Spuzzell Comments

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  • We used to catch Pokémon wrong

  • Spuzzell 23/03/2017

    @FASELI

    (That's what it's called)
    Reply +5
  • How to actually enjoy Mass Effect: Andromeda

  • Spuzzell 23/03/2017

    At some point though you just realise that a game where so much of it is so irritating that an article on how to play it is needed is not worth your time. Reply 0
  • Fan project to get Zelda: Breath of the Wild running on PC shows remarkable progress

  • Spuzzell 22/03/2017

    @Simatron3000

    Why though?

    If I buy Doom for PC why shouldn't I be allowed to run it on my toaster, if I can get it to work?
    Reply +5
  • Spuzzell 22/03/2017

    @SupremeAC

    Most of the Patreon backers aren't doing this to save money, they just want to play Nintendo games in the best way possible.

    Cemu allows you to actually run Nintendo games at 4k for example.

    Can't speak for everyone else, but certainly the Cemu people I talk to all buy their Nintendo games.
    Reply +3
  • Mana series slated for Switch in Japan

  • Spuzzell 22/03/2017

    @grassyknoll

    Seiken Densetsu 3 has been available as a translated ROM for years, just in case you were unaware.

    I fully expect this re-issue to rip off the work the internet groups did to translate should Squeenix release an English version.
    Reply 0
  • Spuzzell 22/03/2017

    The last two Seiken Densetsu games are top hole.

    Mystic Quest is asshole.

    Secret of Mana 2 and 3 are both wonderful, for £10 I would consider buying this.

    For £30 however, Squeenix can suck it. These are just ROM dumps!

    They haven't even included the orchestral recordings of the soundtracks.

    It's a nope from me.
    Reply -2
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda review

  • Spuzzell 20/03/2017

    God dammit Reply +1
  • Mass Effect Andromeda's early access trial is getting a mixed response

  • Spuzzell 16/03/2017

    @tomphillipsEG

    I'm just desperately hoping it all turns out to be a mistaken opening and then it all gets amazing.

    Because, man. Brexit, Trump AND a ruined Mass Effect would be too much. TOO MUCH.
    Reply +23
  • Spuzzell 16/03/2017

    @Turniplord

    It's THE MAIN CHARACTERS THAT ARE THE PROBLEM!
    Reply +12
  • Spuzzell 16/03/2017

    Tom.

    There is just no way that last clip is acceptable.

    It's like the voice acting was being typed into Microsoft narrator.

    By someone who [long pause] has never heard an actual human speak sent [long pause] ences.
    Reply +53
  • Mass Effect Andromeda has a mobile companion app

  • Spuzzell 16/03/2017

    @ihnm_aims

    Thanks for that neogaf link, this is my favourite thing today :-)

    Reply +2
  • Mass Effect Andromeda: the first five hours

  • Spuzzell 15/03/2017

    And PC Gamers impressions piece:

    PC Gamer; We have mixed feelings about the first few hours of Mass Effect: Andromeda

    TLDR: it's not looking good but they hope it gets better, though one of them is so disappointed by it he's not playing it anymore.
    Reply +10
  • Spuzzell 15/03/2017

    @Squintastic

    If you look up a few posts you'll see I linked to the RPS article last night.

    I've also read Kotaku and PC Gamer as well as here.

    If you've watched the first few hours then by all means post your own impressions, but these are mine alone.
    Reply +2
  • Spuzzell 15/03/2017

    @recewitherfork

    The Hinterlands.

    Come on. Don't.
    Reply +1
  • Spuzzell 15/03/2017

    Right.

    I just watched the first three hours across the day (in small bits).

    I don't really understand what game you were playing, because it absolutely was not the one I just watched being played.

    The dialogue and the characters are flat out bad.

    Just.. BAD. Not just dull and cliched, but actively a negative to the game.

    The character models really are as outdated as we saw in the trailers, which doesn't actually bother me anywhere near as much as the characters themselves.

    The gameplay is entirely MMO fodder. I didn't believe it, but it genuinely is fetch quests and scanning with XCOM: The Bureau 3rd person shooting.

    It's basically The Hinterlands from DA:I.

    The story isn't FRESH!... why is Ryder suddenly the all powerful McGuffin pathfinder instantly? And.. how does everyone already know that? And why the hell does it mean they want him to be their policeman what the hell gah WHY.

    Fresh feel? I can't.. what even are you TALKING about.

    I can only hope that

    A: it's just a terrible, TERRIBLE opening to a game that flowers later,

    and B: that you clear your head before the actual review, because we ALL loved Mass Effect, but Jesus Christ that doesn't mean we have to pretend this is a good opening to a game, when it's not even decent.

