The notoriously critical UK Magazine reveals it's December edition scores. Another 10 is given, but not to a PS3 or Xbox360 game. Interesting scores this month with Assassin's Creed and Mass Effect getting the same score. Find out after the jump.
WOW I usually don't care about the odd review score but giving Bladestorm an 8 and Mass Effect a 7?
I guess Edge must have a different opinion on what makes a good game then I do. Oh well Mass Effect is a 10 in my book and that's the only review that matters.
@deep : I wouldn't mind reading the full review and I am over getting defensive over any one review. I've had too many good game experiences with games that I wasn't supposed to ;)
It'll be interesting to find out what the text is. It says at the end that they are waiting for more info :)
Mass Effect seems to be a favorite among gamers. I don't get why some reviewers give it average scores. Both Halo 3 and Gears of War got high review scores everywhere and even though they are both amazing games they have their flaws. I've been an active gamer since the 80's and I consider Mass Effect one of gamings milestones. Assassins Creed has some major apparent gameplay flaws, graphical glitches, gets repetitive after three missions and takes about 9-10 hours to finish. It's a seven alright.
But I just don't get the score for Mass Effect. It's like some reviewers expected it to be an action game or something and were let down by the fact that it's an rpg(even though it's much more fluid than Biowares other games, you don't sit through endless menues customizing equipment etc). The reviewers must've really tried hard to find things to critizise.
In the case of Mass Effect I really hope 360 owners give it a try before listening too much to what reviewers have to say. After 30 seconds into it I felt in my gut(you might have felt it too with games like FFVII, Shenmue, Mario 64 etc) that this game was something else and it just continues to amaze me. Every little detail has been taken into account. Damn, maybe I should write a review of it myself ;)
Well hopefully we'll find out why. I'd call Uncharted a favorite among gamers...that alone hardly justifies 10's. Edge is very harsh. Before you start getting defensive...Mass Effect average is 93%
While deep has about text, EDGE is easily the worst review source. A site that gives 8 to BioShock and 9 to PGR4 is already unreliable. 7 for MOH but 6 for Heavenly Sword and more...
But WOW, now they've outdone themselves. 8 for the terrible Bladestorm yet 7 for ME and AC. And WTF... 5/10 for The Witcher the best PC RPG in years? I haven't seen the text but judging by those scores, EDGE is like the worst parts of 1UP, GameSpot, IGN and others combined.
I don't think so MKRed...Edge is just very harsh...with no bias, and extremely high standards. As Ripten.com says, they've only given out 8 10/10's in 9 years.
I don't agree Deep. EDGE is just strange and chaotic. They gave 9 to PGR4 while giving 8 to BioShock and 7 to ME!! They gave 7 to Medal of Honor: A and 8 to Bladestorm while giving 6 to Heavenly Sword and 4 & 5 to Eye of Judgement and Folklore. Is that harsh or is that dumb?
I don't know...it depends what they write. I am pleased with the Uncharted score after their harsh preview - i was expecting a 6 lol
ps. stop flaunting your bubbles. You're no match for me :P
I'm sure Mario Galaxy is a good game. I just can't bring myself to playing another Mario Bros franchise again.
"I am pleased with the Uncharted score "
Come one deep. They gave a 9 to PGR4! Is it really fair for Uncharted to be in very good section (8) but PGR4 to enter the great (9)? The same goes for BioShock and their 8 for it is my biggest problem.
Did you read their preview of Uncharted? They slated the preview build. So I am pleasantly surprised...it's Edge for gawds sake. Usually they are a point or two below IGN, gamespot.
i think edge is a pompus load of crap written by a bunch of bitter gaming snobs who think if its not on pc it aint any good (except for the usual suspects e.g, mario, halo).
lol i just dont like the mag sorry for the rant!
stuntman_mike, Edge gave 10/10 to Halo 3!?
If that's true, WOW. They are really crappy then. 8 for BioShock, 7 for ME, 5 for Witcher, 9 for COD4 but 10 for Halo 3? Also, PGR4 being better than BioShock (In their own genres)!?
These guys are smoking something. Aren't games supposed to be fun? GH3 is fun (regardless of how much alike it is to GH2).
