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  • Final Fantasy 15 review

  • SegaBlueSky 28/11/2016

    @HotCoffee While I agree that after 10 years they really, REALLY should have nailed it, the phrase 'It's just writing' really doesn't do justice to how tough writing a good story can be. Reply +100
  • SegaBlueSky 28/11/2016

    Very interesting review, get the feeling there will be a lot of debate about this game following launch. I'm still interested enough in the core group of characters to want to find out what happens to them, but it's a shame to know that the world at large struggles to keep up with that.

    On the basis of this review too, I've got to wonder once again whether FFXV can ever possibly hope to recoup the astronomical costs that have gone into developing and promoting it.

    EDIT: Looking at other reviews too, it seems there's a big split between those that are lifelong FF fans (like Aoife) and those that aren't. I'm someone who hasn't enjoyed any main FF game since IX (apart from XI and XIV), so really not sure which side I'm going to end up on. We shall see!
    Reply +36
  • No Man's Sky studio breaks silence, announces base building and more in huge Foundation update

  • SegaBlueSky 28/11/2016

    @papalazar0u It applies to all modes, but in creative you have unlimited resources and start off near a base 'hub' so you can get started right away. In regular mode you have to go find a suitable spot and build up everything from scratch, managing your resources etc. In survival mode it sounds like it's going to be very difficult to build up a base, but haven't tried that yet. Reply +2
  • SegaBlueSky 28/11/2016

    I'd kinda gone into hiding from the internet to avoid Black Friday over the weekend so was really surprised when I booted up the PS4 on Sunday and saw an update for NMS appear. Spent a good few hours trying out the new features and been pretty impressed so far - genuinely adds a lot to the game. If this is a foundation as they claim, then the future looks a lot brighter for this game. That doesn't erase the things they did very, very wrong of course but glad to see they haven't given in to the incredible levels of criticism and are trying to make NMS a good game. Reply +1
  • Titanfall 2, Gears 4 price plunge at HMV on Black Friday

  • SegaBlueSky 22/11/2016

    Would love to try this at some point - it's been a long time since I properly enjoyed an FPS. But just too many other things to play right now. Reply 0
  • Rollercoaster Tycoon World review

  • SegaBlueSky 22/11/2016

    Very well-written review - obviously very negative but still managing to be objective, honest and fair.

    That aside, what a shameful game. Hope Planet Coaster and Parkitect gets the success they deserve.
    Reply +7
  • Pokémon Sun and Moon review

  • SegaBlueSky 15/11/2016

    And now the true battle begins...convincing one of my relatives to buy me a 3DS for Christmas... Reply -3
  • Dishonored 2 launch sales down 38% on Dishonored

  • SegaBlueSky 14/11/2016

    Always thought it was a bit weird that a company whose games I've always considered some of the most overrated in the games industry took such action to prevent their games from being rated at all. I enjoyed the first Dishonoured more than the Elder Scrolls or Fallout but honestly forgot this was releasing in November. Don't like seeing games fail but after their statement about review code I just can't support Bethesda as a company. Reply +4
  • Can The Last Guardian live up to expectations?

  • SegaBlueSky 10/11/2016

    Some of the best games I've ever played have been patchy in one way or another, whether it be graphics or controls. That's not what I buy games for. I buy games for the best experiences, stories and concepts. Based on Ico and SotC, I think I'm gonna be very happy with The Last Guardian. Reply +4
  • The Last Guardian is getting PS4 Pro support

  • SegaBlueSky 10/11/2016

    Aw man, between this and FFXV it's starting to sway me into wanting a PS Pro. Either way I just can't wait to play this game at long last. Very excited. Reply +2
  • Trackmania Turbo gets free VR update on PS4, Oculus and Vive

  • SegaBlueSky 08/11/2016

    Aw man, I really need to buy PSVR soon. Very cool they've added this, would love to give it a try! Reply +3
  • Mass Effect Andromeda ditches character classes, but lets you respec

  • SegaBlueSky 08/11/2016

    Expecting a very polarizing response to this game when it finally arrives, but so far everything is looking pretty good to me (and I was VERY skeptical up until now). The dialogue being less good cop/bad cop is a huge plus in my book. Romance options are fun but nice to know that if you're not that bothered then you don't have to get bogged down by it.

    The class system stuff I'm a little less sure about - in some ways it sounds like a plus - the multiplayer mode in Mass Effect 3 was superb and it really made me better at creating builds for Shepard - but I found myself wanting to play way more styles than I possibly had time to do, resulting in many unfinished games and restarts. So it's nice to know on one hand that with the main character I can go between styles at key points if I want to. BUT - I wonder how that will affect the multiplayer, as part of what made that so fun was the sheer variety in the characters and builds.

