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#101 bbkkristian
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So, Does Tom McShea get a point on our Battle Royale? :P
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#102 AmayaPapaya
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That's cool of him to accept an interview like this.

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#103 DarkLink77
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That's cool of him to accept an interview like this.

AmayaPapaya
It is. I hope our questions don't make him regret it. :P
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#104 ActionRemix
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First question to ask: For the love of God, why did you rate this game so high?! :o
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#105 madsnakehhh
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My question would be:

How does it feel to be a game reviewer without knowing how to play Video Games?

:P

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#106 mmmwksil
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Question:

Did you make that review up just to watch SW explode? Was the opportunity too good to pass up?

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#107 illmatic87
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If you were working on Gamespot during the days of TP and were to review that game for this site, what would you have given it out of 10? :D

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#108 WTaekoW
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Question: Can you just waggle and beat this game? :o

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#109 Willy105
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[QUOTE="gamebreakerz__"]So Zelda is a retread but MW3 isn't? Right........shakmaster13
Call of Duty hasn't stayed the same game for the past 20+ years. It'll get there though. This was long overdue.

Neither has Zelda. Having dungeons, and have a story that revolves around Link and Zelda doesn't mean it's the same game. It just means it's a Zelda game. If you want retreads, in the time between Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword, five (5) Call of Duty games have come out.
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#110 animorphsfan
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2 questions for Tom

First off, How does it feel to be the most controversial reviewer on Gamespot?

Second, Can you change the score to a 10? :P

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#111 magiciandude
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2 questions for Tom

First off, How does it feel to be the most controversial reviewer on Gamespot?

Second, Can you change the score to a 10? :P

animorphsfan

Haven't seen you in a long time.

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#112 layton2012
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One question is whats his opinion of MW3 would he rate it lower than an 8.5 because its a rehash.
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#113 TrapJak
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Question:

Did you make that review up just to watch SW explode? Was the opportunity too good to pass up?

mmmwksil

If he wanted SW to explode, he would've given UC3 a 7.5.

Man...that would've been awesome.

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#114 Lionheart08
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[QUOTE="AmayaPapaya"]

That's cool of him to accept an interview like this.

DarkLink77

It is. I hope our questions don't make him regret it. :P

I'm curious if Bill Gates is good in bed though. :P

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#115 lbjkurono23
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Ha!! he should troll the interview. @Lionheart08: what an odd thing to say :P
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#116 mmmwksil
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[QUOTE="mmmwksil"]

Question:

Did you make that review up just to watch SW explode? Was the opportunity too good to pass up?

TrapJak

If he wanted SW to explode, he would've given UC3 a 7.5.

Man...that would've been awesome.

Nah, that would've caused a meltdown and probably damaged the earth irrevocably. :P

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#118 Jolt_counter119
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My question: Why do you think you had such a problem with the controls that no one else seems to have?

Also why you guys decide when and where to be harsh. It's inconsistent.

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#119 illmatic87
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What do you rate System Wars Magazine and its contributors out of 10?

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#120 call_of_duty_10
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Tom McShea,you are the best reviewer on gamespot.

You do not let hype or nostalgia affect your reviews which is commendable.Emotions should never have effects on reviews and you understand that.

Keep up the good work and you will continue to receive my support.

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#121 ChubbyGuy40
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If he wanted SW to explode, he would've given UC3 a 7.5.

Man...that would've been awesome.

TrapJak

Nah that would've had the explosion power of like...a firecracker :P Plus everyone thinks UC2>UC3 so they wouldn't have complained. (I think UC3 is far better in every way except the stupid aiming mechanics.)

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#122 spookykid143
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[QUOTE="TrapJak"]

If he wanted SW to explode, he would've given UC3 a 7.5.

Man...that would've been awesome.

ChubbyGuy40

Nah that would've had the explosion power of like...a firecracker :P Plus everyone thinks UC2>UC3 so they wouldn't have complained. (I think UC3 is far better in every way except the stupid aiming mechanics.)

I don't.

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#123 deactivated-5d6bb9cb2ee20
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My question for Tom: What is your favorite Zelda game? What is your favorite 3D Zelda game? This is just to gain a little perspective on where he is coming from.
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#124 CwlHeddwyn
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2 questions for Tom

First off, How does it feel to be the most controversial reviewer on Gamespot?

Second, Can you change the score to a 10? :P

animorphsfan
Third question: Why did you take so long to review this game?
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#125 II_Seraphim_II
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McShea is a boss! I wanna be like him when I grow up!
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#126 NaveedLife
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How is it that he had so many issues with the controls (which are not even IR) but others love it.

How is it that they "didnt change much of anything", yet changed the overworld layout, control scheme, graphics, and more?

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#127 Heil68
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Let the inquisition begin! :lol:
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#128 fueled-system
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Question to Tom(doubt he will answer) Why did you complain about something that no other reviewers had problems with(quest, motion controls)? How can you prove that this was not a publicity stunt you are trying to pull? Can you please never review a big game again
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#129 Heil68
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[QUOTE="fueled-system"] Can you please never review a big game again

:lol: Man, this is pure comedy gold.
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#130 SaltyMeatballs
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If this was a 360/PS3 game what score would it have gotten (ignoring graphics)?
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#131 SaltyMeatballs
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[QUOTE="Heil68"][QUOTE="fueled-system"] Can you please never review a big game again

:lol: Man, this is pure comedy gold.

