Alternatively, Edge use the entire range of scoring, rather than insisting that scoring something under 7 means 'it's shit' so avoid doing so.
Every single one of those scores is too low. I see Edge have got their knackered, old high horse out of the stables..........
Mass Effect 3 - 8
Alan Wake's American Nightmare - 6
Syndicate - 6
Journey - 8
Binary Domain - 6
SSX - 5
I Am Alive - 7
Maybe read the words they use in the review before going 'omg scores too low' like some cretin.
Hmmmm, i criticise Edge for low scores and you tell me to read the words.......interesting.
For the record, my understanding of a game with a score under 7 is that it is 'average'. Binary Domain, Syndicate and SSX are not average in my opinion, therefore i disagree with their scoring.
Now, would you kindly fuck yourself?
The problem with scores is that a number without an explanation is
pointless. Edge's reviews do usually read pretty well, and are well worth listening to if you want to know about the game.
The "7 being average" point is more the fault of websites like IGN and Gamesradar, who give even the most average of games a 8.5/10. For some reason it has become the industry standard to use this 7-10 scale for games. It's a bit like Heat magazine giving every romantic comedy "5 stars- the funniest film of the year!" ratings.
@feanor- Altough it does seem strange to criticise a game and then give it a good score, it is possible to heavily criticise a game you still enjoy. For example, if you listen how I go on about BF3 multiplayer you'd think I hated it, but I've played over 100 hours of it so it can't be that bad.
I imagine the same goes for games like Deadly Premonition and Alpha Protocol. People love that game despite some pretty big flaws with it. You could easily (and a lot of people did) write a pretty negative sounding review about games like that but still really enjoy them for the overall experience. Generally though, it isn't good writing if the review score doesn't match the text. Seeing a game almost described as perfect in the text and then giving a 7/10 can be pretty confusing. I remember reading GamesTM's review of From Dustand wondering why they only gave it a 7. From the review they seemed to really like it, apart from a few very minor niggles (like most top games have).