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rastamadeus

PSN ID: Rastamadeus

Male, 30, United Kingdom

I've made a huge mistake.

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#1

rastamadeus commented on March's Free PlayStation Plus Games include Od...:

@XFsWorld #sarcasm

@MadchesterManc So you're now saying The Order should be on? Ain't no way it's AAA ;)

@Gamer83 Just out of interest I had a look at the EU blog. Close to 400 posts, no replies from anyone at Sony. Personally I don't think they need to apologise as it's not like it's the end of the world but the majority of people want one so it's not that hard to say "sorry" is it. May even look like they care about their customers - then again, can't have that can they?

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#2

rastamadeus commented on Virtual Reality on PS4 Just Got Way Better wit...:

@Ginkgo I disagree on its appeal. People who buy just a couple of games a year won't invest until their games (COD, GTA, FIFA, etc) are on it and those companies won't touch it until it's looking like a winner, which it won't be as after initial opening day hype it will rot as no-one really wants it. Vita 2.0.

@get2sammyb I'm only cynical as VR comes around every five years then vanishes without a trace. Seen it happen time and time again (showing my age) and this won't be any different.

Two other points I'd add is even here - on a Sony site - it's 50/50, and it looks stupid. Johnny Casual and his missus won't put that on their head as they'd look a tit, no matter how impressive the tech is.

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#3

rastamadeus commented on Virtual Reality on PS4 Just Got Way Better wit...:

Couldn't care less. If it's more than £150-200 max it won't sell to people other than die hard Sony fanboys and tech heads. Even around or under that it will be hard to sell as you can't see it in advertising so there's no point advertising it (hello 3DS in it's first eight months). Complete waste of time and money from a company who really can't afford to be wasting money and have a record with console add ons so bad even Sega shake their head. For what it's likely costing they need nearly every PS4 owner to buy this when less than a tenth will give a damn.

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#4

rastamadeus commented on Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Continues to Look ...:

@Inahime Nowt wrong with that and, just so you know, I'm not having a go at you or anything. I just accepted the Vita's fate within it's first six months (it's been obvious since then the console will never be what we wanted) and it means I can enjoy it more. Same with Wii U. They are my two favourite current consoles I own, I couldn't care less that they're both failures, I just enjoy the games.

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#5

rastamadeus commented on Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Continues to Look ...:

@Inahime Excellent use of your eyes there. I said all but dead. Never mind though. The Vita is all but dead. All. But. Dead. If you don't like it then fine, but don't try and make out like it's healthy and fine and about to bounce back. You'll only upset yourself. As I said, just enjoy the games we have and will be getting.

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#6

rastamadeus commented on Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Continues to Look ...:

@Inahime You seem to be adopting Sony's primary strategy, head in the sand. What do you expect the boss to say? "Vita is dead! We don't care! Can't believe you morons bought it!!! Mwuahahahahaha"?

There's no Lazarus-like comeback with Vita. Sony don't want there to be as they do not give a flying f*** about it. They don't support the machine, they ignore it, they make sure people don't buy it by still having a stupid price for a machine near death and it's ludicrous memory cards. PS3 came back as people supported it, next to nobody (bar indies) support Vita apart from the odd exception like here. PSP? Really? It improved, I'll give you that, but it got trounced by the most successful handheld console ever. Not exactly a great comparison. PSP though, like PS3, had support from third parties and Sony studios. Noticing a theme here?

Just enjoy the console and stop worrying about it. Better consoles have gone quicker (Dreamcast) and worse have lasted longer. Even though it is all but dead it doesn't mean we Vita owners can't keep on playing our games and enjoying the scraps we're fed.

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#7

rastamadeus commented on March's Free PlayStation Plus Games include Od...:

@ToddlerNaruto The one before Crimes and Punishments was better, Testament Of Sherlock Holmes. This one was really boring and went on for ages - despite it being a collection of smaller cases rather than one long case.

@Bad-MuthaAdebisi Sony did a poll on their blog about what people thought of the offerings. It lasted about two months as they were amazed that people weren't as pleased as they hoped. Sadly they seem to just do what they please without looking at what people are saying. Rightly or wrongly the PS+ bashers are louder and in more numbers than the lovers. Sony didn't like being told they were doing what many (again rightly or wrongly) think is a poor job so got rid of the polls rather quickly. Head in the sand is their plan a, b and c.

