Paul Campbell wrote:I'm sure there are A+ rated games on the site, rare as they are, that he didn't give as much praise to, that still held their perfect score in spite of some lone flaw.
Hmm. You have a point.
Retro STrife wrote:Since you liked Axiom Verge, I highly recommend Shadow Complex, which came out around 2009 and was my favorite indie game ever. I call it a cross between Metroid and Uncharted. There was a remastered version released on current-gen consoles, and it even got a physical release through Limited Run Games. Check it out:
Paul Campbell wrote:As a show of appreciation for Tom Happ in creating one of my all-time favorite games, I went and bought the physical "Multiverse Edition" of Axiom Verge, which also got me the making-of documentary, the soundtrack (which went in my car CD player the moment I left the store I bought it from), and a poster for my 8-year old, who is as obsessed with the game as he is with his usual favorite, Minecraft. I decided to use the opportunity to play the game through again in hard mode, which has proved to be a worthy challenge thus far. But it also made me want to come back and re-read Dave's review of the game. In my review of the review, and having just undertaken a new play through of the game, I think I need to take issue with Dave's decision not to give this game a perfect score. Not because I don't agree whole-heartedly with the review, but because of the universal praise he gives this deserving game, including the declaration that it is "one of the best games I've ever played, hands down". I agree with the lone "glaring flaw" he has with the game, but I don't think a single flaw should hold back one of the best games he has ever played from getting an A+, whether or not the flaw is a result of the console it is being played on, and not the game itself. What I'm saying is, the review speaks of an A+ game, easily. And a minor controller imperfection should not keep the game from getting a grade worthy of the review's praise.