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bismp
10-25-2013, 07:03 PM
Does anyone know when the big sites (ign,gamespot etc) are going to publish their reviews on AC4:BF?

Flutterwhat
10-25-2013, 07:08 PM
Most likely on October 29th when the review embargo is lifted.

bismp
10-28-2013, 08:47 AM
Any chance to have reviews today(monday 28th)?other big games like ac3,gta5 etc got the reviews from sites like ign,gamespot oneday before the release date...

bondboy_88
10-28-2013, 09:40 AM
Highly unlikely since the embargo date lifts on the release date itself that is the 29th.
Even IGN posted that their review will only be posted on Tuesday the moment the clock strikes 12.
http://au.ign.com/wikis/ign-review-calendar/Game_Release_Dates_and_Reviews_(2013)

roostersrule2
10-28-2013, 09:47 AM
Highly unlikely since the embargo date lifts on the release date itself that is the 29th.
Even IGN posted that their review will only be posted on Tuesday the moment the clock strikes 12.
http://au.ign.com/wikis/ign-review-calendar/Game_Release_Dates_and_Reviews_(2013)Cheers but what time zone do IGN use?

bondboy_88
10-28-2013, 10:03 AM
Cheers but what time zone do IGN use?

Most likely Pacific Standard Time(PST) as they are based in San Francisco. It's just after 2am right now if you follow that time.

The time zone this forum follows is the same as London, which will be just after 9am. :D

roostersrule2
10-28-2013, 10:05 AM
Most likely Pacific Standard Time(PST) as they are based in San Francisco. It's just after 2am right now if you follow that time.

The time zone this forum follows is the same as London, which will be just after 9am. :DAh okay and if my time zone converting is right, you will get it at 7pm and I at 6.

bondboy_88
10-28-2013, 10:08 AM
Ah okay and if my time zone converting is right, you will get it at 7pm and I at 6.

You are indeed right mate I just noticed you're based down under too. :)

Victoria? or another state?

roostersrule2
10-28-2013, 10:10 AM
You are indeed right mate I just noticed you're based down under too. :)

Victoria? or another state?Queensland haha.

bondboy_88
10-28-2013, 10:12 AM
Queensland haha.
Too bad you're on Xbox, would be fun to play MP with some one closer to my timezone ;)

roostersrule2
10-28-2013, 10:13 AM
Too bad you're on Xbox, would be fun to play MP with some one closer to my timezone ;)Yea haha, although I never play AC's MP.

bondboy_88
10-28-2013, 10:20 AM
Yea haha, although I never play AC's MP.

Not for AC of course hehe I never even tried the MP myself :P
Are you upgrading to Xbone?

roostersrule2
10-28-2013, 10:25 AM
Not for AC of course hehe I never even tried the MP myself :P
Are you upgrading to Xbone?Oh really haha, it's pretty fun I really enjoyed ACB's, ACR's was pretty fun also but in AC3 it was the basically the same and I only played 1 or 2 games.

Nah I'm getting a PS4, because I prefer Sony's exclusives and through Gakai I can play some PS3 exclusives. Also MS were real ****s about some of the Xbones problems.

pacmanate
10-28-2013, 11:10 AM
I really hate reviews that come out on the day :|

roostersrule2
10-28-2013, 11:13 AM
I really hate reviews that come out on the day :|Indeed, although reviews can sometimes destroy or make a game and sometimes seeing the review first will change your opinion on it. I'm kinda happy I will play the game before seeing reviews of it.

pacmanate
10-28-2013, 11:14 AM
Indeed, although reviews can sometimes destroy or make a game and sometimes seeing the review first will change your opinion on it. I'm kinda happy I will play the game before seeing reviews of it.

Well reviews for AC I never take to heart cause I'm getting them anyway, I want to see more about what they say about performance.

roostersrule2
10-28-2013, 11:16 AM
Well reviews for AC I never take to heart cause I'm getting them anyway, I want to see more about what they say about performance.Indeed but when AC3 was only getting 8's (which is a decent score) it scared me, I though it was easily a 10/10 game, then I played it.

AlphaAltair
10-28-2013, 11:31 AM
Hey! I'm a Queenslander too! Go the mighty maroons lol!

pacmanate
10-28-2013, 11:39 AM
Indeed but when AC3 was only getting 8's (which is a decent score) it scared me, I though it was easily a 10/10 game, then I played it.

I use my AC3 as a coffee mat.

roostersrule2
10-28-2013, 12:32 PM
Hey! I'm a Queenslander too! Go the mighty maroons lol!Haha this man knows his ****.


I use my AC3 as a coffee mat.I bet that coffee mat is infested with bugs.

pacmanate
10-28-2013, 12:35 PM
I bet that coffee mat is infested with bugs.

It smells too.

roostersrule2
10-28-2013, 12:40 PM
It smells too.Is it the most reeeeeeeeeeeeeeal coffee mat ever?

pacmanate
10-28-2013, 12:43 PM
Is it the most reeeeeeeeeeeeeeal coffee mat ever?

I guess so

Mr_Shade
10-28-2013, 02:32 PM
and topic.. ?

STDlyMcStudpants
10-28-2013, 04:21 PM
the embargo is on the 29th?! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOO!!!!!
ACIV is going to suck..that is NEVER a good sign!!

Mr_Shade
10-28-2013, 04:37 PM
really...?

STDlyMcStudpants
10-28-2013, 04:39 PM
really...?
Really...
Name a good game with an embargo either on or after its release date...
I'll wait.

Mr_Shade
10-28-2013, 04:42 PM
Well time will tell..

STDlyMcStudpants
10-28-2013, 07:59 PM
Well time will tell..
I was soo looking forward to reviews today... =((

pacmanate
10-28-2013, 08:10 PM
Really...
Name a good game with an embargo either on or after its release date...
I'll wait.

Call of Duty. I know... but, it does get high scores.

STDlyMcStudpants
10-28-2013, 08:16 PM
Call of Duty. I know... but, it does get high scores.

I can see the review comments already.....lol
I think COD is a blast to play in mp but have no idea how it gets higher than 8.5.....
-_-

pacmanate
10-28-2013, 08:23 PM
I can see the review comments already.....lol
I think COD is a blast to play in mp but have no idea how it gets higher than 8.5.....
-_-

Neither do I but there are obviously a lot of people who love it.

Moultonborough
10-28-2013, 08:33 PM
I thought they might come out today. Having it released at 3PM (EST) on launch day I think it kinda useless. The way I see it people will see the review then go buy it at launch knowing the score already instead of waiting around. Just makes more sense for sales that way.

bismp
10-28-2013, 08:35 PM
It seems that there will be a separate review on next gen consoles.can't really see why...they could just have said for example 8/10 in current gen and 9/10 in next gen beacause of graphics

pacmanate
10-28-2013, 08:38 PM
It seems that there will be a separate review on next gen consoles.can't really see why...they could just have said for example 8/10 in current gen and 9/10 in next gen beacause of graphics

I don't see why graphics would matter though, and that is the only difference.

bismp
10-28-2013, 08:41 PM
So in your opinion how many reviews should there be?one or 2?i personally find having a separate review for next gen useless

pacmanate
10-28-2013, 08:45 PM
So in your opinion how many reviews should there be?one or 2?i personally find having a separate review for next gen useless

1 review. Reason being is the next gen version is the same, just with better textures etc. You might as well have had PC and Console reviews seperate all the time cause thats effectively what having 2 reviews for is now.

