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  • Chomping on corpses in single-player Divinity: Original Sin 2

  • Kostas 22/08/2016

    Fantastic game the first one. I am playing through it right now. Still about the middle of the game (i hope) but this game is a true marvel. This is how a C-RPG should be created from here on in terms of gameplay. If they manage to marry the gameplay of divinity and the writing of pillars of eternity then hell year this is going to be one truly legendary game for the ages. Reply +3
  • Metroid Prime: Federation Force may point to a Metroid Prime 4

  • Kostas 19/08/2016

    @DasManiac Which is something AM2R proves them wrong. Reply +3
  • Kostas 19/08/2016

    @VideoGameAddict25 Do not believe so. The Retro team that made the original Prime games are not part of todays Retro studios. It is also the reason i believe that Metroid has not appeared for so many years.

    Granted the next Metroid title (whenever it may be) will be a product of an internal Nintendo team. I believe that nobody else has what it takes to develop a proper 3D Metroid game today.
    Reply +4
  • Watch new Dishonored 2 gameplay in latest Gamescom trailer

  • Kostas 19/08/2016

    @televizor Difficult formula to produce that one. Not many can actually follow through. Reply +1
  • Metroid Prime Federation Force review

  • Kostas 19/08/2016

    Well it being a spin-off does not excuse the fact that i feel i bit bitter about it. I mean why not produce a classic 2D style Metroid in so many years? Whats the excuse? Reply +3
  • NieR: Automata is coming to PC too

  • Kostas 17/08/2016

    YES!! This is a blessing for me that i have not yet managed to get a PS4. NIER automata will be another reason along Bloodborne that i would want a PS4 for. I will still get one in due time of course but getting NIER is a great way for me of lessening the blow. Reply 0
  • Sunless Sea's first expansion to release in October

  • Kostas 16/08/2016

    I can not say i am a fan of rogue likes but i have to say that Sunless sea did capture my attention. Did not manage to play it yet (and it is sitting in my list looking at me now that i play SOMA as my next title) but i hope to give it a proper look in time. Reply 0
  • Axiom Verge is coming to Wii U in two weeks

  • Kostas 16/08/2016

    You should stop calling it a Metroid successor, it is not even though the inspiration is right there. It does not feel like Metroid while playing it and that is the most important thing. Xeodrifter is much more of a metroid successor (and a better game in my opinion) than Axiom Verge.

    Kudos for one person making it. Also, for those who do not yet know check AM2R on PC and thank me later.
    Reply 0
  • Outcast remake heading to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in March

  • Kostas 13/08/2016

    This game is truly one of the greatest and it was criminally overlooked. Reply 0
  • Putting the magic back into magic in fantasy games

  • Kostas 13/08/2016

    The problem is not the magic itself but the execution of things, the implementation of it. There are no games where destructive magics are truly destructive or have a blanket effect depending on how powerful they are or even let you truly let you create or pursue your own with the relative consequences. This is why magic is not translated well in video games. The best games i saw that have implemented magic well enough are Dragon's Dogma, Divinity original sin and Two Worlds 2. Baldurs Gate 2 is also a very well done implementation though old. Reply +2
  • Street Fighter 5's Balrog is not the Balrog I know and love

  • Kostas 04/08/2016

    @frazzl Disagree, SFV is awesome taken at face value. Some shitty moves from Capcoms part sure but as a game it is awesome despite its balance issues which are not even that bad apart some characters which can be fixed in a future patch or update.

    SF III third strike is still my favourite SF game thus far but SF V does have the potential to actually become the better game because i believe that the V-trigger system is on the right way to making players use more strategy than simply testing who has the best dexterity skills.
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  • Darkest Dungeon lights up PS4, Vita next month

  • Kostas 03/08/2016

    @CinnoMan Do not be afraid on controls. Especially on Vita with its touch screen it can be a breeze. After all the game is a two button game so not much of an issue on that. Reply +2
  • Kostas 03/08/2016

    Game is great as long as you are OK knowing that it will screw you in the arse via dice roll. Also, pro-tip for beginners, make sure the first in-game month goes well. If not it is best to start over rather than trying to play catch up. Reply 0
  • NX is different, and different is Nintendo's best option

  • Kostas 28/07/2016

    I do not believe any of the rumors. They are just rumors. Even those that have previously been "verified" by "legitimate" sources. Them rumors are all over the place, we have heard of everything except the second coming of Jesus Christ for the machine. Let us wait a couple of months more so that nintendo will reveal the goods.

