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Splinter Cell 4 gets 90% review from UK Xbox Mag.

Does this really surprise anybody here. Splinter cell always lives up to its hype.

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beans4058d ago

Well that's a good score but lower than I was expecting for there review! They rated pandora at 9.3 and chaos at 9.4 so I guess the only reason for this is because 360 games are rated on a totally different review scale! For instance if this exact game were on regular Xbox it would of probably gotten a 9.5 but since it's on 360 the expectations are higher and im sure this game came nowhere near pushing 360 multi core architecture! This game will be brilliant but I think that part 5 will finally give Sam the justice he deserves!

BURLY4058d ago

Since Chaos Theory, ...they changed their review system such that; they only score in intervals of .5 (i.e. 5%), or 1's (i.e. 10%) - I can't remember which one?

Any ways, they are usually harder on a game's score now (rounding down, rather than up) and it is probable that they may very well have scored in the same ball-park as Pandora / Chaos - using the old scoring system.

I do agree with you though, about the possibility of them forming a "tempered" score based on Ubi's persistant talk about: 1) how Splinter Cell 5 will blow everything else away; 2) how it can essentially only be done on the 360 hardware: 3) and how it is already in development, 4) ETC, ETC.

PS360PCROCKS4058d ago

Um this is a preview, who scores a preview?

Marriot VP4058d ago

if this was a preview it wouldn't of showed up on the website.

So games previewed and their scores don't matter, only the reviewed scores show up at the top.

Evoluti0n4058d ago

this is the OXM of the UK, not the US. 2) ALL the games reviewed by this magazine are ALOT more strict then OXM of the US. 3) I know this because I've purchased a few issues (they sell this mag at Barnes and Noble) and they've rated LOTS of games that got 8's, from US OXM, as 6's or 5's...So, a 9, from this mag, is basically an almost perfect game (9.5-9.8).

THAMMER14058d ago

Isn’t bad at all. I bet people who know how to play will love this game. It looks great I’m sure the controls are well put together like most Ubi games. So as gamers we do not have much to worry about.

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