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Reader Reviews

More retro ramblings and a few more contemporary pieces to boot. DOAX, anyone? No?

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Cease! Fire! Last week's edition of Reader Reviews may have been an acknowledged Retro Special, but you could equally place the tag on this week's offering, which consists of games probing as far back as the Dragon 32, and it really is delightful to hear people waxing on about games from many a year ago as if they just came out yesterday. Except for regular contributor Kami, who this week wants to convince me Lufia 2 was better than Final Fantasy VI. Not 'aving that, son!

Top-end kudos this week go to Kincaide, who has taken the remarkably brave step of offering a practically glowing critique of derided Tecmo title Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball, celebrating its relationship aspects and soothing pace and not beating it to death with a rubber cock as I felt was necessary at the time. Each to their own though, and I shall now endeavour to find a suitably pedestrian piece of entertainment with which to compensate Kincaide for hours and libido spent on Zack Island. Expect an email soon, chap.

The rest of you: I'm fresh out of reviews again following last week's bumper edition, and if you fancy submitting a review this week, I'll be giving priority to more contemporary pursuits. Anybody played the US Ninja Gaiden for example? I'm on that right now myself. I'd also like to hear what you all thought about Deus Ex: Invisible War. Instructions for submissions are included below as ever, and next week's prize will be my own personal copy of the stunning Savage: The Battle for Newerth, just in case you weren't convinced by my review and didn't win one in our competition which ended the other day. Assuming, that is, you have a suitable PC - otherwise we can negotiate. Keep 'em coming folks...

The Rules

Reader Reviews should be submitted to, and can be written about anything you like - hardware, games, peripherals - even if we've already written about it. In fact, that's kind of the point! Also, thanks to lobbying from various long-winded people, there is no word limit! Just please try to keep it clean and legal - like we do for you! The best candidate each week will receive a random bit of game-related tat (possibly even an actual game) as a prize. Lucky, lucky you. And of course, your work will be displayed for all to see.