You know, The score that Polygon gave is probably the most realistic.
And let's not argue schematics about the art style here, either. It's a fucking brawler. and those are fun, but I can never see them being 8, 9, or 10 fun.
fun like that is low-key, and not a "drop your pants and play this game." kind of thing. The Polygon lady makes good points, regardless of where your butt sits on the art booby fence.
That's like saying that Mortal Kombat shouldn't have gotten 5 stars from Giant Bomb, because it's a fighting game, and I can never see them getting a 5. Or Halo 4 shouldn't have gotten 4 stars, because it's a shooter. Or Forza shouldn't score higher than 3 stars because it's a driving game.
technically you're right. But it's what MK and Halo and Forza do that makes it stand out from every other thing. Dragon's crown, from what I've been reading seems like nothing more than all intents and purposes an arcadey brawler. So I have reservations to see what's different about it.
So what if it's an arcadey brawler? If it's a good arcadey brawler, should it not receive a good score?
I would still consider a 5 to 7 still a good score.