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  • Castlevania turns 30

  • Devox 27/09/2016

    @SpaceMonkey77 Ring of Red is in my pile of shame - been sat there for years. might have to break out PCSX2 and give it a much delayed go. Reply +1
  • Devox 27/09/2016

    @PrinceOfChaos Yeah, Shame its Konami we're talking about who can't even remember their IPs birthdays. I'd love for the DS games to be given an HD coat of paint but you can keep the PS2 games as they were crap.
    Given what a huge success the Rare Replay was on XB1 you'd think some of the other publishers didn't go down the same route. Konami has such a quality back catalogue.
    Who here wouldn't buy a curators edition of castlevania with all the 2D games a la Rare Replay? Hell, I'd stump up 30 no questions asked.
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  • Devox 27/09/2016

    I've played all the major castlevanias and I concur that symphony is no 1. 4 is also brill as is rondo and the first lords of shadow. Reply 0
  • First Forza Horizon nears "end of life" status

  • Devox 26/09/2016

    Last week i bought Wizadry 8 on GOG. For those of you who don't know, its a little bit older than Forza Horizon. I paid real money for a near 16 year old game. I've also just picked up Sacrifice which is even older. De-listing a 4 year old game is just plain stupid unless there are underlying licencing problems. This is why i always get a physical copy of Console games, too much of a risk in losing out on something fantastic. Also, never underestimate the power of nostalgia in wanting to play the games we enjoyed when we were younger (Tower of Evil on Vic-20...those were the days).
    The PC will, of course be a final resting place for all consoles eventually through emulation but how many digital only titles wil be lost forever?
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  • Face-Off: Dead Rising Remastered

  • Devox 18/09/2016

    @-TheDarkSide- The original Sleeping Dogs was an overlooked Gem of a Game. The Definitive edition is gorgeous. If you're at all a fan of Eastern action flicks (Lee/Yun Fat/Chan in particular) its a must buy. Reply +2
  • Looking back at Spore in a post-No Man's Sky world

  • Devox 18/09/2016

    @MrBook The fact is that Hello games let the Hype get way out of control. Murray also made promises to features that are not in the final game - hence the clamour for refunds. You should never ever underestimate Nerd Rage! There will always be the herd that join in without ever having played it or have watched a Lets Play with some braindead youtuber.
    If you buy something that is missing featured content that you were invested in then fine, get your refund and move on. But because YOU hated it does not mean the rest of the world should.
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  • Devox 18/09/2016

    @bigmalky Yeah, thats how the world works isn't it - Hi, were Pepsi and our drink tastes like Piss. Or, more aptly - Hi, were nintendo and our new Zelda game is exactly the same as our last one. Hi, were microsoft and our new HALO game is the worst one in the series.
    Get a grip, they are all after your money. They all lie or at least grossly exaggerate. If there is any dippy new age being spouted here its your breathtakingly naivety to the world we live in.
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  • Devox 18/09/2016

    Spore and NMS are very similar. They had been Hyped to the point that no matter what was released it was going to be a disappointment to the vast majority. Spore, remember, was even more ambitious than NMS (from single cell to galactic empire). But, and i know i'm in the weird minority here, i enjoyed both of them. Both turned out to be mechanically simplistic but both offered something different to the endless FIFA/COD/Dumb AAA cycle the mainstream games industry is currently stuck in.
    Personnaly, I'm still waiting for Space Rogue 2. Seriously, get an amiga emulator and play it, it's still stupidly ambitious to this day. It was mass effect except the normandy bits were actually Elite and not just a simple Map.
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  • BioShock's fascinating but inescapable failure

  • Devox 17/09/2016

    @Nintendo64 Please enlighten us as to what shooters we should be playing oh wise one or is it that there hasn't been a decent shooter on a nintendo platform for 20 years? Reply 0
  • Devox 17/09/2016

    @Chrisw373 So you're saying they have messed with the AI? Something for DF to look into please. Reply 0
  • Devox 17/09/2016

    @FuzzyDucky The single most influential shooter ever "smells like piss"? Oh dear I think the endless COD has addled the brain. Reply 0
  • Devox 16/09/2016

