jabberwoky

Resident Evil 7 proves that PSVR can be more than just a novelty

jabberwoky

1 year ago

Still waiting for my first giant spider in VR. They are bad enough in 2D. Especially that one in Code Veronica under the ice which you KNOW you are going to meet.
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Blowing the lid off the Ubiverse conspiracy

jabberwoky

1 year ago

I never suspected.
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At least we have art for the Final Fantasy 7 Remake

jabberwoky

1 year ago

So you play one sixth of the game and wait a year to play the next sixth, and in 6 years you get to finish it.

Great wheeze squeenix, but not in this house.
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BioWare's new IP will arrive by the end of March 2018

jabberwoky

1 year ago

RPGs are so dumbed down now they pretty much are action adventures.
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Torment: Tides of Numenera dev issues apology for missed stretch goals

jabberwoky

1 year ago

These are the sort of games my money is going on nowadays. Its probably got more content and creativity than 5 or 6 triple As, while admittedly not looking quite as good.
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Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age gets July release on PS4

jabberwoky

1 year ago

Yes, autobuy. Thank you.
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Can Horizon: Zero Dawn really be a AAA game without cynicism?

jabberwoky

1 year ago

"On paper there's nothing hugely new here; fragments of games like Mass Effect, the rebooted Tomb Raider, Assassin's Creed, The Witcher 3 and Far Cry Primal spring to mind."

If it leans too far towards Far Cry Primal or Assasins Creed, I'm out.
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Don't expect another big Deus Ex game anytime soon

jabberwoky

1 year ago

Shame, its a title with potential, although the first was a bit wooden with yellow graphics. The second I will find out about soon.
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Punching Nazis

jabberwoky

1 year ago

@shehzaanshazabdulla

"Let me put it like this, if you can remove the videogame content and the article still stands then your article isn't actually about vidoegames. And that's true of this article.

Now, if you want to flagrantly ignore that and insist on doing a real world article on what is ostensibly a videogame site, well, it's your site, who am I to say otherwise? But could you at least drop the pretense of a videogame article?"

You are dealing with zealots and their private war with the right. If this were a site about trainspotting they would lever it in somewhere.

But as you say, they could at least be honest about it instead of having these ludicrous flimsy videogame connections to justify their propaganda.
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jabberwoky

1 year ago

Not another social justice crusade being forced down our throats, because the staff of Eurogamer can abuse their hold on a media source to preach what they want. Anyway I have discovered adblock and this site gets it.
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Looking for Ghost Recon in the Wildlands

jabberwoky

1 year ago

"commands lack the granularity seen in older Ghost Recons - you can no longer send each one to a particular point on the map, and are instead reliant on broader commands."

The technical term for this is "dumbed down". This was on my list of possibles for 2017, but watching a few videos and previews has moved it to avoid status pretty quickly.
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Here's what Dishonored 2's Custom Difficulties let you adjust

jabberwoky

1 year ago

Great idea, hopefully it is copied elsewhere. If you don't use them you havn't lost anything so its just a positive.
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Resident Evil 7: Biohazard review

jabberwoky

1 year ago

@CharlieBigBollox

Some people avoid those to play the game as was meant. Also I read a few previews and played half the demo and had no idea. Would it have killed him or ruined the review to not say what is an obvious spoiler? EG do spoilers more than any other site in my experience.
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jabberwoky

1 year ago

"On arrival he soon makes the acquaintance of the Bakers themselves, a family of undead bumpkins who spend their days abducting people and somehow transforming them into various flavours of mutant monstrosity."

Thanks for spoiling the game, I would have liked to find this out myself instead of knowing it before I set foot in the house.

Also while we are on it, if the game falls just short of greatness, why is it not recommended? I don't care what you score it, but at least don't contradict yourself.
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20 minutes of Ghost Recon Wildlands single-player footage

jabberwoky

1 year ago

Doesn't look like a far cry clone which is good, but it got very arcadey and unrealistic in the getaway bit. I guess if you stopped the car you would get infinitely respawning enemies insulting your mother etc.
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The new Call of Cthulhu looks promising

jabberwoky

1 year ago

Going straight for the big one, doesn't leave much room for a sequel. I mean they could have gone for a protoshoggoth or something to start.
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Halo Wars 2 benefits from the experience of Creative Assembly

jabberwoky

1 year ago

@Hairy-Gorilla

As another owner of said mouse, it was an order of magnitude better than the controller!

I agree kb and mouse on the sofa is not great but mouse only does the job.
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jabberwoky

1 year ago

Microsoft refused to allow mouse support for Xbox right from the start, in order to "distinguish clearly the difference between console and PC."

