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AKA Robert Ramsey

Male, United Kingdom

I'm the Associate Editor of Push Square. You may remember me from such articles as 'Why I'm The Real Commander Shepard' and 'I Can't Stop Killing Dragons'. Note: Articles mentioned may not actually exist. Yet.

Thu 2nd February, 2012

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ShogunRok commented on UK Sales Charts: Grand Theft Auto V Is Britain...:

@Bad-MuthaAdebis Given its critical and — by the looks of it — commercial success, I don't think it will be.

That said, a lot of the game feels quite 'final' in the sense that points from previous games are wrapped up in Inquisition. In that way, it feels a bit like Mass Effect 3. So perhaps another Dragon Age would take place at a later point in history, or something like that.



ShogunRok commented on Review: Dragon Age: Inquisition (PlayStation 4):

@Bad-MuthaAdebis The character that I've stuck with for my main playthrough is a Qunari. There are no MASSIVE changes to the narrative based on what race you are, but there's plenty of commentary. Characters both major and minor will reference the fact that you're not human, or that you're of noble birth, etc.

Without doubt, one of the best things about the game is that it puts you at the centre of everything. It's a bit of a power trip at times, but I can't think of many games that do role-playing better.



ShogunRok commented on Review: Dragon Age: Inquisition (PlayStation 4):

I understand this is a long review, but it's a bloody long game.

I'll be around for most of tonight if anyone has any questions. Just copy me into your comment to get my attention.

Anyway, hope everyone enjoys the read!



ShogunRok commented on Review: Assassin's Creed Unity (PlayStation 4):

@imtom2002 If you did nothing but the main missions (which is tough to do since you need better equipment to do well as you progress) it'd probably take you about 6-10 hours. There have definitely been longer Assassin's Creed stories, but I guess Ubisoft thinks that the amount of optional content makes up for it.



ShogunRok commented on Review: Assassin's Creed Unity (PlayStation 4):

@arx7 I've heard this as well, and if it turns out to actually be the source of the problem, it shouldn't be hard to fix. However, that's just the framerate. The mountains of glitches would still prove to be a pretty big issue!

As for review score, wouldn't change on the basis that we shouldn't be expected to take our consoles offline to make a game run smoothly, especially when one of that game's biggest selling points is its new online co-op component.

What an industry!



ShogunRok commented on Review: Assassin's Creed Unity (PlayStation 4):

@Bad-MuthaAdebis It's a tough one, because we have given games low scores, but a few patches later, and they're about a thousand times better.

But the fact is that we can't really change the score once it's set. It's already on metacritic, and it's already in our database. Realistically, the most we can do is write a follow-up article detailing if things are actually fixed, which is probably what we'll be doing with Unity.

Even then, we try to score games on launch when we can. After all, people are paying money for these products, and if we don't think it's worth it, we need to let people know. For example, we'd never wait for specific patches before writing a review — games should work out of the box because that's what people are paying for.



ShogunRok commented on Review: Assassin's Creed Unity (PlayStation 4):

As stated in the review, the game is simply unfinished. If Ubisoft can fix its many problems, then I have no doubt it'll be very enjoyable, but to release a game in this state is terrible practice.

I hope everyone enjoys the read.



ShogunRok commented on Talking Point: Is This Gaming's Most Disappoin...:

I should probably add that on the technical side of things, however, there have been some real blunders. The DriveClub fiasco has been embarrassing, and Unity is somewhat unforgivable.

These aren't quite enough to make me forget the great times I've had with the games I like, though.



ShogunRok commented on Talking Point: Is This Gaming's Most Disappoin...:

To be honest... Not for me. I can see why some people would be upset with how it's gone, but I've had plenty of fun. Maybe it's down to expectations?

I mean, I quite like Destiny for what it is. I think Watch Dogs is pretty solid, too, although I can see why people expected more from both of these games.

But hey, Samurai Warriors 4. I adore that game, so maybe it makes up for the slight disappointments! But overall, I think it's been a pretty solid year, especially when you consider how many games have actually released, and it's only the PS4's first year on the market.



ShogunRok commented on Ubisoft's Aware That Arno Can Fall Through the...:

Just to expand on this, me and Sammy had a decent time with the co-op, but like the article says, the frame rate slowed to an absolute crawl at one point, and almost every fight we got into was rather glitchy.

The worst technical issue I've found, however, is that the game can crash if you lose connection to the Ubisoft servers. Which is just atrocious.



ShogunRok commented on Feature: Four of Assassin's Creed Unity's Most...:

The hair glitch is amazing.

But while these are pretty funny, they're just the tip of the iceberg as far as Unity's technical performance is concerned. You can hardly turn a corner without seeing at least one NPC falling into the ground or walking straight through a wall. Then there's the framerate, the glitchy combat, the Uplay crashes...

It's painfully obvious that this was rushed to market, and as a result, it's in desperate need of a patch to sort all these issues out. Like the article says, it's playable, but it's so, so unpolished.



ShogunRok commented on First Impressions: How Well Does Assassin's Cr...:

Just to point out, this article was written after downloading the patch that released today. Clearly, it hasn't helped much.

We just have to hope that Ubisoft patches the game again, and really polishes it up. As it stands, it's pretty inexcusable.

For example, here's a recording straight from my PS4. The stuttering is directly from the game, not the recording: