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barely anything below an 8 , p bunch of pu$$ies
No... Its because all the games released deserve higher than an 8. Understand what a game review is, then make your comments. Not before.
Have you played all those games already to know what they deserve?
No . . . they were pretty generous. Enjoying Rage but it's not a 9. Dead Rising 2 Off the Record a 9.5? Yeah, sure buddy! /sarcasm Pro Evo Soccer, definitely not a 9. Sesame Street Once Upon a Monster 8.5? Really?! And Warhammer 40,000 is not an 8.
Yes, actually, I have played all of those and reviewed a few myself. You guys done seem to understand that a review is the reviewers opinion of a game. These scores are the reviewers opinons. I didnt like Rage much at all, and scored it a mediocre 7.5, same with Ace Comabat, scoring it just 6.5. But im not arogant enough to say these guys are "pu$$ies" because I dont agree with their personal opinions on a game.
"You guys done seem to understand that a review is the reviewers opinion of a game. These scores are the reviewers opinons." Opinions huh? Yet you say that "all the games released deserve higher than an 8" as if it were a fact. Whatever dude. "But im not arogant enough to say these guys are "pu$$ies" because I dont agree with their personal opinions on a game." I agree with this though.
Sorry, I should have elaborated; what I meant was to these reviewers, these games deserved higher than an 8. Like we seem to agree on, its thier opinion that these deserved thier 8+'s. Apologies for misleading comment.
^^Oh okay. I understand.
@StanLee: Space Marine deserves definitely more than a 8. Other than that, I always get a nice laugh when i see websites that treat other media outlets' (and not really reputable ones at that) review scores as news. You really find all kinds on the internet :D
Gameinformer rarely gives anything below an 8 for highly marketed games. Well....just like most everyone else. Thanks to bully publishers, reviewers give everything a high score, least they get blacklisted or avoided for future opportunities. God forbid a developer cry about a "hateful 8" or a crappy publisher *cough*topware*cough* blacklist for giving their not-so-impressive sequel to a game that was a piece of garbage, a 7 or under.
Isn't Gameinformer run by GameStop? If so, I think I know why they rate games high and encourage you to play/buy them. Also, if this is the November issue, where's Uncharted?
Looks like most of the publishers decided to pay up this time around.
More and more of these so called "pro" reviews are being brought. Now a days only fan reviews can be trusted.
LOL You call 7.5 a "mediocre"? Mediocre is an adjetive that means withing the average, what doesn't stand out, not bad not good... It's like the very definition of a halfway score, i.e. 5/10, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize game review scores are alway off... That's the reason no one takes gaming "journalists" and their reviews seriously anymore... You guys can't even do simple math to validade logical arguments... It's all about 8+ or bust!
@ Bishop... And that is why you will never be a game reviewer.
@Laxman Why? because he's not stupid and understands that 5/10 = mediocre while 7/10 is above actually above average? He's right you know... If you got a 70% on your exam you would most likely be happy with it, but most people wouldn't look at a game if if didn't get a review over 9/10. Lol ridiculous.
Indeed Dead Rising 2: Off the Record – 9.5 Are you serious?? That is a silly score! The games still got all the faults of Dead Rising 2 just a new story its just like a giant DLC. I agree games reviewers nowadays are scared of giving low scores due to being blacklisted for it. Its why COD gets high scores every year for being almost exactly the same game.
I think I agree with StanLee. For me, Warhammer > Rage. @bishop, 5 would be a mediocre grade in standards where 5 is considered mediocre. But in modern, ill founded game review standards, 7 is mediocre and 5 is horrible. I do not agree with the current system either but as it exists, show me a game that was a 5 that people consider medium, middle of the road, mediocre. Sadly, under current systems games have to rate 7 or above to even warrant playing.
I'm done with Game Informer. They gave Dead Island and Deus Ex: Human Revolution the same score. I understand reviews are opinions and all that, but I can't see a reason to continue supporting any magazine whose opinions differ so wildly from mine. I can't trust their reviews, and I can find countless previews/interviews/screenshot s online for the games I'm interested in.
True, those are a lot of high scores
They lost me at giving Dark Souls an 8.75 but gave RAGE a 9.
Ones a FPS and the others an RPG so they can't be compared score wise!!
Um, yes, they can be compared score wise because that's the whole motherfucking point of having a 10 point scale.
