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  • Unreal Engine 4 is now free. For everyone. Really

  • moroboshi 03/03/2015

    @Mar27w Microsoft studios (such as Lionhead and Rare) are using Unreal 4. Batman is most using UE3 because development started before UE4 was ready and by the time it was released it was too late for Rocksteady to change. Reply +2
  • Does resolution really matter?

  • moroboshi 28/02/2015

    @damonous Unless you have some very solid evidence that Leadbetter is really being paid by Microsoft, then you should keep your libelous mouth shut. Reply +1
  • moroboshi 28/02/2015

    It's rather sad that console tech is always so far behind TV tech. When the last gen systems came out they struggled to do 720p, and within a few years 1080p TVs were standard. Now we have consoles which struggle to do 1080p, and within a few years 4K TVs will be standard.

    Console makers, stop cheaping out. Charge an extra 50 if you must, but give your systems modern GPUs.
    Reply -1
  • Video: Final Fantasy 15 flaunts realistic wildlife

  • moroboshi 26/02/2015

    @Malek86 Looks like they've spent far more time on the wildlife than the main cast or the environments. Reply +1
  • Face-Off: Resident Evil Revelations 2

  • moroboshi 25/02/2015

    Another cross gen game which not only looks weak on current gen, but doesn't even run at a solid 1080/60. Given the increase in GPU power over last gen, this simply defies logic. Reply +5
  • Final Fantasy concert album launches today

  • moroboshi 23/02/2015

    @Ramza Why do people always neglect FF9? It was superb and visually the best FF ever made. Great soundtrack too. It was also the last FF ever made in the classic high fantasy style. After 9, FF's style started its sad descent into the boy band car crash that is FF15. Reply +4
  • moroboshi 23/02/2015

    @Kaprikawn Don't be so pathetically infantile. ITunes downloads are DRM free AAC files which will play on anything. Your illogical bile is absurd. Reply 0
  • Video: Watch 40 mins of Final Fantasy 15 on PS4

  • moroboshi 21/02/2015

    @NotSoSlim Read some previews. This is a single button hack and slash. The intent was to make a a game that "anyone can play". The strategy of all the previous FF titles has been completely removed. Reply +4
  • moroboshi 20/02/2015

    @mdeneuve You clearly have no idea what a Korean boy band looks like. Here's a clue - exactly like the cast of FF15. Reply +4
  • moroboshi 20/02/2015

    @jabberwoky I couldn't agree more. It's as if Square are deliberately trying to alienate FF fans by taking EVERYTHING that was FF and flushing it down the toilet. The same happened to Resident Evil and Sonic, and look where they are now. Reply +1
  • moroboshi 20/02/2015

    And so the final nail is hammered into the Final Fantasy Coffin. FF 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 were masterpieces. 8 was the first wobble. 9 was a triumphant return to form. Then 10 struck and the character and world design went into crazy town. The descent had begun. 11 was a disaster, 12 had its moments but felt unfinished. 13, all three of them, were a train crash of epic proportions, and 14, well I guess 5 people in Japan played that one.

    Now we have 15, where the art is a truly bizarre mixture of homoerotic androgynous K-Pop boy band main characters, an empty and unimaginative open world of grass and rocks, and most weird of all, a CAR. 15 also marks the end of the last vestiges of turn based gameplay, instead we have combat based entirely upon mashing a single button.

    Final Fantasy, like Sonic the Hedgehog, should be taken around the back and quietly shot in the head.
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  • Tech Analysis: The Order: 1886

  • moroboshi 21/02/2015

    @antmusic97 The game didn't ship on time. It always supposed to be a late 2014 title. When it slipped it left Sony with the completely barren first party release line-up that we all saw last year. Reply +1
  • moroboshi 21/02/2015

    It's pretty for sure, but to my eyes also much too soft. That the game is actually running native res and not upscaled is lost in the sea of heavy handed post processing. More DVD image quality rather than blu-ray. Reply -5
  • Dead or Alive 5 Last Round launches with plenty of issues

  • moroboshi 20/02/2015

    @Frybird The EU PSN has always been a joke. You'll also enjoy the heavily delayed releases where games can go missing after their JP and US debuts for months or even years. At least the PS4 finally ends the farce 50hz PS1 releases, although sadly it does that by killing PS1 support completely.

