Monday, September 14, 2009

"World First" Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Review Comes In, From PlayStation Magazine

I'm not the one to throw skepticism out there too quickly, but when the first review for a system-exclusive game comes out one full month prior to the games release in said system's official magazine and gives it a perfect score and the editor's choice award, well, one can't help himself to draw such brash, quick conclusions.

Enter The Official PlayStation Magazine (TOPM), formerly known, and subscribed to, PlayStation Magazine (the much easier on the tongue abbreviation, PSM). Their cover story for their November issue is a review of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. I'm not one to have such distaste for the review - I absolutely LOVE Uncharted and cannot wait for the sequel, which is preordered at Best Buy - but with the aforementioned criteria, I'm growing worried over here.

Claiming "WORLD FIRST REVIEW" on the cover, they go on to say in subtext "Forget game of the year. This is one of the best games of all time." Their bolded emphasis, not mine. Further into the magazine, they give the game a perfect 5/5 as well as the Editor's Choice monthly award.

They also have white-hot intel on Modern Warfare 2, Assassin's Creed II, GTA: Chinatown Wars (the PSP port of the kick-ass, formerly exclusive DS game), Max Payne 3 and Rage, id's hot new shit. I'll believe "new intel" on Rage and Max Payne 3 when I see it. When that is, I'm not sure, as the PlayStation Blog says this issue will hit in the "next couple of weeks.

First UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves Review - PlayStation: The Official Magazine