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No Man's Sky's next big update adds multiplayer, out in July

Agarwel_Idiriz

2 days ago

@georgiawhitehead Something like Eve requires pretty huge and expensive server infrastructure. So considering this is a free update and there wont be any monthly payments afterwars, dont expect MMO :-D
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Agarwel_Idiriz

2 days ago

@Dizzy Maybe the people who were most heard and spammed every forum with "They told me I will probebly never meet another palyer online so Im upset that I can not play online" were in minority and nobody else cared about this sjw crusade?
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Agarwel_Idiriz

2 days ago

@jamieleng : And still some players went berserk, because after they were told they will probably never ever meet another player, they were still surprised that they can not play with their friends from day one :-D
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Agarwel_Idiriz

2 days ago

@handsonhips101 Well it is. The three (free) DLCs added lots of content and stuff to do. But keep in mind it is still pure sandbox in random enviromnents without end (there are some goals now like base building quest, random missions and simple main story line). But it is still mainly up to you to define your goals and explore. If you did not like this gameplay before, you wont like it now.
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Agarwel_Idiriz

2 days ago

Hopefully this will offer even enough sp content. Im maybe only player in the world, who does not care about mp in this game?
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The secrets of Uncharted 2's superb train level revealed

Agarwel_Idiriz

6 days ago

@Megaspacer Exactly. The U2 train level was mindblowing. Something unseen before. When I reached the train level in LG I was just like "oh this again? They copied the idea?" IT was nice, but not some impressive or memorable anymore.
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In Theory: Could Sony produce a PS4 Switch-style console hybrid?

Agarwel_Idiriz

6 days ago

Well. I believe they could if they wanted to. But Vita showed us, that Sony lost interest in handheld gaming so I would not be counting on this.
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Nintendo Labo review - an ingenious and generous cardboard triumph

Agarwel_Idiriz

2 weeks ago

I really like the idea. I really dont like the price. I mean piece of cardboard more expensive than whoel AAA big budget games like GoW or GTA? Common. If this was in 5-10 bucks price range, it would be perfect toy.
Or if they wanted something more expnesive, they could try to deliver some bigger experience (you know, try something like lego Mindstorm. Give you some more options what to build and some simple tool that let you to program what it will do)
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Rhythm-puzzler Lumines Remastered is now out in June

Agarwel_Idiriz

2 weeks ago

This game is not bad, but it is missing small re-balacing imho. They should remove two or three collumns (or add some new pieces to mess with your plans) to make it interesting.
Basically each piece type is self sufficent (you dont need to mix it with other type to erase it indefinetely). So it is actually very easy to divide the playing field into areas - each are for one type of the block. And then just use simple formulla in each of them to play like a robot for very high scores.
There are some event that can mess with this (usually very fast or slow song). But these happends accasionally so it is it really no problem to play for 2 hours without any need of thinking :-(

This is my biggst issue with the game
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South Park: The Fractured But Whole review

Agarwel_Idiriz

3 weeks ago

@mega-gazz : I would quess there are no rules? :-D And just a common sense + gut feeling is used to answer the question "will enough people be interested to read it now again?" and the article is reposted based on that? And it is no problem, because, who cares anyway? :-D
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Agarwel_Idiriz

3 weeks ago

This feels more like DLC, than sequel. The first one was great. This one si actually similar regarding gameplay but:
- It takes place in same city = most of the locations are copy+paste. There are just few new locations. And many from the previous games are cut off. It is actually smaller game.
- As I mentioned it is smaller (less locations), but longer (cca twice) and offers less content. So it feels more grindy. First one was awesome because it delivered one joke/idea after another. The second one just feels slower and much more spread out.

For me it was a dissapointment.
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God of War is a smash hit in UK chart

Agarwel_Idiriz

4 weeks ago

@TheRelic Hopefully you will have patience to stick with it. It takes some time... but in the end, it is full real God of War.
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Agarwel_Idiriz

4 weeks ago

@andystu86 . Yeah. It does not feel as a propper gow game yet, does it? :-D How to say it without spoilers.... wait till you get on the boat with flowers... But dont worry. You will recognize the moment :-D
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Agarwel_Idiriz

4 weeks ago

@andystu86 : Exactly. It picks up after some time. It is really worth rating after finishing. Initial opinions are really misleading. Because this game goes from 7/10 to 11/10 over time.
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Agarwel_Idiriz

4 weeks ago

@Atoqir Agree. But in the end, this was also the reason why I loved the game so much at the end. And I probably would not without the opening. Minor spoielrs basically as soon as I accepted "ok they changed the genre", the game switched and I was like "ooohohooo. This is God of War. Omg. Awesome!!!" :-D The surprise was great. And in the end it feels like I bought two games in one :-D
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Agarwel_Idiriz

