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get2sammyb

Male, United Kingdom

I am the editor at Push Square.

Joined:
Sun 18th May 2008
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http://www.pushsquare.com

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#1

get2sammyb commented on Review: Gone Home (PS4):

@themcnoisy I really, really liked Rapture, but I agree that Gone Home is better. As for the Trophy list, it's built around speed running really - I imagine they anticipated a lot of people already played it on PC.

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#3

get2sammyb commented on Er, There May Be a Knack Sequel in Production ...:

@sub12 Who said they needed to be geared towards a particular demographic? I'm all for variety - why not make something totally brand new in that case? I'll give it a shot like any game, but you're not going to convince me that this needs to exist.

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#7

get2sammyb commented on Uh Oh, Both Rock Band and Guitar Hero Haven't ...:

Not massively surprising. I think, more than anything, times have just moved on. I'm sure there were a few clamouring to play a guitar game again, but it always seemed like it was going to be a niche thing this time around.

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#10

get2sammyb commented on January 2016 NPD: PS4 Secures First Victory of...:

@Gamer83 @BAMozzy To be clear - and maybe this is on me for not wording things properly - I said: "It's perhaps mentioning that the highest profile new releases of the year so far – The Witness and Firewatch – have both been digital exclusives." The operative words being: so far.

Fully agree with you both that Street Fighter and Far Cry are bigger releases, but I'd argue that The Witness and Firewatch have had more press and attention than the various retail releases we've had to date.

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#32

get2sammyb commented on Review: Firewatch (PS4):

@JoeBlogs To be clear, I never said it was the worst: "The problem is that the game, in its pre-release state at least, has some of the worst performance issues that we've seen on the PlayStation 4 to date"

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#35

get2sammyb commented on Review: Firewatch (PS4):

@BigDaddyT0101 There is a run button, yes. In fact, tapping square toggles "jog" on and off, so you don't have to hold a button down or anything like that.

@Octane Yeah, the voice acting's superb. I just didn't necessarily relate to the things they were saying some of the time. Glad to hear you want to try it for yourself and form your own opinion, though - that's the perfect response.

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#36

get2sammyb commented on Review: Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia (PS4):

@jmbenetti As @Anchorsam_9 said, reviews are subjective by their very nature. Take a look at Firewatch today: I thought it was very disappointing, but some people are going crazy over it. By the same measure, pretty much everyone at Push Square agrees Journey is one of the best games ever made — but many commenters don't agree with us.

The discussion is part of the fun — if you enjoy the game, then that's rad. (There are a lot of Assassin's Creed fans here, too, it's not like we have a vendetta against the series.)

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#37

get2sammyb commented on Review: Firewatch (PS4):

@themcnoisy Yeah, the thing is, I can totally relate to a person wanting to hide away in utter seclusion when the chips are down - I'd do the same. I'm not sure I'd be cracking jokes with the lady on my walkie-talkie if things were as bad as they are supposed to be in this game, though. shrugs

@Boerewors They don't. The developer would probably argue that's the point, but it fell flat on its bum for me.

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#38

get2sammyb commented on Review: Firewatch (PS4):

@AhabSpampurse Was one of my most anticipated games of 2016 to be honest. Bitterly disappointing.

@sinalefa Yeah, you basically walk and talk. There's some navigation aspects - you have to use a map and compass to find your way around the world. There's a fair amount to see in the world, but obviously they just pave the way for more talking points - the conversations are the main form of interaction.

It's about four hours long.

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#44

get2sammyb commented on Review: Firewatch (PS4):

Happy to take your questions, and I'll avoid spoilers. However, this is a game that's very difficult to talk about in detail without mentioning specifics, so do keep that in mind. I tried to dance around as much as possible in the review.