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  • Shadowrun: Hong Kong screenshots and trailer revealed

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 22/05/2015

    @Sousuke_Sagara Shadowrun Returns is small, less than 10 hours. Pretty linear and simplistic but a good primer. Dragonfall is bigger at over 20 hours to do all sidequests in 'one way' but still not the worst time offender in RPGs. Dragonfall foes have a lot of alternate 'choices'/'routes' if you want to exercise them. I really enjoyed Dragonfall DC. One of my favourite games of last year. I Kickstarted HK based on it so...

    Hope that helps with time worries.
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  • Nintendo "optimistic" on ending region locks, starting with NX

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 11/05/2015

    For all the love about Sony's PS3 backwards compatability (which is great BTW as an owner of a Korean system (Persona Arena and Joysound Karaoke being the main two intentionally protected games)) it is still region protected for PS1 (and PS2 if you have the right model) and of course DVD and BluRay. Even the facility for using old PS2 Singstar discs as free tracks for the PS3 version is region protected (tried it for my wife who is a karaoke but).

    I assume that is because of licensing agreements but surely it would be easier just to unlock the consoles saying you are matching the rest of the market and see which publishers want to conplain.

    I do hate region locking though as I had to go Japanese for my 360 and US for my 3DS to get access to the games I wanted to play.
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  • Project Cars races to pole position in UK chart

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 11/05/2015

    @grassyknoll Looking in my two local Game shops and not even seeing a copy on the shelves won't help impulse purchases. I don't know if they got some in and they sold or they didn't botger stocking any. Then again Game's new 3DS section is looking as tiny and spartan as the WiiU and Vita sections now. Is the 3DS doing that badly over here? Reply +2
  • The enduring appeal of Nintendo's StreetPass

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 11/05/2015

    Streetpass was very handy with Tokyo Game Show queues. Could not keep up with them. Probably missed thousands as I wanted to actually see the stands rather than hide in the corener on my 3DS all day but queues were fair game.

    On a side note one completely silly little thing that annoys me about streetpass is that we only get a selection of visual maps for regions. Yes, I can see the US or France maps but why can't I see my Brazil or Singapore or Russia maps? I would't mind if it was an optional download to get the 'missing' maps. As I said silly but it annoys bot me and my wife.
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  • Turok: Dinosaur Hunter to receive a PC re-release - rumour

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 08/05/2015

    Exhumed/Power Slave had 3 releases IIRC with the Saturn being the best version and the PC being the worst. All different designs if I remember Sadly a PC release will probably be based on the original PC release. The Saturn version was great though, especially as it had looked uninspiring in previews. Cleverly programmed too IIRC unlike a lot of lazy Daturn devs (cough, Doom!) Reply +1
  • The ace hunter: Bloodborne vs Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 04/05/2015

    @geeza2020 Every Monster Hunter teleased in the west bar the PSP and WiiU (a multiformat release with the 3DS which was a high selling platform by then) ones were on the best selling platforms, the PS2 and Wii Reply +2
  • Code Name: STEAM review

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 01/05/2015

    @meepmeep Only Xenoblade is New 3DS only. This game supports the second stick (and can do faster enemy turns apparently) of it but the camera is also controllable by abxy buttons, stylus or a circle pad pro (I think). Personally I just use the buttons. Reply +1
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 01/05/2015

    @redcrayon I was referring to Gamesconnoisseur with the third person shooter comparison not you. My post was a response to a mix of the preceding opinions and some of the reviews of the American release.

    I remember the old EA Space Hulk game, although I always viewed it as firstperson strategy rather than a shooter. Never did get around to trying out the original board game or the new PC version, although they both looked interesting (also never played the 3DO update or its later ports). If you have played it and really don't like it I fully respect your opinion. I dislike many 'popular' games and have affection for a few 'unpopular' ones too. I was more targetting the people who were on the fence purely because of it not being IS' usual style.

    Peredwyn's point about non fans enjoying it is an interesting one too. I have enjoyed various styles of strategy over the years (skipped the 8 but historical wargaming ones) from the likes of Chaos, Rebelstar Xcom and Robosport through the Japanese tactical RPGs and some of the RTS series.

    I agree that the setting is an unusual choice as was it releasing in the American market before Japan (similar date to us IIRC) but as you and Peredwyn say it is nice to see something more experimental come from a developer with two safe series in the genre already. And of course, Fire Emblem IF in the near future seems to be a sign that it hasn't got in the way of their main series either. It would be nice to see a new Wars title at some point though.

