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  • Mafia 3 reveal set for Gamescom

  • frazzl 28/07/2015

    Is Eurogamer going to get the same muppet who reviewed Mafia 2 to review this on release? ;) Reply +16
  • The Street Fighter 5 beta isn't working

  • frazzl 24/07/2015

    Crapcom and Dumps strike again ;) Reply -19
  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess review

  • frazzl 23/07/2015

    @avluis Thanks dude :) Reply 0
  • frazzl 18/07/2015

    How does the Vita version play? This looks like some perfect on the go fun. Reply 0
  • The Last of Us gets an extravagant $75 vinyl soundtrack

  • frazzl 23/07/2015

    @FMV-GAMER I actually got that. Wasn't overly impressed with the music tbh. Reply -1
  • The Surge is the new game by Lords of the Fallen dev Deck13

  • frazzl 23/07/2015

    Lords looked great and had ideas of its own, but was always overshadowed by From Software's so far peerless series.
    Peerless in terms of the overblown amount of hype the series has obtained ;)
    Reply 0
  • The re-engineering of Ethan Carter

  • frazzl 23/07/2015

    I'll get the PSN+ version when it gets released eventually. Not going to give a company run by a GG mouthpiece any of my money directly. Reply -5
  • Rory McIlroy PGA Tour review

  • frazzl 21/07/2015

    Oh well, this is what EA Access is for ;) Reply 0
  • Uncharted 4 pushes PS4 tech to the next level

  • frazzl 18/07/2015

    XbDf's name alone is a marker and gives everyone an insight into his mentality.
    I agree. I also feel the same way about Playstationman. Do you?

    Next comes his reputation which is entirely up to him and his behaviours. From my perspective I find him biased towards his preferences to the point where it will keep him from being objective with his comments.
    I agree he is a fanboy. That is pretty obvious. I doubt he would deny it himself. As for objectivity, well I honestly don't think we see much if any of that here. From anyone.

    Now with that in mind when an article for a PS4 exclusive, perhaps the most important and most anticipated game on the system, is published and that article praises the sterling technical work done by one of the best development teams, if you were an Xbox fanboy and you knew you were perceived that way do you think coming into the comment thread right at the start and giving your 'opinion' that you think TR looks better without at any point referencing any part of the article, the game or anything pertaining to the subject matter, will be anything other than a comment that has the capacity to derail the thread?
    Have you seen the ROTR articles released around E3? Have a look at a large number of comments that do nothing but derail the comments thread. My issue here is not that people have called out XBDF. I have done so myself. And I am not defending him here either. What I am calling out is the clear double standard at play on this site. Fanboys are shit. All of them. They should all be called out for their nonsense.

    The trouble with building up an unfavourable reputation is that people can no longer take your comments at face value. They're naturally going to look for the angles, the back handed compliments or the thinly disguised criticisms even if the opinion is wholly innocent and if XbDf doesn't realise that he should. You are what you post and if you're perceived as a fanboy unfortunately you've got to think twice about going into a thread with size 12 boots posting options that your reputation will label as inflammatory regardless of your intention. He's not stupid, he knew how that comment would get taken, especially by PS fanboys and in my mind the only purpose that comment served was to cause agitation. Playing the innocent afterwards doesn't wash. We've all seen this before time and again and passive aggressive behaviour is a hallmark of fanboyism.
    Again I agree. But the PS fanboys deserve and should receive the same abuse. They contribute nothing to the gamer community.
    Reply +1
  • frazzl 18/07/2015

    Of course it is! Why else would they not only go for human looking characters but also adding details to a level that makes them look MORE human, like chest hair on Nate, or the hair animations of Lara.

    Both are going for the same aesthetics.
    Have you never seen chest hair on cartoon characters? If that's your argument for realism, well that's super weak, even for you. I guess The Real Monsters were going for realism too huh ;)

    No but neither does XBDF, so if you question my validity then you must also question his, at least I have tried to explain my stand point, even with my limited knowledge.
    He has stated multiple times that he was only giving an opinion. You on the other hand are saying his opinion is wrong, and yours is right. So no, I only need to question the validity of your statements.

