IGN US reviews Heavenly Sword and gives it a 7.
Gamepro gave it a 4/5. Based on my hands-on I give it a 85/100 Wonder which review, the never-playing PS3 mob who will flock here to post pure nonsense, will choose? Hmmm...... In the words of Galvatron: "This is bad comedy"
Head over to MetaCritic and look at the aggregate score. (or GameRanking, but MetaCritic includes more reviews than GameRanking - every review that GameRanking includes in its average is also in MetaCritic.) When you look at one or few review scores, then they are just individual opinions. However, if you look at MANY, MANY of different reviews and average out their scores, then they become a CONSENSUS.
I am objective about this game and am not drinking all of the"kool-aid" here if you know what I mean. Look, this game is going to appeal to some people more than others, but I surely don't believe it's AAA masterial at this point. I think the PS3 is still several months away from a game like that (a defining mammoth) and when it comes we'll all know. I'm a big fan of the game Motorstorm and to me it's truly a PS3 "greatest hit". It appeals to so many people and the fun + graphics factor is top notch. HS is in a tough position after the legendary Kratos and co. have already laid the groundwork, but Team Ninja's effort is not in vain. It's just a game that shows what the PS3 is capable of with "their vision." I'm not sure they were prepeared to invest what it takes to make a "world-shocker" ala KZII, but it'll be a decent game nonetheless. Not exactly my full cup of tea, but I will take sips.
guess what gamepro is sh!t. ign isn't that great either, but more credible than gamepro.
Motorstorm may not be AAA but it was so much fun, I did want throw my controller straight at the screen when it was Buggy time but it was still pure fun
9.0 Presentation 9.0 Graphics 9.0 Sound 7.0 Gameplay 5.0 Lasting Appeal Yet, they subjectively give it a 7.0? Hmmmm. Why not just put 1 for "Lasting Appeal" and then they could have matched their target 7.0? Yeah, I know they didn't use "average." But why not? That would have been a 7.8. Guess that was too high and they didn't want to subjectively round up .2 points instead of rounding down .8 points! :P
This is the clown who "reviewed" Heavenly Sword: Chris Roper God Hand (PS2) - 3.0 Credibility ZERO. Sorry Chrissyboy, you fail.
get your facts right HS got 9 from 4 sites and 10 from 1 site and 8 from 2 sites as well
You are speaking the truth
exclusives last gen sucked and they continuing than trend. Enjoy
hey retards, the gameplay is boring and repetitive, what more justification do you need then that for it to be rated a 7.0? Shut the hell up with your fanboy crap
I don't need IGN or other site to tell me if any game is good or not. I follow my judgement. I will play the demo and then, if i have a good impression, i'll buy it. And after I played it, i will say if the game is good or not. that's the right thing to do. but i admit that this reviews influence the general oppinion of the gamers, and the sales... and i see an almost general tendence of certain sites for bringing down all new games (specially first party) to come out for the ps3...Motorstorm, a spectacular game had reviews of 7... that's insane, because i have the game and i love it. ninja gaiden sigma is another game fantastic (that was consider by many the best games ever when launch in xbox) and too whith poor reviews...that make me think...
i think all people who reviewed either warhawk lair heavenly sword bad got paid by ms, because ms is afraid of these titles.
The game deserves a 7. (before the Playstation protection group attacks me, hear me out.) How long is the game to beat according to IGN? 6-7 hours. difficulty? Average Online? Nope. Gameplay? Innovative but tiring after repeated areana battles over and over. I think 7 was abit harsh and a 7.5 would be a better due to the story and amazing graphics. This game did receive alot of hype but isn't worth purchase if I can beat it in 7 hours. $60 for 6~7 hours worth of play? vs. ~8$ to rent the game. This one is definitely a rental unless Sony lets the PS3 users with info that there will future downloadable content/add-ons.
while I don't generally agree with what you say - bubbles for the transformers: the animated movie quote. KUDOS MADDENS...
that's what I've been reading. Unfortunately for Heavenly Sword, gameplay is more important than graphic, sound, and flashing cutscenes.
if you play the demo you know what im talking about, i really cant believe that they are giving this games scores below 9.I've been saying this for a long time GOW hype is killing this game.To me this game is better than previous GOWs(not including GOW3 so dont start complaining)and just that makes it top of the list.First day buy.
