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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 Watch a Staggering 37 Minute Gameplay Walkthro...:

@Subie98 I suppose there are minor spoilers for one specific quest that the developer says is a few hours into the game, but nothing too major.

If you want to go into the full game without knowing a few key characters from this quest, though, I'd say don't watch. There's quite a bit of exposition.



ShogunRok commented on Why Won't Sony Allow You to Subscribe to EA Ac...:

The only thing with EA access that confuses me somewhat is the amount of games/discounts. Unlike PlayStation Plus, EA can't possibly pump out a range of free game trials and discounts on a regular basis, can it? I mean, how long will it be before it's bringing up age-old titles? It looks decent right now thanks to the likes of being able to play FIFA 15 and Dragon Age early, etc. but what happens when it's not the holiday season and EA isn't publishing any games for months to come?



ShogunRok commented on Gamescom 2014: How Does PS4 Firmware Update 2....:

If this actually works as intended, it's probably the best advertising for new games you could possibly have outside of the norm. Interested in a game? Ask your friend if you can play and see if you like it. I think it's very, very smart.



ShogunRok commented on Gamescom 2014: Assassin's Creed Rogue Looks a ...:

I absolutely loved Black Flag, but I played it on PS4. The worry for me is that if I played this one PS3, it'd feel like a pretty substantial step back, especially since Unity seems so fluid and refined. I'm also a bit worried that it'll feel too familiar — I'm really not a fan of the way Shay has many of the exact same animations as Kenway. Bit of a disappointment, but I still hope it's good.



ShogunRok commented on Gamescom 2014: PlayStation Vita Largely Ignore...:

Vita's getting a very steady stream of games — it always has done — but the problem is that none of these games are grabbing people by the collar like a big first party title would. I still think many are hung up on the original promise that the Vita would become a home console on the go, and I totally agree that it's a shame this hasn't happened.

I mean, I love my Vita and I adore the games I currently own on the system, but it's this total lack of presence that isn't doing it any favours. It's also a really good way to get owners doubting what its future holds for them. I could go on and on and on about the handheld market and the troubles it currently has, but at the end of the day, I think a lot of people are just annoyed that it's being constantly turned away from the spotlight.



ShogunRok commented on Reaction: PS4's Variety Shines at Gamescom 201...:

It was definitely a show full of variety. I think both Microsoft and Sony had decent, solid showings. Microsoft's was the far more predictable presser and felt a lot like a supplement to its E3 conference, but it was still all about the games and had some big chunks of gameplay throughout.

Meanwhile, Sony's had a few big gameplay chunks of its own, and there were plenty of interesting, smaller titles on show. Destiny, Far Cry 3, and Shadow of Mordor all had a say and all looked good, too, so like we've said, there was definitely variety.

I just don't know what people want from pressers any more. Gamescom has never been about the big announcements for Sony on any grand scale, and E3 was barely a few months ago. We're also less than a year into this console generation, and for some reason, a lot of people seem to expect a new first party exclusive to be revealed every other week.

While I understand the frustration if you're not a fan of indie titles especially, I think the gaming community really, really has to scale back its currently insane expectations. I've never quite seen people get this outraged so soon into a console generation. I totally get the Vita complaints, though. Even a montage would have helped.



ShogunRok commented on PS4 Sequel Rise of the Tomb Raider Is Taking M...:

It's a good idea to reserve judgement until we've seen the motion capture in action. It's like LA Noire; looked really impressive at times, apart from the constant cold, dead eyes and weird puppet bodies. I still think, at this point, great animators are the ones who make characters believable - not necessarily the technology involved.



ShogunRok commented on The Man in Charge of Mass Effect Has Boarded t...:

BioWare has had quite a bit of a shuffle over the last few years. There's no doubt that the studio's reputation is on the line somewhat, so for its sake, I hope Dragon Age: Inquisition delivers, because it's very hard to get excited for the next Mass Effect when we know virtually nothing about it.



ShogunRok commented on Destiny Will Keep Your PS4 Occupied for Months...:

@get2sammyb But again, it's not really solid evidence. I mean, granted, even I was a bit disappointed to hear that there are only a handful of locations, but that statement is at least true, if very slightly misleading. The ruins on the different planets are what we'll be exploring, after all. It still comes down to people assuming that there's going to be this entire galaxy to explore, and then being disgusted that their theories weren't quite right.



ShogunRok commented on Destiny Will Keep Your PS4 Occupied for Months...:

To be fair, though, this is more of a case of people creating unrealistic expectations. There was never any concrete evidence that there would be a galaxy to explore, with gigantic maps on every planet you can imagine — yet that seems to be what people thought Destiny would consist of.

Although that said, I thought in Old Russia there were places that were sealed off. You'd get there, a new location name would pop up, but you wouldn't be able to enter as there'd be a closed gate or a wall blocking it.

Anyway, imagination is a scary thing. I guess you could blame Bungie for not coming out with information about content sooner, but people should never make assumptions based on pure hype alone and then be disappointed when they aren't in fact a reality.



ShogunRok commented on Feature: The PS4 Destiny Diaries - Day Seven: ...:

@Davros79 Thanks, and I know what you mean. I think it's fine to criticise based on what we've seen, but it's always best to wait for the full release and see what changes. That said, I too think that story missions need a bit of a kick if it's going to be a really enjoyable campaign, but it must be tough to balance a game that can be played both alone and with two friends. I'm still confident that it'll be a fantastic game as a whole, though.



ShogunRok commented on Mass Effect's PS4 Debut Still Stuck in a Galax...:

Ugh, the Mako. I wouldn't mind exploration in Mass Effect if it was done well. Unlike it was in the first game, where every planet was a barren wasteland and the Mako didn't exactly control like you'd expect a space age vehicle to.



ShogunRok commented on Who Would Win Wednesdays: Destiny Special:

Wow, this one's gone all over the place. At first, the Titan was winning by quite a few votes, then the Hunter caught up, then the Warlock gained the lead, then the Titan totally fell behind, and now the Hunter is winning. This could go anywhere.



ShogunRok commented on Review: Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty (PlayStation 4):

The original game was incredibly atmospheric and wonderfully weird. I always loved taking control of animals like the Scrabs and killing everything I came across. Good to hear the this remake lives up to the strangeness!