The Jimquisition Serves Up a Hilarious Godzilla Review
It’s a common misconception around here: We only reward positive reviews. No, we like to acknowledge great reviews and the quality of the product in question is irrelevant. Besides, bad games often generate some of the most entertaining reviews; take, for instance, the recently released Godzilla game from Namco Bandai. Critics are cutting into this one like gleeful monkeys on a stack of cupcakes.
But our favorite analysis thus far can be found at The Jimquisition, where critic Jim Sterling pens a funny, brutally candid review that will leave you grinning like an idiot. There’s just something about reviews for poorly produced games that make us snicker with adolescent mirth, and Sterling gives us plenty of comedic material. At the same time, one also senses a distinct feeling of disappointment on the part of the reviewer. It’s clear the critic isn’t just bashing for the sake of bashing; he obviously had hoped for something better and didn’t get it.
And if there are a few bittersweet nuggets tossed in as a consequence of that disappointment, so be it. Don’t forget that we still get a proper analysis of the game in question; it’s not some vitriolic rant that doesn’t even bother to explain the product’s downfall. It’s a nice blend and one well worth reading. Just don’t buy the game.
Why We Like It:
— When games suck, it’s easy for the critic to let fly like Mussolini from the balcony. But this critic combines comedic negativity with an honest, proper evaluation.
— There’s a nice balance between objectivity and subjectivity; it’s a good factual review that has lots of flavor thanks to an abundance of disappointment.
— There’s some of that patented Sterling bluntness. In some cases, it comes across as forced; here, it works perfectly.