Payday 2 Review | HAL

Ross Hartley: "Payday 2 is a fantastic game. It has faults but the game absolutely nails what it sets out to do. The moment to moment gameplay is intense, the gunplay is really satisfying and the deep unlock system keeps players hooked. Payday 2 is easily my favourite co-op shooter and it is one of the best games of the year so far. I hope you get the chance to try it."

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PopRocks3591770d ago (Edited 1770d ago )

A perfect score? For a game this buggy? I think not.

For the record, I do own Payday 2 and I am enjoying it, but it has some bugs that NEED to be ironed out and soon. That and certain aspects of the game really need to be expanded upon. Another week or two of development time could have fixed many of the issues.

If you need an example, I've been playing the game with two friends and an AI companion. If the AI goes down, after being revived by an ally, only the host can see the AI character. For the other two players he appeared sitting crouched in the same exact position that he was downed in, but we would feel extremely confused if one of us went down and suddenly started getting revived by home from quite a distance away. We also encountered a bug that prevented me from leaving a building and basically forced me to jump out a window and lose all of my health.

Great game and tons of fun, don't get me wrong. But definitely doesn't deserve a perfect score.

DopeVideogamez1770d ago

Hidden Audio Log does not see the 5/5 score as being "perfect." That just means that the game is awesome and you should probably give it a go.

PopRocks3591769d ago

I definitely see what you're saying. I think this is a classic example of why the numerical score in video game reviews need to go. They are nothing short of misleading at times and don't provide anywhere near the full context an extensive review should.

I read the entire review by the way, and it pretty much mirrors my thoughts on it. Just a shame the number score had to be there. Honestly I feel it would have been more effective without it.