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21. Posted: Mon 8th Jun 2009 01:21 BST
I don't know about Nintendo Power, but I laugh at the scores Game Informer gives games. I mean, aren't GameStop and Game Informer owned by the same company? I rarely see a horrible score for a game coming out. I won't play the Conduit anyways, so the score doesn't effect what I think.
They're not afraid to give games horrible scores by any means, ESPECIALLY if it's from Nintendo.See hereAnd hereThat's just two examples that sprang instantly to my mind. There are definitely more.
@AlexSays: I doubt very much that the Conduit and Halo should really be compared in online gameplay. But that's just me. If some people feel the need to make such pointless comparisons, they can. I just think it's stupid, that's all.
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22. Posted: Mon 8th Jun 2009 07:29 BST
@stuffgamerGI also scored Paper Mario games, aside from SPM, in the 6 range. Fan favorite Ninteno-related game Shantae got a 2 or something. It seems to have something to do with Nintendo's hardware.
Nintendo Power has always been weird with scoring. I'll never forget how they gave the 1st Puzzle Quest a 4.0
On topic, tbh, Conduit doesn't look like a game that would score higher than an 8. Don't take that the wrong way, I'm still super psyched for it, but it is just a shooter. Not only that, but a shooter that wears its lack of originallity like a glove.
Whenever asked by the press "Other than the fact Conduit is on Wii, whatelse sets your game apart from other FPSs?" They'd answer, "Well, it IS an FPS on Wii," then continue to tout their controls and Quantum3 engine. I really want Conduit to be successful though. I really want them to be encouraged to go bigger and better with future projects like the Grinder.
Edited on Mon 8th June, 2009 @ 07:40 by brandonbwii
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23. Posted: Mon 8th Jun 2009 14:11 BST
Oy. I'm sure the game will be very nice; 8/10 is an excellent score though scores suck in general.
Well said, and since when was 8/10 a bad score anyway. I'm expecting and hoping for a SOLID shooter, I know I'm not getting the next PD.
24. Posted: Mon 8th Jun 2009 15:02 BST
Ugh, I just got a mail from GAME telling me my order is delayed until the 26th of June. Only a couple more weeks, but still, slightly disappointed I won't get my hands on this Friday. On the plus side more time to complete Part II of Fire Emblem and the "sweet" difficulty on No More Heroes, so I guess it's not that big a deal...
Apparently this is old news; GAME typically haven't caught on yet!
Edited on Tue 9th June, 2009 @ 13:42 by Sean_Aaron
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25. Posted: Mon 8th Jun 2009 15:10 BST
that's true--instead of a pixelated, awfully controlled blandfest, you're gonna get a 480p shooter with more robust multiplayer and an actual framerate! I love making fun of N64...that console aged like Gary Coleman. It was cute back in the day...but now it collects dust, frantically trying to call attention to itself while the world passes it by...
...I think I lost this analogy somewhere...point = I find it easier to go back and play Wolfenstein 3D than I do Perfect Dark or Goldeneye.
Edited on Mon 8th June, 2009 @ 15:10 by SwerdMurd
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26. Posted: Mon 8th Jun 2009 15:34 BST
If Tutsunko Vs. Capcom, Curse Mountain, Metroid: Other M, and No More Heroes 2: Desperate struggle aren't universally acclaimed, hardcore gamers will permanently think that Nintendo has abandon the hardcore base and is only for soccer moms, babies, and old people
Too late, most of them already do think that and have for years.
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27. Posted: Tue 9th Jun 2009 00:15 BST
Yeah I'll just put this right here and hopefully you can connect the dots... LINKHey don't worry, you only have to read the title.
Yeah I'll just put this right here and hopefully you can connect the dots... LINK
Hey don't worry, you only have to read the title.
Most of the hype they made was when they were trying to attract attention from a publisher. You know, they made this game all on their own money. It would have been a dire situation if they couldn't get a publisher, so naturally, they've got to say some bombastic things in order to get investment dollars.
