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  • Most Anticipated: X

  • DakeyrasUK 09/01/2014

    @lostlain As the wii u is backwards compatible, you can experience Xenoblade Chronicles too!

    I started xenoblade chronicles on the wii in Oct 2012, and continued on the Wii U.
    Reply +26
  • DakeyrasUK 09/01/2014

    Simply, this is my number one most anticipated game! Reply +24
  • Most Anticipated: Mario Kart 8

  • DakeyrasUK 06/01/2014

    As some others have said, after playing Mario kart Wii I became a little disinterested in this latest incarnation.

    But since getting myself a 3DS xl with mario kart 7, I have to admit to being much interested now. MK7 is a superb Mario Kart that has reintroduced me to the fun that Mario kart racing is compared to other racing games like Forza and GT have.

    Am now very much looking forward to this!
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  • Eurogamer Readers' Top 50 Games of 2013

  • DakeyrasUK 31/12/2013

    What a top 5! I have played all but Bioshock Infinite (mainly due to having not played the previous games).

    I can't (nor feel a need to) complain about the ordering of the games. I do have one observation to make to compare this list to yesterdays Eurogamer's GOTY. It says at the top TLOU won by quite a margin.

    1. That is a very impressive feat that can't be taken away from the game. It has sold 3.4 million copies (who knows how many digital sale, but probably less than 5 mil total).

    Compare that with the lists no.2, which has 28.1 million sales (again, not including digital sales) and I'm amazed that TLOU has managed to come out on top. at least 23-25 million people have played GTA V that haven't played TLOU, yet it came second.

    Both are great games, played by a large numbers of people - meaning that most who have played them will have them in their top 5.

    2. Mario on the other hand has got to number 5 with only having a fraction of the players (1.02 million total sales) GTA V has (no fault of the game or any reason to consider the game any worse) and a third to a quarter of the player base of TLOU.

    So, to conclude TLOU and Mario are both adored by those that have played them (I know I did), but they are very different games filling a very different role in gaming. We are lucky to have two such games in one year. It's just a shame so many dismiss one based on perceived imagery.

    For the record, my GOTY was probably Rayman Legends, followed by the 3 discussed above (in a slightly different order) with either Tomb Raider or LoZ:ALBW making the top 5!

    All games sales figures were taken from www.vgchartz.com
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  • Games of 2013: Super Mario 3D World

  • DakeyrasUK 28/12/2013

    This article has put my feelings into words perfectly.

    I got it for christmas and have so far played through the first four worlds several times - on my own and in 3 sessions of multiplayer. I can agree with this entire article and I still have much to experience.

    Hmmm, i think i'll get out of bed now and go downstairs to play some more!
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  • Games of 2013: The Last of Us

  • DakeyrasUK 21/12/2013

    @simper Yes he is, doesn't mean I have to like it. I'm not upset at playing as characters who kill - hell in GTA I sacrificed a couple to the cult as Trevor!

    The real problem for me is it doesn't tie in with (my interpretation of) the rest of the game. I found myself playing as a dick, then he changed and I started enjoying playing as him, then at the end it ignored all the change - left me feeling like those experiences didn't matter.

    If it was a hollywood film it would have critics down voting the story as being disjointed and/or independent of the conclusion.
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  • DakeyrasUK 21/12/2013

    I really enjoyed the story of TLOU, it was beautifully done, excellently shot and acted etc. As for the gameplay I found it repetitive and unimaginative. I still found it fun to play and enjoyed it, but to me it has been, by some, massively over hyped.

    Game of a generation? AC2, Skyrim, Deus Ex HR, Batman (AA or AC) all had far superior gameplay mechanics and brought something new to the table. TLOU took the techinical no how of the PS3 and made a glowing beacon. For me the game can only be best if you typically play FPS games or action adventure games.

    Maybe I'm still upset that despite enjoying the story, when I play a game I don't want to be a douche and I wasn't able to choose who Joel was, and I had to play as a selfish tit (as it turned out), even though I experienced (throughout the game) that he was moving on and dealing with his loss. To me, the ending took away all character development.
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  • The Walking Dead: Season Two gets its first full trailer

  • DakeyrasUK 12/12/2013

    Very much looking forward to playing this! I played the entire series this summer after the telltale humble bundle had this and lots of other tell tale games. Loved it as much as I love the show.

    I will probably wait until the entire series is released before playing it, not sure I can take waiting for episodes to be released at the same time as waiting for the series to resume!

    I like to experience it all at my own pace!
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  • In praise of early adopters

  • DakeyrasUK 07/12/2013

    Personally I'm annoyed with the early adopters I know. My friends and myself would game online using xbox 360 (our goup is about 10-15 strong - made up of real life friends and friends of friends, only a couple of internet only friends), now 3 of the more prominent members have bought XB1s.

