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Thu 4th April, 2013

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rockman29 commented on Talking Point: What Are Your Most Memorable Pl...:

@get2sammyb If only we all looked that excited and engaged while playing videogames :D

My most memorable one was playing GTA V on PS3... doing a multiplayer race with some forum buddies.... just a regular car race over the airport, but it was so shockingly action packed! Everyone had the lead at least a few times, lead switches over and over, was really nuts.

And then just towards the very end three of us were all just beside each other, and I was in the middle just a little further behind. The two cars in front of me both tried to sideswipe me and each other and they both hit one another so hard they knocked each other out of the way, both spinning out to the sides, and made the slimmest lane in the middle that I just raced between and 30 seconds later I took 1st place :D

If only it had been PS4 I could've recorded it and put it on Youtube lol :)



rockman29 commented on Game of the Year: Silver Trophy - P.T.:

@get2sammyb I approve of your final decision to include it in the final list :)

Let all the children on the site cry foul because their overblown-budget game of choice didn't get the 2nd spot.

That a playable teaser is even thought to be included in the shortlist, let alone the final list, says enough about the achievement of the experience that the teaser offered itself. Or what was not offered by other experiences. Or both.



rockman29 commented on Review: Driver (PSone):

@Tasuki Even today it takes me like 5 tries to get past lmao! Very challenging.

Hot damn, love this game, the first two were real gems on the PS1.



rockman29 commented on Review: Metal Gear Solid (PSone):

Anything less than a 10/10 and I would've had to call 911 :P

"This leaves us in a bit of an awkward position because, as reviewers, our job is to pinpoint the exact reason a game succeeds or fails. So what is it about Kojima’s stealth opus which is so utterly compelling? Can we justify such a high score for a game which commits so many cardinal sins? How exactly does it manage to get away with these falters? While we can never be entirely sure, we think that the answer to most of these questions probably has something to do with nanomachines."

A game is defined by the rules that confine it. Except when that game is MGS, a game stepping out of that framework to offer an experience that was more than just a game.

So maybe a game is not just defined by the rules of its gameplay. MGS may have always been idiosyncratic, but its that very aspect at doing something peculiar very well that makes it an interesting game.

It's not just another game, whether in its gameplay or in the rest of the very, very diverse experience either.



rockman29 commented on Review: The Unfinished Swan (PlayStation 4):

There may not be the meatiest game here, but what you definitely find is a fantastic experience.

It really puts you in the role of the young child exploring his family life and the game world. Wonderful experience and deserved praise :)



rockman29 commented on Push Rewind: PS4 Firmware Updates, PS Plus Fre...:

Agreed with the A- grade on sales, or A, same difference. And a B overall is fair if a bit tough for a great year for PS4.

Surprised a C+ on the press conferences though. Even if one is disappointed by the output from the past two E3 shows, which were arguably not amazing, but far from poor, the latest Gamescom conference seemed like a revelation to me, particularly with WiLD and The Tomorrow Children.

I definitely agree with taking a retrospective look at Sony's overall performance, but maybe at least in that aspect the article may be being a little over-critical to seem more just, but it looks a little inaccurate at least in my view.

C+ for games seems a bit harsh, but I have to say I've thoroughly enjoyed all of Killzone, Infamous, Last of Us Remastered, and NBA 2K15, and I plan on getting Evil Within soon. For a first year I think it's quite strong :D

In any case, I hope that is not the case, to be overly critical to seem more just. Maybe a B grade, no modifier, would've been more appropriate :P

The grades overall seem quite fair though :)



rockman29 commented on Talking Point: What Are Your Thoughts on the P...:

KZ SF is the strongest redeeming launch game I think, though the others may be very good too hopefully.

Indie titles and other small downloadable games should help keep things fresh early on too.

The earlier Infamous SS comes, the better though also :)



rockman29 commented on GamesCom 2013: Ready at Dawn Trots Out Images ...:

I can't either! The information mentioned about the preview build they showed at GDC behind closed doors.... awesome! Crazy amazing physics and all!

It's like a Gears/RE4/coop or team based TPS... and really next gen..... this one will really come together well I think :)



rockman29 commented on Talking Point: Is the PlayStation 4 Launching ...:

2 weeks won't do much in the grand scheme of things.

PS3 launched a year late in all honesty, and it lost sales because of that.

But at the end of the day this is a marathon, to support a product for several years. 2 weeks will not even be a dent in the overall sales, even if it does manage to affect momentum in the short term (I doubt that will be the case).



rockman29 commented on Rumour: Sony Originally Wanted To Sell PS4 For...:


They said themselves they were cheering after the 499 MS announcement.

They had planned it already to be 399. They say so that was their target from a design perspective.

Sony has been as transparent as any company could be expected to at this stage. BS story to feed the MS trolls.



rockman29 commented on Feature: Five PS4 Announcements That Could Ste...:

Uncharted 4 for PS4. Couldn't give a crap about the rest of that stuff other than GTA V and TLG, but exclusive DLC is overrated by marketers, sellers, and consumers alike.

I don't expect TLG to come anywhere close to launch, but that would be killer also.