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  • Dawn of War 3 review

  • GamesConnoisseur 28/04/2017

    @Chayshirin

    Likewise sick of these occasionally not too pretty reminders of the world. We all see different spy/ad wares as depends on what we have searched for in the past/sites visited plus geographically.

    My phone occasionally think it's in London and my iPad always give proper location, so it's funny to see the exact same advert and the photo of a certain lady supposedly to lose weight fast in my home town in both!

    Free brain transplant for those who CLICKED on these adverts as their customs are what make all this worthwhile for those involved! Just go to www.gullibleidiots.co.uk
    Reply +7
  • Atlus eases up on Persona 5 streaming

  • GamesConnoisseur 27/04/2017

    I as a lifelong active gamer cannot conceptually understand how someone would prefer to passively sit and watch partial or whole playthrough of a game then perhaps buy it and redo it basically?!

    Obviously everyone different such as one do better with theory/ideas and another being hands on/practical etc, it's less about spoilers but more about not discovering game for yourself, earning yourself the fun of learning from your own mistakes and working out the game mechanics.

    I m the type who never ever read manuals but just pull it out, apart and plugs it's all in and presto all worked etc.

    Let's Play obviously a successful business model but it's will always fail to court someone like me!
    Reply +2
  • Someone opened Zelda: Breath of the Wild's glitchy, "impossible" to open chest

  • GamesConnoisseur 26/04/2017

    @blankcanvas

    Some of your criticisms indeed can point to a room for improvement in next Zelda game.

    However I differ radically in where it's not Zelda if it's doesn't stick to the same formula of finding gimmick, using gimmick in dungeon to advance, map, small key, boss key, boss etc

    I played almost them all and got tired of the same formula and Breath of the Wild was a brave step in a new direction. Therefore it's feel new and innovative.

    Shrines are designed around Japanese love of gaming in short bursts while commuting, portable is a selling point of Switch.

    I would likewise prefer much more variety in Shrines and more large dungeons to take account for the fact it is much larger Zelda world.

    Still I m pleased to having played it (Wii U), I m sitting on the fence about the Switch until more must have games on it.
    Reply +1
  • Looks like Double Fine's Broken Age will finally launch for Xbox One

  • GamesConnoisseur 25/04/2017

    @NullDev

    Good point, I would also assume porting for Vita and Ouya would involve bit more work than it is for PC/PS4 to Xbox One.

    So Sony timed exclusivity deal of some sort? This do happen and it's not illegal by the way. Just would wish people would be more transparent about it.
    Reply +6
  • What Remains of Edith Finch review

  • GamesConnoisseur 24/04/2017

    UncleLou

    As with good movies or good TV series, you pick and choose which took most of your fancy and instead of trying to watch/play all the top rated.

    I ve been guilty in the past of trying too many games, but come a point when having too many good games is healthy as a medium with any other entertainment.

    That said... I ve played in past couple of months, Persona 5, Torment EE on iPad, Zelda Breath of the Wild (Wii U), Mass Effect Andromeda, Horizon Zero Dawn, Nier Automata and Nioh.

    I hesitated to add Mass Effect Andromeda among these titles, but it wasn't that bad but still could have been much better. These were certainly one of the busiest gaming months I had and still neglected few others I already gotten such as Halo Wars 2.
    Reply +5
  • There's another ZX Spectrum crowdfunder - but this one looks promising

  • GamesConnoisseur 24/04/2017

    Never underestimate the powerful pull of the nostalgia, which is all about appealing to our memories from our formative years.

    Granny's Apple Pie, first home computer and so on.

    Sure all the logical arguments against make a lot of sense but won't do much good with these promise of taking us back to the good old days!