    EDIT: and the UI. You didn't even mention the UI. Come on.
    Reply +10
  • Spuzzell 15/03/2017

    RPS's take on it meshes a lot more closely with how every clip and trailer has seemed to me.

    Rock Paper Shotgun, The first hours of Mass Effect

    I really really REALLY hope EG is right.
    Reply +27
  • Spuzzell 15/03/2017

    Ooh goody, I thought! A sci-fi RPG series I completely loved, but with a fresh start, baggage shed, and the extraordinary potential of a setting in a galaxy entirely unlike our own.

    Yeah, about that. The first few hours of Andromeda are a gruesome trudge through the most trite bilge of the previous three games, smeared out in a setting that’s horribly familiar, burdened with some outstandingly awful writing, buried beneath a UI that appears to have been designed to infuriate in every possible way.

    I had gone in assuming this would be more BioWare pleasure. So far – and let’s be clear, there’s lots of room and time for it to pick up and turn things around – the first few hours have been just awful.
    Are you sure you were playing the same game as RPS?
    Reply +17
  • Why Nintendo Switch games are ending up more expensive

  • Spuzzell 13/03/2017

    @muro

    Say £6 for a top end class 10 8GB card with a bulk discount, then paying to have the game transferred to it, any additional security chips required by Nintendo.. £10 might not even cover it.
    Reply +8
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands review

  • Spuzzell 10/03/2017

    @sizu

    What a pile of rubbish you're talking.

    " 'Hitler's Kill The Jews!' is an appalling game, offensive to anyone with a brain."

    you: fuck off is it fun tho
    Reply +4
  • Spuzzell 10/03/2017

    @SpaceInvader2

    I'm sorry, but pretending that the story of a game has no bearing on the game is utterly moronic.

    If it made the reviewer uncomfortable - which it did - then the reviewer should mention it, the same way the reviewer should mention any other mechanic that they found unpleasant.

    You're the one putting politics into it.
    Reply +3
  • Spuzzell 10/03/2017

    @SpaceInvader2

    Why would you object to someone versing their opinion in a review?

    If you're fine with violent imperialism then that's great. Go write your own review on the game praising how it looks at the world.

    I'd have thought a majority of Europeans are, like me, suddenly rather more uncomfortable with the idea of US violent intervention than they were previously.

    That absolutely should be a huge part of the review.
    Reply -4
  • Spuzzell 10/03/2017

    @m0thr4

    Yep, I agree. For me it's changed from "haha jeeze those crazy Yanks, what are they like" to mild revulsion at the idea of pretending to be them.

    It's not Ubisofts fault, except that they made this game and set its tone. It's probably our fault for thinking it was fine previously.

    I'm not speaking for anyone else, but I hate the idea of being an America First stormtrooper now.
    Reply +7
  • Spuzzell 10/03/2017

    I just don't want to chase icons on a map any more.

    Plus. I don't want to be a Make America Great soldier douchebag any more.
    Reply +100
  • Hearthstone fans aren't happy with UK price rises

  • Spuzzell 10/03/2017

    @FortysixterUK

    Yeah! Brexit is working, stop complaining you idiots with your logic and understanding of exchange rates and profit margins.

    I haven't been eaten by a lion ONCE since our glorious Independence Day.
    Reply +3
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has a new unlockable character for beating its hardest difficulty

  • Spuzzell 10/03/2017

    Oh god no that is horrifying kill it kill it Reply 0
  • Mass Effect Andromeda has a trophy/achievement for romancing three people

  • Spuzzell 09/03/2017

    Adding an 'achievement' to this makes it even more deeply lame. Reply 0
  • Mass Effect Andromeda includes Easter egg from very familiar character

  • Spuzzell 08/03/2017

    @Binba442

    If you have the time then play all three in sequence, as a series it is right up there with the greats despite the problems 3 had at the end originally.

    Now, with the improved ending and all the post credit DLC I'd say that 3 is also a very very good game.
    Reply +1
  • Why a tiny reference to an alien race has Mass Effect Andromeda fans so excited

  • Spuzzell 07/03/2017

    @CloudXIV

    Oh, grow up.

    This is you:

    "Couldn't be bothered to play this game as the icon I'd have had to click on was a different colour to my usual icon."
    Reply +11
  • Nintendo Switch review

  • Spuzzell 02/03/2017

    It's not a home console, is it. It's the 3DS replacement, with a bundled HDMI out cable in a stand.

    Which is great, and I think I want one of these a lot more than I wanted a Wii U.

    But Kotaku put the actual price of ownership at £450, which is... ambitious.

