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EDGE #264 review scores

This month's EDGE review scores include Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 and Donkey Kong.

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vishmarx1282d ago

octodad scores more than LoS2?
what a joke,
the game needs to be broken for that to happen.
and where's the thief score.

Agent20091282d ago

Someone must haven stolen Thief's score, HAHAHHAHAAHAHAHHAHAHA

:---()

GribbleGrunger1282d ago (Edited 1282d ago )

Nice stealth post ...

mydyingparadiselost1282d ago

I have a sneaking suspicion your right...

Relientk771282d ago

Garrett!!!

*shakes fist*

NukaCola1282d ago (Edited 1282d ago )

4 for LoS2? The first one was incredible. What happened?

Destrania1281d ago (Edited 1281d ago )

@NukaCola

Incredible? No. I enjoyed it but, no.

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MoveTheGlow1282d ago (Edited 1282d ago )

LOL @ Agent!

Seriously though, scores are exclusive to the genre and context of the game. Is Nidhogg objectively better than CLoS2? No, but Nidhogg's bringing something crazy and new to couch multiplayer and it's done in an amazing way. It's possible that the reviewer just felt that it didn't live up even to its predecessor, or to other games within its genre or even series - this title still bears the name Castlevania, which has about 9 titles which were more enjoyable to play than LoS for me.

Octodad's kinda meant to be nigh unplayable, and it's just plain weird. Within its genre of ... Idunno, "weird games," maybe alongside QWOP and Noby Noby Boy, it's probably just meh, so a 5.

hellzsupernova1282d ago

Personally I am looking forward to octodad more then lords of shadow two

Walker1282d ago

4 out of 10 for LoS 2 ?! great. well deserved ! i played the demo, what a shitty Castlevania ! the first one was way better !

Palitera1282d ago (Edited 1282d ago )

Using its name for this game is more offensive to the franchise than the expletive.

It is the Resident Evil 6 of the Castlevania series.

Yes, that bad.

Walker1282d ago (Edited 1282d ago )

"It is the Resident Evil 6 of the Castlevania series."

Agreed, what a great example !

schlanz1282d ago

glad I canceled my preorder.. I had my doubts. The first one was great.

TheDevil15inallofus1282d ago

Awful dialogue throwbacks to a good Castlevania game and idiotic, repetitive camera cues in the demo were enough to convince me that anything I was excited for in LoS2 was just that it looked better.

Farewell, Mercury Steam! Don't let the door hit you on the way out!

hellzsupernova1282d ago

Woah that's bad. Isn't that in broken territory? Games only seem to score that low these days when they are fundamentally broken

Palitera1282d ago (Edited 1282d ago )

Or completely insipid?

It works well technically (in the programming aspect). All the rest seems bad or so-so. (please not that this is only my opinion, I have to intention to state this as a #fact)

Also we know that Edge is usually very harsh in their reviews and scores. Well, I think their system is actually better than most, since they don't rate bad/mediocre games a 7 only to backslash from fans and companies.

From the demo, I wouldn't say the game is bad. But it definitely seems really mediocre and almost coward in every sense to me.

Strangely, I still have hope that, when the exploration and leveling are available, the game can get better.

come_bom1282d ago

Dammm.... a 4 is quite low. Is the game that bad ?

ZackStrife1282d ago

I didn't like the first one. I played it on PS3 and it had really bad frame rate issues. Not sure if it was just me but i had a bad time with it. Castlevania has so much potential though.

firelogic1282d ago

The demo was terrible. It actually had at least three sections where you have to pause on a steel bolt (3 times a section) so the enemy can shoot to destroy it. THREE! I exited the game and deleted it right there.

Not to mention the absolutely horrid platforming sections.

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moegooner881282d ago

Really enjoyed the first Castlevania LOS, hope the second one is on par, 4 doesn't sound promising, but I have disagreed with Edge before.

morganfell1282d ago (Edited 1282d ago )

A low score from Edge is often an endorsement. They are no more correct than Michael Pachter and when they are on the money, like Pachter it is simply an accident.

grailly1282d ago

I really don't see it like that. Games that get great scores from them are always really good games. For all other reviews from them, I judge on my own, they gave really low scores to games I love.

morganfell1282d ago

You misunderstand. No where did I say that games that get great scores from them are not good, at least most of the time. I am saying that games to which they award bad scores are often good.

schlanz1282d ago

take it with a grain of salt.. plenty of games with a 9 meta have garnered a 7 from edge. If its half as good as DKCR it will still be a great game.

DarkLord10031282d ago

I think we should start a conversation about rating indie games. I like indie games and Nidhogg is a lot of fun - but a 9? Indie games should be rated differently imo.

Fishy Fingers1282d ago

They are, that's why it got a 9.

from the beach1282d ago (Edited 1282d ago )

They are rated differently, that's the problem.

^lol :)

PhantomTommy1282d ago

No they really shouldn't be rated differently. Nidhogg does one thing, and it does it well -- LoS 2 sounds like it's trying to do too much at once and collapses in on itself. Stealth, exploration, God of War style combat -- it all just leads to a bloated, unsatisfying game.