Splash 15 ch19 Mag Reviews
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MAG REVIEWS! well,feel yourself quite welco- med to the 'most hated' chapter in our awful mag! as you can read mo- re in the'self defense' part, some of our friends didn't like the th- ings i've said here but here i wa- nt to express one thing in the cl- earest way possible. the comments i make to the mags i review,reflect mostly my person- al ideas and you certainly do not have to like it,but you also have to understand that i'm trying to judge my values in the closest way to that of the scene,the majority. for example,the mags are expected to be userfriendly right? so if i see that the mag is hard to use,t- hen i critisize it with a negative comment.there's also a very impor- tant thing also named as 'object- ivity' and people mostly do not know what it is. OBJECTIVITY in the philisophic meaning is the way of the mind th- at is NOT based on the PERSONAL VALUES of one but on the nature of that subject.let's clear this with an example: if you say: 'the chapter names in the mag are shown with an upscroll,and th- at's cool...' you must see that the the part before the coma is OBJECTIVE beca- use it tells how it is,and everybo dy who knows what an upscroll is, will tell you that the chapters of the mag are shown with an upscroll there.but the part after the coma, is SUBJECTIVE,because it reflects a personal value,and not everybody will think that it is cool.got th- at? another point,i've also menti- oned something above,'idea of the majority'.well,that's usually a guide to prevent being more subje- ctive,but the idea of the majority is most of the time a subject to controversy.when you say 'the maj- orty thinks that way' someone else may come up and refuse 'no, major- ity things this way'. so again,whenever you give yo- ur personal comment about somethi- ng,(doesn't matter if you're right or not),you behave objective... so dear remix of clique,the ed- itor of script,before saying words like '...i'm leaving my objectivi- ty for the first time,' make more investigation about what the thing you are talking about is.a referc. for you:"nesnel,-lik;turk dil kuru mu,turkce sozluk,yeni baski,cilt2, syf1083,felsefik) of course there isn't a rule t- hat the computer mags should be objective.and i'm not blaming any- body that they are not.because,al- though we try to,we are not also a hundred percent objective(70-80 i think) because we also make a lot of personal comments as well.still we at least do not take any sides and the objectivity comes out in reviews and articles all the time. (how objective a review or a criti sizm can be,has always been a sub- ject to controversy,and we aren't the ones to achieve this,ok?) the last thing;this chapter is not something so serious,and you should not take it hard as the way internal'ers did.it reflects most- ly my personal ideas,and even if you don't like them,you have to show some kind of respect. this world lacks peace because people do not respect each other, each other's ideas. anyway,enough crap about the matter.let's go on with the bizz. the mags reviewed for this issue. -inquiry 1 from elysium -nitro 9 from excess again only two mags,but they took lotsa place to review... INQUIRY ISSUE 1 huh,i'll shed a tear now.people are getting irritated from my re- views and zore/elysium is asking me to review his mag that he could see if he makes any mistakes.were there still people left in this s- cene that could take some critisi- zm? surprising... anyway,the mag does not have an intro but a text screen which you can escape easily. OUTFIT:well,there's an inquiry logo down,in rasters.a row over it will show da total number of pages in the chapters when loaded,the no of the current page and the number of the current music. over the logo,you see the chap- ter names that are loaded with the keys stated aside.there are around 24 chapters and they fill all the space there.that looks like script a bit... when you load the chapter by pressing the key,it's loaded with an irq loader and the text screen appears in the same place as the chapter names.that looks like bru- tal recall...the texts are displa- yed with proportional chars like the way in shock.you skip pages with +,- or the joystick.also you can load anew music by f7... well,the outfit is a mixture of script,shock and brutal recall but who does care so much? it's rather userfriendly and easy to read. one very little point should be taken under considiration:the name of the chapter is shown right upon the page with the same chars and this causes an interruption while carrying on reading from one page to another.the fly is small,but it is disgusting... %90 TEXT: another positive side wi- th the mag.there're lots of things to read here man...there are chap- ters with subjects that might be interesting for different people, and the amount of crap is adjusted quite good as well.anyway,totally cool ESPECIALLY for a first issue! %90 ORIGINALITY:shit,again the same subject,but i'll have 2 talk still a bit more. in fact the name of the edito- rial explains the way zore wants to make the mag:'my mag,my castle' in the editorial,he says that he's not interested in being objective, as he has opinions and he wants to express them.