When I first started playing Breath of the Wild, I decided that I would do an early review of the first ten hours. However I got so engrossed into exploring every possible nook and cranny when I wasn’t making progress … Continue reading The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Review: The First 20 Hours
(I promise the above picture of Sufjan Stevens is at least sort of relevant. Kind of. *squint*) Because I have decided to have absolutely no chill in the Year of our Lord 2017, I’ve already read four books since … Continue reading The Quick and the Queer – Short LGBT+ Book Reviews, pt 1
This semester of Anime Club introduced a bunch of new shows for me to watch, thanks to the strong selection of anime that were released in the Fall season. Dabbling in the new shows is fun, but it also gave … Continue reading Scoring the Best and Worst Anime I’ve Seen Round 10
Original video animations, OVA’s for short, are commonly made for popular anime series. They often explore original storylines not in the show, or adapt scenarios that we’re familiar with. They usually are the same length as a regular episode, but … Continue reading OVA Minireviews (Gurren Lagann Edition)
The risk of playing an older game that’s widely adored by its fans (cough cough Final Fantasy VII cough cough) is that sometimes it can give newcomers unrealistic expectations. The game is expected to be amazing because of the nostalgia … Continue reading Chrono Trigger: A Nostalgic Epic
God dammit, Arrow, with your amazing trailers.
After one subpar season followed by one plain bad season, I was about ready to give up Arrow. Coming from someone who has been a huge fan over the last five years, that’s saying a lot. But right when I’m on the precipice of peacing out for good, Arrow brings us this trailer in preparation for its premiere:
Where have all the good reviews gone?
When I first read IGN’s relatively harsh review of Ace Attorney 6: Spirit of Justice, my heart sank a little. As a game I have been looking forward to since it was announced, and as an avid series fan, I wanted the score to be higher. I don’t know–maybe in my narcissistic bubble I just want everyone to love the game as much as me.
When I went to Metacritic, however, my disappointment shifted to relief….and then something more akin to rage. Turns out that Spirit of Justice is sitting pretty at a high 82 rating, and IGN’s review of the game was the lowest out there.
I took some time to meditate on my rage. Really let it percolate. Because as a fan, I know how I am. When I recommend something to someone, and they hate it, my first emotion is intense, world-burning hatred. But when I let it subside, I fall back down to the rationale human emotion of it’s their opinion, and they’re perfectly entitled to that, and not everything is for everyone.
So I gave it some time, and the anger did sort of melt away. But what was left was confusion. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that I had some legitimate gripes with the review, and by extension, reviews as a whole.