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  • Final Fantasy 14 free trial ditches 14-day time restriction

  • Kremlik 28/03/2017

    @kamakazilucas aye that is because the moment you purchase game time the character is no longer deemed as a trial character Reply +1
  • Kremlik 28/03/2017

    Level 35 could be reached very quickly via Deepest Dungeon
    Also bare in mind that despite this being an option to level: ALL content systems (class switching/world travel/dungeons/chocobo access) at the start are locked behind the main quest story, you pretty much must do the MQS one your first class choice before you have more freedom to select class options at least.

    The MQS now gives far more EXP than you need since the expansion launched so getting to that point isn't too hard (a few hours if that), however on the flip side of that once you have completed the MQS on on class you do not have to complete it again on other classes if you switch, although you do start at level 1 (but have bonus exp considering you have a higher levelled class)
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  • Kremlik 28/03/2017

    I dislike how I keep getting kicked off of my account and have to change the password if I log into my PS4 after playing on PC
    The one time token system (aka the fob/free app) bypasses the 'requirement' of changing your password due to IP/system change. I highly recommend this be everyone's second thing to do after buying the game, the security system is highly paranoid (with reason).

    NOTE: When you do write down the removal key as soon as it's given to you, you can't remove the token without it (although the helpdesk is really helpful on that the first time you mess up)
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  • Kremlik 28/03/2017

    With a game of this scope (read as: a **** tonne of sidequests) a time limit on the trial never really made sense. Added to the fact the level cap is now 35 (has been while now) at least you can slug through the admittedly slow 'tutorial/story so far' arc without worry and get into the meat of the main ARR arc by time you cap out. Reply +1
  • World of Warcraft Patch 7.2 hits next week, takes us back to the Broken Shore

  • Kremlik 24/03/2017

    @protowizard TBH anyone playing both would probably pick FFXIV's story to be done first.

    Broken Shore in Legion may have given us you shocking moments, but manly tears have been shade MANY times over the story arc of Heavensward.
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  • GAME is having trouble with launch day Nintendo Switch deliveries

  • Kremlik 03/03/2017

    2 AM TODAY we got told via email on Amazon for my copy of BotW on the WiiU, wasn't happy.

    I wasn't holding my breath on Monday either, as some of the US side have been told the 31st is their expected date. Thankfully I knew some people at my local store that had shelf copies ready to sell and threw one aside for me.

    The brick and motor front sales people should be rewarded with beer at the end of today - the wrath of fans wanting their games from digital storefronts (which they have no control over) will be strong today
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  • For Honor: Ubisoft answers the big questions

  • Kremlik 03/03/2017

    The P2P was a deal breaker for me due to both the connection and rage quitter issues bound to come up on launch, which they did. With them explaining the situation of their choice with P2P (and considering 4H is more a 'fighter' than a DS/action combat game) I sort of understand their reasoning enough to justify their choice.

    I'm leaning towards P2P not being that much of an issue long term, but it's still a 'wait and see' moment for me IF the playerbase holds and I can clear the new release list (Nioh, Zero Dawn, Zelda), For Honor is could creep onto my Hardrive at some point
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  • Ubisoft and The Division dev announce new Avatar video game

  • Kremlik 28/02/2017

    Whelp there is Division/season 2 out the window - no wonder they were cagey on giving info on it Reply +2
  • Twitch will sell games this spring, streamers can earn a cut

  • Kremlik 27/02/2017

    So streamers are full on marketing people (remember Amazon is making their own games now designed with Twitch integration). Personally think this is very problematic, how do we determine what's advertising and what's not?
    This part isn't as bad as with other mediums as unlike written/video 'reviews'/promotions, in which you only get to read/see what they want to show you, ALL content on Twitch is live warts and all..

    So if a streamer is saying it's the best game in the world and yet it's either full of bugs, or some glaring issue that is a deal-breaker for you (For Honor's P2P/rage quitters was mine for example), or the game is not simply as good as they claim, you know not to trust them to 'sell' you a product..

