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LOL Nintendo fanboys DDOS'ing Jim Sterling's website after he gave BOTW a 7/10 in his review.


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11 minutes ago, SteveGrabowski0 said:

LOL Nintendo fanboys DDOS'ing Jim Sterling's website after he gave BOTW a 7/10 in his review.

Yup. Very Sad.

7/10 is actually a very good score from Jim.

If Nintendo could fix the performance issues, probably would have gotten an 8/10. 

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On 3/12/2017 at 6:36 PM, roylapoutre said:

So after a couple of days, I see BotW is still getting extremely positive reviews everywhere with people still praising the game like crazy. 

 

I watched quite a bit of gameplay and honestly, I can't figure out what's so amazing about it... And I mean this as an open world/rpg whore, I love that kind of games. 

 

But all I see in BotW is a Zelda game that took long established open world features and put them in an ok environment with a classic Zelda story. 

 

Am I missing something here or are the nostalgia and hype really responsible for  the positive critics? 

 

I'm asking for your genuine opinion, not trying to hate on the game or Nintendo here. 

I dunno it's not the 10/10 that I've seen some reviewers give it. Its a fun game with some annoying features like the weapons breaking after killing 2-3 monsters, other then that it's pretty much your standard zelda game with a more open world.  Frankly I'd probably rather it not be open world if it removed the frame drops cuz they sure are bad at times.  With all that said I'm a enjoying my time with it.


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My brother came over and brought his Switch and I played BOTW for about an hour or so today. It's definitely a lot better than I thought it looked in the previews. I thought it was really solid but obviously an hour of gameplay isn't enough to tell whether it lives up to the greatest of all-time hype. But I liked it enough that (1) I'll probably get a Switch in the holiday season when hopefully it'll be bundled with BOTW or Mario Odyssey and (2) I don't want to play any more of BOTW until I buy it. My initial impression in the hour of gameplay was it felt like something I'd rate 9/10, which I consider must play. Or I might buy a used Wii U and play it on that if they get cheap and Mario Odyssey doesn't end up very good. But I think my initial impressions were very wrong.


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@SteveGrabowski0

I think I agree with that sentiment. There are things about the game that aren't perfect for sure. Most if not all of them being performance/graphics related. But having played and beaten the main quest of the game? As a fan of Zelda I can't think of a 3D Zelda that's better. I can't think of an open world game I've played that's better. And when I'm playing a game with occasional performance issues that I'm still enjoying more than GTA5 and Wind Waker? Performance issues or not, surely the game deserves a higher rating than those other two.

 

Do I think its the best game ever? No.I'd personally rate Overwatch, Portal 2, Super Mario Galaxy and Bayonetta 2 higher. Even just looking at Zelda games I'd personally still rate Link's Awakening higher. But for the style of game that it is? I can't think of any open world game or 3D action/adventure game that's I've enjoyed more. And if I can say that then it probably deserves a 10.


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There is so much hype because Nintendo is an old company big in the gaming (console gaming) industry, and it finally seems like they are making a great comeback!  I am not saying it is a bad game, that's just why it gets so much hype unlike other console releases.

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On 3/13/2017 at 3:37 AM, roylapoutre said:

 

 

Is the gameplay so amazing that it can overcome no questions asked all its flaws? I don't think so. The consensus on BotW seems extreme. But I guess I can't say that until I play it :D which will probably be never unfortunately 

And all of this coming from a PCMR meme.... Very informative thread guys, thanks!

But your avatar just kept cracking me up.....;-)


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1 hour ago, Aelar_Nailo said:

And all of this coming from a PCMR meme.... Very informative thread guys, thanks!

But your avatar just kept cracking me up.....;-)

I asked on the forums BECAUSE I didn't have the chance to play it. My whole point was "is it overrated ?", meaning "what are you guys thinking ?" 

Did I say the game was bad ? No. Everything I said was based on extensive gameplay sessions I watched, I made that clear. No I don't want to spend 360€ for a Zelda game, that's why I wanted a panel of players to give their opinion.

 

You try to discredit the thread solely based on my avatar, well played :) Btw, did you hear the ironic and provocative tone of the PCMR meme ? I think it works because you seem triggered my friend !


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49 minutes ago, roylapoutre said:

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Sorry that I seemed offended in my post. I was merely saying that I found it funny that someone with a PCMR avatar was questioning whether a console/console game was overrated. I was attempting to complement the focused nature of the thread, and the fact that it was a discussion, not a fanboy shouting contest.

 

Sorry to derail your thread, and apologies for any offense caused.

-AN


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