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  • Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice review

  • FabricatedLunatic 08/08/2017

    Played for half an hour. During that time I sat through a long, non-interactive (aside from being able to move the camera a bit) opening credits sequence, walked down a linear path, and solved one of those shitty rune "puzzles" Johnny seems bizarrely fond of. All the while voices rambled on and on about something or other.

    I think I've made a mistake.
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  • PlayStation Plus price hike announced for Europe

  • FabricatedLunatic 28/07/2017

    And if you seriously think the price of two London pints extra A YEAR is a lrage price increase for something that gives you this much utility, you must be the skintest person alive, and if so, why the hell are you on a PS4???
    Okay. A £20 increase would be "only" four London pints a year. A £40 increase would be "only" eight London pints a year. Only 8! That's like buying one fewer pint every 6 weeks. How many London pints would you have to forego before saying "hold on a fuckin' minute"? If it's "entitled" to criticise a company for a 25% price increase with no discernable improvement for the consumer, at what point does it become acceptable? 30%? 50%?
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  • FabricatedLunatic 28/07/2017

    "We are changing the pricing to reflect various market conditions while enabling us to continue providing exceptional value to our members."
    Blah blah

    Sony are making money hand over fist from PS4 and PSPlus and still they want more. Greedy fucks. I didn't renew when my subscription expired earlier this month and I'm even less inclined to resubscribe now.
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  • Nex Machina review

  • FabricatedLunatic 20/06/2017

    My pre-order downloaded overnight. Alienation was a bit meh so good to hear this is a return to form.

    Anyone who likes this should have a look at Assault Android Cactus, an underappreciated twin-stick shooter and one of the most enjoyable games I played last year. It's on PC/PS4 and often on sale for a few quid.
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  • Syberia 3 comes out in April - 13 years after Syberia 2

  • FabricatedLunatic 09/02/2017

    Cripes, I remember buying Syberia 2 on release. Where does the time go.

    I loved both Syberia games so I'll be getting this even though I don't love P&C adventures quite like I used to.
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  • Gravity Rush 2 review

  • FabricatedLunatic 11/01/2017

    If the number of comments are indicative of the interest in the game, I don't fancy its chances of setting the sales charts alight (although we are lacking the usual console wars trolling, without which every comments thread would be a lot more compact). Especially when the cheapest pre-order in the UK is around £45. That's not a price I would usually pay for a new release, and hopefully it drops a little between now and the 20th, but I do love Gravity Rush and it really needs the support from fans. Reply +1
  • Gravity Rush 2 drops in December

  • FabricatedLunatic 19/07/2016

    I will be there. The first one has its issues (which I'm confident the sequel will address) but few games I've played can match its sense of fun. And that cover art is so good. Reply +4
  • I am Setsuna review

  • FabricatedLunatic 19/07/2016

    I'd love to play this because I long for more simply told tales (which I attribute to having played one too many convoluted "Tales of" technobabble fests), but I get the feeling that a game with sadness as a prominent theme would leave me an emotional wreck. Wat to do. Reply +3
  • Resident Evil 7's demo fails to be the next P.T.

  • FabricatedLunatic 14/06/2016

    @Shakey_Jake33 Considering that RE has featured guns (including grenade launchers) since the first game, it doesn't seem likely that there's much crossover between fans who don't like the direction taken by the series since RE4 and those who think survival horror is better without weapons. So not really ironic at all.

    It's the first person perspective that's killed my interest, though. Oh well. At least there's still a chance of another Revelations, and of course RE2 remake.
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  • Dirt Rally console review

  • FabricatedLunatic 30/03/2016

    Simon was talking about Colin's death being in 2007. Reply +38
  • Fire Emblem Fates finally has a release date

  • FabricatedLunatic 04/03/2016

    Oh my god, that mini Steelbook. I must have it. Reply +1
  • Fire Emblem Fates is a smash hit - despite localisation controversy

  • FabricatedLunatic 24/02/2016

    I doubt too many people will have bought both versions because you can purchase the second campaign digitally for half the price.

