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  • The year single-player shooters reclaimed their former glory

  • Agarwel_Idiriz 31/12/2016

    " I hope recharching health dies a horrible death because it was the most brainless thing to happen to FPS games in a very long time."

    Recharging health is not a bad thing itself. It is how you use it and balance it. In my opinion recharging health can actually be a good thing (the fact developers usually mess up and implement it as a cheat code is another story)
    With recharding health:
    1) You can have better pacing (no backtracking to look for health pack)
    2) In theory you can have bigger difficulty. As long as you recharge only outside combat (not during) and when levle designer know that you always start a fight with 100% health, he can balance it that way. Once the level designer has no idea if you will be starting the fight with 100% or 10% and he wants to avoid players to get stuck, he has to reduce difficulty or place health pack everywhere anyway.

    So if use properly recharging health can be good.
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  • No Man's Sky changed the video game hype train forever

  • Agarwel_Idiriz 28/12/2016

    I agree. I was not trying to tell the game is bad. I enjoyed it a lot for what it is (instead of hating for what it is not).
    I just wanted to point out, that most of the compains were just nitpicking non-important details. And how strange it is that such PR is toelrated in other games.
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  • Agarwel_Idiriz 28/12/2016

    What I found most interesting about whole NMS issie is how players just jump on hate train as long as it is "in". And if it is not "in", they dont care.
    Because on one hnad I agree that developers were bending the trunh and lying about some feature (although in some instances I belive that at some point they were honestly planning these features and had to change the plans later). But I can see why some people were upset.

    On the other hand:
    1) I dont believe that they really lied about so important features to be so mad about. The whole online issue? From the start it was marketed that meeting someony online will be very rare event that most players will never encounter at all. So what players did? They just went mad because they could not play online day 1? Seriously? Even if the online was there, most probably nothing would change for you at all and you would play whole time alone anyway.
    Same with other complains. They promissed you can travel between star systems without warping? And it is not possible? I guess it is a big deal for all the people who planned to fly for several real time months in straight line. So did it really affeted anyone? That feature nobody would ever use was not there? How about not working portals? Would another way to visit another random planet would change the game for you to be so much better? And so on and so on. If you think about most of the complains and look at them with the clear head you realize tehy really did not make the game worse.

    2) Also what puzzles me most is why all these lies were such big(ger) deal than in other games? This false marketing is absolutelly normal these days. Dont take me wrong now. Im not using this argument to say that it is ok. It is definetelly not! But why people cared just in case of NMS? Why they dont care in case of other games?
    For example this year we have remastered Bishock Infinite. After all the patches and remaster work, it still does not play like this:
    (not to meantion the promissed epic playable battles wtih Songbird are still not in the game,...)
    where is the hate for this game?
    Do you remember every new Telltale game giving you information that story changes according your choices? Do you rememebr heavy Rain having dozens endings (taht you can see all in four playthroughs). Have you encountered this in the game?

    Basically every second game today is lying in the PR stuff. Most of them in much bigger scale than NMS did. So my biggest question is - why did it mattered specially in case of this small indie game and we dont see such hate with big titles? Eihter please make such fuzz about every released game and perset even CD Project for every change they did since initial W3 demos and every photoshoped screenshot (imho could really make some good difference in the industry) or give a NMS break (as you do for all the other games)
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  • PlayStation Plus December freebies includes Invisible, Inc.

  • Agarwel_Idiriz 01/12/2016

    Stories is great. The gameplay itsellf is pretty average. But how they handled the story telling is very unique. Basically the story is really branching and your decisions change the rest of the game. You can play it multiple times and each time have completelly different story in diffrent locations, with different goals.
    Thsi is something impossible (because of budget) in longer games. But because Stories can be finished in 60-90 minutes, and they included about 6 hours of content, the branching can have real impact. Basically you are doing your first choice during intro (before game starts) and even this choice compeltelly changes the game.
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  • Agarwel_Idiriz 01/12/2016

    Actually good offer. Only problem is that I own both of them. But for people who dont, both are good games. Aspecially Stories is nice little storytelling experiment. Reply +2
  • No Man's Sky's long-awaited update brings its galaxy back to life

