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Submitted by Septic 152d ago | review

Lococycle review- Edge

It’s tempting to believe that Microsoft and Twisted Pixel set out to create some kind of meta-joke here, but the line between a successful and unsuccessful parody can be a fine one. All Lococycle achieves is falling on its face, while no one laughs. (Loco Cycle, Xbox One) 2/10

DirtyPimp  +   152d ago
lol
sigfredod  +   152d ago
XD
XB1_PS4  +   152d ago
This is no surprise. It didn't look good from the first time I saw it. I'll probably play the demo regardless.. Since launch titles are launch titles.. Naught else to look through or test out.
Bigpappy  +   152d ago
Guys needed something to laugh at and you got it.

Look at the real game though: DR3 and KI are doing very well. DR3 (not even 1080p or 60fps) looks to be rating better than KZ: SF.

Bet there is no laughing at that little observation.
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SilentNegotiator  +   152d ago
"DR3 and KI are doing very well. DR3 (not even 1080p or 60fps) looks to be rating better than KZ: SF"

Based on the currently understocked Metacritic score, or the actual averages of reviews?

Because on N4G:
KZ:SF - 7.6 average
Dead Rising - 7.7 average
Killer Instinct - 7.4 average

If you're going to troll and drag PS4 into this, at least refrain from making a fool of yourself.
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StraightPath  +   152d ago
lol this is some downloadable title from an indie developer that no one gives a crap while knack is suppose to be a triple AAA launch title from a large studio. It hurts more for Knack rather then a crap downloadable title.
OrangePowerz  +   152d ago
Who talked about Knack? Xbone fans will talk about Knack for the next 5 years.

Also when was it supposed to be a large AAA title? And it's not made by a huge studio either.
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Ron_Danger  +   152d ago
Ummm... Have you played knack? Or are you just going off of reviews from bro's who give CoD 8/10 or higher each year??

I'm 29... I own a PS4 with Knack, Killzone, Need for Speed, Injustice, Resogun, and Contrast... And Knack is my most played game. I'm playing on hard and it's so much fun. It's a great challenge and never cheap (you only die because you didn't approach a battle prepared for the fight).
kiz2694  +   152d ago
Knack is not a bad game, jeez people believe in reviews like its the law.Even if you do follow the reviews its not a bad game, its just not for everyone.
andrewsqual  +   152d ago
If you are OWNED by Microsoft, you are a big studio mate.
SilentNegotiator  +   152d ago
Yeah, what were we expecting?

It's not like they're the creators of 'Splosion Man or anything...
Pintheshadows  +   152d ago
Why would it hurt for Knack. Have you actually been on Twitch and asked someone what they think? I've watched about 10 people play it and asked them their opinions and they love it.
Sitdown  +   152d ago
I played the game for all of 10 seconds and walked away.
dale_denton  +   151d ago
id' rather play knack than this crap
kenshiro100  +   151d ago
Well...that's pretty bad.

Again, I love how Knack is dragged into this discussion. Seriously, this game is a dud-get over it.
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Serjikal_Strike  +   152d ago
It seems to be XBox Ones version of knack
Convas  +   152d ago
Except that Sony charges you $60 for Knack.

LocoCycle is $20.
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hankmoody  +   152d ago
Bazinga!
XB1_PS4  +   152d ago
As much as that sounds fanboyish.. It actually has some logic behind it. A bad $60 game hurts a lot more than a bad $20 game..

@Obliterator It is definitely a better game. Does it warrant that extra $40, that's the question.
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obliteratorFTW  +   152d ago
Except that knack is much better than this. Rofl.
Moncole  +   152d ago
And this was originaly a 360 digital game.
Sitdown  +   152d ago
Target had Knack for $40.
pyramidshead  +   152d ago
Been reading good things about knack actually from people who've actually sat down and played it and lots of questioning on review scores. Seems to be a mild sleeper hit for people who want an old school challenge., especially on hard mode.
JackISbacK  +   152d ago
yeah kneck truly hurts but we must not compare it to other game its not fair,knack is an aaa title which got bad reviews but does not make ps4 bad.
LJO1989  +   152d ago
That would be Ryse
Mystogan  +   152d ago
At least in Ryse I can chop peoples legs off. That alone makes it better than knack for me.
lifeisgamesok  +   152d ago
We'll find out Thursday when Ryse is getting 8's or higher :)
DirtyPimp  +   152d ago
nah, knack is better.
MoCowbell  +   152d ago
Knack at least got some positive reviews :P
Mystogan  +   152d ago
LocoCycle also got "some" positive reviews...
Visiblemarc  +   152d ago
Except that Knack isn't a bad game. Everyone has their own opinion, so I won't try to tell you you're wrong if you played it and don't like it. However, if
you haven't tried it, give it a chance and judge for yourself.

I honestly think Knack is suffering in reviews because it's more difficult than a lot of modern games. It's not bs difficulty, but in my opinion a fun challenge that reminds me of a time when games weren't too easy.

As for Lococycle, no one expects it to be good really. Xb1 launch is all about DR3 (fun but rushed/bad performance= mid to high 70's on metacritic) and Forza(likely to get 9's and 10's from many but will average in the high 80's on Metacritic). That's pretty good for launch titles. I actually think both systems have decent launch titles.

