Considering that the lowest score IGN (Itrust them because they are biased in Zelda's favor) has given to a 3D Zelda game is 9.5, the games were Ocarina of Time 3D and Twilight Princess, I doubt it will get lower than that. It's Zelda for crying out loud! How can it be less than spectacular?
I don't think SS will be able to be perfect with the tediousness of the motion controls.. Some people wil just find it annoying and critics will use that as one of the main reasons why SS doesn't deserve a 10/10.. But they will be kind enough to give SS a 9/10..
I doubt we'll be seeing 10s, if only because I think a lot of game reviewers will find the 1:1 swordplay gimmicky. They seem to love picking motion controls apart, even when done well. We should play a drinking game... every time a review says the words "tacked on" or "gimmicky" or any variations thereof, drink.
I agree with all of you on the fact that every reviewer wil have it's issues with the game, and that it will most likely not get a perfect score, even if it does deserve it. It will however get points for being a Zelda game. That with the fact that the game has been in development since 2006, and that Aonuma and his team have been working on making this the best Zelda games we have ever played, I think there is no chance for it to be less than brilliant.
I am not getting my hopes up, I am mearly expecting no less than the other 3D Zelda games, all of which are extremely well made, and deserve the extremely high ratings they acheived. You know a series is amazing when th worst score one of it's main games got was a mear 9.5!
Out of the choices given here, I voted for 10/10, even though I am almost certain that the game will not receive a perfect score. It will definitely be in the nines, around a 9.5/10. I'm sure this game will receive a great score, similar to all the other Zeldas.