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  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm accidentally locks Trophy in Deluxe Edition bonus episode

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 20/08/2017

    Bonus exclusive chapters in deluxe editions of games with 2 tiers is a bad idea. I seem to recall the modern Kings Quest had something similar. Just makes yoi not want to bother with the games at all. Reply +3
  • Monster Hunter XX: Switch's first 3DS remaster analysed

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 18/08/2017

    @UKRaver1980 The use of English words is moreof a trend thing to make things look 'cool'. As for learning if you can't find any evening classes you can use a textbook series (I liked Minna no Nihongo, others liked Genki, Genki is cheaper though as it only needs the 1 book) or websites ( I like Tae Kim's Guide to Japanese).

    As for the game it seems like it would be silly for Capcom (or Nintendo) not to release it as I doubt the format would impact MHW sales. 3DS is always bonus sales too assuming it is enough of an upgrade over X/Generations.
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  • Undertale is coming to PS4 and Vita this summer

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 15/08/2017

    @Bauul I felt the same with the demo and I liked its supposed inspiration, the Mother series. Reply 0
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 15/08/2017

    @KitchUK The physical is only available through Fangamer. Both in a standard and LE. They ship worldwide but not sure of postage costs or release date. Reply 0
  • Tales From the Borderlands' sales "weren't great"

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 11/08/2017

    @CrashOkami Sadly moat of their retail releases are the shitty 1 episode on disc plus a season pass but TftB is actually one that got a proper release as it came out quite late (thus I actually bought it then didn't get around to playing it and now got it on Psplus but at least I supported the rare proper release they do).

    GoT was the worst with PS versions having 5/6 episodes and the last being digital just so they could hit a release date (I assume) (and the usual 1/6 on Xbox). I think the Minecraft complete (the 8 ep version) is only other complete physical release since the Walking Deads and Wolf Anong Us on console and that title doesn't appeal to me whatsoever.
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  • Ni No Kuni 2 has a season pass

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 08/08/2017

    @harryisme Yeah, Bandai are always terrible with switching stuff in Europe overcharging for less content. I did get their Wizard Edition and Tales games up to Zestiria then gave up on the lower quality goods with that one (and Berseria).

    Saves me lots of money though as I can wait for sale prices instead of Day 1ing them.
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  • Samsung Galaxy S8 review

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 30/07/2017

    @DiGiTALiZ3D I had this problem after I lost my Galaxy S5 a few weeks ago and needed a replacement and wanted something with a decent spec (to be honest I probably don't need a great spec but wasn't wanting to downgrade) and a removable battery. Ended up getting an LG V20 as practically no highend phones have battery swapping capability any more. Unfortunately not available in the Europe officially but I got an imported Taiwanese model abd it seems nice so far. You do lose the AMOLED sadly but display still looks nice enough to me. Can grab for around Ł300 at the moment. It has a normal flat screen (although does have a mini notification screen as a strip too which is handy when screenis off) and the finger scanner is pretty easy to get to on back. Check out some reviews as it might suit you. I genuinely couldn't find anything else worthwhile withthe battery. This is following my S5 and S2 so usually had Samsung. Reply +4
  • GTA 5 tops UK physical game sales chart for first half of 2017

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 27/07/2017

    @greenwichlee I enjoyed Body Harvest too, not sure that it would be like to go back to now though :)

    I tried to enjoy GTA 3/VC/IV but got bored of them a lot quicker than the 1st game which was just fun. I didn't like what little I played of 2 though.
    (They ruined multiplayer in 2 compared to 1 too)
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  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 26/07/2017

    I am one of the few who hasn't bought any version of GTA V yet. GTA 1 is still my favourite in the series by far. Reply 0
  • Vostok Inc review

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 25/07/2017

    @deez Yup, dadrester was part if the team for this. Reply +8
  • Jelly Deals: Monster Hunter Stories amiibo figures down to Ł7.91 / $9.99 today only

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 10/07/2017

    Amiibo for certain titles are still selling fast, mainly Zelda and new Smash Bros ones. The others seem easy enough to get. I wonder if these MHS ones will come out here officially with the game in, I think, September. Reply 0
  • Over half a million counterfeit Pokémon plushies confiscated in South Korea

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 04/07/2017

    @KDR_11k If you mean Google streetview it is because they use their own search engine Daum's streetview equivalent instead of the foreign company. They like to use bespoke products from Korean companies rather than foreign alternatives even when the local versions are terrible (Ahn anti-virus, shudders). You should see all the software you have to install for internet banking security verification (as well as a physical code card).

