Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze new Halo Wars?

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#1 Posted by hiphops_savior (7631 posts) -

Halo Wars: 6.5 on Gamespot

Scores 82 on Metacritic and Gamerankings

Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze: 6 on Gamespot (keep in mind there is no such thing as .5 ratings now)

Scores 81 on Metacritic and 80 on Gamerankings

Before you start claiming ownage, remember Halo Wars. Also keep in mind that one reviewer is just one opinion, and doesn't necessarily reflect the consensus of reviews. Halo Wars isn't a bad RTS on a console, it's a pretty fun experience that made the most of a bad input method. Would I recommend the game over something like SC2? Probably not, but at the same time, you can spend your money on worse games.

Tropical Freeze? You can argue it's easily Retro Studio's worst game to date, but every studio will drop one every now and then. That said, Retro at its worst will still provide solid level design and sound. Too bad Tropical Freeze also takes the worst aspect of retro games (arcade style difficulty and trial and error level design).

#2 Edited by bbkkristian (14649 posts) -

I'm sure DKTF is a good game, but people here plays scores, not games.

#3 Edited by CrashNBurn281 (384 posts) -

There is a disparaging difference between the Gamespot score, and the rest of the industry. When you have such a difference, it kind of makes you question the review itself.

Most people are fanboys on here and will just scream flop at the top of their lungs though.

#4 Edited by Pikminmaniac (8525 posts) -

I'm pretty positive Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze is a superb platformer. It sounds like it's extremely well designed and extremely challenging without being unfair. That's what I want.

P.S. When has Retro ever produced trial and error design?! I've played every one of their games to completion (DKCR to 200% completion) and that's never been the case once.

#5 Posted by Bigboi500 (28789 posts) -

Halo 5 is the new Lightning Returns.

#6 Posted by foxhound_fox (86589 posts) -

I'm sure DKTF is a good game, but people here plays scores, not games.

Yep.

#7 Edited by trugs26 (5083 posts) -

Given how much I enjoyed DKC Returns, I highly doubt I'll agree with this review's score. But in the end, reviews are just some guy's opinion. No need to take them seriously, and if you need information about the game you're considering buying, I'd suggest actually reading the review, and see if the points made align with your views, and furthermore, read multiple reviews. The number is mainly there because humans like drama and excitement, and a simple score is an easy way to stir up some drama and use it in whatever fanboy argument you have going on. If there was no score, what would people say instead? "Oh if you read that Gamespot review, in the third paragraph he slams the game design for being bland! Pwned! In your face sucker!". That score is there for click bait first and foremost.

Considering the diversity of scores for both Halo Wars and DK, I'm sure they're both very good games for a lot of people.

#8 Edited by PrincessGomez92 (3202 posts) -

Gamespot reviews are fact. Deal with it.

#9 Edited by PurpleMan5000 (6542 posts) -

Well, Halo Wars was a mediocre RTS. I haven't played DKC yet, but something tells me it's probably going to be a whole lot better than most platformers.

#10 Edited by Nengo_Flow (9195 posts) -

thats a stupid comparison

#11 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (12640 posts) -

Atleast it's not as bad as Ryse.

#12 Posted by Solid_Max13 (3468 posts) -

Anyone know the reason why it got 6 here and 9 on IGN? or does IGN just overrate things?

#13 Posted by hiphops_savior (7631 posts) -

@ReadingRainbow4:

Ryse: 64 on gamerankings

http://www.gamerankings.com/xboxone/632870-ryse-son-of-rome/index.html

60 on metacritic

http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-one/ryse-son-of-rome

#14 Posted by hiphops_savior (7631 posts) -

@Solid_Max13: It's not IGN, but I got this little gem from Eurogamer.

The likelihood, then, is that people who played DKC Returns will find Tropical Freeze a little uninspiring. It's a superior game - it looks nicer, it's easier to control on the GamePad than it was on the Wiimote, and there's slightly more to do - but like a lot of Nintendo's recent sequels, that doesn't feel like quite enough. The craftsman has turned in a damn fine table, for sure, but the chances are you already have a table.

#15 Posted by Solid_Max13 (3468 posts) -

@Solid_Max13: It's not IGN, but I got this little gem from Eurogamer.

The likelihood, then, is that people who played DKC Returns will find Tropical Freeze a little uninspiring. It's a superior game - it looks nicer, it's easier to control on the GamePad than it was on the Wiimote, and there's slightly more to do - but like a lot of Nintendo's recent sequels, that doesn't feel like quite enough. The craftsman has turned in a damn fine table, for sure, but the chances are you already have a table.

I honestly like Nintendo a lot, but they really shot themselves in the foot this gen with the Wii U, I hipe they bounce back but they need a Zelda announcement pronto and some better third party, I will root for Nintendo as an underdog but they need some fixin there!

#16 Edited by WitIsWisdom (3624 posts) -

@crashnburn281 said:

There is a disparaging difference between the Gamespot score, and the rest of the industry. When you have such a difference, it kind of makes you question the review itself.

Most people are fanboys on here and will just scream flop at the top of their lungs though.

Bingo... this is what I was saying in another thread. This type of thing just happened recently with another high profile game... the kind of high profile game that if you give the LOWEST review score it could easily generate a lot of traffic to your new or dying site.... this sadly being the later of the two.

mixed traffic yes, but traffic none the less. Seeing as though system wars is about the only thing that keeps this site relevant at all anymore that is a win/win.

20 point of more discrepancies kind of make you wonder... in most cases.. that is a blow out ;)

#17 Edited by LegatoSkyheart (24096 posts) -

@crashnburn281 said:

There is a disparaging difference between the Gamespot score, and the rest of the industry. When you have such a difference, it kind of makes you question the review itself.

Most people are fanboys on here and will just scream flop at the top of their lungs though.

Bingo... this is what I was saying in another thread. This type of thing just happened recently with another high profile game... the kind of high profile game that if you give the LOWEST review score it could easily generate a lot of traffic to your new or dying site.... this sadly being the later of the two.

mixed traffic yes, but traffic none the less. Seeing as though system wars is about the only thing that keeps this site relevant at all anymore that is a win/win.

20 point of more discrepancies kind of make you wonder... in most cases.. that is a blow out ;)

Yeah, but a Flop is a Flop.

DK Tropical Freeze and The Last of Us flopped hard.

#18 Posted by WitIsWisdom (3624 posts) -

@WitIsWisdom said:

@crashnburn281 said:

There is a disparaging difference between the Gamespot score, and the rest of the industry. When you have such a difference, it kind of makes you question the review itself.

Most people are fanboys on here and will just scream flop at the top of their lungs though.

Bingo... this is what I was saying in another thread. This type of thing just happened recently with another high profile game... the kind of high profile game that if you give the LOWEST review score it could easily generate a lot of traffic to your new or dying site.... this sadly being the later of the two.

mixed traffic yes, but traffic none the less. Seeing as though system wars is about the only thing that keeps this site relevant at all anymore that is a win/win.

20 point of more discrepancies kind of make you wonder... in most cases.. that is a blow out ;)

Yeah, but a Flop is a Flop.

DK Tropical Freeze and The Last of Us flopped hard.

lol. Indeed they did.. indeed they did. Gamespot rules have spoken.

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.