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  • Dishonored 2 and the infuriating pursuit of perfection

  • GamesConnoisseur 03/12/2016

    I played first playthrough with total stealth and no kills, took me 25 hours and a good number of reloads, but I find I learnt a lot more about various patrol paths, alternative routes or tricks. Also where I prioritied certain abilities on my first go with Corvo.

    Then recently played free of all need to be silent and non lethal with Emily, yes can be more fun and quicker, but in some situations where I died as needlessly attracted too many guards whereas Corvo went through with far less fuss.

    There's no right way to play this in my view, and even Arkane had said that the canon approach would be between low and high chaos, so even from them ghosting and non lethal isn't the 'True' path.

    I personally saw it as a challenge as much as I saw doing Dark Souls 3 in new game +++, just for the sheer hell of having done it.

    However having done it once, I ll not do it again when the upcoming new game + mode get released for Dishonoured 2, as doing it in a huge possible sandbox of different lethal combinations are part of the fun.
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  • Watch this Dishonored 2 villain meet his end in 80 ways

  • GamesConnoisseur 29/11/2016

    Dishonored 2 is indeed a fun sandbox game, I tried different ways of offing people but didn't realise it's that many!

    Finished ghost and non lethal run yesterday, now doing high chaos all the ways after two characters first play through done, and new game plus dropped in for me to carry on where either got up to in their limited selection of abilities (seem like need at least two playthrough to unlock all abilities and max equipment).

    Pity that it didn't do as well as first game, as I would think we want to see more sandbox games like this!
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  • Watch: Five reasons Ezio is the best assassin

  • GamesConnoisseur 21/11/2016

    Ezio, was there at his birth and there at his twilight years over three games. For me these were the best of all AC games and after Ezio might be technically better but just not the same.

    Doesn't feel right somehow.

    Black Flag should have been a game in its own right without AC franchise in it.
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  • Watch Dogs 2 launch sales nowhere near Watch Dogs 1

  • GamesConnoisseur 21/11/2016

    Last five years I have 99% bought games digitally only, simply as I can share game library on Steam, PS, Xbox over four PCs, two Xbox Ones, two PS3s, two PS4 (one a pro) between four family members in this house.

    Going physical is just too expensive even accounting for physical often cheaper than digital, as automatically two for one or better every time.

    If you are the only gamer in your household then yes sniff at people who prefers digital over physical. But this is just economics and majority of PC Steam players been digital these whole time anyway.
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  • Dishonored 2 to receive a New Game Plus mode in December

  • GamesConnoisseur 18/11/2016

    I haven't encountered any serious bugs or frame rates drops on my PC that lot of people were complaining about, it's been quite good but it's likely certain configuration of hardware/software. Enjoying it up to sixth chapter.

    New game plus... that can't come sooner enough!

    I m running it on i7 GTX970 and 8 gb of memory believe it or not, no video streaming of any kind.
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  • Why are some PS4 Pro titles running slower than base hardware?

  • GamesConnoisseur 15/11/2016

    Got Pro and getting 4K tv tmw, ouch re some games running WORSE than base PS4

    So this really isn't good whatever way you look at it. Hopefully can be patched, at least offer the option to run WD2 in 1080p for Pro users.

    Sony will need to up their game, instead of just saying it's up to developers, as Sony was the one that stated clearly what Pro will do, and running worse isn't just on.
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  • Skyrim on PS4 Pro runs at native 4K - but there's a catch

  • GamesConnoisseur 10/11/2016

    As ordered 4K HDR TV and keen on PS4 Pro (Xbox Scorpio too) this frame rates stutters with last gen Remastered game that runs more smoothly on PS4 is just a proof that 4K native resolution is not going to be always an option, I would prefer for Dev to include option for checkerboard 1800p if that would mean more smoother game.

