Mercenaries 2 Review theory

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#1 Posted by Thomasdeleo (1978 posts) -
I think the reason the 2 biggest gaming websites don't have any reviews up yet is because it didn't get a high score so they are holding them back a little while. Think about it, both sites are running huge Mercs 2 adds so all the publisher had to say was hold the reviews a few days and we'll run huge ads on your site. It's nothing new to this industry and I wouldn't be surprised if that was the case, the game comes out in two days for God sake. I could be wrong though;)
#3 Posted by jacob2125 (1003 posts) -
I don't think Gamespot usually even has reviews up 'til the game's been released. Maybe a day before.
#4 Posted by Phoenix534 (17774 posts) -

The games not even out yet!!! Give it some time!!

#5 Posted by orb_03_2006 (8494 posts) -
ehh, I think it''s gonna get some pretty descent reviews. knowing Gamespot they're gonna lgive it like an 8.5 or a 9.0 :D
#6 Posted by pontiac-joe (89 posts) -
some good games don't get a review until after it comes out
#7 Posted by gamer082009 (6679 posts) -
I've noticed good games have a tendency to get there reviews released sooner when the game gets a good score. So the TC has a good point whether you guys wanna own up about it or not. It happens most of the time actually.
#8 Posted by XxSTILL_BORNxX (5749 posts) -
As i am now 40% into the game , i'll give it an 8.0 but it indeed is getting better and better as i progress so this is not the final score but from now im giving it this.
#9 Posted by TX360 (4051 posts) -
an 8.0 stillborn surely a 10 lol jkin and to answer the TC im expecting a 8.5-9.0 from either site.
#10 Posted by moshakirby18 (1665 posts) -
7-8.5
#11 Posted by TX360 (4051 posts) -

7-8.5moshakirby18

there is no chance a game with such a massive world with so many toys and great visuals is getting a 7.0 the lowest possible is going to be a 8.0/10

#12 Posted by FUBAR24 (12185 posts) -
uh it doesnt realse for another two days thats why they dont have them up
#13 Posted by wizdom (10065 posts) -

uh it doesnt realse for another two days thats why they dont have them upFUBAR24

Your kidding right? Review scores are up before most games come out on shelve's, usually when a review score of a game isn't up its because it's not getting a great score and the publisher's prevent them from reveiwing it early, 1up/GS/IGN and Gamespy don't have any reviews up for the game..

#14 Posted by Toriko42 (27562 posts) -
I hope I see reviews before Sunday, I plan to get it first day
#15 Posted by LiquidEffect (113 posts) -
Wtf is wrong with you people? First of all why would they send the review of a game when it comes out? people want to read them early so they know if it is good or bad. So WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :( lol
#16 Posted by MuffinPunk (4845 posts) -
Maybe the game is so big and so long (don't say it!) that reviewers are having a hard time finishing everything to give a proper review.
#17 Posted by fleasquire (2001 posts) -
Gamespot hasnt been so good with getting reviews up in time lately (considering all of the resignations in the past several months). For example, the UT3 review just went up. That came out on the 7th.....of July. I know it wasnt that big of a game, but not much else came out during that month. So yeah, if the Mercs review isnt up yet, its probably just because they're busy.
#18 Posted by ty20447 (15 posts) -
Yeah, i would love to see them put up the review. But the comercial just makes me excited about it... So if its bad i dont want to know
#19 Posted by tazzydnc (3874 posts) -
I mean it's prolly not going to be an amazing game, and it lacks the hype of say, Madden, but it looks like a ton of fun.
#20 Posted by ahmedbilal1993 (508 posts) -
Give this game some time. Sometimes' gamespot's review is up 1 or 2 days AFTER its release date. Maybe it will get an 8.5 for the game just looks so good.
#21 Posted by CTR360 (6923 posts) -
i rent the ps3 version 7.5 for me
#22 Posted by kozzy1234 (35139 posts) -

I highly doubt the game gets 8 or 9s across the score sheet, but well see.

It looks like a game that will have a fun factor that is very high, but technically might not be all that much.