    But as said, I think the demo is a fair representation of the gameplay and should give people a good enough idea of whether they'd like it or not. And if you are a digital purchaser you are safer waiting for price drops than physical only people like myself.

    Ultimately the game has its niggles and you can end up abusing the saves a bit for trickier sections as mentioned in the reviews but I have enjoyed what I played of it overall.
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  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 01/05/2015

    Remembering what happened with certain Fire Emblem releases I wasn't risking not preordering I got the US version for my imported 3DS). I see a lot of people trying to compare it to IS most famous series, Fire Emblem and Advance Wars, whereas I think it is best to look at it as a completely different game but still by a well respected developer.

    I admit my backlog and finding the time to sit and concentrate has slowed my progress (only up to chapter 4 or 5) but I have enjoyed the game so far (pre patch too, but I never had a problem with the enemy turn time as it can be useful to watch them). The reinforcements have mainly been an encouragement not to dally rather than a major annoyance and I have cleared all maps so far of default enemies and hidden items without too much trouble.

    The lack of an overhead map is the point of the game not a weakness, just a necessary switching of play tactics. Comparing it a third person shooter is a bit stupid though. It is far more like Xcom or Valkyria. I bought it as a fan of FE and AW but knew it was going to play quite differently and I enjoyed the demo. I think an open mind is key. The art style could be divisive but it suits it well enough for me. I have no deep attachment to Golden Age comic style nor any partcularly dislike.

    I need to get back to it once I have caught up with finishing a few more games in my backlog.
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  • Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor revealed as Yooka-Laylee

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 30/04/2015

    @SpaceMonkey77 There was a Jumping Flash 2 worldwide release. There was a third Japanese only game too... Reply 0
  • Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty free on PS3, Vita for PS4 version owners

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 23/04/2015

    Is this showing for anyone else? I got the PSplus ps4 version on my download queue but the shop page (dual format)wants to charge me for the game. Reply 0
  • EA Humble Bundle offers Dragon Age and Dead Space 2

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 15/04/2015

    If it had the never reduced DLC of DA2 and ME2 I would have bitten but these things rarelty include that. Plenty of sales on console just never on PC (and only DA:O got a complete edition that I am aware of) Reply 0
  • Star Ocean 5 in development for PlayStation 4, PS3

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 14/04/2015

    Technically we got all 4 mainline games (missed SO1 on SNES but got enhanced PSP port). The only game we missed was the GBC Star Ocean Blue Sphere a direct sequel to 2. Reply +4
  • Code Name: STEAM update speeds up enemy turn times

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 09/04/2015

    Personally (in the first 4 chapters of the full US release) I did not think the turn speeds were too bad and that they are important as you need to see the opponents actions to see where they are. Not 100% sure but I think the speed in the full unpatched release was faster than what I remembered playing the demo. It is like the original Xcom games where seeing an enemy scoot across your line of sight is useful but thankfully not as bad turn times as that game had sometimes.. Reply 0
  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin's PC upgrade priced

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 02/04/2015

    I still want to know if buying the standalone dx11 version also offers you the dx9 layouts and enemy numbers as a choice... Reply 0
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 30/03/2015

    As well as the high pricing and someone who has not bothered to buy DS2 yet I have to ask if I bought the DX11 game would I get both versions of the game (from the perspective of the original game design and the new 'improved' version with extra enemies etc) as even if the newer design is 'better' it would be nice to play the original design too. Reply +5
  • PS Plus in April adds Dishonored and Never Alone

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 31/03/2015

    I keep thinking 'ooh' when I spot certain multiformat Psplus offerings then get disappointed when only the PS4 gets them... Never Alone joins Strider, Oddworld (which I seem to recall hearing will NOT be crossbuy...) and Valiant Hearts. In a lot of ways I think that despite PS4 getting less retail games their selection is better than PS3s where I always seem to already own (on one format or another) the retail stuff. Still generally worth the small monthly fee though to be fair. Reply +1
  • Sony cuts PlayStation TV UK price to 45

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 27/03/2015

    @michaelhamer Saw it at that price in Argos today Reply +1
  • Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition is now on Steamworks

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 27/03/2015

    @samharper I got this when it was newish and mouse and keyboarded it. Frim what I hear of Move the M+K is probably better. And the smoothness did help too ;)

    On a sidenote about time we got the DLC and I grabbed a PS3 gold edition for it and then discovered I had to complete the game again to play it...
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  • Making sense of Steam's refund policy

