This week’s Famitsu review scores include Super Mario Odyssey, The Evil Within 2, Cuphead, Forza Motosport 7, and more.
Great score for Odyssey. For reference Super Mario 64 received a 39/40, Super Mario Galaxy has a 38/40, Super Mario Sunshine has a 38/40, Super Mario 3D World has a 38/40, Super Mario 3D Land has a 38/40, and Super Mario Galaxy 2 has a 37/40 . . . So it's tied with 64 as their top rated 3D Mario game.
Well....thats worrisome to read Super Mario 3D World got a 38/40. Oooof. Should be noooo where near Mario 64 or Sunshine, in score.
38/40 review for that game shows how reviewers will give any Mario game a near perfect score regardless of whether or not its actually good.
@JokerBoy422 You really have no idea what you're talking about, do you?
Mario 3D World was definitely a good game, but I wouldn't put it up with the likes of Mario 64, Sunshine or Galaxy 1/2 To me it felt different since it definitely had a MP focused nature to the game whereas the others were meant to be played alone (I don't count the cheesy co-op added into Galaxy). Still, glad to see Odyssey get great scores. No surprise though, early previews and hands-on say this might be the best Mario yet.
@JaggedCarpet But...if 3d Mario World can get ANYWHERE near 64, Sunshine...hell even Galaxy 2(Which was pretty iffy for a 3D Mario game as well...too linear). I think its a legit worry to see 3D World get those types of scores...
@JaggedCarpet im talking about Mario 3D World getting the same review score as Sunshine and Mario 64. That proves my point enough i think. Had Mario 3D World been the exact same game but with different characters not Mario related it would have gotten a 30/40 at best.
If they gave sunshine a 38/40 it's unreliable and biased towards Mario titles.
It was a product of its time, and also sits at 92 on metacritic. Critics loved the game when it came out.
Sunshine was fantastic, what was wrong about that game? So much good, definitely underrated.
To be fair, for whatever reason the media is a little biased towards Nintendo. Mario and Zelda games are generally of a high quality but the media seems to consistently rate them astronomically high. Even the Nintendo Switch received jubilant reviews and heaps of praise when it launched. The media basically ignored the paper thin launch lineup, limited hardware, poor network, abhorrent prices, and the laughable chat features. It really was a single repurposed Wii U game that caused the media to blatantly fawn over the system and help propel sales. I honestly didn't even see one journalist point out the fact that every big launch window title was either a repurposed Wii U game or pretty much a port. Nintendo got lucky, but in all reality they either planned poorly, rushed the product in an attempt to end the abysmal life cycle of the Wii U, or BOTH. It's just odd that journalists wouldn't constructively explore these shortcomings that were so obviously there, but instead they used Zelda as a vehicle to push the system while ignoring any flaws. I grew up on Nintendo, i have a soft spot for them in my gaming heart, but it doesn't blind me from the error of their ways. All in all, i'd just like to see the media treat everyone and everything fairly and base scores off the merit of the content and nothing else. The gaming media has become a twisted husk of corruption and untruths. Influence, advertising, and shady deals have crept into the crevices of our industry and misshapen the truth. Nothing is free from influence, nothing is clean. Thus, it is more pertinent than ever that you use your own eyes n ears to sniff out the truth as you see it and to form your own opinions.
Mario Odyssey raking in those high scores
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So you retards from nintendoeverything stole the whole article from Gematsu and didn't link to the original souce ( http://blog.esuteru.com/arc... )? Wow, gaming journalism at it's finest.
Downvoting me won't hide the fact that your "journalism" sucks balls and that you have no clue what sourcing is.
You didn't have to insult anyone.
Are you defending stolen material?
I didn't defend anything. There's a more subtle way to do things without insulting.
Downvotes are because you sound like a bitter and whiny person. I'm sure Nintendoeverything read your comment and felt upset about it. And having the need to post a comment about your downvotes is laughable.
39/40 mario is a flop confirmed /S great job on this game!
This week’s Famitsu review scores are as follows: Super Mario Odyssey (NSW) – 10/10/9/10 FIFA 18 (NSW/PS4/XBO/PS3) – 10/9/9/9 Forza Motorsport 7 (XBO) – 9/9/9/9 Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux (3DS) – 9/8/8/8 Cuphead (XBO) – 8/8/8/9 The Evil Within 2 (PS4/XBO) – 9/9/8/9 Idol Time PriPara: Yume All-Star Live! (3DS) – 8/8/8/7 Steam Prison: Nanatsu no Bitoku (PSV) – 8/7/8/7 Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D: Space Recipe for Disaster (3DS) – 8/8/7/6 Bond of the Skies (3DS) – 8/7/7/6 Nidhogg 2 (PS4) – 7/7/7/7 Amaekata wa Kanojo Nari ni. (PS4/PSV) – 6/6/6/7 That's the whole "article". Great journalism guys, you are officialy the worst website I saw in a long time.