@2.1 You can't judge gameplay by a 3 minute demo.
Or 10gigs of space...I guess all that space didn't really make that much of a difference.
9.0 Presentation The cutscene work is fantastic, as are the extras (even though you can get most of them freely online). 9.0 Graphics Beautiful in every respect. Character models are great, and the vistas are a-plenty. 9.0 Sound Sound effects are fantastic as is the music and voice work. 7.0 Gameplay The combat system is mostly very good, though the battles get repetitive very quickly and some of the extra stuff (like the button matching mini-games) needed more polish. 5.0 Lasting Appeal The experience is over fairly quickly. There are a number of really good unlockables to go back and earn, though you can already get them online right now. 7.0 Decent OVERALL (out of 10 / not an average) That, is not a 7. Sounds more like a 7.5 or 8. Also Heavenly Sword has the Trophy system and they confirmed DLC for November. I don't want to accuse them of bias, I just wonder if they have the whole picture. At least it's graphically and aurally stunning :P.
Gameplay is the most important thing in a game. Graphic and sound are secondary. That has already been established.
Thing is, I was really enamoured with Heavenly Sword's fighting mechanics in the demo. However, I am unable to say if this holds up for the entirety of the game. Guess if I liked the demo's gameplay, I'll find an appreciation for the entire game. 7 doesn't mean a game is terrible, it just means fans of the genre would like it. Also, I like the fact that it's short. I have an 8 class schedule this semester. I don't have the time for a 60 hour epic :P. If I can enjoy this game like a movie, guess that means it's perfect for me. I can happily justify the cost. Edit: Do keep in mind: I have this game pre-Bought. I just go there, show a slip and I pick it up. My opinion may be biased.
You know, BioShock lasted a good 20 hour on the first run. I'm not getting my money worth unless it's over 12-15 hour, depending on the quality (if it has only single-player campaign.)
What's the deal? I've payed 50 for God of War and God of War 2, 7 hour and 8 hour gameplay respectively. I don't regret it in the least. I usually beat the game on all difficulty levels and sometimes go back to enjoy the story. I don't mind replaying a game that has great production values just to enjoy it. I can say I've put 50 hours into God of War 1 and 2 because I just felt like replaying it for story (and because no game lets you unleash your aggression better :P) I don't know why you're attempting to talk me out of it, I have 60 Hours of school a week, this game seems perfect for me to enjoy over a weekend... Also, I understand if you're worried about me. Don't be worried, I have more then enough money from my job, buying this game is like throwing down some pennies for me. I appreciate your concern :) Also. I own Bioshock. It's more like 12-13 hours :P (I didn't go back and do Hard Mode yet which I intend to do very soon though.)
I didn't see anyone take points off bioshock being only single player. I'm pretty sure bioshock is a great game and I played the demo but it's not for me. It's funny when it comes to FPS they don't have to have multiplayer but action/adventures games all of a sudden have to have multiplayer or they lose 5 points. If a game is strictly single player it should be rated that way, other wise it's just end up being a bias reveiw when a game on another console didn't lose points for the same flaw. Am I wrong for bringing this up, or have FPS PC gamers taken over the gaming site and we can expect for every action/adventure to get 7/10 while FPS get the benifit of the doubt 9/10. That's why i like gamer reveiws more than journalist PC gaming backgrounds.
that's if you only follow the main storyline and don't explore everything. Lair is 6-8 hour long and has no online/multiplayer. Heavenly Sword is about 6-8 hour long and has no online/multiplayer. Gears of War is about 10 hour long... but it has online/multiplayer in addition to the short campaign. The game is bloody $60, man; and they keep getting shorter and shorter. What's next? 3-4 hour gameplay with no online/multiplayer for $60? Am I paying for a live opera or broadway? Short campaign + no online/multiplayer = unacceptable.
10 hours? gears of war was more like 6 hours. increasing the difficulty helps, but its still a ridiculously short single player game. honestly, that is my only problem with the single player campaign; its too short. the god of war games were longer than gears IMHO. but i acknowledge that may just be my playstyle. i think its easier to flank and shoot enemies, especially when you dont have to worry about puzzles, interactive action sequences or intricate boss battles. reloading/ shooting and finding cover is a completely different beast than building combos to take out swarms of enemies. i think that gears could have used a few more bosses, or bosses that required a little more "direct" weapon damage to pad its length.
