VentureBeat's Sebastian Haley takes Nintendo to task for a poorly designed Zelda game.
HAAHAHHHAAHAHAHA! No seriously, that was funny. lol
I can't imagine the kind of hate this review is going to get.
Gamespot should have the same hate they gave this game 7.5/10
Gamespot HAVE the same hate
There's no way this game is more worse than Twilight Princess.
More worse? :D twilight princess had a BIG upside.It actually tried to evolve the Zelda franchise. This one, as the headline of the review says, shows that Nintendo refuses to evolve. Personally, I agree with many of the points made. I probably wouldn't have given such a low score though.
It's the best 3D Zelda game on a Nintendo console.
@Titanz I did. Did you? Even if it was the best 3D Zelda game on a Nintendo console (which is very debatable and opinion based), that wouldn't say much compared to the rest of the industry. I wouldn't give it over a 8.5, possibly a 8. Gotta review the game in itself, not the legacy of the zelda franchise like many are doing. There are quite a few games out there that objectively grind this game into the ground under every point of view (story, characters, gameplay, graphics, animation, controls...). So if you give this one a 10 just because it's a Zelda game (because let's be honest, this is the only reason why it's getting some 10s), what are you going to give to those? 15?
When you say Twilight Princess tried to evolve the series, in ways that Skyward Sword is not. Explain. Because I'm not seeing it lol
@Abriael So? Those games have nothing to do with Skyward Sword. And those games you mentioned being "better" are just your opinion, not fact.
You probably didn't like wind waker....
Twilight Princess tried to evolve the Zelda franchise? It absolutely did not. The whole game was purposely made to be like a more modern OoT. The only "new" thing was the Wolf...which didn't change much except for adding repetitive light shard collecting. It's obvious to me that you either didn't play Skyward Sword yet, or you haven't played enough of it to realize how much they have changed. It's nothing ground breaking, but it is a step in the right direction. This is coming from someone who has beaten both Skyward Sword and Twilight Princess. Regardless of how much you like either one, Skyward Sword does way more to try and change the series than Twilight Princess.
Uhhh... I'm pretty sure just about every review states that this is a Zelda game that is actually evolving the franchise, by adding perfect motion controls, a crafting system, deeper combat, etc., as well as having one of the best art directions in video game history. Twilight Princess in fact did NOT try to evolve anything of the Zelda franchise outside of it's graphics. The people wanted a more realistic, darker Zelda game, and while Nintendo delivered on parts of this, the overall game when asked by consumers was that it was generally disappointing. No one wanted a werewolf segment, and there honestly wasn't a single thing in the game that did anything remotely different from other Zelda games.
Apparently he's trying to outdo gamespots review. Here's my response - You gotta pay the troll toll.
If I want to get that boys hole?
It's boy's soul!!
This review sounds like he's trying to compare Skyward Sword to Assassin's Creed and Skyrim. He even mentions Skyrim's 50 perfect scores and how Nintendo hasn't learned anything from that... or something. Completely irrelevant.
You're taking that WAY out of context. The Skyrim comment was in response to Nintendo of American's president who stated that there has not been and will likely never be a game as good or reviewed as well as Skyward Sword based on eight perfect Metacritic scores (link in article).
YOu are ignorant. I read the whole interview with Reggie and he never said Skyward Sword was better. He said, he doesnt know if any gamein history can compare to SS. Meaning it is the only action adventure game to have 1:1 controls. And he said that he was looking forward to Skyrim. Read the interview and stop assuming
@Pikajew: putting it in hypotetical form is just a rather feeble way to try and hide the arrogant marketing smug. What he said is obvious, and rather unclassy.
only action adventure with 1:1 motion sensing control? Well, that is up to debate, and probably the most stupid comment ever
I read that interview. Reggie was referring to other Wii games.
Ugh, whoever this guy is he has a long career of troll blogging. I think LOZ fans can disregard this one. Not worth it. Don't feed the troll.
"wow, gamespots review got a lot of traffic for their website!" "i know, lets give it an even lower score, we'll get even more traffic!"
Sad, but true :(
Or maybe they didn't like the game, i know, i know shocking concept.
God it reminds me of that uncharted 3 review that got a 6.5, I mean you can have some points but it's not that bad. It's an 8 at worst. Thats just, trolling
Exactly. Most of the reviewers are at it, they spent so long throwing 10's at everything now they're just pulling a 180 and giving ridiculously low scores. It's not so much trolling, it's stupidity with a dash of ignorance.
We should start compiling reviews of reviewers, this guy gets 2.5/10 and Im being generous.
This happens to every great exclusive First Uncharted 3 and now this
dangit, accidentally clicked the link and gave the site a hit... wont do that one again lol based on what rwad on the first page, this guy is trying to get people to come to his site, but ill be the judge tomorrow when i get to play skyward sword for myself.