    That the one I would go for, visuals that still looks better than 1080p but without too much stutterings please!
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  • Digital Foundry launches high quality 4K video platform

  • GamesConnoisseur 07/11/2016

    Ordered 4K TV and will get it next week, this kind of service might indeed be appreciated by growing number of 4K owners, though $5 per month seem a leap from ad supported website like Eurogamer.net

    Netflix and other streaming service does offer great number of contents per buck, and another reason for me personally, is that I m Deaf and auto-generated subtitling isn't quite up there with the likes of proper subtitling from Netflix, BBC iPlayer etc

    All the best though
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  • Mass Effect: Andromeda teaser drops a big hint when the game is set

  • GamesConnoisseur 02/11/2016

    @NullDev

    It's your prerogative to do a personal boycott of a broken 'promise', I know I ve enjoyed the journey throughout the three games to keenly anticipate the new game and setting of Andromeda, the Wild West frontier spirit I think is a best move they could come up with.

    I don't think I can describe how crushed I was at the ending of ME3, but the positive thing is that everyone including BioWare knows they cannot repeat the disappointing or even mildly weak ending.

    Just imagine that they managed to cock it up again (unlikely but allowing the possibility), the ending of new game, I would still very much enjoy 99.9% of the game! So to deny myself that? I don't think I could do that!
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  • Titanfall 2 fails to beat Titanfall sales in UK

  • GamesConnoisseur 31/10/2016

    I was a bit iffy after the beta, but the whole package is impressive and I m loving it.

    Finished campaign and gotten to level 8 pilot and still see plenty to do and go for. Kinda missed the burn cards but the newly designed challenges metagaming and boosts does work.

    I never see the sense of releasing a week after EA's own BF1 and week before CODIW, unless EA wanted to get an excuse to wash its hands and said well you had a chance to make a go of it with big boys...
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  • Civilization 6 review

  • GamesConnoisseur 25/10/2016

    Stack of doom is a lazy way of gaming, build up huge unbeatable stack of tanks and invade everywhere, I was really horrified with one per hex but loved it now. As now the terrains, spying, cover by archery/artillery etc, all range of factors matters much more.

    The options didn't dwindle, they opened up.

    See past the stacking. You ll see the real game.
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  • 25 years of Civilization: We talk with Sid Meier

  • GamesConnoisseur 19/10/2016

    Transcript is very much appreciated, more especially so from me and certain readers like me who are deaf and therefore would find the video interview difficult to follow with YouTube auto-generated subtitles.

    A big thumbs up from me and golly doesn't time fly by, I still treasure my Amiga 500 boxed version of Civilization with a thick Micropose manual.

    I don't miss the games on disks in the DVD cases when switching to mainly digital ownership, but those large boxes with thick manuals/maps etc...
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  • Gears of War 4 review

  • GamesConnoisseur 11/10/2016

    @Rusty_M

    Indeed it can, I first played it on PC, very smooth and had no problems with it up to the chapter 2.

    Then booted up the Xbox, tried to start the game but said I need to close the PC version, so did that and then a mere couple of seconds or less of syncing message, presto straight back into the chapter 2.

    Fabulous cross saves in Xbox Anyway on both PC and Xbox.
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  • Destiny: Rise of Iron launch woes force players into queue

  • GamesConnoisseur 20/09/2016

    How the heck they didn't prepare the capacity?!!

    Pre-orders should have given them clues, I was actually in first quest and after I killed the boss, the excellent more narrative based cutscenes played but then cut me off with the code orange and booted back to menu. After a short while, I was at 150,000 queue, counted down, then disconnected, new place at 230,000 and then later after another disconnection and back at 330,000.

    At that point just switched Xbox off. Not worth the hassle and frustrations, was actually away from Destiny since November but gotten back last weekend and this don't exactly endears it to me.
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  • Fallout 4 and Skyrim PS4 mods look dead - and Bethesda blames Sony

  • GamesConnoisseur 12/09/2016

    Sony's in a position of strength and they don't need to bend backwards if this sort of user created content creates some sort of issues for them, I don't see why if 'inferior' Xbox One can get it working and MS quite accommodating.

