The latest EDGE review scores include Bayonetta, Modern Warfare 2, The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, Dragon Age: Origins, Assassin's Creed 2, and Left 4 Dead 2.
To be honest, I wasn't sure that EDGE would hand out a perfect score for Bayonetta, but really, I'm surprised. I also thought that Spirit Tracks would end up receiving a slightly lower score from the magazine.
But Dragon Age a 5 out of 10? It's very low for this epic RPG. Also, Assassin's creed 2 deserve a 9 or 10.
Not sure what's up with the low score for Dragon Age.
Reviews for Bayonetta so far: Famitsu: 40/40 EDGE: 10/10 Eurogamer: 9/10 Nowgamers: 9.3/10 Everyone agrees its an AAA title, hopefully haters can shut up now.
And no, it has nothing to do with their bayonetta review.
Having actually played the Bayonetta demo... unless there's something drastically different about the final game... ugh. It's just Devil May Cry with even less rewarding combat.
9 for MW2? LOL! Since EDGE is usually very harsh on games, MW2 should receive a 4.
a 10 for bayonetta and a 5 for dragon age origins? full of fkn fail.
A 5 for Dragon Age is laughable. Its probably one of the best gaming experience I've had this year. I'm 80 hours in and still haven't finished it. Just taking my time and enjoying all the game has to offer. And a 9 for L4D2? Ok whatevers...
Of COURSE Bayonetta is perfect. I mean, this is EDGE and Bayonetta is one of the few "ZOMGZ TEH BETTR MULTIPLATS!" that the xbox has left...
I really can't help but notice that they've given a 9 out of 10 to both Left 4 Dead games, and now to Modern Warfare 2, and yet they gave a 7 to Killzone 2 and a 6 to Resistance 2. Just strikes me as wrong. Somebody remind me again how the hell they justified that 7 for Killzone 2? And how do those same standards seem to go completely out the window for MW2 and L4D2?
@callahan EDGE reviews are worthless. They handed out a lot of nines this year, to xbox exclusives or games very close to MS best interests. "OMGZZ where is teh innovationzz" when game is from Sony. Bayonetta is worth a try though, not because EDGE says so but because it's from the guy that made the original DMC. Later on the year when it drops in price, I dont support shoddy ports.
I really don't understand all the praise that Bayonetta is getting. I played the demo once and deleted it right after. To me it feels like another DMC clone and I really couldn't get into the art style and all the lame sexual innuendo. Maybe I'm just getting old, but this game is way to much catered to the 14 year-old boys out there for my taste. Guess I'm not a part of the target audience. Also, a 5 for Dragon Age and then a 9 for L4D2 is plain wrong and just what I'd expect from Edge. Half the time their review scores express the complete opposite of my opinion, the other half they just flip a coin.
EDGE review scores are all over the place, as usual. They gave Borderlands 6 last issue. Also last issue they gave Ratchet and Clank: A Crack In Time a 7, and Operation Flashpoint Dragon Rising an 8...
reason why Bayonetta got a perfect score - those monkeys learnt that the PS3 port isn't up to par, hence they jacked up the score by a good 3-4 points in yet another lame attempt to trick ps3 owners into thinking that we're missing out on SOOOOO much reason why Dragon Age got a 5, exactly half of Bayonetta - those monkeys learnt that the PS3 port is superior to their preferred console, hence they tried to do damage control with another lame attempt in dissing the game, telling their 360 fans 'heh it turns out to be crap, who cares?' Edge must really think their readers are retards(they probably are), anyone with half a brain can see their agenda.
Bayonetta got a 10 from Edge?! O_o And finally someone agrees with me about Dragon Age: Origins. What a dated game. I swear, if it wasn't made by BioWare it would be panned. The game is so antiquated and derivative.
EDGE are not biased. You guys are just butthurt that they don't think some PS3 exclusives are the best thing since slice bread like you all claim they are.
So... TnA + action = Awesome! Story + group combat = Mediocre! Yeah, I have no freaking clue how Edge reviews games, but they need to go through a complete wipe of their current employees and hire some that actually know something about games.
Dont want to seem like a fanboy but EDGE does seem pretty hypocritical. Justifying a 7 for KZ2 because it wasnt original then giving MW2 a 9. I dont really trust any reviews nowadays especially on big games.
ofcourse high reviews are for xbox 360 version.
Edge gives Bayonetta a higher score than the potential consensus game of the year Uncharted 2. They make zero sense.
the version of Dragon Age they reviewed was the 360-version. Dragon Age runs great on my computer but I don't think I would have enjoyed playing the console version of the game.
