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by KissMammal
January 23rd, 2021, 1:25 am
Forum: Vol.10 Game Discussion
Topic: 486 - The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: 486 - The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Very much agree that a lot of the game's design feels very dated in a lot of ways, especially the obtuse and obscure puzzles. It was the one mainline Zelda game I'd never played until the Switch remaster, and I found that it didn't live up to its glowing reputation. The world map is extremely compac...
by KissMammal
December 22nd, 2020, 1:15 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Cyberpunk 2077
Replies: 74
Views: 12765

Re: Cyberpunk 2077

Flabyo wrote: December 21st, 2020, 8:53 am All the deus Ex games are good. Even the second one that everyone hated when it’s only crime was being not quite as good as the first.
The load times killed it for me.
by KissMammal
November 5th, 2020, 8:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: The Toastie Chronicles
Replies: 16
Views: 2311

Re: The Toastie Chronicles

I have a pair of these bad boys for camping trips. https://www.rei.com/media/af5cb375-f64e-42c3-af18-3b791ad92d18?size=784x588 Loaf of mini white bread, jar of pizza sauce, bag of grated mozzarella and an assortment of other toppings (pepperoni, onion, tuna, olives, sweetcorn, mushrooms, even anchov...
by KissMammal
October 16th, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Mental Health
Replies: 36
Views: 13697

Re: Mental Health

My anxiety has been gradually getting worse for the last few years, and really spiked at the start of the lockdown when it really felt like everything was getting really out of control. I felt like I was losing my mind, and it was getting to the point where I felt like I was in the midst of a near-c...
by KissMammal
October 8th, 2020, 5:58 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Are you genuinely excited for Xbox Series X|S & PS5?
Replies: 74
Views: 4758

Re: Are you genuinely excited for Xbox Series X|S & PS5?

Come to think of it I don't think I've ever bought a console on launch day, I generally prefer to wait until a system has proven legs and a strong software lineup (and also some bargain titles I suppose). It's usually the second generation of titles that tend to be the must haves - I remember the PS...
by KissMammal
October 8th, 2020, 5:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: The best gigs you've been to?
Replies: 14
Views: 1080

Re: The best gigs you've been to?

I think I heard recently that Billy Idol was originally supposed to play the T-1000 in T2, and only got replaced by Robert Patrick because he got an injury or something.
by KissMammal
October 8th, 2020, 1:45 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Are you genuinely excited for Xbox Series X|S & PS5?
Replies: 74
Views: 4758

Re: Are you genuinely excited for Xbox Series X|S & PS5?

Weirdly, for someone who considers themselves an avid gamer - no, I'm not especially interested in the new generation and actually I've never owned (or even played) either a PS4 or an XB1 (is it weird that I still kinda think of those as the 'new' consoles?). Partly that's because I basically only e...
by KissMammal
October 7th, 2020, 11:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: The best gigs you've been to?
Replies: 14
Views: 1080

Re: The best gigs you've been to?

Oh, and another not so recent one that stands out is seeing The White Stripes at what was (imo) their creative peak, on the day that their album 'Elephant' hit number one on the UK charts, so this would have been spring/summer 2003. Me and some friends drove all the way from where we lived on the UK...
by KissMammal
October 7th, 2020, 11:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: The best gigs you've been to?
Replies: 14
Views: 1080

Re: The best gigs you've been to?

The four that stand out in recent memory were; Janelle Monae . This was right around the release of her last album, just before she got really famous. It was at a nearby outdoor venue that is a favourite of mine as it's not too big and its really well organised so it's super easy to move right to th...
by KissMammal
October 1st, 2020, 5:37 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 4043
Views: 872209

Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Mario 64 is definitely a weird one. On the one hand, the camera is a nightmare - the way it will get stuck on walls and pan and swing around when you are trying to walk across a narrow platform is obnoxious, and the way Mario often refuses to turn sharply, causing you to fall off platforms is enragi...
by KissMammal
September 25th, 2020, 5:45 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Hades
Replies: 9
Views: 920

Re: Hades

I don't really get on with rougelikes - got bored with Dead Cells after a couple of hours. But this does look really, really good.
by KissMammal
September 18th, 2020, 6:44 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 4043
Views: 872209

Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Loving revisiting Mario 64, but can totally tell that it's almost purely nostalgia thats getting me through. Hard as it is to admit for such a classic game, but I can't imagine anyone who wasn't there at the time getting much out of it - the simplistic gameplay, sparse level design, stubborn camera ...
by KissMammal
August 25th, 2020, 6:53 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Other great video game podcast suggestions?
Replies: 14
Views: 1544

Re: Other great video game podcast suggestions?

How Did This Get Played? which is sort of a gaming-focused spin off of the bad movie podcast How Did This Get Made? . I find it tends to be a bit hit and miss (bad games generally aren't really as interesting as bad films imo), but with the right combination of subject and guest it can be very funn...
by KissMammal
August 18th, 2020, 7:05 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Indie games to get excited about
Replies: 8
Views: 932

Re: Indie games to get excited about

Looking forward to Sludge Life, The Red Lantern (if that's still actually coming out?) and Cyber Shadow.
by KissMammal
August 4th, 2020, 3:16 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10109
Views: 1970972

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Journey (PlayStation 3) - After many years and getting the game for free recently I got the chance to experience Journey. All the positive things I have to say about it relate to the visuals to be honest. The game itself I found to be hugely confusing and lifeless - set in a game world far too expa...
by KissMammal
June 26th, 2020, 7:38 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10109
Views: 1970972

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Resident Evil 4 on Switch. This is probably my third full playthrough, the first 2 being on Wii probably over 10 years ago, and all I can say is this game still really does deserve its masterpiece status. Honestly, the only thing dated about it are the QTEs. It's like the gaming equivalent of that c...
by KissMammal
June 18th, 2020, 8:48 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Sony news and discussion thread
Replies: 2700
Views: 616027

Re: The Sony news and discussion thread

Makes me think though, is there a thread on here for the best looking consoles?
by KissMammal
June 18th, 2020, 8:46 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Sony news and discussion thread
Replies: 2700
Views: 616027

Re: The Sony news and discussion thread

I have to say I started off quite liking it, but every time I see it now I'm really going off it already. Stood up or laid down - it's just not a nice-looking thing to me either way. It's just a bit self-conscious and vulgar, and the fact it is literally one of, if not the largest, consoles ever ma...
by KissMammal
June 8th, 2020, 2:26 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10109
Views: 1970972

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I loved Huntdown but bailed once I got to the final boss. The last few bosses are tough, but the final final boss was just too frustrating for me. I started another playthrough, this time on easy mode (I loved the game that much I was more than happy to play it through a second time) but I couldn't ...
by KissMammal
June 5th, 2020, 4:10 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10109
Views: 1970972

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Days Gone is one of those games I spend all day looking forward to being able to play later. I'm really loving it so far. The sense of being a drifter, riding from place to place carrying out bounties or exploring NERO sites is brilliant, and I'm starting to feel almost as attached to my bike as I ...