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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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#1

ShogunRok commented on Just How Bad Is Fallout 4: Far Harbor on PS4?:

I think a lot of people have to learn that it's perfectly possible to criticise something that you enjoy. In fact, criticising something that you like often leads to better criticism.

I love the socks off Fallout 4, but I don't think anyone should be defending its performance on PS4 - it's downright appalling.

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ShogunRok commented on Fallout 4 Mods Set to Arrive on PS4 Next Month:

@Crapgeezer Ah, thanks for the info. I suppose some sort of screening process is a must - they can't just allow any old crap on there. That said, I still think it's a risky business. All it takes is for a popular mod to get through screening that has one unseen flaw and we're looking at thousands of players screwing their saves up completely. Anyone who doesn't know the basic ins and outs of modding is at risk, really.

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#5

ShogunRok commented on Fallout 4 Mods Set to Arrive on PS4 Next Month:

I'm just wondering how it all works. Will mods disable Trophies? Are you able to download ANY mod that's available through the in-game mod menu? The same ones as PC? If that's the case, then we're going to end up with a lot of absolutely broken save files. Gotta be an accident waiting to happen.

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#13

ShogunRok commented on Round Up: The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine Review...:

Worth remembering (once again) that a 10/10 doesn't mean the game's perfect. While I agree that the controls are a little rough (using the alternative movement mode helps immensely in my opinion), I think it's far from being something that ruins the game. Granted I've put about 500 hours into it, but...

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#15

ShogunRok commented on Resident Evil: Umbrella Corps Is Looking Reall...:

I had low expectations going into this video and even then it was worse than I thought it'd be. Never been a big fan of third person shooters than switch to first person when you aim - and it's jarring here. The camera's so close to the player in third person that it seems unnecessary to begin with.

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#20

ShogunRok commented on Review: Fallout 4: Far Harbor (PS4):

@NoCode23 Funnily enough I joked about this the other day. After playing Far Harbor for a few hours, traipsing through the fog, I went back to the synth settlement and it honestly felt like I was playing the game at 60fps. Says it all, really.

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#21

ShogunRok commented on Review: Fallout 4: Far Harbor (PS4):

@Grabberflesh50 So what you're saying is that because you haven't had the same experience, the review's a sack of beans? Come on now, I'm sure if you had to play through this expansion at 10fps you'd be pretty down on it, too.

I don't enjoy giving games bad scores - I don't think anyone, reviewers included, want games to be rubbish - but if it's a chore to play through Far Harbor then I'm not going to say it's great. It's more than deserving of a 4/10 - a frame rate as bad as this simply shouldn't be happening. Not sure what else to say!

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#22

ShogunRok commented on Review: Fallout 4: Far Harbor (PS4):

@sub12 I tend to agree - the review says as much. Like the conclusion reads, Far Harbor should be an easy sell to anyone who likes Fallout 4. It's just a huge shame that I can't recommend playing it in its current state. Sincerely hope it gets patched soon.

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#23

ShogunRok commented on Review: Fallout 4: Far Harbor (PS4):

@sub12 To be fair, I've got about 350 hours on Fallout 4 and I went into this DLC expecting good things. The fact that I'm such a big fan of the main game made the disappointment even worse, if I'm honest. As far as I'm concerned this kind of technical performance shouldn't be overlooked in the least, not when Bethesda's upped the price on the season pass not too long ago.

While I understand some players will be able to overlook it and still have fun, it doesn't change the fact that this sort of thing simply shouldn't be happening. Giving Far Harbor a decent score would basically be me saying "yeah I'd recommend this", which I quite clearly don't.

Fix the frame rate and this is a good 7 or 8/10. Until then, unacceptable in my eyes.

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#25

ShogunRok commented on Review: Fallout 4: Far Harbor (PS4):

@stevie85 Would have been a 7 or 8/10 if it wasn't for the horrific frame rate. Honestly, I'll be starting the expansion again if/when it's patched so I can fully enjoy it. It's a really solid add-on that's wrecked by the technical side of things.

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#26

ShogunRok commented on Rumour: Here's an Early Glimpse of Destiny's N...:

@Deadstanley I suppose it depends why it was cut in the first place. Maybe they decided not to go ahead with it, maybe they didn't have time - probably never know. But I get where you're coming from, it's easy to look at that and think "so I'm paying for content that's based on something that wasn't good enough before?" and that's a bit off putting.

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#27

ShogunRok commented on Hands On: Fallout 4: Far Harbor's Frame Rate I...:

@rjejr It's definitely not a feature, and even if it was, somehow, then someone at Bethesda needs a huge kick up the arse.

As for a response, I've seen comments from moderators on the Bethesda forums that the developer will be "looking into it" but I've seen no official statements yet.

I've seen reports of bad frame rate drops on PC, too, but I'm yet to see anyone complain about it on Xbox One. If it's fine on Microsoft's machine, then it could well just be a bug that's killing the frame rate on PS4. Either way, how this got past quality testing is beyond me. They even had a closed PS4 beta for crying out loud!

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#28

ShogunRok commented on Hands On: Fallout 4: Far Harbor's Frame Rate I...:

@sub12 This is far, far worse than anything I encountered in the main game. To say performance issues like this are acceptable is just allowing developers to get away with it. I'm not saying it's impossible to enjoy Far Harbor, but the simple truth is that we shouldn't have to deal with a frame rate like this on PS4. In that sense, it's unacceptable.

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#32

ShogunRok commented on You Won't Want to Leave The Witcher 3: Blood a...:

@TeslaChippie Nah, nothing like Dawnguard where it altered the main game. Blood and Wine takes place in a totally new area that isn't part of the main map.

Both this and Hearts of Stone are supposed to be played with higher level characters, so it's kind of banking on you having completed the story. That said, Hearts of Stone had an option where you could start it from the game's main menu, and it'd provide you with a level 35 Geralt who'd be ready for the DLC. You couldn't do any quests outside of the DLC if you started it this way, though. I assume Blood and Wine will have a similar option.

As for my own opinion, I'd at least recommend getting quite far in the main story and exploring the main game's world before getting involved in either expansion. Not just because you need to be a higher level, but because they're designed to be their own separate stories.

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#43

ShogunRok commented on Dragon Quest Heroes II's Opening Movie Is a Re...:

@rjejr Definitely not big enough to be considered a "blockbuster" in the West, even if it launched in time for the holidays. That said, I could still see it coming overseas before the year's out. As for Builders, not entirely sure what's happening there. You'd think it would have been announced by now, unless Square's just waiting a time in order to announce all of them in one big Dragon Quest event. Who knows!