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Tue 8th December, 2009

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belmont commented on Guilty Gear Xrd Sign Clears a Path to PS4, PS3...:

That's great but I guess it comes very late. Seems that Sony is the publisher. Also Blazblue, that is from the same developer, has somehow disappeared from the store and the Vita version of the latest title was never released for no real reason. Also there is no pal release date for the updated edition that also has a PS4 version. Persona Arena, that is also from the same developer, was published by SEGA if I remember correctly.

The point is we are not it the 90's. Why in the digital age it seems so hard to release globally a game that has a moderate fan base ?



belmont commented on PSN Offline for Some as the Weekend Arrives:

OK my copy of Destiny arrived. I boot the game yesterday. There was an 6GB update. I let it update and went to sleep. I started the game today and there was another 7GB update. Finally after all those updates I started the game and got the message:
Destiny servers are not available. Dismiss the message to try again.
I tried a couple of times with no success.

I can't play the game today. Meh sometimes I really miss the 90's when the only hustle was to blow the cartridge.

Edit: Now I can't even go to the psn store. I guess it is goodnight then...



belmont commented on Metal Gear Solid May End Up Being a Mobile Fra...:

I really didn't care that much about Kojima leaving but this is totally unacceptable for me. Seriously Metal Gear, Castlevania, Gradius, Pro, Silent Hill, Suikoden... All of them are some of my favourite games ever. I really wonder if mobile games produce that big of an income and how popular they are in Japan. Surely Vita and 3ds are popular but are android games that popular there? I now a lot of people that enjoy these free games like Candy Crash (?) or Temple Run but just spend zero real euros on them.



belmont commented on Castlevania's Koji Igarashi Returns with Blood...:

@Tasuki Personal opinion is that, even though I prefer the Vita, I love my 3ds. Playing Ace Attorney, a personal favourite series, as we speak. But the system, even the new 3ds (I have both), seemed to me outdated even at launch with the stupid slow OS (that became slower with all those updates), psp like graphics and slow/strange network support. I never played SSB on any platform but MH would be way better for the Vita. For the new IGA game they may need to downgrade the experience.

Bloodstained is surely a huge success it is almost at 600k now. People in the comments ask for Vita, Wii U and 3ds a lot.



belmont commented on Castlevania's Koji Igarashi Returns with Blood...:

@Tasuki Wii U and Vita make sense. From the text in the faq question in the Nintendo question says "That said, we've heard legends about a remarkable treasure hidden in the castle basement..."
It would be cool if we have a Vita (or Wii U) version. However 3ds may not be powerful enough.



belmont commented on Castlevania's Koji Igarashi Returns with Blood...:

Oh man one of my favourite game series returns. I would want a Vita version but it may not be up to the task.

If I back the project for the PS4 version and they somehow never make it I lose my money, right? Never really bothered with Kickstarter before... I though to back this 90's arcade racer for Wii U but didn't. The game was never released and was delayed.



belmont commented on Reaction: Destiny's Prison of Elders Is a Step...:

Hey may I ask something... After the updates et al is it possible to play the game campaign solo? I would like to play a science fiction game and nowadays it is somewhat cheap but I am not much of multiplayer gamer...



belmont commented on SEGA's Not Even Bothering Having a Booth at E3...:

This is sad indeed. Game Gear was my first console way back in the 90's. I also had a Mega Drive. Loved Sonic, Outrun et al. It was cool however PlayStation became better with all those games from Japan.

I am still a huge SEGA fan. I actually believed the rumor some years ago that they would release a new console (a pc-box somewhat similar to xbox or a sized down arcade). I tried to support them with my precious euros many times. I have every Mega Drive or Sonic Collection ever released (PS3,PSP even Steam although I am not a PC gamer or I will ever be).



belmont commented on Batgirl Will Be Playable with Arkham Knight's ...:

Wasn't Barbara Oracle in the Arkham Universe? Guess she somehow returns or is someone else behind the mask. As for the season pass I guess I want it but I won't buy it. May even cancel the preorder and wait for the complete game of the year edition.



belmont commented on Mortal Kombat X Patch Kleans Up PS4 Punch-'em-Up:

Whenever I started this game since I bought it there seems to be a big update to the point that it become somewhat of a nuisance. I still wonder why it is so hard for games to be trouble free on release date this times.

