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gbanas92

Not in Shambhala anymore.

Male, 22, United States

Graham's love for The Unfinished Swan knows no bounds. He spends most of his time on games with pretty art and even prettier music. But he does enjoy shooting things and racing some other things from time to time.

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Wed 13th November, 2013
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http://gbmgames.com/

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#1

gbanas92 commented on Review: Game of Thrones: Episode 3 - The Sword...:

@KAPADO @get2sammyb alright that's a fair point. I was thinking of it like they weave between a lot of the events but don't drawn attention to them. But that's only really because I know what's going on already, so it seems like there's not much attention placed on them because it's not new information. But without any prior knowledge there's quite a lot of info there to be spoiled. Holding off is maybe best. I'm not really fond of fantasy either Sammy (I prefer Sci-Fi, Noir, that stuff wayyy more), but Game of Thrones is still worth it. Persevere though! I started season 1 like three times before I actually finished it. I just couldn't get into it because of my lack of affinity for fantasy, but I'm gald I trudged through. It's a pretty great show.

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gbanas92 commented on Review: Game of Thrones: Episode 3 - The Sword...:

@get2sammyb Yes and no. The Forrester's basic plot is straightforward enough that not knowing anything about Game of Thrones wouldn't be too much of a problem, but the series is also interwoven with a lot of events from the show/ books that are huge moments in the series. And they're not addressed too too much in comparison because the fans already of the series already know their significance. So pretty much I would think you should be able to enjoy it, but you'd probably be scratching your head a few times at things or just not noticing the significance of them.

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gbanas92 commented on Review: Game of Thrones: Episode 3 - The Sword...:

@ferrers405 well I definitely agree to an extent, but Telltale's using the books/ show to help guide its direction, though onviously with. new characters amidst the familiar faces. I honestly feel like a lot of what they've been adressig through the first 3 episodes have had payoffs. It's just that they've all been negative things for the Forrester's. And then there's stuff like the North Grove that they should be taking their time with. Something as secretive as that shouldn't just instantly be found. It wouldn't be a secret then! Plus the 6 episode season instead of five affords them the time to slow things down a bit. Not too much of course, but a little.

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gbanas92 commented on Review: Game of Thrones: Episode 3 - The Sword...:

@ferrers405 To be fair the show does a lot of that. Lots of things happen really slowly and feel like they take an eternity, and then BOOM, so much happens all at once! I just found so much of the stuff around the Forrester's awesome. Like with Roderick, every little thing you decide feels like it could have giant consequences later on in the series, and Asher's segments (like with the dragon) are just great from an action standpoint.

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gbanas92 commented on Review: Apotheon (PlayStation 4):

@get2sammyb It's very playable! Short of one segment of the final boss, it was no trouble at all. I died maybe 4 times through 15 hours? There are some other modes to ramp up the challenge if you want, but the base one's pretty normal.

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gbanas92 commented on Review: Life Is Strange: Episode 1 - Chrysalis...:

@bepcsngsf A lot of the time, once the entire season's been released digitally, a disc version will come out. Telltale does this for pretty much all of their games! And in the case of their Jurassic Park game, they released it on disc at the beginning (but they may be more because it was, well, less than good). You'll usually be waiting about a year from when a season first starts at least to get the disc version though. In the meantime, you can either by episode by episode or buy a Season Pass (sometimes at a slight discount) that pays for all the episodes up front, and you just download them as they release. Hope that helps!

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gbanas92 commented on Review: Super Mega Baseball (PlayStation 4):

@rjejr Ah Blitz that's it! Hitz is only hockey (same series just a different sport). I vaguely remember playing a baseball years and years ago that was the baseball equivalent, with thing like going around punching umpires and stuff of that nature. I can't for the life of me remember what it was called though!

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gbanas92 commented on Review: Destiny: The Dark Below (PlayStation 4):

@ShogunRok Exactly! There's simply not enough for the game to sustain itself. This expansion could have been a part of the Vanilla game, and it still wouldn't have had enough content. At this point, if this is how Bungie's going to support Destiny, they'd be better off just not bothering with this one, and making extra sure they get the second one right!

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gbanas92 commented on Review: Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 1 ...:

@get2sammyb a lot of the humor is more situational, and less LOUD NOISES BECAUSE FUNNY. There was still some meme-based "humor" present, but it wasn't leaned on nearly as heavily as in past ones (Can't speak for the Pre-Sequel though, as I haven't touched that one).

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gbanas92 commented on PS4 Exclusive The Order: 1886 Has More Than Pr...:

I could not be more excited about this composer pairing if I tried! They have both contributed works in more than one instance that rank amongst my favorites! Add to that, that I was already super excited about the game, and it's a perfect storm of hype for me!

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gbanas92 commented on Review: Home (PlayStation 4):

@italodance ah, it appears, $2.99 was a sale price for it's first couple of weeks of release. It's regular price is $5. I was operating under the assumption $2.99 was it's regular price!

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gbanas92 commented on Review: The Wolf Among Us - A Telltale Games S...:

@Tasuki It's certainly possible it's an uncommon issue, but I've not any additional copies on PS4 to test haha. I know when I played it on PC as the episodes were being released, outside of frame rate issues here and there I didn't really encounter any issues. It definitely didn't work as well on PS4 in my experience though!

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gbanas92 commented on Review: The Wolf Among Us - A Telltale Games S...:

@Munkyknuts A lot of the issues were most present in the first one, and somewhat smoothed out afterwards, so if you can trudge through the first episodes myriad issues, it should become tolerably buggy haha. Or you could luck out and just not encounter them at all!

