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Male, 33, United Kingdom

I'm a web developer, responsible for sites such as Nintendo Life, Push Square and Pure Xbox. I should really play more games...

Fri 4th Nov 2005

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antdickens commented on Review: Carmageddon: Max Damage (PS4):

As a fan of the original games I would have to offer a slightly different opinion here. Yes the controls and AI are bad/difficult but I believe that to be a deliberate attempt to recreate the feeling of the PC classic. It's intentionally bad in some aspects and that's just fine for someone like me and it's exactly what I hoped for - it feels just like Carmageddon.

That said, I would totally agree that it's probably not going to be much fun for anyone that wasn't there the first time around. It won't make any sense to them. It would have been interesting for the developer to have included a mode with 'real' controls just to see how it would play, but I can still totally accept it for what it is.

I would have gone with the tagline "Max Homage". 6/10



antdickens commented on Talking Point: Do We Pay Too Much Attention to...:

Great article Sammy, it doesn't help that different sites have different scoring systems too - a review is always subjective so I guess you can't really compare two review scores anyway.

I like review scores, I think they are very useful, I also think a clear scoring policy (like here) is really helpful. It amazes me the amount of people that think a 6 or a 7 is a bad score, it's not. 5 is the average, so even a 5 could be a good game for you - its just less likely.

I always compare my behavior on this to films on IMDb, anything under a 6.0 and I'll start to question it. I guess its about time we introduced a similar user-rating system on here, I'm on it



antdickens commented on Feature: Sony's PlayStation 4 Reveal - Did It ...:

@KenB I kind of agree with what your saying, there were problems with the PS3, but hindsight makes them look simple... remember the PS2 didn't have anything like this. I think it's a really good sign that they are publicly addressing the issues, not a lot of companies would do that. Shifting to x86 is probably really good for developers and should mean cheaper consoles, good for the consumer.

Have to agree with the Media Molecule demo though, I have no idea what that was all about...



antdickens commented on Talking Point: How Will the PS4's Controller C...:

I hope they aren't trying to cram too much stuff into the single controller... it could become a total Frankenstein! It does need an update though, I'll be surprised if they refine the shape much, it's so iconic. Not long until we find out!



antdickens commented on Review: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD (PlayStation...:

As a huge fan of the first 3 games in the series and not so much for recent entries I was really excited when this was announced earlier in the year.

Having now played it for a while I'm pretty happy with the result - it has the same feel as the original games whilst having a good revamp in the graphics department. For the price, you really can't go wrong. Nice one!