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  • Subnautica review

  • fleagol 24/01/2018

    What a well-written review. An intriguing scene-setter to start, well described details on the gameplay, story and setting for the meat of the article and then a genuinely well-thought out critique to end it all. Reply +8
  • Why Zelda's Champions' Ballad add-on doesn't really work

  • fleagol 19/12/2017

    It has several of the best shrines in the game, and the best dungeon, and the one-hit kill quest was challenging and fun- so I hardly felt shafted. But, this could have been so much more, it could have redefined DLC like the main game redefined open world games. Imagine if the 4 Champions gave you 4 more unique powers that turned the map as we know it on its head?

    Then place the shrines in amongst these new places. For example if the Zora gave you the ability to swim underwater- How that would instantly make so much of the map new and fresh and enticing again. Or if the Goron could let you dig through things or build rock piles, or conjure rocks to Throw or roll anywhere how that would upend the combat? The bird people could give you winged armour so you could fly, the desert champion would let you meld the sand- so you could build jump rampa for your sand Seal.

    This would expand even more on the game's biggest strength- emergent gameplay- much More than the quest with admittedly excellent shrine and dungeon elements and a certain amount of emergent-y gameplay shenanigans in that one hit quest.

    So, decent DLC, but it could- and really should- have been a masterpiece.
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  • PlayStation Experience 2017 live report

  • fleagol 08/12/2017

    I so very badly want to know more about FROM´s new game but 4AM is just ridiculous, enjoy peoples, I´ll be in bed. Reply 0
  • Bayonetta 3 is coming exclusively to Switch

  • fleagol 08/12/2017

    Fan-frikkin-tastic news. That is all. Reply +9
  • The Game Awards 2017 live report

  • fleagol 07/12/2017

    If Nier Automato doesn't win best music then this whole thing is a shambles.

    Bit weird that AC:Origins isn't in for art direction, that game looked stunning.

    Zelda for GOTY.
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  • Looks like Assassin's Creed Origins will get a chocobo horse

  • fleagol 04/12/2017

    Have to agree with the general sentiment here, it's straight up a brilliant game, and absolutely mind bogglingly good graphics, I love that you can go anywhere and climb anything, Zelda-style and even just fly off and cruise around as an eagle. Reply +2
  • Super Mario Odyssey players are glitching their way to the top of the jump rope leaderboards

  • fleagol 21/11/2017

    'Mario Odyssey circles'

    Sounds like an ok place to be.
    Reply 0
  • Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds review

  • fleagol 06/11/2017

    I enjoyed Horizon quite a bit, a lot of this was thanks to one half of the story being very engaging indeed- the half focused on the past and why the machines were here. The other half- everything set in Aloy´s present- was thoroughly uninteresting, and I´m not sure I could recount any of it or the characters right now.. If the story in the expansion is set in the present, then I can understand why the reviewer was left cold, Guerilla wove a wonderful history, lore and backstory but a boring present for Aloy. Reply +2
  • Nintendo's incredible year continues, but not without a few minor casualties along the way

  • fleagol 27/10/2017

    I've got all three consoles and to be fair, the PS4 is having a good year too, I've probably been on the PS 4 and Switch equally. The outlier is the Xbox, with the exception of some back compatability games I've barely touched it, here's hoping they have some good stuff lined up for 2018. Reply +3
  • Super Mario Odyssey review

  • fleagol 26/10/2017

    The SNES saw Super Mario World, Zelda:LttP and Super Mario Kart in its first year. I think Nintendo looked back and figured that was a decent recipe for success and planned for the same with the Switch. Not complaining, this is a classic year and I'm enjoying every bit of it. Reply +8
  • Super Mario Galaxy, the Nintendo game that landed from another star

  • fleagol 26/10/2017

    If you long jumped at just the right angle and velocity you could put Mario into orbit around some of the smaller planets. Spent ages just messing about with that. Genius-level game design. Reply +1
  • Sony to release indie game on Nintendo Switch

  • fleagol 17/10/2017

    It's like everybody but Nintendo realises that we're all desperate for an Advance Wars for Switch. Thanks Sony! Reply +11
  • 45-minute Nintendo Direct broadcast this week

  • fleagol 11/09/2017

    If it's a portable Dark Souls I will be unbelievably happy. Also, some Switch Virtual Console would be great. Reply +1
  • Mass Effect Andromeda multiplayer will soon get an unexpected new race

  • fleagol 05/07/2017

    @Auntie_Social They´ve buffed pretty much everything- including the enemies. But combos are great now, as are the weapons, they do real damage. It feels challenging on gold, but definitely not too hard, there´s room for Platinum I would say. Reply 0
  • fleagol 05/07/2017

    @Rogueywon I play it quite a lot, it´s been patched several times since release, and is a lot more fun now, I have no problem getting games in a matter of seconds on PS4, so I imagine it´s pretty well populated. Reply 0
  • Metroid: Samus Returns announced for 3DS

