Metal Gear Solid 4 has received a perfect score from lauded Japanese gaming mag Famitsu. Yes, the game with the horribly long cutscenes got a 40/40, joining the ranks of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Vagrant Story. (Now there’s a great game, Vagrant Story. It was like literature.) But do reviews even matter these days?
Look at GTA IV. The game got perfect scores all around, but you can’t seriously tell me the game was flawless. Like, what’s with the lack of analog control for Niko? Super Mario 64 had that, and that was 12 years ago.
Anyway, I think numbered reviews are overrated. Just say if it’s fun or not; they’re games, after all.