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 20/03/2015

    Reminds me of Game's old 10 day return policy which used to get horribly abused. The only viable way of doing this that I can see is an 'if you haven't downloaded clause'. But it is quite a different situation than a new phone contract or insurance policy etc that I assume are the law's main target. Reply 0
  • Nintendo's "kishōtenketsu" Mario level design philosophy explained

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 17/03/2015

    @iceytoa1 Because of the way Japanese works it would be more like 'ki-shou-ten-ketsu' Reply 0
  • Dragon Quest Heroes heads west as a PS4 exclusive

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 25/02/2015

    Seems a little odd to only release the PS4 versions unless their last few multiformat localisations sold better on PS4 than the huge PS3 market... Reply +1
  • Shadowrun: Hong Kong's Kickstarter concludes at $1.2m

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 18/02/2015

    @WezH They clearly state on their Kickstarter that the game was funded already and that the Kickstarter campaign was only for stretch goals really. Pretty transparent to me and explaining that they did use the profits of the previous games towards this but wanted to give fans a chance of a bigger development budget. You could always have treat it as $15 preorder with 3 free soundtracks as it is out pretty soon (I ended up only backing at that level as the higher level rewards were too geared towards Pen n Paper products which I'd never have time to make use of and PC died making me forget to move it up a little anyway) Reply +1
  • The revival of Suikoden 2

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 15/02/2015

    @TheGreenYamo @iamthelloyd @redcrayon If you hold down the PS button whilst in game you can manually deactivate all rear-touch controls which fixes the problem (it annoyed me for a while too until I figured it out) and I don't think the game has any actual need for the buttons either. Reply +1
  • The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth's upcoming Afterbirth DLC detailed

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 14/02/2015

    @kmetek Wrath of the Lamb is the DLC so you may have it already or you can just buy it (on Steam it is listed as DLC on the game page, if you have a DRM free Humble version or something it is a separate exe to the original) Reply 0
  • New D&D game Sword Coast Legends out on PC this year

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 13/02/2015

    @Ortikus Hadn't heard of that one. Looks interesting. I will check out the demo. Thanks. Reply +1
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 12/02/2015

    Hmm, D&D is a board game? (I know it has variants with boards but that is the minority of the pen and paper releases).

    On topic, I was just thinking it had been a while since we had a decent single player D&D computer game, although this doesn't quite fit tht descriptor.
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  • See the first in-game footage of Clock Tower's spiritual successor NightCry

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 04/02/2015

    @Plankton1975 Haunting Ground was more of a successor to Clock Tower 3 which was quite different in play from the earlier point and click Clock Towers (and I know 3 was a different team, not sure about 2...) Reply +2
  • Underworld Ascendant Kickstarter calls for $600K

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 04/02/2015

    @spamdangled I read it as saying that if you bought it on release it would cost more, 'backer discounted copy' included... $100 is for the first physical box option. Reply +1
  • Blizzard makes Warcraft 3 assets available in StarCraft 2

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 03/02/2015

    Sadly, along with the other fans of Warcraft, I think that the chances of another offical RTS game are minimal as WOW has sucked all the potential stories from the setting. This is why I dislike the whole existence of WOW ;) Reply +1
  • Woah Dave! review

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 16/01/2015

    @Mr.Spo I got it on the US 3DS sale for $1 (as I'd heard people talking about it) Not played it much yet, but seemd quite fun and potentially challenging from my quick blasts on it. (then of course it came free with PSPlus the next month, but not tried the Vita version) Reply +1
  • Star Citizen's Chris Roberts doffs hat to Elite: Dangerous

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 19/12/2014

    re- Star Citizen, one other factor (which is the sole reason I even cared about SC) is that it is going to have a mission based campaign mode (like a traditional Wing Commander/Starlancer/Freespace/X-Wing etc) that theoretically is coming out next year. Then you get the big open space game that everyone else has already described (but I'm not too interested in that part). I do agree that in a currently nich genre it is nicer to see more well received products than less, as it means we have a chance of the genre continuing to build up steam again. Reply +1
  • Syndicate spiritual successor Satellite Reign launches on Steam Early Access

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 13/12/2014

    @ShiftyGeezer The counterpart of in to is out of. Off of just sounds horrible to a British ear and is becoming more and more common with the massive amount of American media we consume. I know language is fluid but we can still complain about such phrases becoming too common ;) Reply 0
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 12/12/2014

    I don't like to pick on grammar, but "off of" should not be on a European site (at least without the article being from the American correspondent)...

