Just ask Jim Sterling. A week after its release, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has received almost nothing but praise. It became one of the best-reviewed games of all time, and was numbered as one of the five games to have the Metacritic score of 98… until Jim Sterling came along.
The latest installment of The Legend of Zelda dipped to 97, and some of the game’s ardent fans think Jim’s 7/10 review is responsible. According to the Metacritic blurb: “At its absolute best, Breath of the Wild offers some of the most absorbing experiences a Zelda game ever has. Unfortunately, it makes you work harder for it than you should, buried as it is under a pile of small but constant irritations that collaborate to form a thick crust of frustration around a delectable center. Breath of the Wild is a delightful adventure, one that tries its utmost to be as big a pain in the arse as possible.”
While hardly scathing, the review score was significantly lower and the tone much less full of praise than some fans expected. Apparently, the review was the cause of the latest DDoS attack on Jimquisition. Some gamers can’t seem to let negative reviews of their favorite games stand.
Support is telling me the site's being DDoS'd again. I guess the Zelda hypesters couldn't let No Man's Sky's zealots outdo them.— Jim RESISTerling (@JimSterling) March 12, 2017
As per usual, Sterling has been accused of courting controversy and taking petty revenge on Nintendo for constant copyright claims issued on his videos. The checkered history of Jim Sterling and Nintendo is well documented and his recent Jimquisition video where he has encouraged people to pirate Nintendo games said that while he can’t encourage piracy, pirating Nintendo games is a morally upright thing to do, was cited as evidence
This is just… beyond there. Persuasion capital? No longer tied for best rated game? What even IS this person? pic.twitter.com/A5JLL5UYGB— Jim RESISTerling (@JimSterling) March 12, 2017
This can’t be a welcome sight, mere weeks after Sterling has finally dealt with the Digital Homicide lawsuit, but if anyone can handle it, it should be Jim Sterling. Although, he could have used our guides, it might have helped with the review score!