Forza for sure.
I don't see any of the other launch games getting 9's.
Predictions based on what we've seen so far.
Forza - 9
Dead Rising - 8
KI - 7, maybe 8
Zoo Tycoon - 7
Ryse - 7
Crimson Dragon - 7
Fighter Within - 6
Zumba - 6
Lococycle - 5
Predictions also based on nothing.
Forza, because they have done well in the past and there is non reason to believe they won't this time. I think most everything else will be average. If you don't like car games that makes it tough...although, some people like Dead Rising despite the fact I think those games are wearing thin.
Forza has done well in the past and will likely continue to score well in the future. I'm surprised people are expecting DR3 to score so well. If the performance issues are a constant throughout that game, I can see that being a big problem with a lot of reviewers regardless of anything else. I wanted to like the previous games but the structure and the way they play has just be super frustrating for me. Ryse could potentially be a surprise but a lot of early press on that game just made it seem boring but we'll have to wait and see. Crimson Dragon could score well but it's clearly a 360 title coming to the XB1, same with Lococycle and KI continues to look completely uninteresting to me which only seems to have any appeal to people who played the original.
I say Need for Speed: Rivals or Battlefield 4. Why is everybody disounting multiplatform games? As for the exclusives, Forza 5 obviously takes the cake reviews-wise. Ryse will surprise with getting favorable reviews throughout, Killer Instinct will be a fan favorite getting great scores too, Dead Rising will be a mixed bag due to its technical hiccups. I don't care for the other stuff on that list, so I won't guesstimate on those.
That pricecut can't come soon enough. Post E3-2014 or Holidays 2014 maybe? Just in time for some Halo or something.
I don't think Forza's guaranteed to score a 9, especially since I don't think its brilliant graphics will blind reviewers to the next-gen omissions like GT3 did way back when. I'd imagine it scores an 8, 8.5 overall, maybe 7.5 if there's not much beyond the Top Gear-narrated campaign and the multiplayer's been trimmed (hopefully not).
Still, from an uninformed outside glance, it's by far the most likely to score the highest.
Forza, easily. Looks great and it's going to be like 9's.
Ryse will be all over the map I think. Some will really like it, some won't. This was already the case with previews. If people think all the reviews are going to be across the board bad (which seems to be the sentiment) I think they will then be surprised.
Dead Rising 3 totally depends on how performance is. If it performs well though it will score very well. So very interested to see how it turns out.
I think Killer Instinct will score quite well. It is apparently very good.
Crimson Dragon may be good? I'm not sure really, haven't seen enough.
Lococycle, see above. Not sure about that either.
You left off Zoo Tycoon and that is apparently excellent. I think it will score very well.
Forza will probably get 8's for being flashy and simple, but due to a lack of improvement game play wise except for some smarter AI, the game will probably just do ok in terms of reviews.
Ryse looks pretty generic too me so probably 6 or 7.
Dead Rising 3 will probably get 6 or 7s depending on the performance.
Crimson Dragon will probably get 7s for being too short or too generic, even though I loved panzer dragoon for it's uniqueness..
Killer Instinct will probably get good critic reviews, but users will probably hate it for being free to play.
Lococycle, I dont even know what the fuck that is.
They're all crap sub HD crap. Automatic 7's AT BEST.
Xboned camera watching you poop.
NOOOO thank you!
I definitely keep my kinect in the bathroom facing the toilet.
When someone constantly trolls like this guy does, it makes you wonder what it takes to get banned on giantbomb.
Forza or Dr3 will score the highest, but Ryse will be a surprise hit. When folks who have played the game talk about combat feeling like the Arkham games, I have started to take a bit more notice...
The last info on Ryse is that it took some people 90 minutes to play through half of the chapters.
OK, I guess someone has faith. I'm still giving it a shot cuz I can't just play BF4 and Forza, now can I?
Some of the previews have been pretty positive.
At the least it sure does look gorgeous (either that or BF4 are the best looking next gen launch game to me).
Interested to see how it turns out. I'm just happy they finally showed gameplay and you could tell it was just an action game. Before that at E3 couldn't tell what the fuck was going on.
I think Forza 5 will be the highest rated game critically but I don't think it'll be as highly praised as I hope it will. I remember reading that they stripped a lot of features out from Forza 4, plus it's a launch game so it could launch with problems. I dunno. It looks really fucking good, though.
I hope Dead Rising 3 reviews well. It looks like a lot of fun.
Plus I hope Killer Instinct is fun since, like, Microsoft gave it to me for free and stuff.