The review scores from the latest issue of EDGE have been released (211).
Can't believe EDGE gave the same scores to Crystal Bearers and Tatsunoko vs. Capcom. I thought the magazine was going to kill The Crystal Bearers. Having played that game, I don't see how they could give it and Tatsunoko vs. Capcom the same scores.
its Edge what do you expect lol
This is why I will always say that Edge has a crap review rating system. They gave Darksiders a 6??!? That is an amazing game, it deserves AT LEAST an 8. But it's Edge, their review scores are always all over the place.
4 for MAG?!!! WTH? And Darksiders really seems to be polarizing. Some reviewers love the game, others seem to be turned off by the fact that it borrows from so many popular titles. Edit: Wait, Army of Two scored higher than Darksiders and MAG?! Craziness!
Did they really give MAG a 4? A ...F O U R !? I mean it by NO MEANS is my next big shooter...but a 4? That's so below the belt and a freaking lie... I mean WOW! MAG from my 30 some hours earns itself like a 7.4 or so...and for some it'll be a lot more if they get into it....but a 4 is just completely a load of crap. A 4 should go to...a Hannah Montana game. :/
and this is a pretty mediocre list of games in general, no big smashes on it anyway. I would speculate that this month's scores are lower than most months. So Edge's average review score is above the middle of its scale, and it is notorious for low/harsh review scores. Just goes to show how inflated review scores are, and how inflated peoples' expectations of review scores are.
4 for mag? Serious? I dont know how you can review a online only game where you need at least 256 people online for a while to really get the full understanding of the game... I kinda doubt that has happened given that its been only review copies out yet. I I doubt they have been able to properly review this game with those small numbers. I call shens on that one.
its always the same with edge,they are trying so hard to be special, its just sad and funny at the same time:-)attention seekers never dies, edge is like a little child crying for attention,they get it, but its not in a good way. i've said it before and i say it again every circus needs a freak, and edge is the wannabe freak of the gaming industry,GAME ON AND PEACE:-)
"So Edge's average review score is above the middle of its scale, and it is notorious for low/harsh review scores. Just goes to show how inflated review scores are, and how inflated peoples' expectations of review scores are." Rather, goes to show how arcane and stupid the concept of review scores is, and how they should be done away with. What makes other outlets inflated, and Edge "correct?" Because they grade more harshly? Is harsh synonymous with "fair" or "right?" Edge is a bunch of self-important ego trippers, and like every other review outlet, they lack consistency in their scoring methods. They spout off about how innovation and originality are paramount in their review process, then go and award slightly improved sequels like Halo 3 perfect scores while condemning others. Edge is just as biased as the next place.
Just shows how biased Edge are, truly ridiculous to give MAG a 4 did they even READ ... the manual on reviewing?
a 10?? its no way a 10.
Agree completely. Didn't mean to imply Edge is any more correct than any other site, just meant to call out the absurdity of scoring in general and the way people complain about them. I'd echo your call for review scores to be eliminated entirely, as I think that would be great for the industry, but sadly that is not going to happen in the metacritic age.
So MAG is a 80% score title according to EDGE.
What are you talking about!?! There is no MAG score on that article. Did you get the score from something else? @mastiff Look down at the bottom. He clearly states he was doing an 'experiment'. Well its called spam buddy.
Darkmurder-why did you list a score of four for MAG when it's not on the article? did you ge it from elsewhere as I couldn't find it and also thought that it would be hard to review fairly anytime before release as noone will have a clue how it's likely to even perform til it goes on sale and the servers start working flat out. Just interested where the score came from, that's all. EDIT:thought so from the READ in one of D'murder's posts. He's having a little fun at the expense of people who don't click on the link to read the articles. Amusing. Not very, though, as a lot of people already know Ninty Everything just list the scores and by taking you at your word and saving themleves some time you thought it fit to laugh at them? You acted like a bedly arrogant PC fanboy the other night and now it's clear you only want to wind up PS3 owners for whatever reason. Make it believable next time out and you might catch a few more people silly enough to think someone was doing something nice for them-way to redeem yourself fella. NO MAG scores at Metacritic as yet.
Darksiders definitely isn't a 6/10 game. It has its problems, but at not a 6/10 game. I wouldn't score it lower than 7/10. 6/10 is on the edge of failure, which is 5/10. The game is far from that. It's not great or exceptional, but it is fun, a good mix of God of War and Zelda, and well-done in regards to art and storytelling. Perhaps it's different in the UK, but here's our score range: 0-59 = F (failing) 60-69 = D (barely passing) 70-79 = C (acceptable) 80-89 = B (good) 90-100 = A (excellent) I would no way in heck call Darksiders a barely passing game. I can't speak on the other games since I haven't played them, though. Edit: Why are idiots bringing up a false score on MAG?
Clearly alot of you just enters a news, read the comments, then go the the bottom the the page and write a comment without even reading the original source. If you fall to darkmurder's bait, you deserved it.
Puh-lease this is a ridiculous trend on N4G, no one reads the articles anymore and really should, wake up call! **EDIT** Erm mastiff see how many are cying foul?
BRG, I do have to agree with you on your other point. And that is inflated expectations. In today's score range, 8 is crap, and everything below a 9 is meh. I don't know why we have a score range at all to be honest.
lmao @ every1 going on about MAG's score just cus darkmurder said so haha for god's sake read the damn article!!!!!
Guys, there is NO MAG score in this edition. darkmurder was being a fanboy as always.
Army of Two: The 40th Day – 7 Dark Void – 6 Darksiders – 6 Torchlight – 7 Alien Breed: Evolution – 5 Half-Minute Hero – 8 Silent Hill: Shattered Memories – 6 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers – 7 Max and the Magic Marker – 7 Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars – 7 Starship Patrol – 8 Mass Effect 2 - 5 how dare they gave ME2 a 5!
