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  • Early Access games done right

  • UncleLou 27/02/2015

    @riceNpea With a bit of common sense, you can easily reduce these odds to 95/5 in your favour.

    Very nice article, btw. Would love to see something like that more often, some kind of regular Eary Access roundup.
    Reply +13
  • The new arcade game that makes Star Wars fun again

  • UncleLou 26/02/2015

    @Ranger101 Cheers! Reply 0
  • UncleLou 26/02/2015

    Wow, would love to try that.

    I don't know the first thing about arcade cabinets - what kind of hardware are they using?
    Reply +2
  • Blizzard exploring Diablo 3 microtransactions but not for EU or US

  • UncleLou 23/02/2015

    @Deadite Unfortunately Blizzard while now having a reputation of being an extremely greedy company also have excellent and unique products and so can get away with it.

    They also have almost unique after-release support and keep their servers running - for free - for years or even decades.
    Reply +4
  • PS4 exclusive The Order: 1886 number one in UK chart

  • UncleLou 23/02/2015

    @Rovient I think the reviewers have been deeply unfair to The Order: 1886. I've played about 2 hours of it so far and really enjoying it.

    Metacritic of 65, I'd say that's pretty fair, all in all. I am half way through.

    What's a bit silly is people here dramatising that it made No. 1. We've seen a lot worse games topping the charts for decades.
    Reply +17
  • The Order: 1886 review

  • UncleLou 19/02/2015

    No comment necessary.

    Made me laugh. :D
    Reply +19
  • Super Stardust Ultra review

  • UncleLou 18/02/2015

    Each one lists only the top thousand players for each mode, and so if you fail to make the top rankings, you're listed as being in position 1001 - regardless of your actual distance from glory.

    To add to this: it doesn't even save your highscores locally. I suck at the Super Stardust games, so I am not anywhere near the top 1000, and everytime I launch the game, my previous highscore shows "0".

    I love the Super Stardust games, and bought it a 3rd time now, but this is extremely lame. And I hope it's a bug, actually.

    edit:

    And yeah, this is great, but by no means essential if you have the PS3 version. The (new, at least I think so) endless mode is awesome, but hardly worth buying it for. Should have offered a massive discount for owners of the original.
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  • Darkest Dungeon might not be fun, but it is fascinating

  • UncleLou 17/02/2015

    @crackerjack245 This isn't a review, so it wouldn't have gotten a score under the "old" system, either... Reply 0
  • UncleLou 16/02/2015

    @jakobhl Sorry for the short explanation, not much time: basically, you can hire and fire (as soon as they're stressed, so after one dungeon usually) new recruits and use them to grind money and resources. Which makes the whole game much easier than it should be. Reply 0
  • UncleLou 16/02/2015

    I love, love, love this game - and I am also terribly frustrated with it. It's original, atmospheric, has very interestinh ideas, and it's tough - or rather, it's tough if it's played as I am sure it should be played. However, some of the mechanics are so fundamentally broken that it is much, much easier to exploit the mechanics than to play the intended way.

    I absolutely do not regret buying it, but I wonder if they will manage to fix it by simply balancing it differently, or if they have to rethink basic concepts.
    Reply +8
  • Ready at Dawn responds to concern over The Order: 1886 campaign length

  • UncleLou 16/02/2015

    @kmetek Dying Light is easily 30-40 hours......

    I never mentioned DL? But I'Ve easily spent 200 hours or more with Diablo 3, so 30-40 hours sounds like pretty bad value. :p
    Reply +1
  • UncleLou 16/02/2015

    @AgentDaleCooper Portal wasn't 49 RRP.

    No, it wasn't, but it was how long - 2 1/2 hours?

    And it cost pretty much the standard price of a PC game at the time (or at least not a lot less). And we had exactly the same discussion, that it is too short/expensive. That discussion absolutely dominated everything at the time.
    Reply -1
  • UncleLou 16/02/2015

    What's the problem? Portal is one of the best games ever, and that was pretty short. Now I seriously doubt The Order will be as good, but length has nothing to do with it.

    If you think it's too expensive for a single-player game, wait a few months. If not, buy it now (well, once reviews are in).

