A Book Nonreview, or Three Things That Guarantee a Book Will Suck Bitchfest by Jen The Lecturer’s Tale James Hynes Picador USA, New York 2001 Verdict: 0/5 Chunky! “World domination? Pshaw.”
I downloaded the WiiWare title Strong Bad: Homestar Ruiner on my (what else?) Wii a few weeks ago. I have a high regard for Telltale Games, and they seem to have made a go of this episodic content business (but where’s the next Bone, hmm?), so I was looking forward to this, ‘specially given it’s on the Wii, my current favorite platform du jour (how’s this for a run-on sentence?). Well…
Review by Jen Developer Flare Media Limited Publisher Flare Media Limited Released March 6, 2002 Available for PC Time Played Finished Verdict: 0/5 Chunk Poo “This game has no redeeming value, social or otherwise. What’s worse, production values are practically nonexistent. It’s not sexy or even funny, it’s merely limp. I wouldn’t even go so far as to call it a crapsterpiece—it’s just crap.”
Review by Jen The Longest Journey Developer Funcom Publisher Empire Interactive (English) Released November 17, 2000 Available for PC Time Played Finished Verdict:5/5 Gold Star …the outside world was completely shut out by the little world on my monitor. My peripheral vision ceased to exist. My kids got ten thousand “shaddups” and “go aways” and “outta my faces” as I played.
Review by Jen Developer LucasArts Publisher LucasArts Released October, 1998 Available for PC Time Played Finished Verdict: 5/5 Gold Star “Read no further! Play this game instead! I hereby nominate this for Adventure Game of the Millennium! Five stars! It’s got it all! It’s epic! If you must know more, here are some details.”