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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: November 10, 2008 (07:52 AM)
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Dragon Warrior


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[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: Lewis
Posted: November 10, 2008 (08:26 AM)
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My review is very slowly coming together...


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: November 10, 2008 (09:29 AM)
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Oh, that's right.....I still have to get my game done....

Oh, that's right.....I still have the letter "U"....


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Author: Lewis
Posted: November 10, 2008 (10:08 AM)
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Oh come on, you have a vast series of Unreal and Ultima games at your disposal.


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: November 10, 2008 (10:38 AM)
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And Urban Dead. You only need to play that for like two weeks to get the gist of it. Though a longer period of play is recommended for thorough enjoyment and understanding of the game.

And I forgot you only have five days. <_<


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[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: jerec
Posted: November 10, 2008 (12:55 PM)
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Feel free to step in as the third judge, Zig.


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Author: True
Posted: November 11, 2008 (02:13 AM)
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Here's my entry.

Resistance 2


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Author: Lewis
Posted: November 11, 2008 (02:15 AM)
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I'm intrigued as to what people mean when they say "you only need to play for two weeks."

What, two weeks nonstop? How often do you play games a day?


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: November 11, 2008 (09:41 AM)
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In the case of UD, you can only play for about fifteen minutes a day because of the way the action point system is set up. Makes for great strategy.


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: Halon
Posted: November 11, 2008 (11:27 PM)
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THREE DAYS LEFT!!!

I'll link the reviews before the deadline... assuming someone doesn't beat me to the task. ;)


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: November 12, 2008 (03:23 PM)
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I'm roughly four paragraphs into my review.

OUTLINE:
1. Start out mentioning that Undead Line is a Genesis shooter that was also on......other things. Finish paragraph with "and now, on with the review" to get bonus points from the judges.
2. Start playing Undead Line. Die repeatedly. Get really frustrated. Swear a lot in my review, which is going to be a really experimental live blog of my game experiences.
3. By the middle of the third paragraph, switch to U.N. Squadron, leaving in all the Undead Line-related material.
4. Realize that Undead Line sapped my desire to play a shooter after writing a paragraph and a sentence or two, say "enough o' this foolishness, now here's the game I'm really reviewing!"
5. Figure out which game that will be. Play for about 15-30 minutes, as that's about all the time I'll have for it and tack on a couple of paragraphs about it to what I already have for Undead Line and U.N. Squadron. Maybe I'll just pick a random "U" game no one's covered, and "borrow" a couple paragraphs and screens from Zig's RapeLay review so I get a lot of hits out of this tournament. Yeah.....that sounds good!

Things are looking pretty good for ol' Overdrive right now!


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Author: Suskie
Posted: November 12, 2008 (04:52 PM)
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I said I was planning to come back to finish this Alphabetolympics business, but it looks like that isn't going to happen. My plan was to buy Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts on launch day (which I was going to do anyway) and review it by the deadline, thus offering up a game that was not only quite new, but interesting to talk about as well. Unfortunately, the move to college has left me downgraded to an SDTV, and the game's microscopic text is literally unreadable. On top of that, most of the dialog is timed, and there's no voice acting. Considering that the game is heavy on tutorials, and thus heavy on text, the game is quite literally unplayable at the moment until either I upgrade to an HDTV or Rare finishes the patch they're supposedly working on.

Either way, I won't be able to review the game before the deadline. I might muster up the strength to review some other game that starts with B (maybe one of the earlier Banjo-Kazooie games), and I also have reviews for Fallout 3 and Gears of War 2 in the works should Pickhut or Iraff not show up (if that's even allowed), but for the time being, consider my participation in this comp suspended.


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: November 12, 2008 (05:09 PM)
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Pickhut's already got his, I think. He just... didn't link it in this topic for some reason.


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: Lewis
Posted: November 12, 2008 (05:19 PM)
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So many awful deadlines :(


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Author: Lewis
Posted: November 13, 2008 (03:44 AM)
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Review submitted.

I've very intentionally submitted it as a user review instead of a staff one. There are two staff pieces on my game already, and the review itself is... well, you'll see. While I reckon it's a good piece of writing, it's not exactly in keeping with the site's general style.


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: November 13, 2008 (05:13 AM)
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Mine's on site now, too.


For us. For them. For you.


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Author: Lewis
Posted: November 13, 2008 (09:29 AM)
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Here it is!


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Author: Halon
Posted: November 13, 2008 (10:14 AM)
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Ok, just picked out the game I will be reviewing. Thought this would be resolved tonight, who knew that I would be ahead of schedule?


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: November 13, 2008 (02:14 PM)
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U = Lick It Up

And for anyone who thought I was actually unsure of what game I was going to review, let this be a lesson to you: NEVER TRUST OVERDRIVE!


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Author: goldenvortex
Posted: November 13, 2008 (04:08 PM)
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HAVE TO DROP OUT SORRY :@


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: November 13, 2008 (08:58 PM)
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Come on people... there's only 8 reviews so far... *hopes for a last day super rush*


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: Genj
Posted: November 13, 2008 (09:55 PM)
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Gentleman, I still don't have a game to review. Any suggestions?


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: November 13, 2008 (10:17 PM)
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NES

Dragon Warrior 1-4
Dig Dug - it should be easy if nothing else
Donkey Kong
Don Doko Don
Double Dragon
Any Dragon Ball Z game
Duck Hunt
Duck Tales

Genesis

Dinosaurs for Hire
Anything with Dragon in it.

Some of these are for both systems.

Most of these you can just play for a few hours and get the idea of what they are. Some are RPGs, though, where you'll need more time investment.

Just pick something. lOL


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: Halon
Posted: November 13, 2008 (11:29 PM)
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Day of the Tentacle!

EDIT: Or you can just make up a game. Didn't GUTS do that a few years back and get second place or something?


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Author: Lewis
Posted: November 14, 2008 (03:12 AM)
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Daikatana would be a funny one to do. You don't even need to play that again, for goodness' sake. Just remember how abominable it was.

Deus Ex, if you're feeling ambitious.


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