Edge Magazine awards Darwinia a 7

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Edge Magazine awards Darwinia a 7

Postby Chris » Thu Feb 24, 2005 3:16 pm

Hot on the heals of our fantastic PC Gamer review, Edge magazine has published a two page review that awards us a 7. In addition, their Games section editorial is devoted to Darwinia and it's packaging. The editorial certainly has some nice things to say about Darwinia and the box art, but the review is slightly more dissapointing, pointing out a number of flaws and problems that they obviously felt we're pretty serious. Their final sentence seems to sum up their review best : "That in some places it falls short of its ambitions is not what makes this game important."

Some other good quotes:

"Sony has been struggling for ten years to invent a character with the immediate recognition factor and the charm of the flat outline of a Darwinian."

"An unforgettable world...a story which is as compelling as it is simple."

In other news, we've been making some changes to the website. Our Exposure page now has a Print Reviews page which we will add our scores to as they come in. Eventually we will add scans of the reviews when they become available. Currently we only have PC Gamer and Edge, although PC Format should be coming in any day now.

We've also opened up a whole new section of the site called Extras. With Uplink we released a Bonus CD after a few months that contained a ton of "making of" documents and files, but due to the higher price of Darwinia we feel people are already entitled to a free Bonus CD, so these Extras pages are where that will happen. We will be gradually adding material to these pages over the next few weeks...we've got some great stuff planned.
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Postby Darksun » Thu Feb 24, 2005 3:41 pm

Yay, and other such remarks
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Postby elDiablo » Thu Feb 24, 2005 3:43 pm

Rar! Yay! etc! :D
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Postby D Dude » Thu Feb 24, 2005 4:53 pm

ooooh

cool.
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Postby edd8990 » Thu Feb 24, 2005 8:16 pm

ONLY A 7???? Ridiculous. Edge deserve shooting. Anyways, yay free bonus extras!
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Postby Dave2 » Thu Feb 24, 2005 8:33 pm

Edge tends to give lower scores than other mags; i.e. so that 5 really is average.
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Postby xyzyxx » Thu Feb 24, 2005 8:35 pm

seven out of what? ten?
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Postby Hektik sniper » Thu Feb 24, 2005 8:48 pm

yes, and i still hate edge's rating system, its so un-specific :(
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Postby Phydaux » Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:28 pm

xyzyxx wrote:seven out of what? ten?
No, out of five :mrgreen:
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Postby Starfyre » Fri Feb 25, 2005 10:21 am

SCANS SCANS SCANS! :|
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Postby DanielSF » Fri Feb 25, 2005 7:54 pm

It should be pointed out that Darwinia scores the same as Gran Turismo 4, Mercenaries and Dead or Alive Ultimate. Edge considers a truly average game to be worthy of a truly average score (5 out of 10) and that anything scoring better is considered good. Consider that such worthies as Settlers V, The Punisher and Death by Degrees (the Nina Williams/Tekken spin-off) score a 5, I'd say Darwinia is in some good company.

Edge don't tend to wander off into flights of fanciful hyperbole (PC Gamer, I'm looking at you) but review games on their merits. I'd say their review of Darwinia could best be considered 'harsh but fair'

Edit: because no matter how many times I proof-read something, there's always one glaring little error!
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Postby Rkiver » Fri Feb 25, 2005 8:03 pm

Hell a 7 in Edge is bloody excellent. Also nice one on the extras section. Wonder if we will see any pics of the release bash on there also? Perhaps a bonus CD could contain little tidbits from the beta testers etc etc etc.
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Postby xyzyxx » Fri Feb 25, 2005 9:56 pm

Phydaux wrote:
xyzyxx wrote:seven out of what? ten?
No, out of five :mrgreen:
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