This month's EDGE review scores include some tough verdicts for Detroit: Become Human and State of Decay 2.
Laser League is fun but I wouldn't give it a 9.
They are so bad when it comes to scoring games ... and biased (nintendo and UK games :D) Also, they are really irrelevant now.
Everybody knows that Edge is irrelevant when it comes to game reviews. I don't even see why they're reported on...
@Aeery "They are so bad when it comes to scoring games ... and biased (nintendo and UK games :D) " So you think they should get someone who hates Nintendo to review Nintendo games?? Jesus, the people on this site, I swear...
You mean they're only irrelevant when their scores don't line up with yours...
Irrelevant and yet here we are talking about them. I've personally always found edge to be one of better review magazines/sites in the industry. @bigger boss - you don't know what you're talking about. Please name some reviewers you think ARE relevant.
Sounds like a fan base that I know.
@Old McGroin "So you think they should get someone who hates Nintendo to review Nintendo games??" What ?! :D
Hence why I stopped taking "gaming media" opinions seriously lol.
Yea im still old fashioned. It whatever catches my eyes, and if im iffy about it i go see gameplay from it before purchase and research it myself
I believe its a very cynical business.
Why I take readers of N4G with a grain of salty.
Laser League must be a sleeper hit. Ouch for State of Decay 2.
One of my favorite surprises of the year thus far.
That and overcooked are up there for me
Edge's review of Detroit is incredibly predictable
Much like the narrative in.... ah it's not even worth it. Beyond: Two Souls was absolutely god awful -- at the very least Detroit is a step up and far more enjoyable than Beyond. but Is it an 8, 9 or 10?? Hell no. It's average, not great not terrible... a 5.
You know...I was REALLY tempted to respond with something like this a few hours back. :P
I'm guessing you hate gaming
@RedDevils Criticizing a few David Cage games =/= 'hating' gaming. That's just such an uninspired response.
There are so many branches the story can go. Saying its predictable is just silly.. Just Connor story and how things go with Hank, there are like a dozen different ways depending on your choices/actions. Thing is its fine not to like this type of games but you have to give credit where its due. The game is very well done in what it was trying to achieve and absolutely delivers on its ambition to let you play your own story.
RedDevils You guessed right, I HATE gaming. I just wish it would go away. "Damn gaming" -- that's me, I say that all the time. OB1Biker I don't mean to sound like I think my opinion is fact and I'm always happy to hear the reasons why people enjoyed a game. Glad you enjoyed it. I do like narrative driven games like this, though. I adored What Remains of Edith Finch last year and I even enjoyed Heavy Rain back in the day. I was happy to give Cagey boy a bit of a pass on the first two but we're four games in now and I'm still holing down the bloody R2 button and wiggling the right analog stick while the characters say ludicrous things. There's a lot I like about Detroit and a lot I don't like. Overall I still think it's good, I just wish it was better.
I'm glad State of decay 2 and Detroit sold well regardless of these brainless journalist.
Detroit and sod are good games. It seems like anytime reviews are planned on Sony and Microsoft's platform. Nintendo everything always post a thread, they don't have any games themselfs lol
State of Decay does suck I admit. Have barely touched it for a while now. It feels like 1.5 with half finished ideas. It can be fun in short bursts but won't hold your interest. I got a nice mask though and thumb drive
Xblade Forget about the game for few years. They will update the game fix bugs and glitches and add content. That's when it's fully ready to play this is early beta testers playing to provide feedback Best thing about gaming future about Gaas is never buy at launch wait atleast 6-12 months otherwise you are basically buying early access
@neutral, you can't polish a turd lol.
As I always say in all Edges reviews. So "edgy" (now predictable)
Love how Edge still uses the good old 10 points scale correctly, where 5 actually means average instead of unplayable garbage. People can act as butthurt as they want, but we should actually applaud this behavior, as opposed to that of “if it’s not a 9 or a 10, it sucks”.
I don't know when we got to this point where anything below a 9 became not worth playing. I really don't understand it. Now when a AAA game launches people fully expect 9's or 10's and if the game doesn't get it than its a flop or not worth the buy I have had do much fun with games with below 7's and have had boring times with games that were really praised Review score shouldn't be the only thing to base your buying opinion on
The only problem with that is Detroit isn't an "average" game.
I agree. It's a good game when you look at it within the scope of what it's doing for its genre.
Well, that's your opinion and this is Edge's. I wouldn't know, I haven't played the game, but it has had some very mixed reviews since release, that's for sure.
So what if one reviewer thinks it is. Clearly this reviewer is not all alone. Many reviews liked it a lot more too it goes both ways
I would advise that at some point you play the game. And I mean play it for everything it has to offer and explore many possibilities or at least watch you tube playgrough because its really difficult to see everything the game actually has. THEN you may be able to appreciate Edge assessment for what the game actually achieves in this genre. I don't think any game ever delivered this level of quality and scope in the genre which means its definitely above average.
Looking at metacritic its sitting at 78, 27 reviews at 90 or above, 21 reviews at 85 or above, 18 reviews at 80. There are 70 positive reviews overall at this point. I'd say the majority of reviews are positive, and then theres the smear campaign reviews that are blatantly obvious. Looking at it objectively, its not even an "opinion", the majority says its better than "average". Edge is worthless Nintendo fanboy clickbait a-holes.
SOD may be a 1.5 in many regards, but 4 dictates an unfun broken mess, so I can't believe the review here. Plus a 5 for Detroit? EDGE can GTFO of here with that BS. Detroit is a solid and awesome game.
They simply use the entire spectrum, from 1 to 10, to review games. It doesn't make them "edgy," it actually makes sense. Now, whether I actually agree with their reviews of certain games is a different story entirely. The games journalism industry is weird, anything under a 7 is pretty much trash. What are those other numbers even for? A 5 should represent a mediocre, average, middle of the line game, instead it represents absolutel trash. While I don't agree with a lot of Edge's actual scores for certain games, I do think more reviewers should use the full spectrum of numbers accordingly.
Think there drunk this issue tbh. Destiny 2 warmind 6 Detroit become human 5 thats harsh lol. Not a thing on destiny worthy of a 6 where as for me Detroit is another top class game. Destiny 2 still struggles to live up to the original games promise are actual feats. Now they want to charge another 70 quid come december for tac ons -_-. Then an Original game comes along and gets slammed.
Edge being "edgy" as ever!
Just finished it, one of my favorite ps4 games, it's not perfect but id easily give a 9/10 . This is the type of game that review scores are highly subjective, scores will be all over the place.
Just an old name 'mag' trying to stay afloat by being different. The community killed off 1UP for doing this, I am surprised EDGE is still around.
Overly harsh reviews. Detroit is better than a 5 and STOD is better than a 4. But I guess it’s all opinions in the end
I wonder the reviewers at Edge enjoy the game they play. Or the bad scores they give are just marketing gimmicks?
Wtf are up with those scores
State of decay 2 sure has some low scores but damn I'm loving that game and will buy all dlc for it. A masterpiece for me
I dont trust edge
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