UncleLou

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PlatinumGames is making what looks like a spiritual successor to Ōkami

UncleLou

20 hours ago

@Cyber6 It's not clickbait, it's a running gag. Every regular reader knows the "but" means one thing, and one thing only.
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Xbox One X's 4K Red Dead Redemption looks sensational

UncleLou

1 week ago

Amazing. RDR was always a generation ahead, just shackled by the hardware. This proves it.
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God of War review: astonishing technological craft in the service of simple pleasures

UncleLou

1 week ago

@SandyRivers Make sure it is the new revision CUH-7116 (the old one was CH70xx), introduced at the end of last year. Consensus is it is quiet, and I can confirm it for mine. A great relief after years of an extremely noisy launch PS4.
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UncleLou

1 week ago

This is a an exceptionally well written review, Christian.
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Red Dead Redemption now Xbox One X enhanced

UncleLou

1 week ago

Bloody hell, that is brilliant. As someone who loved the game to bits, but played the worse version even at the time, I am green with envy!
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Layers of Fear taught me how to be scared again

UncleLou

1 week ago

Good article, had not expected that!

Wait, I have not *not* expected a good article, I was just surprised by its content. :)
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Blizzard: A proper Overwatch campaign would be "like making a brand new game"

UncleLou

1 week ago

@VeganViking If you have a point to make, don't use a term like "snowflake". Noone will take you seriously.
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Is Far Cry 2's tech really more advanced than Far Cry 5's?

UncleLou

1 week ago

@Yazu13 And this is why, contrary to the posts above, MGSV is one of the greatest games ever made, where interactivity stood behind almost every game design decision. No matter what you do, the game reacts to you.
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Minit review - a bite-sized marvel

UncleLou

2 weeks ago

"I don't "want" to play a black and white pixel art game. I want 2018 production values and high resolution 3D graphics"

Well, I ... don't. Not necessarily, and not all of the time. I like them as well, but today's production values and high res 3d graphics are tomorrow's outdated tech demo. Variety is good.

And I think you're wrong, frankly, when you think you're necessarily the rule. Stardew Valley, for example, has now sold 4 million copies or so. I bet a comparison to, say, Far Cry 4 on Steam wouldn't end nearly as clear-cut as you seem to imply.

Admittedly, I am still not entirely sure what your point is. That Minit has been reviewed at all? That FC5 didn't get a higher rating? I so often see comments where - well, that is my interpretation at least - people seem to complain that their own, often rather narrow, taste isn't catered for *all* of the time, and I never quite get why. Use it to be a little curious what else is out there, no? It's not like there's a lack of "AAA" reporting all over the web.
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UncleLou

2 weeks ago

@petergreen1 ", is going to have far less mass market appeal than something "like" Far Cry 5 (which I only picked as I'm playing at the moment)"

I really can't follow you. If it's about "market appeal", just read the charts instead? What do you expect from a review (genuine question)?
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Don't gush: why the vision of Mirror's Edge Catalyst makes it a modern great

UncleLou

2 weeks ago

I've played it for a bit while I tested EA access or whatever it is called, and ... quite liked it. The graphics/style are quite breath-taking at times, and the movement feels easily as superb as in the first one. It nails these two - for me - most significant aspects of the first one.

I wonder a bit what people were expecting. Well, yeah, the story probably isn't great ( I don't really remember), but then that's nothing I cared about in the first one, either.
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When VR meets art, something new is created

UncleLou

2 weeks ago

@buffig That looks brilliant, well done. Is there any way to try that scene with PSVR?
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Jurassic World Evolution finds a way to be refreshingly different

UncleLou

3 weeks ago

@ChiefGB It's a lot more weird that it's usually simultaneously, if you think about it, it's just what we're used to. :)
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PlayStation VR is getting a huge price drop

UncleLou

3 weeks ago

@captainkirkandhislog No need to feel sorry, I don't regret the purchase one bit. If VR games stopped being produced today, it will still have been worth it.

What's more, there's nothing quite like experiencing a new tech in its infancy. Yes, the next generation(s) will be better, but some of the buzz and excitement, and experimenting will have be gone forever.

Feel sorry for those who haven't experienced it this gen.
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UncleLou

3 weeks ago

@O.Z How do you define "fail" in this case? It sold a few million times, there are lots of games out for it. It didn't quite get the support from SONY itself that I would have wanted, but from where I am standing, it does reasonably well.

I don't see it disappearing anywhere, VR is only going to get better and much more widespread in the next few years, with better and more affordable tech.

And even if it does disappear, which would be a shame, it's becasue it's too expensive/clunky, not because it's a fad. Rez or Resident Evil in VR are literally gamechanhers, there's no way back to a 2D screen for these games.
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UncleLou

3 weeks ago

@mega-gazz Yeah, of course, but not including VR Worlds was beyond ridiculously stingy.
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UncleLou

3 weeks ago

"The PlayStation VR Starter Pack includes a headset, PlayStation Camera and a download code for PlayStation VR Worlds. All PSVR owners also get The Playroom VR free"

How about a free code for VR Worlds for existing PSVR owners who supported it from the beginning?

