Gamespot gives Donkey Kong Country Freeze 5/10

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Posted by T3H_1337_N1NJ4 (2065 posts) 2 months, 8 days ago

Gamespot gives Donkey Kong Country Freeze 5/10 (95 votes)

Absolutely real. 25%
Not sure if real. 36%
Absolutely not real. 37%

http://www.gamefaqs.com/wii-u/718938-donkey-kong-country-tropical-freeze/critic

If you check the more from gamespot section, it says 5/10 in there.

I'm curious to see the actual review...

The bad:

Gorillas are sexist.

Too hard.

#51 Posted by IMAHAPYHIPPO (2268 posts) -

@Pikminmaniac said:

I'm calling BS on this. The first Retro developed Donkey Kong was near perfection and their track record is spotless.

Near perfection?

Was a great game,but I wouldn't say that far

It was near perfection for what it was. A 2d platformer hasn't been that well done in a long time.

#52 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (23669 posts) -

Things like this get glitches all time, but man if it's true.

Mass Floppage Incoming!

#53 Posted by Stevo_the_gamer (42253 posts) -

Possible shenanigans?

#54 Posted by foxhound_fox (85368 posts) -

@Pikminmaniac said:

I'm calling BS on this. The first Retro developed Donkey Kong was near perfection and their track record is spotless.

Near perfection?

Was a great game,but I wouldn't say that far

Had they chosen not to go with the waggle-to-roll control scheme, it would have been near perfection (as near as humanly possible). Mechanically it wasn't as perfect as Super Meat Boy, but design-wise it was absolutely exemplary. That and the level of challenge ramped up significantly after the third world and was downright diabolical in world 8. Not a single point was it ever cheap, either.

#55 Posted by WitIsWisdom (3488 posts) -

No way in hell DK receives a 5/10. Even with the joke reviews this site gives. If it does... it is just something else to laugh about while playing the game and having a good time. I know it is hard to judge by videos alone... but they have all looked outstanding.

#56 Edited by ConanTheStoner (3854 posts) -
@StrongBlackVine said:

@foxhound_fox said:

Would be hilarious, as the game likely deserves significantly higher (being Retro and everything)... but it would make for an entertaining time if true.

So a game deserves a high score just because Retro made it? What kind of shitty reasoning is that?

Also Tropical Flop. Nintendo has no games(3rd party support) and most of the exclusives have been lower than normal quality.

Given Retros track record, it would be odd. The games they've developed are sitting at 97, 92, 90 and 87. Of course that doesn't make it impossible for them to develop a bad game, some of the greatest devs of all time have managed to turn out some complete garbage. It would just seem highly improbable. It would be like expecting Naughty Dogs next game to bomb critically... actually it would be even crazier as Retro has a better track record than ND.

Not even sure what you're getting at with your statement on exclusives. I'd be willing to bet you never played any of them.

Also if you're going to bother responding to me, PLEASE make sure you actually read and understand my post first. I quit engaging you in discussion long ago because I got tired of always having to explain everything to you 10 times. I'm kinda going out on a limb here, so make some effort on your part. Thanks.

#57 Posted by Pikminmaniac (8283 posts) -

@Pikminmaniac said:

I'm calling BS on this. The first Retro developed Donkey Kong was near perfection and their track record is spotless.

Near perfection?

Was a great game,but I wouldn't say that far

It was the best platformer I played last gen and I consider it a threat to the best platformer of all time Yoshi's Island. I just recently 200%ed it and am just in awe of the detail and expert design that was put into that game. You rarely see this kind of commitment and craftsmanship in a game these days. One of only two games I felt deserving of a 10/10 score from the previous generation.

#58 Posted by PhazonBlazer (10985 posts) -

o snap

#59 Posted by Meinhard1 (6670 posts) -

That definitely looks like a score leak.

However thankfully this is looking at one of those "GS flops" we get every so often, rather than an actually poor game.

#60 Edited by ChubbyGuy40 (25967 posts) -

Nintendo already has a review/score video up on their Youtube channel where they quoted Gamespot saying "Looks beautiful on a big HD screen." That's definitely not a score confirmation, but you don't highlight websites that give you 5/10 in any kind of promotion. I don't think even Nintendo's marketing team is stupid enough to pull that off. So we know the review is already done, but I don't think it can possibly be that low.

#61 Edited by nintendoboy16 (25065 posts) -
#62 Posted by JangoWuzHere (15628 posts) -

That's definitely not a score confirmation, but you don't highlight websites that give you 5/10 in any kind of promotion.

