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#1 Posted by x5el (4 posts) -

If it wasn't for the controversial Gamespot review, do you think Skyward Sword could potentionally win GOTY `11?

#2 Posted by Brodehouse (9950 posts) -

Eight point eight.

#3 Posted by JauntyHat (323 posts) -

I really doubt another website's interpretation of a game will have much, if any, implications on the Bomb Crew's GOTY '11 decision. As for the site that shall not be named's GOTY decisions that's another thing entirely.

#4 Posted by phish09 (1109 posts) -

Who the hell goes to Gamespot?

#5 Posted by RollingZeppelin (1975 posts) -

no

#6 Posted by jetsetwillie (857 posts) -

yeah.

i have to admit that all the time i've been playing it. ive been thinking this game would be sooooo much better if that guy Tom Mc Shea from gamespot liked it 1.5 points more than he did.

its, as you say 'tarnished' it for me.

#7 Posted by BoG (5191 posts) -

If it has any impact on another site's GOTY decision, then that website will lose credibility in my eyes. GOTY is not an objective thing, and is not determined by review aggregation. I still think a website or two might name Zelda GOTY without regard for Gamespot's non-controversial review.

#8 Posted by AlisterCat (5567 posts) -

I was going to write some snarky comment, but why bother. You're crazy.

#9 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -
@AlisterCat said:

I was going to write some snarky comment, but why bother. You're crazy.

I rolled my eyes pretty hard.
#10 Posted by Milkman (16798 posts) -

Stop it.

#11 Posted by sgjackson (529 posts) -

Honestly, 7.5's about where I would score the game bro. It was ok, but not great.

Also being invested in review scores is stupid blah blah /yawn

#12 Posted by mordukai (7150 posts) -

@phish09 said:

Who the hell goes to Gamespot?

The OP.

#13 Posted by BeachThunder (11941 posts) -

The quality of the game is dictated by Gamespot's score.

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#14 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

Subtle troll, or new to the scene? You decide.

#15 Posted by x5el (4 posts) -

My question is legit, how am I trolling? scuse me, ravenlight, do you know what trolling means?

#16 Edited by UltorOscariot (202 posts) -

Gamespot has about as much credibility as a Gamefaqs message board, so I doubt it. I think to some extent, Skyrim drank it's milkshake. They came out at a out the same time and both scratch the "large world and swords" itch, at an unfairly deconstructionist level. Edit: and though it goes without saying, maybe it didn't resonate with critics in the same way it appears to have with the OP. You are allowed to like games critics don't heap praise on..

#17 Posted by RollingZeppelin (1975 posts) -

@x5el said:

My question is legit, how am I trolling? scuse me, ravenlight, do you know what trolling means?

Legitimate, yes. Intelligent, no.

#18 Posted by CptBedlam (4451 posts) -

@x5el: You sound like a clueless fanboy. Who the eff cares? Get a life....

#19 Posted by jetsetwillie (857 posts) -

@x5el said:

My question is legit, how am I trolling? scuse me, ravenlight, do you know what trolling means?

ok then,

tell us in your opinion how will the gamespot review have any bearing what so ever on giantbombs game of the year discussions.

#20 Posted by RazielCuts (2954 posts) -

@UltorOscariot said:

Gamespot has about as much credibility as a Gamefaqs message board, so I doubt it. I think to some extent, Skyrim drank it's milkshake. They came out at a out the same time and both scratch the "large world and swords" itch, at an unfairly deconstructionist level.

I agree, and not to be a dick about it but I think Skyrim is like the big boys Zelda now. Zelda has changed about 5% since Link to the Past where as Skyrim is a whole world of change, literally.

#21 Edited by x5el (4 posts) -

well giantbomb used to be affiliated with gamespot, correct jetset? or am i wrong?

#22 Posted by CptBedlam (4451 posts) -

@x5el said:

well giantbomb used to be gamespot, correct jetset? or am i wrong?

You got to be kidding me .... I hope you are trolling on purpose. If not then that's just sad for you.

#23 Posted by MideonNViscera (2257 posts) -

Well I'd give the game a 0 for having motion controls, so I don't find Gamespot's review controversial in the slightest haha If you can plug in a real controller and play it, it can have a 50.

#24 Posted by x5el (4 posts) -

I thought the GB staff used to work for Gamespot. sorry if I'm wrong

#25 Edited by ProfessorEss (7376 posts) -

@x5el said:

well giantbomb used to be affiliated with gamespot, correct jetset? or am i wrong?

No. The Giant Bomb staff used to work at Gamespot, but the two sites have never had any affiliation.

Gamespot's review will effect it's chances of winning Gamespot's GotY, and GiantBomb's review will effect it's chances of winning GiantBomb's GotY.

(Seems like that shouldn't have to be said.)

#26 Posted by CptBedlam (4451 posts) -

@x5el said:

I thought the GB staff used to work for Gamespot. sorry if I'm wrong

Some of them. Why would they give a shit about what Gamespot is now?

Also, caring about scores and goty awards like that is for fanboys.

#27 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

I heard Shigeru Miyamoto cried when he read that Gamespot review. He was going to quit working for Nintendo because of it. True Story, Bro.

#28 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -

Only if you're stupid enough to care about scores.

#29 Posted by jetsetwillie (857 posts) -

@x5el said:

I thought the GB staff used to work for Gamespot. sorry if I'm wrong

the keyword there is 'used', past tense, not any more.

unless the giantbomb guys are scared of the guys at gamespot and the gamespot guys bully the giantbomb guys in the playground after work and force them to rethink the game of the year deliberations otherwise they'll thump them in the arm pretty hard.

i could be wrong though, sorry if i am

#30 Edited by Mr_Skeleton (5144 posts) -

8.8?! Wait a minute...