    At any rate and whatever the hell NX may be i have no doubt that it is going to be sufficiently powerful. All it will require is a good marketing campaign, good launch titles and it will be set.
    Reply -2
  • Nintendo NX is a portable console with detachable controllers

  • Kostas 26/07/2016

    @aldo_14 They can not be a second console when they are swimming all alone in that blue ocean. Reply 0
  • Can too much choice be a bad thing?

  • Kostas 23/07/2016

    Choice that has no impact in the game world in a meaningful manner is a false choice and easy "filler" content. Reply +1
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 review

  • Kostas 20/07/2016

    For me its the RX 480, not only is the performance in minimal difference, you are actually getting more for your money. Where the GTX 1060 really shines is in power draw and temperatures but even that is not that much of an issue once third parties start dishing out their own custom solutions. Reply +3
  • Persona 5 coming to Europe - courtesy of Deep Silver

  • Kostas 06/07/2016

    I love Persona but i love main line SMT games more. At any rate, i am a happy puppy getting both games in physical form in Europe. Its mind blowing considering what was going on about SMT in EU for the longest time. Reply +2
  • Three years on, how does Bioshock Infinite hold up?

  • Kostas 04/07/2016

    Not complaining too much but do we really need to wonder if -today- games hold up -today-? For me, in order for a game to qualify for an article like this it has to be over ten years old. Reply +1
  • Things fall apart: Looking back at Resident Evil 5

  • Kostas 04/07/2016

    For me the best Resi 5 review is from this (now not active) guy. Exactly how i felt playing the game which for me was disappointing.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X-1Pc5-yjU
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  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild needs to sell 2m copies to profit

  • Kostas 30/06/2016

    Do not see the problem, Zelda games have sold very good since forever. This one does not seem to break this story. Even on WiiU alone (which is where i would be playing it) it would easily be able to do 3+ M. sales. Reply 0
  • Dragon's Crown pulled from PlayStation Store in Europe

  • Kostas 30/06/2016

    @RawShark In which it was as it has a diablo like design but from a side-scrolling beat-em-up perspective. Reply +1
  • AMD Radeon RX 480 review

  • Kostas 29/06/2016

    Now i beat myself in the head for buying a GTX 960 2 months ago... Reply +35
  • We played Zelda: Breath of the Wild four times and here's what we discovered

  • Kostas 21/06/2016

    God damn this game...truly can not wait. Reply +36
  • Eurogamer's best of E3 2016

  • Kostas 18/06/2016

    Dawn of War 3, Legend of Zelda: BotW, Dishonoured 2, Nier Automata my personal pick. Reply 0
  • Dragon Quest 7 finally gets a western release date

  • Kostas 16/06/2016

    Huge fan of the Dragon Quest series even though i always took a long time until finish. Finally this game sees a western release at its finest form but i have read that the original game had over 150 hours of MAIN quest. Is that true? Reply 0
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the most ambitious Nintendo game in years

  • Kostas 15/06/2016

    @benbourke Its a different kind of beauty. Witcher is great and all but the level of detail in even the most minute details in Zelda just makes it very impressive. I also have never seen such a level of playable environment in a sandbox game before as most sandbox games have little to offer in this respect. I Zelda i can set the grass on fire and use the smoke to glide over things with my glider. I can push rocks and heavy objects in a landslide and watch it break other obstacles or kill enemies or invent something new all your own.

    World building and design as well as how your character interacts with it was always where Zelda excelled and nobody ever has done so better. I know i sound like a freaking fanboy and at a point i am but i know a good thing when i see one. This time Zelda will set once again the benchmark for interactivity.
    Reply +4
  • Xiaomi Mi5 review

  • Kostas 12/06/2016

    @mega-gazz Placebo effect. If i pick 10 random screens of 5.5" mixed with 1080P and 1440P and asked you to name me which is which i am sure you would not be able to consistently.

