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EDGE 234 - December 2011 - Skyward Sword, Uncharted 3, Dark Souls reviews

Oxx

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Hype:

Max Payne 3
Kingdoms of Amalur
Counter-Strike GO
Joe Danger: The Movie
Binary Domain
Black Knight Sword
Diablo III
Ninja Gaiden 3
Dragon's Dogma

Features:

Syndicate
Developers vs Publishers
Hail to the Cheats

Reviews:

Zelda 10 http://www.next-gen.biz/reviews/legend-zelda-skyward-sword-review
Uncharted 3 9
Batman AC 9 http://www.next-gen.biz/reviews/batman-arkham-city-review
Dark Souls 9 http://www.next-gen.biz/reviews/dark-souls-review
Rage 7 http://www.next-gen.biz/reviews/rage-review-0
Mario 3D Land 8
Forza 4 8 http://www.next-gen.biz/reviews/forza-motorsport-4-review
Disgaea 4 8
Ratchet A4O 6
Ace Combat AH 8 http://www.next-gen.biz/reviews/ace-combat-assault-horizon-review
Dance Central 2 8 http://www.next-gen.biz/reviews/dance-central-2-review

People - Simon Lane and Lewis Brindley (Yogcast)
Places - Pacific City
Things - DJ Hero's turntable controller
Studio Profile - Gamania
Making of Flotilla

Next Month:

 

linko9

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Wow, that's the most high scores I've ever seen handed out by Edge in a single issue.
 

Sn4ke_911

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Best EDGE cover in years.

 

DSN2K

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linko9 said:
Wow, that's the most high scores I've ever seen handed out by Edge in a single issue.

to be fair its a good month, lot of good titles reviewed.
 

Majmun

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Good scores all around. Although I expected SML3D to receive a higher score, considering the last 3D Mario platformers got a 10 score.

But an 8 is still good. NSMB DS also got an 8, and NSMBwii got a 7 even..
 

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Such an outstanding competition for Zelda, and it stills manage to finish on top. Legendary!
 

RichardAM

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It's the most wonderful time of year! Look at all those awesome games.

Sn4ke_911 said:
Best EDGE cover in years.

Really? It looks prettyy awful compared to those of years ago- not a big fan of the redesign.
 

Yagharek

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marc^o^ said:
Such an outstanding competition for Zelda, and it stills manage to finish on top. Legendary!

When you put it in that perspective, it must be something quite special indeed.

Ive never seen an Edge issue with this many high scores. They had a un of three 10/10s in 2007 (Halo 3, Orange Box, Mario Galaxy), but I dont ever recall a single issue like this one.

I kind of hope they give a game (any game) a 2/10 or 3/10 or something terrible soon. Last time they gave a review that low was way back with Driver 3 or Boiling Point. Low, highly critical reviews make for excellent reading.
 

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Cover is ruined by that huge Z, imho. It would look awesome with just Link or just the Z, but not both.
remove "imho". You are right. "Z" ruins that cover.
 

Hyuga

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So EDGE won't "punish" a game with a lower score, if the graphics are just average?
(and the hardware is easily capable of more)
Interesting!
 

Sn4ke_911

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Hyuga said:
So EDGE won't "punish" a game with a lower score, if the graphics are just average?
(and the hardware is easily capable of more)
Interesting!

I hope you're not talking about SS.
 

Natiko

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Really good scores all around. I have no idea how I'm going to find the time to play all of these great games!
 

Sn4ke_911

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The Last One said:
It's a shame they didn't reviewed Assassin's Creed: Revelations =(

I expect a 8.
 

PowderedToast

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i don't think EDGE has looked nice for ages. this cover continues the trend of being uncomfortable to look at, too much going on.
 

web01

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Awesome score for Dark Souls was expecting less from edge tbh
also good score for Dance Central 2, the game deserves alot more hype
considering how improved it is on the first which was the best Kinect game until this release.
 

Oxx

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The cover looks a lot nicer in the flesh. Much subtler than it looks in photographs or in post 4.
 

beelzebozo

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Anteater said:
A lot of highscores, worst edge thread ever

agreed. i like it better when they give high-profile games i don't care about low scores to feed my perception that they are suitably harsh or "fair" depending on your perspective, then give games i do care about insanely high scores.

this seems to be the sweet spot: score lower, edge. just not on games i am interested in.