Ubisoft Expecting High Review Scores For Prince Of Persia
A little while back, an industry analyst estimated that the accomplished titles that score 9+ from most reviewers sell three times more than a game that scores lower, which is why developers and publishers really hope for good results from critics.
Then again, some publishers are confident going in; they're not biting their nails in nervous anticipation. According to Edge-Online, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said he expects plenty of praise for this week's Prince of Persia, and he's looking for scores between 8.5 and 9.2 or 9.3. Said Guillemot
"Already, there's a number of good marks. We have 8s, some 9s and one 10. But we're still waiting for a lot of marks to come. So altogether, at the moment [scores are around] high 8s. We hope it can be in the 9s, but [we expect] it to be 8.5 and 9.2 or 3."
Well, we're not sure where those marks are coming from, but we have been able to locate one major review; it's from IGN, and they awarded the highly anticipated game a 9.3. We couldn't have higher expectations for this particular title, so provided this is indicative of the normal critic response, we're officially excited. We hope to get our hands on this one early next week - the retail release is December 2 - and we're hoping we can write a very favorable review. So far, just about every big title in 2008 has delivered, so we'd actually be surprised of PoP fell short...
Related Game(s): Prince of Persia
11/27/2008 John Shepard