Eli said the Breach & Clear review, which was a punch to the face of the English language when posted, was not the final draft. It has since been fixed (mostly). I do agree the overall quality of writing has declined. I wonder if, with all the new writers, TA might need more editors, or maybe they're hoping their new writers (not all of whom are bad) will improve as they gain experience.
Originally Posted by JBRUU
Regardless of the fact that he made a new account for this, he raises a valid point. The B&C review had at least three or four major grammatical issues, not to mention my subjective opinion that it was amateurishly lopsided and didn't provide a clear overview of the entire game, like every review should.
This thread is really confusing. So read the edited version here:
I'd like to think if I'm respectful about this, the thread won't be jumped on or deleted...
Basically, the copy being submitted and published by the new wave of 'reviewers' for TA is just terrible. Grammatical mistakes, textbook misspellings, sentences that just don't make sense... It's embarrassing to read and highlights not only that this new wave of reviewers are not professional writers, but also that TA is either not editing or sub-editing their work, or they are but they've got a similarly lax standard of writing.
Disagreement about what constitutes a good or bad game aside, which I've always had issues with at TA, at the very least the writing used to be good. (EDIT: and still can be depending on who the writer is...)
Now this place often feels like a blog with lots of guest posts.
Originally Posted by saansilt
Am I the only one who read the first post in foghorn leghorn's voice?
I dunno Saan, as I stated before, I did not see the original review, so I am just basing on what I am reading. I still can't understand whether the comments here are made for grammatrical mistakes (which seems like a copy error) or the disagreement with the review is for all of the contraversy here.
I've noticed it as well. I imagine handling all of the front page articles is a busy job, but sometimes I wonder if an article even got a single proofread. By and large they're fine, it's just the odd error that sticks out like a sore thumb.