    All in all though, I'm really very excited now. Would love to see some kind of VR implementation for the PS4 version, mind.
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  • Farewell to DriveClub, the PS4 launch disaster that became a racing great

  • SegaBlueSky 03/11/2016

    At it's completion, Driveclub is one of the best driving games I've ever played. The only niggle I had was that I really would have loved local multiplayer, but still. Really hope the guys at Evolution move on to even bigger and better things at Codemasters. Reply +4
  • Sega just teased a new Daytona USA for the arcade

  • SegaBlueSky 02/11/2016

    Yeaaaaah! I'm going to be so upset if this doesn't release on consoles eventually. Hope this is a sign of things to come from Sega...too many classic franchises that have been gone for way too long. Reply +3
  • Owlboy review

  • SegaBlueSky 01/11/2016

    Never even heard of this before but looks right up my street. Console release please! Reply 0
  • 'It was a good spot we ended up in. But it was messy getting there'

  • SegaBlueSky 01/11/2016

    Really wanted to love this game but just felt dated and repetitive to me, sadly. Still good, just not great. Reply -3
  • Cuphead delayed until mid next year

  • SegaBlueSky 12/10/2016

    Glad they're taking the time to make sure they make the best game possible. If they improve the platforming sections sufficiently then this could be a real gem of a game! Reply +3
  • Batman: Arkham VR review

  • SegaBlueSky 06/10/2016

    @Aj64 Maybe so, but that's how much they cost in 3D.

    And heck, go for an average night out in a major town/city and you'll easily pay £4-5 per drink or more. One round for me, my wife and even one other couple would usually cost £20+.

    I'm happy to pay for relatively short-term bursts of entertainment if they're good enough. Many films aren't, many games aren't. But some definitely are and Batman VR looks like a lot of fun, albeit a brief experience. At least I can replay it for free afterwards, whereas another movie or round of drinks just keeps adding up...
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  • SegaBlueSky 06/10/2016

    @Aj64 Personally, I'd pay £15 for this over the £15 I paid for my Suicide Squad cinema ticket any day. Reply +74
  • No Man's Sky subreddit shut down, community erupts

  • SegaBlueSky 05/10/2016

    @jonbwfc That's true, but regardless of how the gaming public at large is reacting, you can't deny they haven't been forthcoming enough with their communications. There's no easy fix but personally I think their silence is hurting them further.

    Like I say, I'm a fan of the game and I'd love to see NMS expanded and Hello Games continue to make games. I also think there are numerous problems with the mentality of the gaming public, not just with NMS but as a whole. Regardless, their radio silence has contributed to this rabid response.
    Reply +3
  • SegaBlueSky 05/10/2016

    @Blastiel Wow, interesting. Is this a common issue? Hadn't heard it before and thankfully not happened to me or anyone else I know with the game yet. Hopefully it'll get patched and at least become playable for you again, though I understand that's probably not much consolation. Reply +1
  • SegaBlueSky 05/10/2016

    @Blastiel Not functional? You may well despise the game but it does "work". Mis-selling is a different argument, but nonfunctional? Game booted up last time I checked. Reply +26
  • SegaBlueSky 05/10/2016

    Good grief, it just keeps getting worse. I still enjoy NMS, but Hello Games really, really need to come out of hiding. Reply +78
  • An overview of the places and faces in Torment: Tides of Numenera

  • SegaBlueSky 05/10/2016

    Ooh, didn't know console versions had been confirmed for this, that's awesome. Really love the art direction on show here, very tempted to pick this up when it's out! Reply +4
  • PlayStation Plus October freebies include Resident Evil and Transformers: Devastation

  • SegaBlueSky 29/09/2016

    Brilliant month - this is more like it! Very excited to try Transformers especially, but happy to go back and play Resident Evil again too :) Reply +2
  • inXile announces Wasteland 3 - and it's got multiplayer

  • SegaBlueSky 28/09/2016

    Never heard of the series before, but it sure sounds interesting and those screens are just gorgeous, really liking the look of that art direction. Reply +5
  • Rez Infinite: VR's first and best?