    I m interested to hear more about why this is the case? I can't imagine how it is justifiable.
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  • DF Retro: Shenmue 2 - a masterpiece revisited

  • GamesConnoisseur 11/09/2016

    Many a weekends of mine back in the day were spent on MechWarrior 2, and its many sequels (of a sort!) enjoyed the feeling of controlling the bidpedal hulk of near unstoppable armoured lethal tank.

    Bring it back, especially when there still a demand for giant mech as proven in several games out recently or upcoming.
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  • Sony plays down PS4 Pro's lack of 4K Blu-ray disc support

  • GamesConnoisseur 08/09/2016

    4K streaming quality still doesn't match 4K UHD due to compressions and bandwidth, I honestly thinks it's a mistake on Sony's part. As it is, cannot claim to be a complete 4K package. Reply +5
  • New Zelda 30th anniversary amiibo will work with Breath of the Wild

  • GamesConnoisseur 01/09/2016

    @Dijon

    Link had been historically in Zelda games left handed until Skyward Sword, due to motion control and majority of players are right handed.

    So a massive retconned job.

    What worse is that I m left handed, and even with keyboard and mouse I m so hopeless trying to use mouse with my right hand.

    Same with Skyward Sword, I tried it in the wrong hand (right) but doesn't work well, so then do it in the right way with my main hand (left) doesn't also work.

    I just gave up on Skyward Sword just at the first temple after coming down from sky.

    Nintendo could easily taken GameCube/Wii for Twilight Princess, which they mirror the world left or right depending on GameCube or Wii, do a mirror switch option in setting that would allow us to play left handed. But nope.

    Telling people like me that moaned about control that we should git gud, blame my genetic for giving me left handed and my inability to be ambidextrous and use either hands!

    If Nintendo STUCK to Link being left handed, it would be everyone else who complained as can't adapt to left handed use of motion control!
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  • Deus Ex Go isn't really Deus Ex, but it understands what's great about it

  • GamesConnoisseur 01/09/2016

    @redseedsprofile

    And others who are angry about the microtransaction, I myself totally detest them. Though it does seem that your position were based on that MTs totally changed the game and paywalls are there to fleece the gamers money.

    I can confirm that it is indeed the case for Breach mode, the further you go in, the greater the incentives are. However it is not the case for the main campaign. I finished a playthrough without my wallet being seen by Square Enix apart from the initial purchase.

    I think it is far clearer a message to publishers, that not one penny are purchased from MTs, however a total boycott of Deus Ex game would only see Deus Ex dropped from the titles to be actively supported by Square Enix.

    I would sense that some of you rather this happen than including any form of MTs into the game. If it does include paywall into the campaign, I would likely be of similar position as yours, but it is actually not, and entirely optional and for the lazy players.

    Very lazy one that is, the curve for praxis points aren't any different to the previous game. I would go further and suggest that those who purchased MTs to speed up Augs unlocking aren't really suited to Deus Ex!

    This is of course just an opinion just as yours were. The debate about MTs and boycott won't end today or if it ever will. But we must always be watchful on where and when it is really ruined the game IE Dungeon Keeper.
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  • Watch: 90 minutes of Battlefield 1 beta gameplay, live at 3:30pm

  • GamesConnoisseur 31/08/2016

    @VRjunkie

    Historical accuracy is something I always moan about, especially in movies or TV, is Mel Gibson's William Wallace in Braveheart supposed to be a Paedo?! Coz the princess at the actual time is very young etc

    BUT as for the gameplay, it would make a slow moving and a very boring game, especially in the multiplayer.

    In actually it's almost mostly static with the trench warfare attrition.

