George-Roper Comments

Page 1 of 111

  • Does The Witcher 3 expansion fulfil the original graphics promise?

  • George-Roper 27/05/2016


    The graphical capabilities of consoles in no way affect a dev's ability to provide additional high-end settings on the PC version, and you know it. See every PC vs Consoles face-off ever.
    Whilst it might suit your argument to state that, its just not true is it.

    Take The Evil Within, for example. At launch on PC, it was locked to 30fps and suffered the same horrific borders that the console versions suffered from...sorry, not suffered, I mean artistic..yeah.

    So no, its just not true to say that platform parity doesn't play a part in how far games are pushed by devs. It all depends on the team in question. Mad Max was glorious on the PC, far ahead and away from consoles if you had the power but Arkham Knight was appallingly bad by comparison. Same publisher. Couldn't be two different ends of the spectrum there.
    Reply +1
  • Overwatch Review

  • George-Roper 26/05/2016


    How did you not manage to mention TF2 once in this review?
    Yeah, I noticed this too. All praise and glory for the Blizzard game that's basically a paid-for copy of TF2, but has the MTs that also exist in that free game.

    Don't get me wrong, this looks nicely polished and the amount of characters looks goods for variation but ultimately, precisely because its Blizzard, the fun-factor will always come second. It's the same in all their games, players will fold into a very generic approach to tactics and gameplay because that's the too-crafted experience.

    It's the one thing that's always plagued Blizzard games, this sense of them being too clinical and dare I say it, streamlined to a specific purpose. This will be no different, hence why I won't drop 40 on it. TF2 will do absolutely fine.
    Reply -7
  • Titanfall 2 leak details larger maps, new grappling hook gameplay

  • George-Roper 25/05/2016

    Titanfall 2 has added a grappling hook, according to a new leak.
    Wow, imagine how great that's going to be, with physics all offloaded to teh cloud!

    Amazing times.
    Reply -2
  • 7 Days to Die release date set for consoles

  • George-Roper 24/05/2016


    Amen to that, a totally unique horror survival game with tower defence elements, built in a game world thats 100% destroyable.

    Think that closed door is going to keep 'em out? Think again.

    Think that barricaded door is going to keep 'em out? Maybe they'll come in through the window. Or the wall. Or the ceiling. Or the floor.

    Hands down the best game of its type out there.
    Reply +1
  • Dead by Daylight is a promising, horrifying twist on asymmetrical multiplayer

  • George-Roper 23/05/2016

    You see, the survivors can't kill the hunter. The best they can do is flee. To do this they must disable a series of generators to unlock the exit, then escape the stage
    Ugh, and that's where it went sour.
    Reply -7
  • EA decided against Star Wars Battlefront campaign to meet Force Awakens film launch

  • George-Roper 18/05/2016


    "reached a very different demographic than a traditional EA game."
    Read some bullshit statements on the internet over the years but this is fucking epic. This is the perfect ea game aimed perfectly at the ea demographic. It couldn't possibly be better aimed.
    I don't think that's true.

    EAs audience for this genre is Battlefield, as Battlefront is too old to draw conclusions from.

    That they took Battlefield and stripped out all the interesting and 'difficult' bits to make what's essentially a Duplo version of Battlefield for Star Wars fans/movie tie in, is very much redesigning the core experience to a different demographic.

    It's just that like all the suits and bean-counters, they don't realise that what gives a game legs and what keeps gamers invested, needs depth greater than the average puddle. The casual audience flocked to this game, then flocked the fuck right back out again once the sugar rush had subsided. Games that have legs dont drop in price like this has, that's for sure.

    Look at the stats for BF4 and compare to this. It's extremely telling.

    PC now: 2,739 (24h peak: 5,314)

    XBOXONE now: 4,697 (24h peak: 16,475)

    PS4 now: 13,009 (24h peak: 23,251)

    PC now: 19,291 Peak 24h 34,252

    XBOXONE now: 10,300 Peak 24h 38,683

    PS4 now: 37,777 Peak 24h 50,949

    Battlefront is an abject failure for gamers. Consider the stats above represent a new game (Battlefront) compared to a game, what, almost 3 years old?

