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Author: Germ
Posted: September 06, 2014 (04:49 AM)
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Hey folks. As you know, I'm a relative newcomer to Honest Gamers. One of the things that I love about this site is the sheer number of reviews available. I decided to start going through those that have stuck out to me and writing why I think they're interesting in posts to Facebook and Google+. I almost backed off this idea since we have the random review box on the home page now, but I think this should still serve as a nice addition.

This thread is an invitation for anyone who wants to to nominate reviews you think deserve to be mentioned. This isn't a voting thing, but I will definitely read everyone's suggestions.

The only requirement is that the review be at least five years old. I'm looking for reviews that have good writing, sure, but are interesting in some other way. An obscure game, a different writing angle, etc. I plan to post these at least once every weekend, but I'm open to doing more, especially if I get a lot of good suggestions.


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Author: Germ
Posted: September 06, 2014 (05:02 AM)
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The first review, which I just posted to FB and G+, is Falsehead's 2004 review of Virtual Hydlide. The writing isn't perfect, but it's goofy and entertaining while still being informative about what makes that game so strange and interesting.

I'm looking for an entertainment factor, not that everything has to be goofy or extreme like this one, but candidates should have some kind of amusing or very interesting content. But, like I said before, I'll read anything that's posted here and consider it.

Thanks guys!


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Author: pickhut
Posted: September 06, 2014 (10:26 AM)
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At the moment, Zigfried's review for Sword of Sodan comes to mind. It's so old that it doesn't have a date on it.


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: September 06, 2014 (06:27 PM)
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Here's a link that might help.


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Author: jerec
Posted: September 06, 2014 (10:00 PM)
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I know RotW is gone but it does look sad that the featured reviews stopped at the end of last year.


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer (Mod)
Posted: September 07, 2014 (04:09 AM)
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Zig's Sword of Sodan review makes me miss the score breakdown that used to lie at the end of reviews. It was such a fitting end to see that gigantic 3 with "Watch out for bad game" next to it.


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer (Mod)
Posted: September 07, 2014 (04:13 AM)
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And if I were to suggest a review...


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Author: pickhut
Posted: September 07, 2014 (05:40 AM)
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I totally forgot about the rating scale at the end of staff reviews! Now I'm trying to figure out when it disappeared...

I'm flattered by the mention, by the way, but the review is barely under four years old, which disqualifies it.


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Author: Germ
Posted: September 14, 2014 (09:01 PM)
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Ok! I went with Pickhut's nomination this time. Great choice, thanks for pointing it out to me. Anyone else, feel free to name any review you like in this topic. Thanks!


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Author: pickhut
Posted: September 14, 2014 (11:23 PM)
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Cool.

I've found a couple more I personally thought are interesting reviews, though both are barely a few months over 5 years old, if that's okay:

JV's Mega Man 9 review - Has two interesting perspectives about the game.

WQ's Mother review - Dunno how you'll react to reading this one, but I thought it was an interesting angle about the game and a certain other subject.

Hey, someone else recommend stuff!


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Author: joseph_valencia
Posted: September 15, 2014 (10:15 PM)
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That old Mega Man 9 review is half good and half bad.

Nick Evil's "Ocarina of Time" review is one of my favorite reviews for that game.

I also recommend Winston Wolf's review for Pong (Arcade).


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Author: Germ
Posted: September 21, 2014 (11:02 PM)
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This time, Nick Evil's Ocarina of Time review caught my attention.

I particularly thought his 2005 statement of Nintendo as a company was interesting in light of their rebirth with the Wii, and the fact that many are expressing similar statements now because of the performance of the Wii U.

I loved the Pong review, but since it isn't five years old I didn't go with it. I almost threw out that rule so I could use it, but decided not to. Thanks for the suggestions, and keep 'em coming!


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