    But then I admittedly think many games are too long these days. I am now 14 hours into Far Cry 4, nowhere near finished, and wish it would end soon.
    Reply +26
  • Face-Off: Evolve

  • UncleLou 14/02/2015

    @Dantonir Fair enough, Steam might be. But my point was, you can't lump them all together. I can cut all my ties to amazon today and my Kindle with its library won't stop working. itunes is, as mentioned, DRM-free anyhow.

    My PS games, otoh, are tied to one generation of hardware, won't work online (without a paid subscription), barely work without patches, etc. I don't sell my games, so that aspect of "ownership" is irrelevant to me. At best, my PS discs are cheap bits of plastic, dated the day I buy them, completely obsolete in a few years.

    The lines are very blurry these days between physical objects and digital products.

    FWIW, I absolutely respect teh argument if people sell their games, but apart from that, the (legal) differences are negligible these days in many respects, with digital winning when it comes to convenience.
    Reply +9
  • UncleLou 14/02/2015

    @Dantonir so you don't see any difference between purchasing physical media (books, DVDs, games) and subscribing to an online service (kindle, iTunes, Steam)?

    I don't think "subscribing to an online service" means what you think it does. Spotify is an online service, those 3 you mentioned are not. And itunes is a different matter anyhow, music is DRM-free. It doesn't make a blind bit of difference if you buy a CD or mp3s via itunes.
    Reply +5
  • The Escapists review

  • UncleLou 12/02/2015

    @Bickle2 $20 for a Super Nintendo game. i won't pay $20 for an Arcade game made by a real studio that looks and plays like it was made in the last decade

    Wrong thread? Or were you silly and based that on a screenshot?
    Reply +6
  • UncleLou 12/02/2015

    @spamdangled I would agree if there was only nothing at all or the "essential" badge for very special games, but as it is, it seems to me like there are basically 4 categories.

    This looks more like they're trying to avoid the admittedly often a bit arbitrary numeric values, but they will still sort games into 4 rough categories, which is a kind of rating system that is lot more specific than just the odd badge for the best of the best.
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  • UncleLou 12/02/2015

    @spamdangled It's NOT a score. ALL the recommended badge says is that it's worth a play, even if the game has flaws. THAT'S IT.

    It's basically a score. Avoid/No badge/Recommended/Essential.

    Not really any different to any other site using a 4 star system. No need to be obsessed about anything, it's pretty obvious. (edit: That's how I see it currently at least, maybe I'll be proven wrong).

    Compare this to, say, Rock Paper Shotgun's Wot I Think articles. No rating in sight, at all.
    Reply +2
  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate review

  • UncleLou 10/02/2015

    I'd love to play Monster Hunter one day, but it somehow manages to always appear on platforms I don't own anymore, or have no intention to own. It's like it is actively avoiding me.

    That said, I tried the PSP version on the Vita, but that wasn't quite ideal for a variety of reasons.
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  • Towerfall is adding an Anita Sarkeesian skin

  • UncleLou 10/02/2015

    @Liquid--Leeroy incredibly biased, simplistic and child-like

    That's Thunderf00t in a nutshell. Scary that there are people with more than two braincells who fall for this complete and utter idiot.
    Reply +27
  • Evolve thrills, but for how long?

  • UncleLou 09/02/2015

    @grassyknoll I think you misunderstood the section you quoted. Reply +6
  • Sunless Sea review

  • UncleLou 06/02/2015

    @the_sas_man Nope. Definitely still there. Between Spuzzell's and Lunatic_Pandora's post. Reply +3
  • UncleLou 06/02/2015

    @the_sas_man Oddly "someone" has deleted my post about favorable coverage to Destiny based on revenue. Odd.

    Heh. You unintentionally paint a pretty illustrative picture how conspiracy theories work.

    (As others have pointed out, your comment is still there. It just has been buried by downvotes.)
    Reply +3
  • UncleLou 06/02/2015

    @the_sas_man Not quite sure what you actually want: you state the score is too high although you obviously don't know the game. And you're not happy with the disclaimer. Nor with the fact that the reviewer said in the comments he didn't even know about Cobbett before he read his own review here today.

