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    DissociaterDissociater Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Regarding Oblivion:
    Hrco gave it a0:
    It really is incredible how games have degraded in the last 10 years.
    toe knee gave it a0:
    Absolutely terrible game. The leveling system is dumb. You never get stronger. The appearance editor is dumb. The objectives are confused. This game is just not fun.

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    HozHoz Cool Cat Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I loathe Oblivion.

    We need a thread for haters.

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    MalechaiMalechai Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Well heres my current favorite warhawk review.

    James J. gave it a2:
    I do not recommend this game, The only element of the game which is online, is very sub-par to its competitor on XBOX live. I was not a fan of Shadowrun on the xbox, but i can easly say, Shadowrun was a much better online only game than warhawk (which says alot because i didnt think shadowrun was any good). I do hope sony looks at xbox live and fixes there service up, because if warhawk is the best they have to offer, than i personally would rather pay for my yearly xbox live service. Than get crap for free. There are to much problems with the game for me to mention, however sony online service is probably the main issue with the game. Who knows, maybe if warhawk was made for the xbox, it might have been better.

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    RainbowDespairRainbowDespair Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter
    Netjack Review 4/10:

    "In effect, the geniuses behind the game put a massive discouragement behind using the only thing that is attractive and standing out in the Breath of Fire series. Heck, if turning to a dragon=death in Dragon Quarter, then we might as well play another Breath of Fire game. We might as well pick another RPG (there are plenty on the PS2), at least then we'll be able to have something called “fun”. But no, Dragon Quarter insists that the gamer finds ways to play around its own namesake. This is almost as bad as Kojima not letting us use Solid Snake in Metal Gear Solid 2! "

    Siren
    Gaming Age 16/100:

    "I've been eagerly anticipating the release of Siren ever since it was first announced. True innovation has been lacking in the survival horror genre for quite some time now, and Siren looked like it might finally take things forward. While it has great atmosphere, the innovative features fall flat, and the rest of the game makes the same mistakes that many others have made in the past. "

    Note, I consider both of these games to be modern day classics.

    For a good review of Dragon Quarter that discusses why it's one of the best RPGs of all time and a work of art, check out: http://www.actionbutton.net/?p=392

    Here's a solid review of Siren: http://ps2.gamespy.com/playstation-2/siren/506607p1.html

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    atat23atat23 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Cherrn wrote: »
    atat23 wrote: »
    Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
    The game is flawed on so many levels (and in so many ways), that its occasional glimpses of greatness almost get lost in the Bespin Clouds.


    I would love to read the review to see how they justify that one but the review seems to be long gone.

    Seems they also gave spore a 5 out 5 so it really confirms that they are retards.

    Have you played it lately? Jedi Outcast has some of the worst level design I have ever experienced. It is bad to the point of parody.

    The only reason I looked it up was because I'm currently playing it for the first time and am really enjoying it, enjoying it more than most of the new releases I've bought in the last year. When it came out the only format I could play it on was my PC and at the time I didn't really use my PC for gaming so a lot of great games passed me by it seems.

    The only real issue with the level design that I have is that sometimes it isn't completely clear where you should go next but after a bit of exploration you eventually find the way. I kind of liked this about the game though.

    Maybe I'm enjoying killing stuff, using speed lvl3, too much to notice much wrong with it and I may be giving it a bit more leeway since it is older but there's nothing that sticks out in my mind atm that I could point to and say it's bad level design, maybe you can give me an example.

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    KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    "Ok the space flight, fighting & trading is superb, but i thought space games were about exploring planets, other ships & space stations not to mention meeting new alien lifeforms. This game is difficult to learn & very time consuming to master, then when you have, you realise that your a paralysed from the waste down astronaut in space who can never leave the cockpit which is most peoples idea of a nightmare."

    "This game fails visually. period"

    "This game is the WORSE! GAME I have ever laid eyes on!. The contorls? lol.. don't get me started on how stupid it is. they didn't take the time to configure this game did they? NO they didn't! This gets a BIG FAT 0! The graphics are really the only thing in this game... sort of. The gameplay is horrible! it's really slow! there are over 1,000 controls to get to know! the story? !!!! there is NONE!"