In any case, that above was just a ruse so that my post won't be deleted for being off-topic. Alex, are you on? Can you contact me?
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28. Posted: Tue 9th Jun 2009 16:44 BST
Sean WTF SNAP!
There was me counting down days till The Conduit, then a mate phoned n was like 'woah', so I checked on PLAY and GAME and overnight the date has moved to the 26th!! Gutted! A bit.
29. Posted: Tue 9th Jun 2009 16:59 BST
The Conduit shall rock, though not as much as you originally hoped it would. 'Nuff said.
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30. Posted: Tue 9th Jun 2009 17:19 BST
No magazine is reliable for reviews, imo. The only place I trust for reviews to likely be reasonably accurate at least 95% of the time is right here on Nintendo Life (more than just a shameless plug; I mean it!). Doesn't mean they don't get it horribly wrong the other 5% of the time, but in my experience you could flip those two figures and have a pretty accurate representation of your average gaming magazine.This said, I feel that the fact that Nintendo Power reviews ONLY Nintendo products is actually its greatest strength, as it isn't biased against them like everybody else, ESPECIALLY Game Informer. Games should be regarded on their own merits and not haphazardly compared to titles on COMPLETELY different hardware in manners arbitrary enough to shame whoever decides which crappy VC game we'll get THIS Monday!
No magazine is reliable for reviews, imo. The only place I trust for reviews to likely be reasonably accurate at least 95% of the time is right here on Nintendo Life (more than just a shameless plug; I mean it!). Doesn't mean they don't get it horribly wrong the other 5% of the time, but in my experience you could flip those two figures and have a pretty accurate representation of your average gaming magazine.
This said, I feel that the fact that Nintendo Power reviews ONLY Nintendo products is actually its greatest strength, as it isn't biased against them like everybody else, ESPECIALLY Game Informer. Games should be regarded on their own merits and not haphazardly compared to titles on COMPLETELY different hardware in manners arbitrary enough to shame whoever decides which crappy VC game we'll get THIS Monday!
I do agree that printed publications are not the best source of information. I cannot agree that any online editorial would be a better choice. The simple ability to post in an open forum does not give you merit. One person may review, and I say review a game title with one mindset while the other person reviews with a different set. Game A will look solely at the controls and the game mechanics of the title. While gamer B looks at the graphics and number of levels. Gamer A may love the controls but despise some of the mechanics and give a mediocre review where as gamer B may love the graphics and agree with the number of levels and give a great review. Does this make either gamer right or the better reviewer? In my opinion, no, that does not dictate a better review. This, given the scenario where the gamer is given criteria to review. I have seen sites where a game title receives 5 out of 5 on one site and 2 out of 5 on another. And it seems to be the same gamer A and gamer B scenario from above. I would say the best review method is to view game play footage. Find a demo kiosk at a game store. Do not, DO NOT, take online or published reviews to heart. Do not listen to the so called previews. I have see number of these previews of gamers that have never played nor seen footage of the game that feels they need to be the first to voice their opinion. Rely only on your opinion, allow online and printed publications to give you an idea and steer you towards more information.
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31. Posted: Tue 9th Jun 2009 17:25 BST
Sean+Aaron wrote:Oy. I'm sure the game will be very nice; 8/10 is an excellent score though scores suck in general.Well said, and since when was 8/10 a bad score anyway. I'm expecting and hoping for a SOLID shooter, I know I'm not getting the next PD.4 days...
It's certainly a solid game. I played the multiplayer at Sega and really enjoyed it. There are some refreshing new modes in there, and I think it could be a pretty decent title. To shamelessly plug myself (well, and talk about the game without typing an essay), have a look at my impressions from playing it
I say wait until there are a few more reviews out there... especially Nintendo Life's
32. Posted: Tue 9th Jun 2009 18:11 BST
@Danny August: I wasn't talking about open forum reviews on this site, but the staff reviews. Obviously, I can't rely on those 100% either, but I've found that the staff on this site generally has tastes closer to mine than most professional reviewers. And I definitely never meant to suggest that I use ANYBODY'S reviews as the total gauge for what I'll buy, though it does have a stronger impact for WiiWare due to lack of ANY method of demoing the games before purchase. At least I'm only out a few bucks if the review doesn't match my opinion that way, unlike the fools who go out and buy a $60 retail game because of high review scores and hate it.
