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  • Dark Souls 3 debuts gameplay in new trailer

  • darc 04/08/2015

    @myms1ps3 Agree 100% (with both of your posts.) Reply 0
  • darc 04/08/2015

    @HELLOFELLOWGAMERS Someone must have assumed you preferred or were otherwise endorsing the faster combat - which is neither here nor there, really - and disagreed. (Just as an aside, I'm in the camp that thinks a slower pace fits better with the heavy weapons, armor, and overall vibe of the Souls games.) But either way, you start to get used to the completely random downvotes here. I figure if someone can't be bothered to follow up with a comment explaining their point of view, you ignore them. Reply 0
  • darc 04/08/2015

    @JensWeissflog "I feel like they are releasing a new game before the fans even ask for one."

    Let's be clear on two points: 1. It's not like they're releasing it NOW. 2. I am asking for it NOW. :)
    Reply +29
  • Angry Birds 2 review

  • darc 04/08/2015

    I remember about 5 years ago, buying my first smartphone and assuming that - someday - mobile gaming would amount to something. Sigh. Reply +2
  • Nvidia Shield tablet recall due to "fire hazard"

  • darc 31/07/2015

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  • PlayStation 4's stunning sales success continues

  • darc 30/07/2015

    @TheDarkSide Good advice, thanks. It just stings that much more when a dry spell comes right after the release of a next gen console, and you feel like you spent that money for nothing.

    But you're right - this will pass.

    Meanwhile, all the 12-year old PS4 owners on EG can proceed with assuming this was all a dig on Sony, and somehow personal, and downvote generously. ;)
    Reply -3
  • darc 30/07/2015

    @XbDf Thanks for the upvote (I expect plenty of negs to counter shortly LOL) but I don't really mean what I wrote as a PS vs. XBox thing. (Though I will concede that Microsoft has seriously stepped up their game in the last month or two.) Honestly, it may just be me - starting to wonder if I haven't finally gotten bored with video games. Obsessed with Souls games almost exclusively for what, 5 years now - and then Bloodborne actually managed to bore me. Now THAT is cause for despair.

    Perhaps Fallout 4 will save the day, then of course Dark Souls 3, but that leaves me with some time on my hands. I do wish they hadn't pulled this timed exclusive s*** with Tomb Raider; have been very much looking forward to that one. Not sure it's quite enough to justify a 2nd $400 console, though.
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  • darc 30/07/2015

    And yet I still sit in front of mine at a complete loss as to what to play, and think about plugging my PS3 back in. Reply -5
  • August PlayStation Plus games revealed

  • darc 29/07/2015

    @OnlyJoeKing Unfortunately we played through the whole thing (Diablo 3) on PC the week it was released. It was - at the time - a very mediocre game. I understand it's improved considerably and I'm told the PS4 version is great, but I just can't see us playing it again now (much less paying for it LOL.)

    We had a lot of fun with Guardian of Light, though, so Osiris should be perfect. And you can't beat the price! :)
    Reply +1
  • darc 29/07/2015

    Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (PS4)
    Awesome! Finally a decent co-op title to play with my wife (and to justify the purchase of that 2nd controller.)
    Reply +1
  • Dark Souls 3 is familiar, and that's fine

  • darc 24/07/2015

    @Kili102 That is a really weird way to judge which games are best and which are worst. Reply 0
  • darc 23/07/2015

    Also troubling: I got all the way to the final boss, realized that I'd accidentally cornered myself into one of the "lesser" endings, realized he was going to be a right PITA, and never got around to defeating him. In absence of more exploration to do after the fact, the boss battle just didn't seem worth the RSI risk. :) Imagine: me not finishing a Miyazaki game! Something must be amiss... Reply +1
  • darc 23/07/2015

    @mdeneuve Ultimately Bloodborne's just a different game that suits a different niche, I suppose. Different strokes and all that. I personally found it worrying that I put half as many hours into it as any of the Souls games, and yet was bored. Much of this came down to the weapon diversity thing, which I'll stand by if only on account of the absence of shields and bows - entire play styles gone with a stroke of the designer's pen! Then magic...

    Ultimately it just felt like hour upon hour of the *same* game, not unlike playing an FPS or whatever, where the mechanics don't evolve much. (Contrast with your example of the Tomb of Giants where an entirely new challenge is suddenly introduced: I'm blind!) The first indication that this was becoming a problem was when I would level and find that attributing the points wasn't very interesting: strength and dex had much the same effect, hit points are nice, ho-hum. No holding out for that helpful miracle, no building up for that shiny new weapon... in short not much in the way of tactics.
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  • darc 23/07/2015

    I suspect this world will only really begin to present itself when players are allowed to go hands-on later this year.
    I thought this was a 2016 title. Does anyone have a release date yet? 2015 would make me very happy indeed. :)
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  • darc 23/07/2015

    @CharlieBigBollox "BloodBorne lacked something......"