  • fleagol 13/06/2017

    Oh man.. is Nintendo winning e3 yet? Reply +8
  • Danger Zone review

  • fleagol 30/05/2017

    Absolutely loved Crash mode in B3, loved Crash mode Golf, and will probably love this. Three Fields can just keep making Crash mode games and they'll get my money. Next up Crash mode shopping.. Cooking? Boating? Reply 0
  • Mass Effect Andromeda is another failure for trans representation

  • fleagol 28/03/2017

    Man, people are really lining up to take a shit on this game. There´s so much hate, so very many different angles people are outraged and frustrated about I can´t keep up. Between the facial animations to the writing to the combat mechanics to the side quests to the inventory size to this minor character or that romance option or the bugs and the glitches or the galaxy map animations, menus, inventory or the save system and there is just so much more, I think you can google out almost any aspect of this game and find an article shitting on it.

    I´m starting to wonder if the game can possibly be this rage inducing, or were seeing some kind of larger trend at work, outrage culture´s next step? Or simply a franchise that is so revered, any sequel would not be able to achieve satisfaction. It seems everyone has their favourite aspect of the games and have dreamed about what a modern version of that would be, but their dreams were impossible to match for the developers. (Personally I´m a bit peeved they removed the power wheel).

    Never has a game needed more time to calm down, relax and get some perspective, a few patches under its belt. I have a feeling in a few years the game may fare better in retrospectives, not coloured by the whole hoopla from the facial animations and John Walker´s shocking early preview.

    I think maybe this game´s big failing has been to try and make everyone happy, not having the resources for such a gargantuan task and overreaching, in the end leading to all the various aspects being half-arsed. Like the subject of this article. A case of trying to please all of the people all of the time.
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  • Nioh review

  • fleagol 02/02/2017

    Nice review, looks like a good g... wait, single player games are in decline!? Withering? What the hell have I missed?
    A real Day Today "and on that bombshell" ending there, EG!
    Reply +2
  • Nintendo Switch's bundled Joy-Con grip doesn't charge controllers

  • fleagol 16/01/2017

    I´m looking at this as an upgrade for my 3DS, a new portable system.

    It likely won´t be used much on the TV, because I have PS 4 and Xbox for that.

    Digital Foundry nailed it when they said this looks like a killer portable system but a really meh console. The graphics and games -Skyrim, Zelda, 3D Mario- on a portable is amazing stuff, but pretty underwhelming on a home console.
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  • Nintendo Switch battery life detailed, capacitive touchscreen confirmed

  • fleagol 13/01/2017

    I was worried about the OMG NO BATTERY LIFE headlines until I saw this video, you can just charge it with a portable battery or whatever snd keep playing. That´s fine for me, no stress on a plane or train. Reply +4
  • Now it's backwards compatible, here are Oblivion's best moments

  • fleagol 02/12/2016

    This is great news, I´m going back for many things, including the lovely music. Loved the feel of Cyrodiil more than Skyrim, grassy fields and forests, it´s all very enchanting. Reply +4
  • New Battlefield 1 gameplay revealed at E3

  • fleagol 12/06/2016

    Well that looked simply stunning. Absolutely fantastic they went for the WW1 setting, and then not only focus on the cliched western front (though I am looking very much forward to that), but also the conflict in Arabia and around the world. Reply +15
  • Dark Souls 3 review

  • fleagol 04/04/2016

    First, and likely last, time I've ever pre-ordered a game (for the free Dark Souls BC). Been a nervous wait for the reviews, thankfully it looks good! Reply 0
  • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition spotted

  • fleagol 11/05/2015

    For all the people here who are pissed off at remakes, irked, or have had their lives ruined by them in other ways: try not buying them, ignoring them and don't click on articles about them. Sorted.

    For everyone else, they're great ways to play games they missed last gen, or for hardcore fans to play their favourite games polished up for the new gen.

    These games are rarely re-mastered by the original dev studios, so they aren't exactly keeping new material from appearing. They are keeping smaller dev studios who do the re-mastering in business, accounting for many jobs. They are also giving good games more profits, so there's more incentive for larger budgets down the line.
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  • The best 3DS games

  • fleagol 03/05/2015

    You could make a solid argument that the 3DS has the best library of any console this gen, portable or not.
    While some of the other lists could be accused of having some filler, Just think of the quality titles that didn't make it here.. Majora's Mask, the Etrian odyssey games, Xenoblade, Codename STEAM, New SMB, Starfox, DKC Returns, Shin Megami Tensei 4, Steamworld Dig..

    Simply a great console, packed with good games.
    Reply +21
  • Is Bloodborne the best game ever, or just the second best?