    1440P in such low inch screens is a waste in addition to the insane increase in battery consumption and higher temperatures the device gets.
    Reply +11
  • Kostas 12/06/2016

    The only reason it is able to sell this low is because there are of course cut backs made plus the fact that the device is not imported officially and thus many taxes are being evaded. Built quality suffers for one, camera performance is nothing special considering, china OEM's consistently take a long time to upgrade their software with the latest version of android (not that the Samsungs and LGs of the world are much better) although their android skins are usually fairly well done and complete, china brands also fork out new devices every three months or so and that means your device will become irrelevant within a very short time span.

    Xiaomi is one of the great OEMs out there and their devices offer serious bang for buck, especially in low and mid end of the spectrum. There are other OEMs that can go easily toe to toe with the greatest but are not as known. One to watch is LeEco (former LeTV) and Vivo which is like the Apple of China. Huawei and Oppo already is here in force, Meizu slowly is creeping up its head and ZTE is making some positive efforts to get with the best of them at the top.
    Reply +1
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 review

  • Kostas 11/06/2016

    For the price and the card its supposed to replace it is unimpressive. Last gen with the same price i could get a 980. AMD has a huge ace up its sleeve called async compute. Just look at the results of a "measly" 390 in DX12 titles. If the trend continues then in a timely manner AMD will have both the performance and price crown. Nvidia needs to step up its game. Reply 0
  • Persona 5 finally has a western release date

  • Kostas 07/06/2016

    So, considering ATLUS releases these past years we are to expect P5 sometime in 2018 unless it gets fast tracked into EU. Reply +1
  • The best Final Fantasy game is finally getting a remaster

  • Kostas 06/06/2016

    I personally agree that FF XII is the best of all regular FF games out there because it does away from the emo-teeny-bopper and bad writing with something truly exceptional and grown up (with proper voice acting that fit the world) and at the same time it keeps the series truly beautiful world and vistas and makes it feel alive. Sure the combat system was a little MMO-ish but that made sense within the frame of the game. It made it fast, it made it efficient OR it gave you enough options to play it like the usual FF ways albeit you would have to control each character real time. From everything, to characters, to music, to story, to exploration, to wonder, everything this game had it did real good. The themes and the coherence was absolutely stunning.

    To me FF XII was a huge step forward and the true pinnacle of the series so far and i expect it with open arms to experience the superior version that is the international version in proper todays clarity.
    Reply +3
  • Hellblade combat video looks smooth as hell

  • Kostas 04/06/2016

    @218 I understand what Dysisa means. Good combat games are very rare to come by and in truth good combat has remained kind of exclusive within a few names (like Bayonetta and a few others).

    Good combat mechanics are ridiculously difficult to produce and if you happen to be one that understands combat mechanics not every game will be good for you. Fighting game aficionados of all levels understand combat mechanics best. It makes sense.

    I am in the same boat actually. I am very strict when it comes to my combat mechanics. This game does not look like it has any kind of combat mechanics going for it. Like all of NT's games before this one. I do not mind because they just care for style and theatrics more than anything else but please do not let them try to sell me the game on the merits of combat mechanics. My experienced eyes see nothing of the sort.
    Reply -2
  • Monster Hunter Stories gets Japan release date, new Amiibos

  • Kostas 28/05/2016

    @Binba442 While it would be good to see MH again on a big console you can not deny that MH is especially a snag fit for a 3DS. The nearly clutter free interface of the main action screen and the help of the second screen means the game is best suited to this handheld. Reply +2
  • More powerful Xbox One planned for 2017 - report

  • Kostas 25/05/2016

    @Adamical Consoles will cease to exist in the not so distant future. Microsoft is the first that has understood that the future is an OS. Say...Xbox OS and it works like STEAM machines do. You pick your "box" and it plays games based on the power level you have bought it for. It also works (the OS i mean) on everything from phones to PC's. Reply +4
  • Dark Souls 3 tops US retail sales for April

  • Kostas 13/05/2016

    I understand that the souls series have become more of trend nowdays but for me this gets to show that there is still a good amount of gamers that want and prefer actual good and involving games based on gameplay. Reply +1
  • Street Fighter 5's sold 1.4m copies

  • Kostas 10/05/2016

    @Flyus_El Indeed this. I could not afford it when it came out but i sure had it under my radar...until i learned it had no single player/arcade mode.

