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  • Anger over lack of local co-op in Resident Evil Revelations 2 on PC

  • grassyknoll 27/02/2015

    @Leben So why do Konami's financial / units results mean anything? Ubisoft's results have them making 3 times the revenue from Xbox One than PC, I wouldn't assume that X1 makes 3 times more than PC in general from that. It really doesn't matter anyway! Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 27/02/2015

    @Leben It's a fucking Capcom game you twat. Reply -1
  • grassyknoll 27/02/2015

    @Leben Oh yeah. Doh! Put up the wrong graph. The graph still doesn't tell you anything about gaming trends, it tells you Konami released a game people want on PC Reply -2
  • grassyknoll 27/02/2015

    @Leben A. Revenue breakdown doesn't tell you number of copies sold. B. RE Revelations 2 is a Capcom game anyway. Reply -1
  • grassyknoll 27/02/2015

    @Leben That's not Konami saying more people play on PC than Xbox One, that's just a very selective breakdown of their years revenue stream. Konami made over 60% of their revenue from Playstation platforms, I wouldn't say people are 6 times more likely to play Playstation than PC from that.

    http://i.imgur.com/aohwXQy.png

    The image from the report (which I've read!).
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  • grassyknoll 27/02/2015

    @Leben When did they say that? Reply 0
  • Titan Souls gets an April release date

  • grassyknoll 27/02/2015

    March & April are basically a gamers Christmas this year in the indie (& Japanese) front. I'm personally going for Axiom Verge, Hotline Miami 2, Helldivers, Shovel Knight and Titan Souls, so much NES & SNES nostalgia! Reply +2
  • Top factor driving PS4 purchases is "better resolution" - survey

  • grassyknoll 26/02/2015

    @cloudskipa I didn't say it wasn't! The questions are poor for this survey though. The answers wouldn't be the same in Europe, Asia or the Middle East either. Reply +3
  • grassyknoll 26/02/2015

    @parazels It's a US survey. Reply +4
  • grassyknoll 26/02/2015

    @Dantonir Personally, Valve should be a little more transparent about it's figures. A big concern for me personally is I love Japanese games which is worrying with the Japanese industry in a state of collapse. I'm worried Japanese developers will put to much stock in PC to make up numbers due to the massive decline in the handheld market. If they go to big, a single sales failure could kill most Japanese development houses. Reply -2
  • grassyknoll 26/02/2015

    @Ionz0r Oh definitely, but the biggest responses for PC (if in the survey) would be "can play on my work laptop" & "can play games for free". I don't think graphics would even get a look in. It's a shame PC wasn't included to dispel what a few posters think. Reply -2
  • grassyknoll 26/02/2015

    @Dantonir I think it's an really important question to ask. Not a single person I know (friends, family & work) considers PC a gaming platform (that's not to stay in isn't!). I think there's a view that the growth of Steam is the growth of PC gaming in general, but really it's about DOTA 2. DOTA 2 is just an absolute phenomenon & probably has as much pulling power as Minecraft.

    We know from publishers numbers that their pulling most their money from the new consoles (even multiplatform indies are gaining significant revenue on console, which has really surprised me). I think Valve is a master of leveraging their Steam account figures, because once you break down publisher numbers, it's very difficult to see how much growth PC actually has (there's growth, but no where near as much you would think).
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  • Dragon Quest Heroes heads west as a PS4 exclusive

  • grassyknoll 25/02/2015

    @zzkj This game is 60fps on PS4, confirmed during multiple developer walkthroughs. Reply +1
  • grassyknoll 25/02/2015

    There was no way this wasn't coming to the west, it's on PS4 for that reason. I'm so excited though, the recent demos have looked absolutely brilliant! Reply +2
  • OlliOlli2 skates onto PlayStation 4, Vita next week

  • grassyknoll 25/02/2015

    Think it could be a fantastic month on PS Plus with OlliOlli 2 & Helldivers being likely (Helldivers is fantastic from what I played, one of the very few DD titles I was going to pay full price for). Reply +2
  • Platinum explains Metal Gear Rising 2 teaser image

  • grassyknoll 25/02/2015

    @TheSensationalSean Don't make me cry. Reply +1
  • grassyknoll 25/02/2015

    A 2 year anniversary of a game explains the added PS4 logo too...

