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Offline seanthechinaman

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Sean's Application Advice
« on: March 16, 2019, 09:15 am »
  Essentials
- Express your opinion
  we read reviews for a peer's opinion, not a walkthrough or summary of the game

- Express WHY
  we can't take a peer's opinion alone as fact, explain your opinions, with IN GAME EVIDENCE if possible

- Flow
  any reading is made harder by a lack of flow or direction, the reader should be able to create SOME premonition of what will happen next


  Tips
- No pre-thoughts
  nobody cares what you thought when you first saw the thumbnail, or how many awards the game's creator has

- No unnecessary paragraphs
  if you have nothing interesting to say about ' powerup placement ', don't give it its own eight line paragraph
 
 

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Re: Sean's Application Advice
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2019, 09:33 am »
But Bricc's reviews have thumbnail paragraph, It's right or not?
 

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Re: Sean's Application Advice
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2019, 09:40 am »
But Bricc's reviews have thumbnail paragraph, It's right or not?

These are my personal beliefs about reviewing games on Sploder, they don't invalidate anybody's reviews.

Besides, analyzing a thumbnail and telling us what you first thought when you saw it are two separate things.
 

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Re: Sean's Application Advice
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2019, 09:44 am »
So analyzing thumbnail is correct?
 

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Re: Sean's Application Advice
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2019, 09:46 am »
So analyzing thumbnail is correct?

I would prefer that you only analyze areas of the game that you have something interesting to say about.
 

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Re: Sean's Application Advice
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2019, 10:58 am »
My trouble is having flow
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Re: Sean's Application Advice
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2019, 11:39 am »
My trouble is having flow

Your reviews read like rough drafts, you should take notes on the game as you play, THEN write.