Happy Halloween! Check out one of the most unique games on the NES, and one of the few horror games for the system, UnInvited.
Armake21, now known on his channel the Waste0Time, took the time to critique this video, which was submitted in his Review Contest. This is what he had to say.
I think you clearly know what you're talking about, and you certainly know more about Uninvited then me, since I could never get my hands on a copy back when the game came out. I had heard from many people that it was rather graphic for the time of release though, so my guess is that is why it seemed to be impossible to find the game back then.
I do however own Shadowgate and Deja Vu, and put those two up there as two of my favorite games to date.
Having said that, I noted something while watching your review-
The music tends to overshadow your voice at times. That and I would say the intro buildup to when you finally start talking about the game, is a bit too long. I really shouldn't talk when it comes to a long intro however, as I've previously done long title sequences for my reviews...but keep in mind that in the case of doing those REALLY long intros, I normally would do some kind of dramatic introduction using game footage and music.
I also do that for the longer reviews, since they run the length of an actual movie sometimes.
HAVING SAID ALL THAT-
You did a really good job, and I've looked over some of your other videos as well, and noted that the only real complaint anyone could make is that you need to boost your voice volume a bit, and perhaps bring a bit more energy to some parts.
Something I had to learn, and you can clearly hear it if you listen to my voice from my first review and then listen to the voice now, is to offer up vocal range. What I mean by this is that you learn to change the pace of your voice over, which can actually dynamically control the pace of everything. Keep in mind I'm not saying you need to scream and yell, or swear up a storm or do some of the things myself and others have done, but learning to shift the vocal range is VERY powerful tool that can enhance a video ten-fold, once you figure out how to do it.
If anything else can be said, I am glad to see that you picked a game that hasn't been covered a million + times now, which is a major issue when it comes to retro style reviews on YouTube.
All in all, very good work here, and while some minor things could be fixed, I'd say you have a great understanding of the basics that go into making a review, and what keeps people watching said review to the end.
Ultimately you know if people really enjoyed your work, if they watch the whole thing. Even with my own work, plenty of people never actually watch the whole thing.
A shame really, but even I needed to learn and improve some stuff before I could get people to watch the WHOLE review, which I swear is the most difficult thing to do when it comes to making any sort of game review video, or a video series.