I went through with my retroactive review idea and pushed out a review of Kirby: Nightmare In Dream Land. It was pretty fun, and I'm looking forward to doing more. If you want to read it, follow the link: http://videogamedustoff.blogspot.com/2012/11/kirby-nightmare-in-dreamland-review.html
I promise the link will get you there. I ain't foolin'.
Anyway, a couple of my thoughts upon publishing the first review:
- A lot of review advice I was seeing said to make sure you tell the reader what the controls are. So I did. And it didn't feel right. I don't think I'm going to go into detail with the buttons next time. Rather, I'll give an overall taste of how the controls feel and important mechanics implemented.
- I wanted to keep Design as its own section, but I think in the future, I'm going to split it into Graphics and Sound. There's too much to talk about in a single section to mash these together.
- Gameplay feels like it needs to be split into a few sections. I'm not sure what, though. Suggestions? Controls might be good to filter into a separate one, but I'm already planning on cutting the description of those down a bit, so it might end up as a pretty short segment.
- I need to keep working on the site layout. A unique background would be nice. Unfortunately, I'm not very good at web design or graphic design. I'll have to outsource that and I'm broke.
What do you guys think?