    It's very hard to 'market' a title with PR 'smoke and mirrors' when it's being played live in front of people's faces
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  • Disney ditches Pewdiepie after anti-semitic stunt

  • Kremlik 14/02/2017

    I think this is purely a case of Felix being a victim of his own success with the persona of Pewdiepie - I've always considered PDP the 'Jackass of Youtube' with each 'stunt' being basically stupid humour for the sake of it..

    It's worked as his fanbase as grew because of it, in fact a sub-genre of channels has been made out of his type of videos, the problem was the greater the fanbase grew the bigger demand was on Felix to keep that fanbase happy, they came for 'stupid' they got it. This was bound to backfire somehow and it some point with Felix 'crossing the line' of someone's 'good taste'.

    Perhaps this may be a sign for Felix to give up on Youtube or just that style of channel (in fact his last 'stunt' with his closing 'his' channel at 50 milllion subs I thought was his turning point) - this may snowball into something that may ruin his career in the long term being a fan of the guy or not no one really wants that to happen
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  • Valve is removing Steam Greenlight this spring

  • Kremlik 10/02/2017

    Considering it seems like the floodgates opened two years ago on Steam with the often used '40% growth in a year', what relevance Greenlight/Direct has over 'getting to the storefront' when it seems like all you had to do these past years is release on Early Access and stay there?

    Valve aren't fixing a 'current' problem, they are 'fixing' something they should have changed the moment they added EA - Valve have lost control of Steam a long time ago, and it's clear they don't really care as these token gestures of 'fixes' that don't get near enough support after the fact.

    'There are no real 'bad games''? You would think after the whole Digital Homicide (and a few others) issue Valve would release THEY NEED to watch what actually come to the storefront. Putting 'visual novels' aside (as we know they are really talking about the current NSFW games) there are STILL a ton of asset flip titles of such poor quality they aren't really games, they are cash grabs in which the moment the 'game' gets criticised at all the 'dev' goes into a fit and starts lashing out at the community.

    This isn't good for Valve at all, it's dragging them down and they either don't realise, or just flat out don't care that their storefront is turning into a sea low quality because they are making so much money from it.
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  • BBC iPlayer discontinued on Wii U today

  • Kremlik 16/01/2017

    I'm more worried about when the off switch will be for the eShop - there is no mention so far on when or how the system will end, with everything connected with the WiiU being 'ended' with the Switch it's only a matter of time.

    Added to that I'm not really happy that digital content on the eShop is locked to the WiiU (Wii and 3DS as well) and for Nintendo to be 'selling' the SAME titles again under the banner of 'free content' on yet another system to tempt you to buy them again under the minor changes with multiplayer only.

    At least some of the 'remasters' on other systems attempt to bring the games on par with the current gen tech - with the Switch it's unlikely
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  • Nintendo confirms Switch launch lineup of games

  • Kremlik 13/01/2017

    Zelda, Bomberman, and XBC2 (Spltoon at a push) are really the only games i'll be looking at getting for the system - getting it 'now' doesn't seem really worth it's price tag, unless you plan on getting EVERYTHING to fill in time for the next big release.

    Don't get me wrong it's a good system, but like the WiiU it's looking like 'give it X months' to see where the prices end up and when we (ie UK) actually get these games without dates, because Zelda isn't worth Ł300+ just to wait on other titles and even then it's on the older format - I made this mistake buying the Wii on launch with Twilight Princess and after that a good layer of dust built up on it waiting for something else to turn up
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  • Hearthstone celebrates Diablo 20th anniversary with themed Tavern Brawl

  • Kremlik 06/01/2017

    @Dysonism 90% of the game is replaying at higher tiers of difficulty. The story mode is basically set to easy to start with which you can just run thru really (the 'lore' in game is basically throwaway as for some reason Blizzard wanted to charge extra for it in two pretty sweet designed books).

    Adventure mode is sandbox mode that allows you to just do objectives in all of the maps, there is a few 'hidden' objectives and Season mode is just rerolling a class from the start for the latest gear, armour sets and a pet or two. (Sadly after the 6th season nothing of note has really come from the seasons other that 'more loot', although the current event is some bit of fun)

    Diablo 3 if stood alone in the genre is a great title, however that said it's FAR hollow on the lore side than it should be (as stated before Diablo's lore can be really good to look at). Now that other titles have been born from the original devs or inspired by the original games, Diablo 3 is a good starting game in the genre but doesn't really expand itself outside of 'phat loot'.

    If you feel like you you want to play more but have 'done everything' in Diablo 3 look at either Path of Exile or Marvel Heroes both are deeper in scope than Diablo, plus are free, and Marvel Heroes was lead by one of the main devs of Diablo 1 and 2 (now moved to PoE) or if you are willing to put money down there is Grim Dawn, Van Helsing and Titan Quest
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  • World of Warcraft finally has a secret Cow Level

  • Kremlik 04/01/2017

    Moo! Reply +3
  • Diablo 3 players divided on 20th anniversary patch

  • Kremlik 04/01/2017

    Moo, moo mo moo moo Moo moo moo.

    MOOOOOO! Mooo mo moo moo Moo Moo?

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  • Unofficial fresh-start vanilla WOW server launches Saturday

  • Kremlik 04/01/2017

    It's not going to be a 'true' vanilla experience anyway. For one it's going to keep the 'mod cons' of LFG and from the look of things it's getting it's own 'perks'.

    It's 'Vanilla' only in cap and map design only really, I highly doubt most of the 'modern' playerbase could deal with the amount of slog some of the original game was (lack of quests at 50+ for starters and the original 50-60 grind) hell I was there and I'm glad it's changed for the better
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  • Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit gets second and third series

  • Kremlik 15/12/2016

    @camo_kill I think Dara knows a bit more about gaming than you want to think

    Dara is basically a ambassador of gamers to the 'common people', even my grandmother understood this above
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  • Kremlik 15/12/2016

    It's a shame I only got around to watching the first show, really need to go back and watch all of it now - I think the Tekken match is still one of the most tense moments I've seen on TV this year :) Reply +3
  • Here's what Doom looked like when it was called Doom 4

  • Kremlik 13/12/2016

    I think I'll rather have had this as a movie than either the one we got or a game....

    Then again Doom: The movie did have Judge 'Bones' Caesar in it so woot woot :)
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  • Final Fantasy 15's story is being patched

  • Kremlik 07/12/2016

    Where as I agree the whole Chapter 0 and 1's ending was mostly a 'watch the movie to truly understand this part's impact we intended' - all these patches will do is flush out a little of the 'why' with certain characters, unlike how Eurogamer has suggested, don't really change the core of the game's story (unlike ME3 which basically chanced the impact of the ending). Added to that they are just giving Chapter 13 a little bit of a boost to help it be more fun to PLAY only.

    For some reason people want a reason to hate games on release ATM regardless of if it deserves it or not. Where has I 100% agree on this with bad ports and unplayable releases, FFXV is not one of these. Sure the story is a little wobbly in places but then again no FF has truly been a masterpiece in writing, but it sure as heck doesn't warrant the finger pointing and calls that SE has 'conned' people with the game release.

    If you own the game already and don't want to replay the story I'm sure that other media sources will cover the differences.
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  • Surprise! Grasshopper's F2P action game Let it Die is out today on PS4

  • Kremlik 04/12/2016

    Let It Die is on the EU store now - it's an odd duck it's Running Man meets Souls meets Watch Dog 2's memes? (when you meet 'UD' you'll understand)

    Don't really 'get' it's pricing model other then convenience if you REALLY suck at farming - Hope it does well, it's certainly 'unique' in certain areas.
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  • Rainbow Six Siege Year 2 Pass detailed, available now

  • Kremlik 30/11/2016

    Seeing as Ubi has opted to continue using a game for a second year and not just throw out another base version for once, gives me hope that Division may be continued to be worked on past the 'first year' season pass - it may have had a rocky start but it's getting better Reply +8
  • Final Fantasy 15 day one Crown update detailed

  • Kremlik 21/11/2016

    I kinda hope the Kingsglave stuff in minor as it'll be a damn shame if the game makes the whole point of watching it meaningless - it's a damn good movie Reply 0
  • Assassin's Creed will resolve one of its biggest plotlines in a comic

  • Kremlik 17/11/2016

    @Bumhug360 Well this comic confirms to me what Ubi have been planning for a while, the modern arc is ending in the game only, leaving the focus on the Assassins in history.