I wouldn't give Bayonetta a 10, but it's a great game that does improve on DMC. I bought the PS3 version when it launched, and btw there's way more stuff to do on the retail version that isn't on the demo. "Buh buh demo boring...buh buh framerate issues", wait until you play the actual game, you know the demo doesn't give you everything, and the game plays more like a DMC/Viewtiful Joe hybrid. Where's the freakin' gamers anymore? God...play some games and stop just talking about them and having N4G articles cloud your mind up. The game also gets real serious later on, it's not all girl-sings-pop-music-in-backgr ound-while-girl-with-big-rack- a nd-guns-moans-and-kills-angels . If anyone has played the PSN game Flower, the game changes like that...where you think it'll be the same thing over and over and then the later levels get epic toward the end. And yeah...the 5 for Dragon Age is BS edit: and yeah I agree with marinelife too
why is it that just about every 360 exclusive that has been released this year that has been getting 8's EDGE is one of the few gaming publications that scores them 9's yet with the ps3 almost all its exclusves are getting 9's and above EDGE always ends up giving them 8's and 7's ? hmm thats kinda odd and a 5/10 for dragon age one of the very few rpg's we see every year in the gaming industry thats is actually great and a 9 for cod MW2 one of the many generic FPS we see every MONTH in the gaming industry
Sorry but Bayonetta looks badass. I can't wait for it to come out as it looks to be better than any action game thus far.
They just fapped around while playing the game? Dragon's Age didnt give them that pleasure... i guess.
IMO Edge reviews are usually just full of BS and crap. These scores are full of fail, which is just what I expect from Edge. I'd rather trust a 2 year old or 4chan to review games.
When I read reviews, I want to hear what an experienced games journalist has to say about the strengths and the flaws in a game. Heck, I'm about to plonk down $60 bucks for it, I want to hear someone brave enough to tell me what he thinks is wrong with it. I don't want some fanboy gushing to me about how great and lovely it is. If I wanted that, I'll just come to the N4G open zones more often.
EDGE - "When I read reviews, I want to hear what an experienced games journalist has to say" LMFAO
I suppose that's true. But edge is just way too harsh to be taken seriously. When I want a tough but fair review, I go to IGN Australia. They never give free passes to games, yet they don't go and give them a 5/10. Tough enough to see the actual problems but fair enough to believe them. To wrap it up and go to sleep, don't trust edge. Night everyone.
For me, when I hear people complaining about EDGE, it seems to be related to the harshness of the scores.
Trusting Edge for reviews is like taking Yatchee's advice (the zero punctuation guy) as a real advice. 5 for Dragon Age SERIOUSLY!!!! And I wouldn't even mind it if there was some consistency... Just take this times score for example... AC2 8!!!! The game is absolutely superb!!!!! It packs in a good 20 hours, good graphics, good story and really satisfying combat, I can even say it's the best open world game this year and you give it 8!!!! And then the usual 9 for a so called 360 exclusive and 9 for MW2.... People may call me a fanboy and jump on me, but what the hell does L4D2 innovate to get a 9 (even MW2 in that case)... And these guys have the audacity to give KZ2 a 7 and say it didn't innovate anything... Heck KZ2 had more content then both the games put together.... In short take edges review with a pinch of salt. Frankly they are the most biased form of reviewers I have seen who have no shame in displaying that. A 5 for DAO REALLY EDGE!!!!!! Maybe the devs forget to send their 'Goody' bags to you...
I don't know if it's a good thing with reviews you don't agree with even half the time...
biased reviewers are NEVER relevant. PS3 owners would have missed out on so much had they listened to those f#$king monkeys
I'd love to do an interview with edge and confront them about their blatant fanboy double standards and ask the hard questions, unlike a lot of gaming interviewers that p*ssy foot around. So edge, I see you gave kz2 a 7 and justified it because of the 'lack of anything new' in the game, yet you gave lfd2 and mw2 a 9. Can you explain to me why the obvious fanboy double standards? I'd rip them a new one in that interview.
Can't wait to play this, as the reviews it's been getting are incredible. Very surprised about the 5 for Dragon Age, I'll still get it though. I'm just waiting till it gets to the £20-25 mark, as I don't tend to like Medieval style games, even though this one is made by Bioware!
what 5 for dragon age did they even play it?