    http://static1.gamespot.com/uploads/original/1535/15354745/2795319-rising21.jpg
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  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 might yet be great, but the episodic structure does it no favours

  • grassyknoll 24/02/2015

    @el_pollo_diablo Most likely both episodic & complete as it's out in a few months time. I know that it's digital only on Vita. Reply 0
  • Retro Metroidvania adventure Axiom Verge gets a PS4 release date

  • grassyknoll 23/02/2015

    @zzkj People seem to have the opinion that indie games are knocked up in a week like iOS tack. This game has been in development for 5 years. Reply +3
  • grassyknoll 23/02/2015

    @jinglejangle I remember buying it with my paper round money! It's so well designed & atmospheric, puts most modern games to shame. Reply +2
  • grassyknoll 23/02/2015

    One of the games I'm looking forward to most this year. It's just a perfect homage to Super Metroid (one of the best games of all time, I still own a copy in a big box with a guide in!). Not sure why people think this is expensive, 13 ain't too much, Tom Happ has to eat! Reply +10
  • PS4 exclusive The Order: 1886 number one in UK chart

  • grassyknoll 23/02/2015

    @cloudskipa "Sony will soon merge all of their franchises into linear, semi-interactive moviegames. Due to their ties to Hollywood the blur between cinema and games is something they've been pushing for forever."

    Which games would that be? Bloodborne, The Show, Tomorrow Children, Wild, Alienation, Helldivers & Rime don't fall into that category. That's just games from the top of my head.
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  • grassyknoll 23/02/2015

    @A_FAN What are they? It only had one expansion, Astorias of the Abyss & that was ace! Reply +1
  • grassyknoll 23/02/2015

    @SpaceMonkey77 It doesn't have any other modes & environments are more like sets than levels. I think their would have been more acceptance if it had something extra (I played with aim assist off on hard, so there's no reason to go back once I finished). The big criticism about this game is lack of content, not the gameplay. Reply +1
  • grassyknoll 23/02/2015

    @A_FAN Well, I'm not advertising the game, I'm stating what it is. A sometimes atmospheric game with good solid shooting mechanics but with too many dumb QTE's. Everyone here seems to be giving it 5 or 6 out of 10 (I'd say 5 myself), but it didn't stop us having fun.

    I only preordered it 5 days before release, just took a chance and found it enjoyable. I in no way think it's a great game, but think it's better than Dragon Age or Fat Cry in my opinion. People play The Walking Dead, Heavy Rain & Asura's Wrath, I'm not sure why cinematic games are suddenly disgusting. My favourite games are Bayonetta 2 or Dark Souls but I don't want every game to be them.
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  • grassyknoll 23/02/2015

    @A_FAN I probably wouldn't have played it if it was an Xbox One game. But I wouldn't have commented on it either. It doesn't have a shady business model or disgusting DLC practice that would have bought it to my attention. As for Far Cry, Destiny, Dragon Age etc, play them as much as you want, me thinking they're bags of shit changes nothing. I would say I've played them so I can at least form an opinion on them, no one has actually played The Order. As I keep saying, it's just a fun distraction, nothing more, nothing less. (I'm sure most of us bought it through Simply Games / Rakuten so no loss at all, got it for 34, sold for 34). Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 23/02/2015

    @bosseye Unfortunately you're not allowed to have fun here on Eurogamer. Reply -3
  • grassyknoll 23/02/2015

    @bosseye The people who hate The Order are either myopic in their tastes, have strict definitions of what a game is and isn't or have friction burns on their penis from banging their motherboards. It's just a fun distraction you pay over a weekend that you buy & trade in. Reply -5
  • grassyknoll 23/02/2015

    @A_FAN That's fine, I'm glad you enjoyed it! For me, I hated it. I totally understand some will hate playing The Order, but it's not doing anything that personifies the worst of the industry: No DLC scams, no map packs, no microtransactions. It's just a cinematic game with all the baggage that comes with it. Reply +2
  • grassyknoll 23/02/2015

    @IronSoldier You've spend more time posting about The Order than I've played games this year. It's just average, a fun shooter with silly QTE's. Nothing more & nothing less. It's the kind of game my non gaming friends would love, everything doesn't have to be Bloodborne or Transistor (which is a good thing for the industry).

