Front Page Feature: Temperance Reviews Legacy of Ys: Books I & II

For the next few days, Giant Bomb user Temperance will have his excellent review of Legacy of Ys: Books I & II for the Nintendo DS featured on the front page.  At any time, just go to the front page of GB and scroll all the way down to the bottom to see the current featured review.






We're going to be featuring a different user review every few days or so, but we need your help.  If you come across a particularly well-written user review for a game, please send a PM to a moderator and we'll consider it for being featured.  We don't even mind if you want to recommend your own review if you think it's worthy of being on the home page!  Initially, we would like to feature reviews for current games that Giant Bomb may not have gotten around to, but reviews for any game will be considered.

Thanks to Temperance for a well-written and informative review!
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Edited by MB

For the next few days, Giant Bomb user Temperance will have his excellent review of Legacy of Ys: Books I & II for the Nintendo DS featured on the front page.  At any time, just go to the front page of GB and scroll all the way down to the bottom to see the current featured review.






We're going to be featuring a different user review every few days or so, but we need your help.  If you come across a particularly well-written user review for a game, please send a PM to a moderator and we'll consider it for being featured.  We don't even mind if you want to recommend your own review if you think it's worthy of being on the home page!  Initially, we would like to feature reviews for current games that Giant Bomb may not have gotten around to, but reviews for any game will be considered.

Thanks to Temperance for a well-written and informative review!
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Posted by Dolphin_Butter

Well, I'll be all for this so long as it's not the usual suspects getting highlighted.

Posted by Kush

I see you finally got around to posting this :P ...Yes, we could definitely use your help in finding great reviews to be featured and don't be afraid to submit your own reviews. We would like current games (not reviewed by the staff) as the #1 submissions, but older games are welcome and will get equal treatment...I actually think it would be cool to feature a review of a classic Tomb Raider game to coincide with the release of a new TR game/DLC (just an example).

Also in reply to Sleepy_Insomniac: The plan is to not just feature reviews from the same users over and over again...we are keeping track of every review that gets featured, from the game reviewed, to the user who reviewed it. Hopefully this new feature will inspire more users to start writing reviews in hopes of getting featured on the front page.

Just "do it"!

Posted by Dolphin_Butter
Kush said:
"Also in reply to Sleepy_Insomniac: The plan is to not just feature reviews from the same users over and over again...we are keeping track of every review that gets featured, from the game reviewed, to the user who reviewed it. Hopefully this new feature will inspire more users to start writing reviews in hopes of getting featured on the front page."
Well, I know that's not the plan; it's just that certain users have more of a stamp on this place if you know what I'm saying.
Posted by Kush
Sleepy_Insomniac said:
"Well, I know that's not the plan; it's just that certain users have more of a stamp on this place if you know what I'm saying."
Well you have my word that no user will be getting special treatment when it comes to this feature...that's pretty much all I can give you too. You can trust me or not, but I'm paying very close attention to all of this stuff and I want everyone to feel equally a part of this. It's not easy finding good user reviews worthy of being featured either...the feature has only been in place for about a week and I've already read probably around 30ish reviews...anyways, no bias shall be found here.
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Kush said:
Sleepy_Insomniac said:
"Well, I know that's not the plan; it's just that certain users have more of a stamp on this place if you know what I'm saying."
"Well you have my word that no user will be getting special treatment when it comes to this feature...that's pretty much all I can give you too. You can trust me or not, but I'm paying very close attention to all of this stuff and I want everyone to feel equally a part of this. It's not easy finding good user reviews worthy of being featured either...the feature has only been in place for about a week and I've already read probably around 30ish reviews...anyways, no bias shall be found here."
Don't worry, I trust you. :)

EDIT: *huggles*
Posted by Oni

Yeah awesome feature, this, my Watchmen review made the front page as well. It's great.

Posted by Hamz
Oni said:
"Yeah awesome feature, this, my Watchmen review made the front page as well. It's great."
I thought it was Frontpage worthy mate, especially with the game / movie buzz in the air. Good review sir!

And as for how to get on the frontpage, write a decent review is about all it takes. No bias, no shenanigans or anything. Both new and older users will have equal opportunity to get their content on the frontpage. We try to change it up every few days or so.
Posted by MasterOfPenguins_Zell
Sleepy_Insomniac said:
"Well, I'll be all for this so long as it's not the usual suspects getting highlighted."
Took the words right from my mouth.
Posted by MattyFTM

*Applauds Temperance*

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Posted by Disgaeamad

I think it'd be easier to make the feature weekly. That means it doesn't jump around too much, and the featured review'll have just the right amount of time in the spotlight.

It'll also be less hectic for you guys!