This month’s EDGE scores include a tough verdict for Shadow Of The Tomb Raider, Forza Horizon 4, Valkyria Chronicles 4, and more.
Wow. Shadow of the Tomb Raider got a 4? They must have really slammed the game in the review.
The Verge "As a fan of the previous two games, I was happy enough to blast through another near-identical adventure. But the series now finds itself at the same place it was before the reboot: stale and out of ideas" From what I've read its not a 4/10 game but its also not a 10/10 game
Nothing I've read about the game puts it down as a 4 either. Edge can be a bit ridiculous sometimes with their reviews.
Had it been by a Japanese game dev it would have gotten 8, 9, or 10... but it would have also been a different game. Yes, 4 is basically trolling its consumers as most of us dont agree the game is lower than a 7. Even those of us that hate the game prob wouldnt give it lower than a 6.
Destiny 2: Forsaken – 9 agree, this is Destiny better than it has ever been Valkyria Chronicles 4 – 8 WOW!
I enjoyed it but, like you say, it's defiantly not a 10 but no way it's a 4. It has some great production values at times but I felt like it was missing that Crystal Dynamics secrete sauce. It felt like it didn't move very far from Rise of the Tomb raider as a sequel. For myself I think the 7.5-8 scores are more on the mark. It is an enjoyable game for sure but not as gripping as the other games where on release. My 2 cents atleast but I get that these reboots/prequel trilogy isn't everyone's cup of tea.
Yeah, I'd give it somewhere between 7-8. Split the difference and you get 75% which is unsurprisingly pretty much what it ended up getting across the board on Metacritic, both critics and users. I think that's the general consensus, with a few love/hate reviews thrown in. So 4 out of 10 isn't particularly indicative of the games overall reception, in the same way as the reviews that gave it 9.5 aren't either.
I ordered the game from Amazon yesterday for £35. I'm surprised the game is already available at this price so I'm glad I held off from buying it on launch day. Sure the first two games weren't exactly groundbreaking but I still had fun with them, so I'm pretty sure Shadow will warrant more than a 4. Reviews are subjective at the end of the day anyway. If you like it you like it, if you don't you don't.
I’m surprised they gave it a 4 as that suggests to me a game that is really bad and / or broken. Other critical reviews have said its more of the same but derivative and unexciting. Until I’ve played it for myself I won’t know which is closest to the truth.
Well least someone had the balls to do it Same old formula No massive improvement Nothing which resembles Tomb Raider anymore The ending dosen't give you the "become the TR" feel they were going on about Graphics/animation looks worse then Rise of the Tomb Raider Any other game would have been blasted for it, maybe not a 4 fair enough but not an 8/9/10 which others have been just handing out.
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4/10 sounds about right lol.
Played Shadow of the Tomb Raider... for me it's a 7/10 game, and that's what matters.
the game is crap so I concur.
Edge being edge... With a 4 in Shadow, is nowhere near of a 4, the game runs great, looks great and have almost the same gameplay as before but with new puzzles and interesting tombs. Story is kind of Meh, but besides that it's NOT a 4.
That’s true it’s just not a great game but it’s not a 4/10. But one thing is true this series is where it was before the reboot. Lost out of ideas and lack of identity
I agree on that, there was no evolution in this one.
Nevet trust Edge
Is it an average game? Average should be rated between 4-6 on a logical scale.
SOTTR being a 4 is definitely a joke.
Horizon 4 doesn't deserve a 9, once the first few hours are over it's just boring. Samey races for laughable prizes (tartan pyjamas...) All the showcase events are over after about 4hrs play, the scenery is all identical yawn.
Forza main series and horizon both have been milked with too many enteries. Forza IP needs a long break. Next game should come out in 2021
Name 1 game besides God of War that's better than FH4 this year this game is so good I'm looking forward to how it will look and play on the Scarlet Da X is a beast
blm504 "Name 1 game besides God of War that's better than FH4 this year" Thats a question? Not sure if serious...... Not every ones into racing games...And as a Racing Game its one of the best, Best this year... But If you asking people to respond with a list of better games, no one will... With people having their own opinons, The list would be tooo loooong to even bother. As for me ., ill stick to one as requested. Spiderman. To Add, the years not even over. RDR2 I'm sure will be right up there.
well we know they won’t be back next year, but the forza series has been by far the best racing series this gen, especially the horizon series. The new worlds they create and the different ways to play and extra modes they have added with each version show why it keeps getting fantastic reviews. There’s a reason why the last version had over 10 million players (without it on gamepass to boot http://n4g.com/news/2203056... and the newest version had more then 2 million players in the first week. People enjoy the games because they are fantastic. I’d welcome a new horizon every other year no problem
Well pretty much every news outlet disagrees with you.
