Starhawk Review | GameSpot

Figuring out these tactics and tricks makes Starhawk a lot of fun to play, but it's a shame that the transitions between modes are so rocky. Learning harsh lessons and recalibrating your approach isn't a pleasant process, but it's well worth pushing through. These online battlefields are unlike any others

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LaChance1964d ago

IGN were the first ones to publish a review, and the only ones to give a 9/10.

I'm always skeptical about the "first review out score" especially from big sites. Its smells money bag/marketing tool all over it for the website AND the game.

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j-blaze1964d ago (Edited 1964d ago )

i just don't trust IGN anymore, they gave UC3 a perfect score, a game which had problems in gameplay, AI and the multiplayer, and wasn't even better than the second game imo

and God Hand scored 3 on that site i think the game was too hard for them lol

@ trouble_bubble

and that what bothers me! i still don't understand what is soo amazing about this series, i don't understand ND, the media or the awards it won, hell, not even any of the MGS games or RE4 "the game the invented over the shoulder view!" won that amount! i just don't understand it!!!

trouble_bubble1964d ago

Ummm, there's like 25 sites that gave UC3 a perfect score on meta, not just IGN. 1/4 of all its reviews were perfect including GamePro, GiantBomb, 1up, Destructoid, SixthAxis, Eurogamer Italy. Bad example. It ain't 'Amy', lol.

AusRogo1964d ago

There was nothing wrong with uc3?

ThatEnglishDude1964d ago

For the record, RE4 didn't invent the 'over the shoulder' view. Many games had it before. Freedom Fighters springs to mind.

wanieldiik1964d ago

yeah, we all get it, you don't like uncharted. you don't have to mention it every article. Jesus Christ, you're such sad character.

Gamer30001964d ago

uncharted 3 scores list
134+ perfect score

IGN was not the only one
and it won 38 Game Of The Year Awards
plus 60+ graphics awards
eat your heart out and cry even more

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Patriots_Pride1964d ago

And now IGN are the heroes and gamespot are the bad guys.

brodychet1963d ago

They weren't the only ones to give them a 9. Other reviewers have given it a 4.5/5 which is a 9. So.. go troll elsewhere.

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garos821964d ago

ery interested to pick this up. loved the beta, even though it had many issues mainly getting into a game!
but the core strategy involved in the matches seemed very enjoyable.

M1chl1964d ago

I just went to that site and unfortunatelny took a look into a discussion thread. Those fan girls complaing about 7.5 being low score its just... For me personaly 7.5 it a very good game and I tend to like more of the "very good" games then those which are rated 10/10. I didn't like beta so I won't be getting Starhawk, but thats come down to my personal taste. I really don't think that there is anything wrong with this game.

Kinger89381964d ago

Read the review not the score. May base the score on stuff that doesnt matter to you for example i feel single player is helping this game get lower scores but i didnt want or would not play the single player anyways

SageHonor1964d ago

Even if the game's focus is primarily multiplayer it should still be judged as a whole game.. and that means talking about the singleplayer too.

GribbleGrunger1964d ago

i have to agree. if the developers decided to add singleplayer then it should be judged as a whole.

FlashXIII1964d ago

But there is double standards there.. you don't see sp games get lower scores because the mp is added on. You judge a game by what it sets out to accomplish.. this is a mp game so should be judged as such. Lowering the score for this game because of the SP would be like lowering Skyrim's score because it doesn't have a mp component.

Mikhail1964d ago

Well, reviewers view it as such, BF3 was reviewed as a SP and MP game and we know that SP was just tack on. Thus, it got lower scores.

dark-hollow1964d ago

they judge the whole package!

believe me if it was $20-$40 on launch without the sp mode nobody would complain.

battlefield 3 was criticized for it weak campaign too.

raymantalk11964d ago

if they going to take into account the single player and lower the score for it then all the halo games on my xbox 360 should of gotten allot lower scores than what they did when they were released but at the time nothing was said about single player as far as i can remember that is

arbitor3651964d ago

games should be rated on their overall appeal. So why cant certain "sectioned off" aspects of the game be ignored?

you are basically saying

superb MP(only) = superb game 9/10

superb MP (the same from above) + mediocre SP = average game 7.5/10

does this system really represent the value that one gets out of a game? the second one has everything that the one has, plus more and yet it is inferior? that makes no sense.

This kind of reviewing is a disservice to the readers and it does not give them an accurate portrayal of the value they will get out of a game

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