EDGE 229 (July 2011)

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  • Rufus 9 Jun 2011 11:55:34 1,764 posts
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    This month's newly redesigned EDGE magazine gave the following scores:

    La Noire - 8
    Infamous 2 - 6
    Child of Eden - 8
    Brink - 6
    The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings - 6
    El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron - 8
    Dirt 3 - 9
    Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury - 8
    Dead or Alive: Dimensions - 7

    Front cover - Hitman: Absolution.

    This month's 'Making of' is Medal of Honour.

    The new look is really nice, smaller and thicker than the old EDGE. Some reviews carry a new 'postscript' section where they talk to the developers about the game in question. Some new types of feature as well but couldn't see any sign of the old 'Time Extend' this month.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 9 Jun 2011 11:58:34 41,276 posts
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    Que lots of people bitching about the scores AND the redesign.

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  • Blerk Moderator 9 Jun 2011 11:59:30 48,224 posts
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    Heh - I was just searching around the internets to see if these were out yet. :-)

    Interested to see what this looks like when I get home. Does Stephen Poole still have a column? He was missing from the line-up on the Edge web site (along with N'Gai Croal) so I thought he'd been canned. But when I tweeted about it yesterday, he tweeted back that it was 'news to him'. :-D
  • StolenGlory 9 Jun 2011 12:01:46 318 posts
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    The Witcher 2 - 6
    Infamous 2 - 6

    Good lord.
  • Pike 9 Jun 2011 12:02:48 13,440 posts
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    I see that EDGE's love affair with WRPGs is still going strong.
  • thedaveeyres 9 Jun 2011 12:03:41 11,958 posts
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    Glad I didn't bother with either of those.

  • Tonka 9 Jun 2011 12:05:59 22,173 posts
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    Blerk wrote:
    Heh - I was just searching around the internets to see if these were out yet. :-)

    Interested to see what this looks like when I get home. Does Stephen Poole still have a column? He was missing from the line-up on the Edge web site (along with N'Gai Croal) so I thought he'd been canned. But when I tweeted about it yesterday, he tweeted back that it was 'news to him'. :-D

    You Tweet?

    If you can read this you really need to fiddle with your forum settings.

  • Blerk Moderator 9 Jun 2011 12:09:41 48,224 posts
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    What can I say? I'm a tart.
  • Deleted user 9 June 2011 12:12:23
    8 for Child of Eden with Kinect ?
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  • Deleted user 9 June 2011 12:21:37
    The new design is, ummm, sober.
  • King_Edward 9 Jun 2011 12:22:57 11,471 posts
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    Edgelol
  • LawrenceArms 9 Jun 2011 12:23:35 1,473 posts
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    Not sure why people still bother with EDGE.. I mean they gave Fallout 3 a SEVEN. Wow.

    /come on backlash I can take you
  • Rufus 9 Jun 2011 12:26:37 1,764 posts
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    miiiguel wrote:
    8 for Child of Eden with Kinect ?

    Yep, it was the 360 version that they tested. They did say though that if you want to rack up some serious high scores you would need to revert back to the controller though.
  • Pike 9 Jun 2011 12:31:33 13,440 posts
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    LawrenceArms wrote:
    Not sure why people still bother with EDGE.. I mean they gave Fallout 3 a SEVEN. Wow.

    /come on backlash I can take you

    That's about three more points than it deserves.
  • Deleted user 9 June 2011 12:32:01
    StolenGlory wrote:
    The Witcher 2 - 6
    Infamous 2 - 6

    Good lord.


    Both those scores are just wrong. I know it's some guys opinion but those scores are just wrong.

    EDGE really fuck me off with their hipster-gamer shite.
  • Deleted user 9 June 2011 12:34:34
    I share that opinion on The Witcher 2. It's an alright game, not that great. There you go!
  • LawrenceArms 9 Jun 2011 12:36:25 1,473 posts
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    Pike wrote:
    LawrenceArms wrote:
    Not sure why people still bother with EDGE.. I mean they gave Fallout 3 a SEVEN. Wow.

    /come on backlash I can take you

    That's about three more points than it deserves.

    Hah. You fail.
  • Deleted user 9 June 2011 12:40:15
    Whats the teaser for next month?
  • Deleted user 9 June 2011 12:41:44
    An image of what appears to be Mario's hand.
  • Deleted user 9 June 2011 12:43:02
    Mario Handjob Simulator!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Darren 9 Jun 2011 12:46:16 9,262 posts
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    StolenGlory wrote:
    The Witcher 2 - 6
    Infamous 2 - 6

    Good lord.

    They're obviously not obscure or Japanese enough for Edge! ;)

    I stopped paying attention to their scores months ago as they're totally out of sync with my own tastes. When that happens then what is the point in reading a magazine. With Edge you don't even know who wrote the review, only that they've possibly just graduated from a University Degree in English and want to use every big word they can cram into a review. Pretentious is a word I'd use to sum up Edge's reviews, it was why I haven't bought the magazine in years.

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  • Deleted user 9 June 2011 12:49:31
    Well, given your ridiculously, completely-at-odds-with-everyone-else's impressions of the Duke Nukem Forever demo over in that thread (you said you'd give it a 9/10) - I'd say that maybe the problem lies with your taste in games, rather than Edge's.
  • Deleted user 9 June 2011 12:50:19
    Edge mark down heavily if there's too much AA.
  • Deleted user 9 June 2011 12:51:32
    Witcher review is here for those who care. Playing as white-haired old man in leather trousers sucks, apparently.
  • Tom_Servo 9 Jun 2011 12:51:43 18,082 posts
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    How DARE a magazine disagree with me. How DARE they.
  • Deleted user 9 June 2011 12:53:35
    Greggywocky... wrote:
    Witcher review is here for those who care. Playing as white-haired old man in leather trousers sucks, apparently.


    Playing as white-haired old man in leather trousers in a game with a shit combat system and a dull opening 8 hours does kinda suck, though - dontcha think?
  • Cappy 9 Jun 2011 12:54:30 12,290 posts
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    Infamous 2 - 6

    I'll have to read that review, it's puzzling me somewhat. From the demo at least, inFamous 2 is an improvement on the original in practically every aspect, and it gets a lower score.

    Not just that, in terms of graphics and frame rate it puts the multi-format PS3 open-world efforts from Ubisoft and Rock Star to shame.
  • Deleted user 9 June 2011 12:55:55
    cianchristopher wrote:
    Greggywocky... wrote:
    Witcher review is here for those who care. Playing as white-haired old man in leather trousers sucks, apparently.


    Playing as white-haired old man in leather trousers in a game with a shit combat system and a dull opening 8 hours does kinda suck, though - dontcha think?

    Dunno, haven't played it yet. :) Review makes him sound like Peter Stringfellow though..
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