  • Agarwel_Idiriz 30/11/2016

    Is it just me, or did the difficulty increased? I returned to my old save (= normal mode) and it seems Im dying more often. Seems there are more of the pirate attacks, fuel is consumed faster, resources are more scarse (I remember red crystals to be evverywhere, now I have to search for them).
    Definetelly change for better regarding pacing of the game. But trip to the center may be eve longer because of these changes :-D
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  • Agarwel_Idiriz 29/11/2016

    Well you are right about the language. Hopefully that will be updates by some patch.
    But the journey to the center is not broken. You can teleport to your base from any space station. So you can continue your journey and still have both your baes (planet + freighter) at your hand all the time.
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  • No Man's Sky studio breaks silence, announces base building and more in huge Foundation update

  • Agarwel_Idiriz 28/11/2016

    I need to finish Dishonored 2, but then Im really looking forward to this update. Seems like it can wasily provide another 10 hours of fun. maybe more just by exploring the new possibilties and building basic outpost and starship. Reply +2
  • Agarwel_Idiriz 26/11/2016

    My biggest worry is that they are promissing just "foundations of base building" not the "full featured based building". Many players will missinterpret this and we can look forward to the hate all over again :- Reply +1
  • Agarwel_Idiriz 25/11/2016

    They mainly need to update the price. The game is good. But it is small. And not worth AAA price tag. Just price it reasonably and all they could receive much better reviews.
    I mean games like Flower,... offers much less content than NMS. Yet they were received well, because they did not charged 60 bucks.
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  • Dishonored 2 review

  • Agarwel_Idiriz 16/11/2016

    Or they are so confident, that they really do it for players? With no early copies, they ensure, that reviews are written from the final game versions with day 1 patch. Not some early copy with review notes like "You are not allowed to mention bugs listed bellow, because these will be fixed till release."
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  • Skyrim Levelling - how to power-level every Skill to Level 100

  • Agarwel_Idiriz 04/11/2016

    If you consider how many people are addicted on trophies (there are people who dont buy the game, unless there is platinum) I gues most players will play vanilla for a while :-D (any mod - even just a unoficial patch - will disable trophies)
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  • The big list of PS4 Pro-enhanced launch games

  • Agarwel_Idiriz 03/11/2016

    And now they should mark if the games has noticable improvement on just FullHD TV. Or if it is just added possibility to run in 4k.
    Honestly Im not interested in bigger resolution. But I would love to see improvements in other areas (better draw distance, more object on the scene, etc...). I guess most of these game wont offer this?
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  • Zero Escape series is heading to PC, PS4 and Vita

  • Agarwel_Idiriz 02/11/2016

    "...From what I understand, a full appreciation of the series' later entries is reliant on having played 999 to the end..."
    I have to disagree a little. These games are overexplaining everyghing. So if you dont play 999 you will still fully enjoy VLR. You may not catch few details or miss some backgroud about some characters. But you will fully enjoy and understand the story.
    The bigger problem with playing VLR before 999 is that it will basically spoil you the whole 999 game. But if you (for any reason) dont plan to play 999, you dont have to hesitate and you can still buy VLR without worries about being confused or left in the dark.
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  • 'It was a good spot we ended up in. But it was messy getting there'

  • Agarwel_Idiriz 01/11/2016

    I understand while some people waited for the full game. But now that it is out in full, we can finally say that it is one of the best 2016 games and probably best Hitman game. The size of the levels and freedom is unmatched. Reply +5
  • What Skyrim had that Fallout 4 lost

  • Agarwel_Idiriz 27/10/2016

    "Fallout 4's biggest sin was forcing the player to side with one faction, thus cutting you off from many quests and even companions."

    And in my opinion this is what I loved most about this game. Other games (even the Wither 3) just try to make sure that in one playthrought you will always see everything. I really loved that you had to make a choices that were not automatically black and white and there was no correct solution giving you all the rewards. Felt much more realistic than being leader of every guild and faction and hero to everybody. When the story was near the conclustion I was really like: "hey. I dont know what to do. Im not sure what is the good solution. And my decision will really impact what will happen in the rest of the game." This is so rare in the videogames. :-(
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  • Agarwel_Idiriz 27/10/2016

