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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: November 22, 2013 (06:57 PM)
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I figure I'd best get this topic done right now, because then I have to dive into a pile of games and I won't be coming back up for air for quite some time. So, onto the reviews...


THIRD PLACE: Miracle Warriors: Seal of the Dark Lord by ThoughtFool1

This was an interesting review for a game I'd never heard about, with some trivia about the early RPG era that also expanded my knowledge. That was nice, and there was some detailed discussion of the game's performance in various categories, but the writing felt a little bit dry and formal in places. That lends it an air of authority, but it doesn't make for an especially pleasant read unless a person is especially interested in the subject matter. It's a perfectly adequate review, so I'm glad to have had the chance to read it, but I would be delighted to see future efforts adopt a slightly more personal tone, perhaps with lively and specific anecdotes. Trimming the length down a bit would also help, though admittedly it would also make for a less exhaustive critique.

RUNNER UP: Necrovision by JoeTheDestroyer

This review had some great imagery, particularly at the start, and played while to its unique subject matter. There were some minor errors throughout in the form of extra words or incomplete thoughts, but overall this was a polished look at what sounds like an interesting game. I didn't read every JoeTheDestroyer review this week, by the way, but it didn't seem fair to exclude him from the running just because he contributed so much great work and I'm lazy. This was my favorite one of those I read, and might have taken the crown if not for the...

REVIEW OF THE WEEK: Dragon's Crown by Germ

This was a pleasant read that flowed beautifully from point to point, with careful word selection. It didn't linger on any points long enough to grow dull, and moved through its points with a comfortable sense of authority. I'd love to see this author stick around to write about other games, as well! A well-deserved win.


And that is that. There were other reviews, of course, but the above three were my favorites. Thanks to all who participated, and sorry about the delay in getting to this. Keep those reviews coming, folks!

"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 on secret doors to another world

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Author: JoeTheDestroyer (Mod)
Posted: November 22, 2013 (11:52 PM)
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Thanks for getting this topic out, Jason! And great work, Germ!

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Author: ThoughtFool1
Posted: November 23, 2013 (11:54 AM)
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Hey thanks for the feedback! I realize that my reviews are a bit dry. I'm admittedly more adept at writing a report or a textbook than a fun bit of fiction. I'll try to work on sprucing up my next review while maintaining a high level of information and detail being passed as unbiasedly as possible :)

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