Victor and Scott climb to new heights in God Of War: Ascension Scott gives it a 5/10. Victor gives it a 7/10.
Victor Lucas?! <3
These are the same two guys who gave Star Wars Force Unleashed, that glitch filled boring pile of garbage that doesn't hold a candle to God of War, a 10 out of 10... both of them... they couldn't be more bought than a hooker's enthusiasm.
Sorry, but no. This game is not a 5 out 10, just a straight up hit baiting review or clearly written as an opinion. Not being a fanboy or any of that shit, but 5/10 is for games like Aliens Colonial Marines, that are ugly, un-playable at times and so on. God of War: A is none of that. This is why reviews from around the net are so fucked up.
This isn't a written review, it's a video review. And it's just reviewing the single player, they'll have a multiplayer review on Friday.
every huge AAA game will always have a review the ask for hit's uncharted , halo , gears, killzone .etc of tons and tons of games got the 4-5 score that was a given... some people are soo desperate for hits they will do any thing the best thing that you can do is just ignore them and enjoy the games
http://www.youtube.com/watc... For anyone who wants perspective, GOW1 got a 9.5, GOW2 got a 10, Chains of Olympus got a 10. http://www.youtube.com/watc... God of War: Collection got a 9.5 and GOW3 got a 9. Ezz2013, don't you find it funny that these people didn't want hits from 2005-2010, but all of a sudden in 2013 they give GOW: Ascension a 6 for the very sake of getting hits..weird.
Like I said above, these reviews must be merely based on the opinion of the author, and not the actual quality of the game. Which I wouldn't care if this was a personal blog review, that's fine. But if you're going to post it here, on N4G, it's for hits and misleads viewers/readers whatever into thinking this isn't a quality game when it sure as hell doesn't deserve a 5/10.
i never heard of them untill i saw this review so them giving those games those scores didn't make any one notice them or even care since every one know god of war games are always top notch so they do this so ppl give them hits and this is either as good or better than gow 2 and it's much better than 3 in every thing the final battle ...is just @[email protected] F amazing this game is 9 - 9.5/10 at best for me BTW LOGIC have you played the game yet ?! do you think halo 4 is a 2/10 game ?! http://n4g.com/news/1114582... do you think gears 3 is a 6.5/10 game ?! http://www.gamecritics.com/... do you think uncharted 3 a 4/10 game ?! http://n4g.com/news/880938/... do you get my point or i should go on ?!
"Like I said above, these reviews must be merely based on the opinion of the author, and not the actual quality of the game." "Quality" is extremely subjective. I've enjoyed the GOW franchise for many years, yet I have friends that believe the series is overrated. Different strokes for different folks. "since every one know god of war games are always top notch.." Yeeaaa...that part of your comment more or less confirms that there really isn't a point in arguing with you. I think you totally missed the point of my comment. And no, I haven't played the game yet. Don't see what that has to do with anything seeing as I haven't criticized the game at all aside from praising the demo. Even if I had played the game and thought it was an 11/10, I wouldn't jump down the throat of anyone who thought it was a 5/10...or even a 3/10. EDIT: I think the worth of a game depends on a persons taste/preference. Thats the only "point" your proving to me right now.
@LOGIC i was asking you since you were hyped about it nothing more so i thought i would like to know your opinion i wasn't jumping down your throat or any thing
No harm, no foul. The "jumping down your throat" wasn't in reference to you specifically. It was a general example that I was making. EDIT: Btw, let me make a counterargument Do you think Halo 4 is a 10 game? Do you think Gears 3 is a 10 game? Do you think Uncharted 3 is a 10 game? The recurring point I'm making is that anyone(depending on their own unique preferences) can easily justify giving these games anywhere between a 1/10 to a 10/10. Nothing is set in stone.
This is N4G, no Sony game can score poorly unless the site is being paid off by Microsoft or looking for hits!
It's a Canadian TV show that's been airing for the past 10 years so I doubt they need internet hits. I'm 100% sure that the person who posted this just did it for hits on this site though. That's why he chose Scott's score of 5 and not Victor's score that was 7 of 10.
@LOGICWINS If your a game reviewer you cant use what you like to judge a game. If a judge judged someone based on his likes or dislikes of this person, then a lot of people will go to jail.
"I'm 100% sure that the person who posted this just did it for hits on this site though. That's why he chose Scott's score of 5 and not Victor's score that was 7 of 10." Yes, thats for certain. The person who posted this should have taken the average of both reviews(6/10). The 5/10 was put instead to create controversy among the N4G community. Reviews on the Run however doesn't need the exposure since, as you said, they've been on for a decade. "If a judge judged someone based on his likes or dislikes of this person, then a lot of people will go to jail." Ummm.. that DOES happen. Uve never heard of judges being paid off to sway a case in someone elses favor? Judges can easily make your life a living hell if they choose to(whether they don't like you or are getting paid off etc). In MOST cases, what stops judges from doing that are WRITTEN texts such as precedents established in past law cases, the Bill of Rigths/Constitution etc. In the world of game reviews, there is no WRITTEN guideline that EVERY game reviewer has to follow.
