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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 4:38 pm 
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Welcome to the Review Forum!


This forum is where you can post reviews about dragon related games, movies and TV shows.

:arrow: These reviews can appear in the Dragons from the Analog and Digital World section of the website.
:arrow: As with any review, refrain from giving perfect scores or zero marks; every movie, game and show have their good and bad parts.
:arrow: A template is provided below which must be followed.
:arrow: In doubt some examples are already provided on the above mentioned section of the website.
:arrow: People reading this forum can hunt for spelling and grammar mistakes and point them to the person who have written the review.



Part A: Classification

For Dragons on the Silver Screen:
Name:
Production:
Directors (optional):
Theatrical Release Date:
DVD Release Date (if applicable):
Genre:
Rated:
Running time:
Budget Estimate (optional):

Dragon Content: (x/5) (see below for details)

This rating only indicates the dragon contents and importance they play in the movie/game/episodes reviewed.
Rating: (x/10) (you can give half-point, see below for details)
This rating indicates how good or how bad was the movie/game/episodes reviewed. A rating of 5 stars on 10 is considered as the average which means it is not good but not bad either.
For Dragons on the Small Screen:
Name:
Production:
Directors (optional):
Year:
DVD Release Date (if applicable):
Genre:
Rated:
Running time:
Number of episodes:

Dragon Content: (x/5) (see below for details)

This rating only indicates the dragon contents and importance they play in the movie/game/episodes reviewed.
Rating : (x/10) (see below for details)
This rating indicates how good or how bad was the movie/game/episodes reviewed. A rating of 5 stars on 10 is considered as the average which means it is not good but not bad either.
For Dragons in Video games:
Game Name:
Platform: PC/Mac - Win9x, XP, 2000
Developers:
Year:
Genre:
Rated:

Dragon Content: (x/5) (see below for details)
Rating : (x/10) (see below for details)

Requirements: Minimum / Recommended
Processor:
RAM:
Graphic Card:
Sound Card:
Disk Space:
DirectX:
Multi-Player support:



Part B: The review

Reviewed by <enter your name>

Type and introduction to your review.

Story line:
Provide an idea on the movie/game/etc storyline. If you need to give away spoilers label it as such and this text will appear in grey.

Images:
Describe the quality of the images, the camera angles, or if during action scenes things get blurred or not.

Sound & Music
Describe the quality of the sound and music; are they appropriate to the context?

Acting (this section doesn't apply to video game)
Describe if the actors' play is credible. Do they look like reading a text without actually believing what they are saying or do acts like if all this was real?

Rating
Images: (5/10) - Fair
Sound & Music: (5/10) - Fair
Story line: (5/10) - Fair
Acting: (5/10) - Fair
Innovation: (5/10) - Fair
Educational Value or
Level of Wisdom: (5/10) - Fair

Overall: (6/10) - Average

Note: the overall is not an average, but more a general appreciation of the episodes/movie/game as a whole.
A rating of 5/10 should be considered as something not good but not bad either (# bad points = # good points).

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Description of Dragon Contents:

0/5:
The subject of the review has no dragon contents except at one place somewhere on the path of the hero. Think about games with dragon hidden behind the throne room in the third secret door on the left and you get the idea. Same thing for movies that display a dragon for less than a minute in order to show the magic and fantasy of the world where the main character wander.

1/5:
The subject of the review has a very low dragon contents. Somewhere on the path of the hero there will be a dragon. It could involve a simple fight, or the hero will just asks for the direction but after that scene nothing except perhaps for a few dragons flying in the background but clearly the story isn't about them.

2/5:
The subject of the review has a low dragon contents. The dragon either plays as an independent role or is the main character nemesis. In other word, the story is about the dragon but you only see him/her in the beginning when s/he eats/kidnaps the hero's best friend/favorite dog/princess and another time at the end for the final showdown. In fact, you could change the word "dragon" for "subterranean three-headed mole man" or "evil space alien" and it basically all the same thing, they needed a villain and they though that a dragon would look "cool".

3/5:
The subject of the review has a moderate dragon contents. You will see dragons on a rather regular basic along the movie/game event if they do not play the first role. One thing is sure, the directors of the movie didn't use dragons just for show-off, there is a reason for their use and without them the movie would lose a notable part of the story line.

4/5:
The subject of the review has a high dragon contents. The dragon either plays as a secondary independent role or as one of the main characters by being a pro-active nemesis/ally to the hero.

5/5:
The main character of the subject reviewed is a dragon. All the camera is focused on him/her most of the time. The dragon no longer just follows the hero around and help (or try to kill) him, s/he is now the hero of the story and s/he is the one taking the lead.



Description of Rating:
0/10 - 0.5/10: Atrocious
1/10 - 1.5/10: Terrible
2/10 - 2.5/10: Very Poor
3/10 - 3.5/10: Poor
4/10 - 4.5/10: Shoddy
5/10 - 5.5/10: Fair
6/10 - 6.5/10: Average
7/10 - 7.5/10: Good
8/10 - 8.5/10: Very Good
9/10 - 9.5/10: Excellent
10/10: Perfect


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With some video games acting is considered, at least for the cutsceens. For example the game may use voice overs, which overall were done horrably. Stuff like that.

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True, acting can be included in some video games especially with more recent ones. For example, Oblivion has a form of acting even if this is not done by real persons.


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Yeah, part of the acting category should be the lines.

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What about the review Template for a book?

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Currently the digital and analog section contains reviews about things you can see on TV or on the silver screen. I would have to do another section for books since they must be deal with differently. Maybe in the future I could make a dedicated subsection about this but at this moment, there is no official template you can use.

Though, if you want to post a review of a book containing dragons here, fell free to do it. It won't appear on the website (for the moment at least) but everyone here will be able to read it.


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