    I still have a very fond memories of my Spectrum 48k, it wasn't really designed for games but it's got huge breadth of games, Deathchase 3D, Bugaboo, Lords of the Midnight, Text Adventures and so on.
    Reply +2
  • Inside the Scorpio Engine: the processor architecture deep dive

  • GamesConnoisseur 15/04/2017

    @VanillaLake

    One of the most sensible post, unfortunately will not get across to everyone here, as seem maybe most already got their own minds made up, and they only see what agrees with their 'preferences'

    I do appreicate my PS4 Pro, however the Scorpio seemed to be a more well thought out 4K platform, identifying 12 GB DDR4 as a necessary target as in the article above etc

    Seem nothing MS would do is going to be good enough and perhaps also that there's nothing Sony does is wrong!

    How come we live in a world where you can happily accept people who are the owners of Golf, Micra etc but get very territorial when its come to gaming hobby?!
    Reply +12
  • Project Scorpio supports FreeSync and next-gen HDMI

  • GamesConnoisseur 11/04/2017

    Sure it might not be fully appreciated for a good while, but this show a kind of forward thinking I really sincerely appreciate, compared to my PS4 Pro and PSVR set up with my 4k HDR telly. Those who got it exactly like that will know Sony engineered their PSVR/PS4 Pro and any 4K TV with HDR to be virtually obsolete.

    You have to DISCONNECT PSVR to be able to take advantage of HDR at all, if can't be arsed and happy to leave PSVR in, lose out any ability to play or watch in HDR enabled media/games via PS4 and on my set up, my PSVR also occasionally cause 1 sec screen blank out every 15 mins - 2 hours of gaming/watching.

    Hence the necessary PSVR disconnection which only pushes the PSVR to oh 'do I have to faff about just to play a game with PSVR today?', If Sony was as forward thinking, they would make sure HDR compatibility would be built in.

    Yes there's a workaround, getting HDMI HDR switcher or just extra cables and an HDMI extender plug in which I used. Still unnecessary costs and time expended.

    So credits given where it's due.
    Reply +18
  • There's more video game telly coming

  • GamesConnoisseur 07/04/2017

    @ghostgate2001

    That's the quip basically! Miss mashing the terms from the very different eras together

    Like say Scrolls and Online.. er sorry no that's a bad example!
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  • Zelda player builds flying contraption, glides across entire map

  • GamesConnoisseur 05/04/2017

    Weapon degradation is there simply to stop you using only same weapon for most of the game, thus never experimenting with various weapons and approaches, and also if no degradations would render loots mostly useless!

    As this game doesn't rely on levelling up of character to keep looking for higher level weapons, so durability is the only solution. Beyond first few hours, I no longer bat my eyelid about it, non issue as plenty weapons and now think it's a perfect solution.

    Rain and climbing is a sore point for me though!
    Reply +7
  • Fighting Fantasy Legends is a card-based RPG based on the books

  • GamesConnoisseur 04/04/2017

    80s were a great time to grow up in, emergence of the home computer games, excellent arcade scenes and those game-books. Reply +12
  • BioWare issues statement on Mass Effect Andromeda future

  • GamesConnoisseur 30/03/2017

    Quality could be better, general polish would be appreciated but the fact remain, after slow and worrying start, past the first five hours, the game opened up for me and having a good old blast.

    I would believe there far more of consequences from your choices than in ME1 (chosen as ME:A is far more similar to ME1 than ME2 or ME3) that are clearly meant for the potential sequels. It would be interesting to see if they turned out as I imagined they might will be.

    Sure I would see better quality in Zelda Breath of Wild or upcoming Persona 5, but I also know I m not regretting my purchase. Sure it would be a good move to wait a bit for more patching and cheaper price for what you deem it would worth. Dragon Age Inquisition in Space is a bit apt but yet it's doesn't quite convey it for me, ME1 merged with DA:I is perhaps more spot on.
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  • Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition announced for iOS, Android, PC and Mac

  • GamesConnoisseur 28/03/2017

    I m loving the idea of playing Planescape Torment on iPad

    Just can't wait!
    Reply +5
  • Final Fantasy 15 update that changes Chapter 13 out now

  • GamesConnoisseur 27/03/2017

    I m having far more fun with ME:A than I had with FFXV complete playthrough before and including chapter 13. So based on my two game playing experience, FFXV got a far bigger need for rewrites and patching even if it is a more stable game (but after cooking for ten years it should be!).

