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PlayStation Official Magazine – Review Scores (UK) [September: Issue 35]

It's that time of the month again; all you lucky OPM UK subscribers should be in possession of the latest September issue this morning. For all you less fortunate people, here are the review scores, hot off the press, including a "world exclusive review" of the new Batman.

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A HiFi2686d ago

I thought that Batman: AA had already been reviewed by GamesMaster? No matter, they're both owned by Future Publishing.

STEVIE_2686d ago

But on the cover of OPM is says "World Exclusive Review". They may be lying.

andron6662686d ago (Edited 2686d ago )

GM reviewed the 360 version, and OPM is of course playing the PS3 version. So it might be technically right that they are both world exclusive on that format.

Either way, I'm pumped for this game...

ABizzel12686d ago

The Big new isn't Batman: AA getting a 9/10. No the big new is Harry Potter getting an 8/10 (Harry Potter is running for the best movie game ever title) *end sarcasm*

nintenflo2686d ago

Yeah i have got the latest issue of GM they give it a massive 96%, the games out this month i believe so might be worth a look!

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The_PS_Nation2686d ago (Edited 2686d ago )

That the Ps3 version of Batman: AA is going to be great, pity about the xbox 360 version though.....

Don't be gamers, be haters :D

Raf1k12686d ago (Edited 2686d ago )

Did I miss something? What's wrong with the 360 version?

edit: That was the only thing I remember that was different between the two. Thanks for the reply.

andron6662686d ago

Except it's missing the Joker as a playable character. He's just having a laugh...

STEVIE_2686d ago

...so you have more than one account then?...MODS!

Sitris2686d ago

PSNation, we have enough fanboys here, no need to be stupid, oh and did you steal my little piece at the bottom???
Just leave and don't come back you'll do us all a favour
MODS!!!!!

Be a gamer, not a hater

PSN ID: Sitris

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Megaton2686d ago (Edited 2686d ago )

So I guess the rumors about Eidos review tampering for Arkham Asylum were true. Giving the 'excuslive first review' and cover story to any magazine willing to give it a 9 or higher. EpicBattleAxe was right. Just look for a magazine with an exclusive on the review with a score 9 or higher, pretty much the exact requirements Eidos supposedly sent out to numerous magazines that wanted the cover story.

Too bad, cause the game looks like it probably deserves a high score anyways. Dunno why they resort to these types of things, like that whole Kane and Lynch fiasco.

STEVIE_2686d ago

Reviews are merely opinion. There are reasons why this particular reviewer (Nathan Ditum) gave Batman a 9.

mastiffchild2686d ago

I've got my issues with OPM UK but I don't, for a minute, believe they'd take a bung for a right to review a multi early. They're pretty fair, when most PS mags were giving 10/10 to KZ2 they went with a 9/10 and they often do similar.

A good multi platform game with PS3 DLC is unlikely to have them go rogue now ,is it?

Megaton2686d ago

I wouldn't put it past any publication. I even have suspicions about IGN's GTAIV exclusive review, and I've been a user at their site for over a decade, since before they were even IGN.

callahan092686d ago (Edited 2686d ago )

Even if the Eidos exclusive requirements of a 9 out of 10 allegations are true, it doesn't mean that magazines publishing an exclusive review of the game, giving it a 9 out of 10, are selling out. Their integrity could theoretically be in tact. If they played the game and decided to give it a 9 on its own merits, then why not cash in on the opportunity to publish your review early. I can't imagine this particular magazine, which has a history of being harsh, giving a game a high score just to publish a review a little bit early, and on a multiplatform game to boot. It's probably what I said: they decided on a 9 out of 10, which just so happens to place them in a position to be able to publish their review early, so they're publishing it early.

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PLAYINB3YOND2686d ago

so did OPM have to give Batman:arkam asylum a prefect score to get the exclusive, thats what I heard had been offered to reviewers, give it a great score get the embargo lifted early

callahan092686d ago

Incredible score for Batman. This magazine is always pretty harsh with their reviews. They aren't one to give out 10's very frequently, and so a 9 from them is at least as impressive as a 5 out of 5 from X-Play (for instance).

I'm surprised The Punisher scored higher than Topatoi. In the States, the Punisher didn't do well in reviews, but I thought I'd heard some good things about Topatoi. Oh well.

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