It is ridiculous that this was not included, which is why I also refuse to buy it.
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Far Cry 5 review - a competent yet conflicted open worlder

UncleLou

4 weeks ago

" kick off a spectacular set piece pretty much anywhere in Far Cry 5. All you need do is stand in the road. Give it 60 seconds, and - yes, there it is"

Oh my, I bloody hate that. It's a problem in all Ubisoft-formula games, they are WAY too busy. I don't suffer from ASD, and there is something like "pacing" in story-telling.
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Hellblade coming out very soon on Xbox One, and enhanced for X

UncleLou

4 weeks ago

@TwinStripeUK The PC Version has a slightly higher rating on metacritic than the PS4 one...

Always with the conspiracy theories.
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From Final Fantasy 12 to Uncharted 3: exploring gaming's Orientalist fantasies

UncleLou

4 weeks ago

@dryredeye I am confused how this rant of yours relates to the article. One of us has misunderstood it entirely.
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Nintendo's new spring eShop sale features some of the best Switch savings yet

UncleLou

4 weeks ago

@UncleLou "This is the fantasy time machine comparison again. The real choice facing people who were picking between the two was the price of a Switch and the price of a PS4 at the same time."

That's as random a comparison as any. That was not the choice at all for the millions of millions of people who already had a PS4 when the Switch was released. Any anyway, it is a new product, with exclusive games, and features others do not have. It's barely possible to compare them like for like.

"Here" is Germany. It's definitely true that Switch or generally first-party Nintendo games hold their value much longer. Not that that is necessarily a bad thing. PS4 games are about asvaluable as a beer mat after a couple of months. I've sold my 3DS games for more than half of what I paid many years later.

God of War 4 is currently listed at amazon.de for EUR 69,95. Mario Tennis for 59,95. That's typical for here.

"Even if you ignore the spec differences the Switch is by far and away the most expensive of the consoles - to buy, and to run."

Not really. You can get a base PS4 cheaper, and old games are cheaper, yes. But the way you put is misleading and hyperbolic.
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UncleLou

4 weeks ago

@the_ewan I think it's a bit of a myth that Nintendo are charging more. Not that it really matters since the offers here are all non-Nintendo games.

"if you choose Nintendo you're looking at more expensive and worse performing hardware running more expensive and worse performing games."

My Switch was (a lot) cheaper than the PS4 at launch, and cheaper than my PS4 Pro. All of them have games that perform worse and are significantly more expensive than my PC. And anyhow, hard to compare, no? Non-pro PS4 gamers pay the same as Pro owners for worse performance. Switch isn't as powerful, but is portable, etc. A simple spec-vs-spec comparison isn't really leadign anywhere.

"But as a home console it's all about paying more and getting less."

For me, it's about getting Nintendo exclusives, just as the PS4 is about getting Sony exclusives. There's zero difference, except that the Switch is portable. As far as non-portable third party games go, they're both clearly inferior to my PC, for example. Everything has its own advantages and disadvantages.

"Banjo21 clearly realises that there are other platforms."

Yes. Which is why I find his comment (and more so that ohter discussion) all the more surprising. When Diablo 3 was released on consoles, the PC version was already a lot cheaper. When GTAV was released on the PC (and the new consoles), it was a full price game years after the initial release.

Hell, Sykrim VR for PSVR is currently 70,- EUR here in the shops. That's a very simple VR port of an ancient game.

There really is barely a difference between the platforms when it comes to new releases of older games.

Oh, and FWIW, Switch "AAA" retail games always seem to be comparatively cheap here, for whatever reason. I don't think I've ever paid more than EUR 55,- for one. Many new PS4 games are 60, 65 or 70 at retail...
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UncleLou

4 weeks ago

@banjo21 These games were released much later on the Switch than the other platforms, it is as simple as that. That's how it always works in this industry, there has never been any price parity for the same game released at different times, which makes the discussion elsewhere in this thread quite weird.

It's as if people realise for the first time in their lives that there is more than one platform out there.
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Nintendo looking to improve Switch game discoverability on eShop

UncleLou

4 weeks ago

@Count__Duckula Itís not like thereís an alternative for the vast majority of eshop games.
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UncleLou

4 weeks ago

@alsoatempaccount The Switch eshop is way too simple, agreed, and Iíve never seen the WiiUís, but the 3ds eshop was a complete mess, imo. Lots of unclear, overlapping categories full of mostly shovel ware.

For all the flak Steam gets, itís still far and away the best one to find stuff, and that with an inventory thatís a few hundred times bigger.
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Watch the Nintendo Switch Nindies Spring 2018 Showcase here

UncleLou

1 month ago

@EvilAspirin Keep a lookout for Dead Cells. It's brilliant, and it's Switch-bound. Chances are good you might like it if you liked RL.

And Darkest Dungeon, totally different genre, but might just be the best (indie) game on the Switch, together with Binding of Isaac.
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UncleLou

1 month ago

Same here. Everytime I launch Tiny Metal, I quit within 10 minutes.
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Welcome to the new Eurogamer

UncleLou

1 month ago

I AM SCARED.

