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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: July 04, 2020 (10:36 AM)
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It's been quiet around here ever since Jason broke the site.

We are all healing right now, and slowly, reviews are returning. But this topic is about the activity -- or lack thereof -- from two weeks ago. (But I'm doing the RotW, so you knew that already, didn't you?) And so, we have a single review, 'in the running.' Ha. It's Emp versus no one.

Emp wins this one.

To be fair, with a review this good, he'd have actually beaten a few people, had any showed up. But they didn't, so he has the ignominious distinction of calling in an airstrike, Modern Warfare style, on no target at all.

Inside by Emp

The review starts with a punny tagline, as always, which is surprisingly on the nose and kind of bad, but in a way that made me legit LOL for both of those reasons.

From the silly tagline, things get quite a bit more serious, as Gary manages a masterfully short rundown of this absurdly sinister and violent game about a boy who must... run to the right. He does a fantastic job of giving you the feel of the game: death is constant, nothing is explained, things get puzzly, still you must press on and you'll want to. It's tough to explain a game like Inside without ruining it or feeling as if you've avoided ruining it by saying nothing at all. Gary achieves a fine balance.

Kudos on beating... no one.

More kudos still on writing a review that would beat most... anyone.

And with that, I'm out. I hope not to be late next time. But you never know.

I don't have to prove I'm refined - that's what makes me refined!

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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: July 04, 2020 (11:55 AM)
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Take that, nobody else!

My initial plan was to sit on the Inside review so I had it in the pocket when the Horrorrush starts in a few months, but it seemed a decent test subject once the site found some stability again. Inside is good stuff, even if I gave up on Limbo years ago. Thanks for reading!

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