Official IGN Review: No Effort Put In

#1 Posted by Emilio (3380 posts) -

Its kind of funny, but It is nothing new. I'm going to add in some of my comments on the score (because I like wasting my life). 
 
Original Article  
 
Presentation 5.0 
"Even the menus and options of the game are dated. Playing this game makes you feel like you're playing a retro game. Sadly, you're not." 

 
This is the begging of this guy's trolling. It is clear as day, and clear as night. The menus look very well, are easy to use, and actually have different things on screen when going through them.
 
Graphics 3.5 
"This game is ugly even with platform considerations. You may have a lot of guys on screen, but they all largely look like the same ugly dude." 

 
Now, the game is on the Wii, and the Wii can produce good visuals. I want to say that, tho the game doesn't look like Gears of War 2, it does present itself nicely, it does have a lot of characters on screen, and the colors are very vibrant for all the different levels, and special effects look crisp. Also, enemy appearances are actually randomly generated. So if the reviewer actually took the time, he would notice that enemies without helmets have different hair types and faces. 
 
Sound 3.0
"The voice acting and music is awful. If you insist on playing this game, I'd recommend doing it with the TV muted." 
  

I'll agree with the English voices, who sound dull or coming straight from the Generic Anime stereotype. The narrator sounds good, but I can't make any comment on the Japanese voices. The music is music, and fits with the game. 
 
Gameplay 3.0
"While many gameplay formulas stand the test of time, the Warriors one is not among them. This game is so repetitive and mindless that making it just might actually make you dumber." 

 
Reading this review has made me dumber. Every game is repetitive. If the gameplay for the Warriors game hasn't stood the test of time, then why the fuck are they still coming out and why the fuck are they still selling? I mean, what can you expect from Hack and Slash? At least there is a combo system. At least there's character, armor, and weapon leveling. Maybe if it had trophies or achievements it would have been a far more amazing game, right? 
 
Lasting Appeal 3.5
"Sure, there's a lot of game here, but why would you want to play this over and over unless you were forced to?" 

 
Ok, so this troll just admitted that Samurai Warriors 3 has a lot of game play in it. Fucking hilarious. Not only is there Story Mode, Historical Mode, and Free Mode, but there's also that friggin Mystery of Murasame Castle mode where you can play online with a chap to fight ZOMBIE samurai and help poor ol' Tanooki spirits who are trapped in statues. 
 
Personally, I think it is a really solid game. I mean, people love to hate on these games, and I know I'm not a huge fan of the flamboyant presentation (really wished these series went for a more realistic route) but, shit man, hackin n slashin is fun. A "review" like this is why I always highly encourage people to NOT listen to any reviews. I can't begin to imagine the countless games that have gone ignored because some person looking for a good time was swindled by someone else's written opinion. I'm sure this same guy was on the Modern Warfare 2 cock, praising innovation and shit.
 
Want to know what game WILL already be dated by the time it comes out? EVERY FUCKING GAME. 
 
Psyche, guys, I hope you didn't read this.

#2 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -
#3 Posted by Three0neFive (2293 posts) -
@Emilio said:
"Psyche, guys, I hope you didn't read this. "
I really wish I hadn't.
#4 Posted by animateria (3253 posts) -

Wait what?
 
Also a good Samurai Warriors is a dead Samurai Warriors.
 
Fucking Koei.

#5 Posted by GoofyGoober (937 posts) -

It is just an opinion man. If you love the game, go make your own review. Oh and no need to bring up MW2 since it seems more people actually hate that game now than they do love it.

#6 Posted by DeathByWaffle (636 posts) -

It's just an opinion. As it is, the game has a rating in the 50s on metacritic, so I guess a lot of video game reviewers out there are just 'trolling'.

#7 Posted by rjayb89 (7722 posts) -

Ah, Anthony Gallegos wrote this.  He knows how to play games, man.  As long as they aren't developed by Bizarre Creations and stuff.

#8 Posted by Emilio (3380 posts) -
@HandsomeDead said:
" So who's opinion do I listen to? A guy from IGN or an obviously offended fan? 
 
"
Shh, don't give anybody the answer!! 
 
@DeathByWaffle:  
I can always expect every "professional" review to give it a low score, but this guy put no effort into his review. 
 
@Three0neFive:  
Looks like I win yet again! Yessss
#9 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5828 posts) -

Or it just sucks and you regret spending money on it but don't want to admit it.

#10 Posted by Emilio (3380 posts) -
@FancySoapsMan:  
No, sorry dawg, I'm actually playing this game. 
 
I kinda regret buying WarioWare D.I.Y. tho.
#11 Posted by Manhattan_Project (2156 posts) -
@Emilio: How was RDR dated? How was Mass Effect 2 dated?  
 
