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Author: WilltheGreat
Posted: December 16, 2010 (05:31 AM)
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On the one hand, this is late. On the other hand, there's a whopping two submissions for this week. On the third hand, I've had a bit to drink and I care not. So without further adieu I present Review of the Week - Intoxicated Edition.

For those of you playing at home, see if you can spot the typos!

Contestant bloomer with Dracula (C64)

What I liked: Very descriptive, great examples of stuff.
What I disliked: Length makes this tricky for me to get into. Actually, upon checking it's not abnormally long for some of the reviews we get, but it feels ponderous and long. Could be a pacing thing.

Contestant Zigfried with Splatterhouse (PS3) Disqualified due to judge's incompetence


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Anyway, this week's Review of the Week champion is withheld temporarily whilst the judge's findings are reexamined


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Author: bloomer
Posted: December 16, 2010 (06:13 AM)
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Well, thanks for the comments, but I was expecting a JoetheDestroyer versus Me showdown, because Zigfried is on the 'don't include me in the ROTW' list...


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Author: Leroux
Posted: December 16, 2010 (06:33 AM)
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You also excluded Bloodstone 007 by Louis for no reason, a review well worth checking out.


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: December 16, 2010 (07:43 AM)
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That you feel it's necessary to discuss [the parent franchise] indicates, perhaps unfairly, that Splatterhouse is a weaksauce title.

How drunk were you?


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: December 16, 2010 (11:22 AM)
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Dammit, Will... May I request in the future that you (or anyone, really) NOT do this thing when you're drunk?

Zig's reviews don't count for RotW because he specifically asked to be excluded. Therefore, you only really had to read three reviews -- the missing Louis_bedigan and Joe being two of then -- for this week.

In any case, it's done now, so there's really nothing to be done for it -- unless Zig endorses you doing a proper write-up of this thing. But I will request that you at leaast read louis's and Joe's reviews and give them some sort of feedback.

Regardless, I do appreciate you doing this (though I'm happy at all with the lateness or the mistakes). Just please pay more attention next time.


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: December 16, 2010 (11:58 AM)
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But... more than half of everything I do is done drunk.

This is going to kill my productivity.


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: December 16, 2010 (12:26 PM)
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^^
Indeed. I struggle to do things while sober. Drunkness is energy.


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer
Posted: December 16, 2010 (12:39 PM)
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I tried writing while drunk before, and somehow managed to make a three letter word ten letters long. It's at that point I gave up and yelled, "Fuck, how did Hemmingway and King do this?"

That having been said, congrats to Zig on the fantastic Splatterhouse review!


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Author: WilltheGreat
Posted: December 16, 2010 (04:09 PM)
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Damnation.

In any case I didn't exclude Blood Stone for no reason. I excluded it because it didn't show up on the list I use to check the most recent reviews and thus I had no idea it was even in my week. I submit that we need a better system.


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer
Posted: December 16, 2010 (04:17 PM)
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I think that list might be games that are getting their first review. I've noticed that most of the games on that list only have one review. In the case of mine and louis's, they were for games that already had reviews, and thus didn't appear on that list. At least that's my guess.


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Author: bloomer
Posted: December 16, 2010 (05:55 PM)
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> In any case I didn't exclude Blood Stone for no reason. I excluded it
> because it didn't show up on the list I use to check the most recent
> reviews and thus I had no idea it was even in my week. I submit that we
> need a better system.

We already have one, and it's the one WQ specified you should use in the ROTW management topic.

On the front page of the site, under User Reviews, click MORE, then you can specify the number of days you want to look back.

I'm not impressed by the making of so many mistakes while proclaiming drunkeness. Don't be drunk, or try to check that you aren't making mistakes, or both.


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Author: WilltheGreat
Posted: December 16, 2010 (06:32 PM)
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Fair point. My apologies for executing a fuck-up of such epic proportions.

On the other hand, internet review contest. v0v

How about we call this week a miss and I write some sober feedback on the reviews I missed via the feedback system, so those I overlooked won't feel too cheated?


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Author: Leroux
Posted: December 16, 2010 (06:42 PM)
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No, you need to strictly follow the rules! Remember when I pointed out awarding Edward Randy was old material and felt there were more deserving reviews, and got told it was eligible by the letter of the law and not the spirit?

Well, this time the letter of the law says Zig cannot win. I'd think we'd all like to let you off the hook, but I'm afraid our hands are tied!


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Author: WilltheGreat
Posted: December 16, 2010 (07:29 PM)
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Indeed, sir, indeed.

Results are retracted temporarily whilst I redo them.


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Author: Leroux
Posted: December 16, 2010 (07:37 PM)
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Ha. I was only kidding, but if you were going to leave feedback anyway I guess might as well.


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Author: bloomer
Posted: December 16, 2010 (09:26 PM)
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> On the other hand, internet review contest. v0v

Our ancestors fought and died to defend your right to judge an internet review contest!!!


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Author: jerec
Posted: December 17, 2010 (07:25 AM)
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My RotW is probably not going to happen since there's only one review so far. I'll still read it.


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: December 17, 2010 (10:07 AM)
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RotW is supposed to happen as long as there's at least one review, Jerec, but... I do wonder about the necessity of making an actual topic for it if there's just one. If no one else submits anything today or tomorrow, I'm inclined to have you just post a feedback topic for Joe's review and just announce there that he's the default winner.


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: December 17, 2010 (12:02 PM)
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The hell am I going to let Jerec have an easy week.

To the review office!


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Author: CoarseDragon
Posted: December 17, 2010 (12:20 PM)
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Blood Stone: 007 (X360) - December 07, 2010
Madworld (WII) - December 08, 2010
Dracula (C64) - December 10, 2010

I believe these are the three to be in RotW.


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