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  • Eurogamer reader's top 50 games of 2016 voting

  • Devox 10/12/2016

    I think, looking at the comments, that this could be a VERY eclectic top 50 this year. Reply +1
  • Devox 10/12/2016

    @ubergine You voted for games you haven't played??? Well done, you've sailed straight through STUPID and entered a whole new dimension of Braindead. I think you should go to IGN to be with your brethren. Reply +1
  • Devox 10/12/2016

    @sloth09 "PC Gaming is esports now"??? What utter bollocks. 4 of my top 5 are PC games and not one of them is even remotely an 'esport'. Jesus, go to GOG or Steam and EXPLORE. There are literally 1000s of games out there that have nothing to do with Twitch FPS or MOBAs. I have no interest in either and yet 85% of my gaming time is PC based. Reply +1
  • Devox 10/12/2016

    I hate this. Every year the same i look at the list, look at my pile of shame and sigh. Only started Doom yesterday and have Rise, Inside, Dogma, Civ 6, Stellaris, Gears 4, setsuna and Hyper Light drifter all looking at me with big puppy dog eyes. I blame Bioshock and Dishonoured.
    Sooooo
    1 - FF15
    2 - Dishonoured 2
    3 - Dark Souls 3
    4 - BioShock the Collection
    5 - No Mans Sky

    Did not want to vote for DLC so The Witcher 3s brilliant Blood & Wine does not make the list but does make The Witcher 3 my favourite game this century.
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  • Let it Die is Grasshopper's refreshingly different return to form

  • Devox 06/12/2016

    Surprised at how big a download it is. 25GB on my creaky connection it might take a while but as its free it has to be worth a look Reply 0
  • The Last Guardian review

  • Devox 05/12/2016

    @man.the.king AK got a recommended on PS4, not on PC. In fact DF savaged it. The other games mentioned did review well but i don't think any of them got an essential. It should be for the truly exceptional. But, for me, there has always been the whiff of the emperors new clothes about Uedas games. ICO is a lovely story but it plays dreadfully. SOTC i'll be honest i only enjoyed through emulation. Drove me to distraction on PS2. So i prefer Kojima to Ueda because you can ignore the story but i can't ignore lacklustre gameplay and performance. On that count it is a good review as i know its not for me despite the gold badge. Reply +3
  • Devox 05/12/2016

    @Fourfoldroot Should have picked it up, really enjoyed the demo once i got my head round the monster stacking/Chibi mechanics. Might squeeze it in before the new Tales and Persona! Reply +1
  • Devox 05/12/2016

    @Jetsetsilly If Trolling were an olympic sport - Eurogamer would win Gold silver and bronze - Ironsoldier, Skippy and Vertigo are masters of their craft. Reply +9
  • Devox 05/12/2016

    @myms1ps3 err its IronSoldier - Chief Troll of eurogamer. Reply +9
  • Devox 05/12/2016

    @Fourfoldroot I'm thinking i may have got the wrong FF game. How is WOFF? FF15 is more like Xenoblade/X than a traditional FF game. Reply +2
  • Devox 05/12/2016

    @protowizard Its not reviewing 'poorly' anywhere. Its just getting a more lukewarm response. I've not seen any sub 50 reviews at all but at the same time its not getting too many fantastic reviews either. Reply +1
  • Devox 05/12/2016

    @man.the.king Thing is it can't be one law for one game and one for another. Look at arkham knight on PC - Same game as the PS4 & X1 but pulled from sale due to awful performance. I don't want to get bogged down in the whole essential/recommended as that s the reviewers choice and thats fine but surely it would be better to maybe give it another 2-3 months polishing or give it to kojimas programming team (on the strict basis that Kojima himself never gets within 1000 feet of the game. obviously) Reply -1
  • Devox 05/12/2016

    I'm gonna get negged i know but Donlan seems to be giving this free pass techniacally. single figure frame rates? poor camera and frustrating controls, bugs and glitches = essential? When my immersion in a game is constantly being broken by technial/mechanical shortcomings then i'm never invested in that world.

    You might want to read a few more reviews as this is not getting universal praise. It sounds to me that there are too many shortcomings both technially and from a gameplay standpoint for it to be enjoyable so I think i'll pass until the PS5 remake.

