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#1 Berserker

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 10:32 PM

I sure hope this game is good. I have yet to see a review online, besides that Play magazine review...

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#2 KongaKing

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 10:36 PM

I'm going to go to frys tomrorow and buy it..... I'll post first impressions asap so if anyone else wants to know but is a little unsure.

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 11:36 PM

I'm going to go to frys tomrorow and buy it..... I'll post first impressions asap so if anyone else wants to know but is a little unsure.


thanks, please let us know how it is. I am really interested in this game. Are you getting the PC version or XB?

#4 KongaKing

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 12:30 AM

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 12:39 AM

Im only going to get it so I can win prizes and a chance for 1 million dollars. Ill buy it and play for for 6 weeks on XBL then if I dont win anything sell it.

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 02:46 AM

What was the Play magazine review score on it, by the why?
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Posted 31 May 2005 - 02:55 AM

The PC version doesn't ship until the 30th of June. Xbox Gets it, well, tomorrow :).

I'm still getting it for the PC, as I sold my Xbox.

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 05:04 AM

What was the Play magazine review score on it, by the why?


^ (same question, except change why to way ;-) )

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 05:15 AM

I was very interested in this game, but will get the PC version because its cheaper and I sold my xbox

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 05:22 AM

Well, I was looking forward to this because I
a) love Ender's Game (best book by writer Orson Scott Card)
b) love the Dig (previous game written by Orson Scott Card)
but I must say it is never a good sign if a game is released and no reviews are available. We all know that when that happens it is often because the company doesn't want bad press to ruin sales.

#11 Berserker

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 09:32 AM

What was the Play magazine review score on it, by the why?


They gave it a 3 out of 4. I just don't trust that review that much though, because the review was released about a month and a half ago, and that's not a very good rating system.

I'm pretty convinced it will be good, but I''d like to see at least one solid review. Looking forward to the impressions KongaKing. ;)

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This is not really worth a click, but just for the novelty, here is Maxim's review.

http://www.maximonli...games_9844.html

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 12:45 PM

I'm convinced it'll be pretty good, but it just reeks of BG&E. I'd say hold off on buying and the price will drop like a rock by summer's end.

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 01:44 PM

One of the writer's for OXM said that he really enjoyed Advent Rising and his review will be available in the next issue of OXM. Not to mention nearly every game Majesco has released recently has been killed! (Psychonauts, Raze's Hell, etc!)

Also, the dig DOES kick ass ;) I'd hop on this outpost deal. The game probably will rock, worse comes to worse you just have to pay a few bucks to ship it back.

#14 KongaKing

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 03:34 PM

Just for the people waiting to hear impressions, my Fry's (just called) won't have it 'till the afternoon shipment, so it'll be a few hours

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 03:36 PM

I'm hoping that I'm wrong, but I have a feeling this is going to be a stinker.

The publisher is giving away $1,000,000 prize to promote the game...not a good sign.

Like I said, hopefully I'm wrong.

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 03:42 PM

I'm hoping that I'm wrong, but I have a feeling this is going to be a stinker.

The publisher is giving away $1,000,000 prize to promote the game...not a good sign.

Like I said, hopefully I'm wrong.


Me too, since the stuff I had seen about it had me curiously interested, though offering up a large prize to promote a game makes me a little uneasy about it being good.

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 05:36 PM

I enjoyed it at e3....granted it isnt like I played for 2 hours straight, nor do I think that I played the worst (or best) levels, but I enjoyed......I have some credit for Frys so I will hit it up and buy it as long as they have it today .

#18 Berserker

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 06:18 PM

Well, until there are some reviews here are some impressions from a reviewer (chespace) at 1-UP with a review copy. He makes it sound pretty average from the readings.

http://new.ga-forum....ead.php?t=49810

And here on the second page of this thread is some words from Donald Mustard about the review copies sent out...

http://majescoentert...15&pagenumber=1

Hopefully Cheapy and shrike don't mind me posting this stuff up here...its supposed to a deal thread, I know.

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Gamespy Review (2.5/5)

http://xbox.gamespy....g/620476p1.html

#19 KongaKing

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 10:14 PM

Not great rewview hrm? Well I called frys and they said they won't get it till thursday now, so...no impressions from me.

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 03:00 AM

Hmmmm, I was interested in winning some prizes but if the game sux that badly then I would rather spend it on a note worthy game.

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 04:55 AM

http://xbox.ign.com/....html?fromint=1
7.8 from IGN

not too bad, but not worth $35-50 bucks. I will prob wait until this one hits $20, or hopefully Frys B&M will have the PC version for $19.99 on the first day it comes out.

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 05:50 AM

seems most of the complaints are about framerate. one of the devs stated that reviewers got an earlier 2-disc build on DVD-5s that has more slowdown than the final retail copy on DVD-9. So some of these framerate issues may be ironed out. Or it could just be PR :)

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 02:45 PM

All of today's Fry's ads have revised the release date until tomorrow (Thurs. 6/2) at Noon/4 pm.

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 07:35 PM

Posted this in the other forum but figured I'd post it here for those deliberating a purchase.

"Apparently the reason we aren't seeing many reviews is the game is completely bug ridden. Majesco has sent out "reviewable" copies to reviewers and there are tons of bugs. Majesco promises there wont be many bugs but they have given no copies that have been bug free. So a lot of the review sites are waiting for the retail version.

This is what a freelance writer who does work for EGM and OXM wrote in the 1up forums:

"OK IGN's is up, but there's a whole lot that people aren't talking about. Here's the skinny: I first got "reviewable" three weeks ago and, in addition to the heinous framerate you're reading about in all posted reviews, I encountered bugs and glitches of every variety imaginable. I checked in with Majesco to make sure that I was in fact playing the final product. They said no and sent me another version. Same thing with that. They said no yet again, and sent what they insisted was gold (the previous burns had been submission candidates). Same thing yet again. Now we're waiting for retail versions to arrive to verify that it's the same build, and all signs so far say it probably is.


So in short....Audio bugs. Progress-stopping bugs. Weirdness bugs. Targeting bugs. Camera bugs. AI bugs. Scripting bugs. You name it. "

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 10:45 PM

LOL. Maybe its not worth my time to play a bug filled game. Not even for 1million dollars since I know I wont win.

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 05:14 AM

Confirmed, advent rising is a glitchy mess. Avoid.

#27 KongaKing

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 04:27 PM

My frys still doesnt have it..but crap....I might just skip it now...

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 04:31 PM

thank you CAG community once again.................you have saved me some money by advising me to avoid this mess.
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Posted 02 June 2005 - 04:34 PM

5.7 from GameSpot
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#30 KongaKing

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 05:37 PM

I'm passing :( Oh well, I had hopes for this game