    To be fair Daum streetview seems decent enough even if it does just look like a clone of Google's equivalent. As far as I remember Maps works for everywhere in South Korea.
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  • Minecraft is getting cross-platform play

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 12/06/2017

    I don't seem to see the Xbox 360 version mentioned here. So is it like the Sony versions or the others? My son plays on 360 so I am curious although you would imagine it got the same deal as the other versions... Reply 0
  • Pokkén Tournament headed to Nintendo Switch

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 06/06/2017

    @Kremlik I am guessing the Ultra games are the equivalents of Black and White 2 series. I don't know how different they were from the base games. They were also released at the transition point to 3DS. Reply 0
  • Grasshopper Manufacture's sequel to The Silver Case is getting an English remake

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 23/05/2017

    I am glad to hear this also as I enjoyed the original on PC and was waiting for both the DLC and the sequel. Reply +1
  • For Activision, WW2 ends Call of Duty's YouTube dislikes nightmare

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 08/05/2017

    @mostro I didn't buy it but Infinite Warfare is the only COD I have ever been interested in. Even downloaded and enjoyed the demo. Suppose I should grab it now that it is so cheap.

    This WW2 one, back to the ignore category for the series. I hated the post Half Life obsession of'realistic' settings with strictly human only enemies. Lost the fun factor of older FPS titles.
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  • Bethesda lawyers force name change on indie game Prey for the Gods

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 04/05/2017

    I winder what it would actually take (besides shed loads of money) to actually work on getting the trademark laws changed so that nonsense like this cannot happen.

    If Bethesda was only doing what they had to they cluld easily charge the Prey for the Gods dev a nominal $1 fee after they check the game has no similarity to their franchise to get arund it.

    Time to start making Prey of the Heretic of the Fallout of the Doom Quake gane... About crazy religious people crusading for God after the San Andreas fault sinks America...
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  • Atlus eases up on Persona 5 streaming

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 27/04/2017

    Oddly the only part that teally bothered me was the no screenshots on trophypop. I suppose I could disable the 'not allowed' messages if you can but it is pretty intrusive. I don't care about streaming video but I can't see too much harm in allowing screenshots compared to video streams (I really don't understand the current trend of Let's Plays etc, seems so pointless to me) Reply +1
  • PlayStation Plus free games for May detailed

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 26/04/2017

    Well, for once I have all 3 of the big PS4 games (Abzu and Alienation and TotB). Got retail copies of them all so at least I will gain convenience for the 2 we get in Europe, might get around to playing them. I really should have waited to buy TotB as I got it on release expecting to play it soon but have seen it for less than a fiver new on disc since... Wonder if the Vita crossplay games are any good... Reply 0
  • Teenager behind Microsoft and Sony hacks jailed for two years

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 26/04/2017

    @leeroye Young Offenders is where you get sent until you are 21 (IIRC) then you get transferred upwards if still in on your 21st birthday. Reply +1
  • The Sexy Brutale's first retail run has an amusing misstep in its manual

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 21/04/2017

    @EG If you have a line to BadLands any chance you can find out if the UK is getting wither of the physical preorder bonuses (an artbook or a comic) that are listed on their website. They have links to Game and Amazon in the UK but neither site mention the bonuses? I tried asking them on Facebook but jo reoes (and I don't use Twitter) Reply +2
  • Snooker star says he's a recovering video game addict

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 21/04/2017

    Like others I prefer games to being out drinking etc (frequently) but I have little interest in multiplayer and none in MMOs so can happily have weeks without etc. I stick mainly to single player games with fixed end states (very little full sandbox stuff).

    I have seen people whose social lives have practically disappeared because they always 'need' to be on their MMOs so can see that there are potential problems in certain facets of gaming (none of my MMO friends have let it get in the way of work etc. though)
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  • The stray dogs of The Silver Case

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 16/04/2017

    @retr0gamer I haven't looked for a few weeks. It was unknown then (although expected). A shame that my physical PC copy will be 'incomplete' but as long as there is an easily accessible patch that's not the end of the world. Reply 0
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 14/04/2017

    I got this on PC last year and enjoyed it. It is a bit clunky (and my controls weren't quite set up right) but I enjoyed the very wordy story and general weirdness. Odd to see no mention of there being logic puzzles too (and an autosolve if you really don't want to solve them and just get on with the story) and a semblance of free roaming to it. The PS4 version apparently has 2 new chapters too (IIRC penned by the 2 original authors) which haven't been announced for PC yet. The release is also midprice for the standard edition too which is nice (with the LE costing around 45 quid, but I got the PC LRG physical so just doubledipped on the standard edition for this).

