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Author: Felix_Arabia
Posted: November 18, 2008 (08:59 PM)
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There were some solid reviews this week. Let’s see how things went.

As always, staff reviews are excluded from the running. Only one review may be selected per reviewer.

2nd Runner Up: Guilty Gear 2: Overture (X360) by Pickhut

In general, I like Pickhut’s written work for two notable reasons. His style is casual and conversational, yet usually enlightening and thorough, which is notable considering his reviews are rarely lengthy. I also like Pick’s writing because he covers interesting games in an interesting way, and Guilty Gear 2: Overture is no exception. The intro utilizes dry humor well, and the body of the review works well to inform the reader how certain game inclusions may be misleading. A solid effort.

1st Runner Up: Jim Power: The Arcade Game (GEN) by Wolfqueen001

WQ begins this review with vigorous descriptions that make Jim Power: The Arcade game sound like a winner. Then, as she so candidly reveals in the next paragraph, this game isn’t quality. It serves as a minor disappointment, as I like the color palette utilized in this game, and it looks like it could at least be a decent title, but the review says otherwise. From the second paragraph on, WQ does an admirable job describing how things get continuously worse. The game may not have been very exciting, but the review contained a consistent energy level from start to finish that made this a fun read.

Review of the Week: Trilby’s Notes (PC) by Synonymous

Synonymous immediately begins this review by dropping a name I’m not familiar with. Ben Croshaw, sure he’s the developer behind Trilby’s Notes, but who is he really? Well, I went ahead and looked him up. Turns out he’s responsible for other several other games in the same series as Trilby’s Notes, has developed the 1213 series, and is currently working on a video reviewing project called Zero Punctuation. I wouldn’t have cared had Synonymous’ review not been engaging, but the writing in the review made me curious. It not only tutored me on the game Trilby’s Notes, but it opened up my curiosity to a slew of other Croshaw titles. If that doesn’t make this piece RotW-worthy, I don’t know what does.

There you have it, folks! Three different women have swept this week’s top three rankings! You go, girls!

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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: November 18, 2008 (10:00 PM)
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But... I thought I was the only woman here.... ;-;


Thanks, though. That commentary gives me confidence that hopefully I'll meet my goals for the tourney.

Anyway, congrats to Synonymous, who's name I don't feel I can spell right without a spellchecker. for her victory (girl power!), and to pickhut for placing third, which isn't too bad considering the competition.

[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: pickhut
Posted: November 19, 2008 (03:07 AM)
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Thanks for the various comments, Felix. Congrats to Wolfqueen on her placing and Synonymous for the RotW spot.

I head spaceshit noises.

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Author: Synonymous
Posted: November 21, 2008 (03:58 AM)
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who's name I don't feel I can spell right without a spellchecker

Heh; my real name isn't much of an improvement.

Thanks very much for the early birthday present, thanks to EmP for the kind words earlier, and congratulations to wolfqueen and pickhut!

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