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New EGM, January 08 (Galaxy, NiGHTS, AC, Rock Band reviewed)

Kittonwy

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MassiveAttack said:
A 4.5 for AC???

Oh dear.

My guess is that the score is from Crispin, not that I would disagree with him or anything.
 

joedan

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Visualante said:
Nintendo cancelled 1st party game because developers wanted to let players customize their Mii'sl
What exactly does this mean? I don't understand.
 

jj984jj

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Rumors

Bizarre making the new James Bond game - FU Activision/Vivendi
EA Chicago was making a Guitar Hero inspired action game - ...sorta like Brutal Legends from Vivendi/DoubleFine?
Exclusive Front Mission heading to 360 - FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nintendo cancelled 1st party game because developers wanted to let players customize their Mii's - :lol
Need for Speed will fluctuate between realistic and arcade style - don't care
THG making action game based on Warhammer toy line - :lol don't care
FF:CC Crystal Bearers "appears to be in trouble" - Why? :(
Please let FM be true! Please let FM be true! Please let FM be true! Please let FM be true! Please let FM be true! Please let FM be true! Please let FM be true! Please let FM be true! Please let FM be true! Please let FM be true! Please let FM be true! Please let FM be true! Please let FM be true! Please let FM be true! Please let FM be true! Please let FM be true! Please let FM be true! Please let FM be true! Please let FM be true! Please let FM be true! Please let FM be true! Please let FM be true! Please let FM be true! Please let FM be true!
 

ethelred

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PantherLotus said:
plz clarify rumors! 'cause those fucking suck.

They do? From my perspective, they pretty well fucking rock.

New Front Mission! For the US! :D

PantherLotus said:
doesn't FFCCCB release at the end of the month in Japan? What does "in trouble" mean?

No. Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon 3 is coming out this month in Japan, and Crystal Chronicles: Little King is coming out in March. Nothing has been seen of Crystal Bearers in ages, and every promised appearance where it was supposed to be playable, the game's been yanked. Who really cares about it at this point?
 

Clipjoint

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I don't understand how anyone could give Assassin's Creed a 4.5

There is too much they did well in that game to justify that score.
 

kIdMuScLe

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Milhouse31 said:
I don't understand that one o_O

did nintendo cancel the game because it was goint to give us the option to customize the mii's or they cancel the game because other developers wanted to give us the option of customizing the mii's?
 

Visualante

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It has begun
One team is working on a racer for Activision, Shitstorm is finishing up the Club atm, if anyone is working on it- it would be them.
However I thought Treyarch was on it.

Also :lol perfectchaos007, want a ban bet? There is no way Animal Crossing is cancelled.
 

jarrod

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The Nintendo cancellation (if true) sounds more like something that would happen with an NST or Retro game than internally at EAD imo, and more likely a new project rather than a franchise sequel. I think AC and Pikmin are probably safe honestly.
 

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Galaxy- 9.5

Wtf? Most biased mag ever confirmed.

*cancels subscription*
 
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orio7 said:
Real Front Mission or bust.

return Yoshitaka Amano style of FM1 and Gun Hazard! :D

Isn't Tsuchida busy with FFXIII right now, though? Unless the new Front Mission is being headed by someone else, in which case I have little interest.

Best case scenario, if the rumor is true, is that Tsuchida is doing both XIII (battle system) and directing FM-360.
 

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Firestorm said:
Probably means it won't be releasing in Japan at the end of the month. Although wasn't that the DS version, Ring of Fates? Crystal Bearer's is the Wii version.
Didn't Ring of Fates come out weeks ago?
 

RumFore

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Nintendo cancelled 1st party game because developers wanted to let players customize their Mii's

Uh? Any word on what game this may be? Why is Nintendo so opposed to things like this?
 

Kittonwy

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rage1973 said:
EGM is retarded for giving AC a 4.5 and less than 6 average.
It may not be GOY but it's still a quality game deserving of an 8.

You're confusing AC with Jade Raymond, she only worked as the game's producer. I'm kind of surprised we don't have more media outlets judging AC the way Donahoe and Crispin did, when even IGNXBOX didn't find the game deserving of an 8.
 

Cosmonaut X

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How reliable is EGM's rumour mill?

The FFCC:CB thing is certainly plausible given the apparent development history to date and the lack of any real media or information, but anyone could claim it's in trouble based on what little we know.