@XFsWorld Not seriously, obviously. Although it never will come to PS+ due to it getting terrible reviews (games have to get a certain score or above).

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#10

rastamadeus commented on Sony Still Schtum on March's PlayStation Plus ...:

@teknium_ Didn't read the article, did you? "The net result of all of this is that mock-up images are appearing all over the web, the majority of which look like hoaxes. And people are, sadly, being pulled in by them" Octodad and Lego Marvel included.

As I said in the forum discussion I hope it's Lego Hobbit so it forces TT Games to give us the sodding Five Armies DLC that they promised us nearly a year ago would be coming.

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#11

rastamadeus commented on Sony Still Schtum on March's PlayStation Plus ...:

I couldn't care if the games are announced a day, a week, a month or not at all before the moment they're available. Personally I think they should always just go up on the first Wednesday of the month and be done with it. What I do care about is if Sony say "we announce them a week before" then you do it. It isn't hard. If there is a problem then say so, rather than sticking your head in the sand.

What is annoying is how these negotiations are sorted months in advance, we're told, yet last week there was still "i's to do dot, and t's to cross." A week on - and just hours before launch - nothing still. It's unprofessional, which is a word you can use to describe Sony an awful lot recently. You can care or not care about not knowing the games yet but the simple, cold, hard truth is Sony are once again treating their customers like they couldn't give a toss about them. We know that isn't true but that is how they're coming across. Again.

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#14

rastamadeus commented on Tearaway Unfolded Will Send You a Message This...:

@SKC_Diamond It features a few new things, it's not different enough to warrant a second purchase (as of yet, until they show us) - especially when the original can be beat in a couple of hours and has no replay value. A shame as it was brilliant first time through. It was given a cheaper price on release so I'm intrigued to see what the price will be. Anything over £30 is, frankly, absurd.

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#15

rastamadeus commented on Rockstar Keeping Red Dead Redemption PS4 Holst...:

@themcnoisy With the amount of crap he throws out of his mouth he always gets a couple of things right, using them as proof of his genius deposits the much larger amount of wrong predictions. Like football gossip columns, link player x to every club over a week or two and then when he moves to one you've already told your readers he would go there.

@GHO5T-08-12-80 No, they shouldn't. They should make another game but no more remasters. GTA made sense as it always should have been on current generation consoles but RDR? No. Remaster it next generation maybe, but not this one.

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#16

rastamadeus commented on March PlayStation Plus Announcement Still Not ...:

Amuses me that these are "complex negotiations" that are sorted "months in advance" yet just before reveal day they always have a last minute of "dotting 'i's and crossing the last few 't's" before announcing the lineup. They should have just said "taking longer than usual, probably won't be til Monday, apologies" and it's all sorted rather than saying something different each day. Or, better yet, don't reveal them until the day they're up for download.

@BAMozzy An under-performing Rayman that has one brilliant level and then loads of worse-than-meh? Bet they're shaking in their boots... The day Rayman is a highlight is a sad day indeed. I'll kick PS+ when it needs it but it has never been that bad it's had to rely on that buffoon.

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#20

rastamadeus commented on What Do You Mean You've Never Played... Breath...:

Sadly never used series this. Nina and all the gang from BOF3, the best one, are going to be in the Sonic comic this summer in a Sega/Capcom crossover - http://www.seganerds.com/2015/02/24/archie-comics-reveals-more-characters-in-segacapcom-comic-crossover/ (great site for any Sega fanboys reading this) and is probably the only chance we have of seeing anything new to do with BOF ever again. Phone sequel doesn't count.

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#24

rastamadeus commented on Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Continues to Look ...:

@Inahime Nobody hates it and if it had been marketed as that originally that would be fine. The ill feeling comes from Sony screwing people over time after time with the machine. Vita could have been so much more than it is reduced to if someone at Sony had even a few good ideas on what to do in the handheld market. Put it this way if Nintendo made Vita and Sony the 3DS then Vita would be on top by miles as they would utilise, support and market it. Keep repeating myself but Nintendo get handhelds, Sony don't.

