Oh lord, Blinx gets a 6.3 from gamespot

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  1. Damien

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    Everything I'm hearing is that Blinx is a bit of a 'hit or miss'. If you like it, you'll really really like it. If it doesn't click, it's very very average.
    Personally, I thought the IGN score was very generous with regards to the comments. But that's just me [​IMG]
    Play before you buy? Same with almost every game...
     
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    Why not rent it and see what it's like for yourself?

    I would have missed a ton of good games if I went by reviews. I guarantee you will too.
     
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    Gamespot is notorious for low-balling Xbox games.

    They're the sole reason why I don't go by reviews anymore. I rent, if I like, I buy. If I don't, I saved myself 45 dollars.
     
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    yeah but this was hyped as a system seller, and to see it get a 6.3 is pretty shocking...
     
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    Don't even get me started on IGN. [​IMG]
     
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    Oh yeah, it must pain the reviewers at Gamespot when they have to give anything higher than an 8 to any Xbox game.

    Funny thing with Panzer Dragoon Orta, is that no matter what it gets, I'm going to buy it. I LOVED those games on my Saturn, and have been waiting for a new PD game for ages.

    Blinx was always a rental for me, as the only platform games I've really enjoyed are Mario and Sonic games. It looks REAL nice though, and should be pretty innovative.
     
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    Just read the review, sounds /very/ similiar to what I've heard from other people. Especially the parts about collecting crystals being a pain.

    Still want to play it though.
     
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    I'm definitely renting first, but just because of the sheer number of titles on the way. I don't hold a lot of faith in this reviewer - it sounds like he's going out of his way to criticize it. Right off the bat, he's railing against the story. Personally, I can't remember the story of most platformers. At least nothing beyond the standard paradigm of "you have to rescue someone by bouncing on the heads of all the bad guys". And I can't remember a single platformer that provided a great motivation story-wise.

    Later, he criticizes the design of Blinx:
     
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    Well, this was going to be a blind purchase for me based on the concept alone, but I think I might give it a rent first now after reading the Gamespot review...
     
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    Another overhyped tanker for the box.
     
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    Ah, the gift of hyperbole.

    -Dave
     
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