Hello - my first time trying to write a review of a game; if someone has time, would you mind critiquing my review? I want it to be helpful for the other player, but I haven’t done these before… any tips on writing good reviews would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance!!
I think it’s awesome that you want to give back and share your knowledge with beginners
Even better if you want to do it well!
Here are some suggestions for your review:
Review from the perspective of the other player. Comment on their moves, thoughts and feelings, not so much on your own.
Give suggestions. Your student wants to know what they
should be thinking and doing. Explain
why. Be concise and mind their attention span. Focus on the core losing moves. Don’t comment everything.
Because I’ve done a bunch of reviews in the exact same format and I am an opinionated person, I’ve written some lengthy posts on the topic. This one has all my tips on writing good reviews:
I started a topic about this some time ago, just spouting my own opinions:
I never summarized it in a readable format, so here we go:
This is for offline reviews, meaning: when you’re not having a dialog with the student at the same time.
The aim of a good review is to identify the student’s worst mistake and build one effective lesson around it.
To do this, I look over the whole game to see where that worst mistake is. The mistake is not the move itself; it is just the symp…
Thanks! And thanks for the pointer to the existing topic too, will definitely check it out.
Here, I found some examples from way back when I used to do more reviews
If you are looking for inspiration, to see how I go about my explanations, check this out: