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  • What Remains of Edith Finch review

  • Dismiss 24/04/2017

    "You're not meant to play everything", "pick and choose". "you don't have enough time for another game, get it when it's cheaper". My mantra for 2017. Failing miserably so far.

    That said, I'm wondering if the EG "Recommended" badge is starting to lose much of its sheen, nowadays. There's no sense of consistency. Not that you need consistency in a personal opinion, but critique is supposed to be impartial as well. Oh, well, probably me overanalysing stuff.
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  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe review

  • Dismiss 21/04/2017

    Don't mind remasters at all, personally. The nature of console gaming is such that many fantastic games never reach their full potential due to technical constraints. I'm hoping that this will change with the recent trend of mid-gen refreshes, but for the time being "definitive" ports such as this one are rather welcome.

    Had it on WiiU and I still don't see why it's getting so much praise, but I'll probably get it for the amazing tracks and the chance to play quick split screen races on the go.
    Reply +3
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: a great console title is a handheld revelation

  • Dismiss 21/04/2017

    Fine, I'll get it again, even though I was very disappointed by the single player experience on the WiiU. Love the imaginative tracks and the detailed handling, hate everything else. Still, should be nice to have on the card for quick bouts. Hope they don't go and announce a new one in 2 months or something. Reply 0
  • Looks like Mario Kart 8's controversial fire hopping has been nerfed on Switch

  • Dismiss 19/04/2017

    Good. Wonder why they didn't do this for the WiiU version as well. Reply +18
  • Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap review

  • Dismiss 18/04/2017

    Love the art style, enough with the pixel art already. Nostalgia is fine and all, but all the 80s kids like myself who grew up playing games on 8-bit home computers and later consoles used to DREAM of graphics like these, while being wowed by what was available at the time, of course. So, after all these years, going back to this particular visual style really does nothing for me. It's not as exotic to me as it would be for a younger gamer, I suppose. Reply +6
  • LG OLED B6 4K TV review

  • Dismiss 18/04/2017

    Probably the best all-rounder out there, definitely at this price. OLED panels do make a difference. Shame that Netflix is essentially the only content provider supporting Dolby Vision. Reply 0
  • Mr. Shifty review

  • Dismiss 13/04/2017

    Come on, people, ALL indie games should be on switch. Get cracking with Hotline Miami 2, Salt and Sanctuary, Axiom Verge, games I'm holding off buying on the Vita in case there's a Switch version. I'll be getting this as well. Reply +12
  • Remedy's next game will be on PS4 too

  • Dismiss 11/04/2017

    They're not owned by MS. MS hasn't commissioned or funded their next game. End of story. Reply +26
  • Project Scorpio supports FreeSync and next-gen HDMI

  • Dismiss 11/04/2017

    @Diji1 Actually, it's either 60 OR 120 Hz native, but they pull down and/or mesh lower framerates in order to sync with 23.976, 24 or 30 Hz content. Most higher-end 120 Hz TVs also use some kind of interpolation/meshing in order to render 60 fps at their native refresh rate. Reply +1
  • Dismiss 11/04/2017

    Nice, pretty much irrelevant, though. I do have a Freesync monitor (dunno if it's supported over HDMI as well), but I'm not about to move a console to the office just for VRR support. TVs usually support more refresh rates than monitors, as well. Reply -28
  • Drawn to Death review

  • Dismiss 07/04/2017

    Hey, Transistor was the best PS Plus game ever. On PS4, at least. Reply +3
  • Why PC is the best place to play Mass Effect Andromeda

  • Dismiss 01/04/2017

    No native frame rate limiter and no option to force HDR on PC means that the Gamestream experience is not what it could have been. The IQ improvements are welcome, but I'd rather they implemented a better streaming package, given that Andromeda is being touted as a Gamestream and HDR-on-PC poster child. Reply +1
  • Persona 5 review

  • Dismiss 29/03/2017

    @AdamNovice Yeah... no. :) Reply 0
  • Dismiss 29/03/2017

    So glad that this one doesn't have a portable version. Playing P4G in bed cost me endless hours of precious sleep. Reply +17
  • The joy of Rime and the petrification of indie gaming

  • Dismiss 28/03/2017

    Looks good, but the performance issues of the X1 version mentioned in the article do not bode well for the Switch version, which I was hoping to buy, provided it turns out OK. Reply 0
  • Nintendo Switch unlocks a hidden menu screen when you own lots of games

  • Dismiss 28/03/2017

    Going to take a while till I get it. Reply +4
  • Mass Effect 2 and the importance of character

  • Dismiss 27/03/2017

    Well, as someone who wasn't exactly blown away by Mass Effect 2 (I always thought the first one was the better "RPG", despite the messy design), I don't see a huge disparity between the classic trilogy and Andromeda. Sure, it does have some sloppy writing and the character models are rather crusty and unpolished, but it's not like it's despoiling some sacred work of art or anything. And I find the core gameplay much improved overall. Don't get me wrong, after all this time and a generational leap in hardware, I do believe that we should be expecting something more than an adequate, if a bit uninspired sequel, but I don't feel it's any worse than that. Reply +1
  • A Switch is for life, not just for Zelda

  • Dismiss 24/03/2017

    Well, if that's a stellar launch, then the PS Vita launch line-up would be, what, transgalactic? Not that it matters to me, because I got it purely as a portable console (along with Zelda and Shovel Knight) and I don't expect to play it very much at home, if at all.

