malteaserhead

Muscle March

malteaserhead

8 years ago

Heh - the London Boys indeed. RIP doods!
0 0

Metroid: Other M

malteaserhead

8 years ago

"- all the while, pondering the fate of that poor baby who sacrificed herself for him"

That's a change too far with the series imo ;)
10 2

Ubisoft reveals Racket Sports Party

malteaserhead

8 years ago

Cheers Callous. As long as the camera is for 'fun' things and the controls are good with M+ it could be a bargain purchase. Multiplayer larks. Maybe ;)
1 0

malteaserhead

8 years ago

I'd be slightly interested if it didn't need the camera. Need more m+ stuff you see, but no.
0 0

EA Sports Active eyes Natal, PS3 wand?

malteaserhead

8 years ago

EA have done a pretty decent job with the Active brand and I think Natal (maybe moreso than Sony wand) would improve the experience in a lot of ways (getting rid of the leg strap, the tedium of trying to find comfortable ways to hold bands and controllers for different exercises, removing the restrictions the controller leads make, cutting out time wasted changing between all the aparatus for different exercises etc).

Hopefully actions will be better recognised and it could really tighten up the form you have to take for some exercises. Of course Natal tech may introduce a whole new set of problems (including no cheating on horrid exercises ;)) but hey-ho.
3 0

EA Sports Active More Workouts

malteaserhead

9 years ago

I agree that the active one is much better but if you pick and mix what you want from wii fit+ into your own routines it can get sweaty.
0 0

malteaserhead

9 years ago

Nice.
I was a fan of the first and wondered if this was substantial enough to warrant a purchase.
Abs, start crying ;)
1 1

Dragon Age: Origins

malteaserhead

9 years ago

:D
That was my first thought too Tony
1 3

malteaserhead

9 years ago

From what I have played so far, and it isn't much, I'm finding the control scheme worse than those in ME and Kotor.
Still enjoying it though.
2 2

PES 2010: Pro Evolution Soccer

malteaserhead

9 years ago

"next to FIFA, as it inevitably must be, it's still a poor second choice, losing out in terms of manoeuvrability, player movement and acceleration, simplicity and versatility in control, and - crucially - believability"

It's the believability thing that pisses me off the most the most about how PES has waned over the years.
PES *was* the simmier alternative to Fifa - that's what attracted me to it in the first place - and yet it seems content to be pee on its past a little more each year.

Still on rails, still got the robot players with laser guided passing (in the demo - I know the full game should give more control over passing- as long as it isn't mapped to the rstick). Bargain only purchase for me, shame.
2 1

Pro Evo to work with motion control tech

malteaserhead

9 years ago

@M_of_the_sys
Yep. Precisely that.
I really like the wii versions of PES (and I agree they are under-rated by footy fans who you'd think would've loved them) but it's the IR that makes them good, not motion controls as such.
I was just pointing out that so far Konami hasn't done motion controls in a game yet, largely.

I'm still looking forward to seeing what is possible on the PS3 and 360 regarding motion controls and footy.
Let's face it, normal PES has pretty much run its course on those formats, for the time being.
1 0

malteaserhead

9 years ago

Wasn't the only bit of the wii games that used motion controls the dreaded waggle to shoot mechanic?
IR was fine but motion controls weren't.
0 0

Sixaxis wiggles boobs in NG Sigma 2

malteaserhead

9 years ago

How juvenile.
/pre-orders
15 3

Ashes Cricket 2009

malteaserhead

9 years ago

"Codemasters sees this as the version it wants dads to be able to play with their sons without getting in a confused flap.So swishing the controller at the right moment strikes the ball perfectly well by itself. Direction and shot selection options are then added by using the nunchuk and buttons in combination"

fail.
10 2

Sony's new motion controller

malteaserhead

9 years ago

Eighthours
He commented directly about the Wiimote only a few questions before, conveniently ignoring Motion Plus! As soon as you mentioned Motion Plus, he didn't have an answer. Interesting.
_____________

Yep :)
I think most of what people were gushing about at the time of the E3 demo (the sword play and the arrows) are actually in wii sports now. Not 2010. Not 2011. Now. And they seem precise enough to me so far. I like motion controls so the more the merrier but at least be consistent in your interview.
4 2

