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rastamadeus

rastamadeus

PSN ID: Rastamadeus

Male, 30, United Kingdom

I've made a huge mistake.

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#1

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

@MoleZandor If a game isn't to your liking the cost (£60 or 60p) makes zero difference so let's not bother with that excuse.

Still amuses me that the most complaints are people complaining about the ones saying they're unhappy. Hardly anyone in here had said "no indies!" just they don't like the the games or aren't impressed with the titles. But hey, let's all bend over to Sony eh? Only thing worse than fanboys are brown nosers and PS+ defending doesn't half bring them out.

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#2

rastamadeus commented on PS4's Free DriveClub: PS Plus Edition Has Been...:

If Evolution are still with us this time next year I will be flabbergasted. If studios like Studio Liverpool are shut for no reason, bar the "money saving" excuse, then what chance do companies which are making Sony and the PS4 a laughing stock have of surviving? Certainly don't want anyone losing their job in this day and age - especially as I know people who have friends and family working there - but they're screwed. Can see Sony passing on any DriveClub DLC to another studio.

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#3

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

That Sony Europe still haven't said "this is our lot this month" it makes me think they're either hastily arranging something - I read Knack was coming out this month - or they know the storm of hate that awaits them, rightly or wrongly.

@Punished_Boss_84 Wasn't actually meaning to post so apologies. Somehow a cut and paste text got sent to you off my phone, ha.

If you don't like us "lot" complaining then why read them? People pay for a product, they aren't satisfied, they are allowed to complain, whether people like the service themselves or not. Maybe if Sony listened to the general complaints these problems would stop? No, that won't ever happen.

For the record, if you read my first message (obviously not seeing as you dumped me in the "lot") you'd have seen I have zero problems with indies. If a game is good, it's good. Couldn't care if one person makes it or a hundred with a budget of millions. I complain as since the turn of the year there have been just three games I've liked (worth half the PS+ price) and I'm fed up or the lies and miscommunication about the service on Sony's end. But hey, feel free to complain some more about the complaining. The majority of complaining the last few PS+ updates on here have been about people complaining.

@ToOGoodOfAPlaya The problem is there are people like you (wanting more variety) who get lumped in the complaining category and nobody bothers to read into it. Lost count of how many times I've wrote my grievances with PS+ yet it's still "you just complain about indies".

Oh, and to waddle into your antagonising argument with @Tasuki - the gif posted clearly at me,the high horse, I can see how it could have antagonised me so you're bang on. Fortunately I think gifs in an attempt at humour just screams trying too hard so ignore them.

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#5

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

People are allowed to complain about indie games if they want to so let's not let this descend into people on here acting all high and mighty as if every indie game is gold. They're not. There's as many garbage indie games as there are AAA. Remember that before getting on your high horses people as more often than not those are the people who seem more backwards than the indie haters during the PS Plus arguments on here.

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#6

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

Nothing for me. Only game that interests me is Escape Plan and I've had that for years. Was hoping this month, leading up to the Christmas rush, would be a knockout and convince me to stay on Plus with my subscription out next month. Really hope the European version is vastly different as, right now, I won't be renewing. Couldn't care if a game is indie, "AAA," rated good or garbage as I will try anything myself and not care if someone loves it or hates it. But of the, what 40(?) games given away this year only three have been worth it for me. Not worth the money anymore, especially as I don't online game and those three games would've cost less than £20 at retail.

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#7

rastamadeus commented on Guide: How to Change Your PS4's Theme:

Spiral theme is rather nice but the Paper Sculpture one is my favourite so far. I like that the themes also come with new sound effects too, nice little touch. Just need some on the European store now or we going to do what we did with the Vita, Sony? Give us a basic few palette swaps and then think that's enough.

Oh, if anyone wants themes just create a second account and make it Japanese. Go to the themes section in settings and download them all (only one needs payment) and then switch to your main account and the themes are still there. Takes a few minutes but there you go.

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#8

rastamadeus commented on Why Is Sony Taking So Long to Release PS4 Firm...:

@FullbringIchigo They are just as many frustrating things missing from the PS4 as there are Xbox One problems though. Difference is Microsoft are adapting, changing and fixing. Sony are sat on their lead from the first year, fat with greed, thinking they're untouchable and not caring about their consumers. But it's okay, they'll show off six seconds of Nathan Drake's undercarriage in HD next month and people will wet themselves and forget all the problems for a bit longer. Distraction while not solving problems seems Sony's mantra this year. (rant in general, not at you ha)

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#9

rastamadeus commented on Why Is Sony Taking So Long to Release PS4 Firm...:

@MadchesterManc I was literally just coming on to write near enough every word you just said. It will download games while I'm out if I buy them from my phone/PC but update files? One in maybe ten times if I'm lucky. Nearly a year in and still doesn't do most things it's meant to.

