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  • Mass Effect Andromeda is another failure for trans representation

  • grassyknoll 28/03/2017

    @Quetza Do you know what social justice even is? Reply -1
  • grassyknoll 28/03/2017

    Love the way people think transgender issues are forced upon them, but then click on articles on transgender issues out of choice. Reply +5
  • grassyknoll 28/03/2017

    Expected another shitshow in the comments, as horrible as expected. People really need to learn their sci-fi history, it's always been about social diversity and acceptance with a backdrop of humanity's development in relation to space and time travel. This is a game with interspecies copulation, I don't think you should have an issue with transgender representation. Reply +4
  • Mass Effect Andromeda physical launch sales down on ME3

  • grassyknoll 27/03/2017

    @williamarthurfenton "Must have hurt some feelings by that terrible comment."

    You didn't hurt feelings, just your comment is quite daft. They are very few surefire successes in gaming.
    Reply -1
  • grassyknoll 27/03/2017

    @rep- You're determining sales of a game as a metric for success, that's market analysis isn't it? Reply -7
  • grassyknoll 27/03/2017

    @williamarthurfenton "RPGs are always successful on PC"

    That's a ridiculous statement if ever I saw one.
    Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 27/03/2017

    @rep- I do love the way you're critical of "armchair analysis" but then suggest a game is "doing well". So hypocritical. Reply -1
  • grassyknoll 27/03/2017

    Not sure why this "isn't a fair comparison" etc, loads of game series have has the most success physical launches ever on PS4 / Xbox One (FIFA for example last year). This is the 3rd biggest physical launch of a Mass Effect game (or as the average person would say "2nd worst"), meaning the 360 exclusive Mass Effect 2 outsold it, I don't think that's a good look and reviews / word of mouth isn't particularly positive. Also remember EA expected to sell 3 million units of Mass Effect in it's first week, if it's only selling 100k physical in shooty bang bang UK, its most likely not going to touch that number.

    Anyway, Horizon seems to be holding really well and Zelda Switch sales were up this week (from MVC), meaning Switch is still selling, so good news for those games.
    Reply +5
  • grassyknoll 27/03/2017

    @muro "I think they will sell more in the long run."

    Not sure why, established series get stronger first week sales and the word of mouth and reviews are not particularly positive. This will probably get the biggest percentage sales drop of the year next week (high 80's wouldn't surprise me).
    Reply +8
  • How Zelda and Horizon fix open worlds in very different ways

  • grassyknoll 24/03/2017

    @TheStoneRoses No worries, it's a bargain price! Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 23/03/2017

    @_TheDarkSide_ I did, got my 360 through Littlewoods with a similar code many years ago. Don't think I'll be keeping it, as I think it's very pricey, but just want to see how it works, feels and play Zelda. Should get all my money back when reselling and get it back in the future when the library builds up / price drops. Reply +1
  • grassyknoll 23/03/2017

    @_TheDarkSide_ Not getting it until the 27th April unfortunately (that's when Very fulfill my Switch preorder). The console cost 228 from them, so don't mind waiting till then. I have Nier and Persona to get through! Enjoying the WiiU? I really recommend getting Bayonetta and Pikmin, both fantastic games. Reply +1
  • grassyknoll 23/03/2017

    @_TheDarkSide_ I personally don't play games for narrative, NPCs or graphic fidelity (which are the main criticisms), so should enjoy it hopefully. Reply +1
  • grassyknoll 23/03/2017

    @_TheDarkSide_ What don't you like about Zelda? Anything you feel is missing or problematic? Have a Switch preordered coming with Zelda next month. Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 22/03/2017

    @Fourfoldroot 2017, so assume Xmas time. Reply -1
  • grassyknoll 22/03/2017

    I've really really enjoyed Horizon (& getting Zelda on the 27th April), think the combat was fantastic and it had great writing, but people need to let that fucking review go. A single writer didn't like a game you did, big wow.

    If you're the type of person influenced by a single publication then the problem is with you, not the website.
    Reply +3
  • Salt and Sanctuary arrives on Vita next week

  • grassyknoll 24/03/2017

    @OnlyJoeKing PC is a non competing platform, Switch is. Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 24/03/2017

    @OnlyJoeKing It was made under Sony's Pub Fund, so unsure if it will come out in any other platform. Reply +1
  • Ubisoft defends For Honor's controversial progression system

  • grassyknoll 23/03/2017

    And this is why I don't play multiplayer games anymore, everything is about RNG and selling microtransactions. Miss the days when multiplayer was about mastery and knowing maps / skillsets. Now it's about who's put the most time in and buying an advantage with real money. Genuinely don't understand how this type of system has become so popular among gamers, they now need unlocks for fun than actually playing the game itself. Reply +21
  • Leaked Destiny 2 poster reveals September release date

