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The_Fox

Kid_A wrote:

The+Fox wrote:

Fanboy tears are so, so delicious. Any time any Nintendo game doesn't get a near perfect score the starts.

well in this case I actually think most of the is justified. The G4 review seems to be blatently biased and over-reaching. I am personally loving the controversy of this game--the negative reviews have excited me just as much as the negative ones--but this G4 review is irritating. Especially because it's G4, a show known for their intense bias against nintendo

I'm not going to say it was a particularly great review, but I'm not sure I'd call bias. Point being, it wouldn't matter how well composed it was to the fanboys. They just see an attack on their beloved Nintendo.

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Chrono_Cross

The Fox wrote:

but Super Paper Mario and Mario Kart Wii both rightfully had mixed reviews that sent the fanboys off.

Can't this be said about all fanboys on all sides?

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It's weird, but the more reviews* of Other M I read the more excited I get, even the bad ones!

The only things that almost all of the review criticise are the voice acting and the controls. I've watched a few cutscenes on YouTube and while the voice acting is cheesey it's not that bad really, and I actually prefer D-pads to analog sticks so I doubt I'll mind the controls that much!
Also, about the story: I don't know any major plot details so for all I know it could be terrible, but I'm really liking the idea of a cutscene and story-heavy Metroid game! I know a lot of reviewers have been less than complimentary about it, but it's been too long since I played a story-heavy game and I'm looking forward to that almost as much as the game itself!

*No, I don't count G4's so-called 'review' in that. Between this and Morgan Webb's comments about Galaxy 2 it's obvious that they REALLY don't like Nintendo for some reason!

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EarthViper

The+Fox wrote:

Fanboy tears are so, so delicious. Any time any Nintendo game doesn't get a near perfect score the starts.

Interestingly enough, the "people only dislike this review because their a fanboy" comments start about the same time too. Sometimes people just call a reviewer on a hack-job and sometimes the critics bias is even more obvious than the bias of 'fanboys' crying about the score. I won't pretend that there aren't people who can't stand criticism of their favorite franchise/company but I also won't pretend that the state of mainstream gaming reviews doesn't deserve some criticism itself.

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ASDFGHJKL

So the verdict after reading several reviews: This is a great game, but the weird design choices might go well with you or not. So the game itself is not love it or hate, but many of the elements in the game are. But it still looks like a very fun game, just be prepared to face off against some unusual game design choices. Some pople hated first person, some people loved it. Some people loved the graphics, some listed it as the only bad thing about the game. Some people hate the cutscenes, some people loved them.

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Kid_A

The+Fox wrote:

Kid_A wrote:

The+Fox wrote:

Fanboy tears are so, so delicious. Any time any Nintendo game doesn't get a near perfect score the starts.

well in this case I actually think most of the is justified. The G4 review seems to be blatently biased and over-reaching. I am personally loving the controversy of this game--the negative reviews have excited me just as much as the negative ones--but this G4 review is irritating. Especially because it's G4, a show known for their intense bias against nintendo

I'm not going to say it was a particularly great review, but I'm not sure I'd call bias. Point being, it wouldn't matter how well composed it was to the fanboys. They just see an attack on their beloved Nintendo.

Again, you're generalizing. And you're also ignoring the possibility that some reviewers may, in fact, be biased fanboys themselves. I consider myself a massive Metroid fan an I, along with many other people here, are actually been really intrigued by the negative reviews--the only thing more exciting than universal acclaim is polarizing controversy. The possibility that I might hate this new Metroid game, to me, is far more compelling than knowing that I'm going to immediately fall in love with it. And this is coming from a Metroid fanboy.

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Kid_A

GabeGreens wrote:

So the verdict after reading several reviews: This is a great game, but the weird design choices might go well with you or not. So the game itself is not love it or hate, but many of the elements in the game are. But it still looks like a very fun game, just be prepared to face off against some unusual game design choices. Some pople hated first person, some people loved it. Some people loved the graphics, some listed it as the only bad thing about the game. Some people hate the cutscenes, some people loved them.

