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KALofKRYPTON commented on Puyo Puyo Tetris to Clear Screens on PS4 in Japan:
KALofKRYPTON commented on Review: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate...:
@SimonAdebisi Inferior how? Minor framerate issues and the radical menu aren't exactly glaring flaws. And I haven't seen it anywhere for £59.99.
It's circa £45.@Diddy_kong overpriced because you already have the PS3 version you mean? I don't, so 45 quid for a new game that's better than the previous version isn't overpriced at all.The Crusader class looks pretty interesting too.
KALofKRYPTON commented on PS4 Live Streams Are About to Get a Lot More I...:
@sajoey because they don't want us to be able to right now, maybe never, maybe next update. It's not something that leaves me crying in to my cornflakes to be honest.
@sajoey You can import music from USB for video in Share Factory.
KALofKRYPTON commented on The Creator of Ikaruga Is Making a Shiny New S...:
KALofKRYPTON commented on Rumour: PS4 Firmware Update 2.00 to Add Dashbo...:
None of it is stuff I'm missing massively. Always nice to have options though.
KALofKRYPTON commented on Reckon the PS Vita's Got No Game? This Three H...:
@Jazzer94 Quite the opposite.
A Pokemon game (for example), will be pitched towards the target audience of the associated cartoon/toy/ccg.
Something like Guacamalee looks like a cartoon but has no association with a children's targeted product. So isn't intrinsically aimed at a younger audience, nor does it pander to one.
Do you understand now?
@Jazzer94 Looking like a cartoon isn't the same as having the same content, characters or tone as one.
@Reverandjames See Call of Duty. Widely regarded as regurgitative series and some sort of cultural cancer on the industry. Yet incredibly successful.
@Jazzer94 No, it isn't. If I wanted to say that it's just for kids, I'd say it's just for kids. The majority of the library is based on cartoon/toy properties or long standing series.
The 'for kids' label, however right or wrong is of Nintendos own making. Their reliance on their own properties results in mostly kid friendly games, which is fine. Sony's library tends to lean the other way, since their first party offerings are built upon the acquisition of many other studios.
And 50 million people can totally be wrong, look at the Wii. Best thing that did was play GameCube games and Resi 4.
@Reverandjames Ridiculous? No.It's clunky, cheap feeling, and the inputs are horrible- buttons, circle pad and touchscreen all.
It's just not very nice.
The GBA/SP/MICRO were all better put together than the entire DS range.
I've nothing against it really, my daughter loves hers, but the hardware is nasty.
As for the library, I didn't say it was 'for kids', I said it was juvenile, which it mostly is. Again, nothing wrong with that- many of my 30 something friends still love pokemon and animal crossing. But I never got in to either. And I don't need a dozen variations of Mario.
If it's a vs 3DS debate, then just hold a 3DS for a bit. Don't even play anything, just hold it and push the buttons, move the circle pad...It's a horrid peice of hardware. I find that to be a massive barrier, however good the software is meant to be.And that said, I still find the software library on 3DS to be fairly juvenile, all of those amazing exclusives included.
KALofKRYPTON commented on Review: Pure Pool (PlayStation 4):
@ShootTheRunner Yes you can.In the menu select: Players>Local Players/All Players>Player 2This will start a local 2 player game with 'player 2' vs your profile. The game will start as whatever game type is set in your profile; 8 ball, 9 ball etc.
It is a cracking game.
@ShootTheRunner I'll have a look...
KALofKRYPTON commented on Feature: What Are August 2014's Free PlayStati...:
Ha, I got Resogun for free on release. That's still worth more to me than anything released on the Bone so far.
KALofKRYPTON commented on Talking Point: Would You Pay for an EA Access ...:
KALofKRYPTON commented on Weirdness: What if Your PlayStation Could Tran...:
KALofKRYPTON commented on Let's Be Honest, Heavenly Sword: The Movie Loo...:
It looks like it's been kicking around since '08.
It may not be all about the graphics all the time, but you have to like what you're looking at on some level. I finished Heavenly Sword, I don't really want to watch the film of pretty much the same anyway, and certainly not when said film looks like an unambitious PS4 game.
KALofKRYPTON commented on Store Update: 9th July 2014 (Europe):
KALofKRYPTON commented on Review: Air Conflicts: Vietnam Ultimate Editio...:
KALofKRYPTON commented on Store Update: 25th June 2014 (Europe):
Another World, Resogun and Deadpool all the way
KALofKRYPTON commented on Free-to-Play Shooter Loadout Is a Console Excl...:
Oh, it actually plays in 3rd person. Pleasantly surprising!
Awesome, off to check out some gameplay footage.As much as I admire TF2, it's too slow.
KALofKRYPTON commented on Talking Point: What Are Your Fondest Memories ...:
@Vorlon Heyaaaaaaa, ayyaaaaaaa....
@get2sammyb I agree wholeheartedly, I had hoped that's what Mercenary would be.
Me and an old work mate played through Killzone Liberation Co Op when we were working at a pub in the quiter periods. That was class.
Also, importing a few shmup collections and especially Star Soldier. Tate mode shmup on the go, immense!
KALofKRYPTON commented on Gory Brawler Mortal Kombat X Gets Over Here in...:
@JuanitoShet Yes it is a beat 'em up. '2D fighter' is a modern qualifier of sorts, since all 'fighters' were 2D at one point. Perhaps you're thinking about a side-scrolling Beat 'em up - again, side-scrolling being the qualifier.Just because a term may not be used all that much doesn't mean it isn't what a game is at it's core.
The term Shoot 'em Up (shmup) often gets used for fps games. Where for most of us it still just refers what are now termed 2D shooters.
