80% in PC Gamer


#1

Democracy 2 just got reviewed in the UK’s PC Gamer magazine and scored 80%, it’s a glowing review too, and I’m very pleased. Hurrah!


#2

Well done! \o/

Any chance to have a link/scan/report of the test to know what is in, for us non-UK residents (or at least those who cannot get their hands on a paper version of PC gamer)?


#3

I’m not sure they let you do that, and obviously I’m keeping in with them :smiley:, but they put their reviews up on their website at some point, so I’ll link to it.


#4

And a slightly worse score :frowning: from eurogamer:
eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=90929
But they seemed to like it.


#5

I like their percentage skew better than that used by most game magazines, where 70% is already a sign of poor coding, and 60% means the developer eats kittens for lunch. Still…it does seem low to me, even making allowances.


#6

This is probably because reviewers tend to be seduced by pretty graphics, rather than deep gameplay, see Crysis et al. for examples.


#7

Some are, and some aren’t, it often depends on how old the reviewer is :smiley: Some just can’t imagine a time before games had bump mapping :smiley:


#8

Young’uns these days! Why, I remember when all we had was a few random pixels moving from side to side, and we were happy with it!

Seriously, though, I often think along these lines, and I’m only a teenager! Shows how fast computer technology is advancing…

Anyways, good news on the reviews!


#9

at this point…
any review is a good review :slight_smile:

we need to get your name out there!