EDGE – 200th ISSUE; 200 COVERS


It’s still a mystery what’s going to be in the inside of the 200th issue of EDGE (apart the regular reviews and previews, obviously) but at least we know what’s going to be on the outside – one of 200 different cover designs.

Yes, 200. That’s them to the right of this paragraph, and there’s bound to be something to tickle your fancy – they’ve even done a Dizzy cover. Subscribers will get one exclusively designed by LittleBigPlanet developers Media Molecule. So no Dizzy for them.

I think I’m going to have to go hunting for the Gunstar Heroes cover. Or maybe the Shenmue one. No, wait, that We Love Katamari ditty just caught my eye…

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

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  • Cynical ploy to make people buy 200 copies of Edge!

    A lot of them don’t really do anything for me (and look a bit hacked together compared to the usual Edge covers), but a few I like – the Grim Fandango and Doom covers, and the Sonic, Sensible Soccer, Zombies Ate My Neighbours, Metal Slug and Streets of Rage 2 aren’t bad.

  • Review scores have appeared:

    Resident Evil 5 (PS3/Xbox 360, Capcom): 7
    Shellshock 2: Blood Trails (PS3/Xbox 360, Eidos): 2
    Afro Samurai (PS3/Xbox, Bandai Namco): 5
    Stormrise (PS3/Xbox 360, Sega): 4
    50 Cent: Blood on the Sand (PS3/Xbox 360, THQ): 7
    Tom Clancy’s HAWX (PS3/Xbox 360, Ubisoft): 6
    Time Hollow (NDS, Konami): 6
    Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride (NDS, Square Enix): 8
    Resistance Retribution (PSP, Sony): 6
    Puzzle Quest: Galactrix (Xbox 360 XBLA, D3): 7
    Henry Hatsworth in The Puzzling Adventure (NDS, EA): 8

  • 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand = Resident Evil 5 < Henry Hatsworth in The Puzzling Adventure ? Sod off Edge.

  • Might have to get me filthy hands on Dragon Quest, ready for when I finish Chrono Trigger.

  • Ah indeed there is a JSR one, that’s the one i’ll be looking for, but i’d settle for Doom…

  • Yeh I saw. An Edge 7 was sort of expected, but Eurogamer’s scores are all over the place. It really depends which reviewer scores the game. Another reviewer gave Killzone 2 a 9/10. This is why review scores are shite, if you’re going to be completely inconsistent.

    Eurogamer said “it’s basically just RE4, and the partner AI sucks”. Except, the partner AI is actually quite good, highly competent, and aside from the fundamental RE gameplay, it’s quite unlike RE4. And anyway, they loved RE4… So basically their reviewer was speaking a load of shite.

  • From what I’ve read in other reviews I’d have to agree with Eurogamer’s point of the series not moving on. RE4 was ace but the Wii version improved on that with its aiming system, I can see how RE5 might seem like a step back in some ways…

  • RE5 has lots of small tweaks over RE4 that make it faster and less clunky. Still the unfortunate movement, but most other things are improved.

    Eurogamer’s review just didn’t make much sense to me. Half of the complaints apply to every RE game (but they loved them), and the rest are largely bullshit.

    The main thing with RE5, is that it’s actually quite unlike any other RE games, basic gameplay aside. It’s kind of Resident Evil 4 + Uncharted. That’s the feeling I got playing it (one level in particular is right out of Uncharted). The co-op system really changes things too, and makes it much more of an action game than a “slow, spooky, haunted house thing”. I can understand that’s why a lot of people won’t like it – it’s completely unlike past RE games in that way, it’s much faster, more hectic, more action packed, but a lot less scary as a result.

    I loved Uncharted though, so RE + Uncharted is a fairly good formula for me.

    I’ll have to get GA’s review up this week…

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