    "Anyone giving this a high score is downright fibbing,..never have i seen such a badly put together game,as others have said,its worse than beta,it jusy isnt what it says on box. learning curve is huge because theres no tutorials,way too many keys,by the time you have told your ship to do something its been destroyed....the economy is a joke...everything in it is either missing or broken.....only redeeming factor is the graphics...but that doesnt help when NOTHING in it works.....as for the tech forum,well thats just being ignored or given generic excuse of blaming your pc or codecs......they do promise to fix it,but will not say when,if ever.....steer well clear of this, as i returned it the next day, JUST from reding their own forum."


    Oh X3. How dare you have OVER 1,000 CONTROLS!

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    -SPI--SPI- Osaka, JapanRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    It's heartwarming when you get something like godhand where you have stupidity like:

    63
    Electronic Gaming Monthly
    Hardcore quirky-game fans will want to slow down for a peek at this car wreck, while everyone else is better off speeding on by.

    60
    Game Informer
    An almost totally uninspired 3D brawler that doesn’t avoid any of the common pitfalls of the genre. Locking the camera close in behind the character’s head is almost never a good idea, and certainly not in this case. The automatic targeting mechanic bugs out at least once every five minutes of play. Enemies are too predictable.

    30
    IGN
    God Hand quickly becomes a boring, annoying and frustrating game.

    And then the user reviews are all 10s with one or two 9s. It's nice to see that there's some people who get it.

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    StupornautStupornaut Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Rallisport Challenge 2 got an 87. Not bad. It'd probably have a higher score, except 'Operation Sports' gave it a 40 (4/10):
    The bottom line is as plain as day: do you like your racing games with a heavy dose of simulation or arcade? If you’re a sim nut, avoid "Rallisport Challenge 2" like the plague. After this review, I seriously can’t see myself ever wanting to play this title again. [...] Keep in mind this score is coming from somebody who was weaned on Papyrus simulations on PC, spends an absurd amount of money on steering wheel controllers (on PC and all consoles), and drove a sprint car in real life on the California dirt tracks. I’m not going to enjoy very many games where I am not punished for racing like a moron (or making silly racing decisions, forcing a bad position, etc), even though I know many people don’t mind. [...] There’s definitely a market for it, but it’s not a crowd that I’d be found racing online with very often, that’s for sure. Since this is just one reviewer’s opinion, I can’t see myself ever popping this one in my Xbox again. If you’re a sim-head, chances are you wouldn’t either.

    Funny thing is, this same reviewer said "if you're a sim nut, stay away" about Grid... and gave it an 8 out of 10.

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    KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I think my favorite reviews are when the reviewer decides to use a specific, well-made game to make a point about what they think a genre should be or about how much they dislike a genre.

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    FunkyWaltDoggFunkyWaltDogg Columbia, SCRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Resident Evil 4 Wii version
    7/10 from Eurogamer
    You might remember, too, that one of Resident Evil 4's improvements over previous games in the series was a new, improved control scheme. It granted players direct control over Leon Kennedy (and an assortment of others), and introduced precision aiming. Which is where Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition comes in. It enters with a quick nunchuk to the ribs, followed by a dagger slash to the throat to establish the definitive version of the game: like it was on the GameCube and the PlayStation 2 but with an even newer, more improved control scheme, thanks to Nintendo's universally accessible Wiimote.

    Except it doesn't. It actually just trips over its own feet and flies off the wriststrap through your mum's window. Because it doesn't feature an improved control scheme, it features the opposite: a worse control scheme. Here's what Kristan had to say about the game when it came out on the Playstation 2: "Being able to aim quickly and with precision is the key to enjoying Resi 4 - because that's pretty much the bulk of what you'll be doing throughout the game as you fend off a succession of demented plague-ridden Spanish villagers." Well the bulk of what you'll be doing throughout the game is still fending off a succession of demented plague-ridden Spanish villagers. It's just you won't be able to aim quickly or with precision, so it's slightly more difficult to enjoy Resident Evil 4 on the Wii.

    I don't even know what to say.
    Tom D. gave it a0:
    Awful, controls make no sense, game play is bland, no edge, worst game I have played.

