They promised the rock 'n' roll apocalypse. We got the Hot Topicalypse. Paste reviews Insomniac's newest game.
The comparative to tony hawk is completely...unfounded. this game shares more of a common bond between the grindning of jet grind radio and the crazy weapons of ratchet and clank more so than any relation to tony hawk. if this reviewer never played a ratchet game then that would explain the lack of understanding (or comparative) but I find that hard to believe in this day and age. Ratchet is the #1 franchise from Insomniac...that is the automatic go to when i see this game and how it flows.
"It’s the closest we’ve gotten to a classic Tony Hawk Pro Skater in years, dashing through a city with an eye open for combo-ready lines from rails to walls to air ducts." It wasnt unfounded, you just saw 6.8 and had to hate SOMETHING about his review. The fact of the matter is that he likes the game, but finds the attempt at comedy incredibly annoying. Me personally, I found the interviews with the devs talking about the game to be annoying. It sounded like a bunch of 12 year olds talking about "what if..". I think perhaps this game is geared to a younger crowd than the reviewer and myself. This was actually a well-written review that makes an excellent point. Gameplay isnt the only aspect of a game, its just the most important, hence the 6.8 and not a 3.2.
It is unfounded. there is no comparatives to be made to tony hawk...at all. sunset overdrive shares the traits of 3 games. Jet grind radio (grinding around the city) Ratchet & Clank (over the top weaponry) Infamous (open world to wreak havoc in) you could throw in the art style of Team Fortress 2 if you wanted to (because of the look they were going for), but it is not really necessary. As to the score...I wasnt even commenting on the score. the score is the reviewers choice to give. i was simply making the correct correlation to comparatives.
Actually it says it scored 6.2/10 not 6.8. But the review says 6.3?
darth, you need to tell that little gem to the rest of the internet then. there are lots of people in forums comparing it to tony hawk, in a good way. i dont know why that offends you, it isnt an insult, its the best thing about the game. tony hawk was awesome. you might want to play infamous again. at least the first one. that game plays a LOT like SSOD when you are trying to traverse quickly. jump, boost, rail slide. the main difference is there are no trampolines and you generally move slower when you're on foot in Infamous. But again, these arent BAD comparisons. g20, you're right. i didnt bother to scroll up to double check.
Who cares if it is or isn't comparative to Tony Hawk? Being compartive to any of the games mentioned is not a bad thing. It's always a matter of how a game does other things right or go beyond just a casual comparison and SSO does that very well. Insomniac's SSO colorful world, gameplay and vibe/humor all stand on their own. The real problem with this review regardless of the score is its waaaaaay off the mark imo because the dude basically has the mindset that basically he's too mature for the game= "I say this as a man thoroughly divorced from the youth trends of today, who probably takes himself and music too seriously" -Yep, that's the only thing I really agree with him about. His whole approach sounds like he just wanted to hate it even before he played it. I knew from the included "Hot Topicalypse" sentence with a unknown site I shouldn't have gave him the hit. That said it's always easy to pick apart reviews you don't like and celebrate the ones you agree with but I'm just telling you from my 22-24 hours spent with the game he just seems like a A - hole trying to be above a game just out to be funny but most importantly offering a helluva gaming experience= even if you don't "get" or like the humor/story the game is exceptional in every other aspect. -...but hey opinions are like A - holes, everybody's got at least 1.
I don't think you know what 'comparative' means.
Why would someone compare this game to Tony Hawk? Besides grinding on rails, they have nothing else in common. No skateparks, no skateboards, no doing tricks. Would you compare Diablo and Borderlands? Besides loot, they have nothing else in common. Just because a game has 1 item from another doesn't mean its comparable. Every game isn't going to get the same excellent reviews, but when a bunch of great reviews come out and one really low one (this is lowest I see) I've got to question the review.
its the feel. its about momentum. tony hawk was all about chaining your moves together and trying to not lose your momentum when moving about the park. the rails connect the separate areas to strike. in tony hawk, the trampolines were ramps, and your gun was your sweet tricks.
