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by Electric Crocosaurus
July 7th, 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Last of Us Part II
Replies: 75
Views: 2281

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: 75
Views: 2281

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: 175

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: 175

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: 2629
Views: 440815

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: 495
Views: 73460

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: 14479

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: 143
Views: 69028

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: 143
Views: 69028

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: 146
Views: 17480

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: 1434
Views: 321519

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: 146
Views: 17480

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 ...
by Electric Crocosaurus
January 22nd, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Death Stranding
Replies: 146
Views: 17480

Re: Death Stranding

I finally started Death Stranding a couple of weeks ago as my 'long play' game and despite everything on paper being anathema to me (fetch quests, Kojima's 6th form philosophies, celebrity casting) it has really drawn me in. I'm around 12 hours in and on Chapter 3, but the atmosphere created by the ...
by Electric Crocosaurus
January 22nd, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Mental Health
Replies: 20
Views: 10385

Re: Mental Health

I hope that doesn't sound like a self-pitying tale of woe. It's not meant to be. I just think it's important to shine a light on the multi-factorial nature of a deteriorating mental health. *THIS* Part of the reason why I didn't get help for so long is because I've always been very independently mi...
by Electric Crocosaurus
January 21st, 2020, 12:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Mental Health
Replies: 20
Views: 10385

Re: Mental Health

Another year and another Blue Monday draws to a close. I thought I’d resurrect this thread in case there are any people struggling with mental health issues currently that might benefit from knowing about my experiences. For those who aren’t familiar Blue Monday is the name given to the third Monday...
by Electric Crocosaurus
January 9th, 2020, 12:06 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: All things God of War
Replies: 84
Views: 10128

Re: 402: God of War (2018) *recording the week ending 19th Jan.*

The word that comes to mind for God of War is ‘chunky’. Everything in this game has weight and heft. You feel the inertia of Kratos’ mass before he moves, sense the impact of his many, many axe throws. When they finally appear even the Blades of Chaos seem to carve the flesh of enemies, rather than ...
by Electric Crocosaurus
January 9th, 2020, 11:50 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Red Dead Redemption II
Replies: 150
Views: 26288

Re: 401: Red Dead Redemption II *recording 17th Jan.*

Read Dead Redempton 2 is the Netflix series of the video game world, with a budget that most of its contemporaries can only dream of, moments of undeniable brilliance and peerless levels of art design and execution. Yet it’s also padded to an unnecessarily RPG-like length, without having enough stor...
by Electric Crocosaurus
November 14th, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Well Twitter has been interesting today hasn't it?
Replies: 26
Views: 2072

Re: Well Twitter has been interesting today hasn't it.

Just echoing the messages of support for the CaR team. I’ve been listening to the pod for years because of the balance you bring to the games you review, and the lack of ‘dude-bro’ culture that turns me off so many other gaming sites. If certain parties feel attacked when you call out elements of th...
by Electric Crocosaurus
September 26th, 2019, 11:31 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: iOS and Android gaming
Replies: 263
Views: 58782

Re: iOS and Android gaming

You know what, I laughed when they announced Apple Arcade, wondering where it would fit in between my big screen gaming on the PS4 and the more fun stuff on the Switch. After signing up for the free trial I think they’re on to a winner. A Netflix-style subscription model for short, indie experiences...
by Electric Crocosaurus
June 12th, 2018, 8:42 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: E3 2018 - Conference times and general chat
Replies: 200
Views: 21300

Re: E3 2018 - Conference times and general chat

It doesn't seem to have been a massive year for surprises, which seems a shame given the point at which this console generation is at. Still, even if the next year is going to bring a lot of iterative sequels they at least look to be highly accomplished ones. And if they can nail the tone of the Las...