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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.

Thu 2nd Feb 2012

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ShogunRok commented on Review: FIFA 17 (PS4):

@Galvatron Sadly I haven't played PES this year so I can't comment on the difference, but I know @Anchorsam_9 thought PES 17 was superb. And as far as I know, no, managers don't make any unique decisions.

@MinerWilly Nah, you don't have to play for United - you can play for any of this season's Premier League clubs.



ShogunRok commented on Rumour: Destiny 2 Shooting For a Fresh Audienc...:

I could see them at least making it so your character carries over - I just don't think that your progress will matter. Can definitely see everyone starting from scratch. Maybe returning players will get exclusive stuff to start with? That'd make sense, although I'm sure a lot of people will still be annoyed with the fact that all the hard work they put into Destiny basically means next to nothing.



ShogunRok commented on Final Fantasy XV Live PS4 Gameplay Demo Shows ...:

@Feena It's an interesting point with the writing. There's definitely an argument that the series' writing has always been cheesy, goofy, and maybe a bit crap, but for me it's always come down to the characters. Take Final Fantasy IX, for example. I don't think the actual overarching story is that good, but the characters make it work because they're all so charming and varied. I think games can get away with below average writing if there's enough personality in the cast and the setting.

But yeah, has there ever really been a Final Fantasy with amazing writing? I'm not totally sure!



ShogunRok commented on Final Fantasy XV Live PS4 Gameplay Demo Shows ...:

@Feena @Kidfried Honestly, my impressions are mixed and have been for a while. The world looks really nice and I do like the road trip element. As long as there's a good chemistry between the main characters, I think it should be a pretty inviting and enjoyable adventure.

However, there are a few things that I can't really pass judgement on without playing the finished game. Some of the writing is bad - there's just no way around that fact right now - and the combat still looks iffy to me, like it's stuck halfway between being a proper action game and being some soft of turn based hybrid thing that's way too busy for its own good. Plus, we've all heard that the frame rate and general performance is supposed to be spotty, although it is supposed to run better in the newest build.

Overall, I'm just not sure yet - and that's kind of the problem. Barring Final Fantasy XIII, every mainline Final Fantasy game I've seen before release in the past has immediately grabbed my attention - I had no doubt that I'd love VIII, IX, X, XII, etc. almost as soon as I saw them. With XV, it still feels like Square is still trying to repair the damage done by XIII - it's still trying to do something new while proving that the series is still a juggernaut. But I look at it and I just don't know yet.

I really, really hope it turns out to be great when I finally play the finished thing, but I'm not 100% confident right now and I haven't been for a long time.



ShogunRok commented on Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Numbers Skyrocket T...:

@Neolit @rjejr @BertoFlyingFox Regular PS4 production has stopped now - the Slim is the regular PS4 as far as Sony's concerned. Also worth pointing out that the Slim isn't even called the Slim officially - it's just PS4.

That said, there are bound to be a few original PS4s knocking around, so yeah, they'll just be added into the numbers.

As for the Pro, Media Create - the company that tracks these sales - tends to split hardware up depending on the model, as it's always done with the 3DS, for example, so we could well see the PS4 (Slim) and Pro be counted separately.



ShogunRok commented on FIFA 17 Gets Some Great Graphical Upgrades Tha...:

@Splat We're still busy debating how we're going to do it, but the likely outcome is that we simply won't have the time or resources to check how the game plays both on PS4 and PS4 Pro. If that's the conclusion we come to then we'll just be making it clear which console we reviewed the game on.



ShogunRok commented on UK Store GAME Will Sell You a PS4 Pro for £17...:

Even if I wanted to take advantage of this, I couldn't - I technically don't own five physical PS4 games. 99% of my physical library is made up of promo discs since I'm a bigshot reviewer. Perks of the job my arse.



