Who actually waits for reviews for Zelda games?

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User Info: GloryChaos

GloryChaos
3 years ago#1
For those that do, can you explain to me why?
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3 years ago#2
Well, I for one didn't buy Twilight Princess after it got that 8.8.
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User Info: FenderMaster

FenderMaster
3 years ago#3
Because... Most of the time Zelda reviews are available before the game is released, and I want to know just how good it is?

I'm not waiting for the review. I'm waiting for the game after the review tells me how good it is.
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User Info: pokemonfreak97

pokemonfreak97
3 years ago#4
I don't really wait for reviews. I might not end up getting them launch day, but I don't care what the reviewers think.
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User Info: GloryChaos

GloryChaos
3 years ago#5
FenderMaster posted...
Because... Most of the time Zelda reviews are available before the game is released, and I want to know just how good it is?

I'm not waiting for the review. I'm waiting for the game after the review tells me how good it is.


But every Zelda game gets rated highly. Even Phantom Hourglass got a 9/10 from ign. Either one has enjoyed every Zelda game (and therefore has no need for reviews due to the series' perfect track record) or has played a Zelda game that they didn't like (which got high reviews anyway).
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User Info: Golden Maven

Golden Maven
3 years ago#6
I'm more concerned with user feedback and gameplay videos. Skyward Sword's motion controls were a deal breaker for me.

User Info: ImGanondorfLol

ImGanondorfLol
3 years ago#7
It doesn't affect my purchase, I just like to watch them.

User Info: PinkIcePop

PinkIcePop
3 years ago#8
It sounds like you're baiting people to say what you already know the answer is. It's an answer that you are going to refute and disbelieve, but it comes down to the fact that the games have been greatly decreasing in quality with the past few releases. Sure it's an opinion, and whatever you believe is also one.

I think you can argue that Nintendo's refuses to innovate their key franchises - even the director has recently stated that Zelda may be becoming stale. Nintendo is a world class developer, but Skyward Sword does NOT show off their capabilities, and to a lesser extent, neither did Twilight Princess.

Not only is Nintendo behind on hardware development, they are slipping way way back in their software department. There are lessons that the entire medium learns as it grows, and those lessons are in turn used to create better, more modern games. Fetch quests were normal and popular in past generations, but more talented and ambitious developers have recognized that they are a cheap, easy, and uninteresting way to bloat games, and have attempted to get away from the "find 3" design. Meanwhile, Skyward Sword probably has more fetch quests (or at least blatant ones) than any Zelda game that I can remember.
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User Info: PK_Wonder

PK_Wonder
3 years ago#9
T3H_1337_N1NJ4 posted...
Well, I for one didn't buy Twilight Princess after it got that 8.8.


You based your purchase on one review? It averages a 95 on Metacritic, even with that 8.8. Plus, 8.8 is a very respectable score. The Wind Waker received even lower, an 8.5 from some reviewer, and it averages even higher, a 96. Not that any of this matters, because, like all console Zelda games, they're both amazing games.
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User Info: ADHDguitar

ADHDguitar
3 years ago#10
ImGanondorfLol posted...
It doesn't affect my purchase, I just like to watch them.
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