    At the last 24 hour peak, around 45,000 people played Battlefront. In that same time, around 122,000 people played Battlefield 4. Well over double the amount of players, if not approaching treble.

    From a revenue perspective, I don't doubt EA raked it in with Battlefront, mostly based on the movie, but from a gamer perspective, numbers simply do not lie. It's a failure and I wonder how many of those gamers who bought Battlefront will charge into Battlefront 2 with the same vigour.
    Reply +2
  • George-Roper 18/05/2016


    As for the game selling for pennies, that's just the shady gray market.
    I'm not so sure.

    At release, it was selling at a respectable 25-30 from CDKeys. Supply and demand are what drive prices down. Good games generally maintain their price. Bad ones don't.
    Reply +2
  • George-Roper 18/05/2016

    Haha, as if the lack of a campaign is why it scored as it did.

    It scored poorly because it was a massively watered down version of Battlefield. It was strip-mined of all the interesting features of that release to appeal to as broad an audience as they could possibly manage. None of the changes were done for the betterment of the gameplay experience, they were done to maximise sales but only initial ones.

    The game is now selling for virtual pennies. The PC version can be bought for a shade over 10, even the console version is half its release cost if not less.

    One of the first things I tried to do in the Beta was go prone. It was just instinctual and it completely jarred me out of the game when I couldn't do something as simple as lay down. Then layer in all the laughably bad token pickup mechanics and the straightforward pew-pew no strategy gunplay, with heroes slipping and sliding around like they're on rollerskates and you have what you have.

    That they're also now, as fully predicted, releasing annual sequels to coincide with the movies, is making an even bigger mockery of gamers.

    I had a huge amount of respect for DICE before this shambles was released, after what they did to bring BF4 up to where it is now. If BF1 contains any of the streamlining, watered-down features of this game, I will avoid and I reckon I'm far from being alone in that.
    Reply -2
  • Face-Off: Forza Motorsport 6 Apex on PC

  • George-Roper 14/05/2016


    For sure, one of the reasons I've been gaming on console all these years is that it actually is possible to game much more affordably on consoles compared to the PC.
    Console game cost doesn't come close, when its like for like purchasing. To say that its cheaper if you wait/buy preowned/wait for PS+ is just a non-starter anyway. Who buys a 400 games console, eager for Uncharted 4, to then wait two years for it to appear on PS+?

    It just doesn't happen at the volume that you're trying to prove it does, which is why your argument falls over.

    I buy games, on or prerelease on PC for a fraction of the cost of the console versions. For the price of 2 console games at launch, I can buy 4-5 PC games, all of which operate without a yearly paywall for online/MP too.

    Consoles offer one thing that PC doesn't, and thats a lower cost barrier to entry at the purchase point. From that stage onwards, with them being closed platforms, you're beeing fleeced every which way possible because thats their business model and always has been.
    Reply +2
  • George-Roper 14/05/2016


    It's pretty laughable that given how 'underpowered' and 'rubbish' the xb1 is that the unlimited power of the pc can only make this much difference.

    If you have to zoom in on an advertising board to try and show the difference it's probably not a difference worth noticing
    Whatever makes you sleep better, I guess? But, just to reiterate, in case the salty tears are blinding you a bit.

    Each of PC's additions stack up too, and taken as a whole it amounts to the best looking incarnation of the game.
    It's just better. #dealwithit

    Oh, and its free :)
    Reply -20
  • George-Roper 14/05/2016


    Kind of funny that you consider the XB1 full version as "an inferior version" compared to the PC version that has half the content.
    Interesting, very interesting - stokes chin-
    You're in a technical review of the game, comparing to the original XBO release.

    A technical review.

    Not a cost analysis review.

    Not a feature set comparison review.

    A technical review.

    So ask yourself again, why are you commenting in an article about the technical points of the game, and focusing on cost and features?

    Edit: I will grant that there's a small sentence towards the end that covers off content, but that represents 5%, if that, of the full article. It's clearly a technical comparison.
    Reply -12
  • George-Roper 14/05/2016


    "You can play Elite on the XBO, rather than building a PC, but the result isn't the same." a lot cheaper though :D
    Yep, and that's fine, except once again we have people such as yourself posting in a technical article on the performance of this game over the XBO version.

