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naruball

naruball

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naruball

#1

naruball commented on Review: Shovel Knight (PlayStation 4):

@ryanorly
I don't see anything wrong with the review. It's excellent just like your previous ones. I like the content, but I disagree with the score. That doesn't make the review bad at all. Its purpose is to help someone decide if they want to buy a certain game.

For example, The Unfinished Swan got a perfect 10 and I bought it instantly. It sounded like a gem. Turns out I didn't really like it, but I still thought that the review was great. It just wasn't my cup of tea. Same thing happened with other reviews/games as well. Just because I disagree with the scores, doesn't mean I think I'm right and you're not. I just know what I like, which is not always what reviewers do, especially when it comes to indie games.

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#2

naruball commented on Review: Shovel Knight (PlayStation 4):

@get2sammyb
I'm with xVAKAR1ANx on this one. I think name calling should have no place here. If you don't agree with him, you can always ban him, but this doesn't look good for your site, Sammy.

Anyway, I somewhat agree with Gemuatro. I feel like pushsquare's scores for indie games have been a bit high, so when I see a score for an indie game I deduct some points, because my score is usually about 2 lower than yours.

Also, I don't care for these retro graphics. They don't have to be mind-blowing or anything. Mutant blobs or Guacamelee are fine for me. Anything else, I avoid since there are other equally good games I could be playing with acceptable graphics.

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#3

naruball commented on PS4 Platformer Yooka-Laylee Makes Over $1 Mill...:

@Azikira
The way I see it, it shows that SOME gamers want that. Whether they are enough to make a game profitable or truly successful is debatable. There are definitely people who would spend hundreds of dollars to see such a game made, but it seems to me that that's a niche. Of course, I hope I'm wrong because I love platformers. Knack has been my favourite ps4 game so far.

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#5

naruball commented on May's PlayStation Plus Lineup Will Be Revealed...:

I recently bought Knack and absolutely loved it. It's a really fun and well made game. If they don't offer it for free any time soon, people should at least consider buy it when it's on sale. I got it for 15 quid which is not bad all.

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#11

naruball commented on Sony's Shutting Down Destiny of Spirits After ...:

@Vorlon
Same here.
For me that's devastating news as I played it for over 2000 hours (2099 to be exact). It became a huge part of my life, so yeah, worst game related news I've heard in my life.
I get that it was not doing well and that they had to shut it down, but it still hurts like hell. Today I woke up and turning on my vita to play DoS was like muscle memory. Sad...

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#15

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

Been playing Justice: Gods among us. Pretty cool game. Loved the main story. Unfortunately, though, when it comes to fighting games, the only gamestyle that I enjoy is Tekken's, which seriously can't come out soon enough.

Destiny of Spirits continues to amaze me. It became incredibly difficult, but not to the point that you can't wait unless you pay real money. I'm loving that game more and more.

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#17

naruball commented on Talking Point: Would You Buy PlayStation-Theme...:

Yes, I would if they were cheap enough. I'd definitely buy Kat, Knack, Kratos, and Sackboy. Even if they weren't implemented well, I wouldn't mind as I just wanna have the action figures and so far I haven't seen any at a good price.

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#18

naruball commented on PS Vita App Near Will Cease Searching for Game...:

@eLarkos
Sales are by no means proof of quality. The psvita sales are just as indicative of what an amazing piece of kit it as wiiu's sales and the quality of its first party games.
In other words, it's like saying "I don't get people who praise Wiiu for its games. The sales are proof that they're not good".

The only two serious problems the vita had were the rise of mobiles/tablets and the lack of enough first party games. In terms of hardware it was and still is "a great piece of kit". I also have a 3ds and that has more big budget games, but in terms of hardware, as far as I'm concerned, it's nowhere near as good as the vita.

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#22

naruball commented on Sony Investigating as Christmas Traffic Pulls ...:

Yes, this is annoying but let's not act like it's the end of the world. Not defending Sony or anything, as obviously I don't have all the facts, but man, people are acting as if they don't have water to drink.

All I've been playing for months is an online only game (destiny of spirits) and you know what? I'll play something else while it's down. It really isn't the end of the world. And if I couldn't play anything, I'd read a book for a change.

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#25

naruball commented on Talking Point: What's Your Favourite PSone Game?:

Easily "Tomba!"

Words can't describe just how much I loved this game. I played it again when it became available on the vita and loved every second of it which almost never happens to me with old games/game I have already played.

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#26

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

@rastamadeus
Just finished the third part of 400 Days and though I get what you mean, I still don't like the characters. I'll try to avoid spoiling it to anyone who hasn't played it yet, but let's just say I didn't really like the black teenager or the Asian criminal, especially the way he escaped. I did find the drug addict's story quite interesting, though.

As for the rest of the comments:
1. I think some of you are using the word "hypocritical" incorrectly. Hypocritical would be if people like Push Square reviewers gave a great score to Drive Club because it's a Sony exclusive and terrible to COD:AW because it's not despite both of them having similar online problems (I heard it's worse with DC). In that case, they would be inconsistent and it would be hypocritical of them to do so. But if at some point the change their review system across the board, then it's a change for the better. What should they do to avoid being called hypocritical? Never change/improve?

2. Bugs/glitches etc. I don't think it's due to lazy developers but because of the little time they have to make the games. Remember when Sony forced Nihilistic (or whatever they were called) to make COD vita in like 6 months? Of course a game made like that will end up being a mess. Same with Ubisoft and AC. Obviously Ubisoft wants to make as much money as possible and they know that by delaying a game and missing the holiday window, they will lose millions. At the same time, with what they are doing they're running their series to the ground.

I'm glad reviewers have finally become less forgiving and hopefully they will affect sales enough to force companies to give developers time to both make and test their games.

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#28

naruball commented on November's PS Plus Offering Is an Indie Game E...:

Maybe I missed it, but did anyone take into account that since the launch of the ps4 the ps+ subscribers increased by ... like a lot? Last time they made a statement about it, they said that that half the ps4 users had ps+ and suggested that before the launch of the ps4 there were less than a million ps+ subscibers.

Do people understand what these numbers mean at all? No? ok.

Every time Sony was giving away a game, it was was given to less than a million people out of like 70m ps3 and psvita owners. Because it was given to such a small number, it worked as a promotion of the game. People would try it out, recommend it to friends or make positive comments about it online, which leads to more sales for the game.

If now the game is being given to more than 4m people, which company would be willing to give their game for free to that many people? And if they did, how much money would they ask from Sony? The new subscribers also affect the free ps3 games, because they likely also have a ps3 and they are unlikely to purchase an AAA ps3 game if it's given to them for free.

Feel free to yell a Sony all you want. But how about we have some realistic expectations? At any rate, I still think they should give either Knack or Killzone (ps4) this month considering the whole mess with Drive Club. Other than that, it has been an overall good year for me, because as soon as ps subscribers rose, I knew we wouldn't get many AAA titles. I don't have a ps4 and still think it's worth it. Feel free to disagree, but consider the numbers from a business point, for a change.

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#32

naruball commented on PewDiePie Kickflips PS3 Classic Skate 3 Back t...:

Don't like the guy. I gave him a fair chance but I found his voice incredibly annoying. After hearing him scream while playing Deadpool, I decided to never watch any of videos ever again. But they still show up on what's new/popular on youtube. I ended up watching one more titled something along the lines of "I'm leaving". A video in which he explain how he'd be gone for a single week. If that's not incerdibly obnoxious, I don't know what is. Kim Kardshian has huge influence on young girls, but I still have no respect for her.

This is not blind hate. I gave both of them a fair chance and simply found them annoying. I don't think they do actually do anything to deserve any respect.

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#33

naruball commented on Don't Worry, Crystal Dynamics Considered Your ...:

@JaxonH
I disagree. In order to call someone's actions hypocritical you need to compare reactions to a similar situation. It's like saying "killing someone is bad". What if someone kills someone in self defence? Is that the same? Would someone calling both people "murderers" be right? Of course not. Point being: context is everything. When Sony does something similar and people say it's fine, feel free to call the hypocrites.

I, personally, don't like paid third party exclusives whether they are timed, permanent or just dlc. If you feel differently, that's fine but before you call someone a hypocrite consider whether the situation is actually similar enough to warrant such criticism.