  • fleagol 24/03/2015

    What an excellent write-up by somone obbviously well-versed in the Souls games. Virtually spoiler-free, but filled with exactly the information I need to make a purchase, and an overview of the new systems without ruining its depth. Perfect. I won't read anything more on this game until I'm in Yharnam. Reply +86
  • Here's a trailer for Adam Sandler's arcade game comedy Pixels

  • fleagol 18/03/2015

    Sonetimes I don't understand the movie business. How does this, frankly, mental idea get funding while, say, Dredd 2 doesn't? Makes no sense to me. Reply -2
  • Alien Isolation dev hiring for "another multiplatform AAA blockbuster"

  • fleagol 10/03/2015

    I would absolutely love another Alien: Isolation. I know a lot of people complained about its length, but I couldn't get enough of it, absolutely loved the stealth mechanic and the dynamic AI Alien.

    It felt like a really fresh and innovative new take on stealth gaming. Whereas most stealth games are about learning rote enemy pathfinding and sneaking behind them, this was really dynamic.
    You had to be on your toes and fully aware of the environment at all times so you could react quickly to the Alien's movements- the first-person angle and peeking mechanic was fantastic. Also, the save system and instakill nature of the beast made it unbelievably tense and gave the risk-reward dynamic a real edge. And all this packaged in best-of-the-year-level graphics, art and sound-design. Brilliant, brilliant game.
    Reply +4
  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate review

  • fleagol 10/02/2015

    @specialgamer Yes, absolutely, I played MH3U right after completing the forst DS and I felt right at home figuring out the combat system. It doesn't have the same focus on Level design, though. Reply +4
  • fleagol 10/02/2015

    Great! MH4 is the is the first post-great-review-schism Essential game. Guess I'll be indulging. Been looking forward to this after the stupendously addictive MH3U. I just hope the drop rates are a little friendlier. Reply +1
  • Alien: Isolation leads 2015 BAFTA Game Awards nominations

  • fleagol 10/02/2015

    Alien:Iso was my GOTY last year- I thought the AI-based stealth mechanics were ground breaking and felt really fresh. Keeping on your toes and reacting in realtime to the Alien's movements was incredibly intense.
    Alongside absolutely outstanding art and sound design, this led to some of the most thrilling and fun gaming I've had in years.

    Really well deserved for Creative Assembly, I hope they win!
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  • Nintendo reveals 25 minutes of Xenoblade Chronicles X footage

  • fleagol 06/02/2015


    Love it.
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  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch 3 details

  • fleagol 20/01/2015

    "◾Changed Tactical Camera so that it no longer re-centers when the player changes party members"

    "◾Fixed issue that could result in party members not following orders to revive a party member in Tactical Camera mode."

    Thank all that is holy and precious, this was driving me up the wall.
    Now all they have to do is make the tactical camera not go haywire when under a roof or tree or whatever.
    Reply +7
  • Face-Off: Assassin's Creed Unity

  • fleagol 17/11/2014

    These unfinished games are an interesting development.
    Nowadays there's a massive focus on front-loading game sales through pe-orders, first week sales news pieces and investor reports. At the same time, the debacle surounding AC:U, Halo:MCC, Drive Club and other big name releases must be pushing consumers to delay buying the game until it's properly finished.

    I never pre-order games any more* and wouldn't dream of buying anything without researching pretty extensively on forums and sites like Eurogamer to make sure I'm not buying a buggy mess. This can't be good for firt-week sales and I can't understand why games companies would want to hurt their image and sales like this.

    * With the, rare, possible exception of Nintendo, Capcom and Valve games, because I trust them to deliver finished games.. I think..
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  • Video: See how Mario Kart 8's new Rainbow Road compares to the SNES original

  • fleagol 13/11/2014

    I can't believe you guys took absolutely none of those juicy shortcuts staring you in the face. For shame!

    This looks great though, brought back loads of memories.
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  • Video: Has Dragon Age Inquisition's combat found the right balance?

  • fleagol 07/11/2014

    "Next tuesday".. does that mean this tuesday coming or the one after that?
    Maybe I'm getting too hyped, I really shouldn't seeing as the last one was underwhelming..
    Reply +3
  • Directly to you: Nintendo wins E3 on its own terms

  • fleagol 13/06/2014

    Couldn't agree more regarding the treehouse sessions, the 45minute play through of Xenoblade X was excellent and really gave me a good feel for the game, far more so than the horrendous trailer.

    It's jumped to the top of my most anticipated list and seems to have an intriguing, original story, incredible scale, beautiful graphics and an engaging and strategic combat system.

    I would never have known this and probably dismissed the game based on the trailer.

    Great stuff.
    Reply +3
  • SteamWorld Dig is heading to PC and Mac in HD

  • fleagol 22/11/2013

    Great little game, thoroughly enjoyable. Good to hear Nintendo treat them well, too.