@Littlegunfer25The only really good beat 'em ups on the MegaDrive were MK 2 and Street Fighter Special Champion Edition - both of which are poor imitations of their SNES counterparts. (If anyone mentions Eternal Champions, may they forever burn in hell).
There are plenty of fine beat 'em ups out there, and fans of the genre won't blink at paying £40 for a game with tight systems and pretty much infinite replayability. As I recall, Street Fighter II Turbo cost my mother £50, so take solace, you have an inflation busting hobby!
@eLarkos I'll bet that's the target look for the engine, if not the engine itself actually.I'm confident that they know what they're doing. MK9 and Injustice are better fighters than anything on the SFIV engine for my money. And that's saying a lot!
Looks great, also nice to see some of the environmental systems from Injustice are going to make it.
If MK9 and Injustice are anything to go by, the story will be great fun!
KALofKRYPTON commented on This European PS Vita Mega Pack Is Actually Pr...:
In my opinion, the Vita is one of the greatest systems ever made. That doesn't (and clearly hasn't) mean a huge market share.
It's easy enough to reason out why it's not doing so well, but I'll never understand it fully. It's a cracking bit of tech, and a great games machine.
KALofKRYPTON commented on Want a New PS4 Game? Injustice: Gods Among Us ...:
I've been wanting this for a good long while, most friends with it have it for PS3 so I didn't want it at full price. £12.79 is a great deal though. It's very good, very very good!
KALofKRYPTON commented on Review: Lemmings Touch (PlayStation Network - ...:
Needs a mouse.
KALofKRYPTON commented on Out This Week: Watch Dogs, Lemmings Touch, Ace...:
I grew up playing Lemmings on the Amiga, it really just doesn't work without a mouse.
KALofKRYPTON commented on Could You Be Getting Two Free PS4 Titles Next ...:
Given the sheer amount of post release support Guerilla is throwing at Killzone, I'd be surprised if it became free any time soon. I would expect Knack to hit IGC given its retail value at the moment.
Also, Lemmings touch, is it just the PSM game?
Properly holding off on Watchdogs now. Going to see Wolfenstein through and wait on a few reviews first.
KALofKRYPTON commented on Review: Wolfenstein: The New Order (PlayStatio...:
I'm very much enjoying Wolfenstein!
A wonderful single player experience so far, on par with my favourite Resistance 3. Great gunplay, cracking story, good characterisations and bags of fun. Taking the time to read as many of the many newspaper cuttings strewn about really expands on the created world, and shows how much thought and detail has gone in to the game. I'd implore everyone to give the music CD a turn too.Massive well done to MachineGames. Very good purchase
KALofKRYPTON commented on PS4's Worst Game Will Be Rebuilt and Released ...:
There's a lot of 'they' talk, but what about Sony? I know more content is viewed as favourable to less, but surely Sony played it.
It begs the question of how it got released in the first place.I saw one trailer, didn't like anything about it so didn't follow the game. Had no idea it was in such a sorry state!
KALofKRYPTON commented on Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition Will Take Yo...:
I am looking forward to it!
KALofKRYPTON commented on For the Ears! There's More to PS4 Racer DriveC...:
KALofKRYPTON commented on Review: Transistor (PlayStation 4):
That second to last paragraph sold me. Love a good score.I'll give this a look after I'm done with Wolfenstein.
KALofKRYPTON commented on Round Up: Wolfenstein: The New Order Reviews R...:
Eurogamer can be a strange beast for sure. Sometimes a reviewer is the most objective person who ever sat in front of a game for entertainment, and others are nitpicking fascists!
KALofKRYPTON commented on Review: God of War Collection (PlayStation Vita):
It's decent. Shame about the cutscenes, but it's making a good new lunchtime game for me.
KALofKRYPTON commented on Review: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PlayStation 4):
You may want to read my post again.
Edit: also, you got the plat yet? I have
This is actually a lot like Spider-man 2. That's the problem, it feels.like a very dated game.
@divinelite it is horrible, Spider-man 3 still takes the prize there though.
As far as I can tell, only the two movie suits are actually nice, rich textures. All of the other suits look pretty bad close up.
@RawShark There's good stuff there, but as Sammy said-the turnaround is pretty short. Occasionally, the game looks and feels amazing, but on the whole, it's fairly ropey.Given the critical response this time around, I'm sure there will be changes next time around. Since there are more.confirmed Spidey movies and spin offs on the way, there will no doubt be games along with them. Some probably mobile though.
@Scollurio For me, Spider-man was my first real favourite comic superhero. I grew up on Superman movies and the Fleisher cartoons, but I was a marvel kid mostly when it came to buying comics. I moved on to mainline DC and vertigo in my teens, but from Spider-man vs Kingpin on the MegaDrive to the first PS1 game, I loved playing as Spidey.
He's also a fairly easy character to make a game out of. He's got a good set of powers, good stories to use and unlike my all time favourite Superman, he's very mortal.
I long for a good Supes game, but he's a pretty tough prospect. The original Xbox game was probably as good as a Supes game will ever get.
Fair review, average score for a painfully average game. Easy plat though. Got it this morning.
KALofKRYPTON commented on PS4 Shooter Killzone: Shadow Fall Unloads the ...:
This could be very cool.
KALofKRYPTON commented on PlayStation Now Will Make Your Backlog Absolut...:
Between Now and HD remasters I'll be able to play some of the last year of PS3 games.
I don't mind dropping a few quid to rent a game for a month.
KALofKRYPTON commented on Blast Off! PS4 Shooter Killzone: Shadow Fall T...:
It's a masterful game, it really is.