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Quantum Break Review - Angry Joe Show

AngryJoe & OtherJoe review Quantum Break the Xbox One System Exclusive that combines a Third Person Action Shooter with a Television show that can effect each other.

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TwoForce911d ago (Edited 911d ago )

Well then. That's some very interesting review. Angry Joe maybe not game critics, but he has his voice opinion. Quantum Break is a good game for sure, but noting original about it. Time power has been use many time. the timesplitters series was also about time travel, but the reason the story of that game was so good because it has comedy, mature story and great gameplay. i don't want to say this but this is one weakest remedy game ever made.

Aloy-Boyfriend911d ago (Edited 911d ago )

With some of the things Joe mentioned like no hip fire and not cover shooting, how does anyone even dare to compare this to Uncharted?

Game's got a intereting concept going on, but it seriously needed more work and better design choices

@GetOut

Yeah right!
That's not really what I've seen so far but Ok if you say so

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-Foxtrot911d ago

Does all those things better then Uncharted...lol...no

sammarshall102911d ago

It's not a cover shooter lol

And I agree with GetOutTheWay the graphics, story, gameplay mechanics, level design, the puzzles (adds great addition to the overall game) are on another level

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TFJWM911d ago

@sammarshall102 "are on another level"

Ya a lower level...

xHeavYx911d ago (Edited 911d ago )

@make my eyes
Are you comparing QB to a game that launched almost 10 years ago?
How is that a fair comparison?

rainslacker911d ago (Edited 911d ago )

To me, the cover system was the time elements. Adding in an actual cover system would have made those elements all but useless half the time.

Overall this was a fairly good review, but think he downplayed the game play a bit too much. It was pretty good overall, and think he was too critical of it over the lack of cover system, and possibly hip firing...although felt he had a point with the latter. I feel he was on point with almost everything he said about the TV show portion though.

KiwiViper85911d ago

Everyone knows I'm an Xbox supporter right?

The defense of this game has got to stop!

Its an average game in every way... stop blowing smoke up the asses of Remedy and Microsoft.

If you make them think this is what we want, then that's exactly what they continue to give us.

Its the shallowest game I've played in a long time... I wanted it to be great, I really did. I wanted it to be the game that made PS4 fans jealous, I wanted it to be better than Uncharted, but its not...

Continuing to champion this hollow game is going to make us look even stupider once UC4 releases.

Cut it out

Bathyj911d ago

Thats mighty big of you to admit that Kiwi, nd while I think of you as an Xbox fan, I will never think of you as an Xbox FANBOY again.

The problem with these fanboys is theyre just too gushing. Its always the best thing ever. Its never just good or great. I'm sorry but I cant trust anyone who lives on any extreme. I cant believe a 10, any more than I can believe a 1 when I think its somewhere in between.

Where in between? I dont know, I havent played it. I wanted to, I still do, but I no longer think this is a game worth buying a console for.

The game has legitimate gripes which the defenders are trying so hard to convince people dont exist. At least acknowledge some of these short comings and maybe I can take their opinion as their HONEST opinion, not just trying to convince others of something that isnt true.

Good post mate, and Happy ANZAC Day next week.

GameNameFame911d ago (Edited 911d ago )

@GetOut , Sammar, Pumper, Makemyeyesrain

You make it obvious that it is just same guy with 3 different accounts.

Lets not compare mid 70 meta game against mid 90 metascore game.

KiwiViper85911d ago

@Bathyj

And to you too.

Another thing I just thought about, if I had to compare this game to another game this gen, it would be Murdered: Soul Suspect.

Seriously, they are so similar its not even funny.

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@Kiwi & Bath

For me, I think the game play overall was good enough I can see why people might "defend" that...or rather, at least see why it's good. It had it's uniqueness in a way, that wasn't as bad as some make it out to be.

But this praise for the TV show's quality is just rather weak. The show itself was not that great, was fairly predictable, and filled with every cliche in the book. The acting was decent enough, but it was far from quality TV standards, and more akin to something you'd see in mid-afternoon melodrama. I think this review hit on every point that I felt about it and couldn't really put my finger on. I wanted to like it, and tried to get into it, but found it rather tedious, and to be 100% honest, the formula itself is not something I'd want to see explored in other games even if they ramp up the quality, story, and production value. I feel putting things like this into cut scenes, more integrated into the story to both show immediate results, and eventual long term consequences, like in Until Dawn for instance, is much more impactful, and would give me more desire to replay the game. As it is now, I have no desire to make different choices to see minimal differences in a 20 odd minute cut scene, and to me, that's why the TV portion just is out of place for the medium.

