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  • Mirror's Edge 2 due in Q1 2016

  • BartsBlue 06/05/2015

    @kevboard Wow, I did not know that. Will try the download version. Reply 0
  • Bloodborne director reveals his favourite boss from the "Souls" series

  • BartsBlue 07/04/2015

    Guilty as charged! I was one of these invaders, specifically hunting for poor souls (pun inteded) around that level and at the right soul level (thirtish, if I remember correctly).

    I especially recall one encounter where I really did a d**k move: waited just next to the fog and once a very unlucky player entered it, BAM, giant axe in the kidneys, health drops to less than half. I honestly wouldn't hold it against him (her?) if they rage quit at that moment. But they did not, they tried to put up a fight. Whoever you are, player whose name I've long forgotten, I salute you!
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  • Last-gen revisited: Dragon Age Inquisition

  • BartsBlue 16/12/2014

    Thanks! I requested this some time ago, glad to see you're listening to these requests. Much appreciated. Reply +3
  • EA announces free game giveaway for all PlayStation owners

  • BartsBlue 06/12/2014

    Wow, really nice, and Poland didn't get screwed this time, so we can download these games same as the rest of the world.

    I do have Mirror's Edge myself, but on disc, so I've got this for the convenience of having it on hdd, just like one of early commenters. I also have NFS:MW on PS3 from PS+, but thought it would be cool to play it on Vita sometimes.

    Very cool! Keep it up, EA.
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  • Face-Off: Dragon Age: Inquisition

  • BartsBlue 22/11/2014

    Could you also provide information on PS3/X360 version? Reply +3
  • Lords of the Fallen review

  • BartsBlue 28/10/2014

    @tidy-spidey Well, if there's one piece of popculture that is really recognizable in the world and we Poles can be proud of, it is Witcher. I mean, Obama can't be wrong, can he? ;) Reply +1
  • BartsBlue 28/10/2014

    Disclaimer: I am Polish and I might be biased towards Polish studio. Hell, I probably am.

    But whatever little I played of demo versions so far seemed fine, if a little generic. It is not quite up there with * Souls series, that's true. But it's entertaining, has a couple new ideas (boss fights!) and is rather pretty. So I'd give it 7.5 and will be buying my copy.

    Just my two cents.
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  • Sega role-player Valkyria Chronicles announced for PC

  • BartsBlue 28/10/2014

    I for one found it extremely overhyped. It's not an RPG, there's little to no place for proper tactical thinking and the story is chock-full of anime cliches. Didn't like it one bit.

    Now neg me all the way to hell.
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  • Lode Runner creator Douglas E. Smith passes away at 53

  • BartsBlue 16/09/2014

    RIP Doug. I played countless hours on my ZX Spectrum as a kid, brilliant game. Reply +1
  • Sony insists Vita is here to stay

  • BartsBlue 12/09/2014

    Vita is excellent piece of hardware and there are some gret games available on it, but my impression is that Sony just gave up on it.

    Officially stating (again) that there want be any new high calibre titles coming to Vita is like saying "we don't really care anymore". Which is a damn shame, especially given how much Nintendo is doing recently to push 3DS.

    Another great Sony console with potential, only this time Sony didn't even try to fight for it. I would say I will not buy Vita successor, but I don't think they will come up with another handheld anyways.
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  • Dark Souls 2: Crown of the Sunken King review

  • BartsBlue 25/07/2014

    "a horde-like gauntlet of enemies"

    A Gauntlet-like horde of enemies?
    Reply +7
  • Video: See how Oddworld New 'n' Tasty compares to the original

  • BartsBlue 22/07/2014

    @ItsLatch Yea, same feeling here. Instead of characteristic Abe's voice we now have a rednack imeprsonating Mudokons... :( Reply 0
  • A few extraordinary pledges secure Areal Kickstarter success

  • BartsBlue 21/07/2014

    If it's a PR stunt, i's a rather tasteless one, given current events. Reply +16
  • Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty UK price gets a little cheaper

  • BartsBlue 14/07/2014

    As much as I love Abe, Lorne Lanning, Stewart Gilray and the rest of their teams, I will probably wait for unevitable promo before buying this. I've already paid for Abe's Oddysee thrice (original in the nineties, GOG, PSN) and 18GPB, while fair(er), is still a little bit too much for someone working and earning in Eastern Europe. Reply +9
  • Serious Sam dev Croteam details PS4 puzzler The Talos Principle

