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  • Microsoft Flight Simulator X is coming to Steam next week

  • Fixxxer 10/12/2014

    Give us Ilomilo too, Microsoft! I feel sad that that lovely little game is stuck on my Xbox Live profile Reply 0
  • Watch Dogs PC recommended specs are pretty tasty

  • Fixxxer 07/04/2014

    I have a GTX570 which is about three years old and the answer to the thread title is... apparently yes! They can't be that high specs if my graphics card that I perceive to be fairly old is still holding on. Reply +4
  • Gorgeous Mario Kart 8 retro tracks compared to originals

  • Fixxxer 03/04/2014

    If these tracks are remakes why are they different?

    And if they're different to the old tracks, how are they the same?

    I loved the SNES and N64 versions but these just look sanitised. No danger and no challenge. Just another step in Mario Kart's evolution from genuinely good racer to a 'family fun' game.

    /not bitter
    Reply +1
  • Roflpillar is a two-player caterpillar sim

  • Fixxxer 29/03/2014

    Plus a billion points for the Always Sunny reference. Reply 0
  • Not a Hero is like a 2D Vanquish

  • Fixxxer 28/03/2014

    The implication of the phrase 'takes Hotline Miami and adds oodles of style' is that Hotline Miami is somehow lacking in style, which is most definitely not true. Reply +6
  • Cut the Rope dev hopes to cancel King's "candy" trademark

  • Fixxxer 27/03/2014

    You come at King you best not miss.

    edit - ah come on this deserves better than minus one! I hope everyone has just missed the Wire reference
    Reply +3
  • Far Cry 4 set in the Himalayas, has ridable elephants

  • Fixxxer 21/03/2014

    If it's anything like the movie Cliffhanger I'm in. Reply +1
  • Trials Fusion closed PC beta announced

  • Fixxxer 20/03/2014

    If the Evolution PC performance is really as bad as I've heard then I'd have liked to have been in this beta to see if the new game is actually up to scratch Reply +1
  • 10 Second Ninja review

  • Fixxxer 17/03/2014

    And my love life often involves a ninja. Reply +2
  • As Monster Hunter turns 10, can Capcom finally make the west listen?

  • Fixxxer 12/03/2014

    I bet Microsoft and Sony wish they were able to score exclusives just because the developer couldn't be arsed to make the game for anyone else. Much cheaper for them. Reply 0
  • Why the PC version of Titanfall is a 48GB install

  • Fixxxer 11/03/2014

    And to think Westlife's greatest hits comes in at only 120 Mb. Reply +9
  • Face-Off: Dark Souls 2

  • Fixxxer 11/03/2014

    @Malek86 I did. 99% of the time it was fine but there were occasions in the first game where momentarily the input lag could be measured in seconds rather than milliseconds. Reply 0
  • Rocksteady reveals Batman: Arkham Knight in detail

  • Fixxxer 05/03/2014

    Tara Strong Charley sounds like bidding farewell to an erection. Reply +5
  • Banished review

  • Fixxxer 28/02/2014

    @eozgonul

    c) Forget the bloody score! Read the text!

    d) 'Hammering down?' The conclusion is this: '
    I liked playing Banished. It was complex, but never fiddly, difficult, but rarely cruel, though it would benefit from a little more transparency. But as soon as I had a handle on it, as soon as I'd started to see through some of the fog of its complexity, I wanted to grasp for something bigger, something greater. Banished is satisfying, but never spectacular. That's not quite enough for me.'

    If you think that's 'hammering down' you must be incredibly precious.

    e) Do you think people play Football Manager when they're bored of it? Do you think they sit there bashing their heads against the desk after the tenth season of their third different playthrough just desperate to go outside? No, they do it because they're ENTERTAINED by the game. It keeps them ENTERTAINED LONGER. The game has more longevity because it keeps players ENTERTAINED LONGER. Do you see now that I'm using your language that this is what you were saying?

    f) As above but if you want you can replace 'ENTERTAINED LONGER' with 'REPLAYING THE SAME GAME OVER AND OVER' if you like. However so you don't think I'm saying something that you weren't I should establish the link again for you. People REPLAY THE SAME GAME OVER AND OVER because they enjoy it. If they REPLAY THE SAME GAME OVER AND OVER for longer than the 20 odd hours of a Mario 3D World playthrough then it has kept them ENTERTAINED LONGER.

