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Rampage film review - even shallower than the arcade game

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7 hours ago

Reading your review I have to wonder what your expectations were and if you wandered into the wrong film by mistake. This never, ever going to be more than shallow, daft fun; The only question was if it managed to actually be fun.
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The Crew 2 is a more joyful, less edgy breed of open world racer

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2 days ago

Suddenly realised I'm really looking forward to this.
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Kingdom Hearts 3 has Game & Watch style mini-games

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4 days ago

Well, I for one am really looking forward to this.
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God of War review: astonishing technological craft in the service of simple pleasures

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1 week ago

@Antidope

Read The Words.
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Far Cry's villains are sick of Far Cry

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2 weeks ago

@paradoxwizkuro

I posted a similar thing and even linked to the same review in the comments for the review itself but after clearing the first area in the game I'm very much sick of certain decisions taken with the way the game works and as far as I'm concerned they are very valid complaints that aren't immediately apparent until you've spent a fair bit of time with the game.

If it doesn't bother you then lucky you, but it's apparent that plenty of people do think it's an issue that's worth discussing.
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2 weeks ago

" It is, however, intriguing for how it retrospectively robs every player action of sense or significance"

Intriguing is not the word I would use considering how much I spent on the game and how often you are yanked out of the open world to have some psychopathic idiot monologue at you while you do northing. The open world itself is fantastic but the story and the way it is presented is utterly abysmal and control is taken away from you a frankly ridiculous number of times.

The cultists are presented as utterly repellant, even compared to your comedy gung-ho companions so any attempt to present some sort of questioning of the morality of your actions is hilariously inappropriate.

When all is said and done the game is presenting you with a violent playground of killing and destruction and then tries to get in your way of enjoying it every opportunity it gets.

It's like a Saints Row game that wags its finger at you in disgust every time you punch someone in the balls!

Last Far Cry for me, I think.
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Don't gush: why the vision of Mirror's Edge Catalyst makes it a modern great

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2 weeks ago

I can't say I ever considered this game because the general response at the time suggested it was a sequel that decided to be open-world just because everyone was doing it but had no idea how to make it work. I don't remember ever seeing anyone say a positive word about if I'm honest.
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Dark Souls Remastered: how much of an upgrade is it?

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2 weeks ago

@Zippity-zap

To be honest, it's probably for the best. You aren't missing anything besides a lot of reactionary twats mashing the neg button.
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2 weeks ago

@Rodster

And that's why people are acting disappointed. Expecting a remaster of this game to look like BB or DS3 was utterly unrealistic. 'Remaster' basically means 'We cleaned it up as much as we could' not 'we remade it from the ground up.'

I think people have got to realise the what happened with the Shadow of the Colossus REMAKE is not what they can expect from a REMASTER.
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2 weeks ago

@Halofreak1990

I really don't see what you are saying at all. Just look at the first scene they show a
where it transitions from one version to the other. It basically gets sharper and that's it. It still shines and reflects in all the same places. The lighting is more subtle but it certainly doesn't by any stretch of the imagination make it like more like plastic than it already did. Some scenes look flatter than others but that's true of both versions.
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2 weeks ago

@Jak0Spades

Oh, I definitely agree could have been improved a lot more I just don't think it's a downgrade.
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2 weeks ago

@Halofreak1990

I don't agree with the 'armour looks like plastic' thing at all. There's that one scene with the missing scratches but honestly everything else looks much improved to me. I think it's a danger when you play an older game in higher resolution that it can look very flat and simplistic but I honestly don't think this is the case here. At least, not based on that video.
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2 weeks ago

@MattaClark

Clearly you watched a different video from me.
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2 weeks ago

@Halofreak1990

Really? Do you really not think the textures look better on the bosses and most of the surfaces? Don't really know about the PC but it looks clearly a lot better than the 360 in that video.
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2 weeks ago

I want this NOW!
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The Elder Scrolls' Summerset Isle has come a long way in 24 years

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2 weeks ago

@Lin

Yeah, playing ESO feels a bit like visiting an Elder Scrolls Theme Park with lots of people lining up to ride the endlessly resetting 'quests'.
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Samsung Galaxy S9 review

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3 weeks ago

@OOSeven78

Clearly I haven't thought this through...
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3 weeks ago

@BigOrkWaaagh

Details, details!)
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3 weeks ago

What smartphone reviews should always stress is not if this is the best phone but is it significantly better than the one you already own and are actually perfectly happy with.
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Far Cry 2's single-minded vision deserves to be remembered

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3 weeks ago

Change the protagonist and his friends for completely different characters in FC3 and then we'll talk.
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Jurassic World Evolution finds a way to be refreshingly different

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3 weeks ago

Wasn't really interested in this but I thought that video made it look pretty decent.
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No Man's Sky headed to Xbox One, next big update arrives this summer

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3 weeks ago

Intriguing!
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3 weeks ago

@Wyrm

It's been said about a million times before but if the people moaning had actually watched any of the videos leading up to launch they would have know EXACTLY what they were getting. I knew what the game was I'm pretty sure I don't have psychic powers...
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The constant quest to be nosy

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3 weeks ago

I'm terrible for actually behaving myself in open world games. I even park cars properly in GTA and Saints Row FFS!
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3 weeks ago