    Or perhaps I underestimate how little sense relative to money some gamers have.
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  • Big DriveClub update adds "hardcore handling"

  • FabricatedLunatic 10/02/2016

    New track looks amazing. Reply +11
  • Dark Chronicle is coming to PS4 next week

  • FabricatedLunatic 15/01/2016

    Excellent. Dark Chronicle is supposed to be one of the best RPGs on a system that had a lot of good RPGs. For some reason I never got around to playing it so I'm definitely having this.

    From the US store, of course.
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  • PlayStation in 2015: Goodwill ensured that the party continued

  • FabricatedLunatic 30/12/2015

    DX12 in the Kojima thread on 18/12:
    If he keep making great games I will certainly keep buying them,looking forward to playing his next game on my XB1,I don't have a PS4.
    DX12 in this thread, today:
    My ps4 collects dust and hasn't been switched on for month's,I would sell it but would lose most of my investment.
    Hai, XbDf.
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  • Yakuza 5 launches on PlayStation 3 next week

  • FabricatedLunatic 06/12/2015

    'Tis a glorious day. And Tuesday will be even more glorious.

    I didn't expect the localization of Yakuza 0 to be announced until after Sega assessed the sales of Y5, if at all. That's a big surpise and yet another fantastic Japanese exlusive for PS4 next year.

    As for no European release, I can't see that happening. There's no reason for Sega to not bung it on the PS Store at least. It's easy enough to import anyway, and that's what I'll be doing if Europe doesn't get a physical release (or gets one later).
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  • Dead or Alive Facebook page says Xtreme 3 won't head west

  • FabricatedLunatic 26/11/2015


    That's why I think it's by far more likely that it was a cost based decision. That releasing over here would not generate the sales necessary to make it worthwhile. So a Japan only release benefits them rather than making a loss over here in the west.
    And yet Atelier Escha & Logy Plus, an enhanced port of a two year-old niche PS3 RPG for VITA, is getting a limited edition physical release from Koei-Tecmo in January. If anyone thinks that will be more financially viable than a T&A spinoff of the company's biggest property, well, I don't know what to think or say or do.

    Some people have their viewpoint and no amount of logic and reasoning will get them to change it. Pointless.
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  • FabricatedLunatic 25/11/2015


    If DoAX2 sold 250k copies (not sure where this number comes from but I've seen it bandied about) as an Xbox 360 exclusive released a year into the console's lifespan, I find it difficult to believe that it wouldn't sell more on PS4 and Vita. And if it sells even 250k copies then I imagine that would be a considerably higher number than the Atelier and Musou titles K-T do localise for the West.


    K-T gave a vaguely worded response to a direct question on their Facebook page. Doesn't really seem like much of a cynical marketing ploy.
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  • FabricatedLunatic 25/11/2015


    K-T haven't outright stated the reason that DoAX isn't being released outside Asia. They implied it was due to the current climate regarding how women are portrayed in games when specfically asked if that was the case. It's not as though they've actively been trying to generate controversy.

    I don't think there would a be a shitstorm if the game was released in the West but, as far as their reasoning goes, K-T not wanting to be caught up in the sort of shitstorm that engulfed Dragon's Crown is all we have to go on and the only thing that seems plausible to me.
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  • FabricatedLunatic 25/11/2015

    Koei Tecmo release every Atelier title in the West. Even the Plus versions on Vita. And they have vastly more text to localise than the DoAX games. If any of them have sold anywhere near 250k I would be astonished. It makes no sense that their decision would have anything to do with sales. Reply +6
  • Gauntlet and King's Quest are your PS4 PS Plus December games

  • FabricatedLunatic 25/11/2015

    I was waiting for Gauntlet to go on sale so I'm happy with that.

