What's Out This Week?

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by dezm0nd » June 26th, 2018, 6:42 am

I really liked the idea behind Lumines but I never really found my moment with it. I couldn't really work out the mechanics beyond the basics.

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by Stanshall » June 26th, 2018, 7:10 am

Unfortunately, I woke up at about 2am because of the heat, decided to see whether Lumines was on the eShop yet and now my exhausted mind is purely made up of tumbling blocks.

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Post by Alex79uk » June 26th, 2018, 2:19 pm

Yeah the updated version is on PS4 now I think too. I enjoyed it on Vita but can't see me ever wanting to play it not on a handheld. I never quite got in to it properly, always felt a bit limited with what you could achieve.

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Post by stvnorman » June 30th, 2018, 7:37 pm

It’s fantastic in handheld and docked on Switch. Anyone tried Renegade on Switch yet? I have it on PS4 but never really got on with how the original arcade attack left and attack right buttons are mapped onto the controller. Wondered if the new Switch version was the same. Never had that problem on the Spectrum version!

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Post by ratsoalbion » June 30th, 2018, 7:54 pm

It’ll be exactly the same because it’s based on the coin-op (well, it’s the same code). When Imagine ported the home versions they obviously optimised the controls for single button joysticks (and rubber keyboards).

Interestingly, while Technos switched the controls up for the next game, Double Dragon, they went back to the left and right facing attacks setup for Double Dragon II.

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Post by Alex79uk » June 30th, 2018, 8:39 pm

Renegade controlled really interestingly on Amstrad. Joystick for movement, keyboard for attack. And it was bloody gorgeous, too. Then for Target Renegade, the sequel I think (?), they just went to one single button on the joystick for attacking.

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Post by stvnorman » June 30th, 2018, 8:52 pm

Thanks Leon. I’ll probably save it for a rainy day in that case. Or at least spend a bit more time on Raging Justice first.

Never seen it on the Amstrad, Alex. I’m going to look it up!

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Post by ratsoalbion » June 30th, 2018, 8:57 pm

As Alex says, the CPC version was a famously good port. Also, predating Mortal Kombat on the MD by half a decade, you could enter a cheat code to turn the sanitised grey blood to red.

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Post by Stanshall » July 1st, 2018, 6:08 am

I would seriously recommend Sengoku 3 to anyone wanting a fix of side-scrolling brawling action. The combat mechanics are deeper than any other brawler I've played, easy to pick up but with loads of combo potential.

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Post by Alex79uk » July 1st, 2018, 7:15 am

ratsoalbion wrote:
June 30th, 2018, 8:57 pm
As Alex says, the CPC version was a famously good port. Also, predating Mortal Kombat on the MD by half a decade, you could enter a cheat code to turn the sanitised grey blood to red.
Ah yeah I'd forgotten all about that! Haha yes I always remember thinking without the cheat it looked like they just leaked water out of their heads when they died :lol:

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by dezm0nd » July 5th, 2018, 6:38 am

Just the two this week

Red Faction Guerilla Re-MARS-tered edition - PC, PS4, XB1

Runbow - NS

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Post by stvnorman » July 5th, 2018, 11:18 pm

Inside, Pocket Rumble and Miles & Kilo all out on Switch today and reviewing well.

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by chase210 » July 6th, 2018, 1:52 pm

Octopath Traveller this time next week!

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Post by dezm0nd » July 8th, 2018, 6:39 am

Hotel Transylvania 3: Monsters Overboard - Win, NS, PS4, XBO
Shining Resonance Refrain - Win, NS, PS4, XBO
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 - XBO
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker - NS, 3DS
Octopath Traveler - NS

I tried to check each platforms webstore to get a clearer idea of what's coming out digitally but ultimately it's a minefield or the information isn't clearly displayed unless I turn on each system which kinda goes beyond my ability to be bothered :)

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by chase210 » July 8th, 2018, 5:28 pm

Octopath! I'm terribly excited for it.

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by Suits » July 9th, 2018, 8:13 am

Captain Toad, is a great little game.

I had it and played the life out of it on my Wii U, tentatively I've picked it up on the Switch again, not because I have doubts in its quality but I personally sometimes wonder about the benefits of playing puzzle games through again.

Octopath I'm in for, my body is ready. I've purposely not played the demo and hear all the concerns about it being a boring classic JRPG. I'm looking forward to giving it a chance.

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by Scrustle » July 9th, 2018, 10:29 am

I have a slight morbid curiosity about Shining Resonance. I played the demo of it on the Switch and was not very impressed with it. Not terrible, but just kind of fine. A poor man's Tales game. But I already don't like the Tales games, and Shining Resonance seemed like it was full of the most cliched JRPG/anime schlock out there. But at the same time, I believe this is the first Shining game to be released outside of Japan in a very long time, and the first to be released in Europe in even longer. It's also the series that Sega decided they wanted to wipe any mention of from Youtube a while back, which caused a big drama around them taking down any video that even merely talked about the games, not even including any footage of them. So I feel like this game coming out should be some sort of event. Yet I see no one talking about it, and I expect everyone has already forgotten it exists.

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by Flabyo » July 9th, 2018, 10:38 am

Still sulking that the 40k Inquisitor game has been delayed again on the consoles, some time in August now.

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Post by duskvstweak » July 10th, 2018, 11:31 pm

I feel like I'm not hearing a crazy amount about Octopath Traveler? Am I reading the wrong sites?

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by Flabyo » July 11th, 2018, 1:24 am

Reviews are still under embargo I think.

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