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Mon 22nd November, 2010

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KALofKRYPTON commented on Project CARS Puts Its Foot Down in New PS4 Foo...:

@RawWilson1 Simple answer: environmental detail.
Cars looks great, but there's a massive amount of stuff going on in the environment in Driveclub. It's not a detracting part of it, and 30fps is fine for what DC is- Cars may have arcadey options, but it's a car sim at heart. So 60fps is appropriate vs environmental flourish.



KALofKRYPTON commented on Would You Resist a New Resistance Game on PS4?:

@sonicmeerkat It was Ok, just.
Easy plat though, so that sort of made up for it.
It was fairly ugly, sounded average and there was very little by way of atmosphere.
After the first level of near silence on the music front, I played the game to the score from Prometheus - which fit very well.
Burning Skies was a missed opportunity, but Nihilistic didn't really know what they had to work with on the Vita throughout a lot of the game's development. They went safe too, which didn't help matters.



KALofKRYPTON commented on Would You Resist a New Resistance Game on PS4?:

I must say, as a single player console FPS, Resistance 3 is right up there for me. Absolutely loved that game.
I'd like to see a better Vita effort to be honest. Killzone Mercenary really showed what the system is capable of.
And while I'd love to see Resistance 4, it's the wrong time. If it came in place of Killzone Shadow Fall, then it could have shone- but no doubt wouldn't have enjoyed the excellent multiplayer and post release support from the developers.
Currently, the likes of Destiny, Halo, aw and the impending Planetside may block it out. Also, personally I'm holding out (FPS wise) for Battlefront. So long as it launches in a better shape than the last Battlefield, nothing will touch it!



KALofKRYPTON commented on PlayStation Vita Firmware Update v3.36 Stabili...:

@XFsWorld I prefer Transformed to MK8.
They are very different games though. My only issue with MK8 is the residual Wii-ness of the new tracks. While they are nicely laid out, most of them feel too wide.
The latter stages of Sonic Transformed are pretty savagely difficult. I will unlock Ages eventually!



KALofKRYPTON commented on Don't Forget to Download Your Free PlayStation...:


There are some flashback moments from Second Son, but unless you've managed to completely avoid reading or watching anything about it, they're just minor plot spoilers as I recall.

Both are great fun. Fetch's neon powers are lot better than Delsin's though, so that part may leave you a little underwhelmed with Second Son.

If you have a Second Son save you can use Delsin in the arena. I only did that once to try hin out. Again Fetch's powers are more satisfying than Delsin's.

You can probably pick up Second Son relatively cheaply now, so you could just hold fire on First Light.

I do hope they expand more.



KALofKRYPTON commented on Review: Tetris Ultimate (PlayStation 4):

I have about 50 friendson PSN. No issues like those described. Having a lot of fun with it.
It's just Tetris. But by the same token; It's TETRIS!

EDIT: audio cracking is a thing I've noticed on occasion.

FURTHER EDIT: The 'bland' presentation is a boon. For a long time for me, the only Tetris option was one of the God awful android iterations with all of the utterly unnecessary bloat . This is a much improved experience.



KALofKRYPTON commented on Review: Resogun (PlayStation Network - Vita):

It's pretty solid once you're in game. The front end is bizarrely fuzzy though. But hey, it works, and it's free, and it's Resogun.
I have Tetris Ultimate coming next month(have it on PS4, hard to put down!). Between both the sex little beast will be getting a lot of use!



KALofKRYPTON commented on Review: Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (P...:

Wow, such hate.
This would've been released with or without Rise on PS4 for all anyone knows.

It's not the worst game in the world. The review certainly paints it in a far more negative light than I would.

Also, who cares about Rise of the Tomb Raider anyway?! Uncharted 4 is next year. There isn't a Tomb Raider game out there that's even close to any of the main Uncharted games. No reason to think Rise will be any different.



KALofKRYPTON commented on These Are Your Free PS4 PlayStation Plus Title...:

Good. I have Injustice already, it's awesome - most of my mates had it for PS3 though, so this is awesome. Looking forward to Ponchos too.

To be honest, I don't moan about the IGC games ever. Even if I ultimately don't like something, there's a good chance that it got me to try something different that I wouldn't have played otherwise.



KALofKRYPTON commented on Evolution Studios Prepares Free Apologetic Dri...:


It's not nearly six weeks though, as I said online racing has been stable for a couple of weeks. Working but unstable to varying degrees from about a week after launch.

Yes it's not ideal that the launch was awful, yes people have every right to be annoyed- but the ridiculous over the top reactions from people are a bit pathetic. The game itself isn't broken, the dev's and or Sony dropped the ball for the servers. It's not Battlefield, there's a fine example of a broken game on release.

There is one part of Driveclub that doesn't work. Yes I'd like it to work, and I expect that it will. In the meantime, Sony are going to hand out some free dlc, which is fine by me.

Told what crap? That they didn't test it properly and they're working to improve it? What's wrong with being told that?

Also, why does anyone really think that the dlc wasn't already done for the most part? Even of it wasn't, the team working on tracks and physics aren't going to be the network engineers.

People who are moaning about the Plus version are the best. You've obviously read the network issues with the game but want it free anyway - why? So you can moan about how your free game is broken?

Also, this 'trend'. Again. Driveclub has server issues, not game breaking bugs.
Sony and Microsoft are guilty of the emergence of the 'day one patch' on consoles.
Developers are pushed by publishers to maintain a release target. Rather than miss that target (and potentially waste huge sums of money already spent on marketing), the near final code goes gold with Sony and Microsoft imposing an ageed 'fine' on the publishers for releasing with a patch on day one. For most games, this patch doesn't fix much that's going to ruin the game. It's performance optimisations.
Obviously there are exceptions to this, but this perception of evil corporate persons laughing at you while sat on piles of money is a flawed one.



KALofKRYPTON commented on Evolution Studios Prepares Free Apologetic Dri...:

@Zep_Fan_81 Weeks? It's only been out just over a month! Try it now.
It's much improved over launch server side. Online play has been stable for at least 2 weeks for me.

Essentially, the only thing not working is the Challenges. Which is a shame for trophy hunters, but that's about it.

I'm happy for the feebie and tweaks to the systems.

It's a great driving game as is, if people would take five minutes to pull their heads out of their backsides - they'd see that.

But no, let the mob rule continue.



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

Evolve Alpha was alright. Pretty much 'as advertised' if you know what I mean. Doubt I'll buy it though.
The Crew beta is extremely dull. The overriding thought it leaves me with is that I've played a better looking, handling, sounding and overall more entertaining version of this game before; Need For Speed Rivals.



KALofKRYPTON commented on PS4 Rest Mode Boot Problems Prompt the Strange...:

@ZeD I'm well aware. As it happens there appears to be no hdd access to worry about while this is happening, the fans are minimal too.
Also, it's actually pretty difficult to kill a modern hard disk like this.
When this happens, the yellow standby light flashes constantly and the console is completely unresponsive to the system buttons or any controller input. Pulling the plug is the only way I could solve the issue. Not something I'm keen on doing again mind you, hence, I won't be using rest mode until it's fixed.