moroboshi

PlatinumGames is making what looks like a spiritual successor to Ōkami

moroboshi

4 days ago

Release it on a real system with all the free to play begging removed and I'll gladly buy it. Until then, I'll happily ignore it.
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Sega is making a Mega Drive Mini

moroboshi

6 days ago

@Esppiral No they’re not. ATGames is making this. SEGA is just licensing IP to them. Don’t expect much from this, everything ATGames makes is utter junk.
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Samsung Galaxy S9 review

moroboshi

3 weeks ago

I think the most interesting aspect is Apple's continued superiority in chip design. They've taken it all in house now and the results speak for themselves. No android phone comes anywhere near iPhone X performance.

Looking at the recent Fortnite iOS port, we could see some very interesting mobile ports over the next few years.
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Far Cry 2's single-minded vision deserves to be remembered

moroboshi

3 weeks ago

A very interesting entry into the series and perhaps the most intense Far Cry world so far. Some really interesting ideas in there too, such as the player having malaria.

The huge mis-step though were the respawning outposts. They very nearly ruined the game.
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Sega unleashes new Sonic Racing teaser

moroboshi

1 month ago

Hoping for a Richard Jacques soundtrack.
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Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 10-1

moroboshi

4 months ago

What Remains of Edith Finch at no.2? Well that's... surprising. I played through it when it came out and it was an inoffensive enough way to spend a few hours, but it in no way stood out. To put it above the masterpiece that is Mario Odyssey is baffling.
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Jelly Deals: Super Nintendo Classic Edition back in stock

moroboshi

4 months ago

@TheStoneRoses You're bragging about being a thief. Classy stuff.
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Is Xenoblade Chronicles 2 too ambitious for Switch's mobile mode?

moroboshi

5 months ago

@patchbox360 Then turn it off. There's a slider in the options menu.
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moroboshi

5 months ago

A very solid game but the handheld mode is simply too ugly to play. It's a real mess. In docked mode it basically looks like an X360 era JRPG, which is to say decent but a bit fuzzy and rather dated.

Well with getting, but only if you intend to play exclusively docked.
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Apple iPhone X review

moroboshi

5 months ago

@blerk2000 Charming stuff. I wonder why people become so furious and incensed over something as inoffensive as a telephone. You have some serious anger issues.
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Jelly Deals: LG's 4K OLED at its cheapest ever price

moroboshi

5 months ago

@porkfiend You're an idiot, to be blunt. OLEDs are incredible for gaming. Lighting fast pixel response, far quicker than any LCD, low input latency, flawless black levels, wide colour gammut, HDR/Dolby Vision at 700nits, and so on. They're talked about so often because they are the best TVs on the market FOR EVERYTHING.
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Should you buy an Xbox One X?

moroboshi

6 months ago

@hungarygrowler Lucky you. My Pro sounds like a hair drier.
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Watch: Blizzcon reacts to Overwatch's sexism problem

moroboshi

6 months ago

As someone who only plays single player games, this isn't something I've ever heard. Distressing though, that there are so many bell ends out there. Not sure what these people hope to achieve by being so unpleasant. It's completely illogical.

As the great Bill and Ted once said, "be excellent to each other".
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Reaching out towards the past in Assassins Creed Origins

moroboshi

6 months ago

@rock1m1 Agreed. Ubi should have kept Kyd on board. AC has never sounded anywhere near as good since he left. Even Austin Wintory (AC Syndicate) couldn't reach Kyd's heights.
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Microsoft Xbox One X review

moroboshi

6 months ago

@alexatkin My PS4 Pro is extremely loud under load, as was my launch PS4. They're usually audible well above game audio.
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How Wolfenstein 2 scales up the console power ladder

moroboshi

6 months ago

@Dizzy There's no chance of that. Sony have been extremely cagey over Pro sales figures, which can only mean they're very, very low. Devs target the widest possible user base, which means PS4 first, then XO, then PC. The rest (as can be seen by how rare Pro support is) barely warrant a mention.
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moroboshi

6 months ago

Lack of PC in these DF comparisons is really unfortunate, as when the console versions aren't up to snuff, the PC can often step in and deliver the goods.

