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  • Watch: Breath of the Wild is the bravest Zelda ever

  • Devox 24/02/2017

    @VRjunkie you can also pick up MK8, bayonetta 2 and the decent Wii games as well. Reply 0
  • Devox 24/02/2017

    @spekkeh I think, like anyone else reading these comments, the fact you say you are an assistant professor at a university whilst expressing yourself like a 12 year old fanboy is enough to doubt anything you say. You have joined Golden/Iron/Vert and the other full on frothing fanboys. The fact is there has been nothing shown in this game that hasn't already been in countless other games. Thats why i mentioned the hypocrisy of calling this brave when, so far, it looks like a mix and match of Creed/Cry/Souls/Skyrim etc. Reply +4
  • Devox 24/02/2017

    @OnlyJoeKing But if they are mechanically the same then whats the difference other than the rose tinted zelda glasses? I can only assume that we have not seen the vast majority of what Zelda will offer because what we have seen so far is pretty much open world 101 with a zelda reskin. If all i'm doing is pressing A to climb the tower and the tower, once activated, just adds loads of icons to the map screen then I'm playing AssCreed. The combat so far looks the most interesting element as there does look like a fair bit of FROM software has been played. Perhaps its the fact that i've played a huge amount of open world games and can just see lots of things i've already done countless times. If you are a Nintendo only gamer this is likely to blow your mind as there has been nothing on their systems that comes close to this level of ambition. I just can't shake the feeling that if we swapped out Link for Rayman then the previews would probably read very differently. I'm certainly not picking this up day 1 and may pass on it entirely depending on how it runs on WiiU (no interest at all in the Switch yet). Reply +2
  • Devox 24/02/2017

    Its remarkable how Nintendo doing 'Open World' is Brave but Ubisoft doing it is formulaic. In the vid we see zelda climbing a tower to activate it - Brave nintendo. Assassins creed/ Far Cry - Bad Ubisoft. maps full of icons - Bad Ubisoft, over 100 shrine challenges - Brave nintendo.
    There is always that whiff of emperors new clothes when it comes to the 'Beloved' Nintendo franchises. From the videos there doesn't appear to be anything here that hasn't been seen before in other games (and sorry Aoife but there are hundreds of the buggers out there). Now, given that two of the years big releases have been called out on Eurogamer for basically not offering anything new or pushing their particular genre forward (the Sony fanboys have been bleating all week) will the same logic be used if this does turn out to be open world game #4365 or will it get a free pass because its Zelda/Nintendo. If Oli is reviewing we already know the answer to that one.
    Now it may be that the vids we have seen are just the tip of the iceberg and it is in fact full of brave new wonders as yet unheard of in the medium of videogames (and given the hype it pretty much has to). I've just seen nothing to suggest it is anything more than a rather dull looking open world that borrows heavily from the open world games that have gone before......which is absolutely fine by me. A mashup of Skyrim/Souls/Creed sounds like fun. Not particularly original but fun. It's just that whiff of hypocrisy that i'm not keen on.
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  • What works and what doesn't in Horizon Zero Dawn

  • Devox 24/02/2017

    @Sandman83 Why? All games have some sort of wall, invisible or not. Looks like its a decent sized map to wander round so why care? Reply +2
  • Halo Wars 2 review

  • Devox 22/02/2017

    @BlackFlower Well said.

    The issue here is the same old issue, a review that doesn't fit everyones expectations. Both this and Horizon didn't gt the expected 'Badge' therfore the review is invalid. despite the fact that if you actually bothered to READ THE DAMN REVIEW you would know that in no way are either game being called Bad. The smart thing to do is exactly what you said, dump the recommended badge altogether and simply have essential and avoid.
    So, for me as someone who really enjoyed Halo Wars, the review has given me enough info that i will probably enjoy it as its more of the same. As a fan of games like The Witcher and Skyrim and RPGs in general i know i'll also enjoy Horizon even though it is pretty unambitious in what it does. I'm also a sucker for Bows in games. Too many ppl on here are desperate to have their purchase validated by an uber positive review.
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  • Nier: Automata's PC release date same as PS4 in Europe

  • Devox 21/02/2017

    @patchbox360 Putting on the machines that will sell most. On the plus side the MS version is likely to be a 'complete' version if it happens. Not sure how NIER is MS funded as the original was on PS3 and X360. Reply +3
  • Devox 21/02/2017

