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  • Star Wars Battlefront 2 gets first update of 2018

  • UncleLou 16/01/2018

    @OneManAndHisDroid Didn't you just confirm my point? It's cosmetic only, which might be shady as well in its own right, but it's really not the same thing at all as being - even mildly - Pay2Win. It's a *massively* different thing. Reply +4
  • UncleLou 16/01/2018

    @OneManAndHisDroid "PUBG? the worst case of loot box gambling to date..."

    Is it? Cosmetic-only, for starters, no?
    Reply +12
  • Assassin's Creed Rogue Remastered sets sail in March

  • UncleLou 12/01/2018

    @tandislinguad You're badly misinformed.

    Reply +4
  • Darkest Dungeon is bringing turn-based misery to Switch later this month

  • UncleLou 11/01/2018

    @apoc_reg It was competitively priced, because allegedly it sold quite well. And will continue selling at a lower price to those who ignored it at the original price.

    Not necessarily nice for us customers, but I am pretty sure it made more commercial sense than selling it for a budget price immediately.
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  • Code Vein is anime Bloodborne with added buddy bonding

  • UncleLou 11/01/2018

    @MattaClark How so? Seems like a perfect description of what I am seeing/reading about it. Reply +2
  • Nvidia unveils Big Format Gaming Displays: 65-inch 120Hz G-Sync 4K monitors

  • UncleLou 08/01/2018

    It's remarkable how quickly I seem to fall behind these days in gaming tech, despite my subjective impression that I spend a lot on PC/console hardware. Reply +16
  • Intel's Core i7 with Radeon RX Vega graphics: full specs revealed

  • UncleLou 08/01/2018

    Ugly skull logo aside, Intel's Hades PCs are remarkably *tiny*. Not bigger than your standard router. Reply +1
  • Nintendo Switch is fastest-selling home console ever in US

  • UncleLou 04/01/2018

    @PCMaestro List of people who do not know what "Overpriced" means:

    1. PCMaestro
    Reply +11
  • Publisher blames PUBG for Lawbreakers flopping

  • UncleLou 03/01/2018

    I expect a lot of bloody noses with everyone chasing the multiplayer bandwagon currently. There’s no unlimited pool of gamers for this kind of game, and those that play them often play them almost exclusively, for months. Reply +10
  • The 50 most exciting games of 2018

  • UncleLou 02/01/2018

    @Paul_Denton Well, with the two you mentioned and Pillars of Eternity 2, it already looks like a better year for WRPGs than 2017, no? (Which was amazing, but I am not sure I've played any WRPG all year).*


    Nonsense, I played Elex (for a bit) and Torment.
    Reply +1
  • Eurogamer readers' top 50 games of 2017

  • UncleLou 01/01/2018

    @billy_bug "You guys tried to be the snowflake amongst websites "

    Whoah. Seriously now?

    Christ almighty. :D
    Reply +17
  • UncleLou 01/01/2018

    Played 9 out of the top 10, abandoned almost all of them. :p


    I have a better finishing rate further down the list, honestly!
    Reply -6
  • Eurogamer's games of 2017: The big debate

  • UncleLou 31/12/2017

    @Rack I've spent dozens of hours in BoTW just getting lost. I am not sure what kind of reward you mean, but I wouldn't want something happening every 10 yards - which is what annoys me in typical Ubisoft open world games. They are waaaaaay too busy.

    I felt - in a good way - alone in BoTW, like the character is on a true adventure, through valleys and over mountains, etc. I didn't need any extra reward bar the discovery of the layout of the landscape, the villages, the shrines, etc.
    Reply +21
  • UncleLou 31/12/2017

    @Malek86 Yeah, I love BoTW to bits, but some of the DLC features should have been implemented into the base game. Like the Hero's Path.

    Such QOL improvements belong into a patch, not paid DLC.
    Reply +10
  • UncleLou 31/12/2017

    @rothehitman Huh? Like that one?


    Or that one?


    Nice example how conspiracy theories work, I guess. Just ignore what doesn't fit, or rather: claim the contrary.
    Reply +36
  • Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 10-1

  • UncleLou 30/12/2017

    @rilluJim If you have a Switch, PC and PS4, it was a brilliant year. Downright astonishing. Enough for three years of lists of more usual years. Reply +3
  • UncleLou 30/12/2017

    Oh wow, I am glad Edith Finch made it to No. 2, it's my personal 2 as well (or maybe 3, behind Nioh). Definitely the most innovative and original game I've played all year, and several scenes will stay with me. Reply +2
  • Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 20-11

  • UncleLou 29/12/2017

    I underestimated Rime - I had just played Zelda when it came out and it looked a *tad* similar, and maybe a bit too simple, and so I ignored it.