4 weeks ago

@Ivattthestanier : And there are more surprises later on. Keep yourself from internet and possible spoilers. :-D
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Agarwel_Idiriz

4 weeks ago

@Peew971 It is possible. From what I read (may be wrong) the boxed copies contain codes for ingame online currency. And if you manage to purchase the game in some deal, it is actually cheaper that buying shard cards on the PSN. So as far as i understand it, people who use microtransactions may be the ones doing these purchases of extra copies. Then using the code and throwing the game away.
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Agarwel_Idiriz

4 weeks ago

Spoiler FREE:
Ok. Finished the main story yesterday and it is awesome.
- It is actually pretty long and full of content and production values. 25-30 hours of main story + 10-15 of side content. And all the time something is happening. It is not grindy like Ubisoft games. We dont have many games like this anymore :-(
- It is epic - you know Santa Monica..... They did not dissapoint.
- It is fun and challenging. The combat system is inspired by dark souls a little bit. Many fights can not be won by simple button mashing. You have to dodge, block and use other special abilities in suitable moments.
- Huge focus on story telling. Lots of dialogues and cutscenes. Luckily it is very welll written. Especially Kratos. The role of the father did not make him soft. It is still old Kratos. But with the companion at his side he has more oportunities to exress himself.
- But after all, it is still good old God of War. They did not changed the core of the game, just made it bigger and better.

And if you are planning to play it, keep away from videos and possible spoilers. There are few moment you want to experience yourself (trust me) :-D
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Watch God of War's director discover how well critics responded

Agarwel_Idiriz

4 weeks ago

@CloudXIV : It really depends on what you disliked about the previous gamse. This one is still 3D person hack and slash. So if you dont like this genre at all, this new game wont be for you. But if you kind of like, but felt they are "too shallow" and wanted more, then buy the new one. It is like the previous one, but improved and expanded in so many areas. (better combat system, semi open world, great story telling this time,...)
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God of War review: astonishing technological craft in the service of simple pleasures

Agarwel_Idiriz

4 weeks ago

@globalisateur ?
It has a great gameplay and story. So Im not sure what are you talking about?
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Agarwel_Idiriz

4 weeks ago

Spoiler FREE:
Ok. Finished the main story yesterday and it is awesome.
- It is actually pretty long and full of content and production values. 25-30 hours of main story + 10-15 of side content. And all the time something is happening. It is not grindy and Ubisoft games. We dont have many games like this anymore :-(
- It is epic - you know Santa Monica..... They did not dissapoint.
- It is fun and challenging. The combat system is inspired by dark souls a little bit. Many fight can not be won by simple button mashing. You have to dodge, block and use other special abilities in suitable moments.
- Huge focus on story telling. Lots of dialogues and cutscenes. Luckily it is very welll written. Especially Kratos. The role of the father did not make him soft. It is still old Kratos. But with the companion at his side he has more oportunities to exress himself.
- But after all, it is still good old God of War. They did not changed it, jsut made it bigger and better.

And if you are planning to play it, keet away from videos and possible spoilers. There are few moment you want to experience yourself (trust me) :-D
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Cities Skylines' next expansion lets you build your own theme parks, zoos, and more

Agarwel_Idiriz

1 month ago

@bigbywolf : It is. I spent many hours playing it. Only downside is that the DLC are released later than PC versions. (so far you have After Dark, Snowfall and some small ones like Art Deco buildings and Match day. Others are promissed in season pass but without release date)
But it is ported very well (no issues with controls or performance) and really fun (probably best city builder on the consoler over? Maybe just Tropico is close to this)

If you own console, you like this kind of games and you want some on the console, I dont see a better choice.
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Hitchcock, God of War and the long take

Agarwel_Idiriz

1 month ago

If you like long takes, check the movie Victoria (2015) - 2:15 movie done in one take (without hidden cuts like Birdman, Gravity or Rope ). It is just amazing they pulled it off. It takes place in multiple locations (including public exteriors). So filming had to be a logistics nightmare :-D
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No Man's Sky headed to Xbox One, next big update arrives this summer

Agarwel_Idiriz

2 months ago

@teddy1590 exactly. He was saiyng it is unlikely anyone would meet up. And then people complained that they dont meet up :-) The whole situation was absurd.
It was always marketted as procedurally generated grinding exploration game for one player developed by 10 people (you can estimate amount of content based on that). And they delivered it. If someone expected story based mmo with player huba in manually crafted detailed enviromnents, he should watch the videos more carefully :-)
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Agarwel_Idiriz

