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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: August 05, 2014 (05:31 AM)
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DID YOU KNOW that grounds-breaking IoS title, Sharknado: The Video Game has a measly aggregate of 60% while gussied up fetch-quest simulator Ocarina of Time exists up in the mid 90ís somewhere? These are just some of the crazy examples I could spend seconds kinda researching to illustrate how, sometimes, aggregates just donít work. I mean, Last of Us is also highly rated; Ben says thatís rubbish, and aside from thinking Nottingham Forest are a real football team, heís not often disastrously wrong about stuff, right? Have you seen the scores dumped on L.A Noire Ė and donít even get me started on Chorno Cross!

Pseudo-rant preludes lazy transition into reviewing tournament explanation.

Welcome to them guidelines I made up on the spot after being nagged from afar. Where the worst kept secret is that you can effectively review whatever the hell you want, but your indifference to the clandestine conditions will cost you delicious turkey-flavoured bonus points. How many points? Well, thatís the mystery; but the further away you fall from the opinion of the common man, the more juicy reward you reap. Think Charlieís Angels isnít the worst game in the world? Prove otherwise: Iíve played that mess and flat out dare you. Think Mario 64 is fiddly nonsense? That will score you some props. Want to turn awful space-chef FPS POíed into an ironic classic? Beat you to that one, I fear. Shall we talk deadlines?

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Iíll add previously interested parties to this topic, and super-nag Marc remains super judge. If anyone wants to join either him or the participants, this is the topic to announce it in.

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Author: Ben
Posted: August 05, 2014 (09:59 AM)
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Will Southampton even have a team next season? :)


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: August 05, 2014 (11:28 AM)
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The best 5-a-side team in the land.


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer
Posted: August 05, 2014 (12:22 PM)
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I would totally be up for this, but it's time I work on acquiring my central process license, lest I lose my job come January. Unfortunately, that requires me to read a (very boring) 400+ page text book. It shouldn't be difficult, but it will consume a goodish portion of my time. If I have time between chapters, I might dive back into The Walking Dead season 1.


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: August 05, 2014 (05:42 PM)
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Heh. So I was doing some research through Game Rankings, and decided to check out Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning. It has an aggregate score of 44% there, but some other places (including GFs) bumps it up to around 7/10. What, in cases like this, are we using as our base score?

P.S. My boyfriend is "seriously" considering writing a review for a positive review for E.T. on the Atari even though he hasn't played in more than 20 years.


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: August 06, 2014 (06:41 AM)
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GameRankings is certainly the more 'mainstream' voice, so we'll go ahead and use that as the layman's measuring stick.


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Author: jerec
Posted: August 06, 2014 (06:50 AM)
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I'm having trouble thinking of something. I wanted to write a scathing review of FFXIII-2 but the Metacritic is in the high 60's for that, which basically translates to 30-40 if it wasn't a Square Enix game.


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: August 06, 2014 (02:26 PM)
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It got scores that high?

You're still deviating, so it all counts.


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Author: jerec
Posted: August 06, 2014 (04:19 PM)
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Oh, wait. It's actually 79. Yeah, let's do this!


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: August 07, 2014 (09:18 AM)
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Let's see. Persona 3 FES is 88%, I'd be giving it a 6. Best I have so far, so I'll be going with that unless something else pops into my head.


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Author: Ben
Posted: August 08, 2014 (07:52 AM)
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Looking forward to your review, OD. Persona 3 is one of my favourites, so will be interested in your take.

I know what I want to do, but it involves me having to actually finish the game first, which... I probably need a back-up game in case.


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: August 08, 2014 (03:18 PM)
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I've been thinking I might go back to Persona 3 myself, though for different reasons than you, Overdrive. It's one of my favorite games of its generation. Even though I spent a ton of time with it, I've been thinking I'd go back to it again. I even bought the PS3 digital version, just to make it easier to return. Finding the time, though, is less easily accomplished.


"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: Germ (Mod)
Posted: August 08, 2014 (09:38 PM)
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I played through Persona 3 and 4 and then jumped into the PSP remake of the first Persona. There was...quite a difference. Especially in the encounter rate.


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Author: jerec
Posted: August 09, 2014 (05:38 PM)
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Heh, 600 words written about FFXIII-2's nonsense time travel plot. This is gonna be fun.


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Author: Suskie
Posted: August 09, 2014 (07:27 PM)
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I wish I could bash FFXIII-2 all over again.


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Author: Ben
Posted: August 13, 2014 (10:22 AM)
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I've had no internet at home for nearly a week, which is frustrating - because online DRM and all.


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Author: jerec
Posted: August 17, 2014 (08:51 AM)
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Final Fantasy XIII-2

Who said it's awkward to show up too early at a party?


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Author: Ben
Posted: August 23, 2014 (06:22 PM)
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Okay, here's where I'm at. This past week, I tried to make myself play through two games I initially didn't have good first impressions of ages ago, but have given up on them far from the end. Heavily disliked both.

Given people won't want to read a review on Watch Dogs: Act I (and a couple of missions in Act II) or the first 40% of Beyond: Two Souls, I might submit something that doesn't necessarily go against the grain, just so I have an entry. Tempted to put my thoughts on Watch Dogs in a separate blog, though.


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: August 24, 2014 (08:50 AM)
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I finally started making progress in Persona 3. I muddled through about 8 floors of Tartarus, beat a boss and handled a bunch of interactions with a fat kid running some sort of religious scam while being portrayed as a bizarre combination of comic relief and self-hate.

Good things:
Only one more Tartarus boss!

Bad things:
23-24 game days until the end...


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


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Author: holdthephone
Posted: August 24, 2014 (05:27 PM)
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Count me in.


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: August 28, 2014 (01:18 PM)
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Review essentially finished, but I'll be giving it a good once-over tomorrow in order to hopefully trim it down a bit, as this seems to be a longer one than usual.

And then I'll never have to face this game again.


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


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: August 29, 2014 (02:21 PM)
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Good news, everyone! One of you has finally cracked and asked for a deadline extension. I shan't embarrass WQ and tell you all that it's her, but I've decided to grant it to them.

You now have until the 5/9.


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: August 31, 2014 (09:27 AM)
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SMT: Persona 3 FES

I am ready, new deadline or not, I am ready.


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


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: September 01, 2014 (04:05 PM)
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I'm submitting mine early. I may add to it later, but if I don't, it should suffice for now. I just sincerely doubt that I'll have any time after today to work on it. At least not until the deadline (new or not) passes.

Thanks for that, btw. No way in hell I was getting this done yesterday. At least this way I stood a chance.


What espiga does in his free time
[Eating EmP's brain] probably isn't a good idea. I mean... He's British, which means his brain's wired for PAL and your eyes are NTSC. - Will


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: September 04, 2014 (08:37 AM)
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OK. I finished it after all. I may attempt to add pictures within the next few hours. If I don't, I'll do it when I get back.

God of War: Chains of Olympus


What espiga does in his free time
[Eating EmP's brain] probably isn't a good idea. I mean... He's British, which means his brain's wired for PAL and your eyes are NTSC. - Will


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