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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: April 02, 2011 (08:49 AM)
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Brilliant review. You've showcased the game as my views on Medal of Honor screwed on backwards and told me exactly why. We don't agree on many FPS titles, you and I, but I get the feeling that we'll agree on this one.

My one nitpick is how you use examples of cover and use children's (item) twice in quick succsession. I would say that the treehouse example doesn't need that particular subheader.

Otherwise, some of the examples are very well executed. As are the slew of dissapointments. Thumbs up.


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Author: Leroux
Posted: April 02, 2011 (09:06 AM)
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A quick point on the subtleties of word choice I noticed:

Suskie: "Homefront is set in a near future in which a unified Korea has invaded the United States."

Masters: "North Korea has annexed South Korea and they've taken over the world."

The difference is between "unified" and "annexed", which although the dictionary would suggest they have similar meanings, have developed different connotations (one more peaceful, another unwanted and involving occupation). When I read Suskie's review, a unified Korea sounded implausible and was an immediate turnoff. Marc's review, as implausible as this fictional North Korean takeover is, doesn't paint the picture of millions suddenly won over and unifying with a military dictatorship and makes the story seems less ignorant of the current climate of both countries.

Which is why it is better to have two great reviews of this game than one. Nice work all around.


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: April 02, 2011 (02:02 PM)
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Thanks, dudes.


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Author: Suskie
Posted: April 03, 2011 (02:36 PM)
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"United" is actually the word that the game's intro uses; I know this because I just double-checked. So clearly my thesis is better.

But I jest. I greatly enjoyed reading this one, Masters, and the differences in our opinions are one of the reasons I'm happy it exists.


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: April 03, 2011 (07:17 PM)
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Actually, I used the word "annexed" purposefully. You'll notice there's no talk of any South Korean leader, or that country's part in the new state's creation. It's simply that the great North Korean leader "unified" the two countries, implying that he got South Korea to 'get on board' rather than assist with any sort of symbiotic collaboration...

Anyway, glad you enjoyed it, Mike.


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: April 05, 2011 (12:55 PM)
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This is a good review. I especially liked the last two-thirds of it when you started going into detail about level design and such. And the multiplayer thing was interesting to read about, too. It really sounds terrible, like... unplayable. I really don't get why developers can't make both elements good.


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: April 05, 2011 (12:59 PM)
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Thanks, Leslie.


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