As for Wolf 2, I have it on PC and it runs like a dream. Whilst there's no FPS counter (Steam Overlay doesn't work unfortunately), it looks to my eyes like a rock solid 60fps, and that's with everything on ultra. Looks like a fantastic port.
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How does Assassin's Creed Origins on Pro improve over base PS4?

moroboshi

6 months ago

@UKPlay I'd imagine it's well, well below 1%. The thing is though, if more games supported HDR it would incentivise people to buy HDR TVs. Right now you can pretty much count the number of HDR PS4 games on the fingers of one hand.
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moroboshi

6 months ago

The resolution bump is nice enough, but this game has serious frame rate and frame pacing issues on the Pro. It feels unfinished.
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Golf Story review

moroboshi

7 months ago

This is pleasant enough, but it's a far cry from joys like Mario Golf. It feels a characterless, with very weak and bland music, and off the shelf pixel art. It's certainly not Nintendo quality.
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Watch: Ian plays the SNES mini for 90 minutes

moroboshi

7 months ago

@Curt580 You can buy extensions on Amazon for a few £.
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Now there's a C64 mini

moroboshi

7 months ago

I wonder why SEGA hasn't jumped on this band wagon yet. Their current Mega Drive offering is extremely poor quality and has none of the appeal these miniaturised little boxes have.

Imagine a cute little Mega Drive mini, loaded up with the likes of Gunstar Heroes, Alien Soldier, Vampire Killer, Contra Hard Corps, ThunderForce IV, Rocket Knight, Sparkster, Shinobi 3, Streets of Rage 1,2,3, Musha Aleste, Ex Ranza, Alisia Dragoon... the list could be gigantic.

Then they could follow it up with a little Mega CD to attach underneath. It would be adorable.
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moroboshi

7 months ago

Pretty weak game line up unfortunately. There a few great games there, but tons of filler. The C64 deserves better.
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Jelly Deals: 8Bitdo's latest wireless SNES pads are designed for Switch, available to order now

moroboshi

7 months ago

8BitDo a wireless adapter for the NES classic to allow the use of their pads. If it also works on the SNES classic, it could be a really nice upgrade over the wired Nintendo pads.
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Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Switch's 'impossible' Doom port

moroboshi

7 months ago

An interesting technical exercise perhaps, but who doesn't also have a PS4, XO, or PC? The Switch shines with games written specifically for it, and at 60fps.
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Okami HD spotted for PC, PS4, Xbox One

moroboshi

8 months ago

A tremendous game with some of the best art design ever created. The only slight negative is that it's perhaps a smidge over long.

It will be a somewhat bittersweet rerelease as it represents the end of the golden age of Japanese game development.
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Who's who in The Witcher's wonderful 10-year anniversary video

moroboshi

8 months ago

I'm sure Cyberpunk will be great, but honestly, I just want more Witcher.
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Steam users review-bomb Sonic Mania over unexpected DRM

moroboshi

8 months ago

Reviews are there to share your opinion on the GAME. Rant about other things elsewhere. To punish Christian Whitehead and his amazing work over this is indefensible.
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Yes, Luigi really does dab in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

moroboshi

8 months ago

Very pleased that I haven't got the faintest idea what this is.

I do like the game though.
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Digital Foundry: the best 2017 4K TVs for HDR gaming

moroboshi

8 months ago

The B7 is a fantastic TV, but this line "One of the biggest improvements on the B7 is in how HDR is handled. There is more detail resolved in bright highlights: 4000 nits of detail on the B7 vs around 1000 nits on the B6" is utter nonsense.

No TV exists which can handle 4000 nits. The B7 maxes out at around 650nits and the B6 is at 600nits. OLEDs are dimmer than LEDs for HDR, but the upsides of course are perfect blacks and faster pixel response.
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Lovefilm by Post to be closed forever on Halloween

moroboshi

8 months ago

@superwiiman Then buy the blu-rays, or buy it on iTunes, Amazon, Wuaki, PSN etc.

Theft is theft, and it's never, ever acceptable.
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moroboshi

8 months ago

Cinema Paradiso offers much the same service, albeit for a slightly higher monthly price, although they do offer some UHD Blu-rays as well.


Disc rental offers value for money far beyond what any pay per view streaming service does at present (£10 a month gets you a unlimited number of rentals at LoveFilm), and with vastly superior picture and sound quality. Much bigger selection of titles too.

