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Thanks for the review :) This is deffo on my to-play list after Rayman Origins on Vita, they know how to make a good 2D platformer at Ubisoft :).
1 week, 1 day ago on Rayman Legends (PS4)
Seems a bit sad that they had to close the studio down so that Levine and the smaller team could split off, you'd think there would have still been some useful organisational strength there even if they had to get 15 people to step up to higher positions. Of course, hope Levine and his team do well, the kind of thing I think he's thinking about doing is the kind of thing I've thought about in game design terms on many occasions in the past, and if they can crack that nut'(and Levine and co have a better chance than most, and a far, far better chance than me!), they could come up with something really special :).
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Irrational Games winding down in favor of a smaller, more entrepreneurial endeavor
Great list, although remember that for Skyrim the PS3 glitches have pretty much been patched out now, and at launch the PC version at least as buggy ;).
2 weeks, 6 days ago on PS3 games that should come to PS4
Looks pretty slick :).
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Monster shooting title Evolve gets a new CGI trailer
Well said, couldn't be happier with the PS4 (noting that I'm old enough to expect a few niggles, anything big and new always has 'em, and I knew CDs/MP3s weren't in the spec for launch). I have to say, I have found the graphical improvement a greater benefit to added immersion than I'd originally expected, something I'm not complaining about :). I'd be happy if PS4 games never looked better than KZ:SF - that it's a launch game is mind-boggling!
1 month, 1 week ago on PlayStation 4 two months on: the good
All good points - the messaging and friends system can fall over a bit when you push it as well - but not unexpected for early niggles, as we haven't had a proper full-fat firmware update yet, just some emergency patches. Agree with the camera, although it's worth noting it can also be used in War Thunder for head tracking - I'd say this'll be one of it's better uses going forward for traditional gamers.
1 month, 1 week ago on PlayStation 4 two months on: the bad
Glad they're bringing it to the West, although a right shame they dropped the OLED (and odd that the price is as high as it is). Still can't praise the Vita enough, it's the king of handheld gaming in terms of quality of experience, which is what matters for me.
1 month, 1 week ago on Vita Slim makes its way to the UK
This sounds great :). Survival Horror isn't a genre I play a lot of (gaming for me is about relaxing and resting, with some gentle challenge, and survival-horror is all about the tension and the scares!) but I do enjoy them in moderation, and have heard good things about this one. I've been very impressed with the PS4's line-up so far - a decent new game every month _for free_ with PS+. Unprecedented in gaming platform history (in terms of at launch).
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Survival horror game Outlast confirmed for PS4 PlayStation Plus
I'm not surprised at all, TLoU was a genuinely head-and-shoulders-above experience :). There's not many games I'd buy again on HD on PS4 (as the step up isn't as big as the PS2 to PS3 era), but I'd grab a spruced up TLoU in an instant ;).
1 month, 3 weeks ago on PS4A Readers’ GOTY 2013: And the winner is…
I like the idea of just having the one enemy, will be interesting to see how they manage the gameplay, done right it could be a very interesting and innovative experience :).
2 months ago on Alien franchise to return to its roots in Alien: Isolation
Will be interesting to see how this goes - for a range of genres, I'm not convinced they'll be able to get around the latency issues, but I'll happily be proved wrong :).
2 months ago on Sony announces streaming service PlayStation Now
TLoU for me, although I'm actually finding KZ:SF's MP is the surprise find this year, the most fun I've had in an online shooter since the SOCOM/KZ2 days. But not good enough to push TLoU into second place ;).
2 months ago on PS4A Readers’ GOTY | Vote Now!
Hahahaha, brilliantly written, top stuff Dolph :). My GOTY too, in a pretty packed and quality field.
2 months ago on PS4A Writer’s GOTY | The Last of Us
Another one one my 'haven't gotten around to it' - but rest assurred I will, it sounds awesome, and I really enjoyed Bioshock and Bioshock 2. May the Burial at Sea DLC continue the story in fine form :).
2 months ago on PS4A Writer’s GOTY | BioShock Infinite
Hahahaha, it's great to see someone enjoy a game and series so much :). Been a while since I've played a JRPG - is there much grind to this one? (I enjoyed my JRPGs more back on PSOne when there was less grind built into the system - the 'grind inflation' through PS2 and PS3 turned me off 'em a bit). Good luck in the hunt for the plat :).
2 months, 1 week ago on PS4A Writer’s GOTY | Persona 4 Golden
Great stuff :). I have to admit this is among my 'slightly embarrassed I haven't played yet' pile - I _will_ play the game though, and would play it this week if I wasn't lending my PS3 out to a mate for a few weeks.I also find it somewhat eyebrow-raising that many video-game journalists have the confidence to criticise the writing in a game, when their own level of literary and film experience is clearly woefully lacking (not in an absolute sense, this is pretty much impossible, but lacking the experience to make a judgement about something else's writing). From what I can see, the video-game journalist 'community' seems to be developing a larger and larger 'casual, mass-market' core that really struggles when it's faced with something outside of the familiar bounds of action/adventure/FPS/WRPG games. There are still great reviewers and great sites out there (not the least of which is this one :)), but so many seem to be struggling with the increasing diversity in video games (somewhat ironically, given many of the same journalists had been calling for diversity for so long.....)
Thanks for the reminder, am keen as mustard to play this one, and have no doubt I'll enjoy it :).
2 months, 1 week ago on PS4A Writer’s GOTY | Beyond: Two Souls
Thanks for the review Mitch :).
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Tiny Brains (PS4, PS3)
Well played, and Merry Christmas y'all, I hope it's a great one for all of you :).
2 months, 2 weeks ago on PS4A PlayTime: 16th-22nd December 2013
Great review :). I'm about three-quarters of the way through and really enjoying it. It's not challenging in the traditional sense of old-school arcade games, but it is a very enjoyable and absolutely interactive experience, and while inspired by Scribblenauts, oozes originality. Really enjoyed the writing in it as well, a decent amount is genuinely funny :).
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Doki-Doki Universe (PS4, PS Vita, PS3)
That's an incredibly impressive launch! I wonder what their launch sales in Japan will be? Have to say, having one to play with, it's not hard to see why it's doing well, it's a great piece of kit :).
3 months ago on PS4 surpasses 2.1 million consoles worldwide