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  • 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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  • Kostas 16/05/2015

    @dominalien Too bad however that all these remasters and additions to the game add absolutely nothing to a mediocre and shallow game. Reply -18
  • Turok: Dinosaur Hunter to receive a PC re-release - rumour

  • Kostas 08/05/2015

    @Zyklonbzombie Agreed, the worlds were freaking HUGE, the enemies varied with their own attacks and behavior patterns, the artwork was awesome and the atmosphere with the design and music about was truly menacing and epic at the same time.

    The only real problem i could find in that game was the somewhat uneven weapons (balance wise). The firestorm canon and ultra shotgun were easily above and beyond anything else.
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  • The ace hunter: Bloodborne vs Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate

  • Kostas 04/05/2015

    For the people that do not see the comparison between those two titles let me say that the both of them have more things in common than say Call of duty and Killzone. Why? Because both games give you the same "player" feeling when you get to grips with them.

    I still want to buy a PS4 and Bloodborne but i am a DaS and DeS veteran and i must say that MH4 has given me a freaking awesome substitute since it hits the same notes. Its the instrument thats different but the tune is exactly the same and both instruments sound freaking awesome in their own way.
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  • Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate gets Metroid, Mega Man and Street Fighter costumes

  • Kostas 01/05/2015

    I am completely stunned at the free DLC from Capcom with this game. I mean...i simply can not believe it considering that not too long ago we were charged for even the slightest thing in other games and now these FREE DLC have more content and are more interesting than other full price DLC than come steadily at the start of each month.

    Colour me impressed, i have no idea if Nintendo has had a word in such a matter but my guess is not really. I am nowhere near the level of power required to complete any of these mussions yet but i sure will be hunting for them!
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  • In Theory: Nintendo GameCube remasters on Wii U

  • Kostas 26/04/2015

    @MattEvansC3 Really? And i thought there was no person who would dislike Baten Kaitos. However thats the beauty of a remaster, dual audio ;) Reply 0
  • Kostas 25/04/2015

    The gamecube is possibly my favourite console ever made. I have had the best gaming experiences on that damn little thing. Quite an achievement considering i enjoyed SNES and Playstation and N64 fully and had been enjoying PS2 and DC at the same time back then.

    For me i need a few games remade again. Excluding those already mentioned i would love to see Baten Kaitos, Lost Kingdoms, Eternal Darkness, Metal Gear: Twin Snakes and of course the Soul Calibur 2 game with Link in it as well. Yes i am aware that those are not all first/second party titles but they are still exclusive to the gamecube.
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  • Watch over an hour of Xenoblade Chronicles X gameplay

  • Kostas 25/04/2015

    @Normole Though i do not reply to obvious trolls what you say is hardly a bad thing considering Xenoblade is fucking amazing and the latest batch of Final Fantasy games complete garbage.

    Also you have probably missed the memo, the -finest- current gen Final Fantasy game is not named Final Fantasy and its on 3DS for almost a year now...its called Bravely Default. Goodbye now.
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  • Gradius 5 downloadable today on PlayStation 3

  • Kostas 23/04/2015

    Treasure completely dominated this segment back in those days (still is today). Gradius 5 was THE sm'up to have on PS2 and it beat handily R-Type Final while on the Gamecube...well...Ikaruga needs no praise from me. It is quite sad that every other such game in the genre was nowhere near the quality and playability of those games of the past. Well Astebreed was quite nice if a tad unbalanced, great still though. Reply 0
  • Conker's Big Reunion drops fresh gameplay trailer

  • Kostas 10/04/2015

    @edwardwokhands No big deal about downvotes, Eurogames has several downvote drones that simply downvote for the heck of it.

    This game is supposed to catter to the old generation of gamers such as myself but also try to lure the new generation which is complete bullcrap. Trying to lure all kinds of gamers is a certain recipe for failure. Other than that the game simply looks and animates in a very unispired way. It just does not catch the eye in any sort of way.
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  • Kostas 09/04/2015

    What the hell did i just watch? Though i am always open to new direction for old series i do not like it when i see the core, the soul, being completely snuffed out. This looks in no way as a Conker game.