    My problem is I am very underwhelmed by both consoles, I lean towards XB1, but then remember its cost and read its sub-performance in cross gen games. I then lean towards Ps4 but then think about the controller and how awful my PS3 PSN experience has been.

    My intention is to get one of these consoles when The Division arrives, as that is the only generation exclusive title I'm excited about. However, that game is primarily about playing online with friends...

    Which brings me to my point about early adopters. It would appear that they have already made my decision (as to which console I should get) for me. I want to play the best games and I want to play online with real life friends. Being an early adopter, means you cannot be sure your choice is right.

    So I am now faced with the prospect of shelling out for XB1 late 2014, whilst not being particularly impressed with how the hardware is performing...

    In short, early adopters are great as long as they are not my real life friends!
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  • Eurogamer Readers' Top 50 Games of 2013 voting

  • DakeyrasUK 06/12/2013

    1. GTA V
    2. Ni No Kuni
    3. Tomb Raider
    4. Rayman Legends
    5. The Last of Us

    I now have Super Mario 3D World and Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, but am yet to play them as Mario is for Christmas and I'm currently completing Skyward Sword.

    Anyone know if editing my vote is an option in a week or so? If Zelda is as good as I anticipate I see it being top 3. The same could be said for Mario...
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  • Bravely Default review

  • DakeyrasUK 03/12/2013

    Only heard about this game a couple of days ago. I only got my 3ds xl on Friday, I have Mario 3D land, Mario Kart 7 and Zelda ALBW to be playing. I also have both 3d Layton games to get, probably Pokemon x or y and fire emblem. Now there's this.

    Where will I get the time to play all my other consoles, Diablo 3, GTA V online, AC 4, Batman AO, Super Mario 3d World, DK Trop Freeze, Walking dead season 2, new broken sword. i'm sure the list goes on even further....
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  • Amazon Black Friday deals week continues for UK shoppers

  • DakeyrasUK 29/11/2013

    @pablodiabloescobar Nice work, I hadn't realised the bundle promotion worked as well!

    I loved ZombiU, by far the scariest (in terms of suspense) game I've played, I really didn't want to die - unlike any game I have played before.
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  • DakeyrasUK 29/11/2013

    @Bander Congrats! I'm waiting for my 3ds xl (130 lightning deal) to be delivered today along with two ps4s (sold one on ebay for 500 which has paid for the 3ds xl. Am seriously thinking of selling other ps4 as no watchdogs and many games to play on wii u and 3ds and 360 still...) Reply +1
  • DakeyrasUK 29/11/2013

    @Bander New WiiU deal start in 7 mins. This is premium bundled with nintendo land. It is starting at 230, so will hopefully be less than 200 when the deal starts. Reply 0
  • DakeyrasUK 27/11/2013

    Wii U lightning deal tomorrow:
    Amazon link for Wii U Premium bundled with Lego city and Rayman legends
    It will have a lightning deal at 9:15 am!
    Currently 240, what you reckon? 30% off as with the 3DS deal? That would make it an unbelievable 168 with two games...
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  • DakeyrasUK 26/11/2013

    @null Unfortunately for you this article didn't start 24 hrs ago, there was a huge discount yesterday evening.

    130 (reduced from 185) for 3DS XL with Mario Kart bundled. I also got Zelda, and will get the free Mario 3D Land download. 3 games and console for 170!
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  • Sony confirms PS4 and Vita bundles for under 500

  • DakeyrasUK 28/11/2013

    500 for two consoles and no games??? Excuse me, but no thanks.

    In the past few days, I could have got 3DS XL for 130 with Mario Kart and Super Mario 3D land, and, A Wii U for 200 with Rayman Legends and Lego City.

    That's 170 cheaper than this no game bundle. Money that could be spent on a very good vita bundle. i.e Why spend 500 on new consoles and have no games, when you could spend 500 on new consoles and have loads of games?
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  • Yes, Gran Turismo 6 has micro-transactions

  • DakeyrasUK 19/11/2013

    I have to say that as such a gaming goliath, such at gran turismo, has introduced micro-transactions I have now lost faith in ever playing a game where bonus content is unlocked for completing aspects of a game.
    This is shit, no two ways about it!
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  • 72 Blockbuster stores to close in the UK

  • DakeyrasUK 18/11/2013

    Bad news for those that have lost their jobs.