Its a well written article that agrees with the majority of other reviews. 
Most people think it sucks. Get over it.
#12 Posted by Octaslash (528 posts) -

Way to analyze the only part of the review that doesn't matter. I'm glad they're getting rid of the scoring section soon, now people will have to read the actual review before bitching about it.
 
Also, Mr. Gallegos didn't review Modern Warfare 2.
 

#13 Posted by JJOR64 (18994 posts) -

Dude, a Warriors game on Kinect.  I could loose 100 pounds in one week playing that shit.

#14 Posted by Emilio (3380 posts) -
@Octaslash:  
I did read the actual "review". The guy should have at least explained why he hates the games so much. I mean, saying they have not evolved explains nothing. Also, I know he didn't review MW2. I actually looked this up before posting. 
 
@Manhattan_Project:  
C'mon, you know what I mean. But tell me, have you ever played a game similar to RDR or ME2? 
#15 Posted by Hailinel (24817 posts) -
@Emilio said:
" @Octaslash:  
I did read the actual "review". The guy should have at least explained why he hates the games so much. I mean, saying they have not evolved explains nothing. Also, I know he didn't review MW2. I actually looked this up before posting. 
 
@Manhattan_Project:  C'mon, you know what I mean. But tell me, have you ever played a game similar to RDR or ME2?  "
To say that they haven't evolved indicates that the reviewer hasn't played many games in the series at all.  Samurai Warriors 3 is a very different game form SW2, and plays dramatically different from Dynasty Warriors and the Gundam spin-offs.
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#16 Posted by schizogony (975 posts) -

It's a Wii game.  Who cares?

#17 Posted by Raymayne (1226 posts) -

Oh....so you're the guy round here who defends the Warriors games, eh? :| Ever feel like you're fighting a battle you lost 5 years ago?

#18 Posted by Trilogy (2655 posts) -
@Raymayne said:
" Oh....so you're the guy round here who defends the Warriors games, eh? :| Ever feel like you're fighting a battle you lost 5 years ago? "
Ever feel like you're being trolled?
#19 Posted by Hailinel (24817 posts) -
@schizogony said:
" It's a Wii game.  Who cares? "
It's 2010 and the trolls still haven't gotten creative.
 
@Raymayne said:
" Oh....so you're the guy round here who defends the Warriors games, eh? :| Ever feel like you're fighting a battle you lost 5 years ago? "

He's not the only one.
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#20 Posted by W0lfbl1tzers (1789 posts) -

I trust Anthony Gallegos much more than I do you

#21 Posted by C2C (855 posts) -

Having read the review and having never played a Warriors game ever, I found that review lacking.  Now the reason could be: 
 
A. This game really is bad and had no substance 
B. The reviewer himself failed to better articulate what was wrong with the game 
C. All of the above 
 
Either way I did not like the review.  Going slightly off topic, what Warriors game is a good one to start with?

#22 Posted by Hailinel (24817 posts) -
@W0lfbl1tzers said:
" I trust Anthony Gallegos much more than I do you "
And I haven't trusted any IGN review since...2000, maybe?
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#23 Posted by Hailinel (24817 posts) -
@C2C said:
" Having read the review and having never played a Warriors game ever, I found that review lacking.  Now the reason could be:  A. This game really is bad and had no substance B. The reviewer himself failed to better articulate what was wrong with the game C. All of the above  Either way I did not like the review.  Going slightly off topic, what Warriors game is a good one to start with? "
If you have a Wii, Samurai Warriors 3 is the only proper Warriors game on the system, save for an early-gen spin-off that isn't representative of the series at all.  My personal favorite is Samurai Warriors 2 along with its Xtreme Legends expansion for the PS2, though SW3 is quickly growing on me.  Dynasty Warriors 6 is probably the best option on the PS3/360 at this point, though there's also the two Dynasty Warriors:  Gundam games (I prefer the first) and a DW-themed game based on Fist of the North Star will be released in the U.S. in November.
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#24 Posted by Castiel (2616 posts) -

This is the classic example of "this reviewer gave a game I like a bad score, so therefore the reviewer doesn't know anything about games!!!" 
 
#sigh#

#25 Posted by Emilio (3380 posts) -
@schizogony:  
Me cares. :( 
 
@Castiel said: 

" This is the classic example of "this reviewer gave a game I like a bad score, so therefore the reviewer doesn't know anything about games!!!"  #sigh# "

its not about the score, its about the half-assed review!
#26 Posted by lucas_kelly (769 posts) -

It's a Wii game, of course its bad.

#27 Posted by NinjaHunter (973 posts) -
@Emilio said:
" @schizogony:  
Me cares. :( 
 
@Castiel said: 

" This is the classic example of "this reviewer gave a game I like a bad score, so therefore the reviewer doesn't know anything about games!!!"  #sigh# "

its not about the score, its about the half-assed review! "
Well to be honest, considering the reputation of these games, as well as the Dynasty Warriors games, I think he put in the right amount of effort in his review.
#28 Posted by edinxbox@live.nl (131 posts) -

That game sucks dick. 
 
