BigDannyH Comments

Page 1 of 35

  • Evolve now has a free Arena Mode update

  • BigDannyH 27/05/2015

    I thought Evolve sounded great on paper and, when I first logged on to Twitch to see what it looked like, my immediate impression was it looked fantastic.

    Then I continued to watch for another 20 mins.

    Seemed like an awful lot of chasing after the monster. Even watching was frustrating. Then, when they eventually caught the monster, it was a manic battle against the ultimate bullet sponge until it either ended or the chase started all over again.

    For me, the main issue seemed to be that the chase portions didn't seem enjoyable and weren't the change in pace they were perhaps supposed to be. Chasing seemed active and stressful rather than a bit of respite before the fight kicked off again. Also, the fighting parts didn't seem to have enough feedback.

    I guess this arena mode is an attempt to curtail the chasing portions. I hope it's not too late to work.
    Reply +3
  • Destiny: House of Wolves review

  • BigDannyH 26/05/2015

    I'm not too bothered about DLC in general, just gives players the opportunity to reward the makers of the games they enjoy with a bit of extra cash and they get a bit more of their game in return. Season passes are a joke though.

    Firstly, they're usually cost almost as much as the main game. Also, there's often very little information available about what they will contain, and the quality of the content, at the point you're encouraged to buy the pass (at launch).

    I understand the desire to have people keep hold of the game while waiting for the DLC to drop, but if they were that concerned about trade ins they'd make the digital download prices a bit more reasonable. I'd gladly pay 30 for the digital version instead of 40 for the retail version, would guarantee no trade in and mean I keep the game. Regardless of DLC sales, surely people owning their game is good for developers and producers?
    Reply 0
  • Lizard Squad teen pleads guilty to 23 charges of harassment

  • BigDannyH 22/05/2015

    Being young and doing something wrong or stupid is one thing, deliberately harassing people is completely indefensible.

    Also, the stupidity to use the police to perform the harassment ... and put it out on YouTube ... it's just unbelievable.
    Reply +26
  • Bloodborne again: Expansion confirmed

  • BigDannyH 21/05/2015

    @jabberwocky
    On my way to the Griffin but already I've found a pack of Wolves way tougher than I should have and almost got destroyed by this crazy blue dude fucking around by a bridge. Had to proper leg it.

    I'm sure I'll get used to it. And, to be fair, I'd often die when outnumbered by new, strong enemies in Bloodborne. But usually when one on one I'd fancy my chances against most enemies. But this blue dude was not messing about, just started battering me.
    Reply +1
  • BigDannyH 21/05/2015

    @Po1ymorph
    I also loved the weapons but, by the time you've levelled a few up, getting a new weapon late on is pointless.

    I guess the new weapons are meant for NG+, but even when I started that I fell back on my levelled up weapons as it made things more manageable.

    Having said that, if I do another play through at some point, I'll defo be picking different weapons. Just a shame it gives you toys you can't really use by the end of the game.

    Another complaint, it's ruined the combat in the Witcher! While, after a couple of hours, the Witcher's combat already feels much more polished and streamlined than the 2nd game, it's just nowhere near as responsive as Bloodborne.
    Reply +4
  • CD Projekt tackles The Witcher 3 downgrade issue head on

  • BigDannyH 21/05/2015

    Do people complain that a McDonalds downgraded their BigMac because it doesn't look like the one they saw in the advert?

    Ok, that's a pretty flippant argument, but it's not like this is their current "in game" marketing. I can't believe people can claim to have been influenced in their recent purchase by 2 year old footage? Anyone watching footage of The Witcher 3 two years ago is a video game enthusiast and should know better.
    Reply -1
  • M.Bison revealed for Street Fighter 5

  • BigDannyH 19/05/2015

    Couple of Qs about the PS4 version of Street Fighter 4 that people may or may not know.

    Any news of the price?

    Has anyone noticed if the PC version of Ultra loads quicker in between fights? I think I saw a stream once where the games were loading in a few seconds and I guessed this was the PC version. Hopefully PS4 follows suit.

    Also, does anyone think they may use this version to get s feel for the netcode for SF5? I'm not entirely sure how the netcode works but I assume it's basically trying to translate inputs on a controller from across the net as quickly as possible, so not sure if they're able to test net code using a different (but similar) game?
    Reply 0
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt review

  • BigDannyH 19/05/2015

    @Oli
    Thanks Oli, great review.

    Covered areas I was concerned about, particularly the pointless padding so many open world games feel the need to include. That The Witcher's side missions feel relevant is a relief, and reminds me of Mass Effect 2. I enjoyed the optional missions that developed the character of my crew as much as any of the story missions, and it added to the tension of that horrific final mission.

