View Full Version : IGN Has Done It Again With BO2

11-13-2012, 09:27 AM
Black Ops II review from IGN received a "positive" 9.3 out of 10 while IGN gave 8.5 out of 10 for AC3. Another proof that IGN is paid by activision every year to give positive reviews about COD :mad:

Other List:

Ausgamer (BO2 = 9.3) (AC3 = 9.7)
Gamespot (BO2 = 8.0) (AC3 = 8.5)
G4TV (BO2 = 4.5) (AC3 = 5)
CVG (BO2 = 78) (AC3 = 80)
Gametrailers (BO2 = 9.4) (AC3 = 9.2)

11-13-2012, 11:24 AM
Have you played BO2 for yourself? if not who are you to say that it isn't fair score I'm not a COD fan but this attitude towards that games success is really getting corny.

11-13-2012, 11:30 AM
Please don't give the game even more undeserved press, especially not on a forum who's game is the exact opposite i.e. innovative.

11-13-2012, 12:33 PM
Black Ops 2 actually changed the SP up from the last games, this time you can make choices that affect the plot of the game in a way, and there are new sandbox missions.


GameInformer: BO2 is 8.5/10, AC3 is 9.5/10

11-13-2012, 01:56 PM
IGN can kiss my hairy...:mad:

11-13-2012, 02:01 PM
AC3 is a poor game, so it's completely irrelevant what other games get. It was lucky to get 8.5. Very lucky.

11-13-2012, 02:08 PM
Not gonna lie, the SP in BLOPS2 is one of my favourites yet. Every mission is different, not just get from A to B and shoot. Also the zombies has been overhauled and is much smoother, more open. The MP is also very fun too. The graphics are also a big step up from the past. AKA, text doesnt blur when you get close to it :P I would say its a 9 though, nothing more.

11-13-2012, 02:11 PM
It's completely pointless to compare scores or anything else between 2 totally different styles of games.

Next people will start comparing RPG games to RTS.... It's ridiculous.

11-13-2012, 02:33 PM
You can't spell Ignorant without IGN. To be honest with you, IGN is a horrible guide and game reviewer.

"MW3 has the best MP"

Ok, I don't want to turn this into an Anti-COD thread, I'll just shut up.

I'm thinking about buying BO2 2nd Hand just for the campaign though.

I think a Mod might close this thread before it starts to become a flame war. That or for being Off-topic (the title at least)

11-13-2012, 02:39 PM
No... lets please make this an Anti-CoD thread. I refuse to even give their latest milking of the long-dead franchise a try.

And yes IGN sucks... they most likely give CoD such a high score because that is what a majority of their fans want to see.

11-13-2012, 02:50 PM
What I love is that stuff that was criticized in MOH Warfighter reviews is being praised in BLOPS2 reviews. It was nice when gaming press tried to pretend they are fair and totally don't give AAA shooter automatic 8/10 & 9/10, but nobody will buy it as soon as they do it once again with BLOPS2. IGN score is of course a joke.

11-13-2012, 02:52 PM
Have you played BO2 for yourself? if not who are you to say that it isn't fair score I'm not a COD fan but this attitude towards that games success is really getting corny.

Well it is because of the success, that every other game in the industry is getting numb down.

11-13-2012, 03:06 PM
I've lost all respect I once had for IGN. Trash like COD get a 9-9.5 every year, yet when a games tries to do something new and inspiring, it usually ends up as being "just good". Not just using AC as an example either. It sucks that shooters are praised so much even though they accomplish so little in gaming as a medium. >:(

11-13-2012, 03:24 PM
Now I'm interested to see how much they'll give FarCry 3..

11-13-2012, 03:29 PM
Me too, I have preordered the Insanity Edition - I think it is called that (comes in a fabric pack thing). Have never played Far Cry 3 before, but this year I am buying games solely on how innovative they appear, and the effort that had been put into them.

Have to say this has been my most enjoyable year for gaming so far and have found some real gems!

11-13-2012, 03:30 PM
Well I ordered the Lost Expedition edition. Insanity edition seemed a little.. out of my reach. :P

And I agree with you. I think both 2011 and 2012 were exemplary years for gaming.

11-13-2012, 04:05 PM
I don't really go to IGN for Reviews. They're more or less "lobbyists" for the Game Producers in my view. I'll go there to maybe get release dates etc. Gamespots where i'm going to get at least more fair reviews. Assassins Creed 3 got an 8.5 and BO2 got an 8. Being that COD games don't ever really evolve that much (you could put on COD WAW and see no relative game engine differences), maybe it should have got a 7, but at least it's more fair. Assassins Creed 3 is a great game no question, and if they gave you more options (Uniforms, Maps etc) it would have done even better, but maybe hopefully that's all coming DLC.

11-13-2012, 05:10 PM
battlefield > call of duty

11-13-2012, 05:15 PM
I lost all my respect for IGN when they didn't put MGS4 in the top 10 PS3 games (and actually said they intentionally did it (no reason given why)) and then started insulting the users because they asked why they didn't. I hate that site. And I detest COD. I think it's because of the arrogant fanboys thinking it's the best series of all time when it's ridiculously overrated.

11-13-2012, 05:17 PM
Who cares? It's not gonna make me enjoy AC3 any less. I couldn't care if they gave CoD a 10/10, after all it's just someone's opinion.

11-13-2012, 06:02 PM

11-13-2012, 06:19 PM
Oh ? Not making me enjoy AC III any less..

2nd Week playing and I`m far from being finished with this baby.. Who needs a bloody girl friend pffff

11-13-2012, 06:28 PM
Why do you guys care what IGN says about a game? Are you really unable to form your own opinions?
Do you really care that much about other peoples opinions about a game? You really butthurt because of some guys opinion about 2 entirely different games?

Your kind needs to get a life... seriously

11-13-2012, 07:56 PM
Well - since this is a AC forum - I think this thread can go bye bye..

If you wish to discuss reviews for other games etc - please use the off topic thread..

or visit IGN and tell them your thoughts ;)