The latest EDGE review scores include inFAMOUS, Punch-Out!!, The Sims 3, and Zeno Clash.
i'll admit ive never been a fan of edge.
Never saw that coming. /sarcasm
Lol and I even thought EDGE was respected but this.. Nah. Now I won't even care for their scores anymore :) FUEL might be good as well but inFamous should atleast be an 8 (that would be acceptable) - and 9 or higher would not be overrated either.. Bye bye EDGE
Man this Magazine is getting worse witht he reviews...I bet if the game was multiplat it will be a different story... I've played only the first 4-6 missions and I have to say I am amped to get back on the sticks to play this game...I want to know what they specificly had to say to why the game got a 7...
For example, Eurogamer Scoring Policy Eurogamer marks games out of ten. We believe this is specific enough to identify the differences in quality between the majority of games, and that with these guidelines in hand the benefits of the ten-point scale outweigh the potential for inconsistency across a range of writers. Here's what the marks represent: 10/10 - Phenomenal 9/10 - Excellent 8/10 - Very good 7/10 - Good 6/10 - Above average 5/10 - Average 4/10 - Below average 3/10 - Bad 2/10 - Atrocious 1/10 - Bloody atrocious I won`t be suprised, if EDGE has pretty much same rating system, in other words, they use 1 to 10, instead of 6-10. Although, most time i see that EG/EDGE are more critical to PS3 exclusives, still usually PS3 games score 7 or above, which means a GOOD game. Anyway, more and more people having FUN with inFAMOUS, and that`s all what MATTERS. =) And i think inFAMOUS deserves atleats 8 from EDGE, but it`s just their OPINION.)
Since when was 7 a bad score? Have any of you guys even played punch out? Some of you may be to young to remember but punch out was one of the biggest games ever made back in the day.
Infamous is a MUST BUY :}
good back back in the day =/= good in the present. Gamers today are different from gamers in the past. Granted that a lot of gamers from the past are still gaming today but moved on from these games.
Fair enough, but answer my question. Have any of you played punch out to know if it's a better or worst game? If you have then that's your opinion, but if not really I don't see the purpose in disagreeing.
I played the original Punch Out on the NES back in 1994. I really didn't enjoy it. I don't know why, maybe because I was six at the time when I played it and could not understand fun in that game. I know that was several years after the game was release on the NES and the SNES was already out. I have not played the new Punch Out that why I didn't comment on whether or not the game is good or not. I was just stating that games that was good 15-20 years ago to one generation of gamers doesn't mean it is going to be good 15-20 years later to a new generation of gamers.
You can find them saying "Last!" at the bottom of every game on Metacritic.
Yeah I really doubt you would of liked it at age 6 with so many cool fighters out at the time. I played the original back maybe 22 years ago if I'm correct, and will agree with you that gamers have changed as well as games. Personally I would never touch punch out on the wii over infamous, but I guess somebody at edge feels differently.
I've played both inFAMOUS and Punchout!! and, in fairness, would give both games a higher score than Edge has(9 for inFAMOUS and 8.5 for Punchout!!)-but that's them all over. They aren't biased and do give, supposedly 1 through 10 as scores(rarely happens that way mind)but like to hammer exclusives which have scored very well elsewhere(from PS or 360)for the hits it gets.
They like to dress it up with their "too cool for school" style as them being individual and trustworthy but in reality they do it for the hits it gets them. It's sad when some of them are actually pretty good writers but the pattern of controversial reviews they give-and with now more PS3 games coming as exclusives than before it distorts things into them seeming biased when they aren't-leads me to my own conclusions. Honestly the marks for inFamous, Mass Effect and Killzone2 (among other big wexclusives they mark down)show that there's something odd about their scores and I can only think they like the hits being controversial gets them. R2 a 6, ME a 7? You see my point?
shame on anyone who says anyone here is wrong for critiqing this review since it's just an opinion. No duh. Since when is stating your opinion a barrier to another refuting or disagreeing with that opinion? Second, if you guys really want to make your disapproval of this review felt by Edge then don't subscribe to the magazine. If you are a subscriber then end your subscription. And, again, you don't have to be a subscriber to have a problem with this review. That said, Edge has lost all credibility. Edge would be wise to look at sites that were once biased against the PS3 and how those sites conduct themselves now. You can't "make it" as a publication if you disenfranchise the 21 plus million PS3 owners out there.
