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Title: stumbling block
Posted: December 11, 2009 (04:54 PM)
haven't got anywhere with my alphabetolympic review...i've hit a snag. the toughest part is trying to review a game i don't really care much about. i've played a few hours of the game to get some kind of thought process going, but so far the spur of the moment i had writing those reviews in November isn't kicking in for me this month. that dillema coupled with bouts of Modern Warfare 2 online has me distracted.

anyway, i just updated my Ocarina of Time review with a handful of screenshots. perhaps i went a bit overkill with the pics, but as long as it is neat and tidy and sprinkled every other two paragraphs, then i think is alright.
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radicaldreamerUser: radicaldreamer
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Posted: December 11, 2009 (04:56 PM)
Still time to change. I won't even be able to start playing my game until Dec 16-19, and I'm reviewing an RPG.
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jiggsUser: jiggs
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Posted: December 11, 2009 (09:24 PM)
3 days...yikes, major cramming!

change is tempting but i'll stick with what i got. the game i'm reviewing is short..thankfully. it'll probably take me a week to finish because i can only handle the game in bite-size portions.

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wolfqueen001User: wolfqueen001
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Posted: December 11, 2009 (09:37 PM)
Actualy, the deadline's January 3rd, so Radicaldreamer has at least a couple of weeks to get his review done. Also, I think he just meant that those times were when he'll be able to start playing / writing, not that those were the only days in which he could do anything at all.

Anyway, jiggs, I can completely understand your predicament. Writing for games that you really just don't feel one way or the other about is very difficult, and especially difficult to make sound interesting. Even so, sometimes I just find it best to fight through it, and, well, if it turns out that it's not the best review I've ever written, then so be it. Granted, usually with contests I try to do my best, but sometimes I have to resign myself to the fact that I'll be playing a game that might not be conducive to writing a stellar review (i.e. BWHY this year...). So, my advice is to just try your best and see where that takes you. Either way, I imagine writing a review like this will give you another perspective and add to your experience writing, since it's always good to write differently from time to time, especially to convey different sentiments about a game.
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wolfqueen001User: wolfqueen001
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Posted: December 11, 2009 (10:35 PM)
Posting this again because even though it acts as if I had posted, I can't see it (I had edited it) and so I assume that no one else can see it either.

Actually, the deadline's January 3rd, so Radicaldreamer has at least a couple of weeks to get his review done. Also, I think he just meant that those times were when he'll be able to start playing / writing, not that those were the only days in which he could do anything at all.

Anyway, jiggs, I can completely understand your predicament. Writing for games that you really just don't feel one way or the other about is very difficult, and especially difficult to make sound interesting. Even so, sometimes I just find it best to fight through it, and, well, if it turns out that it's not the best review I've ever written, then so be it. Granted, usually with contests I try to do my best, but sometimes I have to resign myself to the fact that I'll be playing a game that might not be conducive to writing a stellar review (i.e. BWHY this year...). So, my advice is to just try your best and see where that takes you. Either way, I imagine writing a review like this will give you another perspective and add to your experience writing, since it's always good to write differently from time to time, especially to convey different sentiments about a game.
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jiggsUser: jiggs
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Posted: December 12, 2009 (02:24 AM)
ah that's right...the start of radicaldreamer's winter vacation. what was i thinking ahah!



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