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    DualEdgeDualEdge Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I noticed that people vote 0 on games simply because they find the game mediocre and don't like how the game is getting 10s. Some people even admit it in the TF2 reviews.

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    RainbowDespairRainbowDespair Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    FunkyWaltDogg you had me worried. For a second, I thought Eurogamer had given the original RE4 a 7/10 and I was going to have to remove them of my favorite online review site status. When I realized that it was just the Wii version they didn't like, I was much relieved. Yeah, they didn't like the Wii controls & thought the game wasn't quite as impressive as it was 2 and a half years later when it was new. I can't really blame them for either of those.

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    darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Khavall wrote: »
    "Ok the space flight, fighting & trading is superb, but i thought space games were about exploring planets, other ships & space stations not to mention meeting new alien lifeforms. This game is difficult to learn & very time consuming to master, then when you have, you realise that your a paralysed from the waste down astronaut in space who can never leave the cockpit which is most peoples idea of a nightmare."

    "This game fails visually. period"

    "This game is the WORSE! GAME I have ever laid eyes on!. The contorls? lol.. don't get me started on how stupid it is. they didn't take the time to configure this game did they? NO they didn't! This gets a BIG FAT 0! The graphics are really the only thing in this game... sort of. The gameplay is horrible! it's really slow! there are over 1,000 controls to get to know! the story? !!!! there is NONE!"

    "Anyone giving this a high score is downright fibbing,..never have i seen such a badly put together game,as others have said,its worse than beta,it jusy isnt what it says on box. learning curve is huge because theres no tutorials,way too many keys,by the time you have told your ship to do something its been destroyed....the economy is a joke...everything in it is either missing or broken.....only redeeming factor is the graphics...but that doesnt help when NOTHING in it works.....as for the tech forum,well thats just being ignored or given generic excuse of blaming your pc or codecs......they do promise to fix it,but will not say when,if ever.....steer well clear of this, as i returned it the next day, JUST from reding their own forum."


    Oh X3. How dare you have OVER 1,000 CONTROLS!

    Lowest I could find for Freespace 2 was a 70 from Eurogamer, but I can't bring up the review :(

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    MarsMars Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Timesplitters 2 was recieved very well by the critics, the lowest score being 67.
    While the environments are beautiful, the hackneyed time-travel story line feels shoehorned into the experience... [which] ends up feeling a bit half-baked. [4 Oct 2002, p.158]

    The link is gone, so we can't see if the story is the only thing that brought the score down, but really, if you're playing TS2 for the story, you're doing it wrong. While it's fair to say that the story is pretty much bare-bones, it's also pretty fair to say that that doesn't matter in a game where the story isn't the point.

    User reviews were, predictably, almost totally polarized. In almost all cases, if it wasn't a 9 or 10, it was 1. Apparently there's no more room for "average". In the vast majority of poor reviews, the complaint comes down to simply, "It's too hard". Really? You're going to take 9 points off a score because it's too hard when it has a selectable difficulty? Rather than, say, play on Normal or Easy? There's no shame in admitting you can't one-shot a game on Hard, especially when that game is Timesplitters 2. One review even cites a single level, Atom Smasher, as the sole reason for a score of 3.

    The only other common complaints are story, which I covered above, and the controls. I assume that complaint stems from the odd, springy aiming, a holdover from the days when controllers had one control stick. Certainly, that's the only legitimate complaint about the controls, since you can map any move to almost any button. It's still not a reason to take more than a couple points off, though.

    Edit: Actually, there's a lot of complaints about the save system. I dunno. I guess a lot of people are accustomed to quicksaving, but that's never been common on console shooters, has it? Very few levels are long enough to warrant more than one checkpoint, either. I think this comes back to "Turn the difficulty down, genius".
    April B. wrote:
    3:
    Story mode horrible. Dont expect a DOOM or Quake or Half LIfe experience. The first level will leave you so frustrated you will hate the rest of the levels. Why? There is no save ability and you will have to play it over and over and over and over and over....boring WITH A CAPITAL B!

    Whuh? Has this person actually played DOOM or Quake? The game is practically an homage to them, both in terms of design and difficulty. I mean, DOOM's highest difficulty actually flat out tells you it cheats, so how can you you complain about difficulty?