Also, you might be the one to know - probably not actually but no idea who else would know about Miku here - the Project DIVA F 2nd trophies have gone live in English have they not? Says their in Japanese on my Vita (own the Japanese game) but on PS4/phone app they're in English. Heard anything about that?

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#14

rastamadeus commented on PS4 Firmware Update 2.00 Will Release on 28th ...:

Will there actually be themes to have is all I care about. Vita's update gave us the option to have themes but no themes to use.

Also, is the library part of anyone's PS4 playing up? Whenever I click on a game in there that I haven't got installed it takes you to it on the store to re-download. Yet when I do it and it goes to the store it just crashes back to the home menu.

@ScreamAimFire99 By you knew it you mean everyone on the planet knew it. They even said it would be out before the biggest games. Doesn't take Einstein to work out they're talking about COD (rightly or wrongly).

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#18

rastamadeus commented on You'll Be Able to Play Dead or Alive 5 for Fre...:

@thedevilsjester Only problem I have with online fighting trophies is that if you don't get the game pronto at release you have such a poor chance of completing them as no bugger is on. I got Tekken Tag Tournament 2 last year and found about six people online. The first DOA5 was the worst though: play in (maybe even win actually) 1000 online games.

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#19

rastamadeus commented on Oh Sony, Did You Really Have to Use Sunset Ove...:

@Dodoo And people get too annoyed by simple things sometimes...

@tulaib_100 I'm not much of an online shooter fan but I really, really enjoyed PvZ: Garden Warfare. It's different enough to make it what is most important in a game in such a crowded genre: lots of fun. $20 is about right too, especially as all DLC is free.

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#20

rastamadeus commented on You'll Be Able to Play Dead or Alive 5 for Fre...:

@thedevilsjester DOA5U's Trophies weren't too bad. There was beat a certain amount online which sadly is impossible now but that's about it. The only ones I can't do are all moves for a single character. There's just some combos where no matter how many times I press the buttons correctly they don't work so I rage quit.

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#24

rastamadeus commented on DriveClub: PS Plus Edition Release Date to Be ...:

@Tasuki A lot of people got PS+ though just for DriveClub and still haven't got it (plus not every single person will view Dust as a worthy compromise). A months refund is the least they can do. Or tell the truth and admit they're just waiting for it to reach its sales target before the free edition comes. Refund it is then.

DriveClub isn't a game that really does much for me but I was intrigued to at least try the PS+ version. Now? Genuinely doubt I'll even download it.

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#25

rastamadeus commented on Review: The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Ser...:

@Dodoo At no point did I find the Vita version unbearable or anywhere near that. A tiny bit annoying at the most. And there was not one single occasion where my inputs weren't detected or a bug with episode-to-episode saves. I've not heard one person have those problems. You either had a dodgy copy or dodgy Vita.

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#26

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

The fifteen recent titles will do til folders arrive. God knows why they aren't included. Still waiting for a friend online alert option too, said it before and say it again, it's pathetic that it isn't featured from day one. Intrigued to see what themes we get or if they'll do what they've done with Vita, say here they are and not give us any.

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#27

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

Latest I've heard from people I know in Runcorn - used to live there and got family/friends still there - Evolution are facing massive lay offs. Dunno if it's because of this (not likely) but seems Sony have lost faith in them. Could be hearsay but heard it from five different people and two of which don't know any of the others.

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#28

rastamadeus commented on Soapbox: Why Are We Arguing Over Holiday Exclu...:

@Reverandjames Can't see the part in my post where I said they are the two greatest games ever. They're not. But they're better than the ten games listed here, easily. And those three games you listed, to me, are nowhere near the quality of GoldenEye or Ocarina Of Time separately or combined. They're all good game, but those two are exceptional and still highlights of each genre. The only title on there close to the two N64 games is Devil May Cry and even that isn't anywhere near the quality of them two. The majority of those ten are all brilliant and it's a hell of a line up but if you offere me those ten or GoldenEye or Ocarina I wouldn't be picking the PS2 games. No way, Pedro.

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#31

rastamadeus commented on Round Up: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel PS3 Revi...:

Love Borderlands (the sequel is in my top three PS3 games) and want this game like mad but will wait for the inevitable GOtY edition, whether it be on PS3 or 4. Also, there needs to be another name for those editions, how many games each year label themselves Game Of the Year?

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#32

rastamadeus commented on UK Sales Charts: FIFA 15 Brushes Aside Alien: ...:

@jaydb1982 The reason it isn't getting the same bashing is because the majority of people aren't having problems with FIFA while the majority ARE on DriveClub. Massive difference. I've had FIFA since day one without any online problems (few trophy glitches though) while I still can't get my glorified DriveClub demo. I've also not heard a single person complain about Ultimate Team or challenges. Online play (no problems for me personally), yes but not the others.

