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  1. No, I actually say they mention it in passing in my first post above. I just don’t think they were clear enough that for some people it could put a serious dampener on the game, like it did for me. It’s been good to read an article that isn’t afraid to explore those problems and it made me wonder why more reviewers didn’t tackle it. It’s all in the past now though and I’ve moved on to much better games, but it’s taught me not to pay much attention to reviews of big games in the future.
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    Avengers: Endgame (April 2019) - no spoilers please

    Fair enough. Infinity War is head and shoulders above any other MCU film for me and I think a real cinematic achievement. I’m not the biggest Marvel fan either and I only really got into watching the films because my boys love them.
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    Avengers: Endgame (April 2019) - no spoilers please

    Are you saying Infinity War is a boring film? I mean, you’re completely allowed to not like it, but to say it’s boring is crazy talk! It’s absolutely relentless in its pace and never lets up for a minute. It doesn’t allow you to get bored!
  4. I totally get what you’re all saying, in that it’s something a lot of players will ultimately get to grips with after the first few hours. I finished the game and became accustomed to them myself, but even though it gradually became acceptable, their failings were with me right through to the end and I just wished they’d implemented them better. For a single player, it might not be an issue, as seen by the last few comments in here, but I’d assume Edge, or any other top level reviewers, would be more thorough and that more than one person would have played the game or been involved in the review. Even if it was just a note to say that some people may find the controls so fiddly it could be detrimental to the experience, that would have been more balanced than the majority of reviews only focussing on the good stuff. For me it’s a fundamental aspect of any game, that needs discussing if it’s not up to standard. Maybe I’m just expecting too much from the reviews and I shouldn’t use them as any kind of barometer, but then that makes me think they’re pointless and I don’t think they should be. If they’re not something to be used as a marker of a game’s quality, then what are they for? It’s just a big shame for me as I’d been looking forward to the game for so long, but I couldn't help feel a bit cheated that such a central issue was largely ignored. No doubt I’ll have forgotten all about it by the time the next big Rockstar game rolls around and I’ll pick it up at launch!
  5. I haven’t read it all yet but what I have is spot on. Whether you agree or not, it highlights a major failing in most of the reviews for me. That hardly any of them brought up the control issues. Using Edge as an example, as I see it as the high watermark of games journalism, I think they absolutely failed in their job in both their preview and review of the game. Not because they awarded it top marks, which is obviously subjective, but because they only briefly touched on the controls. I think a balanced review should cover all key aspects of the game, whether they’re good or bad. As seasoned professionals they should have the experience not to get caught up in the hype and give us a more rounded appraisal of everything the game has to offer, but they absolutely didn’t. It’s not as though only a very tiny minority of people were baffled by what Rockstar had done either, as I’ve seen it mentioned lots of times from lots of different sources. It seems to be the most common complaint of the game and I’m in total agreement. How they made something that is more difficult to play than it’s 8 year old predecessor is crazy and should be flagged up by any journalist who has the readers interests as a priority. It was hugely detrimental to the game for me and turned it into one of the biggest disappointments I’ve had for a game I’d been looking forward to for so long. They’re obviously not the only ones guilty of it, but from them I expected better. I’d love to know why they thought to release what is ultimately a misleading review would be the best thing to do. Anyway, back to it. It’s s bit long-winded isn’t it?!
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    Avengers: Endgame (April 2019) - no spoilers please

    That’s a very low key review Gommy. Do you fancy giving us some spoiler free impressions? Where do you rate it amongst the other MCU films? Is it a worthy finale to this chapter? I’m taking my boys to see it straight after school tomorrow and can’t wait. I hope it’s everything I want it to be. Infinity War was absolutely perfect for me and surpassed all the hype.
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    The Man Utd Thread

    We’re not that far from each other. To be honest, I reckon some of the players I’ve marked to sell could come good with better support around them. Either way, it’s a massive job that’s going to take multiple season to correct. Let’s just hope the club make a statement of intent this summer now and start rebuilding in earnest.
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    The Man Utd Thread

