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Submitted by AbsoluteZelda 767d ago | opinion piece

Rebutting Tom McShea of GameSpot’s Claims that Nintendo is Trapped by Its Legacy

Tom McShea has done it again. The GameSpot Editor became infamous back in 2011 for his botched review of Skyward Sword where he awarded the game a strong score of 7.5 out of ten, yet criticized the game’s control scheme due to nothing more than his own incompetence. A subsequent video review showcased McShea waggling and pointing his remote at the screen, obviously completely missing the gist of one-to-one motion controls. (Nintendo, Wii U)

IQUITN4G  +   767d ago
I have a general lack of faith these days in opinions from certain media. It's either wrong of just very inconsistent. Then again it's equally so for a lot of gamers's opinions too. Best to just go by your own gut feeling most of the time. Makes sense to read a selection of reviews for the sake of educating what a games might be either way, but then it's down to you to decide

Truth is some games take a great deal of time to fully form a qualified opinion and that somtimes isn't afforded on them in these reviews or indeed from gamers that reach the same ill formed conclusions
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metroid32  +   767d ago
Gamespot are Nintendo bashers not used the site for 4 year ? wankers.
metroid32  +   767d ago
7.5 for Skyward sword ? says it all.
herbs  +   767d ago
Honestly anyone who bashes Wii motion+ controls in games from Nintendo is just strait up uncoordinated, this goof is a perfect example. I only agree with him about Nintendo using the same IPs a little to frequently, it would be nice to see Star Fox or F-Zero instead of Mario for a change.

Gamespot definitely has a negative bias against Nintendo, perfect example is there recent review of Trine 2 directors cut. They praised the game when it came out on 360, PS3 but when the new and improved in every way Nintendo version came out it they gave it a measly 6.5 There reasons for this were ridiculous, puzzles are to open ended. Gamespot though it would be better if there was only one way to solve each puzzle :[ because people sure hate varied gameplay and replay value.

In conclusion Gamepot basically has zero credibility in my eyes because of there obvious bias and blunders over the years.
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Root  +   767d ago
What's wrong with that score....seriously

It was the most reasonable score for it in my opinion, it was a step back for the franchise compared to past Zelda games. It was smaller, more repetitive and got boring at times....yeah it's presentation was amazing but that doesn't mean it's a perfect game like most sites were saying. Seriously nostalgia was getting in the way, not to be mention the brand.

It's not like they gave it a 4.5 or a 5.5
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deafdani  +   767d ago
It's not so much the score, but the reasoning behind said score. Gamespot docked a lot of points from Skyward Sword because the reviewer didn't understand how to use the motion controls properly, then he blamed the game for it, when in reality it was just due to his own incompetence.
CatXFlash  +   767d ago
They suck they have gotten worst .. don't bother sending them complaints or help request they wont reply its like Valve and Steam. I don't go to the site anymore.
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cleft5  +   767d ago
Gamespot is a joke, no one needs to rebut anything these guys say. No one working or associated with Gamespot in an official capacity has any real credibility. And yes that includes Giant Bomb, but I am happy those guys got paid for selling their company.

I certain don't trust anything Giant Bomb says anymore, but I am glad to see these guys get paid for all their years of hard work and credibility. Sadly, the current state of video game journalism doesn't allow for much, if any, credibility.
deafdani  +   767d ago
Wait, I'm uninformed about this... what happened to GiantBomb? 0__o
cleft5  +   767d ago
GameSpot brought them. The same company they where fired from. They did a whole bs sit down where they talked to the new people running Gamespot. Google it, don't take my word for it.
Benjaminkno  +   767d ago
They still don't have a "WiiU" icon on their page.
Perhaps "Gamespot" placates to the "Nintendon'ts".

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