Super Mario Odyssey - 10
SteamWorld Dig 2 - 8
StarFox 2 -5
Metroid: Samus Returns - 6
The English cover for the next issue of EDGE should be the same, but we won't know for sure until tomorrow. At least we have this nice Spanish version to look at!
It was easy to predict that Super Mario Odyssey would get lots of perfect scores. Everything they showed us so far proobed that this game was made with a lot of hard work
6 for Samus Returns? What?
Seems to me more of a "I don't personally like this game" kind of score rather than a "This is a bad game" score. Shame.
Same goes for Star Fox 2. It's like reviewers are confused that a 3D SNES game from the mid 90s would look primitive.
If ignoring nostalgia, novelty, and historical significance I could imagine reviewers giving StarFox 2 a bad score. But that score for Metroid: Samus Returns? Way too low in my opinion. I've been absolutely enjoying it and would probably give it a 9, myself.
Regarding the cover: It's nice to see something painted every now and then. How many commercial artists use watercolors anymore?
Yeah that Metroid: SR score is kinda low. I know the complaints some have with it (and the inevitable comparisons to AM2R), but has a remake of Metroid 2, its pretty good for what its trying to do. And the secret lore stuff has great implications for the future of the series. Hopefully we can finally have Metroid V (or Dread :p).
Guys remember is EDGE, a lot of good games received 6 in that media. Very few 10, and having a perfect score means there is going to be a lot of perfect scores coming up.