A great summary of the reviews so far. This is probably the most excited I've been for a Metroid game since...wow, maybe ever. I'm really loving the controversy.

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Kid_A wrote:

GabeGreens wrote:

So the verdict after reading several reviews: This is a great game, but the weird design choices might go well with you or not. So the game itself is not love it or hate, but many of the elements in the game are. But it still looks like a very fun game, just be prepared to face off against some unusual game design choices. Some pople hated first person, some people loved it. Some people loved the graphics, some listed it as the only bad thing about the game. Some people hate the cutscenes, some people loved them.

A great summary of the reviews so far. This is probably the most excited I've been for a Metroid game since...wow, maybe ever. I'm really loving the controversy.

Well the controversy is the lone child of a game trying something new on almost every single count. Some people dont deal with change as well as others.

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EarthViper

GabeGreens wrote:

Well the controversy is the lone child of a game trying something new on almost every single count. Some people dont deal with change as well as others.

Yet I'd bet money that many of those same folks will be ready and waiting with the 'we've played this same game before' complaints when Pokemon Black/White or Zelda Skyward Sword come out. There are some who simply can't be pleased unless they've decided ahead of time that they will and that goes for fanboys who will love a game even if it's mediocre as well as haters who will bash a game even if it's spectacular. This is why I sometimes feel sorry for game studios, especially the big ones; because for every fanboy out there salivating at every thing you release there's a hater for whom you are "****** if you do and ****** if you don't."

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JGMR

Hehe, talking about 'change'... That's the major point i guess. The game doesn't really change Metroid's original characteristics, in fact, it seems to stay true to the roots. The change came when Metroid Prime came along. That was change. And now people seem to falsely complain that Metroid 'changed'? What illusions!

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Blink

Well, given the fact that every other big site has given Other M either positive or mixed reviews, and G4 is the only site (that I've found so far, it's not even on Metacritic) that gave it an actual bad score, I'm going to have to call bias. There's no two buts about it.

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Kid_A wrote:

GabeGreens wrote:

So the verdict after reading several reviews: This is a great game, but the weird design choices might go well with you or not. So the game itself is not love it or hate, but many of the elements in the game are. But it still looks like a very fun game, just be prepared to face off against some unusual game design choices. Some pople hated first person, some people loved it. Some people loved the graphics, some listed it as the only bad thing about the game. Some people hate the cutscenes, some people loved them.

A great summary of the reviews so far. This is probably the most excited I've been for a Metroid game since...wow, maybe ever. I'm really loving the controversy.

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The_Fox

Kid_A wrote:

The+Fox wrote:

Kid_A wrote:

The+Fox wrote:

Fanboy tears are so, so delicious. Any time any Nintendo game doesn't get a near perfect score the starts.

well in this case I actually think most of the is justified. The G4 review seems to be blatently biased and over-reaching. I am personally loving the controversy of this game--the negative reviews have excited me just as much as the negative ones--but this G4 review is irritating. Especially because it's G4, a show known for their intense bias against nintendo

I'm not going to say it was a particularly great review, but I'm not sure I'd call bias. Point being, it wouldn't matter how well composed it was to the fanboys. They just see an attack on their beloved Nintendo.

Again, you're generalizing.

Am I? You realize which group I'm talking about here, right? Have you seen some of the comments appearing on the sites around the web?

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TKOWL

That G4 review was so bias. They spend half the time judging on Samus' character and why she's so obsessed in Adam.

I also stopped listening to G4 reviews after they said Super Mario Sunshine and Luigi's Mansion were awful games.

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Dragoon wrote:

I also stopped listening to G4 reviews after they said Super Mario Sunshine is an awful game.

They did? I think they just became my favorite reviewers, then.

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Blink

My word, stop with the flame war here. The site is called NintendoLife. My guess is there're going to be people who like Nintendo games here. So please, stop with the flaming. Go somewhere else, there's plenty of internet to go around.

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The_Fox

Flame war? Nah. Nobody has had their intelligence, sexuality, or promiscuity of their mother called into question.

Dissenting opinions? Sure. Makes for good times.

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