"Grab a buddy and protect your brains." Here is the IGN review of Dead Nation, available exclusively on the PS3.
I wish this game was multi-platform since I don't really play many online games on my PS3 except for exceptionally good ones.
Were comes the hate!You know you cant express does fellings on N4g!You must be bias only to one platform, in this case ..
Idk y but I smell something fishy here. Every ps3 exclusive ign has reviewed this year has been lower than the average metacritic score of that game except for modnation racers and heavy rain, while for xbox 360 every game reviewed by ign is higher than the metacritic score of that game, every single exclusive. modnation racers meacritic: 82 Ign: 90 god of war 3: 92 Ign 9.3 gran turismo 5 : 87 Ign: 8.5 tumble : 74 Ign 3.0 heavy rain 87 Ign 9 Mag : 76 IGn 7.0 Now look at the 360 games Alan wake: metacritic:83 Ign 9.0 Splinter cell conviction 85 Ign 9.3 Crackdown 2 70 Ign 7.5 Halo reach 91 Ign 9.5 Fable 3 80 Ign 8.5
You certainly can't deny the double standards of this review compared to recent games like Halo and Call of Duty, which get almost no mention of the same issues. ----------------------------- - --- ****Pros****: "Dead Nation isn't quite your typical zombie shooter. It's all about turning the undead back into lifeless corpses, but it actually involves a lot of planning and strategy" "do you really want that electricity-shooting cannon or should you focus on making your submachine gun fire fast and carry more rounds? The choice is yours" "the game supports co-op of the offline and online varieties" "I had to marvel at how fast things had gone from controlled to chaos -- it's how a zombie apocalypse should be" ----------------------------- ----- ****Cons****: "extreme difficulty spikes" "the view is pulled so far back that it's tough to see straggling zombies that are right behind you" "Then, there's a visual effect for when you're injured that makes seeing the screen incredibly difficult -- it's even more annoying when your partner's the one who's hurting and you have to deal with the obscured view (even online)" (Where's the complaints for COD: Black Ops, IGN?) "The menus seem thrown together and plain, and the story scenes aren't that great" (Menus: Not a big deal, Story: Typical of the games you review) "Without caring about the characters, the two people you play as feel generic" (And the characters in the games you give higher scores to DO?) ----------------------------- --------- . Typical IGNorant with their double standards. Your Call of Dutys and Halos have all of these issues and yet somehow they don't seem to notice when it's them, often not even commenting on them.
If you wish this was multi-platform then you obviously think that this is exceptionally good, so buy it.
now that is the truth right there!
Lol it is, its called Zombie Apocalypse on XBL. Looks like a def buy if you like the genre.
i used to be a defender of IGN. Since GT5, and a host of recent articles, i have jumped onto the IGNorant bandwagon.
We are glad you have joined us. I stopped going there after the MAG review.
Hah, who is surprised? :P
How dare he have an opinion! And how dare he not give it an 11/10! We all know that anything less than a 9 means it sucks! The only time I would consider a review bad is when it's Jim Sterling, since he's proven himself to be an untrustworthy reviewer. I typically agree with IGN, though.
I see what you did there..... May i say though, that with recent reviews, IGNs words, dont match their scores, thats why i have lost faith in them. Edit: @below Oh i agree 100% with GT i only watch it because of the great video footage haha in fact many reviewers are guilty of this. I generally just read the reviews and my mind up from videos, previews and how the general public perceives it.
GameTrailers are the worst offenders when it comes to this, and I don't see them getting any flack. Seriously, GT reviews are completely unpredictable. They'll praise a game for 10 minutes and then give it a 5/10. Or, in the case of the Assassin's Creed games, they'll complain about it non-stop and then give it a 9. Where's all the GameTrailers hate?
You can hate on Gametrailers all you want but at least they have lots of great content and videos. IGN just pretty much have reviews and opinions and most of them suck or are hypocritical.
Im actually getting tired of ign's bullshit, the game is fucking amazing...I know...i bought it XD
Gees, swear much?? Umad...bro?
Man to hell with IGNorant, just another case of a ps3 exclusive getting great reviews everywhere else and gets an average review from IGN. Hey sony i have a brilliant idea! From now on when you send out review copies, make the disc art look like a 360 game and ship it in a 360 case! that would guarantee 9s and 10s from these "reviewers"
You big baby.