@keyser_soze
That's absolutely fair. Their action is a slap in the face of fans and rewarding them with sales is only sending the wrong message. So don't feel any pressure to buy it. Wait some time and if you feel differently at some point, there will always be (second hand) copies you can buy.

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#36

naruball commented on Don't Worry, Crystal Dynamics Considered Your ...:

@JaxonH
Not everyone can afford a second console. Fable was a huge miss for me (as ps3/pc gamer) but I didn't buy an entire console for one game.

As for Dreamfall Chapters, can you honestly compare it with Tomb Raider? TR is one of the biggest franchises in video game history with a long success on ps consoles. The other a game some people have heard of, which could turn out to be terrible. Not even remotely the same.

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#37

naruball commented on Don't Worry, Crystal Dynamics Considered Your ...:

@keyser_soze
I feel almost the same way. I was never a fan of TR but I find this decision a slap in the face of loyal fans who made TR the franchise that it is today. I would suggest you buy the game used to play it and not give them a penny. That's what I'm planning to do with any Square Enix game from now on, as they are the ones who made that decision. I'm sure Crystal Dynamics had no say in this and are getting a lot of heat because of SE's moronic decision.

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#40

naruball commented on Soapbox: Here's Why I Will Be Playing Journey ...:

Sigh. And here was I thinking we had a great community here

You don't have to like the game but insulting it the way some people have is pretty disappointing to say the least. Can we just say that it's not your cup of tea and leave it at that?

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#41

naruball commented on Soapbox: Here's Why I Will Be Playing Journey ...:

Journey is easily the most amazing video game I've ever played. It's the closest thing to a masterpiece I've ever experienced. I've played hundreds of games but never been moved by one. I don't care much for art and expected to hate it.

I tried it with great speakers and the lights off. It's such an amazing experience that there is no way to explain to someone just how good it is. You just get find yourself lost in a different universe as if it's an out of body experience.

Having said that, two of my best friends played it once on my ps3 and were bored to death. All I could hear was "where am I supposed to go?", "do I get to kill that thing?", "are there any more cool dragons?". "What's the point of the game". So, I'd say if you play it with that kind of mindset, you certainly won't enjoy it.

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#42

naruball commented on Gamescom 2014: This Is the Tomb Raider Game Yo...:

I must be the only one here who never liked the Tomb Raider franchise but fully enjoyed Guardian of Light. Played it with a friend and loved it. Having said that, there's no way I'm buying this. Not after SE's disrespectful decision. I really hope this and every TR game flops until SE sells the ip to a more worthy publisher. From now on I'm only buying used copies of SE games.
And no thank you, Square Enix. I will not be excited.

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#47

naruball commented on Reckon the PS Vita's Got No Game? This Three H...:

@daveh30
Yeah, I know what you mean about old times and dicovering hidden games...

As for jrpgs, I didn't mean that if you don't like them, then you're tastes are limited, but that your tastes may be limited and JRPG's would be an example. I, for example, don't like sports, fps and racing games so unlike some people, I don't get to enjoy games like Uncharted (though it is a 3rd person shooter), Killzone or Borderlands, all of which sound great. Same with Fifa games, football manager and all the racing games on vita that have incredible replay value.

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#49

naruball commented on Reckon the PS Vita's Got No Game? This Three H...:

@daveh30
Seems to me that it's a combo of you being insanely good at games (never heard anyone platinuming those two games so fast- it took my more than 50 tries to beat certain speed levels on Rayman Origins) and your tastes in video games being quite limited. There are just too many good games available at the moment and you're the first person I've heard saying that he's that invested in the console (spending hours on the ps store) and not having a huge backlog already. Especially when it comes to JRPg's like Persona 4 Golden that take more than a 100 hours to beat or even Rayman Legends (I've lost count of how many hours I've spent playing it and still nowhere near unlocking the last character).

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#50

naruball commented on Reckon the PS Vita's Got No Game? This Three H...:

@Reverandjames
Read your own sentence again:
"There's no point in having a discussion with you when you actually think that the 3DS is still a bad console despite it being massively succsessful."
You assume that just because it's selling well it's indisputably a good console. The basis of your argument is that "Every product that sells well is good and every product that sells badly is not?", no matter how many times you deny it. (hence also why you also brought the bad psvita sales into this)