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  • Xbox 360 at 10: The touching dreams of Lost Odyssey

  • Alestes 24/11/2015

    I do not exaggerate when I say that Lost Odyssey is the reason why I bought a 360.

    Would love to see it ported to PC.
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  • Eurogamer's PS2 emulation wishlist

  • Alestes 22/11/2015

    Dragon Quest VIII
    Drakengard 2
    Final Fantasy XII
    Klonoa 2
    Musashi: Samurai Legend
    Odin Sphere
    Persona 3 FES
    Persona 4
    Shadow Hearts
    Shadow Hearts: Covenant
    Shadow of the Colossus
    Shin Megami Tensei: Lucifer's Call
    Steambot Chronicles
    Suikoden III
    Suikoden IV
    Suikoden V
    Suikoden Tactics
    Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven
    Tenchu: Fatal Shadows
    Valkyrie Profile 2
    Way of the Samurai
    Way of the Samurai 2
    Yakuza 2

    Plenty of PS1 games I want to see too, that aren't on European Playstation Store yet. Like Brave Fencer Musashi, Chrono Cross, Final Fantasy Tactics, Legend of Mana, Threads of Fate, Valkyrie Profile and Xenogears.

    EDIT: Heh, noticed that there's only one game I mentioned that isn't japanese, Primal by Sony's studio in Cambridge. But yeah, I mainly use consoles to play japanese games while western games are played on the PC :p
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  • Watch: Are we getting tired of re-releases?

  • Alestes 21/11/2015

    There are a few more PS4 ports I would like to see; like Shenmue 1&2, Dragon Quest VIII and NieR. Heck, Okami was already ported to the PS3 from the PS2, but I wouldn't mind a PS4 port either. Reply +2
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with PS4's PlayStation 2 emulation

  • Alestes 20/11/2015

    @Pirederas Lots of great PS2 games have not been remastered for the PS3. The PS2 was the last really great JRPG console, after that the japanese devs started to focus more on handheld games instead, and there are a lot of great PS2 JRPGs that weren't remastered for the PS3. Or japanese PS2 games in general really. Dragon Quest VIII, Musashi: Samurai Legend, Suikoden 3-5, Tenchu 3, Way of the Samurai 1&2, Valkyrie Profile 2 and many more. So if you're a fan of japanese games, backwards compability with the PS2 games is a pretty big deal.

    That said, not that many japanese PS2 games been released on EU PSN, a lot are still missing. Heck, I'm still waiting for Square-Enix to release a bunch of their PS1 JRPGs on EU PSN like Chrono Cross, Threads of Fate, Xenogears and so on.
    Reply +1
  • Alestes 19/11/2015

    I hope Sony soon will allow PS4 users to play the PS1 and PS2 games found on the Playstation Store.

    Would be great if the PS4 could run the PS2 game Suikoden III (which was released on the European Playstation Store this summer), for example.
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  • Why I'm tired of Fallout 4 encumbrance

  • Alestes 17/11/2015

    Limited inventory storage is so annoying, and I'm pleased it's easily moddable in this game. Never been fond of dealing with inventories much, not back in the 90s and certainly not now in games like this where the inventory consist of super long lists. Lots and lots of scrolling, sigh. To manage it is such a pain.

    So whenever I get annoyed with the inventory, I increase it. Happened with Dragon Age: Origins too, for example.
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  • Jade Raymond building "Assassin's Creed-style game" for EA

  • Alestes 17/11/2015

    @BBIAJ The first Mercenaries was published by Lucasarts and not EA, but yeah.

    The Saboteur was to me a very enjoyable action adventure open-world game too.

    While it's too early to really say anything about this game, I hope it doesn't have a stupid amount collectables.
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  • Another World: the eccentricities of Eric Chahi

  • Alestes 15/11/2015

    Another World is awesome, I have a large AW poster above the TV in the living room :cool: Reply +3
  • Deadly Premonition developer Swery taking health-related break

  • Alestes 06/11/2015

    Got Deadly Premnition and D4, and they are both ace. Would love to see D4 continue as it ended with a cliffhanger. Reply 0
  • You can now buy PSN avatars on PlayStation 4

  • Alestes 04/11/2015

    The vast majority of avatars on EU PSN are extremely awful, I can't imagine me or any of my friends buy one of those.