(so we've no ideas?) i will never understand why mo- re and more people are doing mags and try hard to put their own per- sonality in there.my understanding of making a mag is quite different and i still miss the old days that corruption editors said:"we can't comment on that as we have to be an objective mag".is a mag the p- lace to show one's,especially the editor's personal views? what will happen if everyone that wants to show himself make a mag? well,you have the right to make mags a toy for yourselves,but i'll keep on looking for objectivity! do you wonder why? then note this: SUBJECTIVENESS IS THE EASIER WAY! (that was for everybody!) okey,keep on doing the mag as you want to make,but please do not get angry with me when i don't like it... %50 GRAPHICS: there's just one logo and it looked quite look. %85 MUSICS:wow,all the musics were made by elysium members and they were pretty cool!!! %95 well,i should say that inquiry no 1 is a really very good start! the dudes in elysium made a very good preparation and tried to make a mag that had everything needed and in my opinion they achieved it with the first issue.i don't have a slightest doubt that inquiry'll get into the top ten quickly. but though,it would be much be- tter if they tried to make a more original outfit as this one looks like the mixture of three mags. well,i don't think that this is something that can cause trouble as zore mentioned(with shock) but where's creativity gone? many mag editors get very spoi- led when they reach a certain suc- cess and zore has the potential 4 that.i hope that this friendly ma- te won't turn out to be somewhat big-nosed mr.smart...please don't! and,try to think more about objec- tivity... 90+90+50+85+95/5 =%85 for overall! NITRO ISSUE 9 the mags's intro is quite a ve- ry simple one,a colourful logo up and some scrollers down.nothing s- pecial at all... OUTFIT: there's a very typical logo with the label 'nitro' and under that a dynamite fuse takes place and the chapter names are p- resented in the box under that... there're two bombs by them with the label 'tnt'.quite a good con- cept in fact,but the screen looks quite empty here... the chapters are loaded with an irq loader and then a text screen appears. there's a mountain scene upon the page and the texts upscroll under that.quite a typical style. %75 TEXT: well,sad to say,but there wasn't enough text in the mag to read and it didn't take my 10 min- utes to read it all... i think th- ey should try to put more work in- to that with some interesting cha- pters,new ideas etc... % 65 OBJECTIVITY:a very positive si- de with the mag! they stayed quite objective even through the reviews and there weren't much personali- ties being showed off...nice! %90 GRAPHICS: most of the graphics were painted by excess members and they weren't that bad anyway... % 75 MUSICS: there are only two mu- sics,one in the main menu and the other in the text screen but i got bored quite easily,in a very short time... % 70 well,all in all,nitro isn't a superb magazine at all but the du- des at least try to make something good and they also want to stay objective without trying make the mag a show off stage for themsel- ves.all they need is some more de- sign for the outfit and more inte- resing text to read.that's my opi- nion... %(75+65+90+75+70)/5 = % 75 for overall! well,that was all for this issue's reviews.i think there isn't much space left around here so i'll end with the general rankings... 1.immortal flash 15........%90 2.update 7.................%85 .inquiry 1................%85 4.impulse 2................%83 5.scene observer 2.........%78 6.comic pirates 3..........%76 7.nitro 9..................%75 .tele 64 1................%75 9.newspress................%65 10.internal 15..............%58 anyway,you must've got tired of it but i want to repeat again.you should be grown up enough to take critisizms! all those reviews ref- lect my personal views and you've to live without it okey,you can't change that! so long,that was all for this time.if you want to get your mags reviewed(?) then send them to: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX see you in the next issues! the boss/accuracy!