The latest Game Informer review scores include Red Dead Redemption, Alan Wake, Super Mario Galaxy 2, ModNation Racers, and Skate 3,
Well, I can't deny that Red Dead Redeption received a great review. Super Mario Galaxy 2 did pretty well, too.
God I want Read Dead but I also really want Mod Nation. I just hope I don't get bored with Red Dead like I did with GTA IV. I am very cautious of the title.
I agree. I got bored with GTAIV pretty fast and I really hope RDR is a more intense title. I wasn't looking forward to this game until my friend started spamming me with all kinds of trailers which got me interested. Then the score just makes it more interesting, not to mention the preorder bonuses different stores have. I'm definitely getting RDR.
I'm getting both RDR & Mod Nation... both are must have games for me!
What turned me off of GTAIV was everybody always calling me to hang out. Thank god for no cell phones in the wild, wild west :)
gooood I was expecting that...great score, probably we have a GOTY here!!^^
What's nice about RDR is that its review isn't as hype-based as GTA4 might have been. GTA4 was technically awesome, but there just wasn't much to do in the "open world", so it got boring. I think that RDR's score might have a lot more to do than GTA4 had. Now, I'm REALLY anxious to see what Agent has to offer. GTA4/RDR tech with Blu-Ray's storage limits? Yes, please!
I don't think it'll get boring as quick as GTA IV did. Yeah, sure it's a sandbox game like GTA IV, but it seems like no other game has managed to capture the setting as well as Read Dead Redemption (based on reviews I have read, videos I have watched).
I can't wait to count every mile I travel! ah ah ah
GTA was a great game but I got bored with it very quickly.
Don't be so quick there with the telephones...
RDR a definite buy for me
GTA IV gave me about 5 hours of gameplay before I got too bored. Red Dead Revolver was good though, so I hope the sequel is too.
I've been wanting a racer for a while. I'm not a hardcore racing fan so gt5 isn't for me, and I was busy with other games to get either motorstorm. So modnation is perfect for me me. It's LBP mixed with Mario kart what's not to love :) can't wait
Your replay is not a direc replay to Valay and I'm tired of people replayng to someone with no point. You comment could have been in another replay bt does not make sence if you replay tovaley just to be on the 2 place post please n4g mods ban this guy msj. And other doing the same thing just to be in the 1 or 2 comment, how old are you?
My worries as well guys. And blitz Rockstar is the best at'buying' people through awesome trailers! See GTA IV! Dont get on the hype train.. wait for some credible reviews and then decide..
i agree, im actually getting more of a Far Cry 2 fear the whole "THE WORLD IS MASSIVE AND BEAUTIFUL" argument failed for them, now I hope this doesn't happen with RDR still, good to see over all great scores, Super Mario still king =D Miyamoto never runs out of ideas =O Mod nation and AW seem to be solid titles too, i just feel bad for AW SUPER HYPERS that made the game out to be 10/10 and GOTY =/ thats what caused it to get so scrutinized
I must say, I was initially fearful that the game would tank because of all the negative publicity about poor working conditions, low morale, and other similar troubling reports about the studio working on it. Very glad for them that their game seems to be turning out so well. Guess this is going to be another must-buy!
Hmm....gotta wonder if it's really that good or if R* is still reaping the benefits of GTA4 (which I thought was good but not nearly as good as the critics made it out to be). I think I'll rent RDR and see for myself. Can't really trust reviewers these days because when they overrate a game they really overrate a game.
Red Dead Redemption is shaping up to be Game of the Year. It really seems to have the depth that GTAIV didn't. Looking forward to it. I'm getting Red Dead Redemption, Alan Wake and Split Second all on the same day.
I also enjoyed their Lost Planet 2 review, way better than IGN's.
Alan Wake and RDR for me too...RDR does look like the complete package...I think it could be GOTY...incredible graphics and atmosphere for both AW and RDR...honorably mention goes to....lost planet2...
Game-Informer's magazine is sick, RDR review (which is the only game in years that I have seen both PS3 and 360 fans equally excited for and not flaming... which is great cause most of us are gonna buy it), Little Big Planet preview, Gears 3, Mario Galaxy 2 review... wow :D
I agree. I was thinking the other day, there are SOOO many publications out there that get questioned when it comes to game reviews and console preference, etc.... Up to this point, I have never heard a single person try and talk about how biased GI is, or that their reviews suck or anything like that. I've been subscribing to them since around the Dreamcast launch, and with the exception of only a couple of games, I usually agree wholeheartedly with their opinions.
Anyone get it early? Hope the MP is better than uhm..GTA4.
