Kikizo: "A quantum leap in concept and design, and one which falls inches - nay, millimetres - short of a perfect score. There's no better reason to own a PlayStation 3."
what i don't get is how could they score, without looking at the community levels. There will be tons of it. Enough to boost that 9/10 to 10/10.
some reviewers are just afraid of revolution.... or geting their MS funds cut off
open zone please. If it was millmeters away from perfect, why not make it 9.9?
MS has a reputation of doing things like funding sites/organizations and cutting their funding if they help out the competition i think xbox is a great console but MS needs to be held accountable for their unfair business tactics. so you see my comment was not an act of fanboyizom.
I was about to enter as an associate of a new technology, gadgets and videogames website. We were actually offered by several games and tech companies if we could achieve a hefty audience about 500 bucks a month each, some even up to 1000 bucks for bigger adds. However, one of my associates was actually offered by Microsoft 5000 bucks (five times more than the better offerers) if we gave Microsoft much better coverage of their products, i.e. no badmouthing, no critics, etcetera. We're all busy people and we were not in need of the money, but more importantly, I am a man of ethics. I did not accept the deal, not just because I don't like (nor do I hate) Microsoft, but because I wouldn't have been able to be fair. Even if I don't like Microsoft, when I am talking seriously about videogaming and technology topics in general, I try to be fair. However, it's hard not to criticize them, and they have a reputation for a reason. There are several websites and/or books dedicated to talking about Microsoft's business tactics, and you'd be too naive to believe they're just like any other company. I don't doubt other companies would do the same if they were in Microsoft's position, but the point is, Microsoft is in that position and they're taking too much unfair advantage from it. Don't be naive, all companies pay for special treatment, but Microsoft pays more than most.
Oh I know there's payment involved for special treatment, however all of this "MS is paying for lower scores on PS3 games" is plain ridiculous which is what I was getting at. People seem to think that companies will make games exclusively for either platform for absolutely free so anytime there's an exclusive thing for one console (mostly Microsoft on here) it's automatically bashed because they paid to get it. How else would they get it? That's opening a whole new can of worms though. My point is the Sony fanboyism on this website is insane. To the point where a 9/10 on a PS3 exclusive is considered Microsofts evil doing. I think everyone can agree that's pretty stupid.
if a website is funded by ms then of course they are gonna give ps3 games a lower score. also the thing about people sayin that ms pay for exclusives. when they steal them from sony then yes theyre payin for them. theres a long list. ps3 is concentratin in makin its own games made by first party and third pary developers. the only game im aware they paid for exclusivity is mgs4 which phil harrison himself said. i wasnt aware of ms fundin websites but if its true i want a list of all the sites that are so i can avoid biased news. does anybody kno if a list exsists??
Wait the game play is an 8? How? The entire thing is game play even the create part is game play.
is that the developer was to stupid to make any levels lol
this same web site gave COD4 a 9.0/10 the reviewers probably think that they are on a 9/9 system.
Only 2 games worthy of 10 imo.
they really need fractions in their ratings that they would have rated it a 9.5 i don't think that they follow any type of rubric ether making it entirely a matter of opinion.
9 had better be the lowest anyone goes this last 2 pulled down the averge by .1 :(
or seriously concerned about the avg dropping?
Seems strange that some (not necessarily this website - just talking general here) are happy to throw high scores around to FPS's and other "hardcore" gamers games - you know the ones your grandparents or kids can't/won't play and never question the diffculty or content. Here we have a game which can potentially give something to both the hardcore and the casual gamer to the extent they'll both love it for different reasons, and yet it gets marked down for being too complex to create levels... Just seems strange - finally a game that might have a broad appeal (it's like Mario Galaxy and Wii Sports rolled into one, or, SingStar and MGS4 or... well xbox doesn't have anything) and yet it's getting marked down for having too much depth for some. World's gone crazy. I think they need to go and re-review the "big games" of this gen in light of LBP and mark them all down then for not being accesible enough.
