They're not terrible, decently reputable:
They're not terrible, decently reputable:
nice find, good stuff
I also here that PlayStation Magazine gave it a 9/10.
OXM Au: 9/10
Play Magazine UK: 91/100
OXM UK: 9/10
OXM CZ: 8.3/10
Gamereactor: 8/10... second opinion was 6/10
That's all I know of so far.
wtf... average reader score is 4.3 on 1UP?
Yet there are only 3 reviews up from customers and they're all 10s. Can you rate games without writing reviews on 1UP? Maybe the site just messed up :S.
Decent sounding game. They didn't really mention the awkward controls and physics that some of the other sites have, so that could be a good sign. They did mention awkward animations though, so that's a new thing to worry about.
Although they gave the game a good score the end of the review boggles my mind, "Perhaps because I've already played a somewhat similar game in Riddick, The Darkness doesn't give off quite the same 'this is amazing, and you absolutely must play it' vibe that Riddick did. But it also feels like a more polished game, and the base mechanics work extremely well by the time you reach the end of the single-player campaign."
I don't get it...plus this game seems (from videos) to be very different from Riddick....but whatever...
Unfortunately, the review itself is not in this thread. Yet. But it will be this weekend.
Here's the link: http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/798/798769p1.htmlIf you're hungry for more Darkness information be sure to tune into IGN over the weekend when we'll be bringing you the definitive review.
Personally, I find IGN to be the best source of reviews on the internet. They're the most balanced and fair. Usually, the score they give a game is fairly close to the score I'd give it. Needless to say, then, I can't wait to see their Darkness review...
I agree, IGN has really great reviews, I just hate their screenshots... and the ability for people to review games before they're released, but all around, I love IGN.
I've been following ever aspect of IGN for over 10 years and I strongly agree that they are fait and all the workers are very awesome.
Best podcast on the net, SCOOP!
I can't wait for the review.
the only thing i've noticed about ign (ign AU at least) is that occasionally they can be a bit over critical, but i'd much rather have a slightly hard reviewer than a soft reviewer.
While I do appreciate a reviewer being critical enough to give a hyped game an iffy score, I sometimes think Gamespot does it for the publicity. IGN's scores are usually pretty fair, though I think they can sometimes fall under the sway of a game's hype. *cough* Halo 2 *cough*
in related news 1up gave the game a 91%.
This is awsome, thanks for the post! I wonder if it's true that enemies literally get ripped in half by the jackhammer darkling ;o! Crazy....Just makes the many years I've been waiting that much more fulfilling ;O!
Okay halo 2 SINGLE player didnt deserve it. But both SP and MP halo 3 will rock everyones world. Apart form PS3
I dont know about that, the beta wasnt too great. But, who knows what they will do before the release
The beta was alright. but It was said the beta was a smokescreen. They put the beta out to keep people quiet and give them time to work on the game. The beta was no-where near finshed =)
Its a Ign UK review they suck so much at reviews they should be sacked.
Yeah that review wasn't written very well, but an 8.5 isn't a bad score. Not sure if IGN's USA score will differ, but I suspect it will at least be better written.
that was a bad review. they gave a 8 for the graphics just because there wasnt enough blood/gore? :\
I dont know why, it sounded like they were bagging it the WHOLE review,
It was just a VERY bad review.
geez . its disgusting that there pros
Here's the thing... If the review had been bad, then I wouldn't mind so much- so long as they justified it in the review.
My problem with this review... It just feels like the guy wasn't interested in playing the game! A professional should at least be able to remain objective.
I especially find myself irritated by the part where, instead of describing the graphics and gameplay style, he just compares it to Condemned and then brushes that comparison aside by saying that:
"The Darkness is nowhere as psychologically terrifying. Perhaps due to the ludicrous scenario and over-the-top voice acting it simply isn't scary, and the main sensation it induces is panic as you desperately try to run for cover with your ridiculous tentacles flapping all over the place."
Again... a bad review is a bad review. This review fails because it gives the game a decent score, but can't seem to come up with anything positive to say.
Does IGN usually post two different scores? One for UK and one for US?
Agreed....At the end the guy talks about how it's not as gory as you might think (who cares) and he keeps bringing up the fact that FPS is a tired genre which means he just doesn't like FPS games...so why is he reviewing one?
Just a poor review even though he gave it a good score, same thing happened with 1Ups review.....GREAT score BAAADDD review....
honestly...its really not as gory as the comic...maybe thats what he was getting at...still
i dont see how anyone can saw this game is mediocre
That was a horrible review. He didn't justify any of his scoring. For graphics, he put not as much gore as you were expecting....umm, that shouldn't have any bearing on the graphics score. For sound he gave it a 7.5 because the New Yor accents are annoying! What the hell is that? On presentation he didn't have anything bad to say, yet still only an 8.5. That review made absolutely no sense.
Well, hopefully this isn't what IGN meant when they said the definitive review, and the IGN US review will be up later today.
Why is it that some games get a UK review from IGN but some don't?
They actually had some positive things to say about MP.
Just so everyone can find all the reviews in one place please post the links here. Thanks.