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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 Destiny's On-Disc DLC Locations Aren't Quite a...:

I still don't think much at all of how Destiny has been handled and I honestly think the price of the DLC is shockingly high for what it comes with. The explanation for the new locations already being there in the core game does make sense but I also still think elements of the game and its story were butchered and ripped out prior to release...a game that drip feeds you everything to increase its life span whilst also expecting the player to jump thru the same hoops over and over again isn't the kind of experience I enjoyed. I could see some amount of excitement to the expansion of it featured something new beyond some new loot pieces and following the same paths trodden before with a slight deviation to the new mission area.
At least one of the crucible locations is on a planet the campaign didn't take me to and I thought/hoped it was a tease that future expansions would open up more planets and the missions/strikes/raid that came with them....seems like anything truly new will be on hold until Destiny 2 and after Activision are done rolling around in a sea of money and cackling manically.
The only good thing I can say is at least the game doesn't feature micro transactions.

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#2

Munkyknuts commented on Who Let the Dogs Out? Watch Dogs has Shipped 9...:

I really enjoyed the game...the grim moody setting of the city had a real dark noir vibe to it...the hacking may have ended up as just a button pressing gimmick but over all I liked it. I'd have to see where they go with a sequel before I'd decide if I bought it or not tho....I got assassins creed fatigue from it all being too samey over the course of AC2/Brotherhood/Revelations being all set in the same location/time zone and the characters stories being stretched out too far and thin. I'd hope to see Aiden Pierce visit new locations and gain an expanded and deep storyline with a worthwhile narrative following the events of the 1st game.

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#3

Munkyknuts commented on Push Scare: Why You Should Brave Outlast on PS...:

Love horror in all forms and Outlast really surprised me...the game taking away combat as a survival option serves to make it a far more intense and psychological affair than other horror titles....the DLC was very good as well as it bookended the main game.

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#4

Munkyknuts commented on Oh Dear, Assassin's Creed Unity Is Going to Me...:

@FullbringIchigo Oh Aiden is soooo a modern day assassin waiting to be unveiled... I'd actually not hate the contemporary sections of AC if they saved a real purpose beyond exposition and gave real combat/stealth missions and content....I'd welcome being out of the Animus being like watchdogs lol.

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#5

Munkyknuts commented on Oh Dear, Assassin's Creed Unity Is Going to Me...:

I hated the modern day out of the Animus sections of the games...they ripped you out of the narrative and Desmond was a dull whiny brat...it always seemed like they came up with the idea of Animus but never knew what to do with it. Having said that, I actually really liked the modern day sections of Black Flag. I'll wait to see how Unity turns out before I commit...Brotherhood, Revelations and AC3 left me ambivalent towards the franchise.

please watch the language -Tasuki-

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#6

Munkyknuts commented on Yoshida: DriveClub: PS Plus Edition Delayed on...:

It isn't great for Sony leading up to Christmas to have a f*ck up like Drive Club...gamers are fickle folk and every mistake Sony makes is getting pounced on. It will surely tip some undecided consumers towards Microsoft, especially with the price reduction of the Xbox.
There are also the ongoing and at times over blown online issues Playstation have been suffering.
It would be perhaps time to bite the bullet and shove a bigger title onto PS+ and try to appease the masses...Knack/Killzone/thief/injustice surely can't be still shifting that many units and while they aren't a racing game it would help someways.

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#7

Munkyknuts commented on Review: Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut (Pla...:

I still have this in my pile up of games waiting to be played on the PS3. I tried it for 20mins or so when I 1st got it on PS+ and I liked it's style...quite trippy in a Twin Peaks/ Hotline Miami (questionable sanity of the hero, odd sound scape and simple pixelated style) and the quieter moments of early Silent Hill games that gave you time to ponder Wtf was going on and if you really did want to shove you hand into the very organic gory looking hole that seems to have opened in a wall....or pondering why someone would roast a dog and leave it served on a platter....I love games/books/films that question just how sane the protagonists actions are.

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#10

Munkyknuts commented on Wait, Did Sony Just Accidentally Reveal the Un...:

I'm mostly cynical in my opinion towards remastered PS3 games but ports of PS3 exclusives that some will have missed last gen makes sense and Uncharted is a really really good series that it would be a shame for those newer to sony to miss out on.

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#11

Munkyknuts commented on Bungie Aims to Shoot Down Criticism of Destiny...:

@hadlee73 that's a very cynical view of how Destiny has been presented and I'd have to agree with it...I think Bungie has had a lot of criticism levelled at them that should be aimed at Activisions money making ploys. One day when Activision isn't holding a legal bomb over people to keep them silent the real story of the game will come out.

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#12

Munkyknuts commented on Bungie Aims to Shoot Down Criticism of Destiny...:

@arnoldlayne83 that game we saw early details of is the game I was looking forward to. I don't believe the game we got was what Bungie intended to be released and I feel bad for the creatives who worked on Destiny having their vision changed as I do for us gamers who got the end result.
I think Destiny will be the greater thing it is meant to be eventually but it's sad that the plan for us to get there is to have to pass through pay walls and get things that were chosen for cold cynical cash making over artistry and a desire to deliver the best fan serving experience.

