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Gamer83

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#1

Gamer83 commented on Store Update: 28th June 2016 (North America):

@WanderingBullet
Capcom has done this for some games as well. The only way to get Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition on PS4 and Resident Evil Revelations 2 on Vita were to download. Doesn't make sense to me but in the case ofthe God Eater games I just see it as at least we're getting them at all.

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#2

Gamer83 commented on Store Update: 28th June 2016 (North America):

@WanderingBullet @JaxonH
For some reason Bandai Namco thinks North American PS Vita owners don't want physical products so the only way to get the Vita versions of the God Eater games is digitally. If you pre-order the PS4 version of God Eater 2 you do get Resurrection for free. You can play it right away if you pre-order digitally through PSN. You have to wait until August 30 if you plan to get a physical copy, a voucher will be in the case. No cross-buy but does have cross-save.

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#3

Gamer83 commented on Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Refuses to Fall Des...:

@JaxonH
Good news for you since one of the game's publishers is Atlus, there's a good chance it will come out in North America. I actually saw some articles where it said they're targeting 2017. Not a fan of turn-based so it isn't a game I'm clamoring for. I do want to play Vanillaware's 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim but that game doesn't even have a confirmed Japanese release date yet. That's Atlus again too though so I'm not worried about it eventually coming over. They've got us covered whether we want to play on PS4, Vita or both. Lots of respect for that company.

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#7

Gamer83 commented on Store Update: 28th June 2016 (North America):

Resident Evil 5, God Eater: Resurrection (PS4) and Adventures of Mana are the ones I went with. Nice week to stock up on games, and since I still have some stuff left to complete in Odin Sphere it's more than enough to get me through until Deus EX: Mankind Divided and God Eater 2: Rage Burst hit.

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#8

Gamer83 commented on Review: Umbrella Corps (PS4):

@DrJoeystein
The thing with RE 7 is I enjoyed the demo quite a bit, and Condemned: Criminal Origins showed a first person horror-themed game can work well (which is why it was disappointing the sequel went more action-focused) so I'm still looking forward to the game and I'm interested to see what the new characters are like. I better see some familiar faces (at least Claire, Jill and Barry, my three favorites), however. It's Resident Evil 7, not a complete reboot so the story also has to line up.

And my top 5 RE games:
1. 2
2. Code Veronica
3. RE 1
4. Revelations 2
5. 5

The top 3 are on a whole other level from the rest of the series. After Code Veronica is was kind of a decline for the franchise. 4 and 5 are both interesting games for me. I think if you take them on their own, you have two great action games and both got away from the horrendous 'tank' controls and fixed camera angles, which were necessary in the days of PSone and maybe even early days of PS2 but aren't anything more than crutches for the more 'modern' era which began as PS2, Xbox and Gamecube were at the end of their cycles. As 'Resident Evil' games though, I didn't think 4 hit any of the right notes. I appreciated with 5 that, while it was a bit more action-focused than I'd have liked, Capcom at least tried to tie things back into RE lore as the story for 4 didn't really seem to have much to do with the rest of the series but the follow-up worked it back in. I could see things going in a direction I wasn't happy with after that and, sure enough, 6 was a mess which suffered a severe identity crisis. The only thing I liked is it let me move and shoot. I actually prefer Revelations 1 to 6 as well. That control scheme, which was improved on in Revelations 2, shows you can move and shoot but still be very deliberately paced so things don't seem out of a control. I can suspend my belief and assume that these characters are capable of superhuman feats as the whole series is ridiculous anyway. But the way 6 played with all the matrix-type nonsense, it just wasn't what I wanted. I think Revelations 2 is the best example of what I want from a modern RE. It's just too bad they were obviously on a tight budget.

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#10

Gamer83 commented on Bungie Abandons Destiny Content on PS3:

It's bull. The game never should've launched on last-gen consoles to begin with, but it did, now they're screwing the people who supported it. Say whatever you like about MS, the post-MS era Bungie, is terrible.

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#13

Gamer83 commented on Review: Umbrella Corps (PS4):

@Grawlog
Dead Rising is still pretty good as well. But yeah aside from that and Monster Hunter, not much for Capcom to brag about these days. Especially after what happened with that game that came out in February.

