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Male, United Kingdom

I am the editor at Push Square.

Sun 18th May 2008

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get2sammyb commented on Capcom to Remain Committed to PS4 Exclusive St...:

@GlynCR Yeah, it's probably the best-worst game I've played in a long time. The actual gameplay loop is top drawer, but there's not enough to do if you don't play multiplayer.

They really need to just completely stuff it with content, 'cos the gameplay's already there.



get2sammyb commented on Soapbox: How The Last of Us Proves That Resolu...:

I agree with you on the world building in The Last of Us. I rate that game higher than the Uncharted series because everything fuses together seamlessly. It makes sense for Joel to be poking through homes because resources would need to be gathered, and thus getting this almost voyeuristic-like peek into people's lives is fascinating.

Everything about The Last of Us felt so well thought out to me. You could tell the designers had put thought into each and every environment, so the interiors of college dorms felt different to family homes and so on. And that makes it all the more poignant.

While I agree that we need more of this in games, though, I would argue that better tech and higher production values will enable developers to more convincingly realise these kinds of worlds. The only problem is cost really — it must have cost an absolute fortune to build a game as densely populated as The Last of Us is. I know when you watch the credits there are literally dozens of outsourced studios who helped with the artwork. And that cost is only going to get higher as resolutions increase.



get2sammyb commented on Telltale's The Walking Dead Embarks on a New F...:

@BranJ0 I much preferred the cast in Season Two personally. I didn't really enjoy the Lee and Clem arc — I thought it was a bit predictable. I liked what they did with Clem in the second season, though.

I know I'm in the minority on this one, but yeah...



get2sammyb commented on Talking Point: Why Are Fall's Biggest Blockbus...:

@rjejr While this definitely focuses on the situation in the UK, it is being reflected globally. Titanfall 2 did very poorly in the US, for example, and it's hard to imagine Watch Dogs 2 bettering its predecessor given how badly it's done in Britain.

While the situation may be at its worst in the UK, we can probably infer that this is a global issue. I did mention software being up year-over-year in the US, however,