EDGE 236 - January 2012

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EDGE 236 - January 2012

Postby Medicine Man » Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:23 pm

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Minecraft [PC] - [9]
Mario Kart 7 [3DS] - [9]
Need For Speed: The Run [360, PC, PS3] - [3]
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary [360] - [9]
Kinect Sports: Season 2 [360] - [6]
Saints Row The Third [360, PC, PS3] - [6]
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy [3DS] - [7]
Diamond Trust Of London [DS] - [6]
Where Is My Heart? [PS3] - [8]


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Reviews from the issue that are online are linked above.

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Re: EDGE 236 - January 2012

Postby Prey » Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:14 am

So wait a minute.

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary which is a 100% accurate merely dolled up remake of the original and plays exactly the same as the original (and even includes the original for comparisons sake) receives a 9. While Saints Row III which breaks a lot of new ground over both of its predecessors and actually manages to move the series forwards only receives a 6?

I thought EDGE couldn't get any more stupid if they tried. They just did.
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Re: EDGE 236 - January 2012

Postby Nethlyn » Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:25 pm

Didn't old Halo get a 10? I suppose they're trying to say a new lick of paint isn't everything if they dropped that one point.

Saints Row, can't comment since everyone hated the second especially on PC, and now they seem to love the third. The ad campaign makes it look like the developers were high when you see the footage, but if it's got that Just Cause 2 kind of craziness, then I might give it a shot.
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Re: EDGE 236 - January 2012

Postby Scrappy » Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:07 am

Saints Row 3 definitely doesn't deserve a 6. It's a 8 at the least.

Like you've said Prey, it's pretty much at it's core a Saints Row game but it adds so much more than the previous two games that it in no way deserves a 6. The sheer amount of things that you can do in the game, the crazy new themes, the story, everything warrants a 8. I dislike Edge very much. They seem to give shitty scores for the sake of shitty scores. They are very much a "heel" magazine and probably thrive off scores like this to get traffic to their site. I learnt long ago Edge have no real pulling power in terms of reviews with me. I trust a few sites for initial impressions, the rest I just generally ignore.

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Re: EDGE 236 - January 2012

Postby Medicine Man » Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:38 pm

Just thought I'd post the Awards 2011 from the mag...

Mainstream Game of the Year: Skyward Sword
Runners Up: Dark Souls, Skyrim

Indie Game of the Year: SpaceChem
Runners Up: Bastion, Triple Town

Portable Game of the Year: Mario Kart 7
Runners Up: Super Mario 3D Land, Jetpack Joyride

Best Online Experience: Dark Souls
Runners Up: Portal 2, CoD: MW3

Best Visual Design: Uncharted 3
Runners Up: BF3, Child of Eden

Best Audio Design: Portal 2
Runners Up: Skyward Sword, Dark Souls

Publisher of the Year: Nintendo
Runners Up: Ubisoft, Bethesda

Studio of the Year: Eidos Montreal
Runners Up: Mojang, Firemint


Even more for you all to get bent of shape about :P

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Re: EDGE 236 - January 2012

Postby DjchunKfunK » Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:16 pm

Sigur Ros wrote: They seem to give shitty scores for the sake of shitty scores. They are very much a "heel" magazine and probably thrive off scores like this to get traffic to their site. I learnt long ago Edge have no real pulling power in terms of reviews with me. I trust a few sites for initial impressions, the rest I just generally ignore.


That might have been true if the scores had always gone on the site, but they have only been putting reviews up for the last six months or so.

I don't understand why people get so bent out of shape about Edge reviews. Of all the mags and sites out there they are one of the few who I think allow their reviewers to give their own opinion about the game. You would think that was obvious, but I think a lot of sites/magazines allow themselves to be influenced by others and sometimes give scores that they think the readership wants rather than what they think the game necessarily deserves. Every time Edge throws up a review that cause people to denounce the magazine I'm glad, as it shows me that the magazine is still doing what it has always done.
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