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IGN - Rage Review

That Rage is a visual marvel should be no surprise. id Software has consistently set new industry standards since the days of Wolfenstein 3D. Rage, built using id Tech 5 engine, is one of the best looking games ever made, boasting an incredible blend of artistry, animation and smooth performance.

vlodia4382d ago

While I don't trust IGN's credibility to review a particular game anymore, I must say the score they put with RAGE is fairly impressive.

LOGICWINS4382d ago (Edited 4382d ago )

"While I don't trust IGN's credibility to review a particular game anymore, I must say the score they put with RAGE is fairly impressive."

Sooo..why are u commenting in an IGN review thread? I don't understand why people who say they don't trust IGN's reviews click on them. This has been going on for a while now.

Damn near half of N4G claims that IGN is biased, yet everytime they review a high profile game, their review ends up being the top news story on N4G for that day. Why does this happen? Why the large investment in the opinions of journalists working for a supposedly untrustworthy website?

gamingdroid4382d ago (Edited 4382d ago )

it applies to most articles around here... I don't care about ABC, but just wanted to let everyone else know my opinion anyhow!

evrfighter4382d ago

logic speaks the truth console gamers don't care about graphics whenever the pc is mentioned yet lens of truth articles always dominate the news the day a AAA multiplat comes out

Peaceful_Jelly4381d ago (Edited 4381d ago )

because there aren't any other reviews up yet and he is interested in the game... Isn't that logical enough for you?

CloseSecond4381d ago

@gamingdroid. Welcome to the internet and freedom of speech. Rather that than only allowing a select few to share an opinion.

Dante1124381d ago (Edited 4381d ago )

Thought Rage would get 9 and 10s going off of the hype and fights between console owners on which version was the best lol. 8.5 is still a great score though.

Edit: @ Fatman comment below

Nice find. I thought something was weird about certain user's comments here (Most joined today to start stuff up). Why would only PS3 owners be angry when the game is multiplatform and was said to destroy UC3 in GOTY awards this year?

Edit: @ LOGIC below

True, that's how it should be. Dang shame on how some people on the IGN forums are talking about not get the game since it didn't a 9 though. Their loss lol.

LOGICWINS4381d ago (Edited 4381d ago )

@Dante112- Thats a good thing IMO. It means that the reviewer isn't backing into a corner by reviewing a game based on the hype it gets. Btw, I don't see how a person can determine the difference in quality between an 8.5 game and a 9.0 game. Personally, I don't see how that can be done to be honest.

For all we know, it would have been a 9.5 if another journalist from IGN reviewed the game.

JokesOnYou4381d ago (Edited 4381d ago )

LOGICWINS, its just fanboy talk, if any site scores any ps3 exclusive lower than what they expect its black listed by ps3 fanboys and made out to be bias, until of course they rate the competition's game low or give another exclusive a high mark and you'll get comments like "Even IGN can't deny how great this game is."(how convenient) or vice versa= Suddenly their creditable or only biased on certain days of the week or whatever new excuse fanboys can think of. I dont hate on any site or reviewer, on rare occasions if I think theres legit reason to question a review I simply say why I disagree with the CONS/merits of the review, mostly AFTER I played it or with logical reasoning why.

On topic, the game is visually stunning, but I'm not sold on the multiplayer, otherwise it'd be a day 1 purchase for me.

LOGICWINS4381d ago (Edited 4381d ago )

"LOGICWINS, its just fanboy talk, any site that scores any ps3 exclusive the way they think it should is black listed and made out to be bias, until of course they rate the competition's game low or give another exclusive a high mark and you'll get comments like "Even IGN can't deny how great this game is."= Suddenly there creditable or only biased on certain days of the week or whatever new excuse fanboys can think of."

EXACTLY! IGN is only biased when they give a PS3 exclusive a score that loyalists don't like. But when Resistance 3, Dark Souls, LBP2, and Infamous 2 gets 9+ scores..the argument magically changes.

Forgive my rant but the idea that IGN has a devious agenda towards the PS3 is one of the most idiotic theories I've heard on N4G. How the hell does a site that gives FOUR PS3 exclusives editors choice awards in the SAME year "hate" the PS3?

Outside_ofthe_Box4381d ago

Logic be quiet already.

