Splash 13 ch07 Mag Reviews
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==================== magazine reviews -------------------- okey,here we are back again in the cruelest chapter of splash.the fun in doing this bizz is that al- though we are not perfect at all, we just critisize the other mags for the things they lack.but i th- ink this is the nature of critisi- zm.people who can't sing,critisize micheal jackson's style,lamers who don't know what a realtime dot sc- roll is,talk about that the dots'r not enough(this wasnt to you zore) and people who can't edit a mag p- roperly give advices to the other editors;but that's life.we have to live with all this shit.yes,remem- ber that we are always in shit. it is just the depth that varies... okey,let's end the crap and st- art the business. i have again chosen three mags to give detailed reviews for each, so if it isn't yours,just say bad luck(or good luck!!!) and check if your ideas about those mags fit to ours... and to editors that i'm review- ing their mags,take it easy and do get your revenge back by reviewing splash! this is life... the unlucky mags chosen for the unlawful review this time are: >immortal flash 15/atlantis-ils >tele 64 1/alive >newspress 3/rebels ================= immortal flash 15 oooreyt!the int- ----------------- ro that welcomes you to the mag is a nice and ori- ginal one that works automatically but an intro is an intro,so skip. outfit:the menu system is again an original one.there is a huge box that is nearly full screen and im- mortal flash logos come and go out all in this box.the chapters that take place are sorted under four parts and each part can take six. you should go right and left to choose between the parts and as ya move the joy down the chapters un- der that part appear and you've to move up and down to go between the chapters and later to come back to choose another part.( sounds comp- licated but it's not...) as you c- hoose a chapter it's loaded with an irq loader. the text screen is(again)origi- nal.you go through the pages with arrows and there is a sub menu to choose between the three musics... the background that the texts are displayed change time to time.and a great capability that it can sh- ow three coloured graphics that e- ven move sometimes!!! cool man! i loved the text screen although it contained too much details... > %90 text:hmmm, the amount of >useful< and not-boring text was quite rea- sonable.there're a lot of chapters but i think some had fewer text... anyway,although all the things we- ren't interesting for me,there sh- ould be some people who'll like t- hem.yes,this is a point that every single guy should make clear in da mind:a topic that is not interest- ing for you,can be totally impres- sive for someone else.got it? i do hate people that keep saying:"-hey this chapter sucks,remove it!" so, dr.science,don't care what people say too much... oh,anyway! here's the point: > %80 objectivity:great. i think the mag is extremly objective.in fact,hard to say that i've read all the mag, but the editor seemed quite nice. >%95 graphics:the graphic hold mode is really a brill idea although there isn't too much use.the logos,chars and other gfx looked pretty well. >%85 musics:there are three special zax and i liked'em all.what can i say more? >%80 overall:in fact there ain't too much to say.this mag's been alive for a pretty long time and it also has a good reputation and a fame. it certainly deserves it!! i don't have anything else to say but:keep up the cool work! %90+%80+%95+%85+%80/5 %85 +%5 for overall result is:>%90! ========= tele 64 1 here is a mag that con- --------- sist of adverts and addy corners.before i have loaded it i thought that it would be a pretty boring,but guess my surprise as i saw the nice design.okey;the intro is a movie like one,nothing so sp- ecial... outfit:first of all,i have got to say that,the whole mag is designed as a tv programme and the graphics are all about a tv.in the main me- nu,the chapters are shown as if t- hey are being told by a well drawn tv speaker.the 8 chapters (in fact 7,one's the end part).and the num- bers of the chapters take place on a remote control where you can ch- oose any number with a joystick controlled arrow.in fact this is not the only way,pressing keys 1-8 handles the same use as well. the text page is surrounded wi- th a tv box so that you feel that you are watching the texts in,on a tv-set(or this is the way they did want us to feel like).nice outfit anyway... >%80 text:to say the truth it will be a bit silly to give comment about the text in tele 64 as it's a mag completely for adverts.everywhere in the mag is