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  • Square Enix really wants you to know Ashly Burch is involved with Life is Strange: Before the Storm

  • Kremlik 18/07/2017

    It's good the devs to try and keep the same style/direction with the character despite the circumstances - I mean it's not really their fault Ashly can't work on the game, not that it's hers either really, as it looks like she REALLY wants to be involved in the game just that her hands are tied due to her union.

    Plus I hate to say this but it's not like Ashly's 'known' for the role as it's only been the one game and with her advice, we could barely notice unless listening to both at the same time, which will be well done on all fronts...

    Unlike a certain series which had been ONE person the whole time to a jarring change to a more high profile actor who sounded very little like the original.
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  • Final Fantasy 12 The Zodiac Age review

  • Kremlik 10/07/2017

    @saispag
    Does it still have that dumb thing where if you open a random and nondescript chest in the first part of the game you can't get the most powerful weapon at the end?
    Last time I heard that was 'fixed' you don't loose access to it in this version
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  • Kremlik 10/07/2017

    @scuffpuppies The games can be played as standalone games (if not direct sequels ie X-2, XIII-2/Lightning Returns), there is no direct stories between them, running themes, yes, like Cid Moggles and Chocobos but that is all mostly...

    HOWEVER that being said there are mild connections within the universe as a whole; Gilgamesh is considered the same character between games as he is aware of certain events from other games in the series he's been in. He travels through 'The Void' something between realms which is also considered the connection between games; Darkcloud and Exdeath mention this a lot and Lightning in a semi-cannon story in XIV ends up in its world after being sent through it (Shantotto and other characters *spoiler reasons for both games for omitted name* end up in XIV too at certain points).

    That said it's only in the very loose terms the games are connected, more a nod to one another with Gil being the strongest tie. Only Dissidia series is considered a crossover of the games and that is highly debated to be cannon at all

    There are other connections but the base answer still holds true you can play them as standalone games, and yes Number1Laing, I am that loon :)
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  • Kremlik 10/07/2017

    This game is not 'pluto' of the series for sure to the numbered series but this is basically a nod to Ivalise itself, it's just as said the story isn't as great as it should be but still carries the world really well...

    FFXIV sort of helps this game a lot now with ARR onwards, as not only the combat system follows the design (note the pings in XIV do the same as the combat lines in XII) but XIV takes heavy design ideas from the tactics series in general; The Empire armour design is basically the Judge design from Ivalise - really the only real missing thing from XIV is the Viera which I'm half expecting them to be featured in the upcoming raid, and possibly the third beast tribe (if not a race unlock, as they were on the table to be a race within XIV at one point).

    Perhaps like I said with XIV being popular many turned off by the drastic change from IX mostly, XII is given a second chance to be 'understood'
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  • Watch out, there are convincing fake NES mini consoles about

  • Kremlik 10/07/2017

    The funny thing: there is barely any difference between a 'real' and 'fake' Mini - isn't the real version just a raspberry pie (or something akin to it) with an emulator and roms basically? This isn't really anything new, there's a metric tonne of Sega console emulated systems out there being sold in actual retailers.

    The only real difference between Sega and Nintendo is the fact Nintendo made official versions and throw a heavy hammer at anything they didn't officially brand
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  • Netflix Castlevania gets second season

  • Kremlik 10/07/2017

    @ISmoke
    Am I right in beliving an Assassins Creed one is next?
    Yes, and it's a new story too, so don't get your hopes up for *insert character*
    Reply +1
  • Kremlik 10/07/2017

    'season' is a loose term for this series it's more 'part 1/2' it was always intended as a full story by the end of it, so you wouldn't get the 'complete season' until next year...

    Still can't wait for it tho
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  • Mercy me: in praise of gaming's greatest healer

  • Kremlik 10/07/2017

    Please - Mercy is just an avatar of our will, it's the people behind them that warrant the title.

    Go to any MMORPG and find the real heroes that can turn a wipe with all but themselves dead to a full blown kill with the whole party standing. Sure Mercy could do the same but try doing the same thing WITHOUT a 'mass res' on hand - then get back to me.

