Kirby's Epic Yarn was voted the worst for being too cute and nice. Metroid: Other M was voted the second worst for being "infuriatingly clunky" and turning Samus Aran into "a glum functionary pining for her old boss?."
If you don't like cute games don't play Kirby, Its simple. People always have to hate on something I guess. I find it funny how Epic Yarn wasn't even an average 80 or 70 game. It was generally a 90 making it one of the highest scoring games of this year on the Wii or overall. I know its their opinion but really?
You know i find this funny. Jim Sterlling complaining about this and yet he completely trashed Heavy Rain and called it horrible game, which on his list would make him one the worst games of this year. Next to all those bad games he mentioned. Hypocrite much?
@Iamback Seriously? Heavy Rain and Kirby's Epic Yarn are polar opposites. It's totally possible for a person to like one of those games and not like the other. How is that in any way hyprocritical? Regardless of whether you care for Jim's opinions or not, if you're going to call him a hypocrite, at least understand the definition of the word...
you missed my point. When he wrote his rant on how bad HR is, there were people complaining, and he said it is his opinion, fair enough. BUT now when other site gives trash to one of his favorites, he b1tches and moans. I say that is rather hypocritical. Personally i couldn't care less one way or the other, just saying what i noticed.
@Iamback Actually, you missed the point of the article. Try reading it: "Naturally, Entertainment Weekly has the right to pick its games, and that is their opinion. It's not so much the decision that bothers me, though, but the absolute nonsensical reasoning behind it. Of all the total stinkers released this year, Epic Yarn is voted the absolute worst of the year because it's too cute?" You might not agree with the reasons why Jim didn't like Heavy Rain, but he did provide more substantial reasoning than EW. IF Jim had said "Heavy Rain is the worst game because it's too dark", similar to how EW said "Kirby is the worst game because it's too cute", THEN he would be a hypocrite, but since he didn't, there's nothing hypocritical in this case.
Thanks you just made my point:" It's not so much the decision that bothers me, though, but the absolute nonsensical reasoning behind it. " Just like his opinion on HR "absolute nonsensical reasoning". He tries to twist what hes trying to say but fail, i can see through his BS. He over exaggarated when trashing HR, no question about that, from what i remember he gave up after few hours but i am not 100% on that one. Either way, FAIL! Hypocrite is a hypocrite!
Here's Jim's review of Heavy Rain: http://www.destructoid.com/... Sorry, but there's no comparison whatsoever. You might call it "nonsensical", but he explains his problems with HR far better than in the EW piece. And it's not all bashing. If you actually read it, he does give the game some praise. I mean seriously, HE GAVE IT A 7. That's not a terrible score, unless you're one of those fanboys that has a heart attack whenever an exclusive gets below a 9.
You both are missing the point, the problem isn't about how well you support your rant even if don't make sense or how hypocritic you are pointing fingers at people doing bad reviews on games you like when you do the same to games you don't like... The real thing to see throuth here is journalists are reviewing games not for what they are but for what this journalists think the game should be. All reviews are opinions but from a journalist we would expect well informed opinions that made sense. Kirby always were a franchise of kid friendly mini games, it's stupid to complain about it being too cute or easy. The same goes for Heavy Rain, it's anadventure/investigation game but people were complaining it should have a direct form of gameplay like in action games. Don't matter how greatly you argue that this don't make sense. It's nothing new, remember Gamespot's Ratchet & Clank review, although the R&C was always about collecting a dozen of cool/crazy guns to kill cute enemies in all ways conceivable to men, it somehow had too much variety. More recent examples would be IGN wanting GT5 to play like crashing arcade instead of a racing simulator. People complained that MAG get's crazy like war with 256 people online. There were reviews penalising Halo Reach for a colorful artwork. What about the tons of reviews complaining abou the promises that Molineux failed to deliver in Fable 3 while ignoring the new features he added. All those people are entitled to their opinion but this don't mean all opinions are equally worthy. Neither of the complains above make any sense considering this franchises' backgrounds, its developers style or even the target of those games. This gen has been all about nitpicking for the gaming media, the fact that some argument their shenanigans better than others or that some go out right double standard is minoritary. The real point is, by the way gaming media evolved, soon it won't be worthy to expend toilet paper to write a review.
It's matter of opinion. I don't think writing a wall of text is explaining it better. No matter how much you try you can't prove your point. He ended up looking like hypocrite. And it's not just HR review, it's also other rants that he had about other games where he had to make him self stand out from rest of the crowd. No problem be like that, but to create an article on your site, about another site giving crap to game you liked, is complete and utter fail. He basically did what fans do in comment section, complained about others opinion, something he is supposed to be against. How well EW explained their decision is irrelevant, it's their opinion, case closed. Jim the hypocrite.
For a "gaming journalist" that is well versed in over-dramatically complaining about particular games/things (Not only Heavy Rain, see AC2 4/10 review), when I saw the destructoid link I knew it was him that would hypocritically complain about this. EW is entitled to their crappy opinion, just as Jim Zergling is entitled to his crappy crap. The only thing that will change is gamer's viewpoints on your trustworthiness/credibility as journalists.