    And finding one that might be good is a chore. Who wants to browse thru a list of thousands of horrible avatars to maybe find a good one? Would be a waste of time.
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  • Nintendo censors skimpy Xenoblade Chronicles X costumes in West - report

  • Alestes 02/11/2015

    Good. The amount of "fan service" in many japanese games/anime series been getting for the past decade are starting to get on my nerves, so I'm pleased they are toning it down in this game. As far as I'm concerned, they could have toned down on the costumes even more :p Give me somewhat realistic meelee/mech combat costumes that at least makes some sense.

    That said, I am looking forward to play this game a great deal. This game is the system seller for me, as it will also make me buy a Wii U.
    Reply +1
  • Marathon, the original Bungie sci-fi shooter

  • Alestes 01/11/2015

    The Bungie game I've enjoyed the most is Oni, shame it never received any sequel. Reply +3
  • Paradox buys World of Darkness franchise from CCP

  • Alestes 30/10/2015

    VtM: Bloodlines is my favorite CRPG of all time, I would be very happy if a new single player first person game was released like it. Reply 0
  • Nier's sequel will have all the weirdness of the original, plus a little more polish

  • Alestes 30/10/2015

    There been some negative Drakengard 3 comments here, but I rather enjoyed that game. Quite a lot actually.

    Well, except for the rythm "battle" at the end, and the stupid overpriced sister DLCs (been waiting for a Drakengard 3 DLC sale since the release).
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  • Alestes 29/10/2015

    Really looking forward to this, the original Nier is my favorite PS3/360 game. It would also be nice if Nier HD was released for the PS4. Reply +5
  • Massive PS4 sales continue

  • Alestes 29/10/2015

    I'm still waiting for the day when I'm able to play PS1 and PS2 games from the Playstation Store on the PS4. It's so weird that the PS4 can't play PS1 games after two freaking years, both the PS3 and the Vita did that on day 1, and the PSP after a while too.

    Also waiting for PS1 US imports to be released on the European Playstation Store, like Chrono Cross, Threads of Fate, Xenogears and so on.

    Lots of waiting... :-(
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  • PlayStation Paris Games Week 2015 conference live report

  • Alestes 27/10/2015

    There are only two things I want to hear here, that helps the European Playstation Store catch up with the North American Playstation Store.

    1) The PSP games Final Fantasy 1-4 + Tactics and VC2 works fine on the PSTV in North America, but not here in Europe.

    2) 4+ years ago SCEE allowed for US imports so we could finally get all the praised PS1 JRPG classics that Japan and North America been praising for so long, like Chrono Cross and Xenogears and more.

    I doubt we hear anything about either.
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  • The Vita is dead - or is it?

  • Alestes 24/10/2015

    I have no Vita, but I do have a PSTV I do enjoy using (finished Persona 4 Golden earlier this week).

    Only problem is that damn whitelist thing going on, there are several PSP games I want to play on it that I can't play for some reason. Games like Final Fantasy 1-4, Final Fantasy Tactics and Valkyria Chronicles 2. And yet all these 6 games work fine on the PSTV in North America, go figure. Also want to see more PS1 US import games like Chrono Cross, Threads of Fate, Xenogears and so on, but no luck. Yay for being a neglected European gamer?
    Reply +11
  • Skullgirls dev explains why Indivisible costs $3.5m to make

  • Alestes 20/10/2015

    Never heard of this game before, but the prototype looks really nice. Something I would enjoy playing for sure, so I hope they manage to get those 1.5 million. Reply +2
  • Everybody's Gone to the Rapture studio co-head departs, pens frank blog post why

  • Alestes 10/10/2015

    @SlyRebirth The industry would also be a better place if Square-Enix Europe cared about their older gems.

    The PSP games Final Fantasy 1-4 + Tactics works fine on the PSTV in North America, but not here in Europe. Why?

