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Paranoimia commented on Poll: Are You Excited for Mass Effect: Andromeda?:

Couldn't care less. Played ME3 on PS3 and found it very 'meh'. Which was odd, because in theory it had everything I like in a game. But I never took to it. Didn't take to any of the characters, and didn't care for the story. Most fun I had was the mining!

I finished the story and never went back to it. Nor did I develop any interest in playing the previous 2 games. So this is a complete non-event for me.



Paranoimia commented on PSN Survives the Holiday Traffic Onslaught:

Never had an issue with it myself, except when the network's under attack. shrugs

Though no network can claim 100% uptime, much like Domestos can never claim to kill 100% of all known germs.



Paranoimia commented on The Division Suits Up with Sharper Graphics on...:

@lixei32 The whole game can be played on your own, and it's a decent amount of fun.

As for the update, it's a good thing. I still go back to it sometimes. I'm not a huge fan of the Dark Zone, because it's designed intentionally to make people jerks. It has changed a lot since launch, though, with Ubi constantly rejigging and rebalancing several aspects - for better or worse, depending on your point of view and what you expect from the game.

Language -Tasuki-



Paranoimia commented on Never, Ever Change Japanese Game Developers:

I guess it <i>might</i> be offensive if it was even remotely realistic. As it is, it's just comical... and not in a 'good' way.

Never could get any interest in Japanese games like this. Never been a fan of the Manga art style for one thing, never mind the general bizarre-ness.



Paranoimia commented on Review: Watch Dogs 2 (PS4):

Coming to the end of it now. Just one or two more missions to do... found and completed all the side missions... I think.

Thoroughly enjoyable. Think I may get the season pass.



Paranoimia commented on Reaction: Sony Puts on a Perfectly Paced PSX 2...:

I loved the Uncharted opening. I knew it was Naughty Dog - that was evident from the style and quality - but the title was a mystery until I recognised the vocal grunts of Chloe near the end.

I also enjoyed the new Horizon trailer, and of course the Last Of Us 2 reveal at the end... now we know what ND's 'other team' has been working on.

But the rest of it was pretty redundant for me personally, as nothing else really grabbed my interest. Never was interested in Crash, Parappa, or the other remakes/remasters, and not much of the other new stuff grabbed me either.



Paranoimia commented on Guide: The Best PS4 Black Friday Deals 2016 in...:

These 'deals' have been pretty craptacular stuff on the PS4 Pro front. I've seen very few, and those all seem to be bundled with old games like Second Son.

I'd have given my left arm for a console-only deal for £279-£299 with no games and an extra controller. Not literally of course, because then I wouldn't be able to actually play the games, but you get the idea. I bet they'd have sold a decent number of systems.

Guess I'll just wait until February and see what they offer in terms of Horizon bundles.



Paranoimia commented on Hello Games Breaks No Man's Sky Silence with F...:

Is it too late? No.

I haven't played for a while, but I've liked and enjoyed the game since its release. Anything they add is welcome. I'd particularly like some proper mapping, to find your way back to places you've been.



Paranoimia commented on Games Retailers Blame Black Friday for Poor Sales:

I'm not fussed about the pricing, so I'm not waiting for sales. I just bought Watch Dogs 2, which is great... I'll probably get The Last Guardian, too; maybe I might pick up Dishonored at some point.

But I'm just not interested in a number of the supposed 'blockbuster' games. I'd have bought the new Battlefield had it not been set in WW1, and I've got no interest at all in Titanfall.

My next games of interest are Ghost Recon Wildlands, Rime, Wild, Detroit, and Horizon Zero Dawn... all due throughout next year at the earliest, as far as I'm aware.



Paranoimia commented on Poll: What Do You Think of Watch Dogs 2 on PS4?:

@GBMatthew It's only been the recent games I've not enjoyed. I loved GTA3, and Vice City remains my favourite of the series.

I gave up on San Andreas after a few hours; I hated the character, and the motion blur when driving made me feel ill. GTA IV was okay, but too short with far too little to do, and again I wasn't keen on the character.

A friend wants me to pick up GTA V again on PS4 for the multiplayer, but it's still full price and I'm not paying that again for a game I didn't enjoy, even if the online has changed a lot since I had it on PS3.



Paranoimia commented on Poll: What Do You Think of Watch Dogs 2 on PS4?:

@SPGFan34 If it's any help, I had GTA V on PS3, I didn't take to the characters, and it bored me. Once I finished the story, I never went back to it; I wasn't interested in the online, although I know it's changed a lot since launch.

