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Ocarina of Time? That wasn't even good when it was new.
In the collective eyes of its audience it was, and that's all that matters for this list. If we always tried to take every single opinion like yours, we'd never have any games become highly rated.
Ocarina should be remembered for how great it was when it when it came out. It's hard to pass, only because of the impact it made. Everything else about it has been done better, but there aren't a lot of games that have been loved so widely at its time like OoT. A lot of those games on the list, I don't remember having as big an imprint. MGS3 feels like it should be higher to me, as I remember a lot of people loving that game and it was an excellent game as well.
There are certain things pre-release reviewers weren't allowed to talk about in their reviews.
i must be misunderstanding what you meant by 'paid review' then.
While MGS2 ranks as the best MGS game, that list is irrelevant.
it's not that hard to make a case that MGS2 has the best gameplay in the series. everyone knows how the story was "bad", when it was most likely just highly misunderstood, which all postmodern works are. oh yeah and raiden "sucked", which is just unfortunate opinion.