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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: August 24, 2008 (08:01 PM)
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Review of the WEEK. Iím on time because Iím better than you. There are rules like no staff and only one review per writer counts. This week has been arse with only five reviews subbed and only two of them really deserving a spot in this. They are as follows




FIRST PLACE: DMC4 -- Boo

Of course this was going to win -- I wrote all the best lines for it.

Youíve already had a ton of feedback from me, so you get an abridged version here. Booís review is probably better than he thinks it is because, while a lot of it is aimed at people who have already played a DMC or three, I still know what heís saying with relative ease. Sure, the specifics are lost on me, but itís well written enough for the context to carry me so Iím not throwing up question marks every third line. Itís a justified score, even if the review is a typical list pros/detract with cons rundown, itís one that works.

SECOND PLACE: The Incredible Crash Dummies -- WQ

You spelt humour wrong. Silly yank.

Dear Wolfy treads dangerous ground with the shattered rose tinted specs intro, but pulls it off well enough to not have the clichť police crash through her bedroom window. What hurts more is a sense of disjointedness when a number of short paragraphs link gracelessly together. Itís not until the latter half of the review when everything seems to work so much better and you come up with some good lines, such as the dummies loosing their heads being a drawback for mobility. This isnít one of your best; it feels forced at points, but I think you do a good job with the limited material you have. Kudos for not taking a cheap shortcut like Felix did with his version.

THIRD PLACE: X-COM:TftD -- Cornwell

I hope youíll excuse the rudeness, but this doesnít really belong here. Not only should all (post apoc) X-Com review be 10/10, this is a review that does a good job or skirting the edges, but never really delving in to the heart of the game. It makes a good case for TftD being little more than an add on, but, in using this tactic, assumes that readers are familiar already with Enemy Unknown. People should be, but a lot of them are not. They are fools.

Well done on not making your review a billion words like my original EU is, but I would have appreciated more time spent on actual discussion of the game.




RotW over.


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Author: bluberry
Posted: August 24, 2008 (08:08 PM)
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you need to stop claiming you've written half my reviews when you help me transition between paragraphs or something. at least I can spell.

congrats to the winners!


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: August 24, 2008 (08:12 PM)
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If you had come to me first, that post would have read so much better.


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: August 24, 2008 (08:33 PM)
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Eh. I didn't really try really hard with this one, admittedly. Not to mention that it was sort of hard to talk about anyway. Thanks for the comments, anyway, though I know this really probably wouldn't've been here if more people had submitted.


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