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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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#2

Munkyknuts commented on Talking Point: Do You Ever Stump Up for Season...:

I've never bought season passes. These days some games seem to be intentionally incomplete (destiny) to try and force extra content to be bought....sometimes there is a suspicion the DLC was cut out of the main game just to get more cash. Some season passes seem very expensive these days as well, the Destiny pass is almost as much as the game itself cost. The closest I've been tempted into buying a pass was Dishonoured...love that game.

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Munkyknuts commented on The First of November's Free PS4 PlayStation P...:

Excellent :) I've been waiting for The Binding of Isaac since I saw gameplay footage on YouTube a while ago....I'm not expecting AAA titles on PS4 anytime soon, but I've put off buying thief for a while as I think it could be a likely PS+ candidate.

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Munkyknuts commented on This Upcoming PS4 Bundle Sure Has a Grasp on M...:

No idea wether I count as hardcore or casual....I lose myself for endless hours In all kinds of games and I've been a gamer for a long long time, but I don't care about doing 100% of a game and out of 1800 PS trophies none of them are platinum as it usually requires repetitive busy work to get them. Neither MineCraft or FIFA appeal to me so I guess I'm a different demographic.

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Munkyknuts commented on Sony's Smallest Console Will Soon Support Four...:

The lack of media streaming and the need to use super expensive memory cards don't do anything for me wanting it. If the machine can't do what it was initially meant to do then features like 4 player remote play aren't going to tempt me.

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Munkyknuts commented on Alright, We Admit That This Destiny Easter Egg...:

@Picola The people who were harsh on Destiny had valid reasons to be. However it's all old now and arguing Destinys good and bad points should be done...those who were dissatisfied (like me) should have moved on (I did) and those who are happy with the game still playing it....it's the people still playing the game while also complaining about it that baffle me.

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Munkyknuts commented on You Won't Be Doing Much Video Streaming on Pla...:

@glassmusic Apple TV would be my other choice since I already have the iPhone/iPad. I'm sure (I hope I have reason to be sure) that support for Netflix and Amazon instant will be added to the PS TV. I'm not saying I won't get it but I'm not going to be rushing off to get it at launch...I'll wait till Christmas time and see how it's getting supported. If it doesn't look great I'll go with a different option.

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Munkyknuts commented on You Won't Be Doing Much Video Streaming on Pla...:

Despite no doubt being called a whiner...access to Netflix and Amazon instant were key reasons I wanted the PS TV, remote access to the PS4 and access to vita games were secondary. I can just go with one of its competitors and get what I want.

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Munkyknuts commented on Guide: Everything You Need to Know About PlayS...:

So...netflix doesn't work on it? Well besides streaming my PS4 via remote play the main reason I wanted this was for Netflix and Lovefilm. I have a smart tv a PS3 and a PS4 in my bedroom that I can watch Netflix on but nothing in the living room...the Playstation TV was my plan to solve that issue. I'll leave getting one until I see it has Netflix support.

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Munkyknuts commented on Review: The Evil Within (PlayStation 4):

I'm not a huge fan of Japanese horror influences, wasn't when Silent Hill 4 did it and not really now either. The game looks ok graphics wise and looks well designed with well considered art style. Torture porn has gotten tiresome too, but if it does go off into a more psychological kind of horror as well then it might be worth giving a shot but I think I'll leave it for a while. I'm really not sure what I make of the game yet.

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Munkyknuts commented on Round Up: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel PS3 Revi...:

Comments in some reviews of the games art style getting dull or being poor is quite surprising, Borderlands has always had strong presentation and style. I'll hold off on getting this until the inevitable PS4 upgrade....need my psycho midgets looking pin sharp as I shoot them.

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Munkyknuts commented on DriveClub Dev Considering Compensation Options...:

Issues like Drive club is having are the reason why I generally don't buy games at launch. I let problems be patched and resolved and get to read through player generated opinions of the game rather than basing a purchase on hype and reviews. The only game I've bought at launch recently was Destiny and if I'd waited to read gamer feedback Id likely have seen it wasn't for me or that I maybe needed to wait to buy it.
I'm fairly sure Drive clubs issues will be resolved as fast as possible both as good customer service and to stop it all getting increasingly embarrassing for Sony.