    Also
    0:
    This game is too violent for children these days. It should be taken off of the market immediatly before it influences today's youth to blow up their neighbors.

    At last, a legitimate complaint! :P

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    KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    darleysam wrote: »
    Khavall wrote: »
    "Ok the space flight, fighting & trading is superb, but i thought space games were about exploring planets, other ships & space stations not to mention meeting new alien lifeforms. This game is difficult to learn & very time consuming to master, then when you have, you realise that your a paralysed from the waste down astronaut in space who can never leave the cockpit which is most peoples idea of a nightmare."

    "This game fails visually. period"

    "This game is the WORSE! GAME I have ever laid eyes on!. The contorls? lol.. don't get me started on how stupid it is. they didn't take the time to configure this game did they? NO they didn't! This gets a BIG FAT 0! The graphics are really the only thing in this game... sort of. The gameplay is horrible! it's really slow! there are over 1,000 controls to get to know! the story? !!!! there is NONE!"

    "Anyone giving this a high score is downright fibbing,..never have i seen such a badly put together game,as others have said,its worse than beta,it jusy isnt what it says on box. learning curve is huge because theres no tutorials,way too many keys,by the time you have told your ship to do something its been destroyed....the economy is a joke...everything in it is either missing or broken.....only redeeming factor is the graphics...but that doesnt help when NOTHING in it works.....as for the tech forum,well thats just being ignored or given generic excuse of blaming your pc or codecs......they do promise to fix it,but will not say when,if ever.....steer well clear of this, as i returned it the next day, JUST from reding their own forum."


    Oh X3. How dare you have OVER 1,000 CONTROLS!

    Lowest I could find for Freespace 2 was a 70 from Eurogamer, but I can't bring up the review :(

    Bad critical reviews of X3 I understand. At the time of the writing of the review, it was all sorts of broken.


    Bad and current user reviews of X3 are just lunacy, and all deal with either how the game isn't diverse and expansive enough because the jumpgates all look the same, or how it has so many controls.

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    Unco-ordinatedUnco-ordinated NZRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Rome Total War
    R. N. gave it a 0:
    I want my money back!! This game is definitely over-hyped. The art work is and the animation is putrid. The graphics are done by the same people who illustrated my grandmother’s bible school text books in the 1960’s or 70’s. The pictures are faded and lack definite shadows. I was looking for the contrast buttons or the sharpness buttons, but there are none. The animation is stiff and is inconsistent with the game purpose. The character’s move like in the old “Speed Racer” or “Scooby Doo” cartoons (and this is being generous). Make sure you have taken a good dosage of Dramamine pills before you start playing this game. When trying to read information off of an index card sized panel, the background will move. The background will pan forwards and backwards, slow and fast, left and right, while all one wants to do is to read their end battle score and stats. It was like looking at dust on a car window while it is moving up a twisting bumpy hill. There are character guides in the game that preach to you like a 2nd grade class room teacher…and they won’t shut-up. It is difficult to say who this game is designed for. I think it is for grandparents to buy for their grand kids. Sooo sad. It is rated T for teen…yet there is nothing exciting or new about it. AI? Why put AI in a body of an old dead man when you can put AI in the body of a beautiful woman? What would you rather spend time with? There are so many games out there. Why invest in a game that looks and makes you feel like crap? Is it not the object of a game to be fun and enjoyable? I am sure the main reason for anyone giving this game a high mark is simply to make up for the $50 they just blown away. Personally, I rather toss this game in the trash and consider it a donation for better time spent.

    The hell is this shit?

    I don't even dare look up MGS1, SotC or Suikoden II...

    Btw, the disappointment mentioned in this thread towards Mass Effect bugs me... I just bought the PC version damnit!

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    PeregrineFalconPeregrineFalcon Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I really wanted to copypasta some sort of funny from a Metal Wolf Chaos review, but could find nothing outstanding.

    Which is sad, given that the game is about the President of the United States jumping into a giant mech suit and blowing the shit out of everything while spewing horribly translated one-liners.

