Skirlasvoud Comments

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  • Geralt's beard grows as you play Witcher 3

  • Skirlasvoud 24/03/2015

    @Shadders

    Probably the team that asked for the release date to be extended is hard at work to finish their side of the product,
    and there's the other teams that have nothing more to do and they're now adding extras out of boredom.

    Company like EA would simply shuffle their development teams around the place if they had free time. CDProject is so invested in a single game that they keep everyone on it until the end.
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  • Sid Meier's Starships review

  • Skirlasvoud 15/03/2015

    @Lamb

    It's not a bad or a horrible game... that's all I have to say about it. Not an avoid, but certainly not a recommend either.

    I could have gone without. Coming from Sid Meier however, definitely disappointing. He can do better.
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  • Skirlasvoud 12/03/2015

    @Lamb

    - The game is 11 pounds.
    - None of the earlier PR is there. Quickbuck Turnaround games from big studios are produced with more Fanfare.
    - Beyond is the one disappointing exception in a long line of excellent games that receive generous expansions afterwards.
    - He's Sid Meier, not Peter Monyleux (for now).

    I'm more cautious than TarickStoneFire and I definitely shared some of your earlier cynisism, but come on. The pattern just isn't there.

    I know where you're coming from, but I'm going to buy this later this week. If it sucks, I'll be the first to let you know and nag.
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  • Skirlasvoud 12/03/2015

    @riceNpea
    ironically astronauts are the best of us. It's the scumbags still on Earth that are the problem.
    Nope, still just human.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisa_Nowak
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  • Skirlasvoud 12/03/2015

    I knew this one was coming out soon, but this one caught me completely by surprise.

    I'm impressed. I thought that this was going to be a lot like Beyond Earth. A game with heavy fanfare, big promises, allusions to legendary game of a bygone age. What I found in BE is a bland, somewhat forgettable game that couldn't live up to Civ5.

    This time Sid Meier sneaks in, drops this 11 pound parcel in my lap, yells surprise and when I unpack it I'll probably find a perfectly playable bite sized side-project that works wonderfully even without the whistles and bells.


    I had my reservations about this one after learning my lessons with BE and wanted to treat Starships the same way, but it reads like team Sid whipped this one out with none of the gravity and fanfare that made BE such a disappointment, but with the kind of jovial lightheartedness that makes for a perfectly compact hit.

    So yeah! I'll pass up on dinner but I'm up for a snack. No expectations. Hit me Sid!
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  • Shards, side-quests and DLC: a mini-Inquisition with the boss of Dragon Age

  • Skirlasvoud 13/03/2015

    But they want them all because they're there. It's almost like a compulsive need. It's almost like 'Doctor, it hurts when I do this'. So don't do this!"
    I'm kinda enjoying the side-quests, but no, sorry: That excuse doesn't quite fly with me. You're here to sell us a product. We desire that product for a specific aspect. It's your task to stick to that aspect and invest as much time and effort as possible in it to make the product the best it could be to us.

    "Here's the Mercedes Benz you bought. Also, here's a lifetime supply of donuts, to make sure you get the value for the amount you paid. If you don't like donuts, simply choose not to eat them."

    I'll eat the damned donuts/side-quests because I want my money's worth, but now I wonder what Dragon Age: Inquisition could have been if they had reinvested the time spend on side-quests on what actually mattered.
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  • Final Fantasy 15's demo gives us new hope for the series

  • Skirlasvoud 08/03/2015

    but that fear melted away when I realised that I was having fun not doing very much at all; just looking, fighting, jumping (there's a dedicated jump button now), simply existing in the world.
    Whow! The ability to just look, fight and jump around the world! A dedicated jump button! My God!

    We haven't been able to do that since... the entire Assassin's Creed series, the Far Cry series, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Watch Dogs! The elder Scrolls Series. Shadows of Mordor. Raven's Cry. World of Warcraft. Guild Wars. Every other open-world game in existence! The latest of which came out... just last month.

    ..... Wait, why is this article excited for Final Fantasy 15 again?
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  • The Witcher 3 was going to include ice-skating - but it was cut

  • Skirlasvoud 07/03/2015

    You were going to ice-skate and fight, and you could slice heads and the blood goes on the ice and it's beautiful.
    Yes, but what would Brian Boitano do?
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  • Video: Games that remember when you die

  • Skirlasvoud 06/03/2015

    Watched with the sound off (at work), but the video definitely peaked my interest in Massive Chalice around the 4:19 mark. Looks sweet.

