I was never to interested in Yooka-Laylee; probably because I never liked Banjo-Kazooie back in the day, but it's sad there is a mixed reception. It never looked great to me and now reviews are confirming its mediocrity. I enjoyed the game a lot, but there are significant problems with it. He gave it a 2 because he didn't enjoy the experience at all. Reviews are obviously subjective, for instance, Jim said the character is crude and unlikable, and that's a negative for Jim, but maybe that's a positive for you? You can criticize plenty of things about his review, there are things I disagree with him on in it, but just calling him a Sony fanboy is easily demonstrably wrong. They both state outright that the game is almost exactly like Banjo Kazooie.
Calling another reviewer you disagree with an idiot. This is my judgment after a little over an hour of gameplay. Most people don't find shallow, simplistic, easy, unbalanced combat fun. You can criticize plenty of things about his review, there are things I disagree with him on in it, but just calling him a Sony fanboy is easily demonstrably wrong. It felt like a chore to finish it at times, but it was solid in terms of performance and gameplay mechanics when they were present. . This is not how grading standards work.
He says he hated the game. Endless glitches, missing segments, early access alpha type stuff. Holy fuck, Sterling is on a roll. Just read his Vanquish review where he played it as a cover shooter instead of an action game and then blamed the game for being just another cover shooter. It's about looking cool rather than having depth and being challenging.
I'm still waiting for the Switch version to get a launch date. Like I'm not a fan of driving games but I can recognize Forza Horizon 3 did a very good job doing what it tried to do and can say it's a pretty good game. So it going from a 98 to a 97 can't be his fault. I died from one hit in the prologue, by one of those little trashcan enemies. It didn't help that it had some things that are archaic by todays standards like collectibles resetting when you leave a level or getting a game over screen when you want to save. That completely ignores the fact that many people loved the game and you may love it too. Decimal scores are stupid anyway.
Mostly he doesn't expand on what he perceives to be problems with the game. First off, Jim didn't review Persona 5 Laura Kate Dale did. I usually agree with his criticisms too :-P A 4 means below average, not awful. From what I've seen of him so far he doesn't do any research and is content in making snap judgments. I'll admit that Yooka Laylee doesn't look great to me, but i obviously haven't played it so i can't say definitely if the mediocre reviews are warranted or not. But none of that is even accurate to begin with.
I don't disagree with his Zelda review, he might be right with Yooka, but it is bad form to make such a video before the embargo lifts, because it sends a strong message that cannot be opposed by people who do not share the sentiment and the embargo is far enough away from launch that this cannot be seen as a helpful action either. I hope I'll like playing it as much as you seemed to. I'm really excited for Yooka layee now, and anyway, who cares what that fat boglin loving foul mouth says about this lovely little game anyway hey? The harder modes don't fix it either. Ah the litany list of reasons a reviewer gave a game a score that they disagree with, Their an X fanboy, They were paid off by X, They just hate X. It's implied that 2B, 9S and A2 have been doing this for a while, so the leveling system serves little narrative purpose, and it unbalances the game later on.
So this is what I'm expecting. The drop from 98 to 97 still burns. This is my judgment after a little over an hour of gameplay. How does having a marking system with even less room for nuance make a better measurement for quality? That's like straight out of his front page. It's implied that 2B, 9S and A2 have been doing this for a while, so the leveling system serves little narrative purpose, and it unbalances the game later on.
I just look at it as a challenge now. I heard that on the xbone it doesn't run that well and there is a lot of frame stuttering. To be fair, Jim Sterling seems to hate just about everything. As I do with Polygon. Did you follow the arrows? As in, it's so bad that he can't be bothered to play past an hour. Everyone is giving him a hard time because they don't agree with him. Or, give me a Bloody Palace mode or a challenge mode or something in which I can continue to play as the three characters while being challenged.
Or, give me a Bloody Palace mode or a challenge mode or something in which I can continue to play as the three characters while being challenged. Same thing happens if you start the game on Hard mode at level 0. I mean Laura gave Persona 5 an 8. I can understand people hating review scores in general but this seems a little off. The combat is too simplistic and shallow, the balance is poor and the character you play as for most of the game has a mediocre hacking mechanic haphazardly replacing the Y attack.