Welcome to the May 2012 edition of the Carnival of Video Game Bloggers.
Jonny presents Smart Blog: Top 10 SNES Games posted at Smart blog. Jonny let’s us know his favorite SNES games. They’re all pretty safe choices, but I can certainly say I’ve enjoyed every game on the list.
Jon Rhodes presents This Doesn’t Make Any Sense! posted at Gamers Corner. An interesting look at how some games have nonsensical ideas, some, including thoughts on skewed risk and reward balances, are well worth considering in design. Others, such as whether you use food or medical supplies for healing when the mechanic remains the same, are stylistic choices I simply don’t care about when playing a game at the end of the day, though I’m sure others do. Either way, well worth a read.
The Dude presents Is It Just Another Rockstar Title? (Red Dead Redemption Review & Discussion) posted at Geeks on Games. As you might guess from the title, it’s a review of Red Dead Redemption. Sounds like there’s a lot to like, but also some of the standard Rockstar issues stick around as well.
That concludes this edition of the Carnival of Video Game Bloggers. Join us next month for more great gaming info. You can use the carnival submission form to submit posts for next month’s carnival. Be sure to check out some of the posts of other submitters and perhaps leave a friendly comment or two if you like their work.