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#14

Gamer83 commented on Review: Umbrella Corps (PS4):

@DualWielding
I like both Revelations and both Chronicles games better than 0, 4, 5 and 6, but RE 1/REmake, 2, 3 and Code Veronica still represent the pinnacle of the franchise. Hopefully the lame, modern-day Capcom doesn't screw up REmake 2.

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#16

Gamer83 commented on Review: Umbrella Corps (PS4):

Pathetic. The only good RE spinoffs are the Revelations games, the Chronicle ones weren't too bad either, beyond that, they all suck. This one, however, I have to wonder why it got greenlit at all. Nobody wants this. I still have some hope for 7 but it's a shame Capcom hasn't learned that stuff like this is why RE has faltered. Stupid, pointless attempts to 'expand the audience' eventhough RE fans don't want this and people who aren't RE fans don't care.

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#18

Gamer83 commented on Poll: Are You Still Excited for No Man's Sky o...:

@DualWielding
The hype around this was what happens when fanboys go insane. Back around the time this game was announced there weren't too many big AAA exclusives to get hyped for on PS4 and so PushSquare and the Sony Defense Force went on a rampage telling people like me that while I may prefer bigger budget games, they mostly suck (this still happens to some degree) and it's all about the indies, which, lets be real, most indies suck too, so that was a horrendous argument. And of course most indie games have ended up like most 'AAA' games... above average at best, terrible at worst. This one looks like it will turn out entirely average because it seems like too ambitious a project for such a small team, but I'm hoping for the best. At the end of the day, a game is a game, no matter what the budget or size of the studio, and the more good ones the better.

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#19

Gamer83 commented on Poll: Are You Still Excited for No Man's Sky o...:

Never was really looking forward to it. There's been numerous opportunities to win me over and it still hasn't happened. I think this is just one of those games that needs to release and be experienced. Most games I can tell right away if it's something to be hyped for or if it's on track to be complete garbage. No Man's Sky is still kind of a mystery.

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#20

Gamer83 commented on Sony's New PS4 Commercial Is All About Greatness:

@wiiware
That's true about some of the comments. And right on cue the 'PS4 sucks' comments kicked things off. Which is fine if people think that but then when they get met with comments from people on a PLAYSTATION website defending PlayStation, they get annoyed and talk about console war nonsense and resort to personal insults. Hilarious. I still have no idea why some of these people visit the website with the dislike and bitterness they obviously have for PlayStation. They can say they don't but it's clear from some of the comments they're Nintendo fanboys trying to get all of us who don't care for Nintendo as much to 'see the light.' Before anybody says it, I don't care what other people like. And if somebody is disappointed with PS4 that much, great. Sell it off, buy an Xbox One S (it is a great console) or save for the NX or Scorpio and move on. I just don't get why some people seem to get their jollies trolling a website then telling people, such as @wiiware, who actually likes the PlayStation and comes here to talk about it, to leave. Completely asinine. Just like people feel they have the right to constantly sh*t on PS4 (and you are entitled to your opinion) others have the exact same right to say what they want about wonderful and perfect corporate overlord Nintendo.

Now that aside, while I do think PS4 is a great console, I'd still have to give MS the edge in the most important category, for me, which is exclusives. Sony has more, but a lot of what pushes them ahead is the smaller indie titles. Some people like these, fantastic, I haven't found a ton of indies I'm really a big fan of so for the types of games I like to play which are more the big budget titles, MS has done a better job providing those like @BAMozzy has suggested. I have 27 games for PS4 vs. 13 for my Xbox One but I actually have a good number more exclusives for the latter. Sony has had a better year in 2016 with Ratchet & Clank, MLB The Show and Uncharted 4 but again it all comes down to personal taste and while MS has been quiet this year with only Quantum Break (great game) so far, there will be another avalanche this fall with ReCore, Forza Horizon 3 and Gears of War 4.

To the whole N64 vs. PSone debate. Big fan of the N64 but if I could go back knowing what I know, would've chose PlayStation. N64 had more classics, PSone had the far, far superior overall library. While I was waiting 6 months to a year for a good new game, my friends on PSone had something it seemed like almost every other week.

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#23

Gamer83 commented on God of War PS4 Axes Multiplayer:

Just like I said when Rise of the Tomb Raider cut the multiplayer, good. Some games it works well for, others it doesn't, God of War has always been more of a singleplayer game. That said, for what I was hoping for from the return of the GoW series, this is the only bit of good news I've seen so far.

