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by Flabyo
October 13th, 2019, 3:19 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8672
Views: 970484

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

My general advice is that unless you were around then, or are a student of game design, start with the snes versions of anything and go back to the nes ones later. Zelda, Metroid and Final Fantasy are definitely more approachable in their 16 bit era forms. Mario you can play any of, I don’t think th...
by Flabyo
October 8th, 2019, 7:54 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame News
Replies: 1684
Views: 225885

Re: Videogame News

That’s what they did with Daikatana.
by Flabyo
October 7th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8672
Views: 970484

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Planescape Torment is not a game to play if you don’t like reading. (I mean, that’s true of pretty much every game on that engine, but it’s especially true for this)

Some of the best writing the medium has ever had of course, but so so much of it...
by Flabyo
October 4th, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 1860
Views: 254010

Re: What's Out This Week?

Indivisible is going to be a *thing*, Mark my words.
by Flabyo
October 4th, 2019, 1:00 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8672
Views: 970484

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

The core loop in 3 does get a bit dull after a while, but the set piece missions more than make up for it for me (even if there aren’t as many of them in the second two thirds of the game as there are in the first).
by Flabyo
October 4th, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: Sound of Play: 218
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: Sound of Play: 218

2001 was a crazy year for me, went through several jobs and moved across the country. But I played a *lot* of games that year, so this has been one of the easier ones so far... Banjo 2 over the intro? GameCube boot tune ICO Halo Something that I swear is a star ocean game but none came out that year...
by Flabyo
October 4th, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: iOS and Android gaming
Replies: 267
Views: 34099

Re: iOS and Android gaming

My iPad Pro is basically my normal day to day computer now. I haven’t fired up the laptop in months, and the desktop in longer...
by Flabyo
October 1st, 2019, 4:01 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2019
Replies: 914
Views: 42812

Re: Games Completed 2019

When it comes to being backed directly by a console manufacturer then yes, production values are the main concern. They want to use it to sell the console. If you work on a first party game you always know in your head that this is what they actually want from you. The game being great is obviously ...
by Flabyo
October 1st, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: iOS and Android gaming
Replies: 267
Views: 34099

Re: iOS and Android gaming

One thing to bear in mind with Apple Arcade is that as of ios13 you can use a PS4 or XBO pad with your phone or pad...
by Flabyo
October 1st, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Shenmue trilogy
Replies: 123
Views: 14449

Re: The Shenmue trilogy

I expect it’s going to get some pretty rough reviews, but this really is a case of ‘those that want it, want it like that’.

The rest of us are quite happy to never play any of them ever again... :)
by Flabyo
October 1st, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 3686
Views: 452941

Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

I’ve killed the z trigger on several n64 pads, their build quality hasn’t been top quality for a while now.
by Flabyo
September 30th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 1860
Views: 254010

Re: What's Out This Week?

It was actually pretty good, though the 360 version didn’t get a pal release... (I had a us copy. Lent it to a friend at work, and when he brought it back someone stole it from my desk... so yay...)
by Flabyo
September 27th, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games You've Started But Never Finished
Replies: 19
Views: 316

Re: Games You've Started But Never Finished

My list would be way too long to go through on here really. Well, maybe a few then... There’s a lot of JRPGs that I aborted around the time I realised I didn’t enjoy playing them anymore. Ni no Kuni and FF13 being the main offenders there. Never finished any of the Souls games (never got more than ...
by Flabyo
September 27th, 2019, 5:30 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games You've Started But Never Finished
Replies: 19
Views: 316

Re: Games You've Started But Never Finished

My list would be way too long to go through on here really.
by Flabyo
September 27th, 2019, 5:29 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Death Stranding
Replies: 32
Views: 2088

Re: Death Stranding

I am indeed astounded they’ve hit their date.

There really is a first time for everything.
by Flabyo
September 25th, 2019, 8:57 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2019
Replies: 914
Views: 42812

Re: Games Completed 2019

5th Jan - Rise of the Tomb Raider (XBO) 1st Feb - Doom (2016) (XBO) 20th Feb - Crackdown 3: Campaign (XBO) 25th Mar - Bound (PS4) 30th Mar - Shadow of the Tomb Raider (XBO) 29th April - Mortal Kombat 11 Story Mode (PS4) 17th May - Middle Earth: Shadow of War (XBO) 25th May - Wolfenstein 2 (XBO) 28t...
by Flabyo
September 25th, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 1860
Views: 254010

Re: What's Out This Week?

Thinking about it, the more a Metroidvania borrows from Dark souls, the less I seem to like it.

I really don’t like the Souls games.
by Flabyo
September 25th, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread
Replies: 907
Views: 131511

Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Short version: 360 friends are automatically mutual, Xbox One ones aren’t.
by Flabyo
September 24th, 2019, 8:39 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 1860
Views: 254010

Re: What's Out This Week?

I have a weird relationship with modern Metrodvania’s. Bloodstained (The 3d one, not the nes style throwback one) I’m loving, even if it is just a remix of a symphony of the night at heart. Timespinner I thought was fantastic, it did some really fun things with it’s plot and how that drove mechnics....
by Flabyo
September 22nd, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8672
Views: 970484

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

They’re all good, but the third one does feel like it’s a little too over featured with all the Myst style moving between rooms. The fourth one dials that back again and it’s much the better for it.