Monday, October 12, 2009

My IGN Reader Reviews

I went ahead and posted my Metroid Prime: Trilogy review over at IGN, and I went to check up on my reader reviews to see how they've stood the test of time.

My, oh my, how they have.

Out of 17 reviews, 15 of them are in the top 10 (88%) with 13 of them in the top 5 (77%). Four of them are placed first (24%; go me!). The other two reviews I did - GTA: San Andreas and Conker: Live and Reloaded - are ranked 25th and 14th, respectively. The only reason I can see that is because I tore them up in my review. San Andreas, being the largest - horizontally - GTA game, and the most anticipated one on the PS2, I made sure people knew it didn't do anything spectacular as game, and some mechanics were broken. I did give it a good score (9.5). Conker, however, I pretty much said Rare should never do remakes. The controls were buggy, platforming wasn't solid, and the humor that made it great back in the day was the mainstay humor we all use then and even today.

However, IGN's reader review system is broken. At the top of the list for Metroid: Zero Mission lies a review, giving it a 4.8, saying it was absolutely terrible. Readers gave it 3 thumbs up at 18 thumbs down. It was the review with the most thumbs up, granted, but those negative "thumbs" should discredit any thumbs up he's gotten; 14% of people agree with his review, whereas my review scored 2 up/1 down, meaning 67% agreed with me. The other reviews above me earned 2 up/3 (40%) down, 2 up/2 down (50%), 3 up/3 down (50%) or 3 up/2 down (60%). By my count, I have the highest Metroid: Zero Mission reader review. kthxbi.

By the way, yes, I love crunching numbers.

The breakdown of my review's after the break.


  • 2nd - Advance Wars: Dual Strike (DS)
  • 2nd - Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (GBA)
  • 6th - Coded Arms (PSP)
  • 14th - Conker: Live & Reloaded (Xbox)
  • 2nd - Geist (GC)
  • 25th - Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2)
  • 5th - Killer 7 (GC)
  • 5th - Meteos (DS)
  • 1st - Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (GC)
  • 2nd - Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Demo Disk(GC) 
  • 7th - Metroid: Zero Mission (GBA)
  • 3rd - Nintendogs: Chihuahua & Friends (DS)  - GotM RR Winner, August 2005
  • 3rd - Nintendogs: Dachshund & Friends (DS)  - GotM RR Winner
  • 3rd - Nintendogs: Lab & Friends (DS)  - GotM RR Winner
  • 1st - The Legend of Zelda (Classic NES Series) 
  • 1st - WarioWare: Twisted! (GBA)
  • 1st - We Love Katamari (PS2)
Why I posted a review for the Echoes Demo Disc is beyond me. If you'd like to check out the reviews - and see for yourself - hit the link to my review archive.

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