GE: "Review scores from the March 2013 issue of Game Informer are in. The publication handed out a nearly perfect score for Dead Space 3 and one of the first verdicts for Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time."
awesome score for Sly cooper can't wait amazing time to be ps3 owner with all those AAA exclusives coming out
Better score for Fire Emblem: Awakening. It also got a 9.6 from IGN :D
Better? They got the same score o.O
It's not really a competition... FE:A is a wonderful game though. Such great games coming out on all platforms.
9.75 for DS3? Looks like we all got fooled by someone on gamefaqs. I've played the full game (friend won an advance copy in a contest)... and even though I found the first 2 not very scary. DS3 is really tense... I mean really bloody tense. You are pursued by 4 re-generators in a place that resembles the final scene of terminator 2 and you are constantly being trapped by flames and have to keep these guys at bay And this is in chapter 5.... there are 19 chapters total
For real? That is actually really good to hear!
Damn just a few more hours for me to play it!
Thanks for sharing how many chapters their are!!!
you know you have just sold the game to me with that one statement. For all the demo's, videos, articles etc + I have played the demo on xbox live, it still didn't do anything for me. Now I want to play the game just for that one section, lol.
Sounds great. I loved the previous two Dead Space games and I have little doubt that I will love Dead Space 3 as well.
Wow at that Sly Cooper score indeed. Think I am going to pick up (and the HD collection too)
I picked up the HD collection back when, and it's fun. Then I played the Demo for Sly 4, and it's exactly what it should be - similar gameplay but some new tweaks, and updated but recognizable graphics. I can believe it'll be a winner.
Amazing time to be a gamer, period.
it's out on pc and xbox too you know...nothing to do with being a ps3 owner.
sly cooper Thieves in Time is on xbox and pc ?! lolXD i would like to smoke what you are smoking
EZZZZZZZZ I think it's pretty safe to assume he was talking about DS3, seeing as how we are IN A DS3 ARTICLE!!!! Not in a sly cooper article. What aren’t you smoking? Don't be a d1ck.
@jamiel my first comment is talking about sly cooper score and how it's a great year for ps3 owners and he is quoting me and say it's on xbox and pc so of course i would assume his talking about Sly Cooper get it now ?!
Trololol, is how I believe it goes.
"IN A DS3 ARTICLE!!!! Not in a sly cooper article" Title: "...Dead Space 3 Nearly Perfect, Sly Cooper" No, it's definitely not just about DS3.
This is Game Informer's kind of game. They give Ni No Kuni a 7/10, and a generic action gamer(because that is what Dead Space is now)an almost perfect score. Does anyone actually take them seriously?
no EA gives them cash, Namco doesn"t! logic!
They eat up action games from big-spenders of marketing.
I'm playing it and it isn't "a generic action game". For me, both Ni No Kuni and DS3 are both 8.5+, but I'm not going to start crying like a fucking fanboy because someone gave those games a low score.
hahaha 21 360fanboys disagree. go play Halo and Kinect i've heard i works well
I was gonna buy sly4 day one but ign gave it 8 which is great but said there are very very long load times, I am hoping within first couple of weeks we see a patch that fixes that so I can' buy it than Dead space 3 got a 7.8 from ign These magazines always give higher scores than mst gaming sites Please Sony fix the load issues on sly4 soon
Yea, and the only reason ign gave it a 7.8 was because of the story and tedious errand side missions. Other than that, they praised the hell out of the rest of the game! They should not have lowered the score because of such unimportant gripes like that.
MadMax i am sorry but dd you just say they should not lower the score because of important aspects like single player story? DS1-2 had good stories, whether EA like it or not most people play it for single player so if that's not good than why shouldn't they lower the score? i am still getting the game, but i don't agree with you that story doesn't matter or is important
They actually said that the story felt "forced" not that it was bad.
A perfect score for dead space huh? Interesting, from the demo, I didn't like what I saw, but I've been deceived by crummy demo's before, it's almost what caused me to miss out on Spec Ops: The Line.
I am really confused and GI usually doesnt do that to me. They have been quite trustworthy. They DO NOT hand out 9.75 to games unless they are goty contenders. And they definitely dont hand out 9.75 to sequels, especially ones that havnt had an installment with that score, unless it is way above and beyond previous titles. They generally set the bar higher for sequels and a 9.75 is basically the dead space game perfected. Now, it is possible but from the demo and from what i have read, it veers from its original intent. I dunno but i assumed this iteration would get judged harshly. Stack this review up next to the 7 they gave Ni No Kuni and i am confused. I will wait to see about the game when i play it but i figured a 9 from them would mean it was better than the first 2. A 9.75 basically means it woulda been the best game in 2012, or close.
Keep in mind the demo is just there to show off the new additions to the game; the weapon crafting, the human enemies etc. reviews of the game mention that the human enemies are very rare, you only fight them a small number of times throughout the entirety of the game. People who have played the full game are saying that the dead space experience from the other games is still pretty intact.