    Haha, I know right! I’m just being honest though. Do yours...
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    The Man Utd Thread

    Couldn’t resist! There you go. I’m being ruthless. I honestly don’t think the players I’ve marked as Sell are either good enough or their heart isn’t in it. I was on the fence with De Gea as well because of his recent performances and the talk of him stalling on a contract.
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    The Man Utd Thread

    Leave it with me! I’ll be back once I’ve got this work out of the way.
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    The Man Utd Thread

    I’m just a bit busy at the moment, but I plan on listing them all out in a post. I think it could be a decent discussion of who we all see as being problematic and if we agree.
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    The Man Utd Thread

    I’m absolutely wound up because of today’s result. I’ve been following United all my life and it’s a subject that is close to my heart. I’d like to discuss it with like-minded people without pathetic trolling of the discussion. Nothing personal, but now’s not the time.
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    The Man Utd Thread

    That says more about you than it does about me, you child.
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    The Man Utd Thread

    I was just looking at the first team and I’d honestly axe 90% of them.
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    The Man Utd Thread

    And you as well @dizogg. I’m trying to sensibly discuss United’s problems here, so just leave out the obvious trolling. If neither of you have anything of worth to add, don’t get involved.
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    The Man Utd Thread

    Fuck off @Dinobot, negging my posts, you pathetic child.
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    The Man Utd Thread

    I can understand how pissed off you are, as I’m exactly the same, but I’m not convinced this is down to Ole. He may lack experience and be naive as a manager, but the players have to take full responsibility as far as I’m concerned. We’ve seen that they can perform, but over the last month most of them have reverted to their attitude under Mourinho. They are lazy, lack any kind of fight and appear completely entitled. They just don’t look like they want to play. There is no belief in them or pride of the position they are in being able to play for United. Now, I’ve no idea why that is, because I’m sure they’re getting some of the best coaching in the league, they’ll have some of the best facilities and they’ve got an incredibly privileged lifestyle with the ridiculous amount of money they earn, but something is seriously wrong. Whatever that is goes back before Ole’s appointment, so I don’t agree that it’s down to him, or he should take the blame for this. What exactly could a different manager do? It has to be something amongst the players and until that is weeded out and the squad is rebuilt we are going nowhere. I still stand by what I said earlier, that nobody on the pitch (bar two or three of them) are worthy of playing for us. Whoever is causing the problems, whether it’s one, two or ten of them, need to get shipped out immediately and a new culture needs developing. We have to stand by the manager through this and hope the club give him the backing he needs to put things right. Whether Ole can do that is obviously open to debate, but it has to start somewhere and I want it to start now. This summer will show how serious the club is about correcting the years of mistakes, so let’s hope they do it.
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    The Man Utd Thread

    City aren’t going to absolutely destroy this pathetic bunch of wankers on Wednesday. Good.
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    The Man Utd Thread

    Not one of them on the pitch deserves to play for the club. I can say that and I’m not even watching it.
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    The Man Utd Thread

    Shocking. I’ve switched it off. I’m done until next season. They don’t deserve my time.
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    The Man Utd Thread

    2-0 down. I know, let’s bring Ashley Young on! Is Ole going for his payout already?
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    The Man Utd Thread

    I honestly don’t understand the players mentality. They all want Champions League next season right? It’s only Everton for fuck’s sake. Our squad is an embarrassment.
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    The Man Utd Thread

    What has happened? I know there was an obvious sigh of relief after they got rid of Mourinho, but these players are far more capable than how we’ve played in the last month or so. The majority of them are a disgrace to the club and should be replaced in the summer.
  24. What @deKay said, nobody’s arguing there isn’t a market for a discless console. I think it’s a great idea, but it’s too expensive. Of course it’ll get cheaper, but the price right now, when I actually want one, is too much.
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    The Man Utd Thread

    It’s Jermaine Jenas though, that well respected font of all football knowledge. You know, the fella with years of managerial experience, with unrestricted access to everything that goes on behind the scenes at United. The man who can predict the future and has already written Ole off before he’s had any chance to shape the squad. We should all heed his words.
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