  • SegaBlueSky 28/09/2016

    Aw man, this really makes me want to buy a PSVR. Love Rez. Some other good looking games on the way too like RIGS and Battlezone. Promising start for VR on PlayStation for sure. Reply +2
  • Hacking cars and 3D-printing weapons in 30 minutes of Watch Dogs 2 gameplay

  • SegaBlueSky 23/09/2016

    Not sure what it is about Watch Dogs but I'm just not quite getting the appeal of it. I should like it, but everything I see of it just leaves me cold. It looks incredibly well-constructed though. Reply +3
  • Death Stranding is an action game with an open world

  • SegaBlueSky 13/09/2016

    Cool, interesting that it might be using the Dreams engine. Have to admit I'd much rather a survival horror, and 'open world' doesn't get me particularly excited, but Del Toro's involvement has me interested either way. Reply +1
  • The Last Guardian delayed again

  • SegaBlueSky 12/09/2016

    @Nintendo64 But I've already got it on...ah hell, who am I kidding, I'd happily buy it again... Reply +1
  • SegaBlueSky 12/09/2016

    Balls. That does make PSVR a little more tempting now, though. Originally didn't pre-order as I figured I'd be too busy with The Last Guardian and Final Fantasy XV...

    At least we're still getting it this year. Christmas sorted!
    Reply +2
  • Apple accidentally announces iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus via own website

  • SegaBlueSky 07/09/2016

    Urgh, not really happy with them dropping the headphone port. My 6S will still last me another couple of years I reckon, so if I end up switching to wireless headphones in that time then I guess I'll consider it. Once upon a time this would have had me fuming, but I find myself caring less and less about what smartphone I'm using as time goes on. They all do broadly the same thing so I'll just judge the state of things when I feel like I need a new phone. Reply +7
  • Life after console generations has one big upside

  • SegaBlueSky 07/09/2016

    I'm still a console gamer at heart. I do feel a bit conflicted about the more frequent hardware updates that seem to be taking hold, but for me there's one important distinction between console and PC, and that's still accessibility. When my last gaming PC went out of date, I hated constantly having to check the minimum specs, playing around with settings for ages, and the headache of getting advice on what components to buy from my more tech-savvy friends, and then waiting for one of them to be able to help me install it all, then troubleshooting when something went wrong or performance wasn't up to my hopes/expectations. I love being able to just plug n' play, but on a level with more scope and ambition than a more casual device like a tablet or smartphone. Consoles will always be my preferred solution, even if I have to deal with inferior graphical performance.

    I do agree with the article though in that I'll be very glad of a solution that lets me keep my old games for longer and make visiting my back catalogue easier. It may bring consoles closer to PCs and kickstart a debate, but it's a line I'm quite happy to see blurred, I think. I've still got an embarrassingly big stack of games on PS3 that I haven't even touched yet so I'm very jealous of the Xbox One's backwards compatibility, too.
    Reply +4
  • PS4 Neo: reveal, games, specs, rumoured release date and everything we know

  • SegaBlueSky 06/09/2016

    Well, should be interesting on Wednesday then, looking forward to finally seeing what's going to happen. Still undecided on the Neo at the upgrade in performance would be nice but I'd also like to get PSVR and then I might have to consider a 4K TV as well, which all adds up to what will likely be at least a grand, which is then straying into gaming PC territory. The TV is optional I guess but seems daft to buy a new console that boasts 4K (though I'm a little skeptical about this) only to not enjoy the full range of benefits. Reply 0
  • This Steam Greenlight game Islands is going to be amazing

  • SegaBlueSky 06/09/2016

    @BumpkinRich That's the problem with a lot of games journalism (and, well, probably public perception) these days, there's a lot of hyperbole and as an audience we hang on every word and pick it to bits.

    Personally I'd rather hear about interesting, unknown, smaller games. I'd like to be hyped up to get excited about things. But you need to be able to cut through the fluff and figure some things out on your own.
    Reply +1
  • Cool-looking Tokyo 42 coming to PS4 and Xbox One as well as PC in 2017

  • SegaBlueSky 06/09/2016

    Have been following this for a while, really glad to see it's getting a console release as well now! Looks very cool. Reply +1
  • Nintendo has a stellar new Galaxy 3DS design

  • SegaBlueSky 30/08/2016

    Wow, that really looks horrible. And did it really need a video with Reggie in it? Hope so much that Ninty are just saving all their newsworthy stuff for one gigantic blowout when the NX is announced...maybe? Reply +1
  • Watch: The toughest decisions that made no difference whatsoever

  • SegaBlueSky 30/08/2016

    How come the video is tagged with Mass Effect and features a pic of Shepard, only to then not actually feature Mass Effect in the actual list? I mean, it gets a brief mention in one of the opening lines, but not as an actual entry in the list. Oh well. Reply 0
  • It looks like you can glitch Pokémon Go gyms using eggs