I've had similar concerns with GI in the past. But really when I think about it, they have multiple reviewers that all have different tastes and their Editor trusts their judgment. It may seem in consistent at first but sometimes even your favorite reviewers just don't agree with you. Things that bother them wont bother you or things that bother you don't bother them. It all comes down to personal preference in the end and even though review scores are often very useful, sometimes they just don't mirror your own tastes.
I had the same problem with dead rising, i hated the demo quite badly, it felt like a dull hack n slash game, but my friend showed me it a few months later and if you play it properly you actually spend very little time killing zombies.
Wow, sounds like mixed reviews for Dead Space 3 so far. I'm pretty glad for Sly getting a 9 as well.
So far...9.75, 9, 9, 8.8 Mixed reviews? Cool story bro.
Seriously. So far the reviews have been pretty positive. I bet this game will sit comfortably at the 90s or so as an average.
@Relover_X Well, I guess I was mistaken by that troll review from Gamefaq's. Chill out bro.
A lot of people where and still do think it's real lol
Picking up Sly tomorrow
Yay for good Sly thieves in time score :D I hope to see the reviews coming soon!
That's strange I thought they gave dead space 3 a 7.75/10
that was a fake review started by a troll on gamefaqs
Counter-Trolled them then!
Exactly why speculation by an 'insider' can never be trusted.
I really do want to get Sly 4 but with my backlog, I should wait. By then, the price should go down a bit.
Sly 4 is already at $40 new.
Thanks man, I just checked Amazon and it's listed at 34.99.
I'm with you. I'm playing Far Cry 3, Xenoblade Chronicles, and Ni No Kuni, all at the same time. I wont be able to catch up until the summer drought hits. And even now, this first part of the year is packed with so many dope looking games I might have to miss a few. I've already had to pass on Hitman and Arkham City.
At this rate I'm kinda hoping there is a summer drought, I have/gonna have so many great games to play and I don't wanna get even further behind. I actually skipped Hitman also...but I had to play Arkham City. At this rate I'm probably just gonna get DS3 and try it for myself, I remember after DS2 got released and after I played it 10 times I was hoping for a third. It's the only Dead Space 3 we're gonna get, so I may as well make the best of it.
So we were told at 12:01 we could download Dead Space 3. I've had it pre-orderd on the PSN and its not letting me download it, just keeps directing me back the the THEME to download. did they lie? or am I missing something.
When the store updates then you can download.
Well then they lied. however it does not matter now, the people who pre-orderd were able to download it at 3am. Which was a WEIRD time.
I'm surprised by that Sly Cooper score. By the time I'm finished with the Sly HD collection the game should be $20.
whether Dead Space 3 is gud or not...i have to play this game just like COD - B.O 2....i hope this one will give me what i want the most "The Nightmares"!! but the good ones not like MOH....
I'll reserve Judgment for Dead Psace 3. GameInformer are well known to give big games high scores, as the company who owns them needs the game sales. This is comimg from a GI subscriber, I just don't think their reviews hold much merit tbh.
Great score for Dead Space 3, only game I want this month.
People on this site is ridiculous. If a game they believe is bad, they will question the review score till the end of time, and come up with conspiracy theories. So far, by the reviews. DEAD SPACE 3 seems like a great game. I'll Gamefly it, if I love it, I'll buy it on the Playstation Store.
And a lot of those same people are saying what a great score Sly Cooper got. Hilarious. DS3 gets a good score= GI give's all big games a good score. Sly Cooper gets a good score=WOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! PS3 EXCLUSIVES BABY YEEEEEEEEAAAAAA!!!!!! IN YOUR FACE 360 BOTS.
I may buy Sly.
DEAD SPACE 3 FTW!!!! Hell Yeah!
Oh man, that's hella buff. I'm actually in the UK where it doesn't come out until the end of March, so I ended up importing it from the U.S. Can't wait!
Does anyone know when all the other dead space reviews are going to start popping up?
You might want to push some games aside for Arkham City...
So the leaked score was a hoax? Glad to see it's doing well, love those games.
I new people were over reacting. What was bad was all they had to do was read the articles. God you have to love n4g... i've got and hour before i pick my copy up.
Haha what a highly paid review for DS3
It's good someone likes it but DS3 got around 7.8 by many other reviewers, including Gametrailers, IGN and Gamespot. I'm not buying it, but i will get Sly Cooper for sure!
im about to go pick up my copy of Sly Cooper in a couple of hours.
Remember GTA4 got a perfect 10 & that was the worse in the 3D series.
I can personally say, from playing the game for the past few hours, that is you like DS 1 and 2 there is now reason why you shouldn't like this one. The crafting system in intriquet and is a nice addition. The combat and gameplay is classic DS. I'm completely satisfied with my purchase. It definitely deserves the high scores its getting. Play the first ten minutes and tell me you don't agree.