STDlyMcStudpants
10-28-2013, 10:02 PM
Reviewers have said that they will be doing separate reviews for the games that will be cross gen
I mean to be fair - some do add different features and may have cleaner frame rates which could essentially mean less bugs and glitches...
Im not mad about it..it makes sense...but then again theyve never done a console pc separate review..so dont get why they are doing it now lol

Reviews are meant to seal the deal...only reason im worried about reviews not hitting until tomorrow,,,
I mean for example COD...its like they arent sure "is this going to be the year they chop our legs off?"
So they dont give preorderers the opportunity to cancel...
But im sure this has more to do with Nextgen as BF4 is doing the same thing... But WWE 2k14 reviews started to hit today and it doesnt come out until tomorrow (current gen only game)

Farlander1991
10-28-2013, 10:24 PM
Well, people just can't be pleased. The general consensus judging by the Internet seems that if a review is released before release date, then it's unreliable, but if on the day, it's because something's really wrong with the game. :p

So whatever. You know what's the REAL sign that something may be terribly wrong with the game? If review copies aren't sent out to press AT ALL (*cough*Star Trek: The Video Game*cough*). Because that makes even a day one review absolutely impossible.

STDlyMcStudpants
10-28-2013, 11:12 PM
Well, people just can't be pleased. The general consensus judging by the Internet seems that if a review is released before release date, then it's unreliable, but if on the day, it's because something's really wrong with the game. :p

So whatever. You know what's the REAL sign that something may be terribly wrong with the game? If review copies aren't sent out to press AT ALL (*cough*Star Trek: The Video Game*cough*). Because that makes even a day one review absolutely impossible.

Yes that is the ONE thing that has me wiping my forehead...reviews copies have been out for a while..
But ive never heard that a review before release date is unreliable lol....

Farlander1991
10-28-2013, 11:19 PM
Yes that is the ONE thing that has me wiping my forehead...reviews copies have been out for a while..
But ive never heard that a review before release date is unreliable lol....

Well, the most recent example, Rome II - the reviews released before the release date were all incredibly positive, but failed to mention or address in any way the myriad of bugs, and issues, and absolutely broken AI that the game had, and people were REALLY pissed off about that. (and, I just want to note, I don't blame any reviewers for that, or try to infer that somebody was paid off or some **** like that, don't know the situation, for how long the reviewers have played and what was their deadline and how much time they physically could have with the game, just the fact).

And it's actually happened quite a lot in the recent years, with the critic opinion and public opinion being vastly different for one reason or another, so a lot of people don't consider reviews before a release date to be reliable.

lonewarrior30
10-29-2013, 09:27 AM
NowGamer (http://www.nowgamer.com/xbox-360/xbox360-reviews/2136785/assassins_creed_4_black_flag_review.html) – 8/10
Joystiq (http://www.joystiq.com/2013/10/29/assassins-creed-4-black-flag-ps4-review-572f294c/) – 4/5
GamesRadar (http://www.gamesradar.com/assassins-creed-iv-black-flag-review/?utm_source=tw&utm_medium=emp&utm_campaign=AC_review) – 4.5/5
OXM (http://www.oxm.co.uk/65066/reviews/assassins-creed-4-black-flag-xbox-360-review/) – 9/10
CVG (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/434794/assassins-creed-4-black-flag-review-next-gen-marks-a-return-to-form-for-the-franchise/) – 9/10
Kotaku (http://kotaku.com/assassins-creed-iv-black-flag-the-kotaku-review-1453735783?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Twitter&utm_source=Kotaku_Twitter&utm_medium=Socialflow) – Yes
Eurogamer (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-10-29-assassins-creed-4-black-flag-review) – 9/10
OPM (http://www.officialplaystationmagazine.co.uk/review/assassins-creed-4-black-flag-ps4-review-official-playstation-magazine-score/) – 8/10
Polygon (http://www.polygon.com/2013/10/29/4861080/assassins-creed-4-black-flag-review?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter) – 7.5/10
Gamespot:9.0/10

HypeR.tgL
10-29-2013, 09:57 AM
I need this. Now D; 23 more days..

