I’m seriously impressed with the quality of writing and in-depth thoughtfulness of the reviews many of the judges are putting out there. It’s interesting to see the different styles (and personalities) shine through.
Until Spring Thing 2021, I let the competitions slide by as an interested outsider, choosing to continue playing whichever 20-year-old games were on my list at the time. When judging Spring Thing, I wrote a full IFDB-review for most of the games I had played. I noticed then that this put a heavy strain on my brain. By ParserComp, I decided to only review the games that I found the most engaging, as I am doing now. It helps focus my thoughts about the game I just played.
I like sending a paragraph or two out to the other players and the authors, but writing full reviews while Comping is way over my head.
Respect and kudos to those judges who find the energy to write those helpful (to players and authors) in-depth reviews mid-comp!
EDIT: That reminds me, @mathbrush , no ReviewComp this year? (It was you who instigated it last year, right?)