    You also specifically cited Thief as having no replayabiliy and used that as a negative with the obvious implication that this game has replayability and is therefore better for it. Here's what you said:

    'If a $20 title gets me entertaining more than 20 hours with a fair bit of replayability than a $50 title with no replayability at all, assuming you could continue playing to see the end of it, you can not give them the same score'

    Besides, if you're querying the score at the end for being as low as a six whilst praising the replayability you can clearly see in the review text that the reviewer disagrees with you. It doesn't mean he's right, but it does make his opinion different to yours:

    'I do mind that, after maybe a weekend's worth of play, there's nothing else to do with your best village. Banished has complexity and intelligence etched into the gears that grind inside it, but it doesn't have longevity. A safe, stable village is all you can ever really hope to create and, should you want to keep its population growing, you'll only ever be building more farms, more blacksmiths, more houses. When Banished is done being hard, it becomes repetitive, relying on random events to disrupt the status quo.'

    g) Price is not a factor in a review. Prices change and value for money is hugely subjective. If one game is 40 hours long and another is 30 minutes long and they are both on sale for 40 at the same price and are both equally as good per minute of play, which do you buy? Well, it sounds like you'd buy the longer game, as would I. Or maybe you buy both. Do you really think Cristiano Ronaldo is out there thinking 'Hmmm, 40 is a bit steep for only 30 minutes of play?' He couldn't care less; he's loaded. The mistake you're making is beautifully typical of the sense of entitlement amongst gamers. This review ISN'T FOR YOU. It's for EVERYONE.

    h) This is what a six means, taken verbatim for Eurogamer's scoring policy:

    'A game scored six is 'good', and many of its audience will enjoy it, but approach with caution. It's not good enough to consider rushing out and buying without a fair bit of research first, but worth a rental if your curiosity demands it, and, depending on taste and tolerance of certain issues, it might be something you wouldn't be ashamed to have bought. Six isn't a disastrous score by any means - it's the first score on the way up to represent what we'd deem as a 'good' game, that had the potential to be great but was sufficiently flawed in crucial areas.
    More specifically, games which are maybe very derivative (of others or themselves) and nowhere near as good as their rivals but still enjoyable on their own merits will regularly score sixes on Eurogamer. It's the score that shrugs, "Yeah, it's all right, but compared to X it's not technically as polished, the story's so-so, and it's not quite as much fun to play". It could be that it's a quick-fire, cash-in sequel, which is virtually a carbon copy of the previous game with new levels and yet costs just as much. This is something we're definitely not fond of seeing at EG, and although newcomers to the series may argue this doesn't apply to them, we'll try at least make this clear. But we don't review games in isolation; we review in the context of the series and how they measure up against their rivals. Maybe it's the sort of game with a great deal of promise that ended up being released prematurely, and is a little rough around the edges with camera and control issues, technical shortcomings, difficulty spikes that make certain sections harder than they probably should be. You get the picture. Considered by some people as rough diamonds, and will pick up a lot of affection from the more forgiving gamer, but definitely not for everyone.'

    Not 'average' then. 'Good.'

    i) Yes, well spotted. 'Second, taking a different approach might turn good or bad. This one is good...' Well that's me convinced. Terrific reasoning. The reviews praise Titanfall for being different AND GOOD. Different doesn't necessarily mean good. Although as we saw from the six score AND the text the reviewer does think this game is good so what's your point? My point was that simply being different means nothing, so you mentioning it in defence of the game was a pointless waste of words. Which is a wonderfully fitting way to end this post.
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  • Fixxxer 28/02/2014

    @2late2die Either question the reviewers competence or take your well reasoned arguments elsewhere! Reply -2
  • Fixxxer 28/02/2014

    @eozgonul A few points:

    a) There is no 'Eurogamer opinion'. The Thief review and the the Banished review are the opinions of two different people

    b) What's a number at the end? Read the text

    c) The Thief reviewer highlights a number of issues with the gameplay and bugs and such

    d) Reviewers should highlight problems and suggest improvements for all games in their reviews where they see them, including this one

    e) Longevity is one factor, it is not everything. Is Football Manager a better game than Portal because it lasts longer

    f) Replayability is one factor, it is not everything. Is Call of Duty: Ghosts a better game than Super Mario 3D World because it's got replayable multiplayer?

    g) Price is not a factor at all. As I mentioned in an earlier post the reviewer can't consider price. You might only be able to afford a $20 game whereas Alan Sugar could afford to buy something like Dark Souls which has generally been much better received by critics. I on the other hand might only have $10. Should I get myself into debt to play this game? Should the review be rewritten when the price drops? All that matters is how good it is.

