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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: July 19, 2017 (12:21 PM)
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Looks like we only have two reviews this week, which will make this a fairly short topic. I mean, if Venter would go through his backlog of reviews submitted, there'd be one of mine there, but I guess I wouldn't be allowed to submit that to my week of judging, so that's a moot point. Not that I'm complaining; I have BIG PLANS, as stated in my rare blog post about how I'm trying to get things down from playing 11 games at once to something more manageable like four, so I can actually make quick progress through my 360 games, since I just bought the three Borderlands, two Dark Souls, Kingdom of Amalur and South Park: Stick of Truth to add to all the other ones I have. Or, to be technical, my cash back rewards purchased them, while none of my actual money went into them. So anyway, I'm glad that I don't have to read 15 reviews this week.



For doing this topic with my standard level of professionalism, which means I did it a couple days late and did it begrudgingly after remembering it was my week to do this thing out of the blue.



Pickhut's Ranger X (Genesis)

A good review that really does a nice job of painting how this game is interesting, but mediocre. Really, when it comes to judging who won this week, I'd have to say a big factor simply was that the FF X review evoked a sort of emotion in me due to familiarity with that game, while this was just a good read of a game I didn't know anything about. As for this game, you do a good job of pointing out how its inconsistency and shortness ruin what it is trying to do, as far as being a tactical shooter. Two levels of six are short and linear, while only one of them is legit sweet. That says it all, I think.


REVIEW OF THE WEEK (aka: Overdrive Place)

Zydrate's Final Fantasy X HD Remaster (PC)

I found this to be a thoroughly interesting review, especially in how it mentioned certain things I didn't like about the game either, but in the end, those flaws had less of an affect upon your enjoyment than mine (I gave it an 8/10, as I reviewed it back in the day when we had a 10-point scale…and kinda feel I could have gone down to a 7 or even 6 in retrospect, as I reviewed it for a contest, wasn't quite done with the main quest when the deadline hit and haven't played it at all, let alone to finish it, since then). Anyway, due to that, I thought you made some good points about things like how distracting the story can be at times, as well as how fun the combat was. One thing I liked about the combat was that virtually every character had an enemy type they were great against, so against most generic mobs, you just needed to swap the right guys in to one-hit kill your foes. I also enjoyed the commentary on character development. I never got into Tidus as a character, but can't deny that he changed a lot as a character from beginning to end. Also, the mention of the extra features was nice, as well as how they affect the game, noting they make random fights easy, but not bosses. Just a strong review, I'd say.


And there you go. Back in a few weeks to do another one of these.

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Author: Nightfire
Posted: July 19, 2017 (03:46 PM)
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Wow, Zy beat Pickhut. Movin' on up!

Hopefully the site will snap out of its comatose state soon.

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Author: pickhut
Posted: July 20, 2017 (03:42 AM)
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Thanks for the feedback on my review, OD. I get where you're coming from with your picks, and I appreciate that you still enjoyed and got something out of reading my review. And ha, yeah, it was a surprisingly small week after months of solid submissions.

Congrats, Zydrate!

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