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#1 Posted by jakob_187 (523 posts) -

I have a question, and I'm sure it won't be answered...but I think it's something of an issue.

GameSpot's original review that was posted earlier today had an 8.5 score attached to it. That review was later taken down, and it is now replaced with a review that features a 9.0 score...which I believe is the minimum for Editor's Choice (I could be wrong about that).

So...why was the score changed? I noticed in the launch center for the game that a lot of people seemed completely unaware that a review was ever posted, so I'm just curious if there is a logical explanation for this.

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I would easily say that the 500k number is skewed, and the reason I say that is because all iGames-related gaming centers are offering 7-day free trials right now. Therefore, they are probably counting those keys as well, and given that each center started out with at least 25 keys (and ours were out of those 25 in two days)...and we've got 50 more now that are halfway gone...you could probably knock a good thousand or two off that number. Regardless, that still puts it above Conan at launch, as well as WoW at launch. Very impressive, and I'm enjoying the hell out of the game. Far better than WoW so far.

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I think a lot of people are neglecting to notice two things: 1. Bond games have been made by EA, a company who lacks experience in first-person shooters like crazy until recently, as well as mostly in third-person shooters. Their focus was always in sports and the rest was just whatever they could do. 2. QoS is being made by Treyarch, who handled Call of Duty 3...which wasn't a totally horrific shooter...as well as the new World at War...so they could very easily turn this into a worthwhile franchise for Acti-Blizz. The game looks like it plays a switch-off between first-person, third-person-over-the-shoulder, and straight third-person. I think it'll be an interesting game to check out. For those that want to compare it to GoldenEye...that game was miserably bad. Back then, sure, it was a saint...because it had 4-player split-screen. Nowadays, that game is horrific and a joke. Doesn't stand the test of time.

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I want All That Remains' new Overcome album as full album DLC.

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People who bash on EA have to play EA games in order to be able to bash on them, otherwise they don't know what they are talking about. In turn, almost everyone on this comment board has played EA games... ...which means you fed them money... ...leading to the problems you whine incessantly about. GG, guys, GG. In other news, complain all you want, but EA makes a bevy of quality titles. They may not be breaking 9s, but they are holding consistent ratings. Don't worry. I'm sure that when Warhammer, Spore, and Dead Space are thoroughly saturated into people's homes the same way that Madden, Crysis, and Need for Speed are, everyone will complain about those games too. I think it's even funnier that a ton of the guys commenting on here have expressed massive interest in either Spore, Warhammer, or Dead Space. lol

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I hope they don't close Ensemble down. That'd just be stupid.

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They expect the rest of the year to have less sales?! ARE YOU KIDDING?! Rock Band 2...Warhammer Online...Guitar Hero World Tour...SOCOM...Resistance 2...Gears 2...Fallout 3...Far Cry 2...Fable 2...I'm sorry, but the lineup for this holiday season basically says that after August is where the money is gonna be AT! What I think is more interesting is that there is also a good listing of ORIGINAL IPs that are hitting this holiday season that will probably have strong-as-hell showings too. For instance: Left 4 Dead Dead Space Little Big Planet Facebreaker Star Wars: Force Unleashed EndWar LOTR: Conquest Okay, so two of those listed are with licenses, but still original IPs so to speak. The third is Tom Clancy-based, but regardless... So when it comes down to it...I mean, there is a TON of potential for this holiday season to be both a time of sales and innovation in the industry!

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KreepLX said: "Looks like they are using the most current Unreal engine" jakob187 says: "Nice way of saying 'Gears clone'...because I was thinking the same thing. = D "

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Well, having watched the video, it's very hard to think that it is fake at all. I mean, that's definitely something involving the 40K universe as far as I can tell. If it is a hoax, there was a lot of effort put out for no reason. This could easily end up being the thing that quenches the thirst and the bad taste left in our mouths by the cancellation of StarCraft: Ghost a long time ago. Nonetheless, in this demo build of the game: -- Lack of exciting action -- The "cinemactions" will get annoying as sin after the first level -- Context-sensitive stuff SUCKS and games need to stop using it unless they are God of War...since they seem to use it fluidly and well while everyone else just fails at it -- Don't show an early build without some decent AI and not using God mode...because I'm expecting this game to be brutally difficult when I crank the settings up for it The idea of using your enemy as a grenade and such sounds cool...but why don't I just, I don't know...THROW A GRENADE AT THEM? I'm just sick of the lacking attempts by the Warhammer licenses to do combat. I fell asleep...literally...playing Warhammer: Battle March because the combat had no excitement. Every time I watch a video for Warhammer Online, I wonder if I'll get to do anything without having to stand in one place. Even Dawn of War, the original, had a lack of movement. I know that this is based around a tabletop game, folks...but when you bring it to our world of video games...movement = everything!!! Hope to see this game flourish with some time and polish. The graphics are looking amazing so far, though. Then again, in this day and age...name a game that doesn't look pretty. = /

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ZOMFG TOOL!!! World Tour just won the war. Now, if they want to REALLY drop the bomb, they'd announce some Pantera and make this the rockinest game on the planet!!!