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by TheEmailer
February 14th, 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: Podcast Game Discussion
Topic: 373: Final Fantasy X
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: 373: Final Fantasy X

For the host.. An article maybe to reference on voice localisation https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/278336/How_localizers_saved_Final_Fantasy_X_from_its_own_voiceover.php Basically the engine tied animation to sound... So English language lines has to be same number of frames as Japanese, hence t...
by TheEmailer
January 9th, 2019, 7:07 am
Forum: Volume Seven
Topic: Final Fantasy VII - Cane and Rinse 350
Replies: 18
Views: 1004

Re: Final Fantasy VII - Cane and Rinse 350

This was a great show. I've never had the passion or nostalgia for this game that others do (oddly I really liked crisis core). But the reasons for others' passion came accross clearly and its nice to share in that.
by TheEmailer
January 8th, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Volume Eight
Replies: 168
Views: 3980

Re: Volume Eight

Friendly reminder to all that where feedback for the podcast is concerned, we love it - but self-editing (brevity) is appreciated. We do want to include a breadth of opinions where appropriate, but no-one wants a discussion podcast that’s mainly reading. Better to save yourself time and cut to the ...
by TheEmailer
January 8th, 2019, 10:48 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Final Fantasy VIII
Replies: 35
Views: 1315

Re: Our next Final Fantasy podcast recording (16.2.19) - Issue 357: Final Fantasy VIII

My first RPG - nostalgia limits my objectivity and brevity I never clicked with the predecessor, maybe I was too young. I was tempted by the the style and diversity ofart shown in magazines. The graphics have aged, but personally I feel much of the art design holds up well. A bright, vibrant world,w...
by TheEmailer
December 29th, 2018, 12:57 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Game suggestions for the podcast
Replies: 1617
Views: 235519

Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

Too late for this year but I'd add Trackmania Turbo to the long list. It's a series with a very dedicated community. I've mainly played the criminally underrated local multilayer hotseat mode but the single player challenges are compelling too.

And the community made track are something else
by TheEmailer
August 31st, 2018, 11:44 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Resident Evil 4 (Biohazard 4)
Replies: 37
Views: 3689

Re: Our next Resident Evil podcast recording (8.9.18) - 336: Resident Evil 4 (Biohazard 4)

One other snippet to add. As with many horror games, I find the games' tension tails off as the player becomes more powerful and better equipped. No amount of strong, OTT, powerful end games foes can promote the same tension and panic as the basic early enemies with basic weapons, little ammo and so...
by TheEmailer
August 31st, 2018, 11:41 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Resident Evil 4 (Biohazard 4)
Replies: 37
Views: 3689

Re: 336: Resident Evil 4 (Biohazard 4)

I think I can say it's hard to replay, whilst also having really enjoyed it at the time and knowing how massively influential it has been. I can absolutely empathise with why you love this game! Within whats its trying to do it is very very well executed, I can absolutely appreciate the craft. But ...
by TheEmailer
March 3rd, 2018, 8:09 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Horizon Zero Dawn
Replies: 20
Views: 2089

Re: 343: Horizon Zero Dawn

The challenging but engaging nature of the gameplay really drew me in, I gained a drive for learning strategies and honing my skills that is really special. With the exception of a few enclosed environment, it rarely felt unfair. Even with an empowered Aloi late in the game ,taking on one of the big...
by TheEmailer
March 3rd, 2018, 7:55 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Final Fantasy VII
Replies: 37
Views: 3686

Re: 350: Final Fantasy VII

I was too young when this came out, so came back to it post FF8 and FF9. One thing I wanted to say, whilst the story is interesting, the writing of dialogue in this game is frequently atrocious. However, this is rarely acknowledged, whereas the same issue is used to beat FF8 with. Anyway, many many ...
by TheEmailer
March 3rd, 2018, 7:52 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Resident Evil 4 (Biohazard 4)
Replies: 37
Views: 3689

Re: 336: Resident Evil 4 (Biohazard 4)