    4+ years ago Sony allowed for US imports so we could finally get all the praised PS1 JRPG classics that Japan and North America been praising for so long, like Chrono Cross and Xenogears and more, but we haven't seen a thing of it.

    Last year Drakengard 3 in Europe was a digital-only release, while both Japan and North America received physical releases.

    No Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster Collector's Edition in Europe, but North America got it.

    And so on and on. The Square-Enix JRPG offerings here in Europe are seriously crippled for some reason.
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  • Bethesda has "concerns" about Battlecry

  • Alestes 08/10/2015

    Not very surprising, considering how quiet they been about the game. Reply 0
  • Nvidia Shield Android TV review

  • Alestes 04/10/2015

    I'm interesting in using a machine like this (or RetroPie) as an emulator machine connected to the TV, but maybe I should wait a couple of years until there is a model powerful enough to emulate the PS2 too.

    Wouldn't need to wait if there were more PS2 games available on the European Playstation Store and the PS4 could run them, but things are what they are. I am very pleased Suikoden III was released there earlier this summer though, and had fun playing it on the PS3. But plenty of good games are still missing.
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  • How to exploit PlayStation TV to run all Vita titles

  • Alestes 30/09/2015

    The recent 3.55 firmware killed this exploit :( Reply 0
  • Alestes 25/09/2015

    I can already run all the Vita games I want to run on my PSTV. It's the PSP games that are a different story.

    Final Fantasy 1-4, Final Fantasy Tactics, Valkyria Chronicles 2 and a few others. There's no reason why they don't work on the PSTV as the work fine on the Vita, and actually, they do work on the PSTV, in North America and in Japan. But not here, Europe is crippled as usual, sigh. Would be nice if the PSP game EA Replay worked too, but I don't think it works on the Vita either?

    One very annoying thing about this whole whitelist thingy, is that Valkyria Chronicles 2 was on the compability list and a huge reason why I bought a PSTV to begin with, but it wouldn't launch. When I contacted Sony about it, what did they do? Did they fix it? Nooo, of course not, they deleted it from the compability list and called it a day. Smooth :rolleyes:
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  • A whole world in your hands: Game Boy at 25

  • Alestes 30/09/2015

    Gah, this makes me feel old :p

    I still remember very clearly when I was in the toy store and bought the Game Boy, which is also the only gaming machine I bought on launch day.

    My favorite GB game is probably Final Fantasy Legend III which I bought when I was in New York a few years later. The game was unfortunately never released here in Europe, so I guess it's not likely it will be released on our Virtual Console for the 3DS, but I really wish it did.
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  • PS4's big new update goes live tomorrow

  • Alestes 29/09/2015

    Still waiting for the PS4 to be able to play PS1&PS2 games from the Playstation Store. Reply +9
  • PS1 at 20: The making of WipEout

  • Alestes 29/09/2015

    I'm annoyed that Wipeout 2097 isn't available on the European Playstation Store.

    But it's not the only one, there are a lot more PS1 games I would like to see there. It's been over 4 years since they opened up for US imports there, but we still haven't seen games like Chrono Cross, Legend of Mana, Threads of Fate, Xenogears and so on. Sigh.
    Reply +1
  • Hitman delayed until March 2016

  • Alestes 22/09/2015

    @IronSoldier That the levels are larger in this game than in Absolution is something Hitman fans wants to hear, cause pretty much all of them complained about the small (and usually linear) levels in Absolution compared to the previous 4 games. So level size thingy is kinda a "back to the roots" statement. Reply +5
  • Konami ceases triple-A console production on all but PES - report

  • Alestes 18/09/2015

    @MasterBruce Yeah, the last Konami console game I enjoyed was Suikoden V for the PS2 which was released back in 2006. How the mighty have fallen, back in the 90s Konami and Lucasarts were my favorite developers.

