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Just now, rgraves said:

Loads of stuff, his 'act' has been clear for ages. He's a bellend.

 

Sorry if you had a Sterling-like 'haha fanboy' post lined up fella....

 

Like I said, generally found him credible but this (Yooka) is indeed one instance too many at this point for one guy's opinion to be coincidentally different to the rest of the market, making himself a victim as a result.

 

Even if Yooka is medicore or average, this shouldn't be getting below 5-6 at most. 2 is a piss take, especially for the reasons given. Oh it's exactly like 90's platformers, what a bloody surprise! <_<

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Christ this thread is as pathetic as when people went after Gerstmann for only giving g Twilight Princess an 8.8. Or Fallout 4 3/5. Some people spend more time getting angry at other people's opinions of games they like than they do enjoying the games. 

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No one's getting angry, all I see is a perfectly sensible discussion between adults, many of which are older and wiser than Mr. Sterling, who see his current persona for what it is...one based on pushing people's buttons so he can make a living.  If he was a salaried writer with no patreon or internet profile to consider, would he really have submitted that review for publication? Also, no outlet worth their salt would let him get away with tweeting "reconsider that preorder" while under NDA.  A lot of internet forums post hyperbole, but this thread has none of it, just a selection of calm people pointing out what a crap review it is.

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3 hours ago, deerokus said:

Christ this thread is as pathetic as when people went after Gerstmann for only giving g Twilight Princess an 8.8. Or Fallout 4 3/5. Some people spend more time getting angry at other people's opinions of games they like than they do enjoying the games. 

 

2 out of 10, though. It would get 5 for the visuals and music alone!

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I'm not angry about Jim Sterling at all, I think I'm just realistic about where his bread is buttered and I think he is too. I've read a fair amount of his reviews and they're ok but I wouldn't call him an insightful or particularly interesting writer/reviewer. Genuinely good writers like Kieron Gillen or Simon Parkin are worth reading whether they love, hate or are indifferent to a game. They've gotten where they are through being very good at what they do and without resorting to 'statement' reviews. Sterling has gotten where he has through being the internet hyperbole machine personified. 

 

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6 hours ago, Fallows said:

I can't wait for him to get his mitts on Sonic Mania.

He already pulled that stunt with Sonic Colours, it caused a lot of people to write off what was a really good effort by sega.

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Also while on the topic of sterling reviews bringing him attention. Who else was exposed to destructroid because his 10/10 score of Deadly Preminition was plastered on the game box?

The man has been taking advantage of people's reactions to numbers for nearly a decade and they react to it every time.

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I don't really have a problem with Jim Sterling.   He makes good points on the whole and explains his criticisms.   The only real issue is the numbers.

In many ways I get it.  There are a load of games which don't entertain me.   You could but me a free copy of COD 12 (or whatever) and I'd get maybe a few minutes entertainment before I realised it wasn't for me.   How should I rate that 1/10  or 2/10?   That might be an accurate representation of how much fun I got out of it.   BUT it would be weird not to at least respect the craft that went into it.  And that (to me) says 7/10 is a minimum for a well made game.   So the gap between 7 and 10 is where the actual fun lies.

Maybe that is bollocks.   

 

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9 hours ago, Majora said:

I'm not angry about Jim Sterling at all, I think I'm just realistic about where his bread is buttered and I think he is too. I've read a fair amount of his reviews and they're ok but I wouldn't call him an insightful or particularly interesting writer/reviewer. Genuinely good writers like Kieron Gillen or Simon Parkin are worth reading whether they love, hate or are indifferent to a game. They've gotten where they are through being very good at what they do and without resorting to 'statement' reviews. Sterling has gotten where he has through being the internet hyperbole machine personified. 

 

 

Simon Parkin? As in CBBC Broom Cupboard Simon Parkin? He's a games journalist now? I thought he just sold holidays on QVC or something.

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17 minutes ago, deKay said:

 

Simon Parkin? As in CBBC Broom Cupboard Simon Parkin? He's a games journalist now? I thought he just sold holidays on QVC or something.

 

Peter Simon sells things on QVC. Simon Parkin is a weather presenter now.

 

6 minutes ago, angel said:

Hence the sarcasm. Do you really think it's ex Blue Peter presenter Simon Parkin who's been contributing to EG and Edge etc for over a decade?

 

Simon Parkin wasn't a a Blue Peter presenter. :mellow:

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14 minutes ago, angel said:

Hence the sarcasm. Do you really think it's ex Blue Peter presenter Simon Parkin who's been contributing to EG and Edge etc for over a decade?

 

This is the first time I've heard of him doing anything other than TV work.

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I remember when Blue Peter's Simon Parkin caused controversy on the show because he was washing while on a trip and you could see his pubes while he was getting changed. He now does the weather as some have already mentioned.

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13 minutes ago, SeanR said:

have simon parkin and simon bryon ever been seen in the same room together?

 

Yeah, Byron gave it an 8/10 and Parkin said fans of other rooms should enjoy it.

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