    Being a 'healer' requires damn good situational awareness, even a bad dps player can be saved if a good healer is in the team (see that thing on fire for the love of god don't stand in it - it's been 20 years now you should all know it), badly geared tanks still feel like gods as well with healers bouncing their health between 1% and 60%..

    Mercy may be the poster child of this article but this can easily be extended to ANY healer type in any game as long as the player behind it knows what they are doing
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  • Paradox offers free game or two DLCs after price hike kerfuffle

  • Kremlik 07/07/2017

    @Ironlungs_76 After reading through the forums, yes, this offer does include DLC purchases IF you have paid in any currency other than USD. - source: http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/index.php?threads/price-increase.1022680/page-66#post-23050508

    However the Humble Bundle Stellaris copy may be exempt from this rule as you do pay in USD for the bundle which is converted
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  • Hearthstone's next expansion turns heroes into Death Knights

  • Kremlik 07/07/2017

    Boooooo no ACTUAL Deathknight class, BOOOOOOOO!

    Converting the existing classes is cool and all (AH!), but it's going to be yet another gimmick of a set to be buried in wild in a year or two
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  • Here's what is and what isn't in the Destiny 2 beta

  • Kremlik 07/07/2017

    I wanted to make a joke about 'that's half the game in the beta', but I'm worried it may be true...

    That is kinda the main question here: what content are we actually getting in the base product, I know Bungie has said the standard 'we've listened, there will be more', but define 'more'...

    Yes, we DID get 'new' content in the form of events but most of the time it felt just thrown together and half-arsed plus the main content (what little there was) was ALWAYS behind a paywall in the first year. Yes, the expansions did offer more but when I can actually use the phrase 'WoW produced content faster' it's not a great sign...

    The story is 'confirmed to be bigger', but I worry it's just basically more quest loops hidden behind rep grinds, they HAVE been in talks with Blizzard before over content (and loot system) ideas, looking at Legion's 'world quest loop', it's probably going to burn out players if that system appears, there aren't THAT many quests to do in WoW's system, and looking at the originals bounty system can they do more that 'kill X' and 'don't get hit'

    Added to this the RNG is apparently getting removed from the game in a way with more' meaningful drops' at the end of the raid - this is great, however what IF you got a good drop after the first/second run? You are really stuck for choices if Bungie sticks to the original content rollout design, PVP/Iron Banner shouldn't be the 'be all and end all' to the gaming loop to fill time between (paid) updates...

    I want to jump in on launch but considering these questions won't be answered until at least their first expansion, I may hold off until the first 'GotY' version and buy them together - leading to the question how many will do the same concerned about how the content will roll out.
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  • Evil Genius 2 in development at Rebellion

  • Kremlik 04/07/2017

    Evil Genius 2 will be a fully-fledged sequel and it won't be free-to-play.
    That is really all you needed to write - thank god they took note of Dungeon Keeper's backfire and all the quite shitty city/hospital builds on mobile and said 'NAH'..

    Gaming needs more management/city builder games!
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  • How internet trolls became Mass Effect fans' public enemy number one

  • Kremlik 03/07/2017

    NB: This isn't directed at EG persay, just the whole 'media' (be it blogger YTer or general media overall) I think this highlights a greater problem overall: The use of sites such as Reddit/Neogaf for sources of 'news'...

    This issue is spread further in the 'news rush' to be ahead of the curve and sites parroting other sites assuming 'their source' have done the fact checking without doing any themselves.

    Further compounding the issue when Devs and PR teams are normally contacted about rumours instead of 'no comment' which will then lead to only speculation - they either give half truths or flat out lie to capitalise on hype for the product whether true or not.

    This leads to a mess ACTUAL of journalisum being called out as lies (Rabbit + Mario, and BG&E2 bing large highlights of the past weeks) and hoaxs being 'comfirmed facts' (as above)...

    All in all IF fact checking and cross checking by the media was done by EVERYONE then we wouldn't be so so distrustful AND trustful at the same time
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  • Final Fantasy 14 Stormblood review

  • Kremlik 03/07/2017

    @nakedfalafel Ouch - Well I know Blizzard DO ban accounts for chargebacks, but I understand SE's side of the system as well - If I remember correctly Japan is really tough on credit card fraud (a reason could be the strict banking laws), and charge backs are counted as part of that over there - Considering it's a Japanese company they tend to follow Japanese law despite being hosted in different places

    It's just a flat punishment of ban with gaming in general, if you recall recently due to an error at Sony's Paypal end, a lot of accounts where banned due to chargebacks via Paypal - With Mogstation you could say the system was at fault, however, I would be am messy process to try and prove so at the time over 'user error'.