    Freedom Wars is a nice surprise as well.
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  • Rise of the Tomb Raider review

  • FabricatedLunatic 09/11/2015


    /Waits for the inevitable Uncharted 4 Essential
    Maybe it'll be a better game. MAYBE not everything EG does is a grand conspiracy against Xbox. You know, the console whose Forza and Halo received "Recommeded" awards and Rare Replay an "Essential" in just the last few months.

    Some people in this thread don't seem to have any awareness of how mental they sound. Also, Metacritic is bollocks.
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  • Watch: Street Fighter 5's new tutorial stars young Ryu and Ken

  • FabricatedLunatic 05/11/2015

    Hopefully Capcom have taken a cue from Arc System Works, whose excellent Guilty Gear Xrd tutorial covers (and has the player perform) option selects, hit confirming, and various other fundamentals. It's never made sense to me that fighters don't even explain these things. Reply +6
  • Nintendo censors skimpy Xenoblade Chronicles X costumes in West - report

  • FabricatedLunatic 02/11/2015


    I'd be interested to hear about things that appear in Western games that don't fly in other parts of the world. What do they look at in our games that makes them go "Ew, how do they accept this?"
    The Japanese version of Until Dawn replaces a character's death scene with a black screen. Just... a black screen. I'm not sure why when Japanese cinema can be extremely violent but perhaps graphic violence is less permissable in games for whatever reason.

    As for the Xenoblade costume, it's hard to argue that the replacement isn't a massive improvement, but I'm sure the original is no worse than what's been left in Japanese games from other publishers, and none of those have caused any palava. But it's not difficult to see why Nintendo, the company that censored Tharja's bikini-clad hindquarters in the US version of Fire Emblem, found the costume problematic, and I don't have a problem with this particular decision.
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  • Massive PS4 sales continue

  • FabricatedLunatic 29/10/2015

    If mocking people who come into a PS4 sales thread to proclaim that they have no interest in the PS4 and don't understand why anyone else does either makes me "worse" than those people, well, then I'm a terrible person. You got me.

    I'm just tired of venturing into PS4 comments threads and seeing the same old bollocks trotted out by the same old posters.
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  • FabricatedLunatic 29/10/2015

    Best thing about these sales threads is the bafflement of certain X1 owners as they search for meaning in these sales figures. WHY DOESN'T EVERYONE LIKE THE SAME GAMES AS MEEEEEE.

    Life just ain't fair.
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  • Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water review

  • FabricatedLunatic 28/10/2015

    one of Maiden of Black Water's other problems is that it simply doesn't trust you. It doesn't trust you not to die and throws a near-limitless supply of healing items your way, thus destroying any sense of dread or urgency. It doesn't trust you to see or find anything important for yourself, so once you get close enough to a key item you'll be transported immediately to it and it'll automatically be picked up and scrutinised.
    This doesn't sound like the "old-school" survival horror people seem to think the game is. If anything the problem with the game is that it's caught between that "old-school" mentality (controls) and making concessions to gamers used to more modern examples of the genre.

    Not only with the abundant healing items and handholding but the smaller environments (that the player is sent back to over and over) with minimal scope for exploration, the lack of puzzles, and also the more frequent combat that presumably fills the void left by the absence of exploration and puzzle solving.
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  • FabricatedLunatic 27/10/2015

    I was looking forward to this, being a big fan of the first two games, but I keep reading the same complaints in all of the middling and negative reviews, incuding this one: too much repetition, too much combat, too little exploration/too few puzzles, poor controls. Metro GameCentral's 4/10 review went up this morning, again with the same complaints.

    At some point I'll play it but not at £50 for the LE/£35 for digital.
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  • Uncharted 4's multiplayer will be 60fps

  • FabricatedLunatic 28/10/2015

    I wonder if the people accusing EG/DF of bias realise how ridiculously paranoid they sound, and that by doing so they're only betraying their own bias. Surely nobody can be that dense but, well, fanboys. Their brains seems to function somewhat differently to everyone else's. Reply -1
  • Looks like Driveclub Bikes for PS4 is a thing

  • FabricatedLunatic 27/10/2015

    Bikes will be a welcome addition but what I really want is a rally add-on similar to Forza Horizon's, especially given how good Evolution's PS2 WRC games were.

