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User Review Herding is back. Sorry guys, I had an education conference last week in New Mexico so I had to skip out on User Review Herding. On the up side, I was busy talking up the advantages of video games in the high school and college classrooms, so I hope you can forgive me. Anyway, User Review Herding is back and I'm trying some new stuff. For instance, a new day which might get more people to see the great reviews being herded. Also, instead of my own little description of each review, now you can read a small excerpt from the review itself. I'm seeing if this is more appealing so be sure to tell me what you guys think.
Past all the technical stuff, this has been a great week for reviews. Seems things are picking back up with this week producing the most reviews written in the user review section. Not quite the most reviews herded, but still quite a few great ones to read. Hope you guys enjoy.
User Review Herding Stats
Period Reviewed: February 8 –
Total Reviews Written: 71
Number of User Reviews Herded: 11
Gotham City Impostors
Gotham City Impostors Review
“From the onset Gotham City Impostors doesn’t
seem like much but as the player delves further into the game and looks into
the mechanics and choices they can make a not so surprising game begins to show
its colors.” – DeepBlueMyst
Video Review: Gotham City Imposters
While there’s no written review for me to take
an excerpt from, Cody Gilley does more than enough with this great video review
of Gotham City Imposters. I had hoped we see some more innovative video reviews
from the community. Looks like I got my wish.
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
“Introducing fast gameplay and streamlined
environments, Big Huge Games crafted a nicely paced, not overly articulated RPG.”
– Echelon XII
Reckoning Review“Intense, fluid combat and large scale RPGs
always seemed mutually exclusive, but 'Kingdoms of Amalur Reckoning' successfully bridges this gap. While sticking closely to typical RPG
conventions, Reckoning's dynamic action sets it apart from other role-playing
games.” – Adam Robert Paris
Good Thing No One
Knows Where I Live
“Its certainly the best looking game I've seen
on a console, and the unique atmosphere is unparalleled. But, perhaps
since I am not a Batman guy, or even a comic book guy, this game did not hit
all the G spots for me that it did for so many others.” – AndyDwyer
Dark Souls to me
“Never before Mirrors Edge's speed runs have I
played a game that required such precise timing and perfection. Dark Souls is a
relentlessly difficult game and the player will be fully aware of this within
the first 15 minutes of playtime, they will fail and die, a lot, over and over
again.” – Adym
Final Fantasy XIII-2
One More Time
“XIII-2 does address many issues with the
previous installment, but takes one step forward and two steps back.” –
The Darkness II
Gory Spectacle Ends Before It Truly Begins
“Due to the lack of polish, you're left feeling
as though something is inherently wrong with this game, in spite of all the
positives you can point out. Relatively interesting ideas are either subdued
entirely or cut short, while some aspects are echoed ad nauseum to the point of nearly provoking the
opposite of the intended emotion.” – Orochi Assassin LEVON
Duke Nukem Forever’s Aborted Son“Simply put, Postal III is an
injustice to game design and most importantly an injustice to loyal fans of the
franchise.” – Alex Martinet
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
JakandRatchet79’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
“It's every RPG lover's dream: huge, beautiful,
interesting world; tons of great quests, good combat, and fun leveling.”
– Dusk Dash (JakandRatchet79)
Soul Calibur V
A Fun Fighter That Lacks Content
“While fighting fans who try to get the most out
of each character will certainly get their money’s worth, I believe the more
casual gamers will feel slightly ripped-off. Unless you try to do everything in
the game, there’s no use in even buying it at full price.” - Mray901
Hope you enjoyed these great reviews. Be sure to check back next Saturday for the next installment of User Review Herding. Also, remember to send me your feedback and/or any user review recommendations to my profile. You can also find me on Twitter if you desire. Catch you guys later.
Mray and JR both got on here! ~yay~
Thanks for the recognition. I'm humbled.
Thanks for the shout-out! Took me ages to make that video (Audacity thought it would be hilarious to ruin my recording sessions)
@Stranger: Both had very well written reviews. I enjoyed both.
@Mray901: No problem, your review was well written. You make a lot of the same points I made in my review over on psuni.com (shameless plug). I take notes for every game I play so I know I don't miss anything I find important. And yes, Alex's title is pure awesomeness.
@Orochi Assassin LEVON: You deserve the recognition. Great review.
@Cody Gilley: I think that's Audacity's favorite joke. It used to try that all the time when I'd record the weekly podcast I'm on. Once I upgraded to the latest version, though, it thankfully quit trying that. Anyway, I'm a big fan of video reviews, and yours was great to watch. I hope to see more.