N4G this N4G that.

If you dislike the way people do things on N4G then why are you on this website? Why do you waste a large investment of your time on commenting on people's replies about how N4G does this and how N4G does that?

Cat got your tongue?

TheFirstClassic4381d ago

As I mentioned earlier in a reply to someone who's account got deleted, each reviewer has a different opinion, that's why some reviews seem inconsistant. Saying that everyone at ign are a bunch of xbox fanboys is ignorant in itself. Greg Miller, Colin, and Ryan are three people there who perfer ps3 to xbox, just to name a few. Some people who work there might be xbox fanboys, but you have to remember that ign isn't just one person, its made up of a bunch of different people, some who perfer xbox, some who perfer playstation, and some who perfer nintendo. Also, you should know that there are more people there that perfer ps3 than there used to be.

LOGICWINS4381d ago (Edited 4381d ago )

"If you dislike the way people do things on N4G then why are you on this website?"

Who said anything about "disliking" the way people do things on N4G? All I'm doing is asking questions in order to figure out WHY certain individuals do certain things. Just because I may disagree with what certain people say or do on N4G doesn't automatically mean that I dislike them or their comments.

"Why do you waste a large investment of your time on commenting on people's replies about how N4G does this and how N4G does that?"

Because I ADMITTEDLY care about this site and what people do on it. Very different from the people who say they "don't care" about IGN's reviews...but decide to click anyways.

In short: I'm not a hypocrite.

Dante1124381d ago (Edited 4381d ago )

@ JokesOnYou and LOGIC

So you're saying that only PS3 fans do this because I could've sworn that when Destructoid gave GeOW 3 an 8, that the reviewers got alot of heat not only from the fans but Cliff himself.

".....Oh, that was different" XD

Edit: Another thing, how did the whole "PS3 fanboys" come into this article? Are you two assuming vlod's one because he's skeptical about IGN's reviews lol?

Outside_ofthe_Box4381d ago

Who said people didn't care about IGN's reviews?

Hell, the person you commented on didn't say he didn't care.

People DO CARE about IGN's reviews because believe it or not there are a good amount of people that will solely base their purchase on a game based on whether IGN gave it a good score or not. People click on IGN's reviews to see if IGN did the game injustice. That is all.

LOGICWINS4381d ago (Edited 4381d ago )

"People click on IGN's reviews to see if IGN did the game injustice. That is all."

????

That makes no sense. How would you know whether or not IGN did the game an injustice if you haven't played the game yet???

@Dante112- Correct. Its not only PS3 loyalists..HOWEVER, the majority of members on this website are not only pro-console, but also pro Sony. If you check the forum posts, the PS3 section has more than 2 times more posts than most of the other sections combined.

281,576 posts for the PS3 forum, 71535 posts for the 360 forum etc. Its obvious who the majority is.

The hate comes from both sides, but because N4G is predominantly pro-Sony as far as members are concerned, it APPEARS as if they are the worst of the bunch.

Outside_ofthe_Box4381d ago (Edited 4381d ago )

Come on... use logic...

Read the review. Does the complaints and/or praise of the review match the score?

If there are hardly any complaints or if the complaints aren't that big of a deal and the game ends up getting a 7.5, you can safely claim that the review is a load of BS...

LOGICWINS4381d ago (Edited 4381d ago )

"Are you two assuming vlod's one because he's skeptical about IGN's reviews lol?"

No we're speaking in general about how the complaints for IGN generally come from the PS3 crowd...especially on N4G. It's like they feel that they've been victimized and/or have something to prove.

I see a lot of them to this day downplaying doom articles from 2006-2007 and constantly making these lists of exclusives games as some odd type of validation that they've made it through some "struggle". I always wonder why I have the ability to enjoy my PS3...yet I don't feel the need to vigorously defend it as if it were my first born, unlike others.

"If there are hardly any complaints or if the complaints aren't that big of a deal and the game ends up getting a 7.5, you can safely claim that the review is a load of BS..."

Oh noes! A 7.5! Anything but that!

s/

Certain complaints mean more to certain reviewers than others and different people will find different complaints than others. Even if Rage has a decent story(just not a great one) the reviewer may have a HUGE issue with this because storytelling may be very important to him or her.

