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  1. Great review. RIP Edge.
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    Red Dead Redemption 2

    "It's the blending of said living breathing ever changing open world with its narrative. Obviously production values tie into this, but it's that blending of emergent game play, narrative and mission structure to the point where it becomes so blurred it's almost indistinguishable. That's what marks it out as such a colossal achievement."
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    Edge #326 | Devil May Cry 5

    What about in that stone cold masterpiece Little Big Planet?
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    Edge #326 | Devil May Cry 5

    No. It's a rumination on how every Rockstar release from GTA4 onwards has met with unanimous raptures from the critics but a fairly mixed reception from enthusiast plebs like ourselves. Few people would consider GTA4 a 10/10 these days, after all. And yet it's still sitting right up there with the all-timers on Metacritic. Similar to footle, I thinks it's due to a difference in how a reviewer experiences a game. I come home from work and can get maybe 40 minutes in on Red Dead that night. I press triangle to get on my horse but instead strangle a nearby civilian so spend the remaining 30 minutes of my playtime that day fleeing law enforcement. To me that's clearly not going to be a 10/10 experience but a professional journalist will be playing the game in a very different environment. It's still a little sad though that, 22 years on from Mario 64, a game where it's "a coin toss" whether you will find the controls usable or not can receive a 10/10.
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    Edge #326 | Devil May Cry 5

    Wuh?
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    Edge #326 | Devil May Cry 5

    Fortunate for Rockstar then that said coin flip only seems to have gone the one way for every single journo to be handed a review copy of the game. What were the odds.
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    Edge #326 | Devil May Cry 5

    Is this lifted from a GTA4 press release?
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    Dark Souls Remastered

    A big thing this has that subsequent games in the series lost is those moments where you're creeping forward, desperate for a bonfire. Even today - after hundreds of hours in these games - I was inching my way through the Depths after beating Capra, thousands of souls weighing me down, no Estus and barely any health left. So much as the sight of a rat was giving me panic attacks. Embarrassing! I can't think of a single area in Dark Souls 3 that had these kind of moments.
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    Red Dead Redemption 2

    Got a glimpse of those revelatory interconnecting world systems the game journos are always telling us about: I was riding down a path when my horse suddenly started acting out, spooked by a nearby predator. Too bad then that streams of randomers were going by on their thoroughly unperturbed horses all around me. Then, during a fistfight in town, I press square to block or whatever it is when Arthur starts doing the monkey bars on the side of a nearby stagecoach instead. In the confusion I hit triangle to get off the coach (y'know, the same as what you press to get off your horse). Nope, Arthur has now thrown the driver off the side of the coach and taken the reins himself. Cue the town entering meltdown mode at my actions. Graphics are nice though.
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    Dark Souls Remastered

    Sen's Fortress is one of the best areas in the game.
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    Red Dead Redemption 2

    On the subject of the controls: Decided to take the train for a nice day out in sunny St Denis. After disembarking I'm taking a leisurely stroll along the pleasant waterfront when, passing a bench, the game prompts me to press triangle to 'rest'. I comply and naturally begin immediately wrestling a random passerby instead. At this point the cops show up. No problem, I'll just press L2 and then select the 'defuse' option. Nope, L2 causes Arthur to instantly shoot dead a police officer. Now the town is in uproar so I steal the first cart I can find and race through the nearby marshlands - only to crash into a tree. Police are still hot on my tail so I abandon the horse and cart and begin racing on foot through the swamp. Sadly I now step on an alligator and am quickly mauled to death. tl;dr tried to sit down on a park bench, got eaten by a crocodile instead.
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    Red Dead Redemption 2

    Big Brother?
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    Nintendo eShop (Software Chatter)

    Nintendo Life gave it a pretty scathing review: http://www.nintendolife.com/reviews/switch-eshop/wheels_of_aurelia
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    Dark Souls Remastered

    When I put it into sleep mode I get kicked back to the title screen and the 'how dare you not select end game before quitting' message pops up.
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    What games did you complete? 2018 Edition

    October 2018 Heavy Rain (PS4 - 2016) What a profoundly miserable slog this was. A nonsensical sub-TV movie plot told through the medium of a game that is completely devoid of any sense of personality, wit or basic human empathy whatsoever, Heavy Rain is a barely interactive mess that makes me embarrassed to like video games. When not laughing at the dialogue/script/plot, or cursing the horrific control system, I was sitting in horrified silence at the game's grotesque recurring torture p*rn elements - which are committed almost invariably against the female lead of course and rarely have anything to do with the actual story at hand. As a port or remaster or whatever this is, it's a mess too. The weirdest, buggiest facial animations I've ever seen, massive slowdown at certain points and textures that have been left completely untouched since the PS3 days sticking out like a sore thumb amidst all the PS4-ified stuff. Horrible. 4/10 Previously... October 2018: Shenmue II (PS4 - 2018) 8/10 September 2018: Dark Souls III (PS4 - 2016) 9/10 September 2018: Shenmue (PS4 - 2018) 9/10 August 2018: A Way Out (PS4 - 2018) 5/10 August 2018: Bloodborne (PS4 - 2015) 9/10 July 2018: Fahrenheit (PC - 2005) 5/10 July 2018: Mario Tennis Aces (Switch - 2018) 4/10 July 2018: Yoku's Island Express (Switch - 2018) 7/10 June 2018: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Switch - 2018) 6/10 May 2018: Doom (Switch - 2017) 7/10 April 2018: Golf Story (Switch - 2017) 7/10 February 2018: Celeste (Switch - 2018) 7/10 January 2018: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Switch - 2017) 7/10
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