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Oblivion
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(12-11-2006, 09:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dahbomb

Oh snapz at Zelda TP scores. Is that like best EGM score evar?

Halo 2 and GTA: SA got 3 10s, I think.
White Man
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(12-11-2006, 09:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by AniHawk

How far did you play into TP? Not getting defensive or anything. Just wondering.

I'm only on the second temple, but I'd dock points for how slow the game starts out.
VALIS
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(12-11-2006, 09:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by BenjaminBirdie

Whoa! I played a Wii for the first time today. Rocked some Excite Truck. It was okay, but I'll definitely be waiting for WarioWare.

Yeah, Excite Truck is pretty fun. My Wii Hierarchy:

Great:
Zelda

Good:
Excite Truck
Trauma Center

Eh:
Wii Sports
Monkey Balls

Pure Poop:
Rabbids
Hawk
Red Steel (I assume)
Karma Kramer
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(12-11-2006, 09:28 PM)

Originally Posted by AltogetherAndrews

Bah

Bah? Resistence is a really solid shooter... up there with the best. 8-9 scores is really good for a genre that has been milked over the past 5 years. The only FPS's to score better are Halo and Half Life... "i think."
Soul4ger
(12-11-2006, 09:29 PM)

Originally Posted by White Man

I'm only on the second temple, but I'd dock points for how slow the game starts out.

:lol

Oh, man. Thankfully, you're not reviewing it.
Meier
(12-11-2006, 09:29 PM)
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P.S. Great ideas if true for Mii Crossing and VP Kart Racing. I'm all over both of those.
AniHawk
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Rather sarcastic to boot.
(12-11-2006, 09:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by White Man

I'm only on the second temple, but I'd dock points for how slow the game starts out.

Are you playing the Japanese Gamecube version or something?
Flynn
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(12-11-2006, 09:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Odysseus

Crap, EGM rumor section is never true. :(

Yeah, their rumor page is the gamer equivalent of Penthouse Forum.
Kevtones
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(12-11-2006, 09:33 PM)

Originally Posted by Amir0x

Certainly not! It's just a terrible videogame, and I don't like things which are terrible!

I think you just hate fun and can't (for whatever reasons) appreciate one of the best multiplayer titles in years~
White Man
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(12-11-2006, 09:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by AniHawk

Are you playing the Japanese Gamecube version or something?

It's the slowest beginning to a Zelda yet. You have to do boring fetch quest shit in the village twice, then you have to go through the caves/forest like 2-3 times. Then you have to do the lame herding game twice. The only bright spot about the beginning was the cool hyrule castle bit. The dungeons are ace, but the stuff between them is not. So far.

I reserve the right to change my opinion at any moment, but the start of the game left a sour taste in my mouth.
JDSN
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(12-11-2006, 09:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dahbomb

Oh snapz at Zelda TP scores. Is that like best EGM score evar?

:lol According to EGM is just a little bit better than Mario Kart: Double Dash.
SantaC
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(12-11-2006, 09:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by White Man

It's the slowest beginning to a Zelda yet. You have to do boring fetch quest shit in the village twice, then you have to go through the caves/forest like 2-3 times. Then you have to do the lame herding game quick. The only bright spot about the beginning was the cool hyrule castle bit. The dungeons are ace, but the stuff between them is not. So far.

the game hasn't even started. It's massive.
whatdidyousay
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(12-11-2006, 09:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Oblivion

Halo 2 and GTA: SA got 3 10s, I think.

And both of those games did NOT deserve a 10 score.
White Man
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(12-11-2006, 09:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by SantaC

the game hasn't even started. It's massive.

I understand I'm early on in the game, but that does not excuse the first 2ish hours being slow.
AniHawk
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(12-11-2006, 09:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by White Man

It's the slowest beginning to a Zelda yet. You have to do boring fetch quest shit in the village twice, then you have to go through the caves/forest like 2-3 times. Then you have to do the lame herding game twice. The only bright spot about the beginning was the cool hyrule castle bit. The dungeons are ace, but the stuff between them is not. So far.

I reserve the right to change my opinion at any moment, but the start of the game left a sour taste in my mouth.