    The N64 version is still the best version, the Xbox version sure had massively improved visuals but it lacked both the facial animations of Conker in the N64 version and was also cencored. This one looks like a pile of PG13 doo-doo.
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  • Bloodborne director reveals his favourite boss from the "Souls" series

  • Kostas 08/04/2015

    My personal favourite boss is also from Demon's Souls and it is Maiden Astraea and Garl Vinland because it was the one fight that actually did make me feel like a total asshole no matter how "noble" my intentions.

    My favourite level however is easily the Tower of Latria. The atmoshpere of that place still haunts me to this day.
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  • Does Scholar of the First Sin make Dark Souls 2 worth returning to?

  • Kostas 08/04/2015

    @SignetSon If they decide to remaster this game then it will be a PS4 exclusive. Reply 0
  • The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth confirmed for Xbox One, Wii U and New 3DS

  • Kostas 02/04/2015

    @FromTheHalfWayLine Yes because the binding of Isaac is both developed and published by Nintendo... /facepalm Reply +8
  • The Legend of Zelda Wii U will not launch in 2015

  • Kostas 28/03/2015

    Not a big deal i guess. Zelda has a long history of delays anyway. I would have been astonished if the game really did make it into the initial timeframe. I also like the new goal, making the game the best it can be. If Eiji says that the game has exceeded his own expectations i have no reason not to believe him.

    However, i must wonder...whatever happened to Metroid. A part of me is sure that the next Metroid will be a launch window title for the next Nintendo home console and another part of me hopes to see a proper metroid title for this generation.
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  • Bloodborne review

  • Kostas 27/03/2015

    @Arsecake_Baker There are exclusives and there are "exclusives". Bloodborne would not have been made without Sony, not completely unlike Bayonetta 2 for the WiiU. The difference is that i am sure that any company would have bought the opportunity to have Bloodborne on their system as opposed to Bayonetta 2 that nobody wanted -except- Nintendo.

    However FROM has worked with Sony closely in the past with Demon's Souls which (lets face it by now) was superior to Dark Souls. A game like this needs all the focus it can get and only exclusively it can -really- fly. Imagine downgrading the experience if this was to come in, say, PS3/X360/One too.
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  • Pillars of Eternity review

  • Kostas 26/03/2015

    I am really happy that such a game finds its way in 2015, however i am too old to invest in a game of such scope and depth ever again. I do sometimes buy the things even if i am never able to play them (Divinity original sin is one such example) just for the prospect that -maybe- i do get some time on my hands and get to grips with it. Reply +1
  • Google Nexus 6 review

  • Kostas 23/03/2015

    @linea If you dont mind the operating system then Windows phones are what you are looking for. Reply +1
  • Making sense of Steam's refund policy

  • Kostas 20/03/2015

    @lone_wolf_uk Not the same, what if you find a major fault with the game down the line? Something that will make it not fit for purporse. I remember i had several encounters with a lot of games. Save issues, gamecrushing bugs, clearly unfinished products.

    In this respect achievements and the like can help determine whether you are returning a game because its not fit for purpose or if you are already done with it and just looking to get your money back.
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  • With the announcement of the NX, Nintendo admits defeat with the Wii U

  • Kostas 19/03/2015

    I simply do not understand how this console has failed. I can not see it. I will just throw it out there that unlike the Wii the timing for the WiiU was very much missjudged. Of course it did not help that since its launch gaming sites and whatnot were posting article after article after article with how bad the sales are, or the support, or the network, or the lack of instant power or...whatever. Reply +1
  • Bloodborne's combat convinced me I don't need a sword and shield any more

  • Kostas 16/03/2015

    "Old habits are hard to break, especially when they're ones that kept you safe through trying times."

    Bar a few exceptions you did not need it the first time either. The moment i got my hans on the Sweihander i became completely addicted to pummeling foes into the ground or sending them flying. The best defense was a good old offense. Though i have to say that Artorias greatshield broke the game since it was able to block almost anything and everything with little problem.
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  • Two years on, DmC takes its rightful place in the series

  • Kostas 14/03/2015

    @ziggy_played_guitar You should have said so from the very start. Now you are talking for yourself, before you talked as if it was a fact that for some unexplained reason DMC is nearly on par with anything Platinum offers (which is false and a complete travesty to even make such a comparison).

    And no, there is no generational gap, i am 34 and have been playing games for all my life, i have a job and a wife and i just so happen to enjoy some quality time with my games. Quality that DMC simply does not have and the old ones did. Yes even the abysmal DMC 2 in terms of combat mechanics is still very DMC.

