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fchinaski

fchinaski

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#1

fchinaski commented on Drinkbox: People Don't Understand the Purchasi...:

I have my VITA since last Christmas and already have 14 digital-only games and only one physical (Gravity Rush). Most of the digital games I got on seasonal sales, which coupled with PS+ give me insane discounts. So in less than 5 months I bought 15 games, or 3 games per month, and plan to get Retrocity Rampage, TxK and OlliOlli on Easter sales — so I reckon he's got a point.

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#5

fchinaski commented on Would You Like to Change Your PSN Username?:

My user name is a mix of an abbreviation of my real name and the year I've purchased my PS3: fabmorais_2011. Not very clever or creative, and sometimes I'd rather change it, but I don't think I would even if I could.

As for the player rep system, I can see it being easily abused, specially in fighting games, where newer/weaker players would get downvotes all the time from more experienced/arrogant players.

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#8

fchinaski commented on Sony: PlayStation Vita Is Proving to Be a Big ...:

@Paranoimia If I wasn't such a fool for indie stuff and bizarre japanese titles I would be disappointed as well. There's no doubt that the VITA took a completely different direction when compared to the way it was advertised in the beginning. It was pushed as a powerhouse built to match PS3's performance and visuals, but you can count on your fingers the titles that live up to this promise — and they are less still if you don't count direct ports. I'm quite happy with the way things are turning out, but I totally understand the dissapointment.

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#9

fchinaski commented on Sony: PlayStation Vita Is Proving to Be a Big ...:

I find it interesting that the 3DS had an absolutely amazing 2013 in terms of exclusives, but there are nowhere near as many good titles announced for 2014 yet, while the VITA is looking good this first semester when it comes to games. Let's see if it holds up from the second semester on.

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#11

fchinaski commented on European PlayStation Store Doesn't Escape With...:

Well at least it's here: I've been patiently waiting for Dragon Fantasy II and still no word about an EU release. The guys at Muteki Corp. keep on saying that they submitted the game to SCEE and are waiting for their response. Sorry for the off-topic rant, but sometimes SCEE just sucks.

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#14

fchinaski commented on Critically Acclaimed Fez Invades Sony's Consol...:

Two things:

1) I couldn't care less about who Phil Fish is as a person as I fully believe that people can be difficult and flawed and still deliver inspiring and interesting games, music, films, books, etc. I'm not interested in moral judgement, I'm interested in good art.

2) The indie scene is here to stay, and it's a good thing. There's a lot of junk, but there's also a lot, I mean, A LOT of junk coming from big developers. Variety is nice. The fact that the little guy can also publish his game in today's gaming environment is also nice. If it's not your cup of tea, don't play it.

But I'm glad that we came to a point where the industry can benefit from a lot of different perspectives when it comes to game development. It helps video games to stay fresh and prevents the medium to grow stale and samey.

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#17

fchinaski commented on PlayStation Vita Slim Weighs Down UK Retail fr...:

As I said before, boy I'm glad I bought the original one last year. I reckon they'll get harder to find new on retail by the minute, and I would be very dissapointed if I only had this one as an option. And frankly, keeping this price tag for an inferior model is Sony being Sony at their worst.

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#18

fchinaski commented on Store Update: 29th January 2014 (Europe):

Does anyone know if the unavailability of certain games in some European countries tends to be temporary, or does it mean that some contents will probably never come out in some countries? I was interested on Mystic Chronicles, since I find Kemco's mobile RPGs quite charming and it would nice to play one with a d-pad and actual buttons, but I see that it's not available in Portugal... :/

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#20

fchinaski commented on Slimmest Ever PlayStation to Be Unveiled in th...:

My money is also on the PSVita slim — and if it is, boy I'm happy to have bought the first model last Christmas, since this will probably mean that the cheapest version will become the norm, rendering that gorgeous OLED screen obsolete.

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#21

fchinaski commented on Is Konami's Bloody Castlevania: Lords of Shado...:

The first one was good, but it had quite a few flaws. Some of them we already know that they've fixed for this one, such as the fixed camera, but IMHO the first one suffered from:

1) horrid hand-holding at times, while managing to leave you stuck at others due to bad level design.

2) tiresome gameplay broken down in too many chapters/subchapters with way too many cutscenes — I've never had the feeling that I was playing a fluid multilayered game like Castlevania should be, with all those interruptions!

3) Bad music. Yes, bad music, nowhere near the wonderful scores from previous ones and resorting to newer action games soundtrack cliches.

But it was a pretty good and enjoyable game nonetheless, so I'm hoping that LoS2 will be a more refined and polished effort from what I hear.

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#30

fchinaski commented on PS Vita Welcome Box Aims to Generate Interest ...:

@Sanquine LBP is included in the Mega Pack bundle — and joke or not, it was by far the best option for the holidays where I live, as I said above. It sold out on every store that I know of. There was also a bundle offering Tearaway + LBP and a 16GB card in the UK and a Tearaway bundle for the rest of Europe. There was also a bundle with Soul Sacrifice by the middle of 2013 on Europe, but it didn't offer a card. That's a lot of bundles, so that's not the problem.