Even its popular reception and common statements such as "Good for its time, but hard to go back to nowadays. I wish I could move and shoot at the same time." make me wonder whether people genuinely understand the value of the craftsmanship that went into this game and the importance of its mechani...
by TheEmailer
March 3rd, 2018, 7:46 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Resident Evil 4 (Biohazard 4)
Replies: 37
Views: 3689

Re: 336: Resident Evil 4 (Biohazard 4)

Resi 4 is the pinnacle of the control scheme and design of the series' origins, for better or worse. The 'tank' controls definitely increase the tension and were implemented very well. That tension lessens later in the game as the players weapons and prowess grows, the feeling of panic is hard to ma...
by TheEmailer
March 3rd, 2018, 7:38 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Stanley Parable
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Re: 318: The Stanley Parable

One core idea, executed very well, that doesn't overstay it's welcome. This game could easily have been very pretentious or trying hard to be full of pop culture, the balance it achieves is genuinely compelling. It's not just a case of good writing, I think it shows really good comedic timing in the...
by TheEmailer
March 3rd, 2018, 7:30 pm
Forum: Patreon feed
Topic: January 2018 minicast
Replies: 17
Views: 1389

Re: Jan. 2018 update

I've been a Patreon supporter since Autumn last year. TBH I've never looked at any Patreon exclusive stuff, my view is its worth paying for good content, which the core podcasts are. I don't really do it for extras or early access. Nothing comes for free and ads won't cut it. Value for money wise, t...
by TheEmailer
January 1st, 2018, 2:34 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Valkyria Chronicles
Replies: 8
Views: 1129

Re: 333: Valkyria Chronicles

This game is a really unique take on war, with a beautiful art style and full of surprises. The gameplay was an engaging mash up of strategy and third person shooting that drew me in. However, my enjoyment of the gameplay was mired by the ranking system, linked to rewards. It puts speed of completio...
by TheEmailer
January 1st, 2018, 2:17 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: BioShock, BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite (SPOILERS)
Replies: 283
Views: 28471

Re: 310: BioShock Infinite

Bioshock Infinite has a great setting, but never utilised it in gameplay or indeed story. The ideas behind the city in the sky its design are breathtaking, I enjoyed the initial part of the game exploring this world and discovering the brutality of the society beneath the veneer. However, post this ...
by TheEmailer
April 11th, 2017, 6:46 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: All things Uncharted
Replies: 47
Views: 15355

Re: All things Uncharted

A fan of the series here, but 4 really improved some of the mechanical problems. Previous game ending suffered from repetitive waves of bullet sponge enemies, but I feel there was less of that here. Pairing down the volume of gunfights and giving players workable stealth to avoid them improved the f...
by TheEmailer
April 11th, 2017, 6:33 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Witcher III
Replies: 37
Views: 7164

Re: The Witcher III: Wild Hunt

I gave up on Witcher 2 after 8 hours, but this really drew me in. Massive open worlds aren't my thing usually, I don't have much gaming time, I like well crafted linear stories and dislike collecting things. But this really broke the mould, I felt motivated to do sidequests. So much of what can be f...
by TheEmailer
April 11th, 2017, 6:16 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
Replies: 12
Views: 2718

Re: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

ps feel free to call me a newb!
by TheEmailer
April 11th, 2017, 6:15 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
Replies: 12
Views: 2718

Re: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

The Witcher 2 emphasises how good the opening to Witcher 3 is I love with Witcher 3 and have now read the books, but I couldn't get invested in Witcher 2 despite feeling it could be great. The start of the game didn't draw me into the lore and I couldn't grasp the systems. Maybe I'm inexperienced w...
by TheEmailer
September 25th, 2016, 11:22 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Grand Theft Auto / GTA Online
Replies: 385
Views: 45215

Re: Grand Theft Auto / GTA Online

That was a very good podcast.

Re the online, don't have any friends on PC who play it and I got sick of trying heists with randoms who ran off alone or kept quitting. May try the stunt stuff though