    It really sucks that happened to you, I want to say I hope there is a way to sort it out for you, but the way the law is in Japan unless they admit fault sadly it's not going to happen =/
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  • Kremlik 03/07/2017

    @nakedfalafel True, but that currently is still not under the FFXIV team's control - I remember Blizzard's support being JUST as bad at times in the early days when it was just a flat 'nope', GM control was given, then taken away and it's only really after 10+ years it's somewhat OK now they have more tools to use without 'complete power' in game..

    The Blizzard (and FFXIV's) forum support is still a infinite loop of hot linking to FAQs which give little information other than 'see support' - then again that is true of ALL support system these days
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  • Kremlik 03/07/2017

    @The12thMonkey Another thing popularly held, which was sort of changed during the documentary was the fact Yoshi-P broke down during the launch due to the fact he felt that he failed the US and EU communities over the server issues during the launch.

    While technically true, we find out he also met a young player on the way to the press event who then thanked him for 'saving their game' which made him so overwhelmed. He also states he doesn't remember much during that time, but I want to believe both events are true due to the amount of contact he has with the playerbase directly and them with him (due to the amount of fan art shown on his office wall and his 'Birthday Gift' from Reddit's community with a book of players thanking him for the game).

    The Documentary cemented the fact that not only is he respected by his team for the amount of work he did for XIV, but continued to prove he gets well deserved praise from the playerbase as well
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  • Kremlik 03/07/2017

    @bobfish09
    7. Exploration, there is very little of this, it's a themepark MMO and never really strays from that.

    8. Crafting, no idea about this, as I don't do it.
    I can cover these two.

    Actually Bob with point #7 - there are systems in place to warrant exploring the game, whereas I agree there is basically no 'hidden areas' in the game, systems like the Sightseeing log (introduced late ARR) rewards players when they find certain areas hinted at a kin of Zelda's BotW photo memory system.

    Added to that I would technically class hunt logs and hunting as a form of exploration, I know people generally shout out the locations of the hunts and also can find timers on websites it still requires the playerbase to look for them on the maps, I would also include fishing as a form of exploration due to the fact it has a log book for fish in the game you can only obtain in certain places and to complete this is a huge task in on itself..

    As for crafting it's a beast on to itself, as mentioned above Fishing as a gathering class is deep and is required for a lot of crafts not just cooking. The other two gathering 'classes' are Mining and Botanist which aren't as deep as Fishing but require planning at high end in terms of skill and time (for example certain nodes to gather only appear at set times during the in game day).

    Added to that it isn't as simple as 'click to collect' as like each combat class the gathering and crafting classes have their own stats, armour skills and even stories behind them.

    Without going that deep into Crafting itself (as I WOULD be going on forever with the amount of detail), it is one of the deepest crafting system in a 'themepark' MMO, outside of Sandbox types like EVE. There are 8 disciplines, which then can be specialised into 3 classes in later Heavensward for extra bonuses, with their own systems and bonuses - the system also requires planning, gearing and skill as it's possible to fail at the craft losing the materials in the process...

    A lot of players sink a LOT of time into Crafting itself within the game and barely touch the combat/raid side of the game due to how deep both gathering and crafting systems - if you are a fan of crafting and love 'market pvp' you can easily spend a LOT of time just making Gil and profiting in XIV
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  • Kremlik 03/07/2017

    @Radish Valid points for new players, this is sort of the reason why expansion 'reviews' to MMOs are so rare, it's interesting to see Stormblood being heavily reviewed in the media when Heavensward was skipped..

    To go into full detail about every function in a MMO for a 'new player guide'would be pages upon pages and not an interesting read (bit of a shameless plug - I did ARR's review on BlastProcess, we had to split it up into two parts as I went into the systems just in the base product, and that was me trimming it down), hence the best place to go is the community itself, normally we would say it's a bias source, but MMO players tend to be the most critical about their games, so it's good to read the reviews THEN get to the real meat of the systems from the players.