No, I meant, are you playing the Gamecube version. Again, I'm not getting defensive. I just didn't think you had a Wii.
SantaC
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(12-11-2006, 09:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by White Man

I understand I'm early on in the game, but that does not excuse the first 2ish hours being slow.

Oh I agree. But the start is basically an introduction to the controls.
Oblivion
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(12-11-2006, 09:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by White Man

It's the slowest beginning to a Zelda yet. You have to do boring fetch quest shit in the village twice, then you have to go through the caves/forest like 2-3 times. Then you have to do the lame herding game twice. The only bright spot about the beginning was the cool hyrule castle bit. The dungeons are ace, but the stuff between them is not. So far.

I reserve the right to change my opinion at any moment, but the start of the game left a sour taste in my mouth.

Didn't seem as bad as I thought to me. Course, I got to the second dungeon in like 4 hours, and from hearing people say it took 10 hours to get to it, I guess it made it feel shorter.
White Man
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(12-11-2006, 09:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by AniHawk

No, I meant, are you playing the Gamecube version. Again, I'm not getting defensive. I just didn't think you had a Wii.

I got a Wii on Saturday.
AniHawk
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(12-11-2006, 09:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by White Man

I got a Wii on Saturday.

Ah.
MoxManiac
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(12-11-2006, 09:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by White Man

It's the slowest beginning to a Zelda yet. You have to do boring fetch quest shit in the village twice, then you have to go through the caves/forest like 2-3 times. Then you have to do the lame herding game twice. The only bright spot about the beginning was the cool hyrule castle bit. The dungeons are ace, but the stuff between them is not. So far.

I reserve the right to change my opinion at any moment, but the start of the game left a sour taste in my mouth.

I hate forced minigames. Ugh. :(
devilscallmedad
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(12-11-2006, 09:43 PM)

Rare is working on a Viva Pinata Kart racing game.

Could this be a XBLA game?
no_to_co
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(12-11-2006, 09:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by AltogetherAndrews

Bah. Scratch the "FPS" part altogether and we'll see how this demand for originality holds up, now and in the future.

Yeah, how really original is Zelda TP? Haven't we all played the same game in the last 3 incarnation of Zelda? You could diss it for not bringing anything new to the table or you can praise it for being the best incarnation of an old and tested formula. Both points are equally valid. You can derive any conclusion you are predisposed to.
worldrunover
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(12-11-2006, 09:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by White Man

I understand I'm early on in the game, but that does not excuse the first 2ish hours being slow.

I hated the fishing part, because that was excruciating. Other than that, really you're so early in the game, by the time you actually finish the game, you'll forget you even had to do that at the beginning. Really, I'm 20 hours in and I forgot about that. I also feel like I'm barely into this game yet. Christ this thing is huge.

As for the EGM scores, umm why did they dis Wii Sports? The thing is pure fun.
Duderz
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(12-11-2006, 09:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by White Man

I got a Wii on Saturday.

I thought you hated Nintendo?

This is bizzarro world or something.
dammitmattt
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(12-11-2006, 09:50 PM)

Originally Posted by whatdidyousay

And both of those games did NOT deserve a 10 score.

They, along with Zelda:TP, are some of the top 1%, most outstanding games in the industry. What else are you gonna give them?
whatdidyousay
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(12-11-2006, 09:50 PM)
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Is COD3 really THAT bad? I liked COD2, I'm not expecting anything mindblowing from the new game, but I was surprised the scores have been lower than last year's version. I also thought EGM would score Rainbow Six higher because of how they've been talking about it in previews, on the 1UP Show, etc., not a 9 or 10 game, but at least 8-8.5 all around.

Those Wii scores are about right I guess. Played more Trauma Center this weekend and OHMYDAMNGOD those "cutscenes" are PURE AGONY. Seriously, if I wanted to read, I'd get a book. Even pressing the (-) button to fast-forward through the cutscenes was taking a while--I can't imagine sitting through it and reading it normally.
Oblivion
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(12-11-2006, 09:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by no_to_co

Yeah, how really original is Zelda TP? Haven't we all played the same game in the last 3 incarnation of Zelda? You could diss it for not bringing anything new to the table or you can praise it for being the best incarnation of an old and tested formula.

