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  • Nier is the rare game that gets better with age

  • gelf 28/06/2015

    @Beva78 he actually loves Dark souls now having been encouraged to give it another go. Just goes to show you can't always trust first impressions even your own.

    I hadn't even heard of Nier until recently, tempted to give it a go now.
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  • Rich Stanton on: Other worlds and the inner eye

  • gelf 21/03/2015

    Rich Stanton are you a more articulate version of me? You have put into words something I've never been able to express about why I value the types of games you talk about over others. Great read. Reply 0
  • Ultra Street Fighter 4 review

  • gelf 03/06/2014

    I'd love some single player content, I've accepted I'm never going to be good enough to compete online but I still enjoy these games. Alpha 3 was great for single player but sadly they've gone backwards since then. Reply +2
  • Drakengard 3 review

  • gelf 29/05/2014

    Good review, in the unlikely event they smooth out the technical issues with a patch I'd be willing to try this. Reply 0
  • Final Fight retrospective

  • gelf 25/05/2014

    Street of Rage 2 was a better game to play as it wasn't designed as a coin guzzler and had more variety in moves you could do. That said nothing in the early 90s arcades looked as impressive to me as Final Fight. Those big chunky sprites still look great. I couldn't even get past the first level on one credit but I had great fun anyway. Reply +14
  • Developing by the sword

  • gelf 05/05/2014

    I like that melee combat is far less standardised in games then shooting is. I enjoy learning a games combat system and trying to master it. Learning Dark Souls combat is so much different then Metal Gear Rising but I loved both. Whereas it seems like shooters have settled on one way to do things for the most part which is understandable but means I feel like I playing the same game with a different skin all the time. Reply +3
  • You'll want a powerful PC to play Wolfenstein: The New Order

  • gelf 02/05/2014

    I hate vague system requirements like that. I have a first gen i7 does that mean I'm alright or do they mean a later i7. I suspect I'd be able to run this fine, but I hate the guess work. Reply +3
  • Namco's great free-to-play gamble

  • gelf 24/04/2014

    I'm usually against free to play but I like the way Dead or Alive Core Fighters did it. You can buy things piecemeal if you want, but outside of some costume DLC you can just buy the full game(DOA5 ultimate) to get everything. I like the idea of free to play for maintaining a high userbase but games like this should always have an option to buy everything for a fair price. And NO waiting system. Reply +1
  • Yu Suzuki is looking into Kickstarter for Shenmue 3

  • gelf 21/03/2014

    I have little faith anything will come of this but I'm happy to be proven wrong. I just hope his other project is a return to making proper games again. A guy with his back catalog should not have been missing for over a decade. Reply +1
  • The next-gen Digital Foundry PC: chasing the 1080p60 dream

  • gelf 08/03/2014

    I think some PC gamers here are underestimating the minimium required spec inflation that seems to happen with console ports over thier lifetime. There really isnt much you can run with a PC on par with a 360 nowadays and even if this gen the issue is reduced due to the consoles PC like architecture I still fear it will happen again.I actually like a system I get to last as long as possible with minimal upgrading. This is why I'm holding off any major upgrade right now until I see what kind of spec ports seem to be requiring. Particularly when we eventually move away from all the cross gen stuff that probably scales down better then later games will.I like many of the advantages of PCs and will get a PC version of a game if I have the choice but I can understand why people go console only as its just easier. Reply 0
  • Ultra Street Fighter 4 just got a lot more interesting

  • gelf 03/03/2014

    I often think capcoms DLC practices leave a lot to be desired but I'm happy with the SF4 updates. They offer more to me then the annual full price FIFA updates do for example. Reply +19
  • MGS: Ground Zeroes can be completed in under two hours

  • gelf 06/02/2014

    No knee jerk reaction from me I'm gonna wait and see. MGS1 could be completed in 3 hours if you rushed. 2 hours of greatness is better then padded 20 hours of fetch quests with the occasion good bit. Of course the side quests could end up being that bad. Reply +1
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance PC release date confirmed

