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Forums > Contributor Zone > RotW for 8/16-22: Both late AND rushed!

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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: September 27, 2012 (09:47 AM)
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Another RotW. After taking a day-and-a-half off of work to do nothing much but lay around and buy Bastion and the new Zeboyd indie RPG (whatever it's called….the Penny Arcade dealie), I'm here to rank reviews and stuff. Yay.

I also reviewed River City Ransom, but that's not eligible. Just read it.

And read this.




THIRD: Jet Set Radio (PS3) by Roto13

This was my favorite of your three reviews. It does a good job of explaining the original point of how this, like many Dreamcast games, has aged poorly. You then explain what made this title so intriguing back in the day and how the poor aging makes it more of a curiosity now than an actual good game. And do so effectively enough that the positivity of those opening paragraphs has faded to "meh, it WAS cool…" in my mind by the end.

SECOND: Mindjack (360) by pickhut

Another really efficient review by you. A generic game with a cool gimmick that isn't used in a creative enough fashion to take advantage of that coolness. To go with a less-than-stellar online experience. All of which is explained clearly and effectively. Can't ask for much more than that!

OVERDRIVE PLACE: Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition (Wii) by honestgamer

Really good look at a compilation where you basically take the tactic that a person buying this probably has some knowledge of Kirby, so you just get into how the compilation works as a buying bargain. The comparison to the awesome SM All-Stars really works as a comparison point. As does the complaint about how the auto-save at the point you're at can be a bit of an inconvenience. And the bits about the extras like the soundtrack disc and the challenge stages.



And that's that. Back to my regularly scheduled work-related tedium...


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Author: pickhut
Posted: September 27, 2012 (11:40 AM)
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Thanks for the comments, OD. Glad I made the game sound pretty clear to you. Good job to Roto on his JSR mention, a solid review, and congrats to Venter's RotW on that Kirby review, which I should read as a whole now because I've since changed my mind about reviewing it xD.


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer
Posted: September 27, 2012 (02:02 PM)
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Congrats to Jason, and great job OD.

I also want to mention that Roto's Princess Tomato review still hasn't been promoted to featured.


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: September 27, 2012 (02:12 PM)
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It's now featured. Since it was done as a staff review, it's not gonna show up in the Featured Reviews box, but it is listed as such!


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Viva la muerte, that's my goddamn principle


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: September 27, 2012 (04:05 PM)
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Thanks for the well-deserved win! My condolences to those who didn't place ahead of me... which I guess would be all of you. Mwa ha ha ha ha! Er... ahem. That is to say... you have my sympathy.


"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: zippdementia
Posted: September 27, 2012 (07:52 PM)
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Bastion has a fantastic art and music style. Not the best "game" but I somehow felt like I was playing some spiritual cousin of Cowboy Bebop every time I started it up.


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