2 months ago

@Wyrm: Im always curious what people thought they were getting? As far as I remember the biggest deal was multiplayer. But I also remember several interviews where Sean confirmed you will be able to meet other players, but because of the size of the game it is probable it will never happen.
I still find it strange that people that were told they will most probably never meet other player in game went so berserk because they could not play online with their friedns the day 1. :-) This is something that was neber promised :-)
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Ubisoft on what created the "perfect storm" behind Assassin's Creed Unity

Agarwel_Idiriz

2 months ago

@HelloNo well, yeah. Sometimes it is crazy. So far the most ridiculous has been reaction to No Mans Sky. Developers "Yes there will be online. But the game is so big, you will probably never meet the other person." Players "There is no online at all. Im not able to play pvp with my friends. This is a deal breaker."
I mean seriously? Complaining you can not play online in the game where you were told, you will probably never meet other player?
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Hitman Episode 2: Sapienza is currently free on PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Agarwel_Idiriz

2 months ago

Imho best HItman level in the whole series. So if you missed this game, try at least for free stuff.
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Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom review - majestic if not magical

Agarwel_Idiriz

2 months ago

@p_star Same here. I invested little bit more hours. But somewhere after the half the game become boring :-/
But what I loved most about the first one was the charm of the story. How it connected the real world story with fantasy one. I dont see this in the sequel :-( So Im probably skip it too :-(
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Agarwel_Idiriz

2 months ago

@ChrisTapsellEG well the way it is designed is not real "problem". It just looks weird and little bit distracting (depending what it coveres. Sometimes it merges with the screnshot nicely. But if it coveres half of the ingame subtitles, it just looks out of the place)
Considering that the design tries to be as clean as possible (in my opinion too much - it goes so far, that the side is also loosing anything that would loook interesting), it is trange that such detail remained.
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Lumines Remastered will turn your Switch JoyCons into trance vibrators

Agarwel_Idiriz

2 months ago

Does Lumines really need remaster? :-D
It would need little redesign in gamedesign. (at least removing one or two collumns from the grid).
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Agarwel_Idiriz

2 months ago

@Jimjamyaha Goging back to its original roots? :-D
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Sea of Thieves is sandbox gaming at its purest

Agarwel_Idiriz

2 months ago

@Scottoest Exactly. This is common problem when people evaluate the quality of the game. They usually dont count "how much fun it gave me for the money?", but "was it fun till the end?". So if you give them open ended game that give them 2 weeks of fun, they are dissapointed, bacause it bocome boring after a while. But if you give them 7 hours game that is fun from beggining to the end, and they finish it two times during one weekend, they are happy that they recevied game that did not became boring and was replayable (but actually after two days they dont plan two start it ever again :-D)
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Welcome to the new Eurogamer

Agarwel_Idiriz

2 months ago

Ok. I dont like to commnet based on just initial impreassions - with new design it always takes some time to get used to. So we will see.
But personally Im always little bit skeptical about complete redesigns. I udnerstand need for upgrade, tweaks and design changes. But once it is done in a way "everything we did for last 7 years was wrong and we need to do it completelly different" just does not sound right. You can add features, change behaviour, optimise code and still keep the design that is working without problems.

Only thing I noticed so far is that page seems to be slower. Especially the discussions takes forever to load. :-/
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Surviving Mars review - offworld, things are just itching to go awry

Agarwel_Idiriz

2 months ago

Ok. So far I have mixed feelings about this game.
The thing is - Im really enjoying playing this and I have hard time putting it down. So that is the good thing :-D
On the other hand, the game feels little "sterile" and that developers played it too safe. The game mechanisms are pretty simple with easy and short resource chains. The game may look little complicated in the first hours because of lacking tutorial. But once you discover the basics, it is pretty simple stuff. You basically just need to build stuff, to get more resources to build more stuff that gets you even more resources for even more stuff,.... from this point of view it is really simple gameplay loop. Based on the difficulty it may just take you longer to build stuff (less startup resources) and you have to buidl more carefully (dont spent resources on building you dont need yet). But that is basically all.
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PlayStation blocks launch of creepy "pick-up artist" game Super Seducer

Agarwel_Idiriz

2 months ago

This is so fun discussion to watch. Is this the showcase of double-standarts and hypocrisy? :-D
Give us a game where we can use inappropriate pickup lines. And everybody is outraged :-D Give us a game, where you can also run the women over by the stolen car, beat her with baseball bat, steal her money, spent the money in strip club and then shoot all the strippers.... and it will become best selling game of all time :-D You know what game Im talking about and you know you love playing it :-D So please stop arguing that it is unacceptable to do immoral stuff inside fictional video game :-D
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Agarwel_Idiriz

