Last Game You Finished and Your Rating

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by jawafour » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:08 am

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:...Also, i come from the Amiga Power school of reviewing. a 5 is average, not a disaster...

:toot: .

Trouble is, a 5 is associated with being "absolutely terrible". Nowdays a 7 is used for average; maybe an 8. Death and Hell* took away all scores under 7. But AP lives on in our hearts!

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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:21 am

jawafour wrote:
kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:...Also, i come from the Amiga Power school of reviewing. a 5 is average, not a disaster...

:toot: .

Trouble is, a 5 is associated with being "absolutely terrible". Nowdays a 7 is used for average; maybe an 8. Death and Hell* took away all scores under 7. But AP lives on in our hearts!

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My man 8-)

Image not working for me here, but that's a reference to the last issue right?

I hate the skewed average system in games journalism. I'm sure its to placate publishers, and to prevent copies being held back from hard reviewing games sites (for fear of it effecting sales), but its a practice that is hardly in the public interest. And there are so many independent review sites out there now i'm not sure it serves that purpose anyway.

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by jawafour » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:30 am

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:...Image not working for me here, but that's a reference to the last issue right?...

It is :D .

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:...I hate the skewed average system in games journalism. I'm sure its to placate publishers, and to prevent copies being held back from hard reviewing games sites (for fear of it effecting sales), but its a practice that is hardly in the public interest. And there are so many independent review sites out there now i'm not sure it serves that purpose anyway.

Yeah, I still get excited about reviews appearing and I enjoy reading / watching them, but I don't really let them influence my purchase choices too much. If I like the theme and ideas of a game, I'm willing to overlook tech issues and any jank; within reason, of course. Similarly, if a game's theme doesn't appeal then I'll hold off even when high scores are awarded. You gotta get down with stuff you enjoy, not stuff that others enjoy :-) .

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:47 am

Agreed :D
Some of my all time favourite games have jank in them. I find opinions of forumites that I tend to agree with works for me.

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by Rex Kramer » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:07 am

jawafour wrote:
kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:...Image not working for me here, but that's a reference to the last issue right?...

It is :D .

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:...I hate the skewed average system in games journalism. I'm sure its to placate publishers, and to prevent copies being held back from hard reviewing games sites (for fear of it effecting sales), but its a practice that is hardly in the public interest. And there are so many independent review sites out there now i'm not sure it serves that purpose anyway.

Yeah, I still get excited about reviews appearing and I enjoy reading / watching them, but I don't really let them influence my purchase choices too much. If I like the theme and ideas of a game, I'm willing to overlook tech issues and any jank; within reason, of course. Similarly, if a game's theme doesn't appeal then I'll hold off even when high scores are awarded. You gotta get down with stuff you enjoy, not stuff that others enjoy :-) .

The problem I have though is that there are too many games and too many of them are 8s/9s/10s that mean the overlooked uncut diamond just won't get a look in.

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by Gemini73 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:46 am

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by Gemini73 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:33 pm

CoD: BLOPS (PS3)

Just completed the campaign. That was fun if not typical of any Call of Duty campaign in that it has it's high and lows, some awesome moments, (the Vietnam sections for instance), and some WTF is going on moments.

I forgot that on completion it throws you into Zombie mode with JFK. That was bizarre and damn hard on your own. Lasted 6 rounds. :dread:


7/10

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by Clarkman » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:42 pm

Katana Zero - Switch

7.5 - Fine. Nice tight controls and very interesting gameplay loop, but no where near as satisfying as it could be. Throws all its ideas at you early, and doesn't really expand on them. Limited by a plot that thinks it is clever than it actually is and short length. Decent, but not epic.

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by jawafour » Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:51 pm

Gemini73 wrote:Conan Exiles (PC)... 8/10...

This is a game I want to get into but I have just too many "openworld" things on the go to be able to! Definitely something I would like to start at some point, though.

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by Clarkman » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:03 am

Cuphead - 9.5/10 (Switch)

Great experience. Comfortably one of the hardest games I've ever beaten. Only docked half a point for the crappy RNG you get in King Dice and the Devil.