    Hopefully says will be sufficient to get the previously Japnese mobile only sequel translated and ported too that Suda 51 apparently wants to also release.

    Overall I really enjoyed the game and could see it as a prettified product of its times but it isn't for everyone.
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  • Jelly Deals: New amiibo pre-orders are live

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 13/04/2017

    I was going to comment that Game charging over RRP isn't a deal... Reply +2
  • 10 games that defined the ZX Spectrum

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 10/04/2017

    @ghostgate2001 I got Magic and Mayhem but didn't play it much. Never knew about the game afer it though. Lords of Chaos was cool too but missed the simplicity and 8 player maybem of Chaos (preparing a multiplayer game took a lot longer). I liked the campaign and had the expansion tape too. Oddly despite being a big Gollop fan I missed Laser Squad and still haven't played it. Chaos Reborn was nice when I last played it before 1.0. Probably quite different now as I never got back into it after a PC-free period for a year or two. Got to play and get massacred by Mr Gollop himself in one of the Gollop Whallop events. It had a cool friendly community at lawandchaos back then too, wonder if it still is... Have to get back to it. Never even tried the single player on it.

    Looking forward to the new Gollop game.
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  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 09/04/2017

    Agree with everyone who mentioned Chaos. Best Ł1.99 I ever soent (Firebird rerelease).

    Noone has nentioned Incentive's Splat, M.A.D.'s Amourote (spelled incorrectly...) or Deactivators (an evil puzzle game).

    I started with a Vic20 then got the Spectrum 48K with the usual Horizons, Chequered Flag and Make a Chip. Also got Splat with mine but no Horace ;)

    The Level 9 text adventures were nice but obviously multiformat. A popular 128K model helped some of the later releases though with expanded text over the other 8 bits.

    Edit - I remember Micronaut 1 being very impressive at the time too (Trapdoor and the other Don Priestly games too in a different way)
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  • Fighting Fantasy Legends is a card-based RPG based on the books

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 04/04/2017

    @Achtung_Englander 5 (City of Thieves)? I remember different colours for 1-3 and possibly 4...

    5 was my first FF. As for games that needed perfect routes I recall Starship Traveller (4) being nasty for that too.
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  • Bloodstained announced for Switch, cancelled for Wii U

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 22/03/2017

    I was a WiiU physical backer for this as at the time I didn't even have a PS4. I did wonder if it would get cancelled as we hadn't heard much and IIRC it and the Vita had a different dev team. I decided to keep it as WiiU due to it likely being the hardest version to get physically afterwards if the game turned out well. Switch may keep that role so despite not owning a Switch (or planning to get one for a good amount of time) I will likely keep the automatic change to that version for the same reasons.

    For all the people suggesting we would want PC as the default that is the format I would least want a physically backed game changed to. I have backed many PC projects (nearly all digital tiers) but this is one I want physically on a console and it seems I can change my mind on choice of format for a while yet (the April date is for refunds).

    And even the very early demo they released seemed pretty decent for the stage it was at. For the record it doesn't run ideally on an Intel interated GPU as I had to try it on one as my gfx card had died.
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  • Mana series slated for Switch in Japan

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 22/03/2017

    Square happily retranslated the PS1 (and possibly changed them for GBA) version of the Final Fantasies so it isn't too much of a stretch that they could do SD3 quite easily. If I remember correctly technical issues were the biggest challenge with the fan translation rather than the amount of text and SE are not going to have that problem. Whether they do or not is still open but Squenix have been pretty good with translating stuff in recent years so there may be hope. Reply 0
  • Drawn to Death will be a free PS Plus title at launch

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 15/03/2017

    On the top down maze action shooty games I seem to have been the only person who liked Alien Breed 2 on release (A1200 version). Didn't review well and got judged as too difficult (had 2 passwords through the whole game for continuing) but the first time I got to the first checkpoint I managed to get all the way through the game with enough lives left to kill the final boss with my 'invulnerability' damage after running out of ammo.