    What should they have done - not review it at all?
    Reply +4
  • UncleLou 06/02/2015

    @Kremlik "I did, and note I said 'some others' not everyone,"

    If I may be so pedantic: you said you and *some others* said scores don't help anyone. Which would include, well, me.

    I believe that anyone who just reads the score wouldn't be interested in the review either way. And I also believe that probably a lot more people today read the review after they saw that score - which can only be a good thing for the game.
    Reply +1
  • UncleLou 06/02/2015

    @Kremlik
    As I've said and some others have stated scores don't help anyone these days,
    Speak for yourself please - scores do help me. Whether it's the score under an individual review like here, or whether it's to get an overview over a platform I am not familiar with.
    Reply +4
  • Telltale's Game of Thrones plagued by save bug on Xbox One

  • UncleLou 06/02/2015

    The North does not remember


    Well done. :D
    Reply +58
  • Dark Souls 2 next-gen will run at 60fps/1080p

  • UncleLou 06/02/2015

    @Nielzor Not "cinematic" enough for you? Ubisoft must love you. :p

    Anyway, looks like the PC version, basically.
    Reply 0
  • Transistor free via PlayStation Plus in February

  • UncleLou 30/01/2015

    @RSX901 My bad, I did indeed not, it seems. Reply +2
  • UncleLou 30/01/2015

    Great lineup, but the usual problem: I already have the games that interest me (Transistor and RL), especially if they are reasonably priced indie games. And the games I don't have I usually don't have for a reason.

    That's why I prefer new (indie) games like Road not Taken a couple of months back.

    That said, Thief on the PS4 would have been nice.
    Reply 0
  • Dying Light review

  • UncleLou 30/01/2015

    Sounds ok, but ok is too little for 70,- EUR on PSN. Reply +3
  • Dying Light has a Destiny loot cave Easter egg

  • UncleLou 28/01/2015

    When I checked for a Dying Light stream last night, 30 people were streaming Diablo 3. 100 were streaming GTA V. And more than 600 were streaming Destiny.

    It's not a game for me, but it should be obvious why there are so many articles - it is still absolutely massive.
    Reply 0
  • Dragon's Dogma Online revealed

  • UncleLou 27/01/2015

    @AmorousBadger I thought the pawn system was a nice gimmick, but it's not what made DD great. And what DD also didn't have was an elaborate narrative.

    What it did have, though, was a map/world that seemed almost eerily real, wonderful hand-crafted dungeons, classes and combat that were all fun, and a terrific art direction, as well as neat stuff like properly dark nights, lanterns that went out when wet, and tons of atmosphere.

    I've had more fun with DD and the addon than with any Elder Scrolls game, Dragon Age Inquisition, and whatnot.
    Reply 0
  • UncleLou 27/01/2015

    Take one of the best RPGs in years, with a combat system only second to the Souls games, and turn it into an Eastern-only MMO.

    Just brilliant. :-/
    Reply +10
  • Death by carrot: The whirlwind pleasures of Ziggurat

  • UncleLou 26/01/2015

    This reminds me that I wanted to buy this last week when it was 50% off on Steam. :-/

    A propos Steam: More kids would like carrots if they weren't forced to eat steamed ones when they were babies.
    Reply 0
  • 'Sorry about Christmas' PSN discount rolls out Friday

  • UncleLou 23/01/2015

    @KanevilPS I don't believe they had to do anything, it's not like they ddos their own servers...

    It's a service people pay for, and the service did not work. It might not be Sony's fault, but it certainly isn't the paying costumers' fault, either. It's definitely more in Sony's "sphere" though than in anyone else's.

    The question is: is a ddos attack really a "force majeure", like, say, a major earth-quake, or a war? If yes, why were MS's servers (from what I heard) up a lot quicker after the attacks?
    Reply 0
  • UncleLou 23/01/2015

    So as an apology, I am invited to spend more money on PSN for something I don't really want (because otherwise I probably wouldn't have bought it already) within 3 days?

