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by Chopper
July 21st, 2019, 6:55 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 1728
Views: 232363

Re: What's Out This Week?

Jaysus.... Mutant Year Zero is very good, if a little one-note (the idea is you can sneak around the map taking out the satellite baddies first, before engaging the main group in turn-based combat). I imagine Super Mega Baseball 2 is very good, though I still haven't bought it myself. Perfect for Sw...
by Chopper
July 21st, 2019, 6:49 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 3503
Views: 412976

Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

I think we just have to acknowledge the extent by which gaming culture is shaped by recency bias. Casual consumers obviously tend to assume that the latest FIFA / CoD is automatically going to be superior to the one that came out twelve months beforehand and rush out to buy it, no questions asked. ...
by Chopper
July 20th, 2019, 6:55 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8169
Views: 869796

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I’ve been enjoying Dragon Quest Builders 2 a lot recently but it just keeps going and going. :lol: The first one was like that too. I played 8 hours and it was just starting to introduce me to building defenses and throwing 1hp critters at me. I was thinking, this game must be 500 hours long, but J...
by Chopper
July 19th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8169
Views: 869796

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I know next to nothing about the genre, so how would you say this compares to something like Civilization? I don't know! I have never been able to get into Civilisation - I wasn't gaming when the first several came out, and if you try and pick it up now, it's hard to get something that doesn't assu...
by Chopper
July 19th, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8169
Views: 869796

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

You can play as Sparta but they are in a pretty tight spot as the game begins. Powerful army, but they suffer penalties for fighting on rough terrain, and your culture forbids the hiring of mercenaries. 85% of your population consists of slaves, so there will be unrest to deal with there, never mind...
by Chopper
July 18th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame News
Replies: 1622
Views: 205324

Re: Videogame News

Woah, that looks pretty awful. Admittedly I would probably know better if I was a handheld gamer, but all I'd heard were the docking station scratching issues. Good idea to wait really.
by Chopper
July 18th, 2019, 5:17 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8169
Views: 869796

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Celtic years, man. Close enough ;)
by Chopper
July 18th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame News
Replies: 1622
Views: 205324

Re: Videogame News

I love how it has taken the announcement of the new Switch to let people relax enough to criticise the old Switch - poor build quality, a bit uncomfortable for handheld gaming (!), battery issues (not sure on this, I just skimmed the conversation above). I hadn't heard of any of those things till no...
by Chopper
July 18th, 2019, 5:08 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8169
Views: 869796

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

*Pushes glasses up nose* Absolutely loving Field of Glory: Empires . I was initially playing as Ireland, and trying to conquer the British Isles. Nothing personal - one of my druids came to me with a dread prophecy, that of The Ascension of Boris, which he said was to take place in 2,500 years time ...
by Chopper
July 17th, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 1106
Views: 21071

Re: Shmups

'Best thread on the internet' to worst thread on the internet in one page. :D
by Chopper
July 15th, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8169
Views: 869796

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Suits wrote:
July 15th, 2019, 6:52 am
I put 10 hours into it yesterday, according to the Nintendo app 🥴.
Proper Sunday gaming! :D

Yeah, I'd imagine big screen is the way to go all right.
by Chopper
July 15th, 2019, 6:32 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8169
Views: 869796

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Dragon Quest Builders 2 on the Switch. So far, a very good game. Are you playing full screen or handheld? How is it on handheld? I played the first game but wish I spent a bit more time with it - it was very long. I'm playing Field of Glory - Empires . This is a grand strategy game set in Europe ju...
by Chopper
July 15th, 2019, 6:18 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 1728
Views: 232363

Re: What's Out This Week?

If you find a good ARPG then let me know. I never got into Torchlight 2 but hearing it's coming to consoles excites me I assume you guys are looking for the more traditional Diablo-like ARPG? If not, you could always try Rebel Galaxy or Star Traders Frontiers (the latter not on console). I would re...
by Chopper
July 14th, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame Deals
Replies: 1587
Views: 267282

Re: Videogame Deals

BOUGHT :lol: I was of course using that merely as an illustration of how PSN doesn't work very well. But did you know that baseball is the nerdiest of sports, due to the sheer volume of games lending themselves to statistical analysis? In fact it has been locked in a titanic battle between the Nerd...
by Chopper
July 14th, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Replies: 122
Views: 4414

Re: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Heard an interesting theory on a podcast the other week - they posited the idea that Sekiro combat was basically about reflexes and reaction time - that it was essentially a rock, paper, scissors deal, and that if you didn't have the reflexes to identify and action the correct counter in what was ge...
by Chopper
July 14th, 2019, 8:03 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame Deals
Replies: 1587
Views: 267282

Re: Videogame Deals

I've found that PSN doesn't always do a great job of telling you there's a deal on any specific game*, so I was wondering if there was a PS equivalent of 'is there any deal?' and it turns out there is! https://psdeals.net/ I've just signed up so I don't know how good it is, but it seems to allow you...
by Chopper
July 13th, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 1106
Views: 21071

Re: Shmups

Nice one Haze, your journey has been a pleasure to read :) Have you guys checked out the new Steam recommendation tool? There is a hipster slider (actually a 'mainstream to niche' slider) that I bet will get you some interesting results. If you were lacking for shmups, that is, which by the looks of...
by Chopper
July 13th, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2019
Replies: 676
Views: 25283

Re: Games Completed 2019

Helium Rain (PC) An excellent, if a little one-dimensional, space trading and fighting game - the win condition is to become the top corporation by value, and there's nothing stopping you getting there but putting in the hours. It's good, but suffers from the usual lack of things to do in these gam...
by Chopper
July 6th, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists
Replies: 180
Views: 20068

Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

Flabyo wrote:
July 6th, 2019, 9:47 am
I might need to find a space for Outer Wilds in mine, probably knock Sonic 2 out. But that’s it I think.
I’m surprised, I feel it has some massive flaws that, for me, far outweigh all the good things it does.

Speaking of which, I must assess Beyond Two Souls’s place on my list :P
by Chopper
July 4th, 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 1106
Views: 21071

Re: Shmups

Typical shmup elitists, no respect for the common man toiling away with his Heavy Rains and Call of Dutys.