    So why you feel the need to inform us all that an inferior version can be played for less money is a complete mystery, because that's not the point of the article you're commenting in.

    Bottom line is, the best versions of multiplats are 99.9% sat on the PC. That's a fact right there, as borne out time and time again by these sorts of articles. And I may just add that in this specific example...

    For a budget i3 PC paired with a GTX 750 Ti, it does exactly what it says on the tin, adapting the game's visual settings to keep playback smooth on a bandwidth restricted GPU. It works brilliantly, and the applications could stretch to many other games. not really 900 worth of PC then.
    Reply -14
  • George-Roper 14/05/2016


    Swings both ways too, I was looking at spending nearly 900 on a PC early last year mainly for Elite Dangerous, then it was announced for the XB1, saved me loads of cash.
    I can watch a Blu Ray on a 720p TV or a 1080p TV. 720p is cheaper, but the result isn't the same.

    I could also hook my VHS player up to said 720p and watch my video tapes of original releases, rather than buying Blu Ray remasters, but the result isn't the same.

    You can play Elite on the XBO, rather than building a PC, but the result isn't the same.
    Reply +5
  • The Doom campaign is actually pretty good

  • George-Roper 13/05/2016

    Waiting on the review of just single player. MP was frankly atrocious, only single player will convince me. Reply 0
  • Tech Analysis: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

  • George-Roper 10/05/2016


    It was a pleasure :p
    Why are you posting pictures? Its meaningless unless you have performance to match.

    By your frankly mental logic, a 1fps scene that looks extraordinarily lifelike is proof of...something..?

    Give it a rest. You were asked for visuals and performance and you've posted yet another screenshot and omitted any details on performance.
    Reply -2
  • George-Roper 10/05/2016



    It really is amusing to see people like you clamouring over scraps of 30fps eye-candy, then pinning their hopes on Neo, when PC gamers such as myself are already playing games at a higher resolution, higher level of fidelity and 2.5 times the magical nirvana 60fps 'goal' you've been dreaming of for over a decade.

    Laughably outdated technology and you're still tied to an archaic resolution, at that.

    There's really only one salty person in this particular discussion, and given I own a PS4 and a good gaming PC, I definitely know which one that is.

    Reply -6
  • George-Roper 10/05/2016


    Please provide evidence of a game running on console with Uncharted 4's visuals (or above even) and a framerate that isn't hanging around the 30fps and below mark.
    Oh, don't you worry, screenshots incoming! But just ignore the janky 30fps bit, OK?

    Better still, no screenshots incoming, just more retarded non-comments about nothing in particularly relevant to the context of the discussion? Yeah, that seems to work for some salty types too.

    Deluded muppets. I almost feel sorry for them.
    Reply -4
  • George-Roper 10/05/2016


    Maybe you're right, maybe console tech already on the verge of being retired actually can make games look better than top-tier PC hardware.

    Then again, maybe not eh? ;)
    Reply -6
  • George-Roper 10/05/2016


    Go on, tell us some more about how your PC games are so much better looking. Try a bit harder. :D

    They do. Objectively. Factually. Actually.

    They do.

    Three year old console tech cannot best current gen PC tech. Only a fucking retard would believe otherwise.

    Does that help?

    Reply -3
  • George-Roper 10/05/2016


    This isn't about the "art". It would be the polite thing to do if you read the article first, maybe? Just so that we're all on the same page here?
    Totally lost me. My responses here are based on the rabid wafflings of "Looks better than any PC game evar!" nonsense, not about the actual article.

    Look, its a very pretty game. But sorry, there were compromises made to achieve that. 30fps, for a start. If you half the frame rate of a game, you can up the fidelity and such and that's exactly what they've done here.

    Where does the lunacy end? It runs at 15fps but by God its three times as pretty as any PC game, evar!!

    Reply -9
  • George-Roper 09/05/2016


    Art is not equatable to fidelity though.

    That this game has been built to look a certain way doesn't then go on to mean that's a technological chasm hitherto uncrossed. That's just dangerously close to secret-sauce, which we both know is nonsense.