    The same as everyone else the detail, ND are clearly going for a game that not only looks great but has details that not many other games last gen had.
    Once again you are being deliberately vague. Details as a metric...really? I suggest you read up what makes a good metric. Here's a hint:

    Let me give you an example, that market scene, when he first walks in, it looks amazing, the busy people, the details of building etc, THAT is the bang for your buck I am talking about, that sort of stuff pulls you in, a game can play well and be fun, but if it looks like a dogs backside or looks bland then you are going to loose something.

    Its hard to describe for me, I guess immersion, its not a deal breaker, but when a game is fun to play and immersive so much so you can get lost in it, thats not a bad thing is it?
    There are plenty of factors that play a role in immersion, not just graphics. I (and I doubt I'd be alone here) would argue that factors like gameplay are far more important for immersion. And what does this have to do with an opinion about which title sports better graphics, I have no idea. How has anything you have said invalidate XBDF's opinion?

    Yes but I have my suspicions as to why you have taken that stance :D
    And I clearly know why you have taken yours :cool:

    Whilst I agree that Arkham Knight doesn't look as good as UC, I would say it looks better than Arkham City. Its not just the fact it has a batmobile (finally), but the city is bigger and looks better.

    Thats an example of better tech and hardware improving a game, RS said they would of had to of made compromises to make this game run on last gen hardware.
    After the shit show that has surrounded AK's release I put zero faith into what RS say.

    My biggest problem is that you tried to pass your opinion of as a fact by the way you worded your first comment.
    I would say you are doing exactly that here:

    Not that ROTTR looks bad, but I think it's a little unfair and a disservice to the work ND have done to say it is.

    Preferring ROTTR yeah sure, but is ROTTR pushing the tech of the X1 the same as ND are with the PS4? Consider ROTTR is also going to be on 360 I doubt it.
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  • frazzl 17/07/2015

    @Suarez07 I know. I also want to clarify that I am not defending XBDF. He is a fanboy. I am simply pointing out that stating an opinion "game X looks better than game Y" is not:
    1) Worthy of a personal attack and
    2) An incorrect opinion.

    It's simply a subjective assessment. Someone earlier said they thought Arkham Knight looks better than UC4. I disagree. I don't think Arkham Knight looks particularly fantastic at all. It looks good, but then again, so do a lot of games. But that doesn't mean that their opinion is wrong.

    As for tech, see my reply to Mr-Writer. It is a matter of opinion just how important these "flourishes" are to the gaming experience. I personally want to see "next-gen tech" be applied to things like NPC AI. Or gameplay. Neither of which we will see with UC4 or ROTR. That I am very confident of.
    Reply -2
  • frazzl 17/07/2015

    No I'm not saying that, but tech plays a huge part in making a game look real (if that is what the objective is.
    The thing is, is that the objective? Both TR and UC sport some very stylized graphics. I think it wouldn't be unreasonable to argue that reality is not something either game is aiming for. In which case we come back to aesthetics.

    However for games like UC and TR which want to give you Big Bang for your buck, then tech does play a huge part. And ROTTR still has one foot in last gen.
    The problem I have with your statement has nothing to do with game preference or platform preference. It has to do with:

    1) The vagueness when it comes to using words like "tech". Do you know enough about the tech involved to make a valid comment? And even then what metric are you using to define superiority. If the metric is not something that fairly represents what it is supposed to measure and can't be measured consistently and accurately, then it is a shitty metric.

    2) What has game "tech" have to do with "big bang for your buck"? You could have the most "technically accomplished" title, that can sport shitty gameplay and not be any fun to play. Would that constitute bang for your buck?

    It's like if I said the PS4 is better you can argue differently.

