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Standard User time2die
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 03-Oct-14 15:30:42
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Alien Isolation....reviews in ...hit and miss..


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Ign.....5.9
Gamespot 6
Euro gamer 8.

Is it to late to cancel my pre/order....wink.

Just checked....account charged....Game shipped crazy.

Seems the smaller not so popular gaming sites are giving the game much higher scores...

For instance ...VGGamer.....9/10 saying they have nailed it...


This site gives it 90/100

Review scores are completely all over the place,more good than bad though wink

It really annoys me how these bigger sites like Ign and Gamespot constantly say how great the games are in preview builds and hands on at expeditions,then absolutely slate them to death on release.

Edited by time2die (Fri 03-Oct-14 15:57:38)

Standard User mrnelster
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 03-Oct-14 18:30:50
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I reckon it will be good Timey, but my frustration threshold is currently at breaching point!
Standard User astateoftrance
(experienced) Fri 03-Oct-14 21:59:58
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I have one question, why do you pre order games ?

Edited by astateoftrance (Fri 03-Oct-14 22:26:56)


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Standard User MrTAToad2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 03-Oct-14 22:14:27
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Re: Alien Isolation....reviews in ...hit and miss..


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Is it to late to cancel my pre/order....

No idea

Just checked....account charged....Game shipped

Problem solved then!

It really annoys me how these bigger sites like Ign and Gamespot constantly say how great the games are in preview builds and hands on at expeditions,then absolutely slate them to death on release

Well, they have to be nice whilst visiting software developers.

I expect to see posts from you of how poor it is soon... And don't forget some videos too - you haven't done any!

And I have to echo the previous poster - why on earth do you pre-order stuff, especially when the chances of it being good are about as much as a snail winning the 100m in 1 minute.

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Edited by MrTAToad2 (Fri 03-Oct-14 22:16:12)

Standard User IranianGiraffe
(member) Fri 03-Oct-14 22:47:50
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In reply to a post by time2die:
Ign.....5.9
Gamespot 6
Euro gamer 8.

Is it to late to cancel my pre/order....wink.

Just checked....account charged....Game shipped crazy.

Seems the smaller not so popular gaming sites are giving the game much higher scores...

For instance ...VGGamer.....9/10 saying they have nailed it...


This site gives it 90/100

Review scores are completely all over the place,more good than bad though wink

It really annoys me how these bigger sites like Ign and Gamespot constantly say how great the games are in preview builds and hands on at expeditions,then absolutely slate them to death on release.


It's why I don't bother to take notice of reviews that often (unless they are all shocking).
This one for instance I've seen a few reviews raving about the Alien will do something different each time so if you die and you have to do a section again you can't just do the same thing as it will do something different, Then in another review someone else says completely the opposite and that the alien is very predictable.
I think half the time it depends on the persons mood that day what score they give it lol, Or for some places if they were given a nice bag of swag to up the rating.
Standard User time2die
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 03-Oct-14 22:54:56
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I like to keep the Gaming industry ticking over unlike the likes of tight wads like you crazy


That answered your question .......wink
Standard User time2die
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 03-Oct-14 23:02:55
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Because I can and I get better deals because I'm a gold Shopto customer and I also like my games earlier than the release date.

It's not all bad news Trance my friend,it's just got a few mixed bag reviews from sites I expect more from after telling the world originally in previews how great the game is....

I'm under no obligation to pre/ order and most occasions I have plenty of time to cancel because reviews come out days before a game release .

Now reviews are only arriving just a day or two before or even on the release ,add to that I don't like using the likes of retail shop Game and my choices are limited.

Plus I like my games on or before release date and not 2 years later like Toady and Swanny when they are £2.99 crazy.

If developers had customers all like Toady and Swanny there wouldn't be any games,so they need people like me.....stupid as that is sometimes blush

Edited by time2die (Sat 04-Oct-14 01:48:28)

Standard User Lt_Swan
(knowledge is power) Sat 04-Oct-14 00:31:17
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I can buy new games at release but I don't see the point, I'm not that addicted to gaming that I can't wait a few weeks or months
I get better deals than you Timey and I don't end up buying lemons smile

Life..... It's just a game
Swanny
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Standard User MrTAToad2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 04-Oct-14 00:41:16
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So its you who keeps the trite, rubbish, samely-ness games coming, eh ?

If developers had customers all like Toady and Swanny there wouldn't be any games,so they need people like me.....stupid as that is sometimes

I make sure money is only for quality stuff...

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Edited by MrTAToad2 (Sat 04-Oct-14 00:44:05)

Standard User mrnelster
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 04-Oct-14 01:16:17
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I make sure money is only for quality stuff...
Which means you are buying after waiting for everybody else's opinion of the game. I pre order and make my own mind up. Your approach may be penny wise, but mocking those that lead the way is technically biting the hand that feeds you.

Timey makes a valid point that you always neglect to counter. How would you know what was "quality stuff" 'if you only had review scores to go buy?
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