    I had no interest in the game until the Rakutan deal, glad I took a punt on it & sold it off at cost. I think it would make a great budget game in the summer but no one should spend 30 on it.
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  • grassyknoll 23/02/2015

    @A_FAN I hate games with XP bars, I hate maps full of icons (especially for "hidden" treasures) & I hate collectathons. Far Cry 4 & Dragon Age are the most checklist driven, trend following games in existence. I know not many people agree with me, but they function exactly like iPhone games.

    I either play games for their mechanics (Nintendo stuff, Super Meat Boy, Demon Souls or fighters), a sense of adventure (No Man's Sky is a great new example, Ico) or if they convey an atmosphere. Far Cry didn't do anything well (people can love it, it's just not for me).
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  • grassyknoll 23/02/2015

    @IronSoldier So then you'd realise how daft your last post is then? You can't really discern quality from a game you've never played based on generalisations. Personally, The Order is a mix match of a 3/10 & 8/10 game. It's an average game but one that's fun to play, unlike by the numbers, XP bar dross like Destiny, Far Cry or Dragon Age, the last 2 I could only play for three hours as I thought they were so poor (in my opinion). Reply +3
  • grassyknoll 23/02/2015

    @IronSoldier Have you ever played a game with under 70% Metacritic average? I have. I preferred ZombiU, Neir & The Order (the first 2 are classics in my opinion) to Far Cry 4, Destiny & Dragon Age. What are you playing at the moment? Reply +15
  • grassyknoll 23/02/2015

    @Dalamar42 Exclusives haven't sold consoles in any meaningful way for nearly a decade. Having the most games (from a variety of genres) & price sells consoles.

    Most people have one gaming platform (& phone / tablet) and go to where the games they want to play are at a reasonable price. You're seeing this as a person who owns all / most platforms & spends to long taking forums seriously. PS4 has the most diverse range of games (& has been cheaper most of the time!), that's why it's successful.
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  • grassyknoll 23/02/2015

    @Dalamar42 You're dumb if you think a tiny forum is representative of general gaming habits. COD, GTA, Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs & Destiny sold the new consoles, not exclusives. Halo 5, Uncharted 4, Bloodborne & Dragon Quest Heroes (the last 2 in Japan & Asia) are the only exclusives that will have a significant impact on sales. You've been reading these forums to long & not conversing with people in the real world. Generally, people just go where the games they want to play are. (Exclusive or not). Reply +16
  • grassyknoll 23/02/2015

    @Dalamar42 People buy consoles for games, not exclusives. The only people who care about exclusives are those who use them for shitty fanboy trolling, like yourself. While your here, list the PC exclusives you're playing this year? Reply +21
  • grassyknoll 23/02/2015

    A 66% drop for Evolve (which was 35 - 40 thousand units last week). The game doesn't have any legs it seems (60 - 80 is your typical percentage drop). According to chart track there's 3.5 million PS4s & X1s, we should get a 2 million PS4 sold update by the end of Match for the UK. Reply +3
  • grassyknoll 23/02/2015

    @bigfriendlygamer Different publishers. Reply 0
  • Don't buy Darkest Dungeon from the Windows Game Store, dev warns

  • grassyknoll 23/02/2015

    @riceNpea No worries. It's the reason I never buy an app & use adblock. Google / Apple / MS isn't getting a penny for me for allowing this to happen (they could stop this if they wanted too). Reply +1
  • grassyknoll 23/02/2015

    @riceNpea It would require action from the group / company who's IP is being infringed. Smaller development houses can't afford something like that (legal costs are huge). Google , MS & Apple are making billions off other people's work & illegal activity, so they have no inventive to stop this happening. Reply +2
  • grassyknoll 23/02/2015

    @riceNpea Microsoft, Apple & Google have the best lawyers. Filing litigation against Google & Apple means you'll never get an app or game on Android or iOS either. I am surprised Nintendo hasn't took action against them yet though. Reply 0
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Dark Souls 2 on PS4

  • grassyknoll 23/02/2015

    @FoureyesZero As I just said, 60fps is always preferable & incredibly important, but there's actually a range of facts that influence controls. Netcode, hitboxes, physics & input lag from deferred rendered games all have a massive impact on gameplay response. If the frame rate is smooth, but the hitboxes are off, meaning the controls are still off. Bloodborne using the phyre engine with it's pixel perfect hitboxes at 30fps will play better than this at 60fps (I say this was experience, playing Dark Souls 2 on PC & a Bloodborne alpha & demo unit). Bloodborne's timings for inputs were prefect.