    ... And this is why I approve of Video articles.
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  • Video: Games that made us feel like terrible people

  • Skirlasvoud 04/03/2015

    Wait, Johnny? From Gamespot? He's with "us" now? Great news! Loved him over at Gamespot! Reply +1
  • Homeworld Remastered review

  • Skirlasvoud 04/03/2015

    @Ionz0r

    Sins and Homeworld are in completely different genres.

    Sins is a 4x empire building game in space.
    Homeworld is an RTS in space.

    Sins is set across entire star system has a focus on capturing worlds, developing planets, creating a trade, resource, civilian and military infrastructure, supporting a standing fleet and sending it out to defend chokepoints and attacking enemy borders. Combat is simpler than in Homeworld. Send fleets to the same gravity well and they can pretty much duke it out on a 2D field by themselves. Only the consistency, numbers, amount of tech researched and the experience points/levels of the capital ships matter. The Empire aspect is as important as the fleet battle aspect. If you lose an engagement, a strong empire can simply rebuild their fleet in a matter of minutes.

    Homeworld focusses completely on a single fleet and is set completely within a single location per battle, rather than entire galaxies. The location is in 3D and how you position and use individual units is critical to the entire fight, right down to targeting specific components on enemy cruisers. If you leave your units to fight by themselves, they'll lose to strategy. Even though Sins battles can be larger and impressive on a matter of scale, they are a bit statistical. Conversely, it's details that are sweetest in homeworld. In Sins, the main battery of a capital ship just adds to the swirling chaos. In Homeworld, it's awesome to see the broadside of a destroyer and the impact is meaty. If you lose your fleet, it's over and you need to run a new game.


    It's a choice between being fleet commander (Homeworld) or Emperor of the Universe (Sins)
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  • WOW: player reaches level 90 as neither Horde nor Alliance

  • Skirlasvoud 04/03/2015

    Switzerland should make him into an honorary citizen to recognize the achievement.

    (I thought someone already made the remark. Can't find it though...)
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  • Knights of Pen & Paper 2 gets a release date

  • Skirlasvoud 02/03/2015

    You play a bunch of people playing as a group of fantasy heroes - a game within a game. That allows plenty of tongue-in-cheek pokes at the RPG genre.
    I instantly think back to South Park: Stick of truth with that description, but I'd love to check this one out as well.
    I didn't even own a smartphone back when the original was released. Happy to see it coming to PC.
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  • Dracula unbound: The story behind the first 18 certificated video game

  • Skirlasvoud 01/03/2015

    "I remember they dressed in Victorian Garb..."

    Sounds like they dressed up for the occasion of reviewing a Dracula game.

    Wonderful insight, actually pushing for an 18 rating, but having the media and public perception actually hurt their efforts more than it helps. I might be naive, but it's so hard to tell these days if games actually want their higher age rating. Hatred certainly does, but for others its a tightrope act of availability vs PR; the effects of wich this article showcases well.
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  • Riot boss regrets reaction to League of Legends SpectateFaker case

  • Skirlasvoud 28/02/2015

    @Zaiz

    I was with you from dislike of e-sports to sports not being amateur pastimes anymore, until you started making assumptions about the type of people who play games.
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  • Fable Legends is free-to-play

  • Skirlasvoud 26/02/2015

    Fable was never that great to begin with. This just drives the nails in. Reply +14
  • Video: The Best Sex I've Ever Had (In Games)

  • Skirlasvoud 23/02/2015

    I'm still unsure what this article defines as sex done well.

    Is it when it has a lot of humor in it and it doesn't take it too seriously?
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  • Troll deletes 11-year-old's Destiny characters

  • Skirlasvoud 23/02/2015

    "Now we're trying to sort through the post-viral emotions of people hating on Henry, calling me a bad parent for letting him play this game, that we're stupid..."
    Good job Internet. Surely any victim needs to be taught an extra harsh lesson by a follow up beating.
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  • Sexy housekeeper sim Sunset debuts gameplay in new trailer

  • Skirlasvoud 21/02/2015

    Alright! Housekeeper Sim!

    *Leaves dishes in the sink and floor un-vacuumed to check out where to pre-order*
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  • Darkest Dungeon might not be fun, but it is fascinating

  • Skirlasvoud 16/02/2015

    Good article and sums up my own feelings after seeing playthroughs as well. Love the atmosphere but, I'm not at all sure how long it will carry the game foreward.

    Then again, did hack and slash games Diablo do anything more just dumping conveyor belts of enemies on your hero?

