MegaJesse wrote: ZekeFreek wrote: MegaJesse wrote: ZekeFreek wrote:
MegaJesse wrote:... SO HOW ABOUT THEM DINGLE ROMPERS? GREAT GAME, AIN'T IT?
OH YEAH MAN. I LOVE THE DANGIT GRANDPA! IT'S THE BEST!
Wow that's an old meme...
I actually missed that phenomenon when it happened haha
trying to get on topic, I actually wonder how people managed to give DR a rating below 80%, it's far from being an average game really.
How the hell is 8/10 "average"?
Keeping in mind how typical game review sites review their games, 8/10 is the new 5/10 (coughcoughIGNcoughcough)
8/10 is far from average for my standards however
Lemme just quickly defend IGN. As someone who watches and reads the majority of the things they do on the playstation side of things, I have a few objections with your "coughcoughIGNcoughcough". As mentioned on various occassions, both in podcasts (IGN Beyond Podcast 330 especially
) and in his pre-review, just after he got his review copy I believe, the reviewer has said on countless times that he loves the game. But we all know that no game is without its flaws. It is their job to review games, not tell the reader what they want to hear
. However, if you actually read throuh IGN's review
, the following is the only dislike he has (that I could find in a near-only-praise review):
Unfortunately, while the murders are brutal, the in-game illustrations don’t always match the brutality. Spike Chunsoft has opted to use pink blood, which removes some of the graphical oomph of each murder scene. Then again, this is only a minor gripe in a game that otherwise totes beautiful graphics.
The game is not a 10/10. That fact is easy enough to face, because if reviewers just give out perfect 10's the what's the point of a review? Don't go thinking that the fact they gave a game an 8.5/10 (not an 8/10.
) means it's below average, or anything like that, the guy praised Danganronpa throughout the majority of his review. I'm not saying that some IGN reviews often do give an 8/10, but did it ever cross your mind that too the reviewer, the game might just be an 8/10? And just to clarify, 8.5/10 qualifies as 85%, higher than 80%. So even if 8/10 is
IGN's average, I think you'll find Danganronpa scored higher.
I mean seriously, going back to the podcast that I mentioned before, the three guys on there were just talking praise about it, obviously not too much detail as his review had yet to launch, but even the guy who runs the offical playstation blog
was talking about it in a good way, saying how happy they are to see Danganronpa 2 being announced for translation.
All in all, Danganronpa isn't an average game
, and I've yet to see a review that actually says it is. I'll finally quote two lines from the IGN review which pretty much sums the game up:
Charming and well written, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is a must own game for hardcore Vita owners.
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is a wonderful fusion of the text-heavy visual novel genre with Phoenix Wright-like murder investigations and trials. Its quirky humor – made all the better by excellent writing and interesting characters – is constantly unsettled by the seriousness of the plot, making for a unique adventure that Vita gamers owe it to themselves to experience.
Aside from Persona 4 Golden, I've yet to see a Vita game get so much praise. And as a final final note, please look to see the + and - of the IGN review: Out of 5 points, the only - is "Where's the blood?" (And in my own opinion, this point wouldn't be needed if Video Games in our current generation didn't display so much blood.) That's pretty much it.Yes, they may give 8/10s a lot, but Danganronpa beat that. Please remember the .5 in their score. It is there, and it is important