Monday, December 20, 2010

Eh, who turns to Entertainment Weekly for game reviews anyway?

In case you haven't heard already, the fine folks at Entertainment Weekly recently turned a critical eye toward the games that were released in 2010--and ended up calling Kirby's Epic Yarn the year's biggest clunker.

Specifically, the magazine's Jeff Jensen complained that "there's a fine line between cute and grating, delightfully busy and irritatingly overwhelming--and for me, this hyperactively adorable side-scrolling puzzler crosses it."

     How can a game that has players unravel an octopus' knit cap be called the worst of the year?

Interestingly, EW gave the game a B+ shortly after its release and wrote that it is "likely the most adorable game ever. Yes, it's kinda easy, but you'll never stop smiling."



Viewtiful_Justin said...

It sounds like they were just trying to stir up crap in an effort to try to make people care about what they have to say. Didn't work.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Yeah, I was thinking something similar, Justin. I'm guessing the writer desperately wants some "street cred" among hardcore gamers. Lame.