EA Sports Active

malteaserhead

9 years ago

@jonsaan "How does this compare to my fitness coach which was widely reviewed as being a better fitness tool that wii fit as well?"______________________________
My fitness coach doesn't use the wiimote, nunchuck or balance board at al during the exercises as far as i can tell from wot the gf saysl. It's like watching a fitness dvd and dancing along to it. It's pretty rough too. Imo Ea Active> MFC by a factor of 6
0 0

Editor's blog: Grand Slam Tennis to be re-reviewed

malteaserhead

9 years ago

Good show chaps.
It's a high 7, lowish 8 for me. You can submit that as the review if you like ;)
0 0

Virtua Tennis 2009

malteaserhead

9 years ago

or without nunchucks or using a wireless one? ;)
Not sure about this in the review
"Unlike Grand Slam Tennis, WMP in Virtua Tennis 2009 offers a tangible extra layer of precision".

I thought the wmp added some more control over normal waggle in GST.
/opens can of worms
1 1

EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis

malteaserhead

9 years ago

fwiw although I think GST is a high 7 or maybe even an 8. However, the lack of a decent in-game explanation on how to use the controls properly kind of makes arguments about the review scores a bit loose. I can understand if people don't get it, think it's rubbish and, accordingly, rate it low. EA really need to make the issues about the resetting and proper use of the controller clearer imo.
0 0

malteaserhead

9 years ago

Another way around the inconsistent controls is to get back to the starting position (i.e. the position you hold the racquet in before the opponent serves) as quickly as you can after playing a stroke.

If you take a swing and don't go back to the normal starting position quickly enough the game reads the last position you held the remote in (i.e. the end of your previous swing) as the starting point for the new swing, so when you then try to move the remote back to the original position it counts it as a swing. I'm sure this makes little sense but it works for me! That and making sure the side of the remote is thought of as the face and holding the remote pretty still between points... all of which is barely explained in-game!
0 0

malteaserhead

9 years ago

Any ideas about the theory of having to hold the wiimote the 'right way'?
It might be a little early to dismiss wmp on its display in this though, then again, maybe not ;)
0 0

malteaserhead

9 years ago

I'll place my bet on it just not being a good game and the controls being flawed.
0 0

malteaserhead

9 years ago

you would think it might have some effect...sounds counter intuitive though.
0 0

malteaserhead

9 years ago

Cos he knows when to stay out of unsightly battles? ;)
I'm more than willing to wait for other reports from EG people on the controls etc before wading in with personal attacks over someone's opinion. Not that you were doing that :)
/prepares knuckledusters
0 0

Peggle just 59 pence on App Store

malteaserhead

9 years ago

I'm a bit shit. Still, peggle for 59p is a small win.
7 5

Hirai cautions against early conclusions

malteaserhead

9 years ago

Blimey just when you thought it was safe to read anything by this douche again.
10 year... blah blah blah,
Eyetoy > natal blah blah blah
Give it up.
He even did his best to spoil a slightly interesting e3 show by sony
0 0

New Killzone 2 patch to arrive today

malteaserhead

9 years ago

More tweaks on the controls? Sheesh. Well I suppose it's good to offer options...
0 0

Tony Hawk: Ride is 360 exclusive in UK

malteaserhead

9 years ago

New press release says it isn't exclusive to 360 and will be appearing on ps3 (no mention if they enjoy the same release date though). Untwist those panties ;)
0 0

Boom Blox: Bash Party

malteaserhead

9 years ago

Nice. I hoped this would live up to the previews and deliver more booming fun.
0 0

EA Sports Active

malteaserhead

9 years ago

That busy mom that's trying to fly is rather hairy. Nice :D
0 0

Grand Slam Tennis & Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10

malteaserhead

9 years ago

Ah. Now that's different. I think the recent IGN hands-on failed to mention that too.
0 0

malteaserhead

9 years ago

simon0044
01-Apr-09 15:49:28
Or you could go down the park Arbuckle
_______________

Are you a pull-string doll of some sort?
What's your next illuminating burn phrase? Although I don't think I'm strong enough to take another one of your 'too close to the bone' jibes on the internet. I might cry, once I've stopped reeling from your first punch. I'm telling my mom.
0 0

malteaserhead

9 years ago

Personally, I find it more lolsome that people keep parroting the 'wave arms about/waggle' line that is largely irrelevant to the games we are talking about. Sure call out waggle for the sake of it when applicable but relying on it all the time sounds a little underdeveloped.