You can't determine whether a reviewer did a review justice because its all a matter of opinion.

JokesOnYou4381d ago (Edited 4381d ago )

I've been on this site for a long time now, with the same name to boot, and 1 thing I can tell you for sure NO ONE COMPLAINS LIKE THOSE WHO PREDOMINATELY SUPPORT THE PS3, its almost like religion....whats worst is they are so fickle about it, IGN, Gamespot, Gamesradar, Gametrailers, Eurogamer and of course EDGE, seriously the opinion about these site seems to change as easily as the wind blows(generally based on their latest review) lol, whats worst is many of the same who were saying for over a year that reviews are pointless, suddenly started using review scores for UC2 in their fictional fanboy wars. lmfao

Now the best part is this site has history, GO BACK AND LOOK AT PS3 vs 360 REVIEWS of course there are a few 360 fanboys who swear site X is biased when they give a 360 exclusive a low score, there are ALWAYS going to be idiots on both sides however most who tend to be found in 360 news, who like 360= 360 fans don't go attacking reviewers and swearing that site X is biased, hell do you think I didn't like a few of the low scores for Alan Wake, Halo3, and few of my other favorite games YES and even some ps3 games too got lower scores than I thought they deserved, but OK thats life, not everybody will see what YOU see....on the other hand when a ps3 game is given a "presumed" low score, all hell tends to break loose. lol, It started as far back as Lair, when 1st initial reveiews hit ps3 fanboys swarmed and bashed the reviews for bias/micro conspiracies, on to later admit and find that yes the game had some huge flaws, yeah, yeah I hear it was patched, blah, blah but at the time of the review it had real issues. Listen, if it were the occasional ps3 fanboy like nasim in the past, you'd have a case that I'm nitpicking 1 side but its totally slanted towards ps3 on this topic, not even close. I don't want to take you down memory lane but I garuantee if you for every 360 fan complaining or attacking a review theres 10-20, depending on the particular game outright calling reviews liars etc. lol, and although its not as bad today it still heavily persists within the ps3 community, call me what you will but its the truth that even most ps3 supporters know is true.

slayorofgods4381d ago (Edited 4381d ago )

IGN is the top reviewer, like it or not people look towards their review. Why? because more times then not the reviews are accurate.

When it comes to multiple consoles things can get heated, and people get pissed when an edge is given to the competition. I'm sure ign has miss-fired on a review during their long history of reviewing and I'm sure that might have stuck in someones mind.

But let's face it, we all know ign is about as legit as it can get as far as reviewing games goes.

@JokesOnYou

I own a PS3 and PC, and I agree that this site is more pro PS3 then anything else. Even talking about pc gaming and not getting backlash can be hard.

gumchewinasskikr4381d ago (Edited 4381d ago )

Logic, gamingdroid, and Jokes

For crying out loud can you guys give it a rest already. We get it you don't like PS3 fanboys, but I don't even see a reason here for you gusy to even bring up PS3 fans. Fact is this game atm is a joke on PC, where I and many others thought it would perform the best.

@logic

"281,576 posts for the PS3 forum, 71535 posts for the 360 forum etc. Its obvious who the majority is."

Seriously you need to get out more... What the heck is your problem with Sony. There are idiots on both sides, just like there are idiots in life everywhere. Why does it bother you so much?

gamingdroid4381d ago

@CloseSecond
***Welcome to the internet and freedom of speech. Rather that than only allowing a select few to share an opinion.***

Freedom of speech doesn't apply to all countries even on the internet, but I digress.

That said, what sort of response do you expect in return for stupid comments?

@gumchewinasskikr

***We get it you don't like PS3 fanboys, but I don't even see a reason here for you gusy to even bring up PS3 fans.***

When did I bring up a PS3 fan? I only said, that nobody cares if you care or not. If you do NOT care, we don't care to know!

If you want to share something, share something intelligent please....

vickers5004381d ago

@slayerofgods

"But let's face it, we all know ign is about as legit as it can get as far as reviewing games goes."

I don't know, they're pretty bad sometimes. Just look at GTA4, Resistance 2/Gears 2 (given the same score, both had problems, but were most likely scored the same so as not to piss off the fanboys, as neither of those two games, as much as I love them, deserved a 9.5), Modern Warfare 2.