Another think that is strange is Tanya. You fight against her in the story mode yet to play as her you need to wait a DLC pack. I don't understand why she shouldn't be available from the start. Seems like "on disk DLC" or something.

I still enjoy the title. Even though I played all the games in the series I still find the game somewhat challenging.



belmont commented on Spotify Arrives Exclusively on PS4, PS3 Today:

@get2sammyb You are right. I thought to try the free premium but I don't see any real reason. I haven't tried the android version yet but the desktop is great. Search is fast, adds don't really cause a problem and it has local Greek music (strangely) and video and movie soundtracks. Quality is not superb but I can live with it.



belmont commented on Spotify Arrives Exclusively on PS4, PS3 Today:

For some reason it is available on almost all EU countries while Music Unlimited was not widely available. Never tried Spotify but maybe now its the time. However a Plus discount on the subscription would be a good idea.

Local Spotify webpage says it costs 6.99 euros per month...



belmont commented on Guide: How to Enable 60 Frames-Per-Second PS4 ...:

And it works great!!

Consider for example PS4 games that have Vita versions. In remote play they looked and played like the Vita versions (I checked Dead or Alive and Injustice). After the update they play more like how they would look in a small TV. I may not be able to explain this clearly but the difference in many games in big. Apart from DOA and Injustice Resident Evil and Tomb Raider look clearer and played smoother.

I only checked locally (without a wireless router).



belmont commented on PS Vita Firmware Update 3.50 Adds Accessibilit...:

I may be the only one that uses Remote Play regularly. Sometimes I want to watch sports or news on the TV or simply play PS4 games lying on the bed. Anyway most games already look good so I like the 60fps improvement. I only use it locally, without wireless router, like what the Wii U does, so there should be some improvement.



belmont commented on Rumour: Konami Power Struggle Leads to Hideo K...:

@get2sammyb @Punished_Boss_84 @Bad-MuthaAdebisi Well it really depends on personal tastes. In my opinion Konami has not abandoned its brands like SEGA (apart from re-releases).

Lords of Shadow was not Castlevania in the traditional sense but it was an enjoyable and successful action game. Pro may not sell as much as FIFA but it has a hardcore community behind it. I don't know if Silent Hill Downpour was successful but I liked it very much. Recently they released Suikoden 1 and 2 on Europe. And after Kojima leaves they may resurrect their brands or try something new.

Konami was popular in the West before the first Metal Gear Solid back in 1998 when Kojima first became famous here. I don't think that Hideo leaving Konami is the end for them. I may be wrong though...



belmont commented on Talking Point: Are You Spending More Money Tha...:

On my Vita I have gone digital because well it makes sense on a portable not carrying around game cards. However I have been hit with the bizarre and stupid memory card issue. I don't care if they are official only but they are VERY expensive and you can't buy the 64GB one in Europe. Also for some strange reason the software Sony provides to back up the games is somewhat bad. You cannot search for a game on your PC. You can't even sort them alphabetically!!

Apart from Vita I mostly go for the cheaper one between digital and retail but I always hunt good retail special editions like the Injustice one.



belmont commented on Review: Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dus...:

@NicolaHayden Thanks for the replay!!

Sometimes I thought I was the only one that enjoys the Atelier series so much. I already have 8 platinum trophies on those games. I will buy the game today, some local retailers have it on stock already. This will most likely be my final game on PS3. The previous one I bought were Escha and Rorona plus.

As an unrelated side note the new bosses in Ayesha plus are still destroying me.



belmont commented on Review: Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dus...:

@NicolaHayden I want something spoiled. Since Ayesha they were trying to say that the world somehow is about to end. Do they address it or they just address the sea problem? Also do we know if they is the final game of the Dusk series? Apart from Wilbell do we have more returning characters like Escha or Ayesha ?



belmont commented on Talking Point: Is This the End for the PlaySta...:

There still plenty jrpgs (the newest Atelier game for example) on PS3 but I don't see myself playing it much. I miss the Vita store (for some strange reason you can't buy and transfer games on Vita from PS4).

However PS3 will be somewhat alive for the foreseeable future. I bet Pro will be released on PS3 for the next 3 years or something.



belmont commented on Review: Atelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of ...:

The crafting system is very good buts takes time and practice to learn.
I am trying to earn the platinum in Ayesha Plus these days. I miss the new bosses. Somehow monsters on the post game dungeons defeat me easily.

Do we know if Escha & Logy Plus will be localized?