    And a new Motorstorm of course.
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  • Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water removes skimpy costumes

  • FabricatedLunatic 21/10/2015

    In an ideal world developers wouldn't feel the need to include this type of additional content in games where it doesn't really belong. But Project Zero 5 has these swimsuits and by removing them Nintendo have created far more of a fuss than there would have been had they left them alone. People seem to be especially irked that a swimsuit was replaced with a less revealing outfit in one particular cutscene where the intention was for the character wearing it to be portrayed as vulnerable and exploited in an apparent critique of Japanese idol culture.

    Allowing the player to dress the character in question in said costume after finishing the game does kind of undermine that message, though.

    Personally I'm more concerned with the rather lukewarm reception the game has received. There are several reviews from long-time fans of the series that all mention the same problems with excessive repetition/backtracking (exacerbated by the switch a mission-based structure), more confined environments, and too much combat.
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  • Persona 5 delayed to summer 2016

  • FabricatedLunatic 17/09/2015

    I don't think anyone genuinely believed P5 would be out this year, but I was expecting it to arrive maybe next spring. Summer could be as late as September in Japan and possibly months later in the West.

    Oh well. At least this way I should have just about enough time to finish Xenoblade Chronicles X first. There's also Trails of Cold Steel, Tales of Zestria, Bravely Second, Fire Emblem if, and probably plenty more to keep JRPG fans from self-harming in the meantime.
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  • Tearaway Unfolded review

  • FabricatedLunatic 07/09/2015

    Tearaway might have been my favourite game of 2013. It's a wonderful platformer and the way it utiltizes the Vita's touch screens in particular is - no hyperbole - ingenious.

    I can't imagine it'll be quite as amazing without that but I shall be getting the PS4 version to see what MM have done with the DS4.
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  • Club Nintendo signs off with Goodbye Coin

  • FabricatedLunatic 02/09/2015

    I got the Yoshi plushie from Club Nintendo earlier this year (or was it last year?). With that, all was forgiven. Reply +1
  • Until Dawn review

  • FabricatedLunatic 27/08/2015

    I thought opinions on Until Dawn would be more divisive given how contentous "interactive movie" games tend to be, but it seems almost universally appreciated if not unconditionally loved. As a fan of Heavy Rain - flawed as it was - I can't see myself not enjoying Until Dawn.

    Are you referring to the "Until Dawn is an experiment, and sometimes it doesn't work" line of the review? Well shit. Sometimes a game that tries to do something different gets a few things wrong but is nonetheless a worthwhile experience. I'm sure you'll enjoy the very tried and very tested pew pew and vroom vroom your console of choice will be playing host to this year.
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  • Yakuza 5's Western release will include all Japanese DLC

  • FabricatedLunatic 26/08/2015

    Given how previous games in the series have consistently failed to meet Sega's sales expectations, we're fortunate to be getting the game at all, as we were fortunate to get every game in the series after Yakuza tanked. I understand the only reason we ARE getting Y5 is because Sony stepped in to do the localisation.

    It's not going to be 60€. How true this is I don't know, but yesterday I read on NeoGAF that it's going to be 40€ (which probably means £35) with a 15% pre-order discount. That seems fair enough to me. As a huge fan of the series I don't care how I get it, as long as I get it.
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  • Earth Defence Force for PS4 and Vita confirmed for Europe

  • FabricatedLunatic 25/08/2015

    I bought this on PS3 but the framerate and loading times made me want to cry. Hopefully the PS4 version addresses those issues. Reply +1
  • Uncharted: the Nathan Drake Collection is more than just a remaster

  • FabricatedLunatic 23/08/2015

    So your response to accusing someone of making a homophobic remark with no justification whatsoever is not to apologise or explain but to act smarmy, superior, and type nonsensical gibberish.

