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  • Gravity Rush Remastered review

  • Kostas 05/02/2016

    Gravity rush reminds me of the japan gems of yesteryear. Very flawed and yet so very good with a lot of character and soul. Reply +3
  • Remembering Dragon Age: Origins

  • Kostas 31/01/2016

    @coomber I found that 6/10 for this game was actually quite generous. For me it would have been a solid 4/10. Reply -2
  • Kostas 31/01/2016

    Unfortunately this game was a far cry from what i was expecting. They marketed the thing like the new baldurs gate game and it was anything but that. After the huge disappointment i tried to play the game like it was its own thing and yet again it did not grip me at all. Far too vanila, very shallow world building, nowhere near as tactical as one would expect, poor and small level and map design and characters looking and behaving like they came out right out of an Uwe Boll film.

    Yes you guessed it, i did not like this game and trying to even compare it to the seminal baldurs gate, let alone claim that this is the next step, is a blasphemy.

    Thankfully even though it took its time Pillars of Eternity came about and set things straight.
    Reply -3
  • Feast your eyes on these glorious new Dark Souls 3 screenshots

  • Kostas 28/01/2016

    Jesus...that artwork...that gorgeous artwork!!! Reply +20
  • Zelda: Twilight Princess HD has a new dungeon

  • Kostas 15/01/2016

    @marcsmashing Which is a problem since nintendo games rarely go on sale. Reply 0
  • Final Fantasy 9 is "coming soon" to PC, iOS and Android

  • Kostas 12/01/2016

    @DesignByAdrian It was not about balance. It was about feel. I did not like FF 9 nearly as much. With the exception of Vivi and Kuja to an extent i did not connect with any other character and the bad guy had nothing on the older bad guys of FF 12. Reply -1
  • Kostas 05/01/2016

    Great attention to detail but i could never finish it. I was always bored of it for some reason. After the great 6,7,8 i have been a little disappointed with 9. Reply -2
  • Amplitude review

  • Kostas 05/01/2016

    I played the shit out of this game back in the day. Vastly superior to Frequency with a greater range of songs to play. By todays standards i do not know how it holds up but i would not mind firing it up once again and see for myself. Reply 0
  • Pillars of Eternity: The White March Part 2 delayed until February

  • Kostas 05/01/2016

    No problem, it will give me enough time ti finish up the original adventure first! Reply +6
  • Eurogamer's Games of 2015 no. 2: Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

  • Kostas 31/12/2015

    @SwissTony1994 I don't know why you got neged (its a usual trait in the EG pages with all them negbots) but i think you are right.

    For some reason i think we are going to see a multi first place this time. Quite not what we expect but leaving out of the top 10 Mario maker, Bloodborne or Xenoblade chronicles X (for me also Pillars of Eternity, Undertale) seems rather...interesting to say the least.
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  • Kostas 31/12/2015

    Its official then, Bloodborne gets the top spot. Unfortunately circumstances have not allowed me to get a PS4 and enjoying this game but Miyazaki is a surefire bet that the game is going to be sensational.

    Will be getting on it...sometime...soon i hope.
    Reply +5
  • Games of 2015 no. 8: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

  • Kostas 25/12/2015

    Monster Hunter 4 was the first game in the series that got me going for it. I have to say though while i do see the merits of the game it is a game i would not delve into for a very long time. For me it feels that it has the Pokemon syndrome, awesome game but in short bursts even if added up those bursts clock in for over 100 hours.

    I have to say that along Shin Megami Tensei 4 so far MH4 is the other game that i have clocked in over 100 hours. I do have a love hate relationship with the game however unlike Shin Megami Tensei where everything is just love.
    Reply +1
  • Bandai Namco reveals new God Eater, Tales, and JoJo games heading west

  • Kostas 22/12/2015

    @goggamanxp I personally prefer a perfect console port than fuck ups like Batman Arkham Knight. Sure it may not be taking advantage of the PC extra horsepower but a good game is still a good game and i prefer it to be rock solid.

    Take Dark Souls PC for example. Everybody went out of their way to say how bad a PC port it was. While that was true it was still a better performing game than consoles and it was actually free of bugs and crashes.
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  • Dark Souls 3 PC system specs revealed

  • Kostas 19/12/2015

    @frightlever Completely not true. Framerate is the sole thing that unarguably increases playability of a game. Many gamers are very sensitive to latency and that is due the fact that most old games opted to have very low latency and/or opted for a 60FPS experience.

    Though it does depend on the game it is a sure thing that in most cases a 60FPS (and above) game will be a better playing experience that one with ~30FPS.
    Reply +1
  • Google Nexus 5X review

  • Kostas 02/12/2015

    @MattEvansC3 The G4 is a very good device, just not premium enough for this kind of money and for me the QHD screen is a minus point as it reduces battery life by almost half.

    Case in point, take a look at the Meizu Pro 5. Completely flagship grade credentials but with a 1080p screen instead and it is rocking over 8 hours OST. Give me that over a QHD screen any day.
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  • Kostas 29/11/2015

    Mid range but with a high range price. 500 euro for the cheapest model is downright criminal. Why would you buy this over last years Nexus 6 or even this years Nexus 6P which is a HELL of an upgrade for little more than the 5X is beyond me.

    If its size you are concerned with then Motorola offers the better deal and at the same time its also cheaper.
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  • Xenoblade Chronicles X might yet have 2015's most impressive open world

  • Kostas 14/11/2015

    You know, the WiiU has more games that they alone are worthwhile to buy the system for and yet all together for some reason are translated as "the system has no games". Gamers of 2015...don't know what the hell they want, don't know what truly great games are... Reply +6
  • Paradox buys World of Darkness franchise from CCP

  • Kostas 30/10/2015

    One of my favourite games ever despite of its many technical issues. Absolutely greatly written, with characters you wanted to help or fuck over, with situations that changed every time, with an insanely dark and gothic atmosphere and with a great set of diverse races to play with.

    The only real problem of the game was the last bit where it felt rushed (and it was) and very combat heavy. That and the fact that the Tremere clan became insanely overpowered after a certain point in the game.
    Reply +1
  • Pillars of Eternity sells 500k copies

  • Kostas 23/10/2015

    For such a niche, underexposed, pc only top down RPG the sales figures are actually quite good. Remember Demon Souls on PS3 when it broke 500k sales nobody from FROM (no pun intended) believed it. So for a game like Pillars 500k sales are more than good enough to warrant a sequel or a full blown expansion pack. Reply +6
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 2GB vs 4GB review

  • Kostas 18/10/2015

    @Rogueywon We are not stuck in a place where any kind of upgrade can soon become completely obsolete. I have been looking around for truly ages now to upgrade my (over) 2 year old GTX 650ti BOOST and the only truly good upgrade out there is the GTX 980ti.

    It all comes to bus width and V-RAM. After my own card i would never go below 256bit bus. The 128bit even if it is designed to run like this gets choked sometimes in a nasty way. That being said i will have to wait for a newer generation of cards to come out before i can upgrade. As you said, the 6GB V-Ram will be a minimum requirement for 1080p.
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  • Nintendo now handing out NX console developer kits - report

  • Kostas 16/10/2015

    @grassyknoll As long as we do not know what the machine is going to be and what is going to offer we certainly can not say anything for sure.

