I look back on these reviews when I want to cringe.
Review by Jerec
Pages and Pages of Text
When starting a mission, if you dont read the 6 pages of text, you might aswell give up. I really didn't like reading so much. But even when I did read, the missions went from being ''too hard'', down to just plain ''hard''.
5 months later, I attempt the new Mass Effect again
Wow. This game took a beating, critically. The initial release was pretty buggy. My own progress was stopped when a mission wouldn't generate the next objective, leaving me with no way to progress, and the last manual save too long ago.
Coming back to it now, I decided to start over with Sara Ryder instead of Scott. I pushed through parts of the early game that were familiar to me, and eventually reached the unknown. The game's been patched a fair bit, and it looks and plays a lot better than I remember.
Can people stop uploading their programming assignments to Steam?
My backlog of games to play on Steam could be described as a Mountain. These are games I've picked up for ridiculously low prices, or were included in bundles. These are the games that are either bad, or not really games at all. These are the games that aren't worth a full review.
Steam Price $0.99
I Paid $0.49
Writing is only half the battle...
I have to admit, I don't know how some of you guys can write a review each week for such a long time. I'm even more mystified at how some of you can write multiple reviews in a week.
2017 has been by most productive year for reviews ever. Well, In 2000/2001 I probably did about a hundred or so, but most of them were pretty bad rush jobs. I've done 11 reviews this year, and then it sort of just dropped off recently.
The problem is, I want to keep reviewing games. I just haven't been able to progress fast enough in those games to write reviews (and I'm not really wanting review things I played in 2015/2016 from memory without going back and refreshing myself - I put over 100 hours into Witcher 3, but it's already faded too much in my memory).
I’m not that far into Andromeda, yet. I’ve just reached the Nexus and spoken to some people there. So, thoughts.
I wanted to play this last night, but it wanted to download a few gigabytes of updates first, so I decided to wait until today. I don’t know what these updates fixed. I’ve been reading some stuff online of weird graphical glitches and bad animation. I’m not sure if these are specific to any version. I’m playing on PS4.
How to handle spoilers of the first title while reviewing the second.
So, when you review a game in a series with an ongoing continuity, particularly a series which is very heavy on story, how would you go about talking about the first game, and potentially spoiling it.
In my example, it's Steins;Gate 0. I'm finding I can't even talk about the premise of this game without spoiling massive end-game events from the first game. Sure, I could assume that people reading a review for the second game in a series have played the first. But I feel like on this site, people will read it anyway (especially if they have to for Review of the Week purposes).
I could include a spoiler warning in the review, or try not to reveal anything too specific. This is going to be an interesting challenge for me.
Or how I learned to stop worrying and love the PlayStation
I like the Final Fantasy series. Around the year 2000 when I first stumbled upon this whole video game reviewing scene (at GameFAQs and later HonestGamers), I was barely able to define an RPG. I remember getting frustrated at playing games I thought were RPGs and people saying “Nope, that’s not an RPG”. But I was playing the role of a character in a story… most these games were more properly classed as adventure games.