OMg bayonetta 10. I'm so getting it for ma 360!
you have gotta be kidding me about dragon age
deleted it soon after
I agree with LTC, didn't like the demo at all. I'm not a big fan of DMC style games anyways, not even a fan of DMC, so I guess that explains it. :P
Was I the only one who thought that Bayonetta was a (poor) imitation of God of War? I gave the demo a go but the whole way though I was thinking "This is just God of War with different quick time events".
Well seeing as Devil may cry came out before God of War, I'd say it was more of a DMC clone with a female lead and added quick time events. Don't get me wrong, I love God of war but DMC was the original.
it's devil may cry with a few touch ups and a sex change.
If it doesnt top DMC 1 OR 3 i dont want it.
VERY surprised to see EDGE give Bayonetta a 10! I really enjoyed the demo, it's one of the few demos I've played through several times. Can't wait for it's early Jan release! EDGE's score hasn't swayed me in any shape or form, I'm just really surprised to see them give it a perfect score!
Edge boggles the mind with some of their review scores. Its like they pick it out of a hat.
DoA gets a 5/10? What a bunch of idiots. Give Left4DLC a good score but hate on a new IP. Probably didn't like that a bioware game came out on PS3 and looked better too.
Dragons Age is one of the best games out this year, what a strange score. Oh well, it's not like a review from someone who doesn't like it is going to change the opinion of everyone else who is enjoying it, myself included.
10 for Bayonetta! Looks like I chose the right game to get hyped up for!
good to see edge not taking themselves seriously anymore just pull some no's randomly from a hat.
Bayonetta is best on 360 so Edge gave it a 10. Edge are a complete joke. Played the Demo wasn't impressed at all deleted it after i died and could't be bothered replaying it.
Dragon age is best on PC, Consoles version were dumb down, so Edge gave it a 5 Bayonetta is best on 360 so Edge gave it a 10. Yup, just like Famitsu gave the superior X360 version a 40/40. They must be bias too! FIXED "Played the Demo wasn't impressed at all deleted it after i died and couldn't be bothered replaying it." LOL...since when a demo represent the whole game?
Bayonetta will be added to my X360 collection this Jan along with Mass Effect 2. This game will be AAA indeed EDIT Below: LBP 10 Uncharted 2 9 Demon's Souls 9 Going by your "96" for Uncharted avg. then Giant Bomb and 1up must be on Sony's payroll then, since they gave a perfect 100 for Ratchet and Clank: A crack in time, while it avg. only a 86 on Metacritic. And IGN UK, Gamedaily,Gamespy, TheSixthAxis, and videogamer all must be bias too, since they gave the same (90) score to Uncharted 2 as EDGE. And why does it need to come close to Uncharted 2 score have to do with anything? inFamous and Killzone 2 never came close to Uncharted 2, are they bad games then?
. Eurogamer gave it 9/10 but Uncharted 2 got a perfect 10. An average of 96 on Metacritic. Bayonetta wont come close. The Demo was awful but is a good indicator of what the main game will be like.
Yes everyone's a fanboy when it comes to giving a game on PS3 a low score.
You really think Edge isn't biased against the PS3? That's so funny. Quick aside from those three games give me another PS3 exclusive that got more than a 9 from them.
I can't believe people actually still think Edge isn't bias. Even a blink monkey on crack can see they're pathetic 360 fanboys with an agenda.
A 10 to Bayonetta!! Awesome!! I just can't wait for this game!!! please, end 2009, I want this game already! X_x So far, Bayonetta has been getting lots of great scores, I'm happy that this game is getting the recognition it deserves :D Let the haters hate, like always C:
Wish I at least knew why they gave Dragon Age: Origins such a low score. I saw this article earlier, but honestly after seeing that low score for Dragon Age: Origins I didn't have the strength in me to comment, I swear I never felt so distraught in all my life after seeing that.
You know why? Because they reviewed the 360 version. Check the source.
Still shouldn't make any difference. Meh, whenever that magazine gets here I'll take a look at it and see for myself I suppose. Since a few sites have stated the console versions are no different from one another, but it's when it's the console versions against the PC that's when the differences become notable.
EDGE is lazy and stupid. Dragon Age origins is a good RPG, they really prefer casual bland games like MW2
Dragon Age comes out with a 5... Ouch.
EDGE staff I dare you all for a brain examination...
Well now I might have to just go and rent Dragon Age. If this game is anything like Baldur's Gate 2 then I can see why it got such a low score.
You honestly deserve to lose all of your bubbles for this retarded comment. BG2 was epic
Game made by bioware the same creators of Mass Effect 1 and 2. I can see why fanboys and zealots love reviews way too much. They can't/won't form a real opinion on their own.
Why else would they give it a perfect score? -End statement