Well said, not even a 10 in any category in any level.
Also i don't think Sandstorm in Daraya was that bad to only receive a 4 in every category.
Sorry but worst reviewer.
Well said, not even a 10 in any category in any level.
There's a vast difference between not giving all 10s and giving all 4s. I just posted a review for In Search of Immortality yesterday in which I said I didn't understand the high scores it had got, but I still gave it 8.25. Magnus gave it 5. There's a much bigger difference between 5 and 8.25 than between 8.25 and 10.OverRaider wrote: ↑26 Jun 2017 21:49Not that I am fan of his reviews but on the other side of the coin seeing all those 10`s and 10`s and 10`s and again 10`s and 10 10 101010101010101010101010... is like directing strongest flashlight right into my eyes to blind me! Really hurt my eyes. sorry had to say it! hate me if you want to...and yes I did play some of the levels (those highest rated ones) just so you know...
Ah, Susa. Truly the greatest city of all time. Just amazing. A beautiful city and source of many beautiful things. Oh, and Lara's there and blah blah whatever. The author seems to be really into the city of Susa, and tries very hard to sell you on it. The opening flyby shows this big underwater area and a small bazaar above it, so I was starting to think that maybe there's something to all this Susa praise after all.
It looks nice enough, but it's pretty underwhelming, and it doesn't exactly fill you with awe the way you'd think an amazing city like Susa would. The level took me about forty-five minutes to finish, but I spent another forty-five minutes trying to get around the crashing, and another ten minutes reading about Susa on Wikipedia and UNESCO's website.
So... why do you keep playing TRLE games? You have to be quite stupid if you realize that...Sometimes, when I'm thirty minutes into a level I'm not enjoying, searching for a hidden switch and cursing my own existence, I wonder why I even bother with the Back to Basics competitions. (The answer? I have to fulfill my yearly review quota to keep enjoying the secret reviewer perks I'm not allowed to tell you about.)
No, because then the scores would have fallen within a reasonable range. Having said that, I get what you say about 5 being average on a scale of 1 to 10, all other things being equal. However, as you (and surely Magnus as well) recognize, the prevailing standard over the years here has been much more liberal than that, hence the offense caused by his reviews. He is no doubt relishing the attention he's getting.
That's right. Comparing a custom level made with an obsolete engine with Fallou 4 ?! But what does it mean? What does it mean?! This is a trolling and an offense to me and my job (who knows this Magnus? What do you want from BtB levels? Do I have to level up and be insulted by one that compares me to Fallout?)Ray Croft wrote: ↑27 Jun 2017 16:52^
Well, he did mention Fallout 4 in one of his "reviews" lol. It was BtB 2015 Tragodia. So obviously TRLE Games are not the right thing for him. Too much unnecessary trash talk in his reviews where he doesn't even talk about the level itself but how he dislikes the story or what this or that means etc.
(Basically what Mytly said)
In the end he is just a troll where you shouldn't take anything about him serious tbh. and we should be glad he is only reviewing BtB levels currently.
EDIT: Just realized he's worse than Gorty
I also agree with this, but I would never allow myself to write comparisons on new generation games in an offensive manner. Also because the BtB has rules for building levels, so you can not do or create "new" things.MichaelP wrote: ↑27 Jun 2017 17:24
As a very personal add: In all honesty, after almost 20 years, these special and entertaining moments in a level can suddenly be few and far between. As some may have noticed, I have not played a level myself in more than 6 months now (and still could not get myself to even touch a BtB 2016 level yet), because by end of last year I found it increasingly tiring and boring to play the same old, same old mechanisms all over and over again - and if I had written my reviews, they may not have looked entirely different to some of Magnus' comments. But that is just me, of course. Others out there still get very excited about the next clever block puzzle to solve and they comment and score that accordingly and that's just great...
Indeed. I'm very happy now that I didn't manage to complete building my level in time. At least now when I do finish and release it (it should be done any year now ), there's very little chance Magnus will review it.
But that's just it - you didn't write those reviews. If Magnus is tired of TRLE as well - and he certainly seems to be - it's not like he's contractually obligated to review anything (despite what he says in one of his reviews). It's perfectly ok for someone not to feel like playing TRLE levels - or not feel like reviewing them despite playing them (which is what I've been mainly doing for the past year or two). But why exactly is anyone forced to play and review them despite clearly not enjoying either activity?MichaelP wrote: ↑27 Jun 2017 17:24As a very personal add: In all honesty, after almost 20 years, these special and entertaining moments in a level can suddenly be few and far between. As some may have noticed, I have not played a level myself in more than 6 months now (and still could not get myself to even touch a BtB 2016 level yet), because by end of last year I found it increasingly tiring and boring to play the same old, same old mechanisms all over and over again - and if I had written my reviews, they may not have looked entirely different to some of Magnus' comments.
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