Ta for keeping your lists going, Auz.
Also, congrats to sixflab for ranking up consistently.
At 9/24/07 07:15 AM, Bahamut wrote:
I know 3 isn't much, but sometime this week (hopefully today), I will catch up on Afro_Stud's CAI493+D flashes.
If you're looking for quick short flashes, you may enjoy the 'Damn You Mr. Ladyboy' series.
At 9/23/07 03:40 PM, Auz wrote:
Most reviews written: BezmanCongrats and welcome back. :)
At 9/23/07 04:32 PM, milinko959 wrote:
Most reviews written: BezmanCongrats, and welcome back!
Cheers to both you guys!
At 9/24/07 07:06 PM, Simon wrote:
Generous reviews. (Usually from 2-3 paragraphs in length)
Normal reviews. (Reviews I leave for all flash that somewhat interest me, 3-7 lines normally)
Bored reviews. (Reviews I leave for flash when they bore me or I'm getting tired, 1 liners)
I would agree with 'generous' and 'normal', maybe relabelling 'bored' 'bad'.
Okay, so it's "a pretty good game"? What did you like about it? What made it enjoyable?
What prevented you from giving it a higher mark? What didn't you like?
And why can't you wait to see more of his stuff if you thought the game was only mediocre?
Really, as a flash author, I don't appreciate reviews like that at all. Sure, I prefer meaningless reviews to bugger all, but how much more time
would it have taken to write:
"Over-rough graphics. Sending us to the beginning after the 2nd alien was horrible. At least it all seemed to work.
I can understand you getting bored with a game like that or if you're spending a while on NG (you're always gonna become numb to whatever you're exposed to the most).
However, I'd strongly urge you to at least feature one criticism, one piece of praise and an overall opinion in your reviews. When reviewing a game, I think it's courteous to say how far you got. It doesn't need to be laid out like some folk do, but without having these elements, then others might have no real idea what your opinion really is, let alone the reasons for that opinion. With even a couple of words expressing a like/dislike you're giving a concrete example - letting the author know what to work on and others what you felt.
One criticism, one piece of praise and an overall opinion - in my opinion - is the minimum for a 'real' review.