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Sun 18th May, 2008

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get2sammyb commented on Interview: Will Tom Clancy's The Division Deli...:

They do say you can play the single player campaign on your own in the interview:

How much can you say about the game’s structure? For example, is there a single player campaign in there?

Within this huge open world, there’s a storyline that you can follow – like, a main story that you can obviously complete. But then there is so much development outside of that: there’s the character development, the skills... So, you can do a lot of other things. But, you can decide if you want to do it alone, or with friends, or with people that you meet. The game is better with more people, but, yes, if you don’t want to, you don’t have to. You can complete the full game without playing with anyone else.

I didn't actually ask whether it's online only. Obviously that's a big part of the game, but are you guys sure it requires an Internet connection?



get2sammyb commented on Review: F1 2014 (PlayStation 3):

@General_Spiller I don't know anything for sure, but I think everyone's hoping/assuming that Codemasters is putting all of its resources into the next-gen version, which is why this one seems a bit undercooked. It makes sense.

EDIT: Thinking about it, this reminds me of when Codemasters first got the F1 license. Don't know if anyone remembers, but they put out a PSP/Wii game while they worked on the PS3/360 versions. My guess (again, I don't know anything for sure) is that they're probably obligated as part of the license to release a game every year, which is why they're putting this out as a stop gap between the proper next-gen version.



get2sammyb commented on Review: F1 2014 (PlayStation 3):

Great review, Gaz. This seems very much like a last-minute cash grab. Codemasters clearly felt that it could make a quick buck from the excitement of the end of the current season, before releasing the proper sequel next year. A bit of a shame, really. I wonder if they're contractually obliged to release a title every year?



get2sammyb commented on This Upcoming PS4 Bundle Sure Has a Grasp on M...:

@Bad-MuthaAdebis I'm assuming £349.99 would be the RRP, which would give retailers the license to drop it lower. I'm sure you'd see this selling for £329.99 on Amazon, etc. Remember: the PS4 standalone's RRP is technically still £349.99, but retailers have pushed it way lower in recent weeks.



get2sammyb commented on What Does PS4 Firmware Update 2.00 Look Like?:

@Sadodi It's hard to describe, but I'll try. Imagine you're sitting on a sofa with your buddy, and you take it in turns playing a single player game or connect an extra controller for two player titles. Share Play is that - but you don't have to be sitting on the same sofa.



get2sammyb commented on When Will DriveClub: PS Plus Edition Release o...:

@WARDIE Yeah, it's definitely possible. I don't think they'll put it up until they're 100 per cent confident they can cope with the load, but do believe them when they say it'll appear as soon as it's ready. The game's definitely improving now, so they're certainly on the right track. I guess they've just got to make sure that the influx of new players doesn't break everything again.



get2sammyb commented on Feature: What's New in PS4 Firmware Update 2.00?:

@SteveButler2210 My understanding is that you can Share Play for as long as you like, you just have to manually re-establish the connection every 60 minutes. This basically stops people from abusing the feature, as otherwise you could buy a game, and let your mate play it all day while you head out to work or something. This way, it requires two active participants. Last I heard, you could Share Play as much as you want, though.



get2sammyb commented on DriveClub Developer to Roll Out New Game Updat...:

@Sadodi Yeah, that's really unfortunate. The official line is that the PS Plus version will deploy when the retail release is working. Seeing as I still haven't been able to connect... :|

I will say, I watched the credits for this earlier, and each developer has added a personal note for their family or whatever. It was heartbreaking really how many people mentioned that they're looking forward spending more time with their families. The morale must be absolute rock bottom at Evolution Studios.



get2sammyb commented on Guide: How to Take off Your Training Wheels in...:

@Paranoimia Just to be clear, I'm just comparing the fusion of arcade and simulation, not the handling models directly. I haven't played Project Gotham for a good eight or so years, so I can't tell you whether they have the same "feel". I do think DriveClub's really enjoyable if it helps, though. But then, I also liked Project Gotham at the time... ;)

@BloodyBill I'm sure they will, it's just clear that this is a bigger issue than traffic load at this point. There was clearly a big error/bug in their code.

@belmont I don't think there's anything like Outrun these days, sadly. There's a game coming to Wii U called That 90s Racer or something like that - that seems like an old Daytona game.



get2sammyb commented on Guide: How to Take off Your Training Wheels in...:

@Tasuki I don't think it is, the retail version is still broken. It's such a shame, because it is a good game, but they've really made a major blunder somewhere. I don't think I've ever seen a botched up launch as bad as this one to be honest.

The only way they cancel the PS Plus one is if they never fix the servers, which I guess does seem plausible, but unlikely...



get2sammyb commented on Review: The Evil Within (PlayStation 4):

@Bad-MuthaAdebis It's pretty gross. In fact, until the second half where it goes a bit psychological, I was worried it was going to be all torture porn. I wouldn't worry about there being a lack of gore - it's there in spades.

@LDXD I don't know. I think Alien: Isolation is overall more tense, but I love the combat variety in this, and the way it forces you to think on your feet. If I had to pick one of the two, I'd probably go with The Evil Within, simply because I prefer the Resident Evil approach. That's a personal choice, though. They're both good games.

@MadchesterManc Yeah, it's no where near as tense as Alien. Shinji Mikami's end of the bargain shines in the combat, though, which is very layered and fun.

@DrJoeystein Thanks Joey - based on what you just said, I think you'll love it.