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TheSixthAxis Review: inFamous

Nofi from TheSixthAxis writes "inFamous isn't a system seller and, all things considered, isn't even a guaranteed sale to anyone but the most hardened Sony fanbase."

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GWAVE3006d ago

Wow. Kind of a lame review, if you ask me. Infamous is this year's first AAA open-world game, and it's probably going to be this year's highest-rated open-world game, too.

They even say at the end: "despite a seemingly negative review, overall we did enjoy the first play through because it’s a good game and the free-running and shooting are second to none."

So basically, they say "We liked the game and the free-running is the best out there, but we still decided to give it a 7/10." Huh? Explain, please.

Nambassa3006d ago

i don't hav time to read it so could someone tell me wat they didn't like about it?? plz?

WildArmed3006d ago

"inFamous isn't a system seller and, all things considered, isn't even a guaranteed sale to anyone but the most hardened Sony fanbase."
we all knew that new IPs arent system sellers but.. serious.. the demo blew me away and a lame review from one site aint gonna change the fact.
Plus i've got 50+ other sites that are willing to vouch inFAMOUS is one of the top releases of 09 :/

i guess not every1 has good tastes in gaming

cc_star3006d ago (Edited 3006d ago )

Perhaps these 50+ site only like playing through a game once... or they get swayed by hype

Will anyone be playing though this a third or fourth time...I don't think so

cc_star3006d ago

7 isn't a bad score... A lot of reasonable minded people think it actually means good

Just not great.

And enjoying a first play though doesn't mean you're going to be playing it in a years time... which something like Vice City made me do, therefore in the reviewers opinion how could it be 'great' or unmissable' if the game is enjoyable and satisfying then perhaps a 'good' score of 7 is reasonable

shocky163006d ago

You'll be swallowing those words when Red Dead Redemption is released. that's guaranteed to be SSS, inFamous is BBB (GR 87) which is a great score but by no means AAA.

blind-reaper3006d ago

not a system seller?? lol strangely Ive heard from many "xbox only" owners that actually like this game and are considering to buy a PS3 with infamous as first ps3 game ot that have said "they would buy infamous if it was on 360", way more people than for example Killzone 2 or Uncharted. Just check the comments on gametrailer's infamous videos.

morganfell3006d ago (Edited 3006d ago )

In his secret diary, the Editor in Chief of The SixthAxis writes,

"Sony is unwilling to provide official support. We will therefore write reviews that will teach Sony a lesson and they will want us on their side. After all, it worked for Kotaku and those guys keep unjustly stabbing Sony.

This new review I just approved for inFamous is troubling. We did say some fairly baseless things about the game in order to make it look bad. Hopefully the idiot public won't catch on. But if we are honest and give this game the 9 it deserves we will be accused of being Sony pawns"

heroicjanitor3006d ago

I'm not clicking the link but "inFamous isn't a system seller and, all things considered, isn't even a guaranteed sale to anyone but the most hardened Sony fanbase" is a fanboy statement which says nothing about the game, just about whether they think sony is winning or not.

fishd3006d ago

"inFamous isn't a system seller and, all things considered, isn't even a guaranteed sale to anyone but the most hardened Sony fanbase."

review the game not the fanbase
kthxbye

Guitardr853006d ago

Is it just me, or did this review seem more of a PS3 review than a game review. I don't know, I'm not upset about the score at all; 7 is still an ok score.

sack_boi3006d ago (Edited 3006d ago )

It's just another person's opinion guys. Chill the phuck out.
There's a Demo on PSN; if you like it, then buy the game.

All-33006d ago

They --> DID <-- explain... but it seems like you won't read.

The review score reflects --> MORE <-- than just the gameplay... to find out WHAT ELSE was considered --> READ the review.

Buttons3006d ago

In the words of Maddox -

"...who emphasize every other word when they type as if you can somehow hear their obnoxious cadence in your head, for example: "we didn't go to the store, but we DID buy a cake." Cool it Shatner, we don't read in the same voice you speak. "

DaTruth3006d ago

PWNED!!!!

Please see above for the ownership!^^^

Cheeseknight283006d ago

You do realize that you are defending a game that you haven't even played yet, right? Sure, we have all played the demo, but that's not the complete package.

