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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: November 07, 2011 (02:47 PM)
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Nice review Venter. You have me wanting to check this game out, especially if it's the most excited you've been about Sonic since Sonic 2...

The ending here is a bit odd though: "I have my reasons..." after you've done a good job of already TELLING us your reasons. They should be our reasons now too. It seems a bit awkward and self-effacing, like you're worried you didn't do a good job convincing us, when in fact you have.


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: November 07, 2011 (02:51 PM)
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Thanks for reading, Marc, and you're right. I've cut a few words out of that final sentence and I think it reads better as a result. Also, you really should check out Sonic Colors. It's the Sonic game that a lot of fans have been waiting for but don't realize actually released a year ago. I still need to give Sonic Generations a shot.


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"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: Masters (Mod)
Posted: November 07, 2011 (02:55 PM)
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Much better.

Incidentally, you said you had corrections for my Daytona review, but you never said what they were.


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: November 07, 2011 (03:00 PM)
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Look at the "like clipping abound" portion of your second sentence. There's trouble with that sentence and that particular phrase is largely responsible. I'm not sure what fix to suggest, but it seems like you may have started to write two separate versions of the sentence and when you settled on one, it didn't quite get tweaked all the way. That's just my guess based on how most errors find their way into my own reviews. The reality may be quite different.


"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: Masters (Mod)
Posted: November 07, 2011 (03:25 PM)
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I double-checked the sentence and saw no error. Weird.


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Author: threetimes
Posted: November 07, 2011 (03:25 PM)
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Got my hopes up after reading this review, only to have them dashed after realising the game was on the Wii. Though I always loved Knuckles' levels in SA2.


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Author: SamildanachEmrys
Posted: November 07, 2011 (04:28 PM)
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I double-checked the sentence and saw no error. Weird.

Ok, I see what's going on.

I think "and had major graphical issues, like clipping abound" doesn't work as a sentence. I agree with Jason's assessment of it: it looks like you started writing "had major graphical issues, like clipping" then by the time you reached the end of the sentence had changed it to "major graphical issues, like clipping, abound" but forgot to edit the beginning accordingly.

What I think you actually did was just phrase it awkwardly. I think you said "it had these problems abound" in the same way that you might say "I had Dave come over". It does sound wrong here though. It would read much better to say it had them in abundance or something of that nature.


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: November 07, 2011 (06:48 PM)
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I think "and had major graphical issues, like clipping abound" doesn't work as a sentence.

This is not a sentence at all...

The whole sequence seems pretty straightforward to me, but I've tweaked it slightly anyway.


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: November 10, 2011 (11:44 AM)
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Not enough to get me to play another Sonic game, but I'm glad to hear all his little friends took the day off.


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