[QUOTE=The Video Game Critic]Here they are - another crop of Grade A reviews from yours truly. Let me know what you think.[/QUOTE]
I am so glad you recognized the greatness of Twilight Princess. It is the perfect game to end the Gamecube era and begin that of the Wii.
As to its length, I sort of think that, sometimes, a little self indulgence is deserved when something achieves such a high artistic standard. That's why I didn't mind it when Peter Jackson had that c r a z y long ending to Return of the King.
The professional reviewers thought Twilight Princess was 'too short' (!). "Oh no! I beat this game in 50 hours!" I guess they were expecting a 200 hour game!!!
Hey critic, Great reviews. And what you wrote about Zelda, "The weak spot of the first boss is his ass for Pete's sake (Hell - that's pretty much worth an "A" right there)" is pure hilarity. That is something we would never see at ign.com and why serious gamers come to your site. Keep up the great reviews.
I was glad that Gears of War kept things reasonable.
20-30 hours is more than enough for most games to tell a semi-entertaining yard and give us some interesting gameplay. Rare is the game that can deliver on either count after that.
As much as I liked the latest Mario RPG game for the DS, it easily had 5 hours that were, frankly, not necessary. The ending was ridiculously overdone.
I think the best should have been left to last, but the better dungeons came early on (Forest and Mines)