Your're wrong, companies will take any quotes they can, especially if its from a big named website like gamespot.

#63 Edited by Lucianu (9215 posts) -

Nintendo already has a review/score video up on their Youtube channel where they quoted Gamespot saying "Looks beautiful on a big HD screen." That's definitely not a score confirmation, but you don't highlight websites that give you 5/10 in any kind of promotion. I don't think even Nintendo's marketing team is stupid enough to pull that off. So we know the review is already done, but I don't think it can possibly be that low.

Their reviews have been sucking tremendous ass ever since the new site design, this hasn't been the same GS. They'll go out of their way to nitpick like crazy to have a nice word count, then they'll slap a bullshit number that makes no sense.

They are never indicative of a game's quality. I'll probably be a 5, or a 7 at most just because it's more of the same. But the game might be brilliant. Then you'll see brainless attention farts screaming FLOP to piss Nintendo fans off, even tho no one hyped the game. This shitty forum is predictable as hell, afterall.

#64 Edited by CARNAGES41 (296 posts) -

No Kremlings

5 would be a fair score

#65 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (11115 posts) -

Atleast for sheep the score will Ryse above expectations.

#66 Posted by super600 (29277 posts) -

@Lucianu said:

@ChubbyGuy40 said:

Nintendo already has a review/score video up on their Youtube channel where they quoted Gamespot saying "Looks beautiful on a big HD screen." That's definitely not a score confirmation, but you don't highlight websites that give you 5/10 in any kind of promotion. I don't think even Nintendo's marketing team is stupid enough to pull that off. So we know the review is already done, but I don't think it can possibly be that low.

Their reviews have been sucking tremendous ass ever since the new site design, this hasn't been the same GS. They'll go out of their way to nitpick like crazy to have a nice word count, then they'll slap a bullshit number that makes no sense.

They are never indicative of a game's quality. I'll probably be a 5, or a 7 at most just because it's more of the same. But the game might be brilliant. Then you'll see brainless attention farts screaming FLOP to piss Nintendo fans off, even tho no one hyped the game. This shitty forum is predictable as hell, afterall.

Actually this game unlike the other wiiu game has an actual hype poll.The other wiiu games that flopped like sonic lost world weren't really hyped that much by the sheep.

#67 Posted by nintendoboy16 (25065 posts) -

@super600: That's what I kept saying at the time. But of course, SOMEBODY used my blog as a "definitive example" of hype by sheep (as if I speak for everyone on what games are hyped).

#68 Posted by Lucianu (9215 posts) -

@super600 said:

Actually this game unlike the other wiiu game has an actual hype poll.The other wiiu games that flopped like sonic lost world weren't really hyped that much by the sheep.

Yeah, i didn't know that.

#69 Edited by GrenadeLauncher (2304 posts) -

I swear to all FUCK if based Donkey Kong gets a lower score than Titansnore I am going to declare the death of vidya.

#70 Posted by CrashNBurn281 (301 posts) -

I am calling bullshit. The game looks good. Not my cup of tea, but for a 2d platformer, it looks about at the top of its game.

If it scores only one point above Knack and Ryse, my faith in GS reviews will always be in the shitter.

#71 Edited by Floppy_Jim (25072 posts) -

Can't be true, there's no way Gamespot will give Resident Evil 6 4.5/10!

....

Hmm, anyway. Most disappointing.

#72 Posted by T3H_1337_N1NJ4 (2065 posts) -

Damn it's easy to troll folks these days.

Are you talking about the review or me? Because I didn't lie, it just got removed meanwhile. I put a pic in my previous post with it.

When does the embargo lift? Assuming there is one.

#73 Posted by david61983 (118 posts) -

A complete joke if it scored less than a 9 after all the hype. Wouldn't expect anything less from Nintendo though.

#74 Edited by nintendoboy16 (25065 posts) -

A complete joke if it scored less than a 9 after all the hype. Wouldn't expect anything less from Nintendo though.

So, you think Nintendo games scoring low is this common?

#75 Posted by V3rciS (2206 posts) -

looks more like a 7/10 title you buy for $20 six months after the game been released

This.... only prob is that Wii U games usually tend to keep their prices for more than 6 months.

#76 Posted by trugs26 (4661 posts) -

I couldn't imagine 5/10, but ya never know. I voted "not sure if real"

#77 Edited by yokofox33 (28418 posts) -

I think at worst it gets a 7 here, but hey, you never know with GS.

#78 Posted by Shewgenja (6937 posts) -

Oh boy, Char is not gonna like this..

