1UP gives Twilight Princess a perfect 10/10

Perfect. Just perfect.The rating wouldn’t surprise, but will definitely greatly please, Zelda fans, as well as  Wii fanboys, given that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is also the Wii’s flagship title. We’re technically not in the business of parroting the reviews of the rest of the industry (unless, you know, it’s too juicy to ignore), but in this case, when badam forwarded this tip to us, what struck us is how rare it is for the industry to hand out perfect 10s.

Let’s put this into perspective. Wikipedia-based perspective, with footnotes to back up the assertions. In its entire existence of reviewing video games, Japanese mag Famitsu only awarded SIX perfect 40/40 scores. The latest to earn the gold (or platinum?) laurel from Famitsu was Square Enix‘s Final Fantasy XII for the PS2. Two of those perfects were also Zelda titles: Ocarina of Time and The Wind Walker. And GameStats, GameRankings, and Metacritic all unanimously decree: Ocarina of Time consistently garnered top rankings out of all the games reviewed.

Reviews are debatable. Yet it is rare to see perfect ten scores. It’s just as rare to see a franchise maintain the same consistency no matter who reviewed it or played with it. It is testament to the dedication and attention to detail of the dev team behind Twilight Princess and the entire Zelda franchise (not counting “The Unholy Triforce”… *shudder*, which isn’t even Nintendo’s doing but Philips), all the way to the original inspiration behind it all, Shigeru Miyamoto (belated happy birthday!).

Now this has got some of the staff here jumping through flaming hoops to play The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. This writer? He already admitted he’s not that agog to rampage through Hyrule, but he’ll make time for Link, too. Just as soon as he’s done 100% with Final Fantasy XII. He’s only got two hands, you know.

Let’s not think that 1UP gone soft and perfect-score mushy. They also gave Gundam Crossfire a 2/10. Disappointment to its launch console’s the best way to sum up their feelings.

Thanks, badam! 9.5/10 for the tip. Let’s not let the readers think we’ve gone soft, either.

Perfect. Just perfect.The rating wouldn’t surprise, but will definitely greatly please, Zelda fans, as well as  Wii fanboys, given that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is also the Wii’s flagship title. We’re technically not in the business of parroting the reviews of the rest of the industry (unless, you know, it’s too juicy to ignore), but in this case, when badam forwarded this tip to us, what struck us is how rare it is for the industry to hand out perfect 10s.

Let’s put this into perspective. Wikipedia-based perspective, with footnotes to back up the assertions. In its entire existence of reviewing video games, Japanese mag Famitsu only awarded SIX perfect 40/40 scores. The latest to earn the gold (or platinum?) laurel from Famitsu was Square Enix‘s Final Fantasy XII for the PS2. Two of those perfects were also Zelda titles: Ocarina of Time and The Wind Walker. And GameStats, GameRankings, and Metacritic all unanimously decree: Ocarina of Time consistently garnered top rankings out of all the games reviewed.

Reviews are debatable. Yet it is rare to see perfect ten scores. It’s just as rare to see a franchise maintain the same consistency no matter who reviewed it or played with it. It is testament to the dedication and attention to detail of the dev team behind Twilight Princess and the entire Zelda franchise (not counting “The Unholy Triforce”… *shudder*, which isn’t even Nintendo’s doing but Philips), all the way to the original inspiration behind it all, Shigeru Miyamoto (belated happy birthday!).

Now this has got some of the staff here jumping through flaming hoops to play The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. This writer? He already admitted he’s not that agog to rampage through Hyrule, but he’ll make time for Link, too. Just as soon as he’s done 100% with Final Fantasy XII. He’s only got two hands, you know.

Let’s not think that 1UP gone soft and perfect-score mushy. They also gave Gundam Crossfire a 2/10. Disappointment to its launch console’s the best way to sum up their feelings.

Thanks, badam! 9.5/10 for the tip. Let’s not let the readers think we’ve gone soft, either.

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