    What we do know is that they want to sell the machine for cheap. This is what we need to have in mind. Cheap machine means mediocre to low specs. Of course by the time the machine hits the shelves anything goes.
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  • Kostas 16/10/2015

    @I_Am_CatButler I do not believe that. Maybe the Xone...maybe. The PS4 has no way in hell of ever droping below the 300 mark for quite a while. They did not do it with the PS3 and they certainly will not do it for PS4 either. Reply 0
  • Kostas 16/10/2015

    @grassyknoll That is very true, however i do not believe that anybody is going to mind if the new NX is somewhere around the twins power wise but with a price tag of almost half. Reply +3
  • Apotheon dev's new sci-fi action roguelike Cryptark enters Early Access

  • Kostas 07/10/2015

    Wow, looks like Metroid and R-Type met and had a baby! I seriously dig the aesthetic and of course i love the general graphics design. Now i really want a new metroid and r-type game... Reply 0
  • Soma has sold 92k copies in a week

  • Kostas 02/10/2015

    I just got the game and spent about half an hour in it. It looks extremely interesting, the art design is great so far and the sound design is absolutely phenomenal, i dare say its a new benchmark in this department (the first Dead Space being the previous one). If it keeps this level of quality consistent until the end even the performance issues will not matter for the overall package.

    Being the jaded gamer that i am any game that gets to keep my attention after the half hour mark gets some serious kudos in my book and i am one -very- strict judge.
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  • Sony: climate "not healthy" for PlayStation Vita successor

  • Kostas 27/09/2015

    Jesus the downvote EG brigate is out in force in this thread. Easy Fido(s), easy, you will get a heart attack sooner rather than latter. Reply 0
  • Kostas 27/09/2015

    I think two things killed the Vita. First was Sony herself by just throwing it out the door into a cataclismic environment and expected it to survive with no support whatsoever. Second...it was common sense. The common sense of the gamers. Ask yourself, why should one waste money buying the Vita?

    The previous generation was painfuly obvious that hardware power makes no difference when it comes to mobile game quality. People want to play games, much more than they do in their home console and they will get the better value with the better and more unique experiences.

    I have to say that i love my Vita but i can admit that it has been the biggest waste of money i have ever done in gaming so far. That and Divinity Original Sin which is completely unplayable on a TV.
    Reply -5
  • Rich Stanton on: Year Walk and the future Nintendo predicted

  • Kostas 26/09/2015

    @Bagpuss Its interesting what you say because these fuckwits have survived and continue to do so against all odds while others that follow the "trends" are on the verge of collapse.

    Its also interesting that even with such abysmall sales they are still the strongest of the three companies in their respective fields and the -only- company that still holds serious respect for the products they sell to the people and that shows in their quality.
    Reply +21
  • AMD Radeon R9 Nano review

  • Kostas 10/09/2015

    @Minmat Yeah, though my own card is nowhere near the levels of a 970 or an 290 i am still underwhelmend by the performance level of todays cards. Only the 980 ti seems to be doing whats its supposed to be doing.

    I have absolutely no reason to really updgrade my 650 ti boost that has served me quite well for the past 2 years or so.
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  • Surprise! Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen headed to PC next year

  • Kostas 08/09/2015

    Better late than never. It helps that the game is a rough around the edges gem. Amazing dungeon design and great and cathartic combat mechanics. Did not spent as much time as i would like on the PS3 but on PC i might get that little bit of extra time to invest in it. Reply 0
  • EGX 2015: Nintendo brings 30 games to September's show

  • Kostas 08/09/2015

    @pigsy2400 Dual release for sure. With this in mind we will not see anything about Zelda before E3 2016 or an event/direct somewhere around that time featuring almost exclusively this. Reply +1
  • Super Mario Galaxy 3 possible, but not before Nintendo's next console

  • Kostas 08/09/2015

    @atothewest Agree, this game was (un)expected to be this good. For me this Mario has to rate in the same category as Galaxy and 64 in terms of fun and how good it is.

    I would love to see a new "proper" Mario game at some point but to try to downplay 3D World is pure madness. We are talking possibly the best WiiU game from a list of the likes of Bayonetta 2 and Wind Waker HD.
    Reply 0
  • How Larian is branching out the modern RPG

  • Kostas 04/09/2015

    @tarasis Yes, they are still way too small. I play on my TV and the font size is atrocious for this kind of thing. Best wasted 30 Euros of my life. Having a game where i simply can not play due to idiotic mistakes such as this.

