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  • Naughty Dog on Lost Legacy - and the future of Uncharted

  • grassyknoll 22/06/2017

    @the-Uncle-show You're old enough to know that aesthetic isn't a benchmark of maturity (or one should hope). Reply -3
  • grassyknoll 22/06/2017

    @the-Uncle-show Are you 12? Reply -3
  • grassyknoll 21/06/2017

    Games that sell as much as Uncharted don't end. Reply +32
  • God of War director explains why entire game has no camera cuts

  • grassyknoll 21/06/2017

    @obidanshinobi Yep, a platform holder making games. Reply -1
  • Arms held back from chart top spot

  • grassyknoll 21/06/2017

    I'm genuinely think the IQ of the average Eurogamer reader is single digits. 99% of games come out on a Friday, pacing 2nd on a dead month is not a achievement and it's sold under 20000 units (with a game with television advertising, is a disaster). Jesus. Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 19/06/2017

    @TheStoneRoses 11 million the first day, 14 million in the first week. Reply -2
  • grassyknoll 19/06/2017

    @Indielink 80%+ of first week sales take place on the first day, so... Reply -2
  • grassyknoll 19/06/2017

    @gizmo2501 But it didn't sell well, it sold less than 20,000 units. That's terrible and ARMS did even worst than that. I'm really not sure where this positive spin can even come from. Games by one the biggest studios in the world with a full on television campaign do not plan to sell sub 20000 units at retail. It's a disaster, plan and simple. Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 19/06/2017

    @Lync We do have a reference, Switch sold 100k software units at launch, over 3/4 of those Zelda. The other 25k were Bomberman and 1,2 Switch combined. Reply -1
  • grassyknoll 19/06/2017

    Do people have a complete inability to read? It's the 4th biggest launch on the Switch, not in Nintendo's history. It's behind fucking 1-2 Switch, which sold like shite. Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 19/06/2017

    @gizmo2501 It was bested Zelda, Mario Kart...and the UK sales powerhouse that is 1-2 Switch. Reply -2
  • grassyknoll 19/06/2017

    @mrcheesyelf Yes. 20,000 is the very max this sold. And it's not an estimate either. 100k Switch software units were sold at launch, 75,000 were Zelda. 1-2 Switch, Bomberman etc made up the rest of the 25000. That information was from Chart Track themselves. Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 19/06/2017

    @carmagainagain I absolutely despise the focus on chart placement rather than actually numbers. This game launched behind 1-2 Switch, a game that sold sub 20000 units at launch. Companies do not have their premier teams making games with massive television campaigns to reach those numbers. Install bases do not reflect what a game is going to sell, only a limitation on max sales in that particular window. Reply +1
  • grassyknoll 19/06/2017

    @BigOrkWaaagh Yep, no one can spin this into a positive. A game from the makers of Mario Kart with a huge television marketing campaign not outselling a game that launched in March. Utter disaster sales wise. Reply -5
  • Super Mario Odyssey: Switch's next big technical showcase?

  • grassyknoll 21/06/2017

    @shinku If you don't want a second console, don't buy one. If a console doesn't offer what you want you just don't buy it. It's kind of obvious it's not designed for you. Everything in gaming doesn't have to be tailored to one particular subset, it is daft to suggest it. Should every film be a blockbuster? Should every book be like Harry Potter? Reply +1
  • grassyknoll 21/06/2017

    @KeatsSeven I own ARMS (as I actually said), hence why I can call it a bad game if I wish. Most of the modes are a complete mess. Reply +2
  • grassyknoll 20/06/2017

    Nintendo's art design and top quality animation always overcomes resolution or technical shortcomings, it's what they've been doing for years. Reply +3
  • grassyknoll 20/06/2017

    @Mr.Spo ARMS has sold poorly because it's a poor game. The A.I input reads in single player to a ridiculous degree, controls cannot be remapped, certain abilities are broken with virtually no cool down and the package is barebones. Consumers obviously saw this when taking part in the test punch (& myself with the game). Reply -7
  • grassyknoll 20/06/2017

    @_TheDarkSide_ Yep, it's a 720p screen in handheld mode. Reply +1
  • Play entire first Hitman location for free on PC, PS4 and Xbox One

  • grassyknoll 20/06/2017

    @bad09 Yep, first order of business should be to remove the online requirement for unlocks. I'll buy it as soon as that's gone. Totally unnecessary for a single player game. Reply 0
  • GTA5's recent Steam reviews are "overwhelmingly negative" amidst mod controversy

  • grassyknoll 19/06/2017

    @kwesleyb I don't think Xbox One or PS4 players are going to stop buying the game because of this somehow... Reply +9
  • grassyknoll 19/06/2017

    I think with the all digital (well almost all of it) nature of PC combined with a focus in game transactions it's kind of evitable that mods are going to become extreme limited if non existent in big budget games (or monitised like Bethesda is attempting to do). Reply -8
  • Xbox One X is $500 - so how much will next-gen consoles cost?

