The latest G.I. reviews include the first Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 review, Vanquish, Rock Band 3, and 15 more scores.
Star Wars not bad but not great. What did they give the first one.
I was pretty impressed with the demo, was hoping it would in the 8's but ohwell ill still be getting day one. EDIT: how does dr2 get a 9.5 and enslaved get a 7.0?!
Because Enslaved was a "play-itself" platformer with uninteresting combat.
Castlevania has shown itself to be an uneven tale with scattershot storytelling and difficulty spikes. The little time I am not on MoH I am just trying to get through it so I can trade it. And I almost never trade a game.
@FlyWestbrook: First one got 8.75. I'll wait with sequel for another "Ultimate Sith Edition" which pissed me off with the first one... I also don't get the 9.0 with Lords of Shadow(this is hardly a Castlevania game). People are so delusional with this game imagining something it isn't just 'cause Kojima Productions had wetted their fingers in it. Need to take a closer look at Dead Rising 2, looks like fun.
i don't see the fascination with the dead rising series. i high score for a game with just mindless killing is just wrong. as for castlevania from what i've played so far i'd give it a solid 8.5
C'mon now...Force Unleashed demo is better than an entire Rockband game...lol
sorry to bang this drum but im with morganfell and hay castlevania is a shoody game with terrible balance and badly realised characters. and even tho enslaved leads you by the hand i had way more fun and kept me gripped till the end. And castlevanias getting chopped in too.
oh boo hoo
They gave the first game 8.75.
I read their review and I still don't get why 2 should be considered worse than 1.
Well they clearly gave a too high score for the first game
Looks like the "excitement factor" of early titles wears off and we (or they) are more used to todays quality of the games, rating them lower through out the bank. - except the hype titles or some which still leave a wow impression.
I hated the demo for the 1st one, I thought the game was awful, and looked bad graphically... I played the demo for the The Force Unleashed 2, and the controls and gameplay felt insanely better. I might actually buy it now. Oh, and the graphics... wow. I think this might be one of the better looking multiplatform titles, and it's a MASSIVE step up from the first one. I really can't see how it got a worse score.
I loved the first one, even with its problems, this one graphically looks so much better. I find it hard to believe. I will have to read the review to see why they dinged it so much.
I've had Force Unleashed pre-ordered for a week now and then played the demo. It only reaffirmed by decision to pre-order. The fighting is a lot smoother.
The demo for TFU 1 was great also, but the full game had some serious flaws. I'd wait for more reviews here, but given the series' history, I would be very skeptical of basing the quality of the full game on the demo.
Demo made me switch from pre-order to gamely que. Combat lacks depth, cutscenes look pretty bad. Just look at Vader's cape, it's dead polygons. Targeting is still sporadic but at least fight animations don't send you off the edge of cliffs anymore. I'm glad I found out though
I hated star wars the force unleashed, but after playing the demo to SWTFU2, I gotta admit that even the demo is better than a 7.5. I was thinking it was gonna be a 9 outa 10 at least,, yeah the demo was that dope. Even the story was freakin awesome and it finally felt like it fit in with the star wars universe. F Gameinformer.
It only an opinion and you're opinion is the most important one. Allowing someone's reviews to determine your buying habit is allowing someone to make decision for you. PS. If you dislike/like/love a demo, you will dislike/like/love the game, for the majority of the time.....like 98%.
star wars is gay... go get killzone or uncharted 2 now thats some games
Killzone and Uncharted are good games and Star Wars isn't gay.
Wow games everyone loves, very original. The homosexual referrence was a nice touch too. Noobs... :P
Your prabably typing that "star wars is gay" while tugging it to a teen beat mag. Oh the two Corey's are sooo dreamy.
Ironically Killzone was lackluster apart from visuals and Uncharted well you aren't allowed to speak ill of Uncharted - needless to say I had more fun playing Uncharted 1 than Among Thieves for some reason.
If Unleashed 2 got under a 8, I can see why the studio got closed. It also means that they knew it wouldn't rate any higher.
What the f*ck? They didn't get shut down! There's no way. Please provide me with a link. I need to see this blasphemy.
He's talking out of his ass.
http://palgn.com.au/17525/a... Surprised the news is so recent, heard about it months ago. And granted they only worked on the game.
Krome did the Wii/PS2 version.
Yes Krome Studios closed, but they only did the Wii (and PS2) version of TFU 1. Their closure has zero to do with the review scores for this game.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 – 7.75 / 7.5 Rock Band 3 – 9.25 Dead Rising 2 – 9.5 / 9.0 Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – 9.0 Medal of Honor – 7.0 Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock – 8.0 Vanquish – 7.75 Enslaved – 7.0 / 8.0 NBA 2K11 – 8.75 Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 – 8.0 Plants vs. Zombies – 9.0 NBA Jam – 8.25 Wii Party – 4.5 Civilization V – 9.75 Amnesia: The Dark Descent – 9.25 Super Scribblenauts – 8.75 Final Fantasy: 4 Heroes of Light – 6.0 Professor Layton and the Unwound Future – 8.25 ----------------------------- -------------- DR2: 9.5 2k11: a 8.75 I own both these games and I think the scores should be switched between the two.
I enjoyed Dead Rising 2 soooooo much. But it isn't a 9.5.
Skwaaa.....!! I justed choked on my lunch! 9.5 for DR2??????? It's a good solid game that deserves anywhere between 7.5 & 9. 9.5 is what i'd give Uncharted 2, Super Mario Galaxy 2 or ME, and sorry but DR just isn't in that class. The Enslaved score is very harsh, it's a definite 8-9. Amnesia though they got spot on.
