One word. Fanboys.
By now everyone knows about the GameSpot review of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and how that’s pissed off all of the Nintendo fanboys. I’m also sure you’ve seen or at least heard about the online petition that a GameSpot member started to have the review score changed.
With that and all of the pathetic morons that have sent Jeff Gerstmann hate mail in mind. It really makes it difficult to enjoy anything that Nintendo puts out when they have such idiots as their fans. Not that I needed an event such as this to make me steer away from the Big N, but it sure helped with that.
No other fan base was so adamant that the Wii would be really awesome and that the PlayStation 3 would fail to the point to drive Sony out of business. These people just refuse to admit that Nintendo’s new system isn’t the innovation that they believe it to be. They felt so sure about this even back when the system was first announced as the Revolution.
The only other group of people that comes to mind that would be like this are religious nuts. Both groups are extremely close-minded and are never accepting of a difference in opinion. I just can’t understand how such biased attitudes exist, however it’s obvious that they do.
What ever happened with being reasonable? I hardly ever see anyone saying that the Wii is terrible, but I have seen tons of these fanboys react as if that has happened.
I know that in the coming weeks that people will start blogging their first impressions of the Wii. I don’t care one bit about these “impressions.” All it’s going to be is tons of more gushing about something that I couldn’t care less about. How about instead of your first impressions you play the Wii for a solid three months and then we’ll see how much you love your precious Wii then.
It’s reviews like the ones at Games Radar and IGN that I don’t trust. Just look at all of the other websites. They’ve all given out either perfect or near-perfect scores.
I will now leave you with a quote from Joystiq commenter “Watership” on the post, “Groupthink and Zelda.”
Nintendo and yes, Zelda, are just as able to have flaws as any other game or game company. Posting a negative story the day the Wii came out? That’s a bad thing? Since when?? There was nothing but bad press for the PS3 for 5 months right up to launch, and no one was crying about that. So here comes a Gamespot review that says “Sorry, it’s not perfect, but it’s still damn good” and reviewer Jeff Gerstmann gets DEATH THREATS. This isn’t about the game. This isn’t about Nintendo. This is about the problem with Fanaticism and how people can’t bear to have something they love criticized or judged. This game isn’t YOU. You can love something, and other can have a difference of opinion, and you can both be right.
Dear Zelda fanatics, Relax. Your childish, psychotic zealotry makes the rest of us gamers ashamed to gamers.