But I have no such boredom issues with WD2, and I'm enjoying it much more than I did GTA V.



Paranoimia commented on Poll: What Do You Think of Watch Dogs 2 on PS4?:

@SPGFan34 As @Chris0160 says, I'd advise watching some gameplay videos on YouTube to help you decide. I'll be uploading some of my own mission play-throughs soon, but there are already plenty to watch.

I didn't dislike Aiden or the story, and I did - eventually - enjoy the first game, except for a few things. I didn't buy it when it first came out, but picked it up in a PSN sale for around £15. I started playing it, got bored, and left it for more than a year. When I went back to it, for some reason I actually enjoyed it more. I only have one unearned trophy, and that's for the stupid drinking games.

The second game is better in every way. Personally, I'd say that if you enjoyed the first, it's unlikely you won't like the second.



Paranoimia commented on Poll: What Do You Think of Watch Dogs 2 on PS4?:

Really enjoying it so far. Way, WAY better than the first. Loving the Jumper and Drone. Quite a bit tougher than the first too... presents more of a challenge. Enemies are more observant and spot you quicker if you're not careful.

Better driving (still not great, but better), far better soundtrack (after a while I played the first game with no music at all), and best of all... no stupid drinking games, etc.

It's one of those games where it gets to 11pm and you think "just one more mission", and the next thing you know it's 3am.



Paranoimia commented on Feature: The Promising PS4 Games of November 2016:

Watch Dogs 2 is quite likely for me. Dishonored 2 maybe, maybe not. I'm going to wait for reviews on both, not for scores but for more information.

The Last Guardian is a definite when it arrives, as are Horizon and Days Gone.



Paranoimia commented on Talking Point: What October PlayStation Plus G...:

There was nothing in September for me. Haven't seen anything else mentioned here that would interest me either.

The Plus games are rarely of interest to me, as I buy what I want when it's released. Generally speaking, what appears on Plus I've either had, or have no interest in. That's not to say there haven't been a few welcome surprises, but it is why I never bothered with Plus until PS4.

I really think it's time Plus offered at least one alternative package, whereby if you didn't want the games that month, you could opt for a couple of movie rentals.



Paranoimia commented on Soapbox: Uncharted 4's Higher Difficulties Kil...:


Platinum on all Uncharted's, on PS3, PS4, and Vita! Hardest part of U4 on Crushing for me was the two heavies in the tunnels towards the end. The rest was do-able with some patience.

Brutal on the remasters of the first 3 games is utterly demoralising. I couldn't be bothered persevering with that.

For a really infuriating third-person shooter, try 'Spec Ops: The Line' on FUBAR difficulty. (Did that as well, by the way!)



Paranoimia commented on Video: You Really, Really Should Play Inside o...:

Push the left stick right.

Push the left stick right some more.

Bit more.

Press X.

Push the left stick right again.

Lather, rinse, repeat. Looks nice, but also looks like a remake of Limbo, only this time with some colour.

And Limbo was bloody crap.



Paranoimia commented on Gamers Demanding a No Man's Sky Refund Aren't ...:

@metal_cka He promised a game of exploration and discovery in a huge procedurally generated universe. That's what we got.

Sure, it's not perfect. It's not a 10/10 game. There are some things about it I dislike, some a little, some a lot. But over all, it hasn't left me disappointed, and I'm looking forward to what they plan to add to it.



Paranoimia commented on Gamers Demanding a No Man's Sky Refund Aren't ...:

@MadAdam81 No, they really don't. That's one tiny aspect of the game, and we don't even know for sure yet that it's not possible. Yes, I've read that story, but there are also reasons why they may not have been able to see each other.

Either way, that alone does not justify a refund.



Paranoimia commented on Gamers Demanding a No Man's Sky Refund Aren't ...:

@Habondee Not denying anything. I know it's not perfect. I said the game crashed for me 3 times in 10 minutes. Most of the time it has run flawlessly for long sessions.

Most of what's pointed out there are just glitches, which given the nature of the game are to be expected. I've had the land-based, nose-diving whales myself. Didn't really bother me... I just killed for for some easy resources.