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    Dr SnofeldDr Snofeld Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Deus Ex
    Jared J. gave it a 0:
    Horrible! Full of bugs, video errors, glitches, and graphic nightmares! This is the most over-ratted game ever! You watch the into and it plays x3 the normal speed, you adjust it to play at normal and it runs x3 too slow! You either run to fast to to slow that it is impossible to spend or play any time past the first minute of the game. Eidos's number one game that sucks! Avoid this at every cost of your life! Don't even look at an add for it, nothing!

    The rest were 10s, with a few 9s, and one 6 from someone who said it had good graphics but was hard. So basically this guy marked it a 0 based on a technical error. Something about dual-core systems, right?
    I mentioned it. The game continues...

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    FalstaffFalstaff Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Ogre Battle 64's lowest user review was a 9 - as it should be - but two of the "Critics'" review blurbs gave me a laugh.
    50 "If you've been crawling across a desert for a couple years before finding a drink, you'll swear that even the smallest, dirtiest drop of puddle water is nothing less than manna from heaven." Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you a small, dirty drop of puddle water.

    - Core Magazine
    70 Best of all, the enemy's AI is fairly ruthless and will put up a good fight.

    - Hot Games

    The second may only be funny to me, but that first one's a hum-dinger.

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    PeregrineFalconPeregrineFalcon Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Dr Snofeld wrote: »
    Deus Ex
    Jared J. gave it a 0:
    Horrible! Full of bugs, video errors, glitches, and graphic nightmares! This is the most over-ratted game ever! You watch the into and it plays x3 the normal speed, you adjust it to play at normal and it runs x3 too slow! You either run to fast to to slow that it is impossible to spend or play any time past the first minute of the game. Eidos's number one game that sucks! Avoid this at every cost of your life! Don't even look at an add for it, nothing!

    The rest were 10s, with a few 9s, and one 6 from someone who said it had good graphics but was hard. So basically this guy marked it a 0 based on a technical error. Something about dual-core systems, right?
    I mentioned it. The game continues...

    Yep, dual-core or SpeedStep has issues with Unreal engine games.
    Peregrine Falcon gave it a 10:
    Anyone who gave this a 0 is too stupid to use Google and therefore shouldn't concern themselves with things so complicated as video games.

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    DualEdgeDualEdge Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    SotC's 0 reviews weren't all that great besides "OMG JUST A SWORD AND NO PLOT!!!!" but this is a gem:
    Warmonger gave it a5:
    Horrible camera angles ruined this game for me, I just couldn't get accustomed to them, I was constantly fighting with the camera to get a good view and what's with sending a boy to do a man's job?? I know it's part of the story, they did the same thing with ECO... (which was very fitting) but enough with the boys already!! overhyped!

    Oh god XD

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    Dr SnofeldDr Snofeld Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    DualEdge wrote: »
    SotC's 0 reviews weren't all that great besides "OMG JUST A SWORD AND NO PLOT!!!!" but this is a gem:
    Warmonger gave it a5:
    Horrible camera angles ruined this game for me, I just couldn't get accustomed to them, I was constantly fighting with the camera to get a good view and what's with sending a boy to do a man's job?? I know it's part of the story, they did the same thing with ECO... (which was very fitting) but enough with the boys already!! overhyped!

    Oh god XD

    Yeah, what's the deal with sending a boy to do a dolphin's job?

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    Jay FoxfireJay Foxfire Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Psychonauts (PS2 version)

    I left the dude's name off to protect his identity. I do not agree with anything this gent says. As someone who played Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, I gained the patience needed for long load times. I liked the character designs because it felt like I was playing a Tim Burton claymation movie. I'll admit that some levels are poorly designed, but I can forgive this because I like the theme of dealing with a person's mental problems by jumping into their heads. I liked the setting of a psychic summer camp. The last statement the gentleman makes, in my own opinion, is uncalled for. Then again I think Tim Schaifer is awesome and I'm probably a gushing Psychonauts fan.

    * gave it a1:
    Overhyped game. The only thing this title has going for it is a bunch of whacky looking characters. besides that, the dialogue is flat. The voice acting is ok but not great. If you want great, play 'destroy all humans' or watch an episode of Invader Zim (it;s the same voice artist). The levels are poorly designed. The game is also very buggy with multiple glitches and freezing (sometimes the sound just disappears completely). The quests are pointless: by the time the game switches to 'nighttime' and you go fight that huge fish, you'll wonder why you even bothered collecting items for the scavenger hunt. the loading is atrociously long and in the grand old tradiition of games made 20 years ago, this one features the 'huge boss who attacks you 8 different ways but you have to beat him 3 times in a row' cliché. talk about a complete lack of imagination. Not worth a rental, not even worth pirating: this is how bad this game is designed and how long and tediously boring it is. Psychonauts is the 'Daikatana' of platform games.

