nakamura wrote:theantmeister wrote:
Up to 53 games now...I need to get into collecting these seriously again.
Most of those game zone review are terrible.
4/5, a solid blaster etc.
What? 4/5 for a solid game? Most of those read so badly, shows how bad some of the gaming press was back then.
Agreed. In fact, in a later issue Jonathan Nash went through the previous reviews and corrected the scores - mostly downwards. The mag itself was very well written (IMO), but I think they got caught up in the hype around the SNES at the time. I suppose early on you get blinded by the amazing graphics and give everything a high score, but after the console has been around for a while and the novelty wears off, you look back and realise the gameplay wasn't really there to back up the score.
Having said that, Contra 3 deserves a much higher score than 4/5! As does Super Castlevania.