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The all-seeing, all-knowing, all-trollin' Mike Hutton
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I have to say, I absolutely hate it when this phrase is used to describe a game. it seems like many more reviewers are using this when reviewing a game recently.

If you are going to put in the time to produce a video review, edit it, post it, etc please put a little more effort into describing it than using this phrase....it seems like a lazy cop out.
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Alexandre P.
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You're right: to me this attitude is nothing else that laziness, in a video !
 
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James C
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Let's put this thread in a box. Then bury it.
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Matt Brown
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Somebody has been watching too much of the Dice Tower lately.
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Can you give an example of this? I'm not clear on what you mean, and I've never come across this phrase in a review myself, so I'd like to understand better
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Trevor Taylor
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In my experience, when reviewers use this sort of statement, it's usually accompanying a lot more details about the game and this statement is usually part of an opening or closing summary. It's also very helpful when giving a short description of a game when trying to decide what to play.I do agree if all that was EVER said in a review was ;This is Star Wars in a box' wouldn't be very helpful, but I've seen no example of this so I have no problem with your complaint.
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mutton_chops wrote:
Can you give an example of this? I'm not clear on what you mean, and I've never come across this phrase in a review myself, so I'd like to understand better


star wars the original trilogy in a box
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Any criticism of a title like "[adverb]est [noun] ever!"?

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The first draft of Brad Pitt's dialogue in the closing scene of Se7en was pretty ropey.
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Inception: It's a box, in a box, in a box, in a box, in a box...
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I have used this to describe games to non or light gamers who are into the subject matter and then went on to explain why. The feeling you get playing it, the theme that will draw out something in the person and how it differs. But I'm not making video reviews. After playing Star Wars Rebellion, it feels to me to be Star Wars the original trilogy in a box... The characters and situations and the overall game gives me the same feeling of watching the movies.
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You're 50 years too late to stop it...

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IMCarnochan wrote:
..After playing Star Wars Rebellion, it feels to me to be Star Wars the original trilogy in a box... The characters and situations and the overall game gives me the same feeling of watching the movies.


I agree with this. Star Wars Rebellion IS the original trilogy in a box. For Star Wars fans, this means it is a must try game.
 
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George Louie
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This thread is like Scrabble tiles in a box,(only arranged to make words and sentences, and posted on an internet forum...)
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Andrew Taylor
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mhutton wrote:

If you are going to put in the time to produce a video review, edit it, post it, etc please put a little more effort into describing it than using this phrase....it seems like a lazy cop out.

How often is this the *entirety* of the description, and not just a throw away jokey phrase used in a fuller review?
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