    I haven't been so disappointed with a game that I had looked forward to for ages as after playing FFXV to the bitter end. God awful meaningless side quests etc

    However the internet apparently says different, ME:A a total disaster of epic proportions etc so I m in a minority! ;)
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  • Mass Effect 2 and the importance of character

  • GamesConnoisseur 26/03/2017

    ME:A isn't the worse Mass Effect game, the quality of the shooting, the weapons and the ability choices are better than most of ME series

    Amount of the proper RPG elements are much more than ME2 and ME3 (those two were more of an action cover shooter with a RPG lite), and at least a match of ME1 but in my opinion after playing through the whole series just before ME:A. ME:A is much better than ME1 (shoot me down but I played both within a month instead of years in between).

    Many people have rose tinted fond memories of ME1 but at the time it was unlikely anything. Also the wish list of ME1, the ones who considered it best of all ME purist RPG gamers are almost all ticked off in ME:A.

    Online is there too, one of the easily best feature of ME3.

    There's seem to be an effort to please everyone that seem to be a problem though, open world? Check etc etc and as result ... quality v quantity tilted bit far on the other side.

    Animations, story and plots are heavily discussed and certainly we expected a lot better, but what I ve played so far, does seem to be leading to oh that wasn't so bad as I thought. Choices and Consequences are back and some of them seem to be setting up for sequels if any get greenlit!

    ME2 still best for tight story and characters sure, but ME:A are still enjoyable fun after a very slow start.
    Reply +1
  • My word game rage shame

  • GamesConnoisseur 25/03/2017

    Sad Wankles!

    Don't you know self deprecating humour if it hit you absolutely squarely in the face?!

    Lighten up man, it's more of a plug about a words game
    Reply +7
  • BioWare mulls Mass Effect Andromeda animation, character creator improvements

  • GamesConnoisseur 22/03/2017

    Spoiler alert!!!!!

    Landing on Ark Natanus .... which sounds suspiciously Turian!!
    Reply +6
  • How Zelda and Horizon fix open worlds in very different ways

  • GamesConnoisseur 22/03/2017

    Enjoyed and completed Horizon, it's a bit of a refresh feel of an open world and I m pleased GG had accomplished this quite well on their first go at this genre and hope they will build on this for any sequels.

    Breath of the Wild, I can understand why some rages about the durability, but if it wasn't there the game would be lot worse, incentive to learn to harness many weapons with different strengths and weaknesses in their use would just disappear and players sticking to only highest strength weapon. Also the chests filled with weapon instead of rupee would be frustrating waste of a trek instead of oh my finally I got a wooden one for the thunderstorms etc

    It bothered me at first but got past it, invested into weapon storage upgrade and so didn't bat eyelid again, as also now I mostly carry higher durability weapons and so less often an issue.

    Instead my bugbear was rain, rain that rooted me to middle of the very high climb, and teleporting isn't an option as would mean redo it and accept loss of stamina refill foods/potions. Then oh I realised it is purposely designed in plot rain areas, shrines espceically as you was meant to find a more accessible route by eyes and feeling out the landscape surrounding it.

    It is how everything hangs and really clicked together that make me consider Zelda a more accomplished game, the dungeons that are the whole puzzle by itself, a Great Leap Forward from very enjoyable but still tired trope of getting map, small key, use newest device, small key and then boss key in themed fire/water/time dungeons.

    Sure far fewer proper dungeons (5 in all I think and about same as Horizon!) but with hundreds of entirely optional but excellent fun in short bursts mini puzzle dungeons. I m ready to face Ganon but still feeling the pull of hang on want try this and that.

