1. Boy Wander

    Boy Wander
    Member OP

    So this month's magazine has just landed so it's the time of the month where we all argue over scores with no context given.

    There's a bit preview of RDR2. My phone camera is busted so I can't snapshot the cover, but someone has posted one version of it in the RDR2 preview thread. I received a different cover with the male gunslinger (not sure if subscriber cover).

    Surprisingly, no AC: Odyssey review this month

    For a bit of fun, and for those who don't have the magazine, I've left out two scores and filled in a paragraph of text. See if you can guess the score from the final paragraph.

    Reviews

    Destiny 2: Forsaken - ?
    9

    "Forsaken's biggest achievement is that it doesn't matter that we're weeks away from being raid-ready....
    Bungie has successfully remedied two of the most frequent criticisms of Destiny: that there isn't enough to do and that it's endgame is overly focused on raiding. We're cautious: History has told us that Bungie is only ever one new release from messing everything up again, but it finally feels like the developer is listening and more crucially, learning.
    Cayde-6 may be gone but the game he leaves behind is in better shape than ever"

    Shadow Of The Tomb Raider - ?
    4

    "By then, any sense of coherence has long left the building. Disjointed and directionless, Croft's descent into darkness is, shockingly, one hell of a mess"

    Forza Horizon 4 - 9

    Frozen Synapse 2- 7

    Wandersong - 7

    Valkyria Chronicles 4 - 8

    Two Point Hospital - 8

    Transference - 7

    Life Is Strange2: Episode 1 - 7

    The Gardens Between - 7

    Previews

    RDR2 is the main feature preview.

    Dying Light 2
    Tetris Effect
    My Friend Pedro
    Spelunky 2
    Spin Rhythm
    The Bradwell Conspiracy

    Features

    How The West was Won - The inside story of RDR2, Rockstar's biggest, deepest, most beautiful game ever.
    An Audience With … Nippon Ichi President, Sohei Niikawa on the benefits of sticking to what you know.
    Collected Works - Elite co-designer, David Braben.
    The Making Of.. - Gnog
    Studio Profile - 17-bit
    Time Extend - Superbrothers: Sword & Sorcery EP.
     
  2. Kevin360

    Kevin360
    Member

    Destiny 2 - 8
    Tomb Raider - 6

    Genuinely guessing.
     
  3. Heartskips

    Heartskips
    Member

    Guessing:
    7 for Destiny
    5 for Tomb Raider.

    Happy to see an 8 for VC4.
     
  4. Sorel

    Sorel
    Member

    I would say the same.
     
  5. Coxy

    Coxy
    Member

    Man you've got to give people the scores (in spoiler form at least) for those who want to know.

    I've got the magazine in front of me - the RDR2 feature is fantastic. Was a good read this month.
     
  6. Vishmarx

    Vishmarx
    Member

    7 for destiny
    5 for tomb raider.
     
  7. Shawn6661

    Shawn6661
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    Thanks rllmuk as always !
     
  8. Toumari

    Toumari
    Member

    Judging by that quote Tomb Raider sounds like a 5...
     
  9. Coxy

    Coxy
    Member

    Keep guessing!
     
  10. silva1991

    silva1991
    Member

    Was hoping for Astro bot review.
     
  11. tiebreaker

    tiebreaker
    Member

    Where is Astro Bot?
     
  12. Scores for those who want to know:

    Destiny 2: Forsaken - 9
    Shadow of the Tomb Raider - 4

    Next month. Just missed their deadline. Same with Odyssey.
     
  13. SuikerBrood

    SuikerBrood
    Member

    Oh boy, that SotTR quote.
     
  14. silva1991

    silva1991
    Member

    Ouch. That PS4 version meta score will drop to 76.
     
  15. SmashN'Grab

    SmashN'Grab
    Member

    I'd guess a 9 for Destiny and a 5 for Tomb Raider.
     
  16. Ridley327

    Ridley327
    Member

    Now that's a spicy meatball!

    Seems like a pretty strong month otherwise, though.
     
  17. Faiyaz

    Faiyaz
    Member

    Still won't forget that 6/10 DQ XI score. Yep I'm still salty about that.
     
  18. Damn at that TR quote.

    And whew at that Forza score.
     
  19. Certinfy

    Certinfy
    Member

    No clue in what world is Shadow of the Tomb Raider a 4. It’s by quite a distance the best exploration game of its kind.
     
  20. PuppetMinion

    PuppetMinion
    Member

    Ok, pet peeve, but in the thread title at least. Can we use our words? Red dead redemption 2. It is not that long.
     
