The review scores from the latest edition of Nintendo Power have been released.
It's interesting how the reviews for The Crystal Bearers have been inconsistent. Game Informer gave the game a 5.5, yet here Nintendo Power gave it an 8.0. I haven't had a chance to play the game yet, but it does seem to be a little disappointing so far.
Game Informer hates the Wii, if you read their reviews, they are amazingly inaccurate. Besides, do you remember their modern warfare Reflex review? They start off with "First person shooters on the Wii suck" which is a pretty big indicator on how "unbiased" they are. Also, despite the name, Nintendo Power is a very good source of reviews for all things Nintendo, I really like their reviews and trust them over GI and IGN.
I agree, I think that Game Informer is incredibly biased/lacking in hand-eye coordination when it comes to reviewing/playing Wii games. I've written several reviewers at Game Informer, asking questions about their reviews of certain games, and I've never received a reply from them.
I think GI and Nintendo Power are both bad outlets to use for reviews. GI obviously doesn't care much for motion controls. Nintendo Power is extremely forgiving in their reviews. Crazy too cause back in the 90's gi and nintendo power were THE best magazine available. Me personally, i like gametrailers the best. They've never steered me wrong.
NP has gotten a bit better in the past few years, but you're right about them being more forgiving overall. GI...I just gave up on. They make their editorial preferences known, and they don't seem to much care about being objective at this point. GT is a pretty good source. I read/watch them and Destructoid most of the time (I used to count IGN in there, but I just don't know about their setup at this point). If I remember correctly, GT gave FFCC a 7.7. Not a bad score, but not what you'd expect from a game that's been in development for over four years.
yea i forgot about destructoid. I love that site, they come off as regular gamers that you would come across playing an online game or be standing in line next to at a midnight launch.
Yeah Crystal Bearers is an 8. Great game. Don't know about GI as I didn't read their take on it but if it's as low as you guys point out all I can say is that they proably didn't play it and just wrote a few generic phrases down and thought up a score for it.
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