    If I said the PS4 is better for my needs and wants, then you can't argue with me as that if my preference.
    Both statements are opinions. I could argue against both. People do that all the time "You don't know what's good for you"..etc. But by qualifying the second statement and making it more specific to you, you make your opinion that much harder to dismiss.

    So I think it's you who are getting opinion and preference mixed up. And considering even none PS4 owners like Suarez are also questioning the claim it's clearly not a fanboy vs fanboy argument.
    Same here. In fact apart from when you asked me to directly compare the two titles, my arguments have been neither for or against either game.
    Reply -3
  • frazzl 17/07/2015

    If we are talking technical rather that aesthetics, I am seeing little argument ROTR looks better than uncharted. I think that's fair.
    That's the thing. When you talk about graphics, both the technical aspects and aesthetics are important. So when someone says "ROTR has better graphics than UC4" they can simply mean that from an aesthetic perspective. And that would be a perfectly valid opinion despite what Mr-Writer says.

    As for physics based details:
    1) Do you, or I or even Mr-Writer know enough about this area to make an educated comment?
    2) Have we seen enough game-play footage, to draw any such conclusions even if we did?
    Reply -10
  • frazzl 17/07/2015

    @Mr-Writer Are you trying to state that graphics are solely determined on tech? That aesthetics like artwork don't play a role. If you do then you would be wrong. And that's a fact.

    And that's assuming you actually understand any of the underlying tech. Are you a game developer by any chance? Or a graphical programmer?

    I don't need to convince you of anything, this very article backs up my view that UC4 is pushing the PS4.
    I reckon the title alone would have been evidence enough for you :).
    Reply -6
  • frazzl 17/07/2015

    @avluis Is that any better than "it's okay for him to have a different opinion, but my opinion is actually fact"...;). You can read some of that here. Reply -3
  • frazzl 17/07/2015

    Frazzl hand on heart, do you think ROTR looks better than UC4.
    I think they look about the same. That is they both look equally excellent.

    Preferring ROTTR yeah sure, but is ROTTR pushing the tech of the X1 the same as ND are with the PS4? Consider ROTTR is also going to be on 360 I doubt it.
    So is this the part where you are trying to convince me your opinion is factual? LOL! Need I remind you that this is exactly what people like grassy, xbdf and Antropie do.

    Again hand on heart, weather you prefer ROTTR or not, looking at trailers ect, and as others have said baring in mind the settings, and how one is more isolated compared to say the other which starts out in a market place.
    Prefer in terms of what? Graphics? I have already answered that. Gameplay? I don't know. I have not played either title yet. Neither have you BTW.

    Bare in mind he didn't say he preferred ROTTR he said ROTTR has better graphics and is more next gen.
    I.e. he prefers ROTR's graphics. That is subjective. You seem to be struggling a bit with that concept. As for being "next gen" or "next level"....what the fuck does that even mean? Apart from generating stupid clickbait like this.

    I am going to hazard a bet, a very safe bet I think, that neither UC4 or ROTR will come close to providing anything revolutionary, let alone new, in terms of gameplay. So far none of the trailers have provided even the slightest inkling of that.
    Reply -7
  • frazzl 17/07/2015

    That's the difference... not all fanboys are equal...
    You are right. We agree for once. Not all fanboys are equal. When it comes to stupidity YOU are the KING OF ALL FANBOYS! :cool:
    Reply -7
  • frazzl 17/07/2015

    @Devox XBDF is a fanboy I agree. However there are many fanboys from the opposing camp here. I just wanted to point that out. Reply -4
  • frazzl 16/07/2015

    @Antropie I doubt your grasp of real life is any better than your ridiculous persona here :) Reply -5
  • frazzl 16/07/2015

    But to have the opinion, then claim victim when people disagree with that opinion is a bit silly.
    There is a difference between disagreeing with an opinion and attacking someone about theirs.

