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Riotact: Last review I read was a 5* review of a game by the husband of the developer, so.... Yeah, reviews here are kinda not very good tbh, so a lot of people don't bother reading them.
So what? You need to show it impacts the objectivity of the review, without resorting to >implications. If anything, it's a point in the game's favor that an additional pair of eyes has been over it and confirmed its quality. *I* wouldn't allow my spouse to stake our family's reputation on a shitty unfun game.

I reviewed two games I'd playtested and gave both of them five purple stars of excellence -- hell, I'm a character in one of them. If the games hadn't been awesome, I wouldn't have been playtesting, and I wouldn't have wanted to be a character. Fact: in one of them, a central puzzle with one hell of a buildup was surprise!broken in what was intended to be the final release version, and I stirred up the biggest shitstorm ever scarce hours before release and alienated like everyone on the team. I also was fired from my day job for playtesting at work, among other things. But it got fixed. Because, short of calling in a bomb threat to GOG HQ (and maybe not even that), there was no way I was letting the players have one of the best experiences in their life ruined by a badly overlapping hotspot. But sure, go ahead and complain about OBJECTIVITY!!!1!
I agree writing it first in an editor is a good idea but the problem is they just never seem to appear after you post it.
I ensured mine was balanced. It wasn't too long I was well within the word count as it has a word count function on there as you type.

I just don't understand why it never shows up.

:(
Post edited May 31, 2015 by styggron
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Riotact: Last review I read was a 5* review of a game by the husband of the developer, so....
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JDelekto: I can imagine there being somewhat jaded reviews as well. Maybe it's just me, but I thought there was some code of Honesty.
oh yeah there are more then a few jaded reviews, alot of them are..intresting. As for the whole code of honesty thing? it just doesn't exist on the internet. Just look at Metacritic sometime and the attempts to bomb reviews of certain games based on petty crap like Portal 2 over the potato sack thing or skyrim when the paid mod fiasco happened.
Post edited May 31, 2015 by DCT
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JDelekto: I can imagine there being somewhat jaded reviews as well. Maybe it's just me, but I thought there was some code of Honesty.
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DCT: oh yeah there are more then a few jaded reviews, alot of them are..intresting. As for the whole code of honesty thing? it just doesn't exist on the internet. Just look at Metacritic sometime and the attempts to bomb reviews of certain games based on petty crap like Portal 2 over the potato sack thing or skyrim when the paid mod fiasco happened.
As Danny Glover once said, "I'm getting too old for this s**t". :)
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DCT: oh yeah there are more then a few jaded reviews, alot of them are..intresting. As for the whole code of honesty thing? it just doesn't exist on the internet. Just look at Metacritic sometime and the attempts to bomb reviews of certain games based on petty crap like Portal 2 over the potato sack thing or skyrim when the paid mod fiasco happened.
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JDelekto: As Danny Glover once said, "I'm getting too old for this s**t". :)
me too, me too.

Hell I seen games here get low review scores for "not being old" this of course was back when GOG decided to start selling newer games on top of the oldies. Which lead to some to try and bomb the review section of those games with one to two sentence reviews usually about how indie games didn't belong on GOG and a score of 1 to 2 stars.
Post edited May 31, 2015 by DCT
Magnets, how do they work?
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styggron: I agree writing it first in an editor is a good idea but the problem is they just never seem to appear after you post it.
I ensured mine was balanced. It wasn't too long I was well within the word count as it has a word count function on there as you type.

I just don't understand why it never shows up.

:(
Why not post these reviews here for now? For preservation sake :)
They should fix the reviews here. I quite enjoy reading reviews before purchasing.
Simple. They have unpaired electrons in their outer shell.


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styggron: I agree writing it first in an editor is a good idea but the problem is they just never seem to appear after you post it.
I ensured mine was balanced. It wasn't too long I was well within the word count as it has a word count function on there as you type.

I just don't understand why it never shows up.

:(
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BlackThorny: Why not post these reviews here for now? For preservation sake :)
I did. I did a mini review on Deadnaut in the Deadnaut area. The review I wrote in the review area was different though.
Post edited June 01, 2015 by styggron
Still nothing. I guess there is no point posting reviews then.
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styggron: Still nothing. I guess there is no point posting reviews then.
If you've purchased a game, you can post a review. You can rate the game and then provide information (please no spoilers) as to why that part of the game influenced your review.

I think the more thorough you are with your review and of course, the more 'honest' about it (others' who played the game before will know), the more credibility you would gain from people who would rate your review as 'helpful'.

How it works beyond that is not something of which I have knowledge.

Cheers!
well first you apply your nostalgia-goggles (properly rose-tinted of course, safety first)
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styggron: Still nothing. I guess there is no point posting reviews then.
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JDelekto: If you've purchased a game, you can post a review. You can rate the game and then provide information (please no spoilers) as to why that part of the game influenced your review.

I think the more thorough you are with your review and of course, the more 'honest' about it (others' who played the game before will know), the more credibility you would gain from people who would rate your review as 'helpful'.

How it works beyond that is not something of which I have knowledge.

Cheers!
I did exactly that for Deadnaut and other things I bought. I submit them, they never EVER show up hence my query. :( I was quite thorough too :(
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styggron: I did exactly that for Deadnaut and other things I bought. I submit them, they never EVER show up hence my query. :( I was quite thorough too :(
So far I put only one review on here (for a game I had really wanted to play and liked the premise). I have to admit, it was not a good review at all. (It was a favorable review for the game, but horrible from a standpoint that nobody found it helpful at all.)

I learned that I had to be a little more reserved; a bit more observant, and not just jump to say a game was excessively good or excessively bad or that I spent more time running around the game enjoying the scenery than playing it.

I learned the error of my ways.
It really defeats the purpose of reviews though and does not encourage people to write them if they never show up on the feed :(