    @BabyBabyBabyOh I think eddie got a Thesaurus for his birthday! Its more than a little po-faced but he's probably making up for all those "Reviews" in official XBox magazine. Reply 0
  • Devox 16/09/2016

    @Rogueywon Certainly agree that Levine tried to put too much of the more cerebral ideas into the games but, and this is a BIG but, who else out there is even trying to make thought provoking games in the AAA space? I am so grateful foe Steam and Humble and @xbox for pushing the smaller indie gems that are trying something new or have something to say. Papers Please, Stanley, Firewatch to Pony Island TIS-100 and Quad cowboy are all out there in the wild because of these platforms.
    But back to AAAs - I want Andromeda to maybe play around with the fact that WE are the invaders. Hell make it so that if we choose the "Wrong" path we become space Nazis grinding the indiginous lifeforms under our heel and show just how terrible we have made the galaxy - or in other words I want to play as Jeremy Corbyn! (little bit of politics there as Ben Elton used to say).
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  • Sony's Shuhei Yoshida on No Man's Sky

  • Devox 16/09/2016

    @man.the.king Agreed, its like the reviews on steam for loads of games (1,076 hours played) This game is SHIT. Reply +3
  • Devox 16/09/2016

    @cloudskipa OH skippy you little scamp. If this had been X1 only you'd be defending it with your dying breath. So, on a Shitscale of 1 to 10, where would you put Recore? Reply +5
  • Devox 16/09/2016

    I've put in about 25 hours and enjoyed it, But then i grew up playing Elite and have always enjoyed the more "aimless" games. I think its something i'll boot up every couple of months to potter about in. The problem was the Hype was insane to the point i think ppl were genuinely thinking this was going to be Elite crossed with Wing Commander crosed with Star Citizen crossed with Witcher 3. The problem with letting the hype run wild is that the final game will ALWAYS disappoint. Hello didn't do enough to quell it and have received a tonne of hate as a result. Reply +4
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole delayed to early 2017

  • Devox 16/09/2016

    Not a surprise. The first one was delayed a couple of times if memory serves and that turned out just fine. Just be funny and have a slightly more involved combat mechanic. Reply 0
  • Watch 23 minutes of For Honor gameplay

  • Devox 15/09/2016

    Is there any Single player content? The Vid looks like a mash up of Dark Souls and a MOBA. Hoping for a demo. Reply +1
  • The latest Final Fantasy 15 trailer has loads of cutscenes

  • Devox 15/09/2016

    @wearethestorm 13 was a huge mis-step and yet i've completed it twice (don't judge me). 13-2 I thought was pretty good apart from the fact the ending was behind a F**KING DLC Paywall. 13-3 I have but have never played (I hate games with a time limit, unforgivable in an RPG). 15 has potential for sure but it needs a tonne of optimisation which is what i'm hoping the delay is for. Reply 0
  • Devox 15/09/2016

    I'm still worried about this from a technical standpoint. Both demos were a mess with the frame rate all over the shop. It is most definately one to wait for the reviews ithink. Announce a PC version and I'll almost certainly bite . Reply +1
  • Resident Evil 7 demo updated with new areas

  • Devox 15/09/2016

    @bensonjutton I respect that you can argue that 4 isn't a RE game. Apart from Leon its got little to do with what went before. But what i cannnot respect is calling it a bad game. Thats just not the case. 4, whilst maybe not a "pure" RE game is nevertheless a brilliant action/Horror game. It is the Benchmark for the genre well over a decade after its release. As i always tell the Nintendo Fanbois on here....Swap out the main character for someone else and try to play it without the franchise bias. RE4 is still a terrific game (and now i've talked about it too much so will have to play it again - In 4K this time). Reply +6
  • Devox 15/09/2016

    I think it's a really good, atmospheric Horror game. I just don't think its a Resident Evil game. Can't help but feel this has had the brand attached to it rather than being built with the franchise in mind.
    They really need to get this out on X1 and PC. It has asimultaneous release on all platforms right? For those horror fans who are PS4less - this has bag loads of potential and in VR....well lets just say M&S are gonna do a bomb on Pants.
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  • Japan's getting a fancy Final Fantasy 15-themed PS4