    The fact that the first game is being released on consoles gives me hope that Larian will finally adress this severe handicap.
    Reply -2
  • Kostas 03/09/2015

    Its frustrating when you can not play a game because of stupid flaws like font size. I am waiting for the original sin ultimate edition to rectify this and i am also expecting them to make it happen for the second game as well. It is insane when such a great game limits itself with such bonkers omisions in 2014. Reply -2
  • Turok: Dinosaur Hunter and sequel to be re-animated for PC

  • Kostas 26/08/2015

    @JoeGBallad The cerebral bore was brilliant, watching dinos trying to get away from it but my personal favourite weapon in the entire series was easily the firestorm canon and the chakram.

    Awesome little games and especially Turok 2 was massive in atmosphere, scope, music, you name it. The fact that it could hold its own against the likes of Goldeneye back in the day is simply stunning.
    Reply +1
  • Gunstar Heroes' 3DS outing is another triumph for M2

  • Kostas 21/08/2015

    Damn, i was expecting to get Demons Crest at some point but i completely forgot about this gem. Easily one of the best games of its time that still holds just as good today. Reply 0
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 gets a surprise, huge patch

  • Kostas 22/07/2015

    For me KOTOR 2 was much better compared to the first. Superior writing, much darker story, more personal story, more interesting dialogue and generally much more interesting and atmospheric. I am speaking even from the vanila point of view, this restored version has to stand well above the first. I need to take a look at it again soon. Reply 0
  • Odin Sphere is getting remastered on PS4, PS3 and Vita

  • Kostas 20/07/2015

    Too bad its not a new game. Personaly i believe Odin Sphere to be a good game but Muramasa had easily surpassed it and this game has been available for Vita for a long time. It is however rather good for PS3 and PS4 owners. From what i remember back in the day the game was solid without being anything special (other than the artwork and aesthetics that is). Reply -1
  • Street Fighter V gets a brand new character

  • Kostas 20/07/2015

    Daaaaamn, they did it with MH4 and they are doing it now with SFV!!! That is freaking awesome! I am quite sure that they are testing the waters with this new (old) policy of delivering content for free. If they see the results they desire they are going to keep at it. If not...then it will be back to its DLC, locked disc content, butchered upon release ways.

    I sure as hell hope for the former. As a fan of Street Fighter after hearing this i will be very much inclined to get the game rather early instead of waiting for a "super" or "arcade" or "third strike" whatever they did up until now.

    Well played Capcom, well played. I never thought you would see money from me ever again but MH4 and now this...well...keep it up.
    Reply -1
  • AMD Radeon R9 Fury review

  • Kostas 12/07/2015

    @Maleta Indeed and that is exactly what i am waiting for to upgrade my gear. I have had my aging 2500k with 8Gigs of RAM and an AMD HD 5850, GTX 560 transitioned to a 650 ti boost with the same system. For the last, almost, 5 years now.

    Next year will be a high time i get something new. Its the CPU market that seems to not increase its power. I mean the 2500k is still quite relevant and a powerful CPU for gaming.
    Reply +1
  • The murky genius of Fallout: New Vegas

  • Kostas 12/07/2015

    New Vegas had much better writing and it also possesed a "soul" which is so missed in the vast majority of todays games, indie and AAA alike. It is also the reason that NV is simply the better game and superior to F3. For me F3 had the Elder Scrolls syndrome (though not as pronounced), you were a nobody in the game world itself. It felt very shallow just like ES.