    Horizon is not inferior game, both deserve to be recognised as adding substantive refresh to an open world problem, and I m blessed by having the chance to play both. Though I lean to Breath of the Wild as GOTY.
    Reply +11
  • Performance Analysis: Mass Effect Andromeda

  • GamesConnoisseur 18/03/2017

    @Badoink @penhalion

    Played 10 hours on PC, and only saw few instances (3-4) of where the NPC were hovering slightly above ground and these were mostly while game are loading in transitition between two areas or very rare glitch in combat situation.

    In all instances I haven't experienced in my playthrough the litany of horrible glitches that others shared on the internet. Does that mean it's PC specs dependent?! I do acknowledge that facial and body language animations aren't Witcher 3 level but its passable for the usual scale of the open world game (I m aware Witcher 3 and GTAV are a massive game!).

    I did also try Xbox One trial for few hours, I did notice the stiff animations more easily, although it could be cos I tried Xbox first then used to it by PC, but I really disliked aiming in lower FPS OF Xbox compared to much better combat aiming on PC's higher fps.
    Reply +5
  • The reward for collecting all 900 Zelda: Breath of the Wild Korok seeds is a bit poo

  • GamesConnoisseur 15/03/2017

    @Rack

    Agreed, it is designed not for the OCD 100% completion nuts, but for the observable gamers who were passing by and took part.

    The reward is just enough for an increased inventory slots and why would anyone go for other 459 unnecessary seeds? The jokey turd is quite appropriate I think!
    Reply +5
  • How Dishonored 2 hides its best details in the periphery

  • GamesConnoisseur 15/03/2017

    Dishonored 2 is an excellent immersive sim, sandbox game with many layers. It's cheapen all other games with a fixed singular route through game. I gotten 100% trophies unlocked after five playthroughs (very rare I 100% a game!!) and hope for more games with similar game design philosophy.

    Arcane is an excellent made for the gamers' studio, as they put in an extra efforts and details that wouldn't make a business sense in term of profits.
    Reply +5
  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild speedrunner finds surprising new way to travel

  • GamesConnoisseur 09/03/2017

    @UncleLou @JamesSwiftDay

    Those who done it in 5 -10 hours or less must have checked the online guides whereas for me a big part of the fun is sussing out the game mechanics, lore, and what I m supposed to do.

    So it's A to the many other alphabet letters before getting to B and kill the final boss whereas those who follow the guide quest steps in the shortest time would complete the game but miss out maybe on 99% of the content?!

    But if they actually enjoyed it more doing that then kudos to Nintendo for allowing all type of experiences!

    Then again there are those who wouldn't kill the final boss UNTIL 100% of all other contents have been completed. That's also not me!

    I m easily somewhere between these two extremes!
    Reply +5
  • How Housemarque engineered Resogun for 4K

  • GamesConnoisseur 06/03/2017

    @peterfll @penhalion

    I also got 4K and PS4 Pro, yet to try Resogun but I would concur that 4K does give a sharper image, but after getting used to it, I didn't really notice the 4K leap as much as I do with leap to HDR.

    Real good HDR implementation really transform the game to the next gen more than the 4K IMO.

    I know that there aren't many native 4K, but even with checkerboard 4K like Horizon Zero Dawn, Rise of Tomb Raider and so on. Initially I m wowed with the improvement to the resolutions, sharper and better fine details but after a while, taken for granted as a standard! I remember feeling the 1080p HD difference much more after old 576i.
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  • Zelda on Switch runs more smoothly in portable mode

  • GamesConnoisseur 03/03/2017

    I m just not going to to justify Switch only for a single game however game of the century it is!

    So it's Wii U version for me and dusted it off, having fun in first couple of hours today, yes stuttering is there but remind me of how X360/PS3 games compared to PC in many well known games.

    Still it is interesting that playing undocked is the way to go!
    Reply +4
  • Finally, we have answers to Nintendo Switch's digital game sharing questions

  • GamesConnoisseur 03/03/2017

    No saves backup!!!


    Switch get borked, stolen etc what to do especially if not yet finished a game like Zelda but already put in close to hundred of hours?!

