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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

Recent Comments



ShogunRok commented on Bandai Namco Opens Up About Controversial Tale...:

@rjejr I tend to agree. These days, mostly thanks to the rapid pace of the internet, I think staying silent is often more damaging than simply providing an explanation - even just a basic one. Letting rumours and misinformation build up and snowball can really harm public perception in the long run.



ShogunRok commented on Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash Sounds a Lot...:

@Ralizah @JaxonH I get where you're coming from but the comparison I was trying to make had to do with both games being fun and colourful. That and the fact that they're both shooters that don't deal in bullets, instead opting for guns that shoot liquid. Besides, Sexy Splatoon was too good not to include in a headline.



ShogunRok commented on Soapbox: December PlayStation Plus May Be Disa...:

@rjejr With regards to dying, maybe i should have worded that a bit better. You can be killed in combat and you just reload from your last save. I just meant that some storylines end with the death of your character as part of the plot. Hope that makes sense!



ShogunRok commented on Round Up: Final Fantasy XV PS4 Reviews Hit the...:

@xXDibbs I'm a massive Final Fantasy fan so trust me, I'm really going to be taking a hard look at this one after waiting 10 years to play it. I'll probably write up an impressions article or two just to get my initial thoughts across before the final review is done.



ShogunRok commented on Review: Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization (...:

@morrisseymuse I think there is a level of repetition to it, yeah, but that's kind of what the game's all about with it being set in an MMO with a lot of enemies roaming around. That said, I always felt like there was enough reward pushing me forward and keeping me playing. Alongside all the levelling and skill stuff, there's a lot of loot to find, so it always feels like you're keeping busy.

As for combat variety, there are... I think there are 8 weapon types. One handed swords, scimitars, daggers, two handed swords, two handed axes, maces, two handed katanas, and spears. While they all follow the same control scheme, they all have different combo timings and their own set of special attacks.

Special attacks are your sword skills, and they each have their own property. So one sword skill might decrease your enemy's defence, for example, and another might make them take bleeding damage over time.

On top of those, you've got battle skills, which can be unlocked and used no matter which type of weapon you're using. These are usually buff abilities, so when activated they grant you stuff like +80% health regen or a bigger critical hit chance for 60 seconds.

All of this stuff combined means that there's a lot of room for experimentation and customisation. You can spend ages putting together your favourite sword and battle skills to create your own playstyle. You could be a katana wielding tank, for example, or you could be a super quick dagger user who buffs the rest of the party. The cool thing is you can switch any time that you like as well, and start levelling up your proficiency with a different weapon.

All of this was enough to keep my interest even if I did start to rely on my favourite abilities. Hopefully me explanation has helped!



ShogunRok commented on Feature: Happy Tenth Birthday to the PlayStati...:

I've always been into gaming but it was the PS3 that really got me obsessed - don't think I'd be here writing about games without it. Definitely had its ups and downs but I adored it for the most part.

That said, I do think the PS4 is by far the better console. But without the PS3's failings, I don't Sony would have made such a solid machine for this generation.



ShogunRok commented on Feature: 10 Games We Wish Would Be Patched for...:

I assume Destiny 2 will run at 60fps since it's current-gen only. Or at least, I hope it will be.

On topic, I have to vote for The Witcher 3. Already looks incredible but better performance would be the icing on the cake.