OXM UK: The FPS epic comes full circle. Pure quality PROS: -Disc crammed full of features -Campaign built for replayability -Firefight gets match-making -MP ranking addictive as ever -Unbeatable customisation tools CONS: -NONE
Official Xbox Magazine giving one of the biggest 360 exclusives a perfect score... who would of thought?
Ohh! So that's why they gave Halo: 3 and ODST a 9.0 ? Oh the logic :)
thats pretty high
I think metascore for Reach will drop to 91 within a week
well its higher now it used to be 93 but now 94 ..
...but was a game that really deserved maybe a 7.5?
Official Playstation Magazine gave one of the biggest PS3 exclusives a perfect score....who would of thought? It's not like Halo Reach has been getting countless amounts of perfect 10's or anything. /s http://n4g.com/tag/reviews/... There's only about 25 so far. Can't imagine why OXM would give it a 10.
Its only a problem when its xbox360. We're on N4G afterall.
who lives for scores are sad people. just go the buy the damn game without thumping your chests because your favorite game scores good marks. same goes for PS3, and Wii gamers. i hate the halo series but im buying this one not because of the scores, but because this halo seems a lot more interesting to me and doesn't involve master chief. i like the team aspect of Reach, and there's 6 distinct personalities for the main story. gamers this generation SUCK fighting over plastic discs, and boxes full of wires.
You don't have to take OXM's word for it, but if you are trying to imply some sort of bias you only have to look at all the other scores to see that this game is getting great reviews overall. A 10/10 isn't surprising regardless of the fact that this is from a magazine intended for Xbox enthusiasts.
The problem is in the manner of the review, whether it's an official mag or not, it has to respect the reader, and it just hurts the credibility of the score, they shouldn't give Halo Reach special treatment, it doesn't need it. It's like helping an A student cheat.
Team Sony kids really struggling with Reach's reception
With respect, based on critical reception alone - it's the 4th best game released this year. That doesn't exactly make it particularly special. Albeit may be so to shooter fans.
It seems like for every one PS3 comment on a 360 article, there's at least three 360 fanboys countering him, and vice versa, so don't act like you guys are the saints of the industry.
Definitely not saints but to act as if countering fud is a bad thing then I don't know what you expect. It's normal for PS3 fans to spread false info and create rumors so of course 360 fans will set them straight. If not for the few here on N4G I fear all newcomers would be lost to what's really going on this gen. Countering truthful knowledge is the only way to call out and correct Sony fanboy and Sony media propaganda.
Ya but the same shit happens on both sides, PS3 fanboys will troll on 360 articles and then 360 fanboys counter them, and the same goes for PS3 articles. And don't act like 360 fanboys never lie and make their system sound better. N4G is a site full of ALL fanboys, you just act like it it's only PS3 fanboys.
Ok the same shit happens on both sides... but where are your comments now? Stirring drama over the issue in a Xbox specific article. Right.
Yeah, because NO ONE else has given Halo Reach a 10/10 right? (IGN)
OXM UK is actually harder on a lot of 360 games than some other publications. OXM not so much, but the UK version.
haha its already gone up to 94 ( i know its 1 point im just saying) http://www.metacritic.com/g... and i hope your not sad enough to buy and judge games solely on scores and metacritic.
it just went up, sorry
You mean like how PSM gives high scores? Guess you must have missed the front page today with all those 9.5 and 10s.
lol that made me scratch my head as well. While Reach is more than worthy of a 10, finding no cons in a games means you're just not looking hard enough.
But if you look for a con that is arbitrary and insignificant people will start complaining that you are are looking TOO hard. You can't satisfy everybody :)
it pretty easy to find one con in the game even without looking hard, from what I've seen the one con is that its more of the same formula that the previous 4 games followed. Also the fact that matchmaking is not available for custom game types is really annoying, I mean how many times do people complain and they still haven't fully implemented it. Its a small problem and considering how good the Halo formula is that's not exactly a bad thing and the online is still top notch. I mean if someone who dislikes Halo like me can see this game for how great it is even before playing it, then it means that Bungie did something right.
@"from what I've seen the one con is that its more of the same formula that the previous 4 games followed." like every other sequel/prequel ever.
There is that point but whenever I'd give something a 10/10 I point out the most glaring flaw I saw and show how insignifcant it is to the game as a whole. Not trying to judge OXM too harshly but that's just my two cents.
@"from what I've seen the one con is that its more of the same formula that the previous 4 games followed." With that logic God of War 3 is the worst sequel ever.. People want the same formula, but fresh, and looks like Bungie is delivering it.
You make me wish this site not only had an agree or disagree button but also a neutral button if you feel both. Part of your comment I agree with and the other have I disagree with. edit alpha: Any more bubbles and your account is going to pop. Keep up the fair comments. bubbles
All I gotta say is wait till novemeber comes around. When GT5 comes out and some outlets rate nfs: hot pursuit higher we'll see a firestorm.
Why? Hot Pursuit is an arcade Racer, and GT5 is a sim. Some people prefer one over the other.
Yes, but some people (N4G) think that if f.ex. strategy game gets 98, and racing game 97, the strategy game is in fact better. I just wish they wouldn't give scores to games at all, maybe just good or excellent game words. That way people would actually read the reviews, and could judge if they agree with the writer, theyr opinions after all.
What does GT5 have to do with Halo Reach OXM review?
people are throwing around black ops,shooters and even uncharted 2 to undermine halo reach's achievement even though they are different games. Similarly, people will throw around other games other games at GT5. Although admittedly, I pre-ordered nfs today.
Best magazine ever with EDGE... For me is what i buy
While I do believe Reach deserves a 10 - heck, it's been getting enough of them - I don't for a second believe that there are no cons whatsoever. OXM could have pointed out one or two cons and still given the title a perfect score, because 10/10 doesn't mean that it is perfect - not in a review anyway.
totally agree, that 0 cons thing really makes u think... anyway fanboy magazine = review without critics (and im talking for both sides) so take this review lightly, it's always better to "review it" ourselves. ;)
uk giving higher review the usa wow...i wait too see wat ign uk gives it
gave reach a 10 also!!!
uk never review games higher then the usa
this game deserves nothing less, game filled with nothing but love from bungie
Game of the Year
OXM= xbox magazine lol OPM gave bioshock 2 10/10 and it dont deserve a 10
OPM gave Bioshock 2 an 8 =/
no a 10. http://www.metacritic.com/g...
Ah - I was thinking about the UK version =P My bad.
i think all the reviews are useless since they only judging multiplayer and saying yep i give then a good score knowning that the single player is shit
When anyone say the single player was bad? i'm not gonna ask you if you've played thorugh because u can fake proof. I love how an xbox centri publication gives a 10 and everyone is like" because it's xbox". OPM gave LBP a perfect score and no one complained. This site is unfair at times.
Cons = None? Wtf? no game is perfect.
And nobody said it was perfect. It may have issues but, those issues are so insignificant that they did not warrant mentioning or decreasing the score hence no cons. At the end of the day you need to play the game and judge for yourself.
Not surprising to see OXM giving it a perfect score, but dedicated console magazines will always give rave reviews to exclusives. Remember when the French OPM gave Uncharted 2 like 21/20? Zero credibility in that review.
A friggen beast!
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