I picked up Ascension today, it's really not a good game, at least an hour in so far. The other GOW games were all amazing, but this one feels shallow, hollow and boring. The graphics and sound are all AAA but everything else is weak. SSM dropped the ball on this one big time. I'm not sure if Sony forced them to make this game, but it feels that way. So far it's a 6.5/10 for me and I'm finding it hard to recommend this game to any GOW fan. Reviewers aren't being haters on this one, it's genuinly not that good.
I like your detective work Logicwins. Even though I disagree with the scores because after playing the first 2 hours of the game, it is least an 8 for me thus far. But how could someone claim they are bias when it is an opinion from one of the reviewer? Their review history has shown, courtesy of Logicwins, they love the series as a whole but one guy is just tired of the series. Others diehard fans that still love the series will think otherwise. Works both ways.
Your attitude is way worse than any "hit bait" review ever written. Okay, so a game automatically gets what score for being playable? A 7/10 at least? An 8/10? What is "fair" to you? Gaming criticism is not miles behind criticism of other mediums because of advertising or fanboyism but because there is no room for actual criticism. A game doesn't get a free pass for being "playable" (defined as: working, minimal or unnoticeable glitches, responsiveness, et cetera) nor for being pretty. The criticisms aired in this review are valid: they feel this game is a mailed in and uninspired entry to a series they love. What is "fucked up" about that? In any other medium, this would be a perfectly fair assessment. A 5/10 is a fair score for such feelings (a 5/10 should not be reserved for "unplayable" games, that's a score like a 2 or a 3, 5/10 should be average or okay).
I agree. To ME and you, a 5/10 means "mediocre". To OTHERS, a 5/10 means "unplayable" THIS is why we can NEVER have an objective review since everyone doesn't review games on the same terms. Whats becoming apparent to me(on N4G at least) is that "objective reviews" and "reviews that I agree" with are the same thing. Its almost as if people want reviews not for the reviewers' opinions, but to justify the pre-existing of opinions they have. In essence, they want it to be like North Korea where everyone has to agree with each other and there is ZERO individuality. Very odd phenomenon.
Its absurd...and he bad mouthed his ex wife..uh oh! Anyway, more of the same means more God of War this gen before next gen and thats a great thing. It simply isnt boring. Yeah, it takes a slight hit in that it isnt a continuation and i dont knkw yet but i imagine all my questions wont be answered. But, mp could be alot of fun and even if it isnt, i get more GoW, which again is awesome. Maybe it feels repetitive because of the psp games and hd collections but i have only played GoW3 this gen, so i am loving it. Its a tough time right now ith dead space 3, crysis 3, metal gear rising, God of war and gears of war. And, as i thought, the sequels are getting killed by fresh ips like ni no kuni, tomb raider (which is a fresh take) and bioshock (yes i can call this a win already). Gamers are getting tired of sequels and i bet even gears will get hit hard by reviewers. But, God of War is a solid 8.5 for me and i havnt touched mp yet.
Sorry, but no. This game is not a 5 out 10," You can't really say a game doesn't deserve a certain score because everyone has different opinions. For me its at least a 6/10, for you it's a 9/10.
Right but I bet you guys will give the next Mario game or COD game a near perfect score /s
I severely disagree with this review. QTE are perfect for God of War, fixed camera is a part of God of War. I like how they show you the environment when you enter it, it shows what your up against .
Low score review? Here, have Over 100 comments.
Are you surprised or just stating the obvious? They do it for attention and they get it. The game looks good, plays good and sounds good. A 5 is a broken unplayable mess and this isnt even close to that. No one seriously thinks this game is worth a 5.
5 cannot be used for a broken unplayable mess because then you've just chucked out scores 0-4. Everyone on here should realise by now that simple maths shows that 5 is the mid-point of a 10-point scale... i.e. average a.k.a not bad a.k.a not great... just okay. Surely someone's semi-objective/subjective review of a game could lead to them just thinking, meh?
Well played sir, well played.
One guy gives it 5, the other gives it a 7. Again, a game has to either be super tedious, broken and glitchy, or just plain not fun to score a 5/10. I have to play the game myself to be able to get a better opinion on it, but I do think a 5/10 is super low JUST because the guy thinks that the single player mode was just average.
I know, right! How does he work out that a game he thinks is average a 5 out of 10! Ridiculous!
This is call ip oversaturation its happenning with Gow but should be happenning to many other games,atleast it is for me; and if next generation dont bring new experiencies on gameplay level im pretty sure that the crash on the gaming market will happen for sure and this could well be the end of the console generations.Market is stagnante with the lack of new IPS and diversity in gameplay; publishers are just milking franchises and adding paying stuff to already overall high price of games and expecting the same cash flow every time,but they were not counting that most of the gamers are just full of getting the same games with diferent nº or name and most are not going to fall for microtransactions and other bs moves that only interest the publishers pockets,a crash or a revolution must take place to restore the interest that most gamers are losing.Paying $60 ,39.99£,69.99€ for the same with some cosmetics improvements and them even stack dlc and microtransactions in games that rank 6 to 8 hours of gameplay is just trying to make some gamers fools;especially the ones that bite all this BS.