    From a business point of view, I'm glad. 10-20 years ago Blockbuster destroyed he independent video rental business (much like Wetherspoons is doing to pubs). Now, Sky Movies, Amazon's Lovefilm and Netflix have made renting physical media all but a thing of the past - with exception to Lovefilm's delivery model).

    In short it is just a case of one corporation not able to compete, despite having every advantage going there way at the birth of the internet. Those that have lost your jobs, blame the execs of the company for not being up to speed with becoming digital. I know people in my local store that blame people shopping on Amazon...
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  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds review

  • DakeyrasUK 14/11/2013

    I really need a 3ds xl... Reply +7
  • Who's this mystery man unboxing PlayStation 4?

  • DakeyrasUK 11/11/2013

    Cloudskipa wrote
    @TelexStar For the last time, what I said was not meant to offend, some people are reading way too much into it. I was called a troll for my original comment in this thread which I disagreed with, still do, I then proceeded to give a (poor) example under the context of what a real troll comment might look like.

    It was bad judgement on my part, I'm 100% at fault and it doesn't excuse the fact it was still said, I am sorry for any offence caused. I don't care if I get banned, that's not why I'm writing this either. Anyone familiar with my posting history will know I don't deliberately set out to offend people in such ways. There's not much else I can say aside from that, it was poor judgement and a mistake. Truly sorry to those offended.
    I'm not sure why this apology is getting Negged?!

    Someone shows some humility and then people neg away, it can be no reason more than to troll. Get over yourselves.
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  • DakeyrasUK 11/11/2013

    @CuttlefishJones No I didn't mean inside the ps4 box, but yes that is an example of design Genius. Thanks for the image!

    I really love opening consoles and seeing how it is all laid out - which I thought was the purpose of an unboxing video... this did not do that.

    Oh well, life goes on!
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  • DakeyrasUK 11/11/2013

    Downvote me, but I like to see how the product fits into the box. The design skills of getting everthing into a small space amazes me, reminds me of the Layton puzzles where you have to fit the shapes together. Especially geeky I know, but then I'm posting on a gamng site.

    This dissapointed me as I already knew the contents...
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  • Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy review

  • DakeyrasUK 06/11/2013

    Excellent, another sound reason to get myself a 3DS! I played all DS Layton games, loved and completed them all. I was really upset at them jumping ship from DS to 3DS, however, there are now so many games I want on 3DS it easlily is more justifiable than PS4 or XB1!

    Question is, when will I have 200 to get the limited edition Zelda 3ds xl???
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  • Eurogamer's Game of the Generation: Super Mario Galaxy

  • DakeyrasUK 01/11/2013

    @BigDannyH Have you never played a game whilst "beeming" all the way through? Hell, has a game never made you smile at all through sheer enjoyment? I know games can make me feel like smiling, doesn't mean anybody is crazy just because they expressed it in a poetic/literary way.

    Very few games have been so much fun to play I can't help but smile as I'm enjoying the experience so much.
    Mario games tend to have this effect on me, Rayman Legends did (apart from the more frustrating levels).
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  • DakeyrasUK 01/11/2013

    @electrolite All I can guess is (s)he is trying to make an anti nintendo joke?! Could be wrong though as it it would be the worst example of trolling I've seen! Reply +1
  • DakeyrasUK 01/11/2013

    @vert1go ... Of course they meant happy!!! What else could they mean??............ Reply +1
  • DakeyrasUK 01/11/2013

    @tomhoskins
    Pic seems to have gone down?!?!
    Super Mario Galaxy Box front cover
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  • DakeyrasUK 01/11/2013



    Brilliant game, still remember with fondness the first time I realised that the stars attached to the letters on the box spelt something rather ammusing! Someone at Nintendo must have had a field day when their work was released no questions...

    U R MR GAY

    Edit: Fixed with another URL!
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  • Assassin's Creed 4's world map mini-game requires Online Pass

  • DakeyrasUK 30/10/2013

    @asphaltcowboy
    You just said that you agree they are purposefully making what you buy less valuable, that is a perfect example of nickel and diming in my opinion - take a small amount of money off each and every person, make lots for yourself.
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  • DakeyrasUK 30/10/2013

    @asphaltcowboy Okay, I get that point and you get mine.
    I'm now confused as to why you are making that point. You agree they are purposefully making the game worth less, so why question how they are "Nickel and dime-ing" in the first place?
    And yeah it is tough shit, doesn't stop that being something for some to be annoyed about.
    Just to be clear I still have all previous AC games, I don't plan on selling AC4, if I did, I would be unimpressed!
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  • DakeyrasUK 30/10/2013