    As its there opinion and whilst he is entitled to voice it in public that means he should also means he has given up any right for his opinion not to agreeded with.
    I agree. Voice your opinion publicly and you need to be able to handle dissenting opinions too. My only issue here is that only 1 type of dissenting opinion seems to acceptable here at Eurogamer. For example check the comments out on the recent ROTR article and compare them with the ones here.

    But also opinions can be wrong, as the word opinion can be used incorrectly.

    For example it's my opinion that Sunderland football club will win the champions league. Now this is wrong, as Sunderland are not even in the CL so can't win it.
    Sure in this example the opinion would be wrong as it has no basis in fact. It would be the same if someone claimed that in their opinion 2 + 2 = 10.

    However we're not talking about such scenarios. Here we are looking at qualitative assessments that are purely subjective. You can't say someone is wrong for preferring the graphics in game X over game Y. Saying you can would be incorrect ;).

    Some people think that you can write what ever you want and no one can say you are wrong if you add - In my opinion at the end.

    That's all I'm saying ;)
    As I just discussed, it depends on the opinion. In this scenario, comparing what one thinks of videogame graphics, there is no right or wrong opinion. Just differing ones. Surely you have heard the phrase "beauty is in the eye of the beholder"?

    Which begs the question why even talk about incorrect opinions in the first place as they are not relevant here? Are you implicitly suggesting that XBDF's opinion is wrong, and therefore your opinion is right? Because that would definitely be wrong ;).
    Reply -10
  • frazzl 16/07/2015

    @adampoole Careful. A dissenting opinion here might get you lynched! Reply -2
  • frazzl 16/07/2015

    @Mr-Writer So if someone who owns just a PS4, claims a game that is on the PS4 and not the X1 is better, then their opinion is not well balanced and thought out and is clearly biased? Sure sounds like it! In which case virtually every comment here is a waste of time ;) Reply -2
  • Konami scrubs Kojima's name from Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain cover

  • frazzl 16/07/2015

    @IronSoldier Brilliant :D Reply 0
  • Batman: Arkham Knight's first major DLC falls short

  • frazzl 16/07/2015

    1 hour of gameplay....GTFO WB! Reply 0
  • Devil's Third is a shoddy game - but can it be so bad it's good?

  • frazzl 16/07/2015

    By Martin Robinson
    Code for "Frazzl you're not going to agree with what follows".

    E.g. this load of fucking bollocks:

    This isn't some Kojima-esque examination of the ethics of blacksites - it is, instead, awkward window-dressing for an interminable tale about saving the world.
    Kojima has been responsible for some of the most juvenile, sexist and absolutely fucking awkward narrative in the history of gaming. MGS4 being the pinnacle of that shit!


    In its place is a stuttering, dreary trawl that feels like it belongs in the sorrier scatterings of a PlayStation 2 bargain bin. Even if Devil's Third were being played in the time that its visuals and style clearly belong to, it would still come up short.
    Someone has obviously not played their PS2, in all its 480i glory in a long time ;).

    Anyway the game does not look good to me either. The only thing it has going for it is the fact that Martin thinks it is awful. Might be worth a purchase once it hits the bargain bin.
    Reply +6
  • Nintendo president Satoru Iwata passes away at 55

  • frazzl 13/07/2015

    R.I.P. :( Reply +3
  • Performance Analysis: F1 2015

  • frazzl 11/07/2015

    So why not give the player a choice of a 30 fps cap during gameplay? Reply +4
  • The Escapists is getting a The Walking Dead-licensed spin-off

  • frazzl 09/07/2015

    Very nice! Reply +1
  • Zero Escape 3 confirmed for Vita and 3DS

  • frazzl 07/07/2015

    Wooo! Definitely getting this day one for my Vita! Reply +2
  • Is DriveClub finally up to speed?