What else is there to say on it? The article is exactly what it says it is. They post an article on Famitsu's review scores exactly like it every time an issue comes out, and they're far from the only site that does.
What if I have no idea what Famitsu is? How do I know that these are actual scores when there is no source? Should I use Google to fact check "journalists" or just tahe their word for it because they say those are actual scores? Please kind sir, do educate me on this subject.
Famitu is a well known Japanese gaming magazine. A quick search on Google will show just that: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/... Since the scores were taken from a printed source, how is it possible to link it? Do they have to scan the magazine each time it comes out just to show the score?
@Kun_ADR so is it my job to Google Famitsu or should they, the FUCKING VIDEO GAME JOURNALISTS, start their article with "Famitsu, the well known Japanese gaming magazine that comes out weekly" or something like that? I am just surprised to see how little knowledge on journalism you people here have but yet have a need to comment it. Regarding your question on how they should link to the source. Here is a good example http://gematsu.com/2017/10/... and this is only a good linking example, the article also sucks balls. Gematsu had no access to the magazine, and I am sure the author of this crap also didn't have access so he must have found the info somewhere online. Chances are they used the same source but because they are greedy fucks that think their users will just use that source in the future, they didn't want to link to it. It's not just a moral obligation, it's a rule of thumb when reporting on news to mention your source. If we didn't have sourcing I could just write an article stating that an African magazine published a story of an alien invasion. Would you believe me? Probably not... See the difference now or should I elaborate further?
@proofmaster, Or a user could have shared it with them, you never know. Also Famitsu is a very well known magazine in the gaming world. That would be like a news article calling Trump "Trump" and then complaining that they don't mention who he is or what he does simply because you didn't know he was the president of the United States of America.
@The 10th Rider even if a user shared their info they should state that they got it from him. You can't compare Famitsu with the president of America because it's not comparable. If you conduct a survey I am sure 50% of casual players have no idea what Famitsu is. Also, when you say "the gaming world" you are referring to gambling see here ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wi... and you still failed to explain why I should believe that these figures are correct with no reliable source? Should I buy Famitsu or google it for fact checking? If so why would I need a shitty website like Nintendoeverything?
@proofmaster - Don't waste your time. These guys know nothing about the 101's of writing, why you always should quote and link to sources, not use copyrighted images without consent etc.
@ InMyOpinion I'm just trying to educate them. Their facts are wrong but helping people realize that they are wrong isn't a bad thing... I hope. I guess I just get pissed when websites like this one get traffic for low effort bullshit and someone does proper editing, sourcing and focuses on the article quality but gets nothing in return. Morons are taking over and generating a follower base of even more morons that are generating revenue and don't ask questions. It's a fucking utopia.
You talk about citing sources properly, however then you link to Wkipedia, lol. Not only that, but the Wikipedia page you link to says: "Gaming industry, game industry, or games industry may refer to: . . . Computer and video game industry" Things should be taking in context and when someone says "the gaming world" on an article about video games you'd have to be a moron to not know what he or she is talking about. Also go ahead and Google and you'll find that majority of the results actually refer to video games. The idea that it's a term exclusive to gambling is ludicrous. NintendoEverything is a well respected site that's been around for like 10 years. It IS a reliable source because they've been posting Famitsu review scores accurately for far longer than you've even been a member of this site. Technically the primary source for the scores would be the magazine itself, as you should be aware since you seem to care so much. Also, you and InMyOpinion are complaining about sources and journalism on N4G of all places. Half the articles on this site are articles being promoted by someone for their own personal site, lol. Heck, it looks like you might have been doing that with the articles you've previously submitted, proofmaster . . .seeing as they're all from the same now-defunct URL. Hilarious that you guys focus your bitterness on a generally well respected site that's been around for years.