If they had not done that, we would not be having this control conversation now. Especially as the mouse on PS1 worked perfectly with C&C.

This is entirely Microsoft's doing.

As for Sony, if they continued with mouse support they would be taking market share from microsoft, as some RTS would go to them, but they won't. These are artificial constraints driven by corporate stupidity.
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Mass Effect Andromeda lets you craft and name weapons

jabberwoky

1 year ago

Naturally you can craft weapons in ME4. You need a reason to spend 60% of the game finding materials (ported straight from DA Inquistion). How else do you justify hundreds of hours of gameplay that will be claimed on the back of the box. How else do you fill up all those planets?

Of course there is now weapon crafting.
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Writing Lara Croft

jabberwoky

1 year ago

"Crystal is very keen not to do the quippy one-liner Lara that characterised classic Lara."

Classic Lara was brave, devil may care, and rarely let things get to her. She certainly never swore. She was a fantasy escapist character. God knows what Crystal would have done with mario or princess peach. The new writing and portrayal were a disaster, they should have done a new IP if they wanted a character that different.

But they slavishly followed uncharted and then started aping ubisoft, (found X of X), automated mission givers, along with "gritty realism".

Tomb raider had its own strengths, they should have had the guts to push those.
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Nintendo: Switch launch day "not be-all and end-all"

jabberwoky

1 year ago

Quite apart from all the other screw ups, whats with this cannot replace the batteries horseshit?

So what happens then, I put it in the post, hope it gets there and wait 3 weeks for it to be replaced then I hope it makes it back?

Bunch of clowns.
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Years later, BioWare reveals why Dragon Age 2 expansion Exalted March was canned

jabberwoky

1 year ago

@kraenk12

It wasn't a sequel, it was an expansion but with so much content it was almost a sequel and I always saw it as one.
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jabberwoky

1 year ago

Origins and its sequel were excellent, 2 was good but horribly flawed by dumbed down mechanics and re-use of areas and spawning enemies, could not finish it. DA I had beautiful environments, but no content and automated ubisoft gameplay mechanics. Could not finish that either.

Such a shame it was a great franchise once.
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Torment: Tides of Numenera has a nifty Choose Your Own Adventure-style video

jabberwoky

1 year ago

OK I'm in.
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Nintendo's precarious reveal runs risk of Switching off fans

jabberwoky

1 year ago

I admit, you had me Eurogamer, its a fair cop...

Hey wait a minute, its not April 1st!!!
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Square Enix trumpets 6m Final Fantasy 15 copies shipped and downloaded

jabberwoky

1 year ago

@VanillaLake

If you started with FF10 remaster you may be a little disappointed in 10-2, although some people like it.

But 10 is worth the price of admission by itself.
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jabberwoky

1 year ago

@jasisgreat

Whatever floats your boat.
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jabberwoky

1 year ago

"Western sales of 15 are better, and Square Enix is pushing the game's upcoming roster of free and paid-for DLC hard to ensure it remains in the public eye and in your console disc tray.

Final Fantasy 15's free holiday pack is available to download now, for example, and contains some extra gear. There's also a paid-for version, the Holiday Pack+, with even more gear and a full festival outfit.

Download either and you'll get the "Moogle Chocobo Carnival" to visit your game, starting on Tuesday, 24th January for a limited time."

What are you, Eurogamer? Square Enix' marketing department?
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jabberwoky

1 year ago

This is their big blockbuster fantasy franchise 10 years in the making and it can't even match FF13 in Japan. I understand it sold comparably to skyrim special edition, a remaster of a game over 5 years old in the UK.

Square Enix have proven they are incapable of doing Final Fantasy and should hand it over to someone who can. What did they expect, fewer people in the party, only one character controllable, less summons, dumbed down magic, button mashing controls, and a boyband as the main cast.

As a mainstream FF man I avoided it like the plague it was and will be picking up FF12 remaster instead.
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Dragon Quest 8: Journey of the Cursed King 3DS review

jabberwoky

1 year ago

Good review, but the music should be mentioned, its up there with the best.
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Glacier White PlayStation 4 slim model announced, released this month

jabberwoky

1 year ago

When they do a white Pro I may bite.
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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's pre-order bonus content now free for all

jabberwoky

1 year ago

Got it cheap as chips recently, with months of patches and now this. Not bad for 15 notes. Oh, it had a metal tin too....
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New year's resolution: Let's stop screaming

jabberwoky

1 year ago

The article is in dire need of editing.

I also disagree with it, given the state of the games industry with dumbed down gameplay, patches to fix bugs months after release, microtransactions etc etc - there is a perfectly understandable amount of complaints. Notice I used the word complaints rather than "screaming", as its less emotive and more accurate.
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How Amstrad Action changed my life

jabberwoky

1 year ago

"There was also the CPC 6128, which boasted a flashy floppy disk drive, but this unnecessary flourish rendered it a machine for pretentious wankers. It was basically Kula Shaker."

