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PostPosted: 19 Jul 2010, 17:16 
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Music Review Formats
Music Reviews should be submitted by album, not by individual tracks or by artist/group, though you may always submit multiple reviews to cover multiple albums by your choice artist or group. Singles may be submitted as if they were an album, though have a similar but different format, which is given farther down. When submitting, start a new thread and title it the name of the album or single you're reviewing, copy the appropriate following format into your post, and replace the comments in the parentheses with your information, then post. Simple!
Code: Music Album Review Submission Format
 

[big](Album Title)[/big]
(Artist/Group)
(Genre(s))

[img](URL%20of%20cover%20art.%20Any%20size%20image%20as%20long%20as%20it%20doesn't%20stretch%20the%20page.%20Staff%20might%20resize.)[/img]

Vocals: (0-100 or N/A)%
Lyrics: (0-100 or N/A)%
Instrumentals: (0-100)%
Emotion or Energy Conveyed: (0-100)%
Average: (Average of applicable scores)%

Top Tracks:
1. (Your favourite track on the album.)
2. (Your second favourite track on the album.)
3. (Your third favourite track on the album.)

Comments:
(Type your comments and thoughts on the album here. Keep in mind it's ok not to like music, and that this review is based on your opinion, but also acknowledge if your bias(es) have a huge impact on your reaction. Try to cover the reasons each category received the score you assigned them, though if you happen to leave one out, it's not that big a deal. Length is flexible, just use common sense. Definitely write more than one tiny paragraph, but don't write a novel.)

Code: Music Single Review Submission Format
 

[big](Single Title)[/big]
(Artist/Group)
(Genre(s))

[img](URL%20of%20cover%20art.%20Any%20size%20image%20as%20long%20as%20it%20doesn't%20stretch%20the%20page.%20Staff%20might%20resize.)[/img]

Vocals: (0-100 or N/A)%
Lyrics: (0-100 or N/A)%
Instrumentals: (0-100)%
Emotion or Energy Conveyed: (0-100)%
Average: (Average of applicable scores)%

Comments:
(Type your comments and thoughts on the single here. Keep in mind it's ok not to like music, and that this review is based on your opinion, but also acknowledge if your bias(es) have a huge impact on your reaction. Since this is a single, it's ok for the comments section to be a bit shorter than other reviews.)



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PostPosted: 19 Jul 2010, 17:38 
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Film and Television Review Formats
When submitting film reviews, start a new thread and title it the name of the film you're reviewing, copy the following format into your post, and replace the comments in the parentheses with your information, then post. Simple!

Code: Film Review Submission Format
 
[big](TITLE OF FILM)[/big]/b]
[b]Rated:
(G, PG, PG-13, NC-17, R, X, etc.)
Starring: (List at least 5 actors/actresses, preferably the better known ones.)

[img](URL%20of%20theatrical%20poster.%20Any%20size%20image%20as%20long%20as%20it%20doesn't%20stretch%20the%20page.%20Staff%20might%20resize.)[/img]

Character Development: (0-100)%
Plot Quality: (0-100)%
Acting Quality: (0-100)%
Soundtrack: (0-100)%
Originality: (0-100)%
Average: (Add the scores from the previous five categories and then divide by five.)%

Comments:
(Type your comments and thoughts on the film here. Keep in mind it's ok not to like a film, and that this review is based on your opinion, but also acknowledge if your bias(es) have a huge impact on your reaction. Try to cover the reasons each category received the score you assigned them, though if you happen to leave one out, it's not that big a deal. Length is flexible, just use common sense. Definitely write more than one tiny paragraph, but don't write a whole 'nother script.)

Code: TV Series Review Submission Format
 
[big](TITLE OF SERIES)[/big]/b]
[b]Genre:
(Sitcom, police procedural, reality show, dramedy, etc)
Starring: (List at least 3 actors/actresses, preferably the better known ones.)

