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roland13x

roland13x

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roland13x

#2

roland13x commented on Top 20 WiiWare Games in America (23rd July):

@Corbie/Dazza - My original point, though it got a bit sidetracked, is that I'm just asking why the weekly dumping on the game on your weekly updates. There are much, much worse games on this list selling much higher quantities...games created by essential factories, and I wondered why the constant bashing of Critters.

@Corbie - You should have some sort of contact info on this site other than through the contact page. I'd like to talk with you some more about some things.

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#3

roland13x commented on Top 20 WiiWare Games in America (23rd July):

@Corbie - Sorry for the double post. I just went back and read the rest of your reviews on this site (where did you write before?). In no way am I criticizing your writing or your critical eye, I just think it's very clear that you are a "core" gamer, and as such, you enjoy....and review...."core" games much more. Star Soldier/Gyrostarr/Final Fantasy/Lost Winds are all "core" games, which you clearly enjoyed. Are there many non-"core" games you like and play for fun?

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#4

roland13x commented on Top 20 WiiWare Games in America (23rd July):

@Corbie - It's just clear to me that you went into that particular review with a sense you weren't going to enjoy it. Your overall tone suggests as much. But as you say, you call it like you see it, and you didn't like what you saw from the time you launched the game.

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#5

roland13x commented on Top 20 WiiWare Games in America (23rd July):

@Dazza - I have reread the review. The main complaint is that the controls feel sluggish, a valid point. However, this is the only real negative in the review, yet it's called "a stinker". To me, the text does not match up with the review score.

Again, you mention outside influences affecting your review. If this game were not published by Konami and didn't cost what Konami is charging....if it were self-published by an independent developer at a cost of 500 points, would that have affected your score? If so, then you seriously need to reconsider how you present your reviews, as you're reviewing circumstances surrounding games rather than the games themselves.

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#6

roland13x commented on Top 20 WiiWare Games in America (23rd July):

What exactly is with the writer's hate for Critter Round-Up? Your reviewer admitted as much in his review comments that the review grade was very much affected by the price. What happened to reviewing a game on its merits rather than on external factors? Talking about the price being too high (which I fully agree with) is one thing. Making that one of your biggest talking points is just irresponsible. Just trying to figure out the hate for a game most people really enjoy once they get their hands on it.

I like the site, but it's elements like this that bring this place closer to fanboy-hood rather than having actual journalistic, responsible reviews and commentary.

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#7

roland13x commented on Review: Critter Round-Up:

So let me get this straight...you give the game a terrible review, yet you continue to find yourself playing it? What does that mean to you?