  • gelf 20/12/2013

    That CPU requirement is very high. I assume I may able to get away with it by overclocking my i7 860, which I've been planning to do for a while but still it makes me worry about what the future PS4 console ports will want. Reply 0
  • Killer Instinct review

  • gelf 21/11/2013

    I prefer the saturn style dpad to the nintendo one but since MS failed multiple times at doing that kind of dpad moving to copy nintendo instead was probably a good move. Reply +1
  • gelf 21/11/2013

    The dpad comment is the main thing that intrested me too. If so I'm getting an Xbone pad for PC as a dpad that good would mean no more switching pads for games that need it like I have to all the time with the shitty 360 one. Reply +1
  • Crimson Dragon review

  • gelf 21/11/2013

    As a huge Panzer dragoon fan I'm disappointed. When looking forward to this I was prepared to see mixed reviews as its a rail shooter which is very much an acquired taste, but its reviewed badly even with people who loved the originals.

    Orta was the best game on the original Xbox for me and its sad it may be the last great game of its kind. I might dig out the console and pray its still working so I can play through it again.
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  • Valve gives Black Mesa permission to be a commercial product

  • gelf 20/11/2013

    I think its great valve have allowed it. Yes they will get a cut but still most publishers just send a C&D and kill anything like this. Wouldn't it have been nice say for Streets of Rage Remake as an example if Sega had offered the same kind of thing instead of just ending the project. Reply +4
  • Assassin's Creed 4 PS4 update will upgrade resolution from 900p to 1080p

  • gelf 20/11/2013

    I love the PC and wish there was no such thing as a console exclusive but on a budget console gaming is obviously the better option. No budget PC will last the typical lifespan of a console without  needing some kind of upgrade somewhere down the line. A low cost PC bought even half way into the lifespan of the 360 would be struggling with its console ports now.You would save money on cheaper games with a PC but I'm not enough to fund the upgrade cycle.Personally though I like to have the option of both if I can afford it. Reply 0
  • Driveclub gameplay footage shows off PS4 dynamic lighting

  • gelf 18/11/2013

    When did the term "arcadey" become a horrible criticism? I hope the handling is arcadey, I might actually want to buy it then. Reply +5
  • Games of the Generation: Dark Souls

  • gelf 31/10/2013


    Interesting you mention Resident Evil, the games are worlds apart in most aspects but Dark Souls did recall the same feeling of dread about what's around the next corner as I got when low on ammo and health in the early RE games.

    Definitely my game of this Gen(with Demons). I tend not to like RPGs but the mechanics of the Souls battle system set it above anything else for me.
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  • Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut is locked at 720p on PC

  • gelf 30/10/2013

    I'm in the camp of just being glad the games on PC at all, same way I felt about Dark Souls. A cheap port is better then no port at all in my book(as long as the gameplay hasn't been broken) and I just hope other Japanese devs aren't put off porting games to PC because of all the vitriol when they get something wrong. I'd probably never need to buy a console again if the PC got better Japanese support. Reply +2
  • Batman: Arkham Origins launches with half the sales of Arkham City

  • gelf 28/10/2013

    @sega I'd say start with Asylum, I still think its the best one despite some of its flaws that were fixed in City. If you like open worlds you might prefer City though I think it lost something in opening up. Reply +7
  • Steam controller revealed

  • gelf 27/09/2013

    Hmm I'm interested in this controller but purely as a replacement for mouse control in games that require it as I'd love an option to sit back on the couch and play those games. If its an adequate enough replacement for a mouse then I'll probably get one. But for the 80% of games I play with a 360 controller I can't see myself ever using it. Reply +1
  • Vanquish retrospective

  • gelf 22/09/2013

    I played the demo on PS3 a few times and I couldn't get into it which was a shame as its something that sounded like my kind of thing on paper. Was it a bad reflection of the game? I just got obliterated and didn't really grasp how to play it properly.Doesn't help that I'm shit at cover shooters even if this isn't a traditional one. Reply +2
  • New The Evil Within trailer shows off Shinji Mikami's survival horror

  • gelf 17/09/2013

    "smells like blood"

    I hope its not Chris's blood.

