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What games am I currently following, here on gamespot.com, and planning on getting?
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
- New Super Mario Bros. 2
- Pokemon Black Version 2
Seriously...what's with this season of sequel craze and craziness?
(General overview + Opening Remarks go here)
The Five Best Things about ______.
1. Thing #1 (not neccesarily the most important, but just the first thing that came to mind.)
2. Thing #2 (equally important to #1)
3. Thing #3 (equally important to #s 1 and 2)
4. N/A (will be used if there isn't anything else to say.)
5. N/A (again, if I ran out of things to say early - note that I will usually list all 5 things, even if they are quite insignificant to many people, and I will only say N/A if it's absolutely necessary and appropriate.)
The Five Worst Things about ______.
1. (Same format as above, but now talking about the worst things instead of the best)
The Most Significant Thing about ______.
(This can be about any aspect of the game so long as it plays a highly significant role. That doesn't mean it has to be obvious - instead, it could be something very crucial to the game but usually unoticed.)
So as you can see, my new format is much shorter, concise, and specific than my past reviews. I think this is necessary to improve my writing past the long, tedious, all-encompassing and tiring writing formats of past reviews. I certainly tired myself out when writing the past reviews. Moreover, I felt my long, essay style reviews limited what I was able to review. Back then, I actually skipped many decent games because I felt I couldn't "write enough". Moreover, my reviews used to take me about three to five hours to complete, and I would be both exhausted and less motivated to do more. It was a constant struggle to keep shelling out essay reviews. I hope this new format will allow me to review more freely and more often.
As a reader, I hope you will find this new writing format much more managable and user-friendly when reading upcoming video game reviews.
Review #1: Pokemon Platinum (and moving Star Wars Republic Commando, Super Mario Galaxy, ~,~,~...)
I wrote only 2 paragraphs talking about the game very casually and touching upon specific and general features that made it good. This review ended up being my most successful review (surprisingly), and earned 5/5 recommendations.
Review #s 2-4(Star Wars Republic Commando to Mario and Luigi SuperStar Saga)
I started to write HUGE essay style video game reviews touching upon EVERYTHING I could think of in the game. The reviews often ended up being about 5-7 pages long and, after personally reading them over and grading myself, I felt that they were way too tedious and long to read. However, they were of excellent effort and quality, in my opinion, and others felt the same; I earned 4 recommendations, in total, for these reviews.
Review #s 5-7(Pokemon Battle Revolution - Kirby SuperStar Ultra)
I tried out a new writing format where I assigned a number grade for each aspect of the game that I could identify. Even though these reviews received a total of 2 recommendations, I personally was displeased with my work here. I felt that these reviews didn't really help people gain a clear view of the game, and I certainly had trouble understanding my own grading system and logic after re-reading these reviews. These reviews were my worst, in my opinion.
Review #s 8-30(Pokemon White Version to Mario Kart 7)
I consider these reviews the core of my video game review writing. In these 22 reviews, I wrote medium-length, detail-oriented, and witty reviews only about games that really had a lot to offer people. I chose a mixture of really great games, really awful games, and games in between to practice my new writing style. I wasn't afraid to give my honest opinion, even if I knew others wouldn not agree with it. To this day, I am very proud of these reviews and look up to them for guidance and inspiration for future reviews coming your way.
Review #s 31- ...
With that being said, I have decided, once again, to try out a new writing format! You see, even though reviews 8-30 were very good, in my opinion, they had certain flaws that I feel my new writing format will help to fix. See the blog above for more info on this new writing format.
My Recent Reviews
Mar 25, 2013 10:26 pm GMTGameReviewGuru reviewed League of Legends and gave it a score of 7.5