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  • Dishonored 2 and the infuriating pursuit of perfection

  • jabberwoky 03/12/2016

    Dying is somewhat sub optimal, but who goes through a game without dying? Reply +1
  • Now it's backwards compatible, here are Oblivion's best moments

  • jabberwoky 02/12/2016

    "Oblivion is a poster child for the phrase "as wide as an ocean, as deep as a puddle",

    Its a great phrase but its a little unfair to pin it on Oblivion, considering the dark brotherhood which you highlight is as long as some full games. And there were many other quests of high quality.
    Reply +17
  • Final Fantasy 15 worldwide launch makes it series' fastest-selling game

  • jabberwoky 01/12/2016

    @barryr1285

    "I have never played final fantasy before, (dont shout haha) more skies or arcadia myself, but would you suggest buying this game if you have never played FF before or this type of game?"

    If you are saying you prefer skies of arcadia type games, (one of my favourite games incidentally) this is nothing like it at all. I would say final fantasy 7 to 12 then stop. Previous one I have not played, they could be good too.
    Reply -1
  • jabberwoky 01/12/2016

    They shipped 5 million, they did not sell 5 million.

    Fallout 4 shipped 12 million at launch. It didn't take 10 years to make either.
    Reply -10
  • Lara Croft Go leaked for PlayStation 4, Vita

  • jabberwoky 01/12/2016

    Youtubed it.

    Looks ass to me.

    You'd be better off playing the 1 - 4 originals.
    Reply -4
  • What I think after five hours of Resident Evil 7

  • jabberwoky 30/11/2016

    It does not sound like RE, and without the characters which I will miss, its difficult to see how it could be. Sounds more like silent hill which was a different experience.

    It does sound like a really good game though, especially in VR.
    Reply +10
  • Performance Analysis: Final Fantasy 15

  • jabberwoky 30/11/2016

    "We know that the developer is far from finished with the title - PlayStation 4 is set to receive further upgrades"

    10 years not long enough then? Isn't that supposed to be done before its released out of respect for the customers. I don't recall final fantasy 7 being patched over and over again, despite it being massively cutting edge for its time. A game that had more playable characters, more summons, more towns, and more people in the party.
    Reply +2
  • Why I think big console game sales are down

  • jabberwoky 30/11/2016

    They may have stonking production values, but a large number of games have more modest quality gameplay elements and frankly don't deserve to sell at 49, especially with bugs and patches ongoing for months. Conversly they don't really need huge production values to have good gameplay elements. The sparse, haunting and simple, and very cheap soundtrack in tomb raider 1 beats a lot of overblown full orchestra music.

    I can just see some suit in EA saying, but....but....you can't release a triple A game without a massive full orchestra. It just can't be done in 2016. Yes you can, not only would you save a ton of money but all the games sites would praise the game for its bravery and originality. You would start a trend, go down in history. The catch is the music would have to be really good and atmospheric. Plus, have you ever turned the music off in a game? Sometimes its a massive improvement.

    And then there is gameplay, now here many things could be done...but this post is long enought already.
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  • Oblivion is now backwards compatible on Xbox One

  • jabberwoky 29/11/2016

    Keep it going Microsoft, next up Enchanted Arms!! Then Magna Carta 2. Reply +1
  • How to configure gaming HDR on Samsung 4K TVs

  • jabberwoky 29/11/2016

    Give it a year and pretty much every screen will do HDR properly. I got one now only because my television staggered round the room, then died in a final sort of way. Reply +4
  • No Man's Sky's long-awaited update brings its galaxy back to life

  • jabberwoky 29/11/2016

    So when you have built something what do you do with it? Don't tell me, you put stuff in it. And those freighters? Do you happen to put stuff in them? I suppose it goes hand in hand with collecting stuff. So you collect stuff to build stuff to put stuff into which enables you to build bigger stuff which helps you to get more stuff.

    And the view is a bit better.

    Think I'll pass.
    Reply -2
  • Final Fantasy 15 review

  • jabberwoky 28/11/2016

    @Frank157

    "It's definitely not "action packed" but positioning is important. You will be warping around quite a bit and Dodging to get into position. There are also some interactive fights. Other than that, id say it's 70% holding down the circle button.

    And if you're wondering how that would work with magic... Well the review has that point pretty well covered id say (it's borderline useless)"

    Oh well, thanks. Guess thats how it goes sometimes...
    Reply +3
  • jabberwoky 28/11/2016

    @Frank157

    "-The lock on and camera system are horrendous. Far beyond your wildest dreams.

    The combat system made me feel like i wasnt in control most of the time. There are so many invulnerability frames that I found myself killing monsters much stronger than myself quite easily.