  • BartsBlue 09/07/2014

    Jonas Kyratzes is very creative and worth keeping an eye on author. Sadly, rather unknown and undersetimated, probably owing to the fact he's been involved with low-budget indie titles so far. Maybe this will help him get some recognition he deserves. Reply +1
  • Stranded review

  • BartsBlue 04/07/2014

    I bought it on the whim and played to completion. I find it hard to recommend it at regular price, because there simply isn't enough content to warrant the purchase.

    That said, there is a lot to like about "Stranded", especially:
    * pretty pixel art, reminding old Silmarils games, such as "Starblade" or "Metal Mutant";
    * atmosphere of loneliness and discovery, similar to fragments of Hayao Miyazaki movies, such as "Laputa: Castle in the Sky" (look at these robots!) or "Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind".

    My recommendation would be to make a mental note of "Stranded" and buy it when it inevitably turns up in one of indie bundles. To quote a classic, I'd buy that for a dollar!
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  • The Witcher game that never was

  • BartsBlue 17/06/2014

    @ghostgate2001 Brilliant, thank you! I didn't know that.

    I typed my comment on the whim, but after reading your comment I went on and googled on both phrases. It turns out that they both stem from Aesop's tale, only the Polish one got popularized by a theatrical play by Lope de Vega under title "Gardener's dog" - hence the expression.

    The more you know, right? :)
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  • BartsBlue 16/06/2014

    There's a Polish term 'gardener's dog', apparently, which means "a dog that is not eating the bone but does not want anyone else to eat it", he tells me."
    No, no, no. "Gardener's dog" means someone, who will not profit from something, but will not allow others to profit from it. As in, dog watching over garden will not eat the fruit, but will deny them to others. Bones don't have anything to do with it, it wouldn't even make sense.
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  • Dark Souls 2 to receive three-part episodic DLC

  • BartsBlue 04/06/2014

    From Software mainly outsourcing the game, so they could work on another title (Project Beast) if the rumours are true.
    Where have you heard such rumours? Has there been any article suggesting this?

    I am genuinely interested in hearing more, since during my time with DS2 I had the impression of playing a game made by a copycat.
    Reply +3
  • PlayStation Store May Madness sale begins

  • BartsBlue 14/05/2014

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  • Shelter 2 announced

  • BartsBlue 31/03/2014

    Is it 1st April already?

    Insert joke about Atari Lynx.
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  • Demon's Souls retrospective

  • BartsBlue 23/03/2014

    On a dutiful excursion to visit my girlfriend, I spent a fraught evening observing her pitiful progress, watching flying Manta Rays ejaculating giant crystal spears into her frail warrior, and enduring terrified yelps as something utterly horrendous emerged from the blackness to eviscerate her once again.
    Freudian slip is when you say one thing and mean your mother... I mean another.
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  • From Software explains changes to Dark Souls 2 graphics

  • BartsBlue 19/03/2014

    Majula is plain fugly. Reply -32
  • New 'n' Tasty needs to sell 500K to fund an original new Oddworld game

  • BartsBlue 18/03/2014

    I have rebought all Oddworld pack, I will buy this and the next game, but I have to say that Stranger's Wrath left me rather bored. Here's hoping this one will turn out better. Reply +5
  • Gauntlet reboot announced

  • BartsBlue 17/03/2014

    Does anyone remember Get Medieval from Monolith Productions (makers of Blood)? One of my favourite Gauntlet clones ever. Reply +1
  • GOG St Patrick's Day sale revealed

  • BartsBlue 14/03/2014

    @SpaceMidget75 Yea, I'd be willing to see that too. Reply 0
  • BartsBlue 14/03/2014

    @tidy-spidey Hey spidey, could you actually suggest a few good brands that might be available outside of UK? Reply 0
  • The Walking Dead: A House Divided review

  • BartsBlue 05/03/2014

    @Deionarra Indeed. Not sure why you're getting negged for that.