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    Dr SnofeldDr Snofeld Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Psychonauts (PS2 version)

    I left the dude's name off to protect his identity. I do not agree with anything this gent says. As someone who played Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, I gained the patience needed for long load times. I liked the character designs because it felt like I was playing a Tim Burton claymation movie. I'll admit that some levels are poorly designed, but I can forgive this because I like the theme of dealing with a person's mental problems by jumping into their heads. I liked the setting of a psychic summer camp. The last statement the gentleman makes, in my own opinion, is uncalled for. Then again I think Tim Schaifer is awesome and I'm probably a gushing Psychonauts fan.

    * gave it a1:
    Overhyped game. The only thing this title has going for it is a bunch of whacky looking characters. besides that, the dialogue is flat. The voice acting is ok but not great. If you want great, play 'destroy all humans' or watch an episode of Invader Zim (it;s the same voice artist). The levels are poorly designed. The game is also very buggy with multiple glitches and freezing (sometimes the sound just disappears completely). The quests are pointless: by the time the game switches to 'nighttime' and you go fight that huge fish, you'll wonder why you even bothered collecting items for the scavenger hunt. the loading is atrociously long and in the grand old tradiition of games made 20 years ago, this one features the 'huge boss who attacks you 8 different ways but you have to beat him 3 times in a row' cliché. talk about a complete lack of imagination. Not worth a rental, not even worth pirating: this is how bad this game is designed and how long and tediously boring it is. Psychonauts is the 'Daikatana' of platform games.

    It's possibe that like me he played the rather buggy PS2 port which did indeed have really long load times. The rest of the review's still BS though.

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    darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Dr Snofeld wrote: »
    Deus Ex
    Jared J. gave it a 0:
    Horrible! Full of bugs, video errors, glitches, and graphic nightmares! This is the most over-ratted game ever! You watch the into and it plays x3 the normal speed, you adjust it to play at normal and it runs x3 too slow! You either run to fast to to slow that it is impossible to spend or play any time past the first minute of the game. Eidos's number one game that sucks! Avoid this at every cost of your life! Don't even look at an add for it, nothing!

    The rest were 10s, with a few 9s, and one 6 from someone who said it had good graphics but was hard. So basically this guy marked it a 0 based on a technical error. Something about dual-core systems, right?
    I mentioned it. The game continues...

    Heh, over-ratted.

    There were a few of them about, sure.

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    MisterGrokMisterGrok Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I went with a couple of my old, offbeat favorites from Xbox.

    First up:
    Voodoo Vince (73/100 Critics 9.3/10 Users)
    Edge Magazine: 40
    "As [Vince] laments the formulaic impositions of the game in successive cut-scenes, it only serves to remind you how much of a chore it is to play - and raises the question; why does every platform hero have to be a wiseguy? [Dec 2003, p.108] "
    Baron S gave it a 7
    Voodoo Vince is a super little game. Although it doesn't do anything spectacularly new, it does everything so well, you don't really care. It's very playable, has possibly the best music I've ever heard in a game and I've never seen burlap cloth so convincingly put into game graphics. Oh, and it's genuinely funny at times too (unlike many games which attempt and fail on this front). Then again, that's down to a personal sense of humour. Wittering over, it's a great wee game and you should be able to pick it up for cheap.

    I need to play this game again.

    Now on to wonderfuly engrished out Phantom Crash (74/100 Critic, 8.2/10 User) which was rereleased on the PS2 as S.L.A.I: Steel Lancer Arena International a few years later. SLAI actually has a lower average review score and isn't included in the following reviews.
    GameCritics says: 45
    "Hardcore item-management fetishists might find some joy here, there’s simply not enough balance or content for Phantom Crash to stand on its own, much less measure up to the competition (I’m looking at you, "Armored Core 3"). "
    Uter gave it a 3:
    I expected to like this one, but it's actually horrific. Poor graphics... long boring unskipable dialog... bad gameplay. The reviews are a little high maybe since it was before mechassault.

