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by Electric Crocosaurus
December 15th, 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Cyberpunk 2077
Replies: 74
Views: 12428

Re: Cyberpunk 2077

I’m not so angry about the last-gen version problems as I would have been outside of a global pandemic, but it still shows poor form on CDPR’s part. A staggered release on PC first, consoles later wouldn’t have been ideal, but it would at least have been a compromise between generating some necessar...
by Electric Crocosaurus
December 10th, 2020, 11:52 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Last of Us Part II
Replies: 150
Views: 15884

Re: The Last of Us Part II

Neil Druckmann just seems incapable of having fun. But then is TLOU2 meant to be 'fun'? It's entertaining (at least for those people who were engaged by it) but neither of the TLOU games are telling a story that is meant to work in the same way as the knockabout romps of the Uncharted games. There ...
by Electric Crocosaurus
October 6th, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Is there such thing as a perfect game?
Replies: 24
Views: 1686

Re: Is there such thing as a perfect game?

If you want to be strict then no, there isn't any form of media that can be labelled as perfect as it is designed to be a subjective experience, which means there will always be someone who takes against its themes, or its gameplay, or even just a particularly annoying voice actor. But my own interp...
by Electric Crocosaurus
September 9th, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread
Replies: 1055
Views: 240289

Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Bravo to Microsoft! I'm not a day one adopter of consoles, but if I were then the Series S would be the most attractive proposition at the moment. As a PS4 owner for the current gen the prospect of being able to work through the XBox's exclusives (it's not been a great generation for them but there'...
by Electric Crocosaurus
September 3rd, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Community Gaming
Topic: GT Sport and online racing in general
Replies: 2
Views: 487

GT Sport and online racing in general

I've finally made the jump and bought myself a gaming wheel; no more fighting with console controllers for me! I'm only just starting out in GT Sport and while I want to get into online racing eventually I'm currently nowhere near a good enough standard. If anyone fancies putting together some onlin...
by Electric Crocosaurus
August 6th, 2020, 1:35 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Video game tie-in media
Replies: 24
Views: 3156

Re: Video game tie-in media

There aren't many examples of spin-offs from video games that have worked for me, although I'm not against it in principle. The main hurdle is that games are pretty expansive experiences; unlike films, where a 2-hour runtime can squeeze out a lot of potential material, a 30 hour+ game has plenty of ...
by Electric Crocosaurus
August 4th, 2020, 1:10 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10088
Views: 1954103

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I saw a few people say they didn't get on with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and not getting on with it. It's my first Souls-like game (I'm not one for difficult games) and I've also been disappointed by how it feels to play. I'm regularly missing parries even when I'm sure that I've pressed the bloc...
by Electric Crocosaurus
July 15th, 2020, 4:52 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Last of Us Part II
Replies: 150
Views: 15884

Re: The Last of Us Part II

The discourse around this game has made for really interesting reading. It's a cliche that gets wheeled out whenever a game deals with adult themes, but I really do believe that TLOU2 is a big step in video games maturing as a medium. The argument for / against Abby / Ellie keeps revolving around th...
by Electric Crocosaurus
July 7th, 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Last of Us Part II
Replies: 150
Views: 15884

Re: The Last of Us Part II

I'm really enjoying the discourse about this game; it's a game that deals in grey areas so there's plenty of space for debate to flourish! I loved it, or whatever term you should use for a grim, nihilistic journey of darkness, but agree that it's not without flaws. But then when I logically try to t...
by Electric Crocosaurus
June 18th, 2020, 3:39 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Last of Us Part II
Replies: 150
Views: 15884

Re: The Last of Us Part II

Cannot wait; I’ve managed to avoid most pre-release media so that I can just soak it in. I’m not expecting a revelation from the gameplay, but Naughty Dog are up there with Valve in world-building and story telling. I’ve got the day booked off work and I’m looking forward to seeing what Ellie and co...
by Electric Crocosaurus
June 18th, 2020, 12:11 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Refunds for digital purchases
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Re: Refunds for digital purchases

