From Dust IGN Review

#1 Edited by McBEEF (360 posts) -

 http://uk.xboxlive.ign.com/articles/118/1184264p1.html

Ign review seems very positive, cant wait pick this up on PC.
 
 However, I am a little disappointed that you dont have a little more control over your villagers or gain some non-nature based abilities.
 
Edit: I seem to have annoyed a few people with this post, sorry, I just thought people who were also interested in the game would like to get more info, and the IGN review was the first review I'd seen. I dont particularly care about IGN review scores, I was more interested in the actual content of the review. Anyhoo sorry didnt realise it was frowned upon.
#2 Posted by imsh_pl (3295 posts) -

I still don't understand why people feel the need to post reviews from sites like IGN or Gamtrailers here on Giantbomb. No offence.

#3 Posted by jjnen (661 posts) -
@imsh_pl: Because GB hasn't posted their review yet.
#4 Posted by PoToSkull (104 posts) -

Destructiod gave a 5.5, but Jim Sterlimg wrote that review. From what I've seen from other Jim review I tend not to agree with him. His outlook on games are very strange.

#5 Posted by NickL (2246 posts) -

@imsh_pl said:

I still don't understand why people feel the need to post reviews from sites like IGN or Gamtrailers here on Giantbomb. No offence.

They usually are only posted when Giant Bomb hasn't posted one yet.

#6 Posted by Vexxan (4619 posts) -

With or without great reviews, I'm definitely buying this game, the Quick Look got me hooked.

#7 Posted by Metal_Mills (2992 posts) -

@PoToSkull said:

Destructiod gave a 5.5, but Jim Sterlimg wrote that review. From what I've seen from other Jim review I tend not to agree with him. His outlook on games are very strange.

Jim Sterling is the Armond White of game reviews. If he hates it, it should be great.

#8 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

These threads can be easily consolidated to a review round up thread. Multiple threads of IGN reviews, gametrailers reviews and destructiods review just makes the board looks like a mess and gives more credence to scores since that is usually what is told.

#9 Edited by CptBedlam (4449 posts) -

@imsh_pl said:

I still don't understand why people feel the need to post reviews from sites like IGN or Gamtrailers here on Giantbomb. No offence.

Agreed.

Especially IGN and Destructoid are among the shittiest gaming sites out there ... stop posting links to their shit.

#10 Posted by SteamPunkJin (1286 posts) -

Played it all weekend (Thanks MS Shop!) and had a blast. Just go in knowing it's a puzzle game wrapped up in a God Game package - don't expect it to be what it is not.

#11 Edited by John1912 (1861 posts) -
@imsh_pl
Posting other reviews is just to share the information for those who are interested in the game. People usually link the reviews onto their favorite sites.  IE  a IGN review was linked to share with others on the favored site of Giantbomb as this is the place the person would rather share and discuss the game.
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#12 Posted by jjnen (661 posts) -
@SteamPunkJin said:
Played it all weekend (Thanks MS Shop!) and had a blast. Just go in knowing it's a puzzle game wrapped up in a God Game package - don't expect it to be what it is not.
That sounds great!
#13 Posted by CptBedlam (4449 posts) -

@John1912: It's just that IGN is beyond shit. It baffles me why people still read their crap. These people should up their standards even if it's just a game review.

#14 Posted by buft (3316 posts) -

i was expecting a little lower, seems like my cup of tea but i wasnt expecting such a positive review. my main worry was the controls on 360 and the review does mention that fiddliness can make it a little more frustrating than normal. looks like a sweet avatar reward from the game too.

#15 Posted by bybeach (4792 posts) -

I am a far worse person. Sometimes I go to GAMESPOT to see if they have a review up, and from there what the other sites are scoring as. I don't try to bring it on GS, but they can be slooooooow on their reviews, sometimes. I like the quicklooks here more often really, though on written reviews the guys at Giant bomb are unique and superb.

#16 Edited by John1912 (1861 posts) -
@CptBedlam: Never been a fan of the site.  Ive checked their reviews when others were not up, or out of boredom, Didnt seem any diffident then most sites.  IGN is pretty brand name far as review sites.  The sheer number of people who know/are simply aware of the site regardless, of their personal opinion, shoves it out in the open for discussion when they do a review.
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#17 Edited by CptBedlam (4449 posts) -

@buft: IGN gives a really good score ...now there's a surprise.

Seriously? Will people never learn? IGN has probably the single most inflated review score scale out there. Hell, they gave Army of Two: 40th Day an 8.5 (incidentally, IGNs review was an early exclusive. Go figure and then hopefully never trust the earliest reviews again).

This is me bashing IGN, not the game btw. I heard a lot of positive things about the game and I can't wait to play it. But I couldn't care less about what some IGN kindergarten editor has to say about it.

#18 Posted by CptBedlam (4449 posts) -

@John1912: Here's an example ... read this DS2 review and then tell me you have any respect left for IGNs editorial team: http://ps3.ign.com/articles/114/1145331p1.html

#19 Posted by sins_of_mosin (1556 posts) -

I only care about video reviews because I want to see actual game play.  Don't care what site its from and wow, some of you are a bunch of moaning sobs.