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by Gemini73 » Sat May 11, 2019 1:46 am

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Yubel » Sun May 12, 2019 7:17 pm

So, after letting photo-mode consume way too many hours, I've completed Shadow of the Colossus.

The Collosi really do steal the show, as does the world - impressively textured, naturally formed terrain and stonework somehow manage to define the game as much as the collosi - and although I didn't expect it to be so light on story, the conclusion made a surprising impact. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I certainly wasn't expecting that.

7.5/10

Would've been a solid 8 if not for the jank and Agro not being able to turn while galloping full pelt.

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by Manwell Pablo » Tue May 14, 2019 4:37 pm

Mortal Kombat XI

Main Story + Plat Trophy. Big Fan of the story mode, Netherelms really are way ahead of the competition when it comes to fighting game story modes. Game play solid as always even if not totally in approval of the slower pace. However the ridiculous Krypt and loot model has earnt it a place at CEX post plat yesterday along with Overwatch.....odd feeling having money coming into my account due to gaming for a change.

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Tomous » Thu May 16, 2019 9:01 pm

Uncharted 4 - 9/10

I've never played an Uncharted game before but I absolutely loved this. Thought the story, characters, voice acting etc were all great and I was really absorbed in the story. The gameplay perhaps got a lot repetitive because there wasn't a huge amount of depth and the puzzles were a little reptitive at times (although also very enjoyable) but I loved the modern day Indy, action adventure movie feel to it. The set pieces ranged from the great to the incredible too. Also, needless to say, it looked incredible and I spent a lot of time just admiring the scenery.

I think I'll give the Nake Drake Collection a go at some point in the future. And Lost Legacy of course.

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Pedz » Fri May 17, 2019 1:40 am

Why would you play 4 first?

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by Tafdolphin » Fri May 17, 2019 7:47 am

Pedz wrote:Why would you play 4 first?


I did too. Never owned a PS2 or 3 (and wasn't interested in the remastered versions) and 4 was a huge tech achievement for the PS4. I imagine there's a fair few of us to whom it was the first Uncharted.

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Pedz » Fri May 17, 2019 8:02 am

Tafdolphin wrote:
Pedz wrote:Why would you play 4 first?


I did too. Never owned a PS2 or 3 (and wasn't interested in the remastered versions) and 4 was a huge tech achievement for the PS4. I imagine there's a fair few of us to whom it was the first Uncharted.


Seems odd starting at 4 when you miss all the character/relationship development.

I dunno, must be me, but I try to always start from one in a game. It's a decking nightmare at times though :lol:

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by OrangeRKN » Fri May 17, 2019 8:13 am

4 is definitely worse without 1-3 and yet it's still 9/10 B)

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Tafdolphin » Fri May 17, 2019 8:23 am

Pedz wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:
Pedz wrote:Why would you play 4 first?


I did too. Never owned a PS2 or 3 (and wasn't interested in the remastered versions) and 4 was a huge tech achievement for the PS4. I imagine there's a fair few of us to whom it was the first Uncharted.


Seems odd starting at 4 when you miss all the character/relationship development.

I dunno, must be me, but I try to always start from one in a game. It's a decking nightmare at times though :lol:


Oh you're right, for sure! I definitely felt I was missing the impact of some emotional beats. I was only ever playing it for the spectacle though, and came away fairly satisfied with that aspect alone. Wouldn't say it was 9/10 (probably a 7, with some individual scenes reaching a high 8) but I had fun with it.

Gemini73 wrote:You really are just an obnoxious little toad.

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PostRe: Last Game You Finished and Your Rating
by Jenuall » Fri May 17, 2019 8:58 am

Uncharted is a series that is definitely on my "games that mean I really need to get back into the PlayStation brand" list.

I keep leaving it too late to jump on board - I was going to pick up a PS3 toward the end of its life to play stuff like Uncharted, but then the PS4 was announced and I thought I'd wait for that and see if things got remaster releases, which they did. But then when I got round to thinking seriously about getting a PS4 it seems like the 5 is on the horizon and will be backwards compatible so now I'm probably going to end just waiting for that! :fp:

I look forward to playing Uncharted 1 on the PS6 sometime in 2026! :lol:

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