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NathanUC

NathanUC

Male, 27, United States

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#3

NathanUC commented on Sony Patents Elite PS4 Controller with Paddles...:

Nice. I'm dying for some paddles! I went to custom order a modded controller with paddles, but it was crazy expensive for what it was... Ever since the Xbox Elite controller, I've been waiting for Sony to follow suit

Very excited about this!

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#6

NathanUC commented on Feature: 10 PS4 Games That Won E3 2016:

When it comes to Sony's show, Resident Evil 7 took me by total surprise and had me nearly jumping on the couch. I was already very excited for Detroit, Horizon, and The Last Dogbird (now that it has a date)

If any single game won E3, it was definitely the new Zelda. I'm not a fan of the series, but the buzz it's generating is unreal.

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#7

NathanUC commented on E3 2016: Lost Planet 3 Writers Penning God of ...:

Without getting too offtopic, the story wasn't what derailed Lost Planet in my opinion. If anything, they focused too much on the story and neglected just about everything else in that game... I wouldn't think that is the case for a high budget game like God of War. Also, I miss Lost Planet

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#12

NathanUC commented on Round Up: Overwatch PS4 Reviews Are Ridiculous...:

I think it's a fantastic game, but I just don't see the value in it's current content/price. It's easily going to be a game that grows into something amazing though.

Leave it to Blizzard to generate this much hype though. It's unbelievable how well they can market a game.

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#13

NathanUC commented on Toukiden 2's Looking Sharp in New PS4 Gameplay...:

Toukiden Kiwami is one of my favorite PS4 games to date. I played the Japanese demo for Toukiden 2 and was a bit disappointed in the performance. The framerate around town was all over the place and usually below the 30 cap. At least most combat seem locked at 30... but it's still a shame that they didn't optimize this a bit more for PS4. The ps4 version is almost certainly just a simple port of the Vita version with HD textures.

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#14

NathanUC commented on Gran Turismo Sport Looks Much Better Than You ...:

When all is said and done, I think this is a greater demonstration on how powerful the PS3 really was when properly utilized. Gran Turismo 5 and 6 both look amazing, even when compared to more modern games. I think Gran Turismo Sport looks great. The shadows appear pretty low res and the foliage could use a bit more love, but otherwise it looks fantastic.

DriveClub certainly looks amazing, but often times it's the weather and night racing that is shown off, not the day racing. I'm curious to see what PD has to offer in terms of weather.

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#15

NathanUC commented on Talking Point: Are Indie Devs Bringing Back th...:

Growing up, typically the bargain bin (called the 'sports bin' amongst my friends) wasn't necessarily full of BAD games, just old games. I remember getting a ton of really good games really cheap. Rarely my friends and I would buy a new game, finish it up, and then trade it for several older games at funcoland or gamecrazy.

That said, we were still playing AAA and high budget third party games...I don't think the indie model would work with a physical release in most cases (unless they are big bundles for medium prices).

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#16

NathanUC commented on Review: Battleborn (PS4):

As much as I love this game (an 8 or a 9 for my personal score), a 7 is very fair/accurate. Great review!

@slampog It's usually 30fps, but it's not a lock. There are times where it drops a little. Frankly, I think the performance is this games biggest weakness. I'm HOPING we'll eventually get a performance patch to either boost FPS or (at least) lock at 30.

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#17

NathanUC commented on Store Update: 3rd May 2016 (Europe):

@Tasuki For someone more interested in the PvE gameplay, but also wants some solid PvP on the side, I bet I'll disagree. I say that because Overwatch isn't out yet.. It doesn't seem fair to judge it based off the closed/open beta.

Either way, 5 hours in (with about 20 hours in the betas) and I'm loving Battleborn. The framerate is decent, but really should be at 60fps for PvP at the very least (considering the graphical fidelity). The characters are fun and unique, the campaigns are exciting, and the pvp is exhilarating. My only complaint (other than framerate) is that the progression system is a little slow/lack luster. It's a solid game.

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#18

NathanUC commented on Film Critics Aren't Being Kind to the Ratchet ...:

I saw the movie last night. As a R&C fan, I really enjoyed it! I could understand why some people who aren't familiar with the series might not care for it though. It's by no means a great plot, but the characters are great, the voice acting is crazy good, and the animation is top notch.

I think it would have done better if Dr. Nefarious was the lead villain. He's just such a great bad guy! The jokes were decent and did cause me to laugh out loud a few times. Most jokes were clearly catered to the younger audiences but there were a couple jokes that I found really funny that my girlfriend didn't get.

