So I have never been a fan of IGN's reviewers (and since Mark Bozon has taken over most of the Wii reviews, it has gotten exponentially worse,) but a recent one left me scratching my head and wanting to strike an infant.
When perusing the review of "Alien Crush Returns" for Wii ware, a pinball title, the main graphical gripe was, and I quote "The game isn't pushing a full-on 16:9 mode..."
Now everyone who is older than 12 probably knows that pinball is inherantly vertical in nature. Why then would we need more horizontal resolution? It drives me insane:
"IGN's Wii Graphics Review process: "
1.) Start with 10.0
2.)Is the game on the Wii? Yes? subtract 1.5 points
3.)Does the game lack Widescreen? Yes? subtract 0.5 points
4.) Is the reviewer drunk? Of Course! Pick a random number and go with it.
Now normally, I would understand a gripe about lacking widescreen, but if anything, a larger width would DETRACT from the game's graphics. Nothing is worse than a pinball game with massive ammounts of vertical scrolling.
Feel Free to post any other inane review experiences you have had at IGN.
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