Is the 'Bloke Raider' tag warranted? Is it innovative enough? Can the graphics outdo those of Heavenly Sword?
I was saying the gameplay might hurt this game a couple of days ago from some reviewers.
so when mass effect demo is coming?
oh, it`s not comming, devs are hoping to sell a game without gameplay to FPS lovers? =))
It seems you only have negative thing to say about Playstation 3 and the games for it.
You're just easily offended, nothing else.
Well seeing as no one has played the final code, I`m guessing its ok to hold judgement back until the demo tomorrow.
Oh hello power of green, Fancy seeing you here.
agreed. and for me, the story is a big hook-i can't wait to find out more.
well it seems to be amazing. and i love this kind of gamplay. im very confident that this will rule.
either way, this game could get 2/10, i dont care for reviews and other opinions, from what ive seen this is gonna be a day one purchase for me. good solid platformers dont come often enough anymore!
And this review needs a little more insight.
This is the EDge preview...remember that magazine EDGE...gave Bioshock and Gears 8/10 Yeah them.
thats just sown it up for me. this games gonna be great, and, yes everyone can hold me to that.
EDGE is hard, on the other hand, they're better then some offical Playstation mag or Xbox fanboy mag if you like.
So yeah them giving an 8 for Bioshock I respect more then a 10 from Xbox360Fanboy or something like that. Exactly the same with Uncharted.
This is a bit worrying though:
"Graphically, Drake’s Fortune is perhaps not so much a technical as an imaginative achievement. In terms of sheer grunt it has already been surpassed by Heavenly Sword, but it does have its own pleasingly ruined aesthetic, with vaulted stone constructions covered in creeping vines, foliage peeping out of brick walls, and moss-encrusted fountains. Drake himself is excellently realized, and the game is full of little touches, such as his trousers getting wet in water. Less impressive is the animation, which isn’t as fluid (or easy to control) as had previously been suggested: making leaps can be fiddly at times, and it’s possible to feel little kinetic connection to the scenery."
I already saw from the videos that its not over Gears of War quality and might tough Bioshock graphics quality. But animation can kill a game, even if its graphics look good.
The animation is stronger than any game before it Mart...the only reason they mention it is because its sights are so much higher than any game previously in the animation department. Trust me, from all those I've known who have played it - they have been blown away by the animation.
isn't it funny how some ppl try not to be biased but it shows they're fighting back an urge of shouting their fanboyism?
Sorry but the reviewer has been smoking crack.
This game has the best animation there is, its a fluid is you can get.
Runs flawless, Graphics are better then heavenly sword if you ask me.
Reviewer = 0
Uncharted = 10
looks better than Heavenly Sword. Right there is where I rolled my eyes and walked away from the article. This guy lost all credibility for me when I read that and I think HS is a beautiful game.
I don`t think that preview is to be taken with much seriousness. The animation is certainly not fluid in that it does not smooth out transitions between the command you make on the pad. If it was (as mentioned many times by naughty dog) it will be unresponsive to the user. If I tap the pad right and then left, what are you expecting from the character in terms of movement? a normal human will have the weight carried through and will cushion between the two actions. This means that bbetween the time you press the pad and the moment where the character shifts it position is gona be longer than instantaneous.
Thats why its never the case in games.
What Uncharted does though is that it provides many more contextual animations than the normal game with limited different movements.
As for the comparison with Lara croft, we know what promoted the game in the first place. Check the animations if Lara croft, you will notice the same stiffness between the commands. Not even talking about how the camera was annoying at times.
What it had for it was that it somehow pioneered exploration indiana jones style in 3D with some breasts.
EDGE is the most cynical, ridiculously pompous magazine around. Bioshock deserved a 9, hands down, no ten, not even close, but a solid 9. Halo 3 deserved an 8 and not one ******* point more.
This game however, if I hear one more dumb*** reviewer talking about tomb raider comparisons, I mean, isn't is a little cliche at this point. This guy seems like he's played about one level of this game if not less and we are getting a write up and comparisons to a multitude of other games, but, also we are gifted with complaints about the STELLAR animation system used in this game. Give me a ******* break. Give NG a break, at least this is an original title unlike Halo 3 or CALL of the Killers 9.
Is it really that hard to go in depth about these games and give point to point observations instead of just nitpicking at various bull****?
I seriously do not like this magazine.
Who cares what he says, tomorrow we'll all be able to judge for ourselves. That is those with a PS3 already.
And I understand he says some good things in the title, but is still comes across like this is the 5th game in the ******* series.
Like. I play these types of games every day from Naughty Dog, as if development teams all are NG and this is just some sort of clone. Not one word on the great acting at all. Anyone remember Amy Hennig from Soul Reaver and Crystal D?
Still considered a game in the top five acting performances of all time....
...man that game ruled in its day. seemed like it took FOREVER to complete.
that is, those of us with a PS3
(cries in his soup)
anyone without a US account i urge you to make one asap!!
He He PSN gonna burn tomorrow
nothing to see here.
Move along people. ;-)
Edge reminds me of the music review site pitchfork media. They both give intentionally low scores to great games/music just to stir up controversey, get hits and fuel their elitist reputations.
i know many bands through this site.
Maybe we should add some hints for reviewers wanting to bash PS3 games... like:
- Too much variety
- Looks better that what we believe it technically really is
- Gameplay not innovative - it uses the controller
- It does not fill up the entire BR disk
- Sound quality is better than what my HiFi can output
You know... things like that... so they can excel at what they do - sound stupid trying to bash a game because it is good and dared be a PS3 exclusive...
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.