    Another issue with expansion reviews (and MMO reviews in general) is that at launch and going forward you never really get a complete package from day one - you can ask about raids for example but these don't get put into play later on, yes, they do exsist, but for example, Omega (the high end content dungeon) only gets rolled out this week, and the 'true' end of the Stormblood's content will not be released for another year and a half at least. WoW is another example for content rollouts; a major chuck of it's expansion only just got revealed and is on the PTR something we never knew about during the launch of the game.

    I think the reason why Stormblood got a big media push this time was because Square Enix gave preview access to the new classes this time plus most likely copies of the game and enough gametime to finish the base level of content,ie the Story, considering XIV's story arcs almost rival the singleplayer versions, it's a pretty good bet SE despite being a MMO in design, wanted their non-MMO playing fanbase to be tempted into XIV for it's story arcs alone
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  • Summer Games Done Quick starts

  • Kremlik 03/07/2017

    @Toothball Save the FRAMES! Kill the Animals Reply +2
  • Kremlik 03/07/2017

    I know you wanted to show off the content EG in video, but can you do a mild favour: When available, could you update the video to its official source on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/gamesdonequick

    I rather the source profit from this (and putting the profits to good use) and not some third party basically ripping the VoD off Twitch (no offence).
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  • GAME hikes price of SNES mini in-store deposit from 10 to 50

  • Kremlik 27/06/2017

    @Hadji_Murad US translation for you, it's Gamestop but with the quality and knowledge base of Target

    GAME is considered the main 'dedicated' gaming retailer, after it bought up everyone else (before it collapsed in on itself like a black hole), there are other gaming retailers but they aren't are nationalised (Grainger Games) or are just as bad as GAME if not worse being a glorifed pawn shop selling 'new' products - CEX stores buy up stock from local stores and resell the products at inflated prices based on rarity of the item in the local area, for example the NES mini is currently 125 in my area (RRP 50) sand thats the LOWEST price CEX has sold it at

    http://www.kotaku.co.uk/2017/06/26/why-does-everyone-hate-game - covers most of the issue
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  • Kremlik 27/06/2017

    Interesting thing here: http://www.game.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/HubArticleView?hubId=757830&articleId=757831&storeId=10151#tab6

    On part 3 GAME state their deposit price is 20 on consoles - wouldn't this be breaking their own T&Cs to change 50? It'll be interesting to know if anyone in sales law can follow up on it
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  • Kremlik 27/06/2017

    @Fourfoldroot Sad thing is Nintendo KNOWS this sales tactic works - people buy ANYTHING Nintendo when they can out of fear of not owning it...

    Scalpers buy for the same reason to profit from 'the fear', Nintendo still wins from the sale either way, the customers lose out always..

    Nintendo may be the most beloved nostalgic family console however I'm just wondering HOW much goodwill people can give until these shitty business practises break it...
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  • Kremlik 27/06/2017

    Ermmm.. Wasn't the NES mini 50 RRP to start with? Seeing it's safe to assume the SNES mini will be about the same price... (edit after the comments I know it's now 80 but still 50 may be the supplier price, so the point at the end kinda stands)

    This isn't a 'deposit' it's straight up almost paying for the product up front with ZERO assurances you'll actually get it - considering GAME's track record on pre-order blunders and the fact IIRC deposits from them are non-refundable.

    This is two things 1) a straight gamble and 2) probably further proving GAME after years STILL don't have credit with the suppliers and most likely have to buy full price (and possibly from other places) to forfill their orders.
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  • Diablo 3's Necromancer is great, but it can't raise Diablo 2 from the dead

  • Kremlik 27/06/2017

    15? The News section via the launcher states 12.99/15 has there been a last minute price hike we didn't know about? Reply +4
  • Square Enix blames Final Fantasy 14 Stormblood connection issues on a DDoS attack

  • Kremlik 21/06/2017

    @bobfish09 correction for you here Bob - I'm still 63 and the changes are still an improvement over the older system.

    Perhaps it's me playing as a 'support the support' role and throwing mana at healers and being a backup res caster while they focus on healing up the party.... I dunno...
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  • Kremlik 21/06/2017

    @Lexxuk most of the 'OMG nerf' complaining was based off the raw data and not the gameplay.