  • grassyknoll 23/03/2017

    @kinky_mong Yep, I'm sick to death of these RNG games, at it's core they're about creating addiction, personally want no part in them. Reply +12
  • grassyknoll 23/03/2017

    Be interesting to see if people come back for the sequel, it's very different selling a game to people in the first year of the generation compared to the fourth (back catalogues, more competition, cheaper games available etc). Got this at launch last time, can't imagine I'd ever contemplate getting the sequel at all (although my personal tastes have changed dramatically). Reply +16
  • Mana series slated for Switch in Japan

  • grassyknoll 22/03/2017

    I'd pay a small fortune for a localisation of Seiken Densetsu 3. Imagine the joycons for multiplayer are a great fit for the game. Reply +9
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda review

  • grassyknoll 20/03/2017

    @Jestershepard Not going to get into the animation itself, but I think the real issue people have is with the dialogue and characters conveying emotion. For a narrative driven series the cut scenes are absolute trash. I honestly thought the memes were made up at first, like how can lines like "My face is tired" make it into a game like this? Reply +7
  • grassyknoll 20/03/2017

    "My face is tired from dealing with everything."

    Very interested in seeing the credits for this, are the staff Bioware or "Bioware", I.e EA Montreal?
    Reply +2
  • Standard Tegra X1 'confirmed' as Switch's processor

  • grassyknoll 20/03/2017

    @RobTheBuilder If you run a console business then the suck up those costs. APIs and worldwide launch costs? Lol. The economic of scale over the Shield bring the costs down dramatically to offset those. To top it off it's an underclocked version, probably to save on yield costs. This is about have "3DS and Wii like profits" that Nintendo promised shareholders last year, the margin on this thing is just unbelievable (and I would say unacceptable). Reply +3
  • grassyknoll 20/03/2017

    @_TheDarkSide_ It really should have been 200 max, I frankly astonished that it's more. I'm so glad out bet was one way! Reply +2
  • grassyknoll 20/03/2017

    I've no problem with the Switch being an Tegra X1 (probably not popular to mention on a specs site) but I do have a real issue with the pricing: It's significantly more expensive than the Nvidia Shield, but with a licensing business, high priced accessories, paid for online, a digital store front and their own software business. Having that shit dock (that's basically empty), USB C and HD rumble just doesn't cut it for me for an extra 100+ over the Shield. Nintendo must be making an absolutely fortune on hardware alone. Reply +3
  • PlayStation 3 production ends soon in Japan

  • grassyknoll 17/03/2017

    @_TheDarkSide_ I do! Still going with no problems. I always find that later models (for all consoles) lack premium parts and feel. Reply +3
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn sells 2.6m copies in two weeks

  • grassyknoll 17/03/2017

    @Poseidon_ I really get annoyed by seeing daft comments like this. A. Looking at attach rate for a single title is completely ridiculous metric for success. B. 4.3% of PS4 owners brought the game within two weeks of launch at full price. C. GTA V is one of the biggest selling games in history, with a development budget five times Horizon. To compare anything to that sales anomaly makes no sense.

    This game is matching The Witcher 3 in sales trajectory, but on a single device. Not sure how anyone can spin this negatively in the form of attach rates (bar bitter vert1go) or sales.
    Reply +6
  • grassyknoll 17/03/2017

    This seems to be tracking around The Last of Us sales wise, that went on to sell 7 million+ on PS3 alone and that was when sales on PS3 / 360 sales were collapsing, honestly this could reach 8 - 10 million. Absolutely fantastic game, this, Nier and Zelda are actually making open world games fun. Reply +7
  • grassyknoll 17/03/2017

    @vert1go By God you're tragic. Reply +5
  • Super Bomberman R review

  • grassyknoll 09/03/2017

    @Shadders New game outsells games that are months / years old for the week, how shocking. Reply +2
  • grassyknoll 09/03/2017

    @Umang I don't blame the engine, games like Enter The Gungeon and Ori and the Blind Forest look incredible or the developer Hexadrive, who are one of the most technically adapt studios in the world (Okami remaster is one of the best quality remasters ever made and they fixed Zone of the Enders, making it 1080p / 60 from 720 / sub 25):

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-how-konami-remade-zoe-hd-remaster

    For me this is a project obviously rushed out the door by Konami, who are just not interested in making console games, just a cheap cash grab.
    Reply +13
  • Switch has redesigned portable gaming forever

  • grassyknoll 08/03/2017

    @ontoff If Sony make Vita 2 in 2019, I'll buy you one. Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 08/03/2017

    @ontoff The market cannot sustain 2 portables now (& currently we're not even sure it'll sustain the newest one). No offence but you write like a game fan, like these companies have to compete in every game space, when realistically they don't have to or want too. Mobile gaming is here to stay. When have investors ever cared about longevity anyway? Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 08/03/2017

    @ontoff Why is it unimaginable? Why invest hundreds of millions of pounds in an ever shrinking market with no guarantee of success / return when you're one of the biggest mobile games maker's in the world? The Vita sold 12 million units, a successor would be even less today. The only thing I could see realistically is a PS4 tablet in the future and that's still many years away from being a possibility, so unlikely to occur.