33. Posted: Tue 9th Jun 2009 18:11 BST
I don't know what all this hate is about with NP reviews. They're actually pretty good. They certainly don't just rate anything Nintendo does as a 10, and I've picked up really fun games due to their decent comments. They don't rock my word, but they do give me an idea of the quality of game I'm looking at. I would say Gamespot is full of more bias.
Anyway, I have to say that my "excitement balloon" has actually been deflating over the past month. I was super hyped for this game and then some reviews came in that confirmed that it was good, but not necessarily anything special. Then Red Steel 2 footage started coming out and now I'm torn. I haven't decided what to do on release day now. "High School" Ben over at Screwattack just played it at E3 and he said it was surprisingly good, but that won't tell me anything until I hear more from you guys.
Edited on Tue 9th June, 2009 @ 18:17 by GN0LAUM
34. Posted: Tue 9th Jun 2009 18:21 BST
I'm at a complete loss as to why people think Red Steel 2 looks good. It has no multi-player online or off. Now that they can finally handle more accurate shooting, there seems to be very little of it from previews. And now that sword play is more accurate, they've turned it into more of a hack n slash brawler instead of focusing on one-on-one duels. The fact that your sword bounces off people is really weird to look at, too, but a more minor complaint.
Of course, we have only been shown a small part of the game, so I don't want to be too pessimistic, but Conduit looks to be the way to go, at least if you're looking for a shooter, and certainly if you're looking for multi-player.
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35. Posted: Tue 9th Jun 2009 18:27 BST
Zomagods, 8/10 = 4/5 stars. Look at NL's definition of an 8:
"8 - Very Good
If we award a game an eight, you can be sure if you like the genre this is a sound buy for you. Minor niggling factors or a badly judged difficulty spike may have made this game fall short of a nine, but it is not to be dismissed lightly."
That has The Conduit written all over it. There will assuredly be problems with it, but overall it should be a great FPS.
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36. Posted: Tue 9th Jun 2009 18:28 BST
I'm at a complete loss as to why people think Red Steel 2 looks good. It has no multi-player online or off. Now that they can finally handle more accurate shooting, there seems to be very little of it from previews. And now that sword play is more accurate, they've turned it into more of a hack n slash brawler instead of focusing on one-on-one duels. The fact that your sword bounces off people is really weird to look at, too, but a more minor complaint.Of course, we have only been shown a small part of the game, so I don't want to be too pessimistic, but Conduit looks to be the way to go, at least if you're looking for a shooter, and certainly if you're looking for multi-player.
In my opinion Red Steel 2 looks amazing graphic wise and gameplay wise. And Adam the reason for no multiplayer what-so-ever is because Ubisoft wants to mainly focus on the storyline and controls.
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37. Posted: Tue 9th Jun 2009 18:37 BST
I understand their reasons, but it still doesn't change the fact that it won't be there, and that is the huge draw of the Conduit. Everyone is talking about playing online.
38. Posted: Tue 9th Jun 2009 18:49 BST
Yes so I see what you mean but online doesn`t make a game really any better. And from what I`ve read from this site alone a lot people would rather have a great offline experience than on.
As Wii owners you and I both should be thankful we are getting a potential FPS on Wii. I know I am
39. Posted: Tue 9th Jun 2009 19:23 BST
@Crono: I am one such person. That said, I'm more interested in The Conduit than Red Steel 2, for some odd reason.
40. Posted: Tue 9th Jun 2009 19:35 BST
I am hyped, i am hyped, I AM HYPED... Oh and i will get ball-speakers from play.com
Edited on Tue 9th June, 2009 @ 19:35 by zane
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