    The comic wraps up the modern day story line for the games, however the movie is intended to continue it - consider that a soft-reboot.

    If it goes well I consider that ending up like the RE films (the CGI ones) as an optional way of extending the universe without really affecting the series as a whole. Sadly we lose the one few characters worth keeping around - Shaun :(
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  • Pokémon Sun and Moon review

  • Kremlik 15/11/2016

    @ChrisTapsellEG Any reason for the lack of in game screenshots? Or is it a Nintendo contract thing?

    I know we've had a ton of combat footage from Nintendo, but things like the world UI would be quite nice to see - ORAS bottom screen 'retro UI' was off putting compared to XY
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  • Kremlik 15/11/2016

    @HotCoffee The corridor thing - isn't that just Pokemon in general?

    I don't think once we've actually had an option to do something other than the direction and order we are told to go. The Gym badges are a set order, routes are blocked off for some reason (normally a Snorlax and/or lack of HM/bike) forcing you down a set route, only THEN to be told 'team X has gone here follow them'.

    You don't really have an options until AFTER the Elite Four and then it's mega bosses/Pokemon collection stuff. It would be nice to be able to do the Gyms in any order, or just go 'nope' to having to fight 'Team X' and just go about being a trainer, not this child hero all the time..

    The issue with FFXIII wasn't the fact it was linear, nearly all JRPGs are. It was the fact XIII made it some damn clear you WERE only just running forward from set piece to set piece, coupled with the fact there is no progression in the characters you get until it's ready to jump you over to a next set of characters - until as everyone knows the game finally becomes a 'game' in it's final acts. FFXIII is more the 'FPS shooter single player' of the JRPG world then anything else.
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  • Nostalrius team throws down gauntlet following Blizzard's WoW legacy server inactivity

  • Kremlik 07/11/2016

    Basically echoing whats been said above but doing this stunt WILL NOT lead to Blizzard going 'oh no, they've done that so we HAVE to do it now', Nost have done Blizzard a favour - now Blizz can slap a C&D on the project, cut ties with them and not speak of the project at all until THEY deem it worth doing.

    Nostalrius was barely a 'Legacy server' it was just the current WoW with the level cap locked at 60 (with 'perks' if you paid them), I could actually write a list of the real differences between that and 'true vanilla' but it'll take too long. As Wizbiscuit stated it's more then likely most were playing as it was free. If the server was true to it's 'legacy' status and didn't have the current 'conveniences' like the LFR/LFG system, Heirlooms and a higher gold gain (2000g these days is an hour over the MONTH you took in Vanilla), and players were asked to pay for it, then it's more then likely for the players to pick current over Legacy.

    The main drive for Legacy was the fact that the game wasn't going well for features in the current system, coupled to that patches were few and far between, people wanted that 'old WoW' feeling again. From what came out with Legion's launch and whats coming in 7.1.5/7.2 it's going back what people wanted. PVP is more then just a gear grind again, crafting actually matters, non-raid/smaller group dungeons at high end ACTUALLY are fun, the 'micro events' are going to add more reasons to login other then to run dailies and dungeon locks, MORE CLASS STUFF - heck we are getting a new PLANET as part of a free update, which would normally be expansion fodder.

    WoW doesn't need Legacy servers 'right now' what it did need was Blizzard to fall on their faces because their hubris was killing the game - thankfully WoD did that for us.
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  • Diablo 3 is getting a new Challenge Rift mode

  • Kremlik 05/11/2016

    I'm hyped for both - despite the 'outrage' and 'disappointment' over the lack of a D4/D3 Expansion and the fact they are charging for the Necro unlock...

    The fact is we've had a lot more free content and patches thrown at Diablo 3 since RoS hit, people seem to forget past buying RoS Blizzard have had nothing but good will from us putting that content in - If paying for a class (or hopefully classes, Druid hype!) adds incentive to continue making new areas and features to the game, I'm game to pay a little for something.

