5 Nukezilla Reviews I Really Enjoyed in 2011
Something I enjoy with Nukezilla is how, when writing, I’m free to do what I want. My Editor’s Choice column turned into something of an experiment which I’ve had a lot of fun with. This approach has, in my opinion, created a space with Nukezilla which can lead to some fun, original and great writing.
Reviews are a foundation – and cliché – of most gaming websites, so thought I would read over Nukezilla‘s 2011 reviews and compose a list of some of my favourites (I have a lot of favourites, these are just some. If I had to order them in preference it would be like asking me to pick my favourite child).
Anyone who knows me knows I have a fondness for using the unique properties of the web to have a bit of fun. Jon’s stacked Stacking review is an obvious review for this list. The way the review unstacks, echoing a mechanic of the game, is very pleasing. But what I enjoy even more than the simple stacking/unstacking is how the writing also repeats the idea, with each layer being one paragraph shorter.
I’ve chosen Justin’s Portal 2 review because it’s a very good example of a simple, but great review. Just words and some pictures, but it’s well written and for a game I adore. The right words in the right order.
It’s sort of a review. This is my list, I can do what I want! The game never turned up and I ended up having to get a refund and order the game from a different retailer. This post allowed me to cheekily let out some of my frustration.
A seriously shitty game given a review in Shakespeare quotes; come on now, of course it’s on my list! The rules of the Nukestravaganzagain (of which this review is part of) says this review can only be nine sentences long. Brett’s genius (if I can use that word without undue ego boosting) just made the review delicious.
Much like Justin’s review mentioned above, this is a simple review; just words. But Jenny managed to write those words so damn well, adding a surprising and brilliant twist whilst keeping the point of the review in there. Reading the opening sentence of the review (“Christmas used to mean something in this town. Maybe it still does, but not to me; I’ve seen too much.”) on Christmas day put the biggest grin on my face; I knew immediately I was about to read some fantastic writing.