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Reader reviews

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:36 am
by Darran@Retro Gamer
I'm in the middle of changing the front section of the magazine and making it more of an interactive community for the readers. One of the things I'm considering bringing back is the hall of shame and game of the month reviews that were in the old Retro Gamer.

But would you like the opportunity to put your own comments across in them?

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:47 am
by FatTrucker
Comments as in little boxouts with a micro review or second opinion would be great, but full blown reviews?, thats probably best left to the chaps who know what they're doing. I've never yet read a magazine where reader reviews (generally speaking) were very interesting.

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:27 am
by Sega2006
That would be a cool idea, quite few Forum members have done this on their own sites aswell so their should be quite a few people wiling to do this sort of thing

Re: Reader reviews

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:33 am
by Utini
Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:I'm in the middle of changing the front section of the magazine and making it more of an interactive community for the readers. One of the things I'm considering bringing back is the hall of shame and game of the month reviews that were in the old Retro Gamer.

But would you like the opportunity to put your own comments across in them?
Reader reviews? No thanks. But can you give Dudley his own column?

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:33 am
by dr_bob
Despite the cynic in me thinking \"ooh unpaid labour\" , I wouldnt mind seeing it, or having a crack at it myself.

Re: Reader reviews

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:02 pm
by FatTrucker
Utini wrote:
Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:I'm in the middle of changing the front section of the magazine and making it more of an interactive community for the readers. One of the things I'm considering bringing back is the hall of shame and game of the month reviews that were in the old Retro Gamer.

But would you like the opportunity to put your own comments across in them?
Reader reviews? No thanks. But can you give Dudley his own column?
Dudley has his own column which he strokes earnestly while posting.

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:22 pm
by MattC
I'd write a review for 'Roland in the Caves' if only to redress the balance and give it the high score it deserves as one of the greatest games of all time.

Re:

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:23 pm
by SirClive
MattC wrote:I'd write a review for 'Roland in the Caves' if only to redress the balance and give it the high score it deserves as one of the greatest games of all time.
Can I change my vote to no :wink:

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 2:06 pm
by GetDexter
I voted yes - I would love to see one of my reviews published

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 2:30 pm
by markopoloman
I've gone for YES also :D

I think it would be cool if some of the 8 bit comparisons made it into the mag too. Its a popular thread and a popular subject. I'm always annoyed that the mag will cover one version of the game - or if multi-format generally use one versions screenshots.

Bring on the reader reviews I say - it works fine in PC Zone and those that really really don't want them included could skip the pages :wink:

Re: Reader reviews

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 2:35 pm
by Dudley
Utini wrote: Reader reviews? No thanks. But can you give Dudley his own column?
We agreed on £20 right? ;)

Re: Reader reviews

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 2:43 pm
by woody.cool
FatTrucker wrote:
Utini wrote:
Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:I'm in the middle of changing the front section of the magazine and making it more of an interactive community for the readers. One of the things I'm considering bringing back is the hall of shame and game of the month reviews that were in the old Retro Gamer.

But would you like the opportunity to put your own comments across in them?
Reader reviews? No thanks. But can you give Dudley his own column?
Dudley has his own column which he strokes earnestly while posting.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
SirClive wrote:
MattC wrote:I'd write a review for 'Roland in the Caves' if only to redress the balance and give it the high score it deserves as one of the greatest games of all time.
Can I change my vote to no :wink:
I agree with MattC on this one, me being a CPC fan (and a Roland fan) - but personally I'd review 'Roland In Time' and redress that as one of the greatest games of all time instead :D

Re: Reader reviews

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 3:13 pm
by felgekarp
woody.cool wrote:
FatTrucker wrote:
Utini wrote: Reader reviews? No thanks. But can you give Dudley his own column?
Dudley has his own column which he strokes earnestly while posting.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
SirClive wrote:
MattC wrote:I'd write a review for 'Roland in the Caves' if only to redress the balance and give it the high score it deserves as one of the greatest games of all time.
Can I change my vote to no :wink:
I agree with MattC on this one, me being a CPC fan (and a Roland fan) - but personally I'd review 'Roland In Time' and redress that as one of the greatest games of all time instead :D
Cue hordes of people trying to return their mags :wink:

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 3:52 pm
by paranoid marvin
I stillthink we should have a YS style 'Trainspotter' column in the mag that readers can respond to

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:30 pm
by pottyboy
YES is what I've voted for. The Hall of Fame and Shame sections were always a highlight in the old RG, plus it allowed me to discover some of the more obscure titles.