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Author: pickhut
Posted: November 27, 2011 (12:31 AM)
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I like that this is an accessible review for those that haven't played any shoot-em-ups lately, or a Gradius-style one at that.

As someone who wrote 8 Gradius/Parodius reviews in a two month span prior to writing my OE review, I will say that it would've been impossible for me to write the type of review you did XD. It's a nice counter to my review, which approaches the game from a perspective of a "well, so-and-so elements have been featured in numerous Gradius-style games in the past, so omit or mention in passing" mindset. Like how you mentioned the difficulty of losing options and the awkward first playthrough.

Good review, Venter.

I head spaceshit noises.

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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: November 27, 2011 (01:01 AM)
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Thanks, pickhut! I obviously haven't played as many shooters as Masters or Overdrive, but over the years I've probably played more than some of the younger gamers who might pick up something like Otomedius Excellent. I decided to write for them instead of shooter veterans, while also trying my best to explain things in a way that would answer any questions that the veterans might have. It's a difficult line to walk, so I'm glad to hear that it worked for you!

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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 on secret doors to another world

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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: November 27, 2011 (08:38 AM)
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Nice job, Jason. I liked yours and pickhut's review for their different approaches. You had a spacing issue that I corrected in the first sentence, if you're wondering why it says I've edited the review.

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