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Author: JoeTheDestroyer (Mod)
Posted: December 31, 2021 (03:50 AM)
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The final ROTW to be posted this year has finally arrived. I hoped to not be late with this one, because man, how embarrassing would that be? I guess this entry could've been more festive, but we didn't get a whole lot of submissions this week (understandable, as everyone's probably busy).

Horror movies? Not this time... The only thing I even close that I recently rewatched was Gamera the Brave, which is a decent flick despite its schmaltzy plot.

Look, I'm just going to cut to the chase because I need to go to bed, and because I really want to get my Husk review copy-written and posted soonish. My Earth Atlantis review can wait, though.

Jason - Twinbee ***Third Place***
I played this title a few times way back and was never particularly fond of it. I didn't dislike it, but it never really left an impression on me. You do a great job of describing this game and its positive and drawbacks. I like that you also went into detail about how the 3D elements play out. I also appreciate that you acknowledge the notion that this game's selling point is pure nostalgia. As you say, the medium has come a long way since this one, and anyone looking for a modern action title would probably not want to dig into this one. By the way, search for "ontot."

Pickhut - Astro's Playroom ***Review of the Week***
This is a great review that really goes into lively detail, all while oozing passion. You describe things wonderfully, and go into the neat features this title has to offer. I also like that you acknowledge that this is a tech demo, but also basically state that such a designation shouldn't automatically disqualify a game from being good. We use that term, tech demo, as a pejorative, and maybe we all should admit that such things serve a purpose, especially when properly executed.

Brian - Quantum Break ***Second Place***
"If you enjoyed Alan Wake and the first two Max Payne titles, then everything that made these games great can be found all throughout QB." I would say "sold," but I already purchased this one. Seriously, I've been a big Remedy fan for a while, but I've always been on the fence with whether or not I should play this one. That line sells it for me. Part of this piece focuses on the fact that Quantum doesn't distinguish itself enough from other Remedy IPs, which is fair and something people should know before getting into this one. Ultimately, this is a good, well-written piece that examines precisely the pieces that anyone interested in this title would want to know about.


Happy New Year.

The only thing my milkshake brings to the yard is a subpoena.

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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: December 31, 2021 (09:30 AM)
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Fixed my error you pointed to. Thanks for the comments on my review, and for the topic. We've made it through another year, everyone! Onward to 2022!

"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - John F. Kennedy on reality

"What if everything you see is more than what you see--the person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a secret door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it, or you accept that there is much more to the world than you think. Perhaps it really is a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things." - Shigeru Miyamoto on secret doors to another world

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Author: dementedhut
Posted: January 09, 2022 (06:50 AM)
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Oops! I somehow missed seeing this topic. Thanks for the RotW and glad that you enjoyed reading it!

I head spaceshit noises.

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