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  • Super Castlevania 4 proved the best Dracula games don't have to be scary

  • Kostas 20/07/2014

    @null For me music and sound in general is much more important than visuals. Visuals you can "imagine" with your mind if you really want t but you can not create music in your mind when you play.

    Super Castlevania 4 is fantastic in that regard (and i have to say all Castlevania games are except the N64 ones and Order of ecclesia) which is simply a perfect mood set.
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  • Intriguing indie Metrico gets a PlayStation Vita release date

  • Kostas 18/07/2014

    @null Do not even think for a second that i do not love the machine to bits. Much more so than the PSP which was nowhere near as good as the Vita in its respective time.

    My problem with the machine is that i buy physical copies of games most of the times (though i do have quite a bit of digital games too) so the prices are not nearly as good as those that you can find on other platforms. It does not help that the experience is simply inferior in comparison. Some less so, some heavily degraded experience (like God of War collection).

    The 3DS on the other hand has much more going for it than simply Nintendo games. Etrian Odyssey, Shin Megami Tensei, Bravely Default, Shovelknight, Cave Story 3d, Resident Evil and many many more in addition to everything Nintendo puts out. I can see where you are coming from about Nintendo but Zelda and Fire Emblem are so good that the machine practicaly justifies the price for either of these two titles alone. The Vita in comparison has nothing of the sort.

    And i say again, it mostly irritates me that Sony herself kind of dumped the machine in its fortunes. The PSP had much more support throughout its lifespan.
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  • Kostas 17/07/2014

    @7M7 The problem with the Vita is the sheer ammount of titles it has that you can get practically everywhere else cheaper and without any kind of compromise.

    I have the machine for a little over a year now and i must say that i buy games for the Vita simply for the fact that i need something on it to justify my purchase and second that some games are just natural fits on the machine (Rayman Legends for example).

    Though i do spend quite a lot of time on the machine i have to say that i spend a hell of a lot more on my 3DS simply because that machine has gaming experiences that can not be found anywhere else and are also exclusive to the system.

    What is most troubling however is that Sony herself has reduced the status of this incredible machine into some kind of accesory for the PS4. Why? For what purpose?
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  • Divinity: Original Sin review

  • Kostas 10/07/2014

    One fatal flaw...font side. Those who game on their TV will know what i mean... Reply +1
  • How strong exactly is PlayStation's 2014 line-up?

  • Kostas 10/07/2014

    @null I would have to agree only if we were somehow restricted to buying only one console but as it stands we can get whatever we feel like. I recently got a WiiU with the W101 and franly speaking my money is already covered by this game alone. Do i want a multiplat title? My good enough PC will handle it with ease.

    I also do not buy the argument "what if i want only one console?". Well my friend then you are missing out BIG time and are making compromises severe enough to warrant a (gaming) felony :P Let the games themselves guide you to your buying choices, not the platforms.

    I am just confused (though i got my own idea why) as to why the PS4 does as well as it does. It just has absolutely nothing going for it at the moment and probably will stay like this througout 2014.
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  • Kostas 09/07/2014

    @DrJiggles I think that is a fairly good subject to discuss and elaborate on. I personally do not understand it. I already decided for example that i will get my PS4 next year with bloodborne but until then i see nothing that makes me remotely interested in the console.

    It has a worse library or games from both the Xone and especially so the WiiU. For now at least both of these consoles offer more for your money.

    My personal take on the matter is just that people have gone into the whole bandwagon of PS4 = the most powerful machine of the three. No thought, no critical review of the console and its games/services, just went and bought the thing at a whim.
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  • Video: Playing Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition on PS4

  • Kostas 09/07/2014

    @EricJohn004 Is that so? You can play 4 player in the same room under one TV with a PC? You can run the game through your PC like your console does and not stay in a cloud for you to stream? If the Bliizard/internet servers are down can you play on your PC? Can you play singleplayer on your PC with ZERO lag issues?

    The above are things that actually matter to the vast majority of gamers.If the PC version had the above then it would have been the vastly superior version. As it stands the graphics in both PS3/X360 are nearly as good and (especially on X360) run without a hitch.

    After being burned by the PC version i must have spent quite many more hours on the PS3 version in co-op with my friend...in the same room...actually enjoying the game. The PS4/Xone version is going to be a hairs breath away graphics wise from the PC version AND keep all of the above advantages so yes it is the superior version.
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  • Kostas 09/07/2014

    @Darren Make no mistake, the console version is superior to the PC version in ways that actually matter. Reply +1
  • PS4 fails to boost Japan console market

  • Kostas 09/07/2014

    Thats because over yonder people buy FOR the games they want to play, not to have some plastic sitting under their TV. I have to admit, the PS4 has no excuse for doing as well as it does over here though i am happy that it does well in such a fast pace. It does speak volumes however about the state of todays gamers in general. Reply +1
  • Miyamoto: Nintendo "gradually changing the structure" of The Legend of Zelda

  • Kostas 07/07/2014

    @Britler Give yourself a more open mind about ALBW. My thoughts before getting my hands on it were exactly the same as yours but boy did the game completely turned a 180 on me once i started playing.

    First of all is the fact that the game treats you like a genuine player, not a dump idiot who has the memory lifespan of a fish. Secondy, because the game has this "rental" system it completely turns the focus on -the adventure- itself and your traversal in it. You are no longer the center stage that the world is built around you. Now the world exists, you have a multitude of tools at your disposal so that you can use to traverse it how you see fit.

    Also the "become painting" mechanic seems simple and nothing special at first but believe me when i say this that it changes the way you see and percieve things in game, real time and there is not a single moment that you will not got "AHA" once you find a secret or a new path or simply playing hide and seek for the hell of it.

    Lastly the game is FAST. You do not "wait" for anything. Combat is fast and fluid with a very well delivered sense of colision detection and behaviour of enemies and interactions in the world.

    Just go get the thing already. It is the BEST Zelda game out there in years and i did not really like much Skyward Sword and Twilight Princess. You can imagine how much i love ALBW considering the above.
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  • Kostas 04/07/2014

    @Gl├╝ck I can see where you are coming from but A link between worlds was a real departure towards the Zelda of old and it just feels so good because of it.

    Try it out.
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  • MSI GS60 2PC Ghost with Nvidia GTX 860M review

  • Kostas 06/07/2014

    The point of this thread is that we now have HOME-console beating power on the go. That was not the case back in the day. You needed a desktop to have equivalent or better performance. It was only relevantly recently that laptops matched and surpassed PS3/X360 performance. Now laptops have already matched HOME-console power.

    They (as in Sony and MS) said that they build their consoles to last 10 years but what i see is a console generation that will be lucky if it goes above the 5 year mark. Unless of course developers and publishers artificially slow progress down.
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  • Devil's Canyon: Core i5 4690K and Core i7 4790K review

  • Kostas 29/06/2014

    @Playstationman Your answer is energy consumption and heat. That was the sole reason they opted for such "low" power chips.

    Same with the WiiU, they made the machine FIRST as a low consumption power machine. It was their prime and number one goal and they would sacrifice (and did) everything to achieve that.
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  • Why Unreal deserves to be remembered alongside Half-Life

  • Kostas 22/06/2014

    At the time Unreal was not nearly as memorable as HL or any of the older FPS games like Quake. Visually it indeed was a cut above the rest (being a new engine and all) but the game itself was simply not up to par compared to the other offerings.

    As a gamer at the time i do not remember a single thing from the game today while games like Quake, Goldeneye and Half Life simply seared into my mind. I guess i need i am going to have a go at it in this day and age and compare it with todays standards as i did with all the above games (and frankly, really, only Doom and Serious Sam actually hold up just fine).

    What the old games have in spades that the new ones dont however is SPEED. The old games are simply turbo compared to the lumbering heavies of todays games.
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  • Steam's Summer Sale has begun

  • Kostas 20/06/2014

    And for some reason i just cannot buy anything from Steam though i bought not too long ago with the same visa and account Ikaruga... I just dont get it... Reply +1
  • Video: The Last of Us PS3 vs PS4 trailer comparison

  • Kostas 16/06/2014

    Where is the old Eurogamer player? It was so much better than the garbage that is Youtube with its compressed videos and 30 frame limiter. Reply +3
  • GOG Summer Sale 2014 begins

  • Kostas 15/06/2014

    @pimlicosound I tried but the game was full of coridoor design philosophies and i was not impressed but the voice work. I would rather listen to proper Chinesse or Japanesse to this giberish.

