Neverdeadagain wrote:I fact you could almost take the scores,10,9,8 etc and use them as the 5 star system - so 10 is 'five stars', 9 is 'four stars' etc. People get this unconsciously I think. This means you've ranked this game as a 2 star game. Its simply not that as the IGN review of 86% shows.
You're setting your own system there. If we were to mark out of five stars, I would say that 62% is probably three stars. Disappointing by Sonic standards. Back to the original criticism quickly. You do need to read the review but in this pithy summary, I think you can infer that by listing interminable as a flaw, Joe thought it was a bit boring. Long doesn't automatically mean a game is good, just as really hard doesn't. It has to be fun as well.
As for the suggestion of bias, that's just going to wind us up, especially when it comes to the Sonic V Mario debate. A lot of us on the magazine really like Sonic and I have consistently defended modern Sonic games when people write them all off, pointing people towards the handheld games such as Rush and Generations, plus Colours on Wii. We've given some great scores to Sonic games. That's probably one reasons that we're so disappointed by Sonic And All Stars Racing Transformed. It had great potential.