Agree, the game is stale and boring sometimes but, it doesn't deserve 5 or 7 deserves an 8.
The game is stale and boring but deserves and 8? Really? I guess FFXIII gets an 8 because well...just because! Even though it was stale and boring. As far as i'm concerned stale and boring are one of the worst things a video game can do. I don't know what this Gow is either. I don't like the series as it's not for me(Cinematic taking precedence over everything else). So i'm not going to judge it. But if you think this game is stale and boring it should not be a bloody 8 for you.
One gives it a 5 and the other a 7 but the 5 is displayed to pull you in....and some of you have the nerve to question this as bait?
I used to watch this show on tv but that scott jones guy is a horrible reviewer. He gave persona 4 a 4.0/10, uncharted 3 6.5/10, and they recently revisted mgs4 which he gave a 1/10. I dont know if hes trying to be a troll or just takes his anger out by giving low scores to quality games(he has made negative references to his ex-wife quite a few times on the show), but he has underscored many games that clearly deserve better.
regardless to this review. GOW has lost its steam, it needs to reinvent itself or give us something completely different. let go of Kratos, his missions is completed. it's a fact, like it or not.
the review is not that far off game is sub par at best def not better then 3 get over it the last of us and beyond two souls are coming up !
I just watched this review of sp on TV. I was initially shocked....as I own the game, I play a ton of console games....and no sir. This game is no 5/10. (Sp) The crux of Scott's argument is that it's nothing new, and this type of hack n slash is dated. Hmm...so if innovation is such a big deal, how does COD keep scoring with these guys so high? Why would a dev radically change a games style/game mechanics if the previous 5 games sold like hot cakes? Oh....wait a minute. They added mp....but that's not innovation I guess. Seriously. Reviews these days are beyond pointless. I can't fathom these fools. I bet they praise bioshock infinite even though its a fps with magic and likely a great story. Nothing innovative though...so 5/10 right? Honestly that Scott guy is a tool. Vic should get Tommy back and both fund a wild 9's sequel. Lol
This is pathetic, and I can't believe people are trying to defend this score.
looks like there here in seattle wa to me but yeah gow is boring now just like gears of warj and all 15 GTA and of the 11 AC i mean come on their all doing the samthing evey game
I don't agree if you love the gameplay. But info see that as gamers, we think we want something different. What if the next Halo is a racing game? Is that the change your looking for? Or are we talking radically never seen before gameplay. Halo meets etch a sketch? Is that what you want? No So I think we need to realize why we live a ip and be happy with more of the same. Up until we reach that point where it's done. Gow acsencion is on that precipice. But mp for me is what makes it relevant and fresh. (Reviewing a game but ignoring the mp which is on the disc is very very stupid)
Whenever I see a review that gives a minus due to innovation....on a sequel/prequel I get annoyed. You can modify the formula. Or innovate by branching into other genres. Ie-Mario....Mario kart. But you can't or shouldn't give a negative for a successful ip being more if the same. That's why every year I buy COD. It's a 8yr old engine. But it's solid fun with friends. No one on consoles does mp as fluid as COD. (Srry for the tangent lol) Anyways, I'm totally hooked on the mp. It's fresh and .....innovative? Almost. Pretty close. Power stone I think beat this to the punch. But this is waaaay better! My biggest problem with gaming is I've lost the ability to play games solely for fun or team sports reasons. COD ruined that for me (in a good way I guess), because now...I NEED a progression system with unlocks to motivate me even as I realize I love the gameplay. I master prestiged and diamond nearly everything in blops2. Now even with new maps I'm bored. What happen to my love for gaming? Mp I mean. A friend of mine says he plays cod like a sport. We are in a clan. All cool. But I just can't get into it again.
4/10 i think just over done crap game i get bored watching da game play
Ah. It's been a long time since I've heard Victor Lucas' name. Judgement Day was one of my favorite shows on G4. Their scoring is very personal/subjective, but to me the show wasn't really about that. I loved that they had two people with different views giving their unfiltered opinion about these games. They weren't afraid of saying they disliked hyped games. It led to some pretty interesting banter. This is all based on the Tommy/Vic era, btw. My favorite moment was when Tommy rage quit after Victor gave some shitty baseball game a score higher than one. Haven't heard of this new guy, though. Doesn't sound like he's too good, though.
Its almost like these guys didn't play the game lol. They couldn't tell you anything at all about the game they were just spouting random gibberish.... This is just poor reviewing at its finest right here.
Looks like they don't know what quality is in a game...too bad.
GoW:A is awsome so far,I'm having fun playing this game! So far I give it a 9!!
Earlier when reviews started coming out, I said, I wonder when the 3/10 review will come, well their it is folks, every game has a douche bag reviewing it. Ok its not 3/10 but well....there it is.
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