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Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by Diogo Ribeiro, Sep 29, 2003.

  1. Diogo Ribeiro Erudite

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    Question - as you know (or maybe not :roll: ) i like the site, and have been a short while in the forums (and intend to keep at it :wink: ). Though there's one thing that puzzles me. I don't know how long the site has been up and running, but the amount of reviews isn't exactly big. Is this a decision of not wanting to go "mainstream" and have many reviews, or is it more in favour of underdogs, or worthy titles? I'm asking this because many people here like Arcanum, but there isn't a review, neither is there one of Fallout or Fallout 2; on the other hand we have high anti-Bioware feelings here, yet, while BG1 and BG2 aren't here, NWN is reviewed :shock:

    Is this a thought-out decision, or people really haven't submitted any type of reviews for the games?
     
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  2. Saint_Proverbius Administrator Patron

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    We launched in November 2002, two years or so after Arcanum was released. :)
     
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  3. Spazmo Erudite

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    Besides that, our editorial staff has lives outside of RPGCodex as well as very little money, so most often, we don't really have time to play or money to buy all the games that come out.

    Except Saint. He lives in a sixty-room mansion built out of solid gold and has minions to go rob banks for him to make income.
     
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  4. Diogo Ribeiro Erudite

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    Granted :wink:

    So anyone that has the games and wants to do a review can still make them, right?
     
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  5. Spazmo Erudite

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    Well, yeah, but don't expect it to get posted on the Codex. If you want to review a game, make a thread in General Discussion.
     
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  6. Deathy Liturgist

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    If I was on of a mind to, I could start up a series of "Yesterday's RPG reviews" so that our readers could find out which games to steer clear of in the budget bin. It'd be useful, but difficult to get up to the standard of review quality that is expected here.
     
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  7. Diogo Ribeiro Erudite

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    I understand. So the staff just sticks with reviewing fairly recent games? Hmmm. Ok. If i get any recent CRPG from now on, and if no one volunteers i might propose some reviews.

    I could try this with Lionheart but somehow i don't see myself spending money on it... i'll stick to later and better releases :wink: unless of course some near-sighted relative buys it for me *shiver*

    BTW Spazmo how is your review of ToEE catching up? I'd like to know of what to expect when i get my grubby european hands on it :)
     
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  8. Spazmo Erudite

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    I'm working on it. Partience is a virtue, kids.
     
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  9. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    I think it would be a good idea to post at least short reviews for games like Arcanum and Fallout. I'm sure you guys played these games :wink: so no extra time or money would be involved. There is a number of people who missed Fallout and an amazing number of people who think that Arcanum sucked. It would be nice to see this misconception corrected. Do it for teh kidz :)
     
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