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Rules of the Review. Read before posting.
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John The Ax
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2002 6:01 pm     Post subject: Rules of the Review. Read before posting. Reply with quote

Reviews should not be something like "Doom is a great game. I love its graphics and sound. I give it a 10/10." They should be lengthy, but not insanely long. My Epic Pinball or Commander Keen 4 reviews are good examples. Also, "reserving" games by giving them a short review, and saying you'll review it later, is not allowed henceforth. Write the review when you have time. Now, a breakdown of how different catagories should be reviewed:

Graphics: Graphics should be judged by their relative era. You can't say Pong's graphics sucked, there was nothing to compare it to. You have to review graphics relative to release date. Also, graphics should not be a MAJOR factor in overall score, unless they are so poor they detract from the game.

Sound: Sound can be broken down into two catagories, but they don't have to be reviewed differently. Like graphics, sound should be compared in relation to similar releases at the same time.

Gameplay: The most important factor. If the gameplay sucks, your rating should be low. This should be compared relativitly, also.

Overall: This should be a nice compiliation of all the above catagories. Your overall rating should not be an average. It should be a generalization of the above. Make a nice ending. Just check all my reviews for good examples.

This will make the reviews better. Please abide by the guidelines.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2002 1:08 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

If any break of the rules happens, the topic will be locked or deleted.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2002 4:22 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Even in accident?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2002 5:41 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Crappy reviews aren't wriiten by accident.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2002 2:00 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

How could you write a review bad by accident? If I feel that you unfairly reviewed a game (Gave a 10/10 for a mediocre or less than perfect game) then I will alert you and give a chance for fixes. It has to be very good for linking off the games page.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2002 2:43 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

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If I feel that you unfairly reviewed a game (Gave a 10/10 for a mediocre or less than perfect game)
Well, that's not fair.....I mean, it's personal opinion that makes "reviews". But I do agree on the crappy reviews. For example, saying:

"I like Commander Keen a lot for no reason at all! It's 10/10."

Is not a very good review...
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2002 3:02 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I mean, giving games 10/10 just because I like them, with an unfair review.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2002 6:29 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

If reviewer accidentaly brokes a rule (Doesn't mean to.)

Thou allowed only 1 type o reviews. Meh
If someone've already reviewed alt categories and other wants to write in what (s)he disagrees, (s)he'ld write shorter one, like I to Keen 4. It doesn't need to bee long.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2002 12:53 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

You do know that reviews are put on the site, right? If someone wants to disagree, then they can post a short review. I'm talking about the main review that goes on the site here. Responses can be whatever.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2002 8:17 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

just so youknow john, my short prince of persia I and II were put up before you put up these rules. So dont be tellin me i boke the rules.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2002 12:41 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I gave you enough time to re-review it. You never did, so it's locked now. If you want to re-review it, then start a new topic. Case closed.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2002 9:43 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I didnt knoe u was gunna lock it until it was too late. Could you unlock it when i have a new review done?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2003 7:10 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

It doesn't matter how long thy review is, if it's said in it that WHY the game's good..................bad. Even the 1st one! In that case, it'll be only in forum.
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2003 7:54 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone can write reviews!?
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2003 8:46 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, but only good ones will be submitted.
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2003 7:49 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

When next?
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2003 3:06 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Whenever Emmzee feels like it.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 2:49 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

DOS only games are to be reviewed?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 4:06 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

You can post a review about whatever game you want.
Even console games. Upset
We're pretty lenient here, ....................sometimes.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:44 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Well all my reviews tend to be lengthy, but I will try to adhere to the rules as best as possible. However can we have a rule if some one writes a review, it has to be proof read and well written? I am not trying to be a grammar Nazis here, nor am I an English teacher, but simply making proper names capitalized and putting it through a spell checker, even proof reading once or twice can make a real difference. Even if English is not their first language, a spell checker will solve 90% of the problems at least. Open Office is free if they do not have MS Word.

And if someone already did a review of a game, someone else may not follow up with their own?
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