Flutterwhat
10-29-2013, 10:24 AM
NowGamer (http://www.nowgamer.com/xbox-360/xbox360-reviews/2136785/assassins_creed_4_black_flag_review.html) 8/10
Joystiq (http://www.joystiq.com/2013/10/29/assassins-creed-4-black-flag-ps4-review-572f294c/) 4/5
GamesRadar (http://www.gamesradar.com/assassins-creed-iv-black-flag-review/?utm_source=tw&utm_medium=emp&utm_campaign=AC_review) 4.5/5
OXM (http://www.oxm.co.uk/65066/reviews/assassins-creed-4-black-flag-xbox-360-review/) 9/10
CVG (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/434794/assassins-creed-4-black-flag-review-next-gen-marks-a-return-to-form-for-the-franchise/) 9/10
Kotaku (http://kotaku.com/assassins-creed-iv-black-flag-the-kotaku-review-1453735783?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Twitter&utm_source=Kotaku_Twitter&utm_medium=Socialflow) Yes
Eurogamer (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-10-29-assassins-creed-4-black-flag-review) 9/10
OPM (http://www.officialplaystationmagazine.co.uk/review/assassins-creed-4-black-flag-ps4-review-official-playstation-magazine-score/) 8/10
Polygon (http://www.polygon.com/2013/10/29/4861080/assassins-creed-4-black-flag-review?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter) 7.5/10
Gamespot:9.0/10

glad to see those kinds of scores. the only bad review i've seen is by Ars Technica (http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/10/assassins-creed-iv-review-enormous-but-ultimately-empty/).
Ars Reader BasP points out in the comments:
but it's like the reviewer is suspecting a sophisticated stealh game like Chaos Theory or Thief. Assassin's Creed isn't a series of stealth games. They have always been action games about acrobatic killing and fetch quests in a wacky alternate history setting.

ACfan443
10-29-2013, 10:26 AM
Someone make a dedicated thread

pirate1802
10-29-2013, 10:30 AM
lolign gave it an 8.5, which is lower than they gave to AC3, but they seem to praise it more than AC3.. *scratches head*

Mr_Shade
10-29-2013, 10:42 AM
Really...
Name a good game with an embargo either on or after its release date...
I'll wait.


AC4 Black Flag?

;)

ACfan443
10-29-2013, 10:43 AM
lolign gave it an 8.5, which is lower than they gave to AC3, but they seem to praise it more than AC3.. *scratches head*

Gameinformer gave it 8.25 saying it's a huge improvement over AC3...which they scored a 9.

Farlander1991
10-29-2013, 10:46 AM
lolign gave it an 8.5, which is lower than they gave to AC3, but they seem to praise it more than AC3.. *scratches head*

Different reviewers ;)

I said it once somewhere already, reviews are based on personal experiences, preferences, and, well, opinions, and scores are just arbitrary numbers that somehow categorize all that. However, as long as you know the reviewer, what his scoring system is and based on what criteria, that system makes sense, but it falls apart when trying to compare two arbitrary numbers from two different reviewers.

Mr_Shade
10-29-2013, 10:46 AM
Someone make a dedicated thread
http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/801713-Assassin-s-Creed-4-Black-Flag-HUB


Re reviews - Better than AC3 - but scored lower - thats some funny comments.. maybe they waiting for the Next Gen versions to bump the score.. who knows..?

x___Luffy___x
10-29-2013, 10:55 AM
so anyone knows if there are any spoilers in the reviews that they have watched ??

ACfan443
10-29-2013, 10:57 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/801713-Assassin-s-Creed-4-Black-Flag-HUB

Hardly anyone looks at the sticky section though, it's so incredibly bloated with a million unnecessary threads that scrolling quickly down to the first unstickied thread has become habit.