This genre died out 10 years ago, 
Only crazy kids from japan get this and people who still don´t have a xbox360 to play some real good games.

#29 Posted by sodiumCyclops (2644 posts) -

Dude, the game is bad. Deal with it.

#30 Posted by huntad (1940 posts) -
@NinjaHunter: In a way, I agree. But in a better, stronger way, I feel that if little effort was put into the review, then it shouldn't have been posted at all.
#31 Edited by NinjaHunter (973 posts) -
@huntad: I agree. I think that's the problem with gaming sites that feel like they have to review absolutely every single game that gets released. If it were me, I would choose to ignore that series entirely. 
 
EDIT: I guess I should add that the reason why I think this series should just be ignored by reviewers. Let's say the reviewer put in an amazing amount of effort in the review and gave plenty of details on why he doesn't like this game. Still gives it the same score but just gives a better written review. The game is still going to sell, it's still going to make enough money to justify another sequel. So his review is pretty much worthless either way. Why waste his time?
#32 Edited by owl_of_minerva (1455 posts) -

ITT: trolls who can't afford more than an xbox arcade trashing the wii. Grow up please.
 
My personal opinion on DW/SW is that they are perfectly decent as mindless entertainment, although they do wear out their welcome. The attacks on it seem a tad hypocritical as all games are structured by repetition and there are many franchises that churn out sequels.

#33 Posted by mfpantst (2574 posts) -

The review of this review lacked depth substance and style.   Ok, so this troll just admitted that the review has reviewing it. Fucking hilarious.
 
Hey I know what would make a good review.  ALL CAPS

#34 Posted by zombie2011 (4973 posts) -

You bought a shit game, deal with it. 

#35 Posted by Jayzz (592 posts) -
#36 Posted by Bocam (3753 posts) -

Does this game have Lu Bu?
 
Also here's a better review.

#37 Posted by Emilio (3380 posts) -
@lucas_kelly:  
Oh, you be trollin me! :3 
 
@edinxbox@live.nl:  
You haven't even played the game, right? The genre hasn't died out. No genre has died out. Its just that there's more money in shootan than hackan/slahan.
 
@huntad:  
That's what I was thinking too. If the reviewer took no time into an actual critique of the game, then he shouldn't have even bothered putting it up. Its almost as he intentionally wrote it this way to get people ragin' like Cajuns. 
 
@mfpantst:  
This troll just admitted that this review has reviewing it. 
 
@zombie2011:  
No, I didn't. You haven't even played it! A shit game would be Sneak King
 
@Bocam:  
No, Lu Bu is part of the Dynasty Warriors series. Wow, look, that guy actually wrote something about the game.
#38 Posted by Hailinel (24817 posts) -
@lucas_kelly said:

" It's a Wii game, of course its bad. "

This is a Wii trolling post, of course it's unimaginative and shitty.
 
@Emilio: Bocam's question is a fair one.  Lu Bu has been included previously as a bonus boss.  I don't think he's in SW3, though.
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#39 Posted by Chango (517 posts) -

The Rebel Fm guys are the only thing I like about ign, so yeah I trust their opinion.

#40 Posted by DonChipotle (2760 posts) -

The Warriors games are a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine. That said, I don't have to play this anytime soon. Because the only Koei game worth talking about is the upcoming Fist of the North Star game.

#41 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5263 posts) -

It seems more like you are the troll.

#42 Posted by Emilio (3380 posts) -
@Hailinel:  
Yeah, I think the first game has Lu Bu, I'm not sure because I never played it. That sounds like an awesome ultimate boss. 
  
@VelvetLore04:  
As a fan of a cheap Chinese english subbed version of the old series, I feel like the fighting is a bit slow, don't you think?
#43 Posted by Malakhii (1443 posts) -
#44 Posted by Emilio (3380 posts) -
@SethPhotopoulos:  
You don't know me!! 
 
@Malakhii:  
So 5 green, 5 red, and 12 yellow.
#45 Posted by Hailinel (24817 posts) -
@Emilio: In the first game, Lu Bu awaited anyone that managed to make it to the top of the castle in survival mode.
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#46 Posted by Creamypies (4066 posts) -

What the fuck is Samurai Warriors?!

#47 Posted by Hailinel (24817 posts) -
@creamypies said:
" What the fuck is Samurai Warriors?! "
Do you know what Dynasty Warriors is?  'Cuz it's kind of like that.
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#48 Posted by EpicSteve (6487 posts) -

Those games are bad and repetitive. At least most fans are aware they're garbage and play them as a guilty pleasure. 

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