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  • Don't expect to be blown away by the new Gran Turismo on PS4

  • DaltonBay 20/05/2016

    @SuperShinobi Yes, they've sold well, but the drop in sales from GT5 to GT6 is quite alarming. Now you could mitigate this by saying that GT6 was released in & around the launch of the PS4, though I'd wager that GT6 also suffered because many were not pleased with GT5. As good/impressive as GT6 was, it remained stagnant in many areas and looking at this new footage, it would appear that this trend in continuing. Given the amount of competition that there is today, I was expecting a lot more from Polyphony, especially given their resources (time & money). Reply 0
  • DaltonBay 20/05/2016

    How do Polyphony get away with this? Sony have either closed down or downsized many of their first party studios, yet Polyphony seem to be safe no matter what they do. It really compounds matters when they take an absolute age to produce anything, which probably comes at a huge cost. They are the complete opposite of Naughty Dog, who make significant progress with each new release. Someone needs to give Polyphony (the Arsene Wenger of videogame developers) a kick up the backside! Reply +7
  • Life is Strange developer shows off first Vampyr screenshots

  • DaltonBay 29/02/2016

    I'd be very surprised if Life is Strange Season Two features Max. I read an interview with the developers in which they said that Max's story is finished. Reply 0
  • Dino Dini's new Kick Off looks like Kick Off should

  • DaltonBay 24/02/2016

    I hope that it also contains elements of Player Manager & Goal. Those two are still my all-time favourite football games. Reply +6
  • Uncharted 4 multiplayer beta arrives a day early - tomorrow!

  • DaltonBay 02/12/2015

    @mrmonkey101 I'm certain that you will need the NDC disc to play the beta. Reply +1
  • Video: Here's proof video game James Bond is the worst James Bond

  • DaltonBay 01/11/2015

    It's nice to see some appreciation for the criminally underrated Timothy Dalton on here. He is easily my favourite Bond and, IMO, is the closest match to Flemings original character. I believe that he was offered the role around the time of O.H.M.S.S, but being in his early twenties, felt that he was too young and turned it down. Reply +3
  • Uncharted: Remastered, revisited, reassessed

  • DaltonBay 09/10/2015

    The third game was my favourite. It had fantastic set-pieces & the best villain (though I'd liked to have seen more of her). I also thoroughly enjoyed the on-foot pursuits, flashback, drugged & stranded sections. The only things that let it down for me was the aiming, and that the series at that stage was becoming over familiar.

    Contrary to what many say, I don't think that the stories in Uncharted were all that they were cracked up to be. The characters and witty dialogue were great, but not the stories. Along with the combat mechanics, this is the area where I want Straley & Druckmann to improve on things in U4.
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  • Face-Off: Dishonored: The Definitive Edition

  • DaltonBay 03/09/2015

    It's sounds more like a cheap port, than a lazy one. It probably had both a tiny budget and small team allocated to it. Reply +2
  • Digital Foundry vs Gears of War: Ultimate Edition

  • DaltonBay 27/08/2015

    @Darren, well said! I'm not a fan of pre-rendered cut-scenes for the same reasons that you stated. Furthermore, I don't like the continuity issues that they create. That, and the long download times and large amount of space that they take up on the hard drive. Reply 0
  • Mafia 3's setting is great

  • DaltonBay 07/08/2015

    Whilst I'm looking forward to this, I am a little disappointed to not see a direct sequel to Mafia 2. There were quite a lot of gaps in that game that could have done with being filled in and fleshed out. I hope that this new game has a much bigger campaign. Reply +1
  • Is DriveClub finally up to speed?

  • DaltonBay 02/07/2015

    'No ambition', 'nothing new'?!! How about all the variables that it throws at you during each race, the dynamic changes to the lighting and weather that test your concentration to the max (as well as your eyesight). The expansive environments are also very impressive and really give the game a sense of place. These alone give the game it's 'personality'. As a first effort, I think that it's (now) a damn fine showing. Going forward, should a sequel get the green light, I'd like to see the single player side of things getting fleshed out a lot more. Reply +14
  • The Taken King is the expansion Destiny has been waiting for

  • DaltonBay 01/07/2015

    This article/sales pitch made me feel somewhat nauseous. Thankfully the majority of your comments have proven to be a strong remedy. I just hope that you stick to your guns & boycott this shameful rip-off, or at least hold off from getting this until it's a lot cheaper. Reply +2
  • Sony: PS4 market share "frequently greater than 90 per cent in continental Europe"

  • DaltonBay 30/06/2015

    It's not really all that surprising when you consider: the Xbox One reveal; it's price at launch; that Kinect was imposed on you at launch (this put me right off); that the PS4 was 80 cheaper at launch; is more powerful etc.

