I struggled today
November 09, 2005

I wrote a review on Metroid. The thing is that a ways back, Mariner had and it was submitted during one of my GF RotD days. I read it and completely agreed with it.

I hate when that happens, because I feel my review is so inspired by his that it really doesn't have a true identity. I don't think it's a bad review, by any means.....I've read it a dozen or so times and liked the writing......it just strikes me as being a somewhat derivative review.

I know I've heard people say they don't want to cover certain games because others have reviewed them so excellently. Maybe that's what happened to me. My best friend loves Metroid, but I never got into the way he did and never could explain why. Mariner's review basically did that for me. That put me in a situation where I was saying what I thought about the game, but spent the whole time feeling like I was reciting someone else's thoughts in my voice. Weird......guess that's why I like reviewing obscure games and ones that don't have much coverage from the writers here....I don't run into those problems then.

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icehawk icehawk - November 22, 2005 (07:07 PM)
I know what you mean. Usually I avoid reading good writer's reviews of a game before reveiwing it myself. I actually like reading through the more crappy reviews though, as sometimes I realize I forgot to include something that they mentioned.

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