    NV on the other hand was so much more in that regard. Lets just say that F3 is very "vanilla" and NV is the "real deal".
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  • Zero Escape 3 confirmed for Vita and 3DS

  • Kostas 06/07/2015

    Do want! Thank you! Reply +7
  • Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae revisited

  • Kostas 13/06/2015

    @KanevilPS Very very high. Reply 0
  • Bloodstained is the most funded video game ever on Kickstarter

  • Kostas 11/06/2015

    @PCMaestro Unfortunately for you mechanics that work underneath can not be seen in a video. I can show you multimillion budget games that look great in a trailer but have zero work done underneath them. Reply +3
  • Street Fighter 5 ditches Focus for V-Triggers

  • Kostas 11/06/2015

    I find the art style so much more improved and iconic than Street Fighter 4's hyperbole and over-bulky art style. Even slim and slender characters in Street Fighter 4 were possitively HUGE and "heavy" looking. Not bad mind you but after the very "real" proportions of SF3, Aplha and several VS titles i expected SF4 to be more in line with what came before art wise.

    At any rate, SF5 seems to have nailed the look i wanted SF4 to have been in the first place. Anyone else get a whiff of Street Fighter Alpha there with V-combos and V-guage super meter but with character specific specials to go with it? If that is the case how will EX moves work? Are they going to behave differently when you are in V-mode? At any rate, i am completely phsyched up for this game even if it is quite a ways off.
    Reply +1
  • Capcom pulls PS4 Ultra Street Fighter 4 from its own tournament

  • Kostas 29/05/2015

    @LLJaf I have found that other than nintendo i can not trust anyone else to deliver an optimal and fit for purpose gaming experience. Reply -3
  • Face-Off: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

  • Kostas 25/05/2015

    @seeyoshirun Unfortunately the EG comment section needs a good purging with the only way it can possibly go right now...removal of the downvote button. Reply +3
  • Face-Off: Final Fantasy X/X-2 Remaster on PS4

  • Kostas 18/05/2015

    @LifeStream7 Everyone has their own opinion but i have true reasons as to why this game is mediocre and shallow.

    I too enjoy kanteen food sometimes but it just does not compare to proper cuisine now does it?
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  • Kostas 18/05/2015

    @menelfirimaner When we are talking about games mate then we are talking about games and i judge them as "games" first. Everything else goes a very distant second place. I have a host of reasons as to why i consider this to be a shallow and mediocre game. Let me make a small (but not complete) list of things wrong with it.

    - Writing is bad, story is poor.
    - Characters are very poorly developed.
    - The combat system is simple in a bad way. Using one type of tactic is enough to drive you through the whole game. Rinse and repeat.
    - Pacing is badly balanced, once you reach a certain part in the game it becomes a grind. We all know where that part is.
    - The sphere grid is completely flawed. It supposedly allows for freedom but in truth it is much more linear than something like FF7 or 8 or 5 before it.
    - Enemies always come at the same "three's". A heavyweight, a fast one and a flyer. On occasion you might see a flan or a bomb which usualy come in a party of three themselves.
    - Higher level enemies of the same breed have almost always nothing different going for them from their lower level counterpart other than some stat increases.
    - Traversing the maps and the map system is seriously flawed.
    - Blizzball is no match for the card games of 8 and 9.

    I could go on and on but i think i have made myself clear already. The game has felt "aged" for me in its own time and with todays eyes it just did not age well.
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  • Kostas 17/05/2015

    @menelfirimaner FFX a fine game? Wow, the standards have droped sharply i see. If FFX is a "fine" game then what the hell is Persona 3/4, Valkyrie Profile, Dragon Quest 8, Xenoblade Chronicles, Shin megami tensei and a host of many other RPGs?

    Oh and i am sure you would have liked me to be a COD drone but i assure you i am not. In fact my standards and experiences are high enough to know a shallow and mediocre game (that is FFX) when i see one.

    To think that we transitioned from FF 7-9, Suikoden 2, Valkyrie Profile, Final fantasy tactics, Vagrand story, Xenogears and many -older- gen titles into something like FFX...well...sorry but that is an insult.
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