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by Scrustle
February 23rd, 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 5453

Re: Games Completed 2019

I only played Psychonauts for the first time a few years ago, and I thought it controlled pretty well. Not sure exactly how well I would rate it as a platformer. Stuff like Mario Odyssey is obviously leagues better. But in terms of how Raz handles and the abilities you get, it's a joy to control. I ...
by Scrustle
February 22nd, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 7323
Views: 760238

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I'm kind of between games at the moment, waiting for DMC5 just around the corner. So on a whim I decided to boot up Race Driver: GRID for a little bit of nostalgia. Previously played it on 360 back when it was new, but this time I was on the PC, from having picked it up free at some point. Decided I...
by Scrustle
February 18th, 2019, 11:44 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 5453

Re: Games Completed 2019

25/01 - Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes 31/01 - Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas 01/02 - SOMA (Safe Mode) 09/02 - Shadow Warrior 18/02 - Mulaka Not a huge amount to say on this one, but it was fun enough. It's a fairly rudimentary action adventure game inspired by Central American mytholog...
by Scrustle
February 15th, 2019, 10:45 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 7323
Views: 760238

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I also tried the Daemon X Machina demo and thought it was cool, I like the idea of this so will likely give it a try when it releases - anyone else try it, thoughts ?? I played that as well. Forgot to add it to my post earlier. Personally I was pretty underwhelmed by it. The visual style is very st...
by Scrustle
February 15th, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 7323
Views: 760238

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Been having a bad time trying to clear up the rest of my backlog. Time to quit I guess and try something else. Played a little bit of The Swapper and it just wasn't grabbing me. I've heard it deals with some of the same kind of story themes as SOMA, so I was interested in trying it out for that reas...
by Scrustle
February 14th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 3080
Views: 369553

Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

That was a pretty good direct. Usually I keep my expectations a bit low for most of these, since they usually tend to turn out just okay. But this one had quite a few very interesting games, and it's really good that they're all coming relatively soon as well. Obviously being a big Platinum fan Astr...
by Scrustle
February 13th, 2019, 12:27 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Trying to Phase the Wii Out Of My Collection...
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Trying to Phase the Wii Out Of My Collection...

I was actually thinking about this sort of thing recently. I was thinking about importing the US version of No More Heroes 1, for the sake of having an original uncensored version. But that would involve modding/hacking the Wii U to get around the region lock, yes? Would that be simple? I have heard...
by Scrustle
February 10th, 2019, 6:39 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 1526
Views: 208442

Re: What's Out This Week?

Hasn't that been out in the open for a while now? On the Wikipedia page for Crackdown 3 they list six different developers, not even including the studio that started the project and is no longer working on it. I'm somewhat interested in Eastshade. Seems like it has a pretty interesting concept, of ...
by Scrustle
February 9th, 2019, 3:20 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 5453

Re: Games Completed 2019

25/01 - Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes 31/01 - Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas 01/02 - SOMA (Safe Mode) 09/02 - Shadow Warrior Pretty good shooter overall, but with a couple of little quirks that hold it back a bit. As I mentioned in a previous post, despite this being a decent throwback...
by Scrustle
February 5th, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 7323
Views: 760238

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

In my continuing quest to clear up some of my backlog I've been playing Shadow Warrior . The reboot from 2013. So far I'm liking it quite a lot, but I think it suffers somewhat in a more recent context, now that we have the Doom reboot as well. This game was one of a very few that were still attempt...
by Scrustle
February 3rd, 2019, 7:23 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame Criticism
Replies: 301
Views: 34217

Re: Videogame Criticism

TheGamingBrit put out a really interesting and thoughtful video on Travis Strikes Again and how it relates to Suda51's career. I found it very enlightening and gave me some stuff to chew on. Spoilers ahead, obviously.

by Scrustle
February 3rd, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Gravity Rush 2
Replies: 8
Views: 436

Re: Gravity Rush 2

This is one I wanted to contribute to but I couldn't really collect my thoughts in time. I was somewhat deflated hearing people so down on it on the podcast though. I guess I can see where some of the criticisms are coming from, but the general negativity just doesn't reflect my own experiences at a...
by Scrustle
February 1st, 2019, 6:04 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 5453

Re: Games Completed 2019

25/01 - Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes 31/01 - Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas 01/02 - SOMA (Safe Mode) Recently I decided that it was a good time to try to get through some of my backlog of games I had picked up over the years in free giveaways or bundles and such, but had never touched...
by Scrustle
January 31st, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 5453

Re: Games Completed 2019

25/01 - Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes 31/01 - Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas I felt like giving this one a revisit on the Switch. Felt like a good platform for it, which it was. Fits handheld play well. It's still a nice calming experience that gives a little scratch to that Zelda itch...
by Scrustle
January 28th, 2019, 3:46 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame News
Replies: 1418
Views: 183248

Re: Videogame News

Eurogamer put a really interesting piece exploring the recent collapse of Starbreeze. Very interesting, if sad. I had a few of these points before, about how they were effectively taken over by Overkill and that there was trouble brewing between the two brothers who ran the company, but this goes fa...
by Scrustle
January 25th, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 5453

Re: Games Completed 2019

25/01 - Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes After many years this series is finally back! In a game that departs from the usual style of the series. Strange how this game has a lot of similarities to Darksiders 3. Much like with that game, I also rather enjoyed this one. Even though it wasn't the N...
by Scrustle
January 16th, 2019, 10:12 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 7323
Views: 760238

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Kind of unfair to criticise it for the name. It's a prototype that was never supposed to be released, and only came out like a day ago. It may never have been intended to release under that name, hasn't been out anywhere near long enough to gain any traction, and has no promotion outside of that blo...
by Scrustle
January 16th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 7323
Views: 760238

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Not been playing much lately, as I've been sick and not feeling able to concentrate well enough on anything. Been kind of in between games too, waiting for the next interesting thing to come out. But today I did play something rather interesting. It comes with some sad news, however. One of the nice...
by Scrustle
January 12th, 2019, 9:11 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: When Is A Remaster a Remake? And When Is A Compilation A Single Game?
Replies: 11
Views: 314

Re: When Is A Remaster a Remake? And When Is A Compilation A Single Game?

I think a lot depends on whether the game is mostly using old assets that are just touched up (remaster), or whether assets are being rebuilt from the ground up (remake). A remaster can change content, but it's usually just stuff that are simple tweaks to what is already there, instead of creating w...
by Scrustle
January 3rd, 2019, 12:12 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: Sound of Play: 2018 special
Replies: 37
Views: 1308

Re: Sound of Play: 2018 special

I have always thought of it as a motorsport festival with the stages etc for parties each day. I had a 3 month trial of Groove (I think that is what the MS version of Spotify is called) for FH3 so was playing my own music on there. Just dipped my toes into 4 so not sure if you can do the same again...