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by stvnorman
August 2nd, 2021, 10:57 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2021
Replies: 432
Views: 47497

Re: Games Completed 2021

4 July: Dungeons & Dragons Dark Alliance (Xbox Series X) 5 July: Out Run (PC-Engine) 6 July: Madden NFL 21 Franchise Mode (Xbox Series X) 7 July: Panzer Dragoon Mini (Game Gear) 13 July: Super Turrican (SNES on Switch) 17 July: Pit-Fighter (Arcade on Xbox Series X) 17 July: Forza Horizon 4 (Xbox...
by stvnorman
August 1st, 2021, 10:45 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10593
Views: 2457876

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I was lucky enough to be given a couple of review codes this week, one for the new Cotton Reboot and one for DariusBurst Another Chronicle EX+, both just launched on Switch (and PS4). I’ve been a Cotton fan for a while, but it’s never been easy to access the best of this often Japan-only witchy cute...
by stvnorman
July 30th, 2021, 11:34 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Do you binge play video games or take your time?
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: Do you binge play video games or take your time?

Same here. I’ll normally have maximum two big games on the go at any time, which I wouldn’t say I binge, but will use most of whatever gaming time I gave to get through them before starting anything else.
by stvnorman
July 25th, 2021, 8:57 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10593
Views: 2457876

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Finished Resident Evil 4 on PS4, which is forever a pleasure of the highest order, and also perfect timing for my longest-running eBay hunt, Luigi’s Mansion on GameCube, to finally end! I am completely in love with the art style, which couldn’t be more suited to the platform, and once you’ve got the...
by stvnorman
July 21st, 2021, 10:04 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 1042741

Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

After spending over 160 hours playing them and finding some all-time favourites there, I’ll always defend these NES and SNES releases, but looking at these I’m afraid there’s nothing there I even want to try this time. But that’s the first time ever, so I’ll give them a pass.
by stvnorman
July 21st, 2021, 9:21 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 2292
Views: 626170

Re: What's Out This Week?

I’ve been looking forward to Cotton Reboot for months, then my Astro City Mini arrived with a version of Cotton I’ve never played, and I’ve still not had my fill there yet, so might be relegated to my wish list for a sale now. Maybe…
by stvnorman
July 18th, 2021, 10:17 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10593
Views: 2457876

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I’m rarely without the temptation to start another game of Resident Evil 4, but I was off work this week and happily gave in to the PS4 version! A top 3 favourite game ever, but I still spend half my time reloading checkpoints to a see a cutscene again, or just hanging around a particularly pictures...
by stvnorman
July 11th, 2021, 9:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Shameless Self Promotion
Replies: 220
Views: 120184

Re: Shameless Self Promotion

https://thirtysongsofjune.wordpress.com/ I'm about a week into my fourth year of writing posts about video game music. If you filled out the survey I posted her last month, you'll probably see your answer written about if I haven't already. It's no Sound of Play, but any port in a storm, right? Enj...
by stvnorman
July 11th, 2021, 9:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Shameless Self Promotion
Replies: 220
Views: 120184

Re: Shameless Self Promotion

I’ve mentioned this a couple of times in the gaming forum, but now I’ve done a full review of the stunning new ZX Spectrum racer, Travel Through Time Vol. 1: Northern Lights… https://retroarcadia.blog/2021/07/07/ga ... -spectrum/
by stvnorman
July 11th, 2021, 8:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Whatcha Been Listening To?
Replies: 178
Views: 108132

Re: Whatcha Been Listening To?

Here’s something specialist… Witch Vomit - Abhorrent Rapture. I’ve always been very selective about death metal, probably only genuinely liking a handful of albums, although I would count Bolt Thrower’s Realm of Chaos: Slaves to Darkness in my top fifteen albums ever! This might not quite reach thos...
by stvnorman
July 11th, 2021, 8:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Whatcha Been Watching?
Replies: 1635
Views: 503952

Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

I’ve really enjoyed Fear Street so far. Nothing new for me, but as Seph said, it doesn’t pull its punches and I can’t wait for the conclusion next week. The new Resident Evil Infinite Darkness anime (also on Netflix) is exactly what you expect, but I watched all of them so it must have something. Or...
by stvnorman
July 11th, 2021, 8:48 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 2292
Views: 626170

Re: What's Out This Week?

I wonder when we're going to see Braid Anniversary Edition. I've been holding on to some eShop credit for ages to get it, and I'd been expecting (based on nothing) we'd have seen it by now. It's really a race between that and Silksong to who gets my saved up eShop gold points, haha. Has there been ...
by stvnorman
July 11th, 2021, 8:45 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10593
Views: 2457876

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I played a couple of hours of Psychonauts on Xbox, which was enough of a taster before giving the upcoming sequel a go, but I don’t need to play any more of this clunky mess! Ha, yeah, I wish I'd finished this back when it first came out on PC, but I didn't, and have bought it another 3 times since...
by stvnorman
July 11th, 2021, 8:28 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10593
Views: 2457876

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Finished Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance care of Game Pass, and I’m still not sure what clicked, but for all its bugs, button mashing, general mediocrity and my lack of co-op partners, I really enjoyed it! Also beat the marvellous PC-Engine port of Out Run and Panzer Dragoon Mini on Game Gear,...
by stvnorman
July 9th, 2021, 10:54 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2021
Replies: 432
Views: 47497

Re: Games Completed 2021

Sorry, missed this Alex! Thanks Leon. That’s the one!
by stvnorman
July 4th, 2021, 11:13 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2021
Replies: 432
Views: 47497

Re: Games Completed 2021

6 June: The Saboteur (PS3) 11 June: Riddle of the Sphinx (Atari 2600) 13 June: Wave Race - Blue Storm (GameCube) 15 June: Dragon Spirit - The New Legend (NES on Switch) 17 June: Continental Circus (Arcade on PS2) 21 June: Silent Hill 3 (PS2) 27 June: Super Cycle (Atari ST) I loved the look of The Sa...
by stvnorman
July 4th, 2021, 2:01 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10593
Views: 2457876

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I love Game Pass! Noticed The Messenger is leaving soon, have always fancied it, so had a few hours of nice looking pixel art and very competent but ultimately generic metroidvania gameplay. Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered just appeared, and I’m not sure I’ll go the full distance, but it’s a l...
by stvnorman
June 27th, 2021, 9:17 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10593
Views: 2457876

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I finished Silent Hill 3 on PS2. Went from disliking it to enjoying it because it was Silent Hill by numbers, to really getting into the second half, which offered a couple of moments of series brilliance. Glad I finally played it, and I had a good time even though most of it wasn’t terribly memorab...
by stvnorman
June 20th, 2021, 10:20 pm
Forum: Vol.10 Game Discussion
Topic: 496 - Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (Dracula II: Noroi no Fūin)
Replies: 8
Views: 1383

Re: 496 - Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (Dracula II: Noroi no Fūin)

Cool thanks I'll check it out then. And I can't play 3 before 2, I'm just not that kind of guy, haha. Honestly, it would niggle me so much. Ridiculous I know. The only game I've ever, ever (I'm sure, ever!) played a later entry first is Witcher 3, and that was only because I didn't have access to t...
by stvnorman
June 20th, 2021, 9:12 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10593
Views: 2457876

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Dragon Spirit on PC-Engine is one of my regular football on the telly halftime games, so I was keen to try Dragon Spirit: The New Legend, the NES follow-up on Namco Museum Archives Vol. 1 on Switch, which I picked up for about £3 in a sale recently. It’s also a very good shooter, but it’s short and ...