What score will MGS 4 end up with?

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So the first reviews are flowing in for MGS4 and so far they have mostly been great 98+, however things seem to be changing.

This is yet another one of those occasions where the publications with the higher scores seemed to be released first and then the others follow. Over the past few days there have been two major publications (EDGE & Eurogamer) have both come out and given MGS 4 a 8/10.

For a title as large as this that is a huge blow and quite the opposite of everyone else. The lowest score GTA IV got from major publications was 8.7/10 from Gamernode.

I do have a feeling that we are going to start seeing some really bad reviews coming out for this game, so far I am yet to see a review which mentions the AI which was one of my biggest worries…

Should anyone really care what reviews it gets though? MGS has always been a divisive game and if you are a MGS fan you will love it, if you are not then the 90 minute cut scenes are going to make you want to shoot yourself…

Could a game like this ever truly deserve anything over 90% then?

Last Updated: June 2, 2008

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  • darthdad

    It still amazes me as to how much stock people put into reviews.

  • JimBob

    Oh noes, MGS4 is a flop, just like Ninja Gaiden 2. /sarcasm. Seriously, it’s not surprising that hardcore games like these don’t receive the universal acclaim of crowd-pleasers like GTAIV and CoD4.

    EDGE and Eurogamer also gave 80% to MGS3. At the end, reckon MGS4 is going to settle on a meta-score in the early 90s. There’s a lot of conflicting info about the cut-scenes, though, because many reviewers have said that claims of 90 minute cut-scenes are exaggerated.

  • scotty777

    hmmm… interesting, will the ps3 every stop getting bashed???

  • PaasHaas

    Well both those sources also gave Gears of War a 8/10

  • Messiah

    Does that mean Gears of War was a flop? ๐Ÿ˜›

  • j4nr1k

    I view ratings as such:

    For a FPS Cod4 is a clear 10/10
    For a sandbox 3rd person adventure GTA 4 is a clear 10/10

    Etc etc etc

    I will never compare games and their scores outside of their genre.

    Since MGS4 is kinda on its own out there, as a entertainment entity as mutch as a game, it can easily rate a 10/10.

    You cannot compare a top rated movie with cd album, how can you compare different game genres?

  • Mac

    Even the great GTA IV got a score of 80 (this was on the 360) another flop again, seem this sight is intent on bashing the PS3

  • SlippyMadFrog

    sight? ๐Ÿ™‚

    I don’t think MGS fans have anything to worry about. It’s clearly a great game. The fact that its not a very mainstream game will give a couple of 8/10’s. If you like MGS, then why worry?

  • um like I mentioned in the article, the lowest score for GTA IV (from reputable sights) was 8.7/10

    This is also nothing against the PS3, it’s a story about a game that is famous for dividing opinion. ๐Ÿ™„

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  • Mac
  • Miktar

    Articles about reviews. Talk about taking it one step beyond confort. Next we’ll have posts about the posts people have made about what people say about Game X’s score.

  • Fox1

    I hate reviews that are over critical and give top games a bad rating. Back in the day… if a game got 8 or 9 out of 10, you know it was a top game but unfortunately it doesn’t seems to be enough today.

  • No.

    Just ask the Spice Girls. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  • kabraal

    What’s all this shit about sights?

  • kabraal

    Ahhh don’t cry now. I’m sure we’ll see the articale soon that beyond3d says NG2 runs @ 585p. I mean, these guys now their stuff right? Right? And a massive fuss was made about MGS right here on LG. Lets see what happens.

  • SlippyMadFrog

    A lot can be writen and discussed about reviews. You should know that right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • But foxy that’s 100% right. a game getting an 8 or a 9 or even a 7 isn’t bad, but these reviewers have turned into blinkered fanboys which is the problem. Heaven forbid their precious sequel isn’t perfect in their eyes.

    In truth, most sequels will suffer the flaws of their forbearers, because those are perceived as “features” by the fans. That’s why Halo3, GTA4 and MGS4 are not system sellers, their markets are already made.

    Edge and Eurogamer are reviewing the game as “non-fans” and seeing the flaws for what they are. Exactly like GTA4 – it’s a mess, an 8 at best, a no-name game with a combat and save system that flawed would get a 5. If they gave Gears 1 an 8, I’ll agree with that, Gears has issues, but it’s still a beautiful game.

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  • LazySAGamer

    Yeah we should rather just accept reviews for what they are and not question them….

    I am sure Gamespot would have loved that ๐Ÿ˜›

  • LazySAGamer

    lol… damn..

    sites ๐Ÿ˜•

  • LazySAGamer

    Metacritic isn’t listing that one…

    I do think destructoid is a reputable site though so it counts….

  • LazySAGamer

    Thanks for the tip….
    It normally saves a lot of time if you email it with a link though…

  • Milesh Bhana ZA

    i always find that GOOD overhyped games always get 10/10 on their first reviews.

    Reasons
    1) Reviewer is just sooooo stoked to get to play it early
    2) They’re trying to finish the game quickly to get the review out on launch day (probably a publication imposed deadline) so they miss the flaws.

    So yes, early GTA and MGS4 reviews got 10’s.

    IMHO, the only game i’ve played that deserved a 10 was Portal ๐Ÿ™‚ But what i consider a 10 is naturally different to what others will consider a 10.

    Despite the backlash Gamespot got, i still like their reviews, the “Good/Bad/Ugly” thing is useful and I like the fact that the video reviews SHOW the reviewer. I dunno something about seeing the person telling you allows you to see if they saying it because they have to/want to vs really meaning it.

  • Mac

    JIK under the 360 review sit should be there

  • SlippyMadFrog

    A couple of weeks ago there was an article on LG about how the publishers tells the reviewers to release their rating as soon as possible if it’s above 80 otherwise wait until the game is released. This may be one of those cases.

  • LazySAGamer

    lol serves me right.. I only checked the PS3 side as that was the side I was on…..

    What does JIK mean though?

  • Tan

    lol, well we have had ‘articles’ based on forum posts ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • LazySAGamer

    Hell I’ve had articles based on comments of articles…

    Whatever makes the brain tick ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Ahahah they review the fanfare and the hype. Where are the good old days of the percentage reviews gone. The days of Sindicate Wars, Magic Carpet, Dungeon Keeper and Genewars not to mention Crusader: No Regret and No Remorse

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