Uh....
castle007
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(12-11-2006, 09:53 PM)
Great score for Zelda:TP and CV:POR :D

And :lol at the Sonic scores and NFL rumor
whatdidyousay
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(12-11-2006, 09:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by mmlemay

They, along with Zelda:TP, are some of the top 1%, most outstanding games in the industry. What else are you gonna give them?

I don't know--a 10 score to me is an extremely rare thing. The game has to be absolutely perfect, 100%, top to bottom, inside and out, yada yada.

Halo 2 and GTA: SA weren't 100% perfect. Good, arguably great, games. But not perfect. I can see them each getting 9s and 9.5s, but I wouldn't score either a 10.
Brandon F
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(12-11-2006, 09:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by White Man

That Rainbow 6 score is criminal. The game takes a massive dump on Gears of War. And the Zelda score is too high, although I guess it needs to score higher than WW, and tehre was nowhere else to go but straight 10s. Of course that proves nothing except that WW was massively overrated.

Agreed on all accounts.
MassiveAttack
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(12-11-2006, 09:55 PM)

Originally Posted by whatdidyousay

Is COD3 really THAT bad? I liked COD2, I'm not expecting anything mindblowing from the new game, but I was surprised the scores have been lower than last year's version.

Entirely different development teams. One very strong... the other, well, not so strong.
whatdidyousay
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(12-11-2006, 10:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by MassiveAttack

Entirely different development teams. One very strong... the other, well, not so strong.

Oh...damn. Guess it'll be my When Drunk game then.
White Man
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(12-11-2006, 10:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by MassiveAttack

Entirely different development teams. One very strong... the other, well, not so strong.


If you're a big multiplayer gamer, CoD3 is totally worth it. At least once they fix ranked matches. Have they yet? It's been a handful of days since I played.
PoliceCop
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(12-11-2006, 10:08 PM)

Originally Posted by moku

The Wiisports score is low enough that it makes the rest of thier scores seem farcical.

EGM just did themselves is. Most fun I've had with a game in YEARS. I dont pay attention to scores, but thats just assinine.

I'd really have to disagree. As a whole I would say Wii Sports is really boring. I played it for a couple hours and I don't plan on ever popping it into my Wii again.
White Man
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(12-11-2006, 10:09 PM)
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I think Wii Sports has been scored accurately. Half the games aren't so hot, half are fun.
dammitmattt
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(12-11-2006, 10:13 PM)

Originally Posted by whatdidyousay

I don't know--a 10 score to me is an extremely rare thing. The game has to be absolutely perfect, 100%, top to bottom, inside and out, yada yada.

Halo 2 and GTA: SA weren't 100% perfect. Good, arguably great, games. But not perfect. I can see them each getting 9s and 9.5s, but I wouldn't score either a 10.

But they've said repeatedly that a 10 isn't perfect. There will never, ever, ever be a PERFECT game. Using your logic there would never be any 4/5 star movies or albums, either. You have to use your entire scale as a critic.
Mr. Spinnington
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(12-11-2006, 10:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lindsay

Right there with you, bleh. I just want a closer-to-drawn look in Animal Crossing with Connect24 up and working.

And 60 FPS please!
etiolate
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(12-11-2006, 10:16 PM)
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1up/EGM are the only ones I can think of pissing on Madden Wii and I don't quite get why. The 1up review gives a totally different reaction than every other preview, especially the claim that the controls make it harder for newcomers.
duk
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(12-11-2006, 10:17 PM)
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Halo Wars or another Halo game in 08? :D
whatdidyousay
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(12-11-2006, 10:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by mmlemay

But they've said repeatedly that a 10 isn't perfect. There will never, ever, ever be a PERFECT game. Using your logic there would never be any 4/5 star movies or albums, either. You have to use your entire scale as a critic.

Oh my bad, did they really? I wasn't aware of that and always assumed that if a game received a 10, it'd be perfect.

