Penny Arcade vs. IGN on Assassin's Creed review

Penny Arcade's Gabe writes: "I guess some guy at IGN is mad at me and he lays into me on their podcast. [...] Basically some IGN guy is super pissed because I said I didn't agree with the bad reviews of Assassin's Creed. I'm actually of the opinion that if we're pissing off IGN we must be doing something right.

Honestly my main concern was to make sure people didn't avoid the game based on some of the poor reviews."

"The IGN thing is just sort of silly. He says I should leave reviewers alone because I 'just do things and write things as a freaking comic artist.' I'm not sure how to respond to that. I think he's trying to insult me but everything he said there is true.

The sad thing is I wasn't even talking about their review. I was talking about the 7.0 from 1UP. No one actually pays any attention to IGN or their 7-10 review scale."

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The Killer3952d ago


all in the same category (bias against ps3 and with 360) but IGN is better than the other two!!

if someone think other wise please inform me about it!!

toughNAME3952d ago

- bubble for annoying conspiracy theories...grow up man

Omegasyde3952d ago

- bubble for ignoring the truth. Look at the muliplatform games and compare the same game on different consoles on Gamespot.

& you have a picture of Bush as your avatar.

actas1233952d ago

Who said conspiracy... Its all about the money baby...Marketing departments are all busy giving away money to those reviewer kids.. I think big corporations are gonna start taking over this reviewing business very soon, u'll see. Its profit potential is currently under estimated.. But ounce the big dogs think its worth it they'll jump in..

toughNAME3952d ago (Edited 3952d ago )

look ill give you that...lets just PRETEND Gamespot is paid off by Microsoft

Uncharted - out 24 reviews - 88%
Gamespot gave this game an 8/10
even if gamespot gave it a 9/ would have no effect on the average

Halo 3..out of 82 reviews - 93%
again...Gamespot review matters very little...when you look at the average

So, unless you mean to say, that the entire global media is paid off by Microsoft, which I doubt, minus bubble for incredibly stupid ideas..seriously man..opne your mind! Sony can and does make mistakes


look at my avatar closer

KidMakeshift3952d ago

I can't wait for Oprah to review games and Dr. Phil can be the second opinion to each one.

If she hates a game, she'll invite the developers on to her show and ridicule them.

It'd be awesome if she hated Assassin's Creed and invited Jade Raymond on. It'd be like "A Million Little Pieces" all over again.

actas1233952d ago

"Sony can and does make mistakes " umm I think that is off topic here.. We are all talking about a game that supposedly no good on both systems what does Sony has to do with this..

TheSadTruth3952d ago

Who honestly gives a flying fu** what some random online comic book artist things. If IGN and 1up think Assassin's Creed is a 7.0 then just shut the fu** up and try to write your own reviews.

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Husso3952d ago

Ign was rigth Assassins sucks!

others simply bought into the hype + its on the 360 they had to give it high scores.

Skerj3952d ago

This has nothing to do with either console, it's about THE GAME. Which I agree with both sides, yes AC was a good game with an excellent story. It was also repetitive, hollow, and buggy as hell on BOTH SYSTEMS.

FCOLitsjustagame3952d ago

A guy that writes his opinion for a living having a problem with another person having an opinion. Also funny how some people think other people are talking about them.

As for assassins, I actually had a good time with it. Its better then some games in some respects and worse in others. In the end I felt it was a good game but not necessarily a great game. I would give it around an 8.

vaan3952d ago

A friend on my PSN buddy list messaged me last night to say Assasins Creed on the ps3 is horrible. He said the frame rate is really low compared to the 360 version. Is this true? This is coming from someone who was physically playing the game when I asked him how it was.

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