This will be a shorter post because I’m out of town and things are busy, but tonight in downtown Phoenix is the Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses: Master Quest concert. I caught the original Symphony of the Goddesses … Continue reading Music to My Ears: Zelda Orchestra
Now that we’ve had some time to let Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice breathe, I’ve changed my mind on what my favorite track from the game is. It’s not Basics of the Case, although I think it’s a … Continue reading Music to My Ears: Courtroom Révolutionnaire (2016)
Mr. Panda pointed out something in the comments of the last post we had on Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice’s music: The Ace Attorney series has some of my favorite music ever! I always look forward to the … Continue reading Music to My Ears: Cross Examination ~ Allegro (2016)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice: Additional Colons was released a couple weeks ago, and pretty much the entire At the Buzzer crew has been playing it. I just beat the game a couple days ago, and Michelle isn’t … Continue reading Music to My Ears: Basics of the Case
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.