by Greg Miller US, May 11, 2009 - In December, I played Infamous for the first time. In my preview, I said that it was awesome and that I'd stake my reputation on the fact that the final product was going to be awesome as well.
What do you ladies and gents think it will score? I am guessing: IGN- 9.2 1UP- B+ GT- 90 Gamespot- 85 Eurogamer- 8
Well OPM Belgium scored it 8.3 I think,so im not sure what's going to happen. Although im sure IGN's will be fairly high.
IGN- 9.6 1UP- A-/A+ GT- 93 Gamespot- 75 Eurogamer- 9
Hahaha.. I'm start it to think it too ^^ Anyway, I'm buy it no matter what =P
Infamous will get 8.9 from IGN. the -.1 is for being exclusive.
Edge giving it a 7? That would be pretty high for them.
OPM UK- 9 Gramepro sweden- 87 scores so far. I predict a Meta similar to Uncharted's, and we all know Uncharted is AAA stuff
But I have fairly high hopes for it's review scores(though I don't value much besides IGN nowadays) IGN- 9.5 1UP- B+ GT- 87 Gamespot- 85 Eurogamer- 83 Edge- 91 or 60 Meta- 89 Not sure but for some reason I think this might meet Edge's demands that it isn't the same old thing, so they will rate it highly. They rape anything that is following a trend. Although on the other side of the coin this game reminds me of spiderman 2(which was one of my favourite games ever!) which the gave a 60, so they might do that again.
Edge = 5 ("Too good to be a PS3 game"). Eurogamer = 7 ("We didn't get money from Sony") GameSpot = 7.9 ("Too much variety") 1up = B+ ("A great addition to the genre but it has some (unnamed) flaws that limit it from reaching its true potential"). IGN might give it a very high score, perhaps as high as 9.5 considering all the hype they've been putting it. But I'm not sure if it'll be a honest score anyway. X-play will give it 4 stars if it's reviewed by Morgan Webb, or 5 stars if it's Adam Sessler. Gamepro and Gameinformer may be somewhere around a 9. They're not pro-anything, but they didn't get as excited as IGN so they may be the most neutral.
The only prediction I'm willing to venture a guess for is Game Informer. And I'm guessing somewhere in the 8 to 8.75 range from them. When is the last time they gave a PS3 exclusive a 9 or higher? It's been a while, since LittleBigPlanet I think. They were one of the few major mainstream North American publications (perhaps the only one?) that didn't give Killzone 2 at least a 9. I think they'll continue that trend.
I believe that score was unofficial, which is why the article was unapproved here.
he gave uncharted a 9.0. Shows he's not afraid to give a new IP AAA if it deserves it. Edge will slam it for not letting you wear a cape or change your clothes. 1UP will give it an A if anyone but Garnet Lee reviews. Garnett has this whole thing about trying to make every increment of the grading system matter (see Patapon 2 and an A- for a game he loves).
With the way ign have been bragging about inFAMOUS i have a feeling they will score it atleast a 9/10. Unless they decide to pull an Uncharted on us lol. They have a tendancy to hype games then sh!t on them when it comes to the reviews.
edge have already given a negative preview, so its a 5 or 6 but for sure it will score lower than lips and in the movies, i wouldn't wipe my ass with edge magazine as nice as the paper might be.
That reminds me, I gotta got catch Podcast Beyond.
An article about a review ? Jes*s did we really have sunk that low? Maybe i should write an article about tomorrow i am gonna get out of bed and go to work. Have lunch at 1 and a meeting at 3. Then ill come home after driving through the freaking Vancouver downtown traffic and have dinner and then ...... Yeah .. real interesting.
I'm predicting overall mid 8's. I'll be paying attention to my favorite magazine Game Informer. They're the best.
IGN- 9.4 1UP- A- GT- 91 Gamespot- 80 Eurogamer- 85 Edge - 93 I think Edge will go high because the game is just different enough to set it apart and doesn't have huge amounts of hype behind it.
To know that no matter what score these buffoons give it, the game is a blast and is still a day one purchase for me.
have posted the time of day that it would be uploaded. The only thing that sucks is that it won't get a 10/10 No game gets a 10/10 anymore, there are just too many things to fault it points for, people even make up bogus points if they really can't find something wrong with a game. even though this dude is gushing over it we know it won't get above a 9.5 because there's something he called one game on some time ago and if this one has a similar problem it can't be perfect. This doesn't just go for this review but for all reviews. Game play/immersion in to the game and how fun it is should be above all else. After all, that's what we buy them for, entertainment...
clearly u haven't read one of gregs preview of this game
I'm still going to buy it(hopefully day one) because it's a great game: if you get the chance to play it, reviews don't count; if you don't play it, then a review (and opinion of people who did play it) does count.
It will be your normal score minus a 5 point reduction for being a PS3 exclusive.
IGN will score it high. They've been fair recently. inFamous will get better reviews than Prototype, but more people will buy Prototype on day 1. Then, inFamous will outsell it throughout their lifetimes...because it's a better product. That's just how these things work.
Guess we'll be there to verify that in 2013. But wait, when exactly does it's lifetime END?
I was thinking same, but we'll get to see just how powerful the Uncharted franchise is with PS3 owners. More people will buy it day I think...
i bought uncharted last month.............
I meant during the periods where they're still selling in large quantities... Let's give it a year.
im actually thinking prototype might not even sell that well.
