Deck 13's follow up to "Lords of the Fallen" is more sci-fi than its inspirations. With a brutal difficulty and a "Dark Souls" inspiration, does it succeed, stutter, or completely fall apart?
I have yet to get this game yet, but I'm pretty sure that it doesn't deserve the score this reviewer is giving... unless it's a completely broken, bug-ridden, unplayable mess, 2/10 is an inappropriate score.
Dude i got the game,and im really digging it =) it is way way better then a 2/10 for me it is close toa 8/10 or even 9/10 ...im lost in the game but still getting to new areas ahahah so it is good =)
I really advise people to read the full text and not just the score. I'm glad you're enjoying it, dreue! I really enjoyed the limb-lock system combat and the level design.
Im 10 hours in and so far its 7.5 or 8 for me. Theres lots of unique things going on on top of the fact that its a souls clone, the gameplay and level design is close to souls in quality and the visuals are good. No way is it any lower than a 7. Im enjoying it.
Dreue, No, I have not. The bug in question prevents you from progressing past the fourth boss. I plan on finishing it as soon as the patch is approved on all platforms. The patch was originally supposed to release a week ago, but a new update from Deck 13 looks to be this week. The current 2/10 is 100% due to the fact that the bug CANNOT be bypassed by reloading an older save, etc. Once you get the bug, you're screwed until the patch. Pretty lame deal. I look forward to finishing it next week (if the patch releases).
I hope you take the time to read the text. It is currently broken, with a gamebreaking bug at 21 hours in. I will update the score once the patch is live and I am able to complete the game. It's a review of a subjective experience. Same exact thing happened with Prey over at IGN. Was awarded a 4, later updated to an 8.
well sorry but now i understand,one question did you manage to keep playing the game? because that bug can be frustrating.But ok a 2/10 because of a bug i can relate to that.hope it is fixed.cheers
Seems like this reviewer is after those delicious hits. Stupid score.
Read my above comment to ziggurcat. I think that a 2/10 is fair for a $60 product that may not work, depending on your luck. Low end of a 10 point scale usually indicates a major issue or playability problem. In this case, it's a bug that stops progression completely.
There's a 100% chance that the bug gets patched – so why rush a review? Just warn of the break, and say the review is on hold. Sorry, but that seems click-baitish.
Southneck, I agree with you there, the bug will most likely get fixed. I did write an article detailing the bug and tracking the patch release for it. That was separate from the review. However, I'm about 85% of the way through the game and have a decent idea of my feelings. Enough to warrant a review of the experience. I happen to score my "reviews-in-progress" ;. I was going to do the same thing when I encountered a game break in Prey, but I was able to surpass it by reverting to an older save, thus allowing me to finish the entire game. If the 2/10 score is click-baity, I didn't intend it as so. It's an accurate representation of my experience with the product. A decent game that's broken in a bad way. The score will get updated when the review gets finalized. Unless N4G doesn't allow that.
For clarification, the score is reflective of a game breaking bug that is (as of this moment) is not universally patched. There are a few reports of additional game breaking issues, but I can only confirm the one I am encountering. Score will be updated when the patch that fixes my bug is released universally.
I understand, but I wouldn't bother to explain it. Anyone who's obsessed with a score instead of what you actually have to say about the game, and anyone who thinks there is an objective measure of the quality of the experience the game provides, is either 12 or stupid and either way they're not worth paying attention to.
Eh, I like to think of every comment as a somewhat intellectual person. No one has outright called me any names or been incredibly rude. I am appreciative of those who spend the time to read my opinion, even if they don't agree with it. I've explained myself as much as reasonable for the situation, it's ultimately up the reader whether or not my opinion plays into their decision.
I havent played this game yet, but I talked to my friend who got a review copy on PC. He pointed out a few negative things about the game, like story is bad, bland open level design, some combat encounters are too unfair, and a little too short etc. However, he said the overall game is much better than lords of the fallen and he gave the game 7/10. So, it seemed that the reviewer here experienced tons of game breaking bugs, which IMO not a surprise given how many times lords of the fallen crushed and bugged out on me, but I think my friends review is more on point... well at least if you are lucky enough without these bugs and crushes.
For the most part, I agree with your friend's opinion. Unfortunately, my copy (and others') are currently broken. In my opinion, a game breaking bug is a huge issue, especially when multiple save slots aren't a feature.
This guy is pulling another ign because of some bug 🐜 Big Whoop!
Yeah, uh, if there is a bug rendering the game literally unplayable, that should be reflected in the review. Would you be happy paying for a movie where the video cut out every few seconds? Would you recommend that to people? Or would you tell them not to buy it because it's broken?
Don't review it until its fix simple! Look at all those other no name sites reviewing games like Horizon Zero Dawn 3 months after it comes out. Just give it a review in progress.
Yes, IGN did do something similar with their bugged copy of Prey. In my opinion, low end of a 10 point scale is reserved for playabilty or tech issues.
You're proposing a solution to a question I didn't ask, rather than actually addressing my argument. Also, no. You don't hold off on your proper review of an actually released game developers are charging money for because maybe they will fix it so it's actually playable. It's not a comprehensive breakdown of all the games artistic merits in an academic setting where most bugs are irrelivant, it's a buyers guide, a reviewers recommendation to their readers based on the experience they had with the game. If that experience includes a game breaking bug, an honest reviewer is obligated to caution against buying the game (in this case with a low score) because it's literally unplayable an so often incapable of providing an experience worth having.
What a joke of a review and score. I mean seriously a 2 gtho with your click bait bullshit im playing the game and it's easily a 7.5 or 8 this makes it sound like it's some broken,bug riddled mess and it's not
I haven't buy the game yet, but i'm very sure its far from 2 out of 10
Why dont you include a second score not including the game breaking bug? Seems like you go for the edgy clicks.
I will totally be doing that once I can finish the game. I think that score will be more in line with what people are expecting. Maybe N4G doesn't allow changing of scores. If so, I'll submit them late to N4G, I don't mind. Regardless, my game remains broken, as do others'. I really hope they fix it up!
This score gives me a headache.
1) The reviewer clearly mentions he experienced a game-breaking bug and that the score will be updated if patched. 2) Reviews are opinions, not scientific fact. Breath of the Wild was a 10 for me, but I can see why it's a 7, 4, 2, for others. 3) Commenting negatively on headlines only drives them further up the N4G charts.
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