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rjejr

rjejr

Happy birthmonth to me.

Male, 50, United States

Does anybody care about the old cranky guy? Now get off my lawn!!

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#3

rjejr commented on Turn-Based Battles Could Be Scrapped for PS4's...:

@carlos82 It isn't FF7 w/o Red XIII, no way the leave him out, he's practically the main character people remember. There are a couple of others they could lose - Cait Sith or Vincent, but not him. And while Yuffie is optional I think that would just tick off too many people to leave her out. Cid will be in hut he doesn't need to be playable.

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#4

rjejr commented on Turn-Based Battles Could Be Scrapped for PS4's...:

Well duh. I knew this as soon as I saw the graphics, turn based just isn't going to work, menus would be out of place, it will be real time. The fact that he said they aren't changing it to a FPS - well duh, of course you aren't, it's a JRPG - rather than just saying it will be menu based means it won't be menu based.

Now, it would be nice to have menus, but I've been OK w/o menus in a JRPG since Kingdom Hearts. Maybe they'll include a simple FF7 port on the disc for people who haven't played it yet. My kids weren't even born when it released, and I haven't let them play it yet b/c I always knew it would happen some day. Well at least after I saw Advent Children I knew it would.

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rjejr commented on PS4 Prints Money as System Shipments Surpass 2...:

@BLPs - "The PS4 can clearly outsell the Wii"

I'm not giving Sony that mantle yet. Hard to know how many people bought the PS4 now instead of waiting and how many people there still are waiting to buy. Not saying it won't, it very well might, but I'm not convinced yet. When it hits 75 mil will talk.

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rjejr commented on Koei Tecmo Is Bringing Arslan: The Warriors of...:

@Punished_Boss_84 I really wanted Knack when it was first revealed - I only really play 2 types of games, 3D platformers and JRPG (and the J is very important). But when I found out it was fixed camera, for a PS4 launch title, that looked like a PS3 game, I was put off. The difficulty just sealed the deal. I'll still probably play it someday on PS+ or for a $1.98 sale, but I'm not looking forward to it.

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#7

rjejr commented on Koei Tecmo Is Bringing Arslan: The Warriors of...:

I really like the cell shaded look, always have, and any game that has a white feather in the trailer is OK by me, but I do think it's funny that there seems to be so many cell shaded games on Sonys powerful PS4. Then again it did launch w/ cartoon Knack.

Better for me, but I can imagine the murmuring among the FPS brown is better crowd.

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#8

rjejr commented on PS4 Prints Money as System Shipments Surpass 2...:

@get2sammyb Oh sure, after 2 years of telling me Wii U doesn't count, it's not a direct competitor, only X1 is, NOW you mention Wii U. ;-)

Worst part about those #s- PS5 launch line-up is LoU, GoW3, MGS and FFXV, remastered in 4K.

Seriously though, I'm really impressed by those numbers. W/ the holiday season coming, and uncharted 4 after that, then maybe finally a price cut, no reason to think it will slow down soon. Last Gen 260 million consoles were sold, 80 for PS3 and xbox360, 100mil for Wii. W/ WiiU lucky to get to 15m, and X1 having its own issues, PS4 easily has the poten tial to catch PS2.

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rjejr commented on Dragon Quest XI Is Officially Confirmed for PS4:

@WanderingBullet - Yeah, but my kids only 12, I had to explain to him what cell shading was, but I thought the DBZ comparison was interesting. And he's only watched thru season 3, so he doesn't really know Trunks. Not even sure how he knew Android 17 maybe the DBZ Sagas game on GameCube that he's played a lot.

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rjejr commented on Square Enix Knew Rise of the Tomb Raider's Tim...:

@Gamer83 - "It's going to be the same freaking game with some lame costume and weapon DLC for $60."

That's kind of a contradictory statement, no? If it's the Definitive Edition w/ all DLC for the same price, or less, for the original, then it isn't the same game, is it? And if they don't spend that year uping the res or FPS or something to justify the wait then it should bomb. If X1 hits 1080p and 30fps and PS4 gets 60fps then that's something to market.

But you're also right, depends what else is available on PS4 when it releases. We still don't have an Uncharted 4 date do we?

I think the PC release being in "early 2016" could exacerbate the X1 vs PS4 time frame. 22mil PS4 vs 13mil X1 means there are more PS4 owners than X1 owners, but I think there are more PC gamers (though I have zero in the way of facts or #s to back that up, merely a hunch.)

You think the X1 - Win10 connectivity will get people interested in X1 more? Think they'll use that to market RotTR? Win 10 being free should at least get X1 some marketing exposure.

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#19

rjejr commented on Square Enix Knew Rise of the Tomb Raider's Tim...:

If Squeenix plays it right this will still sell big on PS4. Just look at all the recent game issues Day 1. And look at Bayonetta on PS3 vs Xbox360. PS4 should get a new and improved version w/ a years worth of customer feedback. Considering how many PS3 games have sold remastered on PS4, well this is just an X1 game remastered on PS4. Possibly also a Directors Cut w/ some DLC thrown in.