    The combat system was also way too simplistic, unfair and uneven. i felt like i was doing chores while playing this.
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  • Watch Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament

  • Kostas 11/06/2014

    @frazzl Because tactics, adaptability and precice movement has much more significance in SSB that any other fighting game out there.

    Ever changing levels, items left and right, 4 player mayhem, it feels much more of a street fight than any "street fighter". I am not bashing any of the traditional fighters but SSB has its own thing going and it is legitimely just as good in its own category.
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  • Bloodborne is From Software's darkest game yet

  • Kostas 11/06/2014

    @Guy.J. Then thankfully for you there a ton of OTHER games to look for while we on the other hand need Souls games because there is absolutely nothing else quite like them out there.

    At any rate i will be getting a PS4 bundled with that game next year. Its my own reason for owning a PS4 as Demon Souls was for owning a PS3.
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  • First footage of From Software's Project Beast

  • Kostas 31/05/2014

    Oh oh, shit just got seriously real! I am telling you now, it is finaly worth it to get a PS4 -just- for this game as it is unlikely that its going to be a dud. Just look at DaS 2, a game made by a whole other team based on what Miyazaki has done before and even if DaS 2 is no match for DaS 1 and -especially- DeS it is still a seriously fun game.

    In Miyazaki and his team we certainly trust. I do not expect him to fuck this up.
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  • Nintendo won't launch Wii U successor until it has "satisfied" current owners

  • Kostas 14/05/2014

    @FenderMaster But here is the thing. For me it is these features and of course the games from Nintendo and family themselves that sold me the machine. I already have the -option- of getting some other machine with something else i might want or need. Nobody else however has the features Nintendo is handing over with their machine.

    Now you might say that they skimped on power in order to have these features and you would be right but then again power was never really a factor in producing good games now was it? Just look at the PC indie scene with hundrends of games that could easily be produced for Segas Dreamcast. They triumph because they are good games and the WiiU is perfectly capable of delivering that.
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  • Kostas 14/05/2014

    @FenderMaster I personaly can never go back to the "traditional" console without the gamepad. It just makes things so much easier. The concept truly works for me and i guess every WiiU owner out there surely can understand and enjoy the benefits especially if you happen to have other people occupying the living room.

    I have found that gaming on the pad while my girlfriend watched something on TV is an infinately better experience doing different things side by side than simply changing a room and each of us doing our own thing...separately.
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  • Persona 4 Golden is getting an animated TV series

  • Kostas 03/05/2014

    @traviscart Indeed and yet STILL no SMT4 for us :( Reply +1
  • You'll want a powerful PC to play Wolfenstein: The New Order

  • Kostas 02/05/2014

    Bullshit, if the game is properly coded then a "humble" i5-2500(k) will run this easily at the highest quality possible and considering you have a beefy graphics card. Its the card not the CPU that will make the most difference anyway.

    I have a humble GTX 650ti boost and i doubt that upgrading from my i5-2500k to an i7-4770 will make an ounce of difference compared to simply upgrade from the 650ti boost into (example) a GTX 780.
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  • Reanimated: The story of Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines

  • Kostas 28/04/2014

    @Arcturas Disagree, you -must- experience the game once to its end with any of the clans bar Malkavian and Nosferatu. Malkavians are complete game breakers if you do not know where the hell you are going and they can only be appreciated once you already know the story of the game.

    As a not on the game itself however i would say that even with its problems its still one of the finest RPG experiences one can have even today. Games like this simply are not being made any longer.
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  • Samsung Galaxy S5 review

  • Kostas 27/04/2014

    Why does everyone skimp on built quality these days? Whatever happened to the way the Motorola XT890 opened? Reply 0
  • First gameplay of Outcast HD reboot released

  • Kostas 24/04/2014

    This was easily one of the best games back in the day. It was also one of the very few games that you did not need a graphics card to run it as it was all CPU based. You did need a very fast CPU (for the then standards) to run the game properly.

    I will be keeping my eyes on this one for sure. It also never really got the recognition it deserved for whatever reason. Stupidity of the time is where i bet my money on.
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  • Return to Skyrim

  • Kostas 18/04/2014

    I am personaly simply not able to get in the "fun" even though the prospect of a free world sounds good to me. I tried and i tried a lot but i simply can not find a "soul" in this series. Its all just mechanical and even those mechanics hold no depth whatsoever.

    I can see why people may actually like it but Skyrim is just as good as World of Warcraft when walking the map. There is simply nothing for you to really get excited or interested about, nobody in the game to aknowledge your feats. You are a nobody amongst nobodies and that is problably my number one problem with the series.

