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Old 11-13-2005, 02:19 AM   #1
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Welcome to Drunken Reviews. Pull up a chair, sit down, have a drink, we serve everything but Zima here. If you want Zima, get out. I'll be reviewing all sorts of media ranging from video games, to films, to music, to graphic novels.

FILMS
I'll be rating films on:
Acting - How well (or bad) the role of acting played a part in making this film.
Cinematography - What shots were used, how did the camera angles portray the action/emotion of the scene. Does it work to make the picture better?
Story - Is the story solid? Is it original?
Music - How well did the music highten the emotion/action?

VIDEO GAMES
I'll be ranting on video games based on...
Graphics - Both an analysis of the technical prowess of the game and the art direction.
Sound - How well does the music fit the game? Are the sounds solid? Do they help the game?
Story - ALL SPOILERS WILL BE NOTED IN RED TEXT! How is the story of the game? Is it well written, does it draw you in? The plot is the emphasis that should drive you towards the game's conclusion. I do notice that some games do not feature a plot, and will recieve a 'N/A.' Also, some games are not plot heavy, and like porn, the plot is more of an afterthought. Those games will be reviewed for their story as well.
Gameplay - Quite simply, does the technical side of the game help or hinder the game? Are there bugs present? Do the controls work for the game? Is there a reason to play the game more than once?

And finally, games will recieve a final 'OVERALL SCORE' where I compile a final grade. This is where I take into account if the story as an afterthought, were the times dictating the negative aspects of the games, and other externalities that can not be covered in the four categories. This is not an average of the above criteria.

A note on video game images:
Often times publishers will use CGI to portray the game in their press photos and other advertisements. However, CGI does not represent the true 'graphics' of the game. The true graphics are the graphics where you play. While CGI is a part of the game, it is not a valid base onto which my reviews will judge graphics. However, good CGI will be noted and rewarded as I see fit.

To ensure that my review portrays the games accurately to gamers, all images that show gameplay will be tagged with '(Gameplay Photo)' underneith the image. Gotta be honest...

THE REVIEWS
Books
The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor (2011)
Star Wars: The Old Republic "Revan" (2011)
Star Wars: The Old Republic "Deceived" (2011)

Films
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
Batman: The Mystery of the Batwoman (2004)
Batman Begins (2005)
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000)
C'era Una Volta il West (1968)
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Strange Days (1995)

Video Games
Assassin's Creed (360, PS3, PC)
Batman: Arkham City (360, PS3, Windows, Wii U)
Batman: Arkham Origins (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U)
Chrono Trigger (SNES, Playstation)
Final Fantasy XII (Playsation 2)
Silent Hill 2 (PS2, XBox, PC)

SPECIALS
Gamer's State of the Union - 2007
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Games I'm hyped for
The Last of Us Part 2, RE2 Remake, The Last Night

Current Platforms:
PC (i7-7700K, 16GB, GTX 980Ti), Wii U, PS4

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