    I have to defend a Fallout 4 a little bit. It was not a perfect game. But I erally enjoyed it. It brought some questionable decisions. But at a same time implemented some great aspects that are rarely seen. So in the worst case I believe this is a middle step (where they experimented with some ides) for some even better game.
    People complain about predefined backstory and everything. But at a same time It is one of the very few game where I had a feeling my decisions matters. Many decisions were not easy, very not black and white. And I felt Im shaping the events more than in Witcher 3 (especially near the end of the game)
    Or the base building. I believe it is a great idea. But they burried it my givving you so many spots. (I never wanted to invest time into settlement development because I was afraid two hours later I will find better spot and will have to start over). But if they gave you one area to develop and joined it with quest, etc it may be great feature.
    For me the biggest dissapointment was the map itself that felt like lots on non-interesting area jsut alpped together and did not make much sanse (raider living few meters avay from settlements, etc.). If they work on this more in the next game, I will be happy.
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  • Agarwel_Idiriz 27/10/2016

    I still find Skyrim best Bethesda game (and one of the best open world RPGs out there). They managed to fix most of the issues Oblivion had (level scalling, etc...) and created very nice world, where everything could be explored.
    Fallouts are nice. But the last ones are kind of going another direciton (many buildings can not be entered, world does not have soe many interesting places, etc)
    If somebody did not pleayed this game, they should really buy the new edition.
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  • GAME charges people to try PlayStation VR in its shops

  • Agarwel_Idiriz 24/10/2016

    Wow. I dont mind the concept to test VR for money. But the price and conditions (place) are crazy. Where I live I can already see few growing "VR Arcade" places where you can go play VR games for money (so it is the same concept as Game is offering). But they charge approximatelly 10 Euros for 1 hour (plus 15 minutes instructions in the price). You get to play on Vive in dedicated room with enough free space to move around.
    And I believe it is great idea (better than getting the VR home imho).

    But charging 5 bucks for 10 minutes of Sony VR in crowded shop? Crazy :-D
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  • Samsung pulls YouTube video of GTA5's exploding Note 7 phone mod

  • Agarwel_Idiriz 20/10/2016

    Unwise step. Magazines already wrote about this video, people watched it and nobody cared anymore.
    By removing it, they just ensure that everyone will be reporting about this mod again and refresh the memories, Samsung is trying to burry. Totally contraproductive move.
    In my language we have wise saying that goes like "The more you poke itto the sh*t, the more it smells." This apples here. Sometimes it is just better to leave it alone and dont bring more attention.
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  • What works and what doesn't in PlayStation VR's launch line-up

  • Agarwel_Idiriz 12/10/2016

    "Sorry, but no. The success of the Wii was nothing to do with Nintendo's brand recognition."

    Do you really believe, that if console with same specs and same kind of games was released by some unknown starting china company, that it would become most successfull console on the market beating MS and Sony? If tt was not released by Nintendo HC gamers would be laughting and casual gamers would never even heard about it.
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  • Agarwel_Idiriz 12/10/2016

    "do you really want to spend hours with a headset on? I don't"
    "VR is a fun distraction and something i'll put of for a couple of hours at a time."

    So is it for hours of a time, or not?
    Anyway - no I dont was to use it for hours with headset on (same as you). Another reason why this is not for me :-D
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  • Agarwel_Idiriz 12/10/2016

    "I actually think it really shows the true power of gameplay when a game so basic as Wii Sports is shorthand for a killer app"

    No. Unfortunatelly it shows the true power of brand name (Nintendo in this case). And lack of any good game competition. Honestly it was not a Wii sports that pushed the sales of Wiil. But it was Wii (the new Console from big n that people wanted) that pushed a sales of a only somehow playable game at the time (+ it was bundled in most case so sale was guaranteed).
    I believe that if you had motion controlled games like Skyrim, GTA, Arkham Games, Bloodborne or any other big AAA game, people would not even start Wii Sports. But there was nothing like that availble. So you had to play glitchy virtual golf to somehow justify the purchase.
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  • Agarwel_Idiriz 12/10/2016

    So far Im not sold on this. The game lineup does not seem interesting. More like a collection of tech demos.
    And from what I read in reviews, the technology is far from perfect, creating lots of distracting situations (excluded in all trailers of course)

    My biggest issues are:
    1) Bad sensitivity of the move controllers resulting in shaking objects. So even if you do not move, the objects are moving. In some cases this can be pretty distracting. Try imagine reading this:,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/ddh3zbohvun0n23rzsvv.gif

