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  • Sunless Sea more than doubles dev's best case scenario sales estimate

  • TarickStonefire 28/03/2015

    @FallingStickman What friends references? Reply 0
  • TarickStonefire 28/03/2015

    @Eldritch "Oh, I forgot this is UK Gamer, sorry."

    Petty much?

    Ask for a job with Failbetter as a localiser. They're a huge company, easily twice the size of the massive companies that make the other games you mentioned like it means something, so I'm sure they'll have a job for you.

    Oh no, hang on.
    Reply +2
  • Bloodborne review

  • TarickStonefire 27/03/2015

    @wearethestorm Curious, if you're already playing it, AND you were warned there were spoilers, why did you read the review? Reply 0
  • TarickStonefire 27/03/2015

    Clearly tastes differ because everything I read above put me right off, proving that something can be as ESSENTIAL as you like, it isn't essential for everyone. It's the difficulty I'm reading about that writes it off for me completely. I have no interest in working that hard for my entertainment these days. And bosses, too. Eurgh. Life's too short! Reply +3
  • Pillars of Eternity review

  • TarickStonefire 26/03/2015

    @apoc_reg "Its 5 more than a PC game should be "

    Eurgh, how petty, how entitled, how inflexible. Who died and made you fucking self-appointed guardian of How Much Stuff Should Cost?

    And pray tell, how much exactly should a PC game cost? And is that ALL PC games, or just certain ones? What about consoles, how much should they charge for a game? And what about the difference between digital and boxed, how much should they be? I MUST KNOW!
    Reply +43
  • The best PS4 games

  • TarickStonefire 23/03/2015

    @dogmanstaruk "This "taboola" level of journalism does not deserve any form of financial support from the site readership."

    Yes, no other video game website or magazine in the history of this planet has EVER put together a list of the current 'best' games for any given platform, because nobody on the entire planet finds them remotely useful.

    Oh no, hang on...

    Also, you come across as the worlds biggest man child when you encourage everyone to stop EG making money simply because you personally don't like this particular article that:

    1) you don't have to read
    2) didn't push out any other article to make room for it
    3) didn't cost you anything whatsoever

    You evidently get enjoyment and entertainment from EG, including starting fights in the comments with knowingly contentious posts. Be a grownup and pay for it by allowing an ad to load, you freeloader.
    Reply 0
  • TarickStonefire 23/03/2015

    @hoppie00 "Also absolutely bloody love buying all of my games digital and not having to worry about storing or faffing about putting/ejecting discs all the time. "

    When it comes to consoles, I'm perfectly happy to swap a disc, then sell it off when I'm done with it.
    Reply 0
  • TarickStonefire 23/03/2015

    So there's going to be a LOT of repetition in these articles, huh?

    Diablo 3?

    All this list does is show me how disappointing the PS4 must be, this long into it's lifespan and most of your recommendations have long been available on almost every other platform out there.
    Reply 0
  • Cities: Skylines review

  • TarickStonefire 23/03/2015

    for me Recommended means it's a good game for EVERYONE
    If only games suitable for EVERYONE get recommended, very few games would ever be recommended. Everybody has different tastes, the point is to read the review to get the context and decide if the game is up your street. For example, Sunless Sea got Essential, but I'd argue that's an extremely niche game that more people will dislike than like and yet it got the highest EG award going.

    (I happen to think it's not bad, but I wouldn't personally call it essential, however I can recognise and respect all the reasons why the reviewer felt that way about it)

    I'm not saying that my experience is how it has to be for everybody
    I think that actually you are, because you go on to argue that because YOU didn't like it, it CANNOT be recommended.
    Reply +2
  • TarickStonefire 21/03/2015

    A day or so after this review went up pretty much writing the game off as 'meh' EG posted a video in which they said it does everything right that SimCity got wrong and ISN'T THAT GREAT?

    Err... make your mind up, EG. Either your official line is it's MEH but not MEH enough to warrant a badge, or it's fucking great. Which is it?

    If you want to have this difference of opinion, please put both opinions in your review. Not one, and then bury the alternative opinion in a shitty video post a day later.
    Reply 0
  • TarickStonefire 20/03/2015

    So, this reviewer doesn't get it and doesn't like it much. Big fucking deal, why care? I don't need his approval to know how much I'm enjoying the game personally. Reply 0
  • TarickStonefire 19/03/2015

    "Edit: Ah, here we go with the negging. I see nothing ever changes with the self-obsessed PC master race, eh?"
    Can't you just accept that there will be people who disagree with you, and 'negging' is the quickest, simplest way of expressing that. That's all it is. Nobody is standing outside your house throwing shit at your front door.

