IGN writes: "Shadow Complex provides a fresh twist on classic side-scroller action by delivering an original single-player adventure that unfolds across a range of non-linear levels."
Nice, AAA game confirmed.
Wow. Websites are really soft on xbox exclusive reviews. "GLITHY" and "AI Problems" and still it gets a 9.4? Did they mention a VERY VERY Short game? Listen...I think it looks fun and all, but a 9.4? Sorry Highly unlikely. Just like Gears of war was rated so high, yet the online is horrendous? I mean come on people, at least recognize major issues with a game. bleh
the game can take up to 15hours to be fully completed. What else would you want from a XBLA game? 2Bubbles eh? Clearly a PS3 fan really angry at this review. edit: Fat princess suffers online issues to and IGN gave the game 9/10 stop crying already .
I'm just calling it as I see it buddy. Say whatever you want. Its known that websites skew reviews to entice their readers. I just think "Glitches" and "Ai problems" and short gameplay are worth more then .6 off the score. Sorry but thats the truth.
It was completed that fast on a speed run. Get over the fact that it's a good game.
If you read the written review theres so many positive things about the game so how can you sit there having NEVER PLAYED the game tell a guy who HAS PLAYED the game that he's wrong, either way its a great score but given this quote some might say he should of scored it a little higher: "Shadow Complex suffers from a few glitches and could have used a bit more development time, but that doesn't stop it from being one of the best games released in 2009 on ANY platform." -lol, obviously the game is not perfect, its his job to point out any flaws he may find, however the question becomes HOW MUCH do those flaws impact the game over all, reviewing is not a science so at the end of the day if the "reviewer" thinks its one of the best games on any platform in 2009, then why wouldn't he score it as such? JOY
Or does it seems as though the IGN Xbox Team just wanted to outscore the competition's summer downloadable game? (Fat Princess) Or it could just be a really great game which is more possible, but admittedly doubtful in this age of fanboyism and the console war. I'm not trying to start a debate here so lets let the two games be great together and not get into some stupid debate. I'm just noting an observation of mine.
Good to see a AAA retail rele... oh wait. re: "Or does it seems as though the IGN Xbox Team just wanted to outscore the competition's summer downloadable game? (Fat Princess)" Well.. read the review of this game/ other reviews. Which says it has tons of graphical problems, directly rips off another game(buh buh teh innovation of the cell), and still calls it fun -- so AAA. Now, find me a Ps3 game with these issues, including the most important "BUH BUH LENGTH" -- that gets a pass and DOESN'T affect the score. When you can't, you have your answer :-) I mean a screentear on a ps3 game is a -5pts last time I checked right? But a loading hallway? Get out of here Sony... get outttaa here.
Looks like you've got a great game on your hands there 360 owners. Any game that can be mentioned in the same sentance as Castlevania SOTN and Super Metroid definitely deserves some praise.
Agreed. I find it funny how Socom got so much flak for its networking problems but Gears 2 around the same release got a free pass from the media when the game was virtually as unplayable as Socom. I swear, sometimes Sony just can't win against a one sided gaming industry these days.
The thing is SOCOM is just an online only game unlike Gears where you have a single player. I bought SOCOM on launch date, and I couldn't get passed the title screen. I'm not saying Gears of War 2 deserves a 9.4 or not, but you can clearly see why SOCOM got so much flak. They couldn't play the game.
Homicide, I see what you're saying but the majority of the Gears 2 publicity came from its popular multiplayer offering that everybody went wild for. And in the reviews, none of the media outlets mentioned any issues with the online portion of Gears 2. As an overall package, of course Gears 2 edges out most games thus far, but don't tell me for one second that Gears of War doesn't share the very same issues Socom was plagued with during release. BTW I'm in no way making the insinuation that Gears is a bad game or franchise by any stretch of the word.
LiQuiFiedArt seems to forget that this is a 15$ Live arcade game. I'll call it as I see it bud, game looks great, its getting great reviews, and it seems to be well worth the 15$ imho. Also, the tinfoil hat wearing Schizos need to relax on the (everyone is out to get Sony crap) its getting very very old... And Killjoy, if you are comparing Socoms, broken retail release to Gears 2, you are way off man, gears had its online problems, but nothing even comes close compared to what I faced with Soccom confrontation.
Every review I've read yet has given the game between 9 and 10 out of 10. And i mean 5-6 different sites. Could it be that the reviewers actually like the game? Or did Microsoft buy every review from every site that has played it.
Jesus Liquifiedart, gotta relax with those fanboy roids you've been popping lately. It won't just make you prone to spouting aggressive, irrelevant nonsense on articles where you're not wanted, but it will also make your penis shrink. The main character seems like a bit of a Nathan Drake. SC looks pretty awesome to me - and I hadn't even heard of it before this. Very clean graphics and appparently some fun gameplay. Real shame it isn't on PS3.