Only way they screw this up is if it's just the same game. If that's the case, it deserves bad sales. But I don't see sales being zero, unless the game is that bad, the PS4 consumer is preconditioned to repurchase old games.

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#20

rjejr commented on It Looks Like the Lighter, Less Power Hungry P...:

@BLPs - I'd say right now is pretty low, beyond the usual summer doldrums. Fortuantley I've had 150 hours worth of Xneoblade to keep me very happy, and Spaltoon has been great - when I'm not cursing at losing in those OT ranked battle matches. And there are a few games waiting for me on PS4. I tell myself I'm done w/ Nintnedo and try to focus all my efforts on keeping my kids in Sony rather than Mircosoft, like most of their friends, for gaming. I think the videogame industry just needs to undergo the full shift to app acceptance then we'll start getting good games again, they'll just be $20 DL rather than $60 retail. There will only be about 3 or 4 retail games a year.

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#21

rjejr commented on The Terminator Raises Hell in WWE 2K16 on PS4,...:

I'm just happy "PS3" was in the title, so I know they listen to feedback. :-)

So this is a fake ad based on the 2nd Terminator movie, even though the 5th recently opened, w/ real wrestlers, none of whom look even remotely familiar? Guess that explains why Austin is on the cover.

That ad would have made sense if they showed Ahnuld's butt censored like on Naked and Afraid, and a CGI "where's the beef?" lady was sittin' on a bar stool and said - "There's the beef!" But that's the only way that ad is any good. ;-)

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#22

rjejr commented on It Looks Like the Lighter, Less Power Hungry P...:

@BLPs - I know it's been getting worse b/c more people are agreeing w/ me, a year ago everybody would just say - "Go away, Sony troll." Sad but true.

Wait, is what getting worse, the Ntinedo news or more know-it-all little kids being aholes? The news has mostly been bad, but I've made a lot of friends, mostly w/ older guys w/ kids, while I try to avoid all the aholes, and their number has been growing by leaps and bounds it seems. They seem to feed and multiply on the bad news like waste eating bacteria. Also sad but true.

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#25

rjejr commented on Square Enix Plans on Showing Old Final Fantasy...:

Has the demo actually been released yet? I don't consider having to BUY a game to play it releasing the demo, free DL on PS4 is releasing the demo. So maybe for some people it's still new, I doubt all 22m PS4 owners bought that game, not even the ones who want FFXV.

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#30

rjejr commented on Sony Brings Out PS4's Big Guns for Summer Comm...:

What was that horrible music? All I could think was Minecraft parody while trying to watch the video.

I'm guessing Nintneod will have a similar 3rd party trailer soon - Disney Infinity, Lego Dimensions and Skylanders. They'll still promote Starfox, and promote the heck out of Super MArio Maker in Sept, bu tby the holidays I think they'll be pushing the toys to life market. Well if they advertise Wii U at all.

3rd party games that everybody wants may be enough for Sony for this holiday. Halo fans are going to buy X1 no mater what Sony has, 1st, 2nd or 3rd party, PS4 will get Tomb Raider, and Uncharted 4 is coming out in 2016. I think PS4 is fine like this for now. When you're at the top of the mountain everybody has to try to knock you off, you can save your bullets for when they get close enough to see the whites of their eyes.

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#31

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

Splatfest. And finishing up Xenoblade Chronicles which almost never ends, even after you finsih it.

I am thinking about starting either Ni No Kuni or Skyrim when it finally does end so maybe I can post a Sony game soon. ;-) I probably won't play another Wii/U game until after Christmas.

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#32

rjejr commented on Review: Godzilla (PS4):

@ShogunRok - Hope it didn't come across like I was denigrating the review, the review seemed spot on from what I played of the demo, it's only the game I wasn't happy with.

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#33

rjejr commented on Review: Godzilla (PS4):

Was really looking forward to this when it was first announced, my family has plenty of hours in on previous Godzilla games Save the Earth, Destroy All Monsters Melee and Unleashed and was really looking forward to finally getting an HD version, but the PS3 demo was just ok, and this review isn't helping. We will own this someday, and probably even the PS3 version as well, but as you lads like to say - for a tenner.

Thing is, Unleashed wasn't the best game, wonky motion controls, but it had a large rooster of playable monsters, and I've been looking forward for years to a Godzilla game that used the power to make even more monsters playable, Spiga and Gimantis among them (too early for Japanese names). Seems like rather than making a good Godzilla game they made this. Too sad.