    I'm not sure yet, but a portable system is a lot more interesting to me than a home console.
    Reply 0
  • The Dead Space 3 the developers wanted to make

  • Spuzzell 23/02/2017

    These are great, if I were a C4 or BBC3 exec I would be talking to you about a series of half hour shows.

    Keep it going!
    Reply +1
  • Humble Freedom Bundle raises $6.73m for pro-immigrant charities

  • Spuzzell 22/02/2017

    @CaptainKid

    Um. The iron curtain wasn't an actual iron curtain.

    It was a phrase used in a speech by Winston Churchill to condemn the isolationist and repressive policies of the Soviet Union.

    And defections from East to West were EPIC in scale.

    Even in Berlin, possibly the most heavily defended border in human history still saw millions migrate from East to West.

    So... have you heard of the iron curtain? Because I'm fairly certain that Churchill would have very similar things to say about Trump era America.
    Reply +3
  • Spuzzell 22/02/2017

    @HappyGator

    Hadrians wall was built to make the citizens of his empire feel safe and secure, and had no tactical use. In many stretches it was 2 foot tall and utterly useless for anything except propaganda for the uninformed.

    It's a perfect parallel for Trumps wall.
    Reply +6
  • Spuzzell 22/02/2017

    @HappyGator

    It's the same plan that the Chinese had in 200BC.

    It didn't work.

    It's the same plan that Hadrian had in 122AD.

    It didn't work.

    Walls don't work to control immigration, they never have.
    Reply +2
  • Spuzzell 22/02/2017

    @Hellotherenow

    It will be the largest demonstration against a foreign leader ever in this country.

    I don't think it will be violent, unless thrown tomatoes are violent.

    Personally I hope he gets pelted with soft squashy tomatoes every single time he shows his face.

    I think it's the only way to show his supporters how he is really perceived.
    Reply +3
  • Spuzzell 22/02/2017

    @HappyGator

    No, Obama did not.

    And again, even if he did, how does that make Trump doing it right?

    Isolationism is building figurative walls between your nation and the world.

    Trump is building LITERAL walls to go with his figurative walls. Physical walls don't control migration. They are pointless except as a way to make your population fear the outside world.

    Besides, migration is the movement of approved people who have been given permission to arrive.

    A 50 foot wall only creates a market for 51 foot ladders for illegals.
    Reply +3
  • Spuzzell 22/02/2017

    @HappyGator

    Firstly, Obama did no such thing.

    Secondly, how would that make Trump doing it right?

    There is no point in human history where demagoguery and nationalist isolationism has been anything but a force for evil and harm. Not ever, not once has it led to anything but conflict and horror.

    Trump is passing nationalist orders.

    He justifies them with demagoguery. (Sweden. Bowling Green. Thousands of Muslims celebrating the fall of the towers)

    He wants to isolate the US from the world to the extent of LITERALLY BUILDING A WALL.

    There is no doubt that he is going to go down in history as an incredibly damaging president.

    You have to decide if you want, in 40 years, to be able to say you fought against the tide of hatred and fear, or if you have to hide that you supported it.
    Reply +13
  • Spuzzell 21/02/2017

    @Fourfoldroot

    Just calling it what Trump calls it, if that offends you then you have a problem with Trump, not with me.
    Reply +4
  • Spuzzell 21/02/2017

    @Fourfoldroot

    Because this was a bundle specifically set up to raise funds for organizations to fight the Muslim ban and its effects, with games donated by companies who wished to help fight the Muslim ban and its effects.

    It was set up in record time after the Wotsit in chief farted out his bullshit illegal moronic mess of an executive order.

    Humble don't usually do things like this, but a lot of people are realizing that there's something incredibly dangerous happening and are standing up against it.
    Reply +7
  • Spuzzell 21/02/2017

    @Hellotherenow

    Why would I joke? Its a 90 day ban. Not a life time ban. Over half the population of citizens in America agree with this.

    No, they don't. About a third in polls approve, about a third disapprove, about a third don't know.

    And even if a majority did approve, that doesn't in any way make it right.

    At certain points more than half the US thought blacks should not be allowed to vote, or go to the same school as whites, or not be slaves.

    You are at the same type of moment now, where there is a clear wrong option.

    You need to think about whether you want to be on the side of that wrong option.
    Reply +20
  • You can spend £8 on a hat in Pokémon Go

  • Spuzzell 20/02/2017

    @Der_tolle_Emil

    What's the point of this article?
    To impart news on a game on this website that imparts news on games.

    Hope that helps.
    Reply +14
  • Jelly Deals: Get an Xbox One Elite controller with a free game for £99.99 today

  • Spuzzell 13/02/2017

    PC gamer here.