    h) If we are to take numbers at the end of reviews being of any significance maybe this was scored correctly and it was Thief that was overrated? Why is it this score that's wrong?

    f) A game taking 'a different approach' isn't worthy of a higher rating either. All the matters is how good the game is. A different approach to FPS games would be to have no guns and make the winner the person who jumps up and down the most times in a minute. That's a different approach. It's also however a different approach that sounds rubbish.
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  • Fixxxer 28/02/2014

    @Bosthian Why's it a bad review? Why do you think the game is 1.5 better? Reply +2
  • Fixxxer 28/02/2014

    @DavePs Well you don't get it as I haven't played it I think it looks promising. In all likelihood I'll buy it when it's a bit cheaper. What I said was nothing to do with my opinion of this game and everything to do with your opinion of this 'poorly written' review, a point you've again failed to back up with any evidence. Reply 0
  • Fixxxer 28/02/2014

    @saber45 Well yes but the original poster was using Thief as the comparison which is why I was talking about Thief at all. Reply 0
  • Fixxxer 28/02/2014

    @alfr I don't completely disagree with you but at the same time everyone's perception of what is a lot of money and everyone's financial reality is different. A reviewer can't know what's right for you so it's best to simply keep it out of the equation and tell us what's good and what's bad and let us decide if that sounds good for us. Not to mention that the price will almost certainly change over time. Don't get too hung up on the number at the end of the review, read the text and make a decision. Reply -1
  • Fixxxer 28/02/2014

    @saber45 Yeah I've read that it's a challenging game but I'm sure there's times where you're waiting for the logs to be delivered to your stockpile so that you can continue construction of your tailors. Basically I'm just saying that it's not as action packed as Thief, which I don't think you'd disagree with. Reply 0
  • Fixxxer 28/02/2014

    @DavePs If you can find me a single review that mentions the achievements I'll give you... a pat on the back. Are all reviews that don't mention the achievements 'pathetic'? Reply 0
  • Fixxxer 28/02/2014

    @eozgonul Thief and this are such different games as be almost incomparable. From what I've read Thief is about 15 hours long (and also got a 6 from Eurogamer for what it's worth) but in that 15 hours you are presumably always doing something. How much time in Banished is spent just watching time pass? I'm not saying that's a bad thing as I also enjoy these city sim type of games but I am saying it makes it so different to Thief to make any comparisons meaningless. There are plenty of comparable games that are cheaper, at least as long and come more highly recommended by Eurogamer. Maybe that's why it only got a 6? Why not try Civilization, Tropico, Anno 2070, Total War etc?

    The reviewer thought the game was decent but that's it. Again, it bears no significance to the future of gaming.
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  • Fixxxer 28/02/2014

    @halfbakedjake That's a ridiculous argument. So because I can't play football as well as Wayne Rooney I can't comment on his performance? And the number of people making the game has zero relevance to the review. Absolutely none. It's an interesting aspect of the game's development but as a reflection of the reviewers experience with the game and of his ultimate recommendation to us as potential customers it doesn't matter one bit. Should we mark down Bioware games because they're made by lots of people?

    Oh, and it's 'would have given,' not 'would of gave'.
    Reply +3
  • Fixxxer 28/02/2014

    @eozgonul You're right that is encouraging for the future of gaming as hopefully it means we're no longer linking longevity with fun as if they were the same thing.

    That the reviewer doesn't like it as much as you do bears no significance on the future of gaming however.
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  • Be advised: I was wrong about Titanfall

  • Fixxxer 26/02/2014

    @sbobpants As I wrote earlier in the comments to someone who said this, albeit more abrasively than you:

    "As at least 191 other people have realised I was being sarcastic. My point being that if Eurogamer do have a bit of a news void at the moment they could consider filling it with news on games that could do with a bit of a push rather than yet another addition to the Titanfall hype machine. Doesn't make it a bad game, just makes me tired of hearing about it for the moment. "
    Reply -1
  • Fixxxer 19/02/2014

    @ulix As at least 191 other people have realised I was being sarcastic. My point being that if Eurogamer do have a bit of a news void at the moment they could consider filling it with news on games that could do with a bit of a push rather than yet another addition to the Titanfall hype machine. Doesn't make it a bad game, just makes me tired of hearing about it for the moment.

