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Author: bloomer
Posted: May 23, 2011 (04:03 AM)
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Review of the Week, 15-21 May 2011

First Place

tomchick's L.A. Noire review (Xbox 360)

The winning review made itself very apparent this week. With a strong structure of argument, transparent and compelling writing and many insights into the state of storytelling in big contemporary games, tomchick's L.A. Noire review did the biz.

Second Place

rwzacny's Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword review (PC)

A completist tour through the mechanics of a game which are no longer working. This game does sound quite headachy.

Third Place

honestgamer's Destructopus! review (iPhone/iPod)

The cuteness of this review matches the cuteness of the subject material, but it's still especially thorough - while being small itself - in that way that only reviews of smaller games can be. You're unlikely to feel doubtful about whether you would wish to splurge your dollar on the purchase of Destructopus! after reading this review.


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: May 23, 2011 (12:27 PM)
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Thanks for the placement on a tough week, bloomer! Tom's review was excellent and I fully expected it to win. Rob's review was similarly great. The only surprise for me was that I managed to place with a quick review for Destructopus! I did have fun writing it, though, and I felt like I did it justice while covering it... so third place is a satisfying place on a week with as much competition as this one saw.


"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - John F. Kennedy on reality

"What if everything you see is more than what you see--the person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a secret door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it, or you accept that there is much more to the world than you think. Perhaps it really is a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things." - Shigeru Miyamoto


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