    So I can buy the pad with Forza Horizon 3, then sell the game on eBay and get the pad for effectively £65?

    Er.

    I need a reason not to do that. Please.
    Reply +14
  • Fans really want to have sex with Mass Effect's new alien

  • Spuzzell 13/02/2017

    "Mass Effect fans really want to have sex once."

    FTFY
    Reply 0
  • Nintendo's latest mobile gamble doesn't quite pay off

  • Spuzzell 09/02/2017

    I love Fire Emblem, and I don't like this.

    I don't even think it's well designed, it feels clumsy and clunky and the gameplay explanations are just awful.

    I'll give it another few days but right now it's meh. I'm certainly not paying anything for it.
    Reply 0
  • Resident Evil 7 at 4K: does resolution really matter?

  • Spuzzell 07/02/2017

    @geeza2020

    Why are you so pointlessly aggressive?

    It's ridiculous, it's not like you being a twat can change reality.

    I don't care if you're happy with a console, why you feel like someone is getting at you because they have a different way to play games is beyond me.

    On topic, I bought this, copied and pasted from the invoice:

    23" Asus VS239HV IPS Slim Monitor H 1 £114.28

    4GB MSI GTX 970 GAMING Twin Frozr 5 1 £290.36

    Cooler Master Devastator Gaming Bac 1 £22.79

    3XS Custom 1150 PC Bundle 1 £397.61

    That's a total of £837 including £9.99 delivery, which minus the Coolermaster stuff (a keyboard and mouse which was for someone else) is almost exactly the £800 I said.

    The 3XS bundle is a motherboard, RAM, i5 4690k overclocked to 4.6 GHz and cooling.

    I bought that in October 2014.

    I sold the components of my previous build I was upgrading from for around £300.

    So just... don't be such a needlessly aggressive twat.

    Particularly when you don't know what you're talking about. At all.
    Reply 0
  • Spuzzell 03/02/2017

    @higganos

    https://www.pcgamesn.com/amd/pc-vs-ps4-pro

    So about £90 more for the PC.

    It's hard to do exactly as the CPU in the PS4 Pro isn't worthwhile in the PC market so isn't available, but that build is pretty close to the PS4 Pro, albeit a little more powerful in the GPU and a little more expensive.

    But you would never build that if you were building a PC, because the components don't make sense if you aren't limited to them.

    You'd drop in a better CPU and downgrade the card and have a better machine for less.
    Reply +2
  • Spuzzell 03/02/2017

    @geeza2020

    The numbers are the numbers, how maths can possibly annoy you is beyond me.
    Reply -1
  • Spuzzell 03/02/2017

    @higganos

    Not really, PC hardware sells second hand too, plus you can keep hardware from generation to generation.

    I sold my previous graphics card, motherboard, RAM and processor for just over £300, so my build cost me £500 in real terms.

    I kept my case, hard drives and cooling set-up plus all the peripherals.

    The costs are so similar that it really doesn't matter, except when you dig into game pricing and online costs, where the PC is MILES better value.

    Basically. Consoles are more convenient, more expensive and much less powerful.

    Up to the individual if that bottom line is better for them, but that IS the bottom line.
    Reply -1
  • Spuzzell 03/02/2017

    @gillri

    Around that.

    Of course, I spent that £800 2 and a bit years ago when people were using their PS4s.

    Which cost them £350.

    And now another £350 on the Pro.

    So the PS4/Pro owner has spent £700 on hardware, plus £120 on Playstation Plus.

    That's £20 more than me for a lesser solution.

    The money side only tilts one way.. if you want a convenient console box, you pay for it in cash and a poorer relative experience.


    EDIT: Oh, and just FYI: I have a Steam link attached to my TV in the living room which cost me £15. So I have a 4K PC AND a TV console for less money than 2 and a bit years of console gaming cost a console gamer.

    And.. you can even get PS Plus, and play your Playstation games on PC. If you want, but you probably won't.

    It's better on this side, I promise.
    Reply -8
  • Did Nintendo download a Mario ROM and sell it back to us?

  • Spuzzell 19/01/2017

    These are fascinating and highly watchable, thanks! Reply +5
  • Brexit blamed for incoming UK App Store price rise

  • Spuzzell 17/01/2017

    @-Gemini73-

    I've read your previous comments.

    You voted to leave, and you are upset about being asked why.

    Maybe instead of being upset at the other side for being based on facts, logic and historical precedence you should be upset at those who misled you into voting for something the whole world apart from your little bubble is telling you is a disaster.
    Reply -7