Well, the reviews for this game have been very high and then some average. It will be up to the gamer to decide if they like it or not. Edit: Ha ha, I got a disagree for a fact and also for leaving it up to the gamer to decide if the game is good or bad instead of a critic. You people crack me up.
There are people who do not own a PS3 but will buy one if PS3 has a lot of great games. They will buy a PS3 only if they keep reading reviews of a lot, a lot of great PS3 exclusives that score 9s and 10s all the way. They don't have a PS3 to "try the demo and decide for themselves" if a game is worth it. They read the rewiews, and if there's a tsunami of reviews that say the games are perfect (like BioShock and Gears of War), then they will go buy the console to play the perfect games. And games like Lair and Heavenly Sword, which are getting mixed reviews, are NOT going to sell PS3 to people who are not diehard Sony fans. Sony *needs* to sell PS3 to gamers who care more about games than a brand name or Blu-ray. Sony *needs* Heavenly Sword and Lair to be great, not just good. Sony *needs* Heavenly Sword and Lair to keep getting scores of 9s and 10s. But it's not happening. Edit: Sayai jin, NO, I did not vote "disagree" for your last message. Someone else did. Although obviously I disagree with you here.
@ Round Peg, are you the one who disagreed with me. Anyways, I agree, it would help if the recent or soon to be releases get killer app or stellar reviews, becuase PS3 owners want no just more game, but some actual AAA quality games (me being on of them). Those people who currently own a PS3 will make up there mine if they like a game or not. In this age (PS3 and 360 both) games are expensive and some may be weary of getting a game with mixed reviews, unless it is a marquee game (Halo, MGS, etc).
Still 7/10 is NOT bad
Your right it is not bad and I think those who like it will really like it (9 or 10) and others will think it is average. I will most likely get it. I may play it at a colleagues house first :D before I decide. Some will ridicule this story because HS has been touted as a killer app.
all i can say is that im very surprised, it seems like the playstation ign team, doesnt want the ps3 to do well
I doubt that, they are just giving it the honest opinion. You and other s who buy games will make or break the PS3 and the same for the other consoles. If you like the demo then get it, do not let the mixed reviews fool you.
Ohhh Crystal ball... Tell me teh fuuuture........ ~runs crystal ball~ Crystal Ball: Larry07 will say MS payed off IGN..... me:....oh...Well I knew that... Crystal Ball:...ohh.....okay...how about..umm Nasim will say this review is biased..... me:.....I knew that too... Crystal Ball:.....damn....really...How about this... Xboxfanboys will make fun of this game to no end... Me:Well duh! I'm doing that right now!
Larry007, nasim and stuntman are all nasim.
are you serious?...........
Yes 100% look at the english, posting habits and things said and its very obvious. "halo cartoonish xbox game have no good graphics next to photo realism of the lair". I know for sure I am not the only one who thinks this.
wow, I never noticed that till now. Well it looks like Larry/Nasim just reached a new lvl of fanboism....
well poo......sorry ninja theory but your games a rental now! that moneys going to warhawk :)
I'm buying it. End of.
Pretty mixed reviews, but I don't think that will stop the game from selling.
ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS I PLAYED THE DEMO ITS AWSOME I WILL BUY DEH GAME PERIOD. END DISCUSSION FOR THOSE WHO DON'T HAVE PS3 AND HAVE 360 JUST STF^ PLAY YOUR BIOSHOCK END PERIOD. KILLZONED !!!
OK this is IGN and they do really good reviews and from reading that review I think a 7 was nice of them.= JOY
gamespot gave it a 4.5 out of 5 so fukc u then. + 7 / 10 aint that bad
seems unfair that they get two count their review as 2 different ones. I mean it's both IGN. We should care about IGN US and let the Euro's care about IGN UK. Play Magazine 10/10 IGN UK 7/10 IGN 7/10 GamePro 9/10 Edge 6/10 but also keep in mind they gave Bioshock 8/10
you sony fangirls better hope this doesn't happen to borezone 2.... I bet it will :)............CHEERS! EDIT:@LeonSKennedy4Life WELL HOW YOU TAKE THAT RED RAG SHOVE IT UP YOUR ASS AND PULL OUT A BETTER SCORE FOR THIS GAME.
