Check out the review scores from the latest issue of EDGE.
3/10 for Dead Island. Sound about right. Traded that abomination in for Gears of War 3
For all its problems, it still isn't a 3. A 7 least. 5 trophies from a platinum. Not a bad game just not great.
WTF. A 3? A 3?! The game's at least a solid 8 in my book. Goes to show you how much a person can have their individual views different from reviewers.
I thought a 7 for resistance was rediculous but a 3 for dead island? I guess bugs can destroy an experience, but r3 has no bugs. It is an 8.5 imo. Gears is a 9.25, & dead island ranges from whatever to an 8.75 depending on how many bugs or glitches. U gotta b honeat. Maybe he was in his review but damn...Had dead island had a better story and no glitches, it coulda been great.
Body Count over Dead Island? Really? 2001 level design over innovation? Really Edge?
EDGE : "7 for resistance ? it's a good score, see, dead island has 3" they don't want to show clearly that they are biased, but every people with a brain and minimum maths knows that they are always 1,2 points under the metacritic scores for ps3 exclusives, and most of the time on par for xbox or nintendo's consoles, like other partners like gamekult and others ridiculous liars.
A 7 for Resistance 3 is actually higher than I expected. They gave Resistance 2 a 6. Anyway, EDGE's reviews HAVE to be READ. They're scores are obviously the most trolling I've ever seen, but the written reviews are usually pretty good from what I've seen.
@kikizoo ? Gamekult ? are you kidding ? Just cause GK gave Heavy Rain 6 doesn't mean they're biased against sony. They also gave halo wars a 5, 7 to reach and mass effect 2, 6 to Dragon age origins, they just constantly underscore everyone.
Edge wouldnt know a quality game if a troll shoved it up their review team's respective buttholes. Jokes aside, there is no maior source of game reviews out there that i disagree with more regularly. The different standards applied from one review to the next are so shockingly inconsistent i honestly wonder how they are taken so seriously.
I read them now simply for humor...in late 2008, the last time a gears/resistance game was released...there was a big article about Eurogamer and Edge...objectively going through how out of wack they were with the mean averages of game reviews... Gears, halo, and anything with mario in it...they were almost always above the averaged review scores... so at least Gears gets similar treatment, they stuck with what worked in the past...but a 3/10 for dead island?...eat shit, edge...it was a small developer with a low budget, that worked longer on that game than the reviewer has been out of high school... at least resistance 3 got a 7...that means its the same as Killzone 2 according to them...which is still one of the best console shooters ever made...
Careful what you say about Edge. I just lost a bubble for not bowing down to them. They have friends in high places. Funny how you can keep your nose clean for 6 months and not get a bubble but then lose one with 2 words.
@Kleptic So you basically say that they should give dead island 7 for the effort because "it was a small developer with a low budget" and basically lie to their audience even though the game is bad? Why should I care? I pay for it the same price I pay for Gears and Resistance, and I want the reviewer to inform me which game they think is better before I shell out my own 60$ for a demoless game. Reviewers should only care for their integrity and for their customers, not for the salary of game developers. Edge are professional and I'll take them over a hundred internet outlets every day of the week.
Once again, Edge have used their emotion and PERSONAL opinion to grade the game instead of trying to be objective and professional. Like some people have said, how can anyone take these hormonal fanboys seriously? What's more astounding is that fanboys actually trying to defend them. I'll be watching out for the predictable "It's their opinion" that don't know what a professional opinion is suppose to be.
Yeah, makes me wonder about that 3/10 for Dead Island. NO WAY is it a 3/10 game. At least a 7/10 IMO. Of course, reviews are just that- opinions.
. Ought to check it out at least. They give Yakuza 4 a 7 too, and I love the game very much.
Yakuza 4 has ton of technical flaws, but its an 8.5 for me at the very least. Incredible story and replay value.
A 7 means very good from Edge. It's a complement!
^^ No really!? /s
Agreed, Yakuza 4 delivered.
Sometimes I feel like edge randomly assign scores. Even though I shouldn't compare an rpg's score to a fps' - dead island scoring lower than bodycount? Reallllllly? Edge are like stubborn attack dogs with their reviews sometimes, for often dubious reasons.
Don't play that game. Bodycount and Dead Island have enough differences to the point where you can't just say "Why'd you give X game a higher score than Y game?"
Wow Dead Island is low though on the stance of W40KSM I wonder if that will change with Exterminatus for next month..