Wth.... And a jab at hot topic lmao. Shadow of its former self that is
Troll review imo from what ive seen its easily a 8.0 game
"I love rock ‘n’ roll. I also hate it. Music is the best, unless it’s music I don’t like, which is the absolute worst." I stopped reading the review after those opening sentences. I work with stupid all day, I don't need to read it.
Lol. You work with stupid all day too? Awwwww the life of a systems admin.
and unknown dumb sites strikes again xD
well, i think its more of a mix of Infamous, and ratchet and clank, than tony hawk (although it does have a little of that as well). Overall, i thought the 10s, and 9s were a little overboard, but the 6? thats too low as well.
Let's not get all but the hurt like the Sony Trolls that one of out games gets a low score by some no name website. Drive club averaged a 72% and it got rankings as low as 50%. SSOD is averaging a 85%, so getting a 62% isn't unexpected. What was trolling was the site that gave FH2 a 20%.
"72%, 50%. 62%, 85%,20%" Only unsecured fanboys like you care so much about scores/numbers...
Lol paste magazine really? Troll harder
Reviews are subjective Read the important word: Subjective.
from what I have seen in livestreams, I'd have to agree with this review score.
Good review. The complaints matches with the other reviews.
That stealth trolling, this review looks like it written by a 12 year old that had bully that took his lunch money. This sophomoric reviewer should probably stop writing reviews and go back to being a hipster.
Well, maybe they chose a 12 year old reviewer to match the tone of the game? It has an identity crisis. It's visuals scream FUN, but it's just profanity after obscenity, with puerile humour and yet it's rated for ADULTS to play... :/ I love fun, but this is silly, childish and a waste of what looked so promising during earlier reveals. Even the advert is awful, IMO. I'm fast giving up on you Insomniac. :(
TIme to make my own website out of $5 template and influence internet opinion by writing half assed reviews.
Maybe time people understand reviews scores are whats wrong with reviews
Sounds like this reviewer is a Xbox Hater who doesn't know what he's talking about.....
Sounds like the reviewer played the game and saw it for what is was...Overhyped & mediocre.
I guess you probably haven't played it because it is pretty awesome. Edit: ... and I just took a quick glance at your comment history. You are definitely a PS fanboy. I am honestly surprised you don't have more bubbles. You have been talking trash about this game and other xbox related things for a while. Here is a quote from you from before the game came out: "So once Sunset Overhype flops Insomniac plans to go back and milk more Ratchet & Clank games? Meh. That developer is irrelevant." I wonder if that stings at all because you couldn't have been more wrong. It is getting GREAT reviews and insomniac did a great job. You are so ready to discard this developer just because they did one exclusive game for xbox? pathetic
Spot on review from someone who hasn't even played the game. /s Let the adults speak kiddo.
Where are the adults? Kiddo
I have the game and have had it day one. Thus far I am not impressed tbh. It's ok so far, and I will admit, the new final fantasy 14 ARR update has taken the majority of my time. I'm off the next 2 days so hopefully when it just needs more time to grab you. So far it just seems like the random explicit language really sold this game for people. Hope my view changes but it's feeling like another Titan fall for me. Super hyped with excellent reviews only to find out the hype dies fast and you are left with what it is. An average game.
unknown site dying for clicks, it ain't getting mine
All I will say is SO has been frigging great so far. My only knock is the build up to doing really awesome stuff is a tad slow. After the first hour or so the game goes from good to great.
I give the site a 2... I tried to look up other game reviews and there were very few to be found, they were hard to find, and the site seems to have an identity crisis...
Not hard to find 'em. http://www.pastemagazine.co...
I've played 6 hours of it. It's an "OK" game, not great though. 7.2/10
Did you buy the SSO bundle?
good review...i would lean closer to a 6.5, but this is pretty accurate
Not surprised one bit here. The article that gave this game the worst review is getting the most clicks while the temperature gauge on articles with perfect scores get no love. The hate is still strong. We shall overcome!
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