    Now i will simply wait it out until the game is properly finished.
    Reply +1
  • Nvidia unveils GTX 1080 and GTX 1070: a new level in GPU power

  • Kostas 07/05/2016

    Curse my luck that my old card burned out and had to change into a 960 a few months ago. I was waiting for the next gen cards with patience because i was sure we would get a good leap in performance this time and it seems i was right. Luck however does not wait and it burned my old gtx 650ti boost just in the nick of time in order to force me to get a new card now. At any rate i will delay the upgrade for a tad longer this time. Reply +2
  • Persona 5 gets a Japanese release date and new trailer

  • Kostas 06/05/2016

    @sybixsus Now that you mention it i think i saw the dude from the Catherine somewhere in trailer. To me it looks like it has a lot in common with also the recent FE vs SMT.

    Truth be told i am more of an SMT guy and i believe we will see a sort of template in both FE vs SMT and P5 for the next SMT V (a proper home console release).
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  • Kostas 05/05/2016

    Unbelievable, the style and production values are through the roof! It looks a lot different than any of the persona games before it. Reply +2
  • Dishonored 2 reveals star-studded voice cast

  • Kostas 05/05/2016

    @HotshotLemming Playing the game right now. Can not believe i ignored it for some fucked up reason all this time. Good news i play it as a complete edition with all DLC in place. Reply 0
  • Creative Assembly on regaining fan support after Total War: Warhammer's controversial DLC

  • Kostas 04/05/2016

    @WilhelmvonOrmstein What dreads me is that this kind of DLC policy will spread to Relics own Dawn of War III. Sega being the publisher for it too... Reply 0
  • NX won't be sold at a loss

  • Kostas 04/05/2016

    @Gemini42_ True and yet only nintendo actually understands this. Reply 0
  • Kostas 03/05/2016

    @HappyGator That is the truth, however i believe that such lunacy is what makes them produce these types of awesome games and in such variety. Reply 0
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 3 announced

  • Kostas 03/05/2016

    Well...it looks like even though their means have improved, their aim is the same! Reply +2
  • Watch: Our favourite video game movies

  • Kostas 01/05/2016

    Well, video game movies are generally not good but i do enjoy a few of them. The first Mortal Kombat film, the first Silent Hill and Doom are movies i do enjoy.

    However, i feel that mini series is the future for video games movies/shows. Street Fighter assasins fist was truly excellent and to a lesser extent Mortal Kombat was good too. This can open up to so much more expensive productions.
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  • Nioh on PS4: 1080p30 or 720p60 - you decide

  • Kostas 29/04/2016

    AWESOME first for console gaming. For me there is no contest, 720p60 it is, every time. Reply +9
  • Watch: Where did Resident Evil go wrong?

  • Kostas 18/04/2016

    @ThinkingGamR Well i would not put it that way but i can attest to the fact that gamers today are just not nearly as curious or patient as the gamers of old. I have seen games today that get wrecked in reviews for a control scheme that befits the game but for some reason the reviewer thinks its the games fault.

    No sir, it is not a games fault (assuming that the game is indeed good) as it has a good amount of rules to cope with and understand in order to not feel cheated and/or for it to feel like an actual game and not like a freaking movie with interactive elements.
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  • Kostas 17/04/2016

    Whatever the "spectacularly awkward tank controls" mean. This control scheme works exactly as it should for a game with fixed camera angles. You wanted to go forward and you did at all times no mater what the camera position was or changed at any one time.

    This was back in the day where a video game had to be designed around the rules that governed the template of the game and not the other way around. You had to "learn" the ropes and "understand" why something was made in such a way in order to cope and understand why some type of problem always occurred.

    The first Devil May Cry game also featured fixed camera angles but the control scheme was free form like most third person action/adventure games and for such camera views the controls felt even more alien.
    Reply +2
  • Final Fantasy 9 arrives on Steam with 'no encounter' mode

  • Kostas 14/04/2016

    Not one of my favourite final fantasy games becase i could not connect with any of the characters really and the fact that gameplay wise it was too slow and a step backwards compared to VII and VIII. Reply -3