The March 2010 G.I. review scores include Heavy Rain, Final Fantasy XIII, Bioshock 2, No More Heroes 2, Mass Effect 2, and much more.
There's a bunch of great scores there for games like Heavy Rain, Mass Effect 2, Final Fantasy XIII, NMH2, and Bioshock 2.
Yeah, glad that they received some great scores. Feel a bit bad for the people who made AvP for it to get a score down in the 5s. I'll probably still end up renting it though to see how it is, since it was taking for to long in the multiplayer demo for me to even get one match in :/.
the amount of top tier games in this magazine is win, great scores for heavy Rain, FFXIII and Bioshock, will buy them all.... and God of war III. Then I'll get an old dog and start asking for money in front of my supermarket
Don't forget about BFBC2.
nothing on that list interest me except AVP hehe. i will prob be the only one here thats buying AVP and nothing else on that list. avrage game developers need avrage people like me that get a lot of fun out of avrage games. lets face it though, AVP is something new and fresh compared to bfbc2 and bioshock2 (heavy rain is new but not for me) looking foward to Metro2033 too, nothing new, i just like thoes type of games. looks good, like KZ2.
"Aliens vs. Predator (Multi) – 5.75" "Dante’s Inferno (PS3/360) – 7 / 6.75" Dang. I was looking forward to these two, but it's not looking very good for these titles.
Why does Heavy Rain have 2 scores (9.5/8.5)?
If I recall Gameinformer sometimes has a secondary opinion piece. Whereas the first score is like first few glimpses of a game, then after progressing further into the game they place a different score which is dependent on the latter part of the game. Not entirely sure, but I think it's something similar to that.
Dark tower. Game informer gives 1 main review then has a second opinion. A second small review(From a different person) for all "big" games. the 9.5 is the Main review and the one that will "count" as it were. Usually DS games and stuff like that don't get second opinions. Some DL only games and other stuff. I think they try and have all "hyped"... games have second opinions though.
GI does second opinion on some games (used to be just about all of them). The first score is the initial review score.
Yeah, BFBC2 may get some great scores, but I still don't think that will help it to compete with CODMW. I have that on pre-order, rethinking my pre-order of Dante's Inferno after having read a few reviews.
Your not alone
Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth (DS) – 7.5 Aliens vs. Predator (Multi) – 5.75 Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (Multi) – 9.5 / 9.5 Bioshock 2 (Multi) – 8.25 Blood Bowl (360) – 7.75 Dante’s Inferno (PS3/360) – 7 / 6.75 Divinity 2: Ego Draconis (PC) – 7 Final Fantasy XIII (PS3) – 9.25 Heavy Rain (PS3) – 9.5 / 8.5 Lunar: Silver Star Harmony (PSP) – 8 Mass Effect 2 (360) – 9.75 / 9.75 No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle (Wii) – 8.5 Puzzle Chronicles (DS/PSP) – 7 Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey (DS) – 8.75 Tropico 3 (360) – 8.75 White Knight Chronicles (PS3) – 7.25
I didn't care if Heavy Rain got a 2 or 9 out of 10 after playing the demo its a definite must buy :-)
Just finished the demo for Heavy Rain and I wasnt pulled in by it. The graphics are really choppy and there is tearing in parts, I dont know how anyone can compare the graphics to Uncharted 2. 9.25 for FFXIII < 9.5 for Heavy Rain. That worries me!
Seriously, Heavy Rain looks amazing....get over it. Uncharted 2 looks amazing too. So, does GOWIII. If you can`t understand how people compare it graphically, your blind.
the multiplayer is awesome, PSN: StreetVeteran
... heavy rain is cool but I don't like the controls. I enjoyed FF XIII import so thats' fine ... going to have to wait to play the others. I find the controls in Heavy Rain to be old school and cumbersome - they could have done it a different way. Nevertheless, the game is interesting though.
The old controllers didn't have that many imputs :-) My wife played the demo today and immediately declared the controls ridiculous... Then she really got into it and was upset when the demo ended :-)
Day one for me...