    Then consider all the stuff tha wraps around it. A whole minute loading times. So it looks great...after you've been twiddling your thumbs for half an hour during an evenings gaming.

    So yeah, point still very much stands. It looks great...for a console game. And like I've already said, if this was multiplat, we both know what DF would come out with. Citing exclusivity as somehow inferring a technological leap not possible on other platforms is a joke. I think WoW still has a very unique and appealing art style, but I'm not about to go and start shouting that its the best looking game ever, just because its an exclusive to my preferred platform.

    Reply -19
  • George-Roper 09/05/2016


    A master race member who needs to justify himself.

    Well, i guess Uncharted 4 is a complete success :p

    And don't forget that real life is better than 3000p/600hz ;-)
    In what way? If I were so inclined, which I may actually be, I'll just buy it and play it, so what's the problem?

    Actually, here's the problem. Salty console gamers, like you, who bought into the PS4/XBO hype at launch and who have, to date, had to bow down to compromise on the vast majority of games released, such as this one at 30fps.

    If this wasn't a PS4 exclusive, which one of us do you think would be rocking a better resolution/fidelity/performance than the other? And by quite some margin?

    Yeah, no need to reply. The world already knows.

    Reply -15
  • George-Roper 09/05/2016


    You're welcome :p
    Welcome to what? A miserable resolution running at 30fps?

    I'm gaming at 1440p/144hz, which I can assure you trumps this in every single which way possible. Hell, forget 1440p, PC gaming at 1080p 120/144hz makes a janky 30fps completely laughable.

    I mean, where will you take this? Pop up a screenshot of a game that runs at 15fps, as 'proof' of something?

    Does the game look good, for a console release? Yes, it does. Probably up there actually. But to compare it to top-tier PC fidelity and monitor technology like gynsc is woeful. Woeful and salty.

    As others have so expertly pointed out, many PC games can match the fidelity of this, but offer above 1080p and 30fps.

    Please just stop making a complete fool out of yourself. Now-gen consoles are already on the verge of being retired because they're on the backfoot. Come back when you're rocking 1080/60 with the settings ramped right up and then we'll talk....about how consoles are still decades behind PC tech.

    Reply -13
  • George-Roper 09/05/2016


    The best looking game ever made. Looks better than any PC game.


    Are you high?
    Reply -14
  • Witcher 3: Blood and Wine is "a graphics upgrade from the base game"

  • George-Roper 10/05/2016

    Who else can't wait for the DF face-off for this? PS4 is easily going to best the PC version, hands-down. You only have to look at Uncharted for evidence of that.

    Just ignore all the DF face-offs to date, though, OK? Just imagine they didn't happen.

    Reply -10
  • Face-Off: Overwatch

  • George-Roper 10/05/2016

    Highly polished on all platforms, with PC offering further refinement.
    Now, now DF, we all know that games simply look better on consoles than on PC. Lets not get too far ahead of ourselves. After all, what can a Titan X possibly do that a PS4 can't, right?


    Reply 0
  • Microsoft adds unlocked frame-rate and G-Sync/FreeSync support for UWP

  • George-Roper 10/05/2016

    Nahhh. C'mon guys, the games will still look better on XBO.

    Console gamers hereabouts are jumping through hoops to convince me of it!

    Reply -7
  • Dead Island: Definitive Edition includes 16-bit beat-'em-up mini-game

  • George-Roper 09/05/2016


    Yeah, this will lure people in.

    Reply +2
  • Don't care about VR? Neither did I

  • George-Roper 09/05/2016

    Speaking of VR, what the hell was the name of that VR roleplaying game back in the 90s?

    It was multiplayer, same era as Dactyl Nightmare and converted the players voices too?

    There was a centre in Nottingham that we used to go to, stand up booths, with USB style chips that saved your progress. You could also tape your adventure and take home a VHS cassette to rewatch, which was amazing.

    Any ideas?
    Reply +1
  • Nvidia unveils GTX 1080 and GTX 1070: a new level in GPU power

  • George-Roper 07/05/2016


    Its not like you didnt know what was coming when you bought a titan x right George. You've had 18 months of the highest end single GPU gaming and were happy to pay the price.
    Exactly. I've had a lot of gametime using it, zero regrets. Its given me top-tier performance on a gsync display, I can't complain.

