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  • Final Fantasy 12 The Zodiac Age review

  • scuffpuppies 10/07/2017

    @Kremlik
    Another wonderfully informative and cordial answer from an EGer. One of the reasons I love this site so much.
    Thanks mate.
    Reply +5
  • scuffpuppies 10/07/2017

    @Cubman
    Thanks to you too Cubman.
    Reply +1
  • scuffpuppies 10/07/2017

    @Number1Laing
    Great answer. Thanks fella, appreciate you taking the time to reply.
    Reply +1
  • scuffpuppies 10/07/2017

    Quick question to "those in the know": Are the Final Fantasy games connected? I know they're not sequels of each other (FFXIII and FFXIII-2 notwithstanding), but do they in anyway share the same universe, history, lore? Or are they simply standalone? Reply 0
  • Four months on, BioWare still patching Mass Effect: Andromeda facial animations

  • scuffpuppies 10/07/2017

    I'm genuinely sad about how all this has been handled by Bioware and EA. Mass Effect held a place in my digital heart since the original gave me the chance to live out my sci-fi tv show fantasies. No it wasn't perfect, but the great story and interesting characters more than made up for ME shortfalls.
    I enjoyed the trilogy on the whole (I personally wasn't "furious" at Bioware over ME3's ending), and still think ME2 is one of the best science fiction games ever made, even moreso when you take the fantastic DLC into account. So to say I was more than a little excited about Andromeda is an understatement. With the Frostbite Engine and new hardware, I thought; "what could go wrong"?
    Reading about how Bioware approached the whole development of Andromeda I just fail to understand why they took such a careless attitude to, well, every aspect of the game. It was a flagship series. A groundbreaking one too, and they've just destroyed it.
    I never understood the whole "I'll never forgive Bioware for the Mass Effect 3 ending" debacle; but as it stands right now, I can't see myself forgiving Bioware anytime soon for what they have done to this beloved series.

    Edit: I'll still buy their games though. I might be disappointed, but I'm not stupid.
    Reply +2
  • Fans reckon they've worked out why jumping is harder in Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy

  • scuffpuppies 05/07/2017

    @SonicTheHedgehog
    As far as I was concerned the game was business as usual. My own personal complaint wasn't regarding the jumping, it's was the collision detection in general. In many instances it's more than a little screwed.
    Reply 0
  • scuffpuppies 04/07/2017

    @jswhitfield8
    It's worth noting that the vast majority of people who own the game are just getting on with it...
    Just curious to know how long it took you to ask everyone?
    Surely you have asked all the owners rather than just throwing out some random, made up statement. Sadly this appears to be common practice with many on forums etc.
    Reply +4
  • scuffpuppies 04/07/2017

    It's not just the jumping. I've both been killed by an enemy I'm not close to touching, yet run through enemies head on. The collision detection feels a tad inconsistent to me.
    Edit: I've also noticed that enemy collision boxes can physically push you off an edge. Not cool.
    Reply +10
  • Riot blames Brexit for 20% League of Legends in-game currency price hike

  • scuffpuppies 05/07/2017

    This change meant that while UK players were spending the same number of pounds on RP as before, players elsewhere in the world were paying a lot more in comparison.
    Well, that's a first in UK gaming. As long as I can remember UK gamer's have paid more than most western countries. Right now a $60 game, including the (average 8.2) sales tax is roughly Ł48. That's the closest to equal cost it's been for a long,long time.
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  • The Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy is nostalgia done right - and that includes the irritations

  • scuffpuppies 30/06/2017

    @OllyJ
    He didn't say it was perfect, he said ND perfected it. The whole point of the unmissable ledge IS that it's unmissable. It's intended to be easy.
    Uncharted isn't a platform game don't forget.
    Reply +5
  • scuffpuppies 30/06/2017

    @cowell
    Well, like I've said to some friends today; just because a game is "ol' skool" doesn't automatically mean it was a good school.
    (Not referring to Crash, but simply nostalgic games in general)
    Reply +1
  • scuffpuppies 30/06/2017

    @Old_Books
    I will say it's refreshing to see a game without difficulty levels. While it's clear to understand the need for different settings to open up games to a wider audience, it's great to be reminded of an age where the onus was on us, not the game and demanded players "git good".
    Reply +5
  • scuffpuppies 30/06/2017