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#31

fchinaski commented on PS Vita Welcome Box Aims to Generate Interest ...:

Music Unlimited is well and good but I don't see it as a system seller, I'm guessing people would rather have 3 months of Plus and a 16GB card and play some full games other than have demos, free-to-play titles and MU, but maybe that's just me. Of course, I have no way of knowing what Japanese gamers really want, maybe what sounds unappealing to us drives them nuts.

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#32

fchinaski commented on PS Vita Welcome Box Aims to Generate Interest ...:

@get2sammyb I was thinking the same thing, that the European Mega Pack (which I bought for myself as a Christmas present) is far more interesting. The card is 8GB though, not 16GB. But even the 8GB card and LBP alone make it worth it. This bundle flew out of the shelves here in Portugal — mine was the last one I could find during the holidays.

EDIT: This one must be UK-only, as I'm seeing that it says 16GB in the box. The ones that were sold here came with a 8GB card.

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#33

fchinaski commented on PS4 Exclusive inFAMOUS: Second Son Will 'Blow ...:

This is really an excting time to be a fan of open world games, which sadly is not my case — i tend to lose interest if I don't have a fixed A to B kind of storyline (with unintrusive sidequests) broken down in segments. It has someting to do with beign an old gamer raised on level beating mentality i guess.

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#34

fchinaski commented on God of War Collection Causes Chaos on PlayStat...:

Well, the games will probably look good on VITA's gorgeous screen, but frankly I think these games have been rehashed enough already.

EDIT: I still think Sony would do well to reboot the franchise with a VITA exclusive. It may seem like a reckless move, but I'm thinking about how it could establish the VITA as a machine of its own, instead of a sidekick for the PS3/PS4. I'm also remembering how everyone thought it was strange to release numbered iterations of established franchises exclusively on a handheld when Dragon Quest IX came out for the Nintendo DS, and it proved to be a huge success. I can imagine VITA's flying out of the shelves if a VITA exclusive GoW as top-quality as III or Ascension was announced.

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#40

fchinaski commented on Want to Know How Skilful You Are? PS4 Trophies...:

I love me some trophies, but the best part is knowing that they took the trouble to keep the PS3 in and offer a streamlined experience through all three Sony consoles. It's very thoughtful really and it will be great to have all my trophies combined in one place. Other than PSNProfiles, I mean ;-)

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#42

fchinaski commented on PlayStation 3 Smashes 80 Million Worldwide Sales:

As a collector, I never ditch any of my older consoles. In fact, 2014 for me will be the year to complete my personal catalogue of retail games for the PS3. I'm looking forward to complete the set of games that interest me before jumping on the PS4 wagon. The first year of a console cycle tends to be very slow anyway, and I reckon it won't be hard to go through the PS4 backlog from 2015 on.

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#43

fchinaski commented on What Are the Main Differences Between Call of ...:

@banacheck I see what you mean, and I never said the differences weren't there or that they are irrelevant, I was just wondering that maybe what we'll see from some point on (maybe not on this generation transition, but soon) are improvements on things that can already be done in smaller scales. What I really hope to see in the coming years are games that change the ways we play by introducing the improvements that you mention, but also unexpected changes. It will be a very interesting ride, I'm sure.

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#44

fchinaski commented on What Are the Main Differences Between Call of ...:

Interesting. A cross-platform release as faithful as this would be unthinkable during the PS2 to PS3 transition. Maybe we're really coming to a time where the leaps between generations will become increasingly smaller? It will be interesting to see how the big companies will deal with this in the near future. I can almost see power alone not being enough to justify a new console one or two generations from now. But anyway, I digress.

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#45

fchinaski commented on Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weeke...:

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, in preparation for LoS2. Just finished it today, replaying the stages I need to clear on higher difficulties to get the plat. I'll probably buy the two DLCs since I'm curious about how the hell that Epilogue came to be. Will play LoS: Mirror of Fate (the first release, for the 3DS) aftewards.

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#46

fchinaski commented on Want to Play PSone Games on PS4? Sorry, You're...:

I really fail to see why no mp3 playback is an issue when everyone who's got the money to buy a PS4 at launch probably has more than a handful of devices at home that can do it anyway. There are just so many better ways to listen to mp3 nowadays than on your videogame console. Seems like everybody is out to nitpick on unconsequential stuff when it comes to next-gen. As for the delays, I don't get the rush either — I barely have the time to play a fraction of what I'd like to as it is.

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#47

fchinaski commented on Want to Play PSone Games on PS4? Sorry, You're...:

No need whatsoever to have PS1 games on PS4. There are several ways to play them if you'd like: on your old PS1, on your old PS2, on the PSP and Vita (some of them), and even on the PS3 (not only the ones that are available on PSN, but also your old discs). It would be very silly to complain that you can't play them on a 2014 machine. And this comes from a guy who's playing Dragon Warrior VII, a PS1 game, on the PS2 right now.

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#49

fchinaski commented on Store Update: 23rd October 2013 (Europe):

I was very disheartened by the bad reviews for Valhalla Knights III. The PSVita surely could use some top quality RPGs at this point. Do you guys plan to review it? It would be nice to see Push Square's take on this one.

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#50

fchinaski commented on Review: The Guided Fate Paradox (PlayStation 3):

As much as I love grid-based RPGs, I resent the lack of exploration. The perfect genre blend for me is traditional RPG + SRPG, but I must be one of the few who thinks that way, since this is a mixture you don't see very often.