Lower than expected for Starwars, Vanquish and Enslaved. Hmmmmm, better wait to hear some other opinions, but I'm still liking Vanquish in 3 days. And Dead Rising a 9.5? C'mon, it was fun for a week, but I dont think it deserves that.
Yea I cant take any of those scores seriously after that one. lol
everything else can go to hell. wasn't impressed with C:LOS and i dont like DR2.
IS THIS force unleashed 2 for the wii or something? because based off that demo for ps3, the gameplay mechanics alone put it at a higher score than that.
I can confirm that it's the PS3/360 version of the game.
i think what earns a good review these days is screwed up. i played so many fun games this gen thats gotten mediocre reviews. its all about the hype, or the niche. if this was a valve game, they'd call it revolutionary. no offense to valve. reviews are worthless now
They took away a lot of the physic mechanics that were in the first. That killed it for me. I like that they added decapitations, and improved melee combat but that's about it.
its all about the story
They said in an interview that physics gets insane near the end. And that some of the levels that they planned to do actually crashed the system. So I think you must wait till the game is released before you say that.
I'd prefer a Psi-Ops sequel to another Unleashed game.
I'll probably watch a YouTube walkthrough of TFU II to see where the story goes. I'd buy it in a couple of months(if at all). I really want LucasArts to make a Republic Commando 2 or Battlefront 3(or both :D). I'd jizz my pants everyday for a year.
out of 20....lol Glad i rented that dud civ5 score is a wee bit high...for me at least a solid 9 is castlevania really good??...i been eyeing it because my retal store does not have it...i may have to plunge and buy it...i usually don't buy most console games as i can just rent them and play through em before they are due.
Well castlevania seems really good, I'm only on the 3rd chapter and it has taken a while for me to get their. I believe it's over 20 hours so it's definitely worth it. If you like GOW combat, prince of persia platforming and tomb raider puzzles then this is the game for you. civ 5 is awesomely addictive agree with their score. I dont agree with you saying dead rising 2 was a dud, From what I've played it's been really fun, maybe not a 95 but a solid 85-90.
Where the Hell is Fallout NV's Review...next months mag maybe?
.....when people say something like "8.5 - ARE YOU KIDDING, its atleast a 9.0". Does the .5 really matter that much? If a game achieves 8.5 or more and its your kind of game then surely its worth buying. Why is your opinion of what is a worthy score any more valid than the reviewers - at least they have played and completed the full game. They only time you need to pay close attention to reviews is when a game you fancy gets a universal panning, then its fair to assume the game is a stinker.
I'm pretty excited that Rock Band 3 is getting some positive feedback. There have been so many unnecessary iterations on music titles in the past couple of years, and it looks like this isn't one of them! Can't wait.
Amnesia shows the power of indie games.Great game.I wonder what it can become after a big budget.
a lot more can result in losing the magic that made them good in the first place. not always,though. look at Nuclear Monkey software that made narbacular drop, they were purchased by Valve and created Portal. Lets hope that if they ever become big that they are inspired to achieve their long term game creation goals and not take the money and not try anymore.
Agreed. Amnesia is one of, if not the, best horror title(s) this generation. It's absolutely genius! I think either Valve or Sony should pick them up.
Ammesia is scary as hell. It's even scarier than Dead Space. It's practically made by Satan himself to scare you shitless. In fact it's so scary that it's no longer fun and I'm too scared to continue playing it.
Reminds me of playing resident evil nemesis at night when i was little.
DR2 a 9.5? That game is barely a 7.5!
wtf??? did you even play the fkn game??? i dont think so
Something is definitely wrong here, how the hell does dead rising 2 get a higher score then Force Unleashed 2, Vanquish, and MoH?
These guys/gals have really bad taste in games! As you would expect the overrated games got high scores and the good one go 7-8's. Just goes to show that it is purely opinion.
I loved the first Force Unleashed despite it not getting great reviews. Actually one of my favorite games this generation. It's just awesome. But I didn't like the demo for the sequel at all. I dunno if the final game will be better, but the problem with the demo for me was the lackluster design of the level. It was just so boring. They plunk in a little area and throw bad guys at you, you kill them, then you can move on to the next area and repeat. I got bored so quickly. There was nothing inspiring about the world. But I will still play the game in hopes that it gets good throughout the game, because part of what I loved about the original was the variety of the worlds and how much detail there was in all of the different environments. I don't see how they could have a sequel and not bring that style back. I just didn't think the demo was very good.
I believe the demo just focused on the fighting part of the game. I am sure that the old feel is still there.
Played and beat both Enslaved and Dead Rising 2. Enslaved is a 10 from me. Dead Rising 2 is a 7 from me. PSM gave Warhawk a 5...and I quit listening to them. I'll do it again, Game Informer! I will! (Note: PSM was under new management, starting that month. It all went downhill from there, sadly.)
I love dead rising 2 but come on... its not a 9 or 9.5 game for sure...
I agree man its definitely not a 9 or a 9.5, certainly its a 10/10.
Dead Rising 2 deserves a game of the year award just for the fun factor alone and the breathtaking graphics it had alone, even crysis is out of the competition when it comes to DR2 Graphics engine, so in my book DR2 is a solid 10/10, and any one who argue with that is an ignorant prick, oh and unleashed 2 is a pure trash, even the crappy halo reach is better..
Dead Rising 2 does have some pretty vibrant colors but saying it beats Crysis is pushing it a little too far. We all have our opinions but Halo:Reach isn't crappy.
Well, not too many games out that are good and I knew the Star wars game was getting a low score, as the first one was fun but got boring. DR2 is the coolest game right now and fallout: new vegas is also another great game. COD:BO, DR2, and FO:NV are the games for the holidays. :)