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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: February 07, 2012 (06:36 PM)
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Well, only six reviews, but fairly tough calls for all, but especially for third place, and then deciding between third and second. Hope you can all be satisfied with the results despite how strange they might be to some. Thanks to everyone for submitting content this week.

Third: The Simpsons Arcade Game by Jason Venter:

Jason has written a very solid review for the remake of the old Simpson's Arcade Game that tells me everything I need to know about it. It's style is fairly straightforward but leaves no stone unturned (at least that I can see or would care about), which makes it quite effective in getting its point across. The pics are a nice touch as well and help to illustrate the various features of the game.

Second: Quarrel by Number1SuperGuy

I can't really say why I liked this review enough for second place. Typically puzzle reviews don't get much notoriety because they're incredibly difficult to make sound interesting and are often best served by just hashing out a well-written straightforward review of its pros and cons. Somehow, though, you manage to hook my interest in this game. This may have to do with your often refreshing breaks from the traditional flow of writing in order to insert often witty comments or express opinions on one aspect or another. Furthermore, I happened to find the idea of this game quite fascinating, which no doubt contributed to my held interest.

First: Medal of Honor: Airborne by EmP:

As is usual with EmP's reviews, he does a fantastic job of vividly describing the game's environment and mechanics while inserting his own personality into the piece in such a manner that makes reading the review quite enjoyable. Aside from the occasional typo, there really isn't a whole lot to complain about here. Airborne is perhaps the only pre-2007 MoH I haven't played except for the original ones on the Playstation, and I remember it looking fairly interesting in previews. It's neat that you liked it, though, because I thought I remember the game not getting terribly good reviews (or at least it just got relatively average ones), so it's good to see a relatively positive response from you. Which reminds me of another thing. Even though you complain quite heavily at the beginning of the review, it's well-placed and doesn't take away from the otherwise positive tone of the work. Good job.

[Eating EmP's brain] probably isn't a good idea. I mean... He's British, which means his brain's wired for PAL and your eyes are NTSC. - Will

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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: February 07, 2012 (07:40 PM)
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Thanks for the timely topic, Leslie! I was surprised you preferred my Simpsons review, since it felt weaker to me than my Pushmo review, but I appreciate the comments. It was another tough week to place. Congrats to Matt and Gary!

"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 on secret doors to another world

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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: February 08, 2012 (10:31 AM)
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Outstanding choice, young cub. In appeciation, I shall carry you to second place in another browser-based 4x all-for-one battle.

Many thanks for the placement and the feedbacks. Props to those other two guys who didn't do as well.

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