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Push Square reviewer

Male, 38, United Kingdom

Nobel Prize winner, Middle East peace envoy, professional wrestler and liar.

Wed 13th Nov 2013

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AlexStinton commented on Video: Taking Final Fantasy XV For a Spin on P...:

@walrusballs I assume you're using a Samsung TV based on the settings you mention.

I've been playing it in game mode with HDR on and while the frame rate isn't as smooth as I'd like with the nicer graphical setting selected, it hasn't negatively impacted my enjoyment.

The main thing I've found is that it's too bright at times for my taste, so I've had to fiddle with the dynamic contrast setting to find a sweet spot.



AlexStinton commented on Review: Dishonored 2 (PS4):

@GamerDad66 The box doesn't list it as Pro enhanced but apparently it is. Having played parts of the game on both the Pro and the standard PS4 I'm sure there are differences, but I'd be hard pushed to tell you specifically what they were. It just wasn't that noticeable.



AlexStinton commented on Review: Windlands (PS4):

@MadAussieBloke That's the thing with VR isn't it, people can react very differently to the same game. To its credit at least Windlands has plenty of options to try and help us mere mortals get through it. We can't all be Gods of VR like you.



AlexStinton commented on Review: Mafia III (PS4):

@Frank90 I never played The Godfather II, but I wouldn't classify Mafia III as garbage. It has a lot going for it, but to have most of the game made up of such cookie cutter objectives, is hugely disappointing. Especially since the opening to the game - which is pretty linear - is really, really good.



AlexStinton commented on Video: Set Phasers to Fun with Star Trek Onlin...:

@FullbringIchigo It would appear I have way more holes in my Star Trek knowledge than I first thought.

I'm glad you're enjoying Star Trek Online, I imagine it's a dream come true for someone like yourself.

Out of interest, have you found any missions that aren't resolved using a phaser or photon torpedo?



AlexStinton commented on Soapbox: You Shouldn't Feel Bad for Liking Des...:

Similar to @johnny30, Destiny only really clicked for me with The Taken King. I've made my peace with what Destiny is, and can enjoy playing it, rather than being down on it because it wasn't what I hoped it'd be - which is how I felt when it first came out.

I'm comfortable that it's a title I'll play for a month or two every time there's a new expansion, and then it goes back on the shelf until the next time.



AlexStinton commented on Video: Is 7 Days to Die on PS4 Crafty or Crappy?:

@dryrain I have to say from my time playing 7 Days to Die it's clear it has a lot of potential. That said, my biggest problem is that it's essentially an early access game being sold as a final product, and I find that concerning, especially since it's being clearly labelled as such on Steam.

I only hope the game gets ample support post release so the developer can make good on the promise, especially considering what they're charging for this right now.



AlexStinton commented on Review: Mirror's Edge Catalyst (PS4):

@SanderEvers I've not played Street Fighter V so I can't comment on how good, or bad it is.

But back to Mirror's Edge, It's not that the combat is hard, it just isn't anywhere near as good as the rest of the game, and when they force it on you, it's detrimental to the experience.



AlexStinton commented on Review: Mirror's Edge Catalyst (PS4):

@Mergatro1d There are two moves that need to be unlocked that I would class as core skills in Mirror's Edge. The first is the roll you use to maintain your momentum when hitting the ground from a decent height, and the other is the 180 degree quick turn.

The roll is unlocked really quickly, and the other a little bit later. Most of the other upgrades serve to mainly enhance your moves, or equipment, rather than giving you something completely new.

Personally, I didn't find anything to really take exception to in the upgrade system.



AlexStinton commented on Review: Overwatch (PS4):

@Tasuki Yeah, Widowmaker is great for removing them, until you've got four or more Torbjorns throwing down all at once that is

It only seems to be an issue on certain parts of specific maps where there aren't any long range sight lines for Widowmaker to do her thing.



AlexStinton commented on Review: Overwatch (PS4):

@xMEADx I was saying exactly the same thing about Torbjorn last night!

I wouldn't be surprised to see his turrets get nerfed in the next patch.That said, maybe the strategy for dealing with a team packed with Torbjorns hasn't been found yet. After all it seems like everyone worked out how to deal with Bastion.



AlexStinton commented on Review: Invisible, Inc. (PS4):

@themcnoisy I've not played Alienation, but both R&C and Invisible, Inc. represent excellent entries in their respective genres. I guess the decision comes down to which type of game you ultimately prefer.

There are archived live streams of both on the Push Square YouTube channel if you've not seen them already.



AlexStinton commented on And Here's Battleborn's PS4 Launch Trailer:

@Yaster If you think this news post was specifically designed to appease 2K/Gearbox, or is purely a stealth ad, then it's doing a pretty poor job as either.

Besides, any video content that comes from a publisher is an advert of some kind at the end of the day, even if it's our choice alone if it's posted or not, but lets not open up that can of worms.

Finally, the "plastered in ads" bit of my post was also part of the joke about a nightmare situation where I'm parading around in sponsored underwear. Believe me, no one here wants that. .



AlexStinton commented on And Here's Battleborn's PS4 Launch Trailer:

@Grawlog Just to be clear the positivity about SMITE on Push Square has been completely driven by me.

This is nothing new, I've been banging on about it since I started playing SMITE on Xbox One last year, and I've been dying for it to come to PS4 ever since. In fact if you read any of our weekend pieces there are numerous instances where I talk about playing it.

My guide and live streams on SMITE come purely from my enjoyment of the game, not any promotional activity on the site. There's no faking here, and Sammy's view on Battleborn - whether you agree with them or not - are just another example of that.

As @get2sammyb said, I'll be reviewing Battleborn, and you can be assured that I will be giving you my honest opinion whether good or bad, even if the site's plastered with ads, and I've been issued with Battleborn branded Y-fronts.



AlexStinton commented on Review: Ratchet & Clank (PS4):

If by any chance you're interested in seeing Ratchet & Clank being played semi-competently, I'll be live streaming the first hour or so on our YouTube channel at 10:00pm BST.