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1. Posted: Mon 14th Sep 2009 18:41 BST
Like everyone else here, I come to get the latest news and read reviews. I love to read different reviews of the same game to feel out how it is being received. It seems obvious to me that Nintendo either pays for people to give them stellar reviews or that nostalgia, in fact, is far more powerful than I realize--just my opinion, I don't think every game they are involved with should automatically get an 8.5 or higher. ANYWAY, I love reading the reviews, sometimes agreeing, sometimes disagreeing strongly. But I always laugh when people write, "great review". This brings up two questions in my mind: are they giving praise because they agree with the author?(self loving/acceptance) or do they actually think that they are knowledgeable about technical writing and are genuinely excited about their composition (sickos!)
The world may never know. Someone please explain to me what constitutes a "Great Review"...in your opinion, of course. There are no right or wrong answers here, just as there are no good or bad reviews. (in my opinion) ;p
No such thing as a 10--ever
Edited on Mon 14th September, 2009 @ 18:45 by ODOGG618
2. Posted: Mon 14th Sep 2009 18:51 BST
"No such thing as a 10" - www.nintendolife.com/scoring
10 - PerfectOf course no game is ever truly perfect, but a score of ten indicates that it is as close as it can get to perfection in the current climate of games. We don't dish this score out lightly, this is a genre defining game that we absolutely feel you should own.
Edited on Mon 14th September, 2009 @ 18:53 by pixelman
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3. Posted: Mon 14th Sep 2009 18:54 BST
If no game is "truly perfect" it would be a 9.9 or lower, 9.5 to please the OCD fans.
10 assumes perfection, there's even a saying, how's it go...."perfect 10"
4. Posted: Mon 14th Sep 2009 19:03 BST
Pixelman, my point is not to question the site's scoring system, although I obviously don't agree on the "10 issue", but to see what other people enjoy in a review.
5. Posted: Mon 14th Sep 2009 19:03 BST
I write great reviews.
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6. Posted: Mon 14th Sep 2009 19:05 BST
I write reviews.
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7. Posted: Mon 14th Sep 2009 19:06 BST
No offence, but this sounds like it might get a little pedantic.
Great writing + Honesty + Detail = Great review
8. Posted: Mon 14th Sep 2009 19:09 BST
and the prize goes to Machu...
9. Posted: Mon 14th Sep 2009 19:12 BST
I don't win anything? But I'm so handsome!
10. Posted: Mon 14th Sep 2009 19:13 BST
yes, and I hear you write great reviews. 2nd place.
11. Posted: Mon 14th Sep 2009 19:15 BST
I'm so handsome.
12. Posted: Mon 14th Sep 2009 19:16 BST
Is that a "great review" of yourself?
13. Posted: Mon 14th Sep 2009 19:25 BST
Yep. I jotted down a few quick pros and cons so you can decide whether or not I'm worth your money.
Pros:-So handsome-More intelligent than Bruce Wayne-Snappy dresser
Cons:-Sneezes a lot-At some point I'm going to die
Score: 8/10, points down for lasting appeal
14. Posted: Mon 14th Sep 2009 19:29 BST
yeah, but how are the motion controls?
15. Posted: Mon 14th Sep 2009 19:29 BST
I don't give a rats ass who made the game. If it's good, it's good. If it sucks, it sucks. I'm not paid anything for a good review, so I'm not giving one out if I don't think it deserves it. Nintendo first-party stuff is normally top shelf, so it should come as no surprise that they get good scores. We don't have a .5 rating system, otherwise many of these might get a 9.5 instead of a ten. But some are just too good to give a 9 to. And if you're doubting for one second that Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story isn't a 10, try it out and then come talk to me.
Edited on Mon 14th September, 2009 @ 19:32 by Corbs
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16. Posted: Mon 14th Sep 2009 19:32 BST
Lots of waggle, but it's smart waggle so it doesn't feel stupid. Not compatible with the Balance Board but works nicely with the Wii Wheel.
17. Posted: Mon 14th Sep 2009 19:34 BST
Oooh, sounds like a trick. I guess I'll jump in the net and buy the game. But I won't think it's a 10!!!!
18. Posted: Mon 14th Sep 2009 19:37 BST
Nintendo first-party stuff is normally top shelf,
Really not seen any dirty Ninty games before, where do you get those?!! .Did you mean top drawer?
Edited on Mon 14th September, 2009 @ 19:38 by OldBoy
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19. Posted: Mon 14th Sep 2009 19:38 BST
and Corbie, I don't mean to single you out in all this. Good review.
20. Posted: Mon 14th Sep 2009 19:40 BST
Well I still find it tough to give out a 10, as that normally signifies "perfect" but with no 1/2 point system in place, sometimes the game is just so good I can't give it a mere 9. Sometimes I waver between a 9 and 10, but with Bowser's Inside Story, I didn't have any doubt. It's amazing!