    I can not believe that you even try to compare Bayonetta with the latest DMC. A master playing Bayonetta is clearly several levels above the average Joe. A complete moron playing DMC has little difference from a master. That my friend is NOT Platinum level depth and complexity.
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  • Kostas 14/03/2015

    @ziggy_played_guitar Why would you even try to compare then? By stating something like that in your first post one would assume that you know your shit while it is the exact opposite.

    Do you want to say that it is one of the best games you have ever played? Be my guest. However stating that this lackluster heap of button mashing is almost Platinum level is laughable.

    And please, lets just avoid comments like "i am not a professiona video-gamer" because one does not have to be a professional to understand deep gameplay and combat mechanics. I respect that some people like it "light" but Devil May Cry was as pure as you could get and "light" does not make the game almost Platinum level.
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  • Kostas 13/03/2015

    @ziggy_played_guitar Too bad you do not know what you are talking about. I would suggest some sort of study of gameplay and combat mechanics before you even atempt to make a comparison such as this.

    You may fool a few stray gamers that know no better but seasoned gamers can only smirk at your "opinion".
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  • Kostas 12/03/2015

    Good read but i do not agree. Even with a reboot at hand you can not change the soul of a series which DMC did with this one. Even with the juvenile humor, stupid looks (for Dante and especially Vergil) and unispiring enemies if you had the soul of games nailed into this one i doubt that many people would mind.

    DMC has issues on a fundamental level, it is barely better from the likes of God of war and Dantes Inferno but can not hold a candle even to the most basic of Platinums offerings. Why is that? Because there is a shift in focus. All Platinum games are designed around the combat/mechanics department and never any other way around. That is the key as to why DMC and others of its ilk fail when compared to any such games that is designed around this notion.

    Fans of Devil May Cry are correct in this matter. The game has no clear target audience. It is barely even a fighting game for the purists and it is nowhere near as grand as the likes of Castlevania lords of shadow and God of war. Believe me when i say that the two completely different audiences do not mix.
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  • Is DmC Devil May Cry Definitive Edition a worthy upgrade?

  • Kostas 11/03/2015

    @Old_Books "If we were talking complexity in gameplay, then yes, we probably can make a reasonably objective assessment about x being better than y. "

    But that is what the Devil May Cry series was all about. The complexity and depth of the combat. Nobody really cared about the story as it was just some non-sense excuse for high class and skilled brawling. It was you in an arena style environment and being pitted with varying levels of difficult enemies that required you to know what the hell you were doing.

    If anybody came to the DMC series and expecting some sort of sp
    ectacle (ala God of war) then he would be sorely dissapointed because the game was never, until the latest that is, about spectacle even though it did feature spades and spades of it.
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  • Kostas 11/03/2015

    @Old_Books No it is not subjective, sorry. If it was the notion of skill would not have been applied anywhere and contrary to what you believe there are a lot of games that involve insane levels of skill in order to master or achieve something greater (if you so desire).

    The objective test for this game is the players. There is not one player that can exibit skills higher than what can be done by your average Joe. Consider and compare what a master player can achieve with older DMC titles and BAM you got your objective skilled gameplay right there.

    DMC can be finished and mastered through button mashing alone and the best way it found to make you pay a little bit of attention was to restrict you of your skills with red and blue enemies for no reason which got worse and worse as the difficulty went up.

    Think of it as the platforming segments between Mario games and Ucharted. I do not think anyone can even argue that Uncharted needs no skill for platform jumping. Its the same for the latast DMC for combat and gameplay mechanics. They are just in auto-pilot with minimal effort on your part to achieve anything.
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  • Kostas 10/03/2015

    @Old_Books Gameplay is NOT subjective. Depth of gameplay is NOT subjective. There are shallow and there are deep games (gameplay wise). Street Fighter is a very deep game, Mortal Kombat is not. Devil May Cry up until DMC 4 were VERY deep games and DMC simply is not.

    I am a veteran of every DMC title so far as well as Bayonetta and Ninja Gaiden which are all deep games and i can tell you easily that DMC is God of War category (that means its shallow as hell) in terms of gameplay.

    If you enjoyed it more than the previous DMC games then you simply were not that much of fan for this type of gameplay in the first place.
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  • Kostas 10/03/2015

    @Sora888 How is this the best in the series when DMC was always about gameplay? This has the gameplay segment way down the list of things to do.

