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Author: threetimes
Posted: September 12, 2011 (03:53 PM)
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I have really enjoyed reading your reviews Joe, but I've got to say that this is my least favourite of them all, well, of the ones I've read. The cursing seemed overdone. Once maybe, for effect, but after that I didn't see the point of doing so again, and to be honest it nearly turned me off reading more.

I can see why you'd try and liven up the possible responses to the game but there was just a bit too much of it, I thought. You got into your stride towards the end, and the best paragraph was the one where you talk about the gameplay and the attractions of the game in a straightforward and compelling manner. "You didn't rely on special gimmicks or extra features to move copies..." You said it. ;)


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: September 12, 2011 (04:26 PM)
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I have to admit that the cursing was a bit jarring to me, as well. It didn't really seem necessary and didn't add anything in my opinion (particularly the multiple uses, as noted, which didn't add any flavor that the single instance didn't already take care of). If you want suggestions, I'd personally wait until later in the review to use the profanity, and I'd do it only the once, so that the reader by then has more opportunity to get a feel for the valuable ground that you do cover in the text and doesn't click away early on after making the mistake of believing that you're another Angry Nintendo Nerd copycat (or whatever). This was a reasonably fresh take on a classic and I'd hate for someone to stop reading before realizing that.


"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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Author: jerec
Posted: September 12, 2011 (05:44 PM)
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I stopped reading before I realised that.


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer
Posted: September 13, 2011 (02:36 AM)
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Thank you for the comments. I have updated the submission with less profanity. I really didn't realize how much was in there until I read it. I know I've been having a rough week, but sheesh.

Jason:
Thanks for the protip! I never did think of that.

Jerec:
That's the kind of honesty I want. Thank you!


The only thing my milkshake brings to the yard is a subpoena.


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Author: SamildanachEmrys
Posted: September 13, 2011 (11:51 AM)
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I didn't even notice the profanity until I read this topic. I wonder what that says about my social circles.


'There would be tears and there would be strange laughter. Fierce births and deaths beneath umbrageous ceilings. And dreams, and violence, and disenchantment.'


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: September 13, 2011 (03:21 PM)
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I didn't get a chance to see the original version of this review, but I really like and appreciate what you have up there now, Joe. I always appreciate reviewers trying something a little different -- whether it comes off or not. Here it does. Gimmick reviews are never going to cover the game as professionally or as thoroughly as 'proper reviews', but sometimes it seems a prudent choice, given the age of the game, or how much it's been covered already. This is one of those times. Nice job.


I don't have to prove I'm refined - that's what makes me refined!


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer
Posted: September 14, 2011 (02:22 AM)
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Thanks, Marc!


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: September 14, 2011 (11:50 AM)
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Twas a good review. Did a good job of balancing the nostalgic effect of the game with the reality that it is a bit primitive compared to others.


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Viva la muerte, that's my goddamn principle


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