Discussion in 'General Sonic Discussion' started by TimmiT, May 26, 2010.
He's probably just still upset about this.
He was never upset in the first place.
It's not even that review that bothers me, it's how people are going to accept his word as fact, ergo they don't get the game and cost SEGA money when they really deserve it.
Well at least it gives Sega incentive to fix some of the flaws next time.
If all the reviews were good, then Sega wouldn't feel the need to improve upon the physics or controls.
Though I do agree, that was harsh. Very harsh.
I miss the days of unbiased reviews...Oh that's right. Those days never existed.
Game reviewers need to fucking learn to review each game as its own. Don't review a game as if it's part of a set. "Lol this is a good game but it's too similar to a previous entry which we gave a 9/10 so FOAR OUT OF TEN FOR YOU MR. DERIVATIVE!" or I guess the most appropriate one for the Sonic Colors review is "Sonic 4 is great howzabout I compare it to a game with a totally different playstyle! I'm also herping while I derp."
And it's true. The already skeptical-towards-Sonic modern gamers are probably going to be basing their purchases off the bad reviews instead of the good ones. Jeez, I give up.
Yeah, as if THIS forum even sees each sonic game as its "own game". Don't want to bring a certain other recent sonic game into this, but I think you get my point. I agree the comments on the review are annoying, saying that they won't get the game anymore, but who cares? Sega knows that there's positive response, and that will help sales regardless of those few people.
Was I talking about this forum? Pretty sure I said Game Reviewers.
Edit response: But the thing is, those few people are so easily swayed by this swill that it's amazing. It's almost as if you could find one of these people and tell them that Obama is an Alien from outer space and they'd believe it.
I admit that I may be getting a hot head over nothing, but honestly.
Well, that was unpleasant. But now it's time to go back to me looking forward to getting my preorder this Tuesday and working to finish my college work in advance.
Usually I pull for Jim Sterling's steadfast appeal to well-measured sensibility and individualism, which is why I think 4.5 sounds like a crazy score and will probably pay no more heed to it since I've already preordered the game with the intention of having it to play. Too much of this game looks and sounds good for it to really be that bad, and too many have given it an above average score for me to pass up enjoying it, but I'll find out what I think soon enough.
By the way, what was Sonic 4 an improvement of? Sonic Rush Adventure? Sonic Rivals? Sonic games in general? It was a lot of fun, but certainly had it's fair share of issues. And I find it difficult to even take his review of that game very seriously, because he didn't like Mad Gear Zone Act 3. Seriously, man, what the hell? That was bloody awesome. Lost Labyrinth's and Casino Street's third acts can go suck each other though.
So yeah. Planet Wisp music is beautiful, looks like it has some neat platforming.
Don't underestimate the power of word-of-mouth. Colors already has people's attention. If it's good, word'll spread.
Only issue with that is that it takes a little too much time to help on launch day. But the game will get what it deserves, even if it takes a month or two longer than it could have.
At least some of Sterling's complaints seem to match up with GT's criticisms of the game, as with others who gave the game a score of around 7 or below. It's either trial-and-error gameplay, floaty jump controls, bad 3D drifting/handling, or both. Also the Wisps aren't as great as they could be. It's still a little extreme that he gave the game such a low score, but whatever. The game still looks good. I'm not expecting perfection yet.
Oh man, Tuesday's getting closer and the wait's getting harder, especially with a 1500 word essay due on...well, last Wednesday now (but I have to finish it on Monday).
If I don't have the game by the time I get home on Tuesday, the complaint department at Gamestop will get an earful over the phone, no matter how undeserving of it they may be.
I'm picking mine up from the store, so no worries... unless the UPS truck gets in some kind of hideous accident, or...
I wish I could have done that. But I wanted the Sonic hat, and there are no Gamestop locations in my city. Hopefully the awesomeness of wearing the hat while playing will justify the possible extra wait. If there's no delay, even better.
Argh, has anyone played enough of the DS version to help me out with some Red Rings? The third ring in Sweet Mountain Act 1 is an absolute bitch to find - even more so since the rings are placed so far away from each other and on separate paths...
The ironic thing with this statement is that he's expressed nothing but absolute praise for the DS version and he's going to review that one later on, essentially saying on his little livestream show thing that "its just like Sonic Rush which is a good thing but with CREAM THE FUCKING RABBIT GODDAMMIT WHY", even though he's completely aware that the sidequests are skippable.
Sterling seems to enjoy bumming everything Dimps touches there hands on, makes me wonder at what point he even got into the series, or if he even likes the classics.
And hey, 4.5 at least means that Sega made a game that rivals Assassin's Creed 2 and Vanquish :specialed:
After reading that review... Just... What?
If he likes Sonic 4 better (which even I can't understand considering how much I love it), that's fine, but I still haven't encountered the flaws he's talking about for the most part.
This is why I hate the internet, forty good reviews and people will say "Meh, I might check it out" then one bad one and they'll say "OMG GAME SUCKS KNEW IT DERP"
That he likes Sonic 4 better and tells people to "suck it up," then turns around and burns Sonic Colors for having too many modern-Sonic-style issues, should be considered a motherfucking oxymoron. The primary issue with Sonic 4 is that it has too many modern-Sonic-style issues, isn't it?
Bah, nevermind. I've long ago stopped actually caring, but when people talk about something, I just can't resist talking right back. Can we just leave the issue of Jim Sterling behind us? The man is an idiot. A popular, vaguely charismatic idiot, but his tendency to thrash perfectly good games shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone.
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Well, at least the review of the DS version will be positive. :v:
Awww, somebody beat me to the punch line
But yeah, Jim Sterling is pretty much just a troll. On the bright side he gave Ken's Rage an 8.5, which means he works the opposite of any professional journalist.
But FONS: Ken's Rage is a fucking awesome game, it's probably the only game that I've played obsessively, with no clue what's going on at all because the Korean version was in FULL JAPANESE. Nice translation guys.
This is the first time I've ever even heard of the man. Hopefully the last. When it comes to game reviews and their reviewers, I've been in a total cave for about a year now for this exact review cycle.
1. Game comes out
2. I enjoy it
3. Lots of reviewers enjoy it
4. One bad review
5. Everyone I know: "HERPDERP I KNEW IT WAS BAD GOOD THING I SAVED MY MONEY FOR *insert shooting-game or Crime-sim of choice*"
It's been said by me and some other people to hell and back, but modern gamers are fucking review sheep, led by the world's most retarded shepherd reviewers.
I can point out more faults with goddamn Modern Warfare 2 than I can with Sonic 4 and Sonic Colors combined. Won't matter. Which one got Game of the Month and then Game of the Year by how many reviewers? Whose game's faults were nearly blatantly ignored by all its reviewers? Exactly.
Separate names with a comma.