    Yes, I'd rather have an expansion to 'fix' this arc like many (Cain actually coming back as the new Archangel of Wisdom would be nice) but if this new model leads to it funding the series to go forward and not be a money sink for them, I can wait.
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  • Eve Online community rallies around family left by passing of popular 37 year-old player

  • Kremlik 03/11/2016

    Finally this is in the news - sooo much goes on with EVE outside 'player hate' and real nasty scams (see last month's one) that do hit the news, that the REAL community of EVE gets overlooked - THIS is what EVE really is, a community, through the good times and bad, people bond and in our 'fake little universe' we've made more friends and connected so many people's lives together it's sometimes feels unreal.

    BC was a friend to us all, and it's shocking and sad to see him leave us.

    On that note Open Comms (moved to tomorrow, Friday) and TWiNE (Sunday) will be talking about and sharing memories of such an impactful person.
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  • Next Tomb Raider game leaks after someone leaves laptop open on the subway

  • Kremlik 01/11/2016

    Considering the team behind this version, wouldn't it be logical to assume this TR May be a 3rd person stealth based title? Seeing as Theif kinda fell on its face it would make logical sense to reboot the idea under a better IP, not to draw direct comparison to things like Dishouned 2 and try to crack into the AC fan base while it's not in media circles? Reply +1
  • Final Fantasy 15 is getting a multiplayer mode

  • Kremlik 27/10/2016

    Like with last time I honestly don't understand why people are upset by what is basically side content to the main game, which you CAN wait to buy before playing. As stated in this article, the CORE story is finished, nothing has been cut from it at all, Noctis' arc WILL be told within the Ł40-Ł50 part you buy.

    All this extra content is is flushing out the other character's arcs, heck we barely know what 'multiplayer' is - all it could be is running the story bosses/dungeons as a co-op group, or as someone stated chocobo racing. As far as the other character's side story complaints are, were you upset when Virgil had 'barely' an arc in Devil May Cry 3 and 4's remasters?

    Most likely not, in fact many probably bought the games JUST on that fact, and funny thing that we are getting all this for Ł20 despite putting down more on remakes for the basic 'new character' addons.. The fact that they are continuing to add content to FFXV when they didn't need to and it NOT just skin packs (the XIII series says hi on that one).

    It being optional AFTER the main content is finished is good because IF you didn't like the core game you didn't need to buy the season pass to play it - I think people are upset because they think you have a poor experience of the game if you don't, from the looks of things it's going to be fine without the season pass
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  • Kremlik 27/10/2016

    @bigmalky Multiplayer Final Fantasy... The world just ended.

    Just, why? - Oh how little people know - it's been in the series a LONG time now
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  • Japan getting new Monster Hunter next March

  • Kremlik 27/10/2016

    This version probably will be a 3DS exclusive due to the fact Capcom would have remake the UI from the ground up for the Switch considering that is only one screen.

    However that said it's not the first time we've seen a 'second gen' of a MH title turn up in a different format - add to that the rest of the world only gets the 'updated' versions now so while this may be a 3DS only title, MHXX(squared?) may be released as a cross platform title
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  • Sony announces two third-party pro controllers for PS4

  • Kremlik 26/10/2016

    @Gnort I think thats the point in Sony's mind - 'pro' players would want those extra milliseconds so wireless wont do Reply +64
  • Pokémon Go's latest update gives players more of a reason to unlock medals

  • Kremlik 13/10/2016

    @Fergal1982 *below* fair enough, I don't look into the meta data of the game I always thought it was a timer on capture, not in general spawn times, updating above but it doesn't change the main point..

    Can't give cookies, so have a thumbs for giving me a source (not many do, I wish they did)
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  • Kremlik 13/10/2016

    Meanwhile, Pokémon Go's latest update still does not offer any way to hunt down nearby Pokémon which is the very core of the game itself.
    Except it does, in fact it's closer to the 'core' game then people want to believe..

    The issue is that there is a massive difference between the expected gameplay, in which people want 'it's directly there' to the actual gameplay with it's general location.

