June 06, 2003

Spot of Damnation with Faint Praise, Anyone?

Andrew Castel-Dodge recently posted a rather scathing review of a computer game called "Shadowbane" on the Blogcritics' Web site.

The object of this game, as we witnessed when we saw Mr Castel-Dodge give the thing a test-go in person, is to run around killing things whilst avoiding the feeble-minded adolscents which populate this "virtual world."

So, you ask, how bad is it? Consider this. In the prime "praise" position -- namely, the second paragraph -- Mr Castel-Dodge only finds praise for the fellow who kindly sent him the review copy. Things get nastier from there.

So, if you are into computer gaming -- I personally prefer the strategy ones, myself -- give it a looksee. From Mr Castel-Dodge's description, his review shall save you $30.

Posted by Benjamin Kepple at June 6, 2003 11:09 PM

Actually Ben, its more like $60+, since you have to purchase the game for about $40 and pay at least one month's sub of $12.99 The amusing thing is some commenters think I was been too generous with my 2.5 rating! Ouch.

Posted by: Andrew Ian Castel-Dodge at June 7, 2003 10:41 PM