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Hellshadow
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(01-07-2011, 12:23 AM)
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Just received the issue..

Cover Story - SSX: Deadly Descents

EGM's GOTY = Red Dead Redemption

other random awards:
- Best Original Game: Heavy Rain
- Best Download: Super Meat Boy
- Best Handheld Game: DQIX
- Biggest Letdown: Crackdown 2
- Best Storytelling: Alan Wake
- Best Original Artstyle: Limbo
- Best Co-OP: Lara Croft and the Gol

Next Wave (Previews)
- True Crime:Hong Kong
- DC Universe
- Rift
- Hybrid

Reviews
- Little Big Planet 2: 8.5
- Lost in Shadow: 5.5
- Gran Turismo 5: 6.5
- Echochrome ii: 8.0
- Ghost Trick: 8.5
- Kingdom Hearts RE:Coded: 5.0

Nice interview with Randy Pitchford(Gearbox).

A few tidbits:
- 007 Nightfire was originally supposed to be based on You Only Live Twice.
- More info on Duke Forever will be unveiled around the end of Jan, or beginning of Feb.
Last edited by Hellshadow; 01-11-2011 at 03:23 AM.
Maleficence
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(01-07-2011, 12:25 AM)
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Interested in their reasoning behind the LBP2 score.
Combichristoffersen
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(01-07-2011, 12:26 AM)
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- Best Original Game: Heavy Rain

I can already taste the angry tears

Edit:

- Gran Turismo 5: 6.5

the fuck is this shit



*cries angry tears*
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V_Ben
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(01-07-2011, 12:26 AM)
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Wow, people are getting the next issue already? I'm still waiting for that Deus Ex cover over here! EGM, make your postage to the UK better :(
DMPrince
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(01-07-2011, 12:30 AM)
LBP2 8.5? fuck off. i'm okay with GT5 with 6.5 though :lol
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(01-07-2011, 12:30 AM)
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- Best Storytelling: Alan Wake

I have to get around to playing this soon. When it drops below $20 I'm sure I'll snatch it up.

- Aliens: Colonial Marines won't be coming ever.

Fixed for accuracy. A real shame, Gearbox really knows how to do co-op gameplay.

- Gran Turismo 5: 6.5

Considering the scores most competent racers get these days (7-9), this is kind of harsh isn't it? What did they complain about?
thuway
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(01-07-2011, 12:31 AM)
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Interested in hearing about LBP2 and GT5 is a polarizing game. The audience the game was made for, love it. All my gear head friends with this game seem to be locked away playing it and nothing else. Life goes on.
Shurs
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(01-07-2011, 12:32 AM)
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I miss the three score reviews.
Stripper13
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(01-07-2011, 12:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hellshadow

Just received the issue..

Cover Story - SSX: Deadly Descents

EGM's GOTY = Red Dead Redemption

other random awards:
- Best Original Game: Heavy Rain
- Best Download: Super Meat Boy
- Best Handheld Game: DQIX
- Biggest Letdown: Crackdown 2
- Best Storytelling: Alan Wake
- Best Original Artstyle: Limbo
- Best Co-OP: Lara Croft and the Gol

Next Wave (Previews)
- True Crime:Hong Kong
- DC Universe
- Rift
- Hybrid

Reviews
- Little Big Planet 2: 8.5
- Lost in Shadow: 5.5
- Gran Turismo 5: 6.5
- Echochrome ii: 8.0
- Ghost Trick: 8.5
- Kingdom Hearts RE:Coded: 5.0

Nice interview with Randy Pitchford(Gearbox).

A few tidbits:
- Aliens: Colonial Marines won't be coming in 2011.
- 007 Nightfire was originally supposed to be based on You Only Live Twice.
- More info on Duke Forever will be unveiled around the end of Jan, or beginning of Feb.

Can't say I agree 100% with Crackdown 2. Certainly not the massive improvement or mega-sequel I was hoping for, but it was still every bit as good as Crackdown 1... just not as improved as it should have been. My biggest let-down would have to be GT5... which brings me to the review... without reading the review it's difficult to comment on how accurate the score is... but I was thoroughly disappointed with the game and ended up returning it, but that score still seems a little too low for a game with so much content and accuracy.
elohel
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(01-07-2011, 12:33 AM)
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this isnt my EGM

these scores

not so sure

jk
demosthenes
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(01-07-2011, 12:34 AM)
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6.5? DAMN!