    Seem almost like Nintendo is advising us not to buy Switch until they have come up with a backup system!
    Reply +2
  • Nintendo Switch review

  • GamesConnoisseur 01/03/2017

    Bought launch N64, GameCube, Wii and Wii U was about a month after launch though and this time... nope as the storage, the lack of USB HDD, and the thin line up.

    Wish Nintendo and Switch owners all the best.
    Reply +10
  • Resident Evil 7 proves that PSVR can be more than just a novelty

  • GamesConnoisseur 01/02/2017

    Experiencing REVII on PSVR via PS4 Pro indeed was the title that really almost singularly got the best use and the justification for getting the PSVR for me. Other PSVR titles were too short or too nausea inducing in longer sessions.

    Never got nausea with REVII until tried smooth turning on right stick... reverted to 30' angles which worked fine. My headshots were much much more successful with VR and going UHD TV with HDR is quite sexy but not for the headshots!

    I just hope we will see more titles in future (I only know of Ace Combat 7) would make full use of VR for whole game like REVII had and indeed it is an experience worth having.
    Reply +3
  • Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age gets July release on PS4

  • GamesConnoisseur 31/01/2017

    Any PS4 Pro enhancements? Reply -2
  • Resident Evil 7 has third-best week one sales of the series

  • GamesConnoisseur 30/01/2017

    Completed just under 13 hours last night, 100% in VR and just put in 2 hours on the second playthrough but on UHD TV, RE7 on PS4 Pro does look much better on UHD, but I feel that the VR experience is the more definitive way of experiencing the Survival Horror 'trademark' of RE.

    Sure there are instances even on PS4 Pro with PSVR where visuals looks much worse like a 2D tree flat sprites at the starting area, missing shadows, lower details etc but it's still a damn looker overall and easily the best VR game for me.

    I m feeling the itch to go back to VR, but will stick to UHD TV as HDR are gorgeous and whichever way, well done to Capcom for going back to the proper root of RE but managed to still make it fun.
    Reply +7
  • Face-Off: Resident Evil 7

  • GamesConnoisseur 27/01/2017

    Playing the first play through up to the third Baker family member (not including wife at the beginning hour chapter), in PSVR on PS4 Pro, having a blast of a time, noticed some PSVR players complained regarding the texture pop ups, most of those were running PSVR on the base PS4.

    I did notice some instances of pop ups on the PS4 Pro in VR, but delivering 60 fps as a priority is a right move as this game amazingly I haven't had any nausea.

    At least until I switched off the 30' angle turning for smooth turning, nauseaville approached so back on 30' angle for the right stick. I had put it on easy as was worried VR might make it harder, the headshots were the easiest ever in RE game due to the head tracking fine tuning the crosshair perfectly!

    For the PSVR, RE7 is I think almost a system seller, as up to then, I was starting to feel uncertain about the justification for the PSVR after played quite a few titles that were only fun for a very short time OR in short bursts before nausea set in.

    Visually looks great, I haven't yet played on 4K HDR, but leaving that to later playthroughs, but even so I still feel I would rather stick mostly to VR!
    Reply +19
  • Here's what Dishonored 2's Custom Difficulties let you adjust

  • GamesConnoisseur 25/01/2017

    I completed five playthroughs with all the variations of the difficulties, low/high chaos, Emily/Corvo and gotten 100% trophies.

    Certainly 2016 GOTY for me but still find the generosity of the developer to be amazing with this kind of customisations offered.
    Reply +5
  • There's an official headstand for PlayStation VR

  • GamesConnoisseur 25/01/2017

    @GAmbrose

    Second that!

    Idiotic Sony for making the PSVR nearly redundant when PSVR owners also got 4K UHD and not keen to splash out on HDR splitters or faffing about with the cables.

    Plus my external processor regularly cause temporary HDMI disconnect and reconnect (1-2 sec of blank screen) on my UHD TV, however I m enjoying RE7 in VR. Still in the middle of my first playthrough and was wondering where I can best rest the VR goggle during the need for occasional breaks from the game!
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  • Watch: Chris and Johnny milk a cow using the Nintendo Switch

  • GamesConnoisseur 18/01/2017

    Eek!