2 months ago

@aykroyd
That was basically my point. But considering the response, I guess there are double standarts. :-)
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Agarwel_Idiriz

2 months ago

Well, how dare they include questionable sexual topics in the video game? Of course it has to be pulled down.
Maybe if they inlcuded option to run her over with the car, beat her with the baseball bat, take her money and spent them on the strippers in the night club and then shooting everybody inside with autoamtic weapons and grenades, it could become best seller praised by everybody... But without all the violence, it is not acceptable!
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Horizon Zero Dawn shifts a whopping 7.6m copies

Agarwel_Idiriz

3 months ago

Well deserved. Great game.
- Beatifull graphics
- Interesting story without grind and fetch quests
- Great combat, that was more than just bashing into bulletsponges.
- Really low amount of icon hunting on the map (aka Ubisoft). Ok... there were "towers" and banding camps and collectibles. But so few, that it did not become chore.
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Oops, Sega released Yakuza 6 for free

Agarwel_Idiriz

3 months ago

"We are as upset as you are"
Im pretty sure, the players who donwloaded the dome are not upset at all :-D
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Moss review - PlayStation VR's finest game to date

Agarwel_Idiriz

3 months ago

@dave.k:
But he is kind of right :-D The situation actually reminds me initial PR talks about Kinects (mainly by Molyneux). We played with controllers for years a years and it was awesome. And sudendly they tried to persuade us, that controllers are huge obstacle t ocontrol games and we need to find some other solution. (we all know how it turned out :-D )
And now it is kind of similar. We played on 2D screens for our whole lives and it was awesome and it could run basically any type of 3D game. And now they are trying to persuade us, that 2D screens can not handle 3D gaming and we need to buy VR to experience them.

I totally get that VR may be good for better immersions. And it gives you new control scheme of the camera. (you rotate it with your head movement) But that is all. Every game running on the VR could be played on the 2D screen. Without depth effect, but would be totally playable. But honestly - most of us would never played these game for their gameplay.
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Cities: Skylines mods arrive on Xbox One

Agarwel_Idiriz

3 months ago

@Murton:
I dont see a problem here. If they plan to release tested mods in packages it is not different from any other DLC.
The problem with Bethesda and Sony was something little else. Sony does not opose mods (you have mods in PS4 Skyrim, dont you)? They just wants to keep the console family friendly, so they basically require that the content is checked before release so ti is clean. But Bethesda did not wanted to perform this step (content goes from modder to the player). So they had to make a compromise that modders can use only vanilla assets. And can not upload new models, etc.
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Kingdom Come: Deliverance review - history is a double-edged sword

Agarwel_Idiriz

3 months ago

Such a big discussion regarding such non issue.
Can somebody support this alleged racism by some actual data? (other than "I believe some merchant could travel via that area"). Or are we just creating flamewars to get advertisement page loads?
We have some historical data, dont we? How many people lived in Bohemia (outside big cities like Prague, Olomouc - these are not portrayed in the game?). How many people of color lived in these areas at that time? What is the percentage?
Than take how many NPCs are in the game? And what is the probability one of them could be of color at that time? Is it more than 50%?

Honestly Im from pretty close area where the game takes place (czech republic). I lived big part of my childhood in village outside big city. This vilalge was actually larger than all cities in KC:D combined (officially 747 residents = more than whole KC:D). And in my whole live I have only met there (and in surrounding areas and villages) white people. Nobody else. Considering that traveling is so easier these days, dont tell me that 600 years ago, this area had 5% of black people in every vilalge and on every farm :-D

If this game took place in Prague, I would totally agree with your claims. But if it is in countryside and in villages that has few dozens people, there is no issue.
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Stardew Valley creator says new multiplayer features are "done", still hopeful of spring beta

Agarwel_Idiriz

3 months ago

@el_pollo_diablo:
I tried it. It is not a bad game. But it was not my cup of the tea.
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Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 20-11

Agarwel_Idiriz

5 months ago

@seeyoshirun:
"Reading the discussion here just confirms for me that I really need to play Prey."
Oh you should. The only problem with this game is that it should have been called System Shock 3 :-D It is awesome in so many areas. If you like games like System Shock, Deus Ex, Dishonored it is a game for you. Fantastic level design, interesting story, huge freedom and non-linearity and it is long. (25-35 based on how many side quests you decide to finish). It is really joy to explore Talos I and its mysteries.
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Agarwel_Idiriz

5 months ago

So all my best games of this year has ben mentioned already. Im really curious for what is left for the "best" 20 entries.
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Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 40-31

Agarwel_Idiriz

5 months ago

Wow. Horizon a Everything just 6 places from each other?
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