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Forums > Contributor Zone > RotW -- Dec. 18-24, 2011: OD's Final RotW (of 2011)

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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: December 27, 2011 (12:02 PM)
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Another kinda condensed RotW. But done in a fairly timely manner, as opposed to the more effort-driven kind that would take me until sometime next week to finish. So we all win or lose in some way, don't we?

A lot of good stuff this week. Making these decisions wasn't particularly easy and the people who didn't place all easily could have done so, as their reviews were all worthy. But we go three places deep and not six, so some of you will be unhappy.

AND NOW...FOR THE PLACEWINNINGS!



THIRD PLACE: Hard Reset (PC) by Malygris

I've never heard of this game beyond this review. But you did a great job of comparing the gist of how it works to certain games I'm more familiar with, such as Doom, so I didn't feel like I was struggling to comprehend what you were saying. I think you did a good job with those comparisons, so everything worked out great for me. Good descriptions of the game's world, as well as the handful of things that didn't seem so impressive.

SECOND PLACE: Assassin's Creed: Revelations (360) by tomchick

OMG THIS GAME GOT HIGH RATINGS EVERYWHERE BUT FROM YOU! RAGE!!! You do a great job of explaining exactly how sequel stagnation works. I'm not particularly familiar with the AC series, but this review paints a picture of a game that doesn't break much new ground from previous titles and introduces new things by beating you over the head with them, as opposed to actually integrating them into the game cleverly.

OVERDRIVE PLACE: Golden Axe II (GEN) by pickhut

I'd say this is an even better way of explaining that whole sequel stagnation deal than Tom's. At least for me, as I'm a bit more familiar with Golden Axe than Assassin's Creed. You describe the minor "improvements" made to the original such as one more enemy to fight at a time and the boob job for a character. And then mention how hollow they are compared to other sequels of the time. You're not telling us how things should have been done — you're just mentioning what little they did and how disappointing that was compared to what other games were doing, which is just a very effective way of making your point.


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Author: pickhut
Posted: December 27, 2011 (02:06 PM)
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Hey, thanks OD! I wasn't expecting this at all, not even a mention, especially since I haven't written anything in over a month XD! Certainly a pleasant thing to see after getting over a fever. Nice that the message got by well with you, too.

Congrats to Malygris and tomchick, as well!


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer
Posted: December 27, 2011 (04:09 PM)
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Bah. I'm not unhappy not placing. I am unhappy that no one has told me to go die somewhere for pissing on AC. I've won ROTW numerous times. Congrats, pick!


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: December 27, 2011 (05:06 PM)
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Good job on the quick turnaround, overdrive! Also: congratulations to those who placed on such a challenging week. We've really had some terrific contributions as the year winds down, and I hope we'll see them continue into the new year.


"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: EmP (Mod)
Posted: December 28, 2011 (10:01 AM)
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Joe, you're three years too late for that shit to fly here.

Congrats to you Pickhut. And the rest of you as well, I suppose.


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer
Posted: December 28, 2011 (10:05 AM)
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I know. I was mostly being sarcastic. :0


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