    That's just silly. At least make it work for pre-orders, I'll use it for Bloodborne then (which comes with a suprisingly normal 60 EUR pricetag on PSN if you preorder).
    Reply +3
  • Ubisoft reveals experimental PC platformer Grow Home

  • UncleLou 23/01/2015

    @Kill_Crazy I can tell you why I can't stand Uplay - everytime I use it (which isn't that often), it first updates itself and then asks for my complete login details. At which point I often close it again immediately.

    And it is indeed unnecessary. I am already using an online shop (Steam) with its own DRM. I don't need every single publisher to put their own DRM layer on top of it.
    Reply +6
  • Microsoft HoloLens is a new AR headset computer

  • UncleLou 22/01/2015

    HoloLens will debut "during Windows 10's lifecycle", Microsoft explained - so at some point in the next five years, perhaps?

    Sometimes I wish other companies would do it more like Apple does/did it. "Here's this cool new thing, and hey, you can buy it in a couple of days in a store near you!"

    Disclaimer: this is neither a pro-Apple, nor an anti-MS post. Just general wishful thinking because that video is obviously cool.
    Reply +1
  • Windows 10 will let you stream Xbox One games to PC, tablets

  • UncleLou 22/01/2015

    @DonDada He has been talking about it since early 2014. A renewed focus, making PC gaming relevant again, etc.

    Not sure how you managed to miss that, tbh.
    Reply +3
  • Microsoft demos Windows 10 Xbox app

  • UncleLou 21/01/2015

    Maybe I am missing something, but it seems more like a neat app for Xbox gamers than a "dedication to PC gaming". Makes me wonder why they invited Rock Paper Shotgun. Reply +3
  • Face-Off: Resident Evil HD Remaster

  • UncleLou 21/01/2015

    @Solid_Snake_Eater I really wish the PC would stop being included in these face offs, it will always win, it's fruitless

    Well, I don't wish so, and it's not fruitless, because the difference (or lack thereof) can influence what platform I buy it a game for. Which is the whole point of these articles in the first place.
    Reply +1
  • Driveclub's free Japan DLC available now via 3.33GB update

  • UncleLou 20/01/2015

    @ncBadrock It is quite difficult. The hyper car events are beyond my skills as well. Maybe with a wheel, but I am too clumsy with a pad. Reply +1
  • Assetto Corsa review

  • UncleLou 16/01/2015

    @ApexBoner Project Cars is not bad at all, but there is something in AC's driving/physics that just feels completely right. P:C isn't finished yet and will be the "bigger" game, at least out of the box, but when I currently want to give my wheel a spin, so to speak, it's A:C, every time. Reply +4
  • UncleLou 16/01/2015

    Gran Turismo 6 looks way better

    Er, no, it doesn't. GT6 has a better photo mode, maybe.

    Reply +9
  • UncleLou 16/01/2015

    Great, great game, been playing it on and off since early access days.

    And the best thing: it works with my "old" Logitech wheel, as opposed to the new consoles...
    Reply +11
  • Assassin's Creed Unity: Dead Kings review

  • UncleLou 14/01/2015

    @zzkj When are they going to fix the shitty graphics engine? Still unacceptably slow on both consoles.

    While I am ok now with the framerate - more or less - I would call the graphics engine "over-ambitious" rather than shitty. You might argue that this is one and the same thing and I couldn't really disagree, but I am not surprised it runs the way it does, considering how absolutely drop-dead gorgeous it looks. If there's one game that has "next-gen visuals", it's AC:U. I am more impressed with it than with DC.
    Reply +4
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 PC release date delayed until March

  • UncleLou 13/01/2015



    Love the PS4 version, but stuff like this speaks for itself. We'll see mods within months that will go beyond what we will see on this console generation
    Reply +5
  • Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes first-person mod ramps up tension

  • UncleLou 12/01/2015

    @bad09 I know, respectively I think he called it a "tutorial" rather than a demo, but it's really selling it short. The initial console price might have been too high, but for what I've seen it on Steam, it's a no-brainer, imo.

    And I was quite serious earlier when I said I am not convinced yet that the full game will be quite as good! :)
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  • UncleLou 12/01/2015

    @bad09 I constantly disagree with game designers about their creations. Otherwise, I'd find all games brilliant. :p Reply +10