    I had lot of fun with the beta on Xbox yesterday, enough so that I did another on PC today.
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  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided tops UK chart but Human Revolution sales were "much stronger"

  • GamesConnoisseur 30/08/2016

    I finished the game, the biggest disappointment for me is the lack of subtitles during Picus news with Eliza Cannan, especially at the conclusion where the outcome of all your actions in the various missions are summarised. This were very anti-climatic for me and other Deaf/hearing impaired people who would rely on the subtitling.

    Other than that, I did really enjoy the game, some great missions, microtransaction weren't visible in main campaign, it is there if you wish to speed up getting praxis points, but didn't feel the need as it would have ruined the incentive to earn XP as much as you can. In other word the paywall is not newly implemented to change the dynamics of levelling up/grinds. It's just exactly same kind of balance as in the last game.

    New game+ allows you to carry on with where you left off, so could eventually reach 100% unlocked at some point in the game+.

    However, the new Breach mode DOES have microtransaction being so obviously built in, at the start give you freebies, then later on its keep ramping up enemies AI and difficulties, ammunition always run outs and never enough of the dual currencies.

    Avoid Breach mode if you dislike the microtransaction based game, but the main campaign is fine as it is. Perhaps need a bit better writing in places, another city would be fantastic and couple more bosses! More importantly personally, is DONT let the damn game end without any subtitles for a good few minutes!
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  • Watch: Why I'm not sticking with No Man's Sky

  • GamesConnoisseur 25/08/2016

    I finished the Atlas route and the 'reward' at the end is just a couple of paragraphs or so!

    Not even an animation or a still, then realised for all the grind, will get similar 'rewards' for the other two routes, freeform route is probably the worse one of all. As you just keep going, till you max out everything, gotten all the words etc and still feel the same, what to play for? Why am I doing this?

    Having loads of fun with Deus Ex Humanity Divided, I know the bugs on PC and worse MTs divided the gamers, but still I am chuffed to play for far more tangible goals, even the extra gameplay goals of no kills and ghost is a much more clear gameplay approach reward than just grinding out upgrades in No Man Sky.

    Great premise but it just was not to be. A strong contender for the most disappointing gameplay reality compared to the hype/expectations?
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  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's annoying microtransactions in the spotlight

  • GamesConnoisseur 24/08/2016

    I m quite deep in the game but yet found no real need to buy MTs stuff, as the game doesn't throw up paywall where say the lack of praxis or so and so would have hindered you.

    Rather it is the lack of imagination or time I would say, as there are alternative paths to almost everything as per previous Deus Ex games. Yes MTs is rather cheap and something we would want to discourage but the present of those doesn't mean Deus Ex Humanity Divided is a less Deus Ex game than the previous iterations.

    PC modders would do away with the need for MTs I would imagine. I understand the position of boycott the MTs but I m just enjoying the game too much to join the bandwagon but give my personal assurance to ignore all the MTs on offer, as more of us successfully do that, the less the justification would be for it to be included.
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  • Final Fantasy 15 release date, gameplay, story and everything we know

  • GamesConnoisseur 20/08/2016

    After FFXIII which I finished, but it bored me to tears, and played the two FFXV demos, I m not feeling the need to preorder at all.

    Would simply wait for actual reviews before considering getting it at all.

    That said, I do really hope the team have learnt how best to deliver their FF games to today gamers, and that the new game is considered a worthy FF title. I would prefer to have a low expectation and be very pleasantly suprised than the other way round.
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  • Digital Foundry: Hands on with PS4 Rise of the Tomb Raider

  • GamesConnoisseur 18/08/2016

    Finished the Xbox version, it still a great game despite the bits of grinding for the resources gathering, though my overall enjoyment was really marred by the input lags, as it spaz out my accuracy. So this is a great news for PS4 version having basically ticked off the negative bits. Reply +5
  • Meet the man Gabe Newell called an ass on Reddit

  • GamesConnoisseur 17/08/2016

    @danielhorvath

    I too wouldn't consider him the most popular, maybe one of the most well known, famous etc fine but most popular?!
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  • Watch: Seven things we learned playing No Man's Sky

  • GamesConnoisseur 13/08/2016

    @Fourfoldroot

    Sure, in an early starting phase, with limited available slots, not much options to make it worth mining on a bigger scale until you reach an ideal balance.

