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Dazza commented on Review: The Order: 1886 (PlayStation 4):
Dazza commented on Review: Just Dance 2015 (PlayStation 4):
@thedevilsjester it still works that way using the PS4 Camera on it's own unfortunately. If you're not bothered about the additional social aspects or the new songs on offer then you are probably best sticking with JD2014 for the time being honestly.
Dazza commented on Guide: How to Extend the Cable Length of Your ...:
@JohnnyBastos yeah it's 'paid' in the sense that I paid for this overpriced extension cable out of my own money!
Dazza commented on Furniture Review: Sitting Comfortably on a Sum...:
I just can't get over how pristine Alex's living room is! The giant bean bag in the middle will make a nice talking point for visitors
Dazza commented on Review: The Last of Us: Left Behind (PlayStati...:
I think this must be the first DLC I have ever bought honestly. As a massive fan of The Last of Us, how could I resist?
This did not disappoint. I agree with Sammy's review here, quality trumps quantity any day. Sure the experience is only a little over 2 hours long, but it had me totally engaged throughout, there was no filler here.
The balance between action and storytelling was spot-on too. I liked how the story of Ellie and Riley was broken up with Ellie's post-TLoU dilemma.
Yeah undoubtedly this DLC is a little bit on the pricey side at £11.99, but I don't regret taking the plunge. PS4 remake please Naughty Dog!
Dazza commented on UK Retailer GAME to Tackle Pre-Owned Market wi...:
To be fair at least Cambridge doesn't have a CeX to compete with. The positioning of the Lincoln store seems a bit desperate!
Dazza commented on Who Would Win Wednesdays: Ryu Hayabusa vs. Yos...:
I'm going to go with Ryu Hayabusa, he's skilled at despatching even the most fiendish of demonic foes. No doubt Yoshimitsu would be a formidable opponent with his sword pogo technique, but some well timed ninpo from Ryu would stop him in his tracks. Then he would follow up with a devastating attack with the mighty Dragon Sword.
GAME OVER MAN!
Dazza commented on Soapbox: Sony Is Depriving Players of the Opti...:
Yeah it is a bit of a letdown. I've gone fully digital on the 3DS. It's a no-brainer having all my games with me in one place when I'm on the go. No more fiddly little carts to lose. I got a 32GB card for chump change, no looking back!
Right now a Sandisc 64GB SD card is only £37 on dabs.com. Yet the equivalent proprietary Vita memory costs £80 and you have to import from overseas.
It's a cheap tactic from Sony to use non-standard memory to bring in a bit of extra cash. Their digital cameras now all support SD along with Pro Duo it seems. Shame Vita didn't give consumers the choice also.
Dazza commented on Weirdness: Prince William Wants a PS4, Fears K...:
No Kate, one does not want the Xbox One!
Dazza commented on Feature: Games of the Generation - Jamie's Fiv...:
Quality choices Jamie, I knew yours would be a list which I would wholeheartedly agreed with!
Dazza commented on Live: Watch The PlayStation 2013 Meeting Right...:
REAL TIME PLAYSTATION CHANGE!
Dazza commented on Talking Point: What's the Big Deal with Microt...:
I think Ben Kuchera summed up my feelings on this in his PA Report column.
...the existence of microtransactions being sold within the game is by far the worst example of breaking immersion. Not only does a terminal in the game display information to the player instead of Isaac, it breaks the fourth wall. It’s an item inside the game reminding you that you’re not inside the game. It ignores the character and begins to speak with the person holding the controller.
I really enjoyed both Dead Space 1 and 2, but I don't think I will bother buying Dead Space 3 now. Not only does messing about customising weapons sound like a hassle, but being prompted to pay for upgrades is taking the mickey.
Fair enough for a freemium game, but for a full-priced retail game this is just outright cheek. Sorry EA, but you just lost yourself a customer!
Dazza commented on Sony Officially Unveils the PlayStation 3 Supe...:
That ridged effect isn't doing it for me, it just looks cheap!
