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JR-amond
11-13-2007, 01:18 PM
Hi everyone,

Maybe this doesn't deserve a thread of it's own, but I thought it was too important to be dealt with inside another, already running, yet similiar thread.

Anyway, as we all know, the reviews Assassins Creed gets differ very much from eachother. The game gets low reviews aswell as outstanding praise. What they all had in common though, especially the bad reviews, is that they are very hard on Assassins Creed... like it's some sort of sin the game doesn't live up to the hype.

The review from Teamxbox.com for example is bashing our game into the ground, calling it a shiny, mutifaceted, yet deeply flawed gem. Their review is full of negative one-liners and false statements. Still, they gave it a 7.9 score, which is not that bad (7,5 for gameplay, 8,8 for graphics, 8,2 for audio, 7.2 for longevity and 9,2 for innovation).

Another example from IGN. The game gets an averall score of 7,5 out of 10 (8,0 for presentation, 8,0 for grapics, 7,5 for sound, 7,5 for gameplay, 7,0 for lasting appeal), yet the way the game is beeing burned down just seems unfair. If you read the preview (or watch it), it sounds like it gets a 3 or 4. Still, they give it a 7,5 which, in their book, means that it's a good game... why being so harsh for a good game?

My question is, why do so many people bash this game into the ground, but at the same rate it with good scores? Since when did we start calling games that got 7 out of 10 points bad or flawed? Can we speak of a smear campaign against Assassins Creed, or for that matter: against Ubisoft?

Just a thought,

x

JR-amond
11-13-2007, 01:18 PM
Hi everyone,

Maybe this doesn't deserve a thread of it's own, but I thought it was too important to be dealt with inside another, already running, yet similiar thread.

Anyway, as we all know, the reviews Assassins Creed gets differ very much from eachother. The game gets low reviews aswell as outstanding praise. What they all had in common though, especially the bad reviews, is that they are very hard on Assassins Creed... like it's some sort of sin the game doesn't live up to the hype.

The review from Teamxbox.com for example is bashing our game into the ground, calling it a shiny, mutifaceted, yet deeply flawed gem. Their review is full of negative one-liners and false statements. Still, they gave it a 7.9 score, which is not that bad (7,5 for gameplay, 8,8 for graphics, 8,2 for audio, 7.2 for longevity and 9,2 for innovation).

Another example from IGN. The game gets an averall score of 7,5 out of 10 (8,0 for presentation, 8,0 for grapics, 7,5 for sound, 7,5 for gameplay, 7,0 for lasting appeal), yet the way the game is beeing burned down just seems unfair. If you read the preview (or watch it), it sounds like it gets a 3 or 4. Still, they give it a 7,5 which, in their book, means that it's a good game... why being so harsh for a good game?

My question is, why do so many people bash this game into the ground, but at the same rate it with good scores? Since when did we start calling games that got 7 out of 10 points bad or flawed? Can we speak of a smear campaign against Assassins Creed, or for that matter: against Ubisoft?

Just a thought,

x

ClashForLife
11-13-2007, 01:33 PM
I think the main reason that some people marked it very harshly was because they had such high expectations. One little flaw in the game stands out a lot more because I think some people thought that this game was going to be perfect. I'm still going to get the game because you don't really know until you have tried it, especially with such a mixed bag of reviews.

Dawnfang
11-13-2007, 01:34 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif It's true: all the reviewers talk about this game like it's some piece of ****, still the game gets straight sevens and eights; those are good scores! Why are they so mean? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif They weren't so though on games that got lower scores.

Those blasted reviewers, they just want to burn this game down!

btw, 'JR-amond' http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Dawnfang
11-13-2007, 01:44 PM
BUMP...

... O my, did I just bumped this? YES haha, YES I DID (laughs like a mad-man)! And why? Because this is my last post! Tomorrow I will buy the game. YES IGN, YES TEAMXBOX, YES GAMESPOT: I WILL BUY THIS GAME EVENTHOUGH YOU ****ERS BURNED IT TO THE GROUND LIKE... er... like.... a really burned down house? ...

...

anyhoo... YES, I WILL BUY IT AND FROM TOMORROW ON I WILL LOCK MYSELF IN TO PLAY IT ALL NIGHT AND THAN... YES THAN WE WILL SEE IF THIS GAME IS REALLY AS ****TY AS YOU GUYS PORTRAY IT! (please don't let it be as ****ty as they say...).

To quote Willy Wonka: YOU LOSE, GOODDAY SIR!

...

AND 3-2-1: LET THE FLAMING BEGIN!

Ghotten
11-13-2007, 01:49 PM
why would we flame you? you're right. Everyone's OTT expectations of this game got the better of them. at the end of the day, this is just another one of those games, but with fresh, new, original, slightly better material than every other game out there. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Dark_zip
11-13-2007, 01:51 PM
@Dawnfang You will be found and killed by staff of IGN for buying the game while knowing that they think it sucks!

nah just kidding your right

Dawnfang
11-13-2007, 01:56 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

wh..what? No flaming?

Ah well... anyhoo, let's get back on topic. I agree with JR-Amond (what's in a name) that the way the reviewers review this game looks a lot like a smear campaign. It makes me sad, they portray Assassins Creed as if it was a horrible game: the worst flaw or fiasco in gameing history...

