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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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#3

Munkyknuts commented on Feature: Five Reasons Why You Should Buy a PS4...:

By next year there will be further price cuts to what the system costs now....so while I agree a console is a long term investment, if there isn't any software attracting buyers now they might as well wait and take advantage of what new deals the ongoing console wars bring in time for Christmas 2015, and some high profile games will be released reviewed and gamers opinions of them noted...instead of anticipating games worth playing on your new console only for them to be delayed or fall short and disappoint on release.

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Munkyknuts commented on Amazon UK Black Friday Discounts Hook Up Watch...:

@Jonny Watchdogs was the game I wanted a PS4 to play but I realised it was falling short when it got delayed...still enjoyed the imperfect end product tho. I have a huge backlog of games myself so I know how it is. I have games I bought as well as games from plus that I need to get around to. Just not enough time in my life to play them all...being a grown up just sucks lol.

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Munkyknuts commented on Amazon UK Black Friday Discounts Hook Up Watch...:

@Jonny Watchdogs is more than just a GTA clone, so is sleeping dogs, they just suffer from the obvious comparison of being city based sand box games...if being that is all it requires to be counted as GTA wannabes then I guess they can be counted as such, but I think it's unfair to everything else that went into them. If Watchdogs drops to a low enough price Id recommend giving it a shot...I really liked its murky tones and the feel of the world it presented.

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Munkyknuts commented on Delve into Destiny's Dark Below Expansion Pack...:

@ZeD I finished Venus and then played about 20-25hrs of doing the same stuff over and over before I started the Mars missions, just to stretch out the paper thin story...got bored of the repetition and finished the story. Wasn't worth the wait.

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#8

Munkyknuts commented on Delve into Destiny's Dark Below Expansion Pack...:

Way too high a price for far too little new content. The main game only had ongoing playability if you had a taste for repeating the same stuff over and over again for the chance at new stuff....to make doing the same stuff over and over again a little different, or if the competitive multiplayer continues being fun for you...and I can see why the competitive element would continue being a draw, it is excellent. I just sucked at it. I recall reading the expansion will also herald the arrival of new items and stuff for everyone....so, more stuff to grind around collecting.
That price is shocking tho. I got Alien: Isolation on PS4 for only a little more than this expansion costs. I'm glad I got rid of Destiny.

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#10

Munkyknuts commented on Review: Aqua Kitty: Milk Mine Defender DX (Pla...:

I saw a Vs video of this being played on Achievement Hunter and it really didn't seem like my kind of thing at all...just not my kind of game really, tho I did quite like PixelJunk Shooter. I have to admit that while I love indie games, I'm getting bored of the pixelated retro look so many are going for...the PS4 is capable of producing glorious visuals, and even the PS3 was no slouch...more Indie titles with some visual ambition would be nice....Limbo, Journey, flower, the unfinished swan, Valiant Hearts (not an indie, but has many indie sensibilities) all went for a different kind of look.

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#12

Munkyknuts commented on Weirdness: What if You Could Play PSone Games ...:

I had a Double Dragon watch, I'd totally forgotten about it until I read this article. Games on a smart watch just seem like a rubbish idea altogether really...but then smart watches themselves are only going to lead to folk being more tech addicted and insulated than they are now....it's bad enough having to control my slap reflex when talking to someone and they are messing with their phone all the time without having them staring at their watch all the time.

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#13

Munkyknuts commented on Collect Your Own Precursor Orb from the Naught...:

It's a cool enough looking thing, reminds me of 1st playing the game way back when I was about 16yrs old....also reminds me of trying Jak & Daxter: the precursor legacy as part of the HD collection and just not enjoying the game any where near as much. It's a lot of money tho and these are tough times....if have to have way way more disposable income, but even then there are other geeky things I'd buy 1st to decorate my home.

