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Fri 16th December, 2011

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Ginkgo commented on Review: Murasaki Baby (PlayStation Network - V...:

@Bliquid Thanks. I get you.
Just heard the "game-play is more important than graphics" argument too many times, and had thought you were heading down that road. I'm certainly not trying to argue the reverse.

More simply that trying to pit though two concepts against each other is at best unhelpful, at worst pointless.They are two sides to the same coin.

Interestingly, most of the reviews from other site are considerably more positive than this one. (I haven't played the game yet). Suggesting Sammy's review is not representative of the majority. After years on this site I respect Sammy's opinion, so the disconnect makes me more interested to try out the game for myself!



Ginkgo commented on Review: Murasaki Baby (PlayStation Network - V...:

@Bliquid I don't personally agree with driving an wedge between games and art. There are many examples where games have pulled it off. Journey and Child of Light come instantly to mind.

Form and function are interconnected, and enhance each other when both done well. Apple knows this more than anyone. It appears that this game, unfortunately, just didn't quite work.



Ginkgo commented on Rumour: Minecraft Maker May Be Purchased by Mi...:

@rastamadeus There is no question. Assuming the rumour is true, it IS a brilliant tactical move (though expensive!).

As someone who loves Minecraft, owns a PS4 and not an XBO, I just don't personally want it to happen. Honestly though, MS needs to do something, so I could imagine this being true. Just don't want it to be.



Ginkgo commented on Rumour: Beyond: Two Souls May Still Be Bringin...:

I can see this working as a next gen release, and sell.

Personally, I enjoyed it, there were some great moments, but also many flaws and yes I finished feeling like the game had let em down. Not because it was bad (its not), but because with some simple changes, it could have been so much more.

Just a couple of examples, the sequence of memory was silly, and just confusing. It needed a central story-line and then flashbacks, rather than the endless jumping around. I also think that the game lacked puzzles. There were there in places, but not enough. If there is no game over screen, then there still needs to be a challenge to move forward. In some parts there was no challenge at all.

If David Cage is doing this, then I hope he takes the opportunity to do Beyond 2.0. Because some simple tweaks could transform the game from patchy to great, in my opinion. Overall, I enjoyed Heavy Rain much more.



Ginkgo commented on Review: Velocity 2X (PlayStation 4):

I find it really hard to get excited about these sort of games - 2D scrolling retro stuff, this included. It takes something "really" good to rise above and grab me. Not convinced this will, just not my style of game, but given the review score (and free on PS plus) will certainly give it try. Who knows, it may yet surprise me.



Ginkgo commented on Round Up: What Happened During Sony's Pre-Toky...:

Really interested to see how many of these games get a western release. Not expecting all of them will. So people here may get their hopes us in vein. Their choice of Morpheus demo was "interesting". I can see it taking off though.



Ginkgo commented on Got a 12GB PS3? Sorry, You Can't Play Grand Th...:

My PS3 has a 1TB disk (which I filled the other day). A large chuck from Play TV recording though, so easy to clean up. Still, can't imagine living with 12GB, it would gimp so much of what the machine can do.

Same with the Vita. Once I got a 64GB card, the whole system opened up. You can have movies, music, games etc all at the same time. Completely different system now.



Ginkgo commented on Feature: What Are September 2014's Free PlaySt...:

I have been wanting to try Johann Sebastian Joust for ages, so this update is really interesting for me. BUT I assume you need the PS4 eye, which I don't have, so that may make me take the plunge.

Interested to try Velocity 2X, but generally dont appreciate retro games (missed the nostalgia gene) so low expectations, even if it is a good game for its genre.

Hoard looks interesting, but haven't fired up the PS3 other than to download free games I don't play and record on PlayTV for about 6 months, so not sure I will get around to trying it.

Joe Danger may be fun for the kids on Vita.



Ginkgo commented on Sony: PS Move Was Ahead of Its Time, But There...:

Move was/is great! I actually came to this site via movemodo. My kids still use wonderbook occasionally.

Not just sports champions, but Killzone and Resistance 3 were great move titles, esp with sharpshooter. Heavy Rain and others besides. Unfortunately the games just stopped coming and many of the later ones were bad wii ports and/or just didn't make good use of the Move's accuracy.

Move wasn't perfect. I could give you a long list is "issues", but I also passed many a great gaming hour with it. Been a while though.



Ginkgo commented on Shu Yoshida Hopes Rise of the Tomb Raider Rele...:

@eLarkos How could he know. He can't know what is happening in Microsoft offices. I'm sure that the deal had an Non Disclosure Agreement, so SE couldn't say anything.

My interpretation of SE's comments on why, is to manage cash flow. They basically said they don't have the money to make the game they want to make. They needed this deal to complete it. Not agreeing with their decision, but that's how I interpreted their comments.



Ginkgo commented on Gamescom 2014: Microsoft All But Confirms That...:

No surprise here. But well done Sammy!

There was no way the exclusivity could not be timed. Not even MS would be willing to spend that cash. Just a question of when.

Kudos to Phil Spencer though. Such a breath of fresh air since he has taken over. At least he is honest and upfront. So much less BS then before.

Honestly, this is the best week XB has had since Titanfall was released.



Ginkgo commented on Gamescom 2014: The Witcher 3 Looks Bloody Bril...:

Playing Witcher 2 on my PC at the moment in preparation, and really looking forward to this. Sacrilege I know, but I do think the series could learn a few things from console releases. Better handling of animations and cut-scenes etc. but the lore is awesome, good story, the gameplay and combat is sublime (though I still suck at it). So much great stuff. I can't wait.