DLConspiracy911d ago (Edited 911d ago )

I'm wondering if there are people in the comments section who have played the game. :)

ShadowKnight911d ago (Edited 911d ago )

This review is so hilarious. It's to funny to watch

Bathyj911d ago

My issue with the game/Tv Show thing is.. I love playing games. I love watching TV shows. TV these days is even better than movies. Big budget, high production values, high concepts. And sometimes I will play games for an hour, switch off, watch an episode or two of TV, and go back and forth like that all day.

What I dont want is sitting down and wanting to play a game, and then the game tells me, no, its time to watch TV for 20 minutes. Or vice versa. I would find it very annoying to be in the thick of the action and really getting into it, and then having to take a 20 minute break. A cinematic is fine, it breaks the action up nicely and gives you a little chance to breathe. 20 minutes is taking something that was almost at boiling point and then taking it off the stove to cool down.

On the flip side, I dont really watch TV one episode at a time either. I watch 3 or 4 back to back. If the show is at all interesting I would want to keep watching, not have a show tell me it was time to play a game. If the show really had you engaged and then you had to stop to shoot guys, I would start to resent the gameplay.

Seriously, no one else has this issue?

It brings me to another point. Is the show side of it actually good? Would anyone watch this if the game wasnt carrying it along? Would you buy the Bluray when the whole season was done? I havent seen it, but somehow I doubt it. It doesnt seem like A grade TV which is what we are all used to now days. FMV in games has always come off as B grade. Theres just something not right about it. If wouldnt watch it as a stand alone show, I dont really want to sit there for 20 minutes and watch it when I could be playing a game, or watching a short cinematic.

Then I have to ask, is the gameplay good enough without the show? It seems fun to me. It has some gripes no doubt, having to stand out of cover to shoot for one is a big no no. Also it looks like a lot of the effects are overused to hide some of the games graphical shortcomings, but I dont care that much about that. The game still looks fun. Not every game has to be the BEST GRAFIX EVA for me to enjoy it. But I feel maybe the padding of the show has dragged the average down. The game might have been better off without it. I cant say that definitively having not played it. Im going off what Ive seen, read and heard. But its definitely a vibe Im getting. Maybe Remedy just had a few ideas too many and didnt execute them well. Sometimes its better to keep things simple.

Oh well, still hope to play it one day, just not the system seller (for me) that I was hoping it was going to be.

Kingthrash360911d ago

Lol wow...I said it all along...the order ripped in half for its gunplay bad ai and liner levels. Qb get praised for the same thing.
This is why I like and respect joe, he points out stuff other reviewers dont. Good and bad. Play through it myself I totally agree with him. Like having to have to stream or download cutscenes...I was wondering why No one mentioned it...of the bad ai....anytime you leave a game for 10 minutes while in the open view of an enemy and the enemy fails to kill you there is a major AI problem.
Glad too see the game get a true review. A 78 on meta it too high.
Also this game can't compare to uncharted. Why are we comparing them?...just why?
This game couldn't hold a candle to the worst uncharted game.

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DARKKENT911d ago (Edited 911d ago )

Right I have just watched this review.. I urge everyone to watch this review.. It may be 30min but you will laugh at how bad this game is,he doesn't just tell you he SHOWS you so you can see for yourself.

Watching this review was like I had powers because this review made me go back in time remembering all the stuff that annoyed me!! Lazy lazy design and glaring mistakes that leave you scratching your head.

Seriously flawed game, sunset overdrive hell even ryse is much better.

starchild911d ago

@KiwiViper85

I don't care if you're an Xbox fanboy, a Playstation fanboy, or any other kind of fanboy--I'm sick of being told what to think.

You are no more justified in your opinion of it being a mediocre game than I am in my opinion of it being a great game. I'm sure there are plenty of games you think are great that I think are mediocre. The difference is, I'm not in articles about those games telling people things like "it's mediocre, get over it" or "stop trying to defend this game".