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#14

Munkyknuts commented on Destiny's First Expansion Will Cost You £19.9...:

The worst thing about the DLC other than the fact it's over priced is, from what I read on the euro gamer article, the new missions still just retread the same ground as those found in the core game...the expansion takes us off to the Hellmouth...again.
The art design of Destiny was beautiful...the graphics gorgeous and the shooting immensely gratifying but the maddening levels of repetitiveness combined with the none story really just did so much to bring the experience down.
I honestly thought Destiny would get new free content as well as paid expansions much the way that Mass Effect 3 did it with its free multiplayer maps and expanded rosters of races to play as being balanced against the paid single player DLC.

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#15

Munkyknuts commented on Push Scare: Why Red Dead Redemption's Undead N...:

Red Dead redemption is a great game and still stands as strong competition for the best open world experience. The undead DLC was like getting a whole new game...truly generous amounts of new content. RDR was one of the highlights of the PS3 generation.
I happen to love horror films/books/games...but worthwhile entries into the genre are hard to find these days if gratuitous gore and torture porn don't do it for you (they don't for me).

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#16

Munkyknuts commented on Bungie Aims to Shoot Down Criticism of Destiny...:

Destiny was a shockingly repetitive mess of missed opportunities and flaws that brought down what could of been a truly great game...terrible uninvolving story's and characters...the same environments reused way too much, missions that retread the same ground as each other.
The new expansions may add more story but it's not enough to interest me in going back to the game to just see the same locations yet again...and again...and again.
Many of the flaws pointed out in Push Squares recent review of Shadow Warrior are also present in Destiny but while they are used to put down the former they are mostly forgiven in the latter.

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#19

Munkyknuts commented on November's PS Plus Offering Is an Indie Game E...:

I'm ok with the games on offer, and i enjoy indie titles...I'm in particular looking forward to the Binding of Isaac. It does however seem like the quality of PS3 offerings has dropped right off in recent months. The days of getting titles like DMC, Bioshock infinite, Mass Effect 3 and Farcry 3 are long past. Oh well.

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#20

Munkyknuts commented on Wookie Here! Star Wars: Battlefront Blasts ont...:

There would have to be a screw up of epic proportions for this game to not make huge amounts of money as it releases amidst the frenzy of a new Star Wars film....of course it selling well doesn't mean it will be good, but we can hope real care and attention will go into it.

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#23

Munkyknuts commented on PSN Down as Sony's Servers Feel PS4 Firmware U...:

I got the update early this morning and could have spent the day gaming as I'm lucky enough to work in education and get half terms and school holidays off....but I didn't. I waited to play tonight and now I can't lol....I'll catch up on the TV I guess and keep checking to see if the issue is resolved.

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#24

Munkyknuts commented on Push Scare: Why the Abysmal Zombeer Has Change...:

I've never heard of this game before now lol. There is a lot of complaining about games these days...I don't usually, but I admit I complained about Destiny. I feel I missed out by not experiencing the horror (for all the wrong reasons) of Zombeer at the time.

I'm trying to think of the worst horror game I have ever played...possibly Silent Hill: Downpour. I have played some truly shocking games in the past...I'm old enough to have experienced E.T the game for example, one of the most famously broken games ever.

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#25

Munkyknuts commented on Guide: How to Change Your PS4's Background Colour:

@Bad-MuthaAdebis Infamous: 2nd son was ok but I didn't love it, and it was pretty po faced and serious compared to Sunset Overdrive. It would be nice to play something silly and over the top...like GTA was long ago or Saints Row used to be. I'm a bit tired of grim and moody stuff right now so as much as I'm looking forward to The Order and Batman it would be good to spend time with something colourful and fun.

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#28

Munkyknuts commented on Guide: How to Change Your PS4's Background Colour:

I went for the golden yellow background. Blue has never really been my colour. I'm surprised a guide was needed for people to work out how to make the change tho.
I'm looking forward to themes beyond 'flow' appearing on the store soon :)

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#31

Munkyknuts commented on Review: Shadow Warrior (PlayStation 4):

Sorry but linear levels, long load times and repetitiveness combined with fighting through horde mode repeatedly and dying because you went slightly off the accepted path are all bringing Destiny to mind.
This was a fun review but harsher than others I've read...none of the others mentioned the delay in physics and enemy reactions, and if that is really an issue with the game it's quite concerning...I was interested in the game but I'll hold off for now.

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#32

Munkyknuts commented on Survival Horror Outlast Resurges with Spooky S...:

I loved outlast and the whistleblower DLC...a rare occurrence of me paying for extra content as reviews said the DLC expanded the story both before and after the narrative of the main game.
Comparisons to PT are inevitable and I do prefer the scares the Silent Hills demo provided, but I look forward to another Outlast game, and that its set in the wider world rather than revisiting the same locations again.

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#33

Munkyknuts commented on Ratchet & Clank's PS4 Remake Will Include All ...:

I'm a huge R&C fan but I'll wait to see what the PS4 re telling/reimagining turns out like....it seems quite similar to the fad in cinema for reboots and remakes and they often don't turn out well, but I have faith in Insomniac to do a good job with it all.

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#37

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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#39

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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#40

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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#42

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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#45

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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#48

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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#50

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.