Basically, if you have a full PlayStation Network Friends List and are online when trying to play, Dead Nation will freeze at the main menu. ----------------------------- ------------------------------- ------- Seriously IGN ????? There is something call: "PATCH" will solve your global worming . They will release a f**king PATCH sometime tomorrow or after it. and the will FIX IT . Yeah Thanks for let us know . SONY, Do your Job and Fix this little issue. After what happens to GT5, IGN, you guys are sucks with reviewing Games. You know Nothing about Gaming Industry. you know SH!T. A Couple Idiots Try to Blow this site up. Morons. Well, Will see Who will Gave a Score rate Like you do.
If you actually read it he didn't deduct anything from the overall score. He was just letting anyone who bought it now know that it's a glitch. Stop being such a fanboy and whining.
So they should review games on the bases that whatever problems they encounter doesn't matter because a patch can fix it? Lol cha'mon bro
You people care to much about reviews. The IGN hate bandwagon is just a bunch of sore losers who hate on them for no reason. He didn't like the game that much who gives a shit. If you really want to play the game then just fucking buy it and stop posting on these articles if all your gonna do is "IGNorant" can't review!
We dont hate ign for no reason
IGN is own my Fox which owns Fox News, all part of the same IGNorant boat
Dont care, I want it. But dammit I need to buy another controller so my wife can play.
I would kill for my wife to play games with me... Your a lucky man!
move along people its IGN
NumOnePS3FanBoy YEAH!, You Right, Idiots Go's Naked . That's what's IGN Stand for.
They shoud have put in some boss fights on this game!I love Super StardustHD boss fights!
I can see this coming to a head in the industry. Reviews are important and with the amount of money in the industry it can effect games creators jobs. More time and respect needs to be given to the review system and sites need to start gathering more than one persons view for a fairer score. Trouble is with all the sites popping up it's so easy for any amateur to set one up and start writing reviews, its getting out of control. I give GT5 9.2/10, Halo3 7/10, Uncharted 2 9.5/10 and so on. It's so easy to have an opinion on the web, it's not so easy to have a fair one though.
Or we gamers can just figure out which sites we respect and say adios to garbage sites like IGN. I never use their reviews to decide if I'm buying a game. Or Gamespot even. I know the main games I want. And I look at the overall scores on other games and gamer comments. I don't know if there's really a site we can trust on reviews. Gamer word of mouth seems the best way.
@BrianC6234...unfortunately we gamers are the minority. Most people who purchase and play games don't research games. They buy based on trends. Who makes the trends? Commercials, which advertise review scores, and the websites that give them. So, it is quite scary to have less responsible reviewers just passing out scores without really applying set standards...which should probably include being somewhat thorough. I personally don't go by one review score or site...I go by personal excitement AND demos. If there is no demo, then I guess I go by my gut and hope for the best.
Geez. Everything I like they hate. Everything I hate they like. I won't be looking at IGN reviews anymore.
Another crappy review from a crappy site. This is why I stopped paying to go to their site years ago. Clueless reviewers. I won't even bother reading most of that review. I saw there's some bug if you have a full friends list it locks up. Good thing I don't. The presentation score is pathetic though. Why so low? They need to look at games they are on PSN and say they're allowed to be less fancy and still have high scores. This isn't a $60 game. I only paid $11.99. Review it for what it is IGN.
here is the review everyone was waiting for!!!!! just like for gt5 where they hyped their OWN review, lmao waht a bunch of losers
i just bought the game and i think its tons of fun oh and p.s....screw ign just cause!
IGN hates everything lately. Dead Nation is amazing! Joystiq has it right giving it a 5/5.
You know something is wrong with IGN reviews when shovelware on kinect get higher ratings then ps3 exclusives. This is why I dont trust them. Did they ever consider how this game was also a steal for its price? U know what im not even going to bother with IGN anymore because its like Aaron Greenburg reviewing ps3 games.
IGN is on M$ payroll...ps3 exclusives seem to never please ign but m$ exclusives always do
God of War, Heavy Rain, MGS4?
Eh, whatever you say IGN...anyways, this game is a total blast! I've made my small contribution to the Canadian zombie-slaying effort :P. 2+ hours and I'm still going!
I don't get it just read the review and I don't see where the real negatives are, I mean he says there is no flair to the game and that it gets difficult? Its a $15.00 game that plays like a retail with high production values and great gameplay and re-playability, another review where scores don't match the very very poor writing...*sigh* why do i keep reading IGN reviews?
ign get paid by micro$oft thier is even a stupid thingy on dashboard saying to visit ign.com and its the onli console with that not even like it makes sense but just saying
Couldn't stop playing this game last night. $15 well spent. I highly recommend to anyone who loves arcade games and especially twin-stick shooters. Its phenomenal. The level of strategy that comes into some of the scenarios makes it very addictive. Very, very fun game. Can't wait to try some CoOp out.
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