Microsoft doesn't pay me and I've played it longer than a couple of days
So every news outlets get paid by companies to give good reviews, even if it’s never been confirmed anywhere that it happens? Don’t do crack man
You're right, it deserves a 9.5. It has more variety in races than any other racer, the scenery is varied even before you consider that there's 4 seasons and there's tons to do.
It has more variety than Driver: San Francisco?
According to you, why did Microsoft only pay for Horizon 4 reviews and not Sea of Thieves or State of Decay 2? Seems weird to not pay for the games that needed the boost more... Anywho you are entitled to your opinion. I on the other hand think it deserves a 9.5
I’ve played almost 25hrs, have hardly even done races, been mostly doing speed zones, danger signs, forzathons, barn finds, stunt drivers and setting up my “worlds fastest rentals” business. I haven’t even unlocked drift zones or a tonne of other modes, or done online adventures, played infection, or many of the other modes that i have unlocked . The amount of variety in the game is better then any racing game before it and i’d even say it’s better than most open world games. Someone claiming all the races etc are all samey hasn’t really actually played the game. There’s way more to it then that.
No there isn't. After a few hours I'd done all the showcases, seen all 4 seasons and won most cars worth owning. Worst area yet from Forza. Enjoy racing for pyjamas.
which showcases have you done at that point?
Lmao. What? It must hurt to see FH4 get such an amazing score from Edge. Lmao
Wow, surprised by Shadow Of The Tomb Raider score, but Destiny Forsaken 9. :D
I'm about 15% in and I am starting to enjoy it but it feels like a rehash from the previous for some reason - some of the levels look familiar to me. Maybe it's my difficulty settings (normal?) but tutorials in the dark is a bad idea. Died many times trying to figure out where to jump while climbing.
Edge being edgey again. They should have just fallen off the cliff already.
I expect Astro Bot to get a 6 from Edge, regardless of how amazing it is. I expect they will find fault to bring it down some how.
I gamefly shadow of tomb raider over the weekend and i sent it back because it was so boring.
That’s what i saw others say. I just got rise of the tomb raider for $16 and I will wait for a complete edition of shadow of the tomb raider for under $20
I completed 84% of the game and spent more than 40hrs on it because i thought it was so great. Different Strokes for different folks i guess
Viva la Gamefly!
A 4? This is why game journalism should never be taken seriously.
It is a fun cool game nothing special, but a 4? really these guys are a joke and looking for attention nothing more.
Its not a 4 but its defintely no more than a 6, feels really mediocre and uninspired.
By the 3rd game in the series the game should be headed towards master piece but instead square decided to change the developers and game just isn’t as good as the past games
See I can’t agree with that. Shadow gave us nine tombs that we’re easily bigger and better than anything in the first two games,the main story while not great was easily better than the first two especially rise which was horrible and the absolute low point of the trilogy,the main story actually had you tomb raiding almost every other mission something the first two barely had you do,the environments and location were the best of the series imo,the platforming wasn’t automatic and boring anymore in part because it wasn’t so obvious what to climb,they added new options and refined the stealth and they cut back on the combat big time like everyone wanted. I think shadow is easily the best followed by the first tomb raider and than rise dead last
Forza Horizon 4 got a 9
Finally someone seeing what Shadow of the Tomb Raider really is, a Shadow of its former self
One thing you need to understand about the edge rating system is that a 5 is in the middle of greatness and total trash, its average. A four from edge actually just means its below average. And for those saying horizon 4 doesn't deserve a 9, I would say that perhaps you haven't played it, its awesome. Can't wait to see what this dev does next!
My problem with reviews is the lack of established criteria so we know exactly how a game is judged. Yes, the game is similar to the others one but what happened if I never played the 1st one? In my opinion, a review should not be a piece of opinion about how he feels about the game and the series but how the game fare vs the best game in the genre. Is it broken? What does it offer you for the asking price?
Crazy how varied the reviews for Tomb Raider are, I definitely want to play it but it is up against some stiff competition.
EDGE being pathetically edgy.. again! They call for innovation in games but still give certain games and genres high scores despite being the same every installment. Hypocrites.
Ign gave prey a 4/10. It felt justified at the time as the game was broken it had corrupted save file problem. Later when it was fixed they upped the ratings to 8/10(I think). Now sotr is getting 4/10 and there are no report of any such thing that makes the game broken. So yeah these reviews are just unprofessional nothing else. Can't even take them seriously.
Nice score for VC4
I liked the game maybe the same as the last two in the series but the game was good up until the ending that to me is where the game fell flat was on the ending
I think they meant 9.4 .. What a bunch of clowns, lol
Amazing FH4 score