chrisp Comments

  • Ni No Kuni 2 gets a release date

  • chrisp 12/06/2017

    As it happens I've got the first one on the go on PS3 at the moment, getting near the end now. I picked up the Wizard's edition (with the physical book) a little while ago when I saw it for an acceptable price pre-owned and it had been sitting on my shelf, unplayed for some time. I wanted to play it before the sequel came out. Wonderful game. Wish it had more voice acting and Ghibli cut-scenes, though; they're too few and far between! The English localisation is excellent - Drippy in particular but it's generally all of a high standard. The physical Wizard's Companion is a thing of beauty. Reply +1
  • Jak and Daxter games are coming to PS4

  • chrisp 04/04/2017

    @IamUrple Hah, it certainly was a challenging game! I did complete it but was on the verge of giving up / smashing my controller on a couple of occasions. Reply +1
  • chrisp 03/04/2017

    The PAL releases of all 4 had 60Hz modes I recall. Some of my favourite games of all time these, would so love a proper PS4 sequel. Reply 0
  • How Zelda and Horizon fix open worlds in very different ways

  • chrisp 22/03/2017

    I've actually - shock, horror - never played a 'Ubisoft' open world game, or many open world games at all, certainly not western ones. Apart from BotW, Shenmue and Yakuza are the main ones I can think of at the moment. I therefore didn't realise that climbing towers to uncover the map was 'a thing' before I encountered it in BotW.

    I am loving BotW, though, and it's probably knocked Yakuza 0 off my 'game of the year so far' spot. I also can't wait to get stuck into HZD, which looks brilliant; there was little point in me buying both at launch, as I was only going to be able to play one at a time, and Zelda won out.
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  • Late Shift continues the FMV revival

  • chrisp 08/03/2017

    Oh wow, this looks brilliant. I enjoyed The Bunker and thought it had amazing production values, but it was a little bit simplistic and linear. Can't wait for this one. Reply +2
  • Resident Evil 7 proves that PSVR can be more than just a novelty

  • chrisp 01/02/2017

    @SpaceMonkey77 Time Crisis VR needs to happen! Rush of Blood has shown how good a VR light gun game can be - more please! Reply +11
  • Jelly Deals: Final Fantasy 15 is down to 28 at the moment

  • chrisp 01/02/2017

    @riceNpea Same here - I'm reluctant to buy yet for this very reason (and the fact I'm working my way through Yakuza 0 and have BoTW pre-ordered...). Reply +2
  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild will launch with Nintendo Switch

  • chrisp 13/01/2017

    @TheTingler It's 39.85 on ShopTo, a whole 15p cheaper! Reply 0
  • Let's compare and contrast the US and European Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild box art

  • chrisp 13/01/2017

    I spotted a European limited edition on Amazon (89.99 but sold out now it seems), the outer cardboard box of which uses the US cover art. Reply 0
  • Jelly Deals: The Last Guardian is down to 25 right now

  • chrisp 24/12/2016

    I only bought this last week from Shopto for 40! Should have waited, although didn't expect a price drop so soon after launch. Reply +2
  • Watch Until Dawn's early first-person version

  • chrisp 20/12/2016

    My copy of this actually says it supports Move controllers on the back of the box. It doesn't of course, although I did wonder at the time whether there were plans to patch it in. Reply +2
  • Time crisis: Is this the end of the light gun?

  • chrisp 10/09/2016

    @AdamNovice

    Farpoint looks interesting, although I'm not sure it's actually on rails, is it? The Until Dawn VR game is on rails, though, and also looks pretty good (in fact I pre-ordered a copy along with PSVR).
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  • chrisp 10/09/2016

    Great article. I have quite a large light gun collection (PS1/PS2/Dreamcast and a lot of the Wii/Move games) and have an old (albeit quite small) CRT in the loft just so I know that I can technically still play those old light-gun games (just don't have enough space to keep it set up).

    It's a shame because the demise of CRT shouldn't necessarily mean the demise of the genre; I thought the Wii Mote and Move controllers were a decent substitute, provided the game lets you turn off the cursor. HOTD4 on PS3 (which does let you turn off the cursor) was in fact one of the main reasons I invested in Move in the first place, as I'd been waiting for a console port of that title for a long time. The Move-compatible version of Deadstorm Pirates also deserves a mention, which came packaged with Time Crisis Razing Storm (and I think may also have been available to buy digitally on its own).

    Confidential Mission on DC deserves a special mention as well; I don't think anyone's mentioned that yet. Shame there were only two DC games that used the gun (in Europe at least).

    Here's hoping for a revival of the genre at some point. I did try the demo of Blue Estate and thought it was quite fun, but having to recalibrate constantly was irritating - should have been Move compatible (making it one of about 3 PS4 Move games).
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  • Pandora's Tower Review

  • chrisp 13/04/2012

    @Gojiratron Hah, glad I'm not the only one! Reply +3
  • Shenmue 1, 2 HD to launch on PSN, XBLA - report

  • chrisp 18/03/2012

    Awesome news!! I've just moved to Hong Kong and was reminded of Shenmue 2 the other day as I took a stroll around Kowloon :-) Reply 0
  • Eurogamer Asks: Are second-hand games killing the industry?

  • chrisp 01/02/2011

    Something that definitely speaks in favour of pre-owned to me, although maybe not the average 'casual' gamer, is that - simply put - many games would not be available if it weren't for the pre-owned market. I don't completely abandon old formats - I still play the odd PS1/PS2/Dreamcast/Gamecube game and would also buy games for these formats now (have bought a few PS2 titles recently as a matter of fact). With perhaps the exception of one or two PS2 titles, no games for these systems are available new any more - if there were no such thing as pre-owned then you'd just have to accept that you could no longer play them. It's not just previous generation formats, though; many titles become deleted during a system's lifetime, meaning you have no choice *but* to buy second-hand.I know the trade in old games isn't an aspect of the pre-owned market that developers/publishers are really targetting, but it's still an important aspect of it, or at least it is to me. Reply +1