    Taking it so personally and accusing all who disagree of being fanbois really is a sign of a delicate little ego that's convinced itself the world revolves around it and that everything it thinks is unquestionably and objectively right.
    Reply +71
  • TarickStonefire 19/03/2015

    Well, I love the game, and I feel the reviewer is barking up the wrong tree looking for an end-game - building cities is about *building cities* - that's where the fun is, enjoy that instead of looking forward to the endgame - just start a new one when you're done.

    But the reviewer has a point about there being not much else to do (I found myself wishing I could interconnect other cities like I could in SimCity 4), and especially about the traffic. Traffic management is the only real challenge in the game (not surprising given that's what you do in the other Cities games), and as it happens I find traffic management boring as shit, and that it doesn't make a whole lot of sense if you look at it too closely.

    But that's not Cities Skylines fault - I've never liked having to manage traffic in any SimCity game ever. It's the one thing I wish would just work itself out for me!

    Would still RECOMMEND the game, personally, even if this rather serious and dour reviewer chooses not to.
    Reply +18
  • Video: Cities: Skylines does what SimCity didn't

  • TarickStonefire 21/03/2015

    Right EG, come on.

    If you're going to review a game on one day and basically write it off, then put up a video the next day saying pretty much the opposite, you're going to undermine yourself.

    Sure, it's nothing more than two different opinions Tom, I get that. What you apparently miss is that posting these opinions completely apart from each other makes your website look like an unreliable source for reviews. If there's such a stark difference of opinion then that needs to go into the review itself.

    Other sites have long offered two opinions within a review. EG has confused enough people with the completely bizarre lack of a 'middle ground' badge, so further confusing the issue by posting two diametrically opposed opinions separately from each other doesn't help.

    One review: two reviewers. My suggestion for the future.
    Reply 0
  • La-Mulana EX review

  • TarickStonefire 19/03/2015

    Sod the review, I just want to read more about fanbois "exposing their teeth". Great comments as usual. Plenty of fodder. Reply 0
  • Jeff Minter "beyond disgusted" with Atari over TxK block

  • TarickStonefire 19/03/2015

    @spamdangled It's irrelevant that he developed Tempest 2000. Doesn't make any difference to anything that matters legally in this case, I don't think. Or does it? Not a lawyer. Reply +1
  • TarickStonefire 19/03/2015

    Does he own the rights to Tempest? Is he allowed to make sequels or clones of it? I mean, sure, I get that really there's so many games that clone each other and get away with it, but in terms of this particular case, nobody is friends here, so legal precedent and stipulation matters.

    Is he legally allowed to do what he did? Or is it legally unclear that he cloned Tempest?
    Reply +1
  • Laid-off SimCity dev launches Patreon for creation of Cities: Skylines buildings

  • TarickStonefire 17/03/2015

    "Out of interest, how did it "fall through". Very intriguing/ambiguous.

    Other sites have had this up for days now.

    Not a great start to the new EG culture that's being instilled here..."
    Presumably whoever was booked couldn't so it. OH NOES WHAT A CONSPIRACY. Citing the existence of other reviews not falling through won't change that.

    Shit happens. Deal with it. Honestly, people here who act like they own the place, you're just one reader out of millions.
    Reply -1
  • TarickStonefire 17/03/2015

    @butler` "His pitch comes off as a little whiney. Recession this... increased competition from graduating students... zzzz."

    Ahhhh, so you're a twat. Good to know! :)
    Reply -1
  • Cards Against Humanity is now online, free

  • TarickStonefire 14/03/2015

    @ol "Remember when Max Temkin was accused of being a rapist and he was all 'what is rape anyway?'"

    Nope. I remember when he was accused of being a rapist but the accuser provided no details, and the defender provided no details, and despite it being literally impossible to determine what happened because a sum total of zero details of the event in question ever surfaced (as far as I know, tbh) plenty of internet people decided what had happened anyway, and made a judgment about the people involved.