Mr_Shade
10-29-2013, 11:01 AM
Hardly anyone looks at the sticky section though, it's so incredibly bloated with a million unnecessary threads that scrolling quickly down to the first unstickied thread has become habit.
shame that, since you are missing a lot of important threads.. ;)

ACfan443
10-29-2013, 11:04 AM
shame that, since you are missing a lot of important threads.. ;)

A lot of those are not important, I've never encountered a any other forum with so many threads in its pinned section, there're usually only 2 or 3 absolutely important ones

VictorAviram123
10-29-2013, 11:06 AM
I'm always waiting for GameTrailers review and as always, they didn't disappoint me.
http://www.gametrailers.com/reviews/czas4t/assassin-s-creed-iv--black-flag-review
9.2 is pretty much what I would've give the game, based on my experience so far.

roostersrule2
10-29-2013, 11:16 AM
so anyone knows if there are any spoilers in the reviews that they have watched ??Yep, don't watch the IGN one, it was subtle but it was there. I only saw the first 2 mins of it as well.

Mr_Shade
10-29-2013, 11:19 AM
A lot of those are not important, I've never encountered a any other forum with so many threads in its pinned section, there're usually only 2 or 3 absolutely important ones
well others think otherwise ;)

I have trimmed a few down anyway - since we are at release day - so some can go ;)

Farlander1991
10-29-2013, 11:28 AM
Yep, don't watch the IGN one, it was subtle but it was there. I only saw the first 2 mins of it as well.

As well don't watch Eurogamer's spoiler-free tour if you want to be absolutely spoiler-free. Because it's not spoiler-free. There's no main missions in it, but apparently it's either after the game or very late in the game and it's really noticeable because of one factor.

Mr_Shade
10-29-2013, 11:30 AM
quickie question to you lot...

Any reviews saying about PS4 performance issues - just seen an odd comment..?

x___Luffy___x
10-29-2013, 11:38 AM
Yep, don't watch the IGN one, it was subtle but it was there. I only saw the first 2 mins of it as well.
thanks. wont be watching that one :)

I'm always waiting for GameTrailers review and as always, they didn't disappoint me.
http://www.gametrailers.com/reviews/czas4t/assassin-s-creed-iv--black-flag-review
9.2 is pretty much what I would've give the game, based on my experience so far.
i am downloading GT review. does it have spoilers ?? i usually watch only GT reviews...

As well don't watch Eurogamer's spoiler-free tour if you want to be absolutely spoiler-free. Because it's not spoiler-free. There's no main missions in it, but apparently it's either after the game or very late in the game and it's really noticeable because of one factor.

thanks..:)

x___Luffy___x
10-29-2013, 11:38 AM
Yep, don't watch the IGN one, it was subtle but it was there. I only saw the first 2 mins of it as well.
thanks. wont be watching that one :)

I'm always waiting for GameTrailers review and as always, they didn't disappoint me.
http://www.gametrailers.com/reviews/czas4t/assassin-s-creed-iv--black-flag-review
9.2 is pretty much what I would've give the game, based on my experience so far.
i am downloading GT review. does it have spoilers ?? i usually watch only GT reviews...

As well don't watch Eurogamer's spoiler-free tour if you want to be absolutely spoiler-free. Because it's not spoiler-free. There's no main missions in it, but apparently it's either after the game or very late in the game and it's really noticeable because of one factor.

thanks..:)

x___Luffy___x
10-29-2013, 12:02 PM
anyone watched the GameTrailers review ? and does it have spoilers ??

Farlander1991
10-29-2013, 12:09 PM
anyone watched the GameTrailers review ? and does it have spoilers ??

For the most part there's footage from scenes that we saw in the trailers in one way or another. A few non-descript scenes are an exception (during some kind of talk with Stede Bonnet and something else I might've missed), and it also talks a bit about a mechanic of a story mission, but without any kind of context.

Though, mind you, I watched the first sequence and a half on YouTube this weekend (couldn't resist, as I thought, heh), so maybe there's something from the beginning that you wouldn't like to be spoilered, but I didn't see anything drastic.

x___Luffy___x
10-29-2013, 12:11 PM
For the most part there's footage from scenes that we saw in the trailers in one way or another. A few non-descript scenes are an exception (during some kind of talk with Stede Bonnet and something else I might've missed), and it also talks a bit about a mechanic of a story mission, but without any kind of context.

thank you :D