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Munkyknuts commented on Feature: Why Do Next-Gen Games Keep Disappoint...:

@AhabSpampurse oh I agree that there are haters who pounce on those that disagree with them...but I've had the same for daring to say there were things about a game I didn't like..people get too antagonistic at times both for and against games. I do know exactly what you're saying as I had a similar experience from saying I liked Watchdogs. For me it's really just the frustration of seeing a game be at a good place during its production where it's hitting its targets and looking great, but it releases and it's become something less than it was.

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Munkyknuts commented on Feature: Why Do Next-Gen Games Keep Disappoint...:

@AhabSpampurse The flip side of the Destiny thing is those that love Destiny taking any kind of criticism of the game as meaning those doing hate the game. I don't hate Destiny I actually really liked it but it doesn't mean I can't be dissatisfied with how elements of it turned out and not based on unrealistic expectations. I wish I had reasons to keep on playing Destiny but doing the same stuff over and over looking for my next legendary armour piece or weapon isn't enough. People bashing Destiny as completely rubbish is far from fair but it falls short in various ways too.

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#23

Munkyknuts commented on Feature: Why Do Next-Gen Games Keep Disappoint...:

for me an issue with games now is that graphics are put before gameplay too often. I don't care how nice a game looks if it's also packing a rubbish story line or lacking in content. I never have unrealistic expectations of games as I don't live my life waiting for games to release. However I do expect games to be what the makers said they would be...for all the things Destiny did well and did poorly, it was toted as being revolutionary and game changing and it wasn't. Watch Dogs fell short of what we were told we would get...if game makers can't match what they say we are getting then don't say it. Drive Club seems to be less than it was meant to be, but I've not played it so I can't say personally.
There is too much about if games are running at 30/60fps...if they are truly HD and less about if the game is going to bother to have a story (if it's story based) and worthwhile content and inventive ways to prolonge playability. I'm tired of beautiful but hollow gaming experiences.

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Munkyknuts commented on Review: Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition (Pla...:

I loved Sleeping Dogs on PS3. I dismissed it as a GTA clone but gave it a shot when it turned up on PS+. There is no reason for me to play it again on PS4, it Id certainly recommend it to anyone who missed out on it 1st time around. I didn't like the driving much but I loved the setting and the hand to hand combat was slick...and while the gunplay feels a bit stodgy it's still good enough.

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Munkyknuts commented on DLC Locations Are Already Being Discovered in ...:

@Scollurio When I discovered that there were factions in the game I figured that which House you affiliate yourself with would have a greater impact....maybe it will in at a later date, probably content meant to be in the main game. I've looked at all the cut content and stuff online, and it makes me sad to see what the game could have been and what it was. Destiny provided beautiful visuals and gunplay but, for me, lacked in everything else. It's a shame because at some point in its production Destiny was an amazing game.

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Munkyknuts commented on DLC Locations Are Already Being Discovered in ...:

Bungie can say what they like but a huge amount of content has been cut and shoved it into the DLC. If cheaply produced indies can manage a good story/narrative I expect at least the same from a hugely budgeted game. Extra content DLC should be just that, extra. It shouldn't be the parts needed to complete the main game and fix it.

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#30

Munkyknuts commented on Review: Chariot (PlayStation 4):

The only game I can remember playing where escorting someone or something was fun was Ico...must be others but I can't recall them right now. I like the look of this game, I think I'll have to give it a try.

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Munkyknuts commented on Game of the Month: September 2014 - Destiny:

@Scollurio I'm totally with you...I loved Destiny's world but the game tells me next to nothing about it...not even a real reason for shooting all those aliens. I believe there was more in the game, as posts on the Internet seem to support, and I believe the DLC are chunks of the original game...cut for profit above artistic integrity.

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Munkyknuts commented on Game of the Month: September 2014 - Destiny:

Destiny is a pretty good FPS up to getting to Level 20 and/or finish the 'story' but it's just not a game of the month and certainly shouldn't be having its name uttered in relation to game of the year. I've played ios on my phone with deeper story and character interaction. I would certainly give Shadow of Mordor game of the month over Destiny....it's didn't come close to being anything more than a very very pretty but very repetitive FPS that wasn't the game changing revolution it was meant to be. However my copy of Bungie's latest is long gone and its DLC expansions and sequels will never harass my PS4.

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Munkyknuts commented on DisasterClub? Sony Delays DriveClub: PS Plus E...:

@badaman873 Other racing games are coming out, it's not like those with a taste for car based games only have Drive Club as an option. The reviews of DC were quite lacklustre over all even without this cock upon hugely delaying a game, getting to the heavily toted moment of the big DC playstation plus release and announcing a further problem/delay....not good. I feel for all those who have been looking forward to Drive Club arriving and getting this all slapped on them.