    Was that what you meant?
    Reply +5
  • TarickStonefire 14/03/2015

    @AsystoleUK Why was your manager furious that someone mentioned this game? Reply +1
  • Cities: Skylines sells 250K copies in a day

  • TarickStonefire 13/03/2015

    @StuDevo Please don't adblock EG. It's the main way they get paid. Maybe click a taboola link or something? Reply -2
  • Sid Meier's Starships review

  • TarickStonefire 12/03/2015

    @Lamb No no, you'd decided that all he wants to make is "quick buck turnaround games". Nothing about the quality. You slagged this one off because of the turnaround, seemingly the size of the game, and that fact that you didn't personally like the one that came before it (which incidentally he wasn't the lead designer of).

    What I'm saying is, judge a game on the game itself, not the game that came before, or your demands that he only make games you personally like.

    So I stick by my snarky post.
    Reply +1
  • TarickStonefire 12/03/2015

    @Lamb I think he should make what he enjoys making. He evidently enjoyed making this. Fine by me.

    Try to get yourself out of the habit of expecting and demanding that creative people who owe you nothing only do what you want them to do.
    Reply +6
  • Star Citizen's client expected to be around 100GB

  • TarickStonefire 12/03/2015

    @KanePaws "And I'm certain nothing is being skimmed off the top of that sum."

    Like, paying salaries?
    Reply +11
  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number review

  • TarickStonefire 11/03/2015

    " No, you've locked yourself into a defensive posture there, and aren't engaging with the actual argument."
    I'm perfectly aware of your argument. I just disagree with it. That's not locking myself into anything, if you convince me then I'm perfectly capable and willing to change my mind. You haven't convinced me otherwise, we simply disagree, that's all.

    You're interpreting an example that someone else wrote when they were trying to explain what makes a game recommendable, and doing so without an ounce of leeway or context. You decided what they meant, and you won't budge from it, and that's caused you a problem now that a sequel that's arguably way more than the average 'sports sequel' has been recommended. So if anything, you're the one that's locked in.

    "Sequels that don't offer anything noticeably different or better than the original shouldn't get the recommended badge. It's not about "oh, I don't like sports games, but I liked Hotline Miami"."
    That's your opinion, it's not mine, and it's not, contrary to what you posted before, what EG said. They used the example of sports sequels, which barely differentiate from the last one, and anyway there's just dozens of them.

    There's only one Hotline Miami. It was a unique game. This is still that game, but expanded and moved on a bit. It's no longer Essential, but it's definitely still so fresh as to be Recommended.

    I'm really sorry this upsets you, and that they Recommended something you don't think deserves to be Recommended simply because it's a sequel, but hey, it's their site, not yours.
    Reply +1
  • TarickStonefire 11/03/2015

    @spekkeh No I disagree. Your comment suggests that all sequels don't get a badge, simply because they're sequels. Lacklustre sports sequels, and this game, they're worlds apart.

    Your turn!
    Reply -2
  • TarickStonefire 11/03/2015

    @eightbitboy "So many positive words, yet graphics that appear rather average, even if they were being displayed by an Amiga. Would I get this for my PS4? no!"

    And on that basis you'd be a fool. Game is fantastic. Graphics contribute to that fantasticalness, actually. Whole thing is designed in a specific way. You're missing out by being a graphics snob.
    Reply +1
  • TarickStonefire 10/03/2015

    @damagedinc Yeah but if they're reading this then they have the ability to search the site for the original's review.

    I mean I get what you're saying, but also, why waste valuable words explaining something that can be summed up as: sequel to Hotline Miami, and plays like you would expect.

    In fact why even write that? Do we expect reviews of Call Of Duty to describe how you run around shooting people?
    Reply -3
  • TarickStonefire 10/03/2015

    @TelexStar "Indeed. All the well meaning disclaimers in the world aren't going to change the (perhaps wrong) perception of impropriety."

    So... if a guy thinks a thing, then it's a thing? Even if he's wrong?!
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  • TarickStonefire 10/03/2015


    I know you don't care about pesky things like facts but... the thing you're complainiing about is disclaimed on this very page.