Despite the abuse EGM gets on GAF, I generally agree with a lot of their scores.
lordfroakie
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(12-11-2006, 10:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by king zell


Rumors

-Hudsun is releasing a TG16 pack with 3D remakes of Bonk, Adventure Island, and Super Star Soldier for the PS2

Whats the point of releasing a TG16 pack for the PS2, when Hudsun can release them as VC titles?
soundwave05
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(12-11-2006, 10:22 PM)
Wow ... EGM not afraid to throw around the 4s and 5s for any platform. I kinda like it actually.
Kevtones
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(12-11-2006, 10:23 PM)
I'd also like to add Red Steel is lots of fun, especially drunk. Calming those nerves does wonders for precise aiming, game is 8.5 surely.
dark10x
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(12-11-2006, 10:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by vectorman06

Whats the point of releasing a TG16 pack for the PS2, when Hudsun can release them as VC titles?

...because they are not actually roms? They remade those games in 3D on the PS2 already and are now releasing them as a pack.
Kingpen
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(12-11-2006, 10:24 PM)

Originally Posted by whatdidyousay

Is COD3 really THAT bad? I liked COD2, I'm not expecting anything mindblowing from the new game, but I was surprised the scores have been lower than last year's version. I also thought EGM would score Rainbow Six higher because of how they've been talking about it in previews, on the 1UP Show, etc., not a 9 or 10 game, but at least 8-8.5 all around.

Those Wii scores are about right I guess. Played more Trauma Center this weekend and OHMYDAMNGOD those "cutscenes" are PURE AGONY. Seriously, if I wanted to read, I'd get a book. Even pressing the (-) button to fast-forward through the cutscenes was taking a while--I can't imagine sitting through it and reading it normally.


COD2 is basically COD2.5 It still is pretty good, but I think it is getting scored lower because it isn't a true SQL and all these guys are tired of playing WW2 games. See I never played a WW2 game before COD2, so I am digging it and COD3. I think it is at least an 8.0 game all around. The IGN and Gamespot reviews are more indicative of how the game is...

Rainbow, this game stole me away from all my other games at the time until I completed a run on it. It absolutely is a 9.0 game, as it is better then GRAW... Those scores are completely off base on that..
John Harker
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(12-11-2006, 10:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by VALIS

Yeah, Excite Truck is pretty fun. My Wii Hierarchy:

Pure Poop:
Rabbids
Hawk
Red Steel (I assume)

You assume inaccuratly.
The game is fun. Lots of fun, actually. If for no other reason than laughing at some of the ridiculousness of it, but it was done as a cheesey campy movie-style on purpose, and in that regard it is successful. I can't believe so many people try to take this game seriously :lol It's like... a joke-post game. Fun for what it is.

Oh, not to mention shooting someone in the face from 1000 yards to the pixel is one hell of a satisfying experience.
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(12-11-2006, 10:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kingpen

COD2 is basically COD2.5 It still is pretty good, but I think it is getting scored lower because it isn't a true SQL and all these guys are tired of playing WW2 games. See I never played a WW2 game before COD2, so I am digging it and COD3. I think it is at least an 8.0 game all around.

Rainbow, this game stole me away from all my other games at the time until I completed a run on it. It absolutely is a 9.0 game, as it is better then GRAW... Those scores are completely off base on that..

Whoa and whoa. Prior to COD2 on 360 last year, I never played a WWII game either and I enjoyed it, so I guess I'll definitely be picking up COD3.

I was really, really impressed by GRAW--Rainbow 6 is better??
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(12-11-2006, 10:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by John Harker

If for no other reason than laughing at some of the ridiculousness of it, but it was done as a cheesey campy movie-style on purpose, and in that regard it is successful. I can't believe so many people try to take this game seriously :lol It's like... a joke-post game. Fun for what it is.

I know you were defending Red Steel in another thread, but honestly, I've read a lot of previews and watched several interviews with the developers, and not once was it mentioned or even alluded to that the game had an over-the-top/camp factor.
siamesedreamer
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(12-11-2006, 10:39 PM)
I would agree with the CoD3 score. I loved CoD2, but CoD3 just doesn't have that same feel. To me, its harder on veteran difficulty and the stupid continuous sniping at the French in the narrative is juvenile (and hardly accurate).

Throw in the fact that the ranked online matches are broken and THEY STILL DIDN'T ADD A LEAN FUNCTION (something that drives me bonkers on Veteran difficulty).
VALIS
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(12-11-2006, 10:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by whatdidyousay

I was really, really impressed by GRAW--Rainbow 6 is better??

Yep.

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