    It's a brilliant remaster, certainly one of the best in recent years, but I personally don't think the gameplay has aged well. After 3+ hours part of me is regretting playing the collection as my memory of Crash Bandicoot was almost perfect; for me (and I do mean me personally before people get offended that my opinion is perhaps different than theirs) the reality isn't. Reply +27
  • Crash Bandicoot on PS4: retro gameplay meets state-of-the-art visuals

  • scuffpuppies 30/06/2017

    @robo-viking
    This isn't a review.
    Reply +2
  • scuffpuppies 30/06/2017

    Maybe it's just me, but after 3+ hours with Crash Bandicoot (haven't played it properly since 94) it hasn't aged well. Combined with poor collision detection, analogue sticks (better to revert to the D-Pad) and odd design choices, it's truly smashed my rose tinted specs. My memory of Crash is better than the actual game, to me at least (genuinely glad I'm in the minority). I just remember it being better than this. Reply -1
  • Looks like Minecraft: Story Mode will get a second season

  • scuffpuppies 05/06/2017

    No doubt at the handsom price of Ł50. Joke obviously, but the Minecraft series cost twice as much as other Telltale games.
    More hands in the cookie jar I guess.
    Reply -3
  • Friday the 13th review

  • scuffpuppies 01/06/2017

    @jabberwocky
    I agree, the price isn't thought out too well.
    Reply +2
  • The cancelled Prey 2 had an incredible plot twist

  • scuffpuppies 26/05/2017

    @squongemcmanus
    Agree with everything you just said. However, it's apparent you haven't actually played Arkane's Prey, and believe me (as a jaded gamer for over 35 years), Prey 2017 is anything but dull. In fact it's now in my personal top 5 contenders for GotY. It won't win, but it's a deserved personal nominee.
    Do yourself a favour, and treat yourself this weekend and buy Prey. You won't regret it. Brilliant game. Absolutely brilliant.
    Reply +2
  • scuffpuppies 26/05/2017

    You look at the most recent Call of Duty game.You look at Titanfall, and it feels like we were a little bit ahead of our time there...
    Yeah well, back in '97 (maybe '95, I'd have to check) I was working on a game at Psygnosis that did all that, and more. Think Titanfall, think Hitman all wrapped around Stranglehold and Max Payne...all on the PSX. Sadly, our imagination far exceeded the hardware at that time and the game was cancelled.

    But had we managed to pull it off, we'd have beaten the lot of them to the punch. (In some cases by over a decade)
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  • scuffpuppies 26/05/2017

    @dzl1992
    Like the film Triangle (awesome movie by the way)
    Reply +2
  • Shadow Warrior 2 is fine on consoles but lacks key features

  • scuffpuppies 24/05/2017

    Just a quick heads up, although it might to too late for many (myself included), SW2 is broken on PS4, and apparently on the XBO too. The auto save is screwed. So no matter how far into the game you get, once you turn off and continue your game, the auto save sends you back 5+ hours (7 in my case), all the the same auto save for all players.It's fucked.

    Also, odd the DF ignored the frame rate issues that can come up. At its worse, we calculated the FR dropped as low as 12fps. No joke. This conversion is a mess.

    The patch has been "coming" for days but since that announcement, twitter silence.

    DO NOT BUY (at least for a while)
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  • For Activision, WW2 ends Call of Duty's YouTube dislikes nightmare

  • scuffpuppies 08/05/2017

    For me, my interests I feel are varied enough so as to try most games released across all platforms; and I'm not ashamed to say I look forward to my annual vacation to whatever bombastic insanity CoD delivers every autumn.

    I have zero interest in the MP, it's all about the singleplayer campaign for me (which is the same for pretty much every game if I'm honest) and generally speaking I enjoy my brief package holiday to Call of Duty island. Taking into account I still look upon CoD2 as one of the best FPS games of that gen, I can't wait to revisit the origins of the franchise.

    I'll send you all a post card.
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  • Zelda player builds flying contraption, glides across entire map

  • scuffpuppies 05/04/2017

    @Bloobat
    Jealousy is such an ugly trait.
    "Breath of the Wild is shite" *sometime later Bloobat buys the Switch and BotW*
    "Best game ever made"!!!
    Reply 0
  • BioWare issues statement on Mass Effect Andromeda future

  • scuffpuppies 03/04/2017

    @CharlieBigBollox
    Hey, no harm done brother. I got the impression you were some young kid, which was clearly the wrong impression, and I responded equally childish. Not my finest moment.

    We're cool fella. Have a great week.
    Reply 0
  • scuffpuppies 30/03/2017

    Just had a strange moment when a character, the Angara a native species to Andromeda who have never encountered humans before or crossed Dark Space, tried to account for her Australian accent by telling me she had lived in...Australia. Hysterical (especially as your crew use translator tech).

