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Of course I expected no less from GI a poor review based on an excellent game, by a guy who cant get into the information age despite working at its core. Nintendo has always innovated new ways to game, and have been successful 95% of the time. If i could get my discount at Gamestop any other way, believe me, i would never even read this craptastrophe of a magazine, who are too poor to even send me a paper copy to read in the bathroom anymore. (not to mention something to use when i run out of TP) Well the reason why nintendo didnt give it a perfect score is because they docked half a point for its control scheme that takes a little getting used to. the stand makes it extremely comfortable, and my carpal tunnel splint made me not even notice it was uncomfortable until i tried to play it without my splint. perhaps the guys at GI just have weak wrists, or weak everything, cuz they seem weak at everything they do except for FPS reviews they seem oh so biassed towards in every issue. If it wasnt slander, i would accuse them outright of being on microsofts payroll they way they hype up everything to do with xbox and PC games. they are so hard on nintendo and even when they give them a high score, the whole article is an anger inducing trashing of the game. they seem ok with most PS3 titles, most notably the ones that port onto xbox though.
So for my review, I would like to say that this is by far the BEST original title that 3DS has put out so far, and totally wortth the wait. The story is fun, the chapters split into 2 parts are awesome, the controls once you get used to them are very precise and strategic, INCLUDING the melee, which is not button mashing at all, in fact, quite the opposite. button mashing gets you killed pretty quickly, where as precise timing, dashing and countering give you total upperhand. I personally will join a dark vs light or free for all game, and teach all 5 other players the power of the weapon i am using and making them all change their style to try and keep up with me. Any flaws found in this game are easily made up for in many other ways, and are probably not flaws if you just give in and accept the games new approach. Having an open mind will help you out with this in the same way that it helped you find the Wii to be such an awesome system. (haha remember when GI told everyone motion controls would fade, and the 3DS would fail? This is by far the #1 reason why i still bother reading some of your crappy magazine, to watch you all eat your words. Like when Move and Kinect finally realized how bad GI failed at their prediction)
So in conclusion, and most people agree, Kid Icarus Uprising is far better than a 7 especially compared to other games that GI gave much better scores but crappier reviews to. We completely agree with NP score of 9.5 so I too will be giving it the same.
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