Fallout, New Vegas Review

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  1. LinksOcarina

    LinksOcarina Rookie

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    I want to say darn you Nick, because I was WRITING a similar styled review too for the user section! I now have to change it up :(.

    In all seriousness, great job dude, I enjoyed it, was a good read.
     
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  2. used44

    used44 Forum Moderator
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    This is the first time I have liked one of your odd/prose/creative writing styled reviews. That may sound like a backhanded compliment, but I sincerely mean it. Good job.

    I do wonder if someone who hasn't plated Fallout 3 would be able to make much of that review, though. I'm intimately familiar with the previous game, so I guess I'm reading from a perspective with more understanding of some of the stuff you mentioned, and it's hard to tell how a newcomer would feel. I'm sure you had thoughts of this as you were writing it.

    Also, I'd love to see you write such a creative review for a worse game. All of the ones I've seen have been tied to games that you've viewed incredibly positively.
     
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  3. Nick_Tan

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    Thanks, I don't think I need to talk about ninjas and first strikes, right? :twisted:

    Thanks for the compliment. I always aim to bring personality to a review... if the game deserves it.
     
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  4. Nick_Tan

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    Well, my inclination is that most people who want to know about New Vegas have already played Fallout 3 or have at some knowledge of the game. But I also hope that the review intrigues new players because it's written in a style they normally haven't read before. They might not understand, but if the style is done right, they will want to.

    It's easier to adapt a fiction-heavy review to an A-title or a D/F-title. That said, have you read my review on Apollo Justice from two years ago?

    http://www.gamerevolution.com/review/ds ... e-attorney

    Usually, my writing is inspired by the game itself, so if the game doesn't have a quirk or some vivid personality or presentation, then it's hard to be descriptive and styled throughout the piece. Also, I certainly abuse my position as a Senior Editor to never review games that I know suck. But who knows? Maybe I'll snag a copy of Babysitting Mama. (It's a perfect companion to Michael Jackson: The Experience...)
     
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  5. Longo_2_guns

    Longo_2_guns Forum Moderator
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    Yeah, a well written review. If I was the one writing it I'd have a few different points of focus, but that tends to happen. Regardless, still very well written.
     
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