Theparanoidgamer writes: "In the latest issue of SW The Magizine, Gamespot Tom McShea explains a little bit more as to why he gave the game the score it has and what changes he would like to come with Zelda."
What's the big deal? This is what flat dumbfounds me. We, as gamers but also as consumers, want accurate, unbiased, opinions on the games being slung our way. Then, when we potentially get exactly what we're asking for...we bitch. Have all the suspect reviews over the past 5yrs made us that jaded, that NOTHING can be reviewed without an Internet lynch mob forming quicker than a Kardashian gets on all fours? I read the review, all of you should, and he has some solid reasons behind the score. Control issues, control issues with Z targeting, predictable formula, and similar to other Zelda games in structure. You take the name Zelda off this and no one would give a damn about the score. That said, I'm buying it. No review is going to keep me from doing so. I love Zelda, always will. Hell, it's why I own a Wii.
I always enjoyed Zelda formula. It may be the same and all, but at least the stories and such are always different. Either the control issue is a very reasonable thing to say, even if I haven't played it yet, it's wat the reviewer experienced. as for this "predictable formula, and similar to other Zelda games in structure" Can't wait for Skyward Sword to ship to my house though. I bought a Wii originally for Monster Hunter Tri, but this Zelda game looks epic.
It's not meant to be a big deal-- it's more of a fun interview the forums did with the reviewer who agreed to stop in. Lol'd at him rating the entire magazine a 7.5
We bitch because we think the score is undeserved. His minuses is also the contradict of what other reviewers liked. I actually think it is great so many shows passion for a game they love, but having said that, insulting the reviewer is stupid as they must be allowed to have their own opinion. I have not played the game yet so I might agree in this review but I find it unlikely, I will of course buy it no matter what any reviewer says.
@Mykky ... I think that is the biggest problem with his review ... what he doesn't like about the game is EXACTLY what other reviewers praised. So it is not like he is saying things that other reviewers ommited but rather that other reviewers LOVED the controls and LOVED the new more direct structure. Nothing he said is "new". Just that he didn't like what others liked.
He really doesn't need to explain himself.
Even if 7.5 was a bad score, the review should do the explaining for him.
It's been so long since I've played a Zelda game. I'd love to see some sort of mature version make to the 360 or PS3 or something.
I kind of think Darksider is that.
Darksiders is a mature version of Zelda?
Kind of. I mean It has the feeling that it's trying to be. Many would say so to, at least when I read about the game the first time it released. IDk can't really explain it, but the feeling is there when you play it and then some God of War added to the mix
I am not sure why Nitrowolf is getting disagrees, as he is correct. I have played Darksiders, and the formula for that game is basically the Zelda formula - overworld where you move from dungeon to dungeon, in each acquiring a new tool or weapon that you not only use to beat the corresponding boss, but also allows you to open up new routes in the overworld. The major difference being that combat in Darksiders is more like GOW, but the structure of the game is distinctively Zelda like. By the way, if you haven't played Darksiders and enjoyed GOW and Zelda, I highly recomend this game - it is really fantastic.
Got it one day early. Just played a couple of hours and I already can tell this is game of the year material.
It's funny, Zelda doesn't come out until the 20TH but people are acting like they already played it.
Here in europe it comes out today and MANY has got the game 1-3 days early, so I guess there is some who has played it.
sounds like he wants a open world type zelda. not a bad idea but i have SW and its one of the best games ive played all yr. no need to change up a winning formula
"Editor's note: This review originally stated that aiming was handled through the Wii Remote's infrared sensor, which is incorrect. The review has been amended accordingly. GameSpot regrets the error." LOL @ gamespot
yep, you are right.. aiming is through Motion plus.. LOL gamespot
the reason so many people are mad is this idiot bitched about the controls and how the ir pointer controls didn't work half the time!! do you guys want to know why the ir pointer controls didn't work half the time?! because game has no ir pointer controls in it!!!let me say that again theres no ir controls in the game it uses motion plus!!! how could he not know that?how?!!!you play the game and review it trying to use the ir to play the game when there is none!im mean wow just wow!the controls didn't work cause he didn't know how to use them!!cause i can't believe he knew what he was doing if he thougt it had ir controls!!it makes me think he didn't even play the game and gave a lower review to get hits cause alot of wii game have weak motion controls and he just thought this would to!! he is a joke unprofessional and should be fired cause my six year old little brother would of known there was no ir after 10 mins of playing let alone play way more to review the game then complain about somthing not in the game what a joke!!!!!!!
Overall, it was a terrible review. The writing was garbage. How vague can someone be and still fuck up the English language? The graphics in this game are mediocre. The cities look like ghost towns and nobody wants to play this game standing up like a douchebag. But I'm still getting it.
I think it's pretty clear he was expecting to play skyrim instead and not a zelda title.
Isn't this the same reviewer who gave Grand Slam Tennis a bad review because of the controls? You know, the same thing everyone else liked it for? I remember Eurogamer getting a review copy of that game and giving it a bad review and then finding out their copy was unfinished or something so they changed the score. That's probably the same thing that happened with GameSpot. My point is, GameSpot doesn't really seem to know much about controls. They also complained about Darksiders' controls, which are perfectly fine.
The real question is, why is he THE ONLY ONE who found the controls bad? Is the rest of the world blind? Nostalgia make better controls?
As we saw in the E3 presentation wireless could make the wii mote unaccurate.. Maybe that has something to do with this guy not getting the controls right?
Ok this is a two sided argument.....as gamers we expect reviewers to give us their honest opinion, and everyone is entitled to give their opinion on any said game, on the other hand when multiple people give the game a 10 or in the 9's and then this guy gives it a 7.5, you have to question if he is a good reviewer. His opinion, is just that his opinion.... but if you see everyone else around you has a relatively close opinion and yours is way off, maybe your looking at things the wrong way. We all know Zelda is a great game regardless of any scores its given anyway, but I think maybe he just wanted to affect the Metacritic score in my opinion lol. As gamers we can respect his opinion.....just not agree with it.
The reason why people are mad is because his argument didn't make sense. The majority(everyone else but him) said the controls felt normal and were so good they didn't want to go back to normal controls for zelda again. Also he said Zelda was too much of the same when the creators said this is the most change ever ina zelda game because people were complaining of the same dungeon based gameplay/exploration. He argument just doesn't make sense when every other reviewer said opposite... But I guess 2EHO. Everyone is going to have their opinion.
His career as a journalist is over in my book.
While it's not over for him literally ... what we can do as gamers is play the game, judge it for ourselves ... if we individually find out that IGN, Edge, etc are all correct and he is wrong in our opinion ... just ignore his reviews going forward because clearly he has a complete different taste in games which makes his opinion on games irreverent.
hes an idiot thats all i can say,from the way he sounds he didn't play the game the way it was suppose to be played.i think its about time for other guys to have a second play and re-review stuff
So apparently he was trying to use the bow like in Twilight Princess. No wonder Link was always looking at the ground! I have to say, this guy sounds like a jaded Zelda player. He wants more freedom to explore. Did he not play Wind Waker? There was plenty to see there. Zelda isn't an Elder Scrolls game, so he really shouldn't be expecting that. I can't wait to play Skyward Sword in a couple days and laugh and his biased review.
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