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After a month of no review writing, I forced it upon myself to spit one out. The review I did I didn't take seriously; I was even at a point where I was wondering whether or not I should even submit it. However, it was a drastic change in formula; I basically just typed my thoughts down as they came to mind, no matter how incoherent (except for at the end where I tried to squeeze some stuff in). The result is a mess.
Turns out that while I placed last in usurper's contest (what I had been expecting), I still got a decent score; 70. I can't say I agree with it, but it's all good. Thanks for the quick results, usurper; I'd have touched this up and submitted it to Zig's contest if I weren't still waiting for a critique from whoever here has locked it. Next time, I'm definitely in.
But I hate it.
I finally settled on a tweak last night, and I read it during my lunch hour and found that I hate it. Too much about it I'd have much rather left alone; the introduction (which I completely re-wrote in my tweaking) I feel is worse than the original, I cut way too much parts out that described the graphics, and I hardly got into the mechanics of the gameplay, aside from a few bits like 'the car has unrealistic physics' and such.
That said, I'm expecting to bomb the February review contest, but I suppose that's a part of growing as a writer. I knew there'd be bumps, but damn if I didn't know I'd hate them this much =P
I figure I'll start taking this site more seriously. The more I visit it the more I tend to grow attached to it. And there's this nifty blog thing, too.
On the forefront, we have usurper's February contest, and my review I'm planning on submitting (which has since changed from Doom 3 to True Crime: Streets of LA) is a wreck. Or rather, it isn't really in a wreck; it's done and it's up to standard with my other reviews. But that's the problem. My other reviews are boring.
After some holding off, I came to the conclusion that I ought to give it a shot. First user review submitted, don't know if it'll make it through. Going through that whole bit about testing the waters, y'know? Seeing how things are. Checking things out. Posting in this blog. We'll see how things go.