Doesn't explain how some 'good' games get scored much higher than other 'good' games. Honestly, Halo 3 was phenomenal? Not even LBP was phenomenal. But, even worse? Gears of War 2 and Fable 2? Yeah, enjoyable games, but scoring 9/10 on that scale? No way in hell.
you guys all seem to agree that edge sucks, so stop reading their reviews. seems simple enough. oh but wait, you all thrive on controversy. then you love to disagree with and take bubbles from anyone who offers a contrary opinion. but here it goes anyway. did any of you actually play inFamous? cuz i bought it a few days ago and played through. do you not see that the graphics are god awful? do you not notice all the little bugs and glitches like falling through buildings and getting stuck on invisible corners and sometimes after you do a ground slam, you can't run forward like there's an invisible wall til you jump again? do you not notice that all the enemies look pretty much the same, attack the same, have no ai? do you not see that the side missions are all the same and get extremely tedious after a while (just like assassin's creed)? do you not hear the lack of good music in the game? or the sub-par voice acting? yes, the game is fun to move around in. i've said before, the parkour elements are very fun. but that's the extent of it. the story is only marginally interesting. you can't give a game, based on a 1-10 scale, more than a 7 if all it has to offer is fun. there are categories to be measure in. and when you factor in all the other things that i've highlighted and are undeniable, you are left with a game that is lucky to get a 7. yes i enjoy the game for about an hour at a time, yes it has some cool concepts that work most of the time while zooming around on high wires and running across roof tops but that doesn't mean it meets all the other expectations that a this gen game deserves. you're allowed to really enjoy or even love games without that automatically making them AAA titles. saints row 2 is another 7/10 game, if you ask me. but it's one of the most fun co op games i've played on console this generation. just fun does not equal a high score.
This proves it. Edge isn't biased. They are just pants on head retarded. Either that or they use the same manatees that are used to write the Family Guy scripts. I don't understand why people buy their magazine, or why publishers send them review copies.
It still doesn't ever justify that they gave Halo 3 a 10. Halo 3 is far from "Phenomenal" I'd accept the score of 7 from Infamous, but for Halo 3 to get a 10 is stupid.
@Sarcasm Keep in mind, PANTS ON HEAD RETARDED. That is, if they even come up with the scores themselves. They have no consistency, at all. Maybe the manatees pulled the #10 ball out of the water when reviewing Halo 3.
Because they don't indoctrinate your opinion, I'm guessing. Edge is a great publication full of fine writers and thinkers. There's a reason they've been so successful for so long: quality. But hey, go off and continue letting IGN make grade school writing and dry reviews the norm for the internet gaming media.
Its Probably The Same For Uncharted & LBP I Think Most Of There Customers Are PC,Wii & 360 Users, So Its Probably To Make Them Feel Better. Buy A Mc D's Instead Of This Sh*t
I hate edge and it isn't because they rate PS3 exclusives low, but it is because they rate everything else 1-3 points higher than they should. I'd go into further detail, but...I don't really care...
I'm sorry, but why is a seven(7) not acceptable? The game is good.. But, not everyone is going to like it. At least, not as much as the next person. And, bro, a seven(7) is still a good score.. It's all opinions.. If you liked the game, then ignore the reviews.
Im so tired of people complaining about the graphics in infamous. Its a f'cin open world game, its not gonna look like uncharted. However for an open world game it looks pretty damn good imo. The graphics looks for the most part better then GTA4. But GTA4 has better line of sight and less popin. Still, in Infamous you can blow up dozens of cars and make total havok without the game lagging. In GTA4 i start getting frame drops if 2 cars blow up at the same time.
Are these the same morons who gave Resistance 2 a 6, and Killzone 2 a 7? Because if it is then I don't give a crap about their reviews.
I like EDGE for everything but their reviews. Their reviews are horrible.
The comments from you casual gamers remind my why I don't come to this website anymore. Yeah yeah I know. Good riddance to me.
