I mean, I'd give Vice City 7/10 at best. But I'd give OOT a 9.9 anyday.
Everything else is pretty damn faultless but on this basis alone I fail to see how it can score 9.9. It is really picky once you go over 9.5 but where the gameplay for my is a 9.7/9.8 I feel that the visual content brings this down to 9.4/9.5.
For this reason alone I can not wait for the PS3, San Andreas is an absolutely stunning game and if they keep this formula, a few gameplay additions and a visual re-vamp; well, it won't really get any better.
The judges looked at these small slips, and began deducting marks. Even with a high starting value, these little mistakes made the score tumble down, and in fact, the guy actually got a relatively low score (which really didn't please the crowd). Afterwards, there was a discussion about the way the competition was judged - could they be doing things wrong considering how spectacular his display was?
GTA: San Andreas does the same thing - it goes much further than any other game, and tries to go for the big spectacular moves. If we deducted marks for every little slip in the framerate and every tiny glitch then it could indeed score 9.3 or another of the scores suggested below, but its done so much more, and achieved so many higher targets that I think IGN are quite justified in awarding a 9.9.
Got the gameplay, got the lifespan, got the value.
Sure, the graphics aren't MGS2 quality, but given the size and sheer ammount of custimization, it's morth than worthy of the PS2.
Anyhoo, I hate the analogue stick.
> IGN gave it that? Definitly confirms my opinion of them then.
Well how about gamespot ratings ? They have always been hard on games, they actually gave shenmue 7/10, and 8/10 to mgs1, and 9.6/10 to all gta games, as if they were all the same, and only the REALLY good games get 9 or more. Do you know how much did they give the ocarina of time ? 10/10.
And it's not just gamespot, Also on gamerankings.com which is a site that can view game ratings in several ways: You can view them according to major sites ratings, all sites ratings, or the public ratings. In all cases, oot was no.1 , also the outcome of all the reviews for San Andreas indicated that it's the 4th best game of all time, and the best game for ps2, not that I agree with them, I was just pointing it out.
ahhh good times :-D