    As for the game, I am curious, but hope it channels Syndicate more than Wars as it just didn't have the feel of the original...
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  • Yakuza 5 heads to Europe and North America in 2015

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 10/12/2014

    @Keeppassingcars 4 is on PSN, or if you areluck thegamecollection get the odd new copy in. 3 is going to be harder to support officially. Reply 0
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 08/12/2014

    @BBIAJ I went through my original discs of 1 & 2 on PCSX2 upscaled, a little ugly but playable enough (my PS2 was elsewhere). I don't know how well the HD games come out, i considered getting the Japanese copies now that they are cheap but they're not a priority. I still think they'd make a pretty obvious easy-cash option to just release digitally (and subbed only for continuity and licensing concerns).

    nectaris - As much as I'd like to see an English release of Ishin I see it as very unlikely as we never got Kenzan. Also releasing it takes time away from them catching up with the mainline games. If 5 sell amazingly (not going to happen really) then they have it as an option at least. (it uses the new engine like 5 and 0 so is a bit more technically proficient than the older games)
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  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 07/12/2014

    @FortysixterUK Ryu ga Gotoku 5 (Yakuza 5) (and Ishin and Kenzan) was only released in Japanese language in all Asian regions, but Korea, and I beleive China, got a free translation book affixed to the game to help them through it.

    I do think it is odd that they only put 4 and Dead Souls on PSN and skipped 3 though... Yakuza 1 & 2 HD seems an easy cash in for a PSN release too as they ahev translations already (and can get extra sales by being the first undub of Yakuza 1)

    @BBIAJ 1&2 HD got a physical release in Japan as well as the digital on PS3. The WiiU version might have been digital only though... (I haven't checked)
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  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 07/12/2014

    @barren_sky Nah, 5 had been out for ages on PS3 by the time the PS4 launched, the launch Yakuza was Ishin which is a historical spin-off, so more fall of the samurai era, and it was dual-format (I grabbed it on PS3 as it came out just before I left Korea for good). Yakuza games never sold hugely well here with each getting worse sales on the PS3 (even after the fuss about all the cuts in Y3 and subsequently Y4 coming out almost unscathed I beleive it sold worse. And Dead souls (they assumed zombies in the modern day was more marketable than historic Japanese eras that have an expectation of background knowledge would sell well, but it flopped badly, a combination of not being what Yakuza fans wanted and it not being the typical mainstream zombie game either). Hopefully the release of Y5 is going to be testing the water for a dual format release of Zero (perhaps physically), then at least we can continue with the mainline games. I don't expect to see Ishin released (which is why I purchased the Korean version rather than wait, whereas I gave 5 a long time to be announced beofre I plumped for the Korean version) really, its only chance would have been the PS4 launch (but as we got the PS4 before the game came out it became unlikely). I'd love to be proved wrong on Ishin, but I don't think 5 is going to sell wel enough to justify it unfortunately (especially digital only). Reply 0
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 06/12/2014

    @barren_sky The only PS4 Yakuza game was the multi-format Ishin, which is a historical spin-off and probably not considered so marketable (as they also skipped the PS3 launch spin-off Kenzan), especially after the I one spin-off we did get, Dead Souls, apparebtly sold very poorly. I would have liked to have seen it released though as they had the bare launch period for PS4 and userbase fallback of PS3 for the same localisation costs.

    @Old_Books I would try to play in order if possible although each game usually has a background story recap option if necessary.

    Personally I really hope we get a disc release but if not I will support the release if it is sensibly priced deapite having the Korean version in Japanese already.
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  • Bloodborne delayed by a month

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 12/11/2014

    Even though I still haven't got around to playing my Souls games properly this does like one of the exclusives most likely to tempt me to actually get a PS4... Reply +2
  • After Burner 2, Fantasy Zone, OutRun and more remastered for Nintendo 3DS

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 04/11/2014

    Finally, been wondering why the second batch has taken so long to announce for localisation. Will be going for the arcade games for sure. I'd even double-dip if they released a compilation cart. Still seems an over-long wait for already translated titles though... Reply 0
  • Persona 4 Arena Ultimax heads to Europe in November

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 21/10/2014

    If it is like the US copy which I ended up getting in the end those of you planning to wait to buy it may want to see if the extra DLC characters are free for the first week and download them in advance. I haven't had a chance to play it yet but as soon as I saw the cards were coming here my preorder had already shipped. Gained a Teddy bopper out of it for my SMT collection. Reply 0
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 20/09/2014

