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« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2016, 08:19:15 AM »

Thank you guys for the advice. :D
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« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2016, 11:15:01 AM »

I only got to spend three days with Xenoblade Chronicles before I had to start writing. I think I managed to hit the 30 hour mark when I handed in my review.

That's like 20% of the game... :(
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« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2016, 11:21:49 AM »

Had you managed to get out of the first town yet? ;)
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« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2016, 11:41:09 AM »

I made it all the way to the jungle area :D

So, yeah, that's like 1/3 of the game covered...
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« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2016, 10:52:33 PM »

If anyone is interested in reading what I wrote for the game GameFAQs accepted it today. Let me know what you guys think of the writing. Also I'm sure if you look up my name on there, MissRPGirl you'll find the other review I wrote for a game. I'm going to see if I can write a review every 1-2 weeks with 800+ words. That's my goal.
http://www.gamefaqs.com/vita/124967-murasaki-mist-akaras-journey/reviews/162369
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« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2016, 09:51:27 AM »

If anyone is interested in reading what I wrote for the game GameFAQs accepted it today. Let me know what you guys think of the writing. Also I'm sure if you look up my name on there, MissRPGirl you'll find the other review I wrote for a game. I'm going to see if I can write a review every 1-2 weeks with 800+ words. That's my goal.
http://www.gamefaqs.com/vita/124967-murasaki-mist-akaras-journey/reviews/162369

I read the whole thing.  Nice!  I have to say, though, you could really use a proofreader and/or editor.  Your structure and analyses are strong, but the writing itself is a bit sloppy: typos, missing pronouns, pluralization issues, etc. 
Overall, though, you did a great job getting across the sense of the game and its various flaws.  I knew nothing about the game going in and now I feel like I have a pretty good idea of how it plays and what it's about.
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« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2016, 09:56:13 AM »

If anyone is interested in reading what I wrote for the game GameFAQs accepted it today. Let me know what you guys think of the writing. Also I'm sure if you look up my name on there, MissRPGirl you'll find the other review I wrote for a game. I'm going to see if I can write a review every 1-2 weeks with 800+ words. That's my goal.
http://www.gamefaqs.com/vita/124967-murasaki-mist-akaras-journey/reviews/162369

I read the whole thing.  Nice!  I have to say, though, you could really use a proofreader and/or editor.  Your structure and analyses are strong, but the writing itself is a bit sloppy: typos, missing pronouns, pluralization issues, etc. 
Overall, though, you did a great job getting across the sense of the game and its various flaws.  I knew nothing about the game going in and now I feel like I have a pretty good idea of how it plays and what it's about.

Thanks for the advice. I guess the sad part is that I actually do proofread a lot and I use an editor lol. I'm good at explaining but putting into words properly has always been a problem for me. But thank you for the critic I am glad that I am able to at least get my point across very well. Maybe I need to take a writing class?
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« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2016, 10:35:40 AM »

Thanks for the advice. I guess the sad part is that I actually do proofread a lot and I use an editor lol. I'm good at explaining but putting into words properly has always been a problem for me. But thank you for the critic I am glad that I am able to at least get my point across very well. Maybe I need to take a writing class?

Do you use Grammarly? I use it for school and I love it. I don't know what platform you're using to write, yet I know it's 100x better than Microsoft Word's Grammar/Spellcheck.
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« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2016, 11:07:18 AM »

I was using the downloaded version of this https://www.languagetool.org/. I liked it because it would explain some of the mistakes I made. For example if I used the word "as" at the beginning of the sentence it would tell me that its a clause and I should probably have another sentence before that. Or another bad habit I have it writing "should of" instead of "should have." I'm not sure how much it picks up on but it seemed to do a pretty good job. I don't know if it works fully the same way when using it online, I downloaded it.

Now I have heard of Grammerly but I didn't feel like signing up for it once I found Language Tool.
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