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  • MGS5: Ground Zeroes 5.79 in PlayStation Store Easter Sale

  • frazzl 26/03/2015

    I got Ground Zero for NZD11 and PES 2015 for NZD34 so I am pretty stoked :) Reply 0
  • frazzl 26/03/2015

    @harryshaw I can think of dozens of 480i PS1 titles that are better than Knack ;) Reply +1
  • frazzl 25/03/2015

    Might have to get Ground Zeroes finally. Refused to pay the asking price when it was released last year; this is more along the lines of what to pay for such a short experience. Reply +1
  • Is Bloodborne the best game ever, or just the second best?

  • frazzl 26/03/2015

    Your implication that I only own one system is way off the mark.
    I wasn't implying that. You can take my comment literally without any snide implications. Trust me if I was going to question your gaming credentials I would do so upfront.

    I see no reason to rush out and spend money on something I don't need or want - ala PS4 and Xbox One. Doesn't make me any less a dedicated gamer
    I agree. I don't do much gaming on the PC. Spend all my time at work in front of one so I don't really have any urge to do so in my leisure time at home. Remember I said as many platforms as they can. I did not say all the platforms.

    This whole notion that you have to OWN any given system to put forward an informed opinion is pretty narrow minded.
    The sad truth is that there are many people here, not you btw, that talk shit about games they have not played or for that matter have any intention of ever playing. At least owning the system a game has been released on indicates there is some probability they've played the title.

    So with that in mind having experienced Bloodborne for several hours I stand by my assertion that it is the best game on the PS4 I've played to date and is easily the best game this generation of consoles has had to offer so far.
    My favourite PS4 game is still Second Son. As for the best current gen title, well that's a toss up between Dragon Age Inquisition, Shadow of Mordor, Ori and Sunset Overdrive in my opinion. As I said before it's simply the case of different strokes for different folks. I stand by my opinion just as you stand by yours. There's nothing wrong with either.
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  • frazzl 26/03/2015

    @Mr-Writer Have fun with it, I am :). Reply +3
  • frazzl 25/03/2015

    For those of you who own a PS4 and are uncertain about Bloodborne as you're not a fan of the Souls games, give it a go. Not too keen on the aforementioned series but the faster combat in Bloodborne is definitely more my cup of tea; I have never been sold on the assumption that "more deliberate" = "more skillful".

    It may not consume your gaming time as much as it would a die hard Souls fan, but it's definitely a game worth considering.
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  • frazzl 25/03/2015

    I've recently found myself wanting to get away from more serious AAA games, and these two have helped me find some child-like innocence in games again. Something that doesn't feel like it's painted by numbers
    That's a great summary of why I love side-scrolling platformers. +1 from me.
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  • frazzl 25/03/2015

    @MrBlock Different strokes for different folks. I own both a PS4 and a X1. I also own all the games I mentioned (including Bloodborne naturally). You do realize that when it comes to opinions you're not dealing with absolutes. And any dedicated gamer would try and own as many platforms as possible to broaden their gaming choice. Reply -2
  • frazzl 25/03/2015

    @Simatron3000 I love it too :). Reply 0
  • frazzl 25/03/2015

    hey were great.. 30 years ago. Right now they are just plain boring. As much as their flat graphics. They are all the same, just with a different background.

    Still, no way that you can compare a lame 2D side scrollers with one of the best RPGs ever. It would just sound.. dumb!!
    Thankfully it seems people don't agree with you. But hey, it's all subjective so you're entitled to your opinion as I am to mine.

    Not at all. I only said that IronSoldier used the 90% limit. But even if he used the 89% limit nothing would have changed.
    Sure. I was simply saying that the selection for the cut-off point is arbritary. Can anyone properly quantify the difference in quality simply using numerical averages of subjective scores. I personally don't find Metacritic useful. Apart from talking smack online

    I gave you my meter of judgement already, but I will specify it better just to be clear: any 2D game shouldn't get more than a 70%. With 3 points taken out by default. If the developers don't put the effort to make a 3D game in the third millennium, as far as I am concerned they can bugger off. Gimmi a third person view platformer Ori like and we'll discuss again.
    Art is art dude. Newer art is not necessarily better art. Anyway different strokes for different folks.
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  • frazzl 25/03/2015

    7% ;)

    On a serious note, its all swings and roundabouts to me, there is probably little difference, but its quite clear that Bloodborne is one of the best exclusives this gen.
    I agree. My point was to highlight that Metacritic simply offers an average of subjective scores. It's hardly a rigorous metric of quality. The same can be said of similar measures like those seen on Game Rankings or Rotten Tomatoes (for movies).

    Titles that are 86% are great, but in 5 years times Bloodborne will no doubt will still in that bracket of highly rated games of this gen, FH2 will not.
    Sure that's true, but it's only important if you think Metacritic scores are significant. I honestly don't think so. I buy games that I think I'll enjoy; I don't use review scores or text to decide that for me. I'd have missed out on a number of gems if I had.

    And Bloodborne has had less reviews, so unless it gets bashed to death that 93 could go higher if the current trend carries on.
    I don't think it will (get bashed).
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  • frazzl 25/03/2015

    @MrBlock I played it for an hour and a half and I have enjoyed it a fair bit. Haven't played enough to draw a firm conclusion yet, there's heaps to see, but I wouldn't rate it higher than some of the other current gen titles I have played (like Ori, Sunset Overdrive, Shadows of Mordor etc.). Reply -7
  • frazzl 24/03/2015

    @Guy.J. The videos do look impressive. Not sure if I'll get it though. I have so many racers in my backlog: F5, FH2, and DC.... Reply -4
  • frazzl 24/03/2015

    @Mr-Writer Even FH2 then. Can anyone really quantify the difference in quality between a title that averages 93% on Metacritic and a title that averages 86% based on these averages alone?

    Especially taking into account 1) the different number of reviews titles receive, 2) the fact that different titles get reviewed by different subsets of review outlets and 3) the different reviewers within an outlet that do the actual reviews.

    It's all just epeen waving.
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  • frazzl 24/03/2015

    @Guy.J. LOL. If by butthurt you mean my wallet hurt. I can ill afford to buy a game this week, especially given the prices here in NZ, but I'm going to :) Reply -6
  • frazzl 24/03/2015

    It feels that I don't play 2D side scrollers. I don't care how flashy is the background. And I'm quite positive many feel like me.
    Given how many wonderful titles throughout gaming history are 2D side-scrollers I really hope that you're wrong about that. I love 2D titles; always have, always will.

    PS: it has been IronSoldier using the 90% limit. Not my fault.
    So you're saying that you yourself can't quantify the difference in quality between a 93% title and an 89% title simply based on average review score? Cool. We're in agreement then :)
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  • frazzl 24/03/2015

    @Michelasso Ori is sitting on 89%. What exactly is the difference in quality between a game sitting on 93% and a game sitting on 89% apart from fanboy willy waving? I don't know about you but I will thankfully be enjoying both titles. Reply -6
  • frazzl 24/03/2015

    @Mr-Writer Just had a quick scan of his comments and he didn't seem to. You guys did bicker a fair bit on that thread but that's not really the same as gloating about "The Order" getting bad reviews. Reply -6
  • frazzl 24/03/2015

    @Mr-V Hehehe. Ignore it. Just look forward to booting it up for the first time. In fact that's the biggest annoyance I have this generation; having to sit through an install first XD Reply -1
  • frazzl 24/03/2015

    Is the title a valid subjective opinion? Yes.

    Is it also intentional hyperbolic click bait? Yes.
    This! +1 from me.
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  • frazzl 24/03/2015

    @Mr-V I do agree with the jaded and cynical part, I am guilty of that too, but on the flip side there's so much hyperbole as well. I am all for praising great games (what's wrong with saying something like "Bloodborne is brilliant" for example), but stuff like "game x is the best game ever" usually makes me as skeptical as hell... Reply +2
  • frazzl 24/03/2015

    @The-Jack-Burton Doesn't sound too bad then. Thanks for the info. Will be enjoying the game tomorrow :) Reply -3
  • frazzl 24/03/2015

    @Mr-Writer So are you saying that Dogmanstaruk, despite being primarily a PS4 owner, would be gloating over "another bad PS4 exclusive" (in this hypothetical scenario we're discussing)? Reply -5
  • frazzl 24/03/2015

