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April 25, 2008


GTA IV has just made IGN history. For the first time since 1999, IGN has awarded the score of"10" to a game. Hilary calls GTA IV the best game in nearly a decade. Here's what he had to say regarding the 10 score:

A "10" is not a score we give out very often. In fact, the last time we gave a 10 to a console game was Soul Calibur in 1999. A 10 doesn't mean a game is perfect -- it means a game is pushing boundaries, expanding a genre, and doing many things to a level so far above and beyond its competitors that they overshadows any flaws. Certainly, GTA IV has some issues, the most noticeable being the occasional flaw in the cover system, but there are many more pieces of GTA IV that are better than anything I've seen from a game in the past decade. We don't give 10s often -- just to games that merit the score.

There you have it folks, click the title for the link.

1 comment:

Melaisis said...

I've just been discussing the IGN review with some journalist friends of mine - the majority of which have a copy of GTAIV themselves. Now, is it just us but does it seem it reads like a 15 year-old GCSE student wrote it? I know its kind of unrelated to the game itself, but is still relevant on a forum about a gaming magazine, after all. It really has the structural fluency of a screamo score, and appears the reviewer (the head at IGN, I believe) has simply let enthusiasm overwhelm him. I'm not just talking about the score, either, but it just seems he jumps from topic to topic, often repeating himself a bit too many times: 'OMFG CHECK OUT THE STORYLINE, AND THE MULTIPLAYER, AND THE STORYLINE AGAIN AND THEN THE SIDEQUESTS AND THE VIEW AND THE STORY AND THEN THE POLICE-WHICH-DO-WHAT-THEY'VE-ALWAYS-DONE AND THE STORY AND THE MULTIPLAYER AND THE MULTIPLAYER!'. Its strange, and I don't think he's been paid-off or anything, just that his integrity slackened and it appears he thought we all wouldn't notice because 'OMFGITSTHEFIRSTREVIEW!'.