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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: August 02, 2014 (02:47 AM)
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Masters: Why have you not released a tourney in four years?
EmP: Whatís this now?
Masters: Stop writing TWD reviews Ė you know no one reads them because theyíve not got to the part you have yet Ė and make a tourney for dorks like you. You said youíd make one months ago
EmP: I said this never.
[Obligatory two hour gap between Marcís IMís]
Masters: Just do it already!

I guess it could kill some time Ė and maybe give me an excuse to break out the HTML tumbleweed.

As Marcís enthusiasm for the project has no doubt put him in the running for super-judge, I guess all thatís left is to come up with some kind of themed idea. Iím a bit rusty, I admit. Things that start with Y? No. Too many Ys reviews as is. Early PS3 games that arenít entirely made of brown? Donít think any such thing exists. Wii U games people care about? Urgh, no.

How about destroy a classic/defend a bomb? Write a review for a game that everyone else loves and you thought was awful, or take the time to stick up for a game you always figured got the rough end of the stick. This site hates L.A Noire, for instance, but the majority love it, so be like the fourth person to stick the boot in. Always thought there were worse JRPGs out there then Beyond the Beyond (and there was and always will be so long as Monsterseed remains a thing) -- tell the world why and have a grumpy Canadian grade you in between bouts of yeti wrestling. Secretly love Duke Nukem Forever? Keep that shit to yourself. Seek help.

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Author: jerec
Posted: August 02, 2014 (06:12 AM)
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I was just thinking it's been a while since we've had any sort of tourney. We used to have them every other month or so.

I'm happy to participate in whatever. I had a bit of a reviewing streak earlier in the year, not sure what happened to that, but I'd be happy to write some more.


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Author: Ben
Posted: August 02, 2014 (06:50 AM)
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Sure, I'd be interested.


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: August 02, 2014 (08:42 AM)
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Sounds interesting. Might give me an excuse to write something for a change.


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: August 03, 2014 (10:43 PM)
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I enjoy reading even your "let's throw a tourney" posts, EmP. But jeez, what the heck would I review? Secret of Evermore already gets a good appraisal by this site, and while I do have a fondness for Wizards and Warriors that is probably very 'gainst the norm, I think Overdrive already did a pretty spot on review of it. And I already bashed Symphony of the Night, which seems to be my HUGE dissident review.

If I can come up with something, I'll join in.


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Author: Suskie
Posted: August 04, 2014 (12:27 AM)
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I'd be interested, but I don't actually know of any game fitting the criteria that I haven't already reviewed. I'll think it over.

Edit: Maybe I could make a fifth or so attempt to finish The Witcher 2 and write about how it's the poor man's WRPG.


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: August 04, 2014 (08:59 AM)
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Now that I know thereís enough interest to invest my super valuable time into this (those beers wonít drink themselves outside in the garden cooler under the tree), Iíll give some more thought to refining the rules. Especially since I just realised Iím accidently trolling Ben who wrote a killer review less than a week ago that would have nailed this.

How about we do this: using Gamerankings averages as an aggregate, any justified score deviations from that mark will result in bonus points added on to the judgeís verdict. So, for instance, Vampire Rain is listed at 3/10, so similar scores just get helpful feedback and judge scores. Lift the game back up (or drive it further into the ground) from the average, and youíll be rewarded. That way, we can ease back into this thing by allowing you to write for any game, but give you reason to play within the pre-set boundaries.

Which has just made me decide exactly which title Iím going for.

Iíll build a topic and pencil in some deadlines later in the day.


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Author: Ben
Posted: August 04, 2014 (01:42 PM)
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Aha, I noticed that and thought about calling you out on it.

I do hate fun in general, though, and I didn't review anything for a few years before January. So I should be able to find something else, I hope.


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: August 04, 2014 (04:14 PM)
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Sounds interesting. I'll have to think of something. Just let me know if you have a set "how far away from the mainstream" should the reviews be, so I know if I can safely finish Persona 3 for it (loved by the masses, merely decent to me) or need to figure out something on the fly.


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Author: jerec
Posted: August 04, 2014 (06:02 PM)
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Yeah, trying to play Persona 3 after loving Persona 4: Golden takes some work. =/


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: August 07, 2014 (11:18 AM)
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Nice "quotes," Emp.


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