CGReviews: An inFAMOUS Review

CGReviews writes:

"Every game that contains a massive world to explore must also have a hook. The last four installments of Grand Theft Auto hooked their fans by making the city fun to blow up, tear through and...well...rule. Assassin's Creed's hook was the ability to climb over everything--every nook, cranny and ledge could be scaled.

So, what happens when you combine the destructive sense of power of Grand Theft Auto with the scalable environments of Assassin's Creed? Well, you get to run around in the greatest sandbox of all time. But the fun and games stops there."


Site has retracted review at the request of Sony! Holy cow.

2nd Update: Site has reposted a "snapshot", with the full written review due on the game's release date.

3rd Update: Site pulled review again.

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DragonWarrior465343814d ago

You guys are as twisted as the author of this article is. Everyone, including the n4g guys said the demo alone is one of the best games they have ever played, and that was just the demo. So many people are going to try to wreck this game simply because its a Sony exclusive and because they want prototype to be better. But hey, it was expected. I bet he didn't even get the full version and probably only played the demo. The demo is a 9.5 in my book.

Pennywise3814d ago

Read his last remark before the score:

I am rating this game based on its a sandbox game: 8.7/10.

If you dont like Sandbox games, why review?

inveni03814d ago

I think he rated it better because it is a sandbox game, and that he's forgiving the lack of polish.

gatormatt803814d ago

why does inveni0 always agree with the writer from cgreviews??? Because he wrote it. Look at his profile and all of his comments.

DMason3813d ago

Conspiracy theorist? I think so. Look, I want this game to be great just like the next guy, but when you go around spouting off crap like this, it makes gamers as a whole look ignorant and stupid. First off, 8.7 is a great score. Just because it doesn't score perfect, doesn't mean that someone is trying to sabotage this game.

I really wish the people that think journalists are getting paid to lower their review score would just stop. Play the game yourself, don't rely on what they say. It's nice to gauge whether a game is worth the play by the review scores, but don't solely make up your mind on perfect scores.

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Sangria3814d ago

Considering that inFamous is a sandbox game, lack of polish is a typical feature of sandbox games and as inFamous doesn't benefit of the GTA's hype, i doubt it will gather many perfect scores, but it's definitely a good game.

aldesko3814d ago

Yeah, infamous 2 will automatically get at least 5 points higher even if it's exactly the same.

Sangria3814d ago

I don't see your point and it's a bit early to talk about an inFamous 2 whereas the first is not released yet.

aldesko3814d ago

My point is new IPs are usually held to a tougher standard than sequels. Look at GTA4.. it got a 10 in graphics from IGN iirc, while this got an 8.5.

Sheikh Yerbouti3813d ago

Reserve judgment for when the game is released. Or find a more authoritative review. Sony has not sent said site a copy of the game. So it seems sort of suspect, even though most open world games take hits in graphical quality. Still, it is likely only the demo.

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TheHater3814d ago (Edited 3814d ago )

Did the reviewer played the same game I played? I was able to climb trees in the park. I am not sure if this reviewer even played the game base on that little statement.

Edit: Why the disagree? So you telling me I can't climb trees in the game when I clearly can and I did? Hell some of the blue shards are on tress and you have to climb them to get it.

himdeel3814d ago (Edited 3814d ago )

...because climbing trees in the demo is as easy as jumping off a building. I don't think he's played a retail build of this game or the demo for that matter.

EDIT: The more I think about it and the more I read his so-called review the less it reads like a review with actual hands on time of the final retail build and the more it reads like a eyes-on preview.

Pennywise3814d ago

lol... I havent played the demo yet, but if this is true this whole review just got owned.

-EvoAnubis-3814d ago (Edited 3814d ago )

Oh, it's VERY true. Like TheHater said, some of the bomb fragments are in the trees and you kinda have to climb them in order to get them. Hell, even in some of the early preview videos it showed Cole hanging onto a tree while fighting some Reapers.

This was a decent review, but I really have trouble taking it seriously when it gets a major fact like this wrong.

DaTruth3814d ago (Edited 3814d ago )

Another review said this too, so maybe they are copying real reviews for hits. Also, they keep neglecting to mention whether they are demo reviews or retail code. judging by the lack of flesh in the story review part, probably are demo reviews and they're trying to pass them off.

FamilyGuy3814d ago

We have real proof of a fake review.

Im glad Sony actually stepped in on this review. It isnt a low score but i was still made to discredit the game.

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XtreemGamer3814d ago

Well... i don't care about these noname site reviews.. What i'm waiting is the IGN review.

joydestroy3814d ago (Edited 3814d ago )

same here. just another hr and a half.
and i think it's funny that people say games like GTAIV or Assassin's Creed are repetitive. every game is repetitive in some way pretty much. CoD4 for example...a FPS, that's also repetitive. go to point A, kill stuff, go to point B, kill stuff, repeat. or an RPG like Fable 2. go do this quest, gain renown/experience points, now go do this quest, gain more renown/experience points...repetitive. someone please name a game that doesn't repeat.

if you're gonna disagree, then name a game. don't be a pansy lol.

LeShin3814d ago

you hit the nail on the head mate! I could never understand people who said Assassins's creed was repetitive but fps's get 'let off'. You walk, shoot, maybe take cover and then rinse and repeat. Same can be said about driving games it doesn't meant it isn't fun. Anyone who doesn't recognise that is pretty foolish.

locos853814d ago

All games do repeat, but the difference is on how fun the game is after you do these repetitious task. I loved Assassin's Creed, but after a while I got tire of gathering intel and sneaking around, so I just fought my way through the last couple of missions.

now lets say COD. You do go from point A to point B and kill stuff. But that is the fun part, killing stuff.

The whole point is for it not to feel repetitious.

joydestroy3814d ago (Edited 3814d ago )

i agree. AC lacked more weapons as well as more ways to kill things i think. they should put a blow gun in the next one, that would be awesome! paralyze someone...drag them off and break their neck...that would be awesome haha.

LeShin3814d ago

Well that's a matter of opinion I guess. I can play Cod4 and Killzone 2 through the single player mode and get some fun from it as killing people is part of driving the story, but I really don't have time to be doing the exact same thing for no reason but to kill real people on online multiplayer over and over again. I'd rather finish the single player missions and move on to another story driven game, but that's just me I guess.

thor3814d ago

The reason Assassin's Creed felt more repetitive than any other game is because every objective was EXACTLY the same. At least in a linear game you progress through the levels and so you get a change of scenery, and a change of enemy types and obstacles as you go through. Sandbox games are more repetitive because effectively they give you everything to do all in one go (traverse the city, shoot at random civilians, blow up stuff) and then the missions are just objectives set within that same city that you've already had a chance to explore.

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