    @asphaltcowboy @ajent I'm not suggesting the consumer is owed something.
    I'm mearly explaining how consumers will feel "nickel and dimed". I find that a very acceptable way to feel. Playing a whole game and choosing to sell it is a right (for the consumer) most people agree with. However, making a choice as to whether you experience a whole game and then have less value to it, makes me feel like the initial value of the game is less than it would otherwise be.
    Thus feeling short changed (if only by a small amount).
    To argue against other people feeling that way isn't worth your while, neither is it worth mine to explain further. We disagree, but please accept that some will see less value, whether or not you or myself see it the same way.
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  • DakeyrasUK 30/10/2013

    @asphaltcowboy Really? You didn't get my point?
    Firstly, yes obviously once used one will struggle (i.e. won't be able) to sell a game for retail price.
    However, once an online pass has been used, people who are buying the game second hand won't be willing to pay the same for the game as they would if the pass had not been used.
    Still don't believe me? Go to ebay and search for The Last of Us, the versions without the online pass sell for about 5 less than the versions with the pass.
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  • DakeyrasUK 30/10/2013

    @asphaltcowboy Well, if you use your pass, you devalue your own property. so should you choose to sell on the game, it won't sell for the same as a normal AAA game.
    That counts as being Nickel and Dimed for me.
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  • Nintendo announces three new Wii U hardware bundles

  • DakeyrasUK 10/10/2013

    I got a wii u on release day last year, I'm happy with it, but could have probably waited until now to get it. Though if I had waited I would have probably skipped ZombiU as the reviews aren't great and that would have been a real shame as I loved it.

    To be honest I still look at the cost of a WiiU and think it is very competitive, right now on Amazon you can get:

    Premium console with Zelda WW - 250
    ZombiU - 11
    Pro Controller - 24
    Rayman Legends - 26

    This total at 311 for a console and 3 superb games. To get a ps4 and one game will cost you an extra 78.

    That money could then be spent on Watchdogs and/or AC4 and/or Batman Origins, equaling a mighty 5 games for the price of a console and 1 game... (I haven't even compared it to XB1 yet either).

    If Zelda isn't your cup of tea, then perhaps you like Lego games. There's a premium bundle for 250 with Lego City and Lego Batman 2, if you wait a week. Or indeed, wait until the Mario and Luigi two game bundle and it becomes an astonishing 6 games for the price of PS4 + 1 game.

    Right now I'm far more likely to be buying lots of games on my wii u than getting a ps4 or xb1 with only one or if I could afford it 2 games.
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  • GTA Online: Rockstar ate my gangster

  • DakeyrasUK 08/10/2013

    I'm loving GTA Online, I'm in a crew created by a real life friend with about 7 or 8 other real life friends in and another 20 people who are friends of my friends (who I have played with in other games online).

    I have to admit the free roam is lacking due to the jobs taking you out of the city you are in, but doing any of the activities in party chat with 7 other friends is a blast. The world has a superb propensity for mayhem of the hilarious kind.

    Yes the issues were frustrating over the first few days, I first managed to do the tutorial on Friday night and Saturday I experienced some connection issues, but since then I'm not aware of any issues for me or any in our crew. Not to say others aren't losing progress, but I think that is bar far the minority and those that lose out are rightly annoyed and loud about it - in short not enough praise has been given by those who have had little problem, in my opinion.

    I'm now nearly rank 15 and looking forward to unlocking the Survival jobs, so as not needing the members of my clan who have got to that level to be online (which is a fast increasing number).
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  • Rockstar advises GTA 5 players avoid garages until a bug is fixed

  • DakeyrasUK 24/09/2013

    @mcchinmi Yep, I did this too, the only bug I've encountered for sure. Reply 0
  • GTA 5's Los Santos then and now: Outside Xbox takes a tour

  • DakeyrasUK 14/09/2013

    The wait is killing me, especially as a friend had it delivered today. Apparently everyone in n.ireland had amazon deliveries of it today...
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/v/73239_10151541060707470_70181494_n.jpg?oh=849be1b8a1fb22d35f9315a771507dd5&oe=5236AF10&__gda__=1379331169_c24fcd3fccac9b7d63c4c868432e8074
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  • Witness a comparison between The Wind Waker HD and the original GameCube version

  • DakeyrasUK 12/09/2013

    Personally, I loved the art style of GC version, but also love how good this looks. Perhaps I'd disagree if I had played WW in the last 5-8 yrs!

    This is the first vid that has tempted me to get this game as over digging around my Mum's loft to find my old gamecube!
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  • DakeyrasUK 12/09/2013

    @eviroboy Oooo ranking Zelda games - my turn.
    1. A link to the past.
    2. Ocarina of Time
    3. Wind waker
    4. Twilight princess
    5. Majora's Mask
    6. Link's Awakening (I played this very young on the gameboy and can barely remember it).
    7. Wind waker sequel on DS (can't remember its name)
    8. Skyward Sword - not really fair as I haven't played it yet (don't hate me, I have always intended to play it, but need wii remote plus and haven't justified yet spending 60 for one game!

