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  • 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 +11
  • 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


    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


    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!
    Reply +1
  • Mass Effect 2 free to download on PC right now

  • GamesConnoisseur 06/01/2017


    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


    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.
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  • Watch: The best and worst PSVR games of 2016

  • GamesConnoisseur 19/12/2016


    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'!
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  • 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!
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  • Battlezone VR update adds 80s-inspired Classic Mode

  • GamesConnoisseur 16/12/2016


    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.
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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!
    Reply +4
  • 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.
    Reply +2
  • 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.
    Reply +1
  • 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.
    Reply +4
  • 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

    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
    Reply +3
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda teaser drops a big hint when the game is set

  • GamesConnoisseur 02/11/2016


    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...
    Reply +20
  • Gears of War 4 review

  • GamesConnoisseur 11/10/2016


    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.
    Reply +3
  • 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.
    Reply -1
  • DF Retro: How Shadow of the Colossus pushed PS2 to its limits

  • 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.
    Reply +2
  • 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


    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!
    Reply -1
  • Deus Ex Go isn't really Deus Ex, but it understands what's great about it

  • GamesConnoisseur 01/09/2016


    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


    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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  • 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
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  • GamesConnoisseur 17/08/2016


    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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  • GamesConnoisseur 13/08/2016


    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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