just full of adverts and adresses.the cool and original side with the mag's its ability to show graphic adverts.when you ch- ose the chapter with graphic ads, all are shown one by one. you can go one forward and back with the joystick and after the last screen it automatically turns back to the main menu.cool! i really loved the idea to give full screen graphic adverts and no doubt that this'll become popular soon.by the way, it seems that there will be some tro- ubles between silicon ltd and a- live as silicon claimed to get the idea first.well,datz not our busi- ness at all.anyway,although this's only the first issue,there were p- retty a lot of adresses.but yet,it needs quite more! > %70 objectivity:since tele64 is not a mag that needs objectivity,i'm not going to give any percents. -- graphics:hard to say that they are great but not bad either.i don't know why,but there was something old fashioned with the gfx.but i think they fit the outfit. > %75 musics:the musics were quite okey but most of them were ripped ones and this will take 15 percent off. > %70 overall:a very promising mag.it's not hard to guess that the graphic advert bizz will be popular soon.. seemed like a fresh breath... %80+%70+%75+%70/4 %72.5 %72.5+2.5 for overall >>%75!<< ============ news press 3 well,as soon as you ------------ load the mag,you en- ter the mag without an intro.so t- here is nothing to talk about the introduction. outfit:nothing so special about da main menu.there is a huge rebels logo on top,a 1x1 scroll walks un- der that and the chapters are dis- played on moving star sprites...as the loader (not irq) is quite fast you do not wait too long and that was nice. the text menu is also a very c- lassic one:just a full screen up- scroll...there is a text under the screen and what a shame that they forgot to change the"newspress is- sue 1" theme...logo is average. the whole outfit is nothing sp- ecial at all... >%50 text:it will be hard to talk posi- tive about the text in this issue as well.this is something the main editor kept on telling and accor- ding to him,the reason for this is the summer time and long holidays. they also planned to'ave three mo- re chapters but they did not come in time to the editor.so there are only a few chapters and a little text as well. and i want to say something he- re about the lyrics chapter.viper/ rebels said that it's them who are redacting such a chapter for the first time.correction:i think you have not seen the august issue of splash(issue 12)containing a chap- ter full of lyrics from beatles... this is nothing important,just kn- ow it.anyway,the rating for da te- xt is... > %60 objectivity:well,i haven't spotted too many things to ruin the objec- tivity. > %85 graphics:the logo was quite well drawn but the painting was only a- verage. the charset was also a bit hard to read > %60 musics:the main menu's music's the conversion of obsession form army of lovers and the text music was the zak from last ninja iii. cool tunes but not special to the mag. > %70 overall:hmmm,i really do not know to say.i don't want to use any ha- rd sentences,i don't want to make any cruel critisizms as i believe that both the text and the outfit will be better in the future. they have work much more for the text. they just can not come to anywhere with so few texts... anyway,i hope to see the new outfit they mentioned and i hope to review it this time with better ratings... %50+%60+%85+%60+%70/5 and the result is > %65 that was all for the reviews of this issue.it's really a hard job to critisize other mags as i know what a work it is!all text w- riting,vote counting,addy sorting, news checking,article writing eats time and the pressure to make the mag better and better doesn't feel so cool everytime. by the way,starting from this issue,i'll be ranking da mags i've reviewed so far and perhaps this may be a guide for you to vote... or,who cares.this is just a review the mags reviewed with the new system so far are only six,but you see,this will soon increase. okey,here are the ranks: 1.immortal flash no.15.........%90 2.update no.7..................%85 3.scene observer no.2..........%78 4.tele 64 no.1................%75 5.newspress no.3...............%65 6.internal no.15...............%58 remember that a mag will rerevi- ewed only in case of outfit change and never again... it's again farewell time. don't take life so hard,it will end one day! if you are brave enough to lea- ve your mag in our hands,if you're crazy enough to be one of the un- lucky,send your mag to me and ask for a review.you can find the addy somewhere else,but not here... believe in peace and love! the boss/accuracy!