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Forums > Contributor Zone > Review of the Week - September 26th to October 2nd, 2010 (Judge Will the Great presiding)

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Author: WilltheGreat
Posted: October 04, 2010 (08:46 PM)
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Hooo boy, competition week. Thirteen reviews for twelve titles by ten authors, and all of them at my mercy. Bwahaha.

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Third place: The Lurking Horror by Bloomer

Here we have a review with just as much sense of atmosphere as the adventure game it talks about. Bloomer captures the game's creepy atmosphere, the abandoned and disconnected feel of the empty campus, the vague claustrophobic sensation of being snowed in at night while something is moving around outside, and the hair-raising realization that something is watching from just beyond your field of vision.

I get chills just writing about it. Well done Bloomer.

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First Loser: Halo: Reach by EmP

Having never been too big a fan of Halo, EmP's piece nevertheless has that signature narrative style I've come to enjoy from his writing. EmP effortlessly paints a picture of Reach, and the distinct feeling of inevitable defeat that comes with it, and the knowledge that no matter how hard you fight back the Covenant juggernaut will keep on rolling.

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Your Champion: Edward Randy by Leroux_Deux

From the very first sentence this piece amazes and astounds me. It's vibrant and explosive, full of humor and energy that put it head and shoulders above the rest of the week's submissions. It's an utter blast to read, as ridiculous and over-the-top as Edward Randy himself. This might be the most fun I've ever had reading a video game review.

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There you have it folks. Thirteen reviews entered. Only one walks away with the crown.

Congrats to Leroux, and thanks to everybody who wrote for this week. See you next time!


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Author: WilltheGreat
Posted: October 05, 2010 (04:31 PM)
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Something's screwy with the forum code. I just posted this topic seconds ago; there is no way in hell it went up at 7:30 last night.


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: October 05, 2010 (04:33 PM)
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Bah -- foiled by Leroux submitting almost his entire "Best Of" backlog.

I'll get you for this, Lerooooouuuuuuuuux!


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Author: Leroux
Posted: October 05, 2010 (05:20 PM)
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Shouldn't count it, Will -- EmP wins!


When the hammer falls...


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Author: WilltheGreat
Posted: October 05, 2010 (06:24 PM)
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I'm afraid my hands are tied.

"1: All reviews submitted during a given week are eligible for RotW."


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Author: WilltheGreat
Posted: October 05, 2010 (04:33 PM)
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I'm writing this post immidiately after my second in this thread, but I'm holding off actually posting it for a while. Let's see just how screwy the forum code is. Will it mess up just the post date, or will it insert this post in between successive posts as well?

EDIT: Looks like it just messes up the time.


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Author: bloomer
Posted: October 06, 2010 (01:34 AM)
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This was a sterling week so I'm glad I could get into it. Congrats to Leroux and/or Emp.


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: October 06, 2010 (11:41 AM)
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It times based on when you first hit "start new topic" and not when you finished typing.


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: October 06, 2010 (01:07 PM)
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And when you start a post. Like in the STT, it's easy to start a post and not have to worry about being a few minutes past the deadline due to being shitfaced wasted because it might be 12:05 HG time when you do hit send, but the post comes up 10:47.

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Author: Suskie
Posted: October 06, 2010 (02:50 PM)
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EmP's Reach review got second place? So... I got second place, then?

Ka-zang.


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Author: WilltheGreat
Posted: October 06, 2010 (04:17 PM)
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Maybe if you hadn't sold out to Gameroni. Counter-zing!

Though in all seriousness, if it were subbed on the site it would have placed. Somewhere. Would it have done better than EmP's? Only the Shadow knows.


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Author: Suskie
Posted: October 07, 2010 (01:02 AM)
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No, I was making a joke about about... never mind.


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: October 07, 2010 (05:02 AM)
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I'd get extra points for ignoring multiplayer!


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