    It always struck me as very odd that Sony would treat their European arm so poorly given that Plsyststion stuff has always sold well here.
    Reply +22
  • Performance Analysis: The Order: 1886

  • moroboshi 19/02/2015

    @Cartho If you don't like DF articles, there's a really simple solution - don't read them. So please, stop moaning, you sound like a whiny baby. Reply +1
  • Digital Foundry vs Super Stardust Ultra on PS4

  • moroboshi 14/02/2015

    Not sure why owners of the PS3 version don't get this, as it appears to be a pretty straight up port, for free. Reply 0
  • Jon Blyth on: Fixing Far Cry 4

  • moroboshi 07/02/2015

    I realise this is just a video game site, but blimey that was an amateurish effort.

    Eurogamer, please try to hire professional writers in future.
    Reply -19
  • The next Sonic game is Sonic Runners

  • moroboshi 03/02/2015

    @TheDoctor11 Personally I'd argue that Sonic CD was the last great Sonic game.

    At this point, it would be kinder to just put the Hedgehog to sleep.
    Reply -5
  • Face-Off: Resident Evil HD Remaster

  • moroboshi 20/01/2015

    @fabio78 It's not just cringeworthy. The term "Master race" has an extremely dangerous and violent history. Reply +7
  • moroboshi 20/01/2015

    Lots of low res textures in display, this is clearly done to a very limited budget.
    Also, why on earth can't the XO and PS4 run something this basic at 60fps? Truly bizarre.
    Reply +5
  • Axelay saw Konami at its 90s peak

  • moroboshi 18/01/2015

    @electrolite The SNES was never really that great for shooter fans though. The Mega Drive had more, and with it's far faster CPU it could throw around sprites in ways the SNES could only dream of. My personal favourite was ThunderForce IV, which still looks amazing to this day. Reply +2
  • moroboshi 18/01/2015

    @SuperShinobi Try Eurogamer's sister site USGamer. It's very retro focussed, so much so they may as well just ditch what little modern coverage they do. Reply 0
  • moroboshi 18/01/2015

    @Ondulan You're missing the point. During the late 80s and early 90s Konami was a creative powerhouse, putting out many high quality games and series. Now Konami makes Metal Gear every 4 or 5 years and very little else. It's a shell of its former self. Even beloved franchises such as Castlevania are now dead. Reply +8
  • moroboshi 18/01/2015

    The vertical levels are the ones Axelay's often remembered for, and understandably so. It's where Konami plays to the host hardware, the levels wrapping under the player like a rolodex thanks to the much-vaunted Mode 7 effect.
    Ever since this great game came out have people misunderstood the vertical sections. They don't use Mode 7. They're a simple raster effect which was possible on most systems of the day, including the Mega Drive and Amiga. Mode 7 allowed perspective correct distortion, ie. scaling in all directions, but only with a single playfield. The effect in Axeley is a raster effect where an increasing number of horizontal lines of pixels are simply omitted from the playfield, giving the appearance of vertical, but crucially not horizontal scaling. The playfield simply squashes higher up the screen.