    Talking of which, I hope they re-release Suikoden IV, V and Tactics on the PSN Store before they leave the console business. And that Sony make the PS4 able to play PS1 & PS2 games from PSN like the PS3.
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  • Facebook "terminated" from PlayStation 3, Vita and TV

  • Alestes 17/09/2015

    The only PS3 game I have with FB functionality in it is PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX+ and I never gotten it to work. Oh well :p Reply 0
  • Secret of Mana's predecessor, Mystic Quest, is getting another remake

  • Alestes 17/09/2015

    Mystic Quest for the Game Boy is a great game, my second favorite GB game actually (my favorite would be Final Fantasy Legend 3). Never got around to play the GBA remake as I never had a GBA, but I might give this a chance if it's released here. Reply 0
  • PEGI listings hint at PS2 Classics for PlayStation 4

  • Alestes 14/09/2015

    Nice, hope the PS4 will be able to play the PS2 games already available on the Playstation Store too, like Suikoden III. And the PS1 games too, of course.

    And that Konami release Suikoden IV, V and Tactics ASAP :p
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  • How the latest vinyl resurgence is coming from classic games

  • Alestes 13/09/2015

    @Zerobob Yeah, most game soundtracks these days have no melodies, instead it's just boring underscore stuff that hide in the background like in the TV shows. Not surprising really, since game soundtracks are often composed these days by TV composers rather than game composers for some reason.

    That said, good game soundtracks are still made, but not for western big budget games, but for indie games or japanese games. Etrian Odyssey IV for the 3DS had a very nice soundtrack, for example, and interestingly enough composed by the guy who composed the above-mentioned SOR soundtracks.
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  • So, Mr Kojima, do we feel "ashamed" over Quiet?

  • Alestes 04/09/2015

    Not very surprising, a very large amount of japanese entertainment focus a lot on "fan service" these days, which include lots of cleavage close ups. As much as I like boobs, and I do, a lot, it gets a bit tiresome. Reply +2
  • Big PlayStation 4 update increases cloud storage to 10GB

  • Alestes 02/09/2015

    Still waiting to be able to play the PS1 and PS2 Classics I bought from the Playstation Store. Heck, PSP and Vita games on the PS4 would be nice too, if possible :p Reply 0
  • DRM-free Bethesda games now available from

  • Alestes 27/08/2015

    @pomi Redguard use a Glide wrapper. Reply 0
  • Alestes 26/08/2015

    Bought the TES bundle right away. It's especially nice to have a pre-configured DOSBox version of Redguard, cause it's such a pain to set up on a modern computer. Reply +2
  • Yakuza 5's Western release will include all Japanese DLC

  • Alestes 26/08/2015

    Yakuza 5 is my most anticipated game of all 2015, really looking forward to it. And I hope it sell well enough for them to give Yakuza 0 a western release too!

    I would like to see Yakuza 1&2 HD released in the west too, but it doesn't seem to be realistic unfortunately.
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  • The Phantom Pain is unlike other Metal Gear games

  • Alestes 24/08/2015

    Konami survey Reply 0
  • Metroid fan realises HD Samus in Unreal Engine 4 tech demo

  • Alestes 21/08/2015

    @Zyklonbzombie Not that they want to, but it's the easiest thing to make. Which in turn makes this video really unimpressive, cause thanks to the shininess, bad animations and so on you can tell how little efforts there were made into making it. And yet there are always people that go wow over these kind of things.

    It's like they are impressed just because it's UE4 or whatever, not because what is actually shown. But an engine never make a game, the developers do. The engine is just a tool, and in this case the tool was used badly.
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  • Nintendo patents console without a disc drive

  • Alestes 21/08/2015

    @charliemouse I don't think it will be backwards compatible with the Wii U, the NX CPU will most likely not use the Power architecture like the Wii U (and Wii and GameCube) but instead be an ARM CPU like the other Nintendo handhelds for the past ~15 years. And no optical drive to insert Wii U games either.

    But yeah, other than that it sounds spot on. Handheld with HDMI, used both on the go and for TV gaming. Merging the Nintendo handheld and the Nintendo console fanbases into one single unified Nintendo fanbase.
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  • Batman: Arkham Knight's PC "interim patch" due in the next few weeks

  • Alestes 21/08/2015

    I'm sure glad I didn't buy this game at launch. And thanks to this mess I don't want to support them by paying much either, so I guess I will wait until I can buy it for 5 or so in a future Steam sale late 2016 or something. Reply 0