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EDGE #210 (January) scores: Ride the low

domlolz

Banned
Avatar: 5
The Saboteur: 5
Tony Hawk: 3
Wheelspin: 3
F1 2009: 7
Blue Toad Murder Files:The mysteries of Little Riddle: 4
Little Big Planet PSP: 6
Gravity Crash: 7
Pixel Junk Shooter: 8
Forever Blue: 7
Maestro: Jump in Music: 7
Astro Boy: 3
Invizimals: Brian Blessed (or a 5)
Pokemon Rumble: 4
Gyromancer: 7

Features: Best of 2000 - 2009, A look at Metro 2033, Article on motion capture, interview with Eiji Aonuma, Yoichi Wada

Time Extend: Farenheit, The making of Diablo
 

Amir0x

Banned
Saboteur is more like a 6 by Edge standards, I DEMAND A SIX

WHY WONT YOU AGREE WITH ME EDGE ARRGH *REVIEW RAGE*
 

AniHawk

Member
I was thinking there wouldn't be any actual bitching considering the lack of big huge games this time, but it turns out I was wrong just two responses into this thread.
 

godhandiscen

There are millions of whiny 5-year olds on Earth, and I AM THEIR KING.
What is wrong with Avatar? I was going to buy it for the mindless fun.
 

obonicus

Member
AniHawk said:
I was thinking there wouldn't be any actual bitching considering the lack of big huge games this time, but it turns out I was wrong just two responses into this thread.

How about the bitching about people taking Edge reviews as gospel?
 

Amir0x

Banned
AniHawk said:
I was thinking there wouldn't be any actual bitching considering the lack of big huge games this time, but it turns out I was wrong just two responses into this thread.

My reply was sarcasm though!
 

Lord Phol

Member
Looks pretty accurate to me, nice to see people using the other end of the scoring scale once in a while at least.
 

domlolz

Banned
Sipowicz said:

that's basically an 11 out of 10

 

daycru

Member
domlolz said:
Little Big Planet PSP: 6
Typical Edge, if it's made in England it's a 10! So biased, when will they give [insert platform, genre, country, fax machine] the score it deserves?
 

Cdammen

Member
I'm really enjoying The Saboteur. It has some massive flaws but I'm blinded by the game's atmosphere, easy mechanics and stupid matinee story.

:lol @ Tony Hawk...
 

NekoFever

Member
Decade review results:

Game of the Decade:
World of Warcraft. Runners-up: GTA III, Half-Life 2, Halo, Resident Evil 4

Hardware of the Decade:
PlayStation 2. Runners-up: DS, Wii

Developer of the Decade:
Nintendo. Runners-up: Rockstar North, Valve

Publisher of the Decade:
Nintendo. Runners-up: Activision Blizzard, Sony

Person of the Decade:
Satoru Iwata. Runners-up: Shinji Mikami, J Allard

Failure of the Decade:
Red Ring of Death. Runners-up: PS3's launch, Gizmondo
 
A Brian Blessed out of Ten is extraordinary. Only one awarded this gen. Day one.

EDIT

NekoFever said:
Decade review results:

Game of the Decade:
World of Warcraft. Runners-up: GTA III, Half-Life 2, Halo, Resident Evil 4

Hardware of the Decade:
PlayStation 2. Runners-up: DS, Wii

Developer of the Decade:
Nintendo. Runners-up: Rockstar North, Valve

Publisher of the Decade:
Nintendo. Runners-up: Activision Blizzard, Sony

Person of the Decade:
Satoru Iwata. Runners-up: Shinji Mikami, J Allard

Failure of the Decade:
Red Ring of Death. Runners-up: PS3's launch, Gizmondo

This should have been a topic in its own right.

I understand the reasoning for most of these, except for Hardware. For numerous reasons it should have been the DS, not the PS2, awarded "Hardware of the Decade". But as always with EDGE, the scores/choices are useless without the text to show their (usually well considered) argument.
 

Matt

Member
NekoFever said:
Decade review results:

Game of the Decade:
World of Warcraft. Runners-up: GTA III, Half-Life 2, Halo, Resident Evil 4

Hardware of the Decade:
PlayStation 2. Runners-up: DS, Wii

Developer of the Decade:
Nintendo. Runners-up: Rockstar North, Valve

Publisher of the Decade:
Nintendo. Runners-up: Activision Blizzard, Sony

Person of the Decade:
Satoru Iwata. Runners-up: Shinji Mikami, J Allard

Failure of the Decade:
Red Ring of Death. Runners-up: PS3's launch, Gizmondo
Very good choices.
 
NekoFever said:
Decade review results:

Game of the Decade:
World of Warcraft. Runners-up: GTA III, Half-Life 2, Halo, Resident Evil 4

Hardware of the Decade:
PlayStation 2. Runners-up: DS, Wii

Developer of the Decade:
Nintendo. Runners-up: Rockstar North, Valve

Publisher of the Decade:
Nintendo. Runners-up: Activision Blizzard, Sony

Person of the Decade:
Satoru Iwata. Runners-up: Shinji Mikami, J Allard

Failure of the Decade:
Red Ring of Death. Runners-up: PS3's launch, Gizmondo

wow pretty good list. I agree with all of them.
 

trk_rkd

Banned
What did they say about psp lbp? It's a pretty damn faithful recreation of their 2008 GOTY... i can understand why they'd knock points of something for being a "faithful recreation" rather than something unique/original etc etc but 6 is still quite low...

