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Post Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:44 pm   
Post subject: How to Submit Games Review - A Sample Layout
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The code i am leaving below is the exact code i used when i submitted this review.. You can check out what it turned out like here..

This is for those members wanting a basic layout for their reviews.

If you stick with this simple formula you can break up your reviews and make them much easier to write about..

Thanks to all who put in the effort to submit their reviews..

Review as shown below:
- Track and Field Review Sample

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<b>"Track and Field" (also known as Hyper Olympics outside the USA) was originally released as an arcade game way back in 1983 by Konami but has now been given a facelift and is available to all Xbox 360 users via the Xbox Live Arcade for as little as 400MS Points.</b>

<font size="3"><b>Overview</b></font>
Known to many as the originator of the button mashing sports genre "Track and Field" was soon a hit amongst arcade gamers as many of the people of all ages and sizes gathered around to compete with their different button mashing techniques. The enhanced Xbox 360 version of Track and Field including Xbox Live features is more fun then ever especially when you have a few buddies over to compete or via Xbox Live.

<font size="3"><B>Gameplay - 6/10</b></font>
Up to four players can compete in up to six events on the same console or over the Xbox Live Network. Each player is given three attempts to qualify in each of the six events before being given the chance to attempt the next effent. If a player fails to qualify in atleast one of the three attempts the game is quickly over and you have to start all over again from the very first event..

The game itself can be controlled in a number of ways.. You can control your player by either quickly tapping the BLUE (X) and RED (B) buttons rapidly or by toggling the left joypad left and right.. I found the left analog joypad to be the best especially for building your speed up with the least amount of fuss.

<b>Track and Field Events:</b>
<li> 100 Meter Dash
<li> Long Jump
<li> Javelin Throw
<li> 110 Meter Hurdles
<li> Hammer Throw
<li> High Jump

<font size="3"><b>Graphics - 6/10</b></font>
As you would expect the graphics are exactly copy from the original arcade classic apart from the suttle HD enhanced graphics which do make a great improvement when viewing the game on a HDTV. Whether you choose authentic or enhanced graphics you will certainly enjoy this very simple title as it is because it doesn't require a heap of animation for you to enjoy competing and playing the game.

Many arcade games in the past forced you to play with a border around your HDTV and that is one thing I couldn't stand but finally with the last few Xbox Live Arcade releases I have noticed they have gotten that issue sorted. (thankyou devs). You can now choose to customize the game to fit your tv so that you dont need to play with background art or borders.. This is one feature that nearly all early Xbox Live Arcade titles failed to supply. This option can be found within the HELP & OPTIONS screen.

<font size="3"><b>Sound - 5/10</b></font>
Just like the original arcade release Track and Field does not have background music so that wont be a issue.. It just has all the original sound effects included and by the sound of them they are all enhanced too.. The only music I heard from the game was when you enter your initial's in the beginning.. Apart from that you can just enjoy you basic sound effects or play your own custom audio from your own personal collection.

One thing which may get on your nerves is the computer's voice when she or should I say it reads out your results after each event.. It does get a bit much, especially when getting frustrated on the High Jump.. lol (thats me)

<font size="3"><b>Overall - 7/10</b></font>
If you love mame or old school arcade titles Track and Field is a must.. I know I spent lots of coins playing this bad boy so 400MS points is nothing to own a classic that's great for gamers of all sizes and ages. The Achievements overall don't seem extremely hard if you put in a little time so for all you achievement hunters out there good luck.. It will be nice to see another Live Arcade game where we can all get the full 200/200 gamerscore points..



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Post Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:12 pm   
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Achievement unlocked

Good guide written.


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Thanks mate...Maybe i can do a better job on the next one mate.......I just got too figure ya code and how too use it!!!!!Ya know im a total newb at writing for gaming....If i couold only transfer my knowledgable scribes from fish'n sites and apply the same planning,design and layout in HQ forums....Oh well i will do me best for ya and all HQ members....Any one wanna know how too catch fish?????? Laughing Laughing Laughing


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I do I do! I want that big ass one that your holding in yout hands!


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 7:01 am   
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Jbrizzel wrote:
I do I do! I want that big ass one that your holding in yout hands!


m0nsterb0y is one of the best fisherman ive ever met..
Ive never seen many bigger fish then the one's he has shown me.

M0nsterb0y has been pretty lucky over the years and worked on fishing traulers and farms.. If only i was into fishing more id be set with a mate like m0nster.

HQM0NSTERB0Y wrote:
Maybe i can do a better job on the next one mate.......I just got too figure ya code and how too use it!!!!!Ya know im a total newb at writing for gaming....


Great work for your first go man.. I enjoyed reading it..
The sample above will help you out heaps when writing your next one.

thanks for sharing your thoughts on the games too man as i know you are a serious gamer.. It means alot to the site to have reviews from guys who have been gaming for years..

anyway, talk soon all,

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 3:25 pm   
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Heres a link to a video i made of some awsome aussie bass fishing last year.....It waqs shot on a motorola v3 mobile phone so soz for the quality but im sure ya will get da picture....Enjoy... Laughing



Oh yeah Im the dude called BAM....And fletty grew up with me,hobbs and xboxhq.Yes the one goin round n round n round...Thats monsterboy doin the bass bo0ogie....Note how close me toes are to the drink whilst im fight'n a couple of them suckers......The fish are all quite large for that species here in Oz aswell with that real big one weighing 3.29kg......They are spose to only grow to 4kg max.....Anyways hope ya like it!!!!! I got some halo 2 vids n montages aswell but there not worthy of an apperance on HQ.....YET.....HEHEHEHEHE.... Laughing Very Happy


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Yes was a nice first game review. I enjoyed reading it as well. Look forward to seeing more in the future.


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Yep. I'll be on it very very shortly!!!!!


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tms_crazy_taxi wrote:
Yep. I'll be on it very very shortly!!!!!


Glad to hear it mate.. We need some help here.
Youve got some great experience with games so it will be interesting to read a review from you.

if anyone else wants to write some reviews please reply,

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How'd i do with Sonic on XBLA


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