    Think i'll wait and see on this one. Demo was fun on PS4 but not enough to warrant a day 1 purchase. Also have to wait and see whether the PC version is up to scratch. Reply +1
  • New Square Enix role-playing IP Project Prelude Rune announced

  • Devox 21/02/2017

    @danielhorvath Hideo whats new? daniel dont like youuuuuuu!
    Jeez you're so unhip its a wonder your bum doesn't fall off!
    Reply +2
  • DF Retro: Revisiting the original Need for Speed

  • Devox 19/02/2017

    Reading the comments it appears that everyone who actually ever bought a 3DO is here!!! Reply +4
  • Devox 19/02/2017

    Its difficult for anyone who wasn't around at the time but 3DO was a quantum leap forward to what had gone before. It was waaaaay too expensive though which is what ultimately killed it off. NFS/Madden and Fifa were incredible. Still have mine but if you really want to play it these days i recommend emulation on PC. Reply +2
  • Dead Space is the sequel Resident Evil 4 deserved

  • Devox 19/02/2017

    @myms1ps3 I'm with Larry on Res4 not being a survival horror game. Its still the best in the Resi series though (haven't played 7 yet). People tend to get the rose tinted specs out for the first three but 2 is the only one thats really stood the test of time. The survival horror was as much to do with the god awful tank controls than any real pervading sense of dread. Reply +2
  • Devox 19/02/2017

    Played through this again in November. 2 things really stand out. Firstly that it gets survival horror right. There is that sense of panic when you've got 3 shots left and the oozing skittering thing still has 2 limbs. There is that feeling of isolation and that the shipbuilders watched Ridley Scott films and thought 'Lets make the ship a future gothic industrial nightmare, that'd be cool.
    The other surprise for me is just how good it looks. I played in 4K and its still a very good looking game despite being the best part of a decade old.
    If you haven't played it and have even the slightest interest in the survival/action horror genre i cannot recommend it highly enough.
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  • Jelly Deals roundup: Resident Evil 7, Bayonetta 2, Destiny: The Collection and more

  • Devox 18/02/2017

    The Humble Freedom Bundle is ridiculously good at £24 its an absolute steal. Reply +3
  • Origin Access adds Furi, The Saboteur, and Aragami

  • Devox 17/02/2017

    @kentmonkey I think you've more chance of the next Halo being on PS4 than EA access. Now theres a statement to be thrown back at me. Reply 0
  • Devox 17/02/2017

    Currently a 7 day free trial on PC then its £3.99 per Month or £20 for the year. Fantastic value for money if you've missed out on EA's output (all the Crysis/Mass Effect/Dragon Age games alone will take you a year to get through). Origin itself is still pretty janky though. Reply +1
  • Procedurally-generated RPG Songbringer slated for PC and consoles this summer

  • Devox 17/02/2017

    The work of 1 guy? good luck to him. Its nice that the business has pretty much come full circle. Back in the day a talented guy with a great idea could become a rockstar - Matthew Smith, Andrew Braybrook, Paul Woakes, mike Singleton etc. Reply 0
  • SNES preservation project "dead" after $10k of games lost in the post

  • Devox 14/02/2017

    @sabin1981 to be honest, if you've got the sort of disposable income you need for a large Cart collection then you should have enough to afford a courier and proper insurance. Just sounds like the German guy tried to do it on the cheap which is insane. Reply +4
  • Devox 14/02/2017

    Two words - COURIER and INSURANCE. There is no way in hell i'd box up my SNES collection and then send it via Royal mail uninsured. As a few other have mentioned, Byuu is THE anal retentive of the SNES scene, and i mean that it a good way. He is trying to have a full archive of pristine Rom dumps (which he could then sell back to Nintendo for use in their virtual console storefront) especially given that nobody at nintendo seems too bothered about archiving the original roms. Reply +1
  • The best action game no one's ever heard of just got a sequel - and it's phenomenal

  • Devox 14/02/2017

    Bloody hell Denton, we're the hardcore on Eurogamer. Played it, beat it loved it. The Eurogamer site has always been a home to the commited gamer (yes and quite a few gamers who should be commited). Reply 0
  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild hard mode, Cave of Trials part of £17.99 season pass

  • Devox 14/02/2017

    @visionary err in a totally different genre. You might as well say get FIFA 18. Zelda is not and has never been a JRPG. The fact is Zelda will have almost no competition on the Switch or WiiU other than Xenoblade X if you're the sort of frothing nintendo fanboy that wouldn't even touch XB1 or PS4. For those of us that use multiple platforms the Bar is an awful lot higher. Reply 0
  • Devox 14/02/2017

