@zero315: Nope, Inception is one of the best movies ever IMO.
I'm sorry, you fault Black Swan for a lack of character development and a reliance on the twist, but you like Inception? That movie has no character development outside of Leo's character, everyone around him is just a gang of necessary cardboard cut-out characters to get the plot in motion, and it completely relies on the twists and revelations. I'd even argue that Black Swan isn't about any twist but about the moment to moment ambiguity and the tension it evokes. Inception is just one big ride to a popcorn twist that is more exciting on paper and exists completely separate from the flat characters and their world.
Then there's the actual filmmaking. Aronofsky has got the edge over Nolan in so many ways it's not even funny.
I don't even like Black Swan that much but c'mon. Your argument doesn't really hold water. Just say you like plot-driven movies better?
Zelda reviews are going to be good no matter what the game is like. There will always be those outliers that give it 6's or 3's but generally the populous tends to frown on those reviews. (You know...8.8, but let's not go there)
Link to the Past is not my favorite Zelda game by far, but I'm excited for this one. I like that Nintendo is gradually changing the Zelda formula so people can stop bitching that "they just made the same game again." Though I'm sure we'll still hear some.
You're right, Zelda games will get praise regardless of quality, but it seems almost every single reviewer is praising the item rental system, and consequentially the option to tackle dungeons in any order. That does sound like a far cry from the handholdy nature of recent Zelda games and even harkens back to the original in a way that really hasn't been done in over twenty years. That to me is the most exciting thing a new Zelda game could do.
It's almost ironic how a direct sequel to A Link to the Past may turn out the be one of the more confident and daring Zeldas in ages. On paper it sounds like the worst idea conceivable, banking on nostalgia while raising expectations to evergreen levels. I really can''t wait to play it and see for myself.
This game is the primary reason I bought a 3DS today. And if you're wondering why I didn't wait for the bundle? I don't really care for the look of that model.
I'm with you there, that thing is so gaudy. I don't like the look of the XL in general, it looks like Fischer-Price manufactured it for them. A big blatant Triforce and sprayed on "gold" isn't really helping. I'll stick with my OG Aqua Blue.