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Male, 26, Australia

Sun 18th September, 2011

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Kage_88 commented on Rumour: Could Call of Duty: World at War II Be...:

Ugh... WWII? Really, there can't be that many stories left to tell, surely?

I'd like to see the spotlight on other wars (erk, that sounds morbid) like WWI or even the Gulf War. Really, just something different.



Kage_88 commented on Try Not to Laugh at This Mortal Kombat X Trailer:

Geez, what's with the hurt feelings?

Newsflash: Mortal Kombat IS stupid. It IS dumb. And it IS hilarious.

...But I say that in an affectionate way, like Sammy. He wasn't disrespecting the franchise - just stating the obvious. I mean, this is the same series that has babalities, friendships, and comical characters (or should I say kharacters?) like Meat, Mokap and the "Toasty!" guy.

Other games like Street Fighter, Tekken, Soul Calibur and DOA have ridiculous stuff in them too - it's basically fighting game tradition 😉



Kage_88 commented on Naughty Dog: We're Making Uncharted 4 a Game W...:

Great stuff! I wish more devs were this honest. I mean, he even outright said that he made some environments SMALLER - can you imagine the reaction by deranged Naughty Dog haters right now?

"It's more proof dat ND can only do movie gaems!11!1"

Seriously, I'm really looking forward to U4.



Kage_88 commented on Final Fantasy XV Returns to the Road in Brand ...:

I hope Square fixes the lip-synching in the English version. IMO there's no excuse for games looking like a badly dubbed kung-fu movie these days.

Other than that, I'm super pumped for this. It really does look like Square-Enix are giving it their all for this game, and I really hope it pays off!



Kage_88 commented on PS4 Conditions 'Tougher' in the US Following X...:

@Godsire- If Nintendo released the Wii U last gen, they would probably be in debt much like Sony is now.

Holding back on specs with the Wii was one of the smartest decisions the company made. People like to blab about console 'power' without actually thinking about WHY Nintendo did what it did in the first place.

The obsession with power has led to insane development budgets, and hundreds of developers and publishers have gone bust in the last decade because of it. Nintendo took a gamble with the Wii and DS by subverting the stale console market; a gamble that was simply needed. That's how they've survived for 125 years - by ignoring what everyone else is doing, in favour of upending the market with new ideas.

3rd parties don't like Nintendo's methods, because Nintendo is refusing to bow down to them. Sony and Microsoft are bending over backwards by allowing DRM, disc-locked content, unfinished games and absurd paywalls to form the basis of the 3rd parties' profit. Nintendo knows that the 'Triple A' gaming business is slowly imploding, which is why they've turned to the indies for future support.

Would I like more 3rd party games on Wii U? Sure. But to say Nintendo is arrogant and stubborn is refusing to see the wider picture. Nintendo is trying to consider its own long-term health - which is done by sticking to its guns, and not catering to the whims of short-sighted publishers that are desperately trying to avoid bankruptcy.



Kage_88 commented on Will Ubisoft Finally Fix Assassin's Creed Unit...:

AC3 went through seven patches.

It still has glitches.

Yeah, I'm not holding my breath for this one. Ubisoft will quietly shunt Unity aside by dangling the next AC game in front of gamers' faces like an increasingly mouldy carrot.



Kage_88 commented on Rumour: Mamma Mia! Sony May Be Making a Super ...:

I liked the Mario movie... Granted, I was five when I first saw it. Blind nostalgia FTW!

As for this... Well, I can easily see this being a comedy/adventure much like Disney's recent films. However, I can't see Mario's voice endear itself well to audiences. His helium yelps are fine in small doses... But for two hours? I dunno...

Also, there is the matter of Nintendo. How would its Japanese style of storytelling gel with the 'hip' American methodology? I think a Pixar-style narrative would be a good compromise - one that has universal themes, and isn't overtly 'western' or obsessed with pop-culture.

Apparently there's a Sonic film coming, too. It's the '90s all over again!



Kage_88 commented on Feature: Four Reasons Why Uncharted 4: A Thief...:

@get2sammyb Oh, thanks for the non-flaming reply 😆

Don't get me wrong - still very much want to play this game. We've only seen a fraction of it, to be fair. On a somewhat related note, I FINALLY decided to write-off The Order: 1886 - only to find out that people are apparently liking the game a lot now!

So yeah, just goes to show you can't judge a pre-release game too harshly. But if ND kill Sully, I swear...