    The worst part? Telltale never replied to gamers asking to repair this, never explained anything, never provided patch. And they think I am going to buy anything from them on Vita ever again? Ha, ha, I say, ha.
    Reply +14
  • Unreal Tournament retrospective

  • BartsBlue 23/02/2014

    And those details: massacring already dead oponent with minigun by sending hundreds of bullets into his twitching, but still standing, body. Sheer power of flak cannon hit in close quarters, sending their corpse back flying. Good times, good times. Reply +1
  • Ys: Memories of Celceta review

  • BartsBlue 20/02/2014

    @Dantonir Frankly, I always pronounced it the way you do, up there I was just joking. :) Reply 0
  • BartsBlue 20/02/2014

    @Acquiescence "eeeEEE-sea"? Reply +5
  • PlayStation Vita PCH-2000 review

  • BartsBlue 07/02/2014

    @StooMonster I'll chip in, even though I will be mirroring most of what other commenters said above.

    Hotline Miami is a must. Brilliant game that seems made for Vita. Short, sweet, can be replayed thousand times.

    Gravity Rush is pretty, interesting and has unique flavour. I'd highly recommend getting that as well. It's a bit like playing a Studio Ghibli movie.

    Killzone: Mercenary is playable and offers incredible graphics for a handheld. Plus it has really nice multiplayer that kept me entertained for weeks.

    Stealth Inc. is a bit of a dark horse in here - I found it both pretty and extremely addicting and played it 'till completion. Your milaege might vary, though.

    Rayman: Origins is one of the most gorgeous 2D platformers ever and looks stellar on Vita's screen. I adore it.


    Now, some of the popular choices didn't ring so well with me.

    Uncharted: Golden Abyss is pretty, but the gameplay is very repetitive and the story is only mildly engaging.

    Rayman: Legends has a lot of touch-based levels that I personally hate. Preferred Origins by far.

    Limbo is very pretty and atmospheric, but most people have already completed it on some other platforms. Worth a shot if you haven't played it before.

    Persona 4 Golden is a popular choice, but relentless grinding bored me to tears. Couldn't empathise with protagonists either (inflatable bear? seriously?).

    Muramasa: Demon Blade - I tried it and found it incredibly monotonous. Slash, slash, walk forward, slash, slash, rince and repeat. It is very pretty though.

    At the risk of getting negged, I'll say I haven't been drawn into Spelunky either. Yes, it's nice, I like to plod through randomly made dungeons every now and then, but I have yet to understand why people call it the best game on the system.

    I've heard that Dragon's Crown is great, but it's still prohibitely expensive.

    I also like Proteus a lot, but it is not a typical game, more a pixelated virtual world to stroll through if the real one seems too shitty. Not much in the way of gameplay though.


    So there you have it - my top five and a few subjective opinions on some notable titles. I'm not an oracle, this is not science, it's just, like, my opinion, man.
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  • Work on The Banner Saga 2 will commence

  • BartsBlue 07/02/2014

    Sadly, it crashes on my MacBook Pro 2009. I need to investigate and write to their tech support, but didnt have time to do it. :/ Still, I wish them all the best. Reply 0
  • Is this Dark Souls?

  • BartsBlue 05/02/2014

    People seem to forget that there was quite a bit of change in systems and inner workings of the game between Demon's Souls and Dark Souls too. And in its time it caused quite a stir as well, with people cursing the humanity system and ever-present nostalgics claiming that PvP was way better in the original game. Same here - there will be some displeased with the changes, but I trust From Software on their skills in world-building and game-making.

    Praise the sun, indeed.
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  • So Obsidian, when is Pillars of Eternity coming out?

  • BartsBlue 05/02/2014

    I'm a little on the fence on this one. I want it to be good. No, I want it to be great, I want it to become one of the pillars of gaming to be listed alongside Planescape: Torment and Baldur's Gate. At the same time, if I knew it would take that long, I wouldn't have backed it. I would have just bought it when it comes out, assuming I am still alive, have money, have time and proper computer to play it. Reply 0
  • Hyper Light Drifter delayed until the "holiday season"

  • BartsBlue 04/02/2014

    I am a little late to comment, but still, I totally back Alex's stance. Do it right, get it finished and polished, take your time, don't strain your health. We'll wait a couple months extra, that's not a problem. Reply +1
  • In Dark Souls 2 undead players can still be invaded

  • BartsBlue 29/01/2014

    People, chill out.