Mario Galaxy got a 10
Uncharted got an 8
eyes pop out of sockect (lookin at the 7 for mass effect)
I'm not hugely suprised.
Edge is notoriously critical, and much as I love it, Mass Effect has some seriously rough edges that WILL be a turn off for many people.
Issues I have noted include: Textures that take a while to load and 'pop' in, stuttering frame rates, poor Friend AI and several game stopping glitches that mean you have to switch off and restart. Add this to some pretty repetitive side quests and 'simple simon' button pressing game to do everything from 'survey' to 'overide an electronic trap', and people have got some annumition to criticise the game.
I should add, that I'm 40+ hours into the game and am enjoying it hugely, but I can recognise that there are issues with the game, and that its not a perfect title at all, so that few reviewers would not make excuses for it is not suprising..
titntin, if EDGE is indeed so critical then how Bladestorm got 8 from it, PGR4 got 9 from it and MOH:A got 7?
They seem to be cheap stunts (UPDATE: I take it back but 5 for The Witcher!? yet 6 for Hellgate and Timeshift?)
40+ hours in a game that came out yesterday? How is that possible? And I thought the game was 15-20 hrs long also.
The obvious answer is, that in their opinion, they think they are better games.
I'm not agreeing with their scores! I've read that magazine since issue 1 and have always had a problem with their scores - I remeber how p**ssed off I was with their review of Tempest 2000 on the Jag for instance :). But they are consistent in what they do and don't like, and I believe they have every right to call it as they see fit.
Its certainly not a cheap stunt, they hardly have any presence on the web and aren't interested in achieveing cheap web hits, and their publication here in the UK is definately 'niche'. They tend to appeal more to the development community than the general public too - their small adds section is full of development jobs and recruitment for the industry. I've landed most of my best jobs from the back pages of Edge!
@OK computer - plenty of places have sold this game early, and it was ripped asnd released on the download scene about 8 days ago. I also overstated my progress - my current save says 32hours (sorry). I'm a completest and I'm trying to do all the side missions - I shouold imagine I'll spend 50 hours plus on this title, which is about what Bioware claims it will take. :) Im playing a good soldier, though , and enjoying it enough that I may play through as a bad biotic once I've completed it once - try and see at least 2 of the endings..
titntin, thanks for the great comment and good points.
I can't disagree. They are consistent and they don't have an internet presense so traffic as such are meaningless. I take that one (It's a cheap stunt).
But still, I can't understand their 5 for The Witcher and also the fact that Bladestorm and BioShock both got 8.
I agree with you on Edge, I've been reading it since issue 1 and have found I usually agree very much with half of their scores and disagree VERY much with the other half. And BTW, didn't they give Tempest 2k on the Jag a 9/10? I seem to remember them going ape over it, the only Jag game they REALLY liked (Cybermorph a close second with 8/10). I loved T2K too, I played it so much back in Summer 1994 that I carried on in my sleep ;) I was most pissed at the Alien V's Predator score they gave for Jag, 4/10, that was really bizarre. The most atmospheric and sh!t scary experience i'd ever had at that time in a game, and they knocked every bit of it down.
I must say that Edge have weird views, but you can't knock their writing styles. These guys are pros and justify all their opinions even if I don't always agree with them, i'm left respecting their decisions.
an 8 well well
Edge is a strange mag. Maybe they are trying to be artsy.
I really like Assassins Creed, and I hear Mass Effect is amazing, but they both have serious graphical issues. It may not change the gameplay experience too much, but polish wise it doesnt deserve a 9/10 on those grounds.
Bladestorm above both those games is ridiculous though.
The most critical eurogamer and ign gave 9's. A must play.
and one that I hadn't thought about... normally all games, no matter how highly praised overall, have at least one detractor from a big source. Uncharted really doesn't seem to have that, just a lot of people that enjoyed it.
they're gonna rip mass to shreds in the text.
i dont understand that at all. I would have thought edge would LOVE this game.
Mass Effect...to buy or not to buy? It sure is a pain owning multiple consoles. My wallet hurts right now! Lol
I've played for about 4 hours so far, and I'm totally into it already. It really pulls you in.