  21. Mister X

    Mister X
    Member

    Yup, edge wanted to be edgey I guess.
     
  22. Boy Wander

    Boy Wander
    Member OP

    I edited in spoiler scores. A mod can feel free to amend the abbreviated title if it offends.
     
  23. Every damn EDGE thread.
     
  24. mazi

    mazi
    Member

    ouch @ tomb raider
    forza got a great score.
     
  25. Spikematic

    Spikematic
    Member

    Oh wow, that Tomb Raider score. I enjoyed the previous two games so this makes me sad. As for Destiny, I should look into buying the expansions I guess.
     
  26. Zem

    Zem
    Member

    Spot on with that Tomb Raider quote and score.
     
  27. DJwest

    DJwest
    Member

    That Tomb Raider review. Damn
     
  28. Real Hero

    Real Hero
    Member

    just honest
     
  29. i-Lo

    i-Lo
    Member

    Sublime. Absolutely sublime. But why are there two covers?

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  30. Ninja Kn1ght

    Ninja Kn1ght
    Member

    A great and well-deserved score for Destiny 2!
     
  31. About damn time. I almost thought they would release this without a major cover.
    Which one is the subscriber cover? I hope it is Sadie.
     
  32. Boy Wander

    Boy Wander
    Member OP

    It's the bloke. I got that one and I'm a sub.
     
  33. Femto0

    Femto0
    Member

    Jeez poor Lara....is game so bad?
     
  34. Jason Frost

    Jason Frost
    Member

    So, they were just too early for the announcement? Instead of #324, it now #325.

    [​IMG]
     
  35. Willkiller

    Willkiller
    Member

    Spoiler-tagging review scores

    Fucking hell, this website
     
  36. VG Aficionado

    VG Aficionado
    Member

    It really sucks for Shadow of the Tomb Raider to have failed to meet expectations. I really liked 2013, ROTTR was mostly OK to me, but nothing I've seen so far from the new one makes me want to play it.
     
  37. Claven

    Claven
    Game Localization Verafied

    It's not super bad, I enjoyed it moderately, but the previous two games were better.
     
  38. Toolifercle

    Toolifercle
    Member

    Sounds about right.
     
  39. Boy Wander

    Boy Wander
    Member OP

    Really? It's 2 scores and it was just a bit of fun to see if people could guess the score from the closing text.
    The reason it was done is because people always moan about context-less kneejerk reactions to just printing scores.
    Chill out.
     
  40. SmashN'Grab

    SmashN'Grab
    Member

    Wow, a 4 for Shadow of the Tomb Raider does seem surprising given that the previous two games in the series both got an 8 from Edge. They must have really disliked this one. Is there anything else from the review that sticks out?
     
  41. Spring-Loaded

    Spring-Loaded
    Member

    How could anyone possibly be bothered by spoiler tagging enough to complain about it
     
  42. One for retail, one for subscribers.
     
  43. Bold One

    Bold One
    Member

    Well deserved score for Destiny 2 Forsaken

    Keep it up, Bungie
     
  44. Risev

    Risev
    Member

    Is it great? No.

    But there is no way it's the 4/10 kind of bad. It's a decent game.
     
  45. MillionIII

    MillionIII
    Member

    4, damn
     
  46. i-Lo

    i-Lo
    Member


    Thanks.
     
  47. bombshell

    bombshell
    Member

    Ouch.


    We're getting so close to Red Dead Redemption 2 now, can't wait!
     
  48. MeltedDreams

    MeltedDreams
    Member

    Dat Shadow of The Tomb raider score! It will took long time until Square decide what to do with Lara. Clearly the formula doesn't work anymore.
     
  49. Boy Wander

    Boy Wander
    Member OP

    "There's little here we haven't encountered before, save for the odd shoal of Piranha"

    "Puzzles are simple and often disappointingly short, save for some in optional tombs away from the critical path"

    "A subtle change in how Croft feels to control...Traversal is never quite as snappy as it needs to be...You'll be happily clambering up a cliff when Croft will inexplicably fail to latch on to a handhold"

    "Stealth sections are prescriptive...you'll often encounter a guard who never moves, forcing you to take either one very specific route or go loud."

    "Dreadful early encounter with a Jaguar..."

    "Accepting what the series has become is also to acknowledge that it has lost some of it's original identity" This is in reference to the combat emphasis.

    "Game is for the most part, put together with a degree of competency. Same can't be said for the story. Even by pulp standards, the plot is preposterous"
     
  50. bombshell

    bombshell
    Member

    I think you are free to not visit the site, if you don't like it here.