#20 Posted by Chet_Rippo (235 posts) -
@CptBedlam: Oh my god, what the hell was that? He sounded like a thirteen year old in some parts....
#21 Posted by Turtlebird95 (2365 posts) -
@imsh_pl said:
I still don't understand why people feel the need to post reviews from sites like IGN or Gamtrailers here on Giantbomb. No offence.
THANK YOU.
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#22 Posted by John1912 (1861 posts) -
@CptBedlam said:

@John1912: Here's an example ... read this DS2 review and then tell me you have any respect left for IGNs editorial team: http://ps3.ign.com/articles/114/1145331p1.html

Lol, I got about two paragraphs in.  Yea, that was painfully awful.....I didnt really have respect for them before.  It was an even zero....You now put it in negative numbers.....How far im not sure yet.....That review is going to sit with me for a while...Thanks......
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#23 Posted by MEATBALL (3195 posts) -

IGN UK's From Dust review (the one linked here) was written by Keza Macdonald, who has previously done notable work for Eurogamer and other sites. Macdonald is a far cry from Greg Miller's bullshit, and it would be a damn shame to dismiss this review just because some jerk on the internet decided to turn this into an excuse to link to Miller's notoriously bad Dead Space 2 review for the upteenth time. Take the time to actually read her review before jumping to the knee-jerk (often justified) IGN bashing, because it's actually an excellent and well written review.

#24 Edited by Kraznor (1578 posts) -

@Metal_Mills said:

@PoToSkull said:

Destructiod gave a 5.5, but Jim Sterlimg wrote that review. From what I've seen from other Jim review I tend not to agree with him. His outlook on games are very strange.

Jim Sterling is the Armond White of game reviews. If he hates it, it should be great.

Sigh, no, he just has opinions that don't always line up with everybody else. Why does every single reviewer need to approve of a game for people to enjoy it? Unlike most critics he actually uses the entire scale when rating a game, resulting in seemingly harsh criticisms. If you actually read the reviews you'd find he backs up everything he says, both good and bad. His 6.5 for "Bastion" may seem scathing, but he actually writes some very positive things about it. As for From Dust here is an excerpt from his review that showcases his even-handed approach, while maintaining his assertion that he just found the game kind of boring.

"I do not mean to take anything away from what the game accomplishes. It is most certainly a beautiful looking title, and the physics at play are fascinating. Watching the way earth, water and lava behave can become quite engrossing, and one cannot help but admire the work that went into making each element work in its own unique way. If only there was more to do, see and experience, it could truly be an outstanding title."

Sounds like a rational human being with thoughts and opinions to me, not the psychotic troll everyone makes him out to be.

#25 Posted by HistoryInRust (6293 posts) -

Not very far into the game. Three levels perhaps. Seems neat. The control issues are relatively glaring on console, but the game is fine overall.

#26 Posted by CptBedlam (4449 posts) -

@John1912 said:

@CptBedlam said:

@John1912: Here's an example ... read this DS2 review and then tell me you have any respect left for IGNs editorial team: http://ps3.ign.com/articles/114/1145331p1.html

Lol, I got about two paragraphs in. Yea, that was painfully awful.....I didnt really have respect for them before. It was an even zero....You now put it in negative numbers.....How far im not sure yet.....That review is going to sit with me for a while...Thanks......

You should read the whole thing for a good laugh. "But I have lots of favorite parts to Dead Space 2" ...lol

#27 Posted by captain_clayman (3320 posts) -
@PoToSkull said:
Destructiod gave a 5.5, but Jim Sterlimg wrote that review. From what I've seen from other Jim review I tend not to agree with him. His outlook on games are very strange.
jim sterling is such a downer.  i cant even take anything he says seriously since he seems to hate everything.  seems like he's just trying to strike up controversy and be contrary to everyone else.
#28 Posted by Metal_Mills (2992 posts) -

@Kraznor said:

@Metal_Mills said:

@PoToSkull said:

Destructiod gave a 5.5, but Jim Sterlimg wrote that review. From what I've seen from other Jim review I tend not to agree with him. His outlook on games are very strange.

Jim Sterling is the Armond White of game reviews. If he hates it, it should be great.

Sigh, no, he just has opinions that don't always line up with everybody else. Why does every single reviewer need to approve of a game for people to enjoy it? Unlike most critics he actually uses the entire scale when rating a game, resulting in seemingly harsh criticisms. If you actually read the reviews you'd find he backs up everything he says, both good and bad. His 6.5 for "Bastion" may seem scathing, but he actually writes some very positive things about it. As for From Dust here is an excerpt from his review that showcases his even-handed approach, while maintaining his assertion that he just found the game kind of boring.

"I do not mean to take anything away from what the game accomplishes. It is most certainly a beautiful looking title, and the physics at play are fascinating. Watching the way earth, water and lava behave can become quite engrossing, and one cannot help but admire the work that went into making each element work in its own unique way. If only there was more to do, see and experience, it could truly be an outstanding title."

Sounds like a rational human being with thoughts and opinions to me, not the psychotic troll everyone makes him out to be.

He always gives good games bad reviews. His Witcher 2 review was very inaccurate and showed he either had no idea ow to play, didn't play for long or didn't care to learn the mechanics he was hating on.

#29 Posted by xXwindoverXx (290 posts) -
@CptBedlam said:

@imsh_pl said:

I still don't understand why people feel the need to post reviews from sites like IGN or Gamtrailers here on Giantbomb. No offence.

Agreed.

Especially IGN and Destructoid are among the shittiest gaming sites out there ... stop posting links to their shit.

Everyone has an opinion. Yours is just shitty.
#30 Posted by CptBedlam (4449 posts) -

@xXwindoverXx said:

@CptBedlam said:

@imsh_pl said:

I still don't understand why people feel the need to post reviews from sites like IGN or Gamtrailers here on Giantbomb. No offence.

Agreed.

Especially IGN and Destructoid are among the shittiest gaming sites out there ... stop posting links to their shit.

Everyone has an opinion. Yours is just shitty.

Liking IGN makes you an idiot.

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