  • grassyknoll 18/06/2017

    @kirankara Consoles sales are not driven by technology in and of itself (hence why the PS4 Pro makes up a fraction of PS4 sales), it's driven by pricing, marketing and new concepts. Incremental is a dead end that leads to smaller and smaller sales going forward, it doesn't generate excitement or offer "newness" (for want of a better word). There will undoubtedly be a PS5. Reply +22
  • grassyknoll 18/06/2017

    Consumers (in large numbers) don't want to pay £450 / $499 for a machine that just plays games. Gaming as is it is incredibly expensive and PS4's reasonable pricing is a massive part of it's success, thats the benchmark that Sony and Microsoft need to emulate again. Reply +11
  • grassyknoll 18/06/2017

    @BobbyDeNiro "PS4 Pro and XBOne X are effectively next gen machines in my opinion"

    Must consumers, publishers and console manufacturers themselves don't see it that way. You're really on your own on that one.
    Reply -9
  • Eurogamer's best of E3 2017

  • grassyknoll 16/06/2017

    @Jake316 It's a game site. You can't write about liking anything. Reply +2
  • grassyknoll 16/06/2017

    The games that looked really interesting to me were Mario Odyssey, Mario and Rabbids Kingdom, The Evil Within 2 and Wolfenstein. No big surprises but some interesting stuff was shown. Reply -1
  • Arms review

  • grassyknoll 16/06/2017

    @riceNpea Possibly, but there's things I really don't like. The controls are basically mapped to be awkward on the Pro controller for no reason other than they're awkward when doing motion controls (L3 for block on the Pro controller is totally unnecessary). It's only really alright one on one, limiting its party appeal for me as well Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 16/06/2017

    @riceNpea It is full price (like £45). I got it on offer for £36 using an Ebay voucher. If this was £20 - £25 I honestly wouldn't be as critical. All the other modes are filler and 3+ players matches are awful. I can't in good faith recommend this to anyone currently. Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 16/06/2017

    @riceNpea It's a boxing game done from a 3rd person perspective with extra long arms (which you pick out of a selection per match) that you hit opponents with, some hit hard, some come out quickly, some act defensively etc. The focus is basically on dodging, blocking, jumping and timing hits (and bending, as the arms have some degree of movement). Each fighter has different quirks as well (regen health, powered up hits on low health etc). Reply +1
  • grassyknoll 16/06/2017

    I've had this for 3 days and personally am not connecting with it at all. The mini games and multiplayer are an absolute mess, controls can't be remapped and there's very little depth. I think this is a fun party game, but that's about it. Such a shame as I loved the concept (a fighter focused on spacing and timing than memorization). Reply +1
  • Sony's flat E3 conference shows signs of a mid-generation lull

  • grassyknoll 13/06/2017

    Not watched it, did they show stuff like Sentinels 13 & Yakuza? Reply -1
  • Beyond Good & Evil 2 finally resurfaces, gets a full CGI trailer

  • grassyknoll 12/06/2017

    The bad language was extremely unnecessary and the racial stereotypes were hideous. The online focus is the nail in the coffin for me. Reply +10
  • Surprise! Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a thing

  • grassyknoll 12/06/2017

    This looks very very good and appears not to be a cheap cash in like expected. I'm also an absolutely huge XCOM fan. Nintendo has really got their shit together this gen, so many potential hits coming and they've not had their conference yet. Reply +22
  • Xbox One X promises a strong and stable line-up

  • grassyknoll 12/06/2017

    @lukazor You do understand you're comparing the most popular racing game of all time which has a advertising budget bigger than all the other games you've mentioned 5 times over just in the US. They're all success stories of extremely niche games which have beat projections on PS4. It's not like you see Persona getting an advert during Coronation Street is it? Jesus. Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 12/06/2017

    @Simatron3000 I think it'll be earlier than that actually. I think the one thing I liked about the conference were most the games are soonish (in game announcement terms anyway). I do think MS are trying to avoid false promises after all the cancellations (Fable, Scalebound, Phantom Dust, Shangheist etc) Reply -1
  • grassyknoll 12/06/2017

