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EDGE Christmas 2008 - review scores

GarthVaderUK

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Left 4 Dead - 9
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts - 7
Gears of War 2 - 9
Fallout 3 - 7
Call of Duty: World at War - 6
Resistance 2 - 6
Mirror's Edge - 5
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning - 7
007: Quantum of Solace - 5
Tomb Raider: Underworld - 8
Guitar Hero: World Tour - 7
Animal Crossing City Folk - 7
Ninjatown - 6
Command & Comnquer: Red Alert 3 - 7
Manhunt 2 - 4
Silent Hill: Homecoming - 6
Tom Clancy's Endwar - 8
Socom Confrontation - 5
Valkyria Chronicles - 7
Need for Speed Undercover - 3
Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip - 7

Hype
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Big Bang Mini
Monster Hunter 3
Yakuza 3
White Knight Chronicles
Star Ocean 4
LocoRoco 2
Infinite Space
The Conduit
Demon's Souls
Ninja Blade
Eat Lead: The Return Of Matt Hazard
Burn, Zombie, Burn

Other
Cover: Miyamoto unplugged; Nintendo's grand master talks hardcore gaming, making music and Wii's future
Time Extend - Luigi's Mansion
The Making Of - Dune II: Battle for Arrakis

Thanks to RetroEd on GRcade for the info.

 
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6.8 said:
As much as I love the game, I probably would score it around that too.

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?

I'm not saying its unjustifiable (far from it), i'm just curious as to what they had to say.
 

itsinmyveins

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I did not see that Mirror's Edge score coming. I was expecting more like 6-8 based on their scale and way of reviewing.
 

gofreak

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GarthVaderUK said:
Reviews
Fallout 3 - 7
Resistance 2 - 6
Mirror's Edge - 5

Ouch, ouch, ouch.

Cover: Miyamoto unplugged; Nintendo's grand master talks hardcore gaming, making music and Wii's future

Anything noteworthy from this?
 

tahrikmili

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Cue Resistance 2 meltdowns.

Shocked by Mirror's Edge.

LULz at World at War.

What did they score the original Gears of War?
 
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Some of those scores + the morning after NPD = This thread will go places that many would be wise not to follow.

Still, glad to see not everyone was enamoured with Mirror's Edge.

/bails
 

Loudninja

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Rlan said:
Surprised that they didn't have a Wii Music review to go with it...

In fact, besides Manhunt 2 (really old by now) and Ninjatown (instant review due to Shawn having clout with previous magazine work), not a single Nintendo review.

Animal Crossing City Folk?
 

itsinmyveins

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sionyboy said:
Some of those scores + the morning after NPD = This thread will go places that many would be wise not to follow.

Still, glad to see not everyone was enamoured with Mirror's Edge.

/bails

Dude, Mirror's Edge hasn't gotten that many good scores, has it?

EDIT: Nevermind, according to Gamerankings it's getting quite good scores.
 

~Kinggi~

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You know, game scores have ruined gaming.


I mean, I played through and beat Mirrors Edge, thought it was great. But if i saw this 5 before i played it, i might not have.
 

eznark

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~Kinggi~ said:
You know, game scores have ruined gaming.


I mean, I played through and beat Mirrors Edge, thought it was great. But if i saw this 5 before i played it, i might not have.

That's your fault, not the reviewer
 
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~Kinggi~ said:
You know, game scores have ruined gaming.


I mean, I played through and beat Mirrors Edge, thought it was great. But if i saw this 5 before i played it, i might not have.

Have you even read the review?
 
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ItsInMyVeins said:
Dude, Mirror's Edge hasn't gotten that many good scores, has it?

Haven't really looked to be honest, but it seems to get universal love everywhere I look... :/

I just felt the need to make at least a comment on one of the scores, a multi-platform title seemed like a good idea. :)
 

tahrikmili

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ItsInMyVeins said:
Dude, Mirror's Edge hasn't gotten that many good scores, has it?

EDIT: Nevermind, according to Gamerankings it's getting quite good scores.

It's got a solid 80/81 rating on metacritic. It will be the first game I get as soon as my backlog is over. Looks 10x more interesting than Gears 2, 5x more interesting than Fallout3 and 2x more interesting than Fable 2. Yes I calculated those.

Didn't see your stealthedit :(
 

MidiSurf

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Resistance 2 got only 6/10 ?! It's a solid 7. And I'm glad to see Fallout 3 getting more "realistic" scores.

EDIT: Also great score for Left 4 Dead.
 

dude

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Hmm...
I'm very intersted in the text on Mirror's Edge, I usually hold Edge's scores in pretty high regard and would like to know what they thought.

Great score of L4D, unsurprising though.


EDIT: Fallout 3 is like Oblivion, overrated as hell. So I guess I agree with the score.
 

StarEye

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I agree with Fallout 3 score... perhaps. Not entirely sure yet, need to put more time into it (although I'm already a few hours into it). But this:

Need For Speed Undercover - 3

Is the most shocking score, imo. I was expecting a return to form, going back to the Most Wanted type gameplay.

Mirror's Edge seems about right too, if the demo is anything to go by. The controls just aren't intuitive enough - when you have to fight with the controls, nothing can save the game. It felt more or less like an FPS platformer, and FPS is not a fitting genre to put platforming in.
 

godhandiscen

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WAR only a 7? What did Age of Conan get? WAR should get twice of that score.
Fallout a 7? You gotta be fucking kidding me.
 

mrklaw

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Gowans007 said:
OH DEAR!

Wasn't this meant to be the year that NFS Delivers again and goes back to its roots?

Would love some of the text on this.

isn't *every* year the year when NFS finally delivers again?


ouch at that resistance 2 score. makes me feel like renting considering how crowded the market it this christmas. General consensus going in would be that R2 would rock and COD would be like one of the odd numbered star trek films. COD score seems to reflect that (I'd assume edge comments about it being workmanlike and enjoyable enough but not moving things forward in the genre), but surprised at the same score for R2.

are these subscriber issue sneak peeks or is it out in shops already?
 

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Need for Speed Undercover - 3
I can't wait to hear what they say about it
:lol :lol :lol
 

Rolf NB

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Gowans007 said:
OH DEAR!

Wasn't this meant to be the year that NFS Delivers again and goes back to its roots?
The Need For Speed series is now just like Sonic.
PARANO1A said:
Out of interest, what differentiates a 6 from a 7?
Something like 12 explosive barrels and two sentences of "oh shit they're coming through the walls" radio chatter.
 

fanboi

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MidiSurf said:
Resistance 2 got only 6/10 ?! It's a solid 7. And I'm glad to see Fallout 3 getting more "realistic" scores.

EDIT: Also great score for Left 4 Dead.

*Meltwdown begins*
WAT!
R2 is one of the best fps evar!!!
Bastard!

*end*
 

Aaron

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A bit harsh on Fallout 3 IMO, it's at least an 8 in my book. Bugs be damned.
I'm surprised at how few bugs it has for a game its size. It does have flaws, but they're pretty minor. I'd give it a 9 without question.
 

~Kinggi~

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bcn-ron said:
The Need For Speed series is now just like Sonic.Something like 12 explosive barrels and two sentences of "oh shit they're coming through the walls" radio chatter.
hey ""oh shit they're coming through the walls" radio chatter is highly effective stuff my friend.