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PSN ID: Rastamadeus

Male, 30, United Kingdom

I've made a huge mistake.

Sat 17th March, 2012

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rastamadeus commented on Sony's Not Worried About PS4's Software Lineup...:

They might not be worried but I am. Multi-platform releases (majority on last gen too), a full price remake for a game just over a year old with zero replayability, a game that 99.9% of people will get for free and another LBP? Be still my beating heart. There is literally almost no reason to get a PS4 over Xbox One this Christmas if you're a new adopter - or 360/PS3. SingStar? Good God. The lack of anything substantial for Sony or Microsoft this year is ridiculous especially when Nintendo has a new Super Smash Brothers. Both of them are just opening the door and letting Nintendo back in this Christmas which although good for gamers is a massive own goal business-wise. 2015 can't come soon enough.



rastamadeus commented on Could Minecraft Be the PlayStation Vita's Secr...:

If this was Nintendo getting Minecraft for the 3DS (if the 3DS was in the situation Vita is in) I would be 100% sure it would be a success. It's not though, it's Sony who haven't got a clue - or desire - to promote or sell the Vita. Sales might go up a wee bit but nothing special. Kids love Minecraft but you're not going to buy your son or daughter a brand new console to play it on when they have it on their home machines and tablets/phones. It's two years too late.



rastamadeus commented on Sorry, Freedom Wars Will Not Receive a Retail ...:

Can't say I'm surprised. It's Sony's last big Vita game and they know people want it so they can give it to shops where it will be undercharged like a lot of new Vita games are or it can charge full whack (maybe even more) on PSN like the greedy **** they are.



rastamadeus commented on Out This Week: Guacamelee! PS4, Ratchet & Clan...:

@get2sammyb Do we know how much Guacamelee! STCE is? £7.50 or under I don't mind going through it again, especially with new stuff. Any more and I'll wait for the inevitable PS+ inclusion. Do we also know if owning the original gets you anything yet? Saw on the US PS blog that someone from Drinkbox said they were trying to get them discounts as a reward for buying it again.



rastamadeus commented on The PlayStation 4 Just Can't Catch A Break In ...:

@Gemuarto Yeah, how dare they not buy the crap that's released over here and more more ports? Can't wait to play The Last Of Us again while going through more games available on PS3 and paying double the going price for those PS3 games <3<3<3

The Japanese clearly aren't as thick as Sony likes to think all gamers are.

@Demi_God You do realise Sony has ruled the roost in Japan with home consoles for the past two generations so you're incorrect. Handheld wise they are obsessed with Nintendo devices but at home? No way Pedro.



rastamadeus commented on July's PS Plus Update Slashes with Strider and...:

Quite happy with that bar Vita as I've already gone through Lego Batman 2. Amusing that they've already broken their own rules (two games per system) as the Vita technically gets worse offering having two while the others have three.



rastamadeus commented on PS4 Firmware Update 1.7.2 Available For Downlo...:

@Reverend_Skeeve Yeah I have it connected with the app. What you said (the notification of the download) is what I get. I'll be intrigued to see if the PS+ update goes well this time. Got in touch with Sony about how it wasn't working a few weeks ago and they told me to let them know if it works this time or not.

@FATHASUN Works fine on the Vita. I Googled the problem and a lot of people have the same issue. Seems it works fine on some PS4's and not on others. Read someone saying that his brothers didn't work but his did, his broke and the replacement didn't. Madness.



rastamadeus commented on PS4 Firmware Update 1.7.2 Available For Downlo...:

@SteveButler2210 I've made both mistakes in the past with the first two PS+ updates but now it's literally always on stand by and I double check the download now bit. Just doesn't seem to work. When I get in I'll see if it's worked today but sadly I suspect not. Fingers crossed though.

EDIT: Home. Hasn't worked. Shock horror. Only takes a minute or two to download and install but isn't the point, it's another feature that just doesn't work.



rastamadeus commented on PS4 Firmware Update 1.7.2 Available For Downlo...:

Will be interesting to see if this actually downloads and installs itself likes it's meant to. Hasn't happened once for me, same as with games I've bought on a laptop/phone which are meant to be at home waiting for me hours later.



rastamadeus commented on Pro Evo Soccer 2015 Will Stride Onto The Next-...:

If it's anything at all like the last one (the one given away with PS+) then count me out. Worst game of football I've ever played. Had literally no redeeming features other than the satisfaction of knowing it was off of my hard drive.



rastamadeus commented on Internet Singing Sensation Performs an Encore ...:

Couldn't be doing with waiting for this to get localised - I need more Miku-chan! So ordered the Japanese copy. Should be here soon (hopefully) and only cost £30 including shipping so not like it's a massive hike on what it'll be here.



rastamadeus commented on Sony: PS Vita Will Play Host to Fewer First-Pa...:

Fewer than one a year is none.

