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Forums > Contributor Zone > The RotW for Feb. 10-16, 2013

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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: February 20, 2013 (10:29 AM)
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Only five reviews this week. Which is why you're getting this as early as you are. New computer and all, which means a lot of time spent on downloading stuff and making the most of the new hard drive's superior holding capacity. But, anyway, here you go!



THIRD PLACE: White Noise: A tale of Horror (XBox 360) by EmP

Only five reviews, but it was tough picking which three would place. This gets the third spot mainly because it was a bit more smooth and easy to read. I mean, the game has no interest to me (neither did Slender, for that matter…my "creepy horror" love pretty much is Silent Hill and little else), but you did a good job of selling it to people who might care. The best part: not shying away from how it's a rip-off of Slender and instead focusing on how it might be a rip-off homage that equals or even surpasses its inspiration.

SECOND PLACE: Brain Age: Concentration Training (3DS) by Roto13

And speaking of games I have no interest in, we have a review of some brain-teaser collection. That is very effective and tells a person all they need to know about a wide variety of things, such as how it justifies having a higher price tag than previous Brain Age games, how the different sorts of mental activities work and the issues there are with a few of them because of either game mechanics or stylus issues. Simply put, this was a well-written and comprehensive review that did everything it needed to.

FIRST PLACE: Aliens: Colonial Marines (XBox 360) by Suskie

I loved this review right from the snarky rip on the team that brought us Duke Nu- in the second paragraph. This was a pure gold bash review, drilling the old-looking visuals and utterly skewering the AI and the bizarre idea to focus an Aliens game at least a good bit around shooting human mercenaries. You might be winning because you got to rip on an easy target (something I love doing, myself), but you also did so in an intelligent manner where you focused on explaining just what they did wrong and why it doesn't work. I think I could go through these five reviews this week every week for a year and there would be some degree of constant place-changing from 2nd through 5th place, but this one was probably far enough above the pack that it'd be the winner most every time, if not every single time.



And that's that for this week. Have fun, party people!


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: February 21, 2013 (09:40 AM)
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What? No responses after OD took the time to write up the ROTW? I enjoyed reading it, at least. Even if we all are going to have to gang up and take down Suskie's winning streak ;)


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: February 21, 2013 (10:41 AM)
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Any other winner than Suskie this week would have been a crime.

Dear Rob; take some time out from complaining about your hip/the young 'ns on your lawn and give white noise a whirl. I am interested in your reaction, seeing as we share very close views on survival horror.

Otherwise, fine work. I even agree with some of it.


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Author: Suskie
Posted: February 21, 2013 (10:22 PM)
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*flex*

Thanks for everything you've said, OD, and congrats to the other two for their placements. EmP's in particular actually made me pretty curious to check that game out.


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: February 22, 2013 (01:28 AM)
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I watched an amusing White Noise youtube video where the gamer literally shit his pants while playing. It was... gross, but also hilarious. And I don't blame him.


Note to gamers: when someone shoots you in the face, they aren't "gay." They are "psychopathic."


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: February 22, 2013 (10:25 AM)
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Yesterday, I put SS headphones on my mate's head, loaded the game up, turned off the lights and waited. My biggest regret in life now is that I didn't tape him some form.


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