    D Fronkenhammer gave it a 5:
    Loads of dialog, boring action and the mechs just feel small and toy like. A mech game for children.

    Odd Magne Granli gave it a 6:
    Uhm....Ever heard "AKIRA" Rip off? About rebuilding Tokyo, calling it Neo Tokyo, and the old parts are used for racing. ....Other than that of course...its okay, but this HAD to be said.

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    NaeblissNaebliss Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Awesome thread idea. My favorite game is Half-Life 2 and it has some great comments.
    nick c gave it a 2:
    The most disgusting, sickening game I have ever played in my life. The gore is unessacary. No one needs to make or see what is in the game. People getting sawed in half... with their eyes bulging out of their head is not what makes a good game. Though the classic FPS and gun fighting is still there, this game is not for the faint of heart. I was 5 years old and could stand up to Half-Life 1. Here I am now, 13 and can barely look at the screen while playing this game. I regret ever purchasing it.
    Alexey I. gave it a 3:
    hi i'm newbie too hard for me, but looks beauty.. sorry.
    Marsh J. gave it a 0:
    Wow the main character is retarded. His name is Morgan Freeman and hes black! how pathetic!

    yeah...

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    PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Naebliss wrote: »
    Awesome thread idea. My favorite game is Half-Life 2 and it has some great comments.
    nick c gave it a 2:
    The most disgusting, sickening game I have ever played in my life. The gore is unessacary. No one needs to make or see what is in the game. People getting sawed in half... with their eyes bulging out of their head is not what makes a good game. Though the classic FPS and gun fighting is still there, this game is not for the faint of heart. I was 5 years old and could stand up to Half-Life 1. Here I am now, 13 and can barely look at the screen while playing this game. I regret ever purchasing it.
    Alexey I. gave it a 3:
    hi i'm newbie too hard for me, but looks beauty.. sorry.
    Marsh J. gave it a 0:
    Wow the main character is retarded. His name is Morgan Freeman and hes black! how pathetic!

    yeah...
    What version of HL2 did that guy play? I don't remember anyone's eyes bulging out of their heads. Also, people don't get sawed in half as zombies aren't people.

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    NaeblissNaebliss Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Peewi wrote: »
    What version of HL2 did that guy play? I don't remember anyone's eyes bulging out of their heads. Also, people don't get sawed in half as zombies aren't people.
    Maybe it was the same version that stars Morgan Freeman.

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    Rigor MortisRigor Mortis Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    not metacritic (which had a rare fit of good taste where P3 is concerned) but something I came across looking for FAQs
    In the end, Persona 3 had a lot of potential. Unfortunately that's all it has. Unused potential is like a lump of clay. It's there to be molded. But if you submitted that for an art project, you'd be laughed at. Likewise, Persona 3 deserves to be laughed at for that same reason.

    Reviewer's Score: 3/10

    o_O

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    darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Actually with the right justification, a lump of clay does carry artistic merit.

    Heh.

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    zeppelinzeppelin Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I'm a huge fan of Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing. I can't believe what these people are saying about it:

    Gamestop (1/10):
    So astoundingly bad that it manages to transcend nearly every boundary put forth by some of gaming's absolute worst of the worst and easily makes it into that dubiously extraordinary category of being one of the most atrocious games ever published.

    This guy knows what he's talking about.
    Blue Steel (10/10):
    THIS GAME IS INCREDIBLE!!! The developers have put alot of time into this game to ensure its everything +FUNNY. The tail-lights appear a meter behind ma big rig, but there authenticity is amazing. I feel my buttocks clench at the amazingness of the gameplay, it hands down has the best physics engine EVER- the big rigs can go at up to warp factor 9 up a hill!!! REALISTIC OR WHAT?! Congratz to the developers for giving me the best game in the world- move over resident evil 4.