    I didn't ever play Chaos Engine too seriously though, just the odd dabble. Grabbed the recent remake but barely touched it.
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  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild already up and running on PC

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 07/03/2017

    @Plumbus I actually bought Conkers bad Fur Day on N64 (new, not preowned) after trying it on an emulator as I really wasn't sure if I'd lime it and was pleasantly surprised. Also played some DC and PS2 games I own on disc on emulators as the consoles were inaccessible.

    It is rare but some of us try to support our software market.
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  • Watch: The Shadow of Mordor you never knew existed

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 06/03/2017

    @Sanxo I only found out about part 3 actually happening decades later. I don't think any of our magazines reported on it at the time either. Maybe have to try it out on an emulator one day :) Reply 0
  • Pillars of Eternity 2 has now raised more than Pillars of Eternity 1

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 24/02/2017

    @MahtiK The DLC seems to be priced about what the full pack cost at rrp for the last one so will wait for the DLC. I have standard digital $45 tier but considering the fatter digital new digital pack or physical but spent too much recently so have to see if you can upgrade after the campaign. Reply +4
  • In Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire you have a mobile base of operations - a ship!

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 23/02/2017

    @SegaBlueSky Tyranny ran well enouhh on Intel HD4600 so you shouldn't need too high a spec.

    I need to finish off Tyranny before I can judge the ending I have heard many complaints about (almost done with it)
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  • The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ will no longer be a Switch launch title

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 22/02/2017

    Making a manual a launch day version only exclusive? This is getting silly... Reply +2
  • Call of Duty will "return to its roots" after Infinite Warfare sales disappoint

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 10/02/2017

    As someone with zero interest in the multiplayer side the setting for this game was the first time I have had any interest in a Call of Duty game. The same generic WW2/near modern sertings have little appeal to me but I anticipated there would be a backlash on this setting as soon as it was announced (if the multiplayer is poor too that is a fair criticism but a lot of the backlash was long hefore anyone knew that(.

    Played the single player demo and quite enjoyed it. Might eventually end up as the only Call if Suty I ever buy.

    FPS fans seem to be very set in their ways these days with their obsession with 'realistic' settings and only human enemies etc. I miss the days when we had a bit more variety with Doom 3, Half Life 2 and Far Cry competing (even if I hear the ninhuman element were annoying in the latter as bullet sponges). Sadly the multiplayer crowd is where the money is so most FPS focus that way now (the recent singleplayer only Wolfenstein games were a pleasant exception)
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  • Latest footage of crowd-funded Psychonauts 2, as it picks up publisher

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 06/02/2017

    Depending on Doublefine's own contribution this total isn't much more than the $13 million they supposedly turned down as not enough from Notch. Reply +1
  • Lego Dimensions gets Goonies, Lego City and Hermione in May

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 03/02/2017

    That is Sloth with the Goonies pack not Chunk. The figures look nice in that set but never bought into Dimensions. How much content do you actually get in the base game? I probably should have grabbed it to try when it was down to 30 quid last year... Reply 0
  • Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire announced

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 28/01/2017

    @mkreku I'd like to see the Fallout New Orleans rumours AS an isometric game ;) Always had a softer spot for Fallout 1 and 2 than the sequels. Never going to happen though.

    Also for anyone that cares the original Pillars in on sale on GOG and I think the Paradox Store at the moment (I think the latter will be a Steam key).
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  • Life of Black Tiger is the worst PS4 game we've ever played

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 26/01/2017

    I was quite sad when I saw the title of this appearibg everywhere. Reminded me of the old Capcom classic, Black Tiger which was one of my favourite arcade games as a kid. I suppose if they ever do a reimagining of the game they had better use the Japanese Black Dragon title so it doesn't get associated with this. (Not that a new Black Tiger is ever likely to be honest) Reply +4
  • Writing Lara Croft

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 17/01/2017

    It was mentioned a fair bit that she couldn't respond to early criticism because she hadn't been announced as writer yet. Why wasn't she? As far as I can see bar a tiny amount of exceptions most games do not sell on who the writer is so there appears to be no benefit for Squenix to have kept her role secret at the start.

