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WaveBoy

21. Posted:

Gregg(IGN) reviewed ZombiU....There's your problem right there. No matter how well motion controls work or any type of innovative control scheme that goes beyond traditional controls, he ALWAYS rags on it. He complained that using the bug bag makes you too vulnerable....That's the point! It becomes even more realistic and intense because of this very reason and it's a fresh and welcome addition. Still, I'm sure if you're closed in a room you'll be safe from the undead! :p He also complained about the gamepad touch/screen elements in Batman....Figures.

He doesn't like a good challenge, motion controls or practically anything on a Modern Nintendo console. He shouldn't be reviewing Nintendo games. Richard and Audrey are the only two reasons i hit up IGN once in a while. Daemon Hatefield has got to be thee' worst.

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Raiko

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One should never consider a game based on the score of a single review. Equally so, one shouldn't consider the average of a number of reviews scores. It's always best to read the reviews through properly and try to identify with a particular few reviewers who share your opinions and views on games. When you can relate to a review or reviewer, you can better understand whether or not that game is going to be for you.

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kkslider5552000

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because the people at Gamespot are manchildren whose opinions of games are somehow less valid than a random nobody on the steet? I mean, I hate Kotaku more, but Gamespot is probably worse.

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Malkeor

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Well I trust Game Informer more than IGN for sure, and it was reviewed by their resident survivor horror fan.
I think it's a believable review, and if most of them are giving poor to mediocre review than obviously the game most likely has some flaws worth mentioning.
Btw they gave it a 5.

You know, to understand how a reviewer thinks and acts, it helps to listen to them in a podcast or any videos they host really. Like Gameinformer's Replay show is amazing, and you really get a feel for what the reviewers are like and what they enjoy and how they see things. I think that's one of the first steps to trusting (or NOT trusting) a reviewer, other than looking at a score and scoff at it and say the reviewer sucks eggs and hates Nintendo, etc.

Of course I still think anyone should pick up the game if they were interested in it to begin with, but if you haven't played it and if there's a demo somewhere than try that first before you agree with the reviews or not.

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Geonjaha

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You're kidding right? This is how bad it's gotten?
Read reviews. Scores mean nothing. If you want to know why a reviewer thinks a game is good or bad try actually reading their opinions and analysis of the game.

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WaveBoy

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I don't do rentals, so it's either a 'take a risk and buy' or wait for an eShop Demo.

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27. Posted:

WaveBoy wrote:

I don't do rentals, so it's either a 'take a risk and buy' or wait for an eShop Demo.

... Why?!

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kkslider5552000

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Retro_on_theGo wrote:

WaveBoy wrote:

I don't do rentals, so it's either a 'take a risk and buy' or wait for an eShop Demo.

... Why?!

because of the death of renting games outside of Gamefly and the like? Did you miss the past 4 years?

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jenisnape

29. Posted:

I happen to love it. Quick learning curve. I can understand how people might not like the 4+ swings of the cricket bat...to each their own.

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Malic

30. Posted:

The things they complain about are the things I will enjoy about the game except for the melee combat but that's no reason to hate the game . I haven't played it yet but I know from watching gameplay that I will love this game

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moomoo

31. Posted:

WaveBoy wrote:

He also complained about the gamepad touch/screen elements in Batman....Figures.

I have yet to see someone actually like the touch elements in Batman. They could've just been superflous, but because you have to use them, they take away from the game. Have you played Arkham City? I have, and the "additions" that have been made to the game sound like they'd dramatically slow the excellent pace of the game. If WB just offered a way to play with a regular controller, then it'd be fine, but no, it's a launch title, and it has to use every aspect of the gamepad.

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SkywardLink98

32. Posted:

WesCash wrote:

Tasuki wrote:

Different people have different opinions.

Still, there should always be some objectivity to reviews.
I can understand a 7 versus an 8 or even a 7 vs a 9.
But a 45% compared to 97%?
Not sure what to make of that.

It's probably a love it or hate it game. Kinda like Kid Icarus: Uprising, where some reviewers liked the controls and others hated it.

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I guess some reviewers forgot what survival horror games were like and think Zombie games are supposed to be like L4D and COD.

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Bulbousaur

34. Posted:

I say Ubisoft should make a demo so people can play it and decide for themselves

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Hokori

35. Posted:

I wanna see how NG3 does, I'm thinking of that one, but IDK

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36. Posted:

Ninja Gaiden III: Razor's Edge was reviewed days ago. It got a 7.6 on IGN (more than double the initial PS3/Xbox 360 scores), and a more critical 5.5 on Destructoid.

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Hokori

37. Posted:

^great then I'll at least get it at some point then not at all :)

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38. Posted:

From what I've heard, ZombiU is basically a straight-up old-school survival horror game; the combat is slow, going up against more than two enemies at a time is suicide, and one hit kills you. Depending on who you talk to, those are under-appreciated mechanics or old and annoying designer tricks to artificially ramp up difficulty.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xRc1O2rJpc

A good vid of the game, really makes me want to play it . Looks like it could be pretty scary playing alone at night
which is something that has been missing from a lot of horror zombie games lately 

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Magi

40. Posted:

Has anyone here actually played it yet? I'm still waiting on my copy from NewEgg. :(

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