A few days ago, issue 353 of the popular EDGE magazine was released and, as always, the attention of the players was directed to the new reviews.

Not only because EDGE has always been known for its extra-critical reviews, which are often a source of heated discussion, but also because these are officially its first next-gen reviews. What do the editors think of this first wave of launch titles?

The name that mainly catches the eye is undoubtedly that of Demon’s Souls, the remake made by Bluepoint Games exclusively for PlayStation 5. Just like the rest of the world, EDGE was also fascinated by the quality of the title, so much so that it was awarded a nice 9 as an assessment.

With a slightly lower grade, Yakuza: Like a DragonAssassin’s Creed Valhalla, and Bugsnax were rated, which can take home a very decent 8.

Going down a little further we have Spider-Man Miles Morales and Astro’s Playroom, two important titles, both rated with 7. The sufficiency, however, was assigned to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarFuser, and Sackboy: A big Adventure.

The shortcomings, namely Watch Dogs: LegionThe Pathless and The Falconeer, triple-A, and indie that EDGE deemed worthy of a 5, close this new wave of reviews.

  • Demon’s Souls – 9
  • Bugsnax – 8
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla – 8
  • Yakuza Like A Dragon – 8
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales – 7
  • Astro’s Playroom – 7
  • Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War – 6
  • Fuser – 6
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure – 6
  • Watch Dogs: Legion – 5
  • The Pathless – 5
  • The Falconeer – 5

On the one hand, we have voted in line with popular thought, like Demon’s Souls and Yakuza, while on the other we have Bugsnax, a title percolated and “memento” since its announcement, rated higher than Astro’s Playroom and Spider-Man. The reviewer’s views are just as valid as everyone else’s, but online gamers haven’t taken it very well.

What do you think of EDGE’s votes? Are you in line with these assessments, or are there “unjustifiable outrages”?