As for the Nintendo rumour... well, I'd be astonished if an internally developed game got shitcanned over Mii customisation, unless the whole purpose of the game itself was to customise your Mii. If it was simply an element that was objected to, I'd imagine it could have been stripped out.
 

kbear

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Way too critical with Assassin's Creed... a 4.5? Come on. It seems like they unfairly judged it... made the review standards much higher for whatever reason. Maybe to be contrarian? to make it seem EGM has higher standards than other mags like EDGE does with their review scores? That game is not a 4.5, or even a 6 or 7. Embarrassing..
 

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Clipjoint said:
I don't understand how anyone could give Assassin's Creed a 4.5

There is too much they did well in that game to justify that score.
And there are too many things that they did poorly as well. Remember, 4.5 is barely below average. They're not saying it's BAD, but they're saying it's slightly below average. That being said, I don't agree with the score either. I'm playing through it right now, and I'm of the feeling that the 6.5 range is right about there. It's just too monotonous.
 

kbear

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Kittonwy said:
You're confusing AC with Jade Raymond, she only worked as the game's producer. I'm kind of surprised we don't have more media outlets judging AC the way Donahoe and Crispin did, when even IGNXBOX didn't find the game deserving of an 8.
Did you even play the game? If you want impressions from REAL gamers, just take a look at the Official AC thread here at GAF. The vast majority of impressions are very positive. A 4.5 is ridiculous.
 

deadhorse32

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I'm not too concerned about FFCC:CB lack of info. It's Square we are talking about.

Ono suggests Capcom could make a PS2 or DS version if "they deem the market suitable"

whoring in 4, 3, 2 ....
 

jj984jj

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TheJollyCorner said:
return Yoshitaka Amano style of FM1 and Gun Hazard! :D

Isn't Tsuchida busy with FFXIII right now, though? Unless the new Front Mission is being headed by someone else, in which case I have little interest.

Best case scenario, if the rumor is true, is that Tsuchida is doing both XIII (battle system) and directing FM-360.
Has Tsuchida ever directed a Front Mission game? I noticed he was credited as a producer on the original SNES game, not a director. Has he been the director since then? I know he didn't direct Front Mission 5 either, that was Shintaro Tamai. As far as I know he's always been the producer of the series.

I am wondering who would do the art though, I doubt it's Amano (I'd be happily surprised if it was though :D), and Naora is kinda busy isn't he?
 

Darkman M

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-Online play is planned with potential for microtransactions such as new characters and stages



Pretty much confirmed 360/ps3?
 

Oldschoolgamer

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That just killed the shit out of the little hope I had left for SF4....


And


FUCK YOU FOR USING MICROTRANSACTIONS. :mad:
 

Grecco

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Why would Nintendo cancel Animal Crossing again? Thats silly, probably Project Hammer or something
 

Clipjoint

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Dartastic said:
And there are too many things that they did poorly as well. Remember, 4.5 is barely below average. They're not saying it's BAD, but they're saying it's slightly below average. That being said, I don't agree with the score either. I'm playing through it right now, and I'm of the feeling that the 6.5 range is right about there. It's just too monotonous.

For EGM, 4.5 ranks as BAD. And I'm also playing through it, while I found it monotonous with the GPS enabled, it's a much better game if you take the time to play it without the GPS. But regardless, I don't believe monotony drops a game to a 4.5 when it has amazing visuals, a world no game has ever explored before, and such a great story. The production value alone is better than 80% of the games out there.

You have to really HATE the game to give it a 4.5
 
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Clipjoint said:
I don't understand how anyone could give Assassin's Creed a 4.5

There is too much they did well in that game to justify that score.

Personally, I couldn't continue after the 4th assassination because of the unskippable cutscenes and repetitive gameplay.
 

traveler

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Some of you people must really not keep up with 1up/EGM

-We already knew about the 9.5 for Galaxy. There was a huge cryfest a month ago or so.
-All of Crispin's thoughts on AC so far have hinted at a score like this. Frankly, I'm surprised it wasn't lower.
-The Nights 2 scores are good, not bad. I wouldn't cancel your preorder over 7 range scores from them, especially if you like the old Nights.
 

RoboPlato

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I think the Nintendo cancellation rumor means that Nintendo scraped a game to put together tools to allow customizable Miis in 3rd party games.
 

schuelma

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Darkman M said:
-Online play is planned with potential for microtransactions such as new characters and stages



Pretty much confirmed 360/ps3?

The tone of the interview suggested PS3/360 with a high high probability of Wii/PS2/DS/ Gameboy/N64 down the road.