    I might even hold off a bit and wait until what comes after. There's zero rush, all options are open.

    But there's always going to be the salty types who try and spin negativity into it.
    Reply +2
  • George-Roper 07/05/2016



    Titan X owners get wrecked.
    Do they?

    I'll sell my X and get the next big GPU gun, without flinching.

    So in what way have I been 'wrecked'?
    Reply +6
  • George-Roper 07/05/2016

    Day One, time to get the X on Fleabay! Reply +5
  • Battlefield 1 is the new World War 1 Battlefield game

  • George-Roper 06/05/2016

    Could this literally be any fresher, after the dross announcement of COD FUTURESHOOTER?!

    Bravo, DICE! Keep the same infrastructure as BF4, don't force matchmaking universally, and you're onto an absolute winner.

    COD could well get mullered, now.
    Reply +4
  • Creative Assembly on regaining fan support after Total War: Warhammer's controversial DLC

  • George-Roper 06/05/2016


    One of the most supine interviews I've seen outside a football stadium tunnel. Chris Bratt let the interviewee from CA steamroller him. It's clear the developers are trying to cream an extra layer of profit from us, the ever gullible customers. That really needed to be put to the guy more forcefully and the views of gamers here more fully represented.
    I can only agree.
    Reply 0
  • George-Roper 04/05/2016

    Greed, pure and simple. Falling easily into the rip-off culture that is modern video games.

    Hold yourselves to a higher standard next time.
    Reply 0
  • Has Remedy fixed Quantum Break on PC?

  • George-Roper 06/05/2016

    "UWP! This, THIS is the FUTURE OF PC GAMING!"


    How about, no. I'll pick this up when its the game it should have been, at release.

    If its under a tenner.

    If I don't require Win 10.
    Reply +1
  • Titanfall developer Respawn is making a third-person Star Wars game

  • George-Roper 05/05/2016


    Talking of "teh cloud", the Forza Motorport 6: Apex beta is set to be released today on UWP. Should be... interesting.
    It will look astounding, albeit very likely crippled by UWP. No online too, apparently? Clearly PC doesn't have what it takes to use the Azure secret sauce, like the One does.
    Reply 0
  • George-Roper 04/05/2016

    Can't wait for this!

    I wonder if it will have AI powered by teh cloud??!
    Reply 0
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 3 announced

  • George-Roper 03/05/2016

    Please be more like Dawn of War, please!! Reply +7
  • You can't buy Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered separately

  • George-Roper 03/05/2016

    If you close your eyes and focus, you can literally see Acti grinding gamers through a mincing machine.

    Isn't it about time that this dross IP comes to an end?
    Reply +4
  • Digital Foundry's top ten picks for PlayStation Neo upgrades

  • George-Roper 01/05/2016


    If publishers monetise PS4 Neo updates to PS4 games then there'll be mountains of money to be made.
    I suspect that if it does become mainstream that's exactly how I see it happening too. Another standard feature on PC monetized on console for a captive audience.

    People need to get wise to the potential for Neo to make their PS4 games better. It's not, IMO, financially plausable to patch updates into the PS4 backlog without having something coming back to support it. And knowing consoles, it won't be cheap. I think it will creep towards the HD remaster prices, around a tenner.

    HD Resolution DLC 3.99

    60FPS Performance DLC 3.99

    Additional Fidelity Settings DLC 3.99
    Reply -2
  • George-Roper 01/05/2016


    If it's a case of patching in higher performance settings, then surely if a game has released on PC with higher frame rates and better graphics the developer can just port those settings across in a patch
    But that's not how it works.

    On PC, game bought in 2014 for a PC built in 2014 will automatically play better in 2016 for a PC bought in 2016. It will run with more fidelity, higher resolution and more performance, without needing a single patch.

    Generally speaking, hardcoded limitations aside.

    With this situation, devs would have to specifically patch up old code to work better on new hardware, for games already sold through. Barring those which have aggressive MTs/DLCs/Season Passes as ongoing methods of revenue, I suppose but not every game does, in fact I'd say a large amount don't.

