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Sturat
02-14-2003, 04:32 AM
A BBS that I often use has had two users come on and post nothing but praise for the Gamecube version of Eternal Arcadia. They have started threads such as "Skies of Arcadia Legends reviews madness (must read)" and "God! How I love SOAL!!"

Is this a problem elsewhere and is Sega of America paying people to do this?

Alucard
02-14-2003, 06:24 AM
I think they're crazy people with little to do in life but come onto BBS's where they think their friends are and try to plug a game they recently played. Cause they are imoprtant... Also, Sega dont advertise. They're too stupid to know this term.

Icarus4578
02-14-2003, 10:59 PM
That might be true Alucard. Then again, they just might be desperate given their current trend of laziness. That would be pretty sad; self-created praise.

The Steved!
02-16-2003, 04:05 PM
Alucard is soooo right! :haha:

KyleOK
02-16-2003, 06:39 PM
I myself think that those are crazy fans turned more crazy when they heard SOA producer says that they will not make a sequel until the GC version sells well!
so they begun posting just to feel comfortable!
Yes Sega is too stupid to know how advertising make wonders :)

Smurfbert
02-16-2003, 06:44 PM
All of you guys are wrong, I just recieved a check from Sega (8500 U.S. Dollars) for advertising Skies of Arcadia on a few bbs's.

By the way Guys did you know that Skies of Arcadia Legend is a fantastic amazing game for the Gamecube that absolutely should not be missed.:o

Zylander
02-23-2003, 07:30 AM
I definitely think it's suss. Even sites like the Konami forums, which have nothing to do with the game, have had people with low post counts posting these kind of notes. Either a fan has become insane and is posting the same stuff on all the forums, or someone associated with the game is doing it.

Icarus4578
02-23-2003, 08:26 AM
Well hey! I went around promoting Steely Dan's new album for this year, Everything Must Go, which is scheduled to be released May 6th. You can check their official website at http://www.steelydan.com for updates as soon as they put them up, including soon to be added soundclips from the album and the tracklisting. You all know Steely Dan; they did songs like Black Friday, Do It Again, Peg, Rikki Don't Lose That Number, My Old School, Hey Ninteen, Josie, etc.

Just an example of what Sega or this individual is doing (similarly).

Sturat
02-23-2003, 10:43 PM
Actually, on J-Fan.com's bbs, someone did this:

"This thread is going to be informative! About Skies of Arcadia Legends, it is one of the best RPGs ever if not the best.
Here are the scores in online sites and printed magazines!
First I want to introduce this nice review here:
www.nintensity.com/reviews/soal.html

Then Skies of Arcadia Legends scores:
GameNow 1/14/2003 A 95.0%
Nintensity 2/3/2003 9.3 out of 10 93.0%
(Electronic Gaming Monthly 1/3/2003 9.17 out of 10 91.7%
Game of the month)
GMR Magazine 1/7/2003 9 out of 10 90.0%
GamePro.com 1/12/2003 4.5 out of 5 90.0%
Nintendo Power 1/26/2003 4.5 out of 5 90.0%
Gamers.com 1/27/2003 9 out of 10 90.0%
Game Informer 1/31/2003 9 out of 10 90.0%
IGN 1/28/2003 8.5 out of 10 85.0%

Skies of Arcadia DreamCast scores (legends is an improved remake):
Hot Games 11/28/2000 5 out of 5 100.0%
Dreamcast Magazine 11/27/2000 10 out of 10 100.0%
Gamer Web 11/23/2000 10 out of 10 100.0%
Moxxi 12/30/2000 5 out of 5 100.0%
Games Radar 1/9/2001 4 out of 4 100.0%
FGN -- A+ 100.0%
The Gia 6/15/2001 5 out of 5 100.0%
RPGamer 7/6/2002 10 out of 10 100.0%
RPG Critic 8/17/2002 11 out of 11 100.0%
Games are Fun 11/3/2002 10 out of 10 100.0%
Solinari Gaming 7/31/2002 9.9 out of 10 99.0%
Game Fan 11/28/2000 99 out of 100 99.0%
Gamers Wave 6/7/2002 9.8 out of 10 98.0%
Game Rankings 2/14/2001 98 out of 100 98.0%
AntKids.com 12/6/2000 97 out of 100 97.0%
Gaming Maxx 11/30/2000 9.7 out of 10 97.0%
Dream Machine 12/22/2000 96 out of 100 96.0%
Game Assault 3/31/2001 9.5 out of 10 95.0%
Raveware 8/3/2002 9.5 out of 10 95.0%
Game Partisan 8/12/2002 9.5 out of 10 95.0%
Console Xtreme 1/27/2001 9.5 out of 10 95.0%
Gaming Age 12/6/2000 A 95.0%
Swirl Vision 1/2/2001 9.5 out of 10 95.0%
Game Vortex 12/8/2002 9.5 out of 10 95.0%
Gaming Target 12/22/2000 9.4 out of 10 94.0%
DC-United 11/28/2000 9.4 out of 10 94.0%
GameSpot UK 4/11/2001 9.4 out of 10 94.0%
Game Maniacs 11/30/2000 93 out of 100 93.0%
VideoGamesLife 8/10/2002 92 out of 100 92.0%
GameSpot 11/13/2000 9.2 out of 10 92.0%
IGN 11/14/2000 9.2 out of 10 92.0%
RPG Fan 6/22/2002 91 out of 100 91.0%
Console Haven 3/15/2001 91 out of 100 91.0%
Game On 5/15/2001 91 out of 100 91.0%
Game Nation TV 11/30/2001 91 out of 100 91.0%
Game Informer -- 9 out of 10 90.0%
Gamestyle 4/9/2002 9 out of 10 90.0%
Game Addicts 9/1/2001 9 out of 10 90.0%
Armchair Empire -- 9 out of 10 90.0%
Gaming Infinity 4/1/2001 9 out of 10 90.0%
X Sages 6/28/2002 4.5 out of 5 90.0%
Sega Life 8/10/2002 9 out of 10 90.0%
All RPG 7/13/2002 9 out of 10 90.0%
GamersMark 7/4/2002 9 out of 10 90.0%
Gamers Europe 9/11/2002 9 out of 10 90.0%
Gamecenter 11/16/2000 9 out of 10 90.0%
Game Revolution 12/3/2000 A- 90.0%
Game Unit 12/9/2000 4.5 out of 5 90.0%
Dreamcast HQ 12/11/2000 9 out of 10 90.0%
Electric Playground 12/21/2000 9 out of 10 90.0%
GamePro.com 11/15/2000 4.5 out of 5 90.0%
Gamespy 12/5/2000 9 out of 10 90.0%
Avault 12/30/2000 4.5 out of 5 90.0%
Game Critics 3/2/2001 9 out of 10 90.0%
Eurogamer 1/10/2001 9 out of 10 90.0%
The Next Level 1/13/2001 A- 90.0%
Total Video Games 1/13/2001 9 out of 10 90.0%
Games Paper 10/21/2002 9 out of 10 90.0%
source Gamerankings
See (56K beware/lots of popups) but large pictures here
http://www.maxpages.com/finfan/Skies_Of_Arcadia_Photo_Gallery

I think this prove that this game is a must get "

source: .http://j-fan.com/bbs/index.php?board=3;action=display;threadid=2827

And that was the only post they ever made

Mohtools
02-24-2003, 06:43 AM
Im getting the game soon. That game is great!!!!!!!

:cool guy: