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Author Topic: Has anyone read some of IGN's episode reviews?  (Read 1114 times)
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UnrealLegend

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« on: 07-21-2011 05:02 »

IGN's episode reviews are an absolute joke. Horribly inconsistent, simply getting everything wrong.
Here's a few examples on how badly they've screwed up:

The Late Philip J Fry: 7.5/10  eek

Into the wild Green Yonder: 5/10 (after scoring all the others higher)

The Futurama Holiday Spectacular 9/10  no no (That's just criminal)

Neutopia 9/10 (Some might agree with the score, but I thought this was a pretty bad episode).
What do you guys think of IGN's reviews?
SonicPanther

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« Reply #1 on: 07-21-2011 05:39 »

Usually I just shrug off reviews I disagree with on the basis that my opinion isn't the only valid one and they probably have good points for their scores. But scoring the Holiday Craptacular higher than TLPJF (and one point from perfection!) just completely baffles me. I can't begin to imagine what the hell they were thinking.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #2 on: 07-21-2011 06:20 »

Indeed. Normally review scores don't bother me, but this is just insane.
What's the point in reviewing TV episodes anyway? Since the quality of a TV show is extremely subjective (at least compared to that of video games), it seems a bit pointless.
You can't spell ignorant without IGN!
Gorky

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« Reply #3 on: 07-21-2011 18:08 »

I think it's just a matter of more casual viewers appreciating Futurama as a laugh-out-loud funny show, instead of this crazy mix of sci-fi and drama and comedy and romance and what have you; they prefer the sitcom aspect, not the space opera stuff. I've noticed that most people I know who are casual viewers (that is, the people I've managed to wrangle into watching an episode or two with me) like the bawdier episodes; I have a friend who seemed to really like "In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela," for example, whereas I just think of it as an average episode that's nowhere close to something like "The Late Philip J. Fry." So I think it's just about casual viewers appreciating the more superficial aspects of the show, while us nerdlingers appreciate its various layers.
Bend-err

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« Reply #4 on: 07-21-2011 18:13 »

You can't spell ignorant without IGN.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #5 on: 07-22-2011 19:00 »

Ugh, it's IGN... Need I say more? no no
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #6 on: 07-22-2011 19:06 »

They must have been smoking some bad granola...
DannyJC13

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« Reply #7 on: 07-22-2011 19:13 »

They must have been smoking some bad granola...

I believe they are just retarded.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #8 on: 07-22-2011 20:08 »

They are fucktards at times, it's true. They should just stick to games and be done with it...
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #9 on: 07-23-2011 04:44 »

A lot of them do seem retarded, but I just like to read reviews to get other people's opinions.   I don't see why someone on a website's opinion is any more or less valid then that of someone on Peel or some blog.   Its all speculative.

But of course I would write much better reviews.  Hurhurhur.
Xanfor

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« Reply #10 on: 07-23-2011 04:45 »

The reviews on PEEL are much more valid than any others! mad
DannyJC13

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« Reply #11 on: 07-23-2011 11:59 »

The reviews on PEEL are much more valid than any others! mad

Agreed, some of the only reviews I enjoy reading. smile
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #12 on: 07-23-2011 13:20 »

I don't see why someone on a website's opinion is any more or less valid then that of someone on Peel or some blog.   Its all speculative.

I don't agree that it's all speculative. Some episodes are better than others regardless of what someone says...
totalnerduk

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« Reply #13 on: 07-26-2011 08:23 »

The reviews on PEEL are much more valid than any others! mad

We have grown our own crop of spectacular fucktards lately though.
winna

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« Reply #14 on: 07-26-2011 16:28 »

Says the person who defended The Cryonic Woman for destroying any resemblance of continuity in the series!
totalnerduk

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« Reply #15 on: 07-27-2011 05:20 »

Says the person who defended The Cryonic Woman for destroying any resemblance of continuity in the series!

I didn't defend The Cryonic Woman... you're either confused or trying to annoy me. I hope it's confused. I really do.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #16 on: 07-28-2011 14:02 »

I hope it's trying to annoy you because that'd be funnier.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #17 on: 08-22-2011 14:08 »

Although I pretty much agree with IGN's review of Fry Am the Egg Man, they used a frame grab from The Tip of the Zoidberg in their review of it. This is Sky level incompetence no no...
http://uk.tv.ign.com/articles/118/1187594p1.html
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #18 on: 12-18-2011 19:42 »
« Last Edit on: 12-18-2011 19:45 »

I loved FATEM (so underrated 9/10 for me), but I agree they're terrible. I liked Neutopia, most of the humor was subtle, but I found it solid. But a 9/10?! NO! It was more of a 7.5 or 8. Extra points for the photoshoot. And FHS what not a 9/10. It was a 6/10 IMO. And 7.5/10 for TLPJF? You've got to be kidding me! 10/10! 11/10! Infinity/10! IGN can bite my shiny metal ass!

Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #19 on: 12-18-2011 19:48 »
« Last Edit on: 12-18-2011 19:50 »

They must have been smoking some bad granola...

I believe they are just retarded.

Nah, they went with Hermes to the Brain-Slug planet. Poor fellers. Oh God I just DP! Sorry, I thought I put this in my previous post.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #20 on: 12-18-2011 20:04 »

Edit button... *facepalm*
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #21 on: 12-19-2011 01:18 »

I'm boned! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZAJL3c569Y&feature=g-upl&context=G2befeefAUAAAAAAAAAA This will get my mind off it!
Destroyer334545

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« Reply #22 on: 08-17-2013 18:12 »

IGN is only good for Video-Game reviews IMO, not Futurama (Or any TV show-Movie)
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #23 on: 08-18-2013 01:26 »
« Last Edit on: 08-18-2013 01:28 »

I used to think their game reviews were good, but they gave Uncharted 3 a 10/10 and lost all credibility.

Also, this thread brings back memories. The OP was one of my first posts here.  smile
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #24 on: 08-18-2013 03:48 »

IGN is only good for Video-Game reviews IMO, not Futurama (Or any TV show-Movie)

^ So true.
Beamer

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« Reply #25 on: 08-18-2013 14:45 »

AV Club are generally pretty solid for Futurama reviews, despite a few minor disagreements I have with them. I wouldn't even bother with IGN outside of their video game coverage.
FutureMike17

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« Reply #26 on: 08-18-2013 19:59 »

AV Club are generally pretty solid for Futurama reviews, despite a few minor disagreements I have with them. I wouldn't even bother with IGN outside of their video game coverage.

I agree with you Beamer. AV Club's reviews are great and I always look at what they give my other favorite shows.
Beamer

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« Reply #27 on: 08-19-2013 03:55 »

AV Club are generally pretty solid for Futurama reviews, despite a few minor disagreements I have with them. I wouldn't even bother with IGN outside of their video game coverage.

I agree with you Beamer. AV Club's reviews are great and I always look at what they give my other favorite shows.

Their rating system is pretty much redundant anyway, but the content of their TV reviews is usually dead-on.
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