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#35

rjejr commented on Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection to Scor...:

@get2sammyb - I know it was delayed util 2016, I was wondering if you were still holding to your November proclamation for 2016? When I asked a while back when it was due, it had a vague fall/holiday release, you basically derided me by saying it could only come out in November b/c all the previous games had been out in November. Derision sticks w/ a man. ;-)

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#36

rjejr commented on Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection to Scor...:

Maybe they can make the guys in 1 die in less than 87 bullet hits. On easy. I think there was 1 who died in only 85 but I might have hit him with a grenade first. ;-)

2 was so good I might rebuy if sold separtely as a DL, I'll just YouTube the cut scenes from the other 2 before playing 4.

Hey @get2sammyB you still saying November for 4? You seemed pretty adamant when it was supposed to come out this year since the 1st 3 all came out in November. That would be a pretty serious delay though, no?

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#37

rjejr commented on Store Update: 14th July 2015 (North America):

@JaxonH Godzilla Unleashed had 1 very big drawback, you had to KO creatures w/ motion controls, but other than that it was good. My kids still break it out occasionally. That drawback probably isn't a big deal now but my kids were young when it came out and raised on GDAMM on the GameCube and Save the Earth on PS2. It did have some cool monsters like Biollante, a much wider variety than the new PS3 version, which we won't get b/c it's dingle player only, well wait for PS4.

You know I might have to go play it later and remind myself how it looks, haven't played it myself in years.

Finished XC last night, saw the end credits, 138 hours. Still have a lot to go back and do, probably take me a couple of more weeks. There's a play+ option but I'm not in the mood for the boring first couple of hours. I ended level 81 but found a level 114 monster I simply must defeat. The game didn't let me save it after a certain point so I'll just keep plain from there.

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#39

rjejr commented on Store Update: 14th July 2015 (North America):

Does Sony not do demos anymore? I played the Japanese demo version of the Godzilla PS3 game way back when, would have liked to have seen how they translated it while considering purchasing it.

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#42

rjejr commented on These Sneaker Box PS4s Combine Subconscious Ad...:

@ShogunRok - As I said before I really like the designs, even took a double take to see if it was a PS4 or a shoe box made to look like a PS4, but not sure if I would want such blatant advertising for a sneaker in my living room. Though in the late 70's I probably would have bought a red PS4 w/ this plastered on the side.

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#43

rjejr commented on These Sneaker Box PS4s Combine Subconscious Ad...:

@ShogunRok - Oh, I know what you were getting at, subliminal advertising was all the rage back in the 70's, when product placement was much more subtle, now product placement is so in your face, and these are so in your face, I don't see anything subconscious about it.

subliminal - below the threshold of sensation or consciousness, not strong enough to be recognized

http://www.umich.edu/~onebook/pages/frames/historySet.html

Maybe if you removed the "sub" from the title? ;-)

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#44

rjejr commented on Round Up: God of War III Remastered PS4 Review...:

@get2sammyb - "spin-off games like the PSP"

That's why I mentioned this wasn't a spin-off - GoW 1 and 2 on PS2, GoW 3 and 4 on PS3. If it was on Vita like Uncharted Abyss I'd agree w/ you, but it was on PS3 on basically the same engine as GoW 3. I don't see how it's not 4. The first half of Uncharted 3 was a prequel, but it's still U3.

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#45

rjejr commented on Round Up: God of War III Remastered PS4 Review...:

@get2sammyb Isn't GoW:A GOW 4? I know people like to pretend it doesn't exist but it was a PS3 release after GoW3 so it's not like it was a tablet mini game or something.

Obligatory - people don't want backwards compatibility on PS4 they want new games -BS here.

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#46

rjejr commented on These Sneaker Box PS4s Combine Subconscious Ad...:

A little more like blatant that subconscious, no? I mean they even have the names on them, you can't get much more blatant than that. If they were just the colors maybe, but heck even the swoosh is kind of blatant marketing by Nike now.

I do like them though, very Nintendo-y, like Mario Kart.

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#47

rjejr commented on Don't Hold Your Breath for Backwards Compatibi...:

@sinalefa - Yeah, I won't be over there much today, I've never been able to cope w/ death. I'm an emotionally stunted rational person and death never made any sense to me.

Sorry if I missed thanking you over the weekend, I was away, no email, and came home to the sad news last night. :-(

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#48

rjejr commented on Don't Hold Your Breath for Backwards Compatibi...:

There's a reason some people become heads of corporations. It's b/c they're able to say really stupid asinine things with a straight face that would make normal people burst out laughing halfway through the sentence. Things like -

People don't want to play old games on their new console, they want to play new games like GTAV TLOU GOW3 KH1&2 DMC Remastered.

The reason Sony won't ever again support BC in any meaninful way is b/c people are willing to keep spending money to rebuyt the same games over and over and over again.

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#50

rjejr commented on Behold Destiny: The Taken King's Limited Editi...:

Destiny just doesn't seem worthy to me of a PS4 model. I'm OK w/ a game bundle, but I'm not buying a PS4 to advertise Destiny. Uncharted, Ratchet, FFXV even, but not Destiny, AC or CoD. Just seems unnecessary.