The Medium ultimately stumbles because of its weak script, but it’s worth loading up as an early-gen novelty.
Ouch. Not exactly the score I was expecting. Seems like forever since xbox had a goty contender.
Their whole lineup reeks of mediocrity. Only one gem every couple of years in a sea of boredom and stinkers. It is unbelievable. If someone had told me in the early and mid 2000's that xbox would become this way i would have called him an idiot, because i was i huge fan of the og and early 360. But here we are
I know what you mean but we did have an amazing new Ori game last year and Flight Simulator was ace too so things are looking up.
Somewhere along the way the higher ups got greedy and sacrificed quality for profit. Just how I see it.
What's funny is you say...... "If someone had told me in the early and mid 2000's that xbox would become this way i would have called him an idiot"..... I agree 100% with your comment but the funny thing is the vast majority of Xbox fanboy apologists think that your the idiot and you just hate Xbox.
@spinesaw They are right though . I just hate what xbox has become. So much wasted potential by on of the richest companies on the planet. If they were dedicated enough in the past, they could AT LEAST be on par with sony in the console business when it comes to popularity - maybe even have a majority of the market on lock. Think about kind of games all they COULD have made with their deep pockets, but they mostly prefer a low effort-high profit model. And don't let me even start about gamepass😒
@PS-Gamer-1986 That's just the thing. They don't have the passion that would drive their studios to make the best games. They can hire all the talent money can buy, but as long as the people in charge of Xbox are in it only for the money, they'll never be the top dog in this industry. They just don't understand nor have what it takes to pull it off. Throwing money around and seeing if it sticks just doesn't work when you're up against people who actually love what they're doing and understand this industry.
@Ps-Gamer-1986 I can't disagree with a thing you've said. I to was onboard with the OG Xbox it was a great system that Microsoft bailed on waaaay to soon just to get the Xbox360 to market before Sony or Nintendo released their next gen system. Now the stunt worked and worked well but I call it a stunt because Microsoft's only and best moves seems to be stunts that they can't follow up on with good moves and IMO the only good move that counts is great games and for whatever reason Microsoft just can't or dont want to figure that out. They to me seem to want to get ahead by putting money into services, controller colors and the most powerful consoles but until they have must play games they'll always be 3rd fiddle in the console band. Now to be fair Xbox makes a lot of money for Microsoft with what they do but they could be making Nintendo and PlayStation money which would be sooooo much more than Xbox brings in now.
It's not an Microsoft first party exclusive though
That doesn't really matter. The point is, their exclusive lineup has been mostly mediocre for a decade. And besides, Microsoft traditionally relied VERY heavily on third parties for exclusives, e.g. original Gears Of War games, Alan Wake, Sunset Overdrive, Rise, Splinter Cell: Conviction, Mass Effect (before EA made it multiplatform), Titanfall 1, Left 4 Dead, etc.
I see. I wasn't aware. In that case it doesn't count.
Neither was The Order but we know who got blamed.
Here we go, is this going to be the new narrative now? Ninja Theory have dropped Bleeding Edge after it flopped and apparently it "wasn't an xbox game", now I'm seeing those comments in mediocre Medium reviews. Going forward are all the studios who were acquired by MS not making "Xbox games" since they technically aren't made by 1st party?
One flaw ? Wow Lmao
It's biggest flaw seems to be how boring it is.
That and the incredible amount of stuttering on series x that even digital foundry pointed out.
Animation is laughable in the 5 minutes I played this evening, more Xbox 2001 era than 2021.
I played over 2 hours. I liked it. It is a fixed camera angle, but it is FRESH. 5 minutes? 🤣😂🤣 28514;😭
It takes less than 30 seconds to see how janky the animation of the character is, it’s not much better than an old Resident Evil game🤷🏼♀️
This game is being unfairly judged because its old school gameplay with a modern dual reality twist
"Unfairly" aka you just disagree with the score.
Bad on him for having an opinion
It's completely fair to judge when a dev decides to combine 20 year old designs with modern day hardware.