    2) The play area is small (smaller that with other systems like Vive). So it is easier for game to loose tracking of your body. And you can forget about being able to bent to the floor for something. Basically instead of this:,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/wnyi5asvhgimlkcssedl.gif
    you get this:,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/z9tdaj4o1vpaapi1n5mu.gif

    Im not sure about opinions of the others. But the thought that I spent all these money on the VR system, camera, move controllers, games and then I experience this is just scaring me.
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  • Dragon Quest Builders review

  • Agarwel_Idiriz 11/10/2016

    Hmmm. So I still did not finished Xcom 2 and I really want to. Tomb Raider was released today. And Im really looking forward for Dragon Quest bilders. Difficult times :-D (Im kind of glad for the review score of Mafia 3 in some weird way :-D) Reply 0
  • Agarwel_Idiriz 10/10/2016

    I played the demo and enjoyed it very much. Day 1 purchase for me. This looks like fun. Minecraft with sense of purpose. Reply +3
  • Star Citizen impresses at CitizenCon with big new procedural planets video

  • Agarwel_Idiriz 10/10/2016

    And the release date of the full version? Reply +4
  • Watch: Is Mafia 3 any good? Here's the first three hours of the campaign

  • Agarwel_Idiriz 07/10/2016

    Based on the early info from people who got their copies little earlier, the first hours are great cinematic experience. But the game get repetitive soon afterwards (ubisoft style). So I would not make the decision based on first ours. Reply +11
  • Mafia 3 is locked at 30fps on PC, much to Steam users' chagrin

  • Agarwel_Idiriz 07/10/2016

    Just a small warning about early user reviews. Read them carefully and read between lines what kind of players is posting this. (and dont check just the total user score)
    Basically the first Mafia was developed by Czech Republic. And it was basicalyl best game developed there that gain worldwide appreciation. For this reason it become something like cult for many of the local fans and players.
    But then... during development of the Mafia the main screenwriter left (and he was loved for the script of first Mafia), the studio was bought by the 2k ("omg they will make it a gta now") and you can probably imagine the response. And this hate is still there.
    You are luck if you dont understand the czech forum regarding this game. It is basically total dump (basically same level as the No Mans Sky forum - but from players who did not played the game yet. They just know they hate everything. From the graphics, to the way the main character walks :-D).
    So Im pretty sure that once the user reviews will be unlocked, these fans will go to spread their wisdom and righteousness there.

    Im not saying the game is good (I did not play it yet) and you should ignore the negative reviews. But just try to check if the review is written by somebody who played it. And if he is rating the game itself. Not just how different is it from Mafia 1 on scale (every difference is automatically bad). Because there will be huge amount of these biased user reviews :-(
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  • Skyrim and Fallout 4 will receive mod support on PS4

  • Agarwel_Idiriz 06/10/2016

    Considering you can change the game files directly on the consoles, than there is no need to dicussion if bundling it into main file is still external content.
    I believe the situation is pretty clear. The consoles are closed enviromnent and it has its advantages and disadvantages. The advantage is that all ocntent is going via some certification process giving you at least some way of quality assurance (for example Kerbal in Europe was delayed because of bugs. And until they fix it, they can not charge you money for that).
    The disadvantage of the same process is that you can not publish anything you want.

    The whole reason behind this modding limitation is for sure about adult content (they dont want a nude mods) and most probably licencing issues. (they dont want to have to solve that game on their system is using copyrighted material).
    The easies was to enforce this is to allow you to use only the content created by Bethesda and crtified by the Sony. So you will be able to tweak gameplay mechanics, create new dugeons from existing assets... but you will not be able to insert pokemon enemies, naked textures, penis swords, etc.
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  • Agarwel_Idiriz 06/10/2016

    Will the PS4 Pro version really offer just 4k resolution? So no update for players on full HD? Some option to run in full HD, but with better draw distance, more detailed lighting effects, etc would be more welcome. Reply 0
  • Agarwel_Idiriz 06/10/2016

    Well, no surprise there. I believe it was obvious from the beggining that Sony has no problems with mods. But there are troubles with user content on their closed platform. I guess they want to ensure there wont be no adult content (lets be hoenst, nude mod would be one of the first ones published). And then there are probably issues with copyrighted material (you knwo mods that replace dragons with My Little Ponnies, etc)
    I believe tehy came with reasonable compromise.
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  • Beyond Good & Evil 2 is almost definitely in development