[img](URL%20of%20title%20card.%20Any%20size%20image%20as%20long%20as%20it%20doesn't%20stretch%20the%20page.%20Staff%20might%20resize.)[/img]

Character Development: (0-100)%
Plot Quality: (0-100)%
Acting Quality: (0-100)%
Originality: (0-100)%
Average: (Add the scores from the previous four categories and then divide by four.)%

Comments:
(Type your comments and thoughts on the series here. Keep in mind it's ok not to like a series, and that this review is based on your opinion, but also acknowledge if your bias(es) have a huge impact on your reaction. Try to cover the reasons each category received the score you assigned them, though if you happen to leave on out, it's not that big a deal. Length is flexible, just use common sense. Definitely write more than one tiny paragraph, but don't write a whole 'nother script.)



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PostPosted: 19 Jul 2010, 18:22 
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Game Review Format
There are two types of game reviews you can submit. The first is a video game review, and the second is a physical game review. When submitting game reviews, start a new thread and title it the name of the game you're reviewing, copy the following format into your post, and replace the comments in the parentheses with your information, then post. Simple!
Code: Video Game Review Submission Format
 
[big](Title of the Game)[/big]
(Year Released. Note that remakes released more than two years apart should be reviewed as separate titles.)
(Platform(s) available for)
ESRB Rated: (E, E10+, T, M, etc.)

[img](URL%20of%20Box%20Art.%20Must%20be%20North%20American%20or%20European,%20unless%20the%20game%20was%20not%20released%20in%20those%20regions.%20Any%20size,%20as%20long%20as%20it%20doesn't%20stretch%20the%20page.%20Staff%20MIGHT%20resize.)[/img]

Gameplay and Mechanics: (0-100)%
Graphics: (0-100 Note that this will be relative to the capabilities of the platform(s) the title is available on.)%
Plot: (0-100 or N/A)%
Character Development: (0-100 or N/A)%
Replayability: (0-100)%
Average: (Average the applicable category scores.)%

Comments:
(Type your comments and thoughts on the game here. Keep in mind it's ok not to like a game, and that this review is based on your opinion, but also acknowledge if your bias(es) have a huge impact on your reaction. Try to cover the reasons each category received the score you assigned them, though if you happen to leave one out, it's not that big a deal. Length is flexible, just use common sense. Definitely write more than one tiny paragraph, but don't write a whole 'nother game.)

Code: Physical Game Review Submission Format
 
[big](Name of the Game)[/big]
Type: (Board Game, Physical Activity, Card Game, etcetera)
Number of People Needed to Play: (Self Explanatory)
Suggested Age Range: (e.g.: 10+)

Brief Explanation of Gameplay:
(Here just give an example of how a turn may be played, a few of the rules, and so on. No need to be very in depth.)

Comments:
(Type your comments and thoughts on the game here. Keep in mind it's ok not to like a game, and that this review is based on your opinion, but also acknowledge if your bias(es) have a huge impact on your reaction. Given the nature of this review, this may be fairly shorter than other reviews.)



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PostPosted: 19 Jul 2010, 18:23 
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Book Review Format
Books should be reviewed by individual titles, not groups of books by one author or in one series. You can however, do multiple reviews for multiple books in one series or by one author. When submitting, start a new thread and title it the name of the book you're reviewing, copy the following format into your post, and replace the comments in the parentheses with your information, then post. Simple!
Code: Book Review Submission Format
 
[big](TITLE OF BOOK)[/big]/b]
(Author(s))
(Genre)
[b]Suggested Age Range:
(Optional)

[img](URL%20of%20book%20cover.%20Any%20size%20image%20as%20long%20as%20it%20doesn't%20stretch%20the%20page.%20Staff%20might%20resize.)[/img]

Character Development: (0-100)%
Plot Quality: (0-100)%
Writing Style: (0-100)%
Originality: (0-100)%
Average: (Add the scores from the previous four categories and then divide by four.)%

Comments:
(Type your comments and thoughts on the book here. Keep in mind it's ok not to like a book, and that this review is based on your opinion, but also acknowledge if your bias(es) have a huge impact on your reaction. Try to cover the reasons each category received the score you assigned them, though if you happen to leave one out, it's not that big a deal. Length is flexible, just use common sense. Definitely write more than one tiny paragraph, but don't write a whole 'nother book.)



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