9.5, and 9.75 are good scores
Tropico 3- 8.75? :O higher than bioshock 2? :O
What the heck is Tropico 3? Edit: nevermind...looking at footage now. I wonder why Bioshock 2 only got one review were Heavy rain and the rest got 2?
They typically try to have two for all, but rarely can do it. In the case of certain games they are able to get it and it's usually for high profile games that are hot topics in the community.
Hahaha tropico 360 port got higher than Bioshock 2 says it all really. Especially considering how hard it is to control a strategy game on a console.
Great score for FFXIII and Strange Journey! Any word on what GI said about FFXIII and Strange Journey?
I don't have the issue in my hand, but from what I've heard, Game Informer did not review the 360 version of Final Fantasy XIII (yes, I'm being serious).
JP version? don't have their hands on the 360 version or it's noticeably different, so it deserves a separate review?
Haha bots, don't get too butthurt. 9.5 for Heavy rain but 2nd opinion got a 8.5 which is still great. Better than Bioshock 2, 8.25??? I know that you can't compare but it just shows that Heavy rain is no flop.
Bad Company 2 and Heavy Rain are the highest scores of the month! Even higher than FFXIII. L0L
bots got owned again.. heavy rain in meta the score is around 95.. http://www.metacritic.com/g... the arguments of flops of exclusives is no longer valid ;)
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how about Mass Effect 2?
Lol I understand that Heavy Rain might actually be a great experience, but who on earth puts up Metacritic for a game with only 4 review scores... "Four people like this game. Therefore, it is now the second highest rated PS3 exclusive that is tied with LBP."
Heavy Buttons scores 8.5???? heheheheheehehheheeh 3rd Flop for sony Mass effect 2 >>> All Buttons
2nd opinion dumbass, it got a 9.5.
Heavy Buttons? how the hell is that clever. i know the joke your trying to make but all games use buttons(well except flower). has anyone considered the fact that there's actual crime investigation sequences in this game added on to the QTE...ffs so i guess if Alan Wake gets one single 8.5 that means its a flop...
Heavy Buttons? no story, no analog stick, ohh yeah that's Guitar Hero, HAHAHA!
An 8.5 is a flop? Don't you have a rock to crawl and die under? You're a TROLL. Get the hell out before you get smacked with my Wiimote and PS3 controller.
for good games
I hate gameinformer.... LETS RATE THE MULTIPLAYER BETAS!!! what does the multiplayer beta really show about a game? just look at MAG... which was better, beta, or retail? Hmmmm.... But good for Heavy Rain... suprised about bioshock 2's score, should be higher. Pleased that Final Fantasy XIII got a high score. It deserves it No more heroes should be higher as well.
Bioshock scored a little lower than I expected from them. Good to see Battlefield Bad Company 2 got a really good score.
Can't wait to read it and find out why. Bioshock 2 looks really good. The MP to me looks meh but maybe they just didn't add enough new to it... Or maybe it's short. Can't wait to find out. still though above an 8 probably still means good. Maybe it's a "For fans" or something reasoning... BFBC I'm still on the fence about. The hit detection and control really kills me. I played the first BC for a month or so and just couldn't keep playing... Not to compare to MW2 but that game really does have great hit detection... If BFBC2 had that it would be day 1 for me... Still a wait and see. Thats a lot of money for "Maybe"
where is Bioshock 2's review? (for PS3)
Assuming it's the same.
Yeah, that was my bad, changed it to multi now. Pretty sure that the score applies for the PS3/PC versions as well.
Mass Effect 2 is the highest rated in that list.
Yup and Heavy Rain's the highest rated exclusive :D
@onlyonN4G and AvP is the highest game featuring Aliens & Predators! lets see what other dumb sh1t i can come up with just like you did there. White Knight Chronicles is the LOWEST rated exclusive... blah blah blah... Mass Effect 2 deserves that score, but not your stealth troll comment.
haha OnlyOnN4G can you see ownage like that.. +1 ramonV
So Mass Effect 2 got a 9.75 eh? Congratulations! However, if I recall correctly, Game Informer gave Uncharted 2 a PERFECT 10! Just stating the facts here. :D
Explain to me the difference of a 9.5 and a 9.75 game. I'll wait.
lol @ murderdolls that's funny. People take review scores too seriously nowadays. I wonder why AVP scored so low?