Basically what you're saying is that those of us that liked it have to give up our opionions, shut up, and adopt the opinions of those that didn't like it. What a load of crap.

nix911d ago

Joe gave 4/10 to Order which i liked so I'm guessing ppl are still going to like QB.

I mean he's a nice likable guy and all but I'll take him seriously only when he finishes one of the Soul series or Bloodborne. He's such a "let me play this game and look stoopid" when it comes to playing a Soul or Bloodborne game.

bouzebbal911d ago (Edited 911d ago )

after watching this (most of this) review, I have no idea how people keep talking about this game.
It doesn't look bad, but just very average. And that was actually my first impression when they showed the first gameplay video.
I really liked the first e3 reveal trailer 2 years ago, but the game clearly didn't live up to its expectation by Remedy and MS making false ad about this game..

I just hope AJ reviews Uncharted 4, just for comparison sake, but seeing his TLoU review, i think i have an idea about the outcome of the U4 review.

lmao at the TV stuff in the game.. and people dare to say Heavy Rain is boring? The Order is boring? MGS4 is boring? You guys should all be playing Mario.

LastcenuryRob911d ago

"How does anyone dare to compare this game to Uncharted".... Should it be a crime or something? Wow, some of you need lives.

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rainslacker911d ago (Edited 911d ago )

@Bathy

"It brings me to another point. Is the show side of it actually good? Would anyone watch this if the game wasnt carrying it along?"

To this, I'd say that I wouldn't likely watch past the first episode if it were a stand alone TV show. It didn't really grab you the way a TV show should. It relied on a single premise, that wasn't really well thought out for a TV show idea. The TV portions relied on the game to be relevant, and if one were just watching the shows, it would lack almost all depth of meaning and context. Much of this depth and context was within the game, for what time I spent looking for it, but it was tedious to find and actually required the player to go looking for it in many cases.

The character development was not up to par with any TV show, and while that isn't atypical for a first season of a TV show which is just finding it's legs, it was rather cliche, and as I said, predictable enough to make me think there just wasn't a lot of depth there to work with. The premise was sound, and there was potential, but it fell flat in actual execution.

Angry Joe said the villians stood out, and while that is often true, what I felt is that they were the only reason to actually watch, because their performances were actually pretty good...kind of like how some people steal the show. You have top grade actors against B-List actors, and that's just going to happen, and sadly, I think the top listers weren't even trying that hard to stand out, but still did....so take that for what it's worth.

While I'd hate to tell someone they're wrong for enjoying it, I can't really fathom why they would consider it high quality. Production value was OK enough for a mid-range budget TV show, acting was decent, but nothing that really stood out as exceptional both in story and character development, which makes me wonder what kind of standards people have to consider the TV portions good story telling.

bouzebbal911d ago

To me this game is X1's Killzone Shadow Fall.
That game was such a let down because my expectations were over the roof after 2 amazing PS3 episodes, but never lived up to them... and it had bullet time too.

glassgannon909911d ago

people like to call uc flash over substance, its weird you know, watch ANY 10-15 minute gameplay video of any game in the series.Its sets up characters and story better than most rpgs can these days in a 100 hours.theyre flawlessly paced, acted and scripted and all the haters see are qte for some reason.
yes, theyre pretty but if pretty graphics was all it took to make a game so loved , crytek wouldnt be on the verge of bankruptcy .
and i agree with OP, it looks like theyre weakest effort so far.im a remedy fan so ill play it once its fixed on pc, but its easy to tell that alan wake had more passion and soul in it than this.

badz149911d ago

Great review, as always! And this part...

"I'll give this game a Nissan/10" LOL that was hillarious!

Kryptix911d ago (Edited 911d ago )

I read through the whole first page comments and I'm not surprised that the same exact people who have been defending this game as a "masterpiece" are still stuck in a bubble.

Highly entertaining and cringey to see a lot of these people who don't take flaws into account keep saying the exact same things since day one. To be honest, I'm sure some of them hide behind multiple accounts to blend in the illusion that they're not alone.

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Quantum Break is very flawed, distorted from it's own breaks within itself. I was actually giving this game a "break" when it came to many of it's aspects, but angry Joe pointed out things that I would have never seen. Like Iceman being this powerful, time bending being, but not using his powers to max potential.