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#24

Gamer83 commented on God of War on PS4 Won't Be the End of Kratos, ...:

This sounds awful on so many levels and definitely not the God of War game I want to play. If they were going to make The Last of Us featuring Kratos and Son, I'd rather the series had stayed dormant. I'll wait until more news and gameplay demos but I'm not really that hyped given what I'm learning so far. If this game ends up the way it's looking right now, I hope Sony and Santa Monica are rightly taken to task. Not every game needs to follow the Naughty Dog template and frankly I'm disturbed by the trend and even moreso that nobody is calling it out. People kill Ubisoft for using the same open world structure in its games but Sony gets a pass? First of all, variety is good. Secondly, and most importantly, studios excel at different things. Naughty Dog has perfected its cinematic games and there isn't a need for other studios, forced by Sony or not, to be aping this. I hope this trend dies down extremely quickly. I should be thrilled to see Bend back but they too are creating a game that is even more unnecessary because ND's next game is probably going to be The Last of Us 2. The reason Horizon: Zero Dawn, Spider-Man and Gravity Rush 2 are much more interesting is because they offer something different from Sony's other exclusives. It's funny, people kill MS for having a 'dude bro' console and ignore something like ReCore but nothing is said about this, just because they like the Naughty Dog style? I don't know, it's just troublesome to me.

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#25

Gamer83 commented on Sony: PS4K Will Not Shorten the PS4's Lifecycle:

@Pamela
It's about the $$$ for all the companies. And it's not just Scorpio, which is going to destroy the competition in terms of raw power, but it is the NX as well. There's no way Nintendo is releasing a new console less powerful than the PS4. Sony can't just sit there and do nothing.

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#30

Gamer83 commented on Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4's Still Holed Up i...:

@wiiware
If it's $60 some massive changes are needed because it will prove beyond a shadow of a doubt how absolutely clueless the leadership at SE is.

@JaxonH
Nah man, this was a slap in the face to most of the franchise's fanbase, I totally understand people's outrage. The death threats the people at Crystal Dynamics received and the threats of other stuff directed at Camilla Luddington were disgusting and it's unfortunate there's no policy to have those idiots face some kind of legal action to maybe get them back on the right path. The people who didn't do that stuff, however, those who are just fans but felt like they had been told to f off are absolutely justified in feeling that way. The equivalent would be EA deciding to make the upcoming Mass Effect a PS4 timed-exclusive. The Xbox fanbase would be infuriated and rigthly so. SE certainly owes an apology because as the sales numbers prove time and again, Xbox owners don't give a sh*t about that freaking company's games. $30 with all the content for the PS4 version is what needs to happen.

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#31

Gamer83 commented on Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4's Still Holed Up i...:

It's too bad that such an awesome game didn't get the respect it deserved because of SquareEnix' idiotic business practices. And before anybody gets at me for being a fanboy, because it will happen my commenting history - full of plenty of criticisms for stuff Sony has done as well - speaks for itself. It was the height of scumbaggery to take this deal from MS and a slap in the face to the people who have supported SE in the biggest numbers. For one, it didn't exactly push Xbox One off the shelves and in ONE month Uncharted 4 topped current figures for Rise of the Tomb Raider. Maybe from a business perspective it was a 'good' deal, for the franchise and for the fans, the most of which are on PlayStation, it was a big middlefinger and since SE's bottomline doesn't do sh*t for me I have no problem saying the company deserves all the hate it gets. This isn't like EA creating a new IP or MS taking what has long been an Xbox franchise anyway (Dead Rising) and making it exclusive. This is flatout not knowing your audience. And all the great work by Crystal Dynamics doesn't get the respect it deserves because of some idiots in suits who have NO clue what their market is. Hell they can't decide what battle system that want for Final Fantasy XV and the real kicker is they show it off at MS' conference. It's not like FF sells at an 8-1 clip on PS over Xbox, but again it comes back to not knowing your audience. I won't get into how they've tried to sabotage Hitman and Deus Ex as well.

I completely despise this despicable company, even more than Konami or Capcom, and when Rise of the Tomb Raider does eventually hit PS4, it better be for a more than fair deal of $30 with ALL the content. That's the only way people will pay attention. It's a great game, top tier of this gen actually with Uncharted 4. It's just too bad SE had to go and screw it over by taking MS' blood money. Utterly pathetic.