    Also I'm aware of others I have and haven't played but they be very old and I'm too lazy to google them for the sake of this post!
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  • PlayStation 4 won't launch in Japan until February 2014

  • DakeyrasUK 09/09/2013

    @MrSpew 330 with Killzone and a year ps plus? Where is this deal? Reply +1
  • Sony announces PlayStation Vita TV device

  • DakeyrasUK 09/09/2013

    @Kilboy Sure it is to do with bandwidth, but 1080p is a noticeable difference. When I first watched bluray at 1080p instead of 1080i I was in awe.
    Also interlaced images are no good for fast moving scenes like sports and games.
    I would get this to save having to shift a console around, but 60ish is not worth being lazy and having an experience less than the 350 ps4 price offers.
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  • DakeyrasUK 09/09/2013

    This has a major flaw for those wishing to access their ps4 in a second room - no 1080p output.

    I was interested until I saw that, I'd rather go to the effort of unplugging the console and moving it for the odd occasion I wish to game in another room.
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  • Grand Theft Auto 5 launch trailer lands

  • DakeyrasUK 29/08/2013

    Tease tease tease!!!

    Seriously though my hype reached a peak after the GTA Online gameplay video, this does little other than refresh my hype!
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  • Live: EA Gamescom Conference

  • DakeyrasUK 20/08/2013

    Well said darkmorgado!

    I have to say I'm really excited about kinect integration in project spark!
    Still undecided on next gen consoles, but up till now I see more innovative gaming chances with XB1 than PS4.
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  • Microsoft unveils Xbox One indie developer self-publishing program

  • DakeyrasUK 20/08/2013

    Sounds Good! Reply +9
  • Xbox One to launch with FIFA 14 in Europe - rumour

  • DakeyrasUK 19/08/2013

    @Ajent and I agree with your summary of why "core" gamers don't see the need for kinect.

    I also plan on getting both consoles, but which will be first will be decided upon in about a year. The other will have to wait for several years later (oh no, a back catalogue to catch up on).

    As for the exclusives, I am different to most as I can only think of one exclusive on current gen worth the cost of a console and that is MGS 4. Currently I prefer xb1 exclusives, but none are worth investing 350-430 for. Though the crew, the witcher 3, the division and (of course) MGS V are!
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  • DakeyrasUK 19/08/2013

    @JawzPause I'm not sure where you have found Fifa 14 for 40 on ps4, I have found it for 47 on Amazon, so that is a 33 difference - not a lot more when you get the kinect (you may not want it, but 33 isn't really a lot). PS move camera for ps4 is another 54 on Amazon.

    So if you want the added features of the camera and fifa 14, Xb1 now offers better value than ps4.

    I'm still undecided on which console I prefer...
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  • Hoarding at the end of the world

  • DakeyrasUK 31/07/2013

    @GreyBeard Good point point about the lack of options available when trying to not use weapons. However, I found this to add tension to the first half of the game as I made sure I stealthed where ever possible. But as I started to leave resources behind as I didn't have room for them, the options increased and I enjoyed playing around with various ways to take out my enemies. The only problem to this was it then became a much easier game.

    The author isn't trying to slag off the game, he is pointing out the impossibility the developers face with this idea of a game. You can't remain true to the idea whilst keeping it fun for as many people as possible (something you have to do at the top of the develepment world).
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  • DakeyrasUK 31/07/2013

    I have to agree with pretty much 100% of the article. I really enjoyed the game, but not due to the gameplay, but due to the story.
    I played through on normal (something I do with all games - if I enjoy it enough I'll go for Hard mode after). I found I had an abundance of materials, I can only assume those that did not opted much more for the guns blazing approach or perhaps didn't search everywhere as much I did (not that I profess to have found everything - I completed the game with 110-115 collectibles out of the 140ish total). Personally I was all rambo only at the hospital at the end of the game.

    As I said I still really enjoyed the experience, but I have now lent it to a friend and will probably sell it when I get it back rather than play it a second time - perhaps I'll try the survival mode (if that is just the same as normal with less materials). This game was not however survival horror like the resident evil code name veronica (the one I found hardest for a lack of resources of the early ones). I even found ZombiU had a greater scarcity of resources - due to when dieing you had to fight for all your equip with very limited supplies and if you failed (as I did twice) you lose everything you had thus far collected.
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