I think... I don't care what anyone scores it, I'm picking it up. I mean, after Eurogamer got caught out for their BS, well, IDK why anyone puts ANY stock into review SCORES.
I know Gamespot and Gametrailers got caught with their crap, and that Edge has a huge Ego like most of the no name hipsters out there, but I don't know if Eurogamer has been caught redhanded. That's not to say that they don't have questionable practices, but so far it's not that obvious.
But maybe I'm wrong and we get to hear of more scandals:)
Indeed I'm referring to the Darkfall incident. Pretty big BS if you ask me.
The review is being posted 2 weeks early - means it's going to be a very good score. 9+
"Want even more good news? Not only will you get the written review of Sucker Punch's latest title tomorrow, but you'll also get a video review, superpower montage movie, screens, a handful of videos and some Masterbit love for Insiders." Just seeing that they are showing off extra stuff and doing it in blow fashion means the game must be 9 to 9+ rating. After playing the demo I really wouldn't care what the rating is since I was completely blown away. If you have $5 put down a pre-order and you will see what I mean.
Having announcements for Reviews. IGN = Kings of Flamebait Although im glad to see that they found a PS3 game they REALLY like. Day 1 buy for Me
no that would be blogs like the Hippopgamer and others like him.
I can feel the excitement from his words on that pre-review announcement. It felt like he wanted to let people know he was right when he said the game was awesome. We never know though. Maybe he rapes the game.
well..I'm sure he was always right about his own opinion. what's really gonna matter is what others perceive the game as.
9.5 is the highest score out side of mgs4 is the highest score a ps3 exclusive has gotten so it think between 9.0-9.5
2 games I believe. LittleBigPlanet(love it) and R2. There may be others, but I am unaware.
inFamous > (360 09 lineup)
Have you played inFAMOUS? I know you're just a leper in the leper zone but if you played the demo you would know what a stupid and wrong statement that is.
if he's a leper, what exactly are you? a saint? /sarcasm
I have the demo.... and guess what. His statement is wrong. One game cannot beat an entire lineup, but i will say that ill be buying this game day 1. The demo was freaking GREAT!!
I haven't got the chance to play the inFamous demo yet, but I have heard awesome things about it. I can't wait to find out more about what will be available on the 360 this year. The stuff that has been announced so far doesn't get me too excited (Halo ODST, etc.) Although they might not be coming out this year I can't wait to find out more about Mass Effect 2 and Splinter Cell Conviction.
what is the 360 09 lineup??? gaylo warz and gaylo download.. both suck so, yeah, what you said is true. and i would even go futher: 50 cent blood on the sand > (360 09 lineup)
You can't say that because it's a multi-plat that is part of the lineup.
"Have you played inFAMOUS?" Sometimes, things are so clear, you dont have to have played the final product to know what a Triple AAA topper a game is. Infamous is such a game. And yes, its bigger than the entire line up of 360 flops in 2009. YOU HAVE NO GAMES!!! HAHAHA
Prediction: 88% meta.
Prototype prediction: 78% meta
Protoype prediction: FLOP
Nah prototype will probably get mid 80's
I don't think Prototype will flop, but I do predict that inFamous will get the better reviews all around. In the end though, I don't care about reviews or sales. Try both games out and if you like them, keep playing 'em.
yes one game beat the entire line up of 360fixme...its killzone 2. my Prediction of review of ign is 9.2
88% meta is my prediction.
that seems about possible, id buy it if it were 60, even though that seems impossible, infamous seems like art with pure hard work put into it.
If inFAMOUS doesnt score 9+ in meta something is really rotten in the game journalism. Well, Edge giving the mediocre, at best, FEAR2 a better score than KZ2 and gamestyle scoring KZ2 6/10 just to down KZ2's meta score to 91 are already very bad signs. Its clear that IGN will give infamous 9+. I hope others follow suit, but then this is a ps3 exclusive, so a discount applies.
why not say, this game will be freaking amazing! You don't hear people saying I think the next Batman movie will be 86% on metacritic.com lol. Who really cares what jaded critics think of video games?
i say IGN gives it a 9.5 at least. :)
The most i go to are in amazon because the people posting reviews rarely have the fanboy agenda. From web sites one can erase the number as is pretty meaningless. Although IGN has been fair, one should read the review. What areas excel, which needs work, what sucks etc. Sometimes i read reviews in ign and while they give good reasons for the positives and negatives, it comes down to preference. inFamous is getting plenty of love, expect high scores and very possible a game that matches the critical claim. Im on the fence, once i play the demo i will have a better position.
I wouldn't get too excited. I predict something from 8.8 to 9.3 If the game gets more than 9.3, then it's really a piece.
I disagreed because I don't believe a game has to get a 9.3 to be a great game. Some of the best games IMO score below 9. Uncharted is an excellent game that got scored 88 meta and a 9.1 by IGN. And the number of games for each console that scored above 9.3 is very slim. 360-7 PS3-6 and only 14 for the PC.
Uncharted was way underrated by IGN. It's my second favorite game for PS3. I'd give it a 9.5, at least.
Uncharted was way underrated by everyone. People were afraid to give a new IP, a Sony IP, a score above 90. Hopefully Uncharted2 will blow everyone away.
I was right. They gave it 9.2
because i tried the demo and i pre-ordered the game .