Kirby's Dreamland was an awesome game, and it wasn't "cute". This game was targeted at 5 year olds. Seriously dissapointed. Also, what's with Nintendo putting epic in the titles of games that are not epic AT ALL?
Kirby 64 > Kirby Epic Yarn Nothing will ever beat those 4 player mini games.
you got it wrong its actually Kirby super star > everything else but on topic epic yarn wasn't even bad at all ratings wise its actually VERY highly rated
No, no, no you got it wrong Kirby's Adventure > everything else.
Its the best because its the only one I have and its the originator. It has kirby as a white puff on the cartridge. Back in the day, they made USA kirby white to appeal to white people, and it worked for me. The first is the best. Tell this guy that its more ugly so he might like it.
Poopface is right. Dreamland was amazing. This game will never be able to compare.
Kirby Superstar FTW! Amazing co-op, variety of powers, fun minigames. Definitely my fav of the series.
Omg you guys never played Kirby's Adventure? It was the original, it beats those newers by it aswome gameplay.
"Poopface is right." PS3Freak, how often can you say such a statement? say THAT in public :)
I knew I didn't read EW for a reason!
and I love that cuteness and it's bad we don't see that often in games or if we do, those games are for 5 years old kids with no interest for adults...kirby bashes that stereotype, because everyone can play it, it's innovative and all.. 10/10, it's one of the best games of 2010, people should play and admin that.. ..about Samus and Metroid: other M..it's a great game, first play it from begining to an end, then start bashing it, at first I thought it'll be a bad game, but when I finished it (with a surprise after credits too) I thought it's an epic game that was :) 9,9999/10 ..there are a lot of idiots who only listens who other says and don't see on their own.. don't I say truth? :) (waiting for disagrees) :D :D :D yup, everyone is angry for the truth :) ..oh yes - Wii rules :)metroid with kirby too :)
It won all Best Graphics awards (Kirby EY) and Metroid Other M looks like a ps3 game the Sun paper along with 90% of reviews all say good things about these 2 games both have better reviews than 95% of any 360/ps3 game this year plus this sounds like a Fanboy rant grabbing 2 of the highest rated Wii games and saying this and that.
at E3. Pretty sure God of War 3 won at the VGAs and KEY wasn't even mentioned. So yeah...
um rage won it at e3
Ya just gotta love opinions eh ?
Who the F-ck is entertainment weekly?
a magazine that covers mostly movies and tv..... i have no clue why they are talking gaming
And they fail epicly o_O
While not everyone will agree that Kirby's Epic Yarn was one of the best games of 2010 it's certainly wasn't the worse.
I think they mean worse high profile game, there was tonnes of crap that came out based on kids tv programmes. The headline is just looking for hits.
Each to their own of course, although I guess he just wasnt the right person to review the game, perhaps more akin to AK47s and kill-to-death ratios.
They obviously haven't played many games this year then.
Worst 1st party game most probably but I think naughty bear was a lot worse.
I bought it and liked it. It's not terrible by any stretch. Perfect Saturday morning game (to repace the disappearance of all the cartoons!)
I can accept "I didn't have fun with it." Totally plausible. Everyone's got their tastes. But "Worst game of 2010"? With a title like that, I'm not sure I want to click through to the article. Epic Yarn is pretty amazing. One of my, and many others, top games. Though, this may be the first time it's been someone's "worst."
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THIS JUST IN BABIES AND PUPPIES ARE VOTED THE WORST THINGS OF ALL TIME FOR BEING TO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"OMG, Samus is not the way WE envisioned her! She has CHARACTER FLAWS! She needs to be so perfect! How dare you? PLEASE NERF HER NOW!!! AWWGGGGHHHH!! And nerf a franchise that has "cute" as it's middle name!" Jesus, EW (and anyone trying to troll Other M), THINK!
WOW...Epic Yarn was great...go back to chasing movies stars
These guys are just Nintendo-Haters!!!
Nintendo always gets bashed when it makes games that are suitable for the younger demographic. I mean seriously if they made Metroid have the same ammount of violence as gears of war the press would look at it differently
HAHAHHAH. Try clicking on the "Jeff Jensen" link (the EW writer) in the article. Wow..
I'm not a huge fan of Nintendo at the moment, but I've played EPIC Kirby and it is BY FAR, NOT THE WORST game of 2010. Quantum Theory... now that was pretty awful.
Entertainment Weekly is a fucking joke. They probably decided their picks in between matches of Black Ops and Madden 2011.
i think we can all agree kirby and metroid weren't some of the worst games of 2010. if you believe that you either haven't played either game,or you are a fanyboy that hates nintendo for being successful this generation.only people who are not real gamers could think that.now i'm not saying they were the best of the year or the best all time.there are many games on all three console that were better this year we all know that.but saying they are some of the worst is just laughable.
Nobody should even believe this. Just pay attention to user reviews worldwide. Example Amazon 4.5/5 in the USA and 5 or 4.5 stars in many other countries. 9.25 user score on Game Infomer with a 9.5 Review from Game Informer magazine. Bit$$ please. :)
yes its fun but you cant die. Also the graphics are amazingly "cute". The game is not for hardcore gamers its targeting children. Very young children. But older gamers will also get it. There are many hidden branching paths for the "hardcore" however. The game is the ideal argument for games as art.
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