    You get overleveled really easily."

    I have heard you just need to hold down the O button and you can largely get through the game that way. Did you find that?
    Reply 0
  • jabberwoky 28/11/2016

    @sizu_sizu

    Look on the bright side, they can sell them in a week, and get their money back. Of course that will flood the market but, what the hell, Squeenix have deep pockets.
    Reply -4
  • jabberwoky 28/11/2016

    @sizu_sizu

    "Yeah, 84% on Metacritic is terrible."

    Well, I think you are being a bit harsh, but I agree, this is their big kahuna which has taken them obscene amounts of time - not good.
    Reply -6
  • jabberwoky 28/11/2016

    @sizu_sizu

    Glad you agree with me and that you have heard about the pre-orders too. Of course it does have a few other issues which may have a bearing too.
    Reply -1
  • jabberwoky 28/11/2016

    This game has an all male boyband party. It has black or black with a touch of black costume design. Button mashing action "how many fingers can you get on what buttons really really fast" combat. You only control one character. (Up to FF 12 you could control ALL of them, why is this so dumbed down on a machine 50 times more powerful?) There are only 2 main towns to explore. Insteasd of a compelling fantasy world, its set in what looks like modern day new york.

    After the disaster that was FF13 you would have thought they would have gone back to what its fans wanted. But no, nothing but contempt for them from Square Enix. So they went their own way and if Eurogamer's review is even half right, managed to screw up their "lets chase GTA and ubisoft" vision pretty comprehensively.

    Oh, btw, can you hear that? Its the sound of thousands of pre-orders being cancelled.



    Reply -18
  • Mass Effect Andromeda multiplayer has links to campaign

  • jabberwoky 28/11/2016

    "feels similar to Dragon Age Inquisition's War Table missions, which allowed you to send off assets to complete far-off missions for XP, loot and other rewards."

    Oh yes, now that you mention it I do recall something of the sort. You selected one of three people who went and auto completed the mission 2 days later. That unlocked a bit more of the map. One of the most pointless mechanics in the history of videogames. Any more bits of inquisition making it into Mass Effect? Well I guess copying is very cost effective.
    Reply +1
  • Should games and politics ever mix?

  • jabberwoky 26/11/2016

    @JoelStinty

    I completely agree with you, its "their" site and they can do what they want with it. And their readership can comment underneath about how they are running it....

    As for the pushback, I think there are two reasons. First - bias. If EG wanted to do politics in some of its articles, it would come across better if they made some attempt at even handedness. Surely they could find writers who think the opposite, and some who are in the middle. If they can't that shows how disconected they are with large parts of the population. But they don't want to, they are biased, they are on broadcast mode.

    Secondly political correctness, if you talk for instance about immigration you are a racist. Its no longer a debate. So although its outside the scope of this article, I think the left has an issue there which results in a huge pushback generally.

    There is also an arguement for a site steering clear of politics and religion, anyway, but if you have to do it, do it intelligently, sensitively and as far as possible allow balance.
    Reply -12
  • jabberwoky 26/11/2016

    @JoelStinty

    There are plenty of games articles that don't do politics or religion that are NOT dry uninformative or boring. People are commenting that they do not want the personal politics of EG journalists, especially if its completely and utterly biased and one sided, in their videogames site.

    And especially at this intellectual level, "buffoon trump ha ha", she is just embarrassing.
    Reply -11
  • jabberwoky 26/11/2016

    "back when the idea of this gigantically offensive buffoon becoming president seemed impossibly ludicrous. Ha ha."

    Even if people subscribed to your politics mixed with games philosophy, I think they would want somewhat more intelligent commentary....

    But the truth is that you write on a videogames website and use it as a platform to sound off about your personal political views. Like someone invited to speak at a forum about physics or model aeroplanes who uses it to throw insults at a group of people they don't like or agree with. Then wonder why people complain.

    Suppose you went to IGN and journalists there ridiculed clinton and the left gratuitously then said it was OK to mix politics and games, so stop complaining. Maybe you would ditch the site, maybe we should ditch this one.

    You are only being clever and funny to the likeminded people around you at eurogamer, out in the real world you come across very differently.
    Reply -21
  • No Man's Sky studio breaks silence, announces base building and more in huge Foundation update

  • jabberwoky 25/11/2016

    Oh, great. Pointless lego building in a pointless universe.

    And whats this thing about the first in a long series of updates to fix the game. Isn't that supposed to happen before you release it?
    Reply +5
  • Black Friday deals for Friday 25th November

  • jabberwoky 25/11/2016

    Doom 15 UAC edn from GAME for me today. Currently mulling over titanfall 2 on amazon.