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7.5?!

#31 Posted by jetsetwillie (857 posts) -

@MideonNViscera said:

Well I'd give the game a 0 for having motion controls, so I don't find Gamespot's review controversial in the slightest haha If you can plug in a real controller and play it, it can have a 50.

you know, if you actually tried the motion controls you'd realise that its fantastic and work perfectly.

#32 Posted by buttle826 (121 posts) -

Even if Giant Bomb cared one iota about Gamespot's review, I don't see how it would make a difference, as their opinions are essentially the same.

4 stars = about an 8

7.5 = about an 8

#33 Posted by FCKSNAP (2299 posts) -

The review tarnished the whole console in general. Even the games I've already played.

#34 Edited by Tebbit (4465 posts) -

@phish09 said:

Who the hell goes to Gamespot?

Considering it's the most visited gaming website on the entire internet, behind IGN... quite a few people.

@Snapstacle said:

The review tarnished the whole console in general. Even the games I've already played.

I can't even look Satoru Iwata in the eye.

#35 Posted by Klei (1768 posts) -

Gamespot giving Skyward Sword a 7.5 is like Destructoid giving AC2 a 4 back in the days. 
 
In both of these situations, the reviewer speaks out with opinions, not facts. Good reviews are the ones that states facts, not opinions. Because, you know, I don't give a shit about some unknown journalist from another country's opinion over a said game. I really don't.

#36 Posted by Tebbit (4465 posts) -

@Klei said:

Gamespot giving Skyward Sword a 7.5 is like Destructoid giving AC2 a 4 back in the days. In both of these situations, the reviewer speaks out with opinions, not facts. Good reviews are the ones that states facts, not opinions. Because, you know, I don't give a shit about some unknown journalist from another country's opinion over a said game. I really don't.

I would argue that almost every review ever written since the beginning of time is based on a combination of opinions and facts. This ain't a zero-sum game, son!

#37 Posted by Enigma777 (6073 posts) -

Wat? 
 
I was expecting something about Metacritic when I clicked on this thread. I was prepared to point and laugh at the stupidity of the OP but this... I don't even...

#38 Posted by RollingZeppelin (1975 posts) -

This thread is full of fail, I think we can end our deliberations here.

Thread adjourned.

#39 Posted by Tireyo (6413 posts) -

Nah, Skyward Sword is the fastest selling Zelda game of all time. Nintendo sold many copies of Skyward Sword! And guess what? I love the game, and I don't care about other peoples opinion about it, especially critics.

#40 Posted by NTM (7379 posts) -

How ignorant can you get?

#41 Edited by Dany (7887 posts) -

The giantbomb staff ysed to work at gamespot in 2007/2008. Besides that common affiliation there is nothing that binds the two companies together. They are different corporations run by different companies.

Therefore the score on gamespot has NO MEANING to the GOTY of giantbomb or the other way around. Whether this guy is 'trolling' or not at least answer his questions you jerks.

#42 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4513 posts) -

Well, people have already called you out for trolling so my job is done. All I have left to say...or rather ask, is that can we please, please have a posting requirement in place before people can actually make threads? It would cut out a lot of this bullshit whether it's an actual troll or not.

Also, I feel this picture is appropriate to this thread somehow:

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#43 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -

If a website was going to give Skyward Sword game of the year but then saw that Gamespot gave it a 7.5 and didn't, that website would loose all credibility and their game of the year choice wouldn't matter.

#44 Posted by EdIsCool (1122 posts) -

Its a review, its purpose is to tarnish i.e point out flaws...and burst hype. If the hype hadnt been burst, would there be hype? Seems to be your question.

#45 Posted by sgjackson (529 posts) -

so i'm curious if anyone thinks skyward sword was a serious goty contender in the first place.

#46 Posted by OldGuy (1557 posts) -

Let's see if I can put a stop to this...
 
Since it's a given that Gamespot is soooo all powerful (see it addressing the adoring mob at Nuremberg) and evil (its mustache bristling in the sunshine) it is obvious that this has not just destroyed this Zelda game for everyone but it has ruined the entire Zelda franchise. Nintendo should fold its tent and go home. Hitler, the SS, the Gestapo and every other Nazi all working at peak efficiency couldn't have done a better job.
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Godwin's Law has now been activated. The thread must now end.

#47 Posted by TooWalrus (13200 posts) -

Absolutely yes.

#48 Posted by Zippedbinders (997 posts) -

@sgjackson said:

so i'm curious if anyone thinks skyward sword was a serious goty contender in the first place.

It has a bearded flying whale god.

It IS my 2011 GOTY. Fuck Skyrim.

#49 Posted by Boiglenoight (537 posts) -

A thousand facepalms.

#50 Posted by iAmJohn (6120 posts) -

@OldGuy said:

Let's see if I can put a stop to this...

Since it's a given that Gamespot is soooo all powerful (see it addressing the adoring mob at Nuremberg) and evil (its mustache bristling in the sunshine) it is obvious that this has not just destroyed this Zelda game for everyone but it has ruined the entire Zelda franchise. Nintendo should fold its tent and go home. Hitler, the SS, the Gestapo and every other Nazi all working at peak efficiency couldn't have done a better job. ---------Godwin's Law has now been activated. The thread must now end.

You've done God's work today, friend.