    For one SMN lost ONE DoT and Bane, like ALL spell damage AoEs, have been given deminishing returns on the amount you can AoE at once - that is all.

    In terms of gains, pets don't need to be micromanaged as much (pet buffing is one button) Atherflow/Dreadworm charges don't time out and general direct damage has been buffed thanks to the tweeked stat/crit systems
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  • Sony's flat E3 conference shows signs of a mid-generation lull

  • Kremlik 13/06/2017

    Lulls are good helps clear the backlog of games already out - which this year there is a LOT.

    Echoing most of the comments E3 isn't the be all and end all for announcements if recent years have been a trend. Gamescon I believe had been mentioned at least once for announcements during the press events and don't forget TGS as well.

    'The big three' may still hold a lot of sway with E3 console wise but the software devs tend to spread info over the summer now, so a few third party platform exclusives (*cough* Dissidia) have yet to be shown in full on a live stage
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  • Pokkn Tournament headed to Nintendo Switch

  • Kremlik 06/06/2017

    Ultra Sun/Moon is a big fat kick in the teeth for the original version owners - even LGFR and ORAS were at least on new systems. All this seems like now is a glorified patch for 40 with a possibily modded story and 'new' Pokemon....

    Unless that is something that these versions can do the originals couldn't, for example, work in some way with the Switch (we are seeing it happen with Monster Hunter Double X), that would be a reason for the new versions.

    If 'Stars' doesn't happen now, I'll be expecting SUPER Ultra Sun/Moon next year
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  • Sony downplays dream of PlayStation Vita successor

  • Kremlik 06/06/2017

    Sony really pisses me off when it comes to the Vita it HAD a chance to become a great platform for them and basically when they realised they couldn't topple the DS/3DS easily in the West, they spat their dummy out and let it rot.

    IF they had just left it to grow naturally it would have stayed a 'second fiddle' handheld, but a GOOD selling one - the fact that the store IS still up selling digital third party titles and is STILL supported in Japan means they know this.

    So basically the sole reason the Vita 'failed' in the west (outside the memory card prices, which in time would have been fixed TBH - it's not like we can say Nintendo's prices are 'value for money ATM) is that some beancounter in Sony couldn't wait for the system to be successful
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  • Tekken tops charts for first time since 1998

  • Kremlik 05/06/2017

    Prey is still hanging in there at 6th tho it's still criminally underrated, good in it :) Reply +2
  • Disgaea 5 is a video game drunk on itself

  • Kremlik 26/05/2017

    Question to those PS4 version owners: I'm thinking about getting a copy of this for the PS4 however is the season pass/DLC stories worth buying into or is the core game fine on it's own.. Reply +1
  • Final Fantasy 15 survey hints at possible future updates

  • Kremlik 24/05/2017

    @cakelawd Agreed, the biggest issue with FFXV's story instead of making good subplots that tie back to the core plot, the devs stretched the plot so thin across everything it's pretty much broke, and that is even IF you find every bit of lore hidden and do 100% of the optional content.

    The characters are good (Ardyn is close to my top 5 in villains you JUST want to punch) and the world is worth exploring the issue is the motivations of the characters outside of the core 5 characters are a bit muddled and lost, certain twists come out of nowhere and a lot of characters could just as easily not been part of the plot.

    Ironic that the devs have been reported to have played Witcher 3 which still tells a good core story but have enough written content to fill out the world with sidequests that matter...

    FFXV has glimmers of a REALLY great game in there and it WAS an experiment (hence the reason why it was a side title and not part of the core series originally), but it's still not the worst game of the core series, it's a high middle.

    I'm hoping going forward they don't abandon the ideas put forward in the game completely as FF7R seems to be learning from what was good about the combat, and the open world nature of the game CAN be a positive for the series as long as the core story isn't lost trying to build it (If anyone has played FFXIV's story up until the current patch you know that they CAN do worldbuilding well with a LOT of arcs in the air at one time).

    I think FFXV gets a bit too much flack (although understandable) along with FFXII and FFX (and technically FFXI and FFXIV) as SE tried to do something new with the series outside of what FF4-9 did for a lot of what drew the fans to the series, but I think people forget that many of the games WERE risks. FFVII was a risk as it not only changed from 2d to 3d but changed platforms for what was considered it's 'home', heck even the first game itself was a risk for them.