#79 Posted by MonsieurX (27152 posts) -

@V3rciS said:

@silversix_ said:

looks more like a 7/10 title you buy for $20 six months after the game been released

This.... only prob is that Wii U games usually tend to keep their prices for more than 6 months.

*Nintendo games

#80 Edited by Zassimick (6001 posts) -

I'll laugh if it happens if only because it will give Nintendo haters some sort of satisfaction and affirmation that "Nintendo is going down the drain" and "that they should go third-party!" I don't know why a game receiving a 5.0 would mean they should go third-party but I can see that claim being made.

I wasn't a fan of the first Donkey Kong Country Returns as it felt soulless but I did see the appeal for people. This one is looking like an even better game, like Retro took all of those old ideas and bred a more imaginative title. I won't get this game till later on down the line but I hope the best for those anticipating it; more great games means more great games.

#81 Edited by nintendoboy16 (25065 posts) -

@Zassimick said:

I'll laugh if it happens if only because it will give Nintendo haters some sort of satisfaction and affirmation that "Nintendo is going down the drain" and "that they should go third-party!" I don't know why game receiving a 5.0 would mean they should go third-party but I can see that claim being made.

"Because Wii U is weak and any Wii U would get better scores on PS4/ONE, which have more power and no gimmicks..." :roll:

Honestly, they'll pick any reason they can muster.

#82 Edited by Zassimick (6001 posts) -

@Zassimick said:

I'll laugh if it happens if only because it will give Nintendo haters some sort of satisfaction and affirmation that "Nintendo is going down the drain" and "that they should go third-party!" I don't know why game receiving a 5.0 would mean they should go third-party but I can see that claim being made.

"Because Wii U is weak and any Wii U would get better scores on PS4/ONE, which have more power and no gimmicks..." :roll:

Honestly, they'll pick any reason they can muster.

You know, your reasoning actually doesn't sound too bad. Maybe those guys are onto something?

:P

#83 Posted by clone01 (23771 posts) -

@Basinboy said:

Tom McShea? Tom McShea.

Why do you all let that guy get under your skin so much? He's just a reviewer. Who cares what he thinks?

#84 Edited by Boddicker (1958 posts) -

If that link is true, it's a pretty damn huge gap between it and the game informer review. I have a hard time seeing McShea give a platformer--especially one made by Retro Studios--that low of a score, but it wouldn't surprise me. McShea is a complete joke nowadays, with no consistency whatsoever. Kevin V's the only one worth listening to tbo.

You know there are such things as shitty platformers.

I like McShea.

#85 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (5018 posts) -

Fake.

/thread

#86 Posted by mrintro (1354 posts) -

I saw this game in person last summer. It definitely didn't look like a 5/10 game.

#87 Edited by Demonjoe93 (8963 posts) -

@clone01 said:

@Basinboy said:

Tom McShea? Tom McShea.

Why do you all let that guy get under your skin so much? He's just a reviewer. Who cares what he thinks?

Because every time he flops a game, it just draws out a bunch of trolls, and the average IQ of this place goes down a good 20 points. You could barely discuss Skyward Sword when McShea's "review" (or troll post, in my honest opinion, as someone who found Skyward Sword to be overrated) first came out without some dipshit bringing up McShea's review as proof that Skyward Sword sucks (apparently, their logic is because he goes against the curve, he's probably the only one who's "telling it like it is,") or they just go "7.5," as if that score is somehow law. Maybe if it wasn't a Systems War rule (or what the Hell ever it is) that GameSpot reviews be treated like the only scores worth discussing here, you would never hear about McShea. Basically, he just baits trolling and it just exacerbates the trolling that already goes on here, which we already have plenty of when McShe doesn't flop something for lulz.

Ironically, most of those people were cows that later began to hate McShea. :P

#88 Posted by Comduter (2078 posts) -

I can't tell if TC is joking, nor do I know what the hell he's even talking about. Anyway, there is no review from GS yet, only 1 review from Game Informer giving it a 9.25/10.

#89 Edited by Zassimick (6001 posts) -

@clone01 said:

Why do you all let that guy get under your skin so much? He's just a reviewer. Who cares what he thinks?

You could barely discuss Skyward Sword when McShea's "review" (or troll post, in my honest opinion, as someone who found Skyward Sword to be overrated) first came out without some dipshit bringing up McShea's review as proof that Skyward Sword sucks (apparently, their logic is because he goes against the curve, he's probably the only one who's "telling it like it is,") or they just go "7.5," as if that score is somehow law. ...

This is my biggest problem with people's perception of the guy. Hate him or love him all you want, but to think that the rest of the industry's journalists aren't critical... well, I call shenanigans.