    In the plus column is means you can do the same effect on multiple playfields (as Axelay did), and it's generally a lighter load on the SNES so you can throw more sprites around.
    Reply +16
  • Xbox One gets tile transparency with new update

  • moroboshi 14/01/2015

    As a PS4 owner I look on at the XO dashboard with much envy. The PS4's front end is so absurdly bare bones and antiquated by comparison. Reply +5
  • Video: The most outlandish costumes of Final Fantasy

  • moroboshi 09/01/2015

    @Faramis You've never seen a kimono before have you? Reply 0
  • Assassin's Creed: Unity story DLC Dead Kings out next week

  • moroboshi 06/01/2015

    I've never understood why Assassin's Creed trailers are scored with music which is not just wildly different to what is heard in game, but also generally awful and out of place with the time period. It's as if they choose the most random thing possible for these trailers and just slap it on. Reply +5
  • Reader's top 50 games of 2014

  • moroboshi 02/01/2015

    Rather hilarious to be reminded that EG gave Hearthstone, a game by Blizzard's own admission is largely won through sheer chance, a 10/10. Reply +3
  • Sony says sorry for PSN Christmas outage with five days of PS Plus

  • moroboshi 02/01/2015

    "cops"? I didn't realise Eurogamer was now written by Americans. Reply +6
  • Games of 2014: Hearthstone

  • moroboshi 31/12/2014

    @VotesForCows You've paid with your time. The theory is, a few won't want to spend the time and so will spend money instead. Either way, it's bad game design. Reply +2
  • moroboshi 31/12/2014

    According go Blizzard themselves, the vast majority of Hearthstone matches are determined through chance. This isn't a game. Reply +2
  • Majora's Mask 3D GAME pre-order bonus is a commemorative paperweight

  • moroboshi 30/12/2014

    @karlo87 I'm amazed anyone cares about this stuff. It's just clutter, tat to fill up our tiny UK flats.

    All I care about is the game, which is why I'll be buying it digitally.
    Reply -1
  • Final Fantasy 15 reveals first female version of mechanic Cid

  • moroboshi 23/12/2014

    The character design in this is a new low point for Final Fantasy, which is saying something given the direction of travel for several games now. Reply -7
  • Student-made Ukip parody game upsets Nigel Farage

  • moroboshi 22/12/2014

    @DonnyDarky I take it you haven't read the news anytime in the last 4 or 5 years. UKIP sorts at various levels are caught spouting racist bile very often, sometimes even daily.

    UKIP is the BNP with more money, and for some bizarre reason has become the "respectable" face of racism. They're not alone of course, there are many far right groups in Europe now. The last time that happened, bad things resulted.
    Reply +13
  • Back from the Brink: the new Splash Damage

  • moroboshi 22/12/2014

    @Felch Prove it. Reply 0
  • Xbox One vs PlayStation 4: Year One

  • moroboshi 21/12/2014

    @Dougal10 Here's a tip to keep your blood pressure low - don't read DF articles if you're not interested in tech stuff. Reply +3
  • moroboshi 21/12/2014

    @blerk2000 I see no evidence for that. The game line ups on the PS4 and XO are virtually identical. If you're interested in a dev which puts gameplay first, try Nintendo. Reply -4
  • moroboshi 21/12/2014

    @chucklepie The Wii U has had a handful of good titles, but innovative they are not. Nintendo love their sequels as much as ever other big dev. Reply +6
  • moroboshi 21/12/2014

    Even without the weak CPUs I suspect the reason we're seeing no innovation is financial. Games have become too expensive to make, which means playing it safe. There'll be innovation in the indie space of course, but don't expect to play anything new with AAA production values.

    The lack of innovation combined with the very limited boost in power over last gen will make this the least fondly remembered generation of all time in gaming. Never before has so little new been brought to the table, or the improvement in visuals been so small. I suspect these austerity consoles won't last long, 4 years maybe, 5 at most.
    Reply +10
  • Castlevania's Vampire Killer beats

  • moroboshi 21/12/2014

    @masseffectman It's nice enough music, but it sounds like a fairly generic film score, and is devoid of the melodic style of the Japanese developed Castlevania games.

    It matches perhaps the game itself though, which has nothing to do with Castlevania beyond the name.
    Reply 0
  • moroboshi 21/12/2014

    Very short and poorly researched article. This series is so lengthy and filled with so much great music it deserved more than this.

