Title: I died Posted: February 28, 2006 (09:40 PM)
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.
Injecting personality and flavour into a review is more difficult than I'd imagined. I finished writing it a week and a bit ago, and have been reading it over every few days, tweaking it, but always scrapping the tweaks because they, well... make the review seem bad. I think what I'm going to do is just tweak it a few times more and settle on one of the tweaks, because for all I know I could be doing a great job. I myself am fond of extremely informative reviews; kinda boring, but I still read through them and come out being happy I did so. So I still need to adjust to the fact that extensive details don't (always) make for a good review >_>
Nonetheless, I can't say I'm hating the process. It's fun to grow as a reviewer, and to simply write. After I submit it I'll immediately ask for critiques so to see how I could improve it. I do this rather than doing it prior to the contest because... err... I'm honestly not sure. It just feels better. Like I want to do that, and don't care if it's logical or not >_>. I'm weird like that.
Nonetheless, once I find out if I'm on the right track or not (that'd be in a couple days - March is just around the corner), I'll immediately catch up on all the reviews I've been leaving lingering; Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (more for myself than the people, as there's already a bazillion reviews posted for it), Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 for PS2 (see above), Manhunt, Electroplankton and then a couple more. Yay.
User: honestgamer Title: Posted: February 28, 2006 (10:42 PM)
Glad you're enjoying the site! And yeah, it can be hard to interject personality into a review without going overboard and making it just plain stupid. It's a delicate balance and most people don't get it right on their first few attempts. When they do, I'd imagine it's all the sweeter. I'm still trying.
User: tristis_iranica Title: Posted: March 01, 2006 (07:46 AM)
I think you should submit a review here for Zigfried's King of Reviewers contest. You'll gain some more useful knowledge on the art of reviewing if you do that, methinks.
User: hex Title: Posted: March 01, 2006 (05:32 PM)
Yeah, I plan on entering Zig's contest, just as soon and I fix up my True Crime and SM64 reviews (I hate my True Crime review, but I'm pretty happy with my SM64 review).
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