Thanks both. I was quite cross about it on Tuesday but I've calmed down now; on the positive side at least it means I won't need to renew my PS Plus until well into 2022! It still isn't a consumer-friendly policy of ShopTo, especially when compared to CDKeys (who will refund once they've verified th...
by Electric Crocosaurus
June 16th, 2020, 3:15 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Refunds for digital purchases
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Refunds for digital purchases

Hi everyone, I'm flagging up my experience with ShopTo.net just now and wondering if anyone else has had a similar case? I've used their store plenty of times in the past, and knowing that I wanted to pick up the Last of Us digitally I thought I'd buy some PS Store credit to use. I searched for this...
by Electric Crocosaurus
June 15th, 2020, 1:20 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Sony news and discussion thread
Replies: 2700
Views: 611781

Re: The Sony news and discussion thread

Considering the current challenge posed by Covid-19 I think Sony did a grand job with their unveiling. I wasn't expecting them to release the price considering that both Sony and Microsoft will be keeping this close to their chests for as long as possible, and I expect details on how the digital-onl...
by Electric Crocosaurus
April 20th, 2020, 11:44 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2020
Replies: 832
Views: 162887

Re: Games Completed 2020

The Easter break has given me plenty of time to catch-up / finish / start some new games so thought I’d scribble down some thoughts: Doom: Eternal I didn’t pick this up on day 1 as the reviews I saw seemed mixed over whether this was a step forward or back from Doom 2016. Well with the country going...
by Electric Crocosaurus
March 4th, 2020, 10:54 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Final Fantasy VII Remake
Replies: 75
Views: 20057

Re: Final Fantasy VII Remake

Yep, played this through and it felt great, just what I would have hoped for from a FFVII remake. Funnily enough I only made it a little past leaving Midgar when I played in my youth, so the first chapter will cover pretty much everything I have nostalgia for. I played the rest of FFVII a few years ...
by Electric Crocosaurus
February 17th, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Shameless Self Promotion
Replies: 182
Views: 93687

Re: Shameless Self Promotion

That's pretty impressive, how did you end up getting on the show? They put out a Tweet in January asking for people to DM them if they were interested in taking part. I sent a message and forgot all about it until the Friday before last, when they invited me down. I’m still thinking of films that I...
by Electric Crocosaurus
February 15th, 2020, 3:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Shameless Self Promotion
Replies: 182
Views: 93687

Re: Shameless Self Promotion

I was lucky to be invited onto Empire’s film podcast this week to give my opinions on their 100 greatest films of the 21st century (so far). My human name is Luke, so enjoy my dulcet, Dudley tone :)

https://www.empireonline.com/movies/new ... s-special/
by Electric Crocosaurus
February 4th, 2020, 5:04 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Death Stranding
Replies: 167
Views: 29999

Re: Death Stranding

For many reasons I find his output absolutely fascinating. That’s just it; for all of the absolute nonsense I wouldn’t really have it any other way, because big budget weirdness in any media industry is so rare. And it is great; I’ve put around 40 hours in now and finding its flow of delivery, expa...
by Electric Crocosaurus
February 4th, 2020, 4:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Whatcha Been Watching?
Replies: 1512
Views: 412501

Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

I watched The Two Popes soon after The Irishman. It was interesting comparing the two different approaches to 'de-aeging'. The former opts for the tried and tested method of having a younger actor play the part. Unsurprisingly, it worked. Like it's been working for the past 100 years. It seems to w...
by Electric Crocosaurus
January 23rd, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Death Stranding
Replies: 167
Views: 29999

Re: Death Stranding

But on the other hand, every piece of popular media I can think of that tries to deal with simple philosophical themes instantly gets dismissed and mocked because of it. It happened to Watchmen . It happened to The Matrix . It happened to Metal Gear . You’re right to call me out on this because my ...