All in all, it's a great movie to watch with your kids. If I were giving it a score, I would say 7/10 for the genre. If you aren't familiar with the series, it might be more of a 5 or 6.

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#19

NathanUC commented on Test Your Mettle in the PS4 Nioh Demo Right Now:

This is another example of a game that should run a lot better than it does... we don't need a PS4k, we need better optimization. It's nice that they at least have the option for Movie Mode (resolution) or Action Mode (frame rate). It's absolutely playable though. Action mode seems to be around 60fps with decent enough resolution.

Anyways, it's an interesting game. It does feel extremely ridged, but the depth of the combat system is promising. After the demo, I'm sure I'd pick it up at launch, but I'll definitely keep my eye out for reviews.

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#20

NathanUC commented on Review: Alienation (PS4):

Great review. I really enjoyed Dead Nation, but it was a tad short. I'm glad to hear they squeezed more out of this one! Looks like I'm scheduled for another all nighter coop session this weekend!

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#23

NathanUC commented on Feature: 3 Believable Perks That Would Make Yo...:

I've been hoping for some type of Video rental integration since PS+ started in like 2010.

One hour trials and exclusive drawings don't really interest me. Maybe it's just because I like to take my time, but 1 hour isn't nearly enough for me to get an idea if a game is worth the money.

Another 'obvious' integration should be PlayStation Now. It's not something I'd pay for, but I'd be happy to use that service for free in some type of limited capacity.

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#25

NathanUC commented on There's a Warframe Convention Now Apparently:

Easily one of the most improved games of all time. I remember the first time I played it, all I could think was "this game has potential, but it's such an ugly mess". Now, it's one of my favorite games. I'd love to attend if it were closer.

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#27

NathanUC commented on Review: Resident Evil 6 (PS4):

I can't say I disagree with the problems in this game, but my girlfriend and I are loving it. The action is super intense, the 'puzzles' are entertaining, and we like the way all of the stories tie together. My biggest complaint is the melee system... but if it were more polished/usable I think it could possibly take away from the tension in closed in areas.

I guess it's true; one man's trash is another man's treasure. I personally feel like it's a much stronger game than most people give it credit. If it were a game by any other name, I bet it would have fared a bit better (but probably would have sold worse).

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#29

NathanUC commented on Hands On: Platinum Demo: Final Fantasy XV Is W...:

Switching weapons in combat is a little weird since it requires taking your thumb off the left stick, but I suppose with the lock on you shouldn't need to adjust direction often.

I suspect it will be like the XIII series combat in a sense that at first, it feels super basic, but later on the depth shines through.

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#31

NathanUC commented on Evidence for Supercharged PS4.5 Console Mounts:

I don't own a 4k TV yet, but I'm very excited for UHD blurays. One thing that holds me back from upgrading to a 4k display is how expensive UHD supported displays are right now and the fact that I'd have to purchase another standalone bluray player.

If this PS4.5 offered UHD playback (i'm assuming that's a no brainer), a 4k upscaler (would have to be good), Bluetooth 4.1 with better device support, better audio processing (maybe I'm just crazy, but games/music on my PS3 seem to sound way better than PS4), and maybe tech similar to VR that allows smoother appearing framerates on non VR games.

I don't think that's a ton to ask for nor do I think it would it should cost all that much. Some of the upscalers and that framerate mumbo jumbo might cost more than I think, but I'd consider 'upgrading' mine for $400 or less. $300 would be a nobrainer.

If it's a better GPU, I am skeptical that it won't cause issues with games that don't lock FPS but tie game physics to framerate.

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#33

NathanUC commented on PlayStation Vue Begins Broadcasting Nationwide...:

I'm going to give the trial a go. I don't get many over the air channels where I live, and to get cable is fairly pricey (probably at least $50/mo for the bare basic channels..).

Hulu+ has done me nicely, but there are a lot of really good channels I miss out on. If the basic Vue package works well for $29, it might be an easy choice for my girlfriend and I.

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#34

NathanUC commented on Review: Summon Night 5 (PSP):

@SKC_Diamond That's the second one I reviewed within about a year! Such a great little device. I think out of all gaming systems, I have some of the best memories with my many PlayStation Portables.

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#35

NathanUC commented on No Doubt Dusty Shooter DUST 514 Turns to Dust ...:

I played it from time to time, but I don't remember having a great time. It was similar to PlayStation home in that it just ran way too poorly for my taste... it took ages to get from the main menu to playing a match! I also seem to remember some matchmaking issues where I'd always be classes with people far above my experience level and firepower...

All that said, I would give it another go on PS4, so I couldn't have disliked it that much. Also.... it didn't have trophies.