@MrTomFTW

Yeah, I think it's the same with me. I remember going up to bookcases in 16 bit era JRPGs in case you could read the book titles. Especially in Shining Force:)
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Xbox has a great list of Games with Gold for April

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3 weeks ago

That's a good month though my subscription has lapsed:(
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Here's April's PlayStation Plus gamesline-up

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3 weeks ago

Just bought Trackmania in the last sale but I love Mad Max.
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Dragon Quest 11 launches September for PC, PlayStation 4

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3 weeks ago

"HENDRIK!! Why in the blazes is my kingdom littered with horses that have arrows protruding from their backsides? Well??"
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Far Cry 5 review - a competent yet conflicted open worlder

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4 weeks ago

It's obviously too early to say as I haven't played it yet but I'm getting the feeling this may be case of reviewer/game mismatch. I'll eat my words if it bores me as much as he suggests but I already tend to like the 'wrong' Far Cry games as far as popular opinion suggests.

I found this one from EG's sister site a bit more informative. USGamer Review
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The history of violence buried deep in Far Cry 5's landscape

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4 weeks ago

@MrTomFTW

That's why I could never get into Far Cry 3.
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Ready Player One film review - garish and nostalgic, but Spielberg gets games

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4 weeks ago

I loved the idea of the book more than the execution but I really liked the trailer with Van Halen in it so I'm cautiously optimistic I'm going to like it. Most of my problems were down to way the author wrote so hopefully a film will be the more enjoyable alternative in this case.
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Welcome to the new Eurogamer

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1 month ago

@Kremlik

That's exactly what I would suggest. you can promote stuff you thing is good without the whole "He said something bad about something I like so Neeeegggg!!!"

Hey, I'm on -8 at the moment just for suggesting this:)
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Scimarad

1 month ago

Looks promising but disappointed we still have the negs. Puts me in a bad mood when I see the insane things people hit that neg button for.
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Sea of meaning: how games have explored the ocean

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1 month ago

I love sailing across the ocean in games ; I love the sense of travelling long distances in games, having left one detailed location and taken some time to reach another. Nothing else makes a world feel like a world and, as the article says, there have been some great depictions of the sea in games.
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Tomb Raider film review - a new kind of game-to-film failure

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1 month ago

Tomb Raider was a great game to play but as I've said before it really does feel like Uncharted but with the humour and personality surgically removed. It doesn't sound like the movie has particularly improved on this.
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Outer Wilds is a game about exploring a solar system stuck in an endless 20-minute time loop

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1 month ago

Am I going insane or did I already play a kind of early version of this ages ago? This version definitely looks a lot more advanced.
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Watch: 30 minutes of Total War: Thrones of Britannia

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1 month ago

@richarddavidgrieve

Changes roughly every five minutes:)
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1 month ago

Wyrd bi ful ārd
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V-Rally returns later this year

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1 month ago

I loved this back... Whenever it was. Especially split screen.
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Writer Drew Karpyshyn leaves BioWare for a second time

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1 month ago

@fabio78

I don't know that Bethesda has 'fallen from grace' particularly. Fallout 4 was disappointing but I wouldn't say it was utterly terrible. Of course, the Creation Club or whatever it's called didn't exactly endear them to fans.
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How video game heroes struggle with their identities

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1 month ago

@DakeyrasUK

The thing with Drake is that he exists in a kind of pulp adventure world and worrying about the hordes of people he guns down is a bit pointless. They are effectively all thoroughly villainous 2 dimensional bad guys in the same mould as all those Imperial Stormtroopers and war movie Nazis, though I admit making Drake a more realistic and rounded character rather undermines that.
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We talked to the British Museum about the logo for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

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1 month ago

It probably just makes for a better logo; IV just isn't symmetrical.
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Why can't we forget Lovecraft?

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2 months ago

@redcrayon

Not to mention we had a nice CASE of NIGHTMARE RED as well:)
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Red Faction: Guerrilla was an open-world game with purpose

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2 months ago

Putting a load of explosives onto a vehicle and then ramming it into a building never got old.
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Bloodborne, Ratchet & Clank make for one of PlayStation Plus' biggest months yet

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2 months ago

I've been playing Bloodborne loads recently. Possibly my favourite PS4 game.
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Xbox chief Phil Spencer: "Microsoft needed a reboot"

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2 months ago

@VanillaLake

I think it's down to what you are used to; I can do exactly what I want to do straight away on the PS4 and (with folders) it never seems cluttered but I always struggle to find stuff on the Xbox or end doing something I didn't want to do. Never used to have that problem on the 360.
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I owe everything I am to Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday

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2 months ago

@JimV

Ah, the Krynn trilogy :) I loved those as well, shame they never came over to the consoles. I used to love editing the battle icons to add my own. I vaguely recall I had a Velociraptor and the Death Star for some reason. My party was weird...
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Scimarad

2 months ago

This also just made me wonder why the hell I never called a ship Maelstrom Rider in Elite.
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Scimarad

2 months ago

I bloody love this game on deep and profound level. Weirdly it was the first thing I thought of when I heard of Mass Effect. Actually, maybe the second after B5.

I don't want much from life but give me a modern equivalent of this complete with big finned rocketships and I'd be very happy.
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Sea of Thieves' character creator won't be for everyone

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2 months ago

Do people really make themselves in character creators? I usually make someone that's nothing like me.
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