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Author: zippdementia
Posted: May 08, 2012 (08:23 PM)
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Very good review and maybe my favorite of your nostalgia reviews because this one really does deal with nostalgia and not just how good or bad a game is.

My criticism for this review is centered around your tenses:
"I nimbly weaved around its fireballs and nab all of the treasure on the screen, causing the exit to appear. "

"There's no way you can dodged it."

"Quickening the pace was the means by which the developers ramped up the difficulty" (this one's more tricky... the 'was' should be an 'is'. The developers are in the past, but the functioning "means" are still in the present. Confusing, I know)


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: May 08, 2012 (08:27 PM)
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"Quickening the pace was the means by which the developers ramped up the difficulty" (this one's more tricky... the 'was' should be an 'is'. The developers are in the past, but the functioning "means" are still in the present. Confusing, I know)

If you're going to fix that sentence, why not just say "The developers ramped up the difficulty by quickening the pace" and have done with it? That way, the awkward--though technically correct--phrasing is avoided entirely.

In any event, it's great to see you still reviewing games, Joe! There's still a lot of retro ground for this community to cover and it's always exciting to see quality retro reviews.


"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: JoeTheDestroyer
Posted: May 08, 2012 (10:39 PM)
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D'oh! D'oh! D'oh! Me failing English? That's unpossible!

Thank you for the catches, gentlemen. They've been addressed.

And thank you, Jason. I'm able to get some reviews out because I've got three weeks off. Thankfully, the kid likes to sleep a lot, so I've got a lot of downtime on top of that.


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