For example, he has that blink ability. Why doesn't he use that to methodically bypass obstacles in quick succession. Like, with speed like that, he can literally wall run and stop gravity to give himself a gliding ability.

One thing, too...why can he make enemies float in the air, but he has no control of gravity around him? Like slow down the pull of gravity, giving him a higher jump...

Mechanics and concepts that would of have been interesting to touch, giving more gameplay options.

Like slow down fire from canisters, even stop it, to create and keep traps in the zone. So you can force push an enemy into it for fun interactions.

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Really flawed game and one thing Joe never mentioned is that you can literally shoot through hard walls. If I can find the footage, I'll edit it in.

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Here's the shoot through hard walls, objects footage:

https://youtu.be/c0sDDTzQHv...

8:04-8-8:34

and

9:04

The, "bullets go through the middle of the screen" is old school and outdated.

mEATgrinder911d ago

It's better than Uncharted and this Joe guy is a joke. He doesn't even get that angry

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choujij911d ago

I loved Alan Wake. Loved it! It impressed me very much and I was deeply immersed the whole time. So needless to say, I was very excited for this game.

After watching the review, I'm just left in shock. The things Joe mentions in his review that piss him off, also piss me off too. The review itself was very well done. He didn't only point out it's many flaws, but also pointed out what it did right. I've seen enough to know it's not what I was hoping for at all and is something I'm going to have to pass on.

On another note, I cannot believe how much defense there is for this mediocre game. While I'm no stranger to enjoying a mediocre game, I can still acknowledge it's shortcomings. But some people on here act as if this game is next to perfect and there's something wrong with you if you don't like it. Good grief.

game4funz911d ago

It's common for fanboys to compare games from their competing platforms...but you haven't played it since you seem to make your statement using reviews, people's opinions, which means you have no real opinion worth discussing.

Quantum break is unique. Haven't played a game like it before. Is it comparable to uncharted?? Only as much as a game like dark souls or call or duty or dishonored is comparable to uncharted. Different games. Nothing to compare unless you're a fanboy and need to downplay other games.

memots911d ago

wow ... i don;t even want to play that on PC either now.

nitus10911d ago

@NIX

Actually there is a YouTube video of Joe playing Bloodborne.

He did not do all that bad for a first run through although like a allot of new players he tried to hack and slash in the first area which is full of relatively easy enemy who can outflank and kill you fairly quickly if you loose concentration or get impatient for a few seconds.

In Bloodborne as with the Souls games you have to be careful, know what weapons you have and the correct way of using them. Many bosses are surprisingly easy when you employ the correct weapons and tactics.

xfiles2099911d ago

Anyone who disagrees with his review is a idiot he actually shows you things wrong with the game. Like when he left and the guy was shooting him but he was still alive and the falling in a crack thing not to mention the crashing. It is all there for you the game is not very good

kraenk12911d ago

The game isn't very great but Joe isn't a very good player either. He has character but isn't the brightest light, that much is true.

Ezz2013911d ago (Edited 911d ago )

@GetOut

Facepalm.

and yeah, i finished QB and just like Alan Wake it's not amazing or even great game
just good 6.5/10 game
Remedy peaked with Max Payne 2.

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DigitalRaptor911d ago (Edited 911d ago )

I know. I can't believe there were people out there who dared to mention this game in the same sentence as Uncharted 4 when claiming it as better. They [laughably] said that Quantum Break was more likely to win GOTY than Uncharted 4. They actually believe Remedy has more talent than the most awarded developer in history, even when its Sam Lake is basically kissing the ring and having their staff visit Naughty Dog to get pointers on how to make better games.

Like I said months ago (and I was 100% right), Remedy doesn't have the chops Naughty Dog does, and they don't even come anywhere close. Quantum Break is proof of that. Uncharted 4 is a GOTY candidate, preliminary masterpiece, and Quantum Break is a DULL, UNREMARKABLE game.

@ KiwiViper

Wow. Good to see there are actual fans of the platform out there not damage controlling this short, boring-ass game that leans so heavily on its TV integrated story that the gameplay suffers terribly. Both parties having the gall to call it revolutionary and compare it to the best of HBO series. Combat scenarios are too few and far between to even redeem what the overall experience embodies.