    But not wrong.
    Reply +5
  • Fixxxer 19/02/2014

    It's great to see you guys championing this little indie marvel. I'll be interested to read more about it when you review it again in a few days. Reply +309
  • PlayStation 4 VR headset finally coming at GDC - report

  • Fixxxer 21/02/2014

    @IronGiant But you wouldn't need a PC if Sony supported the rift.

    You tit.
    Reply -4
  • Capcom addresses concern over lack of female characters in Deep Down

  • Fixxxer 19/02/2014

    She's going to feel stupid when she encounters the boss fight where your character has to do willy helicopters to advance Reply +10
  • Sega secures future of Persona maker Atlus

  • Fixxxer 18/02/2014

    This is great news as I'm sick of synergy creation not being maximised. Reply +3
  • Strider review

  • Fixxxer 18/02/2014

    @Frybird Ah, well by that definition yeah I have played both the Arkham games and Fez. Reply 0
  • Fixxxer 18/02/2014

    Given that i've been gaming all my life and I've never played a Metroidvania I'm really not sure they are all that common.

    This looks fun.
    Reply +3
  • Project Cars still on course for 2014 release

  • Fixxxer 13/02/2014

    Ah of course; I forgot about the Linux aspect. That makes sense then. Reply 0
  • Fixxxer 13/02/2014

    Do you think them referring to Steam as 'SteamOS' is a Valve dictat? Saying it's for Steam OS is fairly meaningless. Reply -3
  • Video: Why you should be paying attention to Starbound

  • Fixxxer 16/01/2014

    Yooooooou might want to take a closer look at the title of the YouTube video. Reply +3
  • Chess 2: The Sequel checks in next week on Ouya

  • Fixxxer 16/01/2014

    There was actually a game called Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix?

    And to think some people accuse the games industry of lacking creativity.
    Reply +5
  • Project Zomboid alpha review

  • Fixxxer 13/01/2014

    Another reason they chose Dan to write this is that he has no friends and smells like old biscuits. Reply +2
  • Do not expect DayZ beta before end of 2014

  • Fixxxer 07/01/2014

    @azic If you 'funded the next round of development' out of the goodness of your heart then you shouldn't require anything in return. If, however, you did it to play DayZ early despite knowing full well it was buggy and that the finished product is a long way off then... you don't deserve anything in return. You've got exactly what you've paid for. Well, part of what you've paid for is a gamble on future updates making the game better but a gamble is exactly what it is. It might turn out great, it might turn out crap. For what it's worth, I'm confident it'll turn out to be very good and that your gamble will pay off.

    But... and this it the key point here: what you're entitled to is exactly what you've got.
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  • Eye-tracking hardware Tobii EyeX will launch in "mid-2014"

  • Fixxxer 04/01/2014

    The day comes soon where my poor mouse hand actually gets a break. Reply 0
  • Activision's Marvel titles disappearing from PSN, Steam, Xbox Live

  • Fixxxer 03/01/2014

    Why wouldn't they smash them all into a Humble Bundle for a final payday? Reply +1
  • Fixing Forza 5: How Turn 10 wants to win fans back

  • Fixxxer 12/12/2013

    I don't understand why we're paying for cheats now. Well, I do, but I wish someone would ask a question from that angle to a decision maker. Reply +26
  • Obsidian renames Project Eternity, releases a proper video

  • Fixxxer 10/12/2013

    Crap name.

    Looks good though.
    Reply -3
  • It's Morrowind in the Skyrim engine

  • Fixxxer 06/12/2013

    I just got wood
    I just got wind: Skywind. And regular wind.
    Reply +6
  • Gran Turismo 6 microtransaction pricing revealed

  • Fixxxer 05/12/2013

    Call me old fashioned but I much prefer down, right, up, left, Y, B, X, A when I want to cheat. Reply +2
  • Dean Hall issues warning about DayZ Early Access

  • Fixxxer 05/12/2013

    That Dean Hall gets me so HYPED!!! Reply 0
  • Jonathan Blow hints at The Witness supporting VR

  • Fixxxer 02/12/2013

    I've just come in here to acknowledge the Wayne's World reference. Reply +18
  • Taking games seriously

  • Fixxxer 01/12/2013

    I LYK GAMEZ Reply +12
  • PSN buckling under pressure of EU PS4 launch

  • Fixxxer 29/11/2013

    I wish I was an early adopter SO MUCH. They get all the breaks. Reply -9
  • Can an Oculus Rift game treat crossed/lazy eye?

  • Fixxxer 26/11/2013

    Or should that be 20/20? Reply +4