    @higganos I getting really bored of the snark. No one says anything when I say how brilliant Cuphead or Ori looks and that I'm a big Halo fan (got an Xbox One the week it was stated the next Halo will be split screen, a big tradition with friends). I don't think I'm alone in stating that Microsoft are a terrible publisher this gen overall compared to the last one. Reply +6
  • grassyknoll 12/06/2017

    @Big-Boss Sorry for discussing games and new consoles on a message board around the biggest event of the year. Just block me if you don't like my posts. Reply +3
  • grassyknoll 12/06/2017

    @frazzl I didn't say Horizon had sold 5 million but will sell between 5 - 10 million (the sentence included God of War and Spiderman from memory). It's sold 3.8 million as of April 30th, it was mentioned during an investors meeting. Already beating your expectations by a million+ already. (Could reach 5 million by today's conference thinking about it). Reply +1
  • grassyknoll 12/06/2017

    @williamarthurfenton This is false and PC gamer fan fiction. Sony can afford these games easily. You sell consoles at a profit, accessories, subscriptions, have your own online store and licensing of every game sold on your system. Only someone who believes Steam is the be all and all up thinks like this. Reply +3
  • grassyknoll 12/06/2017

    @BobbyDeNiro Is it? What headway is this thing gonna make in Europe, Asia or the Middle East? Nintendo and Sony are never going to produce something that will cost them billions up front, all the console manufacturers are frugal now. Reply +1
  • grassyknoll 12/06/2017

    @frazzl Persona shipped 1.5 million units in it's first week and one of the best reviewed games of the generation, Nioh has shipped a million and is Koei Tecmo's most successful game it's produced, Nier Automata sold 1.5 million units, Kingdom Hearts 2.8 and 1.5 / 2.5 outsold both the PS3 remasters.

    Interesting you decided to edit my post to remove Mario Kart, Horizon and Zelda: You know, the main games that prove what I'm saying is right. It is truly disingenuous to claim all these games are not special or unique.
    Reply +3
  • grassyknoll 12/06/2017

    @mostro I don't think MS care about increasing their userbase, I think it's about making more money per user. They're never able to beat Sony and Nintendo because they'll never make a PS3 or Wii U like error again. Reply +2
  • grassyknoll 12/06/2017

    People talking about the word exclusive are missing the point, it's not that Nintendo and Sony have more exclusives in themselves, but that those games resonant with the public or target a niche that makes people buy the platform. 2017 really has been the year where exclusive software has had a massive impact sales wise, reviewed incredibly well and made people buy consoles. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Zelda, Persona, Horizon, Nier, Nioh, Tales of, Wipeout, Kingdom Hearts and Yakuza have dominated the gaming landscape this year. Diversity, interesting concepts and uniqueness (software, but Switch's USP) are selling consoles again, 4K alone doesn't cut it (I would also add that the biggest games of the year: FIFA & COD are 4K on PS4 Pro already anyway). Reply -1
  • grassyknoll 12/06/2017

    @frazzl All of those games were in the NPD top 10 with Kingdom Hearts, The Show etc and PS4 is significantly up year on year (and that's just the US). Having big multiplatform games and everything else clearly makes a impact and it's obvious why, it keeps PS4 part of the discussion in and outside of forums and keeps it unique. If you can only own one gaming device (which most do) do you want the one that plays Ghost Recon and FIFA or the one that plays those two and Persona and The Show as well? It's really that simple. Reply +4
  • grassyknoll 12/06/2017

    @frazzl You're missing the point, having the best looking 3rd party US games is a great bullet point, but that doesn't resonant. The excitement pre E3 on forums was about the most powerful console AND a ton of first party software to show it off and a promised new VR solution (The vision part).

    That didn't happen last night at all and combined with the high price has lead to this tepid response from most people.
    Reply +10
  • Ni No Kuni 2 gets a release date

  • grassyknoll 12/06/2017

    Can't wait for this, looks absolutely beautiful and Level 5 haven't made a full on PS4 game yet. Reply +3
  • grassyknoll 12/06/2017

    @Humperfunk It's coming to the West first. Reply +3
  • WipEout series claims first ever UK chart top spot with Omega Collection

  • grassyknoll 12/06/2017

    @jabberwocky You don't have to sell a lot to be in the top 10 in June. It could have sold about 6 - 8 thousand copies for the week. Reply -2
  • grassyknoll 12/06/2017

    @danathjo Bundled copies count on the PAL chart. They come with most Xbox Ones. Reply +1