    This article covers a game which is available as a Gamer's Edition. Gamer's Edition is a business operated by Gamer Network, which also owns Eurogamer.net. All coverage of Gamer's Edition is at the editors' discretion. Read our editorial policy for more information.
    And from the blog:

    Gamer's Edition

    You can read more about Gamer's Edition in our coverage of the announcement. In short, Gamer's Edition will produce physical special editions of games that wouldn't otherwise get them, using a preorder system based on a crowdfunding model with a minimum number of orders - ensuring that Gamer's Editions will only be manufactured if there's a big enough demand from the games' communities. The first Gamer's Editions are of Hotline Miami and its sequel, and Papers, Please.

    The Gamer's Edition business within Gamer Network is completely separate from our editorial department. It is entirely at the discretion of the Eurogamer editorial team whether, and how, to cover Gamer's Editions and the games they are based on. Commercial considerations and relationships will never influence our coverage, which will never be subject to prior approval by partners or clients.

    This is exactly how we have handled our relationships with advertisers, and coverage of their products, for the lifetime of the site. Here at Eurogamer and Gamer Network, we've always had a tradition of a clear separation between our editorial and commercial activities, and over the last 15 years we've got pretty good at it. I'd like to think that we've earned the trust to cover Gamer's Edition and the related games fairly and responsibly - and that I've earned the trust to tell you that I think it's a really cool idea (I do!) without assumptions that my boss is holding a P45 to my head. At any rate, I'd urge you to check out the Gamer's Edition website and judge for yourselves.

    However, it's important that we are transparent with you, so all coverage of Gamer's Editions and the games they are based on will disclose the business' relationship to Eurogamer. This is also true of the events run by Gamer Network, such as EGX and Rezzed.

    Check out the 'Gamer Network' section toward the end of the document to find out more.
    Reply +1
  • TarickStonefire 10/03/2015

    @kinky_mong "One long whinge about how it's not as good as the original, then recommended. Great scoring system you've got here."

    It's confusing for simple people, this much is self-evident!

    Me, I read a review that started from the premise of YES! A NEW HOTLINE MIAMI GAME! and then went about pointing out the differences so you can make your own mind up about if you want to play.

    I mean you even said it yourself: "how" it's not as good as the original.

    I see now why some people need to have scores. It's so hard for them to work it out otherwise.

    Okay, pretend hotline miami was a 10. (may even have actually been a 10!). This seems like an 8. Not as good, but still excellent.

    Not essential, because it's been done before. Just recommended, because it's evidently a lot of fun.
    Reply -7
  • TarickStonefire 10/03/2015

    @feistycheese "Hmm, this review spends an awful amount of time telling us what's bad about the game, and very little about whats good."

    As you clearly need everything spelled out for you, I'll help out.

    The Good: it's Hotline Miami 2! And it's very, very similar to the first one!

    The Not So Good: see the review

    The Upshot: Recommended.
    Reply -8
  • TarickStonefire 10/03/2015

    @spekkeh "Wasn't the idea of the recommended system to get away from the 'it ticks all the boxes' sequels? To reward (good) innovation over derivation? If not, might as well have stayed with the scoring system. I guess some people might like it, slap an eight on it."

    Seems like you just made that up to fit your complaint. In my book a game is recommended because it's well worth playing. And this is evidently well worth playing.
    Reply -5
  • TarickStonefire 10/03/2015

    @damagedinc "One of the worst reviews i have read on this site. Gameplay/level design and sound all left out."

    Not played the first one, then?

    You should.
    Reply -12
  • TarickStonefire 10/03/2015

    @zuul I like that too, they can skip past the basic obvious stuff and get straight to what makes this sequel different. Reply +1
  • TarickStonefire 10/03/2015

    @marmaduke 1 paragraph out of 10. Reply -2
  • TarickStonefire 10/03/2015

    @Loefah I feel like the niggles are all just little things that might have been nice, and some are things I couldn't care less about personally (e.g. not being able to play all levels as any character - meh, doesn't bother me).

    But none are anything that ruins the gam and so it's still an easy recommendation - just not quite the same sting as the first one but as Tony says a few times the first one can never be replicated.
    Reply +4
  • TarickStonefire 10/03/2015

    Loved the first one on my Vita, twas the perfect venue for the game, for me. Came to it about 18 months late, but never mind! Reply +6
  • Editor's blog: We've revised our editorial policy

  • TarickStonefire 10/03/2015

    @riceNpea "it's an opinion. One that seems to be shared. There's room for opinions other than yours. You seem to get your kicks coming into threads late picking out comments to complain about.