    All in all, FFXV had a bad development run and the story is telling of that, at least they own up to it and try and fix those issues. Like I said the core takeaway from all this is that if they learn from it then all the better from it, despite FFXV's 'averageness' I'm still looking forward to whats next
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  • Shadow Warrior 2 is fine on consoles but lacks key features

  • Kremlik 23/05/2017

    @I_Am_CatButler
    tbh I still think the Pro is a reaction to 4K rather than an attempt to get existing customers to upgrade.
    That is probably a good reason too, however, Sony is looking to bring out 8k TVs by 2020, lets assume that the PS5 will support it....

    The issue is here that the Pro is technically 'outdated' in Sony's eyes by 2020, which means in the next 2 years the Pro games NEED true 4K support. Currently, according to reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/PS4Pro/comments/5bn9oa/ps4_pro_4k_native_games_will_update_the_list/ , is 37 titles, however only around half of them are 4k/60fps.

    The core issue is are people happy with JUST up-scaling, if so, some 4k TVs can do that without needing the system to do so, after that are the remaining titles in true 4k worth the switch for many? Considering some of that list are remasters or indie/digital titles, I kinda doubt they are systems sellers for the mass market.

    It boils down to those buying the 4kTV and then the Pro outright for their first PS4 system (possibly at the same time), and those replacing their old/broken TV but still have the base system, and there is definitely more of the latter than the former
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  • Kremlik 23/05/2017

    The biggest issue with the Pro/Scorpio (more so the Pro) is they already have an install base of users happy on the base platform and the Pro/Scorpio is really just a sidegrade, as everything supported for the higher tech MUST be supported on the base system.

    It's not like Sony and MS are alone in this, Nintendo has done this with the 3DS and the 'new' 3DS. The 'new' version had it's exclusive title (Xenoblade) and was met with a slight backlash, then Nintendo attempted an 'enhanced' title (Hyrule Warriors) but due to the condition of the base version, it was met with REALLY bad backlash. Plus it's not like Nintendo hasn't tried this before, anyone remembers the DSi?

    Neither Sony or MS want a 'new 3DS' situation but then want to get people to buy into the 'upgrade', so they are stuck, either push exclusive support and piss off the base install base, or continue to offer small enhancements that really do not warrant a big reason to upgrade.

    I really think this will be the only generation to attempt to offer 'mid-gen' systems on this scale (I do think Nintendo will continue to do so, hence the reason why I'm seeing if the 'new' Switch gets announced in the next few years), although 'slim' systems will continue, I think that is the best we'll get outside of the generation jumps
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  • Dragon's Dogma re-release coming to PS4, Xbox One

  • Kremlik 23/05/2017

    I wonder if it is just the PC version ported over, it seems to happen a lot with 'enhanced' versions.

    I'm kinda hoping this is to fuel the fire of reasons to have a sequel, and not them milking it to then turn around and say 'not enough interest on X version'...

    Much like a growing list of games they have (*cough* monster hunter *cough*), THERE IS INTEREST IN THIS IP, let us hope they don't try to limit themselves to one region's/platform's sales numbers
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  • The Lizardmen are angry in Total War: Warhammer 2's first in-engine trailer

  • Kremlik 11/05/2017

    All this needs now is Tomb Kings and I'll be definitely getting this day 1, well I will be anyway Skaven are my kin next to Orks :)

    For basically a standalone huge race DLC pack, considering they aren't changing anything between games outside races/story and basically works with the original, this is shaping up quite nicely..

    (On a side note this 'zoom' function on EG right now doesn't work right in Chrome, kinda clips the rest of the UI)
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  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe holds off Prey in UK game chart

  • Kremlik 08/05/2017

    I'm going to foolishly put my copper in on the whole 'soft boycott' of Bethesda.

    Bethesda's legal team have done something scummy, I agree, considering it's a 'known word' and it's targeting a smaller dev who won't impact their sales in the slightest.