I'll tell you now, it's a good thing Joe didn't get his hands on the PC version. And my LAWD, you should see the people who are attacking Joe on YouTube and Twitter. I've often heard the "Sony fanboys are the worst" diatribe that many uninformed people think is an infinite statement, but there's no way that's the case after the way these people act towards the gaming media with their tinfoil hats and hypocritical conspiracy theories that lead to personal attacks and racism. Go check it out, it's sickening.

@ bathyj

The answer is no they wouldn't, unless they're a pro-MS propaganda machine. The accompanying TV series is some of the most numbingly average over-produced TV content to grace any screen. It's categorically cliche and I can only imagine the big name actors are there because the thought of a video game/TV hybrid excited them and of course the $$ - the $$ they could have saved on producing in-engine cutscenes and hiring better game designers (which is odd because it shouldn't be hard for a third-person shooter to focus on the shooting for longer than brief gameplay segments that are interspersed too few and far between).

I'm glad it took this review to hit home for many, that the game really isn't that special.

modelgod911d ago

I think tomb raider is a much better comparison to Uncharted then QB. Why is this the number 1 topic anyway? So much hate towards the Xbox, damn!! Where we're these guys when the Order came out? That game was hot garbage!!!

ifistbrowni911d ago

seems like all of Joes recent reviews are just troll reviews.

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sammarshall102911d ago (Edited 911d ago )

More like one of the best games this generation

Joe didn't even play the game right, Quantum Break looked like The Division watching Joe play he didn't know what he was doing LOL

I can't trust a review from this guy

ziggurcat911d ago

I don't agree with this score at all (it's way enter than a 5/10 - it's an 8+ in my book), but come on... there's no "right" way to play this game.

sammarshall102911d ago

@MrMagoo123 I wouldn't take anything you say about a Microsoft product at face value Lol

@Ziggurcat The time powers are essential to the combat and makes the combat satisfying, I wouldn't be surprised if he died a lot from playing like a noob

Sparta07911d ago

@Sam, you and the other people on this site defending this average game is just sad. Please stop it.
Now your blaming the reviewer cause you don't like the way he's playing the game. Lol
Give it a rest.
Can we please stop comparing this game to uncharted.
Remedy failed at making this game great, let's move on.

TwoForce911d ago

You make game community feel and looks stupid. Just stop.

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sammarshall102 + 1h ago
@MrMagoo123 I wouldn't take anything you say about a Microsoft product at face value Lol

Couldn't the same be said about you?

DragonbornZ911d ago

There's no "wrong" way to play the game, but the worst thing you can do is play it like a cover shooter.
Playing it that way is literally the complete opposite of the intent of the game design and mechanics.

It's Joes opinion, but if one plays this game that way then they are missing out on a whole other experience gameplay-wise.

starchild911d ago

The game didn't mesh well with his tastes and the way he wanted to play it. Let's leave it at that. We all have our own tastes and preferences in games.

nitus10911d ago (Edited 911d ago )

May I ask what do you mean he never played the game right?

I have seen his review on the Division as well which is a cross platform game so no fanboyism there and he gave it a 5/10 which on Joe's scale is an average game.

I have also watched other reviews on the Division as well and it really did come across as an average game. Liking or disliking any game is subjective and it all boils down to player preference.

Having said that I will now make a critic of Quantum break. I don't even have to play it to make this.

When I play a game I want to play a game, when I watch a show I want to watch a show. What I don't want is to have my gaming interrupted by a show or my show interrupted by a game.

Another thing and it is a little bit of a nitpick is how come the all over game install is 75GB (I am aware of branching paths) but even assuming say 10 or 12, 20 minute episodes I can't believe these episodes would add up to 25GB (assuming the game is 50GB) and I am well aware on methods on how to compress video.

I have no right to critic the game play or the quality of the show although I have played games before where the central character has powers such as ESP and thoroughly enjoyed the game-play.

kraenk12911d ago

While I don't think the game is very good I agree on Joe...he isn't a good player at all.

DigitalRaptor911d ago (Edited 911d ago )

"Joe didn't even play the game right"

LMAO. What's going to be next on your Angry Joe Bingo board? http://i.imgur.com/GUDTrOF....

