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Tue 8th Dec 2009

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belmont commented on Store Update: 28th June 2016 (Europe):

Adventures of Mana was secretly released with no mention from Square Enix. Doesn't want it to sell? Anyway seems a remake of Final Fantasy Adventure and a perfect fit from my Vita for 13 euros.



belmont commented on Talking Point: What July PlayStation Plus Free...:

I liked and finished gone home. However NBA2K16... I love basketball and since it has been years since I bought one I was excited.

After the download the menu in this game is super slow. Slower than a Win Me PC I had 15 years ago. I was excited by the inclusion of Euroleague teams (I love this tournament) and started a match. Since when those games became so super complicated? Fouled out with the travelling rule happened to me constantly. The opponent never missed. The Euroleague squads were way outdated in some teams...

As for next month I would like them to continue the trend with one AAA and one indie. Wouldn't it be great to give the first Watchdogs to celebrate the release of the second one?



belmont commented on Review: Dino Dini's Kick Off Revival (PS4):

I was somewhat disappointed. I couldn't figure how to control the ball, every tackling is a foul, there is no tutorial or manual, there are no options in the game to change the game length or the difficulty, no offside makes the game somewhat ridiculous (if you thought offside is not needed play the game and see why it is needed). Also the promised Vita version will arrive at an unknown date. After all those modern football games I wanted something simpler but this game seems unfinished.



belmont commented on Brexit Could Mean a More Expensive PS4K for UK...:

I really don't get why they wanted to leave EU. They can though since they have a somewhat strong economy, it is not like UK is so dependent on EU's money like Greece...

As for prices in well anything they may rise if pounds drop in comparison to euro. For us it may become cheaper to buy from Amazon (mostly books for my studies that I can't find here, games end up be more expensive due to delivery fee) unless they somehow have import fees.



belmont commented on Sony Could End Up Paying Millions to Angry Lin...:

I have actually installed a lot of linux distributions on my old PS3. Even those that are somewhat optimized for the console did not run that great due to small memory. I am not sure how it was used as a server or cluster back in the day.

In the end I tried some emulators, code and text editing. It was somewhat slow but acceptable. However I cannot see how I could prove that I used the feature.



belmont commented on The Maligned Mighty No. 9 Is 'Better Than Noth...:

Apart from IGA's Bloodstained I have bid only very little money on small projects.

Also Mighty no.9 has been delayed again (!) on some platforms
and the wii u port can somehow damage the system by forcing hard resets.

The eu ps blog lists 24/6 as the release date for Vita version but the publisher doesn't seem to have announced the release date yet...



belmont commented on Review: Mighty No. 9 (PS4):

Do we know if it is cross buy or if / when the Vita version will be released? The game should be 20 euros. This was the Steam version preorder price from ages ago.



belmont commented on E3 2016: Sony's Shuhei Yoshida Can't Wait for ...:

Even though I like some aspects of the Wii U (like off-tv play) to tell the truth it felt somewhat outdated from the start. Super slow boot-up and menus, non existent internal hard disk, digital games tied to hardware, strange virtual console treatment from Nintendo with no cross-buy, having to pay again to play wii VC games on the gamepad. In the end of the day when the only games I have (except VC) are Toad and some Avengers fighting game clearly there is something wrong. I mostly played retro vc games on it.

The new Zelda looks cool but I am too afraid that the vastness of the world may not work great. In Wind Waker there was this boring sailing sections, in the new the world seemed empty like having boring walking instead of sailing. I will surely check the game though when it is out. However the idea that Nintendo may become irrelevant in the gaming future may not be that far-fetched.



belmont commented on Feature: 7 Ways Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2 Can So...:

Basically I agree on all of them.

However isn't anyone somewhat tired from all those Dragon Ball fighting games? I know that most of them play differently but still I would want something somewhat fresh. For example I remember DBZ for DS a turned based rpg or the Adventure game on GBA, a 2d platform-beatemup.



belmont commented on Review: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (PS4):

This may seem like a fool's question but you can't play the game non lethally can't you? I have played the Vita game when it was free on plus and all this ... slaughtering felt somewhat out of place.



belmont commented on Feature: 3 Believable Perks That Would Make Yo...:

Video rentals is a very good idea but for whatever reason the Video store is not available in many European countries like where I live so I don't really know what is available except maybe the infamous "Powers" series. Amazon Video does not work here either. No i-tunes or x-box tv series. Seriously I tried to buy via Digital Download the Arrow show but couldn't do it anywhere due to "region". Guess I may get the blue ray sometime. Recently I heard that Netflix opened but I have never tried it nor will I try it on the future.



belmont commented on Soapbox: Sony Needs to Set the Record Straight...:

"Obsolete" may be a hard word but I can't find a better one. Sony should express officially what Neo is. However with what we know so far, considering and what we see in PC gaming, games will under-perform on the base model making it somewhat obsolete before (regardless what they may say) ditching it entirely some time later if Neo sells well. I know I am extremely negative and I rarely moan in the internet but I really don't like where this is all going.



belmont commented on PS4K Is Codenamed Neo, Has Upgraded Specs, Wil...:

@get2sammyb Sorry about the language, I edited the post, please remove the comment.

On topic @Pinkman expressed better than me what I wanted to say about being obsolete. I want the best performance from my console. My favourite PS4 games are Metal Gear Solid 5, Blazblue, Dear or Alive. I could play those on my PS3 without spending 409 euros but I chose to buy PS4 to go for the best performance. Now the PS3 is starting to become obsolete since PS4 has an install base so no sub-par FF15 for PS3 users. Sometime down the line the same thing will happen and developers will ask to stop PS4.1 games since they simply have to move on. I don't think I explain it that well but you get my point. Also what @Gatatog said I think may be true.



belmont commented on PS4K Is Codenamed Neo, Has Upgraded Specs, Wil...:

Now that this thing is somewhat real I want to say that I am somewhat angered since I gave 409 euros close to launch and waited because it was sold out and now my console seems already obsolete.

The way AAA games now ship with problems it seems sure that PS4.1 owners will get a sub-par and not so good performance. It is like PC gaming when if you have a 2 or 3 year old model you get not great performance. Developers simply won't care to optimize the games to make them work properly on older hardware after the first few months like what happens in PC. This whole thing will make problems for community forums and review sites. I rarely complain on the internet but Sony making a new console obsolete for no reason is clearly something I don't like (adding to the Vita situation and this VR nonsense in my opinion). I think that this won't be something their loyal customers will like.

I don't believe this "no games will be PS4.5 exclusive" stuff. When sales grow the older platform will be abandoned like when a console generation changes.

Language - get2sammyb



belmont commented on There's a Batman: Arkham Collection Coming to ...:

@BAMozzy I didn't know that about Rocksteady... But I enjoyed Origins and Blackgate almost equally to Asylum and City. Surely the gameplay has become repetitive and somewhat boring but the setting and story were better. I specifically liked the flow of story in Origins and the multiple paths you could take in Blackgate.