    The latter is more a kin to what the actual series is like, you are told the route number a Pokemon likely to be but never the place. Go shows you the general area where something is and despite general belief the game does update to say if you are walking away or towards the Pokemon - the fact it disappears means the timer ran out before you got there and it's not because the game told you the wrong information.

    As said the game is 'hide and seek' in a way, and I suspect most complaints with 'not good enough' are from people who just want to run to the location collect what they need and move on quickly focusing more on the training to gym fight then the capture itself.
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  • Eve Online goes to war with gambling sites

  • Kremlik 13/10/2016

    @chucklepie they can't 'kill' trading as 90% of the game IS trade - ships are built part for part and industry (both gathering and craft) make up a large part of the sandbox, very little in the game isn't made by the playerbase.

    The market system is basically as big in EVE as with fleet battles.
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  • Kremlik 13/10/2016

    @Dizz Actually CCP have been clamping down on these things for a while now. The third party game time sites have been gutted to a handful of vetted sites, the RMT battle has been ongoing for the longest time and the multiboxers have thrown a fit a few times when CCP changed the client and ToS at least twice now I think..

    It's not the first time 'gambling sites' have been targeted by CCP either, this one just happens to hit the news sites because 1) gambling site take downs are topical right now, 2) one site is saying they'll sue CCP (not going to happen they have nothing to stand on) and 3) it's close the the launch of EVE's 'free with limits' account system (which is news in itself but has already been posted last week this is just an excuse to remind people of that fact :))
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  • Watch: Final Fantasy 15 is making great strides

  • Kremlik 10/10/2016

    I don't get the hate for the combat system.

    It's not turn based, sure, I agree people's 'childhoods' and love for the series are with the ATB system, it's a good system I'm 100% not knocking it 5, 6 and 9 are still my personal top three. However bare in mind that only 4-9 had that actual system (having a modded version in 10-2), where as the rest of the series as a whole either used different systems of turn based or just dropped them for action based - in fact looking over the whole series as a whole it's still 50/50-ish on turn based systems. Even with 13 and 13-2 they tried to meet people half way with the system off the hate off 12's 'automation' with the gambit system, but to be fair not that many turned off the 'press A to fight' system in 13 to realise some part of a turn based system was in there...

    Also remember XV was originally a spin off, with (and still) the Kingdom Hearts team behind it, I think this was to see if they could sell a 'pure' FF title or if KH simply was just because of the Disney aspect, which I think many can agree it was a strong sales point. Anyway most 'spin offs' of the FF games don't follow the turn based formula (Crisis Core, is more Devil May Cry then FF in a way). While 15 was still Verses 13 I can pretty much guess most didn't care about the combat, that was until the switch was flipped...

    I think the core issue is people have so many fond memories of the older games they worry about it's future, heck I agree with the fall of the original 14 and the first 13's misstep in 'what gamers wanted', I kind of agree the worry is there, but it shouldn't turn to hate. The thing is the series has always been about evolution, it's one of the first games change how RPGs played out, one of the first to make 3D gameplay fun, and TBH if 'Verses 13' DID come out 6/7 years ago, it probably would have been what we see The Witcher 3 as today for it's time.

    *warning mild spoiler for Kingsglave* To put a spin of one of the movie's themes: Don't chain yourself to the past, make a change to set the future for others. We consider the ATB system 'our childhood', but we shouldn't deny this current generation their's in this system. 15 IS a modern system, if you look at the gaming generation as a whole, action adventure RPGs is the current 'norm'. As mentioned before when we get games like Witcher and the Souls series coming out and setting new standards for the genre, is it wrong for one of the bigger RPG names to take note?

    On the plus side it's not like SE have abandoned the turn based system on the whole, the Bravely series is good, heck despite being mobile games Brave Exvius and Record Keeper are fun games.

    In the end the combat may be not 'traditional' for the core series, but damn that game looks good, I can't wait to see where it goes.
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  • Elite Dangerous has a "heat meta" and Frontier just poured cold water over it

  • Kremlik 27/09/2016

    *puts on flame heat shield*

    It's funny really as a lot of people where expecting so much from NMS when ED was already out, and basically destroyed the game because it was a shell of the expected content.

