EGM Scorecard: Crackdown, VF5, and More

After he started writing cruddy songs, and cruddier lyrics, Weezer's Rivers Cuomo penned the line, "Water me girl and let me ease the drought." Groan. Equally groan-worthy are some of the droughts gamers have to suffer through when consoles launch. Remember Xbox fans last year? Dying on the vine until GRAW and Oblivion came out? The first signs of post-launch relief for PS3 owners arrived in the March issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly. Drink up.

# Virtua Fighter 5: 9.5, 10, 9.5
# NBA Street Homecourt: 9, 9.5, 9
# Crackdown: 9, 8.5, 7.5
# Diddy Kong Racing DS: 5, 6, 5.5

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DR GRIM4337d ago

# Virtua Fighter 5: 9.5, 10, 9.5 yes this is going to sell the ps3

# Crackdown: 9, 8.5, 7.5 i told u 360 fanboy this game was not going to get a more then a 9

bung tickler4337d ago (Edited 4337d ago )

you do know the 360 is getting an improved version of VF5 in a few months right? might even have online play.

Dusk4337d ago

Why you ask? Because they're on either system. What you should realize is that it's sad for PS3 fans, that a game that scores this high lost PS3 exclusivity and migrated over to the 360 with the likely inclusion of online play. Ouch.

As for Crackdown, you obviously haven't played it. It's incredibly fun. It's gotten good reviews from other sources and besides, what's wrong with a 9? Resistance only averaged about 8.5.

shysun4336d ago

To all 360 fans...this game will not Have online play.They have said that over and over.It's not a butten masher like Doa, so they don't want to dumb it down like DoA online(laggy ass hell errrr).Look it up and then go play the crappy ass DOA untill VF5 comes out this summer.

xboxlj4337d ago (Edited 4337d ago )

Based upon the Demo, Crackdown is a 9.8. I haven't had this much fun playing a game in a long time.

BoneMagnus4336d ago

and we all know how GamePro can be generous with its reviews, but one quote stuck out that I agree with, having played the demo: "Crackdown is ridiculously fun, and that Halo 3 beta code might go unused for longer than you think." - March 2007 issue GamePro

So, the 3 EGM scores, the GamePro score and the OXM UK score(a 9/10) average to: 8.6, and if we remove the high/low, we get 8.83 (averaging 9,9,8.5)

Not that reviews matter all that much, but I do use them as a guide to general quality of a game. If the controls/visuals/story hold up, then its just a matter of whether or not the premise is of interest to me and/or if it does something different.

HaKeRsCanRotINHEL4336d ago (Edited 4336d ago )

did # Virtua Fighter 5: 9.5, 10, 9.5 get such high scores? No fighting game can be that good, right?

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