    As for the Community- I couldn't agree more, on both Wii U and 3DS the communities have been mature, helpful, positive and really creative (check out the drawing skils on the Miiverse!). It's been really refreshing for me after years and years of the pubescent vitriol spewed on especially Xbox communities.
    Reply +3
  • Eurogamer's Game of the Generation: Super Mario Galaxy

  • fleagol 01/11/2013

    Great choice for number one, and great choice for number two. SMG and Dark Souls are the two games that really blew my mind in a generation dominated by far too many hyperlinear, QTE-dominated, press-A-for-Awesome blockbusters. Blockbusters that sacrificed so much in the service of trying to tell a sub-par story, or be spectacular, or a million other things that don't affect what really matters: gameplay and world design.

    All i all i think this is a great list, one which focuses on what is really important- I think you've nailed the timeless, classic games of this gen.
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  • Super Mario 3D World gameplay footage reveals new power-ups

  • fleagol 23/10/2013

    I was very sceptical when I saw the first trailer, but these latest clips have shown an entirely different side to it. Looks like a great, fun, game with lots of surprises.

    Might be really good for when I get tired of all the dour, superserious, blood-soaked blockbusters this christmas.
    Reply +6
  • How to avoid Pokémon X and Y's game-breaking save bug

  • fleagol 18/10/2013

    I'm... not sure I've actually saved this game yet. With 3DS games I inevitably just close the system, and then open for the next time and continue from exactly where I left off. Works great. Reply +1
  • Would you like co-op in the next Assassin's Creed?

  • fleagol 29/11/2012

    I found Uncharteds string of set-pieces pretty tiresome by the third game, they mastered it in the second, and didn't really evolve at all for number three. It became even less interactive if anything. Go here, now go here, now go here.

    There is very little sense of danger when you can't fall off anything, have a prescribed path to follow, enemies all spawn in exactly the same place, every time. It's treading a very fine line between interactive entertainment and a movie. A lot of its gameplay isn't far off a long line of QTE sequences.

    That said, they do speactacular graphics very well. It's just a pity that when you look upon those vast Mayan ruins, you know that you can't explore, you'll get a set course through some points and that's it. Like it or lump it.

    I would definitely be dissappointed if AC took any leaves out of Uncharted's book.
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  • Alleged Prince of Persia reboot screenshot doffs cap at Assassin's Creed

  • fleagol 06/08/2012

    I always imagined a modern-day take on PoP would be a suspected extremist who has to escape from a CIA waterboarding/guantanamo-type thing to free his country. Really edgy themes and totally ambiguous as to who the good guys and bad guys are.

    The modern-day Persia is rather different to the Persia of Sands of Time, I think it would be a logical end exciting move to make.
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  • Act 1 restriction on new Diablo 3 players lifted

  • fleagol 29/06/2012

    Wow, Item Grind 3 is a mess of rules and restrictions. The Future according to ActiBlizzard sure looks like fun. Reply +1
  • Mass Effect 3: The Extended Cut: A Happy Ending?

  • fleagol 27/06/2012

    They fixed some of the gaping plot-holes, it all hangs together much better, and they haven't left the entire universe a destroyed mess where everyone is likely to die. I think its much, much better.

    And I have to say, I love the new "screw you and your decisions" ending, kudos!
    Reply +12
  • Mass Effect 3: Leviathan DLC files hidden in Extended Cut

  • fleagol 27/06/2012

    Just how goddam difficult can it be to keep the front page spoiler-free? It's not rocket science. You guys can be a right bucket of dicks sometimes. I suggest you edit. Reply +14
  • fleagol 27/06/2012

    Wow, that is a massive, massive spoiler to out in a sub-head. On the front page. Dick move, EG. Reply +14
  • Skyrim expansion Dawnguard out now on Xbox 360

  • fleagol 25/06/2012

    Read some really negative previews here in Norway, hope they're wrong. Came across as a pretty poor mod, apparently. Poor writing, clichéd vampire stuff etc.
    I don't exactly play the Elder Scrolls games for their stunning use of language, or radical innovation, to be honest. The world, exploration and making your own story is its strengths. Seems a bit unfair to latch on to its weakest areas.
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  • DirectX 11 3DMark trailer gives hints of next-gen

  • fleagol 21/06/2012

    I remember the generational jumps from NES to SNES, SNES to Playstation, N64 to XBOX. Every new machine showed a genuine leap in not only graphical abilities, but new gameplay possibilities. Mode 7! 3D! Analogue controllers! Inbuilt hard-drives!

    Even the last generational jump, though underwhelming, had a nice new touch with excellent online implementation, especially from Microsoft.

    This generational leap looks to be the most underwhelming of all time. A few more sparks? Nicer smoke?

    I'd hope for a revolution in AI, at least. That's one area that is severly lagging. Maybe Nintendo's dual screen thing will pan out better than I'm expecting.
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