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This Week in Bad Opening Sentences

December 17th, 2008 by Troy Goodfellow · No Comments · Media

From Charles Oynett’s review of Rise of the Argonauts at IGN:

The fusion of elements from the role-playing and action genres isn’t a new one. It’s part of the foundation of the ancient Greek epic poetry on which Liquid Entertainment’s Rise of the Argonauts is based.

Why do people write things like this? I mean, I’m all for pretentious pseudo-intellectualism in the opening of a review. But at least you could not get the relationship backwards.

There are no role playing elements in Greek epic poetry. Epic poetry is a foundation of the role playing genre, not the other way around.


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