@Obama ME2 a 5 ?? Way too high! Should be a 2. /jk
Is anyone surprised? Edit: Damn it, stupid darkmurder. Fell for it.
That scale might be how it works in schools, but I've never seen a reviewer say their rating system works that way. Most sites (biggest example: IGN) that associate words with their review scores consider a 5.0 out of 10 to be average. The problem is the actual average of review scores they award is often in the 7.5 range or higher, and that average seems to get closer to 10 every year. This is why gamers' perception has become that a game scoring 8 is only so-so when really that score is closer to perfect than average.
darksiders 6?....thats ridiculous
haha busted me, guess i better read more closely.
@mastiff Poor baby. Fell for it and cant take a joke. Waaaaaahh. Lighten up a bit.
I went to the article (if you can call it that) first and was instantly confused by the MAG comment. Had to double check and was still like "wtf?". Good trick! lol
Hahaha gotta love people who just read comments and not the article..
Darksiders deserves at least a 7, if not 8.
Low standards, much? 6/10 is "decent", or "better than average", which is great for Zelda with a lick of HD paint. Of course I'm not saying EDGE actually stick to their own metric, they go insane as soon as they see something shiny just as much as another review site. Hell they gave Halo 3 a perfect 10 for minor improvements, and then give games like Darksiders, Resistance 2 6s for not being original enough :|
i played darksiders from start to finish on the hardest difficulty and i would give it a 7.5 to 8 score, its certainly better the bayonetta
Half minute Hero was awesome, i finished that game in 30 seconds, and the bonus level in 3 seconds. Hopefully it will get a sequel, just like Holy invasion of privacy badman!
I'm pretty sure these scores were posted like a week or so ago.
normal scores.nothing wrong with them.I always wait for Edge scores.I think they concentrate on enjoyment and fun factor in games,something which people in this gen forget about in games.I also like the fact that they are harsh.that's what we need.people who won't rate a game higher just because it has pretty graphics ;)
Bollocks i say . Not when stuff like Dark void get 6 . It is not fun , it got a crappy gameplay , and isnt pretty . All of wich dont fit any of their alledged standards . They are not harsh at all ... they choose carefully who they gives free passes to that's all . When they wish to "trash" a game suddenly it wont be innovative enough . Wich is obviously convenient , when 90% of games , including those Edge loves , wouldnt really be innovative . It's their joker card for lazy writing and faux-elitism . It what after make them look "edgy" in the eyes of their fans . They purposely pick up targets most would expect to get a positive or more positive reviews , and tear it apart . Actually harsh sites , such as Gamekult (sadly it's only french) would be harsh on every game , with only a select few going above 8 .. wich is natural .
so they gave it 9 bunch of lamers, poor mag doesnt deserve 4, it does so many things :(
who doesnt click the article. lol
Seems like gamers standards have severly dropped this generation.
The rate at which reviewers dish out 90%+ these days is getting ridiculous.
There has been analysis on how poorly edge score ps3 exclusives. Edge really seem to be affected by hype and marketing rather than pure gameplay and quality these days. Borne out by the mad idea that the marketed army of two is somehow better than darksiders.
mag=4 the opinion of edge is irrelevant in the world of games..
anothers scores of edge: killzone 2= 7 ( butthurth) resistence 2=6 mgs4= 8 (realy?) edge is noob in games
Don't feel bad, reading the article is not expected for the open zone.
click the link moron. Its not on there!LOL
Nice name, too bad we already got 2 90+ games for the first month of the year.
Play games for yourselves. Don't allow scores to judge your perception of a game.
I couldn't agree more with what you said and that is exactly what I do. If a game interest me I buy it and play it and make my own judgement on it.
If I listened to EDGE I'd have bought Bayonetta. Thank god for demos!!!
its not there.
Tell me in what part of the thread link were the reviews are seen listed and scored by edge does it say 4,There is no mention of MAG in the link and certainly has not been scored by edge. And why we are on the subject a score of 4 anyway would have been way to high,have you played this dross its a joke. And no i am not a xbox fanboy as i have all the consoles,but seriously MAG is going to flop BIGTIME .........
My social experiment to show how many fanboys on N4G dont read articles and jump to conclusions ala edge is biased.
15 maps and stuff, no way what you are saying its true, its a brilliant game made by zipper it should get an 8 for 256 player achievement itself.
and it sucks bigtime. Thank God for COD!
yeah where is MAG, i dont see it in the link...
you 360 fanboy go to the open zone for lying and misguiding people.
No people must first read the article then comment here.
i agree. darkmurder is a fanboy, but he only proved a point about N4G.. that people don't read the articles and just jump in with their own fanboy comments
To be honest i dont read many articles indeed ... and why should i ? Half of them are bait titles and when you click the content is empty , while all you often need to understand the value of said article is in the n4g summary snipet . So yeah i'd check the source or read the n4g part first instead of giving undue hits . He pulled a good one for those above , but i wouldnt say not reading most article is a flaw here .
Get a sense of humour
Gaming news - Serious Business.
darkmurder lied in the gamer zone.
Good Work. looks like no one reads anymore
Edited: no MAG review in the original article But anyone wants to bet not more than 6? At least part of this would be because of graphics and because its "generic" and doesnt offer anything innovative. How much did they score Halo 3 and Left4Dead2? I know a lot of the comments on bias against PS3 is hysterical fanboy nonsense, but in case of edge its so open it just cannot be denied. Someone had done an excellent statistical analysis on this as well
the 2gb beta was compressed a lot and its not generic 256 players on consoles is a big achievement in itself.