    @Mr-Writer Sure he is allowed to express that, never said he wasn't, but aren't readers allowed to question if the title is sensible? I don't think dogmanstaruk was being rude with his post, so how is him politely expressing his opinion different to what Stanton did? Reply -12
  • frazzl 24/03/2015

    @KenSuggestion They might take some gameplay cues from Bloodborne to use in a future multi-platform Dark Souls title. Reply -1
  • frazzl 24/03/2015

    Lighten up dude, you are allowed to be positive about the PS4 sometimes you know.
    Or you could ask people here to lighten up and allow some negative sentiment about the PS4 being expressed without being lynched. Not that dogmanstaruk was being negative. He was simply querying the ridiculous title.

    FYI: Looking forward to trying the game myself tomorrow.
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  • frazzl 24/03/2015

    @The-Jack-Burton How rough would you say the frame-rates are? High 20's or low to mid 20's? Looking to get the game when it releases here tomorrow. Reply +1
  • The Crew time-limited trial launches for PS4, Xbox One

  • frazzl 26/03/2015

    I enjoyed my time with the game (I've played around 5 or so hours). Not as great as FH2, but I have enjoyed it more than Drive Club. Reply +1
  • A new Singularity title has been teased

  • frazzl 24/03/2015

    Damn....I would love a Singularity sequel :( Reply +2
  • Tech Analysis: Final Fantasy 15 Episode Duscae

  • frazzl 22/03/2015

    @globalisateur Are you suggesting that Eurogamer were analyzing an incomplete build 2 weeks prior to release? LOL! And are you seriously comparing that with a demo of a title more than a year away from release? Really? Yes I need to be rude. Muppet. Reply -1
  • frazzl 22/03/2015

    @globalisateur Because this is a small demo of a game not due out for at least a year, as opposed to a face-off comparing the final released product. Muppet! Reply 0
  • See which retro game consoles can survive a 15 foot drop

  • frazzl 21/03/2015

    Current gen version :) Reply 0
  • frazzl 21/03/2015

    DC!! Reply +3
  • Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty Xbox One release date

  • frazzl 20/03/2015

    Sweet! Reply 0
  • God of War 3 Remastered announced for PS4

  • frazzl 20/03/2015

    Definitely skipping this. Wasn't a big fan of the PS3 version. Reply -2
  • Phil Spencer's new vision for the Xbox One

  • frazzl 20/03/2015

    @man.the.king I think you mean this. :D Reply 0
  • frazzl 20/03/2015

    @man.the.king Lots of reuse in all my posts :D. Reply -2
  • frazzl 20/03/2015

    Regurgitating is not witty, but it's ok if you think it is. :cool:
    Wasn't trying to be witty. I was being efficient. Nothing wrong with reuse; it's a staple of software development.

    You are, of course, entitled to your opinion. I disagree.
    Ditto. You are the only one getting worked up by disagreement, not me. :)
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  • frazzl 20/03/2015

    Which I just proved wrong, but I understand that it can be hard to see that with Microsoft-brand blinders on. :)

    frazzl ignoring evidence presented and making up some facile argument or switching goalposts to claim he is right, when nothing else works.

    Nothing new.
    The same way I showed you cloudskipa has in fact been positive about Sony something which you ignored despite the evidence. Man.the.king accusing others of things he is just as guilty of. Nothing new.

    Of late, my idea of open conversation had been to give others the benefit of the doubt (unless apparent otherwise from their post history), and not fling accusations right and left.
    But, since it looks like this simple concept is beyond you, I'll make an exception for you and subscribe to the philosophy of "paranoid accusatory back-and-forth", which seems to be your byword.

    Hey, it'll just be like arguing with yourself!
    Man.the.king accusing others of things he is just as guilty of. Nothing new.
    Sure buddy, you keep right on projecting. Whatever helps you feel better about yours. :D
    Ditto :cool:

    EDIT: As I was commuting home today, a thought struck me, a minor epiphany, if you will. This back-and-forth has caused me to expend a lot of time and energy on my part (and probably you as well, though I wouldn't presume to tell you what to do with yours). This 'epiphany' caused me to question what I am doing on this forum, arguing with you.