    Now ED is what people expected from NMS and yet it gets passed over by the masses because of 'reasons', despite the ED devs actively working on content, talking with the playerbase, owning up to mistakes (the season pass/expansion fuck up really hurt them but they at least admitted they messed up)... This is EXACTLY what people want from NMS right now, yet ED gets ignored (or hated on for things they are doing).

    Why NMS but not ED? Was it just hype or the fact ED isn't bright colours and looking like Minecraft in space? It seems the space sandbox can't win fans either way.
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  • Super Dungeon Bros out 1st November

  • Kremlik 26/09/2016

    Feels like yet another twinstick shooter combat system with the 'arrow pointer' thing, I wonder what it has to set it apart from the ones we have.

    I honestly would like to have seen Baldur's Gate: Dark Allience's combat system again, theres only really a few (D3 on console does kinda get close but it's PC counterpart is far better and it doesn't have it) - someone buy the IP please, it's for sale.
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  • Blizzard doing away with the name

  • Kremlik 22/09/2016

    Seems to me it's more the legal department tying up a few loose ends, as if I'm not mistaken the original creator of Mike O'Brien left the company to form Arenanet - this forced Blizzard to remake into 2.0 by Greg Canessa.

    Now to seems to me either the name '' is about to expire costing them money or Greg Canessa is planning to move on soon which could lad Blizzard into a messy situation with who owns what when it comes to
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  • Paladins boss speaks out over Overwatch clone claims

  • Kremlik 21/09/2016

    @celopoff I actually forgot about GA, but sadly we live in the world where the 'popular/known' title is the 'original source' for ideas.. (in this case it's 50:50)

    It seems like Blizzard and HiRez liked ideas from both companies and just made their own spin. It's funny really as we get up in arms with these games Yet the whole Pokemon/Digimon thing is almost forgotten despite Yokai Watch doing the same thing. (yet Megami Tensei series beat them ALL to it 10 years before hand and is considered by some the 'adult clone' of Pokemon)

    Either way it's not like Blizzard's fanbase has 'reacted' to these things before. Remember when certain players treated WoW like it was the first MMO ever and dissmissed any idea that it could have taken ideas from other sources and my personal fav Warhammer: Dawn of War was a DIRECT rip of Starcraft, both in gameplay AND lore... It'll calm down in the end, all Paladins needs to do is ride out the storm, being a free title will help it (as did doesn't have to slash it's prices a month in to scramble to break even)
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  • Kremlik 21/09/2016

    This first, isn't Paladins closer to a MOBA then Overwatch, which is more TF2? so the 'rip off' claim is almost moot on a game play level, so like with Battleborne people are only going 'skin deep' before writing the game off.

    Seeing as Blizzard has the original MOBA the character 'archetypes' and then LoL basically expanded massively on them so there isn't much room to not clone ideas - perfect example is all the chain pull characters are basically Stitches, no matter how you reform them. The Reinhart 'clone' I'd agree is also almost 1:1, but does Overwatch have a Tree as a tank? Or my personal favourite the 'Ratchet' (from Ratchet and Clank) clone.

    I own both and they aren't the same game gameplay wise; in fact it will probably help HiRes in the long term, as people firmilar with the OW characters can probably slip right in the characters with Paladins - bottom line is for me Paladins is a Battleborne replacement NOT an Overwatch one
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  • "We got caught in a s***storm"

  • Kremlik 20/09/2016

    As a long time Vainia fan LoS did something nothing else is the series did; prove that it CAN work in 3D.

    Sure, you can throw about 'God of War clone' (despite the fact it's closer to DMC, which came out before GoW) bit although true in this era, the 3D Vania games were kinda there own GoW games for their time. All that really held them back was combat, the animation wasn't as fluid as 3D combat was still new back on the N64 and later on the PS2 with what RE coined as 'tank controls'.

    A lot of people also panned LoS for being linear, but looking back the series outside of 2, the Dawn series and of course SotN were actually stage based and quite linear. The other 3D titles did try and create open world experiences, but LoS was more true to the core series. Irony is really that with many calling clone, GoW itself is quite linear but somehow that's OK and Los it's not.