    What a complete and utter bellend.
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  • After five years of Xbox exclusivity, Call of Duty switches to PlayStation

  • FabricatedLunatic 14/08/2015

    It is not irregular for PSN to go down multiple times in a single week.
    In my experience, this is simply not true. I don't remember the last time PSN went down, never mind for an extended period of time, and - sad fuck that I am - I'm on every evening.

    PirateRoberts also makes a good point about the number of players using the service at any one time.

    xbox fanboys can be as bad yes that's true, but from experience ps4 fanboys take it a step to far.
    Xbox fanboy in "PS4 fanboys are worse" SHOCKA.
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  • Rise of the Tomb Raider hits PS4 "holiday 2016"

  • FabricatedLunatic 23/07/2015


    I didn't even mention Microsoft.

    Publishers agreeing deals for timed exclusivity is shenanigans, whichever publisheres are doing it.
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  • FabricatedLunatic 23/07/2015

    I was hoping the exclusivity period would be shorter as I'd like to play the game (the reboot was decent) but won't be paying anywhere near full price for it after the shenanigans that went on. Looks as though I'll be waiting until well into 2017, then. Reply +3
  • Uncharted 4 pushes PS4 tech to the next level

  • FabricatedLunatic 18/07/2015

    frazzl disingenously claiming to be some kind of impartial voice of reason is honestly worse than all the trolling that goes on here. Just... ughhh. Reply +7
  • FabricatedLunatic 17/07/2015


    I'd like to point that the worst thing anyone said to the poster in question before he stamped his feet and stormed off was "you're nuts", and not in an aggressive way. That's the extent of the "bullying" that apparently went on. If someone finds that offensive in response to obvious flamebait then perhaps they should retire from the internet.

    Anyway, mission accomplished. He made sure half the posts in the forum were about him (LOOK AT MEEEE) and a game unrelated to the one written about in the article.
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  • FabricatedLunatic 16/07/2015


    Why does everyone feel the need to gang up and bully people who hold a different opinion?
    Wat. No-one bullied anyone. A poster known for making deliberately inflammatory comments made a deliberately inflammatory comment and got called out on it - fairly I might add - and then played the victim card/threw his toys out of the pram. There was absolutely nothing to moderate.
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  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess review

  • FabricatedLunatic 17/07/2015

    Wow, Eurogamer reviewing a niche Japanese game.

    There's a PS4 demo on the store if anyone's interested.
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  • Nier is the rare game that gets better with age

  • FabricatedLunatic 28/06/2015

    At its best Nier was an incredible, moving experience. And that music. But I seem to recall the few dungeons being reused a bit too much, and that took the shine off the overall package for me.

    Oh, and is there anyone who DIDN'T try to fish in the wrong place?
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  • These are the most requested Xbox 360 games for backwards compatibility

  • FabricatedLunatic 19/06/2015

    Tales of Vesperia plz. That, Outrun, and Mark of the Ninja are the only reasons my 360 is still loitering about the place. Reply +5
  • Shenmue 3 sets Guinness World Record for quickest video game crowdfunding

  • FabricatedLunatic 17/06/2015

    Haha, I always knew Dizzy was a spurned SEGA/Dreamcast fanboy. The 10+ years of shitposting in countless comment threads relating to anything that so much as mentions Sony was a bit of a giveaway. Reply +6
  • The Last Guardian emerges from hibernation, unchanged

  • FabricatedLunatic 17/06/2015


    A quick look through his post history reveals this particular plonker's agenda. I wouldn't bother engaging with it.
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  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake is real

  • FabricatedLunatic 16/06/2015


    That original game with the blocky character models, no voices, and 2D backgrounds is still going to be there. If the remake turns out to be not to your taste, there's always the option of ignoring it and replaying the PS1 version or whatever.

    It's not as though Advent Children or any of the other derivative shite has made the original any less chersihed.
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