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Thu 17th Jan 2013

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RaymanFan2 commented on Soapbox: Call of Duty: Black Ops III's Campaig...:

While I agree with the article, I don't know if it was worth the effort to write it.
Sure, you can analyse and explain why a CoD campaign sucks from a narrative standpoint, but it's a given that most players who would care about an article like this innately recognize why anyway.



RaymanFan2 commented on Paris Games Week 2015: Uncharted 4's Multiplay...:

On the one hand this looks like it's cheapening some stuff (like El Dorado by making it basically a grenade, or Lazaravic and Marlowe by making them playable characters).

On the other UC3's MP (not to mention TLoU's) was fantastic so I can't wait to play.



RaymanFan2 commented on People Are Having Real Problems Paying with Cr...:

@get2sammyb It's worth nothing that, if a credit card fails for any reason 3 times, whether it's the buyer's fault or Sony's, you can't use that credit card for at least a week, sometimes 10 days, for security reasons.

So a lot of people will not only be not giving Sony money now, but also not giving Sony money over the next week.



RaymanFan2 commented on Soapbox: Why Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Colle...:

I htink the problem is that GTAV did the 'all things to all people' thing so well that something like Ass Creed just looks like it's trying too hard.

Just Cause 3 and Wild Hunt fill specific niches that would be worse off if they weren't open-world. All the other games mentioned could be linear and not really suffer apart from length and how much sheer stuff they could haphazardly chuck in.



RaymanFan2 commented on Uncharted 4's Single Player DLC May Plot an Ex...:

Having story DLC to a game that is supposed to end a story-focused series makes it likely that it'll be a prequel or otherwise largely removed from however UC4 ends.
It's incredibly unlikely that we'll be playing as Nate in a time chronologically after UC4's base ending.



RaymanFan2 commented on Game of the Month: Top 4 PlayStation Games of ...:

I dunno. Tearaway on Vita was one of very few great games based around hardware gimmicks, and the PS4 version loses a lot in translation with the more limited controller. Tapping the back touch to activate the drumskins is way more satisfying than pressing the touch pad for some reason.



RaymanFan2 commented on Round Up: Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collecti...:

I really like Jim Sterling's review.
UC2 was great, but once you got to the monastery it really did just become a couple hours of fairly straightforward but very difficult gunfights, and Naughty Dog is above that kind of design.

UC3, while it might have inconsistencies and feel rushed in the story, does exactly what ND wanted to do with Uncharted all along - make a game that could be the dictionary definition of an AAA game.



RaymanFan2 commented on October's PlayStation Plus Lineup Is Going to ...:

I've never found a platform to play Meat Boy on that had a satisfactory controller, so I'll happily play it on Vita for the first time properly.

Also I don't really mind 'paltry' selections on PS Plus, but I do miss the days of Sony giving us Bioshock Infinite like two months after release.

And oh dear, this comment section looks like it has gone places...



RaymanFan2 commented on First Impressions: Ratchet & Clank PS4 Is a Pi...:

Ratchet and Clank 1 is in my top 5 games of all time, and about this one I'm skeptical.
The whole reason I still like the first over the others is that, while the first is pretty clunky in hindsight, the clunkiness gave the game the pace of a platformer rather than a shooter.
I'm imagining Into the Nexus' game feel applied to the first game and it makes me think some of the charm will be lost. The writing, at the very least, is guaranteed to feel more like a Future game than the PS2 games, which is why I'm not that interested in the movie. Ratchet was never a boy scout - in fact he was the opposite in the first game - but it looks like that's what they've made him for the movie.

Should be pretty though, and I'm sure I'll still enjoy it.



RaymanFan2 commented on Don't Hold Your Breath for a New PlayStation H...:

@get2sammyb Yeah, but the DS was an outlier that only the PS2 has come close to matching.
It's like saying the PS3 was a failure because it didn't sell as many units as the Wii. The 3DS and PS3 are marketed as relatively hardcore systems whereas the DS and Wii were gaming's first and only successes at being all things to all people. A good 50% of all Wii owners only ever bought Wii Sports, and a sizeable chunk of DS owners only ever bought Brain Training and Professor Layton.



RaymanFan2 commented on Review: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (...:

@ShogunRok Speaking of subjective opinion - I'm a huge fan of MGS, usually hate fantasy RPGs, and think that Witcher 3 is better than MGSV. And I adored both.

So in a year where that opinion is possible despite all my biases, I think the best course is to stop comparing games and instead appreciate just how awesome 2015 has been and continues to be.