    Even DMC 2 (the worst of the bunch) at least in gameplay terms delivered what one would expect from a DMC title.

    Style over substance was -never- the priority of a DMC game and ironicaly DMC games have spades and spades of style and that says something for the gameplay itself. This DMC however is all about style and juvenile humor (at best) and completely forgot about the gameplay aspect.
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  • How powerful is Nvidia's new 12GB Titan X?

  • Kostas 09/03/2015

    @Negotiator Not even close. We still got ways to go for that. Reply 0
  • Kostas 09/03/2015

    @Fake_Blood No it really will not. Why? Because the other side of the spectrum (AMD) has absolutely nothing to even begin to compare. Add in the delay of the 300 series from AMD and N-Vidia can simply milk this fucker for all it wants and nobody will be able to say nothing.

    You know whats is also funny? That they are going to sell out everything no matter the price they will be charging for it. I mean they can easily charge for it 1500 euro and certain people will gladly part with their money for it.
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  • Nintendo: "difficult" decision to hold back New 3DS release in Europe, US

  • Kostas 25/02/2015

    @Pocketgrandpa I have many, it depends what you like however. Are you into hardcore RPG games? Then try SMT4 and Etrian Odyssey 4 and even Pokemon. You want adventure games? Phoenix Wright, the Layton games and virtues last reward. You into shooters? You got a whole lot of different takes like Starfox, the mercenaries and others. Platformers? Well....duh!

    At any rate i am certain that if you get yourself into some research you will find games that you can get nowhere else and the experience itself can not really be recreated anywhere else (except the WiiU of course).
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  • Kostas 24/02/2015

    @Pocketgrandpa What you are missing is actually you getting to grips with some games made for it. Trust me, you will be pleasantly surprised.

    Also, just for the sake of information the new 3ds XL suffers from pixelation no longer as the new screens are a massive improvement over the old ones.
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  • Tech Analysis: The Order: 1886

  • Kostas 22/02/2015

    @ChockysChild In retrospect other games in the past and in their timeline have done better. The game sure looks stunning but when you start playing and witnessing the extreme limits its placing upon you then it becomes real clear that things are not as rosy as they seem.

    It is not much different from a feature CGI film. You just create a space for you to work in albeit in the pace and manner the game wants you to.
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  • Darksiders 2: Definitive Edition spotted for PlayStation 4

  • Kostas 16/02/2015

    @Rewsan There are many things to like in darksiders 2. The music is absolutely great, the art direction phenomenal, the action and controls tight though they could do with a bit more streamlining and traversing the world can be a joy in itself. Voice work and animation is also very well done.

    However i do firmly believe that the new rpg elements (as in loot and ever better gear) hinder the pacing and the challenge of the game. You are either way too overpowered or way too underpowered when the shit starts to hit the fan. The first darksiders game was way better in that aspect because never in any situation did you feel that you are cheating the game or the game is cheating you. The second game has a level of randomness that it does not help the game to dart forward.

    That being said the price of game now is cheap enough that you are probably going to get some good 10 to 15 hours out of it.
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  • Nintendo cancels TVii service launch in Europe

  • Kostas 16/02/2015

    Holy shit, i said so two years ago that this would not be coming to Europe. The reasons were clear then and they remain still now. How would they do it with so many countries with so many different laws on television and with such different internet infrastructure from place to place?

    Think about it. Germany alone is an immovable object on the case and would pose an insane challenge to make this work for all major EU countries. Its the same reason why even behemoths like Netflix do not work in most EU countries and you thought little old nintendo to be able to pull something like this out?

    We have a saying that goes like this "never make plans in someone elses home without the host being there". Thats what happened with nintendo. Sure the idea was cute but it was obvious from the very start that it would not come to pass.
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  • 3D Classics Streets of Rage 2 headed to 3DS eShop

  • Kostas 12/02/2015

    @Lolatron For me the best side scroller brawlers is easily the GBA version of Double Dragon and the arcade version of Alien VS predator closely followed by King of dragons. Reply 0
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D review

  • Kostas 10/02/2015

    @Big_Jim Not just Zelda, any nintendo first class game will have the same attitude.

