Why is there no review yet??

#1 Posted by gamefreak9 (2336 posts) -

Am i missing something? are they trying all the classes or something, maybe i just can't find the review...

#2 Posted by Dagbiker (6939 posts) -

mabey they arnt reviewing it.

#3 Posted by Lunar_Aura (2779 posts) -

If they don't have one by now then there's a good chance that they will not.

#4 Posted by benjaebe (2783 posts) -

Rorie posted his impressions 45 hours into the game, and it's a better review than most reviews are. I think they've made it pretty obvious that it's a great game, whether from playing it on various live shows and talking about it behind the scenes or on the Bombcast. At this point it doesn't really need a review.

#5 Posted by laserbolts (5310 posts) -

If there isn't one yet I would be surprised if there ever will be.

#6 Posted by krummi (28 posts) -

I cannot decide whether I would read a review as maybe the biggest point in the game is the joy of discovery (to me atleast). Personally I think the important buying decision on Dark Souls is to know whether you can get around the controls that cannot be modified and if you are willing to be in the position where there might not be any guidance at all from the part of the developers.

And accept that the fact that the game could be a bit ruthless now and then. And.. And..

#7 Posted by Shady (503 posts) -

Because they suck at video games.

#8 Posted by TekZero (2659 posts) -

There won't be a review.

#9 Posted by Shady (503 posts) -

Also, there aren't any real classes. You can change your mind at anytime, really.

#10 Posted by Master_Funk (728 posts) -

I was getting the feeling that kessler was gonna review since hes finished it, but its been a while since that so probably not.

#11 Posted by SuperSambo (2849 posts) -

I think their individual thoughts on the game are very clear at this point.

#12 Posted by AlwaysBeClothing (1443 posts) -

Rorie played a whole lot of it and decided that he still hadn't seen enough to write a definitive review. He posted his impressions here. If you need an arbitrary review score however, given from all of Whiskey's impressions I think the game would rate to a solid 4/5 stars. Given their enjoyment of it, and how unforgiving the system is. The game makes you feel both entirely powerless, and in later segments like a god. Assuming you have the patience to make it that far.

#13 Posted by CosmicQueso (569 posts) -

Just picture in your mind a score, any score, and then you can be mad about it and post a blog on your reactions to the imagined score.

What the hell does it matter in mid-November what they think about a game that came out 6 weeks ago? They've quick looked it, bombcasted it ad nauseam, and there's a forum chock full of commentary. Then, go on ANY article or review and someone somewhere will have compared something about the game as being not as good as Dark Souls. There is so much Dark Souls words everywhere that it's more of an Outbreak than anything at this point. I'm waiting for Dustin Hoffman to break through wearing a protective mask and telling me to go kill monkeys from all the babbling that's gone on about Dark Souls for the past months.

We get it, Dark Souls is great, and everything else pales. Just go enjoy the game.

#14 Posted by ZenaxPure (2569 posts) -
@TekZero said:

There won't be a review.

This 
 
But the full truth of the matter is that no one on the main GB staff really enjoys RPGs. Mass Effect and Skyrim they can get behind because (take this in the least elitist-dick-bag way possible) compared to the rest of the genre those games are light on the mechanics/tropes familiar to other games with a heavier focus on action which is what the GB crew enjoys more. Just look at how few full fledged RPGs get reviews on the site, even Dragon Age 2 didn't get one.
#15 Posted by MikkaQ (10263 posts) -

There won't be one. It's too late either way, people already know whether they want it or not, I don't think one website's opinion will change that. They've said the closest thing to a review is Rorie's impression article, which I found more informative that most reviews were anyway.

#16 Posted by ds8k (412 posts) -

Do you really need a review of this game? To be honest, I think game reviews are an archaic device of the past. I'd rather see Quick Looks of games instead of the opinion of one person, and Giant Bomb does a fairly good job of Quick Looking the most important (and sometimes unimportant) games releasing.

If you're unsure about the game after the numerous live bits, the Quick Look, and the Bombcast conversations, then maybe the game is not for you.

#17 Posted by phantomzxro (1558 posts) -

@benjaebe said:

Rorie posted his impressions 45 hours into the game, and it's a better review than most reviews are. I think they've made it pretty obvious that it's a great game, whether from playing it on various live shows and talking about it behind the scenes or on the Bombcast. At this point it doesn't really need a review.

I would have to disagree on this, i think it is clear Giantbomb crew review the games that want to review and don't hold any kind of standard to review everything. Also i none of the review team if you will really cared for the game/ Only Rorie and Vinny seem to like it in any kind of way. Rorie did give his impressions but i don;t think he would review it. So if you want an official review you will have to look elsewhere.

Now i would not take an impression over a review but i do think it was nice to give it for people who only follow giantbomb.

#18 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -

4/5

#19 Posted by iAmJohn (6107 posts) -

@phantomzxro said:

Only Rorie and Vinny seem to like it in any kind of way.

Everyone on the staff has played it (plus Will and Rorie), you know, and Jeff is practically the only person who didn't enjoy it. I think the fact that they haven't reviewed it has more to do with what that game is (i.e., ridiculously long and based on a lot of trial and error) than their opinions on it (since they've, for the most part, been pretty positive on the game and multiple people on the staff have talked about wanting to have the time to get back to it).

#20 Posted by ZenaxPure (2569 posts) -
@iAmJohn: Like I mentioned up the page, it mostly comes down to the GB crew not really enjoying RPGs in general. It's not a bad thing since everyone has their own tastes and preferences, but I don't come to the GB crew to expect expert opinions and reviews for RPGs, there are better sites for that sort of stuff.
#21 Posted by phantomzxro (1558 posts) -

@iAmJohn said:

@phantomzxro said:

Only Rorie and Vinny seem to like it in any kind of way.

Everyone on the staff has played it (plus Will and Rorie), you know, and Jeff is practically the only person who didn't enjoy it. I think the fact that they haven't reviewed it has more to do with what that game is (i.e., ridiculously long and based on a lot of trial and error) than their opinions on it (since they've, for the most part, been pretty positive on the game and multiple people on the staff have talked about wanting to have the time to get back to it).

while I see your point and the length may have some play into it i still think it is a matter of taste and only rorie and vinny have truly played it. I think everyone else has just checked it out for game of the year reasons, for when they have the debates. Most of the review staff don't care to review it or even play it with only Vinny and Rorie being the only people close to being able to give a review, i still don't think anyone has a passion to submit a review for the game (casually playing dark souls and grinding it out for a review are two different things). Skyrim is a very long game but i'm sure you will see a review for it. I feel only Vinny and rorie have any good things to say about it, with everyone else thinking their crazy for playing it. So i don't know about everyone enjoying it more like some understanding the appeal for it.

#22 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

It's number 2 game of the year behind Skyrim. That's all one needs to know.

#23 Posted by buzz_clik (6892 posts) -

@gamefreak9 said:

Am i missing something? are they trying all the classes or something, maybe i just can't find the review...

Just curious, but do you already own/love the game? Also...

@laserbolts said:

If there isn't one yet I would be surprised if there ever will be.

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@SuperSambo said:

I think their individual thoughts on the game are very clear at this point.

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#24 Posted by TheHermaeusMora (29 posts) -

i know x play on g4 reviewed it, they gave it a 5 out of 5 which they dont do if the game doesnt deserve it (ex. cod?)

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