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  1. stefcha

    PlayStation VR

    A move controller with an analogue stick in place rather than the move lightbulb and general functionality. Effectively a wireless Wii nunchuck with more buttons, for want of a better comparison.
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    PlayStation VR

    Better than Grand Slam Tennis on Wii (a Wii Motion Plus game)? That's the best I've ever played by quite some margin and it's a massive shame the tech was wasted and the game never revisited elsewhere, the Moves were easily as accurate from the little use of them I've had.
  3. stefcha

    PlayStation 4 Console Thread

    Just to add to this, you can do similar to get The Order: 1886 for £3.59, with $5 of credit remaining to spend on something else with fewer QTEs! Is there an 1886 thread? I couldn't find one. I only played the intro, but my expectations were not confounded. Looks absolutely gorgeous, did almost nothing but press buttons when told. Ten long presses of triangle out of ten!
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    ONRUSH - A New Breed of Arcade Action

    This was quite possibly the worst timed free weekend ever, with the heat, the football and the local folk festival (OK they can't have known about that one). From the little I managed to play (I got through 2 1/2 sections of the single player), it didn't feel any different to the beta in that I all too often had no real idea if I'm affecting anything, or if I am whether it actually matters. It's fun, in how it feels to play, but the lack of a noticeable feedback loop is a huge problem for me. Even when you rush on a big multiplier and you see the score bar move up rapidly, while it's probably down to me I don't know if it is, or if it's someone else on the team. Same for the time gates, I just don't know how much I'm affecting things while in motion. The postgame stats don't offer much encouragement either, usually I'd be MVP but then I'd see things like a CPU player from each team having their scores put up and then below it says "you: several thousand more". Why are they up in lights but not me? I beat their score, massively! Fairness because I got MVP already? Fuck them, if I was the best I should be the one up there regardless. I tried it on remote play on Vita which highlighted a few issues in itself, firstly you can't see or read a thing, and it doesn't cope with the speed of it at all, but despite that you can still win without even doing anything at all (sometimes I just left it entirely) and can still complete the single player objectives without being able to see what they are and crashing every five seconds. Even having read some of the objectives I've not much clue what they mean, but still completed them anyway. The actual driving and gameplay is fun enough - although I think the way takedowns work isn't great as almost every time I made an effort it also meant the end of me, and boost seems like it should be effective but you can barely catch up with anyone ever because everyone's fucking permanently boosting and the cars and bikes seem to all have a very similar speed - but it keeps leaving me with a feeling of "but what was the point?". You win, you lose, and it just feels fairly arbitrary. Lockdown and Switch are probably the best two events for making you feel you're actually doing something, but even Switch has its issues in that it can be overly confusing as to where your team is at vs the other in the endgame, and it can't half drag on a bit as a result. Basically I don't really get what it's trying to do. Arcade racing has been one of my favourite genres since Sega's Monaco GP was in the arcades then further cemented by OutRun then Chase HQ and everywhere it's gone in between, getting up to modern day with things like NFS: Hot Pursuit, Pure and the Forza Horizons. I love them. I should love this, but I just felt a bit bemused by it. Also I wish the digital copy was the price of the physical copy, I don't own a single disc for PS4 or Xbox One as it seems so old hat (and I don't want to hear a disc in a drive) but that's the only way to get it at a reasonable price.
  5. stefcha

    2018 FIFA World Cup

    Don't think anyone's suggesting we're going to walk it, it's one of those that could easily go either way depending on where the quality - or sheer luck - emerges. Them playing well or beating us wouldn't be a shock in the slightest, the shock is still being in the competition and that we're actually living up to the term by competing. I'll take a chance over no chance.
  6. stefcha

    2018 FIFA World Cup

    I'm shitting myself with a mix of trepidation and excitement. I can't concentrate on anything, and I need a stiff drink. But whatever the outcome I can't fucking wait, it's been 28 years as it is and the team are likeable and playing like they care so it'll be a blast whatever, COME ON!
  7. stefcha

    New Star Soccer 5 (PC/Mac/iOS/Android/Flash)

    Not if you're hoping to be able to use that to disable in-game advertising for in-game items I wouldn't have thought, that'll be just how its been coded. As I said, the "remove interstitial ads for a fiver" option sounds like it does as it should, but any pushing of in-game purchases is entirely separate to that. Be interested to know about the in-game balance of if it's playable for long without iaps - NSS still played perfectly fine with iaps after all, although you needed to manage your energy with a little more thought.
  8. stefcha

    New Star Soccer 5 (PC/Mac/iOS/Android/Flash)

    I would, if it hadn't turned out to be this sort of IAP shitfest. It sounds like it makes the IAP days of NSS - which actually were fine as it was still playable and added some much needed difficulty, it was the injected device ads that really fucked that one - seem really unobtrusive in comparison. I don't mind IAPs as long as I can play the game without if I want, and aren't having them continually thrust in my face like a massive swinging cock.
  9. stefcha

    New Star Soccer 5 (PC/Mac/iOS/Android/Flash)

    If I had a choice of making the sort of game we'd love served in the way we want it or making damn sure I could put something out that'd continue to make my family secure for a very long time after many years of putting in an awful lot of effort whilst making enough to go by without really pulling up any trees, I'd do the same. Especially in the current climate I think anyone with that sort of opportunity would be an idiot not to, morals be damned as opportunities like this for someone like him as not far from a one man team are likely fleeting at best and who knows when or if it'll all be snatched away. The end of NSS mobile and now this means I'd not go near the series or anything similar ever again, but that's certainly shouldn't bother siread. The massive twat.
  10. stefcha

    New Star Soccer 5 (PC/Mac/iOS/Android/Flash)

    Everyone in here is doing exactly that after deciding it's too shit to put up with though, that's the point isn't it!? Surely you of all people can't be saying rllmuk can't have a good fucking moan about it on the way
  11. stefcha

    Playstation Vita

  12. stefcha

    New Star Soccer 5 (PC/Mac/iOS/Android/Flash)

    That's pretty much what everyone has said. Doesn't mean we're all going to go "yay, let's give it a free pass and all buy the game then!" either though, does it. Most of us just won't bother and that's a shame for the game as far as I'm concerned, but life goes on. At least I've still got the memories of the great days of mobile NSS
  13. stefcha

    2018 FIFA World Cup

    Not the best time for Lukaku to have one of his invisible games, or for de Bruyne seemingly not to be up to the pressure of it all. He was on the ball a lot but his passing was all over the shop, very unlike him. France were very well disciplined though, played it well.
  14. stefcha

    2018 FIFA World Cup

    Croatia or England are going to get twatted by either of these, surely.
  15. stefcha

    New Star Soccer 5 (PC/Mac/iOS/Android/Flash)

    Well that's alright then! More of this sort of thing in that case please, devs.

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