Favorite Fake Review?

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Favorite Fake Review?

Postby VideoGameCritic » June 3rd, 2018, 11:40 pm

Before there was fake news, the VGC had fake reviews (in honor of April Fools Day).
I was just reading a few of them and laughing out loud! I wrote this stuff? Hilarious!

http://videogamecritic.com/icon/icon_Fake_Review.htm

Also amusing is how many people have posted their own grades despite having never played these imaginary games.
Good times! Which is your favorite? I have to go with Strip Poker 2 for the Virtual Boy.

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Re: Favorite Fake Review?

Postby Stalvern » June 4th, 2018, 1:01 am

The Distracted Driver review is the funniest to me by far, but I love how well The Hobbit's review captures the experience of trying to figure out a cryptic, primitive old game without the instructions.

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Re: Favorite Fake Review?

Postby Paul Campbell » June 4th, 2018, 2:08 am

I've read all of those reviews in the past and I only knew one of them was fake, Distracted Driver, because I was interested in it. I honestly thought you were just buying obscure homebrews at game conventions and reviewing them. Maybe they just weren't unbelievable enough considering what I have seen attempted on the home brew circuit...

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Re: Favorite Fake Review?

Postby Retro STrife » June 4th, 2018, 10:59 am

Definitely Strip Poker II. The other ones were good too, but that one really raised the bar. There's at least 3 or 4 lines in there that are laugh-out-loud funny. The best line, "My Virtual Boy is finally a Virtual Man", is my favorite line of all the reviews on the site.

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Re: Favorite Fake Review?

Postby matmico399 » June 7th, 2018, 8:42 am

Strip Poker 2 def. a classic

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Re: Favorite Fake Review?

Postby Gleebergloben123 » June 8th, 2018, 11:28 am

Distracted Driver was pretty brilliant and I loved the line “take one for the team”.

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Re: Favorite Fake Review?

Postby VideoGameCritic » June 8th, 2018, 2:33 pm

Yeah the Distracted Driver might have turned out a little better if I didn't wait until the last minute to get started on it.
Still, it was timely! People can definitely relate to that one.

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Re: Favorite Fake Review?

Postby Robotrek » June 8th, 2018, 4:28 pm

VideoGameCritic wrote:Yeah the Distracted Driver might have turned out a little better if I didn't wait until the last minute to get started on it.
Still, it was timely! People can definitely relate to that one.


Thing is, I think this game could have potential, in an enviro bear 2000 sort of way.

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Re: Favorite Fake Review?

Postby GTS » June 8th, 2018, 8:26 pm

I was going to say Halo for the 2600, but recently I discovered it was a real game (I saw it at a game convention). The beginning lines of the review make it sound like a fake review: "ingeniously translates the classic Xbox first-person shooter into a riveting 2D experience." I can't believe it actually exists!

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Re: Favorite Fake Review?

Postby VideoGameCritic » June 8th, 2018, 9:37 pm

That could be a new icon: "game you thought had to be fake but turned out to be real"


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