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written by Jefequeso on Feb 22, 2012 19:19
If anyone in interested, I just finished a review of Noctis IV:

http://videogamepotpourri.blogspot.com/2012/02/review-of-noctis-iv.html


tldr version: I love it
r'lyeh sweet r'lyeh
written by Neuzd on Feb 22, 2012 20:00
Pretty much a flawless bullseye.
Nicely written and entertaining, too.

Good job, sir : )
written by Logicalerror on Feb 22, 2012 20:29
"You can't decipher letters on the mainscreen unless you smoosh your face against it."
I guess we are talking about the same game.

I like how he brings up the if video games are art topic in his review.
a title is a curious thing...
written by Granpire viking man on Feb 23, 2012 00:47
Nicely done!

I like how you don't always follow the rules of English, but don't not follow them in a way that shows a lack of talent. I found myself relating to my Noctis experience very much.

A few tips: I would have used bold text instead of CAPS. The punctuation in the first and second paragraphs is also a little much. Maybe these two things go along with ranting, but I got a little lost at first.
going nowhere fast...
written by Skinnymon on Feb 23, 2012 06:37
Very nicely stated. Though I would have liked to add a reply (as one of those misguided souls who has a "passion" for Noctis) that this simulator- DOS based and dating back to the late 1990s with only minor variations [NIV+] as improvements- is best experienced by those who wish to envision themselves as adventurer explorers for the sake of science and not seekers of fame and fortune. [Well, a tiny bit of Indiana Jones in spirit doesn't hurt, I suppose...] Then one might find some sense of purpose in participating. Noctis is about discovery and sharing those discoveries. There are no winners and no losers, just "players" of a sort.

of course, you can ignore me- everyone else does...

written by Jefequeso on Feb 23, 2012 13:48
Granpire viking man said:
Nicely done!

I like how you don't always follow the rules of English, but don't not follow them in a way that shows a lack of talent. I found myself relating to my Noctis experience very much.

A few tips: I would have used bold text instead of CAPS. The punctuation in the first and second paragraphs is also a little much. Maybe these two things go along with ranting, but I got a little lost at first.
you're right, of course. I just got in the bad habit of using caps for emphasis on forums.

About the writing... I'm glad it doesn't come across as too bad! The major problem I have is getting my reviews to "flow" (especially where sentence pacing is concerned), while getting in everything I want to say. This is part of the reason I have so much admiration for the Rock Paper Shotgun writers. They manage to do that. And it's HARD. Also, I'm aware that I tend to make sentences too long. As I do more reviews, I try to fix both these things as much as possible.

@everyone else Thanks for the feedback as well!
written by Jefequeso on Feb 23, 2012 13:50
Skinnymon said:
Very nicely stated. Though I would have liked to add a reply (as one of those misguided souls who has a "passion" for Noctis) that this simulator- DOS based and dating back to the late 1990s with only minor variations [NIV+] as improvements- is best experienced by those who wish to envision themselves as adventurer explorers for the sake of science and not seekers of fame and fortune. [Well, a tiny bit of Indiana Jones in spirit doesn't hurt, I suppose...] Then one might find some sense of purpose in participating. Noctis is about discovery and sharing those discoveries. There are no winners and no losers, just "players" of a sort.

of course, you can ignore me- everyone else does...

For the record, I'm honored to finally meet the man who wrote (writes?) so many of the GUIDE entries I've read
a title is a curious thing...
written by Granpire viking man on Feb 23, 2012 14:15
I, for one, thought your flow was great. One thing you do have in common with the writers at Rock, Paper, Shotgun is that you start a lot of your sentences with prepositions.

This is mostly what I meant by "following the rules of English". For the most part, using words like 'but', 'and', and 'because' to start your sentences add to the generally conversational tone of your review.

My writing tends to be a little more "formal" (read: boring), even when writing game reviews or articles. So I do appreciate this kind of tone for a game review, since I'm used to writing and reading much more straightforward writing.

Anyhow, I enjoyed it(and the rest of your reviews, Stalker in particular) enough to have added you to my Google Reader list. Looking forward to more!
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