Don't see how anyone could come to that conclusion, jeez.
Hellshadow
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(01-07-2011, 12:34 AM)
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I'm just typing overview only, if you guys wanna know more go get the issue :).
miladesn
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(01-07-2011, 12:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hellshadow

Kingdom Hearts RE:Coded: 5.0
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I think this is the first review for it, by western media that is.
Glix
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(01-07-2011, 12:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by Stripper13

Can't say I agree 100% with Crackdown 2. Certainly not the massive improvement or mega-sequel I was hoping for, but it was still every bit as good as Crackdown 1... just not as improved as it should have been. My biggest let-down would have to be GT5... which brings me to the review... without reading the review it's difficult to comment on how accurate the score is... but I was thoroughly disappointed with the game and ended up returning it, but that score still seems a little too low for a game with so much content and accuracy.

Almost every impression I've heard on Crackdown 2 says it is WORSE than the original. Literally every one.
Sipowicz
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(01-07-2011, 12:35 AM)
wtf

did egm not close down?
MikeE21286
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(01-07-2011, 12:36 AM)
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Pretty low on GT5. Wonder what the text says that wasn't already said by other outlets that all gave the game higher scores.
Luckyman
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(01-07-2011, 12:37 AM)
- Aliens: Colonial Marines won't be coming in 2011.

slow month :lol
seady
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(01-07-2011, 12:39 AM)
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They seem to be using the whole review scale so not all games at 7 or higher. That's a good thing and people should stop complaining.
V_Ben
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(01-07-2011, 12:39 AM)
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Shane's Twitter :lol

Originally Posted by shanewatch

I hope I don't know the person who reviewed LittleBigPlanet 2 for EGM

SolidSnakex
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(01-07-2011, 12:39 AM)
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I wonder if the GT5 review was from the guy that did a preview of it and didn't know the difference between oversteer and understeer?
jiggles
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(01-07-2011, 12:40 AM)
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If anyone's interested, they gave GT5:P an 8, and LBP1 a 10, roughly.
LiK
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(01-07-2011, 12:40 AM)
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nice score for Ghost Trick. i so want it now.
Maleficence
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(01-07-2011, 12:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by jigglywiggly

If anyone's interested, they gave GT5:P an 8, and LBP1 a perfect 10.

Well that's incredibly inconsistent.

May just be a matter of different reviewers really.
Dennis
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(01-07-2011, 12:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hellshadow

- Gran Turismo 5: 6.5

DMPrince
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(01-07-2011, 12:42 AM)

Originally Posted by SolidSnakex

I wonder if the GT5 review was from the guy that did a preview of it and didn't know the difference between oversteer and understeer?

is that when you put your hands at 11 and 1 on the steering wheel?
Shurs
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(01-07-2011, 12:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by Maleficence

Well that's incredibly inconsistent.

May just be a matter of different reviewers really.

Different magazine, really.
Tricky I Shadow
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(01-07-2011, 12:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hellshadow

- Best Storytelling: Alan Wake

I'm sorry, but nothing touches this when it comes to story for 2010. Or any other year!


OpinionatedCyborg
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(01-07-2011, 12:43 AM)
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Most games have two reviewers in EGM, so maybe the other review rated GT5 higher. For instance, in the last issue Epic Mickey scored a 6 (or 6.5, can't remember) in one review and a 9 in the other.

I hope I don't know the person who reviewed LittleBigPlanet 2 for EGM

8.5 is barely lower than its review average, so I am not sure what his problem is.

wtf

did egm not close down?

Steve Harris resurrected it.
POWERSPHERE
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(01-07-2011, 12:44 AM)
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So what's the deal with LBP2. A 10 or a 2? Poop or scoop?
Stripper13
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(01-07-2011, 12:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by Glix

Almost every impression I've heard on Crackdown 2 says it is WORSE than the original. Literally every one.

Fair enough... I have difficulty finding any merit in that however. The mission structure is different, but just as repetitive and simple as CD1 ever was - the graphics received a touch of next-gen grit that is either love/hate (I think it looks better overall, especially in massive areas)... but other than that, it's everything CD1 was but better. Better weapons, abilities, missions/challenges, co-op, game modes, vehicles etc. Maybe some people over-estimated their love for CD1? I went back to it not longer after I bought CD2 (my friend wasn't sure if he was going to buy, so wanted to play some CD1 to make sure) and there's nothing in it that makes it any more fun or enjoyable than the sequel.. in fact, I was getting very bored without the ability to glide, or use the UV weapons, massacre legions of zombies etc. Again, the sequel was just the first game with 'more' added to it... not nearly enough to make it worth a $60 full-fledged game... but a worthy successor.
Karish
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(01-07-2011, 12:46 AM)
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We the gamers are responsible for the publications skewed review score logic. 8.5 IS NOT A BAD SCORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hellshadow
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(01-07-2011, 12:46 AM)
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Aaron Thomas did the reviews for LBP2 and Gran Turismo 5 for those asking.
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Originally Posted by SolidSnakex

I wonder if the GT5 review was from the guy that did a preview of it and didn't know the difference between oversteer and understeer?