    I took all of the above into account when choosing which console to opt for. In addition to this, I felt that MS had really taken their eye off the ball during the last few years with the 360. Their output consisted mostly of cheap Kinect titles. Whereas Sony's first party output from 2010 was fantastic IMO.

    The Xbox One has become far more appealing during the last year, thanks to the likes of Phil Spencer. It's a pity that he wasn't at the helm during the machines r & d.

    Should MS still be in the console business when the next generation comes around, I can imagine them being a lot more focused, aggressive, & in touch with their target market. A bit like what Sony were like with the PS4 after the mixed bag that was the PS3.
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  • It gets worse - Batman: Arkham Knight on PC lacks console visual features

  • DaltonBay 25/06/2015

    This is absolutely disgusting! Warner are showing such an open lack of respect towards their PC customers. It really is taking the piss & I hope that legal proceedings are exercised against them. I'm not even a PC gamer and this has got me wound up. A line has to be drawn in the sand! Reply -2
  • Batman: Arkham Knight on PS4 is a technical tour de force

  • DaltonBay 24/06/2015

    Whilst it does look very nice, I think that calling it a technical tour de force is exagerating things just a tad. From a distance it looks great, but upon closer inspection some flaws do come to light. Many of the textures are average at best; Batmans eyes & face look quite poor; and the jaggies on Batmans suit are quite strong - when viewed up close. As with most games these days, there are times when it looks fantastic & moments where it looks a little rough. Reply +1
  • Video: Xbox 360 Gears of War vs. Xbox One Ultimate Edition

  • DaltonBay 23/06/2015

    I'm watching this on my mobile, but from what I've just seen, the 360 version looks darker, dirtier, & more atmospheric. Reply 0
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Batman Arkham Knight

  • DaltonBay 19/06/2015

    Some of the minor issues may be fixed with the day one 3.5gb patch. Reply -1
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with the Gears of War Ultimate Beta

  • DaltonBay 17/06/2015

    @Cba1 That moment with the rabbit was a pre-rendered cutscene. Reply +1
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End gets new gameplay trailer

  • DaltonBay 16/06/2015

    The scale and the physics were what really caught my eye. It looks fantastic! Reply 0
  • Sir Christopher Lee dies aged 93

  • DaltonBay 11/06/2015

    Very sad news! He was a terrific all-round artist & came across as a really decent human being. Reply 0
  • The challenge of remastering Uncharted

  • DaltonBay 10/06/2015

    NXGamer did a video on this very subject a week or two ago. It's certainly worth a watch. Reply +5
  • The latest Witcher 3 patch is... 1.07

  • DaltonBay 05/06/2015

    @FuzzyDuck Well said indeed! It's nice to see some common sense on this subject. Reply 0
  • PlayStation Store reveals Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection

  • DaltonBay 05/06/2015

    @Mr-Writer, I wouldn't call it a rush job, but I don't think that the TLOU:Remaster had a large budget behind it. The first half of its development only had a skeleton crew working on it. As a remaster it's fine, everything was tidied up. As for Metro, that is falling into remake territory as it has many new assets built into it. PCMaestro is right in saying that it raised the bar in terms of quality, added content & value. IMO, at 38 on release TLOU was a tad overpriced.

    Personally, I would have liked to have seem ND take their time & do some additional production, rather than just cleaning things up. But I'm guessing that Sony forced their hand. In Left Behind, you could play the infected off against the humans (just like the Flood vs the Covenant in Halo); I would liked to have seen this added to the main campaign. In addition to this, it would have been nice to have seen: the companion AI being fixed, having them running around whilst you were sneeking was an immersion killer; real-time cinematics that reflect the changes that you make to your costume; and much better physics/destruction - imagine being able to take out a support pillar and collapsing a floor on your enemies.... I suppose that these are being held back for a possible follow-up.