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    LorkLork Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    darleysam wrote: »
    Dr Snofeld wrote: »
    Deus Ex
    Jared J. gave it a 0:
    Horrible! Full of bugs, video errors, glitches, and graphic nightmares! This is the most over-ratted game ever! You watch the into and it plays x3 the normal speed, you adjust it to play at normal and it runs x3 too slow! You either run to fast to to slow that it is impossible to spend or play any time past the first minute of the game. Eidos's number one game that sucks! Avoid this at every cost of your life! Don't even look at an add for it, nothing!

    The rest were 10s, with a few 9s, and one 6 from someone who said it had good graphics but was hard. So basically this guy marked it a 0 based on a technical error. Something about dual-core systems, right?
    I mentioned it. The game continues...

    Heh, over-ratted.

    There were a few of them about, sure.
    The lowest professional review:
    75/100
    Cincinnati Enquirer
    Every time your character is killed and you restart the game, you have to sit through a seemingly endless series of movies that re-establish the plot.

    Somebody needs to introduce this man to the wonders of saved games.

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    darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Oh.. oh my.

    That's just terrifying.


    I wonder if he ever completed it.

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    randombattlerandombattle Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Lork wrote: »
    darleysam wrote: »
    Dr Snofeld wrote: »
    Deus Ex
    Jared J. gave it a 0:
    Horrible! Full of bugs, video errors, glitches, and graphic nightmares! This is the most over-ratted game ever! You watch the into and it plays x3 the normal speed, you adjust it to play at normal and it runs x3 too slow! You either run to fast to to slow that it is impossible to spend or play any time past the first minute of the game. Eidos's number one game that sucks! Avoid this at every cost of your life! Don't even look at an add for it, nothing!
    The rest were 10s, with a few 9s, and one 6 from someone who said it had good graphics but was hard. So basically this guy marked it a 0 based on a technical error. Something about dual-core systems, right?
    I mentioned it. The game continues...

    Heh, over-ratted.

    There were a few of them about, sure.
    The lowest professional review:
    75/100
    Cincinnati Enquirer
    Every time your character is killed and you restart the game, you have to sit through a seemingly endless series of movies that re-establish the plot.
    Somebody needs to introduce this man to the wonders of saved games.
    No way hes got balls.

    Every game he plays?


    IRON MAN RUN BITCHES!

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    projectmayhemprojectmayhem Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Four Fat Chicks:
    It is very frustrating at times and loads of fun at other times and on the whole well worth a play through, with the magnificent ending making it all worthwhile.

    This is for Ico which they gave a 75. I am confused.

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    Rigor MortisRigor Mortis Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Four Fat Chicks:
    It is very frustrating at times and loads of fun at other times and on the whole well worth a play through, with the magnificent ending making it all worthwhile.

    This is for Ico which they gave a 75. I am confused.
    Their writing need as much trimming as their thighs.

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    ben0207ben0207 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Halo, surprisingly enough, doesn't get an real flak. In fact there are a suprising number of 100s. More than I'd give. It's not perfect, nothing is.

    Except me.

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    projectmayhemprojectmayhem Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Times Online
    Shadow of the Colossus has more style than real substance and it is slightly baffling why Fumito Ueda, the game's creator, didn't develop this into something a little more Zelda-esque in order to make best use of the world he has created. He might have had a classic on his hands.

    A 60 for Shadow of the Colossus. I might have to kill some hoe.

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    MrMonroeMrMonroe passed out on the floor nowRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I did the opposite.

    When I received ET:QW free with my motherboard last November, I gave it a shot after a few months when I had gotten through Crysis and the other games I actually wanted when I got the new compy.

    It took me about fifteen minutes to decide it was the most utter shit to which I had ever subjected myself. I promptly removed it from the DVD drive, put the disc label-up on my desk, and used it as a coaster/cigarette snuffer until I moved out.
    For being a long term Quake fan, from Quake 1 to Quake 4, this game has it all! All the weapons, vehicles, and locations from the former games. Very detailed graphics! If you don't own a 6800 geforce graphics card and at least 1 gig of ram, then you are a noob gamer and you don't even know what the word Quake means in gaming. This game is easily customizable with pure: off and server side mods: on! I LOVE IT!!!! Map making is also awesome. Remakes of quake 1 maps are very fun to play with vehicles!

    Blegh.

    Edit: Oh yeah, and GameShark gave it a perfect 100. Idiots.

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