The problem is that when you COMPARE inFamous' score to other games that EDGE reviewed, you can clearly see the bias. Hell, EDGE even said straight up that they review PS3 games on a much harsher scale because they expect more from PS3 games! Double standards FTW!
I dont need to. As soon as I saw EDGE I knew. Edge does hate Sony. Period. Dont believe a word they say. Dumb F*cks.
From someone who has actually played the game, I'm about 1/2 way through it right now. The combat is too simple and the progression is linear for an open world game. You unlock your powers through missions, but since you have to do the missions in order everything is already pre-determined. This skill tree is bare bones. Its annoying how all the enemies use guns. The shoot you from a block away from the top of buildings which makes it so you're basically stuck using your long range attacks. The story isn't anything special either. The whole karma system is exagerated. It basically boils down to 15 missions that will influence your ranking. inFAMOUS might not be a 7, but its definetly not an 8.
7 for infamous. How predictable.
Considering they gave 8s at the maximum I wouldn't put it down to bias just yet.
Until you see one of those 8s is Fuel :p Honestly, 7 isn't what I expected from them. I was expecting a 5 or a 6 honestly.
lmfao It is predictable... a non AAA quality game at hand... Poor sales are comming... AM CRY
Just quit gaming forever
Ah, "Chemical". You're the latest in a long line of banal clones to come here trotting out tired, insipid rhetoric about something you have no interest in. You "lmfao" at the (imagined) prospect of a game failing and then pretend you're a gamer? Quite the opposite, in fact. You're anything but and apparently a rather nasty person. Hope you're proud... I don't own a 360 so go nowhere near the 360 section because I have no desire to spew vitriol at total strangers about something in which I have no interest. You're like a little child poking an ant hill to stir them up. Feeble...
@redsquad He doesn't have the brain capacity to understand your comment.
heheh. Fuel getting an 8 after getting very poor scores off of other sites. Infamous getting a 7 after getting great scores off of the most credible sites. Good ol' edge know the score... not!
Lol @ Fuel : 8 If it was a PS3 exclusive it would get 4 like on every other website. By the way, Infamous got a predictable 7 (too much freedom) Seriously, this magazine is comedy. Let them have their MS paycheck and rest in peace.
Fuel got an 8...hmmm. I am still undecided on fuel. I need to hurry up an make my mind up being it comes out next week.
LOL LOL Oh man you are so hilarious!! I guess you trust EDGE. What are you waiting for?, go right away and get FUEL. I eager to read your honest impressions :D
OK Im a bit curious about the disagrees I got in my post above. Lets do a survey press AGREE if you DONT trust edge, DISAGREE if you do trust them.
@ ASSASSYN 36o dont be in such a hurry, it seems like the kind of game that can wait a few weeks, and these days games are dropping in price very fast after release, I would not be surprised if Fuel was selling for half its retail price after only 3 or 4 weeks (at least this is the case in the UK).
How many ps3 exclusives got 7 from edge?? i lost count. At first, i really didnt care, everyone has different taste for games. But now, seeing that almost every ps3 exclusive always get 7, edge maybe bit harsh. But hey, 7 not a bad score either on their book.
It's called fanboyism, and it explains why meta numbers are meaningless. We already knew that MS has a lot of money, so no surprise here.
Then please explain why Halo Wars which was had plenty of mid 80's scores recieved a 7 from Edge and how could one of 360's biggest exclusives like Gears2 be rated slightly lower than metacritic, hell they could have easily gave it a 10 without being called out since like 13 other sites on meta gave it a 10, and I was really amazed that they gave ME a 7 its one of my fav games this gen and sooo much better than a 7 imo, its like at 91 on meta but hey no sweat everybodys entitled to their opinion= I don't see the bias here they just typically a hard on games and then sometimes they rate games nobodys really paying much attention to sort of high= thats Edge.
I'm just glad krakdol has only 2 bubbles
Uncharted2 - 7 GT5 - 7 GoW3 - 7 Who would want to bet against me? I don't think edge are biased... I just think they are mentally challenged.
I dont think Edge hate Sony, they just love Nintendo, they really do.
