Yooka-Laylee reviews are coming out and thoughts are ...mixed

Eric the Orange

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Yooka-Laylee Review date came up today and as reviews come out they are ranging from 8/10 to a 2/10. As of writing only 6 reviews exist. But I'll be interested to see how this goes as more come out.

According to Metacritic

Multiplayer.it 8/10


Game Informer 8/10

PC Gamer 6.8/10


Polygon 5.5/10


Let's Play Video Games 3.5/10

Jim Sterling 2/10

EDIT: OK more reviews coming in, not gonna list them all but I'll post some meta critic stats here. (I believe Positive is 10-7.1, Mixed is 7-5.1, and Negative is 5-0)

PS4 version
Average Score: 6.7
Positive: 11
Mixed: 18
Negative: 2

PC Version
Average Score: 7.2
Positive: 10
Mixed: 4
Negative: 1

XB1 Version
Average Score: 7.3
Positive: 17
Mixed: 9
Negative: 1
 

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Anyone willing to take bets on if/when Jim's website gets DDOS'd again? That's been quite the running theme whenever he rates something below a 9 these days. I mean Laura gave Persona 5 an 8.5 instead of the perfect 10 it obviously deserves! I didn't read the review of course, I just skipped to the end to save myself from potential spoilers. But still!

OT: I was never into these types of games and after Mighty #9 showed how games made to cash in on nostalgia can still fall on their dick and fail horribly, i'd not be surprised if this is another hit to Kickstarter's reputation. Now all it takes is for Bloodstained to end up being garbage and it proves that nostalgia for nostalgia's sake is a bad idea.
 

Eric the Orange

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Lisker84 said:
To be fair, Jim Sterling seems to hate just about everything.
According to meta critic Jim rates games 0.5 points lower than average. Which doesn't really seem significant enough to say he "hates everything".
 

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Eric the Orange said:
The Wykydtron said:
nostalgia for nostalgia's sake is a bad idea.
Eh I dunno, Shovel Knight is a nostalgia fueled game and that game sold well and was reviewed well.
The Shovel Knight devs paid very close attention to gameplay and aesthetics while also ditching outmoded mechanics and embracing new ones. They didn't just throw some lazy pixel art on top of a half-baked platformer engine and call it a day.
 

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Holy fuck, Sterling is on a roll.

Lisker84 said:
To be fair, Jim Sterling seems to hate just about everything.
He gave Nier: Automata a 9/10 like a week ago.
And Horizon Zero Dawn a 9.5/10 before that.
That's like straight out of his front page. I don't even follow the guy.
 

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like that idiot Jim even matters.


Johnny Novgorod said:
Holy fuck, Sterling is on a roll.

Lisker84 said:
To be fair, Jim Sterling seems to hate just about everything.
He gave Nier: Automata a 9/10 like a week ago.
And Horizon Zero Dawn a 9.5/10 before that.
That's like straight out of his front page. I don't even follow the guy.
thats cause Jims a Sony Fanboy
 

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Didn't expect very much from this game after watching the demo a few weeks ago. The worlds seem so empty and sterile.
I think i'm gonna pass on this one.
 

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Yoshi178 said:
like that idiot Jim even matters.

like that idiot Jim even matters

Johnny Novgorod said:
Holy fuck, Sterling is on a roll.

Lisker84 said:
To be fair, Jim Sterling seems to hate just about everything.
He gave Nier: Automata a 9/10 like a week ago.
And Horizon Zero Dawn a 9.5/10 before that.
That's like straight out of his front page. I don't even follow the guy.
thats cause Jims a Sony Fanboy
found the Zelda fanboy
 
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MCerberus said:
Yoshi178 said:
like that idiot Jim even matters.

like that idiot Jim even matters

Johnny Novgorod said:
Holy fuck, Sterling is on a roll.

Lisker84 said:
To be fair, Jim Sterling seems to hate just about everything.
He gave Nier: Automata a 9/10 like a week ago.
And Horizon Zero Dawn a 9.5/10 before that.
That's like straight out of his front page. I don't even follow the guy.
thats cause Jims a Sony Fanboy
found the Zelda fanboy
He's still asshurt that Jim gave BotW 7/10. The drop from 98 to 97 still burns.
 

