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Munkyknuts

Munkyknuts

Artist, sculptor, oddity.

Male, 33, United Kingdom

Playstation veteran of over 15 years....artist, sculptor, photographer....creator of some pretty odd stuff, and not as good at Driving in games as I wish I was. Avid, if not outright voracious reader......and antisocial rejector of most multiplayer gaming.

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Sat 2nd March, 2013

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#1

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

I'm into Uncharted: Golden Abyss and enjoying it as it's the only one in the series I hadn't played. I'm still used to some of the control quirks of the vita but it's fun.
I might try getting into The Evil Within again as I was loaned it by a friend, but honestly it's just not clicking with me.

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#4

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

I bought it because I've always been Playstation since the PS1 when it 1st came out...I've never had a reason not to be. I wanted to be able to continue following franchises I've loved through previous generations like Uncharted and God of War. I can't say resolution was ever a thing for me, despite places like Eurogamer making such a big deal of tech comparisons.

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#7

Munkyknuts commented on March's PlayStation Plus Freebies Will Be Anno...:

I don't have any expectation of what I want from PS+. I just see what comes up and sometimes get surprised by games I've no knowledge of. I loved Transistor when I tried it....did two playthroughs almost back to back in a day of abundant free time. I couldn't be bothered much with Rogue Legancy...too much of a throwback to my early gaming life, but it was still worth a go on PS4 and I might play it more on Vita now that I have one. Lots of games I couldn't be bothered with on the PS3 or PS4 are perfect for it....I'll just wait and see what we get.

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#8

Munkyknuts commented on Review: AeternoBlade (PlayStation Vita):

Having just recently joined the PV Vita owners club I'm on the look out for decent games for it...my backlog of PS+ games I've been collecting will only go so far. It's a shame this game didn't end up better as its premise was promising and I like games like Braid that mess with time.

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#12

Munkyknuts commented on Uh Oh, The Last Guardian's Trademark Has Been ...:

I gave up on this game a long time ago...so if it ever releases and comes close to matching the humongous levels of expectation heaped upon it I'll be pleasantly surprised. My concern now is the production of Kingdom Hearts 3 becoming as torturous.

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#13

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

For me shorter length games need to be cheaper or pack in a lot of replay value. I have very limited time to game most of the time but that doesn't mean I prefer a game I can blast thru in a few hours....I got DA:I At Xmas and the 113hrs of gameplay I got out of it was done over about 5 weeks of play.
I love games with a strong narrative and that is what I look for most in what I choose to play, followed closely by open worlds to explore. If it's true The Order lasts so short a time then it's not going to be worth the money for me as I buy a game every month(or two) and need what I choose to buy to last. I avoid games like CoD because I know the single player campaign is short and the multiplayer doesn't interest me. Quality is better than quantity but the best games strike a balance between both.

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#15

Munkyknuts commented on We Need Different Types of Games, Says The Ord...:

Quality over quantity is important...having both is better is possible tho. If what has been shown and said of the games length is true then I just can't justify paying such a high price for so little content....other AAA games like CoD or destiny may have short campaigns but they have the multiplayer element....I've played some short but wonderful single player games but they were indie titles that asked a quarter or less of what this will be selling for.
I don't buy games often and I have other things to use my money on. As such I have to consider what I'm getting out of games I buy.....I buy one game a month, less sometimes and The Order isn't going to keep me busy for more than a few days.

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#17

Munkyknuts commented on Weirdness: This Abandoned Mall Looks Just Like...:

Damn....some weird folk on the net, 1st time I've really seen a troll crawl from under his bridge on here tho. Anyway, games developers scout locations just like film companies do...so it's really not surprising to see an existing location in a game. They did an amazing job with capturing the bleak beauty of dereliction in TLOU....but I don't have any platinum trophies so despite my being PS since the PS1 I'll just declare any opinions null and void :p

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#19

Munkyknuts commented on Are Wallpapers Coming in a Future PS4 Firmware...:

Themes may have been introduced but very few are available....as it stands the only one worth using is the 20th Anniversary theme (for me anyway). I thought there would be a lot more variety at this point, so wallpapers can't hurt.

