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Submitted by exfatal 326d ago | review

Famitsu Awards The Wonderful 101 With A Near-Perfect Score

Famitsu has awarded The Wonderful 101 with a near-perfect score. The Japanese video game magazine gave the upcoming action game a 39/40. (Nintendo, Wii U, Wonderful 101) -

TripC50  +   326d ago
I keep going back to the demo and I learn something new every time. Chaining together the Unite forms for high combos and juggling enemies for ultimate damage was simply undoable with my first couple of plays in the demo, but now its just smooth and sooooooo much fun. I can see how some reviews gave it below an 8 out of 10 because you must practice and have patience to truly fall in love with this game. Some Reviewers rush and put up a score to get hits on their websites before they can learn how to play the game and love it. It's a shame...
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Kevlar009  +   326d ago
I guess controls and learning curves aren't much of a factor in their reviews. My assumption is they act as if players already know what they're doing when they first start, then review a game based on content and gameplay.

Their score should balance out the overall reception. Certainly a wild card
FinalomegaS  +   326d ago
maybe on their end their review is based on different criteria.
Neonridr  +   326d ago
So just because you have to learn a bit of the controls means the game can't be great as a whole? I actually prefer having to learn the game. Remember games like Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat? You actually had to LEARN the combos and special moves...
Picture_Dancer  +   326d ago
Unfortunetaly avarage score is 79%, so "only" a good game.

http://img22.imageshack.us/...
FinalomegaS  +   326d ago
title "Near-Perfect Score" from Famitsu in Japan

"Unfortunetaly avarage score is 79%," has nothing to do with the thread.
Neonridr  +   326d ago
19/23 reviews are a score of 80 or above. Only 2 low scores at 60, the rest are above 70.

If you actually add up the 23 from Metacritic and do the average, it actually works out to 81.5

So unless Metacritic gives higher weights to certain reviews, that score of 79 is currently incorrect.
Blacklash93  +   326d ago
Or we could just make up our own minds based off the actual points in reviews, instead of scrutinize a pointless scoring average to deicide how good a game is. Seriously, Metacritic is a cancer on this industry.
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Misaka_x_Touma  +   326d ago
oh so Call of Duty must be that so amazing game any game below it is worst.

Yeah stop using Reviewe scores.

GTA IV I though everyone hated that game but the score is high. So it must be the best game ever then.
Realplaya  +   326d ago
Yeah thing is this game isn't like every other game it's a new game. That means it comes with a new control scheme to bad reviewers won't take the time to see this.
solboogie  +   326d ago
I really think the reviews on Wii U games are bias. Remember Zombi U it got really bad ratings and really good ratings? Same thing is happening here with W101. If it was on another system they would be ranting and raving.

After trying out the demo a few times I can say this game is freaken awesome! We cant go by reviews alone remember the score IGNorant gave Xenoblades? Turns out the people thought it was a masterpiece.

Theirs no way you will shit on my product if Im paying your bills with ads! Think about it! Its why we have alternative media if not the whole or real stories would never get out.

Nintendo is relying way to much on word of mouth right now. They need to change the perception of the masses who follow and regurgitate whatever these sites put up. Nintendo direct is a way to fight this but I think they need more. Ok sorry about been a bit off topic.
Neonridr  +   326d ago
W101 has not gotten bad reviews anywhere near the level of ZombiU. On metacritic currently W101 has 23 reviews averaging 7.9

19 of the 23 reviews are 80 or above, with 4 mixed reviews (2 being at 60 - the lowest scores currently).

I think Nintendo needs to push commercials and advertising for this game.
r21  +   326d ago
Umm, that Jojo game got a perfect 40. At least mention that.
FinalomegaS  +   326d ago
clicked on the source and it wasn't about any other game review score, just W101.

where is the link to the Jojo's 40 score?
r21  +   326d ago
http://gematsu.com/2013/08/...

If a game like the W101 can gain infamy from a 39/40 then so should the other game that did, Jojo's Bizarre adventure game.
OmniSlashPT  +   326d ago
Who cares about famitsu scores anyway? so its almost as good as nintendo dogs and FFXIII? lol
RedHawkX  +   326d ago
yeah famitsu is fail but in the end no one cares about wonderful 101 because no one has wii u's even then i and everyone esle prefer gta5. i think people need to see this and go where the good games are and thats the playstation 3 gta5. you know you are getting a 1000+ hours of value for your 60 dollars.

fuck wonderful 101
mudmax  +   326d ago
Oh no he didn't. You in trouble now mister. I guess you didn't want those last two bubbles anyway huh?
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cellur111  +   326d ago
It was a mistake making this game a wii u exclusive.
mudmax  +   326d ago
Do you really think sony or Microsoft would have funded this game? Cause I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be made without nintendos money.
X1PS4WiiU  +   326d ago
Pikmin 3 has an 87 on metacritic, and the w101 an 79.

Famitsu gave pikmin 3 an 37/40 and w101 an 39/40.

If Famitsu isnt ever to be trusted, you would think they would of given pikmin 3 a perfect score.

I honestly believe theres some bitterness that platinum is making two exclusive Ninty games. Its tough to trust some reviews. The scores are all over the place, from 3/10, all the way to 10/10.

Whats going on?

Is there a conspiracy against Nintendo? X1 and ps4 is coming out soon, are reviewers purposely giving nintendos big games lower scores so they dont seem like system sellers?

The journalist(not all) of this industry are corrupt. Theres more and more people trying to make a living off of being a gaming journalist that they will do whatever it takes to stand out and get clicks. For instance, giving w101 a 3/10.
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scissor_runner  +   325d ago
let it stay corrupted. ive never used revkew scores and never will. if i dont know the gamers skill level then i cant trust his review. the rating system on the wiiu is more accurate. if you cant tell a game is good after screens and game play videos and a demo then you may not be a gamer. oh you dont have a wiiu? who fualt is that? stop listening to the media and go for what you like.

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