  • Devox 14/09/2016

    @cloudskipa No, really? and here we all were expecting you to get a PS4 Pro.
    FF15 is likely to be a technical train wreck on XB1.
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  • Devox 14/09/2016

    And this is an ordinary PS4 and not the Pro? Given how ropey this looks on PS4/XB1 I would have thought this would be bundled with the more capable hardware. Reply +3
  • Recore review

  • Devox 13/09/2016

    @cptmold that is substandard trolling my friend. try again. Reply 0
  • Devox 13/09/2016

    @Edonus This is no Skyrim or Fallout though is it. Those games have a much greater breadth of ideas and content. This is far more focused around a few ideas and is, technically, a bit of a mess. This is the classic AA 6-7 out of 10 game. If you can overlook the flaws you might find something you'll really enjoy. But the review on here flags up problems and the general concensus is the second half of the game is a bit crap. I like this type of game so i'll forgive some of the design decisions that others won't. You should know what you do and don't like by now and that should inform your purchasing descisions. Reply 0
  • Devox 13/09/2016

    This joins STYX and Lords of the Fallen in that AA space that used to produce so many interestingly flawed games. I think i'll wait for the bugs to be ironed out on this one though. Reply 0
  • Zachtronics' new game Shenzen I/O promises the joys and frustrations of engineering

  • Devox 13/09/2016

    Make this and TIS-100 compulsory in all schools I say. Proper edutainment. Although computer savvy kids today probably think its a piece of piss. Its us oldies that find them difficult. Reply +4
  • It looks like Assassin's Creed 2, Brotherhood, Revelations are headed to PS4, Xbox One

  • Devox 13/09/2016

    @Fourfoldroot Really, Garbage collection games? Trashman remaster on its way then?
    On topic i'm going through them chronologically. Finished 3 which was a real Chore i have to say. having a rest before the next one as they were feeling 'samey'
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  • US PlayStation VR demo disc has 18 games, 10 more than Europe's

  • Devox 13/09/2016

    @bensonjutton No arguements there. Europe has historically always been the last consideration of the Console manufacturers. Whisch is why i made a bomb in the 90s as a sppecialist import gaming shop. Street fighter 2? that'll be 90 thanks. Reply +3
  • Devox 13/09/2016

    @vert1go God, if the NX reveal is a VR console we'd better make sure there are no sharp objects anywhere near you! Reply +3
  • Platinum's GranBlue Fantasy coming to PS4 and PSVR

  • Devox 13/09/2016

    A nice FF vibe but really not sure if this is Platinums bag. Scalebound will be the acid test of its RPG chops. 2018 means they've got time on their side if nothing else. But NO F**KING MICROTRANSACTIONS. Reply +1
  • Earth Defense Force 5 announced for next year

  • Devox 13/09/2016

    @Fourfoldroot Thats a lot of potential but given the vast majority haven't been released we have no idea how good they will be. FFXV in particular could be the shiniest turd in history...or it might be great we just don't know. There is no doubt that Japanese developers are playing catch up right now with pretty much every genres best in class being a western developed game (apart from schoolgirl VR softporn obviously). FROM are the big exception of course but what will they do now the Souls games have finished? Reply +1
  • Forza Horizon 3: still the only racing game for everyone

  • Devox 12/09/2016

    @Some_Goats Blur is amongst the most underrated games of the last gen. A proper, grown up Mario Kart with great tracks and sublime handling for an arcade racer. Reply +4
  • Devox 12/09/2016

    Please give us a good PC version. Give us another Quantum Break and there will be trouble! Reply -1
  • The Last Guardian delayed again

  • Devox 12/09/2016

    @McGooch Unless of course it suddenly becomes an xbox game in which case its the biggest pile of pants in the history of games. You must have a terrible sense of smell given all the bulls**t you come up with. Reply -4
  • Devox 12/09/2016

    @ajackson5888 But a game delayed for 10 years is almost certainly fundamentally flawed. Unless it turns out to be some 300 hour packed open world game. Reply +2
  • Devox 12/09/2016