    All these changes are meant to limit possibilities of getting ganked by cheating nolifes with superb armour and weapons set. Scaling means that principal means of gaining unfair advantage at low levels will not be an issue. Taking into account player history, playing time and reputation should result in fairer matching. You can even get insta-help, for Gwyn's sake, if you're so afraid.

    Plus, what really counts is the skill. I was one of those bastards invading low-level players with supreme gear in Dark Souls (still am, occasionally) - and every now and then I got my ass handed over to me by either my sunbro equivalent protecting the newbie or by newbie in basic gear himself, because they turned out to be much better player than me.

    So I think there will be way more PvPing and it will be way more fun, which is what was intended in the first place. This coming from SL1 Darkwraith. And dedicated SunBro, incidentally, depends on the mood I'm playing in.
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  • Silent Hill retrospective

  • BartsBlue 19/01/2014

    Two creepiest moments: first otherwordly encounter (minutes into game) and when a certain person realises they are already dead. Haunting, even after all these years.

    While I think that SH2 remains my favourite, mostly due to psychological drama and graphics not being shit, I have to say first Silent Hill was extra creepy because of deliric storytelling. Similar to "Jacob's Ladder", the movie that obviously influenced game creathors, protagonist (and hence the player) never is sure whether what is currently happening is real or a dream or a hallucination. That feeling of reality slipping away was something unique to SH1. Neither of its followers came close to that.
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  • Eurogamer's Game of the Year 2013

  • BartsBlue 30/12/2013

    Seriously?... Reply -28
  • Games of 2013: Papers, Please

  • BartsBlue 24/12/2013

    Brilliant, brilliant game. Loved it. Reply 0
  • PlayStation Plus gets Don't Starve, DmC, Borderlands 2

  • BartsBlue 13/12/2013

    Really nice set. Plus there is a sale on Vita version of The Walking Dead at the moment, too, which means I'll have plenty of things to play this Christmas. Reply +2
  • Fez has sold one million copies

  • BartsBlue 09/12/2013

    Still waiting for a PSV version, even though I bought FEZ twice now (Humble Bundle plus GOG). Reply +1
  • Eurogamer Readers' Top 50 Games of 2013 voting

  • BartsBlue 09/12/2013

    Also, Shelter. How come it is not on the list?... Reply -1
  • BartsBlue 06/12/2013

    Proteus? Stealth, Inc.? Dishonored GOTY (I believe Brigmore Witches is 2013)? Rayman: Legends? Hotline Miami Vita? Lone Survivor Vita? Muramasa Rebirth?

    Come on, Eurogamer.
    Reply 0
  • Knytt Underground explores Wii U this month

  • BartsBlue 06/12/2013

    Does this mean they fixed fugly NPC faces?

    Because frankly, as much as I like the game, the tone, the visuals and the atmosphere, these Paint-drawn mugshots scare me off this game.
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  • Amazon announces drone delivery service

  • BartsBlue 02/12/2013

    @udat Same here, I thought it was some misaimed April Fools joke. Reply +18
  • Get $50 GameMaker: Studio for free!

  • BartsBlue 27/11/2013

    Absolutely unrelated to Unity3D publishing their latest version with 2D support. :) Reply 0
  • The Typing of The Dead: Overkill gets Shakespeare DLC

  • BartsBlue 26/11/2013

    @INSOMANiAC Pair Programming is the technical term, I think. Reply 0
  • Persona 5 a PS3 exclusive out in 2014

  • BartsBlue 25/11/2013

    @ubergine Yes, P4 does take a while to unwind. Still, persist - the further you go, the more gameplay and freedom of choice will be made available to you.

    Additionally, I myself find the story of P4 a tad on the boring side, so I guess it does influence the perception a bit, too - meaning I was rather bored initially.
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  • BartsBlue 25/11/2013

    Soejima and Meguro, that's good prognostic. At the same time, I'm ashamed to admit I didn't like Catherine all that much and I am a little on the fence when it comes to P4, my favourite one being P3. So I'm slightly cautious. Still - happy to hear about new Perona, that's always good news. Reply +1