    Looks interesting and already looks like it will be proper survival horror. Hope it turns out well.
    Reply +10
  • James Pond will return in A Kickstarter Campaign

  • gelf 13/09/2013

    Loved it back in the day but then I only had access to an ST and a friends Amiga to play games like it at the time. Then we got a Mega Drive and I realised the likes of it and Zool really weren't that good. Reply 0
  • PlayStation 4 won't launch in Japan until February 2014

  • gelf 09/09/2013

    This shows why its good to have competition. Sony knows MS is no threat in Japan so its deprioritised in favour of the markets it needs to compete in more urgently. Reply +4
  • After Burner Climax retrospective

  • gelf 01/09/2013

    I'm ashamed to say that as a big Sega arcade game fan I didn't know a thing about this until reading this article, it completely passed me by. Certainly will snap this up on PSN at some point.

    I really miss games like this, pure gameplay with no filler. Is there many other recentish games with that old school Sega arcade vibe that I've been oblivious to? Its the one thing I've missed this past few years.
    Reply +1
  • Tech Analysis: Watch Dogs on PlayStation 4

  • gelf 14/07/2013

    I'm mostly a PC gamer these days but there's some rubbish being said in its favor here. The price of games if your prepared to wait isn't that much more on console if you shop around. If you avoid their online stores and the likes of Game its not vastly more then buying them on PC. Reply +1
  • Space Harrier retrospective

  • gelf 07/07/2013

    I've said it before but I'll say it again, Yu Suzuki is greatly missed. I rate his work higher then anyone's. Its sad he hasn't done much since he split with Sega. Reply +3
  • How Hotline Miami plays on PS3 and Vita

  • gelf 26/06/2013

    For those weirdos like me who play mostly on PC but use a joypad 90% of the time it would be nice if they patched these improvements to pad control into the PC version(if they haven't already). Reply +2
  • Microsoft cautious on Windows 8 success: "we realise that change takes time"

  • gelf 07/05/2013

    Just got a new laptop with win 8 and its fine. Just install something like classic shell and change some of the default programs to desktop ones and its better then 7. Reply +6
  • Flying through life: Meet the man behind Panzer Dragoon

  • gelf 08/04/2013

    I got Saga for about £20 a month after release, one of the best RPGs I've ever played and definately the best battle system.Also love the Rail shooters, really were impressive to see that Saturn games could look that good, the music was top notch and I adored the art style. Also I think Orta was the best looking game on the Xbox and in my top 3 of all games on that system. Reply +2
  • Mortal Kombat Game of the Year edition spotted for PC

  • gelf 18/03/2013

    Already have it on PS3 but it would be good to see this happening. PC needs more fighters.On that note can someone please release a 3D fighter on PC, feels like the last one was Virtua fighter 2. Reply +5
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance review

  • gelf 19/02/2013

    I love a good hack and slash, i love Metal Gear and thankfully I have a high tolerance for camera issues so this is a must buy. Good work Platinum. Reply +5
  • Resident Evil 1.5 fan project releases playable build

  • gelf 18/02/2013

    Comparing 1.5 to 2 it always looked to me that Capcom made the right decision really. The environments in 1.5 look very bland compared to the game we got.