I think a game like Little Big Planet which aims to appeal to a broader audience actually have a higher standard to meet. They have to be both "accessible" (I think what accessible means to each person is open to debate here) and offer "depth". If it is too easy, it's too kiddy. Add more tools and combination, too difficult. It is quite difficult to strike a perfect balance. The last game that came to mind is Super Mario Galaxy. It's still not perfect though, but it came close.
Jeez, the xbox fanboys are really trying to take a sh!t on this game they drag the user meta score down to 6.6 I just don't understand why though
Because a game got a score of 9 on some site?
they are draging the score down go look for your self. when this game was in beta there were 129 votes for a user meta score of 9.4, but since these good score started to come in the user meta score been dropping like flies. Sony soldiers go to meta and give fable 2 a big fat 0 they can not bring lbp down the game is to good
I don't think it is possible for LBP to get below a 9. I guess we can stop worrying whether or not it will live up to the hype. Sackboy has, for sure, proved himself worthy of all the hype.
You were actually worried? I never had a doubt.
Well you never know. And the hype has been massive, maybe bigger than GTA IV. That much hype is dangerous. Look at Too Human or Lair, they are not bad games but failed to live up to its hype. Thus they were slammed heavily and completley ruined Lair's sales in the market. Imagine if that happened with LBP, it would take many other great games and time for the PS3 to recover. Or maybe I just think and worry about these things too much. Hmph.
I guess I never really cared if it was good or bad. I just knew I had to play it. Hype never really effects my judgement on games.
It's good to see another favorable review. I'm not sure why people are so obsessed with the scores, though. If the game is good it's good.
Why is everyone so upset about a 9/10? Last time I checked, 90% was bloody brilliant.
another great review for an awesome game but im curious as to when we'll see reviews on socom considering that the game is out tomorrow
Not a perfect 10 confirmed.
neither are any 360 games confirmed
Which doesn't take away from the fact that not every publication is giving this game a 10. Sony droids swore that NO ONE would dare give it anything less. And remove that avatar you piece of Sony filth! You don't DESERVE Powdered toast.
why do you even care about a game you'll never play? lmao why do you even care about what these "sony droids" said? did they hurt your feelings? you're mad! oh and by the way...POWDEREDD TOOOOOOOAAAASSSTTTMAAAAAAAAAN! !!! B!TCH!
I must say that this title looks quality, tho I've never played it...but surely there's another better reason 2 own a PS3? Surely MGS4 is overall a better reason 2 get one? Cos having played Metal Gear 1 n seeing a bit of 4, would any1 say that it's a stronger incentive for me 2 get one? I would play LBP but I wouldn't make levels cos I'm a lazy fook
Anyways, its funny to see some people's reaction...now their problem is that LBP isn't getting 'perfect scores'...LOL...I guess getting 'AAA' scores, as they say, isn't enough for PS3 exclusives anymore. Just goes to show on much they expect of Sony and their games...I guess its a good thing actually. :P BTW, LOL at the fanboys dragging LBP's user score down...you tools are really, really sad. And then you say PS3 fanboys are worse? haha
Is that LBP is the first game so far this gen to push boundaries to this extent and succeed. Regardless of whether LBP is to someone's taste or not, it is a technical achievement which has no equal this gen on console. Other games this gen have received 10s from the same of the websites now giving LBP less than 10 - that's what is confusing to people. I don't think anyone minds that LBP is getting 9/10s = they mind that other worse games have been given 10/10s. I guess the websites have set an expectation of what a 10/10 game is this gen, LBP exceeds that standard and yet is receiving less than 10. Strange eh?
Or it's because there are better games that deserve 10s? And for some reason the website doesn't think this game does? It might be a technical achievement or pushing boundaries in terms of level creation etc but in terms of how good it actually is, some people think it doesn't deserve a 10. It's not against the law to not give a game 10 is it? What are these worse games that have been getting 10s?
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