piratefinn

Monster Hunter World's next Horizon Zero Dawn crossover quest starts tomorrow on PS4

piratefinn

2 months ago

It's a real shame they're not making use of the Layered Armor mechanic for DLC equipment. Instead we get sub par gear which will be pure dressing for when bored. Would have served much better as pure cosmetic.
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Peter Molyneux's The Trail out on Nintendo Switch

piratefinn

2 months ago

Played this on mobile, it was...okay. The optimisation wasn't great but the idea was nice. The lack of proper cloud saving at startup was annoying though.
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Bloodborne, Ratchet & Clank make for one of PlayStation Plus' biggest months yet

piratefinn

2 months ago

A better question is if it covers just the base Bloodborne or its DLC too. Doesn't matter to me as I have it, but worth the clarification.
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New For Honor emotes spark fresh debate about the cost of Steel

piratefinn

1 year ago

Oh dear.
As a side note, this is a well written article, i just wanted to give props for that.
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Watch: Johnny and Chris play Mount and Blade Warband, impersonate Sean Bean

piratefinn

1 year ago

Don't forget the mods too! Some excellent ones include Floris which improves vanilla, along with conversion mods such as Gekokujo and Prophecy of Pendor.
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Performance Analysis: Hawken

piratefinn

2 years ago

This game feels incredibly...last generation in graphics and to an extent the meh gameplay. Will probably not keep playing, which is sad as I'd love more mech games. Titanfall 2 it is I guess.
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How to fix the shooter campaign? Dig in

piratefinn

2 years ago

Black Ops 3 had a genuinely interesting Inception like story. The problem was the only way to know this was was just too deeply hidden in that scrolling text from loading, which means the main plot for most of the game is unknown to the player and will seem very puzzling. They should have actually detailed this intro text at the start of every mission.
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Microsoft E3 2016 conference live report

piratefinn

2 years ago

@dogmanstaruk The Andrew house interview with FT suggested Sony weren't gonna make a big deal about it but we'll see
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piratefinn

2 years ago

I forgot how bored I get from PR fluff
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piratefinn

2 years ago

They have to get a new voice actor.
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piratefinn

2 years ago

That voice acting is making me die a little inside.
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piratefinn

2 years ago

As supposed to a a 50% independent developer?
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piratefinn

2 years ago

@Jimez exactly what I thought
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Capcom brands a Monster Hunter roller coaster

piratefinn

3 years ago

@KDR_11k Or they would have to sacrifice time spent making new content to port everything over to HD, which would be seen a a rehash.
Aside from the fact Sony told Capcom to F off since P3rd tried to bring in what Sony disliked, hence hwy it never came here (no trophies and archaic multiplayer system I seem to remember).
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Dead or Alive 5 Last Round launches with plenty of issues

piratefinn

3 years ago

@AOFanboi Jiggle physics aside, it is a very solid fighter franchise which matches up to Tekken. If they removed the jiggle to it and all, people would probably take this game more seriously. They will probably never do that though >.>
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Elite: Deadly trademark sets tongues wagging

piratefinn

3 years ago

Dear god, the Thargoids are gonna leave me stranded in hyperspace again...
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Pick-ups and play: How Monster Hunter gets loot right

piratefinn

3 years ago

@Malek86 Well obviously both this article and my comment are subjective opinion. Neither really said that one is explicitly better on a factual basis, as it is all preference.
Obviously neither system will be factually better, however it could be argued that his they are implemented can vary. For one, I'd say Diablo & Borderlands implement better what Destiny had, though they share very similar loot systems.
You can't compare apples and oranges on a quality level, but you can compare the quality of one apple to another apple.

To avoid ranting on, I think this article is simply the writer saying they prefer the MH system and that they think it is well implemented. Take it as you will :)
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piratefinn

3 years ago

@ncBadrock it is a lot better easing you into the game with tutorials and the like :)
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piratefinn

3 years ago

This is a great article which satisfies a pet peeve I've had in a lot of games. Aside from Crucible to an extent, how good you are in Destiny depends on your gear or if you know X exploit rather than skill. Skill complements the gear.
In Monster Hunter, especially in late game with mixed sets, you have to put real thought in how you make your gear and do it so you can maximise your skill ability. Gear is never a crutch, but a complement to your skill to improve it. However even in the best armor and weapons, a bad player will still be pulverised in the dreaded G-Rank. To an extent, it is much like Dark Souls in that sense and why the parallel is often drawn, also meaning they do share the same elitism at times.
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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate review

piratefinn

3 years ago

@reelbigkris Since 3U with L targeting where you zero in on them with just a tap, along with CPP or the touchpad dpad on top right, you shouldn't have too much trouble. Underwater fights were removed, so those camera messes never need to be dealt with again :)
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piratefinn

3 years ago

@specialgamer I'd go out there and say its harder than that in G Rank, however the restrictive nature of movement and such is certainly there.
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Evolve thrills, but for how long?

piratefinn

3 years ago

@dogmanstaruk Well I'd happily say Monster Hunter is one of the few redeeming IP's for Capcom. They're no bastion, but that specific IP holds strong.
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piratefinn

3 years ago

I think its safe to say if you want a content filled 4 players vs a monster game, go play Monster Hunter. When a title is built for paid DLC, it has gone wrong. Plus I can see this being more repetitive than Destiny.
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More than six million played Battlefield Hardline beta

piratefinn

3 years ago

I will probably pick it up in a sale. Plus Hotwire was a online game mode GTA basically needed and surprised it didn't have.

