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Author: bloomer
Posted: February 13, 2012 (10:28 PM)
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Review of the Week, 5-11 February 2012

Competitively speaking, this was a big week with 10 reviews ranging in quality from very good to excellent. I think it's a testament to the community on this site and HG's development of the site that the quality is now so consistently high and that there's lots of it.

First Place

overdrive's The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim review (Xbox 360)

Overdrive reveals that he did eventually start switching on consciousness autopilot in playing even something as awesome as Skyrim, but it took 100+ hours to reach that point. Thus the human condition was described again... BLAOW!

Second Place

Roto13's SoulCalibur V review (PS3)

People who knowledgeably review fighting games are always saying stuff like "One other big change to the fighting system is the change to Guard Impacts" and "Turtles beware." This review is full of such talk for those who love it, as well as including a good look at the innovative multiplayer stuff. At a broad level, it's got similar tech talk to disco's review of the same game this week, but less on the story and more in other more interesting areas. That's how it soul edged ahead.

Third Place

aschultz's Dragon Wars review (Apple II)

Again, ASchultz astutely sorts out the microscopic workings of one tough old RPG in the context of its contemporaries. A few moments could be clearer, though something else that helps is reading a few of these reviews together (EG his recent Eternal Dagger one, or an Apple II Ultima) to get into the mindset.

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Author: JoeTheDestroyer (Mod)
Posted: February 13, 2012 (11:06 PM)
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I didn't place, but I'll take the 'very good to excellent' comment as an indirect compliment! Thanks, bloomer, for that and the timely ROTW. Congrats to OD!

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Author: aschultz
Posted: February 14, 2012 (08:41 AM)
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I saw a lot of good reviews this week, yes, so thanks for the placement and congrats to those above me. I have to admit I had a feeling there was stuff I'd like to tweak (see critique topic) but I wasn't sure what, and the reviews above me don't seem to have that problem, so good job.

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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: February 14, 2012 (08:44 AM)
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Thanks muchly and congrats to Rhody and Andrew for their placements, as well!

Good year for me so far! After going forever without hardly ever placing in this, I've done two new reviews this year and won with both of them!


*Until I don't place at all with my next 34 reviews.

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Viva la muerte, that's my goddamn principle

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