    Some people..."

    That's like sneeringly commenting that people on comments boards seem to like going on there to share their opinion.

    Well, duh. I visit the comments, I scroll through, and I find myself disagreeing with many of the opinions aired. So I comment to that effect. Should I not do this? Am I internetting wrong?

    As for your opinion being shared, yes, and?
    Reply -2
  • TarickStonefire 10/03/2015

    @blarty Yeah it might be nice to offer an alternative... and as you say on a globalised site, Amazon is often the only constant. But then again, GreenManGaming is a great source for digital! Just got Cities Skylines there for 17! Reply +2
  • TarickStonefire 10/03/2015

    @blarty Yeah I see your point, they could offer a second link, but where to draw the line? 2 links? 3? At what point does EG stop being a games website that links to Amazon here and there, and start becoming a 'best price aggregator', if you follow that to the extreme conclusion.

    As for it seeming one-sided, it suggests some kind of ... corruption? Bias of some kind? And I'm not seeing that. It's not 'one-sided' in the way that it *needs* an opposing point of view

    It's just an amazon link. Most websites that review products use them these days, because it's a way to generate money when most of the freeloading readers won't load ads on the page.

    Also, stop with the TELLING ME WHAT TO DO. Cheers.
    Reply 0
  • TarickStonefire 10/03/2015

    @Some_Goats "On the last three tablets and probably five phones I've had, I've always made an 'app' icon out of the EG site link on the front screen, without fail. It's been that important to me.

    I don't feel like it is any more. You've changed.

    Anyone else feel this way?"

    Not me, no. Not even close.

    But as you didn't explain what you mean by "you've changed" it's hard to know if I do feel the same or not.
    Reply -2
  • TarickStonefire 10/03/2015

    @bigwhinger73 "I'm not bothered as long as a well overdue web design is coming and you are planning on getting rid of the awful Tombola adverts (which handily my work proxy discards) but which I've got to get past due to Apple controlling what browser I use on my iPad."

    You've "got to get past"?

    Yeah, ignoring something while you scroll past it is SUCH a traumatic event.
    Reply 0
  • TarickStonefire 10/03/2015

    @PlebGate "This kinda feels like the beginning of the end"

    Does it?

    You about 12, maybe 14 at a push? Just felt like using that phrase, eh? Makes you feel all grown up and like you know what you're talking about?

    It feels like a website evolving over time, is what it feels like.
    Reply -3
  • TarickStonefire 10/03/2015

    @freethinker101 "My main issue is that they have got rid of scores but only publish the emblem on recommended titles. Personally the new system lacks the courage of it's convictions."

    So your issue is that they're doing exactly what they said they'd do?

    i.e. only put a badge on Recommended, Essential and Avoid, leaving the tricky middle ground to us the consumer to make our own mind up about based on the review?
    Reply -1
  • TarickStonefire 10/03/2015

    @Bedders You guys need to look at GeoRiot. Takes ANY Amazon link, sends the clicker to the right store for their country.

    It. Is. Awesome.
    Reply 0
  • TarickStonefire 10/03/2015

    @blarty "Personally, I'd like EG to have a couple of other retailer links, rather than JUST Amazon, even though I use Amazon for almost all my game orders myself.

    Giving people options is a good thing"

    You can't just put a bookmark to Shopto in your browser toolbar?

    People: DO THIS STUFF YOURSELF. Eurogamer is already free, now you want it to hold your hand while you shop for games as well?
    Reply +1
  • Apple Watch prices range from 299 to 13,500

  • TarickStonefire 10/03/2015

    @frazzl That Rolex may not be an excruciatingly stupid, LOOK-AT-ME amount of money, but it's also hideous, in my opinion.

    Mind you, the Apple Watch isn't all that, either. And a gold one is ugly as fuck, but evidently my tastes vary wildly from those of others!
    Reply +3
  • TarickStonefire 10/03/2015

    @spamdangled "I don't understand why they can't just stick a bloody sim card in it."

    Quite a few reasonable logistical reasons why there isn't one. Mainly because of the space inside it would take up - the card, the slot it goes into and the fact that would need to be user accessible, the electronics required to run it, the 3G chip required for it to actually do anything, the battery power it'll use, the pissing about with yet another 3G tariff to deal with just to use the sodding thing...
    Reply +3