    Even Bioware's writers don't talk to each other or even know the bloody story.
    Reply +6
  • scuffpuppies 30/03/2017

    @CharlieBigBollox
    It means your immature, inexperienced "CharlieBigBollox" mind is entertained by simple things (by the way, boasting you have elephantiasis of the testicles is just a little weird); kid.
    Oh, and for an "old gamer", I'm spritely enough to hold a good job, try and be a good husband, a good friend, and still stay awake to play all these games (not including XBO and Steam)
    Old man's PS4 profile
    Reply +3
  • scuffpuppies 30/03/2017

    @TriggerHippie
    I laughed when over the tanoy on Nexus a woman stated that an engineer had died while servicing the complex (no doubt painting Red Dwarf along the hull for a giggle). The announcer said the person won't be named until their next of kin back at the Milky Way were told first.

    "Sorry to inform you sir but your, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great second cousin died while taking a leak in space".

    "Erm...who?


    Brilliant.
    Reply +3
  • scuffpuppies 30/03/2017

    @Syrette
    Dare I say, many of those praising Andromeda haven't played it either? Blind fanboys?

    Judging from the huge number of ME:Andromeda trade-ins I saw at CEX this morning, things aren't so cut and dry.
    Reply +1
  • scuffpuppies 30/03/2017

    @Frobishers_Hat
    Brother you're forgetting a few simple facts.
    Bioware didn't have to create a proprietary engine during those five years. DICE created that for them. They used off-the-shelf middleware intended as a starting point so they didn't have to develop core physics, facial animation systems etc (and a lot more MW too). The baseline universe and Lore had already been created. How many developers tasked with making a game would beg to be in such positive starting position? Yet still, after five years work Andromeda is the very best Bioware could produce?
    It's a travesty, and a mockery to the Mass Effect universe and the fan base.
    Reply +4
  • scuffpuppies 30/03/2017

    @Mhoey
    Hey I know. But at least Andromeda has set me on the hardcore path. :evil:
    Reply +1
  • scuffpuppies 30/03/2017

    @SiroccoJetProp
    I'm saddened to say, yes it did. I was so bored scanning...crap, I dozed off. Thankfully I had the perfect remedy and played Nier Automata instead. Woke me up instantly.
    Reply +3
  • scuffpuppies 30/03/2017

    Mass Effect: Andromeda is the first game in 36 years of actually gaming myself...where I fell asleep. I like to take something away from each game I've played, but being bored to sleep is something I never thought would happen. Reply +1
  • scuffpuppies 30/03/2017

    If Bioware are truly listening while their desks are positioned around a giant clock, then guys, please; please learn that scan quests are NOT FUN.

    Exploring my first three solar systems: Ooh look an abandoned space station, let's go explor...oh...scan it. Okay, look, there's a derelict space ship, let's go explore the...oh; scan it. Hey, what a strange looking asteroid. Let's land and explor....yeah, yeah, okay, scan it. Wow, that planet looks just like Earth, and the readings say it's habitable, and SAM (please kick my digital teeth in) has picks up a mysterious anomaly. Exciting, let's go...scan it? In Mass Effect 1,2,and 3, we COULD investigate random stations, damaged ships, strange asteroids.

    Sod this, I'll go wash the dishes. At least I won't hear SAM (chew on this brick) tell me he's discovered an anomaly and that I can mine an area for the thousandth time.

    Seriously, did anyone at EA or Bioware actually play Andromeda? Hell, did any of them play the original trilogy (a trilogy I love to this day)?

    #BiowareBrokeMyHeart
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  • For Honor now gives players more Steel

  • scuffpuppies 01/04/2017

    @rubberducko
    I disagree with you here fella. Eurogamer have gone to great lengths to defend Andromeda, looking into every nook and cranny for the slightest justification as to why the game is a technical, narrative, and gameplay let down.
    Reply 0
  • Mass Effect Andromeda and the quest for great facial animation

  • scuffpuppies 29/03/2017

    My issue isn't with the animation, my issue is with how bloody boring the entire game is. I wanted Mass Effect, not Scan Effect Boredromeda. Reply +1
  • Night in the Woods review

  • scuffpuppies 28/02/2017

    @dirigiblebill
    Brilliant, thanks fella. Another example of why EG is my digital home. First and last stop online, everyday.
    Reply +3
  • scuffpuppies 28/02/2017

    I've been looking for a game that might give me a similar experience to the wonderful (at least I thought it was) Oxenfree, and I'm holding out Night in the Woods will be that game. Reply +10
  • scuffpuppies 28/02/2017

    EG, please revert back to the old way of printing screen-shots. The new style with the dialogue box covering a sixth of the image space just isn't cool.

