Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
November 28, 2014, 03:52:04 PM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
We have a new board! Pop on over to the Game Journals section and tell us what you've been playing!
338752 Posts in 13865 Topics by 2217 Members
Latest Member: milz
* Home Help Search Login Register
  Show Posts
Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 176
16  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Boards / Re: Suggestion: Game Journal Sub-Forum on: November 01, 2014, 02:36:42 PM
Done - thanks.  I actually looked for that one a bit, but didn't find it.
17  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 01, 2014, 12:16:28 PM
Yeah, let's say that.
18  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Let's talk horror movies, shall we? on: November 01, 2014, 11:54:12 AM
Bruce Campbell is pretty awesome.

FYI for old horror fans, the latest guests on Gilbert Gottfried's podcast were the son of Bela Lugosi and the daughter of Boris Karloff.  It's a good episode.

http://www.gilbertgottfried.com/podcast.php

(Not every episode is great.  But more are worth listening to than aren't.)
19  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 01, 2014, 11:51:35 AM
Hey, check it out - this thread got moved to a new board!  I have nothing useful to say.  This is just so the thread triggers as updated for people.

Well, I could say that I'm playing Tears to Tiara II for a review, and also a DS game called CrossworDS that I got for a buck and was totally worth it.
20  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Boards / Re: Suggestion: Game Journal Sub-Forum on: November 01, 2014, 11:49:42 AM
After getting a positive response from Management, I went ahead and created a Game Journal board.  It's just after Multiplayer Games in the listing.  I moved the regular Game Journal thread there, as well as a couple of playthroughs I noticed.  If you've got a thread that you'd like me to move there, or if the board doesn't seem to be working properly, please let me know.
21  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Site / Re: Reviews are sometimes inaccurate on: November 01, 2014, 11:42:01 AM
I think there was a "The Berenstain Bears Meet a Traitorous Whore..." but I could be remembering wrong.
22  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: November 01, 2014, 01:16:41 AM
23  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Boards / Re: Suggestion: Game Journal Sub-Forum on: October 31, 2014, 07:47:14 PM
I can't speak for the whole staff on this one, but as for my own personal opinion, I agree that it sounds like a good idea.
24  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Site / Re: Reviews are sometimes inaccurate on: October 31, 2014, 07:46:20 PM
Haha - well, the story definitely starts out weird and hard to follow.  But it gets a lot better if you can survive those first few hours.  Guess that guy didn't.

Klyde, I was surprised to see a copy on a shelf at a Gamestop near me yesterday.  I'm guessing they didn't put many out there, though.
25  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Site / Re: Reviews are sometimes inaccurate on: October 31, 2014, 01:25:35 AM
Dan Carlin?

History According to Bob
26  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Site / Re: Reviews are sometimes inaccurate on: October 30, 2014, 07:16:18 PM
We treasure Neal (Dincrest) because he's brave enough to go down the gaming roads many shy away from.  He knows that he can find hidden treasure there, and that he's hardcore enough to survive the garbage he's got to wade through to get to it.

One more Tears to Tiara II note - I bet about 0.1% of people will pick up on this, but the main characters are named for historical figures (and gods and places) from Carthage, a kingdom who fought against Rome.  The guys most famous for Hannibal and the elephants crossing the Alps.  I only know because I listen to a history podcast that happens to coincidentally be talking about Carthage now.  (That is, not because I'm some smarty pants history guy.)
27  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Site / Re: Reviews are sometimes inaccurate on: October 30, 2014, 01:48:11 PM
I just got Tears of Tiara 2

I'm working on a review of that game! :) Life is getting in the way of making swift progress, but I will have good things to say when I write it.

As Yeager mentioned, we do have readers vote as well, and publish the results along side our staff awards each year.  I can't remember the category off the top of my head, but there was one category one year where we chose not to award any game because none of them were worthy.
28  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Site / Re: Reviews are sometimes inaccurate on: October 29, 2014, 12:47:35 PM
I don't speak for the other staff members. :-)

You can speak for me any day, Yeager.  I agree on all points.

There's one other thing I think I can add.  Scoring things is the worst... but that's the form that reviews take across all media.  As has been said, we've discussed eliminating scores a number of times, and we've also discussed changing our ratings scale in a number of ways.  But if we do, then when sites like Metacritic add our review into the rest, they interpret the review and put their own score on it.  That is, if we go with "good," "neutral," and "bad," they might choose to call those "80," "50," and "30."  But that's not what we meant at all!  Also, it means that games like Diablo II would end up with the same score as a game like Mugen Souls, which is worthy of being called "good," but isn't remotely in the same class as Diablo II (or Yeager's examples, which I also love).

We've also discussed eliminating our categories and simply giving a game an overall score.  That bypasses the issue of our overall score getting misrepresented on aggregator sites, but we feel like it creates a different issue.  Doing this takes away our ability to tell readers at a quick glance "this game looks pretty bad, but it has an awesome story, and it's really worth playing."
29  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Site / Re: Reviews are sometimes inaccurate on: October 28, 2014, 08:17:23 PM
Sorry, he meant Yeager.
30  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: October 27, 2014, 03:33:20 PM
My wife is a huge Leo fan, so she bought this right away when it came out on DVD and watched it... and was similarly underwhelmed.
Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 176


Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!