    Ueda is the anti-Kojima - Kojima makes technically excellent games with utter shite storytelling whilst Ueda is a superb storyteller who makes technically shite games.

    I Have a plan......
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  • Why The Last Of Us doesn't need a sequel (and why we'll play it anyway)

  • Devox 04/12/2016

    @hooli-gamer You do know what that makes you right??? Reply +7
  • Devox 04/12/2016

    Loved the original right up to the last 5 mins. I wanted agency at the end of the game. Yep, i would have sacrificed Ellie at the end of the game in true Spock fashion.
    I have to be honest, I don't think this is a good idea. The original is a self contained story all neatly boxed up and wrapped. It doesn't NEED a follow up. Hell, its not as if ND need to go down this route as they are basically writing their own cheques right now. I was hoping for something new from them, maybe even something a little risky but they seem to have played it ultra safe which is a shame.
    I already know roughly what it will look like and almost certainly how it will play.
    Reply +1
  • Devox 04/12/2016

    @marcustenghult Word of warning then - Do NOT PLAY TYRANNY Reply 0
  • Ellie is the lead character in The Last of Us Part 2

  • Devox 04/12/2016

    @vert1go Wy would you care? It's not coming to Nintendo any time soon. I'm pretty sure that wouldn't be your answer if we swapped out TLOU for Zelda now would it. Reply +4
  • Devox 04/12/2016

    Perhaps they will rename the original "The Penultimate of Us"! Reply 0
  • Devox 04/12/2016

    Loved the original right up to the last 5 mins. I wanted agency at the end of the game. Yep, i would have sacrificed Ellie at the end of the game in true Spock fashion.
    I have to be honest, I don't think this is a good idea. The original is a self contained story all neatly boxed up and wrapped. It doesn't NEED a follow up. Hell, its not as if ND need to go down this route as they are basically writing their own cheques right now. I was hoping for something new from them, maybe even something a little risky but they seem to have played it ultra safe which is a shame.
    I already know roughly what it will look like and almost certainly how it will play.
    Reply +1
  • Death Stranding will use Guerrilla Games' Horizon: Zero Dawn engine

  • Devox 04/12/2016

    @lexlaureijssen1 You've been gaming for 35 years? I doubt that if you honestly believe what you have written. I've been gaming for 33 years this Xmas and I can tell you that if you can't tell the difference between 30 and 60 in ANY game you are either blind or play everything on easy. 60fps makes a difference in every genre with the exception of puzzle/hidden object/point & click games. Zelda will absolutely play better at 60fps especially this time as its open world. The combat alone would benefit from it immensely. Go play dark souls on console and then on PC 1 at 30 and 1 at 60. You will not want to ever play it again at 30 (which is why there is such an outcry that Bloodborne hasn't had the frame rate upped on PS Pro). Reply -1
  • Devox 04/12/2016

    Why do we lower our standards when it comes to gaming? In any other medium Kojima would be out-ed for what he is - a hack writer with no grasp of narrative flow and a questionable moral compass when it comes to the opposite sex. It's just endless pop culture references and titties like a naughty sixth former. And yet, god help us, hes put on a pedestal by the gaming press as something to aspire to. Now, I fully understand that the Japanese culture is very different to ours in the West and it does explain some of the weirder s**t but come on.
    Now, you should notice I am not attacking the games mechanics as they are always polished. But i honestly believe if KONAMI had kept the actual programming team and just sacked Kojima you would get an infinitely better Metal Gear game - you know one not written by some 12 year old after drinking 3 pints of Lucozade which is Kojimas level.
    So why do we suddenly believe that 'Death Stranding' isn't going to be the same crap. But no, ppl are pouring over the videos for deeper meaning. Deeper Meaning IN A KOJIMA GAME!!. Let me save you the trouble - it will make little to no sense or be a rip off of something else, only much worse. It'll play well, i have no doubt but narratively it will be shit from satans own rectal passage.
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  • Performance Analysis: Final Fantasy 15

  • Devox 30/11/2016

    @GreyBeard AWWW is the nasty man making you doubt your console purchase??? Reply +4
  • Devox 30/11/2016

    @PCMaestro Probably because this is the only version. There is no "Better" version to compare it to. Arkham Knight wouldn't have had the shitstorm around it if it had only released on PC. But it wasn't and the console versions were considerably better. If this had released on PC with a proper conversion job done on it (and lets be honest Square haven't got a track record for that) then the console versions would be hammered. Reply 0
  • Devox 30/11/2016

