The latest review scores from this month's issue of EDGE have been released.
Crackdown 2 gets an 8?
of the console is justified now
Bubbles for making me lol
"If Infamous 2 can hold a candle to Crackdown 2, we will eat our hats." Before even playing infamous 2. they are fanboys like the rest of us.
You're obviously new to being around online gaming media this generation...
sucking up to Microsoft so much that they could almost feel Microsoft's balls on their faces.
Have you noticed that any one with a difference of opinion is a MS fanboy to PS3 fans. I mean there are many reason people don't want a PS3 yet the fans simply don't want sony to sell to these people it seems because they are traders or some thing. Seriously WTF is wrong with sony fans. The price of the PS3 is not the problem it's the games. They are great yet still in meh mode. The game play just is not there yet and of course sub 30 fps is boring no matter how the game looks. I mean come on heavy rain is almost stop motion animation it's so slow. You do realize nintendo had this same problem with the GC, the fans praised it as if it was the best thing but many did not like the games on it as a whole. The same happened to the N64. If you don't allow criticism then they can not cater to every one understand? Edge is the hardest to please because they are more like the true hardcore gamers from the past. They are pretty hard on many games and most of those scores are true. If those things are fixed then you can easily see a boost in sales. I mean really I hated double dash, yet Wii mario kart is actually what I wanted like many other gamers. The gaming media crushed it yet it sold 15 million or maybe 22 I forget. So bash does really effect games too much if it is good people will see it.
Maybe this will shed some light on reality: http://edgevsmeta.blogspot.... Get informed before you start ranting.
Transformers: War For Cybertron – 5 - the first surprise score for this game?
a 360 game getting an 8 = weak now go put your hard on away and a message for everyone celebrating this "victory" consider this: if they had more FUN with crackdown 2 than with transformers War for Cybertron, why would that make crackdown 2 a better game score wise? as in, there are more factors when reviewing a game than just FUN. there are graphics, sound, improvements. I don't see edge knocking down a point for crackdown 2 not "vastly improving" over the 1st, yet that seems to matter for every other game. people who support crackdown 2 will obviously root for this score, its basic psychology. people however who know how edge works will disapprove. ok lets look at it this way. people who are rooting for crackdown 2's score, do you think transomfer's score is fair? be honest. i want to see how much bullsh!t you spew to justify that one ;) oh, and I can't WAIT to see their infamous 2 review, I will bet my account here on N4G it will be lower than crackdown2, simply because edge stated they would eat their hat if it were otherwise, and they don't want to eat their hat.
Expect KZ3 to be knocked down by them for not "mixing it up" enough from KZ2" or because it "copied jetpacks from Reach." Mark my words.
Shame about the score they gave Transformers...Most people thought it was a pretty neat game.
Crackdown 2 gets 8, TF gets 5? Maybe they accidentally switched the scores.
No, they just happen to be Edge, a fanboy magazine for 12 year old MS retards.
Or they thought Transformers was a PS3 exclusive.
Or maybe the person who reviewed it thought it was better? No no no conspiracies are much more fun! seriously...just take a break..
Or maybe Crackdown 2 is much more fun to play than Transformers? Judging by both demos it's a fair score. But then again one of them is a 360 exclusive and automatically becomes a 'flop'.
@hmmmm and soda : yeah sure and for every of the 100+ games they reviewed, they were RANDOMLY 10 or 20 points higher than Meta average on 360 exclusive and 20 points lower than Meta average on EVERY PS3 exclusive. Mathematically, it's not possible, you can't win at lotery every day. Don't be stupid, use your brain, it's called bias and mathematical correlation. No need to be Einstein to see that when there are hundreds of games affected. Stop being stupid and naive.
*krispolls* Pull your skirt down... On topic: Edge? They only state the obvious...
@krisprolls Thanks for the personal insults, do you feel like more of a man now? I wasn't talking about all of the other games you may have in your head, i was specifically talking about crackdown 2 and transformers as a reply to quagmires post and your fanboy reply. Do you find it impossible to belive that the people who wrote the reviews just genuinely liked crackdown more than transformers? and you call me naive?!
"Do you find it impossible to belive that the people who wrote the reviews just genuinely liked crackdown more than transformers?" Yes. It's impossible, considering that this is Edge. History have shown that they prefer the 360 over the PS3, and review games using that perference. They will do everything they can to make the 360 looks better. "you call me naive?!" You're only naive if completely ignore their history. For example, a person have been shown to steal your stuff everytime he comes over. Base on this history, you would be naive to let him come in time and time again, believing his word that he has change. Until he can actually prove that he's a change man, you would be naive to let him come into your house again. And so far, Edge has not shown that Edge had changed. Edge reviews are still solely based on their perference of the 360 over the PS3 and not base on the game at all. I mean, even Official Xbox Magazine isn't this biased.
