Time to change my review style?

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Re: Time to change my review style?

Postby VideoGameCritic » March 16th, 2021, 3:51 pm

Voor wrote:Agreed. It’s almost like paragraphs have existed for a reason......lol


Why didn't you tell me?!

Actually some have been trying to tell me this for years (decades?)!

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Re: Time to change my review style?

Postby MSR1701 » March 16th, 2021, 3:53 pm

LOL

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Re: Time to change my review style?

Postby Voor » March 16th, 2021, 5:11 pm

VideoGameCritic wrote:
Voor wrote:Agreed. It’s almost like paragraphs have existed for a reason......lol


Why didn't you tell me?!

Actually some have been trying to tell me this for years (decades?)!


In 10 years, you’re going to say “my reviews have all these weird breaks in them.....I’m going to fix that.”

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Re: Time to change my review style?

Postby VideoGameCritic » March 16th, 2021, 6:21 pm

Just added paragraphs to the Wii U section. Working my way backwards...

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Re: Time to change my review style?

Postby Retro STrife » March 16th, 2021, 6:59 pm

Any consideration to removing the line spacing now that the paragraphs are happening? The line spacing was originally added to enhance readability. But now that the paragraphs are there, the line spacing is less necessary and makes the reviews look longer. I'd be curious to see if the review length looks more approachable without it.

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Re: Time to change my review style?

Postby VideoGameCritic » March 16th, 2021, 7:14 pm

I hadn't really thought of that, but I'm probably going to leave it as it is for now. I think the latest format manages to hit that ever-elusive sweet spot.

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Re: Time to change my review style?

Postby MSR1701 » March 16th, 2021, 7:28 pm

Retro STrife wrote:Any consideration to removing the line spacing now that the paragraphs are happening? The line spacing was originally added to enhance readability. But now that the paragraphs are there, the line spacing is less necessary and makes the reviews look longer. I'd be curious to see if the review length looks more approachable without it.

Would it be possible to test this, or is the code/formatting site wide?

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Re: Time to change my review style?

Postby VideoGameCritic » March 17th, 2021, 6:01 pm

Anything is possible, but focused on getting the paragraphs in for now.

Just finished the PS3 section and noticed a few things.

First, those reviews were long. Some I had to break into 7 or 8 paragraphs! I'm surprised anyone could even read them.

Second, I am a heartless bastard. I rip so many PS3 games - especially the sports. Even the highly graded games don't escape my wrath!

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Re: Time to change my review style?

Postby MSR1701 » March 17th, 2021, 7:00 pm

VideoGameCritic wrote:Anything is possible, but focused on getting the paragraphs in for now.

Just finished the PS3 section and noticed a few things.

First, those reviews were long. Some I had to break into 7 or 8 paragraphs! I'm surprised anyone could even read them.

Second, I am a heartless bastard. I rip so many PS3 games - especially the sports. Even the highly graded games don't escape my wrath!

I sampled a fair amount of sports games on the PS3, and a sizeable number deserved thrashing.

Then again, every system has sports games that are bad. While the GameBoy has an excuse in limited hardware, the Genesis not so much...

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Re: Time to change my review style?

Postby VideoGameCritic » March 18th, 2021, 5:56 pm

Wii section done... *whew*


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