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I pre-ordered it yesterday mainly for the free kid Icarus download. Only time will tell if i like it



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It seems this game has a love hate relationship from both average reviews and very high reviews.



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I have to clear this up: I hate Jim sterling and think he's a mighty troll...but I kind of agree with him. I played it at GDC this year and while the flying segments were really awesome, the walking segments were a mess. Not to mention holding the system is incredibly tough with that control scheme. I think the second circle pad works instead of a stylus, and if that's the case then it's not so bad, but analog/touch screen controls cannot compare to dual analog.

While I still find it funny that Sterling, as usual, either is the highest or lowest review score by a wide margin, I kind of agree with him here.



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Blacksaber said:
It seems this game has a love hate relationship from both average reviews and very high reviews.

Indeed. Just looking at GameRankings I'm finding the following scores:

Official Nintendo Magazine UK 03/19/12 Review 91 out of 100
Nintendo Life 03/19/12 Review 9 out of 10
Eurogamer 03/19/12 Review 9 out of 10
Game Informer 03/19/12 Review 7 out of 10
EGM 03/19/12 Review 8.5 out of 10
IGN 03/19/12 Review 8.5 out of 10
Destructoid 03/19/12 Review 5 out of 10

And then there's also the 40/40 from Famitsu. This game's reviews are all over the place.



I havent been interested in this game since its announcement! every trailer after that looked bad.. this is not the Kid Icarus I was xxpecting.



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Smeags said:
Blacksaber said:
It seems this game has a love hate relationship from both average reviews and very high reviews.

Indeed. Just looking at GameRankings I'm finding the following scores:

Official Nintendo Magazine UK 03/19/12 Review 91 out of 100
Nintendo Life 03/19/12 Review 9 out of 10
Eurogamer 03/19/12 Review 9 out of 10
Game Informer 03/19/12 Review 7 out of 10
EGM 03/19/12 Review 8.5 out of 10
IGN 03/19/12 Review 8.5 out of 10
Destructoid 03/19/12 Review 5 out of 10

And then there's also the 40/40 from Famitsu. This game's reviews are all over the place.


Don't forget the 8 from Edge! But yeah, the reviews are very mixed. Guess I'll find out in a week whether it was worth the money or not.



Smeags said:
Blacksaber said:
It seems this game has a love hate relationship from both average reviews and very high reviews.

Indeed. Just looking at GameRankings I'm finding the following scores:

Official Nintendo Magazine UK 03/19/12 Review 91 out of 100
Nintendo Life 03/19/12 Review 9 out of 10
Eurogamer 03/19/12 Review 9 out of 10
Game Informer 03/19/12 Review 7 out of 10
EGM 03/19/12 Review 8.5 out of 10
IGN 03/19/12 Review 8.5 out of 10
Destructoid 03/19/12 Review 5 out of 10

And then there's also the 40/40 from Famitsu. This game's reviews are all over the place.


Love the sarcasim. I haven't read any of Jim's reviews, but have been recently been listening to the Destructiod podcast and he is pretty amusing on that.



I did not think highly of the original but I still had hope for the sequel. That being said, I'll still have to give it its fair chance.



seems pretty consistent with this review:

Sterling can be good at calling out the bullshit, even if sometimes he's bothered by it more than the average gamer.

Together these reviews are quite a shame for Sakurai, they make him look like a one hit wonder...



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z101 said:
And you are posting this bad written review (seems to be the only review with a bad score) because? You are Jim Sterling and want clicks?


Badly written and no need for the question mark after because.