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#27

rastamadeus commented on Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Continues to Look ...:

@ShogunRok @General_Spiller The majority of games on that list are never being released either here or ever on Vita (Gravity Rush 2, PSO, Toro), coming to PS4/3 and are only on Vita because of Sony forcing CrossPlay on developers or aren't anything to write home about irregardless of taste. I'm not denying Vita has some good games coming up - and despite what some on here think you won't find a Vita-owner who loves the machine more than I and thankfully I know Japanese so can get more out of it than most - but I still stand by what I said. It looks decent but most promising on Vita is sadly hardly anything special now going forward. Joe Allen once played a beautiful ball into Luis Suarez. Once. Does that make him better than average?

EDIT (March 3rd): Joe Allen made Yaya Toure look like the worst midfielder to play at Anfield this season over the weekend. Wrong comparison to make there I think, haha.

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#29

rastamadeus commented on Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Continues to Look ...:

Already have this preordered at Play Asia and looking forward to it. Did have a chuckle at the 'Continues to Look like One of Vita's Most Promising Games' part of the headline. Nice bit of propaganda to make it sound like Vita has loads of great titles on the way. If the game releases over here Sony should demand those words are used in adverts.

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#30

rastamadeus commented on UK Sales Charts: PS4 Exclusive The Order: 1886...:

@Carl-G People bought it mainly as they are sheep and saw the adverts where they have quotes from rags like The S*n saying it's beautiful. Do you really think causal gamers come on here, IGN, CVG, etc? They trust morons like that lying paper, FHM, Nuts and stuff like that. In other words the sheep you claim didn't buy it are mainly the ones who did. Some, like myself, will have bought it to try it ourselves before judgment as you should do. But don't kid yourself that it's been some conspiracy that The Order has got a kicking and this is a massive one over.

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#31

rastamadeus commented on Adorable Toro's House PS4 Dynamic Theme Comes ...:

Would love to have this but don't think Sony want me to. Whenever I go into the themes section of settings to go the store (or the store itself) it takes me to an icon that looks like a CD case. Clicking on it does nothing until ten seconds later the store closes and I'm back at the PS4's XMB equivalent.

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#32

rastamadeus commented on Review: The Order: 1886 (PlayStation 4):

Ironically all 99% of users here are going to do here is skip straight to the score, ignore the review and rant or rave, Scores eh?

As for the review it's pretty much what anyone who hasn't had their head in the sand expected no? Said it before and I'll say it again, if this was £20 it would be a must buy for the majority. Will still be getting my hands on it next week though (enough left on a gift card to not have to spend a penny) as you can't judge until you try. All the people who are about to rant or rave now could do well to remember that...

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#34

rastamadeus commented on Pachter: PS4 Exclusive The Order: 1886 Could S...:

Course it could. Like it could sell only twelve hundred copies. Or twenty. Or fifteen million. Like any game could. Or any book. Or DVD. Or album. Any moron can say what Patcher does. He's like a football gossip section, throw as much s**t at the wall as you can then the few bits that stick you can use as proof of your 'insight'. Plank.

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#35

rastamadeus commented on Store Preview: The Order: 1886, Dead or Alive ...:

@Gamer83 I'm not sure it will sell at all to be honest. Went to the cinema last week and the order came on and a bunch of gamer-looking students were in front of me. Advert for the game came on and the lot of them were going on about how crap it looks. Went in to Game later on to pre-order DOA5LR (as they said they weren't getting many in) and asked how The Order is doing pre-order-wise there. They said no-one had shown any interest in it, despite boxes being behind the counter. Think even casual gamers can see it's all just a big show. It's a shame really as I remember watching the original reveal on here via an E3 stream/text chat and it looked incredible... until the monsters came out and it then quickly became a parody of the whole genre. I have a £40 voucher left at Game so may try it as it'll be 'free' as canny judge til I've tried it but can't escape my thinking that it looks bloody awful - but a promising game buried beneath it.

