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kingandaval

kingandaval

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kingandaval

#1

kingandaval commented on Review: Trials Fusion (PlayStation 4):

@MatGrowcott

Change the Art style.
Change the Music.
Change the difficulty curve. (It's too easy and quite 'hand holding' for too long)
Change the menus.
Pretty much change everything I said I don't like about it :-P

Like I said, the gameplay is as fantastic as ever and it can't be improved but it just looks imposing and horrible when compared to the last two.

Imagine if they made a new Dark Souls game for next gen that played as fantastically as ever but it was set in the world of Killzone: Shadow Fall. That's what Redlynx have done here.

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#2

kingandaval commented on Review: Trials Fusion (PlayStation 4):

@Reverandjames I completely agree.

Whilst the gameplay is as good as ever, it hasn't improved and certainly does not reflect a new generation of consoles. Couple this with a garishly awful dystopian 'theme' and horrible soundtrack, you have a game I really regret buying. Previously Trials was presented in a goofy and cool way that really made you invested in it's universe but now I feel as though it's being rammed down my throat as a serious title with clean edges and bright colours. The menus are particularly horrid. Everything's just too chiselled and clean. Take the medals that you earn, for example they're now a rounded, precise reward compared to the rough and edgy stylisation of previous titles.

Both Trials Evolution and Trials HD are better games in each and every way. Heck, I'd even say that I've enjoyed Urban Trial Freestyle more!

Though I criticise the title it's only because it's a series I hold close to my heart. I can see why a newcomer to this series, which will be a lot, as it's new to PS, would absolutely love this.

It's a polished title, just like it's predecessors, but it's polished in the complete wrong direction.

6.5/10 for me.

kingandaval

#9

kingandaval commented on Review: The Wolf Among Us: Episode 2 - Smoke A...:

I've got 99 problems... and every single one is a technical issue with this game.

I really loved the episode but the tech issues were griping on me from the get-go.

Did anyone else experienced a really jarred and disjointed 'previously on TWAU' due to terrible loading times?

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#13

kingandaval commented on Review: Beyond: Two Souls (PlayStation 3):

I found the demo to be amazing. Really enjoyed it. And hopefully when the game arrives, I'll enjoy that too :-)

I know I'm not going to get a story like Heavy Rain that's going to grip me for every second, and I never expected to. HR hit every note perfectly and played my heartstrings like a true maestro. But if I even get 20% of the same experience and grippingness, it'll be money well spent.

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#19

kingandaval commented on Talking Point: Are Cross-Generation Releases A...:

@rastamadeus It's not naive. What's naive is to try and lecture on other's opinions whilst you have no idea what the difference between games like Watch Dogs, Destiny or Assassin's Creed IV between generations will be. It'd be a fair assessment to assume that the footage we've seen so far for these titles has, in fact, all been next-gen but nobody knows which 'gen' has been the main focus for each dev team. Some games could see a significant step down graphically from what we've seen so far, but that's purely speculating. As for InFamous: Second Son adding nothing to the original, you have no idea if that's the case. We're yet to see any real footage of the game and anything other than a long teaser trailer. To me it looks like a refreshed narrative and some distinct art changes as well; a brighter, more vibrant world all with a new protagonist. But, you know, it's basically the same as Infamous 2...

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#22

kingandaval commented on Review: The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct (P...:

What makes this even worse is that SPOILER ALERT in the show it is revealed that Daryl's father used to savagely beat him. Why would you go trotting into the woods with guns with an old coot that beat you and whipped you?

Poor Ben, kudos for playing it until the end!