Who doesn't love Sonic the Hedgehog? Apparently Matt Casamassina over at IGN, since his recent review of Sonic and the Black Knight scored it at an unthinkable 3.9. What is a fanboy to do when they find out the game they've been looking forward to might not be that good? If you guessed that the fanboy would stop for a moment to think rationally and decide that either maybe they hyped the game up for themselves too much, or that maybe they and the reviewer have different tastes and that difference of opinion is allowed, you guessed wrong.
Something I've noticed in the last couple weeks are accusations from fanboys that giving a high or low score to a game gives some sort of perverse sexual pleasure to the reviewer. Trust me, I've tried it - attempting to wank to the thought of Halo Wars getting a 2.0 didn't do it for me. Giving Imagine: Babiez an 8.3 did though, but I think that's just because an 8 looks like boobs.
Some people saw that Nintendo Power (the magazine owned by Nintendo that named Shadow the Hedgehog the "Best Platformer of the Year" in 2005) gave Sonic and the Black Knight an 8. Others noticed that 3.9 is a lower score given to totally dissimilar games by completely different reviewers. Everyone came to the same conclusion though: BIAS!
A lot of people think giving a game anything lower than a 5 is just "mean". Why are reviewers such assholes!?
A few commenters just start defending the game, without having played it, with some REALLY terrible logic:
I don't really know what this one is saying (I think it's in Portuguese...), but I do know that it starts out with "Drug of Nintendistas", and that's good enough for me. Also, Nintendista is my new nickname for Holmes.
And finally, some people provide some helpful closing comments:
See you next week for the Miami edition of Fanboy Friday!
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