Retro Shamer vs. Why you should play...

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Which one do you prefer?

Why you should play...
25
56%
Retro Shamer
20
44%
 
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Retro Shamer vs. Why you should play...

Post by Igorthegreen » Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:20 am

Let's face it: Retro Shamer is fun... But for retrogamers, the comeback of the 'Why you should play...'-item instead would be a much more interesting two-page filler!
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Post by mohicankid » Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:40 am

i agree...i would rather peeps give me advise on what to play than telling me what not to play!
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Post by will2097 » Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:26 am

agreed. Watching the RG guys lambast a game is good fun, but better to be told what's good, than not. (if that makes any sense? :shock: )

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Post by SirClive » Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:30 am

I like both.
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Post by djcarlos » Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:02 am

Me too.
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Post by EnglishRob » Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:13 am

I like both, but I must admit, with limited time on my hands these days it's nice to be given ideas of things to play.

Could it alternate every month?

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Post by merman » Mon Mar 24, 2008 12:43 pm

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Seriously, folks, both articles are fine. And it's nice to have the balance - one writer telling you why you SHOULD play something, one writer saying why you SHOULD NEVER GO NEAR A GAME for fear of lunacy...
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Post by Bub&Bob » Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:52 am

Both are fine by me
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Re: Retro Shamer vs. Why you should play...

Post by yethboth » Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:09 am

Igorthegreen wrote:Let's face it: Retro Shamer is fun... But for retrogamers, the comeback of the 'Why you should play...'-item instead would be a much more interesting two-page filler!

I like Retro Shamer the most. :D
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Post by Stuart@retrogamer » Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:40 am

Essentially, we do kind of cover 'why you should play' through the Classic Game, Eastern Promise and Top 25 articles. This is why the Retro Shamers, we feel, add a little more variety to the mag, because they tell you what not to play.

I doubt we'll remove Retro Shamer. Overall, it seems to be well-liked, and as we're now asking everyone to nominate and vote on the chosen game, we really want to see how this new approach to the feature pans out.

If i'm honest, we'd be more likely to mix-and-match the features each issue - as a few have suggested. But i'm not saying you'll never see Why You Should Plays appearing in the mag again.

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Post by GarryG » Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:27 am

Why not have both then?

They are both different types of article, cant see why it should be one or the other!?
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Post by mikeb » Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:34 am

It's a bit daft to directly compare them anyway, the WYMP articles are 4 page plus in-depth features, the Retro Shamers are light-hearted 2 pagers.

I do miss the WYMP's though.

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Post by woody.cool » Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:21 am

Personally, I like both articles.
However I've really started enjoying the Retro Shamer articles, it brings a massive smile to my face, which then turns into laughter after I realise how poop the game that is featured really is.

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Post by Technomancer » Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:39 pm

I like both, but since I have to pick one, it'll have to be "Why you should play...".
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Post by Cornelius » Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:55 pm

Do you know what I can see happening? Same games appearing in both features. Or at least different versions of the same game.

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