    Oh, a full review of some of the more expensive games would be nice, as well.
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  • What's up with Nier: Automata on PC?

  • Dismiss 23/03/2017

    Looks like I'll be getting this on PS Pro, then. It was much more likely anyway, as new games seem to drop sooner in price in the PS Store nowadays. Reply 0
  • Bloodstained announced for Switch, cancelled for Wii U

  • Dismiss 22/03/2017

    YES! Well, not for the Wii U cancellation, obviously. Still, can't imagine why they don't go ahead and complete it, unless development of this particular version was lagging far behind. Reply +1
  • Standard Tegra X1 'confirmed' as Switch's processor

  • Dismiss 20/03/2017

    The Switch is as powerful as it needs to be to run Nintendo games... as well as it does. Reply +1
  • The Surge comes out in May

  • Dismiss 17/03/2017

    Well, as Nioh demonstrated so succesfully, there's definitely room to improve and/or diferentiate certain aspects of the Souls recipe. Hope Deck 13 pulls it off this time. Reply +6
  • How Dishonored 2 hides its best details in the periphery

  • Dismiss 15/03/2017

    Indeed, so elegant and well-crafted. Definitely my GOTY for 2016. Looking forward to Prey. Reply +3
  • Metroidvania Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight is getting a PS4 and Xbox One release

  • Dismiss 14/03/2017

    @genuinebrag Yeah, I'm sure I'll enjoy it, it's just that I've stopped seeing this kind of retro sprite-based affair as "cute" anymore. I'm all for old-school gameplay, just need some interesting art as well. Perhaps it's because I've been gaming since the early '80s and it doesn't feel as exotic as it may look to younger players. Reply 0
  • Dismiss 14/03/2017

    @fersan No, is that a Metroidvania as well? Thought it had more of a traditional platformer structure. It's on my wish list though. Also looking forward to that Wonder Boy remake, which looks amazing. That's the kind of thing I want to see. It'd be great if Vanillaware made a Metroidvania, as well. Bloodstained looks also very attractive. Reply 0
  • Dismiss 14/03/2017

    Reached a point where these games sort of blend into each other, no matter how good they actually are. Love playing them usually, but I almost can't tell them apart anymore, pixel art is so ubiquitous nowadays. Time for some good, old-fashioned hand-drawn art? Or, I dunno, a 2.5D approach? Reply +3
  • Fast RMX showcases Switch's technological leap over Wii U

  • Dismiss 11/03/2017

    @electrolite @OnlyJoeKing Got one, but I can't say I love it to bits. I mean, I do love Zelda BOTW and the machine is pretty nice. However, I do think that it would be a much better proposition if they had invested in better/more future-proof hardware, instead of going for novelty motion controllers, once again. The original Wii fad is over, get over it already.

    That said, it's the only handheld that gives me what I want. A big screen that can do justice to AAA games and enough flexibility to make you forget about technical shortcomings. Just like the Vita did, 5 years ago. It was time for an update.

    Oh, and I'm pretty chuffed that I won't have to buy another console for the big Nintendo 1st parties.
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  • Dismiss 11/03/2017

    Really want to get this, but a couple of lukewarm reviews and the impending release of MK 8 are holding me back. Perhaps I should go for this, as it is much cheaper and it looks to be a better single player experience than MK. Reply 0
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti review

  • Dismiss 09/03/2017

    Absolutely love it. Now I can get a 1080 for 500 EUR or so. Reply +13
  • Rime comes out in May, costs 10 more on Nintendo Switch.

  • Dismiss 08/03/2017

    Less competition? Reply +7
  • Switch has redesigned portable gaming forever

  • Dismiss 08/03/2017

    Yeah, this will be negged to hell, but the article is a very elaborate way of saying that the Switch is essentially the Vita 2, only with a real chance this time, due to Nintendo's game design chops and, of course, its absolutely massive devoted fanbase, especially in the portable space.

    It is the cleverest and most flexible handheld design by far, of course. I feel that people are underestimating the importance and practicality of the tablet-and-controller hybrid form, especially once Hori's playstand comes out.
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  • Nier: Automata review

  • Dismiss 07/03/2017

    Yay, turns out this was eccentric enough. Reply +7
  • Watch: The Shadow of Mordor you never knew existed

  • Dismiss 06/03/2017

    You must be kidding. It was a very high profile release at the time. Not as successful as other titles by Melbourne House, such as The Hobbit, Sherlock and Redhawk, but I think it did quite well, despite a more lukewarm response by the press. Reply +3
  • Zelda on Switch runs more smoothly in portable mode