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#34

gbanas92 commented on Injustice, inFAMOUS: First Light, and More Com...:

I hope this finds it way to North America! I really want the Swapper. Played it and loved it on PC, and I want to try out the PS4 one. Of the 4 definitive games after November, I really want all 4, something that's not happened in quite some time.

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gbanas92 commented on Push Scare: The Thing About PS2 Horror The Thing:

@k_andersen I can't say that Halloween is bad (cuz I'd be lying), but there's just something about The Thing that elevates it well above Halloween for me. I think at least a part of it is the fact that Halloween spawned sooooo many slasher films, many of which are just really not good (including in the Halloween canon itself), whereas The Thing doesn't cover as much of an area. Granted, it's not like it's the first Ten Little Indians type film, but it was just handled so well. Plus the fact that it only spawned one extra film and one game makes it feel less tired to me.

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gbanas92 commented on Push Scare: The Thing About PS2 Horror The Thing:

@RaymanFan2 I thought it was okay. It had the right tone, the right environments. But I can't for the life of me fathom why they thought replacing all the ALREADY DONE practical effect work for CGI was a good move. The original (well, the 2nd one, but let's call Carpenter's for the sake of this) had some of, if not the very best practical effects I've ever seen. And the CGI, sort of unsurprisingly really haha, was the weakest aspect of the new one. The credit sequence blending in directly to opening sequence of the original was a brilliant stroke though!

Although, the company that was set to do at least some of the practical work for the new Thing went and kickstarted a movie that I'm super hopeful about. Not sure if you already know about it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjiCQgiM7-I

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gbanas92 commented on Review: The Walking Dead: Season Two - A Tellt...:

@get2sammyb I can totally see what you're saying about Season 1 Dragging, but to me, most of that wasn't draggy. It was more just room for characterization, albeit, at a slower pace than season 2. I never really lost interest in Season 1. Although I think a lot of that's down to the fact that I just find the cast of characters in Season 1 to be
far better. And no love for episode 4?!?!? :O (I'm not super crazy about the finale myself, either.)

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#41

gbanas92 commented on Review: Jet Car Stunts (PlayStation Network):

@AG_Awesome Maybe a little bit. The cars don't really flip around or go nuts to quite the same extent, but it feels at least a tad familiar. Not having played Rush 2049 in a verrrrrryyyy long time, I can't say for sure, but I'll say at least a little bit, yes.

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#42

gbanas92 commented on Review: MXGP: The Official Motocross Game (Pla...:

Hey @get2sammyb, I'm expecting the answer is no, but are there any of the US tracks in this? Having been to a few of those, I always like to race on those, and I haven't been able to (digitally) visit Unadilla or Bud's Creek, or Southwick (RIP) since I think MX Superfly, which came out a while ago haha.

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gbanas92 commented on No Fair! Japan's Getting The Unfinished Swan o...:

Yay! I feel like I've been waiting ages for this (Even though I haven't.) This was dar away my favorite game of last generation (Journey was incredible tok), so even if this for some reason doesn't end up as cross buy (it's been said it will be though), I'm buying it ASAP.

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gbanas92 commented on Feature: Why Do Next-Gen Games Keep Disappoint...:

Great article @get2sammyb! For me, the first year's marketing and the console itself have been what I expected, and the PS+ offerings for the next gen have been way better/ more than I expected, especially early on with the likes of Outlast. But outside of that, the games themselves have been massive let downs, which Watch Dogs and Destiny leading the pack there. The only game that's come out in 2014 that hasn't disappointed so far is Transistor for me.

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gbanas92 commented on Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weeke...:

@mitcHELLspawn Yes! I'm a huuuggeee Alien fan, but I'm struggling to stick with Isolation. The gameaybis actually kind of getting in the way for me. I just want to explore the environments because they're incredible but the game wants me to play the game, and I just don't want to.

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#47

gbanas92 commented on Review: Slender: The Arrival (PlayStation 3):

Yes, absolutely. That score and the issues discussed are solely the PS3 iteration of the game. Believe me, if the PC version were being taken into account, this would have fared much better!

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#48

gbanas92 commented on Review: Slender: The Arrival (PlayStation 3):

@DHW @Alpha

Just to be clear, I do genuinely the thing the PC version of this game is great. I bought from the dev before it was on Steam, and enjoyed it enough to double dip and buy it again for Steam! Frame rate was not a solely transitional issue for me though, as it actually was a persistent, omnipresent problem, rather than something that just popped in every now and again. The omission of mentioning L2 to sprint is totally on me though, especially given that I called attention to how unpleasant the other button for sprinting was.

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gbanas92 commented on Round Up: Alien: Isolation PS4 Reviews Hold Th...:

@hadlee73 Touché! I've never personally played that one (no DS), but I'd be totally lying if I said I hadn't heard very good things about that one! I amend my previous statement to AVP2 being the last Alien game I've personally played that was actually good!

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#50

gbanas92 commented on Round Up: Alien: Isolation PS4 Reviews Hold Th...:

@LDXD I'd love to see Monolith get back in on the license! The combination of how well Shadow of Mordor seems to be doing with the fact the last good Alien game was courtesy of them (Aliens vs. Predator 2 wayyyyy back in 2001!) would make that a helluva combo. Although the whole Warner owning Monolith now makes that pretty unlikely :(

@Bad-MuthaAdebis @Godsire Well back then Ward's concept just really wouldn't have been feasible to pull off I would think. Too many moving parts both figuratively and literally. But this day and age, a game with an environment could so amazing! Plus that idea deserves to get a proper treatment. It's too unique (especially for the Aliens property) to not get anything.