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AlexStinton

Push Square reviewer

Male, 36, United Kingdom

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

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Wed 13th November, 2013

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#3

AlexStinton commented on Review: Far Cry 4 (PlayStation 4):

@Bad-MuthaAdebis While the map in reality isn't any bigger than Far Cry 3, it's much more densely packed with things for the player to do, so feels like an improvement.

In terms of Shangri-La, I don't think you could view it's representation in Far Cry 4 as anything other than a myth come to life. Besides, didn't the name originally come from a work of fiction?

In the end of the day if you look far enough back, I'm sure you could find a real life location that might have been the genesis for todays legend, and If that place is anything like in Far Cry 4, then I'm heading there right now so I can reunite with my tiger!

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#4

AlexStinton commented on Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weeke...:

@get2sammyb It just feels wrong. The cars drive like you're not connected to the ground and what should feel exhilarating in this sort of game - such as jumping over stuff, is just ..........meh.

This is a change of outlook for me as I thought it was good when I played it EGX, but now I'm seriously concerned. The structure of the game is interesting but when the fundamentals are so wrong it's not looking positive.

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AlexStinton commented on Furniture Review: Sitting Comfortably on a Sum...:

@sinalefa I made sure it was The Last of Us in the pictures, just for you. ; )

@Dazza My living room always looking like that. I can categorically deny any claims that more time was spent tidying up, than taking the pictures.

@Boerewors Well, if you're going to test a bean bag properly, you have to bring the big man out. I'm literally twice the person anyone else is.

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AlexStinton commented on Review: Ace Combat: Infinity (PlayStation 3):

@Verenti Interesting, if there are differences they must be really subtle as I was running the same paths through stages, hitting what appeared to be the same targets each time. While the value could well have changed I certainly came away with the strong impression that what I was seeing was the same. I'll have to go back and have a look again.

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#35

AlexStinton commented on Review: Rayman Legends (PlayStation 4):

@craigun From what I've seen elsewhere there's virtually no difference between the PS3 and PS4 versions. The graphics, while looking fantastic are not exactly taxing to even the last-gen systems.

In terms of difficulty it's not the hardest game if you stick to the main levels but start having a go at the timed invasion levels and that's a different story.

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#40

AlexStinton commented on Review: Zombeer (PlayStation Network):

@Swiket I don't know what you're talking about, only true gamers invert!

On a serious note I can play either way but I prefer inverted. The fact the option is missing from Zombeer illustrates one of many things missing from the game that anyone would expect to find.

To see how a downloadable FPS can be done right everyone should play Call of Juarez: Gunslinger.

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#43

AlexStinton commented on Rumour: PS4 Exclusive DriveClub Slamming on th...:

Is one of my 2014 predictions coming true already? I think the delay is more to get out of the way of some big releases over the next couple of months. The summer drought is a perfect release window for Drive Club to succeed in.

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#44

AlexStinton commented on Review: Zen Pinball 2 (PlayStation 4):

@belmont If you already own these tables on PS3 or PS Vita (even if you got them from PS+) you can import them to PlayStation 4 at no charge by pressing square on the main menu. It is important to understand that the import process works ONLY from Zen Pinball 2 to Zen Pinball 2 (i.e. NOT Marvel Pinball PS3 to Zen Pinball 2 PS4)

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#45

AlexStinton commented on Review: Zen Pinball 2 (PlayStation 4):

@way2easy It was a tough one to score, The biggest problem for me was that Zen Studios tend to overdo the presentation on the tables. I get the impression they come up with loads of great ideas and implement them all when they should be more selective as it overshadows the actual pinball part of the game.

They also really need to get someone better to do the voice for Han Solo on the Star Wars tables as the guy they've got is really.... really.... bad.

That said it's a good pinball game and with Arcade Pinball also coming to PS4 there's a bit of a pinball renaissance going on. All we need to do now is put Zen Pinball and Arcade Pinball in a room together and make them have some sort of pinball love child.

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#47

AlexStinton commented on DmC: Devil May Cry Sheds Its Silver Locks for ...:

DmC is a must play. I loved that game so much and I find all the hate it gets bemusing. If you haven't played it before you've missed out on a a brilliant reboot that had such a great style of presentation.

PLAY IT ! (by order of Alex Stinton)

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#50

AlexStinton commented on Review: Need for Speed: Rivals (PlayStation 4):

Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit was one of my favourite games of the last generation and so far I'm disappointed with Need For Speed: Rivals.

The always on multiplayer just isn't clicking with me and that sucks. Maybe I'm part of a wider gaming problem.

I think I just wanted Hot Pursuit again but instead I got something new and innovative and I can't embrace it at all. I see this all the time in forums from gamer's that don't want change and I laugh and point at them for their inability embrace the new . How ironic that I was one of them all along.

Oh well I might go back and play Hot Pursuit ; )