    I understand the desire created by checklist style icons on a huge map, but I can't say it's always enjoyable clearing the board.
    Reply +1
  • Minecraft most popular game on YouTube of all time

  • BigDannyH 14/05/2015

    @GamerBhoy89
    I'm a little surprised as not in line with the likes of Twitch. Obviously streaming is a different kettle of fish.
    Reply +1
  • Nintendo records first annual profit in four years

  • BigDannyH 07/05/2015

    I'm was surprised they expected to sell the same amount of Wii U's again this year, then I remembered Zelda was coming out.

    That looks like being the one game I'll be gutted to miss out on. Although I never finished Skyward Sword and never got in to Twilght Princess, so maybe I'll be ok having only really played A Link Between Worlds of the recent ones.
    Reply 0
  • The best 3DS games

  • BigDannyH 04/05/2015

    @MerryLoony

    That Vita picture would be more convincing if they'd bothered to clean the dust off the table.
    Reply +1
  • Video: The doors in Bloodborne are horrible and brilliant

  • BigDannyH 29/04/2015

    About the decreased loading times ... The patch seems to have worked wonders for me, made the game far more enjoyable.

    But it raises the question of why they were so long in the first place? If they knew how to fix them, how were they still in the release build?

    Ok, the game was perfectly playable on release and I had no issues with the rest of the game. I assumed the load times were just something they couldn't avoid. Now they've reduced them to a point it's not really an issue?

    Not really meant as a complaint, I'm just confused.
    Reply 0
  • Ouya seeks quick sale as debts mount

  • BigDannyH 29/04/2015

    I've forgotten what the Ouya was supposed to do. Was it as simple as allowing you to play android games on your TV with a (sub par) controller?

    Sounds like it's another victim of the "Mobile games are the future" movement.
    Reply +7
  • Bethesda removes paid mods in Skyrim

  • BigDannyH 28/04/2015

    Why not let the modder decide the price, with "free" being one of the options?

    Would please the enthusiasts who just want to share their work but also give people the option to make a few quid if they want.

    I'm clearly missing something.
    Reply +5
  • Bloodborne patch 1.03 released

  • BigDannyH 23/04/2015

    @podgek293
    I guarantee I'll now only be half way through reading a description only to be cut off and returned to the game.

    1st world problems.
    Reply +1
  • Microsoft apologises for using PC footage in Xbox One Witcher 3 trailer

  • BigDannyH 23/04/2015

    While I'm not particularly bothered about resolution comparisons, I think it'd be naive to believe this was a simple, honest mistake. They knew what they were doing. Reply +11
  • Nintendo nerfs Diddy Kong in Smash Bros. Wii U patch

  • BigDannyH 16/04/2015

    When it's usually statements like "shotguns are nerfed" or at least man-mountain kickboxers like Sagat, I love the absurdity of "Nintendo nerfs Diddy Kong".

    Just a fun sentence.
    Reply +11
  • Yoshi's Woolly World Amiibo now available to pre-order

  • BigDannyH 14/04/2015

    @tidy-spidey
    Cheers, sounds in line with what I was thinking. I think I'll pick one up (if possible!).
    Reply 0
  • BigDannyH 14/04/2015

    @MrBeast
    Yeah, I figure they'll be tough to buy but the wooly ones do look good.
    Reply 0
  • BigDannyH 14/04/2015

    I wonder if these are fine as a regular stuffed toy?

    I'm tempted to get one for my 18 month old niece but not if the amibo disc makes it more of a model than a cuddly toy.
    Reply +1
  • Destiny's House of Wolves expansion has no new raid, Bungie confirms

  • BigDannyH 14/04/2015

    Ok, maybe this new mode will be amazing and will prove worth the money, but considering the price of the DLC was almost as much as the game on these shores it's a bold move to now announce no raid.

    I was a little disappointed to go from regular Destiny sessions to going cold turkey once the DLC came out, but feel happier with my decision now I know it would've been 35 for a single raid and a handful of levels.
    Reply 0
  • Xbox One UK price now 299.99

  • BigDannyH 13/04/2015

    Damn, I paid 400+ for mine near launch.

    Well, that's the risk I took. My only disappointment was that I was on my own for over a year. Had to boot up my 360 for Destiny (the cross buy was useful there).

    I'm sure it's easier said than done, but had MS been able to allow XB1 and 360 owners to play each other (or at least join party chat), it would've been a big selling point. As it stands, joining the the next gen early often left you out in the cold.