People are complaining that they haven't seen this or that in the game. Yeah, that's true - every planet I've visited so far has been quite barren. No lush grass or trees, just rocks and desert of varying styles. Similarly, most of the creatures I've encountered have been some form of crustacean or reptillian in origin. But there are billions of planets out there, and I know from the screenshots others have posted that there's a lot of variety out there. Just because someone hasn't seen something yet, doesn't mean it's not there. That's what fuels my desire to keep exploring, along with the knowledge of what they plan to add. It seems some people were expecting it to be like the God Mode shown in the videos and to see everything in 30 minutes.

I left one planet with a hold full of valuable pearls the other day. A fleet of freighters warped in, followed by a swarm of pirates who started attacking them. Then I received a 'hostile scan' warning, and the pirates broke off from the freighters and came after me. I had to make a run for it, and only just made it to a space station to get away.

The very nature of the game means that it's going to be a different experience for everyone. Sure, some people are having issues, and that's a shame. For me, the game so far has been a great experience, with a handful of crashes, and a few glitches.

One thing I do want is more control over my ship. I want to be able to fly lower, the possibility of crashing, the ability to hover when on a planet, and the ability to come to a full stop when in space.

But for me, it is essentially the game I was expecting, so for me there's no disappointment. Whatever others thought they'd be getting... well, that's not my problem.



Paranoimia commented on Gamers Demanding a No Man's Sky Refund Aren't ...:

It crashed 3 times in 10 minutes for me the other night. I'm still enjoying it.

I think the game is exactly what was promised. The problem - once again - seems to be that some people built up so much hype for the game in their own head that they were inevitably going to feel disappointed. Which sucks, but... well... they only have themselves to blame. But no-one takes responsibility these days, it's always someone else's fault.



Paranoimia commented on Feature: 5 PS4K Neo Reveals Sony Must Make at ...:

It will undoubtedly have a 4K Blu-ray drive, I think that's a given. But it seems very unlikely that it will play 4K games. Upscale, maybe.

My guess would be better frame-rates and more true 1080p games, with 4K Blu-ray playback and possible 4K upscaled games.

It's basically just like upgrading the graphics card and CPU in your PC. All the games still work the same, they just may look a little better.

Unless of course the Scorpio announcement made them beef up the specs further in the months since.



Paranoimia commented on Sony Asks Ark: Survival Evolved Dev to Finish ...:


All you ever read these days are complaints from people moaning about games being released 'buggy' and 'unfinished'. Battlefield 4, Destiny, The Division... numerous others, too... all sparked cries of "this is unfinished!" or "disgraceful that they release games in this state!".

Yet when Sony ask a dev to "finish the game" before releasing it? "Boo Sony! You suck!"

It's not as if we needed more evidence that too many gamers these days are hypocritical but there you go.



Paranoimia commented on Sony Really Needs to Address This PS4, Xbox On...:

During the PS3 era, I remember reading that Sony were open to cross-platform play with Xbox 360. Can't find the article now, because of course if you search, you get all the talk of the current situation.

Still, at the time, Microsoft of course weren't interested because they had the biggest market share (it was early PS3 days) and had no interest in cooperating with Sony.

And that's exactly why I don't feel Sony have any need to rush and jump through hoops to make this happen.



Paranoimia commented on Your Free PlayStation Plus Games for August Ha...:

The only things I've bothered with from Plus in the past year are Zombi and... umm... some top-down space shootery thing which was available at the same time but whose name I can't remember at the moment. And I haven't touched either of those yet.

I'm not one of those to usually moan about the Plus offerings, as I'm well aware that the value you get depends on what you like and what you've already bought. But even I have to say that I'm finding slim pickings on Plus for the PS4. I'm not at all anti-Indie, but I am sick of 'retro' style games, and that's 99% of what they're releasing for Plus on PS4. We're coming up 3 years into the generation now, and I'd honestly have expected a number of the titles from launch/first 6 months to be going free on Plus by now.

I know there have been some 'decent' titles released on Games With Gold, and it might be expected that they'd hit both systems around the same time. Call me paranoid, but given past behaviour in this area, I'm wondering if MS are paying for 'bigger' 3rd party games not to hit Plus for a while.



Paranoimia commented on Uncharted 4's PS4 Story DLC Could Take a While...:

I love Naughty Dog, I love Uncharted, and though I do enjoy the multi-player, I bought the Season Pass specifically for the single-player DLC.

So I'm putting my faith in ND to deliver something worthwhile. I'm quite happy for them to take their time with it, but I do hope that it's a substantial add-on which offers a good few hours play for my £20.