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Varia01

21. Posted:

Drobotic wrote:

I dislike IGN because I seriously think they care too much about FPS games and Xbox 360 to actually make a good review of a good non-Mario or Nintendo game.I think the same with Gameinformer.

I totally agree.

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Guys.
Since when is 7 a bad score?!

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TheDreamingHawk wrote:

IGN is a bad system reviewer in general. a 7.5 is way too low, IMO it should be 9.5

Yup. Because posting a number on their website is the extent of a reviews importance.

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Retro_on_theGo wrote:

Guys.
Since when is 7 a bad score?!

I know, right? Considering the system just launched, that is a very good score. I don't get why people have qualms with it. The reviewer seemed to really enjoy the device, for the most part.

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Who cares what IGN thinks.

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IGN's reviews have always been erratic. Some are written really well, some are written by bloodthirsty pigs bashing off of stupid reasons.

So basically people whose opinions you agree with and those you disagree with?

No, it is in fact possible to post facts like this without being an idiot.

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a. You should base the impressions of a review mainly on its narrative, not on its official score. It's hard to discern exactly whether or not you'll enjoy something based on a number, as opposed to a few insightful paragraphs.

b. I fail to remember when 7.6 became a medicore score, especially for a console that has literally just launched. To me, it's still a score that justifies a purchase, but obviously you still need to acknowledge its flaws (GamePad battery life, updates, speed etc.).

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Tsuchiya

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How could an update be a flaw?
By their very nature, updates exist to remove flaws and improve system performance and add extra features. The speed of your internet isnt Nintendo's problem. Battery life is an issue yes, but since it can be recharged and we don't live in 1989 anymore, it's not a huge problem. ;)

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This is just another reason that numerical scores especially for consoles, need to go. Just give us the article and let us decide for ourselves based on the information. How do you even rate a console from 1-10 anyways? Graded scores are just a way to provide more drama and really aren't worth what people get out of them IMHO.

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Yeah, like @CapnPancakez said.
Destructoid doesn't do scores for consoles and it allows for a much better score IMO.

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31. Posted:

CapnPancakez wrote:

This is just another reason that numerical scores especially for consoles, need to go. Just give us the article and let us decide for ourselves based on the information. How do you even rate a console from 1-10 anyways? Graded scores are just a way to provide more drama and really aren't worth what people get out of them IMHO.

Not to mention some reviews like the one for the 3DS aren't even relevant anymore (eShop was added, price was dropped, etc....)

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32. Posted:

Tsuchiya wrote:

How could an update be a flaw?

A mandatory initial download of 1GB isn't a very inviting way of welcoming the player. Just saying.

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Varia01 wrote:

Drobotic wrote:

I dislike IGN because I seriously think they care too much about FPS games and Xbox 360 to actually make a good review of a good non-Mario or Nintendo game.I think the same with Gameinformer.

I totally agree.

Except they're NOT biased against Nintendo. Super Mario Galaxy 2 is one of the games that got a 10 there alongside OOT and almost SMG1, and they were pretty kind to Metroid: Other M and didn't completely bitch about Kid Icarus controls nor complain about games being formulaic (unlike one reviewer who considers MW3 more original then MK7)

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34. Posted:

While I agree the battery life is on the short side, I have noticed via YouTube videos that the game pad appears to have a removal back to replace the battery. In theory, couldn't a better battery easily be put inside it? If the complaints continue, I could definitely see Nintendo releasing an improved battery that lasts anywhere from 8 to 12 hours.

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vio wrote:

While I agree the battery life is on the short side, I have noticed via YouTube videos the the game pad appears to have a removal back to replace the battery. In theory, couldn't a better battery easily be put inside it in the future? If the complaints continue, I could easily see Nintendo releasing an improved battery that lasts anywhere from 8 to 12 hours.

Depends on the battery itself. Surprisingly "better" batteries don't always have a better charge time

Honestly I don't see why the battery is such a huge issue. The gamepad is not a handheld you can carry around with you all the time. Chances are you'll be sitting next to an outlet anyway.

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36. Posted:

Tsuchiya wrote:

GameLord08 wrote:

Tsuchiya wrote:

How could an update be a flaw?

A mandatory initial download of 1GB isn't a very inviting way of welcoming the player. Just saying.

It's still not a flaw. It may not be welcoming but it's there to enhance the console.
Let's not argue ;)

It could be considered a flaw when it could've already come installed with the console, as is the norm. But let's totally not argue. :O

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GameLord08 wrote:

a. You should base the impressions of a review mainly on its narrative, not on its official score. It's hard to discern exactly whether or not you'll enjoy something based on a number, as opposed to a few insightful paragraphs.

b. I fail to remember when 7.6 became a medicore score, especially for a console that has literally just launched. To me, it's still a score that justifies a purchase, but obviously you still need to acknowledge its flaws (GamePad battery life, updates, speed etc.).

honestly if u want readers to appreciate the narrative maybe not attaching a score would be a better move .. because with reviews the score is the final word ...
yes 7.6 is not bad but the writer's words were a lot more positive than the score so for me then there is a discrepency

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38. Posted:

CapnPancakez wrote:

This is just another reason that numerical scores especially for consoles, need to go. Just give us the article and let us decide for ourselves based on the information. How do you even rate a console from 1-10 anyways? Graded scores are just a way to provide more drama and really aren't worth what people get out of them IMHO.

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39. Posted:

Tsuchiya wrote:

GameLord08 wrote:

Tsuchiya wrote:

How could an update be a flaw?

A mandatory initial download of 1GB isn't a very inviting way of welcoming the player. Just saying.

It's still not a flaw. It may not be welcoming but it's there to enhance the console.

That update is necessary to allow the Wii U to do the stuff it says it can do on the box. So yes, it could be viewed as a flaw, since a good portion of the memory in your system won't be usable.

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40. Posted:

I f*©ķγ love this console... It is da shiznit dudes... 1.7/10 ;)

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