    Separate online services is like absence backwards compatibility. Feels like an achievable fix though (some games can be played online between Vita and PS4, and they plan to allow PC owners to play against XB1 for Fable, right?)
    Reply +5
  • Jon Blyth on: Bloodborne

  • BigDannyH 11/04/2015

    @Blackmarsh63
    The blood vial farming issue is a weird one.

    I can see why someone might think it's a poor piece of game design and actually considered it myself at one point. But what I think it taught me was that these things were a reasonably precious resource to be used conservatively. It also encouraged me to spend a little more time exploring the areas around the bosses, unearthing little secrets and short cuts. I didn't even know short cuts were a thing in the game, but they're awesome!

    I think it's a frustrating but ultimately clever bit of design.
    Reply +2
  • Destiny patch will let you lock up your gear

  • BigDannyH 10/04/2015

    Man, I loved this game before the DLC came out. Killed it for me as the asking price was a bit of a piss-take.

    Interesting to see they're finally doing something about the heavy ammo. I liked it at first, but eventually seemed to ruin the flow of the game. Would be a decent battle followed by a couple of minutes of intstakill mayhem, then back to the battle.

    Although maybe the change of pace will be missed.
    Reply +2
  • Bloodborne bug makes game easier if left running too long

  • BigDannyH 07/04/2015

    @riceNpea
    Thanks, that's exactly how I got passed Cleric beast.

    It makes it tough to connect your attacks but I also feel that, even with regular enemies, if I'm not locked on to them they miss with their attacks, too.

    I really like the game and Dark Souls 2 is now on the wishlist. The most fun I've had so far was playing turn-about (pass the pad) with a mate early on. It's one of the better games to watch someone else play, as you can still learn enemy moves sets, but it's weird how much you forget the controls after 20 mins not playing.
    Reply +1
  • BigDannyH 07/04/2015

    I was initially surprised people even noticed this, but Bloodborne really does make you pay attention to the enemies attack patterns, boss or not.

    I've had the patch ready to install for a few days, but kept finding reasons to play on rather than stop and let it update. Once updated, I swear those guys carrying the sacks who take you to jail learnt about 5 new moves. One was about 6 hits long! And those things hit hard. Started kicking my arse all over again.

    I'd never fancied the souls games as they looked like they controlled terribly, put me off. I guess it's different when your in control. But got caught up in the Bloodborne hype and enjoyed it almost immediately. The regular enemies are manageable once you understand them, but the bosses ... oh my days! I'm really struggling. Gazza wasn't too bad, and Cleric beast was mainly a fight with the camera angle, but I must've gone through about 100 blood vials on each of the next two. They just hit so hard.
    Reply +2
  • Tomb Raider reboot has sold 8.5m copies

  • BigDannyH 07/04/2015

    @harryshaw
    I was thinking the same thing. Early game sales seem to reflect the quality of the previous title, so I feel the quality of the new TR would have brought in a lot of sales for the sequel. The move to console exclusivity has ruined that.

    The producers seem to be at odds with the developers and unable to recognise that they've made a really good game. They seem to be doing their best to screw it up.

    Honestly, with an obvious comparison being Uncharted, I felt a lot of the gamier elements were better in TR. The combat was excellent, the stealth was quite good and worth doing, the way you unlocked the ability to access new areas via new weapons/tools and the climbing was more interactive. I think Uncharted crafted a prettier world, as well as a better atmosphere and characters, but kudos to TR for stepping up at least.
    Reply 0
  • "He suddenly became incredibly sullen, angry and frustrated. He was 10"

  • BigDannyH 02/04/2015

    I think we all would rather there were less kids playing 18 rated games, as they're rated 18 for a reason. But threatening to contact the police / social services seems a bit extreme.

    Aren't the ratings a guideline? I can understand shops getting in trouble for selling them directly to minors but I thought parents could do what they want? Similarly for films.

    How parents justify buying 18 rated games for 10 year olds is the real question, which I'm sure it was the intention of the letter to address. However, the police threat ruined it for me. Made it sound like more of a crazy, moral high ground threat than a legit concern.
    Reply 0
  • The best and worst of April Fools' Day 2015 in gaming

  • BigDannyH 01/04/2015

    You missed Daigo's retirement to become a fightstick wielding accountant.

    http://shoryuken.com/2015/03/31/mad-catz-daigo-umehara-to-retire-from-competitive-fighting-games/
    Reply +9
  • Battlefield Hardline fends off challenge of Bloodborne in UK chart

  • BigDannyH 30/03/2015

    @Killerbee
    I agree with your Friday release theory. I was busy on Friday so went to my local Game to see if I could nab a copy on Sat afternoon and they were sold out, as were HMV. Maybe the stores also underestimated its popularity.

