Compulsion Games has released one game, Undead Labs two, Playground three games. Ninja Theory four. They're proven teams who have made much enjoyed, if not always strongly reviewed, titles. Only one is untested. Do you really think that being under the Microsoft umbrella is really going to make them turn away from what they've done in the past? If so, then you're blind to the fact that MS has shown a concerted effort to cultivate studios into doing what they best over the...
Funnily enough, that was one of the options that was considered. However, between Norse settings being all the rage recently and the strength of the ones we included, we decided not to include it.
Resistance gets an instant yes from me.
Not at all, but Sony's silence around the series after ten years of almost annual releases between 2002 and 2013 is concerning, especially with its stablemates Jak and Daxter and Sly Cooper on ice and Insomniac now taking longer between releases than in years past. Besides, if Spider-Man takes off like most people expect it will, then it wouldn't be out of the question for Insomniac to keep working on more games in that universe (if Marvel and Sony keep the deal in place), ra...
And where in the submission guidelines does it say that? Why doesn't N4G make it easier to post non-standardised review scores by removing the default /0 when you select no score? If that was removed, I would readily write out the full review score, but having the /0 makes it cramped and unreadable.
But we do score. We've scored it as a Distinction. And, if you read our review policy: "The distinction is reserved for those games that are remarkable in some way and leave a lasting impression on the player, their excellence to be cited in the years to come. Recent examples include Dishonored 2 and Virginia. The distinction represents a notable leap in quality, and so relatively few games will receive this award."
By checking the site's review policy, perhaps? It's not out of A or A+ because that's inaccurate, but selecting "no score" on the review metric defaults to 0, so that's the only real option we have.
But it does have a score, and that score is Distinction. It's not a numerical score, but why does that make it any less valid than some arbitrary number. We use F/P/C/D/HD when submitting to N4G, but don't set it out of A or A+ so that it's clear that we don't use that metric.
That's not the goal at all. We use a custom system to get rid of the arbitrary numbering system to allow something that is based more on the reviewer's experience with the game than attempting to adhere to some impossible idea of objectivity.
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The site uses a custom scoring system and N4G, bizarrely, inputs a 0 when you select no scoring metric. That C isn't out of A.
It's definitely on our radar, but there's no guarantee on a 2018 release. You might want to check out Bevontule, though.
It's actually a name drawn from Hawaiian legend, which ties into the game, so... https://en.wikipedia.org/wi...
The game's already out on other platforms, so there's heaps of reviews and footage out in the wild to track down. :)
"Currently we’re working on something a lot of you have been asking for... It won’t be a sequel to Outlast or Outlast 2, but it will be a distinct experience set in the Outlast universe." By definition, a spin-off. Can you read?
The website uses a custom system that doesn't play well with N4G's review score options. D is for Distinction
Because it's not literally. Winter just ended in the southern hemisphere and is three months away in the northern. The title refers to winter in the show, as well as acting as a metaphor for the hiatus period until the next season as dead months.
The survival elements and unique citizens sound amazing. Really hoping that this one makes it, but this is the first I'm hearing about it, and that's rarely a good sign for crowdfunding.
Phoenix Point looks amazing. Hope it lives up to the legacy of XCOM. Hadn't heard of Locked Up before. A cool idea but they have to be dreaming with trying to raise that kind of money without anything previous to show for themselves.
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