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Munkyknuts commented on DisasterClub? Sony Delays DriveClub: PS Plus E...:

@heyzeus002 Most recently Destiny and its ship orbiting/flying loading screen made me reminisce about the games used to have mini games on the loading screens....or way back when I could get my FPS fix playing Doom on the 32x attachment for the Megadrive and not have 'Error code: weasel' pop up telling me I can't play because servers are down or busy or have been attacked.

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Munkyknuts commented on DisasterClub? Sony Delays DriveClub: PS Plus E...:

@WARDIE That's why I like the smaller indie titles, they are more like the games of the past. I wanted a Commodore 64 like all my friends had but my parents got me the Spectrum, they still don't know they got me the wrong one and it was pretty awesome. People these days get too caught up on graphics when what really matters is the gameplay.

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Munkyknuts commented on Round Up: DriveClub PS4 Reviews Target Pole Po...:

Ouch...some of the reviews are harsh. Whether the Forza killer tag line was seriously intended it exists and leaves this open to criticism. I won't even be trying the free version but I hoped for Drive club to turn out well for the greater good of the console...even if a game isn't my thing I'd hope it does well and helps the Playstation continue to be successful.

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Munkyknuts commented on Out This Week: DriveClub, Alien Isolation, Spe...:

@LDXD I love the Batman games...I loved AC2, the other Assassins Creed games just didn't do it for me (black flag was ok mainly as I enjoyed the sea battles) I can see where Shadow of Mordor got it's different mechanics and taking the combat fluidity from the Arkham games is just fine with me. People may complain SoM is stapled together from parts of other games but that's fine if the end product is greater than the sum of its parts....and the nemesis system just seems awesome.

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Munkyknuts commented on Out This Week: DriveClub, Alien Isolation, Spe...:

@LDXD I wouldn't be giving shadow of Mordor a shot if it hadn't had such positive gamer feedback on here and on other sites. I usually wait a little while to get games....Destiny was an unfortunate anomaly in my getting it day one. I love Tolkien and loved the LOTR films (not a fan of the Hobbit films) so I'm sure my time with Shadow of Mordor will be a jolly one. It would be madness if they didn't follow it up with further games in the series...there are a lot of areas of Middle Earth history and lore that haven't been covered much that are perfect to provide game material.

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Munkyknuts commented on Out This Week: DriveClub, Alien Isolation, Spe...:

There actually isn't anything in the list I can say I've been looking forward to. However there are titles I didn't know much about that I'm intrigued by and I do like the pleasant surprises that can arise from PS+ and from impulse buying smaller titles from the store. I love the Alien films...love that isolation takes its cue from Alien rather than Aliens but something about the game doesn't click with me...maybe I'll try it later on. I'm off to trade in Destiny for Shadow of Modor...very excited to try it. I hope Drive club lives up to expectations for those that like racing games.

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Munkyknuts commented on Ubisoft Insists That Assassin's Creed Unity Ha...:

@Crimson_Ridley Wow...didn't know it had already been delayed. Well...that makes the state of the game even less impressive. I have to say the only Assassins Creed game I truly loved was AC2...Brotherhood, Revelations, and AC3 just didn't really do it for me. Black flag was better, but it felt like it wasn't performing or looking as good as it could be. Watchdogs was the same and Now AC: unity. In a small plus for Ubisoft, I love Valiant Hearts.

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Munkyknuts commented on Ubisoft Insists That Assassin's Creed Unity Ha...:

At this point I just assume games will not meet stated specs and/or be delayed. The game certainly does have a whiff of dog about it...how long till AC: unity is announced as being delayed too? Seems more likely if the game is as buggy as I've heard.

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Munkyknuts commented on Ubisoft Locks Assassin's Creed Unity's PS4 Res...:

It's established that the PS4 out performs the Xbox 1...that's just how it is. It's not a massive difference In power but it's there and is what it is. As such why put a game out at less that it can achieve? It's like holding the high achievers in a class back so the slower kids don't feel put out. I have a machine that can give me crisp sharp beautiful graphics....that's what I want. Watch dogs was a bit of a murky mess compared to what it was meant to be.... And it was a real shame. If Xbox doesn't always want to be getting referred to as the inferior version of a 3rd party game having a hand in holding the PS4 version back is a very petty way of doing it.