  • Agarwel_Idiriz 06/10/2016

    Now lets be honest. After more than 13 years from the original, it will be compeltelly different gampelay experience (created by different people under different management and different conditions) anyway. So no reason to get excited just because they reuse the name. Not until they show some gameplay that will look fun. Reply -1
  • No Man's Sky subreddit shut down, community erupts

  • Agarwel_Idiriz 05/10/2016

    Good decision. I understand why some people were dissapointed. But what is happening about this game is just ridiculous joke.
    In all honesty, the false advertisement is something affecting whole gaming industry. Taking anger on one developers is really not helping anybody. And it is just hypocritical.
    For example... recently Bioshock Infinite Remaster was released. Where is the same hate that even after all these years and remastering it does not look anything like this:
    (especially last minutes of the video show completelly different game)

    If someone want to have or fight this approach of the developers, they should do it properly. Not to beat one dead horse.
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  • There's a Skyrim concert coming to London, but...

  • Agarwel_Idiriz 04/10/2016

    Well. Lets just not judge it black and white. Bethesda paid for the music. They own it. And making the concert is their full right. Asking the composer might be nice gesture but as tehy own the music, they really dont have to, and there is absolutelly nothing wrong about not asking if you can paly the music you own.
    On the other hand, it is good to know this is not played from the original sheets. So you are not getting the original Skyrim music, but just something similar. So teh concert is probably for a Skyrim / game fans. Not for Jeremy Soul fans.
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  • How Japan's best-loved RPG is bringing structure to those paralysed by choice

  • Agarwel_Idiriz 04/10/2016

    Well I looked just for the near future in October :-D
    But PS4 Pro is not needed yet for a owner (not killer title with so better graphics announed. Normal players wont buy this to replay old games with several additional pixels)
    Same with Virtual reality. Nice HW (not for me) but really no must have title :-/
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  • Agarwel_Idiriz 04/10/2016

    Man this autumn will kill my wallet again. Just playing Xcom 2. This ween Mafia 3. In the middle of next week Tomb Raider. And at the end of that week Dragon Quest. And I did not even to manage start Darkest Dungeon properly. Plus Im afraid I wont resist remastered Skyrim at the end of the month.
    Where to take time for all of this?
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  • Agarwel_Idiriz 03/10/2016

    I believe there is big difference between being told "how to play" and having goals are different things. You can ahve a game with goals and it still may not tell you how to play and give you freedom.
    and honestly such games are one of the best. Basically example game that tells you how to play it for Example Heavy rain. That is a game with no freedom. But when you have a games like Infinifactory and hopefully Dragon Quest Builders you are given goal in sandbox enviroment. And it is up to you how you want to play it. It seems that in DQB you will be able to completelly ignore objectives for a long periods of time and still have a fun.

    There is difference between telling you how to play. And by giving you direction so you have a sense of purpose.
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  • Agarwel_Idiriz 03/10/2016

    Yeah, the demo was very nice gesture. Released long time in advance, so you can decide. And provided hours of gameplay so you could get nice feel of the game. Wished more games did this.
    Reply +14
  • The Escapists 2 announced, introduces multiplayer

  • Agarwel_Idiriz 04/10/2016

    This game would be awesome to have asymetric online if combined with prison architect. Imagine how great would it be to build prisons where real players would try to escape. Or being prisoner in area ruled by anotehr player... Reply 0
  • Darkest Dungeon: The Crimson Court DLC announced

  • Agarwel_Idiriz 04/10/2016

    But isnt that true about Xcom? You can play the game and the differene between winning flawlessy and getting your squad completelly wiped can be jsut in few dice rolls.
    If you are lucky, you can play really bad - but as long as you hit and enemies miss, you will be fine. Or you can be brilliant, but if you miss and the enemi hits, your soldier panic and "Alien Hunetr DLC Boss" chooses your core characters, you have no chance.

    Of course some players strategy is needed. But no matter what you do, dice rolls can decide the results more than your strategy.

    Personally I prefer games without random dice rolls. Unfortunatelly they are rare :-(
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  • Co-op dog simulator Butt Sniffin Pugs launches Kickstarter campaign

  • Agarwel_Idiriz 04/10/2016

    Well. Long time ago in school my friend was joking, that he will create game that will be first person simulator of chicken pecking grain.
    Too bad he had this idea then and not now. Seeing what games can make success he would made fortune :-D
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