Don't start with this crap, Tranformers which is the game in question is not a PS3 exclusive so this has nothing to do with some calculated 'bias' that this website has. I have seen the link and admit that yes the PS3 exclusives do, in general, get marked lower. But there is nothing to suggest that their multiplat grades fall into this which makes your argument void. I nor the original poster was talking about exclusives vs exclusives, JUST crackdown 2 and transformers. Honestly i don't care about the scores, crackdown is fun and my friend loves transformers multiplayer(apparently its quite good for a transformers game) but you guys have got to just accept that maybe they really liked crackdown 2 and despite what you may think, this is possible! oh and: 'You're only naive if completely ignore their history.' You're also quite naive if you only consider their history.
"Tranformers which is the game in question is not a PS3 exclusive" That's true. It's a multi-platform. "so this has nothing to do with some calculated 'bias' that this website has." They do have bias for 360 exclusives. "I have seen the link and admit that yes the PS3 exclusives do, in general, get marked lower." Google is your friend. "But there is nothing to suggest that their multiplat grades fall into this which makes your argument void." But there is evidence to suggest that their exclusives get mark up. "I nor the original poster was talking about exclusives vs exclusives, JUST crackdown 2 and transformers." I know. "Honestly i don't care about the scores, crackdown is fun and my friend loves transformers multiplayer(apparently its quite good for a transformers game)" I respect your preference. "but you guys have got to just accept that maybe they really liked crackdown 2 and despite what you may think, this is possible!" That's where their preference clouded their judgement and affected the review. They prefere the 360 and their preference have made them bias in favor of Crackdown 2, even though it's not that good. They have scored Crackdown 2 based on their preference and not base solely on the game. Now, this doesn't neccessary have to be about 360 bias. For example, it could be that a reviewer do not like FPS games. In that case, he can't just give Halo a 0, just because because he does not like FPS game. He would still have to review Halo like how he would review any other game and not based solely on his preference. "You're also quite naive if you only consider their history." I consider their history and their present self. And their present self has not change one bit.
Look, if you're whole argument is just going to be 'They have marked xbox games higher before so naturally they still are!' and you're going to continue being so stubborn and single minded, there is no reason to continue this debate.. And the precious blog you all hang onto still states that they mark 360 games lower than their average too, just by a lesser extent. Does this mean crackdown 2's average should be higher than 8?
Well i played Transformers and i played Crackdown 2 and in my opinnion the Transformers game in anything but good so i dont know if it deserves more than a 5... On the other side Crackdown2 is pretty playable, i havent played the first Crackdown game so i can't compare them (people say they are completely the same, even the city/map LOL) i would give Crackdown2 a score around 7.
Crackdown 2 gets an 8?! EDGE U JUST PUSHED MY $60.00 TO THE EDGE AND INTO THE HANDS OF RUFFIAN GAMES! lol
I thought transformers was the better game!! I was wrong Crackdown 2 is better !! Oh, wait it's EDGE...
finally some reviewers who tell the truth. i'm not even being sarcastic, edge is usually spot on. i can tell their reviewers aren't bought off. these scores seem fair. i think transformers suffered from "holy shit, it doesn't totally suck?!" review syndrome from other sites, meanwhile the game is nothing more than gears of cybertron.
No they're not "spot on", they're strongly 360 biased or paid by MS. Here is the mathematical proof : http://edgevsmeta.blogspot.... Edge can't be trusted at all.
If it wasnt for your fellow retard ps3 fanboy freinds on this site to boost your ego, your "biast, paid off by MS" dribble would make you sound like a [email protected]
And the pathetic trolls crawl out of their caves for the Edge review-scores.. I'm on a quest to find the biggest hat in the world, so Edge has a good meal by the time InFamous 2 hits.. "If Infamous 2 can hold a candle to Crackdown 2, we will eat our hats." AHAhahahahahahaahahaha
...I'm so glad I figured out how to use the ignore list again. All you two know how to do is whine and troll anyway. And yes, Edge is ridiculously biased. Probably moreso than "Official" Xbox/Playstation magazines that pretty much have to be biased.