ShogunRok commented on Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Hits Rock Bottom as...:

@Gamer83 The Wii U never had a hardware revision - you have to take that into account. Sales are clearly dropping because of the Slim, but having said that, I too don't think you'll see a massive jump in PS4 sales. I reckon it'll hop back to the 20k mark and stay there again.



ShogunRok commented on Destiny: Rise of Iron Launch Trailer Turns Up ...:

@scubydo I think if you're interested and you haven't played Destiny before, the collection offers a lot of value for your money. I also don't think you'd be too late to the party as it were - I'm sure there'll be plenty of new players just starting out once Rise of Iron launches.

That said, I bet you'll be able to get the collection cheap once the holiday sales roll around.



ShogunRok commented on Video: PS4 Firmware Update 4.00's Secret Neate...:

@blakey78 Spotify simply plays over whatever game you're on, so all of the audio, both the game's and Spotify's, is playing. Spotify has its own volume control though, so if you really wanted to hear what was going on in the game, you could always fiddle with the in-game audio options alongside Spotify's.

I just use Spotify when I'm playing games that don't rely on audio. If I'm doing daily quests in Destiny, for example, I just slap Spotify on and turn the volume up louder than the game. If I was playing The Witcher 3 or something, though, I wouldn't bother.



ShogunRok commented on TGS 2016: Musou Stars Is Koei Tecmo's Smash Br...:

@illegalfreq We did - those little segments where the characters are beating up loads of enemies is the game. Ryu was taking on a bunch of Dynasty Warriors-style soldiers and Oka was taking on waves of those goblin Oni things from Toukiden. Definitely a Warriors-style thing.

Couldn't blame you if you glazed over them though - it looks very familiar!



ShogunRok commented on Review: Fallout 4: Nuka World (PS4):

@NathanUC Yeah, recommended level is 30+. Worth noting that if you're over that, enemies will scale to some degree.

@BranJ0 I wanted to have this review done and dusted last week, but with the PlayStation Meeting I ended up being stupidly busy, and didn't even have enough time to finish the DLC itself. Fortunately I managed to find the time last weekend to finish the main quest. Took me around 40 hours!



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

@Mergatro1d Yeah, it's like @Neolit says. The Game of the Month articles are based on a staff vote that we do, so even if a game like Deus Ex only got a 7, if enough staff vote for it, it can end up higher than a game which scored higher.

We reckon that this is just a fairer way of doing things since not all of our staff will necessarily agree with every review score.



ShogunRok commented on No, PS4 Pro Game Patches Won't Cost You Money:

@Grawlog Generally just comes down to whoever's writing it. With news like this, I was just trying to get it out fast and get straight to the point, hence the link and no quote. Technically this articles about the GAF posts rather than the original Japanese interview, so I just stuck with that. Hope that makes sense.



ShogunRok commented on No, PS4 Pro Game Patches Won't Cost You Money:

@BAMozzy Yeah, this is really the only thing keeping me from grabbing a Pro at launch or later this year. As far as I'm aware, there's no guarantee that developers will patch their games for the Pro - Sony made it sound like it isn't mandatory during the PlayStation Meeting, which is a bit of a worry.

Whether that's just already released PS4 games, I guess we'll have to wait and see.



ShogunRok commented on Bethesda Speaks Out: Sony Will Not Allow Fallo...:

@SmashbrosFtw1306 Yep, the Xbox One version of Fallout 4 has user made mods. It's not quite the same as PC (mods are filtered by Bethesda to make sure they won't completely destroy your game), but yeah, you just pick a mod and add it.

Worth mentioning, though, that mods on Xbox One disable Achievements and I THINK you can only have one active at a time. I assume it would have been the same on PS4, only obviously with Trophies instead of Achievements.



ShogunRok commented on Poll: Will You Be Buying a PS4 Pro?:

I'll likely cough up for a Pro and a 4K TV at some point next year. Right now, I'm in no real rush. Also waiting to see exactly how much better most games run on the Pro compared to the PS4.