He could very well be right. It's not going to affect my purchase, but it's entirely possible that his score is dead-on.

aldesko3006d ago

The site is obviously looking for hits. It's got an amateur-ish vibe and they say 7 = great. There's nothing wrong with that, but Quantum of Solace got an 8, Singstar got a 9, and Wheelman got a 7.

xwabbit3006d ago

Cheese how can the demo be better than the full game with all the powers unlocked and u choosing ur path, more special moves, blowing stuff up, etc. I dk just seems wierd

morganfell3006d ago

Well Cheese I and many others have played the demo and that experience though brief completely obliterates what the writer of this ridiculous article has to say.

And if you read the article then it is obvious the writer never played inFamous either...

WildArmed3006d ago

Correction:
Some of have played the full version (including me).
People do get the game early you know.

Honestly I think the reviewer got caught up in the hype.
Review the game, not the hype.

SIdepocket3005d ago (Edited 3005d ago )

@GWAVE and the others b!tching about the review

Have you even played the game yet?

Alvadr3005d ago

A 7... What What Who!

Well do I trust this sites 9or so short paragraph review or do I trust IGNs, in depth 4 page & video review.

Hmmm

SL1M DADDY3005d ago

Because it won't help sell systems... It is not deserving of a high score? So in the opinion of the review, if a game does not sell, it is not great. In other words, sales makes great games...

Sorry, but this review is an epic fail. It only feeds the fanboy wet dream of sales being the sole purpose of great games.

IMHO, great games can go both ways. They can sell well or not. Ico was a great game and sold horribly. GTA4 is an "ok" game and solk like crazy. Sales do not make great games, period.

antt33005d ago

My favorite game of this generation (thus far) is Uncharted. Uncharted's Metacritic score is an *88*!

Infamous's metacritic score (last I checked) was an 87.

Just because a game isn't universally loved, or doesn't get all 10's, does not mean it isn't a fantastic game. It just means that different people have different preferences/opinions. Reviews are a *very* subjective thing...

All-33005d ago

"...who emphasize every other word when they type as if you can somehow hear their obnoxious cadence in your head, for example: "we didn't go to the store, but we DID buy a cake." Cool it Shatner, we don't read in the same voice you speak. "

This IS an EXAMPLE of --> every OTHER word <--

If you "hear" any so-called cadence in YOUR head... that's your problem not mine. There's a reason I've emphasized certain words, and it has nothing to do with CADENCE.

It is surprising that my post is even read though... looking at how many posters in this thread didn't even READ the actual review, before they started crying about it.

You seem to have a bigger issue than the way I post... there's someone that's in love with your leg, and that's da truth!

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ThatCanadianGuy3006d ago

*Sigh* don't you just love N4G contributors who write up bullshit on low profiled sites just to stir up some controversy?

For example, opening up the paragraph with
"inFamous isn't a system seller and, all things considered, isn't even a guaranteed sale to anyone but the most hardened Sony fanbase."

Pretty much proves my point.

mastiffchild3006d ago

Yep, to say all that and then give the game a 7/10 makes little sense.

If they thought that only those people with Sony bedsheets should buy it then surely a 1 or 2 would be the right score, no?

It's poorly written and even more poorly thought through. The demo is amazingly good fun and if the game lives up to it then I reckon I'll be rating it alongside the best games this gen so far-fluid controls, an engrossing world and some classy presentation make it a must buy for anyone with both a PS3 and a pulse so...2.5/10! Almost as good as the 3 I gave Uncharted and Gears1!

Scores really are beginning to lose ANY meaning at all.

moeqawama3006d ago (Edited 3006d ago )

You guys are both absolutely right man

Plus, from the way he started out the opening paragraph, I swear it spells out fanboyism on his part. He's basically saying that unless you are a sony fanboy, u wont like it, which is complete BS and just shows u how biased he is and how low his credibility should be. Pathetic

Baba19063006d ago

thats just stupid...... im buying this game couse the demo was amazing fun. i played it sooo many times now. how is it a sonyfan thing to like this game. does this mean that all the reviewers out there are sony fans? please....... its not like we dont have an alternativ.

seductive3006d ago (Edited 3006d ago )

i dont care about reviews on any site ... if you like the game,it's based on your opinion.. for example i would give ufc 10/10

inFamous looks like a solid 10/10. and i know for a fact it better than gta4

Baba19063006d ago

im pretty sure im gonna play infamous more than i did gta4. i just love the game mechanics. im not saying gta4 was bad or anything.

tiamat53006d ago

Who cares? Infamous has been getting 8s, 9s, 10s, A+, 90/100 s up and down the review boards. Of course there have to be a few haters but that doesn't matter. Even a 7 is not that bad.