    I don't expect that you would change your opinions as I have never seen you admit a mistake or change your opinion (maybe it's in your DNA, I don't know), but even if you did, how does that benefit me? It doesn't.

    A change of mind, of perspective, is what helps me grow, and I don't see any of that happening here for me. In which case, we are just flinging empty words (imo) back and forth that will not result in anything other than exhaustion. At least for me.

    So, let me be the first to step back and let you have the final word.
    Considering you have thrown a whole bunch of accusations my way, none of which are accurate, sure you can claim to be taking the higher ground, but that claim would in all honesty be worthless.

    I am not trying to change your mind. It's okay if you disagree. Perhaps that's your issue. You are so fixated with changing what other people think to fit your world view. That's your problem not mine.

    I am more than happy to stop bickering. I will however reply to any baseless comments you throw my way. What you choose to do is up to you (obviously) :)
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  • frazzl 19/03/2015

    As for TLOU - to a first-time observer, it may seem that he's praising something, but as anyone familiar with cloudskipa's posts will tell you, he DOESN'T praise anything to do with PS circa XBox, unless it's to damn it with faint praise in some way, which is what he has done here.
    As opposed to no praise from the likes of people like mubrains :)

    Yes, and? As if that changes the FACT that he praised Microsoft UNRESERVEDLY in another post in the same thread. :rolleyes:
    It's called context. Which your brand loyalty has led you to ignore. What can I say ;)

    Oh yeah, until late in this thread, I was holding back, trying to not hurt any feelings.


    Open is what you asked for, OPEN is what you will get.
    Looking forward to it :)

    Sure buddy, whatever helps you feel better about yours. :D
    I think it is pretty obvious that I am far more comfortable with mine than you are with yours. But hey if you want to delude yourself that you have no brand loyalty be my guest. Ignorance is bliss after all :D
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  • frazzl 18/03/2015

    @man.the.king 10 seconds of Google:

    4 months ago
    I think I've played most if not all of the RR games and it has been a pretty solid series considering it's an arcade racer.

    Ridge Racer Type-4 was technically very impressive on release with an excellent soundtrack to match. I couldn't believe the PS1 could push out graphics like that, the bonus disk remix of the original Ridge Racer in 60fps and higher resolution was also a lovely addition. Definitely a highlight.

    Ridge Racer 64 on N64 was also a favouirte, perhaps the nolvelty of playing it from a cart helped but after the super polished Type 4 it seemed more like a return to it's roots.

    I enjoyed RR7 and the PSP RR games, since they are pretty much identical from a gameplay standpoint but they maybe strayed a little too far from what I liked about the series, especially the handling. The introduction of nitro divided opinions too.

    Probably my favourite out of them all is Ridge Racer V, not the sloppy PAL conversion but the beautiful NTSC release.

    Ridge Racer Unbounded though... Still can't believe Edge gave that a 9/10.
    Here's his opinion of Vagrant Hearts a PS1 exclusive. Also note his summary of FFVIII:

    3 years ago
    @Faramis It definitely came out in the UK as I remember buying it when it came out.

    It's a great game, as mentioned the atmosphere is the high point and the music was incredible. While it wasn't overall as good (or as epic) as FFVIII for me, I did enjoy the combat system a lot more it has to be said.
    On TLOU prior to its release:

    2 years ago
    I like a lot of concepts in this game, the fungal element is a clever twist on the Zombie genre. Should be good but I'm anticipating State of Decay more that this, it's less linear and sounds like it could be the perfect Zombie game.
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  • frazzl 18/03/2015

    @man.the.king From the same comments thread:

    Sony got complacent with the PS3
    with that lightning fast, custom developed Cell CPU, BR, BT, WiFi, HDMi, MemCard readers and full HW BC out of the box, I find it very difficult to agree there.

    Customers and the press got stupid, is how I would describe the start of last gen.
    That's in clear contrast to that quote you put up. That was him being sarcastic. Not genuine in the least.

    In all the recent years I've been reading his post, I haven't seen anything neutral from him. If you have, you are one of the lucky ones.
    Lucky or simply not as dismissive as you?