    I'd be interested in playing the beta of the first game if there was a version around, it had supernatural elements they later canned.
    Reply +3
  • gelf 18/02/2013

    An unfinished fan remake of a PS1 game capcom scrapped because it wasn't good enough..probably still be better then Resi 6. Reply +27
  • Crysis 3 developer Crytek on why it's impossible for next-gen consoles to match the power of gaming PCs

  • gelf 18/02/2013

    I'm a PC gamer but I hate this mentality. The constant upgrade cycle is not a good thing. Its been nice knowing my PC can run just about anything these last few years without faffing about with upgrades all the time. It better scale down well otherwise whats the point of making a game only 5% of players can run. Reply +15
  • After more than three years Brütal Legend comes to PC

  • gelf 13/02/2013

    Nice! Really enjoyed it the first time and didn't even mind the RTS bits once I got used to them. May get this again(though probably only in a sale). Reply +4
  • Saturday Soapbox: The lost art of keeping a secret

  • gelf 09/02/2013

    Last game that surprised me was Portal, I don't know if I just missed the hype because I was focused on HL:Episode 2 but I went into it expecting it to be a glorified tech demo puzzler with little in the way of plot. I was pleasantly surprised when the game turned out to be plenty more then that. Reply +1
  • Visceral doesn't want Dead Space 3 to be better on PC

  • gelf 29/01/2013

    As a mostly PC gamer I've always been fine with this sorta thing, I just want to be able to play the game. Extra bells and whistles don't matter.The stupidist thing some devs do porting to PC is when they remove features deeming them not PC things. e.g split screen multiplayer or sometimes even removing joypad support. Reply +14
  • DmC PC - the definitive Devil May Cry experience?

  • gelf 28/01/2013

    My graphics card is a GTS 250, which I think is 4 years old now and I believe it was a budget model back then and it still runs most games on high(albeit without AA sometimes). Often the only time it takes me longer then 5 mins to set up a game is if its an old game that has compatibility issues.

    If you want to spend ages tweaking to perfection you can but if your not so anal about it it really isn't necessary anymore with any half decent system.

    I do wish some of my fellow PC gamers would stop sounding so damn elitist though.
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  • gelf 27/01/2013

    I'm happy PC system requirements have been held back and I hope next gen does the same. The constant upgrade cycle was the most offputting thing about PC gaming. Reply +3
  • The Digital Foundry budget graphics card upgrade guide

  • gelf 21/01/2013

    schnide wrote:Please bear in mind that I'm both a PC and console gamer.. but conversations like this are exactly why some people prefer consoles.I'm with you there, I'm mostly a PC gamer now but upgrade talk always makes me wish for console simplicity. Anyway I can still run the vast majority of games on high with my measley GTS 250 and until that changes I'm not going to upgrade. Reply 0
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed to get Team Fortress 2 characters on PC

  • gelf 18/01/2013

    I slightly regret having no pacience and buying the PS3 version but I'll probably get this as well in a sale at some point in the future. Reply 0
  • gelf 18/01/2013

    @kupocakeYeah I love the SEGA that didn't take itself too seriously and put weird stuff like that in many of their games for the hell of it. Reply +1
  • As work on Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance nears end, Konami says it would be awesome to work with Platinum on a sequel

  • gelf 18/12/2012

    @bad09Totally agree, that's a problem of devs trying to appeal to as many people as possible and losing the soul of the game in the process rather then any impact of being multiformat.Platinum have been great because they don't appear to do that kind of tick box game development, something a lot of Japanese devs have fallen into doing this gen. Reply 0
  • gelf 18/12/2012

    Nothing wrong with having console style games on the PC. Yes some PC gamers whinge about console ports but I hope there are plenty like me who are happy even with straight ports. PCs pretty much have a standard gamepad now so gaming on them can be no different to a console. Reply +4
  • Resident Evil 6 PC launches March 2013 with Steam functionality

  • gelf 17/12/2012

    @darkmorgadoYes but none of those are actually Steamworks  which is what this article is suggesting with Steam achievements and cloud saving. Reply +1
  • gelf 17/12/2012

    Is this the first Capcom game to have steam achievements? If so have they finally shifted away from forced use of GFWL or is this a one off. That's more interesting to me then this games release. Reply +8