    Played the first couple of hours and it really doesn't feel like a FF Game. It owes a large debt to western RPGs, particularly the Elder Scrolls games. Combat is fast and loose and magic is basically nerfed from the off as it is indescriminate. AnAOE spell will almost certainly fry your party unless you use wait mode.
    So not really a FF game so far but the Boyband are all bearable and voice acting has been pretty good so far.
    Definite buy for RPG fans whether western or eastern is your preference.
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  • Darksiders Warmastered Edition is a free upgrade on Steam

  • Devox 29/11/2016

    Both Darksiders for 9 quid... I think i'll bite at that price. Reply +2
  • Should games and politics ever mix?

  • Devox 27/11/2016

    @billyashby I wouldn't say Eurogamer itself has a far left lean. Ellie Gibson certainly does as she is a fully paid up Guardianista so its best to ignore her articles on here. The rest are not too vocal in their political leanings in my experience. Reply +4
  • Devox 27/11/2016

    @blarty +1 well said.The modern world has made it far too easy for the Vocal minority from the left and right to push their own blinkered agendas. As someone who leans to the left on some issues and to the right onothers I've been dismayed at the rise of Trump/Le Pen/ Corbyn etc. Reply +2
  • What Zelda can learn from Skyrim

  • Devox 27/11/2016

    Sorry, but Zelda does need to change. The series has stagnated since the N64 on Home consoles. Its the FIFA of action games - Here comes the new one which is just like the old one only this one is Cel Shaded or , God help us, has 'motion controls'.
    This is the problem Nintendo have. Zelda is the security blanket of games. They are comfortable, predictable and all of a decent quality. If you have never played a Zelda i guarantee the first you play will be your favourite. But if you started on the SNES then they are all pretty much interchangable. My favourite remains the Third and Ocarina.
    This is a series in steady decline in terms of sales. So I think Nintendo are right to broaden the canvas to include some 'Western ideology'.
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  • How Football Manager 2017 is making football fans panic about Brexit

  • Devox 27/11/2016

    Who would have thought that many Guardian readers are gamers?
    By the way, Economic Forecasting is NOT a science, well unless you also think astrology is a science. And given that 95% of it has a political bias one way or another does not help.
    Also, this time next year the european political map could look VERY different with elections in Holland, France, Germany and Italy that could sweep a host of far right parties to power. Would you still want to be in that gang???
    On topic, i hope this is a feature that can be turned off as its basically bollocks. It will have no effect on top flight football at all. English players wil not benefit in the top division as work permits will be easy to obtain for all but the very youngest players.
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  • Charity bundle offers 151 games for $20

  • Devox 23/11/2016

    @DreadedWalrus I think you should get some new friends quite frankly. There is a word for people like her that was very common in the 1940s, especially in Germany. Reply -3
  • Football Manager 2017 review

  • Devox 08/11/2016

    @HolyDemon Thats the China Backlash - There is no support for Chinese and the country is rightly PISSED!.
    Haven't dabbled since 14 so i'm tempted to...no i remember irrational swearing at a made up Lucas Leiva. I've been clean for 3 years now.....
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  • All of Kingdom Hearts is coming to PS4 in March

  • Devox 28/10/2016

    I wonder if this will be PC bound like the FF10/X-2 remasters? Like a lot of ppl on here this is not a series I have played. I'm guessing you'll be looking at a full priced release given you are getting 4 full games & 2 Movies.
    Now then, How about getting Persona 3 & 4 an upgrade???????
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  • Face-Off: Batman: Return to Arkham

  • Devox 27/10/2016

    @PixelJumper one never pre-orders WB games, waaaaay too risky. But given they did a pretty decent job of FF10/X-2 i thought they would be a lot better than this. Get the feeling this has been rushed out the door when another 2 months work was needed. Reply 0
  • Devox 27/10/2016

    So, basically, another lazy Cash Grab from WB. And, seeing as it is WB, you won't be seeing a version on PC anytime soon.

