No Giant Bomb review?

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#1 Posted by Dixego (412 posts) -

Why?

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#2 Edited by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -
@Dixego said:

Why?

So maybe they can play enough to get a feel on it?  
 
That or he was unable to finish it..which could happen on a game with this. 
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#3 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19836 posts) -

Because none of them finished it. After Rorie's editorial, I doubt we'll be getting a review.

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#4 Edited by Bubbly (264 posts) -

I'm pretty sure Rorie was supposed to review it, but he probably never finished it yet so in place of the review he wrote that piece on it. He may put up a review, but I have my doubts. Doesn't really matter to me anyways as I got what I needed from his editorial.

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#5 Posted by StaticFalconar (4918 posts) -

If you can't make a decision to get (or not get) darksouls after reading Rorie's editorial, then you should probably just reread the damn thing again. That was basically a review without a score.

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#6 Posted by Aishan (1068 posts) -

@StaticFalconar said:

That was basically a review without a score.

But that's the most important part!

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#7 Posted by StaticFalconar (4918 posts) -

@Aishan said:

@StaticFalconar said:

That was basically a review without a score.

But that's the most important part!

You gotta start to learn to read words, instead of just numbers and stars.

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#8 Posted by BisonHero (10632 posts) -

Kessler has also been playing the game and generally seeming pretty hardcore about it. I almost wonder if he'll end up writing a review for it. It wouldn't be the first time he's been given responsibility to cover a grind-heavy Japanese game.

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#9 Posted by Virago (2566 posts) -

Don't the forums have enough reviews for you? Or are you a review-slut?

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#10 Posted by Slaker117 (4873 posts) -

Did you like Demon's Souls?

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#11 Posted by Barrock (3938 posts) -

I think Kessler is trying as hard as he possibly can. But the games just so damn big.

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#12 Posted by Dixego (412 posts) -

@Virago said:

Don't the forums have enough reviews for you? Or are you a review-slut?

Indeed.

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#13 Posted by Dixego (412 posts) -

@Slaker117 said:

Did you like Demon's Souls?

Absolutely

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#14 Posted by onarum (2992 posts) -
@Dixego said:

@Slaker117 said:

Did you like Demon's Souls?

Absolutely

Then that's all you need to know.
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#15 Posted by TheVideoHustler (412 posts) -

I like the editorial better then a review.

Feels like it fit into the site better

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#16 Edited by AndrewB (7815 posts) -

I think the Rorie comments were posted in lieu of an official review (because people would complain if he reviewed and attached a score to a game he had yet to finish). I think general consensus is that it's an awesome game if you like that kind of game, and you should totally get it if you do. I know I will (eventually).

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#17 Posted by EndlessObsidian (522 posts) -

After reading the piece Rorie wrote and listening to Vinny and the gang talk about it, do you really need a review. Will a numerical value validate your purchase or non purchase? If you liked Demon Souls, you will dig Dark Souls.

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#18 Posted by Dixego (412 posts) -

I'm not trying to decide wether I buy the game or not. I was just thinking, the lack of a review makes it seem like it isn't getting the amount of attention it should be from GB. But maybe I'm wrong. I would feel better just seeing the review on the front page.

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#19 Edited by jimi (1149 posts) -

@Dixego: They talked about it a ton on the bombcast, did a 60+ minute "quick" look on it, had an intern video dedicated to discussing it and had rorie write an article on his experiences with it.

The only thing they haven't done is written a review.

I should add it's an incredibly hard game to review, it truly is like marmite: you either love it or hate it.

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#20 Edited by onarum (2992 posts) -
@Dixego said:

I'm not trying to decide wether I buy the game or not. I was just thinking, the lack of a review makes it seem like it isn't getting the amount of attention it should be from GB. But maybe I'm wrong. I would feel better just seeing the review on the front page.

The thing is that neither Ryan, Jeff or Brad like the game (actually they barely ever gave it a real chance), so in a way I think that it's for the best that they refrain from writing a review on it, Roarie was supposed to do something, but since the game is so huge and time ran short he wrote an article instead, a full review may yet come, but no one knows for sure.
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#21 Posted by Blomakrans (161 posts) -
@Jimi said:

@Dixego: They talked about it a ton on the bombcast, did a 60+ minute "quick" look on it, had an intern video dedicated to discussing it and had rorie write an article on his experiences with it.

The only thing they haven't done is written a review.

I should add it's an incredibly hard game to review, it truly is like marmite: you either love it or hate it.

I actually think marmite is alright. 
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#22 Posted by Aetheldod (3914 posts) -

I think that the GB crew did as much coverage of the game as they possibly could , the editorial is in effect a review of the game for the way it was written , heck even Ryan and Jeff tried the game ... I ah never thought they would , so I think that the game is a big succes and maybe a big candidate for GOTY .

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#23 Edited by DonPixel (2834 posts) -

@Dixego said:

Why?

Haven't you read Rorie's feature? it's super in deep and well written it is lacking a score, but as you know smart people read reviews to form an opinion instead of a random assign numeric value right?

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#24 Posted by HadesTimes (951 posts) -

Most reviewers at other outlets have admitted to putting in upwards of 60 hours into the game and they are reviewing it. Perhaps Giant Bomb doesn't want to get into something that long term without knowing if they will be able to actually finish the game or not.

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#25 Edited by project343 (2895 posts) -

@Dixego said:

I'm not trying to decide wether I buy the game or not. I was just thinking, the lack of a review makes it seem like it isn't getting the amount of attention it should be from GB. But maybe I'm wrong. I would feel better just seeing the review on the front page.

It has the attention. I'll put an estimate at 40 minutes of Whiskey Media podcast time, a MASSIVE Quicklook, and a longer-than-a-review editorial.

Problem is that no reviewer on staff is interested/qualified/specialized enough to handle an 80 hour, gruelingly-difficult RPG during peak release season. Even Roarie couldn't finish it, and he was an avid fan of the original. You need to start listening to some podcasts, bro.

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#26 Edited by SMTDante89 (2896 posts) -

@StaticFalconar said:

@Aishan said:

@StaticFalconar said:

That was basically a review without a score.

But that's the most important part!

You gotta start to learn to read words, instead of just numbers and stars.

I do believe Aishan's post was a joke not to be taken seriously.

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#27 Posted by OldGuy (1671 posts) -
@Dixego said:

But maybe I'm wrong.

Yep.
 
Are we done here?
 
Yes?
 
Good.
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#28 Posted by Vigil80 (475 posts) -

Here you go.

(X)(X)(X)(X)( ) - An engrossing, atmospheric action-RPG. The punishing difficulty makes it hard to recommend, but there's lots of potential satisfaction for those who are up for the challenge.

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#29 Posted by Spence_5060 (411 posts) -

I'm pretty sure they have this unofficial policy, kind of, here they don't review the game fully until they beat it. I don't think any of them will have beaten it for a long while.

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#30 Posted by Doctorchimp (4187 posts) -

@Dixego said:

@Virago said:

Don't the forums have enough reviews for you? Or are you a review-slut?

Indeed.

Then you should be knee-deep in Dark Souls if you were an actual fan...

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