    As the need to have appropriate upgrades in the slots and the variety of an essential minerals just to keep moving forward.

    Until you got afforded the spaces and opportunity to really get into the mining loop.

    As upgrading the ships via crashed spaceship seem to be based on average just same or just one/two slots bigger than the current. So ideally need try to built up capital to buy the biggest random visiting spaceship at the space station.
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  • GamesConnoisseur 13/08/2016

    Upgrading to a higher multi tool with huger amount of slots with as much as the mining upgrades you can get would really make it much quicker and easier to mine the rare elements, and speed up the amount of units you would raise per the playtime spent.

    Essential to have as much slots in the exo suit and the space ship as you can afford, but prioritise the elements into the spaceship, IE gold; as MORE of the golds can be held in each of the slot on the spaceship (500 per slot) whereas the exo suit can only hold 250 gold per slot.

    So transfer anything smaller then 250, IE 1 Atlas Stone to the Exo suit and then would more easily Max the rare elements into the spaceship slots, then eventually find yourself a million unit richer or more!

    Seem that the average is about one every three or so system you would find a perfect planet to while away mining and selling, as least in my experience. I find its safer to mine from the bottom, to get as low away from the surface, as would be more protected from the extreme weather.
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  • No Man's Sky isn't going over well on Steam

  • GamesConnoisseur 12/08/2016

    I am able to run Witcher 3 on max setting with hairworks on and get good frame rates on my PC, but my PC version of NMS isn't smooth, it's messy compared to PS4's NMS. A big disappointment of the optimisations for PC. I expect it would eventually get sorted but it's clearly not fit state at present. Reply +17
  • No Man's Sky review

  • GamesConnoisseur 12/08/2016

    Its not a perfect 10/10 type of game, its certainly got its warts but I m loving it. Enough to buy PC version and hopefully get a more definitive experience.

    I am at my sixth system (five warp hops so far) but at a point where I debate with myself at going back two systems where I managed to find an hospitalable planet with a perfect way of getting million units easily within an hour or two. As each planet got their own quirks. OR keep going forward and hopefully find another easier magic way to 'level' up myself, ship and multitool.
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  • No Man's Sky has a game-breaking exploit which is letting users farm rarest items

  • GamesConnoisseur 11/08/2016

    @obidanshinobi

    Yes follow Atlas path system by system until you reach an unique large structure to gain your first one.

    At least that how it happened to me, just three or four warps I think it was but may varies.
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  • Sonic boom: Ellie Gibson on nostalgia, novelty, and that 9/10

  • GamesConnoisseur 06/08/2016

    Ditto

    Sad to be able to remember Fine Fare.. especially after the mention of the all yellow Fine Fare associated goodies. It was horrible, and our family was cursed to live right next to the store.

    Before it went Hypermarket, and then Gateway or was it other way round?

    Nowdays I think its gone Tesco.

    Still long way from dead though. Probably got other good 40 years of gaming to go. Toasting the 99% repetition or derivative I will have to wade through to get to the 1%.
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  • The Witcher 3 fine art prints are gorgeous indeed

  • GamesConnoisseur 04/08/2016

    Guilty!

    I merely snapshotted all high resolution images onto my iPad library then maybe print off one or two, but plan on using them as PC's desktop or something.

    Gorgeous reminder of the rich and deep world of Witcher, sadden that I wouldn't never play them for the first time again. We shouldn't expect any further sequels but still hopeful that it might happen eventually.