My guess is the only AAA launch title that will really disappoint is Ryse. Easy to guess because of the tight review embargo. I can't remember the last time a game scored well with an embargo ending so close to it's release. Crytek is a capable company though, wish it was going better for them.
rela82me  +   152d ago
Games like this make me realize why I don't want a console that relies on indie games.
Ketzicorn  +   152d ago
Yeah because AAA titles are always great. Duke Nukem and Aliens Colonial Marines anyone? There is good and bad in both.
Snookies12  +   152d ago
I liked Duke Nukem. I know a lot of people that did actually. People just expected way too much of it and were let down when it wasn't perfection.
Volkama  +   152d ago
Check through the 360's indie section though, and you'll understand just how bad it can get. Seriously, it's an awful place.

Both consoles are doing the indie thing now, let's hope they have well-considered plans to keep games like "I mad3 A G4m3!" or "sexy-trash 3" buried well out of sight. Doing that while somehow allowing the decent ones to rise is key to making a good thing of the indie scene.
Idba  +   152d ago
Too bad PS4 has high quality indies while xbone have .... Lococycle. And PS4 doesnt rely on indies in any way.
Volkama  +   152d ago
There are 2 kinds of 'indies'
-Endorsed companies with certified games, usually backed by a publisher. Things like Castle Crashers, minecraft or Flower.
-Proper self-published indie games like... terrible.

The 360 allowed proper self-published indies. Thousands of them. They were shut away in the indie corner nobody visits, so they weren't much of an eyesore. It was an interesting experiment, but ultimately even the good ones were doomed to obscurity.

Now MS are letting self-published games loose on the marketplace and trusting their trending/reputation/rating algorithms to keep the trash at bay and highlight the good ones.

I don't actually know Sony's PS4 indie approach to be honest. I know they're welcoming them to the platform and generally giving them flirty eyes, but I don't know how they are listed on the store/dashboard. If anyone can tell me how Sony are keeping down the shovelware and/or highlighting the gems in the rough then i'll be interested to hear.
listenkids  +   152d ago
"Greatness Awaits" they said in sarcasm awaiting their "only the best games".

Fuck me, the internet is fun.

( Don't take too much offence fanboys, it's all in jest )
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BobBelcher  +   152d ago
The "Knack" of Xbox One... Good thing they didn't promote it like PS4 did Knack.
Funantic1  +   152d ago
The X1 still has enough games to afford a bad game review or two. Not all games will be great but having choices makes it better. I already knew lococycle would be garbage just like I knew knack would be too.
WeAreLegion  +   152d ago
Knack is a great game. Play it ya douche.
Loki86  +   152d ago
Despite this score which EDGE usually hammers these type of titles, it is still higher than Knack on Metacritic.
darksky  +   152d ago
are you sure?

All I can see is this:
Knack 58
Lococycle 53

Ask yourself truthfully though. Would you play a great looking beat-em up/platformer or this wierd looking cycle game?

Even Crimson Dragon got a fairly low metacritic score of 56 but I would still enjoy playing it since I love panzer dragoon. Who cares what a few COD loving reviewers say.
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FANTA1180  +   152d ago
lol the game looks so retarded ,like who comes up with this trash.
green  +   152d ago
lol at the scoe but no one ever expected anything great from the footage that has been shown so far. Good that it is just a $20 title and not $60.
georgenancy  +   152d ago
wowie haha.....
hankmoody  +   152d ago
Surprised, being that Twisted Pixel has a pretty good track record. The 'Splosion Man games along with The Maw are all lots of fun.
Convas  +   152d ago
I used to think like a lot of the people in topic. I thought the game looked like ass and was whack.

Then I played it at the Area One tour, and I genuinely enjoyed it. Does that mean it's the best game? Nope. It does seem rather average, but I'm still very interested in playing it.
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Ron_Danger  +   152d ago
Why are all the MS fanboys bringing up Knack like that'll make their argument open and shut?

Knack is one of the best 3D platformers I've played in years... The main reason, because no one makes 3D platformers anymore cause the big publishers are too concerned with pumping out rinse and repeat shooters.

There are too many people on this site who's first console was either a 360 or PS3 and don't know what 3D platformers are like. There's a reason adults still go to see Pixar movies.
Moncole  +   152d ago
Did you play Super Mario Galaxy? Knack is a Beat-em-up and not a platformer.
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Ron_Danger  +   152d ago
I haven't... I gave up in Nintendo in the early 2000's when they thought Mario with a squirt gun was a good idea.

And Knack is 50/50 platformer and brawler. If it was all brawler I'd compair it to, say, the original Fighting Force (a game that probably 75% of N4G users have no clue about). The platforming sections are small and scattered around the levels. They aren't tough and they aren't shoved down your throat. The game has great balance.
Moncole  +   152d ago
you complain about not playing great 3D platformers but you skip Nintendo games and they make amazing platformers. A platformer is about jumping around, Knack doesn't do that.
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Grown Folks Talk  +   152d ago
No shock here. Looks like doo doo. I'd rather play Road Rash.
McScroggz  +   152d ago
Ouch. I never thought this game looked good, but it's a shame it's getting killed because I do like TwistedPixel as a developer.
shammgod  +   152d ago
Damn, I really had high hopes for this one
shammgod  +   152d ago
LOLOLOL. I'm just f***in around! This game looked garbage from the beginning. Hahahaha
christocolus  +   152d ago
Twisted pixel..i wonder what happened? Anyways dont feel too bad...just put in more effort into your next game....
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XboxFun  +   152d ago
Yea man, the reviews for this one aren't looking to good and I love Twisted Pixel. Splosion/MS. Splosionman, and The Maw were some of my favorite games on the 360.

I'm still going to try this out when I get my Xbox One though. 20 dollars...drop in the bucket.
MilkMan  +   152d ago
I forgot all about this game. They should have released it for the 360. Sorry Twisted Pixel. You are the ONLY dev I'll miss now that I've firmly moved on from Microsoft products.

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