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This thread is in response to a review for Hang On on the Sega Master System. You are encouraged to view the review in a new window before reading this thread.

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Author: SamildanachEmrys
Posted: April 28, 2011 (12:31 PM)
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Generally a good review, picking up evenly on the good and bad points, putting the game in context and evaluating how much fun it is today while cutting it some slack for age. This is what I look for in a good retro review.

Your conclusion and score seem a little at odds though. The conclusion seems to say 'yes, it's not great, but it's fun in short sessions' but then your score slaps it down as not worth bothering with.


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: April 28, 2011 (12:54 PM)
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I consider 4/10 to be below average. Weak, as the word which accompanies the score says. And the game is fairly weak.

Thanks for reading and commenting!


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: April 28, 2011 (01:14 PM)
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I wrote a long-ish post in response to this, but the site ate it. The first paragraph of Sam's post is pretty much what I said. Without playing the game, I feel--because of the writing here--as if I have and, because I've played enough retro games myself back in the day and more recently, I also find myself agreeing with the flaws and cherishing the moments that really worked for me. Pretty funny, since I haven't ever actually played the game, but that's the impact that a good retro review like this one can have on me.


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: April 28, 2011 (01:19 PM)
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Much appreciated Jason, especially given that you commented twice!

I should have another, more substantial review up later.


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: April 28, 2011 (03:06 PM)
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I appreciate the fact that you don’t try and make this into a droning epic of a review. It's a quick, simple review for a simple game but, despite the brevity, you illustrate your points almost as well as I've illustrated your work. Kudos.


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