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by Nupraptor
February 5th, 2019, 5:56 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: NieR:Automata
Replies: 21
Views: 711

Re: Our next podcast recording (9.2.19) - 356: NieR:Automata

I bought Nier Automata a few months after release. The game was getting a lot of positive buzz and there was the suggestion that they were doing something different: that this game was unique in the kind of story it was telling and the themes it was covering. I remember that The Guardian had an arti...
by Nupraptor
January 20th, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: All things Golden Axe
Replies: 14
Views: 4945

Re: All things Golden Axe

Just playing through this on the megadrive classics collection. First time I've touched it for....25 years? Probably. It's very good and much tougher than I remember. The enemy AI is simple, but very effective. They will ALWAYS try to flank you and if there is any distance between you then they will...
by Nupraptor
January 18th, 2019, 7:55 pm
Forum: Podcast Game Discussion
Topic: 360: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Replies: 17
Views: 627

Re: 360: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Apologies to Leon by the way. I understand if all that is too long to include in a podcast. I'm sure there will be a lot of people who have a lot of things to say about this game - including criticisms. There is some sort of satisfaction just in having written my thoughts down, even if it doesn't ma...
by Nupraptor
January 18th, 2019, 7:42 pm
Forum: Podcast Game Discussion
Topic: 360: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Replies: 17
Views: 627

Re: 360: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Breath of the Wild is an utterly glorious game and one of my favourite games of all time. The main wonder of the game comes from the combination of the core mechanics and the game world itself. You very quickly realise that you have two defining abilities from very early on. First, the ability to cl...
by Nupraptor
January 13th, 2019, 11:13 pm
Forum: Patreon feed
Topic: December 2018 podcast
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: December 2018 podcast

Thanks for the tip about "High Score Girl"! Have just watched the first episode. Love the gaming trivia. Looking forward to seeing what other titles they cover.
by Nupraptor
January 13th, 2019, 8:13 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Volume Eight
Replies: 168
Views: 3981

Re: Volume Eight

I've been periodically spying on the "podcast discussion" section to see if there was going to be a list of games for this year, but I only just spotted this thread. D'oh! Looks like a great selection of games. Maybe I'll have to finally finish Monkey Island 2. Am I imagining that there is a higher ...
by Nupraptor
January 7th, 2019, 2:57 pm
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

I bought FFVIII second hand when I was at uni. All our games were second hand then of course and bought to play on the second hand and communally owned PlayStation that I shared with my flatmates at the time. One of my memories related to the game is being slightly tipsy at a party and having a mock...
by Nupraptor
December 8th, 2018, 6:20 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (Biohazard 7: Resident Evil)
Replies: 51
Views: 4886

Re: Our next podcast recording (8.12.18) - 349: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (Biohazard 7: Resident Evil)

I don't do well with horror. I feel periodically drawn to it, but I get scared very easily. A few years ago, I thought I should watch a horror movie at Halloween and tried The Woman In Black with Daniel Radcliffe. I thought it would be relatively mild because it had Harry Potter in it. I had nightma...
by Nupraptor
December 8th, 2018, 4:35 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Hollow Knight
Replies: 73
Views: 4750

Re: Hollow Knight

I've only played the Switch version. Feels like one of those games that works really well on that platform.
by Nupraptor
November 22nd, 2018, 6:57 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Hollow Knight
Replies: 73
Views: 4750

Re: Hollow Knight

James - I found the White Palace and the true final boss very difficult and I died a LOT of times, but I really loved this game and I wanted to get all the way to the finish. I know that Dark Souls comparisons are overused, but this is the game that has given me closest to the same feeling of challe...
by Nupraptor
November 22nd, 2018, 6:51 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Hollow Knight
Replies: 73
Views: 4750

Re: Hollow Knight

Ooh, it's complicated. I played through the game clean, but I used a guide for the extra bits after I beat the Hollow Knight. The basic thing is that you need to level up your dream needle by fighting the optional ghost bosses including the super tough rematches against some of the main bosses. Even...
by Nupraptor
November 18th, 2018, 9:45 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Resident Evil 6 (Biohazard 6)
Replies: 15
Views: 1529

Re: Our next Resident Evil podcast recording (18.11.18) - 346: Resident Evil 6 (Biohazard 6)

LoL to the Baboon Baron for the Crystal Skull comparison! It's telling that several people commenting on this thread didn't actually manage to play through the whole game. You didn't miss much if you stopped. I played through to the end out of a morbid sense of curiosity and loyalty to the franchise...
by Nupraptor
November 17th, 2018, 7:17 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Hollow Knight
Replies: 73
Views: 4750

Re: Hollow Knight

I would definitely recommend playing through the White Palace and facing off against the true final boss. It's undeniably tough, but it's worth it.
by Nupraptor
November 13th, 2018, 6:50 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Dark Souls I, II and III
Replies: 916
Views: 158276

Re: Dark Souls I, II and III

I have realised that all of my sorcery and online play doesn't do anything to make the Bed of Chaos fight any less frustrating. Grr.
by Nupraptor
November 11th, 2018, 12:54 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Dark Souls I, II and III
Replies: 916
Views: 158276

Re: Dark Souls I, II and III

Good luck with that horrendous castle filled with traps, Seansthomas! It's one of the most fiendishly frustrating sections of the game. I'm still having a whale of a time on my first online and sorcery play through. Summoning help for bosses makes a huge difference and the combination of that and be...
by Nupraptor
November 10th, 2018, 8:09 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Ghouls ‘n Ghosts (Daimakaimura)
Replies: 13
Views: 889

Re: Our next podcast recording (11.11.18) - 345: Ghouls ‘n Ghosts (Daimakaimura)

Ghouls N Ghosts! I had the megadrive version back in the day and played through multiple times. I had made previous attempts at Ghosts N Goblins and couldn't get past the first level, but this was a lot more manageable and accessible. This was still in the relatively early days of the megadrive and ...
by Nupraptor
November 2nd, 2018, 6:58 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Dark Souls I, II and III
Replies: 916
Views: 158276

Re: Dark Souls I, II and III

I finally have Dark Souls on the Switch! I'm delighted. It doesn't look substantially better than I remember it, but it's an amazing thing to be able to play it casually in hand held mode. I've started my first ever souls run as a caster, which is great fun. I've ordered a Solaire amiibo which is go...
by Nupraptor
November 2nd, 2018, 6:50 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Dragonball FighterZ
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Re: Dragonball FighterZ

I am a long-standing Dragon ball fan since the early 90s. This game is stunning to me. The amount of love and attention that Arc Systems have.put into this is just staggering. The vast majority of even basic attacks that each character uses are based on attacks they've made in the manga. That's befo...
by Nupraptor
November 2nd, 2018, 6:41 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Alien: Isolation
Replies: 154
Views: 24965

Re: Alien: Isolation

This isn't just a good Alien game: it's the best entry in the entire Alien franchise after "Alien" and "Aliens".