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sinalefa

sinalefa

Male, 35, Costa Rica

Been gaming since I was 5. I play mostly games on Nintendo and Sony systems. I currently own 3DS, Wii, Wii U and PS3. Favorite developers include Nintendo, PlatinumGames, Naughty Dog, among others. I love games with soul and sense of humour.

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Wed 18th May, 2011

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sinalefa

#1

sinalefa commented on Feature: Black Friday 2014 Deals - Every PS4, ...:

In case someone is interested, today on Amazon I found PS3 Shadow of Mordor for $25 ($30 on PS4) and PS3 Evil Within for $20.

Apparently the former is a terrible PS3 port so I skipped it. I got the latter with Arkham Origins at $15.

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#6

sinalefa commented on Feature: Five Reasons Why You Should Buy a PS4...:

@get2sammyb

Technically the more you wait, the cheaper the system may become, the more games will be available, and those will be cheaper too. So I see no benefit in getting it now for games that have not arrived yet.

I just imagine someone who wanted a PS3 exclusively for The Last Guardian.;) So future games are not always an incentive. Specially with underwhelming games filled with bugs, as we have been getting lately.

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#7

sinalefa commented on Feature: Five Reasons Why You Should Buy a PS4...:

If I buy a system this holiday, it will be an Xbox One. Right now it looks more attractive to me.

But I think I will wait for both Scalebound and Uncharted 4 to be closer to release to see which one is more interesting.

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#8

sinalefa commented on PS4 Is the Best Place to Play This Holiday, St...:

I wonder why they did not show their recent DriveClub exclusive here?

I have a Sony fanboy friend who shows me a trailer like this one and asks me if I am jealous (since I have a Wii U) of the games shown. Then I reply that 80% of those games are in Xbox One, which to his dismay I am willing to buy. And most of the exclusives are in PS3, which I own.

Greatness Awaits. It sure takes a long time to arrive, though.

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#11

sinalefa commented on Wait, There's a New PlayStation 3 Firmware Upd...:

@rjejr

Yes, I was referring to the new Mortal Kombat game. Not a day one purchase, but I enjoyed the last one.

And sorry, but that trailer looks amazing. They nailed down the animation, as it looks like guys inside costumes. I don't think they would localize it, so I wonder how text heavy it really is.

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#19

sinalefa commented on Just What Is Sony Santa Monica Working on for ...:

I must be like the only person to want Santa Monica to do something other than GoW. I feel the studio has a ton of potential but I don't want to see them pigeon holed to Kratos forever. Even Ready at Dawn is tackling a new IP.

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#20

sinalefa commented on Review: Far Cry 4 (PlayStation 4):

@Gmork___

Thanks for the advice. When I got Bayonetta on PS3, I specifically downloaded the patches first since I knew it was poorly ported when it was released.

I usually wait for games to be cheaper anyway, so first time I play them I get online to see if there are patches available.

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#21

sinalefa commented on Review: Far Cry 4 (PlayStation 4):

@Gamer83

RE4 is actually one of my favorite games of all time. I saw the reviews, most of them for the new systems, so I wonder if the PS3 version is good enough, or if I should wait till I upgrade.

I don't care about graphics, but I care about framerate, amount of glitches, loading times.

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#22

sinalefa commented on Review: Far Cry 4 (PlayStation 4):

The great reviews have me somewhat interested in this one, although I have never played a FC game.

I will wait for it to lower price before getting, though. The Evil Within is first on my list.

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#26

sinalefa commented on Sanzaru Games Crushes Sly Cooper PS4 Sequel Dr...:

@get2sammyb

The thing with Sly 4 is that most likely if they added their own spin on it, then everyone would have said that "they messed up Sly. If it ain't broke, etc." so it was probably a no win for them either way.

Sometimes I feel like hunting down the game and giving it a try. I am not too bothered about the more of the same thing because I loved the original Sly games. Thing is I played through all three back to back so I got a little burned out by the end of 3.

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#27

sinalefa commented on Evolution Studios Prepares Free Apologetic Dri...:

My guess is that they are getting the DLC ready first because it will be easier and faster for them to complete it, and they can use it to try to compensate to the fans while they work in fixing the game itself.

I know the priority should be in fixing the game, of course.