EDIT: There 00-09 list is actually really fucking good.
 

Slightly Live

Dirty tag dodger
Can we get a scan of the Next Month teaser page? (Assuming it's allowed, mods, it's usually posted here!)



Previewed

Star Wars: The Old Republic
Mass Effect 2
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Skate 3
EA Sports MMA
Dementium II
Dante's Inferno
Napoleon: Total War
Lost In Shadow
Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
Hokuto Musou
Espgaluda II Black Label
 
NekoFever said:
Decade review results:

Game of the Decade:
World of Warcraft. Runners-up: GTA III, Half-Life 2, Halo, Resident Evil 4

Hardware of the Decade:
PlayStation 2. Runners-up: DS, Wii

Developer of the Decade:
Nintendo. Runners-up: Rockstar North, Valve

Publisher of the Decade:
Nintendo. Runners-up: Activision Blizzard, Sony

Person of the Decade:
Satoru Iwata. Runners-up: Shinji Mikami, J Allard

Failure of the Decade:
Red Ring of Death. Runners-up: PS3's launch, Gizmondo
Good list is good.
 
Seems like as good a place as any to put this month's GamesTM scores:

Bayonetta - 9
Little Big Planet PSP - 8
Zelda Trains - 8
Agarest - 7
Blue Toad Murder Files - 7
Pixeljunk Shooter - 9
Saboteur - 6
Wheelspin - 3
Avatar - 6
Tony Hawk Ride - 4
Jambo! Safari - 5
Sim & Punishment 2 - 9
The Void - 6
Jack & Daxter Final Frontier - 7
Excitebike World Rally - 5
Maestro! Jump In Music - 6

As you might notice, a lot of these marks are the same as Edge's, only one point higher.

Also, here's Edge's NEXT MONTH page:



ALSO! There's a huge (A2) Zelda poster in my copy - I don't know if it's subscribers only, but if it is and anybody wants mine, let me know and I'll post it to them (UK only, unless they pay me postage).
 

mclem

Member
Dani said:
Can we get a scan of the Next Month teaser page? (Assuming it's allowed, mods, it's usually posted here!)

It's... pretty dull, actually. Unless there's some hidden implication I've not spotted,
it's just a couple of DDR arrows
.


The back cover makes this front cover doubly awesome.
 

Plinko

Wildcard berths that can't beat teams without a winning record should have homefield advantage
whatevermort said:
Seems like as good a place as any to put this month's GamesTM scores:

Sin & Punishment 2 - 9

Is this releasing in the US?
 

mclem

Member
NekoFever said:
Decade review results:

Game of the Decade:
World of Warcraft. Runners-up: GTA III, Half-Life 2, Halo, Resident Evil 4

Hardware of the Decade:
PlayStation 2. Runners-up: DS, Wii

Developer of the Decade:
Nintendo. Runners-up: Rockstar North, Valve

Publisher of the Decade:
Nintendo. Runners-up: Activision Blizzard, Sony

Person of the Decade:
Satoru Iwata. Runners-up: Shinji Mikami, J Allard

Failure of the Decade:
Red Ring of Death. Runners-up: PS3's launch, Gizmondo

Just to add to this, they also had a bunch of industry responses for "Game", "Person" and "Moment" of the decade:

Clint Hocking (Creative director, Ubisoft Montreal):
Game: GTA3
Person: "The player"
Moment: It's just a screenshot of the ending of Passage

Jason Kapalka (Founder, Chief Creative Officer, Popcap):
Game: Wii Sports
Person: Steve Jobs
Moment: "A drunken midnight Rock Band 2 session"

Ron Carmel (Founder, 2D Boy)
Game: Portal (Which I misread as 'Postal' first, and wondered why the hell he was enthusing about that)
Person: Simon Carless
Moment: Half-Life 2 being launched on Steam, sidestepping the retail side of things.

Peter Molyneux (Creative Director, Microsoft Game Studios Europe)
Game: Half-Life 2
People: Bill Gates & Steve Jobs
Moment: Social networking exploding.

Katsuhiro Harada (Exec Producer, Tekken 6)
Game: Call of Duty 4
Person: "I would prefer to think of teams as important, rather than people"
Moment: PS2 launch

George Fan (Designer, Plants vs Zombies)
Game: Katamari Damacy
Person: Satoru Iwata

Evan Wells (Co-president, Naughty Dog)
Game: World of Warcraft
Person: "Casual Gamers"
Moment: Announcement of the Wii

Joseph Staten (Writer/Creative Director, Bungie)
Game: World of Warcraft
Person: "The player"
Moment: The botched PS3 launch

Kristian Segerstrale (CEO, Playfish)
Moment: Launch of Facebook
 

Minsc

Member
I wonder why LBP PSP only got a 6, the PS3 version got a 10, and the game seems well suited to handhelds.
 
pulga said:
Judging by the bad "Saboteur" scores in both magazines, the game didn't turn out so hot?

Can't stress enough: for both of these magazines, a 5 and a 6 are fine scores that still mean the game is worth playing. They use the whole scale etc.
 
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