Looks great. Gonna get it :)
SHadow Complex is better than the Oveweight lady. 9.4/10 from IGN. but but XBL games suck. Eff outta hea
SCORE IS 9.4/10 Shadow Complex Trials HD Splosion Man all scored above 8/10 in Every Review. Great XBLA games indeed. I'd like to see more. eh eh eh>>>> Perfect Dark soon :)
I cant wait to get this one, i think im going to pass on Trials HD though, but Splosion man is a definite buy!!
I'd run home, hook it up, and download all 3 of those games. They all look hella fun.
I am playing and Loving this game.. Deserves every bit of that score..
You got it early? /jealous Enjoy!
Game looks fun for sure. Metroid style FTW, and the 3D graphics with the 2D plane look great.
This game is really getting good scores and looks to be fun.
Spin baby SPIN!
XBLA is unparalleled.
I was hoping some clown would respond with those words. Thanks for the laugh.
Its August. 3 months of xbox live to play metroid complex ? NES didnt have glitches like this. Its true, IGN & others are being Soft or they are really starved for a xbox 360 only game. what did you expect from epic? next week they will be calling metroid complex the originator of 2D IN a 3D space. Give me $ 15 dollars & i'll buy ODD WORLD Abes odessy or even Flash Back. see you guys later when ya beat the game in 4 hours. the non AAA streak has been broken, just in time before memberships to live is up. HAPPY SUMMER!
You seem like a butthurt PS3 fanboy to me. Soft review?! At least the review is consistent with other reviews of the game. Not like IGN's inflated review of Fat Princess. The metacritic for that game proves as much.
watch & learn. you xbutts were worried huh? dont worry about the reviews foolish ones. worry about rrod and that bored feeling you get when you try to play metroid complex for the 2nd time. the graphix suck, ign said it could have used more dev time and the textures were whack. stupid a.i. as usual for a epic game. clipping and fading into the scenery, cool? not really. AND... the dam game is short! pa lease! i speak for all droids when i say WE DONT GIVE A F F F F F F FCKabout metroid identity complex.
if you don't give a "ffffck" why are you here leaving a comment? Are you bored playing the latest SOCOM game that scored a 4.5 from ign? Shadow Complex is the best reviewed downloadable title this year on any system. Go cry about it.
You created it a whole year ago and wait until now to troll with it? http://www.n4g.com/up/50162... Joined N4G 364 days 21 hours ago View 100 Be a man and fess up (it's not like anyone will do anything to you since hundreds of people get away with it and it's obvious which are doing it). How many accounts do you have on N4G? How do you guys with multiple accounts keep track of all your user names, emails and passwords? I can't believe people go through all that trouble just to stir up nonsense on the internet. Sad.
I'm not trolling, I'm responding to an idiot who is ignored by 30 users. How am I trolling by pointing out Shadow Complex as the best downloadable game of the year? As for multiple accounts I usuaully stay away from N4g because it's full of childish fanboys who use terms like xbutts and [email protected]
I knew you wouldn't man up.
You sony fanboys are sad, ya? Are you still waiting for games?
Waiting For Games? lolz
No, they waiting for money to buy the games.
Ok.. ok.. so let me get this right.. to PS3 fans, most sites/media is biased and against Sony, except for IGN when they review PS3 games. Which to PS3 fans is because the PS3 game deserves the high marks, but when it comes to Xbox 360 games, IGN is always soft towards 360 reviews. Just trying to remember all these special rules that PS3 fans use.
only site i hear bias about is edge
...and Eurogamer (whenever they don't give PS3 games a high score), and Gamespot (whenever they don't give PS3 games a high score), and 1UP (whenever they don't give PS3 games a high score), and Giant Bomb (whenever they don't give PS3 games a high score), and APPARENTLY IGN.com (whenever they don't give PS3 games a high score). There aren't really a lot of rules Testerg it's just one: give PS games high scores, otherwise you've been paid by MS, it's that simple! BTW, I think this game looks boring as hell, just as I think LBP is boring as hell, but I can at least admit that they both deserve good scores (and no you idiots, I'm not comparing the two games).
Wow who cares if its a metroid rip-off? Metroid is my favorite Nintendo franchise and Super Metroid was one of the best games of all time. I'll say that this game doesnt capture the atmosphere of Metroid Prime and the art style doesnt blow away as a Metroid does, but for a download this game looks absolutely slick. I want this to become an XBLA franchise like Pixel Junk.
It's so hard for Konami to make a next gen Castlevania look and play like this?... Btw the game looks great as the gameplay, too bad i don't have a 360... :(
I don't care what any fanboy says, but this game looks good, pity my 360 RROD last year or else I would be all over this game, hope it comes over to the PS3 at a later time and out of beta ;p
Your stealth trolling is....obvious.
