IGN gives Pac-Man CE DX a perfect 10

#1 Posted by GilbertMordinAndSullivan (442 posts) -
http://xboxlive.ign.com/articles/113/1134848p1.html  
 
And you know what? I've only played for a couple of hours, but those hours passed by in what felt like just a few minutes. I kind of feel like I'm on a sugar rush (and/or a crack binge). Setting up and taking down ghost combos is ridiculous, giggle-inducing fun. Counting all of the variations, there are around 100 game modes, all of which are fun and have their own leaderboards. The time-trials are especially genius, because after you complete them, the next time you play them you have as much time as your previous best. All of this variety, beautiful graphics and a great techno-soundtrack, and gameplay that is a pure adrenaline rush. So yeah, good on you, IGN, for giving this a perfect 10 - I may come off of my sugar-high eventually, but for now I totally agree. 
 
Also, all of the comments on the site with people bitching about how "Pac-Man isn't better than Black-Ops, FUCK YOU IGN" are hilarious.
#2 Posted by Sanity (1852 posts) -

Yea, great little game, i wish the achievements were harder is all, think i got most of them in my first half hour but regardless its fun as hell. Even better considering i used my free 800 points from last month for it. 

#3 Posted by zombie2011 (4941 posts) -

I hate Pac-Man to me i'ts more stressful than fun.

#4 Posted by RavenX302 (257 posts) -

I have no interest in pac man and never really did. But, this game looks pretty frgging insane. I still will probably wait for the price drop before I pick it up.

#5 Posted by TheMaxMeister (78 posts) -

This might get me into Pac Man.

#6 Posted by GilbertMordinAndSullivan (442 posts) -
@zombie2011 said:
" I hate Pac-Man to me i'ts more stressful than fun. "
To be honest, this is one of the easiest versions of Pac-Man. The bombs and bullet-time combine to make the game much more about score than survival.
#7 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -

The game is amazing.

#8 Posted by Enigma777 (6047 posts) -

Yea, like IGN has any credibility left behind their reviews...

#9 Posted by Animasta (14460 posts) -
@Enigma777 said:
" Yea, like IGN has any credibility left behind their reviews... "
of course, this guy exactly has never given a game a 10 before.
#10 Posted by NTM (7032 posts) -

It's not really a ten. It's a 9.6 if they actually do the math right. IGN has a weird way of doing their scores. But, whatever right? That's nice. Probably still won't get it.
#11 Posted by Enigma777 (6047 posts) -
@Laketown said:
" @Enigma777 said:
" Yea, like IGN has any credibility left behind their reviews... "
of course, this guy exactly has never given a game a 10 before. "
I don't see how that makes it all ok...
 
I'm not trying to rag on the game or anything since even Ryan seems to love it, but I wouldn't trust an IGN reviewer any farther than I can throw them, and that's not very far at all...
#12 Posted by Kieran_ES (258 posts) -

I love the comments on the review, trying to tell Daemon what he should have given it and making judgement despite having never played it.  
 
As for their credibility, it's a group of individuals who give their opinions on games like any other site. I don't know what the perceived wrong they are supposed to have committed is, that seems to make every review there somehow worth less than another individual opinion. 

#13 Posted by WEGGLES (739 posts) -
@NTM: The final score is not an average. 
 
http://games.ign.com/ratings.html  
 

    It's important to note that the overall rating is not an average of the five individual categories. We believe that no game will ever fit into a simplistic numeric formula. Many titles are more than a sum of their parts, so the overall score is left to the judgment of the reviewer. This gives you a better sense of the reviewer's overall experience with the game rather than forcing our editors to use an average to determine the final rating for games of multiple types. 

#14 Posted by GlenTennis (3143 posts) -
@Enigma777: And your basis for not believing in the credibility of the reviews is...?
#15 Edited by Brendan (7511 posts) -

Ugh a few of these comments are really lame.  It's getting really tiring to hear people assume that 99% of all game reviewers are shifty sleazebags who take money for reviews. 
#16 Posted by rjayb89 (7713 posts) -

Reading comments on IGN reviews, YouTube videos, and iTunes apps always hurts.

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#17 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4037 posts) -
@GlenTennis said:
" @Enigma777: And your basis for not believing in the credibility of the reviews is...? "
It's IGN. It's 'cool' to bash them under false pretenses. Why? Your guess is as good as mine.
#18 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4655 posts) -

I guess I will use my free 800 points for Pac Man.
#19 Posted by FreakAche (2938 posts) -

I avoid the comment sections on IGN because they tend to be too full of spam to pick out any actual delightfully stupid comments. But, I always have a great time reading the comments on their video reviews on YouTube. I have moderate respect for a decent amount of the people working at IGN, but it blows my mind how a website can have such an incredibly dumb user base.