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#28

sinalefa commented on Sanzaru Games Crushes Sly Cooper PS4 Sequel Dr...:

@BLPs

The scores are not mediocre, but the general consensus ( and that is even reflected in this comment section) is that they played it safe, without trying to advance the IP or add to the experience.

About reviewers, what I really hate is how games with lots of technical issues still can get scores on the 80s and 90s while other games get low scores because the reviewer found them too hard. Or the double standard of "more of the same is either good or bad depending on the IP" that can be found too.

Thankfully Ubisoft has no IPs that I care about (except Rayman) so I never buy their games. Same with EA and Activision. But even if it is wishful thinking, I would love for this latest batch of unfinished and borderline broken games to take a hit at the "box office" so it does not become a trend.

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#29

sinalefa commented on Feature: How Has the PS4 Fared in Its First Year?:

I will be one of those that cling to their PS3. No reason to upgrade.

Sales are amazing, yes. But I actually feel that it is making Sony rest on its laurels and be happy with ports of old games and few exclusives. Wii U and Xbox One are not doing so good in sales, and by comparison they have (or are getting, in MS case) more polished and more abundant exclusive games. I have the former system and I want the latter.

I don't have a Vita, but I am not happy to see that Sony does not seem to give a damn about it, instead of improving to keep up with Nintendo. I would rather see a company getting behind a struggling system than silently admitting defeat and moving on.

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#32

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

For me it has not been disappointing. DKC Tropical Freeze, MK8, Bayonetta 2, Scram Kitty, Shovel Knight, Armillo, Stealth Inc 2, two Smash Bros games. And I haven't even touched Hyrule Warriors.

For my PS3 the only games released this year that I got are Ultra SFIV and Wolfenstein TNO, with most of the games that I have played this year being part of my backlog, with Vanquish being a delight. I need to pick The Evil Within as well. Shadow of Mordor looks great too.

As of late with Forza Horizon 2, Master Chief and Sunset Overdrive, I feel the One is getting decent games and exclusives. So I really hope Sony steps up their game. I am not too hopeful because they still have a sales advantage and the 3DS handheld domination did not spur them into supporting the Vita with AAA games.

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#34

sinalefa commented on Assassin's Creed Unity Ain't Sounding Especial...:

@get2sammyb

I guess getting a review copy shortly before release works to enforce the embargo too. Damo on NL mentioned that they are waiting for their Sonic Boom copy.

@rjejr

Thankfully it works the other way around too, same with Metacritic. Something like Ace Attorney vs Layton got reviews months before their NA release.

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#37

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

After reading the positive comments, I went and tried Vanquish. I beat the first act.

The game is really fresh and unique, but also kinda hard. Your typical P* game, normal usually means hard, but it will be easier as I practice more. And I just love that setting that makes the font bigger if you are on a SDTV. I would have loved Mass Effect 2 to have something like that.

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#38

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

I just beat Bayonetta 2 last night. So I will be playing Smash 3DS, Stealth Inc 2 and possibly will continue my playthrough of Bayonetta 1 on Wii U. It does feel better at 60fps.

I am also very tempted on unwrapping Vanquish to continue the P* goodness.

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#39

sinalefa commented on Ask Shuhei Yoshida Anything in Special PlaySta...:

I can't wait to see Yoshida being bombarded with The Last Guardian and Vita future projects related questions.

And is he the only Japanese present in these roundtables? Even the one centered around Japanese development is being held by Western people only!

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#44

sinalefa commented on Eye Witness Claims Uncharted 4: A Thief's End ...:

Well, lucky him if that is true. I really want to see more on this, hopefully in December.

And I don't buy the Holiday 2015 date. ND usually delays their games, but I don't mind because that always ends up giving us a better game.

And I am gonna be that guy and say that Uncharted 2 was actually released in October ;)

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#47

sinalefa commented on Sony's Still Bleeding Money, But PS4's in Beas...:

If the PS4 is what is making money for Sony, it would be dumb for them to lower the price. Probably retail stores will have bundles and promos to help move more units without a MSRP slash.

@get2sammyb

I disagree. If exclusives are not that important, I could choose any of the two systems, but of course I will choose the one that is either cheaper or has games that the other one won't get. I would have taken a PS4 by default, but Scalebound, FH2 and SO have me leaning towards the One more and more.