#90 Edited by clone01 (23771 posts) -

@Demonjoe93 said:

@clone01 said:

Why do you all let that guy get under your skin so much? He's just a reviewer. Who cares what he thinks?

You could barely discuss Skyward Sword when McShea's "review" (or troll post, in my honest opinion, as someone who found Skyward Sword to be overrated) first came out without some dipshit bringing up McShea's review as proof that Skyward Sword sucks (apparently, their logic is because he goes against the curve, he's probably the only one who's "telling it like it is,") or they just go "7.5," as if that score is somehow law. ...

This is my biggest problem with people's perception of the guy. Hate him or love him all you want, but to think that the rest of the industry's journalists aren't critical... well, I call shenanigans.

Certainly. I think a lot of his persona is to go against the grain.

#91 Posted by Aquat1cF1sh (10801 posts) -

It must be time for a headline-grabbing GameSpot review. There's been a drought.

This. Nothing that's to be taken seriously.

#92 Posted by T3H_1337_N1NJ4 (2065 posts) -

@Comduter said:

I can't tell if TC is joking, nor do I know what the hell he's even talking about. Anyway, there is no review from GS yet, only 1 review from Game Informer giving it a 9.25/10.

Next time, try to read the topic. That will probably help you figure things out.

#93 Posted by Nuck81 (5693 posts) -

@clone01 said:

@Zassimick said:
@Demonjoe93 said:

@clone01 said:

Why do you all let that guy get under your skin so much? He's just a reviewer. Who cares what he thinks?

You could barely discuss Skyward Sword when McShea's "review" (or troll post, in my honest opinion, as someone who found Skyward Sword to be overrated) first came out without some dipshit bringing up McShea's review as proof that Skyward Sword sucks (apparently, their logic is because he goes against the curve, he's probably the only one who's "telling it like it is,") or they just go "7.5," as if that score is somehow law. ...

This is my biggest problem with people's perception of the guy. Hate him or love him all you want, but to think that the rest of the industry's journalists aren't critical... well, I call shenanigans.

Certainly. I think a lot of his persona is to go against the grain.

It's to get Website hits. If you have an outlying score you're more likely to be mentioned in discussion and make the front page of the game on Metacritic.

Hits = Money from advertisers.

They don't care about reviews. They just want more hits.

#96 Edited by Joedgabe (4996 posts) -

@MrYaotubo said:
@k2theswiss said:

ok? when a game scores low why do people on her try pull sexist shit against the reviewer?

It´s the way fanboys use to discredit a review these days.

If it´s McShea then it has been McShea´d,if it´s Carolyn then it´s something something transgender,if it´s Kevin it´s because he´s gay,if its McInnis,Watters or whatever it´s because they´re idiots,if it´s Danny must be because he´s british.

lol

But people actually for the most part like Kevin, I myself included. He's like that one good reviewer in this site full of trolls and hipsters. I didn't know Danny reviewed games though... o_O

#97 Posted by TheGuardian03 (20669 posts) -

No way it's getting this score, i say 8

#98 Posted by Pikminmaniac (8283 posts) -

@clone01 said:

@Zassimick said:
@Demonjoe93 said:

@clone01 said:

Why do you all let that guy get under your skin so much? He's just a reviewer. Who cares what he thinks?

You could barely discuss Skyward Sword when McShea's "review" (or troll post, in my honest opinion, as someone who found Skyward Sword to be overrated) first came out without some dipshit bringing up McShea's review as proof that Skyward Sword sucks (apparently, their logic is because he goes against the curve, he's probably the only one who's "telling it like it is,") or they just go "7.5," as if that score is somehow law. ...

This is my biggest problem with people's perception of the guy. Hate him or love him all you want, but to think that the rest of the industry's journalists aren't critical... well, I call shenanigans.

Certainly. I think a lot of his persona is to go against the grain.

I think the biggest problem with Mcshea is that he parades his own personal opinion way too much when I feel the job of the reviewer is to inform readers whether or not a game is for them. I feel he isn't doing much anything of value when he just talks about himself.

I find this to be a general problem for video game reviews these days. I feel reviews should try to remain as objective as possible by informing readers of the type of gamer that would and wouldn't enjoy the title in question. You know, try to see other people's points of view as much as possible.

#99 Posted by GoldenElementXL (2208 posts) -

If it isn't discovered that Donkey Kong is gay it can't score above a 7. That's part of the new Gamespot criteria.

#100 Posted by W1NGMAN- (9922 posts) -

A 5 on GS indicates the game is functional, yay? :/