Murderdolls-it's.25 better, surely, no? Seriously, unless sites all start using the same scale to judge by and USE the FULL range from 1 to 10 with 5 and 6 being the most average(rather than the 7's most of hem use as a cop out)we might as well stop looking at them and the sites stop printing them as they're getting totally meaningless. It's a hard enough thing to review fairly without the added pain of giving out a score which inevitably means incomparable games get compared-and how many times have we read a review and then felt the scre bore zero relationship to the words? I know the industry takes it's metascores pretty seriously but reviews as a reliable tool for gamers wanting to pick out good games is virtually redundant-esp in the score department which only serves to make, sometimes, good reviews seem bad or worse than they are. I have a select few reviewers who I know to have similar tastes to myself that I take seriously and that serves me really well but it's something that takes time and not something you should have to do at all if I'm honest. We shouldn't have to put up with games getting perfect scores while games getting as high as a 7 can be pants. And what if you aren't very savvy about the sites you get your reviews from? You're screwed-and trial and error when buying games can be a killer to the pocket.Change neded, imo.
360 games can only dream of such budget, gears 2 was only 12 million, GT5 60 million, gow 3 40 million.
That's not a good thing, considering the sales of PS3 exclusives are lower than that of Xbox 360 exclusives. Buy y'know...
That nothing to bragging about pal.
sony are commited to investing heavily into GAMES! you know the reason we all bought consoles! ill add killzone 2 40 million! But they also get a kick ass game engine, that they can use in future games, that will only get better and better! You see MS would rather spend the money on advertising! to make you THINK you have kick ass games! remember fake halo adverts that use no in-game graphics! pfft, oh and 50 million on dlc, to make you THINK you have exclusive content! now THAT my friend is something to not brag about lol.
representative of gameplay! ha ha ha, if the game looked so good and was so definative, why didnt they show the game engine? you say 360 exclusives sell more? erm hasnt GT5P sold more than forza 2 and 3 put together? and when there are so many TRUE exclusives ofcourse they are going to be more spread out! before me2 (timed exclusive lol) what was your best game? forza 3? already showed how pathetic that was! and it didnt sell great! and before that? gears 2, like a year before it or something? come on lads use your brains! your being had by MS! bend over now wont you?
I got a next gen console for better graphics to wow me. Only the PS3 is doing that not the 360.
Wow you took my comment and just spun it the completely wrong way. I have 17 disagrees, when it's true. I prefer my PS3 over my Xbox 360, but you 'bots' and 'droids' need to accept that the other console is just as good as your favourite. No better, no worse.
Some games have 2 reviews.....what does that mean?
some games have a second opinion review in GI. I’m guessing that they didn’t do that for FFXIII because it’s a longer game.
FFXIII IS GOOD! YES!!!!!!!!!! Now officially excited again!
FFXIII is a really good game. I bought the import when it was first released. I put about 15 hours into it before stopping. Only reason I stopped was because I don't know any japanese and the story seemed THAT good that I didn't wanna spoil anything else for myself. I'm really looking forward to the NA release.
It doesn't matter what scores they give because they're a f**king joke.
While I might agree with you that I don't share their exact ratings to the letter, I will assure you that GAME INFORMER giving a game a 5 can make a lot of these developers scared that their game will tank. I personally rated White Knight a 7.75 or an 8, which they were somewhat close in doing. I figured Final Fantasy would rate higher, as it did. I've been gaming since I could hold an NES controller and hope to for years to come. Please, though, be fair to fellow gamers that may like games other than what you are interested in. I vow to be less closed-minded myself.
Im gonna buy Heavy Rain day 1!!!
Same here, just played the demo!
me too. i looooooooved the demo.