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I'm waiting on feedback from EliteKilljoy as well, unless they pulled out.
I didn't really count the bonus testers since, well, they were bonus testers. And also they have a smaller stake in this, seeing as they didn't submit games themselves.
 

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Done, posted on the site, pending approval.
 

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I submitted my review.

I'd like to thank GIRakaCHEEZER for hosting this round of Secret Santa.
 

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Thanks very much, Kryzon! I'll respond to your feedback shortly.

I got stuck in Fear The Sprongle!, so I PM'd Underwhale Z for some help and I'll try to finish it when I get a response. I've posted feedback on the game page and suggested the authors make a forum thread too, because no-one seems to have played this unique, interesting, bizarre and funny game. In the meantime, I'll cross-post my feedback here if that's okay, might drum up some much-deserved interest. Check the game out if you get time!

Here's some Secret Santa feedback, written as I play!

Based on the blurb, I was not expecting to fear the Sprongle. Based on the title screen, I am totally fearing the Sprongle.

Have you played any Katamari games? The oddball vocabulary choices and dialogue in the opening sequence are very reminiscent of the bizarre, hilarious King from that series, which is a very good thing. :)

Nice music! It's really unusual and utterly suitable for the surreal, dreamlike feel of the game.

The writing is strong, despite being super, SUPER wacky. Considering how wacky it is, the fact it isn't annoying really says something, so well done for that. Lamule is straight-up awesome, her introduction really cracked me up. I'm also quickly warming to our hero, his dopey dialogue and anxiety-ridden inner thoughts make for an atypical and endearing protagonist. Oh, and Lord is really funny too. :)

Typo time! When heading somewhere other than Mimsy, Lamule says "To Mismsy!" Also, the guy at the gate of Mimsy says "dreranged" at one point. And one of the knights guarding the Lord chamber misses the 'y' in "trustworthy".

I love inclusion of the Link's Awakening style item trading quest. The Paper Mario-type press the button just at the right moment battles are fun too, but I think a more visual tutorial would help as I died a few times figuring out the timing.

Unfortunately I got stuck soon after the first battle, but I want to play more. Not sure if it's me being stupid or a problem with the game, I PM'd you on the forum so get back to me and I'll try to finish. I might write this up into a review as well, but I hope the feedback so far is helpful! It's unfortunate you haven't had more feedback considering how unique your game is and how much work has gone into this, you should really consider making a post in the contest forum and get yourselves some more players. I'll post this in the Secret Santa forum, hopefully that could help. :D
 

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Many many thanks for the good feedback! Very appreciated! Hope my PM has helped you get past the part you are stuck on! I have left a more detailed reply on the Sprongle game page!
 

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The play period deadline has passed. The only person who hasn't finished playing/reviewing their assigned game is Nuclear Mosquito. I'm not sure what to do about that, so he won't be allowed to enter again until he finishes the game he was assigned in the first round.


With that, why don't we start a second round. The signup period will be for 4 days this time, so that means the deadline for signups will be 11:59pm, September 25th. I'll make sure that if you sign up again that you won't be assigned a game you were previously assigned before.
 

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The play period deadline has passed. The only person who hasn't finished playing/reviewing their assigned game is Nuclear Mosquito. I'm not sure what to do about that, so he won't be allowed to enter again until he finishes the game he was assigned in the first round.

With that, why don't we start a second round. The signup period will be for 4 days this time, so that means the deadline for signups will be 11:59pm, September 25th. I'll make sure that if you sign up again that you won't be assigned a game you were previously assigned before.
Shucks the 22nd just started here. I'll post what I have at the moment my classes end, but don't enter me in the next one. I've got too much work here.
 

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Shucks the 22nd just started here. I'll post what I have at the moment my classes end, but don't enter me in the next one. I've got too much work here.
If you read the OP it says "The games have been randomly assigned. The play-period will end on September 21st, 11:59PM UTC.", which it has said since the games were assigned.


Also, I'll be entering Round 2, of course.
 

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This is exam period for me, so I should sit round 2 just for that reason. With that said, if I have time I'll play a game of those that enter, but don't assign me one or put my game in the pool (unless you want to put my game in just for fun for someone who has no game to enter to play) just because I may miss this round with all the exams coming up.
 
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I'm in for Round 2.
 

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I'll pass, but this was a good idea!

Also, the feedback for Last Word hasn't popped up on RMN yet. Not sure if it's still pending or if there was some other kink. If it didn't make it through for some reason, I don't have a problem with the input being made as a post on the page instead of an official review. :)
 

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I'll pass, but this was a good idea!

Also, the feedback for Last Word hasn't popped up on RMN yet. Not sure if it's still pending or if there was some other kink. If it didn't make it through for some reason, I don't have a problem with the input being made as a post on the page instead of an official review. :)
It failed to post for some reason, so here is the short version:

Good: Liked the idea of the game, and it being more investigative than battle heavy.

Bad: The battles. I lost *every* battle in that game (which also meant I couldn't advance past a certain point), as the computer spammed the attack I was weak to every time. May want to tone that down, because right now since I always go first (and they aren't weak to anything until they go once), they always get in one strike on my weakness before I can start hitting theirs, which meant I started behind and never could make it up.
 

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I'm in for another round but I am very busy next week so I might need some time to finish my review
 

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Oh whoops the signup period ended yesterday, didn't it.


Round 2's assignments have been posted in the OP. Please play your assigned game and leave a review for the developer by October 7th, 11:59pm UTC.


EDIT: Ok nerd-vs-game ninja'd me here so I have to adjust the matchings now.
 
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oh sry ^^
I am already busy so I totally missed the deadline! If it's too much work for you you can just leave it as it is
 

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