PLAY gives Darksiders 10/10.

#1 Posted by Icemael (6314 posts) -
Link.
 
Wow. I don't know about you guys, but I'm surprised. Admittedly, my expectations for this game were pretty high(Zelda meets Devil May Cry? Yes please.), but I didn't expect it to get scores like this.
 
Looks like I'll be picking up two action games this January -- Bayonetta has been a day one purchase for quite some time, and this game just became one.
#2 Edited by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -

I know I'll be torn apart for this- but this is the first time I've ever heard of this game. I only clicked on this topic because I thought it said Darkstalkers (which makes no sense seeing how there hasn't been a Darkstalkers game since the PSP launch). Guess I'll look this up.

#3 Edited by Evilsbane (4582 posts) -

Yea...interesting will keep my eye on it now but PLAY also gave Lair a 9/10 sooo as much as I like dragons it is FAR from a 9..or an 8... or a 7 so I have to take the rating with a grain of salt but its not a bad thing thats pretty cool hope it turns out good.

#4 Posted by VWGTI (1919 posts) -

Cool. I've been looking forward to this game for about 10 months now.

#5 Posted by iAmJohn (6114 posts) -

For one, I thought Play didn't give scores anymore. 
 
For two, Play gave Sonic 2K6 a 9.5.

#6 Posted by cstrang (2381 posts) -
@iAmJohn said:
" For one, I thought Play didn't give scores anymore.  For two, Play gave Sonic 2K6 a 9.5. "
I am expecting very low things from this game.  I watched the E3 stage demo and it just doesn't look...  good.  I think this game will get 7s when honest reviewers start doing their thing.
#7 Posted by nanikore (2740 posts) -

In the trailers it looks like a button-masher. I'm too lazy to read the review - what's the gameplay like?

#8 Posted by pause422 (6178 posts) -

I dont really hold PLAY too high, so Im gonna wait for other reviews, but this game definitely interested me a long time ago.

#9 Posted by Evilsbane (4582 posts) -
@iAmJohn said:
" For one, I thought Play didn't give scores anymore.  For two, Play gave Sonic 2K6 a 9.5. "
So not only did they give Lair 9/10, They gave Sonic 2K6 a . . .9.5? Yea that is a company you can trust!
#10 Posted by Icemael (6314 posts) -
@nanikore said:
" In the trailers it looks like a button-masher. I'm too lazy to read the review - what's the gameplay like? "
If you watch some more gameplay footage you'll see that it's basically a Zelda game with Devil May Cry-esque combat. You'll go through puzzle-filled dungeons containing important items, and the boss fights are very Zelda-like in that they're item-dependent and a bit puzzley. 
 
The magazine issue isn't out yet though, so I can't comment on the review's actual content.
#11 Posted by Snail (8593 posts) -

I watched some gameplay videos and OH MY GOD MARK HAMILL IS IN THE GAME I WOULD RECOGNIZE HIS VOICE ANYWHERE.

#12 Posted by VWGTI (1919 posts) -
@Snail said:
" I watched some gameplay videos and OH MY GOD MARK HAMILL IS IN THE GAME I WOULD RECOGNIZE HIS VOICE ANYWHERE. "
Hahaha. Awesome comment.
#13 Posted by jvsexy (169 posts) -

I believe this game is going to create history - in an awesome way !!!

#14 Posted by CoolDrMoney (1978 posts) -
@iAmJohn said:
" For one, I thought Play didn't give scores anymore.  For two, Play gave Sonic 2K6 a 9.5. "
8.5. Regardless, that's way too high
#15 Posted by iAmJohn (6114 posts) -
@CoolDrMoney: technically we're both right - it was originally a 9.5, then changed to an 8.5 after the review was published for reasons that I don't remember.  Point is, yeah, way too high.
#16 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

When you're bragging about a Play review, man, your game is in trouble.

#17 Posted by jakob187 (21662 posts) -

This game has looked badass since it was announced, and I'm more than sure it'll be badass when it comes out.

#18 Posted by day2daze (178 posts) -

agreed. 
 
i'm not so sure the only reviewer you can trust anymore is yourself. It's a business like any other; exploitation is one of it's many facets.
 
Honorable mentions to dtoid and bomb though.

#19 Posted by CoolDrMoney (1978 posts) -
@iAmJohn: Damn, I think I remember hearing about that. It's scary to think Sonic 06 could get above a 5 from anyone, let alone a 9.5
#20 Posted by MildMolasses (3218 posts) -
@Evilsbane: That's disheartening. I've only ever read one issue of the magazine (and inexplicablly newer issues were never seen in the local corner store again) and I quite enjoyed it and really like the reviews. 
 
But, as other's have mentioned, they don't give give ratings, just the written opinion, so I don't know how this 10 comes into play
#21 Posted by Evilsbane (4582 posts) -
@day2daze: I feel like I can trust the guys on GB that is why I love this site Jeff was thrown aside because of this backdoor marketing stuff and then he was thrust into Star Status by the same thing, I feel that this site is pretty rooted in honest opinion and good entertainment and as long as Jeff and the rest of the crew are running the site I feel I can trust most everything they say.
#22 Posted by MrPickles (140 posts) -
@Evilsbane said:
" @iAmJohn said:
" For one, I thought Play didn't give scores anymore.  For two, Play gave Sonic 2K6 a 9.5. "
So not only did they give Lair 9/10, They gave Sonic 2K6 a . . .9.5? Yea that is a company you can trust! "
Yeah, I remember reading the Lair review. That game was god-awful. They mustn't hire the brightest of reviewers at PLAY.
#23 Posted by MrPickles (140 posts) -
@Evilsbane said:
" @iAmJohn said:
" For one, I thought Play didn't give scores anymore.  For two, Play gave Sonic 2K6 a 9.5. "
So not only did they give Lair 9/10, They gave Sonic 2K6 a . . .9.5? Yea that is a company you can trust! "
Yeah, I remember reading the Lair review. That game was god-awful. They mustn't hire the brightest of reviewers at PLAY.
#24 Posted by Raven_Sword (3442 posts) -

I thought you should take PLAY reviews with a grain of salt?

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