    So as a remaster it's fine, but for such a high profile game, it would have been great to see ND going that extra mile. Maybe they will on a PS5 iteration?
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  • DaltonBay 04/06/2015

    @aros, I don't think that the story's are that great in any of them tbh. It's the colourful characters, witty dialogue, exotic locations & fantastic set- pieces that stand out for me. The third one is arguably my favourite: the capsized ship, burning mansion, & the homage to The Living Daylights (plane segment) blew me away. The villainess was good too, but should have featured more in the game. Reply 0
  • Face-Off: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

  • DaltonBay 25/05/2015

    @Suarez07 I've enjoyed his videos for a long time now & it's great to see his subscription count going past 5000. He's objective, his deliveries are pleasant &, on occasion witty. What I also like, is that he spots many things that I miss, things that make me appreciate & enjoy my games even more. I look forward to watching his review for the game & also his patch update videos. Reply +3
  • DaltonBay 25/05/2015

    NX Gamers face-off is up now. Reply +1
  • DaltonBay 24/05/2015

    @Beva78 It's funny that you mention UKIP as I've seen a lot of parallels over the last couple of days on this thread, i.e:

    A man who has the ability to see what is wrong & speak up about it, and then has to contend with over-sensitive souls who cannot see his original point. These people then continually misconstrue this point & then brand the person incorrectly. For example:

    Farage is against 'open-door' immigration. He can see that the countries infrastructure cannot cope with an annual immigration figure of +300,000, net, & that is just the official number. He wants to bring it under control. Yet somehow, this man is being portrayed as a xenophobe by the corporate media. A man who himself is the son of immigrants & who has a German wife.

    In the case of Ironsoldier, he has rightly (IMO, as he is not a sheep), spoken up about the deception by many publishers/developers, irrespective of how good the finished product is, or how good it still looks. We were shown one thing & received another. I'll say it again, it is just like that burger scene from Falling Down.

    Whilst I don't always agree with Ironsoldier, I am 100% with him on this subject. I like a good debate & personally, I think that the comments section would be much more boring without him.
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  • CD Projekt tackles The Witcher 3 downgrade issue head on

  • DaltonBay 21/05/2015

    This thread is just about the downgrade of the visuals, & not how good the game is (& it is bloody good!). That is another subject altogether.

    This is about deception, & raising expectations (from a graphical perspective), only to fall some way short. As soon as these initial videos/trailers are shown, most of the time, the option to pre-order these titles follows suit. So in a way, they are selling you the game at the point of their reveals.

    Whenever I think about this subject, I always think about that burger scene in Falling Down.
    Reply +2
  • Performance Analysis: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

  • DaltonBay 20/05/2015

    @thebreadlord The Order does look great, but let's face it, the play areas are tiny, the interaction is extremely limited, the A.I. is non existent, it has limited physics, & generally there is very little going on. If all these areas were ramped-up, then I very much doubt if the graphics would have been as good. Reply +3
  • DaltonBay 20/05/2015

    Well said Jonamok! I'd much rather the extra grunt in the PS4 be used on things like better performance, AA, & texture filtering, than just shooting for 1080p all the time. As the generation wears on &, hopefully, as the games become more ambitious, surely it will become necessary to sacrifice the resolution. Reply +2
  • DaltonBay 20/05/2015

    So is the game struggling because of a lack of grunt provided from the latest consoles, that it needed a lot more optimization, or that CD Projekt may have stretched themselves too thin? On that last point, previously CDP have worked on one game at a time, on one format at a time. This time around, they have catered for 3 systems, whilst also developing Cyberpunk for 3 systems at the same time.

    I suppose that the answer lies in all 3 questions. Despite its technical hiccups, the game is fantastic & already feels like it will become an all-time favourite of mine.
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  • Digital Foundry on the Assassin's Creed Syndicate reveal

  • DaltonBay 14/05/2015

    There's always a compromise! Last time round it was performance this time it looks like the atmosphere, NPC count, & effects will be dialed back. Which in turn will take away from the Victorian experience (packed with people & dirty, smokey, foggy environments).

    What is the cause? The latest consoles not having the power to create a busy, atmospheric world with no performance issues? Or is it because Ubisoft are not allocating a large enough development window & are just rushing these games out. Or, are they just not as skilled as some of their peers?
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  • Performance Analysis: Project Cars

  • DaltonBay 06/05/2015

    @FMV-GAMER I think that GT7 will look & run better than this, but as you alluded to, there will be areas where I think that it will be inferior. To start with, I think that there will be less cars on the tracks & I don't believe that the AI will be nowhere near as good. GT7 also has a clear budget advantage, longer development window, & Polyphony only has to cater for the PS4. Reply +1
  • Goodbye, P.T.: Inventive, brilliant, and troubled

  • DaltonBay 28/04/2015

    @SpaceMonkey77 Absolutely! However, I was also thinking along the lines for those that are seeking something a little different. Reply +1
  • DaltonBay 28/04/2015

    @mo0trix P.T. Could have run on a PS3/360, it's quality doesn't stem from the capabilities of the PS4. It's great because it's makers have an imagination & the publisher (at least for this teaser) allowed them to exercise it.