    I finally bought it a few days ago and I am quite blown away. It's obviously inspired by Ico and Journey, but it also stands on its own two feet, and while it looks good in screenshots, it's breath-taking in motion. The lighting, the smoothness of the textures/materials (you feel like you can almost touch the walls) - fantastic. I also like the not-too-taxing puzzles. They are fun, and never a stumbling block.

    Not finished it yet, mind.
    Reply +30
  • Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 30-21

  • UncleLou 28/12/2017

    @richyroo And yet you'll find the same endless bickering and arguing under the readers' lists. You're trusting a select few, carefully chosen fellow gamers, at best.:p Reply +5
  • UncleLou 28/12/2017

    @night_swim So what you ask for is that every review site is in sync with every other site, rather than that all sites together reflect the plurality of opinions.

    I honestly don't get this. *I* didn't like Horizon a lot, I wish I'd read a few more negative reviews - well, actually, I did read a few, but I stupidly didn't trust my instincts.

    If you want to be concerned about great games not finding their audience, I honestly think there are games worthier of your attention than Horizon (not because of its quality, but because it certainly didn't exactly fly under people's radars).
    Reply +2
  • Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 40-31

  • UncleLou 27/12/2017

    HZD bored me quickly. Too ´"Ubisoft formula" for me, I felt like I had already played that game a dozen times.

    On the other hand, I've now bought Nioh a second time (having finished it on the PS4) and I am having a blast *again*.

    Oh, and Nier was a massive, massive disappointment for me. Admittedly, it probably never had a chance after I died at the first boss because of a camera glitch, and I had to play the whole beginning *again*, but what followed were the most unimaginative fetch quests in videogaming, in PS2-era environments. I hear it gets a lot better, but I didn't have the patience.
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  • Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 50-41

  • UncleLou 26/12/2017

    @VanillaLake "So sad that you can't believe people with different opinions. :("

    I wish you'd listen to your own advice. You still think there's some kind of objective truth that BotW is bad, and people who like it are delusional fanboys. You've said so often enough.

    FWIW, I found all pre-BoTW Zelda games I've tried quite boring. They must be terribly overrated.
    Reply +10
  • Science victory - Civilization 6 is now on iPad!

  • UncleLou 21/12/2017

    @Hengist_ I find moving a pointer with a pad deeply irritating and tiresome. It's not only "not much difference", it's something else entirely. About as much fun as playing a racing sim with the keyboard.

    That said, it wouldn't be a problem with a hex-based game like Civ though where you auto-jump from unit to unit anyway. Too much information/text on the screen could be a problem though.
    Reply +2
  • Jelly Deals: GOG's Winter Sale is now on

  • UncleLou 20/12/2017


    Sounds like a trilogy.
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  • A day in the life of an independent video game store

  • UncleLou 20/12/2017

    Great article. A little depressing.

    "With a population of just under 10,000, Shildon is small enough as it is."

    Wow, surprised the shop can survive at all in such a small town. I live in a city with 500,000 people (in Germany), and there's ONE independent game store, and it has more or less switched to vaping equipment lately.
    Reply +63
  • Square Enix's Minecraft-inspired Dragon Quest Builders is coming to Switch next year

  • UncleLou 19/12/2017

    @Dizzy If you‘re ao dogmatic about it (fair enough), surely you can‘t buy any game that isn‘t released on all platforms where it‘s at least remotely viable? Or are you limiting your ideology to the Xbox? Reply +7
  • Eurogamer readers' top 50 games of 2017 voting

  • UncleLou 15/12/2017

    Edith Finch
    Spintires: Mudrunner

    Couldn't find the Switch version of The Binding of Isaac. .-/
    Reply +1
  • The wait was worth it for Yooka-Laylee on Switch

  • UncleLou 14/12/2017

    @getup2k You conveniently overlooked the "an incredible year on Switch for platform game fans". It's obviously not a "best-of Switch" list. Reply +9
  • UncleLou 14/12/2017

    @Turniplord Maybe you didn't explain your point very well, droflahn's reply seemed quite reasonable to me.

    And in your first post you complained about the "sucking up" to Nintendo, in your explanatory post you wrote "The point is - why aren't all their analysis' like this one".