What do I get if I win?
a punch in the face for proving me wrong.
but that comes with my legal right to defend myself to the best of my ability afterwards.
I'll take in on that bet. Do I get the same prize? :)
Nice score for Zeno Clash. It's a great game.
Other than knowing they will score well established games below the norm. I never would have guessed that Fuel, which is at 65% on Game Rankings, would score higher than inFamous, which is at 87% on Game Rankings. One thing I'm sure of with Edge is that their scores will rarely reflect what I would give a game.
Yeah, the EDGE reviews are interesting to read.. but I don't really use them to decide if I want to get a game or not. However, their other articles are a good read imo. I'm surprised EDGE didn't give it a lower score, even though infamous prob my favorite game this gen thus far (no joke). Looks like EDGE won't be at the very bottom of meta like it usually is for ps3 games.
inFamous is also my favorite game this generation edging out Uncharted. edit: Some disagree that inFamous is my favorite game this generation? Since you disagree, can you please enlighten me on what my favorite game this generation is?
the person disagreed because he doesn't agree that it's either better than uncharted or the best game this gen. He's not basing it on your opinion. Edit @ below: I know man I'm just telling you why someone disagreed with you.
When did I say inFamous was the best game this generation? I said inFamous is MY favorite game this generation. I have a different taste in games that everyone else.
Halo 3.. Duh. :)
As cgoodno just said (thanks man, I didn't know that), FUEL averages 65% but it's higher than InFamous and it would make you think. However, I bought the game and I love it. That's what matters to me. I like to read reviews, regardless of score, and especially if they are good reads. But if you're just going to say gibberish and sound super verbose and play the "we're the different from every publication card", be my guest. It won't change my opinion that those who has a PS3 should get InFamous. It's just that fun. also, I know it's a bit off-topic, but has anyone notice tons of InFamous commericals? I've seen more commercials regarding that game than KZ2. I love the fact they are marketing the game but they should've market KZ2 up the wazzoo (is that even a word...forget it).
Glad to hear they're advertising it... aren't they going to have an infamous bundle? I thought I read that. I think infamous will be the PS3's next Uncharted: underrated when the first comes out while people enjoy it for 2 years... then there's tons of buzz for the sequel when it's announced. Anyways, I wouldn't be too concerned with review scores. At the end of the day, infamous is a great game.
I haven't noticed any inFamous advertisements.. o.O
I like how people accuse MS of paying for reviews where they've got no record of it but Sony has actually been found red-handed doing it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... EDIT: Well they didn't pay for it, they just made up their own reviews. EDIT2: YAY! PS3 FANBOYS FTW! THEY R TEH UBERS COS THEY DISAGREE WITH FACT!!!!1!!!1!!!111!!!!!1
Halo 3 swag bags? im not saying MS paid for the EDGE review.. but your a bit off here aaaaanyway.. i predicted this score from EDGE months ago, in fact.. ditto that 7 for all PS3 exclusive reviews in EDGE.. whether it be God Of War 3, Uncharted 2 or anything else.. it will always be 7, you'll see not that this is because EDGE seems to hate the PS3 that much, they are pretty harsh reviewers on games.. apart from 360 games, i bet there will be a 9 for Halo: ODST, yet they'll neglect to dock points for reasons they docked points from games like KZ2, Resistance 2 etc
And Sony doesn't give incentives? You know being able to put your review out before the embargo ends and get the exclusive rights to do so is a pretty big incentive yet everyone took all of IGN's really positive infamous reviews at face value...
did i say Sony don't give incentives? you said there's no record of MS paying for anything, i rebutted man i swear every comment i make on this site, people always fail to read it properly.. always as for IGN's reviews.. US was a bit high, but UK and AU were pretty reasonable.. AU was spot on i think
It doesn't really matter because PS3 fans just got a new game, which is awesome I might add, but how about you xbots? That's right, still playing the old exclusives and weak multiplat. games I can get for my PC. Get off the stage at E3 because you are about to be ran the F*&K OVER! B*t^H GET OUT THE WAY!
Perhaps FUEL is the odd one out then, not inFamous especially considering Punch Out! only got an 8 as well.
well fuel is from codemaster....... so