    Vainia will always be known as a 2D series with SotN the jewel in the crown, but LoS on the whole is the best of the 3D branch, and is far closer to its roots than people realised
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  • Blizzard to ban some of Hearthstone's most popular cards from arena

  • Kremlik 09/09/2016

    @Pasco_ You know EG consider them 'good' to justify the click bait title, how many would click to read 'Blizzard bans bad HS cards'? Reply +1
  • World of Warcraft: Legion day-one sales match series records

  • Kremlik 08/09/2016

    @SweetMrGibs They say that but remember they've said a lot in the past and it's never worked out for them..

    WoD being only a year till the next one, the ORIGINAL Path of the Titans (which the class weapon basically is now), flying content in Wrath world PVP which actually made it to the box..

    I play a modded version of 'when it's done' it's the 'content is real when I'm actually playing it live'.

    Not to knock Blizzard but we don't really know how long the current content is intended for we kinda know it's late October when the last LFR wing hits and the Suramar content is meant to be for 9 weeks. Past that however we really don't know, Mythic raiders have only Kharazan and that mini-raid to do after clearing the Emerald Nightmere and no real information on world content past what we already have.

    I'm really hoping it isn't till 7.3 we actually have more World content and I'm REALLY hoping 7.1's content isn't eaten up in the first month only for another 3-4 months of little information. Personally speaking I think Blizzard should look at Square Enix's content rollout, it's one of the better ones out there and if they can stick to a similar pattern then the game wont be another burn bright burn quickly like it has done in the past
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  • Kremlik 08/09/2016

    3.3 Million 'day one' sales? Is that including the pre-purchase orders, as that information really could be handy to know.

    As a person burnt by Blizzard many many times (D3, WoD, OW season 1), I can honestly say Legion is the best thing Blizzard have done for WoW in a long time, it's basically what Reaper of Souls did for Diablo - in fact it's got a lot of Diablo's DNA coming into it (Mythic+ and the world loot drops have a Greater Rift style in mind).

    Part of being the 'Best thing' is that Blizzard have upped their game in world building, the world feels alive again not just because there is more out there to do but Blizz have finally taken notes from others (namely Guild Wars 2 and FFXIV). Not only taken us back into the old world and spinning up new content for it but the class quests/halls and even crafting make bring the game back to what the players wanted, it's a Warcraft game again, not just a loot by numbers with loose reasoning to be at a location. Even crafters have questlines and have to actually go out in the world to find their stuff not just spam train at a vendor.

    Not to spoil content but I'm also liking the fact everything may NOT be a 'hero saves the day' moment in the lore. As many already know even from the start we have had some major lineup shifts and lore happen. It doesn't stop there there is actually moments where the outcome isn't 'cheerful', having these darker moments actually helps the world feel more real and less 'Saturday morning TV'. I'm actually doubting if we are going to make it out of this expansion without really heavy losses, that's if we even win at all, which is helping me really look forward to the content updates..

    For those old players looking for reasons to play - Legion is Wrath 2.0, lets hope the content rollout is as good as Blizzard want it to be.
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  • Ark fans burned by Scorched Earth, the Early Access game's "completely finished" expansion

  • Kremlik 06/09/2016

    @OnlyJoeKing It's the most frustration question to answer as the game IS good in terms of gameplay and design; mainly because it's one of the few actual survival sandboxes that isn't just using the 'survival' systems in yet another zombie rouge-like.

    HOWEVER that said it's the team and PR itself that's letting it down, the team have fallen into the 'one more feature' trap instead of focusing on just building the core game just to get it out of Early Access..

    Scorched Earth despite being intended for their release of content model just screams to me they HAD to release another cash injection as they are running low on funds.

    I had the same feeling with the 'arena content' split, it's not great to feel that the game may never truly be released as the team just cannot nail down the core game issues as the game is just now 'too big' with systems and features - if the core game 'worked' like many said most of the criticisms of the game and this content release may not have been so forefront.
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