    Consider myself shocked when i found out that Metroid Prime trilogy and Mario galaxy 2 costing 20 euro (10 for a while) in their digital form.
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  • Nintendo clarifies YouTube revenue share program, asks users to delete non-Nintendo videos

  • Kostas 05/02/2015

    For a company that has zero advertising and zero marketing campaigns and thus rely heavily in their history and word of mouth it sure seems like they are shooting themselves in the foot.

    I guess the crazy that gets the company to release such awesome games is the same crazy that holds them back from completely dominating the market if they really wanted to.
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  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 review

  • Kostas 24/01/2015

    @p3r02d3r0 For the price -today- sure the performance is just about where it should be. However i am quite certain that in less than a year from now the card is going to strive to maintain its performance. 2GB for a card of this performance level is simply very low. It should have come with 3GB and call it a day.

    Also, while i am not much for sheer numbers that 128bit buffer is troubling. I thought that my own GTX 650 ti boost would have little problems with its 192bit buffer but i have seen in several ocasions that its "starving" and performance drops are frequent and non-sense.

    I just do not believe that this card will hold out very long. I reckon a replacement is already in order for it.
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  • Axelay saw Konami at its 90s peak

  • Kostas 18/01/2015

    @Riprock For me UN squadron and R-Type 3 were the absolute best the SNES had to offer in terms of side scrolling or top down shooters. Reply +5
  • Video: Resident Evil HD - what still works and what doesn't

  • Kostas 17/01/2015

    @mannyYearsAgo I am not wrong, the game is unfair on purpose because like most games of the arcade nature of their time were unfair because they needed you to keep feeding them coins. Ghouls and ghosts arcade was arguably even more unfair though it did play much better.

    Super Ghouls and Ghosts and Demons Crest on the SNES (brother games) were insanely difficult but not really unfair. Slightly so...yes but generaly speaking they were quite fair. Because they gave you everything you needed to tackle every situation ahead of you with minimal hassle provided you were competent.
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  • Kostas 16/01/2015

    @TheSensationalSean Same, i like it when a game has a set of rules and everything in the game follow them to accomodate a gaming experience that is tight and to the point.

    It also makes a game "hard" without gimmicks or unfair situations. Look at the original Ghosts and Goblins for example, a very hard but unfair game. Then look at the Super Ghouls and Ghosts which while hard as nails is an infinitely better game and much more enjoyable because it was much more fair.
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  • Assetto Corsa review

  • Kostas 16/01/2015

    @shotbyascot It is not a very demanding game. Any mid range PC from 3 years ago will be able to run this quite well. I should know, i have a PC this old of the mid-range category right now and the game runs fabulous with most settings turned way high at 1080p.

    What you should be asking if for a proper wheel and set-up to -really- get into the experience. I know a guy who litteraly has a PC in a room stuck with a racing seat and a pro-wheel just for this game and experience is like nothing i have ever experienced before from a simulator.
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  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is the series at its approachable best

  • Kostas 16/01/2015

    I like the premise of the game a lot but i was never able to get into it. Since the PS2 days, i could never get into the game. PSP the same, Wii the same, 3DS the same...i guess its one of those games that you simply have to appreciate they exist but you will never get the chance to ever get to grips with them. Reply 0
  • Mario Galaxy 2, Metroid Prime Trilogy headed to Wii U eShop

  • Kostas 14/01/2015

    @Jazzy_Geoff The only advantage you gain is that those games launch from the WiiU menu without you having to go into wii-mode and that you may use the U gamepad with any of the games that can use the wii pro-controller.

    In Metroid prime trilogy case i do not know if the two original games support GC/Pro controller options because if they do then you will be able to use the normal U gamepad with them.

    Metroid prime 3 is something entirely different and thus you will wave stuff in from of your screen or gamepad in order to play it properly in whatever mode.
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  • This third-party Wii U GameCube controller adapter works with PC, too

  • Kostas 14/01/2015

    @Plankton1975 My personal feelings is that the GC controller is the greatest controller ever made thus far. It feels natural in the hand, it excels in many genres (though it falls flat in others) and so far it is the ONLY controller that has given me zero cramps no matter how long i was holding it.

    It is still true today when i game sometimes on my Wii with it, it just melds in your hands like it is not there. I know that this is quite subjective due to everyone having different hands but for me i felt this way from the moment i lay my hands on it. Still has not been surpassed by anything else.
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