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Thu 17th January, 2013

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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.



RaymanFan2 commented on Review: Mad Max (PS4):

It really does sound like Ubisoft: The Open World Game, in that it (and all of them) focus on giving 'content' without giving any thought to making that content actually interesting.

That said, I felt the same way about Shadow of Mordor, and I fully acknowledge that if you're going to be derivative, that's how you do it, because it was enjoyable, just over-familiar.



RaymanFan2 commented on Round Up: Mad Max PS4 Reviews Hit the Highway:

@get2sammyb It sounds like it has all the problems Just Cause 2 did - that is, if you do what the game points you towards doing, it's often pretty 'Open-World-101,' as you put it. If you just screw around and see what you can do with the systems it gives you, you'll get much more out of it. JC3 is my most anticipated game of the rest of 2015.
That said, Mad Max looks like it has far less systems to screw around with than Just Cause because of the setting, so, with no driving force (pun COMPLETELY intended) other than the main objectives, it'll seem much blander.

So in that regard it seems like it'll be more comparable to GTAV in that Avalanche seems to have completely nailed the setting, if nothing else.



RaymanFan2 commented on Review: Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Des...:

While I enjoyed the Danganronpa games, something about them just wasn't as compelling as I would have liked (that is, as compelling as Ace Attorney, Ghost Trick, 999 or the Kyle Hyde games).
The exception being Monokuma, who would actually have to be one of my favorite villains of all time. I feel like shooting a bunch of him all the time would only cheapen him.



RaymanFan2 commented on E3 2015: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain'...:

Is it possible that there was another subject of Les Enfant Terrible called V, who was botched and never meant to see life, but has 'come to'?

It'd be just like Kojima to call a character V just because there's a V in the title of the game.



RaymanFan2 commented on Feature: What Do You Mean You've Never Played....:

Fall is even better, especially for fanservice.
But Joey might want to have a look at PushSquare's review for Dark Spark, done by Ben.
It's pretty much on par with War and got a 3/10. The critical panning of that game is pretty much the only time I've ever gotten annoyed by the general consensus.
Movie tie-in games aren't going to get better if critics don't recognize the good ones, because then what's the point in putting the effort in?



RaymanFan2 commented on Review: Bloodborne (PlayStation 4):

My main problem with 'the From Software game' (for there is only one) is that checkpoints (or whatever you want to call them) are so few and far between. If I've proven I can beat enemies x, y and z, I shouldn't need to fight them again get to get another chance at big boss x. That's punishing, not difficult. The difficulty factor in that equation is only in the fact that the boss is clearly hard because it couldn't be beaten the first time.