3/10 for Dead Island Totally agree, it's fun for 2h and then there is no story, bugs, problems, it is just simple run & kill and that is boring, every mission is like kill 1000 zombies, get an item and go back killing more ZOMBIES LOL
can you tell what did u do on L4D? Dead island might not have story but its fun game.
Did you play alone? I can totally see how the game could be boring in single player but playing co-op with friends (rather than just random people) is an absolute blast, especially once you get into the city.
l4d is also boring
wait isnt that the same thing we do in almost all the games? borderlands, L4D, Gears, Halo, Cod, Uncharted, Killzone i can still naming but you get my point, you kill get something then go kill some moar! see? like every other game in the planet.
The difference is that the gameplay is not boring and some of them have a decent story.
Dead Island is a blast for the initial 25-30hr playthrough. I'd give it a 7, personally.
Edge should rename themselves to 'Troll' for the space marine and dead island review scores.
The fact they scored Bodycount higher than Dead Island makes me shake my head.
I don't necessarily agree with these scores, but I feel like scores have been going way too high lately, seriously it feels like every game lately has gotten a 8.5 or higher. It's kinda refreshing to see reviewers using the full scale for once.
Dead island a 3/10? Ouch! Glad I skipped that! Gears3 sounds about right. As does r3, I finished that and gave it a 7.
The game is pretty go tho, Edge didn't give it a chance, IGN got an Ed Choice out of it, and for gears3 the game is awesome, the best gears to date and a great ending to a trilogy.
EDGE is a joke... seriously..
Does anyone really buy games based on EDGES opinion? I didn't think so. So many sites/mags this gen have been destroyed by big dollar marketing........thanks MS.
Edge is ROFL. Are they angry about the internet made buying magazines irevelant.
Edge have by far the worse reviews. Those guys are utterly clueless when it comes to video games. I havent seen a single review that I agree with in the last three years. They're a joke.
It's pretty hard to argue with what people have said here: EDGE consistently scores PS3 games not just lower than the average, but lower than their 360 counterparts. @Kaveti: mentioning Rise of Nightmares compared to Resistance is silly, just so you know. Nobody said EVERY 360 exclusive scored higher than EVERY PS3 exclusive, but you're delusional if you think those scores are unbiased. And for those of you who think bias should exist: think again. A review should be as subjective as possible; objective opinions should be clearly noted as such. If you don't like a game, franchise, or genre, you're probably not the best to review a game that fits into one of those categories, as your preconceptions (currently, we're speaking of a bias towards 360 and away from PS3) will unfairly color your review.
Really all I need to do in order to be convinced is look at the number of PS3 exclusives they've scored 9 or higher, then the same for 360 exclusives. For PS3, the number is a meager FOUR: LittleBigPlanet 1 & 2, Uncharted 2, and Demon's Souls. That's it. And that includes the precise number of 0 PSN exclusives they've given a 9+ to. For 360, they have given 9+ to 17 games (including games that were once exclusive but may no longer be): Gears of War 3, Gears of War 2, Mass Effect 2, Halo 3, Halo Reach, Forza 3, Forza 2, Braid, Limbo, Bastion, From Dust, Geometry Wars Retro Evolved 2, Fable 2, Project Gotham 3, Project Gotham 4, Left 4 Dead, and Left 4 Dead 2.
I think they may be on the "edge" if this kind of reviews keep comming, people that play games and buy magazines most of the time checks the net for online reviews, and also look more than one opinion before getting a game, and most of the time, their opinion is different from most sites... People just will skip their opinion, for not been very objetive.
IMO Dead Island is a brilliant game. Nothing less than 9/10. Well, apparently Dead Island has already sold more than a million copies so obviously very few people give a sh#t what the Edge reviewers think in anyway.
Seriously low score for space marine. I quite enjoyed that game. seems across the board users are generally rating it slightly higher than review sites have
I would have gave dead island a 5 and warhammer 40k space marine a 7 I really enjoyed that game hopefully they will improve it with sequels.
Weirdly though I like a lot of Edge's writing, just not their scoring and the justifications thereof. In nobody's scoring system should DI be 3/10. That low a score would imply so bad or broken as to be almost entirely without merit, and not enjoyable at all. Even an opinionated reviewer should be able to see worth when they don't personally like something, or even if they hit technical snags it's not fair to assume every player will.
So tired of Edge. I wish they would stop bringing PS3 exclusives down and just stick to reviewing for their console of choice.
That's not true edge gave both uncharted/little big planet games high scores.
Its a conspiracy!!!!!!!!!! lol u sony fanatics are so freaking funny.
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