    Also Witcher 3 GOTY, Could trade in my vanilla and get all that DLC and fully patched on disk for peanuts. Shame about the save not carrying over.
    Reply +1
  • Amazon slashes prices on Dishonored 2 and Watch Dogs 2 for Black Friday

  • jabberwoky 24/11/2016

    Fallout 4 for 13! You will get it in your cornflakes next. Reply +13
  • Now we know four Mass Effect Andromeda squadmates

  • jabberwoky 24/11/2016

    Ashley was ok, but when I tried to point out she was being just a bit scratchy with Jack, it turned into a blazing row.

    Things went much better with Tali but then she jumped off a cliff.

    Hoping for better luck in ME4, (assuming its not like Dragon age Inquisition in which case its dead).
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  • Fallout 4 one year on

  • jabberwoky 24/11/2016

    Recently completed. Much better gunplay, more robust (hardly any crashes), great characters, and factions, hugely compelling and realistic world. Dialogue much worse by far. Too much emphasis on shooting things in the quests.

    Never bothered with building stuff because it didn't seem to have any effect.

    Not as magical for me as vegas, but a great game.
    Reply +1
  • DriveClub vs DriveClub VR: the costs and benefits of virtual reality

  • jabberwoky 24/11/2016

    I bought the game with my PSVR, but tried the demo first. It was appalling, the resolution was so poor when you looked outside the car it was borderline unplayable. There was just a mass of yellow where daffodils were supposed to be and the foliage looked like a low res blotchy cartoon. So I got a refund on the game unopened.

    Now if its true that the demo was screwed compared to the main game, why the hell have one???????? How many other people have been put off. How dumb can a games company actually be?

    Still not buying it, not taking the risk.
    Reply 0
  • How I learned to stop worrying and love Dishonored 2

  • jabberwoky 23/11/2016

    If you play stealthy the first time you can unload the second. The game demands at least two playthroughs which is twice the content. Reply +2
  • Watch Dogs 2 launch sales nowhere near Watch Dogs 1

  • jabberwoky 21/11/2016

    Looks like Ubisoft fatigue (of the same repetitive gameplay mechanics in almost every game they produce), is finally going to hit them hard in the financials. Very painful. Reply 0
  • Xbox 360 games are getting Xbox One boxes

  • jabberwoky 17/11/2016

    Well done Microsoft.

    25 brownie points and a mug with "Console Developer of the Month" written on it.
    Reply -3
  • Respawn "doesn't know yet" whether it will make Titanfall 3

  • jabberwoky 17/11/2016

    He sounds fed up.

    Refreshing lack of corporate speak as well.
    Reply 0
  • Fallout 4 mods are coming to PS4 this week

  • jabberwoky 16/11/2016

    As a console peasant my day has just been made. Reply +3
  • Watch: Aoife and Chris ride chocobos and bully giraffes in Final Fantasy 15

  • jabberwoky 16/11/2016

    "so if there's anything in particular you'd like to see us focusing on, please do let us know in the comments."

    I would like to see you compare and contrast all the different characters you can control, Oh, wait, there's only one - scrub that then.
    Reply -1
  • Time to kill genre?

  • jabberwoky 16/11/2016

    Its a difficult call. I remember being really annoyed by the platform bits on half life. Then again some platform stuff adds to the sense of a real place, so it was more the fact the game seemed to have them as a design choice and the amount of them. I just wanted to shoot things and have a really good story, locations, characters. Reply +2
  • Watch Dogs 2 is annoying as hell, but I'm still playing

  • jabberwoky 16/11/2016

    @jetsetwillie

    I am not commenting on my experience but on his.
    Reply +3
  • jabberwoky 16/11/2016

    Yeah well when you've finished the novelty "arsing around doing cool stuff bit", its finished as you acknowledge the main way of playing is bunk.

    Anyway, you can get that fix from GTA why spend 40 notes on this for a shallow copy?
    Reply -3
  • Dishonored 2 review

  • jabberwoky 16/11/2016

    @Squintastic

    Good to know. Will probably be my goty then.
    Reply 0
  • jabberwoky 16/11/2016

    Would be interested to know if people who have played it think its better than D1, (which I thought was excellent). Reply +1
  • Mass Effect Andromeda's new kett race were clothed to avoid "really odd disconnect" of talking with naked aliens

  • jabberwoky 15/11/2016

    "[But] we definitely had to put clothing on these guys," MacMillan goes on, "we needed to dress them up, because as much as we wanted to make them look new or different or alien, when it came to it we thought we would be cowardly custards and play it safe." Reply +16
  • Watch Dogs 2 review

  • jabberwoky 15/11/2016

    "It follows Rockstar's genre-defining lead"

    What a surprise. Ubisoft have spent the last 15 years slavishly trying to copy GTA mechanics in most of their games, and you essentially keep playing the same game again and again and again with a few tweaks.