* Getting shot in the neck by an employee from IGN, who takes over the keyboard *

... OOO, listen to me: I'm Dawnfang and I suck... DON'T listen to me and DON'T buy this game... IGN RULES, IGN RULES, IGN RULES, I'm Dawnfang, not some employee from IGN who was hired to kill me... Assassins Creed is a bad game made by people who eat their own offspring!

JR-amond
11-13-2007, 02:02 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Dawnfang:
Assassins Creed is a bad game made by people who eat their own offspring! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

LOL, I doubt they eat their own children. Still, it's nice to hear from you people (and the others on these forums) you still like the game.

Ghotten
11-13-2007, 02:13 PM
why wouldn't we?
"It may be the generals who defect, to protect their families and their well-being, cowards, for lack of a better word, but the Soldiers, the men who faught bravely for this cause so far, will remain loyal to the end. In the few months leading up to this day, they have become more than a unit. They are brothers. united in their belief that their is still SOMETHING left to fight for."

I came up with that, just then. I was bored. but I hope you see how we're all brought together by our beliefs. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Dark_zip
11-13-2007, 02:15 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif Like said before by a brave Spartan

FANBOY'S UNITE!

Ghotten
11-13-2007, 02:27 PM
time for king henry V's speech http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

"Those of you that fight with me today, spill your blood with me, will be my brother. In the face of this French foe, today, I am no nobleman. And you are no peasant. Today, gentlemen, we fight as one."

:P though the enemy isn't NECESSARILY french, you know what i mean. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

parkerb103
11-13-2007, 02:37 PM
Guys gamespot gave it a 9.0 which in my opinion is very good, and I dont even trust IGN anymore after all the praise they gave to halo 3 (a 9.5, come on it was good but not that good)

Ghotten
11-13-2007, 02:38 PM
I've NEVER trusted IGN anyway. welcome to the club! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

synergy23
11-13-2007, 03:38 PM
its cause they wanna see us mad.....it has high expectations and they wanna take that and use it against us http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

GoddamElectric
11-14-2007, 02:46 PM
Funny u should mention this, as it crossed my mind the other day when reading a couple of other threads on this forum, lots of people were saying that the 7.5 from IGN was a bad mark. Ok it is WORSE that other sites gving 9/10 or whatever, but its still not bad. Hey if i got 75% on my exams next summer I'd be really chuffed! and a miracle worker...lol http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

I don't understand why people slate this game so much. If it's because it didnt live up to the hype well I'm sorry but no game ever lives up to its own hype, its just not possible. And if people believe the hype then they are setting themselves up to be dissappointed. Christ some people would believe u if u told them that buying this game will enrich their lives and make the world a better place!

I used to like IGN but I'm not too sure these days...there have been quite a few games that I've played over the past couple years that I thought were brilliant and got ratings of 6.0 or worse from them, so their reveiwers obviously have completely different tastes to me, and quite a few other people I've spoken to about it.

Regardless of what the reviews say, lots of people are going to buy this game. Pretty much every person I know who owns a 360 has said that they are dying to get/play this, and most of them don't even come on these forums. So i wouldn't worry! Its gonna do very well for itself http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Anyway thats my 2 cents...

p.s. JR-amond...I'm sorry I have to ask this...are u who i think u are? I'll understand if u don't want to answer that question http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif

Cutts77
11-14-2007, 02:57 PM
I think what we really need to think about is if the reviewers really can't find any words to describe AC? All that i've seen from reviews is what Ubisoft told the magazines and websites, so is this really how the game worked out?

Skilgannon1987
11-15-2007, 12:38 AM
you suck ups...lol, this is no smear campaign merely a group of similarly minded cretins, being overzealous in their critiques of AC.
"When you dream of gold, silver looks like dirt"
their expectations were to high

Faylinks
11-15-2007, 12:44 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by JR-amond:
Hi everyone,

Maybe this doesn't deserve a thread of it's own, but I thought it was too important to be dealt with inside another, already running, yet similiar thread.

Anyway, as we all know, the reviews Assassins Creed gets differ very much from eachother. The game gets low reviews aswell as outstanding praise. What they all had in common though, especially the bad reviews, is that they are very hard on Assassins Creed... like it's some sort of sin the game doesn't live up to the hype.

The review from Teamxbox.com for example is bashing our game into the ground, calling it a shiny, mutifaceted, yet deeply flawed gem. Their review is full of negative one-liners and false statements. Still, they gave it a 7.9 score, which is not that bad (7,5 for gameplay, 8,8 for graphics, 8,2 for audio, 7.2 for longevity and 9,2 for innovation).

Another example from IGN. The game gets an averall score of 7,5 out of 10 (8,0 for presentation, 8,0 for grapics, 7,5 for sound, 7,5 for gameplay, 7,0 for lasting appeal), yet the way the game is beeing burned down just seems unfair. If you read the preview (or watch it), it sounds like it gets a 3 or 4. Still, they give it a 7,5 which, in their book, means that it's a good game... why being so harsh for a good game?

My question is, why do so many people bash this game into the ground, but at the same rate it with good scores? Since when did we start calling games that got 7 out of 10 points bad or flawed? Can we speak of a smear campaign against Assassins Creed, or for that matter: against Ubisoft?

Just a thought,

x </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

its simple. becosue 7/10 in grading is a c+ and C+ are close to Ds and Ds are failing. see so simple