They lost me when they gave Dead Rising 2: Off the Record – 9.5 and Dark Souls-8.75. Just stupid.
Every last one of you need to look up the definition of an OPINION and then come back in here. You may not think they deserve those scores but many others think otherwise.
but they hand out too many 10s and 9.5 most games coming out now are big blockbuster games for fall 2011 but it seems like they give a game higher rating than most gaming sites maybe it has something to do with devs letting them review some games early to issue in the magazine end of the day most of these games do deserve their scores
ahhaha well apparently they use the 3 point scale where they only give a 7-10. @ above-- they lost me when they gave every game BUT Dark Souls a higher score then they probably deserve.
So many high scores! It is arguable that 2011 is going to be one of the best years in gaming history.
Nice 10 for Arkham City
Yep, another great score. And for anyone who doesn't want to waste a click: Batman: Arkham City – 10 RAGE – 9 Dead Rising 2: Off the Record – 9.5 Dark Souls – 8.75 NBA 2K12 – 9.5 Resident Evil Code: Veronica X HD – 8.5 Resident Evil 4 HD – 9.5 FIFA 12 – 9.5 Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 – 9 Renegade Ops – 8.25 Burnout Crash – 7.5 Driver: San Francisco – 8.0 Gears of War 3 – 9.5 Dance Central 2 – 8.5 Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster – 8.5 Rise of Nightmares – 5 X-Men: Destiny – 7 Warhammer 40,000: Space Marines – 8 Tropico 4 – 7.75 Tetris Axis – 8 Aliens: Infestation – 8.25 Rock of Ages – 7
Eight games rated above Dark Souls in a single issue? Funny, I have a hard time picking 5 games THIS GENERATION I'd rate higher than Dark Souls.
@AKS sooooooooooooooooo true, DS is easily a 9.5 and one of the best games this gen. however these are all opinions and what we think is gold may be nothing but a turd to them......
@AKS That will change when Skyrim arrives!
Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster - 8.5 Resistance 3 - 7 Wow.
You're comparing a child's game with a First Person Shooter... Wow.
@BuT, They're reviewing for a different demographic, not comparing them.
no his not fool
Demographic! Look it up....!
Dark Souls should be a 9!
The way I see it. Games that score High by multiple reviewers get my attention.
Huh SpaceMarine actually got an 8. Interesting, wonder if it would be a few points higher because of Exterminatus. Also I am really surprised at X-men Destiny score...Everyone else was giving it extremely low scores and seem to want you to burn it...
Clearly Game Informer rates on their own special scale that goes from the worst score possible being 5 up to the perfect score of 10.
lol @ those of you that base your purchase on 'reviews' that you don't even read.. most of you just look at the score, if high, "omg this game officially a must buy"... *sigh* So bright... so beautiful... ah, Precious.
No surprise if Game Informers gives higher than average scores, they are owned by Game Stop and Game Stop want to sell games.
You mean Gamestop gameinformercial magazine scores a repackaged Dead Rising 2 a 9.5. No way that game deserves a 8 or above.
lol....arkham city is a 7.5 at best resident evil 4 "hd" remake is not even as good as the pc version an 8/10 maybe what a bunch of suckers gears 3 is not even close to a 9.5 8/10 maybe
the pc version of RE4 was horrible, what are you on?
Giving Dead Rising 2: off the record a 9.5 and the cash in that is the non remaster version of RE4 HD an 9.5 and then giving the awesome Dark Souls a low 8.75 comparably really looks bad from my prespective.
Big fan of the GameInformer podcast, probably the best gaming podcast out there.
This is theft. You should be ashamed and sued.
Gameinformer is magazine owned by gamestop. Scores are largely influenced on sales and money plain and simple. They usually don't rate games all that low unless they think it's not going to sell much anyway or that the $$$ aint there to make it worth their time. Can you say $$$?
personally i think they are being over genrous to allot of those games. 'note to self' in future take 1 point of there reviews
Sweet Rage got a 9 :)
Huh. Dead Rising 2: Off the Record got a 9.5.. Higher than I thought. I might hafta look into it!
Why I never read GameInformer reviews: Dead Rising 2: Off the Record – 9.5 X-Men: Destiny – 7 Yeah... How did those games score that high?!?!
So Gameinformer thinks that Dead Rising 2: Off the Record is better than Dark Souls? pff....
two different games move on
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