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  • How Larian is branching out the modern RPG

  • 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 -1
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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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  • 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 +9
  • 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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