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Munkyknuts commented on Store Preview: Akiba's Trip PS4, Guilty Gear D...:

Thomas was Alone is a beautiful game. Already have it on PS3 and on my iPhone (mobile controls aren't good at all). Anyone who hasn't played it yet and likes a game with a good involving story should give it a try. The rest of the list isn't very interesting to me, tho I might have to try the Lego Batman demo on PS3 just to sate my love of the Dark Knight.

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#17

Munkyknuts commented on Don't Worry, Your PSN Account Details Probably...:

I'm tired of people hiding behind a keyboard as they hurt others with little chance of them ever being held accountable for their actions. Hackers stealing personal info, identity theft...trolls and cyber bullies hounding people to the point of suicide.

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#19

Munkyknuts commented on Wait, There's a New PlayStation 3 Firmware Upd...:

I still use my PS3 often....that won't last forever I guess as the last game I bought for it was South Park: the stick of truth, and I'll eventually get thru my backlog of PS+ games....and since the plus offerings for PS3 mostly suck now I guess any need to turn the old system on will dry up....sad but inevitable.

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#20

Munkyknuts commented on Review: Dragon Age: Inquisition (PlayStation 4):

@Bad-MuthaAdebis This is the kind of game I've been longing for since I finished Skyrim....I love having a massive world to explore and a deep well written narrative. I love making choices that really effect the story of the game aswell, rather than being dragged along to a pre written conclusion and jumping thru hoops as I do so. I'm going to have to wait till Christmas for this....it's going to be a long gruelling wait.

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#21

Munkyknuts commented on Review: Dragon Age: Inquisition (PlayStation 4):

Damn....that's a good review Mr Ramsey. I'm totally sold on this now....along with Farcry 4. I need both games in my life now. It's lucky I work in education and get off all those juicy school holidays and I expect I'll get both games from Santa. Only sad thing is having to wait so long, but I'll make do with Alien: Isolation and PS+ games until then.

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#23

Munkyknuts commented on Will PS4 Exclusive Bloodborne Feature Randomly...:

@Alpha I can see the appeal of the games, I just don't get much time to game anymore so I tend to go for a more casual experience. I only tried the one that was free on PS+, I forget which that was. I perhaps didn't give it as much of a go as I should have with it being a plus game, played a bit and then put aside to try something else.

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#25

Munkyknuts commented on You'll Be Taking Pictures of Panties in This P...:

Ah Japanese oddness....I had forgotten how strange a folk they can be until I played Yakuza 3(or four, I forget) and it reminded me of my days of watching Anime, particularly Manga. The idea of a photography simulator game actually appeals to me...shame the main attention it's getting is for the creepy/odd voyeuristic panty snapping....Yakuza had a superhero with a thing for underpants and ping pong against bikini wearing overly jiggly girls but it wasn't what got focused on the most.
The sexual tendencies of the Japanese is a long deep and winding rabbit hole to go down into...anyone disturbed by the up skirt photos in this really shouldn't look into how strange it can all get.

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#26

Munkyknuts commented on Will PS4 Exclusive Bloodborne Feature Randomly...:

Games look and style is awesome....the title featuring a sword stick as a weapon is just even more awesome.... Victorian style and lethality. However the high difficulty of Dark Souls and Demon Souls wasn't my kind of thing, I'm just not hard core enough for them. If Bloodborne is simarily challenging Id never stand a chance of completing it.

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#27

Munkyknuts commented on You Can Poop on People in Grand Theft Auto V o...:

Well it turned out better than I thought it would when I read the headline...I expected it to be the characters squatting over fallen foes and pedestrians and giving them a steaming chocolate moustache....got magic animals pooing instead....good. But still weird.

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#28

Munkyknuts commented on Premium PS4 Themes for LittleBigPlanet 3 and T...:

I don't generally go with game related themes...Id usually go with nature shots or something relaxing...fireflies floating over a meadow, stuff like that. I'm still surprised there isn't a cornucopia of themes to choose from by now on the store.