    I'm sure I'm going to love Darkest Dungeon, simply on merit of finding loot and leveling up alone, just like I have many of the hack and slash games that came before it. All I need to do now is hope it will be better than that and truly distinguish itself.
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  • Raven's Cry review

  • Skirlasvoud 13/02/2015



    Eurogamer? Japan called. They want their flag back.
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  • Law & Order airs episode dedicated to harassment of women in gaming

  • Skirlasvoud 12/02/2015

    Whow, I've been watching old episodes of Law & Order in my home country and I loved those.

    Does Law & Order really take that much of a nosedive later on?
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  • Eurogamer has dropped review scores

  • Skirlasvoud 12/02/2015

    @Stuvok

    Because that is Eurogamer's opinion. That is the identity and the taste of the people running the site.

    I agree, Bayonetta 2 rocked. And I think Grown Home is more essential than Sunless Sea.

    However, there's no arguing recommendation and opinion. The best you can do is read the review to find out why and wonder if your taste is the same as Eurogamer's.
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  • Skirlasvoud 12/02/2015

    Why are the comments down much more flavored against the new scoring system then those up? It seems that people who reguraly visit Eurogamer are fine with the change and those that do sporadically are against it. Interesting...

    EDIT: Thousandth!
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  • Skirlasvoud 11/02/2015

    @CptBritannica

    I'd like to think that taking the time to do research is instrumental in being a good consumer. Going in blindly is almost as bad as relying on review scores and if you can't be arsed to research than you're taking the responsibility of possible disappointment yourself and not the developer or the media.
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  • Skirlasvoud 11/02/2015

    I'm just commenting now because I feel that this article should get more than a 1000 comments.

    I think they need a pro and con box to make it known what is exactly good about the game, or bad.
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  • Skirlasvoud 10/02/2015





    A new chapter in Eurogamer history starts.

    Let's see metacritic "weighted average" them apples.
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  • The God who Peter Molyneux forgot

  • Skirlasvoud 11/02/2015

    I always saw Monyleux as a kind-hearted, passionate individual simply had some difficulty reigning himself in. I have an uncle like that. Tall stories the size of skyscrapers. Take with pinch of salt and behind all the bluster is a likable individual who means well.

    After this article however? Ouch. Having a real hard time thinking positively of Molyneux now. He sounds like a narcissistic douchebag, but having grown up with the types, he probably can't even help himself. He clearly doesn't have the personal responsibility to have his name mean anything and putting any stock in him is harmful. Sadly, people should now better since Monyleux can't be expected to.
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  • Grow Home review

  • Skirlasvoud 11/02/2015

    @matseffect

    Me too! I had half expected the giant plant to drain the life out of the rest of the planet, or that the spaceship was going to fly home without me now that BUD was redundant. That is new home was the one he had just grown.

    But nope, just a cheery, lighthearted game from beginning to end. Refreshing really.
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  • Live from 4pm: Q&A with Eurogamer's editor

  • Skirlasvoud 10/02/2015

    @Spamdangled

    Interesting. I was wondering why Taboola had managed to pierce my Addblock protection a few months ago. Entire pages were blank, except for Taboola.
    Don't fret though, they only paid to get whitelisted under the standard rules that most Addblock users use. You can still raise the bar to restrict all advertisement including taboola with a few tweaks.
    Still, that article made me sad. Thanks for linking it.
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  • Skirlasvoud 10/02/2015

    @Ionz0r

    How would the playstation system cope?
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  • Skirlasvoud 10/02/2015

    Ah, oh well. Nice of him to drop by. :) Reply 0
  • Skirlasvoud 10/02/2015

    Still wondering (alongside others) if there's going to be a pro & con box now, or an additional breakdown of why the game got its rating, now that the score is gone. Reply 0
  • Skirlasvoud 10/02/2015

    I'd like to restate: Yes there's still a few niggles with Eurogamer, like the wording of the new ratings, the destiny articles, layout, etc. However as much as we'd like to turn this into the perfect site, there really is none and the kinks give the site its identity and character. I can get used to the new rating.

    Latest changes just make EG have more of the identity I want it to have. ;)
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  • Skirlasvoud 10/02/2015

    Thanks Oli.

