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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: June 17, 2008 (02:00 PM)
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Growl is such an absurd game. I wrote rather extensively about it in my Taito compilation review for PlayStation 2, if you're interested.

Anyway, I thought you nailed this pretty well, though the version included on the PS2 must have been dumbed down or something. In any event, playing through this game will leave a person wondering how such a project was ever released. I'm not sure if it was stupid on purpose or if the developers were simply that clueless.


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Author: qxz
Posted: June 18, 2008 (12:35 AM)
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From the review:
Don’t be afraid to throw a few quarters into Growl, but leave on your own terms. ... This is a game where you need to know when to fold ‘em else you'll end up broke.

I'll only play Growl for the music that plays during the first stage. Beyond that, I don't have any reason to proceed beyond the first boss.


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Author: sashanan
Posted: June 18, 2008 (03:58 AM)
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I notice that sometimes you bold the name Growl and sometimes you italicize it. Is there a reasoning behind this, or did I spot a style inconsistency?


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Author: drella
Posted: June 18, 2008 (04:35 AM)
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I usually bold the game title the first and last time I use it, italicize it in between.

It's more a personal thing -- I don't see any editor ever okaying it, it won't fly in formal writing -- and probably pretty dumb. I get that. But I like to try and have the game name jump out at the reader's attention straight from the get-go and right before they leave, just so there's a slightly better chance it sticks.

As goofy as it seems, I think the emphasis sort of works too.


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Author: bluberry
Posted: June 23, 2008 (01:29 AM)
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it does, I like it.


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