Rothstein and Richards
As some of my classmates have already noticed, there is one major difference between the article by Rothstein and Chris Richards' review, Indy Returns Again. Rothstein did not only focus on the single game that he was reviewing, Myst, but he connected it to other games of that time and gave his opinion concerning what Myst meant for the future of videogames. Richards, on the other hand, mainly stuck to the game that he was reviewing, LEGO: Indiana Jones 2. He only focused on this specific game's plotline and what he liked and disliked about how the game ran.
I think this difference comes from the different sources that each of these writers are writing for. Rothstein is writing for the New York Times whereas Richards writes for a publication called Game Industry News. There is nothing wrong with either of these publications, they just might have different reasons for publishing what they do. The New York Times has an enormous audience, that might not always be familiar with all of the videogame aspects that Game Industry's smaller audience would know. This might account for the difference in the writing between Rothstein and Richards.
Overall, I personally enjoyed both of the articles for different reasons.