    This will not happen in Bloodborne because Phyre Engine is designed for it's game combat *, Dark Souls 2 used a modified version that impacted physics, (that's why there's no rag dolls), lighting & logic.

    * http://giant.gfycat.com/ThriftyRightAmericanriverotter.gif
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  • grassyknoll 22/02/2015

    This seems pretty good & I'm impressed with the frame rate, but without the hit boxes getting redone and logic still tied to a frame rate of 30fps I'll perhaps not get it at launch. It's far to close to Bloodborne too. Perfect for the summer drought though. Reply +2
  • grassyknoll 22/02/2015

    @zzkj You are obsessed with 60fps like it makes every game better. I'd actually rather From Software fix the hit boxes than the frame rate for this release. Bloodborne is also by Miyazaki himself & the same key seven staff (& team) who made Demon Soul's & Dark Soul's. 60fps is the first thing I look for when interested in a game (especially reflex heavy ones), but it doesn't automatically make a game great* . There's very little chance this will be better than Bloodborne.

    * Edit: For example Battlefield 4 is 60fps but has terrible netcode making the frame rate redundant, same with the Modern Warfare games. DMC remaster is going to be 60fps, but has fundamental issues with its combat.
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  • Tech Analysis: The Order: 1886

  • grassyknoll 22/02/2015

    @TelexStar I think quite a lot of the game was cut, because of time / budget constrains, I think there's great potential for a sequel if they cut the QTE's & take a lot of influence from Resident Evil 4 when it comes to level & encounter design. Reply +1
  • grassyknoll 22/02/2015

    @PSfourskin Dragon Age, Destiny & Far Cry are basically content designed to draw gamers in by tugging on OCD tendencies. Nothing wrong with enjoying that (that's how most games work, Bad Company does that & I enjoy it), but that form of design with those games is just so apparent to me (& embraced as a means in itself). When you see the games like that they can become rather replusive to you.

    As for selling The Order on, it's great fun but don't particularly want to play it again, but don't really play many games twice & if I do, I buy them again a few years later (Smash Bros, Bayonetta 2 & The Last of Us for multiplayer are the only new retail releases I didn't sell on last year).
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  • grassyknoll 22/02/2015

    @FMV-GAMER I'm definitely selling it on (sold to CEX actually, just need to post it). Wasn't really interested in it, but took advantage of a Simply Games / Rakutan offer (35). Knew I wouldn't lose more than a couple of pounds if I didn't like it. It's full of bad design decisions & it is short, but it's atmospheric, beautiful & often fun. Definitely recommend it, but for a budget price during the summer drought.

    By the way, your Dark Souls comments are blasphemy! ;)
    I for the life of me can't get into GTA, I love the attention to detail & massive world but it never grabs me.
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  • grassyknoll 22/02/2015

    @FMV-GAMER Not negged you (you're a thoughtful poster), but you obviously haven't played this in the slightest. Do you know all those 8/9 out of 10 games like Dragon Age, Far Cry 4, Destiny etc, I fucking hated them (especially the first 2). They just psychological manipulative iPhone games with prettier graphics. The Order isn't great compared to other games I've played this year (Transistor, Mario 3D World, Pikmin 3 etc), but I actually enjoyed playing it, it's was fun. Far Cry, Destiny & Dragon Age felt like work. Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 22/02/2015

    Having finished the game this morning I would say it's one of the most stunning games I've ever seen when it comes to animation, lighting & image quality. The attention to detail and art design is incredible, really respect the effort RAD have put into it.

    As for the game itself, it's a combination of a 3/10 game & a 8/10 one. When in a gun battle with smoke, sparks & fire everywhere it feels so great to play (controls are fantastic too), but then you face the lycans & bosses that have terrible instafail QTE's and you wonder why they did this. If you're looking for a cinematic atmospheric game when it's around 20 I'd recommend it. It's like I expected, a 5/10 game that's really fun to play with bad design decisions rather than being outright terrible. It's not the spawn of Satan that rapes children if you read some of the comments (from people who have never played it I might add).
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  • grassyknoll 21/02/2015

    @DoctorFouad RAD had a physics engine demo a few years ago, I'm hoping they implement it in their next game. I wouldn't mind them dropping image quality to have it in (& have larger environments than The Order). Reply +1