Infamous: Second Son Review - PAGE 1

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kuje Mar 20, 14
"Good but not great"

How can you give a game an 8/10 and not consider it great? What's great on neoseekers scale? 9? 10 maybe? What's a 7/10, bad?
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bluexy Mar 20, 14
Kuje I can never find the dang wiki for this, but we use a scale where 7 is average. I'd absolutely recommend judging the review based off the the text of it, as opposed to our scoring scale.
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kuje Mar 20, 14
I liked the review it was well written and I agreed with most of the stuff on it. People have been complaining about the karma system since the original so that one is entirely on SuckerPunch.

Just think your scoring system is a bit off. Find it funny when everything bellow a 7/10 is shit.
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Dantess26 Mar 20, 14
Good review, but wasn't expecting an 8/10 final score. Was expecting a 7/10 or even a 6/10. Perhaps the review simply isn't balanced enough to give us the impression of an 8/10?

quote kuje
Just think your scoring system is a bit off. Find it funny when everything bellow a 7/10 is shit.
I agree with Kuje, I find it a bit strange that people dismiss something as 'crap' when it is a 7/10 or below. It's like reviewers nowadays are scared of giving something other than an 8 or a 9 out of 10 for fear that it is completely dismissing the reviewed media!
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Spook Mar 20, 14
Psst get rid of numerical values so people have to read the entire thing to get the gist.
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bluexy Mar 20, 14
Honestly, I can't stand the review score system either Kuje, Spook, and Dantess. It's unfortunately a necessary evil in the industry.
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bluexy Mar 20, 14
Dantess26 I try to balance my criticism and let the words themselves establish the overall the score. It really is a better than average game, just for the graphics and combat. Also maybe a little for Troy Baker's voice acting as Delsin too.

It has a lot of flaws though, this game, and I wanted to make sure those were adequately voiced as opposed to glossed over like a lot of reviews do. Even 10/10 games deserve criticism. It's just that the good defined the experience so much more than the bad.

Hope that the review itself, despite the score, provided you with the the content you were looking for. <3
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RabidChinaGirl Mar 20, 14
Kuje 7 can cover above average or average title, going by our system. We have a 7-8 range and a 6-7, with a bit of overlap between each numerical value that gives the reviewer some wiggle room.
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kuje Mar 20, 14
You guys are so awesome for explaining this to me. To be honest I always feel like the score never matches the review and not just on Neo but on all game sites. I've seen reviewers give a score of 0 and the scale is supposed to be from 1-10.

Don't mean to be judgemental on you guys I love your reviews and I always read them so keep up the good work. ^,^
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DedValve Mar 20, 14
For people wondering about the 7 average scale

It's all fun and games until their favorite game gets a 7. I remember when one of the very first review leaks of Uncharted 3 happened to be a 7, good lord the fire and brimstone on that poor site.

Though I do remember PS2/Xbox/GC gen being much more varied in it's scaling. Not sure why that changed. TBH I prefer the 5 or even 4 star system.

thanks obama tier, bad tier, perfectly adequate tier, really good tier and I'll name my baby after the main character of this game because its that good tier.

Also I enjoyed Infamous gameplay so I won't have too much of a problem liking this.
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Fragment of Chaos Mar 21, 14
I'm loving this game so far! I haven't even bothered with the main mission for the most part. Just trekking Seattle is a breath taking experience and everytime I pull off an Orbital Drop I feel like a super bad ass.
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ziemlaj Mar 22, 14
not much to write, game! storyline! and powers! are fu%$£ng amazing really enjoyed it. Now i'm going to unleash my dark side, and i'll become totally infamous among Seattle's citizens . Be aware!
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ziemlaj Mar 22, 14
quote Fragment of Chaos
I'm loving this game so far! I haven't even bothered with the main mission for the most part. Just trekking Seattle is a breath taking experience and everytime I pull off an Orbital Drop I feel like a super bad ass.
it's amazing isnt it? My gf said she can even workout in front of me playing infamous, cause it looks like a freaking movie:P great story line ( yeah i know, im repeating myself)
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SpaceWalker Mar 24, 14
I heartily disagree with the "good but not great" review of this game. I think it's one of the most fun gameplay experiences of the last 10 years, its unique and unlike the reviewer I found it rewarding to a much greater degree than most triple-A titles. The characterisation was also a vast improvement from the previous games (which I also enjoyed immensely) and the superpowers to wield feel powerful and enjoyable to use. Not to mention some of the best looking, smoothest graphics in gaming history.
Also, the "similar objectives in most areas of the game" can be applied to a vastly wide array of games, from triple-A titles to indie games. Battlefield for example... it's just "kill x number of people and go to objective area" under various disguises in most levels; ditto for COD. In fact outside of GTA I can't think of a single notable, non-MMO game, sandbox or otherwise, that doesn't follow this premise.
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