Yeahright 12:48, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
I have a little time to kill so... Pup
I remember watching Married with Children for the very first time after the show had been on for over a year. There were a couple of chuckles but not that much in the way of belly laughs as the humour was dependant on the viewer knowing the characters and the scenarios well. Much the same the humour here would probably be appreciated by someone who knows the game or the series intimately. And I'm not talking about having had "relations" with the game, although a few of the comments in this article made me worry about that.
There wasn't really a "concept" except a litany of complaints about the game and a whinge about the plot.
Prose and formatting:
Actually pretty good spelling and grammar. A certain amount of slang and street talk in there but as the piece is not designed to be highbrow criticism it is more keeping with the style of the game. but if I ever see <br><br> like that again I'm going to start smacking you. Intro section should read fast and punchy, and yet I had to scroll to be able to read it all. If I have to hit page-down twice and still not have a laugh then why would I continue hitting page down?
Screenshots from game that were tiny and didn't really add to the humour and no wit in the caption (for those that had captions.) The cover of the game - why? Without any work done to it came across as a promo right up front in the article. Check the image on the right for what can be done to a game cover to change the feel.
As the submitter on this does not have a talk page, and the last dozen or so edits have been done by an IP, there's a potential that no-one will even read this review. Either way I'd suggest writing all the jokes in this onto pieces of pasta and boiling them and then throwing them at the closest wall. Whatever sticks I'd keep in the article, the rest I'd redo.
You have a topic that is ripe for ridicule - give it hell with both barrels. Treat the reader as though they are a complete moron and introduce them to the characters rather than just assuming they have prior knowledge. There is enough in here that caused me to smile, but not enough that caused me to laugh. It has promise, but doesn't quite deliver.