    And it's nothing subtle or mysterious, either. It lacked spells, miracles, armor of any consequence, weapon diversity, and therefore - most importantly - character build progression.

    Most boring game of the lot IMO, despite all the things it got right. I'd sooner play DS2 again, and I had so many negative things to say about that game at the time.

    Agree with previous posters: Demon's Souls and DS1 are just about perfect.
    Reply +4
  • H1Z1, PlanetSide boss steps down following online harassment

  • darc 23/07/2015

    Changing lives by being a d***. Nice.

    One can only hope that this kid is skirting justice primarily by way of being 17, and that within a year or two he'll find his way into plenty of trouble elsewhere. No matter where you go, there you are, and thus he will never be in very good company.
    Reply +1
  • Former BioWare devs preparing new RPG Mooncrest for Kickstarter

  • darc 22/07/2015

    @Luciferous Yes, this *sounds* like the perfect game. Actually executing on all of this is a pretty tall ask. I hope they make the KickStarter goal, and I hope they make their game, but I'll be waiting for reviews. Reply +1
  • darc 22/07/2015

    @Cjail It works. Reply +4
  • You wore Fallout 3's Presidential Metro train on your head

  • darc 22/07/2015

    Headlines in the second person - more confused than ever. Reply +4
  • AMD Radeon R9 390 8GB review

  • darc 20/07/2015

    Crikey I've yet to put 8G of system RAM in a PC! Reply 0
  • Journey PS4 out later this month

  • darc 07/07/2015

    Journey supports Cross-Buy, so if you've already bought the download version for PS3, you can download the PS4 version free.
    Awesome! Never finished it on PS3, and I know I should have. Will definitely give it a run on PS4.
    Reply -1
  • Gothic/Risen dev reveals "edgy" new post-apoc open-world RPG ELEX

  • darc 02/07/2015

    @Jose_Snake I agree the premature bashing is a little suspect. But on the other hand, naming your game an acronym of all the great things it is? Equally suspect. :) Reply +1
  • darc 02/07/2015

    There's a spruced-up version of Risen 3 coming to PS4 in August.
    THIS August?? I am so all over that.
    Reply +2
  • darc 02/07/2015

    There was a Risen 3?? Man, I never even got around to playing Risen 2. (I was hugely into Risen 1 and Gothic 3.)

    I'll keep an eye out for Elex. In the meantime, time to check the used sales on Amazon (what we used to call the bargain bin LOL) for all the games I missed.
    Reply +4
  • The World Ends With You is back on iOS

  • darc 29/06/2015

    This game is in my "I just don't get it" file. One of those cult classics I tried really hard to enjoy, and walked away scratching my head. (To be fair, that file is pretty extensive.) Reply +4
  • Batman: Arkham Knight review

  • darc 23/06/2015

    This isn't a game to play if you haven't played the previous two in the series.
    Can you elaborate on this, please? I finished Arkham Asylum, but got bored with City. Now I'm curious about Knight, why is it so important I invest the time in Asylum first?
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  • Hands-on with Microsoft's ridiculous $149 Elite Xbox controller

  • darc 17/06/2015

    One difference between these controllers and e.g. SCUF and other specialty "pro" accessories is that MS will manufacture these in large quantities and distribute them to mainstream retail channels, and sooner or later, inevitably they will drop in price. Maybe a little, maybe a lot. If a lot, then I'll be paying attention. Reply +3
  • Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam announced for 2016

  • darc 17/06/2015

    @Mister-Wario Sounds like I'll have to get ahold of a copy of Bowser's Inside Story, then. TYD is probably in my top 10 all time faves, maybe even top 5. Reply 0
  • darc 16/06/2015

    @Mister-Wario Fair enough. I guess it's truer to say that it wasn't what I was expecting (i.e. I heard Paper Mario and assumed "RPG" should follow.) Reply 0
  • darc 16/06/2015

    @Noxia Yes, Sticker Star was awful, and so was Super Paper Mario for Wii. Hopefully this will have a little more of the Paper Mario RPG/ Thousand Year Door DNA. Those were amazing games! Reply +4
  • Microsoft announces native Xbox One-360 back compatibility

  • darc 15/06/2015

    Wow. XBone is on a serious roll. I'm scrolling down EG and I just see tons of games, the Tomb Raider exclusive, Fallout 4 mods shareable from PC to Xbone, and now this.

    PS4 was a sealed deal for me because of Bloodborne (which, truth told, wasn't as epic as I'd hoped or expected). 360 compatibility will actually help justify adding an XBone to the pile. (I've got two 360's to trade in - that'll help, too.)
    Reply +1
  • Gears of War 4 announced, gameplay footage revealed

  • darc 15/06/2015

    Officially the darkest video game I've ever (not quite) seen. Reply +34
  • Could this be the last year 'For the Players' is enough for PlayStation?