    This is the most squeamish I probably have ever been while reading/watching EG!

    I m sure there would be plenty of wisecracks at this below!
    Reply -4
  • The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is out now on iOS

  • GamesConnoisseur 12/01/2017

    @StooMonster @TryNstopME

    Also furthermore we know Android users numbers far more than Apple (3 to 1?) but yet developers make more money off Apple users (also less fragmented with different specs to cater to)

    Until that equation changes radically, we cannot blame developers who gotta pay mortgages to regularly come to Apple first

    Android users may rages against this, but they may need to look at how their favourite market are economised and maybe start paying for stuff!
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  • Mass Effect 2 free to download on PC right now

  • GamesConnoisseur 06/01/2017

    @ihnm_aims

    Mass Effect 2 where Shepherd dies and put back together isn't the ending.. it's the BEGINNING of the game man!

    Ergo very mild spoilers of possibly spending the rest of the game with the questions of Cerebus's motives and putting up with the suspicions from others who would be allies etc.

    It's still a fantastically great game even if RPG elements were a bit simplified compared to the first game.
    Reply +4
  • VR may not have made much money, but it's already revitalising games

  • GamesConnoisseur 29/12/2016

    @VanillaLake

    My wife couldn't carry on with RE7 Demo in VR, my son (15) also was too creeped out. My daughter (13) enjoyed watching both get the creep and she continually tried to jump them physically.

    Though too afraid to try RE7 out, but happy doing Playroom VR or other titles.

    VR of RE7 does have advantages over standard TV, you can better peer around the corners!
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  • GamesConnoisseur 29/12/2016

    I also do share the concerns about the killer app, or more to the point about having an equivalent of a full priced AAA blockbuster type of experiences on VR.

    Witcher 3 or BF1 and indeed many others game simply wouldn't translate across well, but just selecting those two games I mentioned, if they were built from the ground up for VR.

    Could work, Geralt's RPG experience could be similar to Batman VR but with the hours of content, although can see where when in combat, may be better to switch to an overhead camera with a 'battlefield' like a diorama. The feeling of being a Witcher would be much greater, maybe doing handshapes to summon signs with Oculus Touch. However doing RPG type of progress, exploration, combat, dialogues and so on in VR would be maybe appreciated. Travel around mainly only while on Roach and on foot only in buildings/dungeons and teleporting option included (Ciri's power transferred?!)

    Same for BF1 WW1 type of experience, though maybe mixture of different shooting elements, say Brookhaven for the trenches warfare, Rush of Blood for tanks or similar, the different mini campaigns across the WW1in BF1 does lent well to this idea.

    Above scenarios are just to ask ourselves would these work? How would we overcome VR (time x sensory disassociation = vomitville) limitations and ensure comfort over number of hours played? Or is it always best in bite size?

    I do fully concur with comments where VR experiences can be very radically different to what had gone before, while my PS4 Pro does give me a wow moments of gorgeous vistas in higher resolutions and HDR but even far bigger wow or pant shittings moments only when in PSVR.

    I got problem with the heights and standing on the lip of a tall skyscraper building as Batman was the single and so far the only moment EVER in my lifelong gaming where my fear of height actually hit me in game!

    So it's certainly a world where our phobias and sensory perceptions can be too real.

    It's also all about money, are there enough money in this limited market (so far) for developers/publishers to invest in and caters to limited audience?

    The answer seem very likely only more bite sized tech demo type of games, RE7 only by luck can be played fully in VR, so will be interested as to how VR will go from here on.
    Reply +3
  • Watch: The best and worst PSVR games of 2016

  • GamesConnoisseur 19/12/2016

    @Gizmopop

    Will give RIGS a further try, though I m trying to keep PSVR wrapped up until Christmas. Only played a bit when family out of the house 'to ensure everything worked'!
    Reply +1
  • GamesConnoisseur 19/12/2016

    Loving my PSVR, I ve tried out a few, loved X Wing and Batman, but these are far too short and more of an experience as you have said. RIGs, Battlezone, Rush of Blood, Rez and Eagle Flight look like they would last a bit longer as replayability is in there due to need to get higher score or multiplayer elements.

