Brockley's review of "Saving His Code" was a waste of time. Some excepts:
"...can only be described as utter generic platforming trash." "...like the gameplay, everything you see is completely generic." "...The music is ferociously repetitive and outright meaningless.."
It's one thing to review a popular game and explain why you don't like it. But just selecting a random bad game for ridicule is immature and mean-spirited. It seems like your only purpose was to humiliate the author.
Then perhaps that reflects the fact that playing the game was, unfortunately, a waste of time. The game was not selected at random; the author requested it to be reviewed. The review was not mean-spirited, but truthful. Sprouting some bull**** about how a game is good when it isn't in any aspect is not reviewing. And the purpose of the review was to review the game.
Given your 'Reviewer' status, I'm surprised you do not understand the concept of a review.
New Yoyogames Staff Hired Not new, and some pretty silly speculation, including how they were going to get paid.
You should try reading some of the newspapers we have here in the UK...
I have to agree somewhat with NPT about the text. At 100% zoom, the watermark+text does make it a bit harder to read. Zoomed up it's no issue, but I like to read further away...
OK, no problem; that can easily be fixed for future issues. Thanks for the feedback. I honestly have no problems at all reading at 100% zoom; perhaps, for you, it's the combination of a high monitor contrast and how busy the background is.
There was no flamewar there. The truth is that denying the problem and going all 'oh well, too bad for you' isn't the best way to respond to people who are interested in the magazine and are only trying to help!
I appreciate that NPT was trying to help but he should seriously take a chill pill, as it were. On reflection and in hindsight, I realise I was ignorant of his feedback and that it was good feedback. For this, I will now sit and look at Bret's avatar for three days.