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#35

rastamadeus commented on Feature: Why Do Next-Gen Games Keep Disappoint...:

@Demi_God The fanboy war thing isn't a reason as it happens everywhere. The BBC did a poll this afternoon to find out what the greatest FA Cup goal was of all time. Man United fans mass voted for a Liverpool own goal - it is a classic - when Djimi Traore did a stupid piroet on the goal line with the ball and knocked it in like a plank. That was voted THE greatest FA Cup goal ever. My point is fanboys/supporters mess things up like that all the time so to blame them is nonsense. But also again comes back to what I said, review scores should be abolished.

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#36

rastamadeus commented on Feature: Why Do Next-Gen Games Keep Disappoint...:

Short answer: hype.

Long answer: publishers, magazines, websites and gamers hype up any and every game to ridiculous levels and the game can never be what they want. Since the start of the Wii/PS3/360 generation I can think of only two games that lived up to the hype: Super Mario Galaxy and GTA5 (5, not Online). People need to just calm down when looking forward to a game.

I learnt that years ago as Ocarina Of Time took six years to dig into my head. I read every tiny bit of detail imaginable and bought any and every magazine for a single new screenshot. The game came out and I couldn't get into it. Went back years later and realised how perfect it is. Since then I've never once let myself get carried away with hype. Well, once, Galaxy 2 - but that is THE best game ever made.

Also, review scores need to be got rid of. Universally. The majority of people just look at the number at the end and that's it. A 7/10 is a great game yet people act like its a 4. Publishers are equally at fault there, treating a game that gets less than 8 as an abortion.

As for the vote, I said about what I expected. If you'll remember I warned that the first year of PS4 would be like this and was shot down by all and sundry.

Rant over. Plus Germany v Poland is starting.

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#37

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

Sleeping Dogs PS4 mainly. Although I'm still determined to finish the Trophies off on Reaogun (complete it on veteran and then Experienced without a game over).

@ObviouslyAdachi What a fine game Zero Mission is. Everything and more I wanted from a Super Metroid sequel. Then when I finished it I moved on to Prime and what a game that is! Still in my top five.

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#39

rastamadeus commented on Review: Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition (Pla...:

@Wesker As @get2sammyb said they're not comparable really but for me it's better than all the inFAMOUS games combined by miles. Great fun and likeable characters are Sleeping Dogs' main selling points, things the inFAMOUS games lack (as much as I enjoyed Second Son). Plus Sleeping Dogs has Emma Stone in it. You can argue your preference over mine, entitled to like it of course, but you can't beat the Emma Stone inclusion.

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#41

rastamadeus commented on Review: Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition (Pla...:

My copy has just come through the letter box and my tv has died. Ffs...

@JaxonH It is no way mediocre. It's like someone made GTA an arcade game really. It's not the longest but it draws you in quite quickly and is incredibly enjoyable. It actually, to me, feels like a Dremcast game.

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#42

rastamadeus commented on MineCraft Builds a Brick House on PlayStation ...:

Next week? Oh for f**ks sake... do Sony really have this little a clue at how to try and make Vita sell? Or (like we've all assumed) do they just not give a s**t? There should have been mass adverts about this game building up to a release, making kids know that a proper Minecraft is available in your pocket. If any game could give the Vita a small flicker of a chance it's this. But nope, let's just drop it out next week and watch the console die. Every little thing Sony have done since their wonderful E3 show in 2013 is basically say "You lot who buy our stuff? Couldn't give a toss about you."

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#46

rastamadeus commented on DisasterClub? Sony Delays DriveClub: PS Plus E...:

On a more serious and wider note, gaming really has gone to s**t hasn't it?

Games constantly being released unfinished and broken, people that claim to be gamers spend more time arguing about 1080p than actually playing anything while decrying anything not on their console as crap and everything on it (good or bad) brilliant, servers going down seemingly every few weeks randomly, cut content DLC and updates that break something before fixing it.

Seems like the simplicity of the days before last generation with their stick the game on and play are long gone.

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#48

rastamadeus commented on DisasterClub? Sony Delays DriveClub: PS Plus E...:

Cynic in me says they know the majority aren't going to pay so delay the free edition. Good to see that extra year of development was used wisely.

Can't wait to check the PlayStation Europe blog :') Sure people will take the delay in their stride...

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#49

rastamadeus commented on First Impressions: Does WWE 2K15 on PS4 Have H...:

I've started watching WWE Experience on a Sunday this year which has lead to me actually watching some event shows. It's just pure silliness and I love it. May have to get this just to have the chance to play as Dean Ambrose as he cracks me up, utter plank.

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#50

rastamadeus commented on Round Up: DriveClub PS4 Reviews Target Pole Po...:

Review scores are what everyone expected surely? Game's been in trouble hence the delay. The fact the retail version is apparently lacking in depth makes the PS+ edition even more worrying. Canny judge until I try it tomorrow, of course, but so far it's not looking good for Sony's one big hitter this Christmas.