    Can anyone say Duke Nukem Forever??? This one is not going to end well. How can it? its 8 years late, barely looks like a PS3 game and looks mechanically basic. You could get away with that on PS2 as we were all new to this 3D lark. But nowthe indies have given us loads of interesting narrative games from the abstract joy of Flower to the gorgeous "walking Sims of rapture/journey/abzu etc etc the game no longer has that advantage. The medium has moved on so much that i can't help but see this as an anachronism. I'm hoping i'll be proved wrong but i just can't see it being anything but a curio from gamings past. Reply 0
  • Fallout 4 and Skyrim PS4 mods look dead - and Bethesda blames Sony

  • Devox 12/09/2016

    @IronSoldier C'mon, Sterling is a Youtuber with delusions of grandeur. The only guy on that site of worth is Yahtzee. Funny, informed and ruder than your mum after 3 G&Ts Reply +2
  • Devox 12/09/2016

    Bad form Sony. For rthe players my ARSE. As a predominantly PC gamer i can attest to the brilliance of the Modding Community. They breathe new life into games or give you brand new ones for free (Nehrim and Enderal say Hi). How cool would it hve been for something like that on console. If i only had my PS4 i'd be royally pissed at this. Microsoft have been making all the right noises since the launch debacle with BC and mod support. As a PC gamer the Bone holds no interest what with all the exclusives coming to PC but I may very well pick up an S if my 360 goes belly up.
    Sony have got lazy again just like they did at the end of the PS2.
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  • FIFA 17 demo out tomorrow

  • Devox 12/09/2016

    @ObliviousTroll No but in the Journey you can watch as Chelseas "Execs" bribe officials so Diego Costa doesn't get sent off every week. Reply +4
  • How to upgrade PC copies of BioShock, BioShock 2 on Steam

  • Devox 12/09/2016

    One thing to be clear. If you haven't played any of these then buy the trilogy on whichever platform you like. They are 3 of the best games ever made and still hold up brilliantly today (played through Bioshock 1 in March and loved every second of it). Reply +1
  • Final Fantasy 15 playable at EGX 2016

  • Devox 09/09/2016

    @renzollama I heartily recommend Rogue Galaxy on PS2/4. 80 hours of RPG perfection. Or the More involved Turn Combat of the wonderfully Bonkers Shadow Hearts games Reply +2
  • Devox 09/09/2016

    @Rogueywon Only controversial in the fact that you are obviously a mad person.
    It goes 6,4,7,9,10,5,12........Mystic Quest, Final fantasy Noughts and crosses and then X-2 last, in another dimension of lastness with Grange Hill the game and Plumbers don't wear ties.
    Reply +3
  • Thierry Henry is playable in NBA 2K17

  • Devox 09/09/2016

    Irish and a Chelsea fan - Could this news piece be any more soul destroying Wesley?????
    Don't worry, I hear that as soon as there IS a world Class Chelsea player they will be added....roll on 2K98 then
    Reply +5
  • Bayonetta joins Xbox One backwards compatibility

  • Devox 09/09/2016

    Not usually a fan of these types of games but loved this on 360. Just please, don't play it on PS3 as its still barely playable. Reply +2
  • Digital Foundry: Three hours with PlayStation 4 Pro

  • Devox 08/09/2016

    @WilhelmvonOrmstein Well, that happens when any tech hits a critical mass market. 4K TVs are sub 500 now. Sonys slight of hand here is very clever. Its a compromise for sure, with 4.2 TF it absolutely had to be, but its impresive nontheless. Reply +3
  • Devox 08/09/2016

    @JoaoPedroRP_ cretin. This is the same EG that have supposedly had a MS bias for years (and a sony bias and a nintendo bias as well). Reply -2
  • Interplay puts all of its games up for sale

  • Devox 08/09/2016

    Wasteland, Might and Magic, the peerless rock n Roll Racing, Tass Times in Tonetown and, of course, The Bards Tale. Interplay were a big part of my misspent youth thats for sure. Reply +1
  • Sony announces PlayStation 4 Pro for November 2016, priced 349

  • Devox 08/09/2016

    @kirankara ND have shown what can be done if you code smart AND know where to make sacrifices that do not harm the overall feel of a game. But they are very much the exception to the rule. A lot of developers don't seem to understand that if you sacrifice playability for the super shiny graphics you are making a BAD game. If you are of a certain age 4 words will spring to mind RISE OF THE ROBOTS....now I feel dirty just typing that. Reply -1