    Game of Thrones TV series will end, HBO might as well look into Witcher, as got it all, sex, violence, rich lore, conflicts on small and massive levels. Grey shades in the motives of an important people, Kings, Sorceresses, Emperor etc, there's even more monsters and things that creeps around in the dark.

    But monsters can occasionally be a good guys and some people turns out to be far worse.

    There's enough materials for a good few seasons. I m aware there's Polish TV series but their budget doesn't hold a candle to HBO's Game of Thrones!
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  • Torment: Tides of Numenera also headed to PS4, Xbox One

  • GamesConnoisseur 04/08/2016

    Excellent news, for an even bigger audience though I still plan on PC version coz of K/M input with this kind of game is far preferable for me. That said I mainly play PC games with controller where it doesn't really required mouse. Reply +6
  • Sega has quietly become one of the world's best PC strategy game companies

  • GamesConnoisseur 04/08/2016

    I don't think any sensible TW players would call it by Total War: Warhammer! I finished all campaigns on Total Warhammer and hope that Sega and Creative Assembly will keep going for good many years. Reply +1
  • Abzu review

  • GamesConnoisseur 02/08/2016

    @SammIKid

    Likewise agree that whilst we acknowledge price are always fluid, there's no harm in using RRP/official digital price via Steam/PSN/Xbox Store. However the reality is most of us got our own preferred seller and will always check out price from there rather than here.

    Don't really give a toss either way but as question been raised, I think it's fine thing being left as they are.

    Think I will put Abzu on my Steam Wishlist.
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  • "ARE THEY GONNA BAN ME FOR USING PAINT NOW TOO"

  • GamesConnoisseur 02/08/2016

    Serves them damn dirty cheaters right, they got no right to blame anyone but themselves and let it be a lesson unto them, but chance are they will never learn! Reply +5
  • Hands-on with Total War: Warhammer's newest race, the Beastmen

  • GamesConnoisseur 27/07/2016

    @Chewbaccasdad @not_themilkybarkid

    So....annoying!

    Chaos far easier to manage compared to them horned horrors! Great satisfaction when finally with the Dwarfs for first time as my fourth go, using underways to avoid attrition and pop out to RAZE every one of their settlements without any inch of mercy!
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  • There's a whiff of Destiny about No Man's Sky's menu screens

  • GamesConnoisseur 22/07/2016

    Nice looking and functional, however I m getting PC version, whilst I do prefer play with controller over K/M during gaming, I do hope there's keyboard shortcut or able to use mouse during trading, especially with loads of quantities of items to trade/dismantle etc? Reply 0
  • Pokémon is getting a live-action film based around Detective Pikachu

  • GamesConnoisseur 21/07/2016

    In 500 years time from now, people with an optional 21st century pop culture module downloaded onto their wifi chipped brain will be wondering what was actually SO appealing and endearing about them Pokemon?

    That this even trumped previously thought to be an unassailable number one Google query.. Porn!
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  • Event[0] is 2001 meets Firewatch, due this September

  • GamesConnoisseur 14/07/2016

    I already thinking up questions like ...is the Cake a lie? Reply 0
  • Things fall apart: Looking back at Resident Evil 5

  • GamesConnoisseur 04/07/2016

    I loved playing RE5 in co op with mates, it was very fun!!

    SP not so much though, so to diss RE5 only based on SP is not a full picture.
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  • Characters from The Witcher, Zelda, Mario, Metroid and BioShock - beautifully re-imagined

  • GamesConnoisseur 28/06/2016

    Witcher reimagined into alternate 1950s could well be a great idea!

    After all didn't The Wild Hunt talk of many worlds, parrallel universes?!
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  • Mass Effect is getting four spin-off novels bridging the gap to Andromeda

  • GamesConnoisseur 25/06/2016

    It's been mentioned a few times, that Andromeda is linked the the series but as the launch of the very long inter-galaxies expedition happened BEFORE the endings of ME3, so as far as races hibernating aboard the 'ark' before colonising the new galaxy, they are likely doing so in anticipation of probable Reapers' success.