I am about 2 hours in now. I am enjoying it, but there is no denying it is just a fair to middling game. Fine for a short term distraction. It lives up to its title put it that way.
Unfairly judged was The Last of Us 2 by all the media and Xbox fans and what happened? It ended up breaking records and becoming the game with the most GOTY awards in history! If a game is good, it will rise by its own merits despite being unfairly judged. This game is just a gamepass filler.
Isn't reviewing this game kind of pointless and boomery? What I mean is that the game is on GP, so just check it out and if you don't like it then NBD.
So according to your logic lets not review every microsoft studios published game & every game released on GP? In other words no need to review Halo infinitie, Gears sequel, Elders Scroll 6? Seriously?
What?? Since the game is on game pass you don’t have to review it? What is the point of game pass than? Mediocre games that don’t need to be reviewed or held to any type of standard? Than why make the game in the fist place? And you still have to pay for game pass every month. So it’s not free. People are getting weird.
That... that doesn't make any sense.
You still need to pay to access game pass, and even if you didn't pay, not reviewing it would be a disservice to people who would even bother downloading.
....what? What kind of Logic is that?!
Huh? There are still people on Xbox without Gamepass (in fact, it's still the majority). Besides, you still have to pay for Gamepass and may want to know if a game is worth your time and money.
This looks like a good 7 game. I am going to give this one a try and give it a few hours. Hopefully Microsoft has a gem here.
😂 A "gem" Wow ... Xbox standards are lower with each new generation.
I'm just trying be optimistic about the game. I haven't tried it yet. Have you played it?
To be fair it may well be as you say "a gem" but only to YOU when you play it but the reviews are in and a gem it is not!
That's all that matters I guess. I hope I enjoy the game. I would like to know why others do not enjoy it. I would like to hear from people that have actually played the game for a few hours instead of from those that put in 20 minutes. I don't really care much about the non-playing naysayers.
I don't even want this to come to ps5. too mediocre.
Ign, Gamespot, and many others disagree. I am 2 hours in, and it is definitely at least a 7.5 so far. Once you get to the resort, it gets really good. The Graphics are solid.
So according to your logic the game is good because IGN says so well let e tell you that many others disagree and is currently at 71 metacritics score. The game is not the hit Xbox was hoping for.
Haha berating someone talking about review scores and arguing back with a review score aggregator. Plus you’re criticising a game you haven’t and will probably never play (unless it comes to PS5 of course)... moron.
@Jericho He's pointing the hypocrisy that he doesn't deem this review legit yet others that agree with his perspective are legit. Reviews either have legitimacy or they don't, you can't pick and choose on an individual basis. It's easy to point at certain minority of reviews that score it what you deem "correct", but the fact of the matter is that the majority in aggregate don't agree.
I'm enjoying it so far.
Seems like the it is receiving mixed reviews. Some high and some in the middle of the road. I might give this a try since I have game pass.
The Good "There are images, lines, and ideas from The Medium that I’ll likely take to my grave" "one of those games that I’ve been thinking about long after its credits rolled. The Medium truly is something unique and special" "Above all, this feels like an experience that really shows the chops of the Series X, and will likely serve as a benchmark title going forward" The Bad "The Medium is a game that I'm very happy to put behind me and never think about again. For any fans of horror, I would firmly recommend you give this game a miss" "plot points evaporate into thin air, and characters who are studied closely are left behind and never mentioned again. Even while taking notes, the story became difficult to follow" "Despite its technical prowess and stunning visuals, The Medium is a drag"
I love the camera angles so far, on a good T.V with HDR10 it looks great. Her character animation is a bit to stiff but the environments look excellent.
I don't think the word Innovative should be used here, I'm playing it and enjoying it for the most part. the dual reality is just a glorified split screen design, they said it couldn't be done without a ssd and yet here it sits on a pc with HDD and here it sits on a series S at 4 TFlops. So their claims about needing the power of the series X was also just marketing.
I think it's pretty decent, I'd personally give it a 7.5. haven't finished it yet
The only flaw this game has is making you all believe this was a AAA game. Bad on the marketing team for doing such a good job
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