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Forums > Contributor Zone > RotW - Oct. 28 to Nov. 3, 2012

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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: November 09, 2012 (11:33 AM)
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Apologies for the lateness. My brain's still stuck in the four-person rotation, so I forgot this was my week. Whoops!

Ineligible this week is my review for Zoda's Revenge. Damn…

Of the six contestants and nine reviews that are eligible, these three won MY ELITE RECOGNITION!!!



THIRD: Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days by AllyDoig

It was really tough to pick the third place, so I went with the criteria of who was most effectively forceful with their opinions. And this won. You do a great job of dissecting this title, bashing the crap out of it, but doing so in effective ways like how you mention the way the guns don't fire according to real-life science; how the main characters are distasteful psychos and other things that most anyone would agree are real big flaws in a game like this.

SECOND: Zombie Nation (NES) by JoeTheDestroyer

This might have been the wittiest review of the week. You took a creative, yet flawed, shooter and used a mom and daughter talking to set up the discussion of all this. This is one of those games that a person would look at and probably think "I'm killing stuff with a disembodied head!!! SIGN ME UP!!!!" (at least I would), but you do a good job of convincing me that I shouldn't waste my time.

OVERDRIVE PLACE: Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams (XBX) by EmP

Silent Hill 2 is one of my favorite games of all time -- not for the actual gameplay, but mainly because of the immersive atmosphere. This was a really well-written review that does a great job getting to the point of the game. In particular, the line about the effectiveness of the creeping interactive tale really gets to the heart of the matter. The key to this game is why James is how he is (and to a lesser degree, why the other characters are how they are), with the monsters being more of a piece of the puzzle than anything else. Just a great look back at a great title.



Another good collection of reviews this week. That makes me happy, as reading and judging good writing is a lot better than the alternative.


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: November 09, 2012 (12:39 PM)
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I assume you meant to link to EmP's review, not Suskie's?


"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: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: November 10, 2012 (08:06 AM)
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You would be correct. Apparently, I didn't copy over everything from my last RotW. Derp...


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer
Posted: November 11, 2012 (03:29 AM)
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Bar har har. Thanks OD!


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: November 11, 2012 (06:57 AM)
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haha. The review link still links to Suskie's review.

Thanks for doing this, OD.


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: November 11, 2012 (09:21 PM)
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I think it's a big put on, aimed at EmP.


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer
Posted: November 12, 2012 (12:52 AM)
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The truth is if you reflect EmP's review in a mirror, take a video of it, project a live stream of that video on the hide of a zebra, then stand upside down, you will actually see Suskie's Dishonored review.


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: November 12, 2012 (04:54 PM)
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Okay...I corrected that, as well.

Now, my spirit utterly broken, I will take my leave of this place until tomorrow or so.

TOMORROW!


I'm not afraid to die because I am invincible
Viva la muerte, that's my goddamn principle


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