IGN reviews IU (7.1)

#1 Edited by plainoldsam (18 posts) -

All I've gotta say was that it was a pretty bad video review. He spends most of the time complaining about the game, only to say that he liked it without going into further detail what he liked. He even goes as far as to recommend Fable 2 and Tales of Vesperia instead of this. Granted 7.1 isn't all that bad a score, it's still a poor video review. I'll see if the written review is any different later.

#2 Posted by Subway (971 posts) -

IGN for the most part has terrible reviews.

#3 Posted by gabha (357 posts) -

1up gave it a B.

#4 Posted by plainoldsam (18 posts) -
Tarsier said:
"Every RPG Square has put out on the 360 ha-"
This isn't a Square game.
#5 Posted by Discorsi (1390 posts) -

^^ only published; not developed.

#6 Posted by pause422 (6240 posts) -

exactly, B and a 7.1. its not terrible or anything, just average..exactly how it looked. I don't know why certain people were acting like this was gonna be some absolutely amazing game...(those who like jrpg's at least) looks just like every other one there is.

#7 Posted by plainoldsam (18 posts) -
Tarsier said:
"I don't see how that goes against anything I said... Think about it =P"
Uh, it goes against everything you said about Square trying to make the 360 look bad, because they haven't pushed any of their own RPGs onto the 360.

pause422 said:
"I don't know why certain people were acting like this was gonna be some absolutely amazing game...(those who like jrpg's at least) looks just like every other one there is."
I always acknowledged that IU had rough edges, but the concept was really awesome. 18 characters, a seamless world, situation battles, etc. I don't see how IU can be labeled as part of the JRPG stereotype.
#8 Posted by 10MP (311 posts) -

if you arn't a big JRPG fan( only like final fantasy) then you should probly skip it.

#9 Posted by Lashe (1266 posts) -
Tarsier said:
"Okay. Let me rephrase what I said to "the games Square publishes". How about that.. Just because they don't DIRECTLY make the game doesn't mean they have no say in what happens with the game. I really didn't want to get technical with this cause it seems silly to say "omg square enix conspiracy making 360 look bad" but as you can see there is a pattern forming.. PS games are good, 360 games are crap and have framerate problems / multiple discs. Get my point? Let's not try to complicate it any more all right? "
Sorry, but I take issue with one of the comments -- multiple discs really isn't reason to call a game 'crap', nor does it make a game inferior. In fact, one of the reasons a friend of mine bought Lost Odyssey was based on the fact that it was multiple discs as it had connotations of old PS1 era FF games. Lost Odyssey, while not made by Square, is not hindered in any way by the fact it's on multiple discs. Plus, in my opinion, Square have gone down hill since FFX-2 and I really wouldn't say have redeemed themselves since -- regardless of system. The best thing to come from them are the DS ports/remakes recently, but I wouldn't consider that fresh material at all.
#10 Posted by plainoldsam (18 posts) -
Tarsier said:
"Okay. Let me rephrase what I said to "the games Square publishes". How about that.. Just because they don't DIRECTLY make the game doesn't mean they have no say in what happens with the game. I really didn't want to get technical with this cause it seems silly to say "omg square enix conspiracy making 360 look bad" but as you can see there is a pattern forming.. PS games are good, 360 games are crap and have framerate problems / multiple discs. Get my point? Let's not try to complicate it any more all right? "
..A pattern forming? First off, this is the first true RPG on the 360 that has had any ties with Square Enix (excluding their MMO), so I don't see a pattern at all. Second, it's not Square Enix's doing that Infinite Undiscovery and Final Fantasy XIII will be on multiple discs- you can blame Microsoft for that for not providing a larger storage disc ie HD-DVD or Blu-ray. Lastly, Infinite Undiscovery may not be critically acclaimed or have the production value of Final Fantasy, but from what was said, it isn't crap.

I don't get your point, because there's no point to get. Your conspiracy theory, like most conspiracy theories, have no real basis whatsoever.
#11 Posted by Ma7moud (805 posts) -

I was going to buy this game but the reviews aren't encouraging at all. However I wait for GB review to decide whether I'll buy the game or not.

#12 Posted by suneku (2997 posts) -

I wasn't expecting this game to get super good scores, at least a decent score so I'll still be checking this game out.

#13 Posted by ZimpanX (420 posts) -

Seems like this game just wasn't ready yet, shame really. :/

#14 Posted by Shane_Bettenhausen (12 posts) -

its a decent game

#15 Posted by AaronBelfast (1491 posts) -

I'll still buy it.

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