Which Xbox One launch title will score the highest reviews?
@darji: Where'd you hear that? From what I'd heard, they were still only doing cross-section demos - I wasn't aware anyone had touched the 'final product', so to speak.
Here is the thread
Definitely a toss up between Forza and KI, but I chose Forza. KI will be good too, it turned itself around a lot and is getting a lot of good attention.
Ryse is unknown at this point. I've heard people saying that the game is excellent, I heard people say not to touch it. Hard to say right now. I have a feeling it's going to be one of those games that's panned but when I do eventually pick it up I will enjoy the shit out of it.
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.
Ryse has always felt like a graphics demo to me, so that doesn't surprise me. I've never been very impressed by what I've seen of that game.
I'm gonna go along with everyone else and say Forza 5, easily.
As everyone has said Forza will be the highest rated for sure, they've hit it out of the park every time and I doubt this will be the exception.
I voted Ryse though, as I'm thinking this will be a dark horse and surprise a lot of people. All the negativity around it may actually work to its favour (review wise, sales will probably still suffer) as I think once the actual game is in the hands of some people they'll see a lot of the negativity was due to bad showings and pre-conceived notions. It looks real pretty and if what I've been thinking is true could be one of the best launch titles.
IGN embargo times and personal thoughts
Monday, November 18 at 6am PT/9am ET
Dead Rising 3 < if the framerates impede gameplay it has to get docked points hard to show that it's not acceptable to dump such games on us
Killer Instinct < cannot get rated higher than Resogun I believe, it's gotta be too niche for it
LocoCycle < not expecting much, won't be surprised to read random reviews giving it 10/10
Crimson Dragon < looking for the first review that says it's a panzer dragoon killer and taking it with scepticism
Powerstar Golf < see LocoCycle
Zoo Tycoon < see LocoCycle
Tuesday, November 19 at 9pm PT/11:59pm ET
Xbox One hardware/platform < with the PS4 being given 7.5 and getting judged on its games by Polygon, expect another 9.5 here
Wednesday, November 20 at 6am PT/9am ET
Forza Motorsport 5 < despite shipping an unfinished game and purposely gimping cars and tracks to sell them as DLC it will be the highest scoring game, it really looks like the best reviewing one of the lot and most deserving of it also
Thursday, November 21 at 3am PT/6am ET
Ryse: Son of Rome < embargo-tickling European journos have made it clear that it will be very easy to see which reviews of this are honest and trustworthy
Forza. Unless they really blow it which seems unlikely. I think Dead Rising 3 will score decently in the low to mid 80's in metacritic. Ryse might score around Knack levels though though I'm hoping slightly above as the combat seems a bit more interesting then Knack's.
The others I have no idea how they will be recieved.
So good to see those results after voting. Racing games always score really highly at launch because its the same game they've been making every year with some minor additions and a big shiny visual overhaul. The shiniest game at launch gets the most points because everyone is looking for the "next gen" game.
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