It is basically Fast & Furious the game, which is fun.
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SOE has been sold off, can now develop multi-platform games

piratefinn

3 years ago

I asked about Planetside on PS4 http://i.imgur.com/MtZ5KsA.jpg
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Spotify headed to PS3 and PS4

piratefinn

3 years ago

PS3 actually is capable of it, but it lags the game. Dust 514 beta had it for a while, but it was later ditched in favour of reducing lag.
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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is the series at its approachable best

piratefinn

3 years ago

I can hear the hype train from here.
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Majora's Mask is getting remade on 3DS... finally

piratefinn

4 years ago

Ben drowned in 3D? *shakes in fear*
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Torchlight and Diablo devs reveal space combat sim Rebel Galaxy

piratefinn

4 years ago

This looks like a 3D version of Starfarer, with experienced devs to boot.
Can't wait! :D
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Bungie nerfs Destiny Auto Rifles, Vex Mythoclast, Rocket Yard

piratefinn

4 years ago

I'm actually worried about this nerf.
Bungie has taken IMO a bad approach and should do the method other MMO's do where buffs/nerfs to guns should be separate in PvP from PvE. The Mythoclast wasn't that great in PvE as is and will now basically he garbage. Same goes for shotgun, this makes it close to unviable in PvE.
I'll hold my breath on a fixed opinion until it rolls out though.
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Bungie discussing matchmaking for Destiny's Raid

piratefinn

4 years ago

@Faramis is exactly right.
I must attest though I've had success using destinylfg.net, where people post when they want to get into fireteams to do things like vault. Maybe it requires a commitment to succeed like so?
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UK chart: Shadow of Mordor biggest launch for a game based on Lord of the Rings

piratefinn

4 years ago

@spazmo Having bought a game in Milton Keynes at a rainy morning, I can attest it to be quite busy during that time.
I still laughed out loud at that though XD
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Destiny 1.0.2 patch changes how Engrams work

piratefinn

4 years ago

I dunno about people hating the game, but I'm having a blast playing this. Playing with friends together to play this and having enough fun to stop me playing Saints Row or M&B Warband.

I dunno about you, but for me that's my moneys worth.
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Goat Simulator gallops onto iOS and Android

piratefinn

4 years ago

*cries from these puns* Keep them up!
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Destiny review

piratefinn

4 years ago

I really do wonder whether DLC aside this is basically a finished game, or whether its like games like EVE/WOW etc. where it is everdeveloping and this is just the start.
If they make that clear, it'd be nice.
I personally am having great fun with mates though.
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Bungie details Destiny 1.0.1 patch

piratefinn

4 years ago

@Ajent Ah sorry, lack of clarification. I meant how its not a lvl6 or 8 like you choose in story (and in beta), the Earth strike is just lvl 8.
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piratefinn

4 years ago

Alright I've played it so I say now.
Be aware there is now only a the lvl 8 strike, which is good because it doesn't split matchmaking.

The tank is basically the same except less health, so he will still wreck your shit. That area also has new enemy spawns, with a captain and vandal on the house at the back.
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UK chart: The Sims 4 finds a home in the top spot

piratefinn

4 years ago

Destiny will most likely top next week with all its hype it's been building up and shotgunning everywhere.
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Editor's blog: A brief note about "GamerGate"

piratefinn

4 years ago

The petition itself is great and I'm supportive of it. There are just some real dimwits who spread hate.

However it completely side-tracks the actual point people like InternetAristocrat are making. If you watch his most recent video, it isn't about directing hate speech.

OK I lied. He points out directed hate speech by these exact journalists listed towards an entire fanbase. You know, like making comments saying that the people challenging this are the ISIS or similarly sweeping comments.
Its toxic, but it isn't just the gamers that are spreading it. Journalists and some devs in the industry are catalysing this toxicity and it makes me sad.
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Uncensored Wolfenstein: The New Order on PC is geo-locked

piratefinn

4 years ago

@DrStrangelove Yes and no, if I remember right, the secret maps 31 and 32 were removed from the game as they were secret Wolfenstein maps in DOOM.
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piratefinn

4 years ago

I find this personally humerous as I remember when they effectively banned the original Wolfenstein too.
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Hooah! When games speak like soldiers, are they missing part of the message?

piratefinn

4 years ago

@mixindave "I am an enemy!" "Ow."
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Getting to play Destiny: better than Halo?

piratefinn

4 years ago

Honestly I'm happy more games are embracing Quake shooting mechanics which Halo and TF2 embraced. I'm excited for this personally.
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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle review

piratefinn

4 years ago

I see what you did there with "Fist of the Joestar" >.>

Also if Golden Experience Requiem isn't horrendously OP like it is canonically I'm disappointed.
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Newspaper report linking stabbing of Leeds teacher to Dark Souls disputed

piratefinn

4 years ago

Surely Dark Souls is about Jolly Cooperation all the time, so discourages murdering people?
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We need to talk about Yaiba

piratefinn

4 years ago

So basically a cruder ninja Deadpool?
I have my bets on the game being average/above average, but I won't be holding any breaths.
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Beware the Xbox One FIFA 14 controller bug

piratefinn

4 years ago

@Zizoo So far a green screen of death/disc problems have been reported.
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DICE acknowledges Battlefield 4 "issues affecting large number of players"

piratefinn

5 years ago

Maybe we should do a head to head on whether the PC can run Ghosts or BF4 better, as both are broke :P
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Battlefield 4 Second Assault redesigns four maps from Battlefield 3

piratefinn

5 years ago

Metro is gonna be so weird with the new grenades and the Airburst. No hiding in corners no more >:D
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Call of Duty: Ghosts review

piratefinn

5 years ago

Sounds like a good review. Basically "If you like COD, you'll like this. If you are tired with the franchise, don't bother."
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