It's so funny how accurate that Bingo list is, because its sums up the damage control that this review has stirred. Pretty much every excuse on that board has been filled. Somebody won this game of Bingo for sure.

andrewsquall908d ago (Edited 908d ago )

@sammarshall102 Or if you watched the video you would see that he couldn't die when standing in plain sight lol. Most people agree with everything he says just like with his The Order 1886 review which I'm sure YOU agreed with a year ago. The first step is to admit the mediocrity. We have all seen the game now, there is no HIDING from the truth like you clearly are.

As many other people have pointed out, Joe backs up everything he has to say with proof of his understanding. Why don't you do the same? Try and back up why this game is at the top of its league?

And it must be pointed out like Joe has to do many a many time, a 5/10 on Joe's scale is average. Its not "awful" as a 5/10 would be on lots of other reviews.

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otherZinc911d ago

No surprise coming from Angry Joe. I don't need to view anything he does with an XBOX Exclusive. At least he's very consistent hating on XBOX ONE Exclusives.

xHeavYx911d ago

Take off the tinfoil hat. The guy never even owned a PS3. Not all Xbox fans will like the game.

jb227911d ago

Listen to Heavy. You need to realize that Joe was & has always been a huge Xbox fans. Halo is his favorite gaming franchise of all time if that tells you anything.

Honestly I feel like the guy puts out the most honest & solid reviews bar none. He pulls no punches & he always shows his work. You'll never see him mention a shortcoming w/o actually showing it in action. There's a reason why his reviews are longer than a live action episode from QB, it's because he outlines his entire experience, something you simply won't see anywhere else w/in the glut of 3 minute video reviews regurgitating the same stock footage & pasting the same score that will only ever fall between 7-9. Most outlets only use about 30% of their scale & they have to pull punches in order to appease their bosses. Joe bucks those trends & his opinions are cherished for me, even when I wholeheartedly disagree with them.

Wallstreet37911d ago

Wtf are u talking about? Do your homework last gen he was a self proclaimed xbox fanboy last gen lol omg the defense force is full blast on this one.

pinkcrocodile75911d ago (Edited 911d ago )

OK do I've finally played the game for more than 60 mins, yes, my attention span is sporadic when it comes to games, thats why there are no shiny objects in our gaming room.

My boy's and my husband have all played QB to death during the Zombie Jesus Day holiday (Yes I had to work, but someone has to pay the bills)

My first experience with it was mainly a WTF moment when I felt like a moron not knowing the mechanics etc but I was quickly moving on with my eldest son punching the couch everytime I F***'d up. He learned that one from me LOL (I'm so proud)

So bottomline, I'm only 2 hours in and I love it.

Don't get me wrong I love UC but UC is getting repetitive and I don't think UC4 will change that. Not that I won't play it when it's out.

However back to QB It's F***ing brilliant. I love the TV bits and they are well acted, especially with Aiden Gillan.

Though when your eldest son asked what you've seen him in before and you tell him "Queer As Folk" The Original Version. It's very difficult to let him watch it and NOT cringe during the rimming scene. (world swallow me now)

Aiden Gillan is a great actor and a excellent baddie, so for those who have never seen QAF UK, you might want to fast forward through the gay sex parts.

Thankfully my eldest has been raised to know the bible is hilarious and that Hurricanes are caused by barrometric pressure and not gay marriage.

QB is very good in my view, one of the best games to come out in the past few years but it's not the second coming of a bloke called jesus.

Sion (My Eldest lad) says that QB is the best game ever and thinks I'm a c*ck *nd for not agreeing with him but thats life.

bouzebbal911d ago

Please shut up...
He never owned PS3, he gave The Order a 4/10 and said Knack was one of the worst games this gen. I do not really agree with that but we all have our own opinions and i respect that as soon as it is sincere.
In his review of Killzone PS4 he seemed to have enjoyed it more than i did.
I think he is a very objective guy, he reviews regardless of the platform..
I sometimes watch his reviews, not as a decisive factor towards buying the game but to hear his experiences with it. It is very entertaining, especially the Kinect games he reviewed :D :D

Sunny_D911d ago

@pinkcrocodile

Wow, you are trying wayyyyyy toooo hard lmao.

nitus10911d ago

Ah! you must have watched his three reviews on the XB1 when it was first revealed with the third review when Microsoft reversed most of it's DRM.

Basically up until the XB1 reveal Joe would have been an XBox360 fanboy and he was upfront on that, although he did do PC game reviews as well.

