26 comments on “History of History: World War II Shooters: Hit & Miss Franchises

  1. I actually own Velvet Assassin (I bought it for $2.99 from the Mac App Store) and I always thought The Saboteur looked very interesting, especially because of it’s art style and because I loved their other game series Mercenaries. Also, I may try making a video game review website (you may have noticed I recently followed you from my account for it). Hopefully I can get it started, but no promises. If I get it started and you like it, maybe we could be “sister” sites? Not trying to pressure you or anything, I totally get it if you say no and of course you’d have to see it first, if I even get it off the ground. Just a recommendation, why don’t you upload your articles to N4G? That could garner a lot of attention to your website, which it definitely deserves. As for AC: 1 I don’t know if I’m gonna continue with it because I lost all my data. Luckily, there are saved games already installed in the port which are at a further point in my game than I was so I could just continue from there, but I might miss a few Desmond/ Lucy/ whatever the doctors name is moments.

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    • The Saboteur is very entertaining! I also had a proposition. Why don’t you write for/with me? I can send you an invite to be a contributor to the site and you can post about any game whether it’s from 1975 or 2005, blog about whatever you want, or even suggest new site features. It’s just an idea or we can do both (sister sites). You would post reviews/blobs as pending drafts and I would edit them and format them for the site. You would also have a section for you in the About page. If you have a huge collection of like video game figures or something you can post the pictures like I have for mine in my About drop down on the site menu. Just an idea.

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      • I would love that! I didn’t want to ask though, as I felt like that would be intrusive. I didn’t even know WordPress allowed you to add more contributors. By the way, I noticed (a while ago actually,) that there are other authors. Do you all write under the same account or do you just write more often than others. I’ll probably keep the other blog open also, so maybe I’ll upload to both. I may also make video reviews of games if you don’t mind that. Also, how I view review scores is probably different from you. 5 and below is not necessarily bad for me. For me 5 is like average, 4 is below average, 3 is bad, 2 is horrible, and 1 is utter crap. That’s not totally different from you though. And I’m not nearly as interesting as you (what I mean by this is that I don’t have any collections or anything). Maybe on my blog I’ll just upload the articles I upload here and game reviews for games you already reviewed or game reviews for games you want to review. The blog is not even set up though, however I do have a youtube account for it but no videos (I’m calling it thatgamereviews, which *I know* is a pretty crappy name). I have the wordpress account for it set up also.

        Anyways, thanks a lot! To simplify my confusing comment, I would love to contribute to your site :D!

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      • I have one other person who occasionally writes stuff about comics. I also had a friend (axlevest) who used to write for me, but he graduated high school and went to college and moved on, so he no longer writes for the site. Glad you would like to be on board! Just accept the invite, log in, and start writing whatever you want. I’ll check often for pending posts, edit and format them, then post them!

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      • Also, I usually like to break games into categories (Graphics, gameplay, etc.) when I review but if you want me to just use your pros and cons format I am fine with that. Actually, I’d probably just write the pros and cons like you do and then break that apart in the actual review. I see you just replied to me, I’ll check that out right now!

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      • Put the The Good, The Bad, then you can break it down in the review. That would give your reviews a more distinct feeling over mine. The pros and cons at the top are so people are more likely to read the review than just look at the score and judge it solely on that. I got the idea from GameSpot years ago because I noticed people read the reviews more or at least skimmed through them.

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      • Would the invite be in my email? It’s probably better for you to invite me on my other account though, but it is up to you. If you need that username, let me know and I will comment from it so you have access to it.

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      • Thank you so much :D! I accepted! Glad to get started. 954 articles, wow thats a lot. You sure put a lotta work into this website. Just letting you know, until the beginning of summer (with the exception of this week), chances are I won’t be posting much on weekdays. Weekends, however, I usually have more time.

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      • If I can’t view drafts is this because I don’t have permission or there is nothing written in them? I know I can’t edit your articles, but one of them particularly caught my attention and I’d love to see what you have written, if anything, so far. I also have a few recommendations for it.

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      • Yeah, it does that to prevent Contributors from editing drafts that aren’t theres. I would have to make you an admin (which I can do later). I put a password on it “blah” (not quotes) and see if you can see it when you enter that.

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      • I can’t get in still, but it is fine. My suggestions are all the wii games (specifically Ninjabread Man) by Data Design Interactive. They are god awful. I only know about them because when I was younger I used to love researching and playing horrible games and then making reviews up for them in my head.

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      • Did you try clicking preview? Not sure if that shows up. Yeah, I have quite a few Wii games on the list. The Wii was full of shovelware. If you want to change your username (what the public sees) go into Users>My Profile.

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  2. Also, just wondering, why do you use Gamerankings over Metacritic? And have you played all of these games on this list as well as your other lists? Also, I got Injustice on the Wii U (I know, that was totally random).

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    • Metacritic skews scores and translates them wrong. Metacritic gets paid off quite a bit, in fact, GameRevolution has written many articles as to why they hate Metacritic so much. They also don’t post ALL the reviews from all the sites. If the game is getting generally bad reviews they only post bad reviews and usually the lowest scores. I have always hated Metacritic for this, GameRankings just posts all scores as is, it’s just a database and not some money making scam like Metacritic.

      I have only played some of these games, the rest I read several reviews about, watched gameplay footage, or even played a few demos. I’ve done extensive research for this site feature. About a week’s worth before I could even start writing. I also want Injustice as well! I loved the demo and Mortal Kombat 2011 was freaking fantastic. I’ll be picking it up for PS3 to use my limited edition Mortal Kombat Arcade stick with.

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      • Wow, that’s pretty cool. I suck at fighting games though. I assumed my skill at SSBB (Super Smash Bros Brawl) would help me in Injustice, but apparently not :/! The controls are pretty new to me, specifically jumping and dodging by moving the stick in that direction rather than holding a button and having to press combos so fast.

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