Edge May 2008 contents

Mar 3, 2007
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Reviews:

Mario Kart wii 6
Dark sector 7
Viking: Battle of Asgard 6
Turning point: fall of liberty 3
The world ends with you 8
Final fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of fates 6
Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the wanderer 6
Destry all humans: Big willy unleashed 4
Insecticide 3
Eco creatures: save the forest 4
Nanostray 2 7
Dementium: the ward 5
Rocketmen: Axes of evil 4

Hype:

Fable 2
Yakuza Kenzan
Haze
Golden Axe Beast rider
GTA 4
Sid Meiers Civilization revolution
Stalker: Clear sky
Wipeout HD
Trackmania DS
Dungeon hero
Legendary
Monster lab
Soul Bubbles
Velvet Assassin
Sega Splash! Golf
Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core
Knights in the Nightmare
Mushroom men
Fracture

Features:

Sims 3
Buzz studio
MGS4
NCSoft
Boss battles

Time extended:

Freedom Fighters

Making of:

Lure of the temptress

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Cant wait to read the MGS4 feature. GTA4 next month I guess
 
Mar 3, 2007
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Mario Kart Wii 6
We'll need a summary asap, I trust Edge but that's way out of sync with the Eurogamer score.

The world ends with you 8
Awesome. So awesome.
Insecticide 3
Shame, I was going to get this.

Cover? Sims I bet.
 
Sep 2, 2007
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Review scores... who cares about those things. :lol I bet Mario kart Wii is going to give a lot more people a lot more fun than MGS4 or something, even though the latter game is most likely getting a higher grade.
 

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Surely people can understand that Mario Kart just isn't for anyone. When I bought a DS Lite I needed a new game so I went with Mario Kart DS. Big mistake. It's far and away the most boring game in my DS collection. I just don't enjoy it at all. Stupid purchase on my part. I wanted to give the series another shot as I loved it back in the day, but it just doesn't do anything for me now.
 
Jan 28, 2007
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Interested in the Fable 2 and Dungeon Hero coverage in the same issue. I'm pretty confident Fable 2 is going to be a cracking game, and it's mostly a question of just how good it turns out to be. Dungeon Hero is not as stable a prospect, but I'm excited by the concept and the ambition in the dev diaries.

I wonder when I'll get to read this (in Australia).
 
Mar 3, 2007
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akachan ningen said:
But it's not great. Nintendo cultists won't accept anything less than a 9 from any magazine.
It's the Nintendo mags that do it. The official magazine gives out scores like 90%. It's like viagra, they try it on with some average looking magazine and they're flaccid.
 
Apr 16, 2006
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Cover from Gamesradar folks


As for my opinion on MK Wii, i kind of expected it, iirc, EDGE gave MK:DD 5/10, only has MKDS has the series hit the high point since the original Mario Kart.

As a rule of thumb for EDGE, 6 or above from them is deemed something to look at if you are interested in it.
 
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flipping_heck said:
Scores of previous MK games: I was wrong about the series hitting the high with MKDS

Mario Kart 64 - 8
Mario Kart Advance - 9
Mario Kart DS - 8
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! - 5
those are fair scores... and EDGe always speaks kindly of the first mario kart...


this thread is going to be full of fucking retards now who simply don't get a rating system them doesn't use just use the top 30% of the scores in the scale to rate every game that's merely OK.

NOTE:

MGS4 - hell yes motherfuckers.
 
Jun 14, 2006
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akachan ningen said:
But it's not great. Nintendo cultists won't accept anything less than a 9 from any magazine.
Fortunately for gaf, and my ignore list, there's fewer Nintendo cultists than MS or Sony cultists by a HUGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE mile.

My defense of them stated, every video I've watched of Mario Kart Wii has left me completely cold and I think a 6 is more than fair for it.
 
Jun 5, 2006
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30-odd replies and the thread is already a clusterfuck. Great.

Maybe the OP would be kind enough to update with review tidbits, info from the hype sections etc. to make this mess a bit more worthwhile?

pilonv1 said:
this will be good

bunch of people who never read the magazine complaining about a score they don't understand or claiming it's not important because they dont read it
More like:

-- Bunch of people complaining about a score they feel is too low for X game
-- Bunch of people saying said mag is shite
-- Bunch of people lol-ing about a score for a game they never intended to play
-- Bunch of people using said score to try and make some kind of point about a company or fans

etc. etc.
 
Jun 7, 2004
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this will be good

bunch of people who never read the magazine complaining about a score they don't understand or claiming it's not important because they dont read it
 
Jul 21, 2007
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sp0rsk said:
I don't really like Mario Kart. The only good thing about the series was the battle mode in the SNES version.
=O
What about the awesomeness that is Ghost Valley?

Back on topic, my next three purchases all earned a six. Sign of the beast! *drowns self in holy water*
 
Dec 3, 2006
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akachan ningen said:
Well that's your opinion, friendo.
The game sold like hot pancakes and was very popular so I'm not saying this is just my opinion.

http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/cube/mariokartdoubledash?q=mariokart

That's alright if Edge is the one to help you choose your gaming purchases, but there are a lot of other magazines and websites to give you hints which games to buy and which leave to the store.

Edit: Looking back at other scores for Mario Kart games the MKWii score doesn't really come as a surprise, but it will definitely be one of the lowest scores for the game, just like MK: DD.
 
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RandomVince said:
The world ends with you 8
Given how meager-to-negative of a reception jGAF had about The World Ends with You, it's interesting to see so many review outlets liking it. Seems like this is the DS game to get in April.
 
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HarryHengst said:
Review scores... who cares about those things. I bet Mario kart Wii is going to give a lot more people a lot more fun than MGS4 or something, even though the latter game is most likely getting a higher grade.
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*ahem*

Not surprised by MK score, TWEWY is starting to get my attention and I need that MGS4 preview all over me.
 
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Well it's there opinion on the game and there entitled to it. I'm buying mario kart wii reguardless as from what i have seen it looks fun. Nothing really negative for me but i am like that with alot of games the gamer mind would deem unfun :/