#20 Posted by WEGGLES (739 posts) -
@ImmortalSaiyan: That's what I did. Worked out well for me :) 
#21 Posted by ArchScabby (5809 posts) -
@Enigma777 said:
" Yea, like IGN has any credibility left behind their reviews... "
People like you are so tired now.  Just stop existing, do us all a favor please.
#22 Posted by President_Evil (185 posts) -
@GilbertMordinAndSullivan:  I'm right with ya.  Pacman CE:DX is the very definition of "videogame."  Just finished my first two hour play session and even though I've wrung all the cheevos out of it, I'm COMPLETELY hooked.  I can't believe they've managed to take such a known quantity and turn it into something so goddamn crazy and addictive.
#23 Posted by Redbullet685 (5980 posts) -

I want my free 800 ms points already. The trial is awesome, and I really need this game NOW!

#24 Posted by JMartNWA (194 posts) -

I'm digging it big time... I give Daemon credit at IGN, for he has given two games a perfect ten in his life, both this year, both downloadable titles.  This one and Joe Danger... which put it on my radar a week before most other outlets got to it and GB put up the exceptional QL.  While I no longer worship at the altar of IGN, once I found other places (GB), Daemon usually makes the most sense and seems to rate with his heart.  I'll give him that.

#25 Posted by Enigma777 (6047 posts) -
@PrimeSynergy said:
" @GlenTennis said:
" @Enigma777: And your basis for not believing in the credibility of the reviews is...? "
It's IGN. It's 'cool' to bash them under false pretenses. Why? Your guess is as good as mine. "
Actually it's the fact that they fired most of the decent editors (like Roper) but kept the asshats. Add in the years of crappy reviews (GTA6, FO3, War for Cybertron, WKC, Bloodstone, R2, the list goes on and on and on) and countless retarded "Top ____" articles and fanboy baiting. IGN was great... 5 years ago. Now it's a giant steaming cauldron of shit.
#26 Posted by ZeeGreat1 (19 posts) -
@WEGGLES said:
" @ImmortalSaiyan: That's what I did. Worked out well for me :)  "
Ditto, free Pac-Man is the best kind of Pac-Man. 
#27 Posted by HitmanAgent47 (8576 posts) -

Wow great score for a pac-man game, waka waka waka waka waka waka waka waka waka waka waka waka waka waka waka waka  waka waka waka waka waka waka waka waka  waka waka waka waka waka waka waka waka

#28 Posted by GilbertMordinAndSullivan (442 posts) -
@HitmanAgent47 said:
"

Wow great score for a pac-man game, waka waka waka waka waka waka waka waka waka waka waka waka waka waka waka waka  waka waka waka waka waka waka waka waka  waka waka waka waka waka waka waka waka

"
Yes, yes that is sort of the sound Pac-Man makes. Hooray?
#29 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4037 posts) -
@Enigma777 said:
" @PrimeSynergy said:
" @GlenTennis said:
" @Enigma777: And your basis for not believing in the credibility of the reviews is...? "
It's IGN. It's 'cool' to bash them under false pretenses. Why? Your guess is as good as mine. "
Actually it's the fact that they fired most of the decent editors (like Roper) but kept the asshats. Add in the years of crappy reviews (GTA6, FO3, War for Cybertron, WKC, Bloodstone, R2, the list goes on and on and on) and countless retarded "Top ____" articles and fanboy baiting. IGN was great... 5 years ago. Now it's a giant steaming cauldron of shit. "
And still I am confused.
  • GTA4(is what I assume you meant) - 10
  • Blood Stone - 5
  • Transformers - 9
  • WKC - 5.1
  • Resistance 2 - 9.5
  • Fallout 3 - 9.6
 
Am I missing something? All the scores seem to make sense. Unless it's something specific they wrote in the review, I'm completely lost. Some might argue with a perfect 10 for GTA4. I don't. Why? When that game came out, it was worth the wait. It was great...back then. Looking back on it from today's perspective, I would never give it a 10, but back then? Hell yeah I would.
 
Blood Stone - Self explanatory. Most people I know didn't like it. A 5 seems about right. Not sure if you noticed, but a 5 on their scale is exactly the same thing as a 3 on the GB scale.
 
Transformers - Again not sure what the problem is. Great game, the reviewer liked it. What's the issue?
 
WKC - Are you insinuating this game deserved a higher score? This game? A 5.1 was being generous in my opinion.
 
Resistance 2 - Great shooter. Arguably the best on the PS3 when it came out at the time.
 
Fallout 3 - This is probably the most baffling. No one can argue Bethesda's games are janky as hell, but the fun factor far outweighs the problems 99.9% of the time.
 
And just because you don't like some of the editors doesn't mean they aren't doing a good job. I was sad to see Roper leave too, but it's not like he was holding the site together. A few of the guys who've left lately though have done just that...they left. They weren't fired or anything of the sort.
 