  • SegaBlueSky 15/08/2016

    @nagi Well, not everyone reads Reddit though... Reply +5
  • SegaBlueSky 15/08/2016

    Whoops. Egg on their faces, eh? Reply 0
  • No Man's Sky review

  • SegaBlueSky 12/08/2016

    Kinda surprised to see a 'recommended' since it's such a polarizing game, but a fair review regardless. It isn't perfect by any stretch but I'm really enjoying NMS so far, think it's one of those games where you could probably come back and review it again 12 months later to evaluate the post-release support, a bit like Driveclub. Reply +12
  • No Man's Sky has a game-breaking exploit which is letting users farm rarest items

  • SegaBlueSky 12/08/2016

    @spekkeh Because of the reasons I said. Disagree all you like, but you say 'why' like I didn't explain myself.

    Consumer rights!? I don't see how a consumer has a 'right' to circumvent the basic mechanics of a game through a glitch. Consumer unfriendly to not have cheats? If you've not got the patience to play NMS the way it's meant to be played, then sorry fella, you should play another game. There's lots to choose from. And wastes your time? It's entertainment - every form of entertainment is designed to take up your time. If you think it 'wastes' it then again, choose one of the other hundreds of games out there.

    I would have no problem with this whatsoever if it was indeed a cheat, included intentionally by the developer. Because then it's their choice. But this is an exploit and, sorry, contrary to most opinions here I think that it's a bad thing to actively encourage it. Disagree all you like, that's fine. We're obviously fundamentally different kinds of gamers. But to label it as a 'consumer right' is bizarre.
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  • SegaBlueSky 11/08/2016

    @George-Roper This is absolutely nothing to do with the quality of NMS...if you don't like it then fine! If I thought it was a terrible game my point would still stand.

    It is interesting how those that really, intensely dislike NMS really feel the need to call it out. There are plenty of other massively popular games I can't stand, but I don't think I've ever felt the need to berate them or the people that play them.
    Reply +14
  • SegaBlueSky 11/08/2016

    @rep- I agree, but please see my explanation above - I didn't see it as a 'spoiler' exactly. Just thought it was a shame to -arguably- 'promote' an exploit - not by reporting on it, but by detailing the method for those that would like to do so. There is an argument for both sides and I respect it, just offered my two cents is all. As you can see I was downvoted into the abyss haha, so clearly not a popular opinion. Them's the breaks, I'll get over it ;) Reply +2
  • SegaBlueSky 11/08/2016

    @tomphillipsEG Thanks for the reply Tom and I appreciate the answer. TBH I was less bothered by the reporting of the exploit itself (like you say, that's your job!) as the actual method. I don't feel like anything has been spoiled for me or anything as naturally I won't be using it. Think it's just the combination of controversies around the game at the moment, it's just a shame, is all. Anyways thanks again for replying! Reply +4
  • SegaBlueSky 11/08/2016

    @Puppaz Very true. TBH I'm kinda glad that there's no multiplayer of any sort (at the moment at least), I'm enjoying the isolation of it all! Reply +2
  • SegaBlueSky 11/08/2016

    @Crosshash That's not what I meant - do you see me complaining at articles about the multiplayer debacle? No. Criticize the game all you want for all I care, but this is almost...I dunno, 'unsportsmanlike' I guess? Just my opinion, but your cynicism is misplaced. Reply +14
  • SegaBlueSky 11/08/2016

    Really wish you guys didn't explain how to actually do it in the article - I know anyone that wants to do it could just Google it, but it's a shame to see a respected website like EG go against the spirit of a game like this and effectively advertising the fact. At the end of the day you can do what you want of course, but personally it's a bit disappointing to see. Reply -16
  • No Man's Sky limited edition has online play icon hidden under sticker

  • SegaBlueSky 11/08/2016

    @bigmalky Hope you don't get voted down as those are very valid points of feedback. The trouble is that people, as they are prone to do, approach criticism in different ways. Then you get reactionary defenses, and it all snowballs into this horrible hype monster that just makes everyone look like a horde of whiny fanatics. You made your criticisms fairly and objectively, nothing wrong with that, even if someone happens to disagree with it. Reply +2
  • No Man's Sky inventory space: how to increase ship inventory slots, upgrade suit inventory space

  • SegaBlueSky 11/08/2016

    Some great tips here! IIRC I think Sean mentioned that they were going to look at inventory space again at some point which would be mighty handy. Always been a bit of an item hoarder in games so the limits are really testing me haha, never sure which things to get rid of and which to keep. Having some kind of mass storage option at space stations could be another option I guess? Reply +2