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Forum: Community User Submissions 01-02-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Eric Bowman
Re: please rate this op-ed piece: “Cinematic” is not a good thing for games...

Hey Rob,

I have some thoughts on this article. Your argument against cinematic games feels rather forced. Let me give an example:



Being cinematic is an attribute of gaming's past, present,...
Forum: Community User Submissions 07-12-2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,825
Posted By Eric Bowman
Forum: Community User Submissions 07-12-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,825
Posted By Eric Bowman
Re: Please Rate This Review: Portal 2 Third Opinion

After looking over the review, I've fixed two things: I corrected the "fair" problem, and I also switched "their" to his/her in the third paragraph. I was unable to spot anything else.

Thanks for...
Forum: Community User Submissions 07-12-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,825
Posted By Eric Bowman
Re: Please Rate This Review: Portal 2 Third Opinion

Hey Sparky, thanks for the feedback. Here are the changes I made based on your criticisms.

The two sentences you mentioned have been merged into one, and "Case in point" has been removed...
Forum: Community User Submissions 07-09-2011, 12:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,825
Posted By Eric Bowman
Re: Please Rate This Review: Portal 2 Third Opinion

Thanks Richard! This is the fifth one you've greenlit, I just need someone else to look at this review and my Shadows of the Damned review.
Forum: Community User Submissions 07-08-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,825
Posted By Eric Bowman
Re: Please Rate This Review: Portal 2 Third Opinion

Hey Richard, thanks for the feedback. No worries about the delay, you're a busy man. :)

I added to the third paragraph in a couple places, here's it in its entirety. The bold represents newly...
Forum: Community User Submissions 06-29-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,825
Posted By Eric Bowman
Please Rate This Review: Portal 2 Third Opinion

***Updated 7/12: Further addressed Sparky's criticisms.
**Updated 7/12: Addressed Sparky's criticisms.
*Updated 7/8: Addressed Richard's criticisms.


Portal 2 Third Opinion

There better be...
Forum: Community User Submissions 06-28-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,144
Posted By Eric Bowman
Re: Please Rate This Review: Shadows of the Damned

Thanks Richard! Yes, this is my fourth review you've green lighted. (Green lit?)
Forum: Community User Submissions 06-24-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,144
Posted By Eric Bowman
Re: Please Rate This Review: Shadows of the Damned

Hey Richard, I appreciate the feedback. I made several changes based on what you said, let me list them for you:


Just about every paragraph has been cleaned up to an extent, especially the...
Forum: Community User Submissions 06-24-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,031
Posted By Eric Bowman
Forum: Community User Submissions 06-23-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,031
Posted By Eric Bowman
Re: Please Rate This Review: Knights Contract

Thanks Sparky, I've made the following changes:

I've added a paragraph directly after the one about the broken AI concerning the act of picking up Gretchen, and how it affects the game.

...
Forum: Community User Submissions 06-23-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,144
Posted By Eric Bowman
Re: Please Rate This Review: Shadows of the Damned

Thanks, Li-Ion, I appreciate the kind words.
Forum: Community User Submissions 06-22-2011, 11:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,144
Posted By Eric Bowman
Re: Please Rate This Review: Shadows of the Damned

Hey frog, thanks for the feedback!



That's actually what I wanted to do in the first place, but I was afraid that that'd seem like an uncreative cop out. I'll dwell on this some more.



...
Forum: Community User Submissions 06-22-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,031
Posted By Eric Bowman
Re: Please Rate This Review: Knights Contract

Thanks for the feedback, Sparky. I've made the following adjustments:

I completely removed the paragraph about the boss battles, and instead added a sentence to the last paragraph referencing...
Forum: Community User Submissions 06-22-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,144
Posted By Eric Bowman
Please Rate This Review: Shadows of the Damned

**6/26: Addressed Richard's criticisms.

*Addressed frogofdeath's criticisms.

Shadows of the Damned Review

Magnifico, Indeed.


HIGH: Killing six demons with a single Hot Boner.
Forum: Community User Submissions 06-19-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,031
Posted By Eric Bowman
Re: Please Rate This Review: Knights Contract

Hey Pedro, I appreciate the kind and respectful advice. I reviewed your and frogofdeath's feedback, and I think I see what you mean about the "mess" line. I moved it to the second paragraph, leaving...
Forum: Community User Submissions 06-19-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,031
Posted By Eric Bowman
Re: Please Rate This Review: Knights Contract

Hey frog, thanks for the feedback!

I moved the "mess" line to the second paragraph, leaving the introduction with only the praise for the game's uniqueness. I still want to use the "mess" line,...
Forum: Community User Submissions 06-18-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,031
Posted By Eric Bowman
Re: Please Rate This Review: Knights Contract

Hi Pedro, thanks for the comment!

I agree with some of your points, and disagree with some others. As suggested, I expanded on the introductory paragraph to better explain why the witches want...
Forum: Community User Submissions 06-18-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,031
Posted By Eric Bowman
Please Rate This Review: Knights Contract

***6/23: Fourth Draft. Addressed Sparky's additional criticisms.

**6/22: Third Draft. Addressed Sparky's criticisms.

*6/19: Second Draft. Addressed feedback.

Knights Contract Second Opinion...
Forum: Community User Submissions 06-17-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,026
Posted By Eric Bowman
Re: Please Rate this Review: Mass Effect 2: Arrival DLC Second Opinion

Thanks Li-Ion. I took a lot of steps to make my opinion more controlled and succinct, while still maintaining my passion towards explaining how much of a blatant scam this DLC really is.
Forum: Community User Submissions 06-17-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,248
Posted By Eric Bowman
Re: Please Rate This Review: Sonic Colors

It's definitely one of the best 3D Sonic games, and certainly the most approachable. Thanks for the comment!
Forum: Community User Submissions 06-16-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,248
Posted By Eric Bowman
Forum: Community User Submissions 06-16-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,026
Posted By Eric Bowman
Re: Please Rate this Review: Mass Effect 2: Arrival DLC Second Opinion

Finally got back to this review, addressed many of the criticisms provided, removed all the "you"s, better spaced paragraphs, improved presentation, made it less of a rant. I'd appreciate any...
Forum: Community User Submissions 06-16-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,248
Posted By Eric Bowman
Forum: Community User Submissions 06-16-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,248
Posted By Eric Bowman
Re: Please Rate This Review: Sonic Colors

Good call on the Ctrl F thing, I totally forgot that existed. Now I'm pretty sure I got every "you." (hopefully)
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