I think the score is deserving due to the fact that all the best parts of Metroid and Bionic Commando have made it into the game, plus it has managed to add in its own flavor for a breathe of fresh air. To be honest my 360 has not even been turned on in months and this game is going to bring new life into an aging console. And to all the Playstation fans in the room, my question is why? I too am a fan of the PS3, but you guys are not adding anything positive to the room. Is it not true that there are plenty of games on each side to play? Why come into a room of Xbox gamers just to start an argument, like it is going to bring the game to your system anyway, over games they have if you have games that they don't have also? Here is the solution. Go to your local Electronics Store and purchase whatever system there is that you don't have and enjoy gaming instead of arguing. All this debating is childish and overall it shows why there are some that do not take gaming seriously. If you are an adult, why debate in these adolescent affairs when it does not change the reality of the matter at hand? Shadow Complex is Awesome!!!!!!!!!! All disagrees are welcomed I know it is hard to hear the truth. Especially when you are a forty year old virgin playing videogames in your mom's basement hoping that she left a sack lunch on the table for you. And it brings you a sense of purpose to win a debate with a 16 year old that is further along than you in life since he does have a job at the local car wash and can buy his own videogames.
Epic I hope you start working for the PS3 real soon.Because I would love to play GOW3 on the PS3.I knew this will not happen but epic could use the CE3 because from the demo.Developers is going to be happy that means no more multiplatform problems in the future.
I love it, it`s getting amazing scores. The ps3 fans have nothing to say. Nice and quiet in the shadow complex articles! LOL.
Its a 2 hour arcade/side scroller..whats there to brag about..
That makes it twice as long as Heavenly Sword. Or MGS4 if you count the actual gameplay. All thanks to the power of Blu-Ray.
You never played non and your assuming this from info from your retarded xbots?
And I`m guessing you`ve played shadow complex? No? Idiot, you`re an idiot.
This one is going to be huge.
It's already making a big splash amongst reviewers.....so yeah...I agree.
there you go something to brag about xbox fans cuz that's all the exclusive games your gonna get lmao heheheheh
What?...so I am not going to get to play Halo 3 ODST, Forza 3 and Left 4 Dead 2 in a couple of months like I was planning to...thanks for telling me.../Sarcasm.
Funny since it's actually the other way around. The PS3 only has Unsharted 2 this holiday. Tomb Raider with a homoerotic twist. Not my cup of tea.
they are getting ratchet and clank 25 which looks like the last ratchet game released for ps3. they also are getting a game that was played over a year ago by xbox gamers, that ninja gaiden sigma game. like i have said, the only game ps3 has til NEXT YEAR is uncharted 2. lets see what is playable the rest of THIS YEAR ON 360: SECTION 8 halo odst shadow complex forza 3 left for dead 2 and i do feel the need to add in the fact that 360 99.9% of the time gets the best versions of multiplats. poor droids. bubbles soda dude, i see the sony fanqueers been attacking you like they have done mine. oh and for the record hypocritical droids of n4g, i own a ps3 as well. i don't wanna be a "ultimolu" and talk sh1t about something i don't own or have never owned as in the amazon woman's case. speaking on that. to brutally honest and to ultimolu, you talk about multi accts. ultimolu talks about it a lot. the fact is, she has multiple names. here she is on here talking sh1t to someone about it found under the psn maintainance article open zone- ultimolu - 5 hours ago PM Track Ignore 1.6 - Yeah, missing that part where there's maintenance. Another dumbass 360 fanbrat with a multiple account. ultimolu juuken ladydeathstrike- all of these are her accounts. multiple is 1 or more, she has atleast 3. funny shes hypocritical as hell about this rule. she has clearly broke this "rule" on n4g for quite sometime. if i know you better brutally i'd bet that is a different name for you as well. my question to you and to her- WHY THE FUK DO YOU GUYS B1TCH WHEN OTHER USERS DO WHAT YOU DO??? you think because n4g is droid heaven that YOU can get away with it but nonone else can. this leads me to my last true statement- the n4g moderators need to quit being so much of a bunch of droids themselves for once and do their job, which is to MODERATE. n4g has went to hell with users like ultimolu. sad thing is mods allow/ like idiots like "her"
Soda, that`s where you are wrong. They not only get a 6th ratchet game, with shiny graphics (I guess shiny graphics are good all of a sudden), but they get a pg-13 version of an old rehashed 360 game, that was apparently a DMC4 wannabe (which was a stolen from the ps3) according to the droids.
Compared to ODST, Forza 3 and L4D2 I don't count those PS3 titles as games.
there should be none of that in a freaking 2D game with 3d enviroments. especially with far superior technology from past games that used the same concepts. and especially when you are a dev who is supposed to know every inch of the x360 hardware. XBLA needs to come up with more original titles and stop remakeing old games with hd and stop takeing old pc games.
Looks like Contra + mass effect + Nathan drake. I MIGHT get it, if my 360 isn't sold by the 1st.
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