@The 10th Rider I understand that terminology may be hard for you to understand and I will not speak about the fact that you ignored the part where it says "related to gambling". That set aside, I am not a member of the website and I never will be. Nintendoeverything can never be a reliable source for this kind of info, this isn't journalism this is blogging. If a website age determined it's accountability for information then you could say that Kotaku is a reliable source but you can see that they are ridiculed for inaccurate articles all the time and they too suck at journalism. I will end this discussion here because I can see that you have no knowledge of journalism whatsoever and it is pointless to continue this discussion. People who think that this website is a reliable source of information have some serious problems and you are one of them. Once you learn the basics of journalism as a whole you will see where you are wrong. Until then, keep reading this garbage, you deserve nothing else.
@proofmaster, This is the best part right here: "I understand that terminology may be hard for you to understand" "I am not a member of the website and I never will be." Maybe you should read what I said: " . . . than you've even been a member of *this* site." (Emphasis added). This site is N4G, which you are obviously a member of. Clearly you had a bit of trouble understanding the terms I used there. Also the link you put to Wikipedia doesn't even work, so that's a problem right there. I assume you meant this one: https://en.wikipedia.org/wi... which states that "gaming industry" can refer to a variety of things, including both gambling and the video game industry. Nowhere does it back your claim that the gaming industry or gaming world is a term used exclusively to refer to gambling.
Proofmaster is the type of person who thinks he's better and smarter than everyone else, but doesn't have the knowledge or experience to back it up. He tries so hard to look smart, but fails miserably. Not to mention it seems like he has a personal vendetta against well known gaming websites.
I honestly don't see much of a problem here. I write for another network of gaming media websites and this post doesn't bother me at all. It's a list of review scores from the Famitsu magazine, which is a well-known game-related publication. The people who visit sites like N4G, Nintendo Everything, and any other gaming media website are more than likely going to be gamers themselves, so they would know what Famitsu is. Would the post have been ENHANCED by offering a description of what Famitsu is? Yes, but is it a true necessity? I don't think so. Casual gamers aren't the ones hopping around the net for gaming-related news. It's the enthusiasts/hobbyists who visit these sites, so they would already have foreknowledge on the workings of the industry.
No one has a problem except for that individual. I honestly think he has autism.
It sounds like they get a bit hyper and overrate everything.
My goodness, you angry like this all the time?!? Save it for when it really matters.
I really hope people will pick The Evil Within 2 rather than that MT piece of shit Middle Earth Showdown of War.Great Score for TEW and an expected amazing for SM Odyssey.Support the developers and publisher when they deserve,talk with your wallet.
Yeah, I just finished The Evil Within 2 and it's actually pretty great. I figure it will probably fly under most people's radars though. Hopefully it sold well enough to make another game in the series.
I'm not even a fan of horror games and The Evil Within 2 looked pretty cool. I may pick it up next summer when I have more time to play games and I'm looking for something to play.
TEW2 is a really good game... However, I don't know how to deal with ME:SoW... They made areally good game behind that shitty MT... I want to support the devs and rant on the publishers at the same time, which I don't know if possible or not...
Give it a rest sow is amazing judt dont accept the eula mt gonee
Wow is that true???
i smell the sense of paid news
Oh yeah, just like Nintendo paid off those publications for Breath of the Wild. How much do you think it costs to pay off companies like TIME? Edge? Famitsu? Forbes? Yahoo? Telegraph? Guardian? Besides, any publication could make FAR more money via clicks by breaking the story that a company as big as Nintendo was offering money to alter review scores.
I smell the sense of JEALOUSY the Switch is doing great and this game is going to make it even greater.
I'm glad Evil Within 2 has gotten some more love aswell.
Excellent score to an excellent game...wish every game would be like this. We don't need games with stories or voice dialogues... Those just get in the way of the action. Long live the load screens and Mario games. Hopefully other developers get in line, because the best way to get a perfect score is to give us less... Not more.
Oh u played it
I mean, it's been at numerous events over the past few months and the past few weeks they've been putting up demo kiosks in stores allover the place. It's entirely possible that he's played it.
I saw this coming. I knew this was gonna be the game of the holidays. Good job Nintendo and good for the gaming business.
I definitely have to get Super Mario Odessy. This is coming from someone who hasn't played much Mario; I'm only just getting into Super Mario Galaxy 2.
Not surprised about Mario. Very good score.
Should be interesting to see which Nintendo title gets GOTY Mario Odyssey or Zelda breath of the Wild.
Mario baby. Gimme.
I really think Nintendo's next remaster/remake should be Galaxy 1 & 2 for Switch. Those visuals looked fantastic on Wii, imagine it in HD.
I am sure the new Mario game is great!!! but seriously, I don't think Famitsu is capable of giving a popular Japanese series game a bad score lol!
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