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Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida Bares Fangs on 7.5 The Last of Us Review

Shuhei Yoshida is most definitely a nice fellow, but like every passionate gamer, he can readily bare his fangs when he sees something that really doesn’t sit right with him.

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ThatCanadianGuy5141204d ago

Yoshida laying a verbal smackdown.Love it.

Abriael1204d ago

Got to say, it's entirely possible for it to be an inside joke. Such things do happen at E3.

Doesn't sound like one, though.

Winter47th1204d ago (Edited 1204d ago )

That review was a disgrace to gaming journalism. But it is the gamers who take part of the blame with the misconception that "reviews are opinions".

The 'reviewer' in question butchered the game because it was too violent for HIM, in that case, it is my opinion that Halo is boring and Zelda is overrated here's a 4.5/10 RESPECT MY OPINION.

The review was more like a personal blog of what the reviewer prefers than a critique.

Abriael1204d ago

@Winter47th: IMHO reviews are just partly opinion.

The reviewer that tells you he's completely objective is bullshitting you. No buts and no ifs.

I've been reviewing games for 16 years now, and I can tell you, I never reviewed a game once without my opinion filtering through my words.

On the other hand, every opinion should be heavily grounded and based on fact. You can't have a valid opinion on the sky if that opinion is based on the notion that the sky is green with yellow polka dots.

More often than not I do notice that a writer's opinion heavily overtakes the facts. And that, IMHO, should not happen.

Septic1204d ago (Edited 1204d ago )

My copy of the game has arrived!!! Wooooooooo!

And screw that desperate hit seeking reviewer. Even in his Twitter posts you can tell he was loving the attention. I'm sorry bit he is a moron.

Septic1204d ago (Edited 1204d ago )

Oops double post sorry

Septic1204d ago

Sorry if I'm being off topic here but the visuals, the voice acting, the sounds.......this game is amazing!! You guys are in for a treat!

Even my dad who DESPISES games is hooked watching it!!!!

BluEx6101203d ago

I actually don't mind reading negative reviews, as long as it thoroughly explains why it has some bad points. Reading his review he says it's too violent, sad story, and combat is bad. More like this reviewer is a little girl and sucks at this game. He even explains how intense things get and points to it as negative lol. It felt like he was trying to say more negative things but couldn't think of more reasons for his score. Never reading Polygon again, wasted my time.

jeeves861203d ago

@ Winter47th
...............sigh.

Reviews ARE opinions. It is the opinion of the reviewer who is reviewing the game whether the game is good or bad. There are no objective qualifiers that make a game good or bad, it's all about personal opinion.

There is a serious difference in a blatantly slanted review, bashed or praised heavily for minutiae reasons, as the Polygon review appears to be. However, you can't have a review without an opinion. Doesn't work that way.

morganfell1203d ago (Edited 1203d ago )

If you are going to post a review, supposedly for the public (yeah right) then you have to be prepared for the same degree of criticism of your motivations and skill (or lackthereof) which you leveled at the game in your article.

If you cannot tolerate that which you so liberally dish then you have no business gauging the talents of those better than yourself.

Writing a review isn't a carny shooting gallery where you can blast away and not be concerned over the ducks returning fire.

If you are going to stick it out there you can't be afraid of getting it whacked off.

badz1491203d ago

damn man...

I still have to wait a couple more days! having to import SUCKS!

I have the option to pre-order it via PSN for cheaper and get the 2 FREE DLC packs but I just have to have the disc! if for any other games, I would go for digital, but not this one! I want to have the box with me all the time I'm playing the game! maybe I'm just old school!

mantisimo1203d ago

Last of us now at 95 on metacritic because of a 60 from another no name website. have a look on metacritic but don't click the site, it's desperate.

site name "quarter to 3" what even is that?

http://www.metacritic.com/g...

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avengers19781203d ago

I stopped listening to game reviews a long time ago, if something looks good to me I buy it

BISHOP-BRASIL1203d ago

And most stuff either you can play the demo or can watch gameplay on the internet before it release, there's absolutely no need for reviews anymore.

hollabox1203d ago

Getting it tomorrow, but this guy is Japanese, this is how they review American products. Hell most of Sony hard hitting first party games are American made. Most Sony published American or European made games sell less than 600K in the land of the rising sun. So I'm not surprised with this review at all.

avengers19781202d ago

Oh and the first ten minutes of Last of Us is amazing, and horrible all at once...
TLOU for GOTY

showtimefolks1203d ago

All I know is I am getting the game soon

Also to be in contention for game of the decade and a game people will remember for a long long time more than makes up for any low scores review wise

I think we can all agree on this LOU is ND's finest game since UC2 and possibly better than UC2. D don't make bad games I wish every developer gets it right and I wish every publishers was like Sony and cut ally give developers enough time and resources to make a excellent game

Veneno1203d ago

If this reviewer found the violence to be too much for him, or he found that there wasn't a huge innovation in terms of gameplay, that's perfectly fine. But a reviewer , and also apparently a whole website in the case of Polygons editors getting involved with reviews, must be able to recognize brilliance and masterful games when they see them. Just like Uncharted 2, if it wasn't your bag of tea you must still be able to realize that it was a landmark achievement in video game history, otherwise you just don't belong reviewing games.

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Godmars2901204d ago

Wouldn't give it the time of day myself.

In fact, because of what the industry itself has done to rating, maligned them by turning them into a profit point, I'd be more likely to bitch at my own publishers.

Abriael1204d ago (Edited 1204d ago )

I have to say, that kind of makes me feel bad when I score a game low.

Knowing that you're directly influencing (even if by a small amount if you write on a small site) the livelyhood or other people isn't easy.

That isn't the score's fault though, and in the end I have to carry on on the path I've chosen. Can't blame the gun for the hand that fires it (which is mine, so I'm fully to blame for the score I choose), and with great (or small) power comes great responsibility.

Unfortunately not many fully understand or feel that responsibility.

Ipunchbabiesforfun1203d ago

it's just a game review, you're not Spider-man bro...

Agent_hitman1204d ago

Polygon website should be closed ASAP..

CrossingEden1204d ago

"after all a reviewer is absolutely free to score his review however he wants, even way out of the Metacritic average"
here that gamers, REVIEWERS ARE ALLOWED TO HAVE A DIFFERENT OPINION FROM THE MAJORITY

Abriael1204d ago

Absolutely. Of course readers are just as free to judge if such opinion has been expressed free of all influence, or deliberate in order to achieve a certain effect.

In the end when one's work is displayed in public, he submits himself to criticism. That works for developers, but it should (and does) also work for the critics themselves.

CrossingEden1203d ago

and if the majority has no proof but still spout their hate filled nonsense as truth then the majority of readers are biased

Azfargh1203d ago

Reviewers are allowed to have opinions, so do we to them as well. Think a little more before writing stuff.

Self-opinion is a double-edge sword my friend.

Hicken1203d ago

You try just way too hard to be contrary. Do you even know the problem people have with the review? I expect you'll chalk it up to "OMG, Sony exclusive didn't get a 10/10! Conspiracy!" rather than using comprehension skills.

CrossingEden1203d ago

Half the people complaining didn't even read the review -_-

Hicken1203d ago

"Half the people complaining didn't even read the review"

You got a source for that? Or is that what you choose to believe so it makes you feel better about being so wrong all the time?

CrossingEden1202d ago

half the people on this site don't even bother to read the articles and post based on the title, this is a known fact

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