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Kotaku Review

Post by ShadeHaven » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:13 pm

So it seems that Kotaku has just published a review of our beloved game. I know these types of threads have been done before but what are your thoughts on this particular review? I agreed with many of the points, except the part about the music being somewhat unrelated to the story line or characters. But maybe that's just me.
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Re: Kotaku Review

Post by PikKirby » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:29 pm

I personally hate every aspect of Kotaku but I do realize that it's a pretty big mainstream blog/site and I guess any kind of good publicity is good for KS in general. It is nice to see people finally NOT using the fanart Misha image for the review as well as actually playing the game.

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Re: Kotaku Review

Post by encrypted12345 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:48 pm

... Why does almost every review of Katawa Shoujo have a flame war in it's comments!?

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Re: Kotaku Review

Post by ShadeHaven » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:01 pm

PikKirby wrote:I personally hate every aspect of Kotaku but I do realize that it's a pretty big mainstream blog/site and I guess any kind of good publicity is good for KS in general. It is nice to see people finally NOT using the fanart Misha image for the review as well as actually playing the game.
That's true. Gawker Media seems to be the Fox news of the internet, but that have a large fanbase for whatever reason. The more publicity the better.
encrypted12345 wrote:... Why does almost every review of Katawa Shoujo have a flame war in it's comments!?
It's odd how its almost always about the same issues as well.

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Re: Kotaku Review

Post by Snow_Storm » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:16 pm

encrypted12345 wrote:... Why does almost every review of Katawa Shoujo have a flame war in it's comments!?
Because the KS fandom is one of the most easiest fandom to troll. Not trying to be funny but you guys are.

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Re: Kotaku Review

Post by encrypted12345 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:24 pm

Snow_Storm wrote:
encrypted12345 wrote:... Why does almost every review of Katawa Shoujo have a flame war in it's comments!?
Because the KS fandom is one of the most easiest fandom to troll. Not trying to be funny but you guys are.
That's true. It doesn't help that we're a somewhat rabid fandom for a cripple porn game of all things, so things will get messy. :lol:

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Re: Kotaku Review

Post by Guest Poster » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:27 pm

I think the comments (so far) are fairly civil. One guy displays the usual "fetish game" argument and he's far less rabid about it than a lot of other comments I've seen around the net.

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Re: Kotaku Review

Post by yummines » Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:25 pm

Im guessing the comments turn into flame wars partly due to people stricken by the feels, and people who wonder what kind of person could possibly fap to crippled girls.

And probably some people who know japanese who think the title is screwed up

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Re: Kotaku Review

Post by Cabulb » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:19 pm

That was actually a pretty well rounded review, considering the crap kotaku pumps out on a daily basis.

Speaking of KS reviews, I would recommend the escapist http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/vi ... -Available

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Re: Kotaku Review

Post by Brogurt » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:40 pm

>Shitaku

I haven't cared about them ever since they started publishing *controversial* articles just to get page hits and ad revenue.
That being said, I think there was another review on Shitaku itself which bashed KS, but there's no way in hell I'm going to go and find it.

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Re: Kotaku Review

Post by Enemy | » Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:07 pm

Cabulb wrote:That was actually a pretty well rounded review, considering the crap kotaku pumps out on a daily basis.

Speaking of KS reviews, I would recommend the escapist http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/vi ... -Available
I'm not sure if I'd like a Zero Punctuation video about KS
Can anyone imagine it?

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Re: Kotaku Review

Post by yummines » Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:09 pm

Enemy | wrote:
Cabulb wrote:That was actually a pretty well rounded review, considering the crap kotaku pumps out on a daily basis.

Speaking of KS reviews, I would recommend the escapist http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/vi ... -Available
I'm not sure if I'd like a Zero Punctuation video about KS
Can anyone imagine it?
well he'll probably hate it like he hates pretty much every game he reviews, even if he admits its fun (i.e. Super Mario Galaxy).
I think the only game he mentioned he liked was Killer 7
I'd like him to do a review on Yume Nikki...

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Re: Kotaku Review

Post by Enemy | » Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:10 pm

yummines wrote:well he'll probably hate it like he hates pretty much every game he reviews, even if he admits its fun (i.e. Super Mario Galaxy).
I think the only game he mentioned he liked was Killer 7
I'd like him to do a review on Yume Nikki...
He liked the Orange Box and Portal 2, that I can remember from the top of my head

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Re: Kotaku Review

Post by Fretless » Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:33 pm

yummines wrote:
Enemy | wrote:
Cabulb wrote:That was actually a pretty well rounded review, considering the crap kotaku pumps out on a daily basis.

Speaking of KS reviews, I would recommend the escapist http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/vi ... -Available
I'm not sure if I'd like a Zero Punctuation video about KS
Can anyone imagine it?
well he'll probably hate it like he hates pretty much every game he reviews, even if he admits its fun (i.e. Super Mario Galaxy).
I think the only game he mentioned he liked was Killer 7
I'd like him to do a review on Yume Nikki...
He's mentioned his feelings on visual novels in general before.
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/ ... s-With-You

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Re: Kotaku Review

Post by zephiroth93 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:42 pm

I've been following Kotaku's review for quite a long time and this is a good one about KS.
Pardon my grammar, or my vocabularies or sentence structure. I'm not good with English.

Human nature, they don't realize the value of something unless they lost it.

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