Borezone? That's all you got? You're serious? You know, I could bash Halo all I want for being the mediocre/lackluster title it is...but, I won't. I do it on a daily basis...but only when someone can fight back and with someone of intelligence. Are you saying the original Killzone was as bad as the original Halo? If you think for ONE second that ANY human being can like Halo's single-player campaign as much as Killzone's...you're sadly mistaken. It's only the "tribes-ripped" multi-player that people like!
Gotta love that ignore button...
This is just getting ridiculous! Never have games gotten such mixed reviews as Lair, Warhawk, and Heavenly Sword! There is SOMETHING going on here and it probably has something to do with MS. Does no one else see this?
I think you got that thing tied around your head too tight, it's cutting of the blood circulation to your brain. How bout just admitting ps3 games can't match 360 games, not this year anyway, and get it over with.
Crackdown, Shadowrun, Dead Rising, Lost Planet, Chromehounds, Just Cause, GUN, Perfect Dark (Zero), Saint's ROw, Pariah, UC2... I can keep going.
"It has do something with MS" LMAO! You are retarded.
So why shouldn't reviews differ? As said before, HS has gotten some great reviews earlier, and of course the game isn't for everyone. No game ever is. Ultimately, if the game is as good as it seems, it will sell rather well, regardless what any review says. I've already pre-ordered it, and friends will play it at my place, and probably get it themselves.
still pretty decent. ill give it a 8.5
i dont think it will be that bad. not like lair
I always love those articles gives me a good laugh.
I'm looking forward to playing it. The demo was short but cool.
This is just getting ridiculous! Never have games gotten such mixed reviews as Lair, Warhawk, and Heavenly Sword! There is SOMETHING going on here and it probably has something to do with MS. Does no one else see this? NO...WAIT...HELL NO.......come up with something new buddy
"There is SOMETHING going on here and it probably has something to do with MS" Oh come on.
It's not very probable, and I'd be surprised if it turned out to be the case, but are you saying it's impossible? Really? Cause then you're as much of a blind fanboy as anyone, really. Try to be at least a little unbiased, it helps everyone in the long run.
However, those scores are not going to convince me to go out to buy a PS3 in order to play those exclusives (Lair + Heavenly Sword.) I am still waiting for Sony to give me reasons (= exclusive GAMES that keep on getting earth shattering review scores; don't care for Blu-ray or any other reason) to buy a PS3. Games that get mixed reviews are not "system sellers", and right now PS3 really needs system sellers. If only BioShock was a Sony exclusive instead of Microsoft...
it's not a system seller. How many AAA FPS titles did the PS2 have and yet it's still out selling the 360, I wonder why? How many xbox1 are sold each month 64 and it has the mighty Halo1 and Halo2. Bioshock can be the greatest FPS of all time and wouldn't matter to PS fans because it's just another FPS in PS eyes. So 360 better come out with some AAA action/adventure games if it wants to make the PS fans envy
well, if i listened to the mixed reviews, i would have never bothered with motorstorm. i think reviewers are trying to be careful not to paint themselves into a corner with their reviews. the bar for ps3 games is much higher than xbox360 games. they dont want to give too high scores to a game when potentially better games are shortly coming down the pipe. ie: you cant give heavenly sword a 10 in graphics because UT3 and killzone will be coming out in a few months and then you have no choice but to award 10s if they look even slightly better than HS.
wow im shocked. this was touted as a AAA game and i was looking forward to the ps3 getting some high scored games. what are the upcoming exclusive games to look forward to except for warhawk and lair? this is an honest question, many of you know i am pro PS, its just i cant keep up with the dates. the biggest game for me are UT3 and haze, but i dont know when theyre being relased
Is mgs4, uncharted, adn R&C TOD. Most of the other stuff in the next couple months will be junk.
i think both of them are coming in early november
still is a good game. gamespot ( a reliable source ) gave it a 4.5 / 5 . plus 7/ 10 ain that bad, better than most of the other ps3 game reviews
im right with u there on mgs and ratchet. its just mgs is coming out in march and i dont know when ratchet is. im sure uncharted is coming out soon, i hope anyway. by UT3 and haze i meant within the next few months. but who knows, maybe theres a biggy im forgetting. because im sure this autumn was gonna be a massive hit for ps3. fingers crossed anyway