Even the original creator of Edge was surprised just how up it's own backside the magazine went at 1 stage (he'd left at this point).Treguard wrote:I hoped Edge would get over it's 'We want games to be taken seriously as an artform! Lets discuss the different levels Golden Axe: Beast Rider speaks to us on' vibe it developed. It didn't. I cancelled my subscription.Megamixer wrote:I once bought an issue of Edge and almost fell asleep reading it.
Never understood why they dropped the superb Making Of...features.Those alone could 'justify' the asking price back then.
They also used to do fantastic interviews with industry figures, those days seem sadly long gone.
The reviews that have stood out, for wrong reasons in Edge have been likes of Defender 2000 and AVP on Jaguar where i was left thinking, oh come on, it's dissapointing yes (D2K) but not that bad and why are you comparing this to Doom, just because it uses a FPS viewpoint? games trying something totally different here (AVP), PC Doom-talk to the creatures? ok.....Condemend II, Saboteur, Killzone 2+3 for issues of morality, cliches and swearing, Red Dead Redemption-not interested in how it tells a story, is it fun to play? and the Halo reviews where they had to make it clear they were 'invited' to hotel room with game running, PR person in room next door, if Edge reviewer left room for any reason, review time would be over etc etc.