    It's really too bad that the series appears to be dormant now. There's so much potential for a beautiful current gen Metroidvania style Castlevania in 3D or 2D with a beautiful score and state of the art visuals. Whether or not there's a market for such a game is perhaps another matter.
    Reply +2
  • Media-streaming app Plex now available on PS4 and PS3 in Europe

  • moroboshi 17/12/2014

    3 a month for a DLNA server with cover art?

    I think not.
    Reply +2
  • Final Fantasy 15's brotastic TGS trailer gets an English dub

  • moroboshi 15/12/2014

    @SyruM See Bravely Default. It's perfectly possible to make a beautiful JRPG. Square just don't want to do the same on a home console, for reasons I doubt even they could explain. Reply +2
  • moroboshi 15/12/2014

    Square, take a look at Bravely Default. You published it, so you should know it well. That is how you make an RPG. Observe the beautiful and characterful art, the fantasy setting, and the turn based mechanics. Also note the good reviews and positive fan reactions.

    FF15 looks to be an abomination and frankly an insult to what remains of Final Fantasy's reputation, and to JRPG fans in general. You have removed EVERYTHING that is good about the genre and replaced it with everything that is bad. It should be erased from every PC and backup drive which holds it, never to be seen again.
    Reply -16
  • Which is the better media player? PlayStation 4 and Xbox One revisited

  • moroboshi 14/12/2014

    @chuck_bone No Animax or MUBI on the Roku, which is a deal breaker for me. As for no Amazon Video, you can thank Sky for that, as they paid Roku a huge pile of money and now get to say which services appear on the platform. Reply 0
  • moroboshi 14/12/2014

    @SeeNoWeevil Which box? None of them offer as broad an app selection as the consoles do. If you can name a streaming box which has support for iPlayer, 4OD, Demand 5, ITV Player, Amazon Prime, Netflix, MUBI, Animax, CrunchyRoll, and Now TV, then I'll buy it. You won't be able to though, as none exists. Oh and don't forget DLNA and USB media support.

    The PS3 is still the best media player on the market.
    Reply +2
  • moroboshi 14/12/2014

    @snafu65 Then why on earth did you a) click on it, and then b) bother to comment? You make no sense. Reply +3
  • moroboshi 14/12/2014

    @man.the.king Amazon's app selection is currently dismal though, and the Fire TV is MASSIVELY Amazon centric, perhaps unsurprisingly. The entire interface is just a giant Amazon Prime advert, with other providers very much kept in the shadows. Reply +2
  • moroboshi 14/12/2014

    I use my consoles for media playback daily, and so still have my PS3 plugged in, as it's far superior to my PS4. The lack of a remote control is a deal breaker for PS4 media playback. Using a dual shock to navigate a blu-ray is idiotic and it's stunning that Sony haven't fixed this.The lack of USB and DLNA movie support on the PS4 is also frankly a joke.

    What should have been mentioned more in this article is app support, as this is one area where the PS4 has improved over the last 6 months or so. The addition of MUBI, Now TV, and Animax were important steps, although there's still no CrunchyRoll app on the EU PSN store, despite it being a launch app in the US store. Sony also still need to get 4OD and ITV on board. I don't get why they don't just open up to anyone who makes media apps, like the iOS app store.

    The PS4 is clearly never going to do anything innovative with media playback. There never will be a universal search feature, no voice search, and perhaps never even a remote control.

    As an aside, I've often wondered how the PS4 chooses to order its media apps. Netflix and Amazon are always at the top of the list, but after them, anything goes. It's not chronological, nor alphabetical. It appears to be random, which makes no sense. Let me order them myself Sony, it can't be that hard to implement.
    Reply +8
  • Uncharted 4 gameplay revealed in 15-minute video

  • moroboshi 07/12/2014

    @DoctorFouad Good luck saying anything negative, no matter how well argued, about Sony here. You'll be negged into oblivion in seconds.

    This place is Sony fanboy Central unfortnately.
    Reply -11