But it looks quite nice.
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Fortnite Twitch streamer Ninja is making $500,000 a month

UncleLou

1 month ago

Crazy, but at least he does seem like a level-headed, good guy.
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Yakuza Kiwami 2 launches in August

UncleLou

1 month ago

@CharlieHustle17 Start with Yakuza 0! Kiwami 1 contuinues seamlessly from the end of 0. (Not that I've played it yet, Kiwami, I mean)
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Burnout tops chart for first time in 13 years

UncleLou

1 month ago

@TheStoneRoses I don't know, it was a pretty friendly discussion, no? Hardly a vocal minority shouting others down or anything?

I was quite surprised my comment in the review got so much agreement, to be honest. It is obvious that I was not the only one who thought the game is disappointing, though. Far from it.
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UncleLou

1 month ago

@TheStoneRoses Maybe, just *maybe*, the people who didn't like it 10 years ago and the ones buying the remaster today is *not* an entirely identical group?
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Surviving Mars review - offworld, things are just itching to go awry

UncleLou

1 month ago

I am in the middle of my first game (actually, my second - I lost my first game, quickly), and was complaining just yesterday about the micro-management hell. Then a friendly forumite pointed out that a shuttle bay, once you get it, makes things significantly better, and he was right. Everything that is wrong/clunky about the transportation of goods with the drones is fixed by the shuttles.

Currently, I am a bit torn. I don't think I *ever* want to play the first 5 or 10 hours again, ever.

Otoh, now that I have the shuttle bay, I can't wait to continue playing.
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What should we expect from Dark Souls Remastered on Switch?

UncleLou

1 month ago

@PSfourskin I am expecting a portable version.

Dark Souls for a few quid at 60fps is nothing new.
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Yakuza 6 review - a new beginning and a fitting end for Sega's great series

UncleLou

1 month ago

Nice. Is the demo up again?

"Out April 17th on PS4"

Oh damn. :-/
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Best PlayStation VR games: The 15 best PSVR games you really have to play

UncleLou

1 month ago

@the_ewan "That seems a bit harsh. They've released games,"

And yet the (still) technically most impressive thing - by some margin - Sony itself released was VR Worlds, basically a tech demo.

Personally, I am disappointed by Sony's (lack of) dedication. Where are some Sony VR games with AAA production values? Why is GT Sport VR such a half-hearted affair?

It's not quite the Vita, but it's not that far off. Most of the proper "full" experiences like Dirt, Skyrim RE are from other publishers, and many seem to be one-off affairs.
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Burnout Paradise Remastered review - driving perfection

UncleLou

1 month ago

@PSfourskin "Seems a shame some people were unable to enjoy BP for what it was instead of getting upset it wasnít exactly the same as the previous 4 games in the franchise."

I am not sure anyone is "upset", but surely it's ok not to enjoy the xth part of a game as much as the others? Do you love all games equally?
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UncleLou

1 month ago

@SiroccoJetProp Yeah, that was one of the problems. The old Burnouts had these diligently predetermined traffic situations that you could learn like a puzzle, and it made for so many tense moments when you were a split-second earlier (or later) at a crossing.

There's nothing like that in Paradise.
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UncleLou

1 month ago

Interesting debate in the forum where quite a few people (me included) think it was an ok arcade game, but rather disappointing as a Burnout sequel.

For me, it is a victim of the time where everything had to go open world, and the Burnout magic was almost entirely lost.
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Kirby Star Allies review - a delightfully detailed throwback

UncleLou

1 month ago

I found the demo a little messy and confusing, I don't think it works very well with CPU players. :-/
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In Theory: Can a Switch hardware revision extend its lifespan?

UncleLou

1 month ago

@Saladin926 6th year was incorrect, true, an invalid oversimplification because I counted calendar years.

But itís its 5th year then now. Itís been out for more than 4 years. At the end of 2018, itís 5th year will be completed and its 6th year will begin.

When youíre born, youíre zero years old. Itís your first year till your first birthday.
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UncleLou

1 month ago

@RisingJaguar Or like the PS3 days, 7 years. Or the PS4, which is currently in its 6th year.

Oh.

But that's not really what the article is about, anyway.
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The making of Shadow of the Colossus on PS4

UncleLou

1 month ago

"We're using a view space approach [...] essentially doing a 'froxel' volume here you have froxels that are view-frustum aligned"

Obviously. :D
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Sea of Thieves' Final Beta is here, open to everyone on Xbox One and PC

UncleLou

1 month ago

I have absolutely no idea what I am doing, but oh my, this is pretty!
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UncleLou

1 month ago

@jetsetwillie Well I do know you as a (reasonable) Sony fan, I just thought you were needlessly desperate about a release schedule that doesn't actually look so bad. :)
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UncleLou

1 month ago

@jetsetwillie " This year doesnít look so good though"

Shadow of the Colossus. Yakuza 6. Ghost of Tsushima. Last of us 2. Death Stranding. Etc.

Well, thank God I don't have to decide and will try Sea of Thieves this weekend, but let's try to not to get too delusional.
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