WIll be fun to play it though after watching a few feeds of people playing it live (one average stream and another really good hd stream)

#23 Posted by moshakirby18 (1665 posts) -

[QUOTE="moshakirby18"]7-8.5TX360

there is no chance a game with such a massive world with so many toys and great visuals is getting a 7.0 the lowest possible is going to be a 8.0/10



Well then I'm sorry to tell you it's already got 7 from reuptable reviewers.
#24 Posted by iboo01 (2784 posts) -
I believe your right
#25 Posted by crownstar123 (294 posts) -
I hope your wrong, but it does sound possible.
#26 Posted by mohfrontline (5678 posts) -
well dude, the game isn't out yet. Of course there's no review, wait till it's released.
#27 Posted by phoenixrebirth (899 posts) -
anyone ever play the first one published by Lucas Arts?
#28 Posted by APOLLOCJD (2311 posts) -

ehh, I think it''s gonna get some pretty descent reviews. knowing Gamespot they're gonna lgive it like an 8.5 or a 9.0 :Dorb_03_2006
ehh, I think it''s gonna get some pretty descent reviews. knowing Gamespot they're gonna lgive it like an 8.5 or a 9.0 :Dorb_03_2006

More like a 7.5.....

#30 Posted by sanpreet8 (2111 posts) -
gamespot are always late with there reviews.
#31 Posted by wizdom (10065 posts) -

[QUOTE="orb_03_2006"]ehh, I think it''s gonna get some pretty descent reviews. knowing Gamespot they're gonna lgive it like an 8.5 or a 9.0 :DAPOLLOCJD

ehh, I think it''s gonna get some pretty descent reviews. knowing Gamespot they're gonna lgive it like an 8.5 or a 9.0 :Dorb_03_2006

More like a 7.5.....

I agree, I don't see this one scoring above a 8.

#32 Posted by MindFreeze (2814 posts) -
I really hope it's a good game since I'll be buying it...:P
#33 Posted by DeathHeart95 (2541 posts) -

I'm guessing an 8.5

Although I loved the first game. Even if I just ran around pissing all of the factions off. :D

#34 Posted by Speeder7000 (2 posts) -
Ign put it on there notable list for game of the month, so it probably got about a 8.0-8.5 from them
#35 Posted by wizdom (10065 posts) -

Ign put it on there notable list for game of the month, so it probably got about a 8.0-8.5 from themSpeeder7000

I hope so, maybe the game is under embargo or something?

#36 Posted by Speeder7000 (2 posts) -

Here's a link to the IGN game of the month.

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/906/906568p1.html

#37 Posted by LiquidEffect (113 posts) -

Why the f do you people still say the review is not out because the game is not out wtf is wrong with you?

Also it will score a 9.0 lowest it should get is 8.5 Also for the people saying the rented the game or already played it then lol to you.

#38 Posted by icy1007 (168 posts) -
IGN reviewed it, it got a 7.9.
#39 Posted by andyrook (110 posts) -

From the opening set pieces to the wide open vistas this game shows what can be achieved given the time to bloom,ok so the game has some poor ai at times and some pop up,but to be honest with all the devastation that occurs on screen I think this can be forgiven.The destruction available to the user once you have access to the higher class weapons is truly spectacular,smoke effects,fire effects,particle effects that come into their own after leveling an entire city block is a spectacle to behold....

The script in the game from the npcs can get a bit repetitive but to be honest thats not what this game is about...Its about revenge and big in your face explosions..and for this I give the game a big 9 outta 10...its kinda like GTA but with much better set pieces and the online co-op is absolutely amazing...no lag...twice the amount of destruction with no frame rate drops is a credit to the developers.......

The three characters u can choose from are all excellent too and its good to see a different take on the idea,rather than just having the same things happen no matter who u choose this game does indeed play differently due to the character u choose..

All in all this game LOOKS and SOUNDS great and has tons of stuff to do aside from the main storyline,anybody not sure about whether to buy this game,just rent it and anybody else whos into mass destruction and good humour in videogames should buy it.The amount of laughter I had after being asked to retrieve a weapon called the devastator,and thereafter seeing what it was,is one of the funniest moments Ive ever experienced in a video game...9 out of 10 for me!!!

ps.Ive had the game since wednesday and live in UK but I work for a company that lets us purchase the games as soon as they come into store...cheers for reading :D