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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: January 25, 2012 (11:57 AM)
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My first RotW of the year is….this one. Apologies for things like lateness and brevity. Working on an assignment for the site and all, you know.

Time to start.

THIRD PLACE: Tobal No. 1 (PS) by JoeTheDestroyer

I vaguely remember this game from around when I bought my PlayStation, but this is probably the first actual review of it I've read. You did a good job of illustrating the mediocrity, from the way the graphics aged, to the flawed wrestling combat and how quest mode's good things are marred by flaws. A lot of content here, but it's balanced well and doesn't get tiresome or confusing.

SECOND PLACE: Star Wars: The Old Republic (PC) by jason_wilson

I'm not one for MMOs, but you made a good case for this one. Enough that if I had a good PC or 60% more free time, I'd be interested in at least trying this one, as the emphasis on single-player mode intrigues me. As does the characters, since you made a good case for how this one actually has compelling supporting characters. You also did a good job of pointing out the flaws. In particular, how lightsabers are way underpowered compared to in the actual fiction.

OVERDRIVE PLACE: Rayman Origins (XBox 360) by Suskie

Very good review. Loaded with comparisons to other sorts of platformers to tell the reader just where this one stands. I also loved the intro about memorization for the sake of memorization and how that can be a failing in platformers AND how that relates to later stages in the game, when the difficulty picks up. This was a very enjoyable and comprehensive read.

And now it's back to pondering why the office temperature reads 68, but it feels like it's 10+ degrees colder. I love that…really makes me feel like being productive when my hands are frigid, you know...

I'm not afraid to die because I am invincible
Viva la muerte, that's my goddamn principle

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Author: Suskie
Posted: January 25, 2012 (12:49 PM)
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Thanks a lot, Rob! Congrats to Jason and Joe as well.

You exist because we allow it. And you will end because we demand it.

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Author: JoeTheDestroyer (Mod)
Posted: January 26, 2012 (01:01 AM)
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Thanks, Rob! Glad you enjoyed the review. Congrats as well to Mike and Jason.

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

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Author: aschultz
Posted: January 27, 2012 (07:32 PM)
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Nice--good to see a worthy new person hit the big board too. Hope they can do it again.

My principal said, 'Emo, Emo, Emo.'
I said 'I'm the one in the middle, you lousy drunk!'
-- Emo Phillips

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