    Edit: EG took the comments by several readers onboard and reverted back to the original style. Top marks to EG.
    Reply +37
  • DF Retro: Revisiting the original Need for Speed

  • scuffpuppies 19/02/2017

    @ChrisOTR
    Oh I don't know, I sank as many hours into the amazing conversion of Tempest as I did NFS back during the 3DO era. Alien vs Predator was pretty cool too.
    Reply +1
  • Valve is using AI to detect Counter-Strike cheaters

  • scuffpuppies 16/02/2017

    @Hairy-Gorilla
    I just don't understand the attraction in aimbots. I'd rather practise and actually "git gud" than pretend I was any good. These people must have such low self esteem.
    Reply +5
  • Performance Analysis: Sniper Elite 4

  • scuffpuppies 16/02/2017

    @robbiejc85
    Okay, this might sounds petty but it's getting pretty annoying: Can you ask the team for next Sniper Elite not to keep reminding players how to drop off ladders or ledges etc? After hours of playing believe me, we know already. It comes across as so patronising, and ruins the immersion for me.
    Reply +6
  • Disney ditches Pewdiepie after anti-semitic stunt

  • scuffpuppies 14/02/2017

    I just watched the video via the link above and now realise I'm going to get bloody Pediepie videos recommended to me for weeks now. Bollocks. Reply +7
  • For Honor is the best fighting game I've played in ages

  • scuffpuppies 14/02/2017

    @ramshot
    I played For Honor SP campaign for a few hours in between Nioh yesterday, and Wes is right; it's basically a tutorial.

    At first you're thrown into a genuine tutorial. You're taught about the combat and you can practise the set moves over and over against an enemy warrior as you learn all the character moves. All good. Then you start the campaign.

    The campaign, at least the first few "chapters" I've played, is exactly the same as the main tutorial, the same required objectives (block three times etc), albeit this time bookended by an in-game cutscene. It's dreadful, absolutely dreadful.

    Ubisoft's marketing are right though, the campaign certainly is memorable; and I won't forget being duped by Ubisoft this time.
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  • Why Valve has no interest in making console games

  • scuffpuppies 10/02/2017

    "So you try to talk to someone who's doing product planning on a console about free-to-play games and they say 'Oh, we're not sure free-to-play is a good idea' and you're like 'the ship has left',"
    Well to be fair to the corporate suit, they clearly have an understanding of the console market they work in. F2P games just aren't as successful on console as they are on PC. It's not some mythical corporate bullshit Mr Newell
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  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild image confirms fan-favourite character

  • scuffpuppies 10/02/2017

    @protowizard
    george was always my favourite beedle
    Oh that's genius. Top of the class for this fella.
    Reply -1
  • Pirates quick to plunder Conan Exiles Denuvo blunder

  • scuffpuppies 03/02/2017

    I can imagine the poor employee who made this error after working 75hr weeks for the past six months, exhausted, missing their family, is absolutely devastated right now. Reply +5
  • Double Dragon 4 review

  • scuffpuppies 03/02/2017

    @Mar27w
    bring it negheads, downvote like you've never downvoted me before.
    You do see the irony in saying you don't care about negative votes while complaining at the same time?
    Reply +3
  • Blowing the lid off the Ubiverse conspiracy

  • scuffpuppies 01/02/2017

    @ibenam
    I like this article; light reading for a Tuesday wet morning.
    Erm, I hope you don't have somewhere important to be this Wednesday...
    Reply +23
  • Resident Evil 7 ending reveals mysterious free Not a Hero DLC

  • scuffpuppies 27/01/2017

    @crossbit
    But they didn't introduce him as Chris Redfield, he was introduced simply as Redfield. So surely in the credits he would be listed as Redfield if Capcom (for some weird reason) decided at a later date to confuse everyone but the hardcore RE fans. But he wasn't, he was listed as Chris Redfield.
    As usual, people with way too much time on their hands are overthinking this purely due to a change in character design.
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  • scuffpuppies 27/01/2017

    @[STARS]TyranT
    As Funkstar already pointed out, the character is actually called Chris Redfield in the end credits. I was genuinely surprised to discover this debate is going on when that answer to who he was is in the game for everyone to see.
    Reply +1