1. Windrunner

    Windrunner
    Member OP

    Star Wars Battlefront 2: 4 "the worst implementation of a loot system we've ever seen in a full-price game... the most miserly structure of the grubbiest of free-to-play games, plastered cynically over a full-priced product"
    Xenoblade Chronicles 2: 7 "It doesn't quite match the out-of-nowhere brilliance of the first game, nor is it as bold as the daring, but flawed, follow-up."
    Call of Duty WWII: 7
    Need for Speed Payback: 4
    "An open world that offers nothing but uneventful journeys between missions; draconian progression doled out loot box by loot box; tin-eared scripting and a wilful disregard for player freedom."
    Animal Crossing Pocket Camp: 5 "Somewhere, Animal Crossing has mislaid its soul."
    Hidden Agenda: 4
    Bury Me, My Love: 7
    Million Onion Hotel: 8

    There's a massive 36 page Final Fantasy feature. If you're a fan of the series you'll want to buy this issue!

    The Making Of...: Undertale
    Studio Profile: Milestone
    Time Extend: Dragon Age Inquisition

    I got the Final Fantasy II cover.
     
  2. Hayeya

    Hayeya
    Member

    Holy shit, battlefront got a 4

    N.b: first time ever a first post
     
  3. demosthenes

    demosthenes
    Member

    Wow at the star wars score.
     
  4. EA bringing us the hits!
     
  5. Frostman

    Frostman
    Banned Member

    Slaughtered.
     
  6. Poj

    Poj
    Member

    Good. Don't let that lootbox shit slide.
     
  7. ArkhamFantasy

    ArkhamFantasy
    Member

    Man EA really showing off why they're the biggest publisher in the industry!
     
  8. Lusamine

    Lusamine
    Member

    Damn, Animal Crossing got a better score, that's just sad.
     
  9. Sammy Samusu

    Sammy Samusu
    Member

    I love their review scores.

    I'd like to know if their 5 is bad or average though.
     
  10. Metal B

    Metal B
    Member

    Holy Fant4stic.
     
  11. visvim

    visvim
    Banned Member

    I read the CoD review, seems like the score is a bit under the praise they gave it. Was expecting an 8+ reading it to be honest.

    Also deserved for BF2.
     
  12. DarkLordMalik

    DarkLordMalik
    Member

    EA is getting slayed.

    Any comp for scores of XBX and XB1.
     
  13. MonadL

    MonadL
    Member

    LOL lawd have mercy at that Battlefront 2 score.
     
  14. Psycho_Mantis

    Psycho_Mantis
    Banned Member

    EDGE gave Xenoblade a 9 and XCX a 7 iirc
     
  15. purseowner

    purseowner
    Member

    That Battlefront 2 score is ridiculous for the amount of love and artistry DICE put into the maps. Is the review focused on the bland campaign and EA's terrible business practices?

    And yeah, a 7 is fair for Xenoblade 2.
     
  16. Imp the Dimp

    Imp the Dimp
    Member

    Can you tell after one day?
     
  17. Braaier

    Braaier
    Member

    I'm sure love goes into most games. Love ain't gonna get you a 10. EA is being taken to task for their practices in this game, as they should be. A 4 seems extremely fair to me.
     
  18. Windrunner

    Windrunner
    Member OP

    Extracts added for your enjoyment at EA's expense.
     
  19. Brat-Sampson

    Brat-Sampson
    Member

    Totally fair BF2 score. Nickle-and-dimeing your customers in a $60 game deserves nothing but derision.
     
  20. oni-link

    oni-link
    Member

    Star Wars Battlefront 2: 4
    Need for Speed Payback: 4

    EA killing it

    Confirms my belief that a game built on lootboxers is a bad game
     
  21. Fuhgeddit

    Fuhgeddit
    Member

    As bad as the loot boxes are in Payback, I was kinda enjoying the EA trial. However, just off the small comments that were posted in the OP, it seems like those are actually the only issues I've actually had about the game.
     
