When will the reviews be out?

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#1 Posted by KatyGaGa (515 posts) -

I know they're supposed to be up tomorrow but will they be out tonight at midnight?

Thanks. This has been probably asked and answered numerous times but I can't seem to find the answer.

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#2 Posted by UnrealDP (1260 posts) -

Not sure, but we'll see i guess.

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#3 Posted by TehFlan (1954 posts) -

Do you really need a review to know whether or not you're going to like this game?

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#4 Posted by KatyGaGa (515 posts) -

yep.

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#5 Posted by canucks23 (1080 posts) -

I've heard it's 12:01 AM PST Tuesday. Don't know if that's true or not though.

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#6 Posted by fentonalpha (933 posts) -

@TehFlan: I want to see reviews from honest sites to find out if the game is dreadful or not. I know IGN will probably give it a 9.5 but i want to read some low score reviews before i decide to purchase.

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#7 Posted by Barrock (3938 posts) -

Redbox is gonna have it on Tuesday. Give it a rent before you take the plunge?

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#8 Posted by Contro (2346 posts) -

Reviews should be out later today.

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#9 Posted by Winternet (8399 posts) -

@TehFlan said:

Do you really need a review to know whether or not you're going to like this game?

Reviews serve other purposes.

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#10 Posted by gregoryc (193 posts) -

I find it odd the review embargo lasts until this long, I would think review scores would generate more site visits. I guess there is not as much confidence in this game as in previous. That said, I'm still buying it because so many of my friends play it I feel almost obligated to play with them, it's about peer pressure and I cave. I do enjoy the game, but not nearly as much as the rest of the world seems to.

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#11 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (6100 posts) -

@gregoryc said:

I find it odd the review embargo lasts until this long, I would think review scores would generate more site visits. I guess there is not as much confidence in this game as in previous.

Well, not to mention any other games by name, but at least Jeff won't be first able to play Modern Warfare 3 a minute before other sites are officially posting their reviews.

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#12 Posted by ericdrum (433 posts) -

This is the first time ever that I want to read some reviews and impressions on a CoD game before I will purchase. I hate waiting. I don't know why publishers put these embargos on until release day. But since I have to wait, they will have to wait for my money. I'm wondering if it's just that super hyped games can only be negatively effected by early reviews, so it makes better business sense to wait. I don't know.

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#13 Posted by gregoryc (193 posts) -

@SpaceInsomniac: I didn't know that. I don't follow reviews closely, but I do enjoy reading a few journalists' reviews so I'll come back and check them out at a later date.

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#14 Posted by jetsetwillie (882 posts) -

i can already smell the group of weird internet haters shaving off their stubble to get ready to fill the internet with hate

a) OMG MW3 is so dumbed down, only idoits enjoy this game

or

b) OMG MW3 is sooo overrated Activision must of spent thousands on that review.

or

c) OMG MW3 is such a rehash of MW2, why can't they just try something new instead of just rehashing.

the usual text book answers from the weird internet haters.

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#15 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (6100 posts) -

@gregoryc said:

@SpaceInsomniac: I didn't know that. I don't follow reviews closely, but I do enjoy reading a few journalists' reviews so I'll come back and check them out at a later date.

I was just poking fun when I said "not to mention any other games by name." If you don't know the full story, EA first allowed Jeff to play Battlefield 3 (via Steam unlock) one minute before all other sites were about to publish their reviews. On the Bombcast, Jeff called it one of the top five worst review experiences of his career. My point was that even if reviews can't be posted until the midnight launch, at least Activsion isn't pulling any crap like that.

Please note that I blame EA for all that, not DICE, and not Battlefield 3 itself, which is still a great game. EA is easily my most despised developer of this console generation.

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#18 Posted by fini_fly (789 posts) -

Here's my review: You are paying $60 for a single player quest you wont care about and new maps.

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#19 Edited by MacEG (282 posts) -

Embargo until 8AM est. Just saw it in an article. Google that joint joint.

Edit: 8am tomorrow morning.

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#20 Posted by Spongetwan (220 posts) -

I do hate that the game companies can dictate when the reviews come out. It just makes it seem like they are hiding something. People like me who run out to get the game have to take the risk or lose some of the excitement of getting the game right when it comes out to see why the review was held up.

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#21 Posted by bwheeeler (902 posts) -

@Spongetwan: It does stop people from rushing out of the gate to have the FIRST REVIEW. Embargoes have a purpose.

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#22 Posted by gregoryc (193 posts) -

@SpaceInsomniac: oh, I wasn't sure, it was a good reference, but in my stupidity it went over my head. Not the first time, certainly not the last.

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#23 Posted by PhilESkyline (877 posts) -

How is it that other games like Uncharted 3, Batman AC, Assassins Creed, and BF3 get reviewed and posted days before the game is released but MW3 has to wait until it's midnight release to be posted? Is it really an embargo or is it something else?

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#24 Posted by bwheeeler (902 posts) -

@PhilESkyline: It's almost certainly an embargo.

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#25 Edited by PhilESkyline (877 posts) -

@MagikOvenMit: why don't other companies have the same day release embargo? Is there a fee to put out an embargo that last until the release date that other companies can't afford?

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#26 Posted by Dagbiker (7045 posts) -

about 5 hours to finish the campaign, 1 hour to play the multiplayer and go "yep, its the same" and 1 hour to wright the review. not even 7 hours after midnight.

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#27 Posted by Winternet (8399 posts) -

Between 4 to 6 hours until the reviews hit?

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#28 Posted by bwheeeler (902 posts) -

@PhilESkyline: Companies can set the embargo whenever they want. It's totally at the behest of the publisher. There could be many reasons why an embargo is at Time A instead of Time B.

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#29 Posted by RoyCampbell (1092 posts) -
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#30 Posted by Barrock (3938 posts) -

Curious if I should head to a Walmart for the midnight release and see if any have a Hardened edition that isn't reserved.

Should I?

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#31 Posted by RoyCampbell (1092 posts) -
@Barrock said:

Curious if I should head to a Walmart for the midnight release and see if any have a Hardened edition that isn't reserved.

Should I?

Be one of the few that says "I'm here for MGS HD Collection y'all"
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#32 Posted by jjnen (680 posts) -

@RoyCampbell said:

First tracked review on Metacritic 5/5 Eh.

"Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is an exceptional entry in the series, putting focus on multiplayer balance and accessibility as well as a slick campaign."

That just doesn't seem right...

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#33 Posted by Zelyre (1770 posts) -

I played it for a few hours, gave it a 10/10.

Then, I played it for a few more hours and beat it. 11/10!

Then, after sleeping on it, I decided on an 8.8.

But really, if people are going to buy MW3, will a poor review mean anything? 6/10, 11/10, the game will still outsell everything out there. If you liked MW2, I seriously doubt Activision will let MW3 stray too far from the beaten path.

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#34 Posted by Afroman269 (7440 posts) -

@Winternet said:

@TehFlan said:

Do you really need a review to know whether or not you're going to like this game?

Reviews serve other purposes.

Fap material.

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#35 Posted by Xcessive (116 posts) -

The games been out here down under for almost 18 hours... yet there are no reviews? Anything goes after the game has officially been released. The Fuck activision? I want to know if this games any good, before I buy it. Makes me think they lack confidence in the game if they're holding reviews back as far as possible

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#36 Posted by Winternet (8399 posts) -

@Afroman269 said:

@Winternet said:

@TehFlan said:

Do you really need a review to know whether or not you're going to like this game?

Reviews serve other purposes.

Fap material.

Yes, that's one of the purposes the reviews fulfill

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