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#21

Munkyknuts commented on Review: RISK (PlayStation 4):

I love strategy games and I feel the lack of them in my life since years ago when I used to play Dawn of War obsessively on my PC. I'd love a good dose of strategic gaming on the PS4 but this doesn't look like it.

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#23

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

I'm conflicted. I played a few hours of Farcry 4 and liked it a lot but then felt I wasn't done with Dragon Age: inquisition so I created a new character to start a second play through as a mean badass female inquisitor....but I chose a qunari warrior and it doesn't feel right....I might start again as an elf. So I guess I'll be playing the character creation screen of DA:I this weekend.

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#24

Munkyknuts commented on EA: Games Are Still Too Hard to Learn:

I'd never really considered it all really until Christmas. My partners sister got a PS4 as a surprise gift for her kids and it was the 1st time they had owned a Playstation or any games console. It took a while for them to get used to it.
I sometimes have trouble with new control schemes, especially if it's the same genre of game that I've just played but has different controls.
I just see learning controls as part of gaming...only way around it is ending up having games being like QTEs or taking on the more intuitive motion control of things like the Wii and some mobile games. I've been a gamer since I was a child with a NES so learning controls is just an accepted thing to me.

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#26

Munkyknuts commented on Dragon Age: Inquisition's PS4 and PS3 Patch Me...:

The conversations are lovely in DA:I but there were times that Id not hear any for ages. I enjoyed Solas debating freedom and free will with Ironbull....and some exchanges between Cole and Blackwall were excellent. I barely used Sera or Varric in my 1st play through as my own character was an archer. On my next play I'll be a mean hard ass female warrior or Mage and use Sera and Varric more and hear their banter...it's good the update has hit. I'll play thru Farcry 4 and then hit this again.

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#27

Munkyknuts commented on Call of Duty, Alien: Isolation, and More Disco...:

It's a very good price for Alien: Isolation. I paid £24.99 for it before Xmas and it was totally worth it for anyone who likes slow burning sci fi horror.
I love FPS games but I hate multiplayer...is the single player campaign in Black ops 2 worth the reduced asking price?

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#28

Munkyknuts commented on Don't Forget to Download February's PlayStatio...:

I grabbed the whole lot...well not the Vita title. If I play thief I imagine I'll go for a cheap PS4 copy rather than PS3 and honestly I can't remember if the last Yakuza game I played was 3 or 4.
I need a solid few weeks to play thru this massive backlog.

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#30

Munkyknuts commented on Rumour: Destiny's Second Expansion House of Wo...:

I'm long done with Destiny....I might revisit it when the DLC is cheap and maybe they sort out all the things they are doing wrong since despite its faults, weird choices and lack of real content, it is a very very pretty looking and sounding game with beautiful gunplay....I just refuse to pay the price they are asking for the additional content. Maybe I'll try the inevitable GOTY edition sometime in the future.

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#34

Munkyknuts commented on Review: Life Is Strange: Episode 1 - Chrysalis...:

If a game is going to go for witty banter and pop culture references then it certainly needs to be well written....I'm not expecting Joss Wedon or Quinten Tarantino levels of word play but it's something to aspire to. I'm interested in this series but I'm quite a literary fellow so bad writing makes my brain hurt.

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#35

Munkyknuts commented on Review: Grim Fandango Remastered (PlayStation 4):

While I'm one of the 'vocal minority' that is cynical towards remasters, that is usually directed towards games that only came out a short time ago on the previous generation console and so reek of double dipping money making. I, somehow, totally missed playing this game when it 1st released tho I was aware of it. It looks exactly like my kind of game and it's pedigree is strong. The only thing that will hold me back from buying it is a huge backlog of other quality titles waiting for attention thanks to impulse buys from the PS store and PS+ and my ever decreasing amount of free time to be able to game.

