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  • gilgamesh310 - August 28, 2010 11:07 a.m.

    @ Blindmarksman Gamesradar are a complete joke when it comes to rating games. They throw out tens wildly to most games that don't deserve them at all and then when a game comes along that does deserve it they give it an inferior score.
  • lionarthegreat - August 28, 2010 4:09 p.m.

    this would have to be an incredible movie to even compare to the games
  • Jacko415 - August 28, 2010 9:12 p.m.

    Serioosly. The Purchase Brothers gave a great experience that felt like Half Life w/o Gordon Freeman.
  • PappaDeon - August 28, 2010 11:50 p.m.

    Let Valve make a Gordon that talks, then we can know what the hell he is thinking... It was the same with Dead Space, the guy couldn't talk, but in Dead Space 2 he can.
  • santaclouse37 - August 29, 2010 9:36 p.m.

    @gilgamesh310 That review is from a couple years ago, I'm pretty sure back before it was even called Gamesradar. The site was still getting its legs, and the format for reviews hadn't really become as developed and structured as they are now. If you actually read the review, it's clear that there wasn't as much effort or analysis put into it as there are on most of the sites reviews made today. The point is, you shouldn't take the score too heavily as it was from a time where it wasn't given as much weight as it has today. Additionally, reviews are subjective and scores are as well, and different people will view and grade a game differently, so it's unfair to compare any one game review to any other unless they're both by the same person, which shouldn't be the case here since I'm fairly sure John Brandon either doesn't work at GR anymore or was a freelancer. Sorry, just my two cents. As far as the article, very interesting stuff, thanks for writing it Tyler.
  • gilgamesh310 - August 30, 2010 1:23 p.m.

    @santaclouse37 You make some valid points and I do understand that different people do different reviews but if gamesradar is to have any integrity as a whole they should confer when giving the final review score. Have you ever read the magazine 'edge'. They are ruthlessly hard on the marking of games and a bit overopinionated but when they give 10's it's nearly always justified. They don't even list the name of the reviewer at the end of each review they give which is to show that the magazine exists as one unbiased unit full of integrity and devoid of contradictions and hypocrisy which is too oftern seen in gamesradar. They gave limbo a 10/10 which is a game as brilliant as it was can be completed in about 45 minutes and has some pacing issues that taint the overall quality. A 9 would have been so much more fitting in that regard. They also gave FF13 a 10/10 which because of the fact that it was more movie than game contradicts an earlier excellent article on 'why games fail at storytelling' which was written by David Houghton as well as being ridiculously overrated in it's own right.

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