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Jun 13, 09 at 8:08amMonterey Jack


FEATURED REVIEW:


Hey guys!

What's happening here, is that I show reviews that I've written over time. I don't bullshit around. If I didn't like something, I'll point it out. I also try not to make the review run too long, though I sometimes get carried away (Guitar Hero: Metallica). I'm gunning for at least one or two reviews a week, though there are times when I can't make that deadline, so be aware. So yeah, just read, enjoy and give your thoughts on my thoughts.























Thread Recap (last 10 posts from newest to oldest)

Sep 14, 15 at 9:27pm
Jak


Just read your Toren review. The first couple of paragraphs aren't exactly worded all that well, and you don't really explain why the symbolism fails. Like, you say the symbolism doesn't really enhance the story - that it's as clear as mud - but don't really get into why that is. This is a point I'd actually like to have better explained since that's kind of a big thing for Toren.

In contrast, the Portal review was fantastic, explaining how it's paced very well. You could afford to go a bit more into how the game actually works, though.



Mar 04, 13 at 12:55am
Monterey Jack


hey guys, so I'm back to submitting reviews. I'm aiming for once a week like I used to for a fair bit of last year but if I slow down to once a fortnight, I'm getting bogged by IRL shit. I shouldn't be, but y'know how life gets.

but yeah I forgot to update with these so here are the last two reviews I did last year.

Rayman 2: The Great Escape
Tokyo Jungle



Oct 04, 12 at 10:28pm
Monterey Jack


Disgaea

only review written by me last month. *bleep* am I lazy...



Sep 21, 12 at 7:03pm
Monterey Jack


quote Watain
while I think you whinged a bit too much about grinding in your Disgaea review, I also get that grinding is a very silly thing to include in games released on the PS2 and beyond so eh, fair enough.
Yeah I basically made a point that when it gets to the actual content, it's bloody wicked but then you get to the grinding and it's *bleep*en gay as. guess you could say I learned a fair amount about reviewing over the years eh??


and don't worry, I'm getting to the Killzone 3 review.



Sep 18, 12 at 10:51pm
Watain


oh man now THIS is what I call progression in the field of writing. I remember when your reviews used to bore me to tears and now, I actually can't seem to stop reading them. I reckon you've gotten a better idea of how to gather your thoughts together and cohesively communicate them. while I think you whinged a bit too much about grinding in your Disgaea review, I also get that grinding is a very silly thing to include in games released on the PS2 and beyond so eh, fair enough. but yeah, it feels like you've smoothed out your taste a lot more.

wouldn't mind a review of Killzone 3 from you.



Sep 04, 12 at 8:37pm
Monterey Jack


*bleep* August wasn't much better

Serious Sam 3: BFE

Also cleaned up the first post a bit so that it wouldn't be as huge cuz of there being so many *bleep*en reviews haha never thought I'd get that many written.



Aug 02, 12 at 12:15am
Monterey Jack


quote Monterey Jack
lol funny how I've been able to live up to the promise in the OP lately... bet you right now, I won't because I just said that haha.
lol I knew it - only got one out in July.

The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King



Jun 25, 12 at 4:48am
Monterey Jack


Won't be able to submit a review this week due to a bit of a writer's block, but I'll make up for it with two reviews next week. So here's this month's update:

The Hunchback Of Notre Dame
Sonic The Hedgehog
King Kong



Jun 03, 12 at 3:05pm
EricF


I really enjoyed your Tomb Raider review, really brought me back to when I loved Tomb Raider games.

It actually made me look up videos of the one I used to play so often when I was young! Can't remember the name from the top of my head, but it's the one where you can visit your house in it, and the butler goes around shaking his tray haha. Brilliant.



Jun 03, 12 at 12:14am
Monterey Jack


quote EricF
That's a lot of reading for me to get through!
By the way I update this thread, there'll be plenty of bedtime stories for you.

quote Stalagmite
You could almost say this about a lot of games, particularly beat em ups such as Streets Of Rage, Final Fight and even Comix Zone. Do you mind explaining why Golden Axe gets axed for something that, by all rights, you should slam all Genesis games for?
Simply put, it's nothing special. It's (Golden Axe for those of you who aren't keeping up at home) just a nice fun game, that's all, and even then, there are Genesis beat em ups that are much more fun. Comix Zone and Streets Of Rage (2 in particular) are such games. Sorry for the confusion, but that's just how it is I'm afraid.

But yeah, thanks for the comments guys. Anyway, with that out of the way, here are... more bedtime stories-- I mean reviews.

Journey
Golden Axe
Shadows Of The Damned
Tomb Raider
Vagrant Story
Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode 2

lol funny how I've been able to live up to the promise in the OP lately... bet you right now, I won't because I just said that haha.



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