    @vert1go I still have that gamecube Zelda disc. Just think how much you'd be charged for that today?? Reply 0
  • Devox 14/02/2017

    Why wouldn't Nintendo go down this route? DLC sells, big time. THere is a very good reason nearly every major release has DLC, lots of extra revenue for a minimal outlay (there are exceptions to this the souls games Witcher etc). How much extra money did WB drum up with their terrifyingly poor DLC forArkham Knight? Hopefully they will relent on hard mode being DLC as thats just dumb but if the second DLC is the size of Blood and Wine then £18 is more than worth it. If its the size of the previously mentioned Arkham Knight DLC then you can piss right off to Pluto. Reply 0
  • Intel Pentium G4560 review: the ultimate budget CPU?

  • Devox 04/02/2017

    @phenom_x8 except thats pure speculastion whilst this is here and now. The cheapest of the AMD chips are likely to be 3 times the price of this. Reply -3
  • PS4 just had its best three months ever

  • Devox 02/02/2017

    @Brev2034 Well it depends, Do you game on anything else? If you don't then there is a literal shit-ton of games. Reply +3
  • Nintendo's final Wii U game, Project Giant Robot, has been cancelled

  • Devox 02/02/2017

    @Chipsncheese Nintendo have wisely stayed away from the whole VR thing. Somewhat surprising given how gimmick orientated they have become but its still difficult to see VR as profitable right now. Reply 0
  • Devox 02/02/2017

    @haruvister How about because they have only announced what it will cost in Japan? No idea how much the rest of us will have to stump up and it will still cost far more than both Sonys and Microsofts version as there will be no monthly software a la PS+ and games with gold. Reply 0
  • Devox 02/02/2017

    @Nikanoru Why? SMW3d brought absolutely nothing original to the table. Smash is the same. Pikmin 3 is the worst of the 3, DK is an average platformer at best. Toad is fun but far from essential. Splatoon was fun for a while but got old very quickly. MK8/Bayonetta 2 are, in my opininon, the best games on the system. But its difficult to justify dropping £300 on a system where there are only a handful of decent games. I'd say you are better off buying a cheap Wii as that had a far greater breadth of software and far more decent games. Reply +1
  • BioWare's new IP will arrive by the end of March 2018

  • Devox 31/01/2017

    Probably Uncharted: Ground control to Major Drake. Personally i'd love them to revisit Jade Empire. Whatever it is we'll probably have to wait until E3 for more details. Reply +8
  • Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age gets July release on PS4

  • Devox 31/01/2017

    Hopefully this gets a PC release. Would give us all the games from 3-14. Reply +2
  • Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom headed to PC as well as PS4

  • Devox 27/01/2017

    @cmerick The only chance you'd have is if its on the PSNOW listbut it wasn't the last time i checked. A remaster of the original would sell as its a lovely game, bit grindy if your a trophy hunter but it does have the best welsh character in the history of videogames (until someone makes John Sparkes the videogame that is) Reply 0
  • The story behind the worst game ever made

  • Devox 22/01/2017

    @DrStrangelove My god, you're flogging the ghost of a dead horse! Reply +10
  • Devox 22/01/2017

    @FogHeart Any of the Magic Knight games, Rigels revenge, CJs elephant antics was a cracking litlle platformer, Fungus, Spore and, IMO, the best of the lot, Thrust. Reply +4
  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild download fills almost half Nintendo Switch internal storage

  • Devox 16/01/2017

    @JensWeissflog As i said in a previous thread, if you're a rabid fanboy and you have the disposable income then good luck to you but, as you point out, for the rest of us its a significant outlay for a machine we may only buy 6-8 games for. Reply +3
  • Devox 16/01/2017

    @BobbyDeNiro Not really, they are just pasing the expense onto the consumer. You will need extra storage you just have to buy it yourself. Its always been standard Nintendo practice. Reply 0
  • Devox 16/01/2017