    So which ending wouldn't matter, as it's a new chapter to continue the existing Milky Way civilizations. Also the length of time in completing the crossing (no mass relays to and back) is said to be pretty long.

    That seem to be the best way as can be any of the endings.
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  • Fallout: New Vegas is now backwards compatible on Xbox One

  • GamesConnoisseur 23/06/2016

    Last I checked I got far too many list of waiting to be installed X360 games to go with ones I ve installed. The Meteo titles based dashboard seriously needed folders for me to organise X360 and Xbox One games!

    It is one of Xbox One best feature. I wonder what the usage of PS Now program? As whilst I m over the moon at getting free X360 backward compatibility, I only really use it for a handful of X360 titles and if MS does subscription based service I wouldn't bother at all.
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  • Respawn talks Titanfall 2 and that Call of Duty remaster

  • GamesConnoisseur 23/06/2016

    Smart gun is fine, as take a while to lock on and short range

    So don't be too long in someone cross hair and if u got better weapon they won't be given a chance to use one, if u got locked on without seeing them. You would have died anyway by any other guns too!!!
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  • Steam game's £27 DLC is a PDF certificate

  • GamesConnoisseur 21/06/2016

    It's only a joke.. Yet the developer and Steam's 30% share mean for every £26.99 they sold, laughing all the way to the bank.

    Literally a licence to print money and I m sure there not that many buyers, but still there ll be more than we imagined!
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  • Giveaway: get Epic's new shooter on PS4 or PC for free!

  • GamesConnoisseur 21/06/2016

    Tried it, didn't click, doesn't seem able to outdo Overwatch or even Battleborn.

    Sometime there's just too many MOBAs competiting for your attention and yet we got Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2 and even Infinite Warfare coming out mere months after Paragon official release in August.

    Maybe I m wrong and there's room still for it, but all the best wishes.
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  • Murky world of PC game key reselling exposed by indie developer

  • GamesConnoisseur 21/06/2016

    I agree that EACH key should be linked with each purchases even if in bulks.

    Then those fraudulently bought should simply be revoked. The result obviously would be many who shops around and THOUGHT they had purchased legimately at bargain price from second party resellers will find their purchase just refused to work. Key not accepted.

    Then they complain to resellers not to the developer/publisher.

    If it too good to be true within a very short time of official launch, it usually is! Not quite black market, credit frauds aren't victim free. Getting your money back if you spot fraud and the hassle of new card etc. But increased cost to transactions and impact on the sellers caught, especially if a small business.
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  • 1080p Project Scorpio games "will look different" and some "run a little better" than on Xbox One/S

  • GamesConnoisseur 16/06/2016

    Some issues raised here could ALSO applies to Neo

    The only difference is Phil seem to try state things clearly and to discourage perception of Scorpio as Xbox One replacement for 1080p users and position it mainly as 4K gaming console experience

    "What the point of Scorpio if it WONT run Xbox1080p only games on 1080p HDTV any better?!" Were the one of the common questions raised since the MS conference and so Phil tried to answer that

    Have MS successfully sell the idea? That for the future to prove and arguments will continue on both sides as usual in meantime!

    I won't get into why not go for mid/high end PC instead arguments, but it is seem a reasonable choice for a complete 4K entertainment centre for 4K TV owners far more than Neo maybe would, and as a bonus get free Xbox exclusives on Win 10

    IF Xbox wish to upgrade but doesn't yet have 4K, but may likely get one in near future then it could be a better alternative to Xbox S which would only stream/display 4K but not gaming 4K.

    Then again, from experience as on both platforms, more on one than other, but still both, it's also depends on games if will be able to use full 1080p, so based on that it would seem likely that not all Scorpio enhanced games will use full 4K but more likely often than Neo! So it's is battle between Neo and Scorpio that will be round two of this generation which isn't over by any long shot
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