Yuo aren't being? You need to lookj at a few facts fella. I stuck up for Edge for years unable to think UK journalists(and some of them can actually write a bit which is RARE in gaming)would be properly biased. I accepted them being very pro UK devs and accepted them liking Nintendo a bit too much but their constant bashing of Sony exclusives this generation(unsurprisingly he one they liked was LBP by a BRITISH dev which underlines one of the biases)and marking 360 exclusives higher compared to each sets Meta is just factual evidence of editorial bias over review scores and they HATE Sony-I wish it wasn't the case but Edge are one of the most openly biased mags and sites in existence-they're almost as bad as Teletext(though he actually is just a MS fanboy and has admitted it several times to me)and actually worse than the part MS funded EGUK!! Edge fall too far into the category of favouring who their readership is and as a UK mag they know most are Wii and 360 gamers and it's just gone a bit further than the "local team bias" ever should with them. It's transparent and it'[s a really, really embarrassing thing for anyone trained in the UK as a reporter. Sure, there's sense in pandering to your readers but this goes so far as to be plainly telling lies.
Scores aside if anyone has read their mag, it is absolutely terrible.
Awwww too many big words in the magazine for you?
No, just not enough intelligence displayed for the everyday gamer and clearly none by YOU. Next time answer like a scholar instead of someone who has a bag of fried dicks in your mouth, mkay. Dynamite, Dynamite
I subscribed to Edge for years and years. But in the last 2 years they just became a bunch of pretentious idiots, so I cancelled. I'm not accusing them of bias, purely that they are so far up their own backsides they can't see daylight.
My god i fully agree. I used to buy the magazine but i couldnt handle it anymore. The design is terrible. The journalism is also terrible. And just about everything else.
gives Crackdown 2 an 8 but dishes out a 7 to the far superior likes of Heavy Rain and Alan Wake. Balderdash!
I used to believe that all the fan boys ranting about certain magazines and websites being anti-Sony was nonsense. Edge have put in some stellar work to make me look like a right idiot.
They have 2 editorial mandates: 1-please the patron 2-piss off the gamers
transformers gets a 5? really? seems like they don't know what a fun game is.
8 = 6 then [always add-on 2 points if its a xbox360 only game]
Whos looking forward to Draqgon Quest?
You all need to learn that if an independent group disagree with your opinion it isn't necessarily a conspiracy. Different people believe different things, is that such a strange concept for you all to absorb? Maybe you all need a nap.
How is Edge independent? Really.
Edge has only ever given one 10/10 for an xbox 360 exclusive. On the flipside, theyve also given only one 10/10 for a ps3 exclusive. Edge have given 2 wii exclusives 10s. BIASED for the Wii!
On the average over the top 30, EDGE scored 360 exclusives 4.8 points lower than the general consensus (Metacritic) On the average over the top 30, EDGE scored PS3 exclusives 12.5 points lower than the general consensus (Metacritic) The bias is loud and clear. http://edgevsmeta.blogspot....
No sht when you have Haze and Lair.
Uh... Bomberman: Act Zero, Perfect Dark Zero, Too Human... Sure, I'm talking about early 360 exclusives, but you're talking about early PS3 exclusives, so eh. Point is, we've all got some exclusive skeletons in our console closets. However, I do think your initial comment was interesting. I wouldn't give SMG2 anything but a 10. Does that mean that the Wii has better exclusives overall? No with a capital NOOOOOO! If we're gonna measure EDGE scores, we need to be a bit more thorough. See what Coldfoot did there? Something like that.
"If Infamous 2 can hold a candle to Crackdown 2, we will eat our hats." Crackdown 2 can't even hold a candle to the 1st Infamous , I mean crackdown 2's average score is 7.1 for GOD'S SAKE!!!!!! Let alone comparing it to Infamous 2 which so far looks much better than it's predecessor which was a badass game. It's more like Crap-down 2 to say the truth.....XD
Transformers War For Cybertron was the surprise hit of the year so far, with great reviews all around and great reception by almost everyone 5 then Crackdown 2, the game that almost every reviewer is saying was a disappointment over the first, and that should have been DLC, that is getting average reviews over all 8 so can ANYONE tell me why they trust EDGE and justify it please? because this alone makes me skeptical. Then again, I haven't played either game so I can't fully judge, but its VERY suspicious, especially since its been proven edge rates 360 titles WAY above their average score, almost as if they give it an extra point just for being on the 360.
I love how Crackdown 2 gets an 8 with a 71 Metascore, and Resistance 2 got a 6 from them with an 87 metascore. The only reason LittleBigPlanet got a 10 from them was to try to capture some PS3 audience, but at the same time, not choose a game that was too hardcore (Like MGS4, Killzone2, or Uncharted)that it would upset 360 fanboys. These guys are incredibly bias, and it bothers me that some people actually trust their reviews.
here we go, another round of EDGE is biased. yawwwwwwwwwwwwwwn
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