  22. Protome

    Protome
    Member

    Ooft, is Hidden agenda really that bad? It looked really interesting.
     
  23. javac

    javac
    Member

    So what should it have got then because Xenoblade 2 also has a large amount of love and artistry put into it, so should Battlefront also get a 7? Or maybe reviews don't work that way.
     
  24. Wamb0wneD

    Wamb0wneD
    Member

    Average. They actually use the full scale.
     
  25. OrdinaryPrime

    OrdinaryPrime
    Member

    Completely disagree. EA deserve to be called out for their scummy practices.
     
  26. Ge0force

    Ge0force
    Member

    Very happy to see the low scores for Batllefront 2 and NFS. Gameplay built around loot boxes is terrible and should not be rewarded in any way.
     
  27. Acquiescence

    Acquiescence
    Member

    Edge haven't been suffering fools lately huh.

    Glad to see them giving EA the bollocking of a lifetime.
     
  28. purseowner

    purseowner
    Member

    8 hours in and that score aligns with how I feel so far. Granted, it could change.

    I never said they shouldn't be. Just that a 4 seems absurdly low.
     
  29. 30yearsofhurt

    30yearsofhurt
    Banned Member

    The Battlefront II score just looks like they want to jump in on this dogpile.
     
  30. Raijinto

    Raijinto
    Member

    EA really screwed up huh?
     
  31. sheaaaa

    sheaaaa
    Member

    Do you mind sharing what the features/time extend/making of are? Thank you!
     
  32. Windrunner

    Windrunner
    Member OP

    I recommend you google "magazine lead times".
     
  33. shaneo632

    shaneo632
    Member

    Man I love Edge. Most major outlets are very forgiving with their scores but Edge don't seem to subscribe to the usual "7 = average" scoring metric of most mainstream publications.
     
  34. ShinUltramanJ

    ShinUltramanJ
    Member

    Whatever Million Onion Hotel is, it whooped all of the big name games.

    Is it PC? Mobile? What is Million Onion Hotel??
     
  35. It's not, and good on Edge. We need publications to slaughter shitty business practices.
     
  36. I love the way a game called Million Onion Hotel has the best score over a Battlefield/front game and a COD game.
     
  37. kadotsu

    kadotsu
    Member

    Magazine deadlines. Maybe there is some actual causality between EA putting out a shit product and getting shit reviews.
     
  38. Windrunner

    Windrunner
    Member OP

    Happy to oblige!

    iOS and Android.
     
  39. Kromeo

    Kromeo
    Member

    [​IMG]
     
  40. memoryman3

    memoryman3
    Member

    That Animal Crossing score is deserved.

    I would like to see what EDGE think of Sonic Forces.
     
  41. Brix

    Brix
    Member

    No mercy with those scores.
     
  42. 30yearsofhurt

    30yearsofhurt
    Banned Member

    Except that it's not a "shit product". It's a controversial one sure but you're laying the hyperbole on a bit thick to call it that.
     
  43. H2intensity

    H2intensity
    Member

    Fair score overall.. EDGE still have my respect for their judgment on games review.
     
  44. RailWays

    RailWays
    Member

    Damn, that Battlefront 2 description is a straight evisceration.
     
  45. sheaaaa

    sheaaaa
    Member

    Many thanks!
     
  46. Raijinto

    Raijinto
    Member

    Well now I am interested because this was not what I expected lol.
     
  47. pld

    pld
    Member

    Damn, nice BF2 score lol
     
  48. OrdinaryPrime

    OrdinaryPrime
    Member

    I seriously do not understand the defense of EA in this instance. The game plays fine but it’s unremarkable, and the loot box stuff is horrendous. Is it just a love of Star Wars or something?
     
  49. My belief is as it always has been:
    Loot boxes are terrible and awful design and tend to ruin the games they’re in.
     
  50. Irminsul

    Irminsul
    Member

    Well yeah, it got a 4 after all, not a 1 or 2.