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Title: Review Links
Post by: Baggins on July 23, 2010, 03:28:54 AM
Note, it would be nice if you added the links to the reviews you quoted. Yes, many of the ones you listed quotes from, actually were actually mixed in their review, praising aspects, and criticizing other aspects. Take games radar for example calling episode 1 a 'glorified demo'. It seems many criticize the voice acting as being 'sub-part'. The graphics generally get praised though. Of course shortness and lack of puzzles, or lack of interactivity seems to be something brought up in nearly all the reviews.
 
Most criticisms aside, they will go back and rate each episode on their own merits :).

Here is the list of reviews, and where I marked which side I think they landed on (most are mixed, but a few fall on side of critical, and at least one is more positive);

Frankly I wouldn't take Captain D's review seriously... I mean "Roger of Daventry", has he been playing Space Qeust :p.. hah hah

http://kotaku.com/5584586/the-silver-lining-episode-1-micro+review-absence-makes-the-heart-grow-colder?skyline=true&s=i Kotaku's review of the first part; What is Decreed Must Be (critical)

http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/706160/The-Verdict-The-Silver-Lining--Episode-1-What-Is-Decreed.html G4's review of the first part. (critical)

http://www.avault.com/reviews/pc/silver-lining-episode-1-pc-review/ Adrenaline vault review of part 1 (3/5 stars, mixed)

http://www.justadventure.com/reviews/SilverLiningEp1/SilverLiningEp1.shtm Justadventure review of part 1 (B, mixed)

http://www.gamesradar.com/pc/the-silver-lining/news/we-gave-free-fan-made-kings-quest-tribute-a-try-should-you/a-20100716165521330066/g-20100709102426298086 Games Radar review (mixed)

http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2010/07/kings-quest-silver-lining/ Wired (mixed)

http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-892-PC-Game-Examiner~y2010m7d12-The-Silver-Lining-review-About-thirty-minutes-of-cut-scenes-and-little-else national examiner review part 1] (critical)

http://www.familyfriendlygaming.com/Reviews/2010/The%20Silver%20Lining%20Episode%201.html Family Friendly Gaming (74, mixed)

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2010/07/14/wot-i-think-the-silver-lining/ Rock Paper Shotgun (critical)

http://www.impulsegamer.com/pcthesilverliningepisode1whatisdecreedmustbe.html impulse gamer review of part 1 (7.5, mixed)

http://www.honestgamers.com/reviews/8932/The-Silver-Lining-Episode-1-What-is-Decreed-Must-Be.html honestgamers.com review (5/10, critical)

http://www.gamersdailynews.com/article-2505-The-Silver-Lining-Episode-1-What-Is-Decreed-Must-Be-PC.html gamersdailynews.net review (critical)

http://www.projectcoe.com/blog/2010/07/15/the-silver-lining-review/ Project COE Gaming News Galore review (critical)

http://www.gamerswithcasts.com/review-kings-quest-the-silver-lining-episode-1-pc/ gamers with casts review (positive)

http://www.colonyofgamers.com/cogforums/showthread.php?t=18501 colony of gamers review of part 1 (3/5 cogs, mixed)

http://asiangirlgamer.com/1300/zen-impression-kings-quest-the-silver-lining-episode-1/ Asian Girl Gamer (mixed)

http://www.classicgameroom.com/the-silver-lining-episode-1-what-is-decreed-must-be-pc-review.html Classic Game Room (mixed)

http://ready-up.net/reviews/the-silver-lining-episode-1-what-is-decreed-must-be/ Ready-Up (mixed)

http://captaind-pc-gaming.blogspot.com/2010/07/silver-lining-episode-1-what-is-decreed.html Captain D's Gaming Blog (mixed)
Title: Re: Review Links
Post by: Cez on July 23, 2010, 05:14:23 AM
I'm splitting this topic because I don't agree with the way you are reviewing the reviews. A critic's job is to point both good things and bad things in a game, and unless it's a 100% positive title -which there are very few out there -- reviews will always fall under what you call mixed reviews.

But a review that tells you that the game is worth every minute of your time, that the team must be congratulated for this effort, that the game is better than commercial PC adventures, and to go download it right now, is a complete and absolute triumph for a team of volunteers that did not have the budget to get into a professional studio, hire the art and programming resources needed or even add more gameplay to episode 1. And I can only consider something like that to be positive.

So, I'm bumping this down and locking it, especially since you already have a thread where you pointed all of this out.  You don't need to make the same point repeatedly.

Thanks for understanding.