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#29

Munkyknuts commented on First Impressions: Coming Home to Grand Theft ...:

I loved GTAV on PS3 but if I'd known I was getting a PS4 Id have waited for the next gem remaster as it does look beautiful, and it was far from ugly on the last gen console. As it stands I'm certainly not paying £50 for a remastered title when I have new titles to pick up like Farcry 4 and Dragon Age: Inquisition.
As to other open worlds on playstation I thought Second Son felt quite sterile and empty...I loved the gritty grim Chicago of Watch Dogs but seeing shots of how it was meant to look compared to how it did look are saddening...as different as shots of GTAV on PS3 and PS4. My favourite sandbox game, that felt vibrant and alive was Red Dead Redemption....glorious game. My favourite open world is still Fallout 3.

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#30

Munkyknuts commented on Review: Never Alone (PlayStation 4):

I've been watching the development of this game but I didn't know it was hitting the Playstation so soon. This looks gorgeous and the love and artistry that goes into titles like this make up for some of their short comings. While I, like others, am bored of puzzle platformers this at least has real style and a narrative to invest in....I'm bored of FPS games as well but I'll make exceptions for ones that do something different or incredibly well.

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#32

Munkyknuts commented on We'd Like to Fill the Whole Year with PS4 Excl...:

I'd not include remasters in the list really...while they are indeed Playstation exclusives they aren't PS4 exclusives and as such I mostly played them in their last gen incarnation.
We might have been a bit light on exclusives this year but It's better to spread them out, and there has been enough multi platform releases to keep me Mostly entertained...exclusives are nice but my gaming life doesn't revolve around them. DriveClub may have been something of a disaster to date, but so has the likes of Assassins Creed:Unity for those who were hit by the bugs and glitches more than others. Both exclusive titles and 3rd party releases have had low points.
Overall, honestly I could have survived this year without a PS4 and made do with my PS3...but now that games I've been looking forward to are getting closer, some PS4 exclusive, I'll be pleased I moved up from the PS3.

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#33

Munkyknuts commented on Review: Assassin's Creed Rogue (PlayStation 3):

Story line of this alone makes it interesting to me....but if the play time is brief I'll wait until it goes down in price....I don't have much issue with switching between PS3 and PS4 I do so reguarly to dip into my PS+ backlog. I thought maybe I'd get this while I wait for Unitys issues to be sorted out, but it seems I'll be waiting to play both.

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#34

Munkyknuts commented on Ever Wanted to Know Why You Can't Change Your ...:

I'd love to change mine ive had it since 2009 and I'm not the same person now I was then...and my username sucks a lot more than I used to think it did. I'd certainly be willing to pay a reasonable fee to be able to change it...as others have said, a fee being in place would possibly handle trolls changing their ID reguarly. There could also maybe be a limit of only being able to alter the username once a month, or every six months...maybe even having to stick with the new name for a year after it changes.

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#36

Munkyknuts commented on Round Up: Far Cry 4 PS4 Reviews Scale the High...:

The whole of the Eurogamer review is a bit harsher than that extract...but they did go on to still give it 8/10. That said the main issue was this game having a far lighter and minimal solo story than Farcry 3 to make way for its co-op mode, so score is subjective to how important the story is to you...I loved the last game because of its deeper story, loved the immersion. This was a definite buy for me that I had been waiting for since FC3 wowed me after it came onto PS+ . Now I'm not so sure as I'm really not a social gamer....it depends if the solo campaign has been reduced to the scale of something like CoD or Battlefield, just a sideshow to the main event of multi player.

At least it turned out better than AC: Unity.

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#38

Munkyknuts commented on Review: #killallzombies (PlayStation 4):

Performing the same repetitive tasks in the hope of better gear? #soundslikeDestiny.

Another game releasing that feels unfinished isn't great, particularly in the aftermath of the AC: Unity launch.

I'll stick with Dead Nation for my zombie murdering needs...I've played thru it at least half a dozen times but it still feels more appealing than giving this game a shot.