    Saves them a fortune in creativity.

    There was never a problem with ubisoft towers. It was the fact that each new area uncovered was exactly like the last one with exactly the same things to do. And that will be the case with this game.

    The review states most missions involve breaking into buildings. How old will that get after the firt 10? And when you've finished doing the gimmick things like hack cars and taken in a few views then what? And the main character is monumentally annoying, how long are we supposed to put up with him?

    They should leave GTA to the masters at Rockstar and develop their own IP.

    Its watchdogs 1 again with a few bells and whistles thrown in.
    Reply +2
  • Where's our Watch Dogs 2 review?

  • jabberwoky 14/11/2016

    @wyp100

    But you will have to find time to fully test whether the fix has completely worked, and also that it has not caused other issues. I assume you will find that time before publishing.

    Its a bit of a can of worms when you start trusting a publisher to sort things out. It also does nothing to discourage big day one patches which is in the interest of your readers.

    But if you are confident your review reflects what people will get on day one, fair enough.
    Reply 0
  • jabberwoky 14/11/2016

    @wyp100

    The obvious solution would be to publish on time and put an addendum to the review stating that ubisoft intend to fix X issue by X date, (and if X date is before release so much the better).

    That way you are fair to both sides.

    Right now you are supporting big day one patches and helping ubisoft out at the expense of your customer base.
    Reply +1
  • Watch Dogs 2 teases new Ubisoft game set in space

  • jabberwoky 14/11/2016

    Just what I needed, ubisofts shallow automated gameplay template now set in space.

    Next.
    Reply -1
  • Dishonored 2 launch sales down 38% on Dishonored

  • jabberwoky 14/11/2016

    I will buy it on the strength of the last one alone, but when the price has dropped. There is a lot of other stuff to play right now.....so...well there it is.

    Feel a bit guilty doing this to one of my favourite developers. Anyway they will get a sale (and it won't be second hand).
    Reply +1
  • Mass Effect Andromeda: story, gameplay, planned release date and everything we know

  • jabberwoky 13/11/2016

    "Meanwhile, there are "Deployed Strike Team" missions which take real-time to complete sound similar to Dragon Age: Inquisition's WAR TABLE MISSIONS, where you send out resources to complete missions in real-time. These will allow you to gather resources and keep areas secure"

    I knew it, dragon age inquistion all over again.

    There will be loads of survey mining opportunities - 4 of 50, find rare crystals, 6 of 100, kill alien scum, 10 of 40. (Although they talk about waves of enemies mechanic, which is just a nauseatingly boring).

    And these vaults will not be individually designed, just templates which after playing the first 3 will get very old very fast. Automated ubisoft gameplay icons all over the place. Design a handful of things to do then scatter them all over the planet. Hundreds of hours gaming time for hardly any creativity so they can concentrate on the graphics!

    They wrecked dragon age, now they look as if they will do the same with Mass Effect.
    Reply +12
  • The importance of games in difficult times

  • jabberwoky 12/11/2016

    @SteadyBarker

    EG can and do publish what they want on their site.

    But they have a comments thread underneath for their readers to say things about it. So I commented.

    If by your logic, any contrary view or any suggestion for improvement in standards is an attempt at "censorship" perhaps EG should simply get rid of their comments section and we all just go home.
    Reply +3
  • jabberwoky 12/11/2016

    Please don't ABUSE your position of being able to write about videogames on a widely read videogames site to push your personal opinion and trash a political figure you don't like.

    There will be many people who voted for him or support him, and condescendingly telling them you won't "browbeat" them for what they did is an insult. If you don't like the result, go and whine about it on social media, on the forum, not in an official Eurogamer article.
    Reply -2
  • Dishonored 2 developer's pro-tips are really useful for those who struggle with stealth

  • jabberwoky 11/11/2016

    @Agente_Silva

    I did play hide and seek! Then forgot the lean thing. I think because you just don't need to do it for long periods. Agree about all the bits that are hidden but that makes discovery all the better and more rewarding.
    Reply +2
  • jabberwoky 11/11/2016

    What - you can lean?

    That might have helped in my playthrough of D1 and its DLC.
    Reply +2
  • GAME to open concessions in WHSmith

  • jabberwoky 11/11/2016

    Excellent news, one of my favourite high street stores is expanding. Reply -1