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#33

Gamer83 commented on Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weeke...:

@kyleforrester87
To be fair I think they've made up for that. Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror, Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow, Resistance: Retribution, Uncharted: Golden Abyss... All great games. Granted they're portable games and Ready at Dawn, another studio that did great work on PSP, flopped hard on PS4. Hopefully Bend doesn't suffer the same fate with this game but given that Naughty Dog's next release will probably be The Last of Us 2. A cinemateic, post-apocalyptic game from any other Sony studio seems entirely unnecessary.

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#34

Gamer83 commented on Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weeke...:

@JaxonH
Yeah, awesome game. I missed out when it was on PS2 but I remembered hearing about it from a friend and I can see now why he used to rave about. I've become a big fan of Vanillaware. Muramasa Rebirth and Dragon's Crown are two of my other favorite games in recent years. Can't wait to see whatever they do next. I like that they haven't seemed to forget about us Vita owners, it'd be cool if that continues as well. Vanillaware games translate very well to on-the-go gaming.

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#35

Gamer83 commented on E3 2016: Kratos Sees Godhood as a Disease in G...:

I'm not 100% sure what to think yet. I like the change in direction for the character as people do change over time, some especially after having kids. But I'm not sure I'm sold on the new gameplay direction. Yes, the other one was button-mashy, but it was fun. This doesn't look like God of War at all. Again, I love Naughty Dog, but we don't freaking need them in God of War. I'm interested in the game because it's God of War but the more I've thought about it, the less it's the God of War I wanted to see. This is The Last of Us featuring Kratos. The reason I'm more excited for Horizon, Gravity Rush 2 and especially Spider-Man is because it doesn't seem like they've been influenced by Sony to ape Naughty Dog. If the people at Santa Monica and Bend aren't being told to make games like this and these are their own choices, it's misguided, imo. There is such a thing as overkill.

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#40

Gamer83 commented on E3 2016: Dead Rising 4 Will Dismantle the Unde...:

@get2sammyb
I don't think this one is as big a deal. I like Dead Rising but definitely view it as an Xbox franchise. Tomb Raider's strongest following is on PS, that's why that deal was so obnoxious, made worse by the fact that they being freaking idiots about the details surrounding the deal. At least this one there's no secretive bs. I'm buying it on the X1 later this year.

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#44

Gamer83 commented on E3 2016: Sony's Shuhei Yoshida Can't Wait for ...:

@Bazza78
I don't know, I'd rather no voice acting than poor voice acting. Although at this point I think they've painted themselves into a corner where they could get a who's who of voice actors/actresses and it wouldn't live up to what people would have built up in their minds. That's part of why Metroid: Other M didn't go over well. Granted the writing wasn't great either. Zelda's writing is usually pretty good.

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#45

Gamer83 commented on Marvel: The Future of Spider-Man Console Games...:

@JaxonH
I started playing Insomniac's games with the original Spyros. Not really games I was big on but I can see why others think they're good. From there was the Ratchet & Clank series and Resistance series and Sunset Overdrive. Only Insomniac game I've played that I thought was extremely meh was FUSE. Insomniac has always done gone good work when partnered with Sony though, just based off track record I'll be surprised, and a bit sad honestly, if this game sucks. I've wanted a good Spider-Man game for so long.

@sub12
I'm relieved by that as well. It did seem like something bad had gone down between Sony and Insomniac. Would've been a shame to not see them do anything on PS4. I wonder if Ratchet & Clank's surprise success helped mend some fences?

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#46

Gamer83 commented on E3 2016: Sony's Shuhei Yoshida Can't Wait for ...:

