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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 Review: Destiny: The Dark Below (PlayStation 4):

@gbanas92 Thanks Graham. Yeah, I had the same feeling after I finished the story bounties and realised that was it. It's more of the same — the grind — but I just don't see how Bungie can sustain the game for supposedly 10 years with content like this. Something needs changed!



ShogunRok commented on Soapbox: Destiny's Progression System Is Destr...:

@Picola No, I agree, the gunplay is superb and the presentation is brilliant, but this is a critical opinion piece and it's meant to focus on one thing. I did write the review of the game as well, though, went on and on about gunplay and presentation, and gave it an 8/10 overall.



ShogunRok commented on Soapbox: Destiny's Progression System Is Destr...:

@divinelite It is for sure, but it's rarely this complicated or needlessly fiddly in other games. Usually it's just a case of get better stuff > beat tougher enemies > get better stuff > beat tougher enemies > start to get specialised stuff > take on the toughest endgame challenges. And there's unlikely to be any totally needless backtracking.

In Destiny, though, it's get better stuff > take on tougher challenges > hope to get better stuff > do the same challenges > get stuff that's sort of about specialising > wait for DLC > get the same stuff > upgrade the same stuff > repeat.

I'm exaggerating a bit, but you know what I mean!



ShogunRok commented on Soapbox: Destiny's Progression System Is Destr...:

@AhabSpampurse That you've been able to get that far is definitely a good thing. I don't think the system is completely totally and utterly broken, but I can see it getting worse if Bungie keeps scaling things to fit with whatever DLC it releases.

I'm with you, though, I still have hope that it can be smoothed out in the future. The game's only three months old after all — but I'd feel much better if I knew that the studio was conscious of some of the game's clear flaws!



ShogunRok commented on Soapbox: Destiny's Progression System Is Destr...:

@rjejr Won't happen as long as people are snapping up the expansion for £20.

To be fair, though, if people enjoy Destiny that's great. Destiny's given me loads of enjoyment during my time with it, but this whole 10 year plan thing, coupled with the idea that the game is somehow endlessly entertaining is maddening to me.



ShogunRok commented on PS4 Exclusive The Order: 1886 Really Does Have...:

It really does look ridiculous, and it even looks miles better than the demo we played at EGX (which was old, but still looked incredible). I dare say that for some, the visuals alone will be enough to carry the experience.



ShogunRok commented on The Order: 1886's Latest Trailers Prove That I...:

I think there's a lot more to the worries than it just 'being another third-person shooter". The lack of mobility, the constant cinematics, the unorthodox aiming mechanics, the quick time events which hit you with a game over if you fail...

I don't want to write The Order off before we've got the game in our hands, but nothing we've seen so far suggests anything special. I hope I'm wrong — I hope it has a great story and some really good set pieces — but all of the presentations have done nothing to dispel the sense that this isn't a linear, incredibly restrictive third-person shooter.



ShogunRok commented on Get Those Trendy Specs On, Persona 5 Is Taking...:

@HylianJowi It was confirmed to be on PS4 at the Tokyo Game Show, unless you mean it was confirmed for PS4 in the West?

As far as I'm aware, though, it was never formally announced for a Western release in this capacity. I think this was basically just Sony squeezing an applause from the audience, and the mention of another game into the show.



ShogunRok commented on Yakuza 5 Lays the Smackdown on PlayStation 3 N...:

I think it's great that Sony is bringing this over, but I hate to say it... I'm an absolute snob. I was hyped for a second until I realised it was PS3. 8 months ago, I would have been happy, but hopefully this means they bring Zero over, too.



ShogunRok commented on Final Fantasy VII Is Limit Breaking the PS4 Ne...:

Come on guys, Square took over 10 years to get this far with Final Fantasy XV — how on Earth would it have the time to properly remaster FFVII?

Not only that, but most of the original code for the game is unusable these days. It really, really isn't as easy as you'd think to even remaster FFVII.



ShogunRok commented on PS4 Exclusive The Order: 1886 Sinks Like a Lea...:

This game really needs an amazing showing at tomorrow's (today's) event. I'm honestly starting to think it'll be 10 hours of totally linear, completely scripted gameplay. I hope I'm wrong, but they've shown very little else.



ShogunRok commented on Now's the Time to Buy Britain's Best Selling C...:

"We can’t hear the Twelve Days of Christmas without thinking of Eric Cantona, but this is the curse that’s been cast upon us as Manchester United fans."

The fact that we write with "we" rather than "I" is both a blessing and a curse it seems!



ShogunRok commented on Don't Panic, The Elder Scrolls Online's PS4 Po...:

Something tells me that the game will need a decent overhaul of it's to be successful. At this point, I see a lot of people being interested, but that subscription fee, for example, is a pretty big obstacle for most.

Fair enough when you're Final Fantasy XIV and you've done well critically and commercially, but subscribing to reportedly mediocre MMOs? We'll see.



ShogunRok commented on Review: Crash Bandicoot (PSone):

The river-based stages always used to be my favourites for some reason. Fond memories of this one — it was the very first PSone game that I owned.