  • frazzl 03/07/2015

    @Dismiss Nothing weird about that. Different strokes for different folks :) Reply 0
  • frazzl 02/07/2015

    @Dismiss Naturally it's subjective. For me when I play DC I get reminded of NFS. Full disclosure: when it comes to arcade racers I prefer Japanese ones like Daytona USA, Outrun, and Ridge Racer. Reply -1
  • frazzl 02/07/2015

    @Dismiss No offense but it sounds as if you have not played PGR much. Its handling is quite different (and better imo) than DC. The Kudos system has far more depth than what's on offer in DC. Progress is about the only thing they have in common, to some extent, and that's basically because they're both arcade racers. Reply -4
  • PlayStation Plus July Instant Game Collection revealed

  • frazzl 01/07/2015

    Going to get Geometry Wars 3 on the Vita. Nothing else in that list interests me... Reply -2
  • Face-Off: Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition

  • frazzl 29/06/2015

    I'd take the X1 controller over the DS4 any day of the week. Having said that not interested in this remaster; was not a fan of the 360 original. Reply -5
  • Nier is the rare game that gets better with age

  • frazzl 29/06/2015

    Played it quite a bit and enjoyed it but didn't finish it. Reply 0
  • Apple is removing games with the Confederate flag from the App Store

  • frazzl 26/06/2015

    Next we'll have Wolfenstein without the swastika.
    Isn't that already the case in Germany?
    Reply +1
  • Batman: Arkham Knight review

  • frazzl 23/06/2015

    @Melonfodder Witcher 3 on the XO is far from "being a stinker". Out of the two console versions it's the one with the better frame-rate ;). Reply -3
  • 15 minutes of Rise of the Tomb Raider gameplay footage

  • frazzl 23/06/2015

    Looks wonderful. This, along with Batman and The Witcher 3 are the 3 titles I reckon I'll enjoy the most this year. Possibly FO4 as well. Reply +1
  • Face-Off: Payday 2: Crimewave Edition

  • frazzl 23/06/2015

    @IronSoldier Uplay is a shocker! Good point. Reply 0
  • frazzl 23/06/2015

    @OnlyJoeKing Yeah, I am sure there are significant regional differences when it comes to QOS. Sadly most things Internet related suck over here :( Reply -2
  • frazzl 23/06/2015

    @IronSoldier LOL. Ubisoft are not going to live down the AC Unity fiasco anytime soon XD Reply -2
  • frazzl 23/06/2015

    And as for @XbDf you need to start at infant school level comprehension
    Pot. Kettle. Black!
    Reply +2
  • frazzl 23/06/2015

    @OnlyJoeKing It was down for me last night when I was playing PES with my brother. XBL is definitely the more stable service over here in NZ, especially for me. Reply 0
  • frazzl 23/06/2015

    @XbDf Sure I also think it will get sorted, and yes it most probably is an issue with the devs. But at this very moment, the only console version that is playable as it is meant to be is the PS4 version. Why argue otherwise? Reply +2
  • frazzl 23/06/2015

    @XbDf An online game that does not work online is not a game dude ;) Reply +18
  • Fallout 4 lead male and female voice actors revealed

  • frazzl 23/06/2015

    Looks like I'll be using a female protagonist in FO4. Reply +10
  • Destiny: The Taken King director defends 40 expansion price tag

  • frazzl 23/06/2015

    And a console audience to boot, who have every last penny wrung out of them, whilst liking it and asking for more.
    Don't generalize! I am a console gamer and have yet to pay a cent for microtransactions. I also very rarely get DLC; and definitely not for Destiny.
    Reply +6
  • ZombiU ports spotted for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

  • frazzl 22/06/2015

    @Mr-Writer LOL Reply -1
  • frazzl 22/06/2015

    @Mr-Writer Agreed. ZombiU is a good game but it was made specifically for the Wii U controller. Don't see how this would work for a regular controller. That and there's the stiff competition from the big releases at the end of the year. Reply -1
  • Project Cars boosts visuals - and runs faster

  • frazzl 22/06/2015

    Yeah, but who really cares apart from the obsessive Napoleon Syndrome sufferers such as yourself?
    This x100!!
    Reply -5