Valenka (User)

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"Oh hun, such a drama queen."


I'm really tired of people complaining that Uncharted "stole" things from Tomb Raider and vice versa. Uncharted and Tomb Raider are both great franchises and they aren't the first two to borrow ideas and concepts from one another. The even bigger point is that there is NOTHING wrong with borrowing concepts from other games; Saints Row and Grand Theft Auto, Battlefield and Call of Duty, Gran Turismo and Forza, Mirror's Edge and Dying Light, to name a few. #21
69d ago by Valenka | View comment
I believe it. It seems like every AAA game that comes out always ends up having a "GOTY Edition" with all of the subsequent DLC for the cost of the base game. That, and Square Enix's newfound love for releasing 'Definitive Editions.' #5.1.1
71d ago by Valenka | View comment
Lack of demos is the primary reason why I typically buy preowned games. No offense to any developers, but I'm not shelling out $60 blind anymore. I'll buy it used and if I like it enough, I'll either keep it or pick up a new copy to support the developers and/or grab any worthwhile promotional DLC for buying it new. #5
71d ago by Valenka | View comment
@moldybread, lol did you even read my response? I wasn't asking for advice, first of all, I was bringing attention to the situation and hopefully to advise others to avoid the season pass unless they feel like they truly can't live without Dying Light DLC, no matter how useless or pointless.

Secondly, I'm well aware that no one forced me to buy the season pass. I purchased it of my own free will and intent, well aware of the content we were getting, but completely... #2.2.3
74d ago by Valenka | View comment
Forgive me, but I fail to understand the point you're making with these facts. What exactly does the development cost of past games have to do with the price of tea in China? In other words, what does that have to do with the subject discussed in the blog entry?

I think we're all well aware of development cost increases in the past twenty years, but the point being made in this blog is the fact that developers are both insulting the intelligence and betraying the loya... #2.2
74d ago by Valenka | View comment
I'm so pleased to see one of Meagan Marie's cosplay on the list (black dress, second to last.) #33
80d ago by Valenka | View comment
Congratulations, everyone! #6
82d ago by Valenka | View comment
Yeah, this review wasn't comparable in length to my other pieces because I really didn't have too much to say this time around. As for Driveclub, I haven't touched it since my review; I'm waiting for most of the issues to be worked out and I'll probably pick up a preowned copy to be safe and give it another go. Naturally, I'll do a new write up to reflect it should my opinion change. #3.1
82d ago by Valenka | View comment
From the way the review was going back when it was a "review in progress," I did not think the score was going to be an 8.5. Good to know IGN thought it was a great game too. #5
83d ago by Valenka | View comment
Agreed. NFS Underground was what my PS2 saw the most of growing up, that's for sure. Absolute favourite title in the series, that. #1.1
83d ago by Valenka | View comment
Titanfall Deluxe Edition went from $49.99 to $12.50. That's insane. It's a shame I didn't care for the game enough to keep it, $12 is an absolute steal. I liked it a lot and it was great for what it was, but really isn't my cup of tea. Still, I might have to consider the sale...$12. Wow. #4
84d ago by Valenka | View comment
It's listed at $98 on the BioWare Store and has photos of a model wearing it. It looks pretty good and it was my favourite outfit for Commander Shepard in ME3. I added myself to the newsletter so I'll be alerted when it's available to purchase. I absolutely love this jacket. #6
84d ago by Valenka | View comment
Surprisingly, a lot of people actually did play Eternal Sonata. I liked it quite a lot, but Resonance of Fate is my favourite JRPG, with Eternal Sonata following in second place. #18
84d ago by Valenka | View comment
The Crew is at $39.99 and it still isn't cheap enough. I played the beta and I wasn't impressed at all, no matter how hard I tried to like the game. Just like Thief; definitely want to play them start to finish someday, but current price tags are still too high for me. #1
84d ago by Valenka | View comment
Truly gorgeous in its own way. Wouldn't mind exploring the game without textures to see more of that. It really does remind me of Limbo quite a lot. I love it. #2
85d ago by Valenka | View comment
Very informative and very well written blog, longcat. It's not a topic I discuss often, but the problem lies therein with the humble dollar sign. Companies would rather pay these media outlets to hype up an experience to generate more revenue than actually craft an experience worth hyping. I can't tell you how many times I've told people in the past that if they spent half as much time, effort and money that they spent on paying off reviewers or blatant advertising and put that to... #1
85d ago by Valenka | View comment
I can certainly empathize with the situation and somewhat agree with your opening sentence. Most modders are certainly tremendous fans of a game, considering the time and effort they spent creating content to further customize or tailor the experience. I think the modding community is a great one, especially that of The Sims and Skyrim.

However, I disagree with your statement of "Once you release a game, it's no longer yours." That is completely false. Techland&... #1
85d ago by Valenka | View comment
In my opinion, this reads as a beginner's guide to video gaming, with practically the entire post detailing what most people would consider to be shelved into the common sense category. #1
86d ago by Valenka | View comment
I don't know why someone found it necessary to write an article about this and act like EA is the first and only developer to do this in mobile games. With basically any mobile game that requires "energy" to play, you have to either wait for your energy to refill or purchase energy with real currency. It's nothing new and as much as I hate EA, it's not fair to call them out on it individually when basically every mobile game has those microtransactions. #87
89d ago by Valenka | View comment
First of all, Ride to Retribution's mention has to be a joke. Not only was the game horrible, but the "sex" scene was embarrassing and awkward.

Secondly, with the mention of Dragon Age Inquisition, it was possible to play a gay character way back in 2007 with the original Mass Effect game and in 2009 with Dragon Age Origins, both from the same developer. Additionally, they got Dorian's bloody name wrong.

Christ alive. #30
90d ago by Valenka | View comment
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