    And like others I miss the idea of a Tomb Raider with big structures to explore and no more than a couple of human antagonists throughout the game. (Yeah, pretty much the first game only then it went all shooting at people in modern settings like Venice...)
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  • Atlus doesn't know whether the new Shin Megami Tensei for Nintendo Switch will head west

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 14/01/2017

    I'd like the 3DS part of the SMT 25th to be a decent remake of the first 2 games (if included would be great but much less likely) as an 'Origins' type oack and getting us an official English release of 2 finally. I would imagine they could slot pretty neatly into the Soul Hackers engine too. I would be happy to see a new title too but I think it is less likely that we would get 2 new mainline SMT games the same year... Reply +1
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 13/01/2017

    @Frosty840 I bought a few Ryuu ga gotoku (Yakiza) games in Korea that were Japanese only. They came with free books attached translating the story. Not an ideal method but interesting to see.

    As for SMT Switch it hasn't even formally been given a title so of course it isn't confirmed for the west yet. We haven't missed any SMT or subseries game for many years and even got TMS which was never going to sell well. Means I can wait for Switch to hit more sensible prices before buying my new SMT machine :)
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  • Yakuza 0 is a great way to get into Sega's outstanding series

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 12/01/2017

    @theincredibleaf I didn't play a lot of Sleeping Dogs but I would say the focus is very different. Sleeping Dogs covers a large part of HK? This is set in the redight/entertainment districts of 2 cities in Japan. As people have said story is at the forefront and ylu can just skip most of the optional content if you wish but if you want you can try and do all the sidequests (I usually make this a goal in a Yakuza playthrough), try to master whichever of many minigames take your fancy, master the colliseum (fighting tournament that I have never gone all the way through in previous games) wooing hostesses etc. I am not sure if Majima's side has any running of a club like you had in 2 and 4 or not but there is a lot of optional content in these games even if the square footage of the city areas aren't that big. If you want the Japanese gangster film atmosphere with a mix of drama and silliness that entails in a dark setting with characters who, although sometimes cliched, work well within the scenarios.
    You don't get freeform driving in these games like in SD really although 5 introduced driving elements (taxi driving and street racing) so there may be a minigame or two here too.

    Not sure if that helps you much but I tried :)
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  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 12/01/2017

    @Hellotherenow It is rare but there are the odd games where PEGI rate more leniently than the ESRB (even if it is usually the other way around) sych as the EDF games (which are PEGI 12s but ESRB Ms in recent years (not sure why though)). I don't see us getting a more censored version than the US these days but coyld be wrong. You also need to rememeber that the US has no rating between Teen and Mature so if you slip off teen you are in M territory. Japan rates things its own way so not comparing there. Is it confirmed to be a PEGI 12? I expected a 16.

    As for Yakuza 0, looking forward to gettig this in English for my PS4 (puts preannouncement Japanese PS3 copy back on the shelf...)
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  • How Amstrad Action changed my life

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 07/01/2017

    Desperately poor so bought second-hand, I can relate there. The "didn't even get a dishwasher until 1991" bit spoils that as most poor families never got a dishwasher or even had a space for one. Maybe the north/south divide talking here but it seemed an odd choice of justification.

    I liked the article overall though and remember the Balrog from Your Sinclair (I started with a second hand Vic20 then moved onto a second hand Spectrum 48K rubber keys...). I liked Crash and YS but Sinclair User was a bit crap.
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  • Platinum's Turtles game delisted from Steam, PSN and Xbox

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 04/01/2017

    (And that is from someone with no interest in this game) Reply +1
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 04/01/2017

    I still think (also woth music licensing for TV stuff) that the licensors need to force better deals where although they cannot release new games or ports after expiartion they can keep anything released during license on shelves 'perpetually' (with TV shows it should be a case of one a song is licensed for a scene it is part of that scene regardless of territory etc as long as theu don't change it) (I suppose the Japanese voice actor guilds is another one that needs the licensors to band together and force change)... Reply +2
  • Dragon Quest 11 gets new gameplay, continues to look lovely

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 19/12/2016

    @BlueThunderBlade I imagine that releasing all the recent spinoffs and the 3DS remakes are leading to an official announcement of this one (and an Edge interview with an Enix higher-up implies this too)

    Shame we missed out on X but being online focussed was the problem there as not popular enough for a subscription and possibly needs more serverside work than the likes of Monster Hunter to be able to be done for free. I don't even know how much single player content X has but there is a rough fan translation for PC for those that are curious (not got the game so bot checked it out personally but it is an unknown team of translators IIRC so...)
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