Kage_88 commented on Feature: Four Reasons Why Uncharted 4: A Thief...:

This isn't going to be a popular opinion; but what really bugged me about the demo (as good as it was) were the 'game-isms' that stood-out like a sore thumb.

The more realistic things have gotten, the more ridiculous certain things looked. Like the angular rock-faces that were conveniently colour-coded, the way Drake still climbs like a monkey without getting tired, how he absorbs bullets like a sponge, and how his grappling hook automatically winds itself after he uses it.

Sure... These complaints sound a little petty - but these discrepencies made me think that Naughty Dog is simply incapable of advancing the core gameplay in a new, intelligent way - and that they instead put all their time and effort in the presentation.

Puts up flame shield



Kage_88 commented on Could Drake's Big Brother Be Uncharted 4's Bad...:

Hmm, I have a feeling that he is in fact Nathan's real brother. We still know very little about his childhood, and I imagine that this will be a big theme for U4.

I'll groan very loudly if he turns out to be bad, though... I really don't want another Flynn/Dante situation.



Kage_88 commented on Talking Point: What Did You Think of Sony's Pl...:

Pretty big 'meh' from me.

It wasn't bad...But aside from Tearaway and No Man's Sky, everything looked so boring and unoriginal (gameplay-wise, I mean).

The Order really does look like crap, and I wasn't impressed with the constant stream of remakes and ports. Uncharted 4 - while looking good - felt way too safe, IMO. And don't get me started on David Jaffe - the guy always talks a big game, but he can't design an original game to save his life. A unique-looking arena shooter is still a bloody arena shooter!

It wasn't all bad though; I'm really curious about that game from Giant Sparrow, and that weird one by Mr. Katamari (loved the audience's bemused reaction). And for all my whinging about ports, I still like the fact that Resi Revelations 2 is coming to Vita.

So yeah. I still think Sony did a good job - just because I was pretty indifferent to it - doesn't mean others were. It's nice to see a happy crowd in this age of cynicism :-)



Kage_88 commented on PS4 Exclusive Uncharted 4 Dazzles in Glorious ...:

@JaxonH Because people say 'god' all the time? Get over it.

On topic; I thought the game looked good... But I wouldn't say it was jaw-dropping. It just felt like yet another Uncharted, with slightly shinier graphics. There really wasn't anything new or exciting about it, IMO.

Don't get me wrong, I still very much want to play it...But I just didn't see anything that couldn't be done on PS3.



Kage_88 commented on Reaction: The Good Intentioned Game Awards Nee...:

Eh, I didn't watch it - but it sounded okay. Not as bad as it could've been. The Developer of the Year Award definitely deserved more fanfare, I agree with that. I can also do without the obnoxious YouTube personalities.

What REALLY got my goat, however, was that one of the judges straight up admitted that he hated Bayonetta 2; which is both incredibly unprofessional and biased to the extreme.



Kage_88 commented on PS4 Exclusive The Order: 1886 Sinks Like a Lea...:

@Gamer83 "I think it's a matter of there simply isn't anything to show."

This is exactly what I've been thinking too. I can just picture the devs at RAD stressing, because they know people are expecting something that they just haven't made.

Frankly, my anticipation for this game is at zero - if it turns out great... Well, then great! But if it turns out crap... Then no big loss.



Kage_88 commented on Review: WWE 2K15 (PlayStation 4):

You know, I'd like to play a wrestling game where you have to be an ACTUAL pro-wrestler. Like, you have to remember your spots, and 'perform' a match according to the script - with grades awarded based on your work rate.

Then, you have to go backstage and shake everyone's hand, before having to play the 'political game' via multi-choice conversations that have you making friends and enemies...

...I thought way too long about this.

Pre order now, and receive the 'On the Road Forever' DLC, which sees you trying to juggle your wrestler's private and professional lives! Drink coffee to stay awake as you travel to the next city at 4am! Take pain pills to dull the nagging injuries that won't go away! Push away smarky fans who call you by your real name (a big no no in this sport)! Engage in Twitter wars with no-name MMA fighters!

Pre order now!!!



Kage_88 commented on Review: Assassin's Creed Unity (PlayStation 4):

Excellent review!

Honestly, even 5 seems a little high, IMO.

But still, it's refreshing to see a reviewer actually take the performance of the game into account. It still absolutely sickens me that buggy games like Battlefield 4 and Skyrim got away with high praise.