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The latest GamesTM review scores include Heavy Rain, Bioshock 2, Star Trek Online, MAG, Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, and much more.

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Valay3787d ago

Great scores for Heavy Rain and BioShock 2. Right now I wonder if SEGA will ever get Super Monkey Ball back on track. I personally didn't feel that Banana Blitz wasn't any good either.

Obelisk923786d ago

Who cares.

These are opinions man. Probably the reviewers of the two games are different, so what's the point?

Jumping-Jack3786d ago

Fair scores all round really. Although I'd probably put MAG higher, about 8-9 but thats just my opinion.

mjolliffe3786d ago

Heavy Rain's continuing to get critics acclaim :)

KS19853786d ago

Everyone except EDGE magazine.
they gave the game a 7

PrimordialSoupBase3786d ago (Edited 3786d ago )

Their scale is from 1 - 10, not 7 - 10. It's a good score from Edge, stop whining.

kwyjibo3786d ago

7's a good score from Edge.

I think you're using IGN's 8-10 only scale.

KS19853786d ago

hey, anything between 7-10 is good by me. Just saying that all the reviews I've seen so far Edge gave the lowest.

I'm still gonna buy the game, but fist I need money :(

thief3786d ago

"It's a good score from Edge"
ODST got 9

Syronicus3786d ago

Sorry, but Bayonetta is not a 10.

PrimordialSoupBase3786d ago (Edited 3786d ago )

Yeah, and ODST is a good game which can easily be substantiated as a 9. Is that score I would give it? No. Is that the score you'd give it? Apparently Not.

But that doesn't matter.

What does matter is how well the text backs up the number, and if you'd actually read the review rather than spout nonsense in comment threads such as these, you'd see that there's nothing to rail on Edge about since nearly every one of their reviews is sound criticism.

(The only caveat is when it comes to multiplayer, and how royally retarded Modern Warfare 2 is when played in a consumer setting, which unfortunately no magazine takes into account.)

@Syronicus Sorry, but Bayonetta is not a ten to YOU

goflyakite3786d ago

It's annoying when people say that most websites only use the 7-10 scale.

I don't know if you people have ever gone to school but anything below a 50% (5) is a fail. Sometimes even 60%.

Seferoth753786d ago

When I went to school the scale was this. 100-94 a, 93-86 B, 85-77 C, and 76-70 D. 69 and under was a failing grade. Just wanted you to know it's not the same for everyone

jack_burt0n3786d ago

@PrimordialSoupBase

You sound like someone who has never read an issue of edge magazine.

kwyjibo3786d ago

Only, this isn't your elementary school grading scheme, and you do not get a gold sticker.

Look on Metacritic, see how in every other medium (films, music) that the freshhold for a green "good" score is lower than the 75 for games.

That's because too many games publications are still at the "fan" stage. They're not there for critical thought, but for enthusiasm. It's because the medium is still young, and they've not shaken that off yet.

Some other publications have grown up. For everyone else, there's 8/10.

PrimordialSoupBase3786d ago

@jack_burt0n You nor any one of these demented little N4G tards have read Edge magazine. I know this because all you lot ever do is cry about scores and never engage a review on specifics.

weazel3786d ago (Edited 3786d ago )

You counting yourself amongst those 'demented N4G 'tards'? Honestly, you should. Be a man of the people. In any case, Edge magazine, as JackBurton rightly pointed out that you may not have read (pictures easier dude?), is a shockingly pretentious read. The journos generally seem to be the naval gazing sort that populate the first 2 years of an english/media degree course. (The third year being when, as a rule of thumb, they realize that they are not the intellectual hubs of the universe, nor some super-elite cabal of intelligentsia, and grow up.)
The text of the review is, as expected, bollocks of the highest order, with metaphorical comparisons with the Stanislavskiesque demands of motivational direction.
As for crying about the scores, i've long since given up giving a rats ass what digit Edge doles out, as it inevitably in my experience, bears very little relation to reality. To put it another way, they're fuc*ing broken.

PrimordialSoupBase3786d ago

For one, that isn't even remotely the topic at hand, and second, it's a gross over exaggeration of what's largely an even-keeled writing staff. See their Region Specific features, cover stories. The nonsense is usually found in the back editorials, bylined and only hosted by the magazine. Perhaps, a review or two come to mind out of hundreds (ArmA II).

And as for Edge reviews bearing "very little relation to reality", once again that's bearing no relation to YOUR reality. It's not that difficult to understand, but I guess being daft leads to fancying your opinion to be an objective truth, which is utter nonsense.

weazel3786d ago (Edited 3786d ago )

"fancying your opinion to be an objective truth is utter nonsense." (transcribed sorry)
case in point.
All opinion is objective and subjective to a degree, as i've clearly said elsewhere. From a personal perspective, I have always found edge's reviews (Take your point on the articles - they are usually well researched and occasionally interesting) to be one-upmanship circle-jerks. A Personal perspective is pretty much anyone can opine, so it's always going to be slightly loaded.

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Akagi3786d ago

Awesome, good to see S.T.A.L.K.E.R get its credit.

Bravo.

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