IGN Gives 7/10 to Link's Crossbow Training: 'Completed in less than an hour'

IGN writes:
"As a standalone product, I wouldn't buy the Wii Zapper. It doesn't do anything for me. But I wouldn't pass up the chance to own Link's Crossbow Training. It's a short, but nevertheless fun demo that reunites Zelda fans with one of Nintendo's greatest icons while simultaneously providing a new way to see the lands and enemies that Link explores and fights respectively. The shooting mechanics are well done and the visual presentation looks like something right out of Twilight Princess – which, obviously, it is. I would have preferred more stages and more options, but for $19.99, I'm a little more forgiving."

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MK_Red4038d ago

I don't get it. It's finished in less than an hour, is a gimicky bundle game for Zapper and yet gets 7/10!??? AN HOUR! Even some Atari 2600 games lasted longer... And people were complaining that Halo 3, Uncharted and other games were less than 10 hours. Sure, Link's CT is $19 plus Zapper but IGN is reviewing the game here and as game, less than 1 hour is not something worthy of 7/10 IMO.

TnS4038d ago

They enjoyed that one hour. :)

MK_Red4038d ago

Agreed. They must have really enjoyed that one hour. Still can't understand a 7/10 for a 1 hour bundle game.

pilotpistolpete4038d ago

I'm guessing Matt Casamassina blushed when Link came on screen. :)

PS360WII4038d ago

Well 1 hour to beat it but multiple hours to perfect it.

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TruthbeTold4038d ago (Edited 4038d ago )

It's obvious that they are seriously taking price into account here. Not to mention that this Cassamasina guy recently reviewed both RE: Umbrella Chronicles and MOH: Heroes 2, so I'm sure he's quite proficient with the Wii-mote as a shooter by now and breezed right through even the tougher challenges. While it's not much better, other reviewers said that it's about a 2-3 hour game. To tell you the truth, I'd rather see the mini-game genre evolve into something more like this, with the price to match (Or at least be comparable) than what we have going on now. How disheartening it must be for the developers of a game like Zack and Wiki who's superb game is only 40 bucks having party/mini games outsell it at 10 bucks more a pop (Not that they did much advertising mind you). Nintendo has the ability to regulate this better, but for whatever reason, they haven't yet.
In any case, you can't beat $20 bucks for a game like this. Even if I only play it two or three times it will be worth it. I doubt I will use the zapper for more than 10 or 15 minutes either before I either throw it away, or stash it somewhere though.

darkside4038d ago

7/10 it's a Link game so it gets a pass on crap game.

Prismo_Fillusion4038d ago

I never really considered this a "real" game. It's probably a fun hour, but I don't think games like this should get reviews at all.

BubyDudy4038d ago

I don't get the price thingy. Have you ever seen a "price" category on any reviews before? Does a lower price improve the game? Would this Anubis II game we were talking about last night get a better review if it had a price tag of $10 or $5?

I think I have already cemmented on this: Numbers on reviews SHOULD be ignored. They harm our health. And this is my suggestion to every gaming site that reviews games: ABANDON numbers. A bottom line for each section would do the work better...

ChickeyCantor4038d ago

yep numbers, for some reason that number is automatic the rating of the readers opinion.

they should be banned!

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