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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.
Who cares. These are opinions man. Probably the reviewers of the two games are different, so what's the point?
Solid score for STALKER
Fair scores all round really. Although I'd probably put MAG higher, about 8-9 but thats just my opinion.
Heavy Rain's continuing to get critics acclaim :)
Everyone except EDGE magazine. they gave the game a 7
Their scale is from 1 - 10, not 7 - 10. It's a good score from Edge, stop whining.
7's a good score from Edge. I think you're using IGN's 8-10 only scale.
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 :(
"It's a good score from Edge" ODST got 9
Sorry, but Bayonetta is not a 10.
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
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%.
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
@PrimordialSoupBase You sound like someone who has never read an issue of edge magazine.
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.
@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.
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.
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.
"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.
Awesome, good to see S.T.A.L.K.E.R get its credit. Bravo.
Heavy Rain - 9 5 more days!
Only 6 for MAG. Wow where do these people get off?
They review the game as they see fit, not how you see it. Perspectives kiddo; there are as many as there are people. A review is not meant to indoctrinate your opinion.
MAG - 6/10 LOL!
heavy rain-9 LOL
After GOW3 and GT5 drop the PS3 is done for the year :D LOL How was MAG and White Knight? :D
Jason I promise you that more ps3 exclusives will come out this year that you don't know about. Just wait to e3, I will lol
MAG IS great, thanks for asking. Its a niché title though, not for everyone, now take your fanboy a** somewhere else, maybe play more Mass Effect 2 instead of b****ing like a little girl, you know actually defending good games on the 360 instead of going on a rage attack against every game on the PS3 would actually make your voice count instead of making yourself an insufferable and whiny little fanboy penarse. @3-oj. While that may be true the accesability of the 360 compared to a PC, I mean most people don't have their PC connected to a 32+ inch screen, they don't have a gaming rig that could match the power of the 360 and sitting on the coutch with the controller in hand with surround sound is just sooo much more cinematic so while it may be the case that its not an exclusive it certainly is a better experience for 99.9% of people on the 360. @talltony Actually despite what you say is surely true I do think the 360 will have a slightly better year this year but I do emphasise slightly but for me Yakuza 3, GOW III and GT5 have me sold basically because I have waited sooo long for these titles. ModNationRacers might be cool, Heavy Rain is a day one for me (the demo sold me) but I know this will only be enjoyed by a select audience, i.e gamers with a taste for story before shooting (I love both so don't think I am a MW2 hater).
sweet 9 for Heavy Rain, 8 days here in the UK to go glad Bioshock 2 got a 9 too, loved that more than the 1st one!
M.A.G doesn't seem to be about 'average?' I suppose here, but everywhere else seems to be a bit above average. I suppose I'll know this weekend what to think of it. Also this Heavy Rain waiting is getting on my nerves!
Funny that this below average game known as MAG has taken almost every minute of my gaming time since its release.
Heavy rain recieved another 9 meaning.. its a AAA-title i mostly try to get all AAA-titles if it interest me with good replay value. (i still hope theres free dlc for heavy rain too sometimes).
"Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing (Xbox Version) – 5" A friend of mine actually liked it, reviews dont really matter do they?
No, Sidar... They don't. I love every minute I am playing MAG.
Well what do you know, we finally agree on one thing xD
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