Yeah, I was a little concerned by the use of the a & b buttons for lobs etc. too. Could well be a hint at the new glass ceiling but I suppose it's better to have solid workarounds (like additional buttons) than leaving it vague/wooly or hit and miss controls though.
0 0

GDC: Satoru Iwata Keynote

malteaserhead

9 years ago

Oh tea-table.
I was thinking 'what other things can be improved by putting a teat on it'?
0 0

Ghostbusters: The Videogame

malteaserhead

9 years ago

Pointy finger,Oh pointy pointy
0 0

New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis

malteaserhead

9 years ago

Shame. I missed out on this the first time and was hankering for some tennis mirth.
Why didn't they redo the whole New Play control series with the motion plus? The delay could've been that much longer. For Europeans at least.

Laziness twofold. Wonder if they have any vacancies...
0 0

Pro Evolution Soccer 2009

malteaserhead

9 years ago

Sounds promising.
0 0

Rockstar working on GTA IV PC patch

malteaserhead

10 years ago

Well the tons of other people that had issues are no longer fans, so it's kind of truthful ;)
0 0

Alone in the Dark: Inferno

malteaserhead

10 years ago

I think some people are going way overboard on how 'bad' this is.
fwiw I didn't find anything that 'broken' in it (save a car chase or two) and the fetch quests at the end were just as horrible as anything Bioshock gave us.

It just an average game. Just another droplet for the sea of averageness that is out there.

Re-reading the x360 review is well worth it ;)
0 0

New Xbox Experience: DVD vs. Hard Disk Face-Off

malteaserhead

10 years ago

Halol 3

Someone had to do it
0 0

Shops "defrauding the industry" - Braben

malteaserhead

10 years ago

Games are ludicrously expensive.

Just used to be even more so ;)
0 0

malteaserhead

10 years ago

jack_klugman
Don't be an idiot. Games aren't like books or movies, which don't only have multiple post-release revenue streams

_______

No siree. Not on xbla or wii vc. Nope.
0 0

malteaserhead

10 years ago

And when direct download is standard fare we consumers will naturally see some of the savings publishers make handed on to us...
0 0

BioShock

malteaserhead

10 years ago

/can't seem to refrain from repeating older posts but

Have to agree with Smelly on this.
Imo this game only remotely lived up to the hype in terms of the setting, art and atmos - all of which are usually done better in other forms of entertainment. The game itself was deeply unsatifying imo.

Ran out of steam, padded the main quest and ended up making the player bored and actually resenting the game in some cases.
Nowhere near a 10.
0 0

Pro Evolution Soccer 2009

malteaserhead

10 years ago

tesodosbichos
15-Oct-08 14:48:05
@ andywilkie35

Good point. Another thing I do not get is belittling PES's BAL as being inferior while completely ignoring the obvious flaw in FIFA's 'be a 'pro', just not for too long' mode. It could more accurately be called 'one season wonder' mode...
_________
Except it lasts for 4 years...
0 0

Alone in the Dark: Inferno

malteaserhead

10 years ago

Arbiter
So, what does this say about the 7/10 the 360 version received back in August?
_______

Well it's a different person talking about it but I did think that it was a little galling to have the same site give a 7 to a game then describe it later as horribly broken (or the most broken in years).
0 0

malteaserhead

10 years ago

I completed the 360 version and never really had a problem with walking around. :/
Yeah the cars were wonky and really needed some checkpoints on the 'action' sequences.
good game though. More inventive than a lot of the rubbish out there. Awful ending imo though.
0 0

Pure PS3 and 360 demos on Thursday

malteaserhead

10 years ago

Nice.
0 0

Mercenaries 2: World in Flames

malteaserhead

10 years ago

Rash'
Wasn't expecting this to be good, but am surprised at how low the score is. Never interested me to be frank.
_____

That's Dead Rising you're thinking of
/groans
0 0

malteaserhead

10 years ago

aww ;_;

Liked the first one and was hoping the delays to this were giving it extra shine, rather than making it just about work.
0 0
Previous 1 / 5