There are a few glitches now and then, graphically, and getting around can take longer than it should with the elevators, but those little gripes are more than overwhelmed by the feel of the game. I love it.
I can understand where the reviewers saw the flaws, but it doesn't pull you out of the experience like some of the glitches in AC.
review sites, nor should anyone in my opinion. If you don't like a review then don't act on its findings, but if you think your opinion is fact,and the only one that counts,then you must learn to listen.However,if there's one set of reviewers that consistently hit the mark for me, it's those at Edge.They always seem to bypass the frivolous and concentrate on what its important in a game.They aren't afraid to say what they think regardless of ridicule or favour.In the end isn't that what an honest review is about.
Anyone wants to be noticed?
I couldnt hear sorry everyone
There are so many good sources gave Mass Effect 9's and 10's
And Bladestorm 8??
DEFINITELY BUY MASS EFFECT!!!
IT IS A SOLID CLASSIC, YOU'D BE FOOL TO MISS IT.
egde has failed this wont affect mass effct tho to many 10/10 scores fo rthat game and we all know blade storm is a 4/10 game haha h
guys, hear me out:
I purchased mass effect yesterday and i'm about 4hrs into the game. It's a great game, but slow at times. I'm actually enjoying this game.
having said that, i'm a little concerned. It's obvious this game thrives on gameplay, however, graphically this game doesn't impress.
I'm not sure where xbox 360 goes from here.
I will probably get hammered by saying this, but playing ME and uncharted at the same time is not a good idea. While playing ME, it just doesn't feel like i'm playing a next gen title.
I still recommend ME, it's got a great story, but it's graphics won't impress.
Wow another 10 for SMG this game is getting crazy good reviews from all around. Looks like I can pass up ME not based on this review but from what everyone has been saying, I doubt Ill devote enough time to be worth 60. Ill pick it up down the road and enjoy it, but until then I have to many other things to oplay right now.
Super Mario Galaxy = Game of the Decade
Mass Effect: Didn't live up to the hype
hahah check gamerranking haha this is the 1st low review of mass ffect from a egde ok i kno there mag looks all shinny but i dont go to tthem for gaming knowlgde giving bioshock an 8/10 then giving bladstorm the same 8/10 makes me know about egde
"giving bioshock an 8/10 then giving bladstorm the same 8/10 makes me know about egde"
That, like almost everyone else, they give out too many high scores, leaving good games either grouped with the great games or mediocre games?
And everyone's entitled to one.
I own Mario Galaxy and I wouldn't give it a ten, it's more like 9.2 material in my book. I have no idea about Uncharted and Mass Effect though as I haven't played either, they don't look terribly special either though.
first 8/10 and now 7/10! No "AAA" this holiday my fellow xbots ;)
- im out *playing uncharted* -
Quite simply I lost respect for the magazine when thay gave halo 3 a 10. Old news, but its very interesting how people are increasingly getting so wound up about reviews now. Reviews are basically opinions on a persons experience of the game. As such there is no definitive score it's just your subjective experience and the reviewers in Edge are just flawed human beings like the rest of us. They do not have minds that perceive the absolute essential worth of a game. Games are just a very sophisticated waste of time and are probably taken far too seriously nowadays. Okay rant over.
you hit the nail on the head its the accumulative review that matters in which mass effect excels ,its only 1 person view so when trolls get this into their head they will be calm down
But i can say mass effect wont be for every gamer.. I think only a select few will actually enjoy this game. thats why you see so many mixed reviews for it.. you got some 6's some 7's some 8' some 9's and some 10's...
That's more like it.
But HAHA Mass Effect. Mart said the aggregate would only go up because that "One 80% score was stupid waaaaah"
Uncharted scored higher than it, and its the same as Bioshock in Edge's book, which is to say, astounding with subjective design flaws (Vita chamber vs No death platforming so action isn't broken up).
bladestorm and uncharted... the same score... are you kidding?
Uncharted and Mass Effect should not score below a 9.
mario galaxy is the best game of all time period... so whether you like mario or not thats your issues...you cant argue with greatness just because there's no gun in it
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