Dazza commented on Review: Jet Set Radio (PlayStation Network):
Nice review @Damo - this has aged better than I would have guessed. Looks great upscaled in HD.
I must admit, I prefer JSRF to this though. Having no time limit makes the game more enjoyable as far as I am concerned. Also, call me lazy but I prefer tagging by pressing one button rather than messing about with all those actions. All the same, this is still great fun even after 12 years
Dazza commented on Review: Ninja Gaiden III (PlayStation 3):
What a disappointment! I had high hopes for this one, but it sounds like Team Ninja have really dropped the ball again. I absolutely adored the 2004 Xbox Ninja Gaiden, it’s a shame that it’s all gone downhill from there. This has the potential to be such an awesome franchise.
Thanks for the warning anyway @slapshot. Great review
Dazza commented on Review: Journey (PlayStation Network):
Nice review Sammy, I played a bit of this last year at Eurogamer Expo and instantly fell in love with it. Instadownload for me
Dazza commented on Review: Uncharted: Golden Abyss (PlayStation V...:
Great review Patrick, when I finally get a Vita this will be one of the first games I get
Dazza commented on GAME Not Stocking Mass Effect 3:
The preorder cancellation is bad enough, but to only offer in-store credit rather than a full refund to the customer is an absolute kick in the teeth. As sad as this news is for the games industry, personally I wouldn't preorder again from GAME until they get all this sorted. It's a vicious circle I guess!
Dazza commented on GAME Not Stocking Ubisoft Vita Launch Games:
Blimey, I can't help think that GAME's days are numbered now. No stock of Tekken 3DS last week and now this. They are practically driving shoppers into Amazon's well-stocked arms!
Dazza commented on Feature: Must-Have PlayStation 3 Games - Darre...:
@antdickens yeah I know!
Dazza commented on Feature: Must-Have PlayStation 3 Games - Mike'...:
Brilliant choices @Mason, Portal 2 is absolutely brilliant. So well scripted and entertaining. I also love the visual experience that is flower, beautiful game
Dazza commented on Feature: Must-Have PlayStation 3 Games - Sammy...:
Brilliant choices @get2sammyb, both are simply awesome games. I must go back and play God of War III again!
Dazza commented on Review: SOCOM: Special Forces (PlayStation 3):
Nice review Chris, this turned out just about how I expected. I think I'll wait for the inevitable price drop then pick this up.
Sales for this game must have really suffered due to the terrible timing with this attack on the PlayStation Network. As entertaining as I'm sure the single player campaign is, it must have sucked for gamers who bought this on launch who could not play this online!
Thanks for holding back your review until you could test out the online features. Great job!
Dazza commented on Sony: 8 Million Move Controllers Shipped World...:
@slapshop82 well this is "shipped" not installed as such... but yeah the numbers do seem pretty impressive still
Dazza commented on Kevin Butler Steps Up to Show How SOCOM Should...:
Good old Kev, always worth a chuckle!
Dazza commented on Review: Top Spin 4 (PlayStation 3):
@Wastedyuthe YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS! /smashes racket and exits court in a huff
Ah that's a shame... let's hope that Virtua Tennis 4 delivers the goods instead then!
Dazza commented on Move Games Go Cheap in European PSN Sale:
Wow there are some great bargains to be had there! DeadStorm Pirates is a steal if you don't already have Razing Storm
Dazza commented on Review: Blokus (PlayStation Network):
This is a pretty fun game with human opponents, but I found the CPU quite difficult to beat, even on easy!
Yeah the game is better played with the Dualshock rather than PS Move, maybe it will suit some but I just found it more time consuming
Nice review Nathan
Dazza commented on Patched for Move: Blue Toad Murder Files:
@Madgame - glad you like what we're doing here. Aside from the day to day news coverage, we also review 100% of PS Move games. From time to time we've been known to do the occasional interview too
Dazza commented on Review: Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2011 (PlaySta...:
@MadchesterManc it doesn't look like a EU release date has been announced yet. No retailers seem to be listing it in the UK, best be best to grab a import copy from fleabay if you're in need of a hunting fix
Dazza commented on Top Darts Aims for the PlayStation Store Bulls...:
I must admit, this looks like a lot more fun than the 'realistic' PDC darts. Also at that bargain download price this will be impossible to resist. Can't beat a bit of a bully can ya?