    I'll continue to invest time in finding a way to make Tabolaa the blocked exception within the unblocked exception that is Eurogamer. Keep up the good work and well done.
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  • Skirlasvoud 10/02/2015

    Oh whow, you brought my remark up. Thanks Oli. Reply 0
  • Skirlasvoud 10/02/2015

    Hah! Nice one, but I think Milestone is an even more loaded term than Essential. Gets closer to the truth though. I don't exactly see something like Sunless Sea as either "Essential" or a "Milestone" though. It's 10/10 good, but not any of the terms above. Let's just agree it's a tricky subject but that this is a step in the right direction for the good of the reviewing and gaming industry. Now we just need to argue semantics. Reply 0
  • Skirlasvoud 10/02/2015

    @spamdangled
    Alright so maybe the wording is not the best, but I think the amount of passing time and current events will allow the term essential to encompass more games. The invention of fire can be seen as less essential to our current society than the steamengine because one is more complex and contemporary, but both have a valid claim.
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  • Skirlasvoud 10/02/2015

    "Seperate marks for graphics, gameplay, story, online etc?"
    "a short summary of Pros and Cons"

    Love it!
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  • Skirlasvoud 10/02/2015

    @Cheeky-Girl-Gamer No unbiased reviews exist. Bias like stand-out moments will remain. The trick to being a consumer is, is knowing who reviewed the gamer, figuring out the bias (like Oli and Blizzard products), what the game did to make the score so high and decide if you have similar tastes.
    I still think that some sort of rating should remain though. If only for Eurogamer to generate some buzz and make its identity clear.
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  • Skirlasvoud 10/02/2015

    The day anyone creates a site that just links to the game reviews without doing anything with the score, is the day they replaced Metacritic for me.
    Wonder if that already exists...
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  • Skirlasvoud 10/02/2015

    "Metacritic is a very useful tool for gamers."

    Whow, there's something I never expected any real gamer to ever say.
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  • Skirlasvoud 10/02/2015

    I'd like to ban Taboola from running adds on Eurogamer. You can have my addblock exception once that site is gone. I'm in a reading state once I finish an article. I don't need to ambushed by attention-demanding words like "Secret" "Shocking" and "Medical" along with the pictures. It's not right. Reply 0
  • Skirlasvoud 10/02/2015

    @Physically_Insane Doubly so on a site like eurogamer where you have to read I can imagine. One of the reasons I would like to use addblock. I can simply focus on the text more without distraction. Reply 0
  • Towerfall is adding an Anita Sarkeesian skin

  • Skirlasvoud 10/02/2015

    @Burchmore500

    make me feel like supporting her even though
    "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it"
    - Evelyn Beatrice Hall

    Freedom of Speech is a drag, but I feel the same. Sarkeesian's views have little value to me, but she's a neccesary evil to detox the debate and make it possible versus even worse elements. If we drop her because of what she says, then we slam the door shut for anyone who might have said it better.
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  • Runescape player swatted in front of 60K Twitch viewers

  • Skirlasvoud 09/02/2015

    @SwissEvans

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  • GDC preview: Windows 10 vs SteamOS

  • Skirlasvoud 07/02/2015

    @samharper

    Hey you're right! Amazing! But wait:

    *Uninstalls old-fashioned game*

    *Clicks on desktop Shortcut*

    *Game won't load*

    Oh my god! The rabbit hole goes even deeper!


    In all seriousness though, I get what you're saying now and I hadn't considered Steam actually being a form of DRM before, so thanks for the retort.
    However, I can then continue to claim that everything is DRM right down to the cash register in my brick and mortar store and a lack of free space on my hard drive. Even that restricts my access to a product in some way.

    I think the debatable line for what is unwanted DRM Anno 2015 is whether or not you require the internet and that makes Steam escape my definition of it.

    You're right though. Thanks for clearing that up. Your point has given me some food for thought.
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  • Skirlasvoud 07/02/2015

    @vert1go

    What the hell is this Valve DRM people keep talking about?

    *Unplugs internet cable*

    *Starts up steam game just fine and plays for a while*

    *Puts internet cable back in*

    Nope, no DRM there. Where the hell is this mythical Valve DRM?
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  • Video: Watch us fall out of the sky in Grow Home

  • Skirlasvoud 06/02/2015

    It's a lovely, short and relaxing game, well worth the price of admission. I love the vertical progression, even though the climbing for collectibles can sometimes get a little jarring. Reply +3
  • Sunless Sea review

  • Skirlasvoud 06/02/2015

    @Water1111

    uh huh, and it gets a 10/10.
    Irrelevant, as is the score and everything else about the review. The moment Eurogamer ran the disclaimer, was the moment it became your responsibility as a discerning human being to make of the review what you wanted, instead of use the leniency that was generously given to you to complain and don the tin foil hat.
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