I never really bothered with EDGE. GameInformer is usually where stuff comes out, and I'm from the States, so I had no need to go to EDGE. But with their Dark Souls II cover issue, I did end up reading their article on it. And just about puked at how over written the entire article was. At first, I thought they were just doing the cliche of starting the article about the epic fantasy game with some mediocre imagery (because most journalists are AWFUL at this kind of imagery), but it didn't stop. Not only did it come off as vaguely pornographic enthusiasm for the material, but it was completely devoid of any sort of content. It was several pages long, but almost nothing important was said.
It was pretty clearly full of hyperbole, not able to make up it's mind as to whether the game looked just as good as Watch Dogs, Star Wars 1313, or the freaking Blur made trailer. So it either looks as good as a pretty but within reach PC game, or it's a next gen game that blows everything out of the water, or it's ascended beyond CG done by some of the best CGI artists in the business. I might have believed them if they said it looks as good as Watch Dogs, but Star Wars 1313 is on a whole new level that I would love for Dark Souls II to hit, but could never expect from, well, From.
There was a lot more to it than that, but it was a while ago. I just remember reading it and talking to a couple other friends about it and they agreed (although granted, they weren't driven as crazy by it as I was). So I can't be too crazy...
The whole article honestly was maddeningly unreadable for me, and I just ended up skimming for the paragraph or two worth of content in there. To be fair, they probably had to get so many pages out of it and got kind of shafted on the amount of content, but there are better ways to fluff than just awful over writing and fanboyish enthusiasm.
I thought maybe this was a special case of one of the less experienced writers on staff doing the article because they were the "Dark Souls" guy so it fell to him, but I went to check back today remembering that my friend had mentioned that there would be more info on the game coming and I wasn't sure if it would be coming through them, and from the look of their front page, most of their articles are written in this sensational, bordering on ridiculous style. Am I just nuts, or has anyone else noticed this?