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Eric the Orange said:
Yooka-Laylee Review date came up today and as reviews come out they are ranging from 8/10 to a 2/10. As of writing only 6 reviews exist. But I'll be interested to see how this goes as more come out.


Polygon 5.5/10


Jim Sterling 2/10
I am surprised Jim Sterling gave such a low score, and I don't bother with Polygon, because they're whiny, pompous, know-nothing-know-it-all assholes.

I was never to interested in Yooka-Laylee; probably because I never liked Banjo-Kazooie back in the day, but it's sad there is a mixed reception. ACG gave it a "Wait, For A Sale" rating and a "Rental" (if playing the PC version).
 

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Bilious Green said:
MCerberus said:
Yoshi178 said:
like that idiot Jim even matters.

like that idiot Jim even matters

Johnny Novgorod said:
Holy fuck, Sterling is on a roll.

Lisker84 said:
To be fair, Jim Sterling seems to hate just about everything.
He gave Nier: Automata a 9/10 like a week ago.
And Horizon Zero Dawn a 9.5/10 before that.
That's like straight out of his front page. I don't even follow the guy.
thats cause Jims a Sony Fanboy
found the Zelda fanboy
He's still asshurt that Jim gave BotW 7/10. The drop from 98 to 97 still burns.
looking at the BotW Metacritic page Jims score isn't even on the list. So it going from a 98 to a 97 can't be his fault.

http://www.metacritic.com/game/wii-u/the-legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-wild
 

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Bilious Green said:
MCerberus said:
Yoshi178 said:
like that idiot Jim even matters.


Johnny Novgorod said:
Holy fuck, Sterling is on a roll.

Lisker84 said:
To be fair, Jim Sterling seems to hate just about everything.
He gave Nier: Automata a 9/10 like a week ago.
And Horizon Zero Dawn a 9.5/10 before that.
That's like straight out of his front page. I don't even follow the guy.
thats cause Jims a Sony Fanboy
found the Zelda fanboy
He's still asshurt that Jim gave BotW 7/10. The drop from 98 to 97 still burns.
He gave Nier: Automata a 9/10 like a .- Console exclusive to PS4
And Horizon Zero Dawn a 9.5/10 before that. - PS4 exclusive

and oh look, he gave Persona 5 an 8.5/10 also a PS4 exclusive.




excuse me for coming to the conclusion that Jim is a PlaySlave.
 

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MCerberus said:
Yoshi178 said:
like that idiot Jim even matters.

like that idiot Jim even matters

Johnny Novgorod said:
Holy fuck, Sterling is on a roll.

Lisker84 said:
To be fair, Jim Sterling seems to hate just about everything.
He gave Nier: Automata a 9/10 like a week ago.
And Horizon Zero Dawn a 9.5/10 before that.
That's like straight out of his front page. I don't even follow the guy.
thats cause Jims a Sony Fanboy
found the Zelda fanboy
i prefer the terms Yoshi and Xenoblade Fanboy.
 

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Eric the Orange said:
Bilious Green said:
MCerberus said:
Yoshi178 said:
like that idiot Jim even matters.

like that idiot Jim even matters

Johnny Novgorod said:
Holy fuck, Sterling is on a roll.

Lisker84 said:
To be fair, Jim Sterling seems to hate just about everything.
He gave Nier: Automata a 9/10 like a week ago.
And Horizon Zero Dawn a 9.5/10 before that.
That's like straight out of his front page. I don't even follow the guy.
thats cause Jims a Sony Fanboy
found the Zelda fanboy
He's still asshurt that Jim gave BotW 7/10. The drop from 98 to 97 still burns.
looking at the BotW Metacritic page Jims score isn't even on the list. So it going from a 98 to a 97 can't be his fault.

http://www.metacritic.com/game/wii-u/the-legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-wild
That's the page for the Wii U version, he reviewed the Switch version.

http://www.metacritic.com/game/switch/the-legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-wild/critic-reviews

Both versions score 97 though.
 