@Jazzer94 And because Nintendo are never stupid enough to go with near console like visuals on a handheld as it costs more to make and sell. Their handhelds have all had worse visuals (which matters not one bit, to be honest!) than competitions and trounced them. Sony looked at the past, ignored it and got trounced again.



rastamadeus commented on Nintendo Thumps PlayStation in E3 2014 Twitter...:

For me the only two genuinely wow moments of Sony's shows were when we saw things different than just another prettier version of a past game, CGI trailer after CGI trailer or more gritty, realistic looking games. Entwined and No Man's Sky stole Sony's shows as they look - and in Entwined's case, are - pure unadulterated fun. That's why, for me, Nintendo easily 'won' E3 as all their games - more than twelve, despite whatever whatever-his-name above said - looked like that. As someone else above me said, it was like being a kid again.

@Punished_Boss I don't think the internet could cope with a proper console Pokémon. I - among thousands others - would probably die from excitement.



rastamadeus commented on Nintendo Thumps PlayStation in E3 2014 Twitter...:

Was always going to happen. Nintendo's online presence was gigantic. But, at the end of the day, it means absolutely nothing if all those people talking about Nintendo don't but a Wii U. Hope they do as - said it before and I'll say it again - Nintendo being involved properly again is only good news for every gamer. Who cares what machine it's on if it's a great game?



rastamadeus commented on E3 2014: Sony Says It Won't Ever Force Microtr...:

The only problem with microtransactions is when they are necessary to advance in a game. The amount of mobile phone games that cheat so you can't progress is incredible. Was watching my Mum play one yesterday morning, Farm Heroes, and it's a make three puzzle game. Thing was there were "grumpy" ones who if connected as a group would turn the whole group grumpy and didn't count towards your tally. You had to get I think 20 green, blue, orange and yellow but life after life was wasted as the game continuously put out new crops that were only grumpy. It was impossible to finish. After about fifteen attempts a sign came up saying "why not buy (whatever it was called) which makes all crops happy for one turn?" Disgusting really. These games are made to cheat you into spending money. If console games start doing that then I think it will be the end of my gaming days. Sorry for the essay.



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

@JMC If I was in Brazil I wouldn't be able to play any game, I'd be out on the streets experiencing the sights, sounds and colours of all the nations visiting your country. Even if I didn't like football I think I would. Once in a lifetime experience.



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

I have inFAMOUS: Second Son (hated the first two but can't judge unless you try) and The Walking Dead Season 2 on Vita to go through but I doubt I'll even touch a console this weekend thanks to seven games of football being on. Determined to watch every game this tournament so in-between doing that, Father's Day, Skype with the missus (in Japan, lucky cow) and the littl'un I don't think I'll have time to sleep, let alone play games :(



rastamadeus commented on Talking Point: How Did the Three Major Manufac...:

I think all three shows had their moments but were spoiled by unnecessary sections. All would get a six from me, Sony being the lowest of those sixes. They could have showed Shenmue 3 and I still wouldn't have rated it higher as that guy talking for four hours is the main memory I have of their show.

As for the rest of the exhibition I think if forced to choose a winner I'd go for Nintendo, just. Their new stuff is exciting and, most of all, looks fun. There's more exclusives on the Wii U I would want than on PS4 and Xbox One combined. But as I've said before it depends what you wanted to see. I wanted stuff for this year, Sony gave nothing. Microsoft gave a few things, Nintendo gave quite a few, hence them winning for me.

@Punished_Boss 3DS has the best looking new IP for me. A new RTS from Intelligent Systems is always a reason to celebrate and Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. looks luscious.

@Ginkgo Dunno what sites you go on but every one I've been on has been majorly Nintendo-oriented since their Direct Live, One of, if not all, of Smash, Zelda and Star Fox (despite not being shown) are always at the tops of sites. There's a lot of PS4 and Xbox One stuff (Far Cry 4, for example) but besides the odd bit I've seen nothing much about Microsoft and Sony exclusives. Admittedly that's probably because of the steady stream of infomation Nintendo released over the three days.

