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edge gave bayonetta a perfect score

bayonetta was excellent but not perfect nor was it close to being perfect

MAG makes every single multiplayer shooter you can think of seem like a childs playground

not only is MAG largely underrated but it seems to be paired with the other multiplayer shooter when compared and that right there makes for a very un experienced view

socom games have always been for the more intelligent, social and dynamic players you will never find anyone in my squad who just talks trash all game or is under the age of 18

best shooter on the market for team tactics and massive scale and most dynamic by far



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so another person who isn't having their opinions stroked, so thinks something must be wrong with the media source. This is why fox news is ridiculously popular. Somebody just needs to tap into the modern desire for extreme confirmation bias and make a magazine/site that claims to be legitimate, fair and balanced and then just stroke the e-peens of whatever demographic. They would make a killing and places like IGN, edge and 1up would be toast in favor of ridiculously biased places that please specific demographics. *waits for somebody to say that the aforemention places are exactly like fox news by angry wii/PS3 fans who are getting enough stroking for their platforms*



You can find me on facebook as Markus Van Rijn, if you friend me just mention you're from VGchartz and who you are here.

They could give an overhyped game a 5 if they felt like it...........its not just the score that matter, its how the score is justified in the review and edge does a damn good job of that.



N64 is the ONLY console of the fifth generation!!!

Ifg what you say is true maybe the reason they review 360 version of multi plat games is because it's the better version the majority of the time??? But apart from a few cases it wouldn't make a difference to the score. Also MAG really isn't that great, downloaded the (huge) demo and it was nothing special. It's claim to fame is the 256 multiplayer (most don't care) but everything else is just average technically speaking and gameplay wise it's not bad but really I was expecting something special as it's a Sony exclusive. After the delights of other Sony exclusives I was dissapointed.

However I read somewhere that it's being ditched by the majority leaving behind only decent players who don't have the mental age of a child so the online community could become really great from that perspective.



aleusianacht88 said:
Garnett said:

I suppose MS paid them, Shit they paid every reviewer out there to give PS3 (and Wii) games bad scores.

 

No fucking way a game could be mediocre on the PS3, No way! 

 

It's not the PS3's fault for somebody making a bad game for the system and alot of 360 fans fail to realize that, they look for ammo everywhere and really dig the bottom of the gunpowder barrel in most cases.

As fr as the reviews I have noticed several cases of them slanting to Msoft's side which is wrong, it would be wrong if they slanted to Sony or the Wii too, BIAS of any form has no place in video game reviews...especially Genre bias.

If you're gonna have somebody review a game, make sure they are okay with the genre..JRPGs get this unnecessary heat most of all, they have people writing reviews that either don't like jrpgs or are unfamiliar with them.

The whole bias thing needs to stop when it comes to reviews.

Im going to give you 500$ and less than 1 hour to find me a car... if you cant its not my fault. its YOUR fault...

 

 



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heedstone said:

I find it hard to talk about EDGE without using expletives but here goes.....

  I used to get Edge magazine religiously for over 4 years, iI found it to be a high quality magazine which I found to give great insight into the video game industry, and its reviews were what always influenced my video game purchases the most over this time.

   However, in recent times there can be no doubt that the staff at Edge have definatley pinned their colours to the mast.  It's not just evident in the consistently low scores the PS3 (and Wii) games get, but the fact that it's always the X-box version that is tested in nearly every Multi-platform game review they do.  The Edge staff clearly prefer to use the 360, and in doing so have gone from being impartial advisors, to being 360 fanboys.

  I stopped buying Edge a few months ago for just this reason (I now buy GAMEStm - a much better magazine all-round), but am still continually infuriated when I hear of their reviews (MAG being the latest).  It really irritates me that a magazine that I once held in high regard seems intent on kicking dirt in the faces of non-360 owners.

   Sorry if this sounds like a rant (which I suppose it is!), I generally never post on forums, but after reading the EDGE review for MAG, it irritated me so much, I actually had to write something or I'd explode.  As for MAG, I have found it to be an excellent game, and and a hell of a lot of fun (nowhere near the 6/10 EDGE gave it).  I personally find it more enjoyable than killzone or COD.  However, if you didn't like the beta for some reason then you wont like the full game, as it is more of the same.  Hopefully see some of ya on the battlefields!

+ usually because the 360 version of many multiplats is the best version. It's getting rarer, but it's been a staple of this gen.

+ as for Edge itself, it's my most trusted reviewer along with Eurogames. They aren't here for fan service and actually critique games, not just "look at them and decide if they are fun and you should buy it or not" like 99% of the crap out there. And they also use a true 1-10 scale, not 6-10 like most sites.

+ at the end of the day, a review is an opinion, everybody's got one. If you don't like it, just disregard it, why does it bother people so much that they keep posting crap like this? 



Garnett said:
aleusianacht88 said:
Garnett said:

I suppose MS paid them, Shit they paid every reviewer out there to give PS3 (and Wii) games bad scores.

 

No fucking way a game could be mediocre on the PS3, No way! 

 

It's not the PS3's fault for somebody making a bad game for the system and alot of 360 fans fail to realize that, they look for ammo everywhere and really dig the bottom of the gunpowder barrel in most cases.

As fr as the reviews I have noticed several cases of them slanting to Msoft's side which is wrong, it would be wrong if they slanted to Sony or the Wii too, BIAS of any form has no place in video game reviews...especially Genre bias.

If you're gonna have somebody review a game, make sure they are okay with the genre..JRPGs get this unnecessary heat most of all, they have people writing reviews that either don't like jrpgs or are unfamiliar with them.

The whole bias thing needs to stop when it comes to reviews.

Im going to give you 500$ and less than 1 hour to find me a car... if you cant its not my fault. its YOUR fault...

 

 

lawl



slowmo said:
MAG is a average shooter with a unique premise, the score wasn't obviously less than other reviews so you're just bitching because they had a different view of one of your favourite current games. Games TM gave Assassins Creed 1 a score of 4, did I cry about it, no I read the review and decided I could live with the downsides. As it happens the reviewers opinion was wrong on the score but is pros and cons hit the nail on the head that he wrote in the review.

The bias overspilling your words makes your rant have very little value to me, you have no proof of them favouring 360 ports of games as you've not bothered to get ACTUAL numbers of games they did this on in any issue, let alone the one you're upset about.

Ever considered that the fact they get to play the best games on all consoles is why they don't score some PS3 exclusives as high as you would like?

says the guy wit halo on their avatar

pretty much all FPS on consoles are average, certain there noticeable quite bias since Mw2, halo:ostd  never go below a 8 get average ;_;



twesterm said:
disolitude said:

I'm gonna hijack this thread.

Lets guess whose alt account is this?

I'm going to go with...umm...Kantor? :P

I see your hijack and raise you one:

Irrelivent and played out cat jpeg is irrelivant and played the fuck out.



Steroid said:
twesterm said:
disolitude said:

I'm gonna hijack this thread.

Lets guess whose alt account is this?

I'm going to go with...umm...Kantor? :P

I see your hijack and raise you one:

Irrelivent and played out cat jpeg is irrelivant and played the fuck out.

not only that but cats are always depicted to have poor spelling and grammar...that bothers the fuck out of me.