Quantum Break Review | GB


On one hand, Quantum Break fits perfectly into Remedy's timeline, representing something grander and more cinematic than the fake TV shows and other ambitious little elements that have worked their way into the studio's past work. But it's probably telling that I was way more excited to watch Quantum Break's fake in-game TV show on various TVs found around the edges of the game than the one that was actually produced and shoved into the middle of the action.

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Septic1053d ago

Ouch. Not looking good. Even lower than I thought.

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SniperControl1053d ago (Edited 1053d ago )

Such disparity in the reviews as well, i've seen as low as 6 and as high as 10.

Edit: seems most are complaining about the length of the game, i've read 8 hours including the mini shows, can anyone confirm?

BlakHavoc1053d ago

Lowest I've seen was a does it get a 10 from one source and then a 4 from another? It's getting the Superman v Batman treatment.

AngelicIceDiamond1053d ago

I read IGN said it was 10hrs.

ninsigma1053d ago

I've seen 8 to 10 hours and that does include the episodes.

G20WLY1053d ago (Edited 1053d ago )

At the lower end, there have actually been two 4/10s and thirteen 5s, 6s and 7s at this stage. People aren't liking the limited gameplay, the length of time you spend watching and waiting to play (22 minute long episodes?!), the length of the game, the fact it's too easy and the fact that there's only one ending and no reason to replay.

They are liking the graphics though and some have said it's a technical showcase as to what can be achieved with weaker hardware.

For me, it sounds like a decent foundation for a new franchise, but a missed opportunity for the first iteration, much like The Order: 1886 was perceived.

Nivekki1053d ago


I wouldn't really compare it to The Order. It's early so far but on Metacritic -

QB has 50 Positive, 13 Mixed and 2 Neg.

The Order has 30 Positive, 53 Mixed and 11 Neg.

That's quite a difference, The overwhelming majority have gave QB Positive reviews. It's nothing like The Order, as much as some seem to want it to be.

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tuglu_pati1053d ago

mixed reviews from 10/10 to 40/10. this will stay around 75 meta for sure.

Eiyuuou1053d ago

For now it looks like it's gonna be a "hate it or loveit" game.

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Thatguy-3101053d ago

Ouch lol here I thought it would be the first Xbox one 90+ game. On Twitter people were comparing it to Microsoft's the last of us

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Mikefizzled1053d ago

If you deviate from the formula as much as this does you are bound to disappoint some. It's just a shame that some feel it actually warrants scores that metacritic classes as red.

Thatguy-3101053d ago

Other games had the same fate so it isn't anything new. Most of these games don't deserve such low scores but it all depends on what you are judging the game based off. It differs for everyone. Some like it some don't

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harypotr1053d ago


There is no way this game is a 4/10. That is almost on "unplayable" territory. Especially if you look at the other reviews, this must be clickbait.

wtopez1053d ago

Or it's just not that good.

Black0ut1053d ago

Yep, according to this review/reviewer, they don't find it that good at all. The joy of opinions!

ShadowKnight1053d ago (Edited 1053d ago )

Wow. They need to make Alan Wake 2. This was suppose to be a big game for Microsoft

Black0ut1052d ago

Just curious Shadow, what exactly makes it not a big game? A couple of low scoring reviews in the pool of well scoring reviews? Not intending to flame but it seems that many people on this site are looking at the minority of bad reviews and using that as ammo...Not you necessarily, but others (not naming names).
The game has scored quite well considering, just not in the 90+ range :|

ShadowKnight1052d ago (Edited 1052d ago )

What's Microsoft biggest franchise this generation? Is it Halo, Gears of War, or Forza? I wanted Quantum Break to be their new biggest exclusive game and better than Alan Wake. Microsoft don't have one exclusive game over 90+ this generation yet. I was hoping Quantum Break would be that game. Remedy is a good developer but TBH this is probably one of their worse received full game they ever made if you compare it to all their other games (you can check out the facts below and I'm not comparing it to their DLC games), but still has decent and mix review scores.. The game scored well but not like Halo or Uncharted. If you notice none of the reviews says Quantum Break is better than Alan Wake. It just don't look good for Microsoft. I'm hoping Gears of War 4 will be that game that gets 90+ review score. If they make more exclusives that get 90+ review scores they would probably sell more units.

Black0ut1052d ago (Edited 1052d ago )

Well that summed up your first post then; you're using a metacritic threshold score of 90 to determine what is great and/or 'big'.

Just as an example, take a look at Forza Horizon 2 - 86 metascore, critically acclaimed and loved by most racing fans; renowned as one of the top racers this gen thus far and all because it's -4 points it's completely scrapped? I dunno dude.

Fair enough that you were hoping that QB would've been higher on the review scoring charts, I presumed it would as well but I don't use metascores to completely judge a game. My opinion of course just as yours is to use meta ratings.

It's all about opinions, perspective and experience with the game in question really. Reviewers aren't enough to determine the level of greatness in a game...IMO.

ShadowKnight1052d ago (Edited 1052d ago )

TBH I never said the game was good or bad because I really don't know. But what I can say is that I also have a few friends that has a review copy of the game.They told me about the game from their perspective. They actually completed the whole game and been streaming the game online the last couple of days on Youtube. I go by what my close friends thinks about the game and than I check out the review scores and judge it for myself after I play it. Most of my friends are pretty accurate with there reviews and they can tell If I'm going to like the game or not. I'm sure I will enjoy the game but I still thought it was going to be their biggest exclusive game this year. I believe Gears of War 4 will be their best game this year.

BTW my brother friend loves the game

Black0ut1051d ago

Ok well I agree with your last comment then. I'm also looking forward to Gears, been waiting ages for it! Cheers

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