That would be me. And just to add to it, all the disk games were identical to the tapes but 3 times the price. Sold it to another pretentious wanker 9 months later.
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Microsoft's 2017: momentum at last, and a golden opportunity

jabberwoky

1 year ago

The Xbox 1 debacle would have killed most console companies or divisions, microsoft have shown a lot of resilience, which means sony have to keep on their toes. Good for the games market.

I may pick up a scorpio for its 360 bc, especially if it upgrades them a bit, then go for the exclusives. The only downside I see for them is they don't have many games that I can see, and the PS5 might start being hinted at to steal its thunder.

Its been quite a culture shock, 10 years of Xbox 360 dominance and now I play everthing on the PS4 and PS3. Still, thats what you get when you try to tie console games to online accounts.
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Watch: Johnny plays Final Fantasy 7 while Aoife sits and judges

jabberwoky

1 year ago

I understand they are changing the combat system for the remake. Wonder what else they will "update?" A bit like someone changing a few notes in Beethovens 9th to make it more trendy.

Unbelieveably what should be an autobuy for me will probably turn out to be a lets play the original again and save 40 notes.
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Mass Effect Andromeda release date finally confirmed for March

jabberwoky

1 year ago

@barnett666

"Does no one else remember what happened the last time a ME game was delayed and was forced to be released at the last possible moment in March by EA so that the day 1 sales go into the actual sales for their financial year...?"

Well I do now you reminded me. That and its similarity to DA I means I will wait on reviews.
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Mass Effect official Twitter inadvertently highlights face "bug"

jabberwoky

1 year ago

@riceNpea

With all due respect to your cow, and not wishing to hurt her feelings, yes I am sure.
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jabberwoky

1 year ago

Why are all the bioware faces as ugly as the back side of a cow?

Hope there are sliders to alter the looks.
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Nintendo's 2017: two seismic shifts, and the conundrum that will decide its future

jabberwoky

1 year ago

Lack of BC is going to hurt it imo.

Think of all the millions of 3DS gamers who would have bought it day one to play their kit on a big screen. But with a few games at launch and a new one dribbled out every 10 weeks, not very attractive (except for the nintendo hardcore and even some of them will wait).

Such a shame, I wanted it to do well.
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Eurogamer's game of the year 2016

jabberwoky

1 year ago

@Mekanik

Yes, I know. Thats why I said I was considering buying it....
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jabberwoky

1 year ago

May give it a go, I prefer MP games where you don't unlock/buy effectiveness, its just skill. Like Halo everyone gets the same choice of kit from the off.
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Eurogamer readers' top 50 games of 2016

jabberwoky

1 year ago

Could not in all fairness vote in this because practically all the games are on my to play list.

Watchdogs got hammered, good to see Xcom up there, and its a travesty that trails of cold steel 2 isn't no. 1.
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Nintendo's wildest handheld is bowing out with style

jabberwoky

1 year ago

Oh, OK, I'll get one then. But it had better be good.
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2016 was all about the little details

jabberwoky

1 year ago

I think the holy grail really is big open worlds with real quality missions and characters. Witcher 3 was the first there, I think it sold quite well correct me if I'm wrong.

Hopefully that will be the next big thing as other developers play copycat.
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Editor's blog: Merry Christmas!

jabberwoky

1 year ago

Is it so hard for the one time of year when you do a christmas message to just chat about games and wish everyone a happy christmas? Can't you just give your political views a rest even then?

And how much more one sided politics are we going to get rammed down our throats, carefully slipped into articles in 2017 I wonder?

Anyway, happy christmas everyone, and cool gaming.
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Space Hulk: Deathwing review

jabberwoky

1 year ago

"Beaming Nigel Farage becomes first British politician to meet Donald Trump since election."

How much more of this childish level of biased politcal abuse are we going to get drip fed in mainstream articles from Eurogamer? So you all hate trump. Perhaps other games sites do too, but they have enough sense to keep it out of their articles.
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Enter the Dragon (32): graph paper, games and growing up

jabberwoky

1 year ago

The dragon 32, what could have been....
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We've added a new article recommendation system to Eurogamer

jabberwoky

1 year ago

@nooneinparticular

I agree these adverts cheapen the site, I assume they are desperate for cash. If so one hopes they reach the point soon when they can be a little more discriminating.
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jabberwoky

1 year ago

I still think the links should be at the end. And they should be more relevant to the article you are currently reading. Putting them in the middle is a lot less classy, you want to be a class site don't you?
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