He'll be the first one to review Wii U launch titles.
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#132 fueled-system
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[QUOTE="Heil68"][QUOTE="fueled-system"] Can you please never review a big game again

:lol: Man, this is pure comedy gold.

that was a joke lol glad you found it funny(yes I realize your intent)
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#133 Heil68
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If this was a 360/PS3 game what score would it have gotten (ignoring graphics)?SaltyMeatballs
Probably a 9 because the controls would of actually worked. :shock: :P
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#134 ConsoleCounsla_
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please ask Tom why his review scores resemble more of his mood at the time of playing a game then the actual game itself?
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#135 Willy105
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[QUOTE="SaltyMeatballs"]If this was a 360/PS3 game what score would it have gotten (ignoring graphics)?Heil68
Probably a 9 because the controls would of actually worked. :shock: :P

Not if it was on a Dual Shock 3. Worst analog triggers ever.
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#136 WithoutGraceXII
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Ask why he reviews games based on his own experience rather than just giving the scores everyone assumes a game will get.
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#137 WTaekoW
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Ask why he reviews games based on his own experience rather than just giving the scores everyone assumes a game will get.WithoutGraceXII
Hah! :cool:


Not if it was on a Dual Shock 3. Worst analog triggers ever.Willy105

At least it controls better than wiimote :P

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#138 deactivated-57ad0e5285d73
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Question to Tom(doubt he will answer) Why did you complain about something that no other reviewers had problems with(quest, motion controls)? fueled-system

This is a strange situation, as EGM gave the game an 8.5; "Poor motion controls remind us of 5 years of flailing futility"

What is strange is that some people have, like you said, ZERO problems. This is what I don't understand. Is there something tricky with the controls? Are they faulty? Is it something very simple that some people can't grasp? THIS is what no review seems to answer, and it is a rather big question that needs to be answered for a lot of potential buyers.

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#139 ActionRemix
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[QUOTE="WithoutGraceXII"]Ask why he reviews games based on his own experience rather than just giving the scores everyone assumes a game will get.WTaekoW

Hah! :cool:


Not if it was on a Dual Shock 3. Worst analog triggers ever.Willy105

At least it controls better than wiimote :P

This game uses so few buttons that the Dual Shock could easily handle it without needing to use L2 and R2 as long as sword control was mapped to the right analog stick.
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#140 blackace
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Ask why he reviews games based on his own experience rather than just giving the scores everyone assumes a game will get.WithoutGraceXII
It's not a score everyone assumes it will get. It's a game that GOT the score everyone thought it would get by all the other game sites. lol!! The score really makes Gamespot look bad. Of course everyone has a right to their opinion, but when your opinion is so far off the deep end, it makes you look silly. Zelda SS: 7.5 -vs- Metacritic: 94 Super Mario Land 3D 8.0 -vs- Metacritics: 89 That's comedy gold.
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#141 Thunderdrone
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My question would be: Is your review taking into consideration the quality and polish standard used today in your average, decently reviewed game? Is it still "just" a "good" game when compared to what gets released nowadays? Or is this rather low Zelda score punishing the game for whatever faults you think it might have, even though outside the Zelda IP, this kind of craftsmanship, polish and attention to detail is usually rewarded with much positive impressions?
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#142 dovberg
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I would ask him if he knows how to use a Wii mote...logical question after listening to his complaints.

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#143 commonfate
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Tom, rate SW out of 10.

Also, is SW > OT?

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#144 SaltyMeatballs
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If this game was reviewed for what it is, ignoring past games, what would it have scored?
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#145 Willy105
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[QUOTE="WTaekoW"]

[QUOTE="WithoutGraceXII"]Hah! :cool:

[QUOTE="Willy105"]
Not if it was on a Dual Shock 3. Worst analog triggers ever.ActionRemix

At least it controls better than wiimote :P

This game uses so few buttons that the Dual Shock could easily handle it without needing to use L2 and R2 as long as sword control was mapped to the right analog stick.

For it to replicate all the stuff Motion+ does, it would need to use the controller to it's maximum potential, and it would still be missing the whole thing that puts it all together: your arm.

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#146 OreoMilkshake
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[QUOTE="WithoutGraceXII"]Ask why he reviews games based on his own experience rather than just giving the scores everyone assumes a game will get.blackace
It's not a score everyone assumes it will get. It's a game that GOT the score everyone thought it would get by all the other game sites. lol!! The score really makes Gamespot look bad. Of course everyone has a right to their opinion, but when your opinion is so far off the deep end, it makes you look silly. Zelda SS: 7.5 -vs- Metacritic: 94 Super Mario Land 3D 8.0 -vs- Metacritics: 89 That's comedy gold.

I haven't played Skyward Sword but an 8.0 for Mario 3D Land is something I can agree with. It's great but not that great.
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#147 Shinobishyguy
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My question would be: Is your review taking into consideration the quality and polish standard used today in your average, decently reviewed game? Is it still "just" a "good" game when compared to what gets released nowadays? Or is this rather low Zelda score punishing the game for whatever faults you think it might have, even though outside the Zelda IP, this kind of craftsmanship, polish and attention to detail is usually rewarded with much positive impressions?Thunderdrone
this is something that I would like to see him address

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#148 finalstar2007
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My question is will you re-review Infamous 2? i mean you got to admit infamous 2 review was very bad

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#149 commonfate
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My question is will you re-review Infamous 2? i mean you got to admit infamous 2 review was very bad

finalstar2007

C'mon now we're past that. That was what, half a year ago?

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#150 ermacness
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[QUOTE="finalstar2007"]

My question is will you re-review Infamous 2? i mean you got to admit infamous 2 review was very bad

commonfate

C'mon now we're past that. That was what, half a year ago?

doesn't matter. If Tom re-reviews SS, that'll subtract ANY credibility that Gs have left after that K&L debacle. If they review Ss again, Gs is no longer credible to me.