IGN: "ACIII: Liberation gets assassinating on the go, but the game misses the chance to be something special."
i hate ign reviews
Now now. There's no need to be butthurt.
I agree with this review So far liberation is a good game, but there are flaws to it. The personas are forced on you and you can not choose which one you want often. Aveline is a forgetable character compared to Ezio, Altair and Connor The multiplayer is a joke Its assassins creed on the go, but there are problems in it
@ Nimblest-Assassin Sure there are flaws, there are flaws with every game, but ACL is beyond ambitious for a handheld game. I'm not gonna argue the 7.2 score, but Greg Miller does say that while it looks good, it won't be confused with AC3 on consoles, which shows Greg's mindset in the review process. Obviously it won't look like AC3, but it's limitations should be taken into consideration for what they are, not compared to another game on far more powerful hardware.
@guitarded, You would have a point if Sony wasn't billing the Vita as providing console gaming on the go. Furthermore you're acting upon the assumption that he didn't take those "factors" into consideration. Unless you have proof the contrary that's your best guess.
They gave the other version a 9 I believe. Or was it 8.5? Anyhow...Still getting this and Most Wanted on Vita. @ GametimeUK...Are you serious? You make no sense and everyone agreeing with you. Vita HAS (FACT) great game available already. So what IGN gave AC3 a 7.5 but who is IGN? The end all be all? Fraid not. Its people like you who has this industry Phucked up!
What, exactly, did they say in the review that makes you say something so generic and pointless? this is the honesty i was looking for before dropping 40 dollars on a game i wasn't sure i wanted.
The review makes good points. Deal with it.
Is that so? But, see, even if that's true, I'm not going to read. Nor will I read any other IGN reviews. Why? Because I've read many, many, many reviews on IGN that failed to make any legitimate points, often berating games for their subject matter or nation of origin.
^^So why are u even here in the 1st place if ur so adverse to IGN reviews?
True. I agree with a lot of them too. Avelines story is pretty weak. Whereas in AC2 and AC3 we get to see what motivates their respective Assassin's and see them mature and grow, in Liberation you're just kind of thrown in there.
Nah. Don't need to deal with it. I bought it and am playing it, instead. IGN is off this time. --- 12
7.2 isn't bad.
From IGN, 7.2 is average/ok. That's the way I view IGN's scores.
@Outside 7-8 is good ACL is a good game, not great
im not going to ign for reviews on anything vita anymore.. I bought gravity rush & liked it, they bashed it.. I bought retro rampage & liked it, they bashed it.. I bought SFxT & liked it, they bashed it.. This will be opened in 5 min & ill like it, they bashed it.. Nope, i wont take their opinions on anything anymore.. since they gave AC3 on consoles an 8.5, this is roughly a point behind so i know its good.. i guess unless its a nintendo game, COD, or Halo, it sucks.. Im not saying the review is terrible but dont judge it based on console standards cuz its a handheld
Yah! I'll buy the game then i'll see the review !
They didint bash Gravity Rush, it got a 7.5 this isn't school grading. A 7.5 is a good score. And as for ACIII's 8.5, an 8.5 is great. Just because it isn't a 9 doesn't mean its a bad game.
Call of duty get's a 9;)
So u think gravity rush is a better game than ac lib?
@Sanquine90 Give it a rest. I'm sick of hearing about Call of duty. It has no relevance.
Downvotes.. Pff people do not see that this scares potential buyers. Most people think games who earned a 9 is a good game and below is bad.
@Blastoise But it's the truth, to IGN, COD and FIFA are quality titles every year.
The game isnt as good as it was hyped up to be....get over it
Says the person who played and already beat it so they have a valid opinion on it...
I wasnt that hyped for it but I got it and it is closer to the console AC games than I had ever imagined possible. Id review it as a handheld game and so far Id give it a 9 easy. Find me another open world game on handheld that is even close to as good as this game besides gravity rush. You wont. edit- The game has flaws but I can easily get past them for what this is, and actual console-like AC game on the VITA. The worst thing about the game is the framerate that dips sometimes and the forced touchscreen parts. Maybe a patch could help the framerate but its playable always and smooth sometimes. There is some good use of the touchscreen tho such as selecting weapons or my favorite, touching the mini map in the bottom left to bring up the full screen map. Some of the flaws of this game are just flaws of the whole AC series so they shouldnt expect something different. Ive only finished the first 3 AC games but this is just like the console ones. Its got journal pages to find that tell the story of her mom, treasure chests that can sometimes be tricky to get, the same free running and climbing of the console game, even the tree stuff of AC 3. Its got the same combat from the console games with cool takedowns and weapons, the same viewpoints to climb, piles of stuff to jump into with hay that falls off no matter what kind of pile it was...it has it all. The persona system is ok and has some parts I dont like, like not being able to climb when the lady, but it is also good because it changes up the gameplay and you get to have 3 different wanted levels for each disguise. It doesnt have multiplayer but I didnt like it anyways so I dont care. It is also less money than the console versions so I dotn hold it against them.
I think DivineAssault is on the right path here. In order to find a review site you can use, you find a site that lines up with your tastes. If you find a site that continually bashes games you enjoy, then why would you use that site to help you with your purchasing decisions? You wouldn't. Find a site that you agree with more often than not. Personally, as much as I tend to detest Gamespot for some of their questionable management decisions over the years I generally find that these days I'm in agreement with their game reviewers. I'll use a combination of Gamespot and Metacritic to help make up my mind. I've always found IGN hit and miss. Something I see they've added to metacritic is an option to see how the reviewer you selected generally reviews compared to others. Is a reviewer harder on games then others or will they give anyone a pass? I find that interesting. Just for comparison, according to Metacritic, IGN generally scores 4.2 points lower than average.
There's a difference between liking a game and trying to objectively review one. With a 7.2 they obviously liked the game too, but you can't just not tell people about the negative points of a game e.g. framerate, story... nor can you tell people about the bad points and then not lower the score. Cannot believe you think 7.2 means a game sucks.
It's not that 7.2 means it "sucks", it's that it's average. People want to pay for above average games. Nobody wants to settle for "meh, nothing special, but it ain't bad/doesn't suck." People want to settle for "good" when it comes to spending their money. Just saying.
Just to prove your words http://n4g.com/news/1111438...
"And it shall pass that the reviewer can't get off level one. And he shall not care for the game, or want to play it for more than 20 minutes. But lo, he shall be fearful of the software company dropping advertising, and missing him off the free crate of beer list at Christmas, and he shall tremble and quake mightily as all rival outlets have given it a high score. So he shall give it a score low enough to dissuade potential buyers, yet high enough to pacify the software people. And that score shall be the NUMBER OF THE BEAST, and it shall be 72 percent".
Just what i was thinking:D
Will I ever find enough reasons to justify purchasing a PSVita? I want one so bad, but it just looks like developers drop the ball on every single title they decide to release on the system.
Wait until Persona 4 Golden comes out. It'll be a stellar game