  • darc 12/06/2015

    Looking at the tale of the tape, when it comes to those big exclusives that used to be oh so important in console dust-ups, Microsoft must be wondering what it's doing wrong, and how it's still getting a bloody nose.
    Not really all that mysterious - it went something like this:

    They came out of the gates with a package that was more expensive and quantifiably less powerful than Sony's. By the time they shored that up, a lot of gamers had already a) bought a PS4, or b) noticed that this generation didn't offer much improvement over the last, or c) noticed that there weren't a whole lot of new games of interest, or d) all of the above. None of this is going to compel anyone to run out and drop another $400 on another current-gen system.

    Frankly, I think both Sony and MS should be amazed and grateful that they sold as many consoles as they did - they're both winners here. The consumer on the other hand... Well, it's not like we got fleeced or anything, but it does often seem like we would have done just as well keeping our old systems and waiting on something a little more substantial.
    Reply +1
  • Chip's Challenge 2 review

  • darc 09/06/2015

    Awesome. Reminds me of a forgotten gem of the same era called "XOR".

    This is exactly the sort of game I'd like to see on iOS, by the way. I hope the developer scares up enough revenue to consider a port.
    Reply +1
  • Kholat review

  • darc 08/06/2015

    And then this one time a pale, dim glow filled it.
    One time at band camp, presumably.
    Reply +1
  • Uwe Boll quits crowdfunding with expletive-laden tirade after third project fails

  • darc 08/06/2015

    I wanted to do Rampage 3 because it is an important movie...
    Are you not entertained? :D
    Reply +1
  • Final Fantasy 15 demo to be updated early June

  • darc 05/06/2015

    @Aenima_pt Ah, thanks for the clarification. Reply 0
  • darc 04/06/2015

    Last I checked the PS Store, this demo was nowhere to be found. Did Sony pull it temporarily pending release of this update? Reply 0
  • Hatred review

  • darc 04/06/2015

    It's not even worth branding with the Avoid badge, not least because you suspect the developers would take that as a vindication of their supposedly confrontational ideas and not a condemnation of their sluggish mechanics.
    You seem to have forgotten that this is a video game review.

    Avoid.
    Reply -1
  • The Bard's Tale 4 in-engine graphics demo impresses

  • darc 04/06/2015

    :O Reply 0
  • PlanetSide 2 gets a June release date on PS4

  • darc 03/06/2015

    @PSfourskin F2P games suck as a rule, but F2P isn't the reason in itself.

    Anyway, props to ANY game that calls to light the fact that PS Plus needn't be a requirement for multiplayer. I was quite disappointed with Sony jumping on that bandwagon this generation.
    Reply 0
  • darc 03/06/2015

    PS4 PS2. This isn't going to get confusing at all. :P Reply +3
  • Steam now offers game refunds "for any reason" within 14 days

  • darc 02/06/2015

    This is awesome. And it makes a lot of sense since they know exactly how much use you got out of the product. Reply 0
  • Magicka 2 review

  • darc 02/06/2015

    Review is hard to make heads or tails of, but I'm interested in anything w/ couch co-op. Is there a playable demo? It seems like demos have become extremely rare with the PS4/XBone generation. It's made it a lot harder for this hobby to hold my interest, frankly. Reply 0
  • Massive Chalice review

  • darc 02/06/2015

    So much of what you're given to work with is random...
    This is somewhat troubling.
    Reply 0
  • Lego Dimensions is probably the only place you'll see Gandalf and a DeLorean together

  • darc 02/06/2015

    This is like the millionth Lego game now, and I'm still waiting for the option to invert the Y-axis. Reply 0
  • Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions now available for iPhone, iPad

  • darc 29/05/2015

    @Alan_M Cool - thank you, Alan. Do you happen to know whether a PS4 controller would be supported? Reply +2
  • darc 29/05/2015

    Do you need to jailbreak your iPhone/iPad in order to use a gamepad, or is there some kind of native support? Reply 0
  • New Witcher 3 CGI trailer tops the lot

  • darc 14/05/2015

    @ShayenRoyen Yes, I understand what he's saying, but I still think it's a major stretch. The video absolutely is "glitz and glamour" relative to what gameplay will be delivered, as promotional cutscenes always are and as perhaps they should be. Almost all of them are representative of the skills/ events in the game in the broader sense, and I'm not seeing where this is exceptional in that regard. Combat, check; magic, check; item use, check...

    It just seems an odd way to describe an entirely pre-rendered video devoid of gameplay footage.
    Reply +1
  • darc 14/05/2015

    What it does better than any Witcher video before is give an idea of what you'll be playing, not lose itself in glitz and glamour and have no real bearing on the actual game.
    The video is absolutely awesome, but it's still a pre-rendered cutscene. It absolutely does not do what you're claiming it does here. In-game footage would do that.
    Reply +3