    Another thing I have an issue with is this idea that Nintendo is willing to bleed money so they stay in the console / handheld business. That's honestly a load of bollocks. No one is ever going to make massive losses to stay in the console gaming business anymore, look at the price of the Switch, its controllers, an USB port is 30 bloody quid. Now more than ever before console makers are trying to make more money per user. The only one actually willing to go mass market at the cost of revenue per user is Sony (hence price drops last week). Nintendo is now run by an accountant, not a games developer (Iwata, god bless him) and you can see that in all the decisions surrounding the Switch.
    Reply -3
  • grassyknoll 08/03/2017

    @ontoff Why on earth do you think Sony is going to make a portable now? I don't know how you can write that with a straight face when they paid half a billion+ for a streaming company and make one of the most profitable mobile games in the world (and opened Forwardworks dedicated to it). Bar the possibility of some kind of PS4 tablet they're never making an handheld again (or is any major electronics firm bar Nintendo). Your post is just so gamer, like handhelds need to exist, when that market is basically just Nintendo. Reply +2
  • grassyknoll 08/03/2017

    @PCMaestro You're so miserable. Reply +8
  • Is Zelda on Switch worth the upgrade from Wii U?

  • grassyknoll 08/03/2017

    @Dan234 The game played in the WiiU pad is a mirror of what's on the television, nothing more. Reply +4
  • Nier: Automata review

  • grassyknoll 08/03/2017

    @sizu I'm quite lucky, I've reduced my hours at my current employer and will be having a month off as I move, hopefully I'll make some headway through my games. We share the same taste by the way, got the first 5 games you mentioned and will definitely get Zelda in the future. Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 07/03/2017

    @BobbyDeNiro I've got a few bargains recently, Deus Ex for 10, Quantum Break for 13 and Sunset Overdrive for 8, doubt they'll get much cheaper so will play those over the summer and get the big releases out of the way first. Reply +3
  • grassyknoll 07/03/2017

    @ocelotr I haven't enough money or time but just keep buying games. :( Reply +2
  • grassyknoll 07/03/2017

    @obidanshinobi Just wrote in the Eurogamer Xbox forum. I'll be getting Halo 5, Halo Collection, Halo Wars and Ori & the Blind Forest. Unfortunately no interest in Forza, but Superhot is something I'll definitely look into after this, Horizon: Zero Dawn and Quantum Break. Halo 6 being split screen was the thing that pushed me into buying one. Reply +1
  • grassyknoll 07/03/2017

    @Simatron3000 I'm a bit overloaded with games (Nioh, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Enter The Gungeon, Persona 4, Gravity Rush and just ordered Quantum Break for a Xbox I received today). I want to support the English release as well. Honestly can't wait to play it this Friday (although away this weekend). Reply +3
  • grassyknoll 07/03/2017

    @ocelotr I see the difference because I'm a massive Japanese games fan and understand the importance of Sony making their platform viable for Japanese publishers. But I really don't give a shit what's on what platform (I bored to death of reading what platform someone is buying a game for), what is important is the director, studios and publishers, not the platform. Reply +7
  • grassyknoll 07/03/2017

    @BobbyDeNiro I understand why that doesn't appeal to some people (I'm big on game variety myself), but Platnium Games titles are really about mastery, than just finishing, it works perfectly with how Yoko Taro forms narrative threads over multiple playthroughs. Nier (the first) was fundamentally very different when playing it again, it allowed the player to see the game from a different perspective. It's actually very engaging and intelligent way to present narrative, don't think of it as playing exactly the same game again. Reply +3
  • grassyknoll 07/03/2017

    @jabberwocky Sony work hard at making these type of games available and sponsorship through advertising, but anyone would think they made it. There's more thanks for them than Square Enix, Yoko Taro and Platinum staff. I find it strange. Reply +5
  • grassyknoll 07/03/2017

    @BobbyDeNiro "This type of malarkey puts me off. There are so many good games these days that playing through a game twice is not an option-I've experienced it, why would I want to go back and play it again with added bells and whistles?"

    Not criticizing you, but think you don't know how Platnium or Yoko Taro games play. A character action games first play through is a tutorial and Yoko Taro's narratives involving playing the game from different character perspectives or with new knowledge.
    Reply +8
  • grassyknoll 07/03/2017

    Why are people thanking Sony for a Square Enix game? They have the platform for making these types of games viable (which is incredibly important), but really don't understanding all the gushing like Sony published it. Anyway, probably gonna be one of my games of the generation, very excited. Reply 0
  • Dragon Quest Heroes 2: Switch vs PlayStation 4

  • grassyknoll 08/03/2017

    @Devox Omega Force are making Fire Emblem Warriors. Reply 0