    I'm hoping that Everybody's Gone to Rapture will help fill the void.
    Reply +4
  • Gears of War remaster set for Xbox One - report

  • DaltonBay 25/04/2015

    I was hoping that after The Master Chief Collection, the likes of Gears (trilogy), God of War (3 & Ascension) etc, would be released as compilations rather than individual titles. Reply +3
  • Microsoft apologises for using PC footage in Xbox One Witcher 3 trailer

  • DaltonBay 23/04/2015

    @GooseUK I suppose that you're right, but my comment was targeted more towards many of the people in this comments section. Reply 0
  • DaltonBay 23/04/2015

    I don't know why MS are being singled out here. I struggle to think of any publisher/developer that hasn't continually deceived us with their trailers. This subject really is a bug-bear of mine as it just goes to show the lack of respect that these companies have for ALL of us gamers. Instead of fighting amongst ourselves, we should be joining together & having a go at these companies that openly treat us like mugs. Reply +2
  • Watch Game of Thrones star Charles Dance record his Witcher 3 lines

  • DaltonBay 22/04/2015

    @stanners987 My mistake! You were right!! Reply 0
  • DaltonBay 21/04/2015

    Great voice & a fine actor. He would have been my first choice as M in the Bond films.

    The Golden Child was the first thing that I saw him in.
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  • Star Wars: Battlefront has 40-player cap, no campaign

  • DaltonBay 18/04/2015

    @WezH The Order does look amazing, but let's face it, there is very little going on & the play areas are very boxed in. This looks to be the opposite.

    As for the visuals in this trailer, they are probably are running on the game engine, but I doubt if they are running in real-time. This has, most likely, been produced on a high-end PC.
    Reply +1
  • The new Shadow of the Beast is one man's dream come true

  • DaltonBay 16/04/2015

    On the Amiga it was all about the art, the music & that fantastic parallax scrolling. I can barely remember the gameplay. I'm looking forward to this though.

    I want a proper update to the Chaos Engine!
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  • Project Cars on PS4 and Xbox One has PC-like graphics settings

  • DaltonBay 16/04/2015

    I don't understand why there are so many complaints, having options is always a good thing in my book. Will you guys still complain if you change a variable and find it much better than the default version, the version that could so easily have been cast in stone had SM not given you this choice? Besides, these options hardly look all that time consuming or complicated. Reply +6
  • Xbox One UK price now 299.99

  • DaltonBay 13/04/2015

    Very tempting, especially those ASDA bundles! Does anyone know if those bundled games/films are digital or physical copies? Reply -1
  • The Digital Foundry 2015 budget gaming PC guide

  • DaltonBay 11/04/2015

    @UkHardcore23 I don't think that either camp has excelled just yet in the gameplay department (although I haven't played Bloodborne yet). My favourite games on each platform are still The MCC & TLOU. Reply +1
  • DaltonBay 11/04/2015

    @UkHardcore23 Forza 5 did have very average: textures, AA, filtering. The environments were hardly expansive either. I enjoyed the game, but it's visuals were not that impressive at all to me. What compounded things, is that the loading screens looked beautiful, but the transition to gameplay was quite jarring. If it didn't run at 1080/60fps, looking the way it does, then I would have been very very disappointed. I'm really looking forward to seeing what strides Turn 10 will have made with Forza 6.

    Forgot to say, I don't think that it's a case of Sony struggling, I just think that they are prioritizing visuals over performance. They could quite easily dial down the quality of their visuals & hit 1080/60. GT7 may prove to be an exception, but then I don't expect it's environments to pack the depth, details & many of the effects that Driveclub has.
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  • Is Bloodborne the next-gen Souls you've been waiting for?

  • DaltonBay 28/03/2015

    NX Gamers analysis is now available, just in case you want a second opinion. Reply +2
  • Arnie's new film channels The Last of Us

  • DaltonBay 26/03/2015

    @The-Bodybuilder Well, TLOTR & The Hobbit are trilogies & as far as I'm aware TLOU is just going to be one film. As for the The Road, it's a very good film, but it just didn't replicate the epic scope of the book. Reply 0
  • DaltonBay 25/03/2015

    @All0ut0fGum one of the things that I love about the game is the epic journey. I'm not sure how they can convey this in a 90-120 minute film. It would have worked better as a tv series IMO. Reply +1
  • Bloodborne dev working on a patch to improve load times

  • DaltonBay 24/03/2015

    NX Gamer has just made a video on software & patches, it's well worth checking out. Reply +1