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ShogunRok

AKA Robert Ramsey

Male, United Kingdom

I'm the Associate Editor of Push Square. You may remember me from such articles as 'Why I'm The Real Commander Shepard' and 'I Can't Stop Killing Dragons'. Note: Articles mentioned may not actually exist. Yet.

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Thu 2nd February, 2012

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#19

ShogunRok commented on Feature: Why Do Next-Gen Games Keep Disappoint...:

@hardrockr79 I can't help but think the same sometimes. It must get harder and harder for developers to come up with something original, let alone revolutionary. It'll happen eventually, but it needs time.

I agree that we should start looking at games for what they are, and not what we expect them to be.

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#21

ShogunRok commented on Feature: Why Do Next-Gen Games Keep Disappoint...:

It's been about what I expected.

Sure, some things have been disappointing, but it's all about expectations. Never before have I seen such madness when it comes to hyping up games and then absolutely trashing them two weeks later. It's getting ridiculous.

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#23

ShogunRok commented on Is PSN Down Yet Again? For Some, the Answer's Yes:

The PSN has been awful for me for the past week. Friends list takes minutes to load, constant server timeouts, and downloads take much longer than they should.

Destiny has also been uncharacteristically unreliable lately too, although that could have something to do with the PSN. Either way, Sony needs to sort out these problems ASAP.

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#40

ShogunRok commented on Review: Watch Dogs: Bad Blood (PlayStation 4):

@zerotheclown We're not comparing it to Destiny, though. Destiny has no narrative exposure (which is bad) and Watch Dogs is predictable and cliched. We gave both games an 8 and said that both featured poor storytelling one way or the other.

At least T-Bone is more likeable than Aiden!

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#44

ShogunRok commented on This Dude Has Played Way More Destiny Than You...:

Yeah the new bounty system is actually pretty good. You pick up some of the Queen's specific ones, do them, and every time you finish one, a new "kill order" mission is unlocked, and comes with a decent chance of getting a legendary piece of gear at the end. I got a two helmets and two torso pieces.

Not perfect, but the chance of getting something actually worth using makes things far more reasonable.

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#47

ShogunRok commented on Desperate for a Legendary Engram in Destiny? Y...:

@xMEADx We enjoy the game — it's great fun — that's why we play it. The problem is we get no rewards for doing so, which is ridiculous. The loot drop rate is insanely low, and even when you do get something, you're not guaranteed that the engram will be decrypted into anything good.

There's a huge difference between liking a game and being critical of it. If you see no flaw in Destiny's loot system, that's fine, but it's clear that many, many players have serious issues with it. If it was actually any good, people wouldn't bother with exploits like this in the first place.

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#49

ShogunRok commented on Desperate for a Legendary Engram in Destiny? Y...:

@xMEADx It doesn't matter how much time you have. I put over 20 hours into Destiny just over the past week, and I got almost nothing to show for it. That's not good design, and if it keeps up, it's only a matter of time until people start shelving the game because they feel like they're not being rewarded as much as they should.

One of the first rules of an enjoyable game is that the game must reward the player. Destiny's not all about loot, sure, but at the end of the day, that's what's making you complete countless strikes and continue playing once the story's over.

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#50

ShogunRok commented on Desperate for a Legendary Engram in Destiny? Y...:

I think we can all agree that the loot drop rate needs to increase quite a bit. The supposedly amazing endgame Bungie wants everyone to try currently involves sitting in front of a cave and shooting low levels enemies for 20 minutes at a time.

It's ridiculous.