    I don't disagree that it would give new life to games, I'd love to play some games on PS4 now at 60fps without tearing. Bloodborne would be staggering. It's just I don't think its necessarily realistic and I hope people do their homework before slapping a few hundred down for Neo on the basis of their PS4 games 'all being better'.
    Reply -1
  • George-Roper 30/04/2016

    What's especially exciting about this, is that your existing PS4 library can benefit too. While all existing games will run as standard on the new hardware, it's understood developers have the option to update their existing titles with a 'forwards compatibility' patch, allowing older games to utilise the much more powerful new hardware. This could take any number of forms: perhaps running at closer to PC's top visual settings, or simply tightening up lacklustre performance.
    Everyone has to be realistic here. What would devs or pubs gain from having a team of developers patch in better fidelity and/or performance to games that have already sold the vast majority of what they will?

    Remember, console gaming is based on that initial flood of sales from release, from months of hype and preorder buildup. Unlike PC, where games have legs well after they release, the same cannot be said for consoles.

    I think there's a lot of wishful thinking if people think their PS4 games will automatically become better. The financials just don't support the sort of effort that would require. Ther's just no return on that investment.

    And also remember, we're talking about the console platform where HD remasters, being essentially old games tarted up, are being sold again. Patches don't bring that sort of revenue back in.

    For Neo, it's good news. For existing PS4 games, I seriously doubt anything substantial is going to happen.
    Reply -1
  • Total War: Warhammer dev backtracks over controversial Chaos Warriors DLC

  • George-Roper 29/04/2016


    By all accounts, 8-Bit Armies is supposed to be an absolute stonker of an RTS, for just a tenner.
    Reply +2
  • George-Roper 29/04/2016


    Good that they've done this but lets not give them too much praise, they wanted to charge and still would be if it wasn't for the backlash.

    Makes one wonder what their pre-order state is like, having to backtrack at this fairly late stage.
    Reply +6
  • Space Hulk: Deathwing actually looks really good

  • George-Roper 29/04/2016


    Ah, you want the Warhammer Total War style affair but in 40K?

    There's the old Dawn of War games, they were pretty good. Dawn of War 2 was too unit-focused, so it lost a lot of what made the first so good.

    If the Warhammer Total War game does well, you can be almost guaranteed that a 40K spin will follow. Makes complete sense.
    Reply +4
  • George-Roper 29/04/2016


    Still don't know why they don't make an actual turn based Warhammer 40k game that's, you know, like the table top game.
    Got a PC? Here you go...
    Reply +3
  • The Division PC would need "complete rewrite" to combat hacks

  • George-Roper 27/04/2016


    Current gen consoles like PS4/XB1 dont have this problem.
    Yeah, lets ignore the fact that it was Ubisofts responsibility to ensure that PC gamers are on a level-playing field, and implement a more robust level of security and push that blame over to the platform instead.

    Amount of multiplayer PC games I've been affected by cheats in? Zero. All the games I play have managed anti-cheat systems, plus admins who can, at a whiff of cheating, kick/ban the people in question.I feel just as comfortable playing BF4 on the PC as I do on any console.

    Go figure, Ubisoft release a half-assed effort. Who'd have thought it?
    Reply +18
  • Nintendo fans can cheer themselves with an excellent Wii U, 3DS Humble Bundle

  • George-Roper 27/04/2016


    Christ, they made a considered business decision to hold the game back. What difference will those three or four months really make to you? Surely there's something else you can play in that period of time while you wait - maybe several of these incredibly well-priced games in the article above?
    Sorry, doesn't wash and I'm not alone in sharing vert1gos opinion.

    The Zelda situation is probably the straw that broke the camels back.

    I won't buy another Nintendo console now, at release. Their attitude and demeanour about console gaming is slouching and shuffling along, like the decades old dinosaur it is.
    Reply -12
  • Darkest Dungeon delayed a bit on PS4 and Vita

  • George-Roper 27/04/2016

    Sublime game, really is. They've perfectly captured the essence of what they wanted to do, you feel it right from the intro through to gameplay.

    Reply +1