Flat rate movie services like Now TV are, to be frank, a joke. Selection is absolutely tiny and picture and sound quality (highly compressed 720p and 2 channel stereo) is utterly pathetic.
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Sonic Mania is the sequel we've waited 23 years for

moroboshi

8 months ago

Excellent indeed, but what would really be great is a real Sega Saturn version.
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Nier: Automata characters go pixel art for Final Fantasy Brave Exvius crossover

moroboshi

9 months ago

Brave Exvius is utter garbage. Free to play bilge as is typical on mobile. It's an insult to a once great series.
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Rime finally has a Nintendo Switch release date

moroboshi

9 months ago

I'll wait for Digital Foundry's analysis before spending anything on this. Ryme has performance problems on the PS4, and after the Overcooked Switch debacle I'll be cautious in future.
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Check out Sonic Mania's bonus stages and time attack mode in action

moroboshi

9 months ago

@KitchUK No it doesn't. It's going after the look of early 3D games, hence the flat and gouraud shaded polygons and a simple texture mapped plane for the ground.
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PlayStation Plus price hike announced for Europe

moroboshi

9 months ago

@dazbobaby Good luck playing Naughty Dog games on PC. Or Ni Ni Kuni 2, Yakuza, God of War, Detroit, or any other PS exclusive.

PCs have their perks, but unless you love indie games then the range of games is far inferior to consoles.
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Thoughts on three months spent with Zelda: Breath of the Wild

moroboshi

9 months ago

To me I feel Breath of the Wild lacks the personality of other Zelda games. The world feels largely empty, with very few villages and only a handful of enemy types. Interesting NPCs are also very thin on th ground. It doesn't help that the sound design is so unusually poor. What little music there is (and there isn't much) is often very weak, and sound effects are incredibly sparse and thin.

Compared to say, The Witcher 3, it feels empty and soulless.

The mechanics are fine of course, and there's some good gameplay amongst all the emptiness, but nowhere near enough. I think more than anything to me it just doesn't feel like Zelda. It feels hollow.
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PlatinumGames is still working on a Nier: Automata PC patch

moroboshi

10 months ago

The PC version is utter garbage. It can't hold 60fps, even on high end cards, and the graphics options do little to nothing to help matters. Full screen mode is completely broken too, especially for ultrawide users.

Great game, awful PC port. It needs one heck of a patch to fix up all the issues.
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Nintendo dominates Japan's top 10 selling games of 2017 so far

moroboshi

10 months ago

Perhaps this will finally spur Japanese devs into starting up some serious Switch development. No more ports or cheap spin offs. AAA please, and I'm looking at you Square, Capcom, and Konami.
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Nintendo confirms SNES mini, including never-released Starfox 2

moroboshi

10 months ago

@redcrayon Super Mariokart is by far the best Mariokart, as it's the one which demands the highest level of skill.
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Sega defends Sega Forever launch after fan outcry

moroboshi

10 months ago

His fragmentation argument is pretty weak when it comes to iOS devices. There really aren't that many of them at all, and these new releases run incredibly poorly on every single one, even an iPhone 7.

Frankly I doubt if there is a single device of any kind which can run this junk at 60fps.
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Detroit: Become Human tweet swiftly removed after poking fun at Xbox

moroboshi

10 months ago

Please, please stop adding random twitter nonsense to stories. Nobody cares what random people on social media think about anything, ever. So please, stop.
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Sega releases classic games on mobile, for free, but at what cost?

moroboshi

10 months ago

I tried Kid Chameleon and Comix Zone last night on my iPad. Performance is laughable. It's occasionally 30fps but often much lower, and it seizes up entirely quite often. The games are completely unplayable.

Those Christian Whitehead Sonic conversions are from another universe entirely, one where the guy coding it actually gives a damn.

Difficult to know if the blame lies with Unity, which rarely runs well on anything, or with Sega's laziness. Maybe both.
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Sega's back catalogue is headed to mobile with Sega Forever

moroboshi

10 months ago

Nice idea, but mobile..?!

How unfortunate.
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Super Mario Odyssey: Switch's next big technical showcase?

moroboshi

10 months ago

If it's 720p docked, then what is it in handheld mode? It wouldn't make sense for it to be the same in both, what with the GPU speed increase when docked.
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Nidhogg 2's disgusting art style is growing on me

moroboshi

10 months ago

The backgrounds look fine to me, but the character animation is horrible. I know painstakingly animating things by hand, frame by frame is difficult, but that's no excuse to just rotate limbs like a cardboard cut out. It looks truly terrible.
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Arms review

moroboshi

10 months ago

@Nikanoru That DLC character is the boss from the single player mode.
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Nintendo consolidates an already special year

moroboshi

10 months ago

Rabbids looked surprisingly good, and is exactly the sort of third party support the system needs, but it needs more of it. The Switch needs high quality original efforts from the likes of Square, Capcom, NIS, Atlas, SEGA, Activision, and EA. Nintendo first party efforts, however wonderful, aren't enough, as the Wii U proved.
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Metroid: Samus Returns announced for 3DS

moroboshi

10 months ago

I was interested until I read Mercury Steam. Their 2D Castlevania game was awful.
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