    I had a 35 Game voucher from trading in FIFA or COD or some other naff game I got in a bundle when I bought my PS4, so decided to get a PS Store voucher and buy the digital version of Bloodborne. Bit of a risk as I've not played a Souls game but, about 8 hours of game time later, I'm happy with my decision.

    To be honest, charts don't matter anyway. Still, I'd like to see a good game get the sales it deserves.
    Reply +3
  • Bloodborne can be purchased with your actual blood in Denmark

  • BigDannyH 19/03/2015

    Damn, I only gave blood the other week. All I got was a packet of prawn cocktail crisps. Reply +61
  • World Bank exec discovers son spent $4500 on FIFA packs

  • BigDannyH 18/03/2015

    I know it's easy to say "pay more attention, use parental controls, the kid knew what he was doing", all valid points, but we all know in-game purchases are an extremely shady practice.

    I'm not sure MS are neccessarily to blame, at least not in full (EA deserve a chunk of blame). I'm quite happy that MS make the purchasing process through their store as simple as possible, but maybe some extra barriers need to be put in place.

    Maybe if you need to re-enter your password or card number every time you spend over 100 in a month? Something automatic rather than an optional parental control. Should limit people's losses or at least help shift the blame towards the users (careless parents or light-fingered kids).
    Reply +12
  • GAME Marketplace lets third-parties sell their products

  • BigDannyH 16/03/2015

    @Spectral
    I can't believe Game would bite off their nose to spite their face and refuse to try and sell consoles. Gotta move with the digital times.

    Apple laid the ground with digital music and film. Valve have already proven its possible for games to go digital and publishers appear to be on board. Why are Sony & MS so scared to give it a shot?
    Reply +1
  • BigDannyH 16/03/2015

    @Plankton1975
    Yeah, I agree the cycle supports new games, but if the games were cheaper in the first place because people were unable to trade them, surely you get the same result? And, let's not forget, it's better for the consumer to continue to own a game than to trade it in.

    Plus, if someone wants a physical copy to save a little by trading in or wants to loan it to a mate, they just pay the normal (more expensive) price for the retail version.

    I feel the publishers are so scared of upsetting retail that they end up overpricing their digital versions. They hurt themselves and then get screwed by retail anyway.

    Retail have made their bed, they need to live with the consequences.
    Reply +1
  • BigDannyH 16/03/2015

    Another Destiny article ...

    Only joking Wes! On a side-note, are Game really still selling Destiny for 50? Sounds like they still prioritise second hand sales.

    I'm not sure why publishers are still desperate not to upset retail, when retail fuck over the publishers in favour of short-term profit as soon as they get a chance. I'd start introducing cheaper digital versions from day 1. Surely they're better off selling a digital version for 30 with no sell-on value than getting 40 once but each copy going through 3 users and basically means new versions of the game barely sell 2 weeks after launch. Also, if someone buys it digitally, they still own the game when the DLC launches in a month.

    I must be missing something. I'm not locked into the cycle, so maybe the trade in value is a lot closer to the amount you pay in the first few weeks than it used to be.
    Reply 0
  • Sony signals end of PlayStation Mobile

  • BigDannyH 11/03/2015

    I'm not even sure what the difference between PS Mobile and other downloadable games is?

    I do know that Super Crate Box got a hell of a lot of use on my Vita.
    Reply 0
  • Titanfall DLC made free on Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC

  • BigDannyH 11/03/2015

    @ammobox
    Ha, "idiot" comment was a bit harsh.

    Although I guess I generalised due to personal experience, that of my friends and comments I've heard on various podcasts and read on message boards. Mostly it seemed to me that people thought it was ok, put it down and then never came back.

    I'm surprised to hear it's still massively popular, as I was under the impression it didn't have the staying power of Modern Warfare or, more recently, Destiny.
    Reply +1
  • BigDannyH 11/03/2015

    Still trying to work out why the MP scene died so quickly?

    I didn't stick with it as the pacing just seemed off. Could never really get a feel for how a match was progressing and then all the mechs turn up and the match just seemed to fall into not-that-much-fun chaos.

    Also, everyone getting a mech meant they never felt special. I know lots of people just made it follow them like a guard dog. Not sure how they can fix that with it being such a big part of the game. Seems to late to make it a score streak reward.