  • Dismiss 03/03/2017

    Look, guys, we all know the Switch is a technically inferior machine. No matter what Nintendo says, it's supposed to be a portable console. If it weren't for Nintendo, no-one interested in AAA gaming would ever choose a Shield tablet as their platform of choice. So, yeah, let's talk about what is there, not what it could or should have been. Reply +16
  • Dismiss 03/03/2017

    Aren't there any differences when playing the portable mode on battery or when plugged in? In other words, is the clock boost enabled only when docked or is it present when plugged in as well? Reply +9
  • Friend codes return for Nintendo Switch

  • Dismiss 02/03/2017

    Oh, Nintendo. Reply +3
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild review

  • Dismiss 02/03/2017

    Yeah, well, not surprised at all. Looks fantastic and all, definitely a day one purchase, and hey, that's why I decided to become an early adopter for the Switch, as playing this on the go should be a delight. However, I've also learned to take 10/10 Zelda professional reviews with a small pinch of salt, irrespective of the outlet. Especially after the original Wind Waker on the Gamecube (which is still one of my all-time faves but also poorly designed at times) and Wii Skyward Sword (which pretty much crumbled in the second half). They are extremely charming games, so I totally get why one would be willing to gloss over any minor flaws, but there are times when this goes too far. Reply +13
  • Nintendo Switch review

  • Dismiss 01/03/2017

    Just a quick question, might be very silly, but I'd like some confirmation: does the Switch ramp up the GPU clock when plugged in, as well, or only when docked? Reply +1
  • Dismiss 01/03/2017

    To be honest, for the price, I'd much rather have a better chipset and more battery than novelty controllers. Then again, I'm buying this mainly as a Nintendo-flavoured Vita replacement, so I'm not really interested in TV stuff. Reply +5
  • Gears of War creator Epic Games announces a new game

  • Dismiss 01/03/2017

    Well, Tencent bought Riot Games as well and they didn't seem to fall apart. On the contrary. Not the same thing, obviously. Reply 0
  • Snipperclips now a Nintendo Switch launch title

  • Dismiss 24/02/2017

    Read somewhere that Fast RMX and Shovel Knight will be available at launch as well. That would make things a bit more interesting (and would make me feel like less of a mug) Reply +7
  • A complete history of Nintendo console launches

  • Dismiss 24/02/2017

    Sonic wasn't a Megadrive launch title, unless I remember it all wrong. There was Altered Beast, Golden Axe and a Shinobi title in the launch window, but I'm under the impression Sonic came out when the system had already established a foothold in the market. Reply +3
  • Xbox Games with Gold March lineup includes Evolve

  • Dismiss 22/02/2017

    @polymorph PC only.

    Can't complain, never tried layers of fear, got at least my subs' worth, as I always say.
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  • Horizon is a technical masterpiece on PS4 and Pro

  • Dismiss 21/02/2017

    Regarding exclusivity, just keep in mind that making this kind of blockbuster costs serious money. Production costs of this magnitude (including possible delays and optimisation work which might not be acceptable for a third party publisher) might make sense for a platform holder that wants to promote an entire ecosystem consisting of hardware and online services on top of the game, but it might be too big a risk for an independent publisher, even considering the additional -potential- revenue of a multiformat release.

    In short, many of these games might never see the light of day if they weren't exclusive (and yes, the Windows Store is very similar to a walled-garden type premise. so it's no wonder it has exclusives too).
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  • Horizon Zero Dawn review

  • Dismiss 20/02/2017

    @franciscocunha12 Oh, come on, don't you realise that this borders on curtailing freedom of speech? Reply -1
  • Dismiss 20/02/2017

    @Agarwel_Idiriz I disagree, describing the game to you is done through marketing, commercial websites, visual material and general reporting (previews, hands-on, peripheral journalistic coverage). The purpose of a review is critique. It doesn't need to have a number at the end, but it is an evaluation/assessment of quality. Reply -1
  • Dismiss 20/02/2017

    @raheell9 They didn't "refuse to rate" anything, they just didn't think it was worth an accolade, even if it is to all intents and purposes a good game. This is how both these EG reviews read to me, and this is the point of the badges themselves, to draw your attention to something that they think is special/worth buying for everyone.

    On the other hand, I agree that when respectable and pretty tough outlets such as GB and Sterling, even Ars Technica (also text-only) seem to like a game so much, then you have to take their opinion into account as well. As well as the negative ones, of course. As long as they have reasonable arguments to back up their critique, such as this one, which I think is a very good review. Didn't really like the US Gamer one, though, didn't seem to be able to grasp the game as a whole.
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  • Dismiss 20/02/2017

    @AgentDaleCooper Well, personally I had trouble believing this was coming out of a console. Sadly, I couldn't play it as much I'd like to. Reply -1
  • Dismiss 20/02/2017

    @captain-T-dawg Sure, I understand, I was just talking about the EG review. If you'd like to see something a bit more positive, you could try another outlet, of course. Which is also the case for this one. Reply -1
  • Dismiss 20/02/2017

    @captain-T-dawg Just to underline a point, EG didn't really rate Res Evil 7 any better. But you loved it, along with many other outlets. That's fine. Reply +3