@JaxonH
I guess we just have a situation here of agree to disagree. Your point of view on this makes sense to me as well but I don't know, I guess I just view competition differently. I think part of it is I'm a very sports oriented person and my friends and I used to do a lot of trash talk growing up whether we were competing in sports or just doing something fun like playing video games and I feel like with something where there are high stakes (and there are in the games industry) it doesn't hurt to throw a little shade from time to time. And it can be in a respectful way. Reggie was asked about the competition at E3 2015 and answered frankly. He admitted games like Halo 5 and Forza 6, Gears of War, etc were great but then quickly brought things right back around to his company and only got sidetracked because he was being pestered. I think it actually shows more confidence when you pretend like you don't have competition, like your product is so good nobody need bother with anything else. I go back to E3 2006 when MS had a great showing, everybody was crapping on Sony and Nintendo made a big impression with Wii and Peter Moore made a joke about for the price of a PS3, people could buy an Xbox 'Wii60' (incredibly lame joke btw). Somebody brought that quote up to Reggie and he was like 'yeah... we think our console is going to stand out on its own.' It was a great brush-back pitch. And that's what I'd like to see these companies do. It's like I said, I can see your view point as you'd rather not deal with the console wars. I just think the nice guy acts by the people at Sony and MS are incredibly lame PR tactics. People who aren't geeks that follow this stuff like those of us who frequent game websites don't give a rat's ass what Phil Spencer or Shu Yoshida think about the competition and I'd be willing to bet many of us don't either. I actually would much rather hear about PSVR from Shu. I have no interest in it myself but it is presumably going to be a big part of the PlayStation ecosystem. His thoughts on it and how he plans to help make it a success are much more interesting to me than the fact he loves Nintendo. I think Reggie comes off as a bit of an arrogant a-hole sometimes but one thing I will give him, even if I don't always agree with his actions, he's extremely invested in his work at Nintendo and I genuinely believe he's trying to do his best for the fans. He's just misguided sometimes and maybe hamstrung by his Japanese bosses at others. But I prefer his style of leadership to that of Spencer (who was part of Don Mattrick's staff) or Shu Yoshida.

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#47

Gamer83 commented on E3 2016: Game of the Show - Horizon: Zero Dawn...:

This was actually a pretty easy pick for my Game of E3, the more I thought about it. Cool character, interesting setting, fun looking gameplay, if they can nail the story, even better. And most importantly the game isn't too far off if the February release date holds up.
Spider-Man is my second overall most anticipated game but that's probably next May or June at the earliest.

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#48

Gamer83 commented on E3 2016: Sony's Shuhei Yoshida Can't Wait for ...:

@Bazza78
I'm more interested in Horizon but that's mainly because we get so few new IPs these days, and despite the fact she talks to herself way too much, I like that we have a new protagonist that is easily as badass as Link. The reason I simply can't put anything above Zelda though is that it's the most revered franchise in gaming history, and even a 'bad' Zelda game is better than at least 90% of anything else on the market at the same time. Horizon is unproven and while Guerrilla has some good games to its credit, only Killzone 2 qualifies as truly great.

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#49

Gamer83 commented on E3 2016: Sony's Shuhei Yoshida Can't Wait for ...:

@JaxonH
The average person who just doesn't care for Sony's game may say 'that's nice to compliment Nintendo,' but they're not going to suddenly become interested in trying Uncharted, God of War, Gran Turismo, Gravity Rush, MLB The Show, etc, because of it. I know most people on this trio of websites prefer Nintendo and love to see Sony and MS kissing Nintendo's backside, but that's mainly because they can brag and say even Yoshida and Spencer think Nintendo is the best. It's all stupid. I like Reggie's approach. Hype up your own product, zip it about everything else because helping other companies to possibly sell more hardware than your own is stupid and not what you're being paid to do. In fact, you're not being paid a single cent to help the other side move even one system off shelves. The only company that benefits from Shu's comments here is Nintendo and he's absolutely allowed to say what he wants but as a PlayStation fan first, I don't really give a damn if he loves Nintendo, he's being paid by Sony and I'd prefer he keep getting good games on the PS4 and talking that up. Hell, he should still be talking about the failed Vita. He's just given Wii U more positive press with one comment than he's given his own company's handheld system in the last 3 years. It may make him look like a nice guy but it does nothing for the PS brand.

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#50

Gamer83 commented on E3 2016: Sony's Shuhei Yoshida Can't Wait for ...:

@JaxonH
And I'm the opposite. I believe everybody should expand their horizons but that's something people should be doing on their own, not getting encouraged to do by people who are working for companies that have competing hardware on the market. Aside from the NES days, I've never been a one console guy, hell I've even owned Game Gear, PSP and Vita when Nintendo was offering far and away superior experiences in the handheld market. But I firmly believe that under no circumstances should Yoshida and Spencer be actively plugging the competition like they do. It's tacky and sickening. You're competitors, you should be trying to crush eachother. You don't see Reggie giving anything more than respectful, but backhanded compliments and for that I applaud him. It's one thing I think he actually does right when talking to the media. He's there to sell you on Nintendo, he's not going to do Yoshida's or Spencer's job for them. I'm sure he likes that the other two are making what he has to do easier.