Funny you should mention it, I was playing GTA 4 earlier tonight trying to mop up a few multiplayer trophies, and man... multiplayer is AWFUL in that game. A complete after-thought when compared to the single-player. On topic, RDR is day 1 for me, as is Modnation.
I'm glad that Alan Wake, RDR, and Super Mario Galaxy 2 received good reviews. I was interested in Mod Nation but have read too many articles about long load times, which is disappointing to say the least. I feel that Mod Nation is a "sequel" to Mario Kart Wii in many respects. I hope a patch decreases this problem (pun intended) as it detracts from the pick up and play game play that would compel me to purchase it :-p
RDR - 9.75 - I pray with all my gamer might that this is not another GTA4 situation and the game actually is worth 9.75. They also gave LP2, Modnation and Alan Wake 8.5... LP2 8.5?
I was kind of confused by the LP2 score as well. That game seems to be far inferior to the original. Excited about RDR. Hopefully that Game Informer will arrive today or tomorrow.
I haven't played LP2, Modnation Racers or Alan Wake myself. Have you? If not, how can you claim that the subjective opinion of the reviewer is wrong? I've played two demos of LP2, One which was great and one which was not so great. So it's impossible for me to tell if the final game is great or not so great.
Soda, Don't get mad at me because I called you out about your 8million lead pipe dream. LP2 sucks. It is not the same caliber as Modnation or Alan Wake. That's all I am saying. I played LP2 demos and I played Modnation's beta. I didn't say anything about AW except it scored the same. So yeah... I am saying their review for LP2 is TOO GENEROUS... Based on every other review and my playing experiences with it.
You played the Modnation Racer Beta and you actually think its worth a 8.5 and LP2 is not? Dude, seriously, playing a demo and knowing the game already? Really? How about, i shake your hand and already call you a bad person, would that be okay? The Modnation Racer Beta was the worst beta i've ever played, just saying. I dont know how the end game will be, but i hope it will be a lot better than the alltime lagging and unorganized beta.
I did not like Modnation Beta... the loading SUCKED. the game itself was okay, but I am basing my opinion of quality on the reviews that have been coming out for Modnation AND Alan Wake. What is wrong with you people? Call me a bad person? Why? A beta is a test for the game/servers/glitches... a demo is exactly that... a demonstration of the final game.
@Pennywise Lost Planet 2 has a 75 on metacritic at the moment. I would hardly call that sucking. 75 only sucks for fanboys who don't care about gaming and only give a sh*t about review scores. The fact is, you CAN'T call out the quality of a game (credibly anyway) before it has been released that has at least a metacritic score in the 70's. You simply look like a moron. But from the sound of your last post, all you give a crap about is review scores. Besides, you haven't even played it yet, let alone Alan Wake or Mod Nation. How do you know the caliber of those games? They could be just as overhyped as gtaIV. Anything ps3 exclusive on this site is always overhyped and with Alan Wake, I have a feeling it's getting overhyped review scores because the 360 crowd hasn't had a good game in a long time, so sites that loved 360 before, will ignore all the negative things in the game and give it a high score regardless of whether it deserves it or not, just so they can hope that the 360 is making some kind of comeback.
We can't judge a game based on demos or review scores! How the Hell are we suppose to decide whether to buy a game or not? I started coming to N4G so I would never get ripped off for $60 again! If I can't base a purchase of a game on demos and reviews than it would be necessary to rent all 150 games that release every year for various systems! Please stop with the, you can't judge a game by demos and reviews, that is exactly how you judge a game before purchase!
LP2 beta and demos suxs for me I have one or two friend that like it wird guys I know. MNR looks fun I will get it soon RDR will ship very soon But my systher is playing it firt and once she get bored or pass finish the game. Will play it.
Well, I was(and am) lucky enough to know someone who reviews games and HAVE played a bit of LP2 and, imo, it's not as good as the first game. They made it prettier and added the co-op, sure, but they haven't really thought it through and, worse still, the controls are still odd and unweildy among a host of other issues they didn't fix from first time round. Add to that the fact it isn't very well laid out even for the co-op mode in that it's going to be difficult to play the game through with the same people AND there's no drop in/drop out co-op. The levels between saves are so long I think it's prohibitive to a co-op game too. It's hard enough getting three mates together at the same time to play the whole game(say over a week of evenings) but when it's over an hour between saves(if you don't mess up) I just don't think it's conducive to a great chance of seeing it through with the same people. Worst thing, I found, was trying to play the SP though-it's not balanced for it at all as the AI NPC co-op buddies are stupid, don't hold their own and many tasks, bosses and so on need more than one person to get through without turning into a real, dull slog. Fair enough, I haven't played every last minute but I've had a few hours on the game and found it VERY disappointing-and I actually didn't mind the demo and liked the first game. Whether Penny deserves to be right or not is neither here nor there as, imo, he pretty much is. I wanted LP2 to really shine as I felt the first game had a great premise and a ton of potential but, sadly, I'd rather play it than it's sequel any day of the week. I doubt I'll even rent it and 8.5 sounds INCREDIBLY generous to me.
Pretty much overrates everything. Oh and if there is hype expect a huge bump. They're worse than G4 when it comes to reviewing hyped games.
Red Dead and ModNation will be mine =D
Should I buy RDR? I don't know. I'm not a fan of cowboys and 1800's and GTA IV was crappy.
I'll be getting RDR and ModNation, too. This is a great month!
the atmostphere just aint my thing. ^^ :-) MNR here i come.
Alan and Red Dead 1st day
pre-ordered LE for both mate.. cant freaking wait... peace
Alan Wake and Red Dead for me this month, with the new Prince of Persia in the maybe file.
I think I might need to buy Red Dead.
Not need to. You HAVE to.
Red Dead 2 looks SICK, its been on my day 1 list since 4-ever
seriously, its a must buy. Haven't seen too many multiplatform titles lately that all sides can agree to wanting it without any hate
Galaxy 2: Day 1. :)
I'm definitely picking up Red Dead, and hopefully Alan Wake. Possibly ModNation.
Oh yes RDR, so much win
I preordered Red Dead Redemption LE this morning. Looks like it was a good decision :)
I preordered this four months ago before reviews started pouring in. Signed, a real gamer
@Mooey Not everyone can afford to place money in their faith in a game. Believe it or not, there are some of us that cannot buy every game we are interested in, so we have to wait for multiple opinions before we decide to just go throw our money at something. Buying a game without looking at reviews doesn't automatically make you a real gamer, it just makes you a fool who doesn't do enough research on the quality of the game, so you're little "signed, a real gamer crap" is just an ego boost that makes you sound like a douche. You don't buy a cool looking car without knowing what might be wrong with it would you? You don't buy an electronic device without knowing anything about the build quality of it do you? I'm sure a lot of people regret buying 360's because they red ringed, however Microsoft didn't mention anything about hardware failures when hyping their console up. Waiting for an opinion from someone who has experienced the game does not make you some kind of phony gamer, it just makes you cautious about blindly throwing your money away.
Vickers take it easy, calm it down a notch or 20 geesh. Perhaps he has been waiting for it since the first game.
"You don't buy a cool looking car without knowing what might be wrong with it would you?" ANS: no i rather take it to a freaking test drive ... In gaming world you call it "DEMOS".... i was going to buy the splitsecond.. but i tried the demo and i didnt like it.. so its not for me.. "Believe it or not, there are some of us that cannot buy every game we are interested in, so we have to wait for multiple opinions before we decide to just go throw our money at something." nowadays its not very hard to make decision back in the old days you have to rely on very limited resources.. @Mooey... "Signed, a real gamer" tht was just stupid mate.. peace
Alan Wake Red Dead Redemption Super Mario Galaxy 2 Day 1.
It's official MNR is as awesome as I believed It would be
Red Dead and Alan Wake for me as for ModNation i'll pass i already have Mario Cart.
It's called Mario Kart, not Mario Cart. I mean c'mon the c and k button are way off on the keyboard.
LOL maybe he's referring to the supermarket version of Mario >.>
MNR is not Mario Kart I enjoy MKart long ago I see MNR like the evolution of MKArt
I'm definitely picking up both RDR and Alan Wake day one. Got em both paid for. The only problem I'm having is what system is RDR gonna be the best on. I'm getting it for my 360 but I got more friends on PS3. I hope they do a lens of truth before the game comes out cause I really need to know.
Alan Wake is the only game I've ever seen get this many 8.5 scores. It's like reviewers are either scared to give it that extra 1/2 point....or are automatically penalizing it that much because of the 5-yr. wait, or maybe canceling the PC version. Still a great score....and average...but the consistency of such an odd score is...well....ODD. EDIT* O.K., after checking Metacritic, I see that there are actually FAR more 9-9+ scores than 85s....but I've just seen more 85 scores recently I suppose. Those 2 70s still just scream "we need website hits" to me.
RDR and MNR wild west and a hampster powered toilet with wheels FTW
RDR HELL YEAH can't wait aHHH! It and Modnation Also going to Gamfly Alan Wake Busy month
A bright future is ahead for RDR ang SMG 2.
I'm waiting for RDR, GTAIV left a bad taste so I'm waiting for people to actually play it before I pick it up. You're all testing this for me.
I will take RDR and SMG2 thank you please. This year's great, I love it.