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#39

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

If the game is ever finished I may get it but honestly the new combat system doesn't appeal to me...the old system might have made me feel over powered to an extent but it was meant to be a living weapon of death against standard troops so it only felt right to be able to cut down enemies with relative ease...I also liked the flow and rhythm of the fights, and counter striking/fighting is a real and important component of combat. It might not fit the stealthy approach the game is pushing for...but if things did go wrong in past games and the sneaking didn't work out I could at least go out with a bang...assassination failed but a huddle of dead guards in my wake and living to fight another day.
I think I might just stay clear of Unity, I've been indifferent to the games other than AC2 and Black flag. There are other games coming out soon I'd rather buy. Far Cry 4 and Dragon Age: Inquisition will fill my time nicely, as long as they release without major issues.

An honest and well written review that doesn't pander to the publisher by pointing out flaws but then sticking an inexplicably high score on the end of it.

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#40

Munkyknuts commented on Review: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (PlaySta...:

@JaxonH lol that's fine...I was just clarifying that it isn't meant to be a like the bible story, it just shares some themes in common.
It's an odd game with strange reasons for existing...your clarifying of the story it's named for isnt a bad thing, and provides context for anyone unfamiliar with it.

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Munkyknuts commented on Review: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (PlaySta...:

@JaxonH It's not supposed to be just based on scripture it's also biographical and based on the creators dysfunctional and abusive childhood...which involved his family being ex junkie religious nuts, that accounts for the pills in the game and the biblical connections.

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Munkyknuts commented on Review: Snark Busters: High Society (PlayStati...:

I played a Jack the Ripper themed hidden object puzzle game on...the PS3? Possibly the iPad...whatever the hardware involved it was a sucky unsatisfying affair. There are far better things on the PS store for me to spend my money on.

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#44

Munkyknuts commented on Ubisoft's Aware That Arno Can Fall Through the...:

I'm staying well clear of the game for now...I'm not paying to be a beta tester on a 'finished' game.
I'm also very wary of games that release with restrictions on reviews having to be delayed until after the launch...it increasingly reeks of having things to hide and consumers to dupe.
So while it's been widely reported that Unity is a broken, but still enjoyable, mess, I'm curious as to the status of the new PS3 assassins creed game? Is that a mess as well?

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Munkyknuts commented on Forget Assassin's Creed, Alien: Isolation's Re...:

I was playing the game last night and I think the patch had installed...I had no issues greater than not getting the controls right and setting off flares by mistake....oh and getting evicerated by the Xeno repeatedly.

I think I'll leave the game aside until the issue with the patch has been sorted, just incase it effects me.

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#47

Munkyknuts commented on PS4 Releases Reduced in New European PlayStati...:

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is a decent price in the sale...Thief goes for £20 in many stores these days so the sale price a bit high. The Whistle Blower DLC for Outlast is a bargain at the sale price as it adds a sizeable and enjoyable chunk of gameplay to the main game. There are some really good deals on the list...I'm going to have to give some of them some serious consideration.

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Munkyknuts commented on Review: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (PlaySta...:

I love the grim dark and dirty styling of the game. I found it quite punishing the first few times I played it. However once I got a play through that gifted me with some more interesting and damaging power ups I got into it...it's hard not to enjoy being a cursed floating wraith being that has a constantly laser beaming eye with infinite range and bombs that home in on enemies, all the while being orbited by a little...imp...thing that aggressively defended me. The piles of poo everywhere are a bit weird tho.

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Munkyknuts commented on First Impressions: How Well Does Assassin's Cr...:

I hoped they would use the transition to the new generation of consoles to take the time to create a game with less glitches and bugs...however those graphical issues are there and with other issues as well. They should have focused on making the game run fast and smooth and not on stuffing the streets with so many NPCS/puppets.
I've found assassins creed to be dissapointing since the 2nd game...Revelations and Brotherhood took what I loved in 2 and stretched out thin. 3 was forgettable. Black Flag was, I felt, a lot better and getting back to how the games should be...lacking Desmond and his daddy issues was certainly a good move.
I would like to know how the time out of the Animus is handled in the one...is it still the FP office based style of Black Flag? I really quite liked that.