The reviews are pretty much what I expected. The game was perfect reviewer bait.
I can’t tell the tone of this. Like screw them for making a game with good gameplay and a seemingly compelling story (that still really isn’t a given with every video game coming out) or that all the reviewers are wrong in liking it?
If this is some type of comparison to movies, that have an ”oscar bait” vibe to them, I can maybe somehow see (but not share) your point, but it’s still pretty cynical. A story about a father and his son isn’t maybe the most original tale, but if it’s well told (again a rarity, with TLOU being the only similiar example I can think of) and the action is great as well, I’m onboard.
That said, I would’ve bought this game anyway as a long-time fan.
Leave him alone! If he want's to be edgy its his choice!
I don't think it's about being edgy. Not to assume his reasoning but I'm sure he, like me, have been burned by overly enthusiastic reviewers before. For me, everything about Breath of the Wild screamed "not my Zelda." However Dan's quicklook won me over with his "I never cry but I cried playing this game because it is so good" shtick. $80 later I was very disappointed, not to say it was the worst game in the world but it was not as fun as I was led to believe and it was certainly not what I'd call a Zelda game. So when I hear such ridiculous statements like those in these reviews I have to be highly sceptical.