@adf86 He looks a nice guy who is passionate about gaming. But there's a huge difference between an interview and public speaking. He isn't a public speaker. It was almost as bad as a Ricky Gervais attempt at an E3 speech, so dull and cringe-worthy.



rastamadeus commented on E3 2014: LA Times Thinks That Nintendo Made th...:

@SimonAdebisi Yeah it's great isn't it? So much extra work. Correct me if I'm wrong but the most famous assassin in French history was a woman, Charlotte Corday. There was a tweet from a Ubisfot employee, quickly pulled down, which said its because boobs jiggle and it's too difficult to animate. Yet three of the four Hyrule Warriors playable characters so far are women (well, one is a female imp). Pathetic response. Once again game developers just don't have a clue.



rastamadeus commented on E3 2014: You'll All Be the Same Guy in Assassi...:

Still amused by their answer to why aren't there any female assassin's in the game this time. It's the same reason only Pac-Man is in Smash 4. Adding a bow, mole, and lipstick would require so much extra work the game would be delayed until this time next year.



rastamadeus commented on Talking Point: What Does E3 2014 Tell Us About...:

Said before, I'll say it again: Sony don't get handhelds. More power doesn't work. Look at all the competition the GameBoy and DS machines have annihilated. Right from the off Sony haven't seemed to genuinely believe Vita will be anything other than a niche machine. In that respect it's a success. That was two years ago and now they blatantly don't give a damn about it. A shame as it is a great piece of kit with some fantastic titles (new and old).

Haven't personally voted as what I'd say "Love it but know Sony don't care" isn't there.



rastamadeus commented on Poll: What Was Your Favourite PlayStation Game...:

No Man's Sky for me. Like last year. Can't wait to get my hands on it. Far Cry 4, Arkham Knight, Entwined and Abzû are the only games so far at E3 on PS4 I'm interested in. Only two of them are new too and one is already out. Really hope today has something for me as at the moment Sony's E3 has been a massive disappointment.

Can someone tell me why Bloodborne is so high? We saw a CGI trailer which showed no game play and the only game play video, leaked a while back, was grainy and looked... average at best. Why the love for it? Just because it's from the Souls people? Or have I missed a game play trailer? For me anything that is CGI-only can't be included in best games as it isn't a game in any way, it's a video.



rastamadeus commented on Talking Point: Why Is Sony Saving Its PS4 Reve...:

Depends on the game. Some we all know are going to happen - new Zelda for example which looks ridiculously good. What Nintendo do with Smash (daily updates, massive teasing, out of the blue announcements) is great for a game like that, hence Sony copying it for PS All-Stars Battle Royale. Some reveals are best saved for last minute though. Back at E3 in 1997 everyone knew Rare had GoldenEye 007 coming out in just a few weeks but then they said "Oh, we have this all but finished finished and it's out in November." That game? Diddy Kong Racing. The short reveal gathered much more attention to it and it helped it become a success. God that was a good game. And GoldenEye 007... **** the N64 was perfection.



rastamadeus commented on E3 2014: LittleBigPlanet 3 May Not Strictly Be...:

Not excited at all by LBP3. The creativity is wonderful but as platformers they're average. The floaty feel to Sackboy is too off-putting for me. So Sony's one first party exclusive this Christmas for PS4 is now DriveClub, a game 99.9% of people will get for free. 2015 can't come soon enough.



rastamadeus commented on E3 2014: How Does the PS Vita's Lineup Look?:

Vita has been a dead man walking since the start. Sony just don't get handheld consoles. The way they're now just almost ignoring it is sad. Best we all just enjoy it while we have it rather than moaning or arguing whether it is dead or not.

@Thegamingzombie More chance of finding Atlantis under your pillow than a brand new Monster Hunter going on Vita. Capcom aren't idiots, they know 3DS is the place for it.



rastamadeus commented on E3 2014: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Regales Its T...:

Missed this yesterday. To be fair I missed everything non-Nintendo related yesterday. Was like when I was a teenager seeing Mario 64 for the first time as everything they showed excited me so much. Anyway, the missus loves this game and bangs on about more than I do about Hatsune Miku so guess her birthday/Christmas present is sorted whenever this is out.



rastamadeus commented on Reaction: Poor Pacing Disrupts Otherwise Excel...:

@get2sammyb That's what Nintendo have been doing for a few years now. The big ones (Smash, Mario Kart) we all know are coming so they tease them for a while. A lot of their games though have been revealed just months, weeks or a few cases minutes before release. Super Mario 3D World, for example, was revealed last E3 and out five months later.



rastamadeus commented on Reaction: Poor Pacing Disrupts Otherwise Excel...:

I'd give it a six out of ten. No Man's Sky alone saved it from being average. I'd also give Microsoft's show a six but that one is reaching for the seven as the games showed just looked better. Sony's show, sadly, will be remembered by me for that stupid half hour of meh. Being past 3am here (UK) certainly contributed to that as I was struggling to keep awake/interested.