    Well, as a home console this is just crap, we all know nintendo will release 4-6 great games for it but, much like the WiiU, thats yer lot. It will get scant 3rd party support at launch (deja-vu anyone) leading to a n almost complete lack of support by year 2.
    So its another console for the hardcore fanboys out there and should probably be looked at as a hyper premium handheld rather than a piss poor home console. If they can leverage the sort of JRPG support that the VITA has enjoyed it might be a limited success, much like the VITA (A hyper premium handheld with bad ergonomics and hilariously expensive storage support).
    Maybe they'll open up a sort of app store within their online space and let indies publish on the machine on the cheap. Maybe they'll set up there own version of Netflix where you pay a subscription to access a huge library of retro titles or, and i'm afraid this is the likely one, they'll do jack as usual. Nintendo no longer have all the aces when it comes to games. They have Mario and well they have mario. Zelda is going up against hundreds of open world games already available on other systems, Metroid is MIA as is fzero. Even then there is no longer a guarantee that these franchises will be of any quality. look at the train wreck of the last Starfox.
    I really do not see where this machine justifies its price tag. Knock £100 of the price and it may have a chance but at more than either the XB or PS4.... DOA.
    Reply +3
  • Devox 16/01/2017

    @the_ewan So you expect the arch cash gougers at Nintendo to NOT sell DLC with the majority of their titles? Its a dumb move from a company that has taken leave of its senses since the success of the Wii. Pre-occupied with gimmickry and the rampant profiteering of their idiot fanboys who should, these days, be old enough to know better.
    Its at times like this i wish SEGA would come back because they never made as many balls ups in their existance than the big 3 have in the last 5 years.
    Reply +2
  • Switch clicks in the hands, but on paper, it's in trouble

  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @Fourfoldroot Mario 64 was the wow game for the N64 but i'd argue that Banjo was a better game. Also Diddy Kong Racing was much better than MarioKart64.
    I'd love to see the Yooka laylee team have another crack at a Kart game.
    Reply -2
  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @Dogs-in-Hats Your 6 year old works in the city then? Or you are giving him waaay too much pocket money.
    Mario 3d world was ok, closer to sunshine than galaxy quality wise. Certainly didn't add much to the genre but was polished and playable as you'd expect from Nintendos Flagship title.
    Reply +4
  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @kirankara You should play more games then. Also, Mario has been in about 200 titles so you might want to narrow that down to Mario Galaxy 1 and 2 and mario world on SNES. No arguments there they are the best in show...just. Go play super meat boy/Braid/Shovel Knight/Ori and Owlboy to see how close and keep an eye on Yooka laylee which is shaping up to be something special. Reply 0
  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @_TheDarkSide_ I'm not sure the prequels are ruinable... bit like kicking a leper. Yoda fighting like a 3 year old after downing a pint of lucozade was my breaking point. He really should have been a playable character in Crazy Taxi now i think about it... No taxi you just jumped on his back "To KFC take you i shall. Like Bad Religion you will Reply +3
  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @Thetick The problem is that first year. Get it wrong like Microsoft did and you're buggered. Microsoft have done well since and their BC program is damn smart (My 360 gave up the ghost last month so i picked up an X1 in the sales. Fired it up and had an instant catalogue of 43 games and then they gave lost odyssey away for free). Reply +3
  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @northlondon01 I know, they had a real chance here to make an aggressive, software heavy launch. £180 8-12 games at launch including at least 2 of the big guns. £200 with Zelda included and my impulse itch would probably start up Reply +4
  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @AmpH Sorry, i though Tropical freeze was very average. You need to fire up the SNES for the best DK platformer (Donkey Kong excluded of course) Reply +3
  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @_TheDarkSide_ Watch the little green bugger fight in the prequel trilogy... Bloody twitch arcade god he is. Ikaruga my bitch you are etc... Reply +3
  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @AmpH I think it would be a good console at £179.99 with 12 games available at launch including Zelda, Metroid and mario. At £280 it has to be bundled with Zelda at the very very least and have the grunt to play it 1080p 60fps. Otherwise why bother. With the rise of indie developers both Sony and Microsoft have all genres covered and PC gamers in han even better place. Nintendos output has to be Stellar to attract gamers and, lets be honest here, it has been patchy recently. Reply +11
  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @_TheDarkSide_ Fanboy he is?
    Yoda would have been a SEGA guy i reckon.
    Reply +3
  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @Sober-Si There are just about enough good titles on WiiU to pick one up 2nd hand - a couple of Zelda remasters, splatoon, mario 3d, MK8, bayonetta 2, xenoblade X and monster hunter. Its probably the worst supported console since the Jaguar Reply +2
  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @frazzl Exactly, so your article would naturally be upbeat even if it was a bit crap. Reply +2
  • Devox 13/01/2017

    @_TheDarkSide_ " I pressed a button and the box full of tiny people suddenly changed to a box full of racing cars... I think there may be witchcraft involved!" Reply +2