Seriously? Its a fucking racing simulator. People who review it should at least know a little bit about cars.
X26
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(01-07-2011, 12:46 AM)
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EGM's strategy to stay afloat: troll for attention?
MikeE21286
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(01-07-2011, 12:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hellshadow

Aaron Thomas did the reviews for LBP2 and Gran Turismo 5 for those asking.

Haha no way, really...I remember whe he was at Gamespot reviewing games. Never agreed with him once. Especially the score he gave the first Ratchet game on PS3
Shurs
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(01-07-2011, 12:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by X26

EGM's strategy to stay afloat: troll for attention?

Their strategy certainly doesn't involve consistent delivery of the magazine to subscribers.
V_Ben
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(01-07-2011, 12:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hellshadow

Aaron Thomas did the reviews for LBP2 and Gran Turismo 5 for those asking.

Oh... him. I remember his Ratchet: Tools of Destruction review, and how much I objected to the score he gave it. 7.5, wasn't it? I'm not particularly a fan of him as a reviewer. It's as if he always underrates games in the hope of getting a rise. But I know that he wouldn't do that. :D
V_Ben
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(01-07-2011, 12:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by Shurs

Their strategy certainly doesn't involve consistent delivery of the magazine to subscribers.

Especially if those subscribers don't even have the common decency of being in the US. I'm still waiting for my Deus Ex issue :/
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(01-07-2011, 12:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by jigglywiggly

If anyone's interested, they gave GT5:P an 8, and LBP1 a 10, roughly.

Ahahaha
Haunted
(01-07-2011, 12:58 AM)
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Crackdown 2 was a big pile of shit.

Can certainly see how it would be a disappointment to people who were eagerly anticipating it.


Originally Posted by Hellshadow

- Gran Turismo 5: 6.5

uh oh
Square Triangle
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(01-07-2011, 12:59 AM)
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Square Triangle does not agree with these review scores.
Curufinwe
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Originally Posted by V_Ben

Oh... him. I remember his Ratchet: Tools of Destruction review, and how much I objected to the score he gave it. 7.5, wasn't it? I'm not particularly a fan of him as a reviewer. It's as if he always underrates games in the hope of getting a rise. But I know that he wouldn't do that. :D

He talks about the reaction to that review regularly on the Mobcast. Pretty sure the backlash scarred him for life.

6.5 is higher than Giant Bomb's score for GT5.
The Bookerman
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(01-07-2011, 01:02 AM)
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BTW, who's the new EIC since Billy Berghammer left EGM?
LiK
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(01-07-2011, 01:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by demosthenes

6.5? DAMN!

Don't see how anyone could come to that conclusion, jeez.

Shurs
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(01-07-2011, 01:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by Curufinwe

He talks about the reaction to that review regularly on the Mobcast. Pretty sure the backlash scarred him for life.

6.5 is higher than Giant Bomb's score for GT5.


Different scales.
pharmboy044
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(01-07-2011, 01:06 AM)

Originally Posted by Curufinwe

He talks about the reaction to that review regularly on the Mobcast. Pretty sure the backlash scarred him for life..

It should have. Saying Ratchet and Clank had too much variety and that's why he gave that game a 7.5...wtf?:lol
Anyway, I'd like to read that LBP2 review and find out why it got an 8.5.
vanty
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(01-07-2011, 01:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Galvanise_

Seriously? Its a fucking racing simulator. People who review it should at least know a little bit about cars.

It's a racing game. There are no sims on consoles. So a games reviewer seems like a perfect person to review it, unless they hate racing games.
Hellshadow
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(01-07-2011, 01:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by The Bookerman

BTW, who's the new EIC since Billy Berghammer left EGM?

Brady Fiechter on the print side.
Skip on the digital side.
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dreamer3kx
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(01-07-2011, 01:15 AM)
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Getting my 6.5 popcorn ready.
snack
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(01-07-2011, 01:23 AM)
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6.5 is the new 10. Am I right?

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