    For family fun during Xmas holiday will be using Tumble VR, Headmaster, The Playroom VR and VR Worlds but I m sure both my kids would want to try out other titles I mentioned above. My son mentioning about wanting to bring his mates around and try out Resident Evil Demo!

    Beyond the initial novelty value and experiencing what VR gaming could offer, I do share concerns about apparent lack of serious full fledged blockbuster VR titles.

    COD, BF1 may not have campaign lasting beyond 10-15 hours but they got big year long replayability, classic GOTY contenders/winners like Witcher 3, Mass Effect, Uncharted and so on are fondly remembered as they provided us many hours of enjoyment.

    VR got serious limitations with regards to cannot move as quick in game so need to be developed ground up with different mechanics, RE7 I have a lot of hopes for as it's purposely slower paced which suits VR. Hope we will see VR takes off.

    My personal fear is regarding accessibility, If each game got the closed captioning/subtitles as I m Deaf, and impressed so far with how games enabled this apart from RIGS which doesn't have any.

    Interesting RIGS also the one that made me very sick quite quickly, as I got very little immersion with talking head flapping their mouth during the tutorial, also unskippable and I got nothing to do but look around and let minutes pass!

    Other VR games with subtitles, I m far less likely to be nauseated and got immersed, funnily is how immersed we can become, at Batman VR when Penquin was dangling upside down and Batman was standing near him at the top of a very tall skyscraper.

    I literally panicked and jumped backwards when I unfortunately looked down.

    I got real fear about the height so it's something I need to get to grip with!
    Reply +10
  • Battlezone VR update adds 80s-inspired Classic Mode

  • GamesConnoisseur 16/12/2016

    Nice!!!

    I played the hell out of orginial Battlezone in the height of the arcade days, so this extra free mode gonna be played to the death for good old nostalgia's sake
    Reply +13
  • Dishonored 2's New Game Plus Mode is due next week, in beta today on PC

  • GamesConnoisseur 14/12/2016

    Excellent, just in time as nearly finished Emily high Chaos playthrough after done Corvo in low Chaos (no kills stealth), for the NG+ I ll switch around approaches and see how each handles it! Reply +5
  • Steam, uPlay currently wrong: For Honor campaign requires internet

  • GamesConnoisseur 13/12/2016

    Hilarious tag line!

    Campaign requiring internet doesn't bother me, as I hardly think of a day where I can't access a game due to internet being down!!

    I can only play my games on Xbox One, PS4 Pro and Steam if signed on, as share my account with my son's Xbox, PS4 etc

    So I got a real issue if I got no broadband. But how often that been the case? Not once!
    Reply -13
  • Eurogamer reader's top 50 games of 2016 voting

  • GamesConnoisseur 09/12/2016

    Dishonored 2, Dark Souls 3, Doom, Titanfall 2 and BF1 for me however I haven't yet played The Last Guardian and PSVR games as these are not opened until Xmas Day! Reply +4
  • Watch: What can we learn about The Last of Us 2 from the trailer?

  • GamesConnoisseur 06/12/2016

    What would be enough to elicit such a response from Ellie for revenge/hate to find and take down every last one of 'them'?

    Further to how Naughty Dog themselves said first game is all about love and the sequel all about hate?

    We can guess how Firefly feels about what happened at the end of the first game and how they would see Joel. However I would think their plans wouldn't change much and would still very much value Ellie.

    So what would be enough to justify such hatred from Ellie?

    I think we can extrapolate a few possible reasons, however I trusted Naughty Dog to deliver a great story in part 2.
    Reply +2
  • 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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