At 12/18/12 02:22 PM, Calintz wrote:
I would like to join the Review Request Club, is it an open club?
It is not an open club as in: we only let people join who have experience with reviewing well, or if their reviews are pretty good for reviewing standards.
Your reviews are like the line we (or at least I) at least want the reviews to be here. Some of them are okay, while some are 1-sentence reviews. Try to spend a bit more time while writing a review. They do not have to be 250 word reviews necessarily, but try to write at least two paragraphs with a couple sentences about everything you review. You could also look at some of the members' reviews.
Of course, you will have to write a different review for each type of submission.
For movies I always look to three things: the animation quality, the sound and if the video succeeded in what it wanted to accomplish (make me laugh, inform). Next to that, I write some things that I noticed during the movie, but don't fit in these parts. Like creativeness, story, etc.
For games I look at the same things as movies, but then also to if everything worked, if the game concept is original, and if it isn't too repetive.
For audio I usually divide the music in different parts, and tell the author what was good and bad about each of the parts. Did it sound nice, were there any special effects, or was the calmness of the song what made it really good. Or bad of course.
If you look at art you can often immediately see if it deserves a seven/eight or a four. If you can give the author any pointers, do it. Say what you like, what parts need more detail, and what parts are just fine. Did you like the colours the artist used, did you think the shadows are nice, and did you enjoy it as a whole?
These are just some things you can look to, and you don't have to include all of them in each of your reviews.
I would prefer a few thought-out reviews over a ton of one or two sentence reviews.
Also, SCTE3, I've been pretty inactive lately. Sorry about that. I now have one last week in which I'm very busy, and then I will have two weeks in which I can hopefully review a whole lot more.