    I'm definitely interested in what they do with a sequel but, if it's just more of the same, O can't see myself getting into it.
    Reply -9
  • Apple Watch prices range from 299 to 13,500

  • BigDannyH 10/03/2015

    The appeal of the iPhone was immediate to me, as I imagine it was for anyone who'd not yet used a smartphone. And the Ipad was also appealing, as the speed and ease of use of my iPhone had made turning on the laptop to look at the internet on a larger scheme seem like too much of a chore.

    Struggling to see the appeal of the iWatch.

    I do wear a watch, partly as it's ever so slightly more convenient to check the time but mainly because I like the look of it and it's socially acceptable male jewellery. I paid 85 for my current watch and use it every day.

    I also use my phone every day and cannot for the life of me see what a smart watch brings to the table.
    Reply +4
  • Video: Games that remember when you die

  • BigDannyH 09/03/2015

    @GreyBeard
    You're right, such a brilliant temptation into "just one more game".
    Reply 0
  • BigDannyH 06/03/2015

    Rogue Legacy really is a great game.

    I'm not sure if they knew from the word go that the inheritance mechanic would be a great tool for getting people to master a quite difficult game through repetition, or whether they stumbled across it and ran with it. Either way, an excellent design choice.

    It simultaneously gets easier through upgrades and harder the further you delve into the castle. And you can choose to stay in an easier zone and do a gold run or blast straight to the next boss.

    I've just completed it and been hit by new game plus. I thought I was good at the game but it's battering me again.

    Fantastic stuff.
    Reply +6
  • Battletoads in Xbox One version of Shovel Knight sets tongues wagging

  • BigDannyH 05/03/2015

    It's hard to see the risk in them asking Rare to make a 2D side-scroller like Battletoads. I'm not saying there's no risk, but I feel there's enough of a cult following to think that a decent game would sell quite a bit.

    As long as they don't try and make a 40 disc release game and try and turn it into a MS cornerstone franchise, not sure there's that much of a following. A pretty 2D game for around a tenner will suffice.
    Reply +6
  • White Xbox One and Sunset Overdrive bundle cut to 279.99

  • BigDannyH 03/03/2015

    @Uncle_Fishboy
    I haven't formed an opinion yet, other than I was surprised people liked a game that, for all the reviews I read and videos I watched, seemed totally unappealing.

    I loved Resistance 3 and own an XB1, so I was paying attention, but have never had an urge to pick Sunset up.
    Reply 0
  • BigDannyH 02/03/2015

    I'm surprised to hear so many people liked Sunset Overdrive, everything I saw (collect-a-thon missions, combat that appeared fun on paper but annoying in practice, triple-hipster characters) put me off.

    I think the characters were the most upsetting. Was it them who did a great trailer for Fuse, then removed all the characters and replaced them with dullards? Maybe I'm getting this twisted but, if it was them, they appeared to me to have gone overboard in the opposite direction with Sunset O.
    Reply 0
  • Apotheon review

  • BigDannyH 02/03/2015

    @zzkj
    The same boss hit me through the door. I was gutted as I really wanted to fight him.

    I have to admit, I wasn't completely sold on it anyway. I may revisit in the future but there appear to be a few decent downloadable games coming out over the next couple of months that'll push it down the list.
    Reply 0
  • Titan Souls gets an April release date

  • BigDannyH 27/02/2015

    @Anrkist
    Well said.

    To be honest, this was a list of Vita games to me, and I'm fine with that. Happy days.
    Reply +3
  • Looks like Destiny is getting a new social space in the Reef

  • BigDannyH 26/02/2015

    Man, I've not played Destiny in ages. Expensive DLC killed it for me.

    Might jump on at the weekend for a quick hand cannon spree.
    Reply +1
  • Renegade Kid's metroidvania Xeodrifter is coming to PS4 and Vita

  • BigDannyH 26/02/2015

    @fabio78
    Wait a second, what are these other recent Vita Metroidvanias? Because I loved Guacamelee, easily my favourite Vita game.
    Reply 0
  • Sony's big new three-year strategy bets on PS4

  • BigDannyH 18/02/2015

    @Obli
    Cool, good to know. My good experience with the tablet already had me considering Sony for my next upgrade.

    It's strange how bad Sony seem to be at selling what always feel like great products? Samsung's are all over the place, they don't have the same issue?
    Reply 0
  • BigDannyH 18/02/2015

    I don't think anyone here doubts Sony's ability to build a games console (PS4 is in top spot and I'm still baffled by the 3DS's dominance over the Vita) but I generally like all my Sony products. While I've never owned one of their TVs, their headphones are good and I recently traded in my old iPad mini and got myself a Z2 tablet, which is ace!

    I can't speak for their phones though. Anyone had any good (or bad) experienced since they split from the Swedes?
    Reply +19