    @mitchjay1992 They need to announce the pack with cards etc before the US release date as I would much prefer a UK copy (in case I want to buy DLC ever) and I don't even mind the delay. Until then, despite common sense saying they should release the other half of the cards I remain cautious. Not buying it twice though after being forced to buy the Korean version if the last game (whise existence defeated the point if the whole region locking debacle being blamed on risk of US reverse importing anyway as had same content as US game at similar price and runs on JP region consoles...) Reply 0
  • PlayStation Network returns online after worldwide connection issues

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 02/10/2014

    Seems to have fixed itself already (for last 30 minutes or so...) Reply +2
  • Jason Rohrer's next game requires you to play for real money

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 30/09/2014

    @Drygore We are pretty much forced to have landlines to get internet though which is annoying after returning from three years in South Korea where my flat just had an internet connection (no ripoff line rental bill to BT or whoever...(I am not sure what the situation is with cable here as I have never lived in a cabled up area)) Reply +3
  • Yakuza 0 debut trailer reveals 1988 Kamurocho, new haircuts

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 19/09/2014

    @Retroid But that is pretty much the same as what they did, they localised what was easiest to translate (a bit more effort in Yakuza 4 than 3 with less stuff missing) and released them. You could say that they could save time removing a lot of the bonus stuff but after the moaning they got for removing stuff from Y3 I doubt that would appeal to them. I gather that Dead souls didn't get as good a reception as the mainline games did AND sold as poorly (not seen actual figures). I don't think many of the games sold well at full price which is when they tend to care most about sales figures. You'll also note that none of the PS3 titles are avilable digitally either so they are quite hard to come by now, bar the odd lucky second-hand find.

    And there is a lot of text in the games to translate and 'localise' effectively as a lot of it is very regional and it does need more effort than just trying to directly translate the text. As I mentioned it isn't the easiest game series to understand in Japanese when you speak it reasonably either ;) I imagine they got worse sales in the US too due to the subtitle fear Imentioned above (and noone cares about European sales, we're irrelvant)
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  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 19/09/2014

    @Retroid and others. Arguing that subtitled only is fine seems a bit odd as that is how we got every game since the first anyway and assumedly sales did not balance up. I do wonder how much the general hatred of non-dubbed stuff on the US contributes here... I did halfheartedly wonder how possible a DLC translation patch for Japanese copy would be the other day too though. I have all the games but even knowing some Japanes they are not the easieat to fight through if you want to understand everything. I do want to see them all im English though as surely they can find a way to make at least the mainline games sell a bit better... As for China getting a full localisation it must mean they are seing well enough there, see also Falcom RPGs with huge wordcounts to translate. Interestingly in Korea they get the Japanese Yakuza game discs with a physical translation guide free with the title. I have thia version for 5 and Ishin. Pretty much simultaneous releases too. Reply 0
  • Japan's slumbering giants awake at Tokyo Game Show

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 19/09/2014

    I was going to roll my eyes at the description of the Oneechanbara stand then I clicked the link and agree that it was a lot more OTT than even I expected (as a previous attendee of two TGS's) so their comment is fair... Last show was too mobile focussed for my liking although got some cool swag nonetheless, but the 2008 show was more gamey for my liking (even if Gree had started to encroach even then). Reply +2
  • Final Fantasy 13 series is coming to PC

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 19/09/2014

    @LordanSS I assume you have the Asian release with only Japanese audio and English subs as I just checked the UK version and there is no option that I can see (and I would assume that yours doesn't have the English dub at all either so no dual-audio versions released). Unfortunately it looks like Square are trying to keep the PC version English only in Europe and the Japanese audio tick is for running it in Asia (seems easier to me make it an optional download like they did with Lightning Returns in the west but that would just be sensible...) Reply 0
  • The Great Ace Attorney gets a debut trailer

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 19/09/2014

    @Binba442 After the Sekoku (closed borders period) was forced to an end by the black ships of Commodore Perry Japan did send scholars around the world to try and learn as much as possible so they could catch up after their mostly isolationist period of several hundred years (a few Dutch were allowed to live on Dejima in Nagasaki during this time so incoming western info was filtered through Dutch interests) and to be prepared for potential invasion attempts from the western powers. So there should have been a small number of Japanese people floating around tge countries at the time. Hope this short phone-typed snippet helps. Reply +1