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Review Project


The Review Project asks students to construct two journalistic video game reviews: one that is primarily textual (printed: at least 300 words) and one that is an audio or video recording (burned to CD: at least one minute, and including written script). The two reviews will focus on different video games, and they will adopt the styles of two existing venues. The only restriction on a student's choice of games and venues is that each game should be appropriate for its corresponding review context (in terms of genre, period, platform, demographics, etc.).


  1. Textual Review Design Plan (10 possible points)
  2. Textual Review (25 possible points)
  3. Textual Review Materials Analysis (10 possible points)
  4. Recorded Review Design Plan (10 possible points)
  5. Recorded Review (25 possible points)
  6. Recorded Review Materials Analysis (10 possible points)
  7. Postmortem (10 possible points)

Course Information

Writing and Video Games
ENG 496-022
MO 204
TR 11:00-12:15

Instructor Information

Dr. Jeremy Tirrell
Office: MO 150
Office Hours: TR 9:00-11:00 (and by appointment)

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Available for Checkout

Nintendo Wii:
Boom Blox Bash Party
A Boy and His Blob
Cooking Mama
EA Sports Active
Guitar Hero III
Mad World
Mario Kart Wii
Metroid: Other M
Metroid Prime 3
Monster Hunter Tri
No More Heroes
Lego Star Wars
Super Mario Bros. Wii
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Wii Fit Plus
Wii Sports
Zack & Wiki

Xbox 360:
Assassin's Creed
Call of Duty: World at War
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
The Chronicles of Riddick
Dead Rising
Dead Space
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Fallout 3
Left 4 Dead
Lego Star Wars
Max Payne 2
The Orange Box (two copies)
Table Tennis

Xbox 360 memory card
2gb SD card
Video capture device

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