Wiikey Review Score Downgraded

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  1. Opium
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    Wiikey Review Score Downgraded

    Lack of update and advertised features








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    GBAtemp's Official Wiikey Review has had its score downgraded from 9/10 to 8/10 following the extensive firmware update delays.



    At the time the review was written it was understood that the Wiikey update would be out shortly to address the GameCube audiofix problem. That update is now months later than advertised with no sign of being released soon. The Wiikey does not perform all of its advertised features as GameCube audiofix is still broken therefore we have downgraded the review.



    The Wiikey is still a great chip with an excellent config disc and ISO dumper however the lack of communication and support from the Wiikey team is disheartening for all potential buyers. We hope the Wiikey team get their act together.



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  2. BoneMonkey

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  3. martin88

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    What's the GameCube audiofix problem?
     
  4. pewpz

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    The problem is that is no audiofix, which was advertised. And without it, a lot of people would not have bought it. Essentially, false advertising.
     
  5. Heran Bago

    Heran Bago Where do puyo come from?

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    Umm, that doesn't answer his question. A good number of Gamecube games like Ikaruga just plain don't work, even real copies from what I gather.
     
  6. Critical_Impact

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    Quick everyone send this news article to the Wiikey team's email address in an effort to hopefully give them an idea we are tired of waiting for a fix.
     
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  8. H8TR

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    One more time...
     
  9. Heran Bago

    Heran Bago Where do puyo come from?

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    in on dis
     
  10. Glacius0

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    Guys, please take the following into consideration.

    That again goes to show there should be better guidelines for these reviews. If you take a look at how game magazines or well-known online websites are doing their reviews, they actually review a product like it is, not like they are promised it will be. Better to have the developer at fault for not supplying you reviewable material resulting in a lower score, than hyping up a product for something it is not.
     
  11. imgod22222

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    When i finished reading the news, I thought this. Thanks for making it so i don't hafta think about finding it and be lazy and not finding it (if that made any sense at all)

    BTW i think they reviewed it on what its supposed to have because false advertising is considered a crime (if i remember correctly)

    If i were the wiikey team, i would get off my ass and fix that on the website so they don't lose their business due to a lawsuit. (Or something similar, i don't know how the law/justice system works)

    But I congratulate them, because alot of reviews get made once, the product gets updated, and the review doesn't get updated as well...

    Oh, and the audiofix has something to do with some games that have music that is streamed from the disc in realtime, vs having the soundtrack in RAM. (or something else to the same extent)
     
  12. Hooya

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    In GBAtemp's defense, at the time of their initial review the WiiKey team was very vocal and communicative with potential buyers and customers, with frequent website updates and answered questions.

    After the product was on the market for about a month all that support stopped. Website updates (even just to say "we're still alive and here are our problems") are practically nonexistent, and those that do come are vague and not helpful to potential buyers and customers.

    I think the issue is that GBAtemp reviewed not just the product itself, but also the support team and bundled that into one score. So if you think about it they updated the support team part of the score to reflect recent developments, thereby decreasing the overall score of the product. If they are making purely a score of the product as it stands at the time of review, I would agree with you, but so much of this community is based on support of the product teams for when things change, so I think they're right to rate not only the product, but the company behind the product when writing their reviews.
     
  13. Opium
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    Yes exactly. Support is part of a healthy review. It lets you know if you're spending your money wisely. Consider at the time of review all the updates with the config disc and the release of their own disc dumper. Support was very good, much higher than other modchips. That was factored into the review.

    Things have changed since then so I felt the need to alter the score to better reflect the product and current support. Hopefully this shows that GBAtemp is doing the responsible thing for prospective buyers.
     
  14. Da Foxx

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    Can you actually do this? Never ever seen reviews scores downgraded. O.o

    And oh yeah!
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  15. Opium
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    What are you 'ha-ha'ing about? The people who bought the wiikey and are left without an update, or the Wiikey team for getting away with it?

    At least we're trying to put some pressure on them
     
  16. BoneMonkey

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    i dont have a wii or a wiikey so ....

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  17. 2cb2ct7

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    That's just what I was thinking! Loving the retrospective downgrade though... I wonder if I could apply it to all sorts of things from my past?! [​IMG]
     
  18. imyourxpan

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    i'm happy that gbatemp cares, they are actually giving the people a score that will in the end help them decide if they should buy it or not.

    thank you gbatemp [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  19. Da Foxx

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    For both statements actually and at the WiiKey team for having there review score drop. And the fact that my Wii has a WiiKey installed.

    Funny if we see the update the next day wouldn't you agree? I have feeling will see it next month.
     
  20. Heran Bago

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    I was about to make pretty much his exact same post. [​IMG]
    The situation's a little funny over-all, even if you have one.sss