    It is such a shame that publishers are doing this. Rather than dick about and port to UE4 why not just give PS4 & Bone owners a lovely locked 60 version of the originals without the hassles. These are games that really benefit from 60fps, especially in the combat. This and Bioshock really deserved better.
    Reply +9
  • Bethesda's anti-consumer review policy comes as no surprise

  • Devox 26/10/2016

    @man.the.king I played fallout 4 for 75 hours without a single bug and 2 maybe 3 freezes(PC). Not everyone sees them (i've seen some mental things in FIFA youtube vids that i have never seen firsthand). I would, and did, give fallout 4 a positive review as it was MY experience with the game. The second you go down the road of "well other ppl are having problems with bugs and crashes even though i'm not so i'd better lower my review" then you might as well just look at user scores on MetaCretin Reply -3
  • Devox 26/10/2016

    I tend to run about a year behind the major releases these days. Keeps the price down and you usually end up with a finished product. I maybe buy 3 full price games a year nowadays and pick up the rest in sales/Humble Monthlies/PS+/GFG. Unless you are certain, preordering is a mugs game. The problem is that there are an awful lot of Mugs out there with Money to burn it seems. Reply +5
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti review

  • Devox 26/10/2016

    @Subzero87 It's not bias, its fact. As I'm sure you love saying how the PS4 is more powerful than the Bone - Low tier PC gaming is now above the current gen consoles. You sound very insecure about your entertainment choices. Reply 0
  • NX is now Nintendo Switch, a portable console with detachable controllers

  • Devox 20/10/2016

    All very Hip and Trendy but doesn't really address anything. Resolution and quality of the 'Tablet' screen is key as is the storage method. Skyrim on a cart? The apparent lack of Backwards compatibility is odd so they could screw you over and make you buy the game a second time. Price will also be key here. Sub 250 for certain unless the tablet has a cutting edge OLED screen (which is VERY unlikely). Mobile chips on boardso it won't have much grunt under the hood (Skyrim wil be very interesting to see what sort of performance it has).
    Basically, nowhere near enough info so far but we've already seen the Fanboi rush to declare it the bestest thing since the WiiU!
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  • Nintendo Switch - games list, specs, release and everything we know about the new hardware

  • Devox 20/10/2016

    Price point will be key here. Given the specs and the fact that the tablet screen looked pretty mediocre I would like to see this sub 220. It may have a good chance.
    One thing though, How expensive are those carts going to be? Skyrim on a portable is an intriguing prospect for sure.
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  • Brexit is in Football Manager 17

  • Devox 18/10/2016

    @HaughtonMills You sir, are a cretin of the highest order. It is called a democratic process and the ppl voted to leave. But no, they are all idiots because they disagree with you. You sneer at the working classes and sneer at anyone who does not share your world view.... I bet you voted for Corbyn.

    On topic, I hope this is something you can disable in the options as its a deeply stupid addition to the game. IT WILL MAKE NO DIFFERENCE AT ALL as they are here to work, Visas/Permits won't be an issue...Look at the huge number of non EU players that are already here.
    Reply -3
  • World of Final Fantasy is getting a demo next week

  • Devox 13/10/2016

    Certainly downloading the demo, Not at all sold on this from what i've seen but a decent demo is ALWAYS welcome (downloading the Dragon Quest Minecraft thing at the mo). Reply 0
  • Paper Mario: Color Splash review

  • Devox 11/10/2016

    @RSX901 When you've basically pissed off every third party publisher your software had better be good and, to be fair, there have been some quality games released on the U until this year. This year has been dire. I've not switched mine on since i finished Xenoblade. Reply -1
  • Devox 11/10/2016

    @Aj64 Oh get over yourself. This is 1st party nintendo software and no mans sky was a team of 11 people. Oh, and starting with "I do not regret buying this" almost certainly means that you do regret it. But i'm guessing you're like Vert and can't accept that nintendo are making bad games right now. Reply -1
  • Devox 11/10/2016

    @vert1go sorry, why were you banging on about it getting a review when you've already bought iT???? Desperate for some validation of your purchase it seems. But the regulars here know if nintendo shat in a box you'd buy it and call it the freshest shat that was ever shatted. Reply -1
  • Skyrim remastered: PS4, Xbox, PC, mods and everything we know

  • Devox 07/10/2016

    Might be time to head back to the snowy wastes once again. If you have not played it then you are in for a treat. Reply +3
  • 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?
    Reply +1
  • 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