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Eric the Orange said:
Bilious Green said:
MCerberus said:
Yoshi178 said:
like that idiot Jim even matters.

like that idiot Jim even matters

Johnny Novgorod said:
Holy fuck, Sterling is on a roll.

Lisker84 said:
To be fair, Jim Sterling seems to hate just about everything.
He gave Nier: Automata a 9/10 like a week ago.
And Horizon Zero Dawn a 9.5/10 before that.
That's like straight out of his front page. I don't even follow the guy.
thats cause Jims a Sony Fanboy
found the Zelda fanboy
He's still asshurt that Jim gave BotW 7/10. The drop from 98 to 97 still burns.
looking at the BotW Metacritic page Jims score isn't even on the list. So it going from a 98 to a 97 can't be his fault.

http://www.metacritic.com/game/wii-u/the-legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-wild
You are reading the Wii U version. Jim reviewed it on the Switch.
http://www.metacritic.com/game/switch/the-legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-wild
 

Eric the Orange

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Johnny Novgorod said:
Eric the Orange said:
Bilious Green said:
MCerberus said:
Yoshi178 said:
like that idiot Jim even matters.

like that idiot Jim even matters

Johnny Novgorod said:
Holy fuck, Sterling is on a roll.

Lisker84 said:
To be fair, Jim Sterling seems to hate just about everything.
He gave Nier: Automata a 9/10 like a week ago.
And Horizon Zero Dawn a 9.5/10 before that.
That's like straight out of his front page. I don't even follow the guy.
thats cause Jims a Sony Fanboy
found the Zelda fanboy
He's still asshurt that Jim gave BotW 7/10. The drop from 98 to 97 still burns.
looking at the BotW Metacritic page Jims score isn't even on the list. So it going from a 98 to a 97 can't be his fault.

http://www.metacritic.com/game/wii-u/the-legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-wild

That's the page for the Wii U version, he reviewed the Switch version.

http://www.metacritic.com/game/switch/the-legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-wild/critic-reviews

Both versions score 97 though.
Ah, my mistake.
 

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Yoshi178 said:
Bilious Green said:
MCerberus said:
Yoshi178 said:
like that idiot Jim even matters.

like that idiot Jim even matters

Johnny Novgorod said:
Holy fuck, Sterling is on a roll.

Lisker84 said:
To be fair, Jim Sterling seems to hate just about everything.
He gave Nier: Automata a 9/10 like a week ago.
And Horizon Zero Dawn a 9.5/10 before that.
That's like straight out of his front page. I don't even follow the guy.
thats cause Jims a Sony Fanboy
found the Zelda fanboy
He's still asshurt that Jim gave BotW 7/10. The drop from 98 to 97 still burns.
He gave Nier: Automata a 9/10 like a .- Console exclusive to PS4
And Horizon Zero Dawn a 9.5/10 before that. - PS4 exclusive

and oh look, he gave Persona 5 an 8.5/10 also a PS4 exclusive.




excuse me for coming to the conclusion that Jim is a Playslave.
This is pathetic, jim is not a PlayStation fanboy, or at least he's not slagging off Nintendo to assist PlayStation.

First off, Jim didn't review Persona 5 Laura Kate Dale did.

Next, Jim gave Pok?mon sun and moon an 8.5 he gave the last Kirby game a 9 and he raves constantly about Hyrule Warriors it was one of his games of the year when it came out.

Jim isn't hating on Nintendo or fanboying Sony, Jim just fucking hates stamina and durability systems and has ranted about them in the past in videos. That's why BOTW bothered him so much and it's something I know myself and other people either agree with totally or at least partially on, BOTW's stamina system and rain storms making me wait around for them to end significantly damaged my enjoyment of it's open world, along with the games difficulty dropping off a cliff to become brain dead easy after a few hours, I can see why he rated the game as merely "good" I would go higher, but I find his score in line with mechanics he has expressed extreme dislike with in the past.

You can criticize plenty of things about his review, there are things I disagree with him on in it, but just calling him a Sony fanboy is easily demonstrably wrong.