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Weirdness: Titanfall Gets a Glorious Yoshi Write-Up in The Times

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

We'd totally buy Titanfall: Yoshi Edition

There's no getting around the fact that Yoshi's New Island had mixed reviews — we awarded it a 5/10 score, with various major outlets varying from 4 to 8 out of 10; there's little denying that it divided opinion. It's out in the wild now, however, and consumers will make their own decisions on how the title stacks up.

The most intriguing review was posted in the digital edition of UK newspaper The Times, however, as it filled the space for its 5 out of 5 Titanfall review with the text for Yoshi's New Island. When the opening words refer to a "sanitised version of birth", those looking for information on the FPS where you cause mayhem with Mechs may have sensed something had gone wrong.

We suspect this'll be fixed pronto, so props to Twitter user @ClakePhil for capturing the moment; it stands as one of the quirkiest reviews you'll ever see.


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DiscoDriver43 said:

Yoshi Titanfall? MM, that would actually would have been a more exciting game than what Artoon has just offered.



BakaKnight said:

Ah! Typical!

Everyone talking of Titanfall like it's some kind of "next-gen" game when this review clearly prove it's only a ripoff of Yoshi Island!!!



GalacticMario28 said:

That's incredible; providing it doesn't anyone their job, I wouldn't mind seeing more mix-ups like this.



Jampie said:

I love ClarkePhil's comment on it. "I think Nintendo’s lawyers need to have a look at the game." Haha!



ikki5 said:

I await the people raging saying that Nintendo paid them to do this. lol



noctowl said:

It's on 360? I find that extremely humorous given all the "next gen" hype.



sinalefa said:

I am not amazed at the mix up, I am amazed that the writer makes three paragraphs and calls that a review. And the first one is a recap of the "story" of the game.



NintyMan said:

This is hilarious; I couldn't stop chuckling throughout the short review. Now that I think about it, it's weird that the review was only three paragraphs long.



MrWalkieTalkie said:

Basically, the game plays like Titanfall, but you're a baby (soldier) and you have to climb up onto a Yoshi (titan) if you wanna become even more powerful.



NorthLightSuplx said:

Three hours into yoshi's new island and I am glad to say it is a good game. If you were on the it.



zoroarkrules25 said:

Lol, this is the greatest thing ever posted, Yoshi fall would make an epic game, some one needs to make a fake trailer for this immediately.



JaxonH said:


Please. MSNBC is MUCH worse than Fox News. Fox News only gets hate because liberals hate the conservative viewpoints of the opinion analysis, such as Bill O'Reilly. But that's opinion, it's not supposed to be fact. MSNBC actually misconstrues facts during their news reporting segments and spins it to fit their political view. Watch both of them and see for yourself.

I'm thinking riding a giant Yoshi would be pretty cool, eating soldiers with his massive tongue then laying eggs. Yoshi the Tyrant... yeah, has a ring to it



unrandomsam said:

@JaxonH Best news source is Al Jazeera. (I cannot tell that it is biased and if it is then it is biased against my natural prejudices which is the best option).

(If Fox news is anything like the Sun Newspaper - which is what I think it is then its terrible - Sky News (Or the Times for that matter) is not that bad. There is some law in the UK that stops Sky News being made like Fox News that Murdock really doesn't like so if it was impartial it wouldn't be a problem)



JaxonH said:


They're both owned by Mr Murdoch, but that's about the extent of their similarities. I heard about the Sun and their journalistic practices. Not that that diminishes their ability to deliver facts- it's shady but is not evidence of reporting falsehoods. If they don't deliver the news straight, that's a separate issue. And since I don't live in the UK or read their paper, I wouldn't know how credible they are or aren't.

I do watch the news quite a bit here in the US though, and am well aware of how credible the different networks are. Fox News is actually one of the better news sources here. You may not agree with their conservative viewpoints during the opinion segments, but that doesn't negate their integrity delivering the news and reporting on stories that CNN and MSNBC refuse to report (the first 4 years of Obama's presidency NO ONE reported negative stories about him because they all supported him- the ONLY network that actually covered those stories was Fox News, and that is why they have my respect)



OdnetninAges said:


Actually, I've heard that "The Sun" is genuinely terrible, but I wouldn't know, as I am an American.

EDIT: Nevermind, I see that you already touched on that with someone else.



unrandomsam said:

@OdnetninAges What I always thought was :

Sky News is to Fox News
The Times is to the Sun

(What Murdock thinks does influence all but not so badly on the former).



Csaw said:

@JaxonH You do realize there's been studies that show that Fox viewers are actually the least informed viewers out there. They are incredibly unreliable and only work to push their own agenda.



dumedum said:

@Csaw actually there is research that shows the exact opposite. I agree that Fox News are more reliable than MSNBc and are generally very good. They get hate because: a they're so much more successful than the other networks and b they have a conservative viewpoint dominating more.



MC808 said:

They get hate because most people are intelligent enough to realize they are morons.



MJKOP said:

All tabloids are the same in my humble, Michael Jackson fan opinion. But The Sun are particularly loathsome, I'm a Liverpool fan too if that means anything to anyone. I remember watching Fox News during the Michael Jackson trial and it was scary, in my opinion, how they get away with some of their reporting, literally blatant lying at times, but there is very little fair & balanced reporting when it comes to MJ in general so it ain't just them



Dark-Link73 said:

Wow! A game featuring baby Mario rated Pegi 16+!?!? Now THAT'S hardcore! (as in content not as in gamer)

Looks like is still hope for all those "hardcore gamers" who have been whining that they want a rated Pegi 16+ (M on N.A.) Zelda game, lol!



zool said:

Ha Ha but seriously.............. I pre-ordered the game before any reviews came out. If I had read the reviews first I would not have bothered with the game. But....... I would give Yoshi New Island a good 8. I am not half way through it yet, but first impressions I think the reviewers have got this one wrong.



LindsayPez said:

I'm loving that there are other people speaking out after playing Yoshi's Island and agreeing with me that it's a good game! Way better than 5 out of 10. But anyway, that article is funny.



RawkHawk013 said:

@JaxonH Glad to see there are others with some sense. People are brainwashed to think Fox is some horribly inaccurate news channel. Think for yourselves people, stop being sheep to the liberal agenda.



Csaw said:

@RawkHawk013 actually the study was done by a university. I'm not saying msnbc is quality news btw, because I know that channel is awful as well, but Fox news feeds on people's fears and prejudices and will distort news to fit their agenda.



MJKOP said:

Fox has their own agenda and they force it on their viewers. Nothing is unbiased reporting, they don't simply give you the news, they give you their version of it and are therefore trying to influence and brainwash their viewers. They're not alone in doing it though, sadly. Most of us are sheep the media is absolutely terrifying to be honest!

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