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by KissMammal
January 6th, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8993
Views: 1110593

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Thanks. 'Janky and low budget' feeling is exactly how I would describe it. I tried the 'alternative' controls, but this also seems to completely change the button layout - 'A' becomes 'cancel' in menus etc - very disorienting and confusing. I even found myself wrangling with the stick sensitivity to...
by KissMammal
January 6th, 2020, 7:04 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8993
Views: 1110593

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

The Witcher III. Picked this up when it was on sale on Switch, and after playing for a few hours, I have to ask.... is... is this game actually quite bad, or is it just me? First and foremost, the controls and the overall ‘feel’ of the game is just awful imo. There is just no fluidity or joy to the ...
by KissMammal
December 13th, 2019, 10:26 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 3782
Views: 510613

Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Good sale going on on the North American eshop right now - Witcher III and Super Mario Odyssey can be had for $41.99 a piece, while Octopath Traveler is $35.99. Plenty of other titles in there too. http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2019/12/top_nintendo_switch_games_are_now_up_to_50_percent_off_to_cel...
by KissMammal
December 11th, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 3782
Views: 510613

Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Nothing much of interest for me in the nindies vid - plenty of nice original concepts, just nothing that really jumped out as something I'd personally buy.

Here's hoping for a full Direct early next year!

Also, not sure how Stranger's Wrath qualifies as an 'indie' game?
by KissMammal
December 9th, 2019, 9:05 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 3782
Views: 510613

Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

In my opinion, it's probably the closest entry in the series to the 'classic' Mario format since Super Mario World. It still has that slightly bland, cookie cutter NSB aesthetic, the world map and level design aren't as imaginative or interesting, and there aren't anywhere near the amount of secrets...
by KissMammal
December 9th, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 3782
Views: 510613

Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

I may pick it up at some point, but to be honest the New SMB Wii-U Deluxe will definitely be a priority first! Despite a few minor issues (like annoying overworld enemy encounters that make traversing the world map much more of a hassle than it needs to be), I really enjoyed NSMBWUD. I'd go so far ...
by KissMammal
December 9th, 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 3782
Views: 510613

Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

I pretty much bought MM2 exclusively for the single player mode (knowing I probably wouldn't do more than a cursory mess around with the actual building part of the game) and I felt it was worth it - still got a good 10 hours of gameplay. Worth picking up for that alone I would say, especially if it...
by KissMammal
November 21st, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Google Stadia
Replies: 102
Views: 5894

Re: Google Stadia

So they've messaged to say everyone who preordered in June will now have codes and they are now going through Julys and codes will be sent in date order from when you preordered. October 8th :P Amazing that all the people that have gone out and invested in this unproven tech have been shafted like ...
by KissMammal
November 15th, 2019, 9:21 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 3782
Views: 510613

Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

I don't have one of those, but I do have one of those Satisfye grips. I was a little skeptical at first, but it really does make holding and playing the switch so much more comfortable, even the little plastic nubs that go on the thumbsticks is a big improvement.
by KissMammal
November 15th, 2019, 7:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Well Twitter has been interesting today hasn't it?
Replies: 27
Views: 898

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

It just grinds my gears when people even refer to it as 'politics'. It's not. I don't think I've ever heard anything I'd really consider truly 'political' even discussed on C&R, ever.

The criticisms all boil down to pathetic, reactionary culture war sniping as far as I'm concerned.
by KissMammal
November 14th, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Well Twitter has been interesting today hasn't it?
Replies: 27
Views: 898

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

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. Agreed, It's a bit of a generalisation (and things have changed a lot in recent years) but videogame media has tended t...
by KissMammal
November 6th, 2019, 8:48 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 3782
Views: 510613

Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Dude, change the control settings in the menu for the Poltaghust whilst in use. There’s two settings, the non-default setting is similar to the original GameCube/3DS style and is what I use - it’s miles better. Also in that setting your torch is mapped to R and the plunger L (as well as the face bu...
by KissMammal
November 5th, 2019, 8:19 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 3782
Views: 510613

Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Hmm, as someone who bounced off Luigi's Mansion 2 but always intended to go back, I'm interested... Maybe I could get this for Christmas if you can wait that long!! How does it compare to 2? I'm in the same boat - I liked the overall gameplay of 2, but I really didn't get on with the mission based ...
by KissMammal
October 30th, 2019, 12:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Whatcha Been Watching?
Replies: 1442
Views: 247136

Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

One of the biggest issues I have with Snyder's Watchmen is the take on violence. In the book, it's not meant to be gratuitous, but a to show us how brutal and unstable some of these people are and what comic book "action would look like in the world if happened upon real people. In the movie, it's ...
by KissMammal
October 26th, 2019, 1:01 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: 394: Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
Replies: 4
Views: 1669

Re: 394: Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts

I've never been one for level creation games - I don't have the will or the patience for games like Minecraft or even Mario Maker, but I found the vehicle creation element of this game really fun. The best example I can think of is a level in the game where the mission was to protect a statue from a...
by KissMammal
September 24th, 2019, 11:44 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 3782
Views: 510613

Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Nice! I tend to stagger my save state slots in traditional Final Fantasy fashion for this very reason.
by KissMammal
September 23rd, 2019, 9:11 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 3782
Views: 510613

Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

However, all the info, all the sign posts are there - you’ve just got to give it full thought all of the time. Which in modern times might be a little tricky to stomach. Yeah - it does have that old school Zelda thing of expecting tips to be shared on the playground etc. not loving the performance....
by KissMammal
September 23rd, 2019, 9:04 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 3782
Views: 510613

Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

It seems to me like some of the puzzles fit the mold of the more old school trial and error type design - eg it would simply never occur to me to use magic powder to ignite a lantern ... Perhaps I missed a hint, perhaps that would be obvious to other people, but it just doesn't seem like a logical s...
by KissMammal
September 23rd, 2019, 5:59 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 3782
Views: 510613

Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Playing Links remakening and I'm a bit stuck. I've done 2 dungeons and I'm onto my next bit but I just need a clue better than what that idiot on the telephone is giving me. I'm more than happy to explore the island but my gaming time is scarce and wouldn't mind a gentle nudge. edit: sussed it. Tur...
by KissMammal
September 18th, 2019, 9:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
Replies: 10
Views: 1422

Re: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

Out of curiosity - the idea of the Skeksis and the Mystics
Spoiler: show
being one and the same (and each one having an opposite/counterpart)
- is that an invention of the Netflix series, or is that something from the movie? (as I say, I can remember almost nothing about the movie).