As far as exclusives go he was IMHO fair with his reviews panning the PS4 exclusive game "The Order" and giving praise were praise is due.

Watch his reviews on "The Witcher 3", "Star Wars Battlefront", "Fallout 4" and "Metal Gear Solid V" just to name a few which are multi-platform.

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Overload911d ago (Edited 911d ago )

The amount of dismissing of reviews surrounding this game is unbelievable. I've heard things like, only men can enjoy it, you can't trust Google translated reviews, people don't play it right and now Angry Joe hates Xbox.

Is there no level people will go to defending this game? It was over hyped and people should really just get over that. It's not The Last Of Us, it's not Uncharted, its not a critical Masterpiece, it's a TV show/game hybrid with an average as it gets rating.

It has the same Metacritic average as Hitman Intro Pack.

DeadManMMX911d ago

This game is divisive that's just all there is to it. It is a narrative driven TPS and the narrative is strong but well done. People keep comparing it to Uncharted but Uncharted is a TPS with a paper thin narrative but still it just works. The Last Of Us is a closer comparison because gameplay wise its a pretty simple TPS with basic mechanics doesn't really do anything new but tells an Amazing story in a fascinating environment. At the end of the day unless you played it yourself don't worry about comparing it to the games you love because how are you going to know? Really?

Kiwi66911d ago

Is there no level people will go to keep bashing it also , so its average, but you have people on both sides of the fence beating a dead horse , isn't it time to move on to the next thing to argue over

Overload911d ago (Edited 911d ago )

"The Last Of Us is a closer comparison because gameplay wise its a pretty simple TPS with basic mechanics doesn't really do anything new but tells an Amazing story in a fascinating environment."

http://www.geeksandcleats.c...

The Last Of Us has the most viceral combat of any TPS ever made, in my (and many others) opinion.

The writing, story, character development, music, animation, voice acting, graphics (at the time), contextual animations and gunplay are all top notch.

DLConspiracy911d ago

It's not a masterpiece but it's a bit confusing why people who haven't played the game feel the need to campaign or crusade against it.

I've played the game and it seems like you (and quite a few others) have probably posted more negatively against it than the supposed "defenders" you are pointing out. Do those people not count?

It's one thing to say your opinion and move on. It's another thing to constantly push your opinion down every ones throat. If someone says they like it. You and quite a few others throw a metacritic link in their face to prove their opinion is wrong.

So let's move along.. Just saying.

xxjabberxx911d ago

thank god I waited and bought ratchet & clank

Overload911d ago

"If someone says they like it. You and quite a few others throw a metacritic link in their face to prove their opinion is wrong."

Not true. If someone starts calling a game a with a 77 a "masterpiece", Metacritic is going to get brought up. Sorry. I have zero problems with someone enjoying QB, I enjoy many games that have had lower scores.

For example, I liked the Order 1886, but you won't hear me call it a Masterpiece ever, because it's not, the game has some glaring issues.

DLConspiracy911d ago

@overload

I guess you are completely innocent of continuously perpetuating any negativity about the game then right? I have a hard time believing that. You have been obsessed with this game more than the defenders you point out. A quick look at your submissions makes that very clear its a big concern of yours. The comments in each of those submissions also points to it as well.

Lots of the hive will pat you on the back for it but it certainly looks different from where I'm sitting.

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ShadowKnight911d ago

I been waiting for this review from my favorite reviewer.

showtimefolks911d ago (Edited 911d ago )

if this was a 3rd party game than we would have seen real criticism. thing is if a game is an xbox one exclusive than xbox fanboys defend it and if it's a ps4 exclusive than same defense from sony fanboys

QB is a good game there i said it. but is it amazing(not) is it 5/10(not

7/10 is a fair score

if we keep defending these exclusives blindly than how will the developers get our honest feedback?

QB is pushing in all the wrong department and failing in the most important: GAMEPLAY

GAMEPLAY IS KING

and before you bash angryjoe understand the fact he only owned an xbox360. it's only this gen he bought a sony system

and ms saying it's their best selling new IP really doesn't say much when you consider what that really means

ryse
sunset overdrive

we don't need more cheaply produced tv shows or live action cut scenes. we are playing a game please make CGI cut scenes or in game engine cut scenes