"Even talking about pc gaming and not getting backlash can be hard."

You're f*cking joking right? Go to almost any BF3 article and you see some elitist pc tw@t smugly inserting some commonly known fact about the pc version being technically superior for the sake of simply being a smug douche. And then look at the amount of agrees he has compared to disagrees, then you'll see how full of sh*t your "backlash against pc gaming" statement truly is.

humbleopinion4381d ago

It's funny how the people who claim that IGN is biased against the PS3 are exactly the same people who claim that Edge is biased against the PS3 - and then bring some disputable evidence that at the same time shows how IGN tends to score PS3 exclusives higher.

Kos-Mos4381d ago

Those who are silent agrees. Learn common human nature before posting.

lumley6664381d ago

logicwins...... i dont care much for ign reviews but i still check them out because sometimes they get it right..... its with perticula games they get it so wrong, i mean halo 3 10/10 oh plz, halo reach 10/10.. see a patern? as much as i loved halo 1 and 2, halo 3 and the rest after were no way a 10/10. they were pretty much the same game. they contradict themselves too often, many times they have gave a lower score to a sequel because it treads the same pattern and havnt brought enough new to the table, but games like halo and mario galaxy 2 for example get perfect scores even tho they are basically the same as the previous one. now i loved galaxy 2 but from there logic it shudnt be reviewed perfect score for basically the same game. and yes ign are biased, just fact im affraid

Gazondaily4381d ago

Logic speaks the truth. You know its true!

trouble_bubble4381d ago (Edited 4381d ago )

Holy god Logicwins, you have COMPLETELY DERAILED this thread...yet you still have 6 bubbles?

THAT is what's wrong with N4G more than anything you've posted. 6 bubbles to complain about complainers, go completely off topic about fanboys and bias lol. Talk about the game maybe? Nope, you just wasted all your bubbles talking about how much N4G sucks and which forum has the most posts. Try derailing like that on IGN, Gamespot, Gametrailers, NeoGaf, Gamefaqs, XBoxachievements, PS3trophies, Destructoid, 1UP, LOT etc forums and see how long before the mods step in.

Anyone wanna talk about the game yet?

solidjun54381d ago (Edited 4381d ago )

"Holy god Logicwins, you have COMPLETELY DERAILED this thread...yet you still have 6 bubbles?"

I'm still trying to figure out how deadreckoning666 (call him Logicwins all you want) still has 6 bubbles. I've been bubbling him down for immaturity for all this post. Vlodia just said one thing and LOGIC gets his panties in a bunch. Yet he still has 6 bubbles.

Anyway on topic: I'm drying up on funds here...but damn this game looks good.

Ser4381d ago

Am I not allowed to read the review just because I don't like the particular site, Logic?

Is there some unspoken internet law that prevents me from doing this?

I hate IGN's reviews, but I like to read them nonetheless.

starchild4381d ago

Logicwins is absolutely right. The double standards from the PS3 camp are simply appalling on this site.

And there is nothing wrong with expressing displeasure with that fact. N4G is a great site that is supposed to be for gamers of all stripes. But a lot of its potential is limited by immature PS3 fanboys that overrun the site.

Anyway, Rage looks like a very nice game. I have planned to pick it up for some time now and the positive reviews have only cemented that plan.

JokesOnYou4381d ago (Edited 4381d ago )

@gumchewinasskikr, There are plenty of normal ps3 fans, but unfortuntely this site tends to attract more fanboys than normal, it gets old hearing the same old baseless BS like the first comment on this thread, so be mad all you want but if they can keep spamming threads with garbage comments, then Im allowed to keep pointing out the obvious hypocrisy. Yes it happens on both sides but by and large ps3 fanbase tends to have armies of soldiers waving the same old tired flag.

@solidjun5, does anybody really care about bubbles? In many cases they are not a indicator of the quality of a members comments, if you really want to keep alot of bubbles you can just make multi accounts and bubble yourself up.

@DrakBlack, I dont think "reading" a review of a site you dont trust as the 1st comment suggests is beneficial, but reading AND COMMENTING suggesting that they arent trustworthy while at the same time saying its impressive is downright counterproductiveor at least a contradiction in logic.