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#38

Munkyknuts commented on Dragon Age: Inquisition Marches Ahead as BioWa...:

I'm 105hrs in....I'm not sure how much more there is to do but it still seems to have stuff that needs to be done. It's an impressive experience and I love making choices that really feel like they impact on the world. It's pretty and there have been times I've stopped playing just to listen to the orchestral score...the music in the Emerald Graves is lovely. The characters are all interesting, tho I find Sera irritating. I'm definitely a fan despite not liking DA1 and never playing the 2nd game. I don't get much gaming time so DA:I will last me weeks and weeks.

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#39

Munkyknuts commented on The Witcher 3 May Have a Difficulty Setting Th...:

I work with children with serious behavioural issues and educational needs. Sadly I appear to be good at it so I'm more likely to make a living from it than as a world famous artist/illustrator lol.
I do have a PS4 but only because I got one as an overly generous Christmas gift. I find it harder and harder to do much more than watch Netflix on it tho lol.

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#41

Munkyknuts commented on The Witcher 3 May Have a Difficulty Setting Th...:

@ToddlerNaruto I still get into situations where I start to look for the nearest adult for help and then realise I work with children and the nearest grown up is me lol. I try my best to hold onto my childlike glee and joy in the world, but all the adult stuff keeps catching up with me. On the plus side I get loads of holiday a year....downside I catch all the germs kids are carrying and spend that free time wishing I was dead and oozing snot all over my PS4 controller :p

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#42

Munkyknuts commented on The Witcher 3 May Have a Difficulty Setting Th...:

@ToddlerNaruto i recall being far more of a gaming badass in my youth...if platinum trophies had existed back then Id have some. Now sadly I squeeze in an hour or so of gaming a night...I fear that will vanish when I get to having kids. As it is I think Dragon Age: Inquisition will last me until around March. Even if I had more time Id still not push for challenges in games...I'm just too lazy lol.

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#43

Munkyknuts commented on The Witcher 3 May Have a Difficulty Setting Th...:

@ToddlerNaruto I played and loved Kingdom Hearts 1&2 but while I happily found all the missing dalmation puppies, got all the gummy blocks and all that, I balked at the higher levels of the coleseum and trying to beat screen filling Titans. That was when I was a care free and much younger art student...b*gger all chance of me taking on stuff like that as a 33yr old busy and barely sociably functional adult.

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#44

Munkyknuts commented on The Witcher 3 May Have a Difficulty Setting Th...:

If anyone took on that challenge and didn't end up throwing their PS4 out of the window after the file has been erased then they would have my respect and also pity of them suffering whatever disorder makes them enjoy such pain.
I play games on normal/medium setting and move on as I play for the experience rather than the challenge....casual gamer 4 life :p

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#46

Munkyknuts commented on Grim Fandango Remastered's PS4 and Vita Trophi...:

@AhabSpampurse lol...it is what it is. Platinums usually require some element of multiplayer or performing actions that exist just to get that trophy....I hate MP and once the narrative element of a game is done I rarely continue playing enough to find every one of 100 coins/papers/gems/feathers/whatever. i was close to platinum in Saints Row 3 but I got bored of trying to find all the shortcuts.

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#48

Munkyknuts commented on Store Preview: Dying Light, Grim Fandango, and...:

All 3 PS4 titles are highly desirable to me. I always liked the look of Grim Fandango but totally missed playing it. However I'm still battling throught Dragon age: Inquisition, I have Farcry 4 after that and a huge backlog of games on both PS3 and PS4 to tackle...I can't keep adding to the line of games waiting to be played so I need to be super selective....Life Is Strange might just still end up being bought tho.

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#49

Munkyknuts commented on Review: Saints Row IV: Re-Elected (PlayStation 4):

I went for bleach blonde cockney voiced guy in SR 3 and 4....loved 3 as it was a funny and silly alternative to the dull and oh so serious open worlds of the likes of GTA4 and Mafia 2. SR4 just really really lacked something for me in its story and even in the humour. The visual made my eyes want to cry and fighting aliens and running up buildings just wasn't as fun as cruising around in a custom badass car and fighting different gangs that oozed with personality....and it's out alongside GTA5 which has plenty of humour in it that its previous instalment lacked. I really hope the next Saints Row is back to gang warfare.