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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: November 17, 2008 (11:59 AM)
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I could tell you all a tale of mistakes and misinformation, mostly those of other people, that have so delayed this RotW, but, frankly, I donít have the time to do so. So this is as much as an introduction as youíre going to get. You all know the rules by now, anyway.




THIRD:Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions (PSX) by zip dementia

You keep telling me not to read your review! I am not a Metal Gear Solid fan in the slightest, and, so, took your advice and read no further than the intro.

If only I could actually get away with that. Oh well.

The review feels more like an essay on what you argue as the media tainted evolution and, while you make this argument well, it doesnít really tell me much about the title. You have some brief examples squeezed into one paragraph an you make the gameís option sound interesting -- mission accomplished -- but you then go no further than a quick gloss over before you move right on back to what you really want to talk about. I think itís good to use your review to make a bigger point than simply ďthis game is worth X/10Ē, but not at the price of all but ignoring the game itself.

SECOND: Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Pool of Radiance (NES) by dagoss

Iíve never heard of Pool of Radiance -- how do you like them apples, you Alpha no-show, you!

Now Iíve put you in your place, I enjoyed the review despite (or, perhaps, because of) how you drop wordy prose to revel instead in pure nerding. Itís a cerebral read that takes even the ignorant such as myself on an educational tour around a game that I can now only assume deserves the praise you lavish upon it. There is the odd thing I would change, like how too many of your paragraphs start with íandí, but you did what you set out to do; give this game a level of grandeur. Not an easy task to accomplish


FIRST: Mother 3 (GBA) by timrod

A 10/10 Timrod review makes me nervous. Perhaps, to show this, Iíll pledge never to read a GBA review he writes ever again!

If I did read the review, I would proclaim it solid. Timrod doesnít need to start with fantastic writing, because itís for a game that, so long as you pick the right examples, will write itself. Timrod does pick the right examples, letting the kooky sign about flower trampling and timing your attack combinations with the background music. You make Mother 3 sound great, fully justifying the 10/10 score slapped on the end but, more than that, though you donít skimp on details and the review is long, it feels shorter than it is. Itís not an ambitious review, but it is the most effective of the week.

Thatís all


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: November 17, 2008 (02:29 PM)
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Congrats, I guess, bahaha.


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


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: November 17, 2008 (09:45 PM)
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XD I just realized that this wasn't combining the last two weeks after all. That dispels a ton of confusion right there. Good lord.

Sorry guys. I know I sounded crass earlier, but man...

Too many damn ones... I read too many ones.


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