Dazza commented on Talking Point: Why PlayStation Move Needs Unch...:
With or without Move this is still an instabuy! Given the quality of the previous two games, I have no doubts that Naughty Dog will deliver the goods with this too. Woot!
Dazza commented on Review: PDC World Championship Darts: Pro Tour...:
That's a motley crew of darts players on the game's box art. The main guy looks like he's eaten all the pies!
Dazza commented on Review: Deadliest Catch: Sea of Chaos (PlaySta...:
Giant enemy crabs! Real time pot change! What could go wrong?
This really does sound like a disaster, well done for putting up with it long enough to finish the review Chris
Dazza commented on This Move Keychain Torch May Be Cooler Than th...:
That's just TOO cute. Would make a great stocking filler for any Move fan
Dazza commented on Move Sales Reach 4.1 Million Units Sold Around...:
That's actually very impressive considering how little marketing Sony have done in comparison to Microsoft with Kinect. This should silence the naysayers that Microsoft is kicking Sony's rear end in the new motion wars
Dazza commented on Korean Move Cosplay is the Way to the Country'...:
That's actually quite menacing!
Dazza commented on Sony Could Update Move to be More Accurate, Bu...:
If it were any more accurate, the world would implode!
Dazza commented on Snakebyte Announces the First Third-Party Move...:
"In order to keep up with future firmware updates, both controllers have built-in USB ports"
Sounds wonderful doesn't it? No thanks!
Dazza commented on Talking Point: What Improvements Would You Mak...:
I really like PS Move, but I really wish that SCE had redeveloped the PlayStation Eye with the new bundle packs.
It's not exactly attactive is it? When you go to all the trouble of wall mounting a stylish Bravia, the last thing you want is a fugly webcam stuck on top of it. It's a shame it could have been rejigged into a smaller Mars Bars shape with clips to easily attach to any modern TV. Kind of like a mini Kinect.
The non-detachable USB cable isn't great. Would have been much better to just have a mini-USB port so you could choose your own length of cable.
This is just nitpicking thou, it's a great start... I'm sure the technology will be refined at a later stage of the PS3's lifecycle thou
Dazza commented on Review: Get Fit with Mel B (PlayStation 3):
@Yami yeah I can see Patrick was having fun there! It was a brave attempt at sneaking a mention of Ginger into the review! haha
Dazza commented on Now This is How You Sell Move in Paris:
FUTURE SAILORS oh yeah!
Dazza commented on Start the Party's Japanese Box Art is Truly Am...:
It's so bad, it becomes good, then immediately back to bad again. This looks like something my 2 year old girl might draw on her Etch A Sketch!
Dazza commented on Review: John Daly's ProStroke Golf (PlayStatio...:
I was interested to find out how the Lion would fare against the mighty Tiger. It sounds like it was pretty close and both games have different things going for them.
Nice review Jimbo, I think I'll pick this up when it's a little cheaper.
Dazza commented on Take to the Links with John Daly Next Tuesday:
Tiger Vs The Lion! Suddenly golf has got exciting
Dazza commented on Sports Champions Outsells Guitar Hero 6 to Sti...:
Weeeeeeee are the champions my friends!
Dazza commented on Patched for Move: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11:
I'm surprised that EA haven't dropped their endorsement yet - apparently Tiger’s balls go everywhere!
Dazza commented on Review: Start the Party (PlayStation 3):
I normally hate party games like this, but I really found myself enjoying the fly-swatting and painting games on the Move demo disc.
I'm not sure I'm convinced that this is a worthy full price purchase, but once it ends up in the virtual bargain bin I think I'll pick it up for a laugh.
Nice review James!
Dazza commented on Richard Marks Discusses Designing PlayStation ...: