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IGN modified its Assassin's Creed review, Destructoid got the proof

On Destructoid you can find the proof that IGN indeed modified its Assassin's Creed review.

The current review contains this:
"These big open worlds, which are fully interactive, do come at a cost. There is considerable texture pop-in and occasional framerate hiccups. None of this deters from the gameplay though, so it is forgivable."

The original review contained this:
"These big open worlds, which are fully interactive, do come at a severe cost on PS3. There is considerable texture pop-in and noticeable framerate issues. Playing back-to-back with the 360 version, it's obvious that Ubisoft did not devote enough resources to the PS3 edition. The framerate is considerably worse, so much so that it begins to affect gameplay in the later levels. You can get through the first two-thirds of Assassin with the framerate being just an annoyance, but it becomes more of an issue for the final third of the missions."

Update:

IGN has changed back the review and given an explanation to Desctructoid. See the third entry at the alternative sources below.

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TnS3537d ago

Well... I don't know what to think about this.

HeartlesskizZ3537d ago

IGN editing something like that shows nothing but afraid to lose fans. if is true then they should have kept it original and if is not then that would be the only excuse to have edited the post. anyhow ill find out this friday when I get my hand on the PS3 version

MK_Red3537d ago

Superb find and... Wow. IGN really edited / modified their review... so much for being a good and accountable site. It's out of my trusted zone for sure. Only GameInformer and GameTrailers for me now.

Gamespot-equals-EGM3536d ago (Edited 3536d ago )

So what, so ign edited their review. The score is still the same, the review summary is still the same.

And IGN is still a good site.

EDIT: @below: How can an opinion be incorrect? Idiot.

EDIT2: @below: ***SIGH***....if you think its a 'fact' that IGN sucks then you are a bigger idiot than I thought. Do you have any evidence to back up this 'fact' (any user poll data)?

Twizlex3536d ago (Edited 3536d ago )

^^^ Incorrect sir. IGN blows. Surprisingly, the U.S. reviewers always complain about stupid stuff or even gripe about stuff that doesn't exist (like no camera control in Overlord when there IS camera control in Overlord). I trust IGN AU a lot more, and I would never read IGN's reviews if it wasn't for them.

Plus, 20 bucks for "Insider" so you can see comparison videos and exclusive articles? Please, get over yourselves. Anyone with an "Insider" membership is a sucker.

Edit @above: Opinions can easily be wrong. Here's an example: your post. Seriously, though, my opinion could be that something that is actually red looks more orange to me. So even though, to me, the color is clearly orange, I am wrong. And it is a fact that IGN sucks, so your opinion doesn't matter. I know that my logic in this argument probably doesn't make any sense to you, but that is also just your opinion, and you are again wrong. I hope this clears things up for you. Have a nice day.

jackfatal3536d ago

i like ur logic!! u have one!! though i rarely see in these sites!!
some people think their opinion is absolute!! like 360 is better or ps3 is better or arabs r evil (like how they show it in COD4) or american army and government are innocent angels!!!

SlappyMcTaint3536d ago

IGN sucks @$$ anyway -though not as much as 360 uber fanboys: Gay-mspot and 1up

barom3536d ago

wtf are ya talking about. IGN didn't modify their review. It still says

These big open worlds, which are fully interactive, do come at a severe cost on PS3. There is considerable texture pop-in and noticeable framerate issues. Playing back-to-back with the 360 version, it's obvious that Ubisoft did not devote enough resources to the PS3 edition. The framerate is considerably worse, so much so that it begins to affect gameplay in the later levels. You can get through the first two-thirds of Assassin with the framerate being

Source: http://ps3.ign.com/articles...

Skizelli3536d ago (Edited 3536d ago )

@1.5: You state that it's a fact that IGN sucks, yet you give no real reason why other than the Insider bit, which nobody is forcing you to pay for to begin with. Sorry, but your fact is an opinion, which isn't right nor wrong. I don't know about elsewhere, but I'm glad US game reviewers don't eat everything they're spoon fed. I, for one, take my gaming seriously and expect bang for my buck. I think knit-picking is a good thing. The small things DO matter.

@1.6: Who ever claimed that the US military and government were perfect little angels? Sounds to me like your own perception based on something false. If you were American and had any knowledge about our society first hand, you'd most likely be against the war, disapprove of Bush and how he's making us look, and KNOW our government is evil.

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ShiftyLookingCow3537d ago

and the score doesnt reflect the change. so wth?? makes no sense.

Nostradavis3536d ago

This is a perfect example of what happens when you get SO BIG that it is not about being honest anymore, it is about keeping friends in the industry. As soon as you let that happen, your cred. goes right out the door.

Gamespot-equals-EGM3536d ago

Because crybaby fangirls where making such a big deal about what ign said about the ps3's framerates. So IGN edited the review to put the framerate difference in context.

In other words, in the edited version they say although the ps3 version has some framerate problems, the framerate 'issues' have very little effect on gameplay.

You want an example of this see below (#3, Bordello's post). With the edited version (which people will hopefully follow now), IGN lets it be known the ps3's framerate problems aren't such a big deal.

Bordel_19003537d ago (Edited 3537d ago )

From the GameSpot review:
"There are few differences between the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions. PS3 owners are blessed with a slightly more solid frame rate, although the 360 version features a little more contrast in the lighting, so it's pretty much a wash. But regardless of which platform you go with, you'll have an amazing and unforgettable game. Assassin's Creed is the kind of game you tell your friends about, and one that should be in your collection. "

Who to believe??

Edit: I want to believe GameSpot on this one.

ShiftyLookingCow3537d ago

The Mighty Pink Invisible Unicorn!

poopface13536d ago

so oyu should get it if gs is right. but you never know. I can tell you that is is a good game so far though.

monkey6023537d ago

Yeah I agree with TNS I dont know what to say. This is strange

Irving3537d ago

WTF? I reported this story and that idiot fanboy Round Peg kept reporting it as a lie. How does it feel now to have your foot in your mouth? So much for IGN's credibility.