    No wonder we're confused on what your point is.
    Reply +15
  • UncleLou 14/12/2017

    Why does it cost twice as much on Steam and the Switch as on PSN - is the latter a sale price? It doesn't look like it. Reply +8
  • Nintendo Switch hits 10m sales in nine months

  • UncleLou 13/12/2017

    @the_ewan The keyword here being "hypothetical".

    " they're more limited and worse performing than if the same games had been made by the same designers, but on more capable hardware."

    And again, the same goes for PS4 exclusives. I've played Nioh this year in shitty resolution on my PS4 that sounded like a hoover just so it could (barely) reach 60 fps, and let's not even talk about The Last Guaridan.

    You're either against the console business model and their exclusive games (I am not a fan of the whole system), or you don't mind it. But you draw your personal line somewhere at the (very limited) hardware level of the PS4 and pretend it's some objective yardstick.

    If you want to see Zelda on the PS4 - fair enough - you also have to fight the good fight for Uncharted on the PC, or even the One (X). Everything else would be quite hypocritical.
    Reply +3
  • UncleLou 13/12/2017

    @the_ewan "The Switch on the other hand doesn't really do anything you couldn't do better on a PS4 except be portable."

    And the PS4 doesn't do anything at all you couldn't do better on a PC, except make a fuckton of noise. And it's not even portable.

    Damn. And now? Maybe it isn't that simple after all?
    Reply +5
  • Gorogoa review

  • UncleLou 13/12/2017

    @Fourfoldroot "The score is irrelevant"

    It blatantly isn't. If it was, you might as well complain that absolutely noone is reviewing the - literally - hundreds of games that are released on Steam every single week. Every review site has to choose and pick based on the (likely) quality and reader expectations. I am also sure that lots of stuff is tried and not even considered for a review if it's just bad.

    "It was decided this was a suitable game to review before it was reviewed"

    I don't know how exactly EG choose the games they review, but Gorogoa did not come out of nowhere. It was on many people's radars for years. You still argue like they picked some random iOS game noone is really interested in, just because it's short.

    As for the rest of your post, checking the latest reviews (Bad Neigbor, Xenoblade, Ode, Planet of the Apes, Hidden Agenda), I am not sure I can follow your "little effort or AAA" argument.
    Reply +12
  • UncleLou 13/12/2017

    @Fourfoldroot "my frustration at so many great games ignored. Wouldn't care about this being reviewed"

    But it got an "essential". Surely you can see how it was right to prioritise this over lots of other stuff even if it's not your cup of tea? It's not like you asked for reviews of games that are of particular interest for the vast majority.

    Would spending 50 hours on a niche JRPG that is Vita-exclusve really be a better use of their resources than reviewing a two-hour game out on three major platforms?
    Reply +11
  • UncleLou 12/12/2017

    "So many great games missed, and yet you choose to spend your apparently very very limited review allocation on IOS games with limited gameplay that might last a couple of hours?"

    So you complain that they review a brand new, innovative, apparently brilliant game (it also got a stellar review on RPS, for example, and arstechnica called it the "prettiest hand-drawn, hand-illustrated video game ever made"), that you choose to dismiss as an "iOS game", for some reason, instead of a bunch of other games (one of which is a remaster that is a decade old and which hardly needs a new review).

    And all of these games would take a lot more of the "very very limited time", and your comment is crowned with a "I'll buy that when it's 3 quid", just to sound extra condescending.

    That does not make any sense whatsoever to me.
    Reply +23
  • Hello Neighbor review

  • UncleLou 11/12/2017

    Oh damn.

    "I've seen it pitched as a horror game"

    I've found the alpha *incredibly* scary. It pushes all the right buttons for me. It's basically "scene from Rear Window where Raymond Burr spots Jimmy Stewart - the Game". True stuff of nightmares.

    Having typed this, I think I should buy it, warts and all.
    Reply +7
  • Mario Rabbids is getting a versus mode tomorrow, for free

  • UncleLou 07/12/2017

    Cool. Such a great game. Finished it, but every time I see a video, I want to play it again. Like holding a little plasticine world in your hands. Reply +13
  • Jelly Deals: Discounts on Persona 5, Horizon Zero Dawn, PS4 Pro and more today

  • UncleLou 06/12/2017

    Humble Monthly is crazy this month, I (re)subbed for this one. Long Dark (have it already) was a Christmas present, the other two are for me... Reply +1
  • Capcom offers full, final details of its imminent PS4-exclusive Monster Hunter World beta

  • UncleLou 06/12/2017

    @ilmaestro Thanks, yeah. I wouldn't really mind the "always online" bit, but if PS+ was required, I'd be out. Seeing how tightly woven single- and multiplayer seems to be in this, I am not ruling it out.