    If Obsidian could get to grips with it (like they did with New Vegas) then i can see myself being absorbed in its world. As it is however...no...not at all.
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  • CCP cancels vampire MMO World of Darkness

  • Kostas 14/04/2014

    A pity but you could smell that a mile away. A game that was in development for quite some time with absolutely no information whatsoever means that the game most likely is dead in the water.

    Personaly i do not give a rats ass about any MMO...except maybe this one. Now i absolutely have no interest about any MMO...unless it appears some time in the future again.
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  • I never want to play Shenmue 3, Half-Life 3 or The Last Guardian

  • Kostas 12/04/2014

    Out of the three only the Last Guardian will get any kind of interest out of me because of its timeless design and visual style. Half Life 3 (or episode 3) is 10 years late and Shen Mue 3 even more so.

    I do not have nearly the same ammount of hype, energy, will and time to play those game any more. I believe that for almost all games there is a time and a certain time-frame when they can make a difference. H3 (or episode 3) and SM3 are just not so relevant any more. Much like all long term franchises (except Pokemon, this series simply continues to dominate the ages).
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  • Super Smash Bros. 3DS due this summer, Wii U winter 2014

  • Kostas 09/04/2014

    Delaying the game for WiiU is just a strategic decision that they hope they will make more sales overall with people buying both versions (and they will). Kudos to them that they are designing each version differently and to the powers of each platform to add value to those who double dip but the end decision is always about money and making lots of them (and they will). Reply +5
  • PokÚmon X and Y sales hit 12m copies

  • Kostas 07/04/2014

    @megadriveguy Because Pokemon = Pocket monsters. They have said time and again that the games are designed around being carried around. A fully featured HD home console experience would mean that a lot would have to change for this jump and i do not see it happen any time soon. Reply +4
  • Face-Off: Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster

  • Kostas 05/04/2014

    @Laythe_AD We can agree on this of course. No ammount of techical prowess can ever hope to match sheer creativity and artistry of the original developers.

    It looks kind of weird and assymetric (spelling?) towards the character models and faces. But oh well, this is kind of a pass considering the rest of the work that has been done for this.
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  • Kostas 05/04/2014

    Well i am still waiting for my own copy but i hope this game is a success so that they consider bringing FFΧΙΙ international του PS3/Vita as an HD remake! Out of all FF games it is FF VII and XII that require the most attention to HD remake! Reply 0
  • Wii U Virtual Console gets first GBA game next week

  • Kostas 25/03/2014

    This game dominated my GBA back in the day and the DS Advance Wars (the first one) was hands down the greatest turn based strategy game along Final Fantasy Tactics and Fire Embem that graced the earth. Reply +1
  • Demon's Souls retrospective

  • Kostas 24/03/2014

    Demon Souls is still the absolute best "souls" game of the bunch. Its was executed so well that today it still amazes me how far ahead they went with this game back in 2009. It was the -reason- i got my PS3 and if it wasnt for Demon Souls i very well might have skipped the console completely.

    Just like with Nintendo consoles where some games sell hardware so is Demon Souls a killer app for Sony that a PS3 is worth buying just for this game alone. If you can manage to harness its quirks you are in for the ride of your (gaming) life.
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  • Keiji Inafune announces 3DS side-scroller Azure Striker Gunvolt

  • Kostas 08/03/2014

    God damn, first mighty No9 and now this?! Hell yes please! I just can not get enough of good side scrolling action and believe me when i say that there are not too many good ones out there. Reply +1
  • Dark Souls 2 PC release date confirmed

  • Kostas 06/03/2014

    PC version for me. I got spoiled with the DSFix of the first Dark Souls and now i simply refuse to play it any other way. Can not argue with the price difference too. Reply +2
  • When will we see a gay protagonist in a triple-A game?

  • Kostas 28/02/2014

    They are still not getting right "normal" men and women and you expect them to jump in and try to portray gay lead characters in a video game? I am sorry but i just do not see it happening any time soon.

    On a side note isnt DMC's Dante gay?
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  • Ys: Memories of Celceta review

  • Kostas 20/02/2014

    @Paulie_P No its full on real time ala Zelda. Reply +2
  • Miyamoto: Nintendo's Year of Luigi continues until 18th March

  • Kostas 18/02/2014

    @Kami I am sure that everyone and his mother (including myself) that this was the first idea that poped into our minds when Nintendo revealed Hyrule Warriors and said that she is interested in giving to third parties access to the nintendo roster of characters/franchises to work with.