    Now that I don't have to worry about hurting your feelings by flinging it back at ya, I'm COMPLETELY fine with it.

    Many more frank speeches from me to come...
    Cool. Every consumer suffers from brand loyalty. If you think you don't you're fooling your self :).

    Pot, kettle.
    I never claimed I was not being judgmental. You have been the one making a big issue over this despite being exactly that. So that doesn't really apply to me :).

    Cool, now that I understand that your perspectives stem from entrenched brand loyalty, and can freely bring that up, we don't have an issue.
    As do yours. Might explain all the Leadbetter/DF hate you've been dishing out lately. Hey, if this promotes more open dialogue I am all for it :).
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  • frazzl 18/03/2015

    @cloudskipa Hehehe yeah, he's PirateRoberts. Trying to rehabilitate his image ;). Not sure about SFPNoodle but it wouldn't surprise me though.

    As you have said we have differences in opinion. We however don't have an issue with each other about that. Because differences in opinion are okay :). I wish all people thought that way...
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  • frazzl 18/03/2015

    Except that he has, in the very thread where you brought up my talking to him.
    Really? Just went through all his posts in that article. Not a single one was positive about MS. Come on dude, wtf is happening to you?

    Where skippy is concerned, cloudskipa has NEVER given any credit to PS, except to credit any bad things happening to his brand.
    That is not true either. He has. On more than one occasion. I suggest you ask him his opinion on the original PS for example.

    As I have already mentioned, there are worse classes of fanboys who take pleasure in others' existing misfortune purely based on the platform they own.

    You want to disagree about that by saying that's my opinion, you want to claim that a hypothetical wishing of a brand to be gone is worse than reveling in ACTUAL harm done to a person, that's fine by me.
    Are you suggesting that is not opinion?

    I'm not the one who goes on calling people "brand loyal" left and right. Certainly not based on one post.
    Still harping about that? I can't do anything about it if you see that term as an insult. That's your issue not mine.

    Is this you being judgmental again?
    No, just you again.
    Because you have not been judgmental this entire argument? :rolleyes:

    It would be tres hypocritical if you cared now. :D . Of course you don't.

    Although you certainly lashed back with accusations of prejudice based on an imagined slight from me, which I never actually said. But sure, you don't care, then cool, we don't have an issue.
    I "lashed back" when you equated my actions with those of a fanboy. I don't care if you call me brand loyal. Why? Because, as I explained several times, the two concepts are different. Surely that's not too difficult to grasp?

    As for imagined slights....Pot. Kettle. Black.
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  • frazzl 18/03/2015

    @ThinkingGamR What evidence do you have that X1 sales are not profitable for MS? In fact this article indicates that despite slimmer margins due to dropping the X1 price they are still making a profit. So the only fanboy here is you...muppet :D Reply -2
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 review

  • frazzl 20/03/2015

    I have really enjoyed what I have played of the game so far (half way through the 3rd episode). The most fun I have had with a RE title since Code Veronica :). Reply +1
  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD review

  • frazzl 20/03/2015

    I enjoyed the first mission but the camera is indeed atrocious. I wish they would improve it with a patch. Reply -2
  • Face-Off: Battlefield Hardline

  • frazzl 19/03/2015

    Sounds like a perfect EA Access title; not worth actually purchasing. Reply +3
  • Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 2 due next week

  • frazzl 19/03/2015

    Sweet will download episode 2. Have bought the season pass but have yet to play the title. Will hold out until all episodes are released. Reply 0
  • World Bank exec discovers son spent $4500 on FIFA packs

  • frazzl 18/03/2015

    "My wife and I accept our responsibility in this. We should have paid much closer attention to his video gaming, and my son accepts his responsibility and punishment. [But] how many users legitimately spend thousands of dollars on in-app purchases and just how much usage would it actually take for [Microsoft] to flag this as unusual behaviour and require confirmation that the purchase is legitimate? Banks and credit card companies regularly do this.
    Well if he and his wife spent more time as parents instead of letting Ma TV and Pa Xbox do it for them, shit like this would not have happened. Class action lawsuit when lousy parenting is to blame? LOL!
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