    "(and slightly crazy, I agree) "

    Well, I kind of like the guy's explanation that the exclusive demo certainly cost something. Now I just need to understand why PS+ subscribers should have to pay these costs, seeing how they have absolutely zero benefit from the exclusivity.

    Would be worth a try though: "pay more, and we'll make sure the game never gets released on another platform". :p
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  • UncleLou 05/12/2017

    @BigHal "you're trying too hard dude."

    What exactly am I "trying"? Really curious.

    "so I was questioning why the whining for something that has been there since PS4 launched?"

    Demos have been behind a paywall since the PS4 launched? News to me. And what's with all the "whining", "moaning", etc.? Seeing how ... invested you are, surely you could answer my question if the full game needs PS+ as well?
    Reply -1
  • UncleLou 05/12/2017

    "You'll need to be a PlayStation Plus subscriber to join in the hunt"

    Why hide a demo (which is what this is) behind a paywall? Or does this go for the full game, too, seeing how you need to be online?
    Reply +5
  • Super Mario Galaxy, Zelda: Twilight Princess to launch on Android in 1080p

  • UncleLou 06/12/2017

    @Manny2000 "And that will be the end of Nintendo Hardware."

    A couple of games that are two (!) generations old, released in a very special market - what am I missing here?

    Seems less exaggerated to announce the end of Playstation hardware because of PSNow.
    Reply +1
  • Is Xenoblade Chronicles 2 too ambitious for Switch's mobile mode?

  • UncleLou 05/12/2017

    @erp I can't find it. :-/

    I am almost 100% sure it was linked to in one of two Xenoblade threads on ResetEra, but one thread has exploded since the game's release (the OT), and I'll be damned if I can find the other.

    I found something similar, but it doesn't look quite as impressive as seeing the cast with highlighted colours:

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  • UncleLou 05/12/2017

    @erp I am not quite sure where I saw it, but I'll do my very best! Reply +1
  • UncleLou 05/12/2017

    @vaibhavshah "They've said that Monolith has helped them with it...help being the key word.."

    I saw a list of the credits of BoTW the other day, with the Monolith team members highlighted in red. I was rather surprised. "Help" seems like an understatement.
    Reply +1
  • UncleLou 05/12/2017

    @Chromanin "This is very subjective imo. For me I can barely see the difference between docked and undocked. But that is only because I'm used to 1080p to 4k, docked or undocked feel the same kind of ugly."

    There's nothing subjective about it.

    It might be your eyes. You might be slightly long-sighted, which adds a kind of blur filter that makes things look better. Happens to me, as a short-sighted person, if I put on my glasses.

    Otherwise it is rather inexplicable how you can see a difference between 1080p and 4k, but not between Tv and handheld mode.
    Reply +2
  • Meet the professional video game boss killer

  • UncleLou 01/12/2017

    Don't click on his channel if you do not want to see half a dozen video preview shots of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 bosses. Reply +11
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 review

  • UncleLou 30/11/2017

    @Whitster "So what if it does get him off? Is kink-shaming a Eurogamer policy now considering a mod is engaging in it?"

    Kink-shaming, pretty please. He responded to my post with the gif I linked to with "HEY, MEN LIKE TITS". I certainly would like to understand what that has to with the game, yes.

    Oh, and I'd have loved to avoid the whole debate. Wasn't me who brought up the "boobies" in the comments...
    Reply -11
  • UncleLou 30/11/2017

    @Nikanoru "Surely you must be able to see the outcome of that particular argument."

    No, please do go ahead. I am seriously curious. Focus on that particular game here though, please.

    " that religiously avoid offending literally anyone."

    Strawman territory here. I am not "offended" because it is some kind of controversial, political or artistic statement I am against.

    If I am offended, it's because the design is so poor that I feel Monolith aren't taking their audience seriously.
    Reply -4
  • UncleLou 30/11/2017

    @Nikanoru "Controversial statement: it is normal for a perfectly functional adult to like bigass boobies. And I don't care what you think about that."

    You do seem to care a lot about it, but anyway, are you saying the cartoony, reasonably low-poly boobs in that game are something you find sexually arousing? You actually get something out of that design while you play the game?

    "Not everything has to revolve around avoiding every possible individual person's turnoffs."

    Nor is the result above criticism. I find the character design is unimaginative, amateurish lowest common denominator trash.
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