What your opinions on the show are depends on what you wanted out of it though. We all know next year will be incredible. I wanted to see what Sony have for this year. Another Littlebigplanet and a free driving game, frankly, is pathetic. Both Sony and Microsoft failed badly there - it's like they're afraid of going head-to-head with Nintendo and Smash Bros. If Ninty don't make a massive attempt this Christmas then they're idiots as this is the best window they're gonna have.



rastamadeus commented on Live: Watch the EA E3 2014 Press Conference Ri...:

@Demi_God @Jazzer94 They did what they said they would: games, games, games. There was a good mix of some genuinely brilliant-looking exclusives (Sunset Overdrive and Scalebound my highlights) and games that will sell (COD, AC, etc). I expect around the same from Sony, one or two exclusives and then just stuff we know.



rastamadeus commented on E3 2014: The Witcher 3 Looks Bloody Glorious i...:

Still something ringing alarm bells in my head about this game. Can't quite put my finger on it. Definitely one to watch though. Bad ass-looking griffin in the video too. Why the main guy looks like The Hound's slightly more attractive brother though I don't know.



rastamadeus commented on Talking Point: What Are Your Hopes and Fears f...:

Just watched Microsoft's E3 show. Started off very intirguing but then kind of petered out at the end. I was expecting a massive ending but no, Crackdown and Phatnom Dust are back. You remember Phantom Dust, right? Anybody?

They have a good couple of exclusives though. Sunset Overdrive looks better each time I see it. A mash up of Borderlands, Mirror's Edge and Jet Set Radio? Yes please. Project Spark could be really good but just seems to be trying too hard to be a Nintendo-ish take on Littlebigplanet. And Platinum's Scalebound looks as brilliant as their games always do. Brought to mind Monster Hunter in a Xenoblade Chronicles world.

Some other great games that will likely come to PS4 as well - Inside by the creators of Limbo looks my favourite.

Yes, Sony don't have much to compete against but then I've never got in to any first party Sony title so I'm relying on third party stuff so can see it being similarly interesting but ultimately a washout sadly.

@Davros79 They showed off and have much more than Halo. Fanboy glasses off please. Expect Sony bias here but there's bias and blindness.

@zionich As the machine isn't selling. Simple.



rastamadeus commented on Talking Point: What Are Your Hopes and Fears f...:

All I want is to see the PS4 actually have reasons to own it for the rest of the year. Far Cry 4 is the only big new game coming out in the second half of the year and that isn't enough - especially as it's multi-platform. We all know next year will be amazing with all the game delays but I want a reason to actually use the PS4 as over the last six months it's just been a very expensive paperweight. Same with Xbox One as it has nothing either. All signs point towards Wii U being the hit this Christmas and if either Sony or Microsoft just sit back and let it happen with their non-existent lineup (thus far) then they're frankly deserving of what happens.



rastamadeus commented on Feature: What Will Sony Reveal for PS4, PS3, a...:

If we see anything new for Vita I'd be amazed, sadly. Maybe Freedom Wars translated but that's not really new. I doubt PS3 will get much more than we already know about and as long as Sony show off something brand new (and not just tonnes of ports of PS3 games) I'll be happy. Must admit though I've never been less interested in an E3 than this year. Hopefully something - from anyone - can make me excited again.



rastamadeus commented on Talking Point: Why the Low Expectations for PS...:

@Sutorcen Virtual reality is a fad that comes around at the start of every gen and then quickly buggers off. This will be no different. "Hey guys, buy a new £350 console. Oh, also buy this VR headset for £X to play all the games. That sickness your feeling? Nothing to do with us!" Besides Sony's record with add ons to consoles is close to how bad Sega's was.

@Dodoo Aye, possibly. To be fair the Xbox could do with being less Americanised from top to bottom. The 'dude, bro' image of their consoles is why I chose a PlayStation 3 in the first place, despite more exclusives I wanted on Microsoft's system. As for Sonic though, Sega were struggling for years and spent God knows what on Shenmue so they were screwed. Nintendo can afford to continue making loses for well over fifty years before they even get close to their last few million.



rastamadeus commented on Talking Point: Why the Low Expectations for PS...:

All these leaks, the amount of no shows confirmed, the smaller presence by one of the three console makers, Rockstar's continual absence... E3 is becoming less relevant. Unless a console is being revealed I genuinely couldn't care about E3 anymore.

Here's one for you though, it's well known Microsoft has a big third party exclusive that will apparently make us all say wow. Microsoft are currently asking their Twitter followers what is their favourite Legend Of Zelda. Surely not? It won't happen (thankfully) but it's rather odd.