Valenka (User)

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I remember reading in an interview awhile back that Mass Effect 4 will essentially be a new IP. It'll be within the Mass Effect universe, but obviously Shepard's story is over. It's unknown if previous surviving characters will return. But ME4 won't tie in to the previous games as a 'final chapter.' Mass Effect 3 was the final chapter in that lineage. #1.1
6d ago by Valenka | View comment
I can definitely see where you're coming from, thorstein. True, no one is forcing anyone to play this game or any others for that matter. The point of my blog, though, was to highlight the game itself and ask the obvious questions.

In the second paragraph, I address the fact that video games are not responsible for real-world crimes. Sure, a murderer could be influenced by what he experienced in a video game, but the video game itself is never to blame.

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8d ago by Valenka | View comment
Well, $60 is a steep price regardless, but Sleeping Dogs is only two years old. Splinter Cell's remaster on PS3 was significantly older but I think it was priced at $40.

Sleeping Dogs' definitive edition was a steal for me because I originally had it on Xbox 360, had a friend buy it off of me when I finished it, got it for free via Xbox Live Gold and now picked it up with all of the extra content for the price of the standalone game. #1.1
10d ago by Valenka | View comment
It's to create a more cinematic experience, from what I've read. There's rumours that it also helps the framerate but I don't know about that. It definitely should have been an option. Now I feel like I have to go out and buy an even bigger TV just to accommodate this game. #1.1
10d ago by Valenka | View comment
I think you've taken the comment completely out of context. It has nothing to do with the matter of fanboyism, it has to do with the fact that I've played both Forza Horizon 2 and Driveclub and I prefer the former. That's all there is to it. Where fanboyism fits into this is beyond me, just because they're both exclusives and I just happen to prefer the one that's on Xbox? Seriously?

If the platforms were reversed, I'd still prefer Forza Horizon 2 if i... #4.1
12d ago by Valenka | View comment
I agree, but the review was not a compare and contrast of DC and FH2. Like I said to Aery, while Forza Horizon 2 is not a direct competitor and Forza 5 is more comparable, DriveClub and Forza Horizon 2 are currently the only exclusive racing games of either console, which does indeed pit them against each other.

Fortunately, I'm not a biased party. I don't prefer one console over another, I just happen to prefer the one exclusive to Xbox. #2.3
12d ago by Valenka | View comment
It's perfectly acceptable to disagree, Aery. It wouldn't be any fun if everyone agreed with me all the time. It opens up the floor for good discussion. :)

You're right, DC and FH2 are not direct competitors; as others have said, it's more comparable to Forza 5 than anything else, but the timing of the development and launch of both alluded to their head-to-head. I wasn't comparing the two of them directly, as they are of the same genre but vastly different... #1.2
12d ago by Valenka | View comment
That's actually a fantastic analogy, there. DriveClub has true potential for growth and I have no illusions that the developer will take advantage of that opportunity. I just hope they're listening to the fan feedback in their community; I've read a lot of good points made that should be addressed. #3.1
12d ago by Valenka | View comment
I wasn't even going to comment on this blog, but now I think I need to chime in here. Let me first begin by saying that I think you've confused Definitive Edition with Game of the Year Edition and I'll explain why in a moment.

Game of the Year Edition is the main game with every add-on and piece of downloadable content for the retail price of the game or discounted. Definitive Edition is the same, but with improved visuals, gameplay, tweaks, etc. basically the def... #13
13d ago by Valenka | View comment
Yes, unfortunately the Xbox 360 version was not given nearly as much attention as the Xbox One version. For example, the 360 version is receiving no DLC for some reason. Only the Xbox One version is getting additional content. #1.1
14d ago by Valenka | View comment
Yeah, exactly. I can't tell you how many games I played where the story was clearly an afterthought and one little thing would throw the entire story out the window.

As for the beta itself, I think I put in about ten hours of playtime altogether, and I still hadn't felt any better about it. I've been on FH2 since last Tuesday, completely addicted. But yeah, if you're willing to pass along that code, I'll give the beta another whirl and see if I can't f... #1.2
19d ago by Valenka | View comment
Congratulations, everyone! Indeed, coolbeans, your review for TLOU was a fantastic read. #3
22d ago by Valenka | View comment
While Forza Horizon 2 has the best visuals I've ever seen in a game so far, they're still not exactly perfect, which is why I gave the visuals category a 9.5 and not a 10. #2.1
22d ago by Valenka | View comment
Aw, congratulations Cat! A very Happy Birthday to you indeed! I hope it's a great one, dear! #155
28d ago by Valenka | View comment
I can't tell if he was hiding an uninformed review in there disguised as a purchasing guide for parents. It's 2014; if parents can't read the game box where it clearly states "Rated E10 for Everyone 10 and Up" and lists the reasons why, there's a problem. #1
30d ago by Valenka | View comment
I'm glad a lot of people are enjoying Destiny. It's just simply not my cup of tea, regardless of how great it may be. :)

& thank you for the compliment. :D #1.2.1
37d ago by Valenka | View comment
Great read and excellent review. I'm not much for first person shooters, nor Halo or Call of Duty, so I was already planning on giving Destiny a miss. I'm glad I'm not missing much by doing so. #1
39d ago by Valenka | View comment
Yeah, now that I've thought more about it, I think I should have given it my gamer score, not my fan score. It's hard to explain: I dislike it, but I love it at the same time. It somewhat boils down to the gameplay; they changed a lot, but the core gameplay remains mostly the same and that's all I really cared about with The Sims. Does that justify the score I gave? Probably not, but I've been playing it virtually nonstop, so I guess that says something, lmao.

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48d ago by Valenka | View comment
If you look at the final score where I gave it a 9, it's overall, not an average. Maxis' reputation was indeed long since destroyed because of EA's greed and it will undoubtedly continue. The Sims 4, as said in my review, is certainly a step back in some aspects because it is a very basic, very barebones game in comparison to The Sims 3. However, that doesn't make it any less enjoyable when you appreciate the game for what it is and not compare it to its predecessors.
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50d ago by Valenka | View comment
I agree completely. I hold Square Enix at a higher responsibility than I do Microsoft, but I still criticise Microsoft for wasting time doing all this when they could in fact be working on their own IPs instead of buying third party products. #1.1
66d ago by Valenka | View comment
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