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Male, 27, United Kingdom

Working at an Estate agents isn't as glamarous as you'd think. Still, The pays good enough for me to buy lots of games that I dont have the time to play! & Moe is life. Founder/Editor/Author @ Otaku Gamers UK

Sat 4th December, 2010

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MadchesterManc commented on Review: Battlefield Hardline (PlayStation 4):

The Beta was enough for me to decide not to buy the game yet, I'll be waiting till drops in price. As a long time vet to the series, I found most of the small changes detrimental to the series gameplay. The cops & robbers premise wasn't really enticing either. EA should just get DICE to do another Battlefield 1942 (1943 wasnt too bad) once they've finished with Battlefront.

@Flurpsel It's crazy how the lack of destruction hasn't been pointed out a lot more. I dont even remember there being any at all during the Beta



MadchesterManc commented on Soapbox: Has It Just Been a Bad Week for Games...:

I dunno, it sounds a bit like your saying indie games are the saviour of gaming at a few points in the article lol honestly, the rife corruption & generic releases of late don't exactly paint that part of the industry in the same light as when it seemed to emerge on consoles a while back

I think people are just looking into all this too much. People are hired & fired every day, theres redundancies & employment drives all the time in business. Just because it happens at a development studio instead of a KFC doesn't make the situation different



MadchesterManc commented on First Impressions: Bringing the Beat Back with...:

To be honest, I don't like the look of the backgrounds for the stages. The original Amplitude had some fantastic style to its backgrounds whilst these for the new release just look a bit mundane in the screenshots

Anyone else play Frequency, the precursor to Amplitude? Haven't seen anyone mention it at all yet.



MadchesterManc commented on Gal Gun: Double Peace for PS4, Vita Will Confu...:

Hopefully they add a little more variety to the game this time. The original was decent with its multiple girls & endings, but got a little too repetitive quickly. I reckon this won't get a release in the west, although I did think the same thing for Onechanbara Z2, so I may have to import again



MadchesterManc commented on Reaction: Uncharted 4's Delay Is a Blow, But E...:

@Gamer83 Bandai Namco recently filed a trademark for Rage Burst in the EU, so a localisation of that could be on the cards. I'm guessing Sega are gonna wait on 5 & see how well that does before announcing anything for Zero. Zero has more of a chance than Ishin of being localised at least



MadchesterManc commented on Feature: 11 Games We Want to Play with PS4's V...:

@splat I think it has the potential to be the next stage of gaming going forward. The only thing holding it back is that I don't think current games would work well with VR. The tech is going to require some radical new ideas to transpose the likes of Elder Scrolls etc into VR properly, whilst some genres like racing games & flight sims will be ridiculously easy. Sure VR could fall flat on its face, but there's genuine potential to innovate in numerous way with new experiences for an industry that's stagnated.



MadchesterManc commented on Sony's Beta Testing PS4 Firmware Update 2.50 Now:

I don't care about the Suspend/Resume feature to be honest. The PSTV does it and I haven't even used it on that in the few months I've had it. The Saturn & Dreamcast I have plugged into my TV beside the Ps4 both function perfectly fine without the feature too. Yeah, not really fussed myself. Since 3D bluray playback was added I haven't really been much bothered about firmware updates



MadchesterManc commented on Feature: What Are March 2015's Free PlayStatio...:

Voted Oddworld but looking forward to trying them all :) Valiant Hearts is the weakest of the lot though, or the least interesting, as I played it on PC and didn't think it was all it was cracked up to be. Maybe a second playthrough will help.



MadchesterManc commented on Sony Still Schtum on March's PlayStation Plus ...:

Oh god, so Sony hasn't announced the IGC lineup yet....

This city is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions.
What do you mean, "biblical"?
What he means is Old Testament, Mr. Mayor, real wrath of God type stuff. Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling!
Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes...
The dead rising from the grave!
Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!



MadchesterManc commented on Site News: Fill in Our Reader Survey and We'll...:

I really hope the subscription fee doesn't become a reality, no doubt its in the survey to test the waters and see if its a viable option.Considering other gaming networks like Gawker were raking in hunders of millions of dollars a year in ad revenue, it boggles the mind where all the money is going if a membership option is even being murmered

These sites should be doing more for long term loyal readers instead of considering the notion of showering new readers with benefits for a fee



MadchesterManc commented on Apparently, People Buy PS4s Over Xbox Ones and...:

I bought a Ps4 as it's the only next-gen system that seems to have any potential this time around. I was actually still rocking a HD-ready TV when I bought the system and didn't get a 1080p set till a few months later. Resolution didn't make a difference for me (although I appreciate it more having a 1080p set now)

@Midzark You mean the party chat system? Aye you can chat to others on different games, even different system. I was playing Warframe once on Ps4 & chatting to a few people playing Killzone on PSVita



MadchesterManc commented on Opinion: How Reviews Can Colour a Game's Recep...:

@get2sammyb you guys get goodie bags? After a year being in the good graces of Nisa, IFI, Marvelous etc there's been nothing of the sort I've seen, just preview & press event invites. I guess it's something the bigger publishers do. Although Warner Bros keep oddly sending invites to pre release screenings of Japanese movies in London

I prefer a written review myself. They tend to offer more of an insight than what I've sampled on Youtube. There has been quite a few times I've not really agreed with a review I've read though, started playing Transistor last night and I'm failing to see what all the praise was for so far from the gaming press, but that's part and parcel of reviews from any form of media I guess. With how subjectively biased some reviewers can be, it's best not to formulate an opinion of a game based in what you watch or read anyway.



MadchesterManc commented on People Are Looking for a Reason to Hate PS4's ...:

It's funny how developers these days can't make a game how they want without cry babies throwing tantrums just because it doesn't fit their wants & desires for games. The time you spend spewing bile on the interent about a game that has absolutely no interest for you could've been spent playing a game that does interest you. Food for thought.



MadchesterManc commented on Talking Point: How Important Is Game Length?:

@themcnoisy I just don't see that to be honest. There is no price hike or culling of content for games these days though, If that's the point of your analogy. Daytona & Sega Rally were both £49.99 on the Sega Saturn at launch and only featured a few tracks/few cars each. Those were 1st party exclusiveS too.

A games length isn't as easily quantifiable as people here are assuming tho. As I said in another comment thread, I've put more time into Child of Eden than I did Watch Dogs, and COE can be finished in a 2/3 hour sitting on your first run. A short game can easily outlast something ridiculously padded just by being a better game to plaY



MadchesterManc commented on Talking Point: How Important Is Game Length?:

Game length doesn't matter. What matters is how well the game itself plays. A short game can easily outlast one with hours & hours of padded content. Child of Eden is a game I constantly return to even tho all levels can be finished within 2 hours. It's simple to play, has unlockable collectibles, online leaderboards and dazzles in 3D. Why would I play a padded borefest like Watch Dogs, or something similar, instead?

Think of it this way. You have £1. You have the choice of a 6 variety pack of McCoy's or a 12 pack of ready salted Asda Smart Price crisp. Would you really buy the singular cheap value crisp over the better quality variety pack because you get more?