    I would buy it too. It sounds like an increbible spin-off.
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  • The director of Final Fantasy 7 on the remake everyone wants

  • Kostas 17/02/2014

    Only one game out there was a true remake, a game that truly added something and could easily replace the old one as the point of reference and that game is non other than Resident Evil remake.

    Final fantasy 7 if remade well enough can sell by the bucketload. It doesnt even need to be on a scale of AAA title. It can work just as well like all those Dragon Quest remakes do but it would seem as some sort of dishonour for such a title. I however disagree. FF7 needs a re-release of a sort for the new generation (and the old one). It is almost impossible to play the original, not because its bad but because it comes with all the writing nastiness of that era and Square at the time were horrible writers/translators.
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  • Get Castlevania Mirror of Fate HD free on PS3

  • Kostas 15/02/2014

    @moroboshi Other than the fact that you are completely wrong you are also uninformed. Not only there is a whole school of Castlevania titles BEFORE Symphony (which LOS is based on) but what you ask for has already been done with Curse of Darkness and (awesome) Lament of innocence. Reply 0
  • GBA games coming to Wii U Virtual Console this Spring

  • Kostas 13/02/2014

    @Chickenzilla Nobody, they are little extras as usual. That being said i do not understand why not for the 3DS as well. Its just a perfect fit. Reply +7
  • Ikaruga shoots up Steam next week

  • Kostas 13/02/2014

    My personal favourite Smup ever along Einhander and R-Type Delta. Unfortunately i never had the pleasure to play Radiant Silvergun. If it is reasonably priced i will be getting this (already own DC and GC versions though the latter is superior). Reply 0
  • Watch Dogs delayed again on Wii U

  • Kostas 12/02/2014

    @dogmanstaruk Quality assurance does not equal at actually how good a game is. When we talk of quality assurance we are talking about things like funcionality and completness of the total package you pay money for.

    Nintendo simply does not see eye to eye with most new tactics and practices other companies employ to make stuff happen. They are very old school in that and so far completely adamant on how things should be done.

    In older days there was always some type of excuse from third parties to not support a nintendo console. Cartidges, mini-dvd, lackluster hardware... Well at least for now the WiiU is completely fine and it still fails to get todays releases. I do not think that its a Nintendo problem (though they do have a hand in it for sure) primarily.

    Third parties have run out of excuses to say and they either slander with "anonymous" sources or they choose to keep completely quite.
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  • Kostas 12/02/2014

    @dogmanstaruk And what exactly do you want them to do about it? They are a company that has both hardware and software and also has a kind of strict policy when it comes to certain practices and quality assurances.

    This above alone comes in direct colition with almost all major devs/publishers. 100 DLC packs, early access and other dubious practices simply do not sit well with Nintendo (so far at least).

    I do not want Nintendo to become just a third clone of an already very homogenized ground of consoles. If that was to ever be the case i think that they would just go third party and be done with it.
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  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 console demos out today

  • Kostas 12/02/2014

    The demo was slick as hell. I just hope the rest of the game can deliver. The first game was slow to pick up pace but it was truly great once it started get going. The PC port to me seems as the most well done PC port so far after Sleeping Dogs and playing at a full 60 frames even with my middle ground card (GTX 650ti boost)at 1080p makes the fluid animation and great artwork simply shine.

    I can only hope that its going to get even better after tha. Combat seems much more meaty and great colition detection and much better timing required on your part and it feels great that i can choose between QTE's or simply just watching everything like a cut scene.
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  • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 review

  • Kostas 11/02/2014

    @Crosshash And maybe by a stroke of luck (?) Bravely Default is actually a very good FF game without it being an FF game (name wise at least). The best (non) FF game since FF XII. Reply +4
  • Chronicles of Ys: A series retrospective

  • Kostas 09/02/2014

    YS seven was freaking great! It was completely hectic but totaly fair with its combat system which was addictive as shit. I just could not put the thing down. The only problem i found with it was of course the last boss. Cheap skate and you kind of had to level up each and every character on your roster in order to beat the thing. Despite this and because of the great combat system this grind was a blast to play with. Reply +1