiar with Metal Slug...but let's face it...if you're not very familiar with the Metal Slug series, would you be purchasing this unless you had a few million dollars just laying around? As for the review, itself, you do a great job negatively comparing it to other MS games and leaving no doubt that as this series is getting older, it ain't getting better. Short and effective; that works for me.

OVERDRIVE PLACE: LEGO Rock Band (Wii) by EmP

As someone who's gotten the impression that you hate everything related to rock music, I might have gotten extra enjoyment from this review, as you're constantly trying to bemoan the music in the game, while admitting you're still hooked. But you do a great job of explaining why. As someone who's at least played one Lego game for a bit, I know what you mean when you're describing their light-hearted nature and how that can work to give a game an infectious nature. You did a good job of demonstrating that a person doesn't have to be a fan of the music in this game to have a blast playing it, which makes this a review well worth rewarding.




And that's that. Time to figure out what the hell I'm doing for the tournament this week now!


I'm not afraid to die because I am invincible
Viva la muerte, that's my goddamn principle


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: June 30, 2010 (02:26 PM)
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Many thanks for the win, young Oddy; if it makes you feel any better, I very much enjoyed your review for a game I always thought I'd get round to playing and am not sure if you've struck it from the list of made it a must play.

Good stuffs from everyone else. Free Iggy t-shirts for all!


For us. For them. For you.


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: June 30, 2010 (02:39 PM)
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Scat the dog pill!

That's my new public "secret greeting."

Never gets old. My friends have started to look at me funny, though. Funnier than usual, I mean.

Hey, who is doing this week's ROTW?


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


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Author: pickhut
Posted: June 30, 2010 (04:20 PM)
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Ah yes, Metal Gear XX, the blacksheep of the series.

Thanks for liking the review and your comments on it, OD, and congrats to this green thing winning RotW and Fleinn for placing in the top 3!


I head spaceshit noises


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: June 30, 2010 (05:15 PM)
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Hahaha! I knew I'd put Gear in for Slug at one point. Hope I didn't give Kojima any ideas to create a new game that's even more confusing than the previous ones.


I'm not afraid to die because I am invincible
Viva la muerte, that's my goddamn principle


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