Warhammer Online - IGN Review

#1 Edited by OGCartman (4354 posts) -

Yay, the IGN Review is in.

IGN = 9.0

Presentation: 10
Graphics: 8.5
Sound: 7.5
Gameplay: 9.0
Lasting Appeal: 9.5

  





I personally think its really hard to rate an MMO, and it should be re-reviewed after a while. But IGN did sink alot of time into this one, and i think its a pretty good review.
Although its a big 10 from my experience =P

Thoughts?
#2 Posted by Shotaro (820 posts) -

I think MMOs are extremely difficult to review because they truly try to be "please all" games - even games like Halo have a specific audience making reviewing easier. However a 9.0 seems reasonable and fits with what most people are saying about the game

#3 Posted by OGCartman (4354 posts) -
Shotaro said:
"I think MMOs are extremely difficult to review because they truly try to be "please all" games - even games like Halo have a specific audience making reviewing easier. However a 9.0 seems reasonable and fits with what most people are saying about the game"
I agree.
When it comes to critics my mind works alot like the GiantBomb scale. And getting a 9.0 dose justice to the game (atleast at launch, at medium levels)
#4 Posted by MB (12078 posts) -

I can't believe they gave this game a 9.0 in it's current state.

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#5 Posted by Mistyshadow (255 posts) -

I thought it was a pretty fair and well-written review, but he could have talked a bit more about it's down-sides.

#6 Posted by OGCartman (4354 posts) -
Mistyshadow said:
"I thought it was a pretty fair and well-written review, but he could have talked a bit more about it's down-sides."
After playing WAR, youll realize there arent really any downsides =P.
The only one i can think off is T3 takes a long time, but thats not a bad thing. Because 6 full area's and too many scenario's to count.

I really wish these sites would re-review games after 6 months or a year, especially MMO. Like WoW for instance. None of the reviewers hit level 70 for their review. And believe me, the game starts at level 70.

I think after a year, after hitting rank 40 and doing all these PvP, the rating would be much higher.
Not to say the review isnt great right now, just saying  that PC games should get rereviewed. Because ratings for MMOs are only valid within the first couple months and the first couple levels imo.
#7 Posted by Mistyshadow (255 posts) -

Well he didn't talk about the half-hearted crafting system for example which is very inferior to WoW's for instance.

#8 Posted by Balls (526 posts) -

It's weird to see Ocampo on IGN. I always thought he was one of the sexiest GS guys. I really had to try hard not to yank it off during his PC reviews.

#9 Edited by OGCartman (4354 posts) -
Mistyshadow said:
"Well he didn't talk about the half-hearted crafting system for example which is very inferior to WoW's for instance."
I have a level 40 account and still havent even learnt a profession.
I agree that its inferrior, but it means sooooooo little in this game it can get shadowed over by "cool helmet" imo.
#10 Posted by Knives (711 posts) -

Overrated. The more I play Warhammer, the more I respect WoW for what it has done for MMOs.

#11 Posted by Kohe321 (3523 posts) -

Jason Ocampo 4tw! WAR is awesome.

#12 Posted by Royale (157 posts) -

I'm sure there's more in the written review than this shorty video one, but the emphasis really needs to be put on the awesome that is WAR pvp.  I just participated in my first keep siege last night and while there wasn't a ton of opposition, it was awesome.  I can't begin to imagine how sieges will be when there are tons of rank 40s running around killin stuff.  PVP is in my opinion the week point of WoW, and is what made me leave that game.  WAR pvp for me so far has been an absolute delight.

#13 Posted by jakob187 (21645 posts) -
MB said:
"I can't believe they gave this game a 9.0 in it's current state."
I agree.  I love the game personally, but I personally gave the game a 3.5 out of 5 on the GB scale (due to what was seen at launch, which is the way that a PC game should be reviewed).  I think it's nice and all that the IGN guys gave the game some time for patching and such, but honestly, if you waited for every PC game to get patches before reviewing it, then it would be a broken system, eh?
With MMO games, however, I can understand how it would be different.  Even at the current state, however, I could not knowingly give this game a score as high as 9.0 without feeling like a hypocrite.
#14 Posted by Reale (261 posts) -

ocampo played the game from launch, he wanted to see most of the game before passing judgement so from level 1 through, he took a week on each subject from combat to crafting.. plus personal issues in there to boot (listen to the podcast to know whats going on) also take into account that each persons experience with the game will be differnt, from what i read he enjoyed himself alot with WAR so for him to rate it a 9 is fair... remember you dont have to agree with reviewers because they are just that... they are only human too

#15 Posted by Parabola (17 posts) -

Ocampo sounds bored, and I think he's ninja. O.o (1:43) 

The game seems great, it just needs to fix a couple issues and not a lot of people in the game seem to talk. O.o

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