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#37

rastamadeus commented on We Hope You're Not Expecting DriveClub PS Plus...:

They'll cop out of it and have it free in March or April's PS+ offerings. This was always going to happen though. They never had any intention of giving anyone DriveClub for free which is why they kept constantly changing what was offered and then cancelling it at the last second.

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#39

rastamadeus commented on Are Wallpapers Coming in a Future PS4 Firmware...:

@Flurpsel The social aspect for me is being way under used. Comments should be allowed to be added to achievements such as 'well done on getting that Trophy - it's a right pain in the ass!' etc. Even little reviews of a game by yourself or friends rather than a thumb up/down. Plus screenshots or vids taken by your friends. They're three tiny little additions that could easily be added - and sodding player online notifications - to make it feel more social rather than the boredom currently on offer.

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#40

rastamadeus commented on Talking Point: Do Review Scores Have a Future?:

Personally I don't want review scores. Never have. Nine out of ten people drop to the number and then go yay or into rage mode. People complain about a game (or book, song, album, film, sportsman) getting a 7 like its average. Another stupid think wrong with review scores as the majority of people are too idiotic to realise five/fifty is average not seven/seventy.

@get2sammyb Sometimes, yes. You'd have to be incredibly naive to think otherwise. N64 Magazine (still the finest games mag ever made) used to regularly comment they knew of people in the industry who put scores up, even colleagues in other magazines.

And, to further my people are stupid comment, they reviewed Smash Melée before its release, gave it 94% and were slagged off tremendously for it not being high enough. By people who hadn't played it. Caused such a storm they have out 98% stickers for people 'who know better than us.' God I miss them. Bloody Future Plc. One nit when I was sleppin a grackler cam.

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#41

rastamadeus commented on Talking Point: Has Persona 5's Gameplay Traile...:

@get2sammyb It would be great if both were hits but I think we all know Persona won't sell even half what FFXV does despite looking and most likely being the better game. Final Fantasy is a massive name that people know (and many no longer trust) while Persona has a very vocal but much smaller fanbase.

@3rdEyeMind On the hype train I see. The trailer was stylish but "one of the most impressive things I have seen in gaming"? Have you only played three or four games. The trailer was good but let's not pretend it was the second coming of Christ. It just looked like Catherine meets Persona 4 meets Rhythm Thief. Will undoubtedly be a great game - and is one of the actual few I'm looking forward to this year - but the reaction to this trailer is ridiculously over the top.

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#45

rastamadeus commented on Persona 5's Brand New Gameplay Trailer Is the ...:

@get2sammyb Key words: "If Sony's got any sense." Sadly they seem to make choices almost as baffling as Nintendo in the '90s at times. Hopefully it comes this year I just don't think Sega in their current position will care enough. If Sony step in Sega don't get anywhere near as much money and Sammy Holdings won't allow that. Japanese copy for me, barring any region-locking like with P4A.

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#46

rastamadeus commented on Persona 5's Brand New Gameplay Trailer Is the ...:

Looking forward to the exploits of The Phantom. Got stupidly excited 1:18 in when I thought the bar was the Stray Sheep for a split second but alas. The style has a very Catherine feel to it actually, even more so than other Persona titles.

With the utter mess Sega are currently in though I'm not holding up much hope for seeing this over here any time soon. Persona has a dedicated fanbase outside of Japan but it's not exactly going to fly off the shelves is it? Sega need pennies and Persona 5 just won't bring them sadly.

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#47

rastamadeus commented on LEGO Jurassic World's Teaser Trailer Will Make...:

@FullbringIchigo I'd say try the more recent Vita games if you see them on the cheap. Lego Movie and Hobbit were really good fun, even more so than the 'main' versions I'd say. And they have no glitches and bouts of crashing either, which is something Travellers Tales realllllllllly need to sort out on consoles.

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#48

rastamadeus commented on LEGO Jurassic World's Teaser Trailer Will Make...:

@SkywardLink98 @FullbringIchigo @SteveButler2210 Portable versions are good fun if you don't go in expecting the console version. People seem to think developers should put the main game on Vita despite the fact it would cost a fortune and they make no money off of it. As I said, go in mind open and they're fun. Especially the more recent ones which are more about quick plays and different ideas each level.