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Author: Lewis
Posted: December 12, 2008 (01:35 AM)
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This is one of the most entertaining reviews I've read in here in ages. Seriously.

"the pathetic syntax error that is Alone in the Dark" - that line really cracked me up.


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Author: bloomer
Posted: December 12, 2008 (01:41 AM)
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"While you may see all of this as hyperbole"

Hyperbole? In this review? :P

You've got the extended pole vaulting analogy, a single swear word from each of the major camps, the 'foreshadowing of this bitter end that Alone in the Dark so openly and blatantly gave to me.', etc. I also don't think the majority of the populace will agree that the mention of a secret cult in a game is such a terrible cliche that it's cause for moratorium-ing it in the first few minutes. Whereas being pissed off by the crumbling building definitely could be that cause (and has been for folks, I think.). So yeah, I wish you'd stayed on mission making good points rather than going with all this indulgently worded anger.


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Author: Lewis
Posted: December 12, 2008 (07:47 AM)
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I liked the indulgently worded anger. Gave the review a real character.

The only issue for me is that some of the sentences are overly long and awkwardly. And that it's clearly not a 1/10 review, but that's a different matter entirely.


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Author: beverage
Posted: December 12, 2008 (12:31 PM)
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Lewis - I appreciate that and am glad you enjoyed the review.

Bloomer - '"While you may see all of this as hyperbole"

Hyperbole? In this review? :P'

Believe it or not, I have an issue with overuse of metaphor and hyperbole. I'm sure this comes as shocking to you. =)

'I also don't think the majority of the populace will agree that the mention of a secret cult in a game is such a terrible cliche that it's cause for moratorium-ing it in the first few minutes.'

This I find surprising. Perhaps it was a bit wrong of me to call the "secret mystical cult" plot bit a cliche, but to tell you honestly, it's a bit of a theme (if you must) that I am growing tired of. I feel that the whole idea of the "secret cult" has been so greatly overplayed in games, movies, and books that so much as mentioning this sort of element should cause a bit of distaste. Well, at least it does to me anyway. I expect games to be creative. I can look over poor graphics and design if the game is truly creative, but looking back it seems that I may have been wrong in my assumption that there were more folks out there that felt the way I do.

'So yeah, I wish you'd stayed on mission making good points rather than going with all this indulgently worded anger.'

I appreciate the feedback, and with future titles I'll try to keep this in mind.


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: December 12, 2008 (10:53 PM)
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From me, you get to join the "I hated Alone in the Dark for the Wii" club.

High five, man. Give my review a read sometime. I didn't make it as far as you.


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