    However, this is the legal team and has nothing to do with the dev team or the game itself, added to that why no boycott for Nintendo, or Atlus atm over their continued treatment with streamers and YouTubers? Zelda, Mario Kart and Persona 5 if I'm not mistaken are the best selling of each series to date...

    My point is you can't really boycott one publisher for one bad thing but give a pass on another publisher for something else just as bad. Bethesda's PR/legal team isn't great right now I agree but neither are Nintendo's or Atlus', heck even Totalbuscuit has coincided his 5-year boycott of Sega for similar reasons as them, simply because publishers do not care about anything but sales numbers.

    Am I saying give Bethesda a pass on this? No.

    What I am saying if you are wanting to say something about the legal practices of publishers, target it at ALL of them, not just single out one while supporting another. Boycotting doesn't work because there is very little chance you'll boycott everything, either from that publisher or the industry in general. Considering many bought DOOM, Dishonored and/or Fallout 4, but boycott Prey, despite Bethesda's practices of this in the past with 'Scrolls'...

    You know what will send a better message, support Preay to the Gods, make sure that game doesn't get bullied out of existence.
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  • PlayStation Plus free games for May detailed

  • Kremlik 26/04/2017

    TBH I prefer Alienation over Abzu, no offence to Abzu but it's not got that much in replay value, it's a great experience but it's something of a 'one and done' title. Reply +28
  • Eight new characters confirmed for Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite

  • Kremlik 25/04/2017

    @WinterSnowblind
    Captain Marvel wont be part of the MCU for a while yet.


    She already is, 2019, played by Brie Larson, this has been in the works since 2014.

    Considering most of the current MCU, including Thanos, have already been in MvsC games, Captain Marvel and Ultron are the only new characters on the Marvel side so far
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  • Kremlik 25/04/2017

    @bigmith It's because it's the MCU characters only - expect Strange, Black Panther and the Guardians to take up most of the roster Reply +2
  • Kremlik 25/04/2017

    Just thought of this (sorry dad joke incoming):

    Capcom, with this DLC; Are you taking us for a ride?
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  • Kremlik 25/04/2017

    Did they just kill off Chris?

    NUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!
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  • Persona 5 ships over 1.5m copies worldwide

  • Kremlik 08/04/2017

    @sloth09
    I have a horrible feeling from the opening that P5 might make me endure days of tedious interactions at school before the game starts happening. Not looking forward to that or navigating public transit, which sounds a bit too close to my real life
    Welcome to 40% of what Persona is, hence it's draw.

    The series is great at storytelling from that part; teens thrown into situations FAR beyond the normal (hence the reason why the 'metaverse'/realm of shadows is so crazy) while trying to balance their real life problems and relationships. Think of Persona as Power Rangers (or super heroes is general) but instead of just having the 'high action' moments constantly but the daily lives in a year.

    If that's not your draw to the series the rest of the SMT series (considering Persona is a spin off from it) is more about the 'dark Pokemon'side of things is focused more on the collection and combat that story - the PS3 titles are normally pretty cheap right not and SMT4 and 4.5 are on the 3DS if you own one
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  • Eve Online dev CCP has an in-house band - and they're coming to Rock Band 4

  • Kremlik 07/04/2017

    YEA! I'll just go to buy RB4 with that new Madcatz guitar...

    Oh, yea.
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  • Atlus isn't keen on Persona 5 streaming

  • Kremlik 04/04/2017

    I'm at the wrong end of this discussion as 'media' in general is more that likely going to spoil the story (IGN's auto-video for one) - having story spoilers in a heavily story driven game it's fair to say to have a heavy hand on this to keep people enjoying the game...

    However it's kinda moot when as said THE WHOLE GAME has been out in Japan and in the media for a long time now, and nothing was done back then... This is definitely Japan's side not understanding our media at all - if they didn't want story spoilers, this should have been enforced from the start
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  • Heroes of the Storm's 2.0 update adds loot boxes and a familiar face from Diablo 2

  • Kremlik 29/03/2017

    @romelpotter By the same logic Hearthstone and all the TCG lot should be classed as the same then, heck throw in Kindereggs too.

    There is a LOT more than having a random 'prize' in a box to call it gambling.
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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 +3
  • Kremlik 28/03/2017

    @StormySeb
    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

    @Timmy_Toldrum
    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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