Don't get me wrong. I'm not an IGN fanboy or anything. In fact, some of their staff gets on my nerves too. I just don't understand where all this hate is coming from. People seem to discredit IGN all the time, but rarely (if ever) do I see a valid reason for doing so. I'm fine with people just not liking something because they are entitled to their opinions after all, but to completely discredit an entire organization is a whole different ballgame.
#30 Posted by GilbertMordinAndSullivan (442 posts) -
@PrimeSynergy: People hate whatever is the most popular thing. IGN is the most popular videogame website, so people hate it. Worrying about why people irrationally love or hate a site doesn't accomplish much. Just ignore them, read the content for yourself, and form your own opinion.
#31 Posted by WindFall259 (353 posts) -

IGN loves some DLC, no? I'm not necessarily saying just add-ons, but full XBOX Live games like Super Meat Boy and Shadow Complex. Do remember that Undead Nightmare for Red Dead Redemption also got a perfect 10 as well.

#32 Posted by Red (5991 posts) -
@WEGGLES: I still don't get why IGN will sometimes have a game rated only based on the highest of one of its scores, or the lowest. Just makes the scores seem even more thought out of random.
#33 Posted by cnlmullen (900 posts) -

I generally don't pay much attention to scores, but Pac-Man CE DX sounds like an all around awesome game. If only I had a Xbox 360.

#34 Posted by dudeglove (7246 posts) -

Assigning arbitrary numbers to an opinion is a ridiculous system to begin with, but that's how sites roll (ad revenues, metacritic, blah blah blah)

#35 Posted by Stealthmaster86 (559 posts) -

Played the demo and I thought it was awesome. Eating all those ghosts up was amazingly addicting. If I had the points I would have bought it right then and there.

#36 Posted by Skald (4366 posts) -

I am totally going to get it when it hits PSN.

#37 Posted by RsistncE (4496 posts) -

OMG PAC MAN IS NOT BETTER THAN BLACK OPS

#38 Posted by VRMN (41 posts) -

Honestly, for what it is, it's just about perfect. I have no qualms with this 10/10 at all...not that I ever really have qualms with review scores, but you catch my drift.
#39 Posted by GilbertMordinAndSullivan (442 posts) -
@RsistncE said:
" OMG PAC MAN IS NOT BETTER THAN BLACK OPS "
IT IS A SCIENTIFIC FACT BECAUSE EVERYONE KNOWS IGN'S SCORES ARE THE GOSPEL AND MAY NEVER BE QUESTIONED. 
 
Okay, I actually haven't played Black Ops yet. But I'm tempted to get it just for Gun Game and One in the Chamber.
#40 Posted by captain_clayman (3300 posts) -

first of all IGN is retarded 
 
but this game is amazing.

#41 Posted by stinky (1545 posts) -
@GlenTennis said:
" @Enigma777: And your basis for not believing in the credibility of the reviews is...? "
guy obviously had a difference of opinion. and who could trust anyone after that? ... 
once met a guy who preferred Pepsi over Coke, lost all his credentials right there.
#42 Posted by Animasta (14460 posts) -
@stinky said:
" @GlenTennis said:
" @Enigma777: And your basis for not believing in the credibility of the reviews is...? "
guy obviously had a difference of opinion. and who could trust anyone after that? ... once met a guy who preferred Pepsi over Coke, lost all his credentials right there. "
pepsi owns <:@
#43 Posted by OneManX (1662 posts) -
@stinky said:
" @GlenTennis said:
" @Enigma777: And your basis for not believing in the credibility of the reviews is...? "
guy obviously had a difference of opinion. and who could trust anyone after that? ... once met a guy who preferred Pepsi over Coke, lost all his credentials right there. "
I lol'd
#44 Posted by RsistncE (4496 posts) -
@GilbertMordinAndSullivan said:
" @RsistncE said:
" OMG PAC MAN IS NOT BETTER THAN BLACK OPS "
IT IS A SCIENTIFIC FACT BECAUSE EVERYONE KNOWS IGN'S SCORES ARE THE GOSPEL AND MAY NEVER BE QUESTIONED.  Okay, I actually haven't played Black Ops yet. But I'm tempted to get it just for Gun Game and One in the Chamber. "
I was being sarcastic by the way, I'm not sure if I was clear about that but yeah. I find it hard to believe that people try to stack up reviews by different reviewers on different platforms; that's why I hate reviews to begin with, not because of the reviews themselves, but because people interpret them in such idiotic ways.
#45 Posted by BBQBram (2165 posts) -

Leave it to the internet to turn a positive review into a source of negativity. This game is freaking perfect on it's own merits. 100% consistent design, nothing missing here.
#46 Posted by MooseyMcMan (9737 posts) -

I knew their new points system would lead to more tens. 

#47 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -

This makes me so happy for Pac-Man, despite how much money is spent on games like Black Ops and Assassains Creed, games like this are superior!
#48 Posted by Hostile (148 posts) -

I love, love the game but the easily attainable high score roof, at least for CHAMP2, bothers me so much I would argue it doesn't deserve the highest score.

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