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#36

NathanUC commented on Soapbox: Why I Don't Hate The Witcher 3: Wild ...:

This is one of those games I still haven't tried. It goes back to Dragon Age Inquisition. Everyone I know was treating it as the best thing to ever happen to PS4 so I figured I'd give it a try. Well I hated it. I don't think it was a bad game, but I really really hated it. I didn't like the characters, the voice acting, the combat, ANYTHING. The whole game felt like a massive chore with little to no entertainment.

I can't help but shake the feeling that The Witcher 3 will leave the same bad taste in my mouth. I will not be Dragon Age'd again.

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#37

NathanUC commented on Review: Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of...:

This took me for surprise. I LOVE the EDF games, but I hadn't heard about this or the Vita release until about last week. Review seems to indicate it's everything I'd expect, so I can't wait to find the time for this one.

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#43

NathanUC commented on Backlash Fears Have Stopped Dead or Alive Xtre...:

They never seemed too keen on releasing it out west from the get-go. I'd wage a guess that this is more a monetary reason than it is a political reason.

I'm disappointed on principle. I had no intentions on getting a copy, but it's a silly reason for those who did.

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#45

NathanUC commented on Don't Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops III on PS3:

@themcnoisy While I do agree that CoD4 looked pretty good, I still think it was GRAPHICALLY behind other games such as Halo 3 or even Resistance: Fall of Man. Besides, like EIGHT CoD games have released since then! I haven't found any of them graphically impressive. Of any, I'd say MW2 was the best work for it's time, but even that paled in comparison graphically to games like Killzone 2.

The last gen versions of BO3 sure do look awful, but at least they appear smooth. I think any CoD player can agree with me that a smooth frame-rate is way more important that HD textures. I do think it should have a lower price tag than $49.99 US though.. digitally releasing the multiplayer only game on last gen for $29.99 seems more fair to me.

All this from a guy who's multiplayer FPS of choice is still Killzone Shadow Fall.. so I guess take it with a grain of salt.

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#47

NathanUC commented on Review: Superbeat: Xonic (PS Vita):

@JaxonH I think the difficulty is the best quality of this game. I wasn't a huge fan of the gameplay in Persona 4 Dancing All Night because it was either WAY too easier or way too punishing. The music, character, and story more than made up for it though. Difficulty in Superbeat XONiC just feels more manageable and WAY more rewarding.

It might sound odd, but back when I used to play DDR daily, there would be some sections of songs that I'd hit perfect somehow and think to myself "How in the world did I even do that?!". I haven't really had that feeling since until I played this game. Sometimes it's as if my fingers (muscle memory) move faster than my brain... it's a crazy feeling!

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#48

NathanUC commented on Review: Superbeat: Xonic (PS Vita):

@NomNom It is definitely forgiving of new players! Even if you start to miss a lot of the notes, you usually won't fail if you can at least hit a few here and there. What other rhythm games do you play?

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#49

NathanUC commented on Soapbox: Why the Industry Is Getting Greedy (A...:

As with most of my opinions these days, it varies. I don't feel Micro-transactions in games like MGS5, Destiny, or Tales of Zestiria hurt anyone. It's a simple way to 'show support' for a game you truly like while either saving a bit of time, or getting a slightly unique cosmetic item.

My opinions of Desinty are nothing new. I feel 100% ripped off for paying retail price with that game came out, and with each additional DLC, I feel more and more angry about it. Locking out content for those who don't pay is beyond unacceptable to me. I personally feel like Bungie cut content in order to market it as DLC, but as annoying as that is, it didn't bother me that much (I should have researched before spending money).

Another game that comes to mind is GT6. I felt like the ability to convert real money to in game currency didn't really hurt anyone, but at the same time, it felt like MAYBE the in game rewards were lower to help persuade people to buy into their cash shop.

All in all, DLC is here to stay, and if done correct, can be awesome. Plenty of devs still do a great job with DLC so, as consumers, we just need to try our best to support good practices and avoid bad ones.

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#50

NathanUC commented on Sony Stresses There Are Still First-Party PS V...:

@rjejr I'm pretty sure the original Vita had the ability to output to TV via the expansion port, but the cable/firmware was never produced. There might have been technical reasons that it never went into production, but it was likely an economical reason to push a new device.

In some ways, it makes sense to sell a new standalone TV device since you can charge A LOT less. It's just a shame they didn't ALSO allow the original Vita to output video to a TV.

Either way, I'm still happy with my Vita and my PlayStation TV. I'd like to see more first party support, but third party support has still been strong for games I like.