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by DeadpoolNegative
January 17th, 2020, 7:18 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Red Dead Redemption II
Replies: 145
Views: 13926

Re: Our next podcast recording (17.1.20) - 401: Red Dead Redemption II

Red Dead Redemption 2 manages to be exhilarating and frustrating simultaneously, which is no small feat, but RockStar Games' open worlds do often have that effect on the player. It also draws into sharp relief how prequels can be a mixed bag and more often than not aren't worth it. As someone else ...
by DeadpoolNegative
January 3rd, 2020, 4:40 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Demon's Tilt
Replies: 16
Views: 308

Re: Demon's Tilt

Played a bit of this today. It was really neat, felt less like Pinball FX or "realistic" pinball games and more like the kind of thing I used to play on PC, it looks like a small dev team but you can tell it's a labor of love. the 80s metal aesthetic is very welcoming. Although I find it fairly diff...
by DeadpoolNegative
December 30th, 2019, 6:06 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8987
Views: 1109809

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

The Last of Us Remastered - thanks, PlayStation Plus! So, after six years, I finally get to play this game. I just never got around to it, I was an Xbox guy in the previous generation. And the opening sequence is one of the finest and most terrifying sequences I have every played in a game. It's im...
by DeadpoolNegative
November 11th, 2019, 11:05 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8987
Views: 1109809

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Superman Returns: The Videogame - complete this a few weeks back on the 360. The infamous tornado fight is actually kind of fun, even though it's a ridiculous way to end the game. I think it's bizarre that Tiburon couldn't find a way to incorporate the big continent lifting set piece into the final...
by DeadpoolNegative
November 11th, 2019, 9:05 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Evil Within 2
Replies: 8
Views: 1438

Re: 396: The Evil Within 2

SPOILERS for the game follow I was lent The Evil Within 2 by a friend when my roommates and I picked up a PS4. I knew very little about the original, except for the involvement of Shinji MIkami, that it was a hit, and that it was weird, crazy, and gory. I also noticed this time the game was written ...
by DeadpoolNegative
October 17th, 2019, 5:53 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Shenmue trilogy
Replies: 124
Views: 19862

Re: The Shenmue trilogy

Shenmue II - anyone got some tips for the comment QTEs? I was fine with them at first but the more button inputs, the harder they are for me. Somtimes I'm too fast, sometimes i'm too slow. I'm really enjoying the game but I'm afraid I won't be able to get past them. What's the best approach? Should...
by DeadpoolNegative
October 15th, 2019, 4:39 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8987
Views: 1109809

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Superman Returns - ooooooof, this game has finally become real slog. I've mentioned before about how there were a lot of production problems. There seem to be mutated creatures with weird names that were created by a mad scientist (Or Bizarro?) That Superman never actually confronts. The dialogue t...
by DeadpoolNegative
August 26th, 2019, 1:54 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8987
Views: 1109809

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Superman Returns - I played and beat this over a decade ago for the PlayStation 2 and remember enjoying it despite its reputation, and I found a cheap copy of of it at NJ Gamer Con. So let's give it another go. There was a very good Polygon article about the troubled development of this game a few ...
by DeadpoolNegative
August 17th, 2019, 5:18 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
Replies: 31
Views: 3323

Re: Our next podcast recording (17.8.19) - 383: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

"Here's to you, Nicola and Bart" That Joan Baez lyric kicks off one of the more controversial entries in the Metal Gear franchise. Ground Zeroes may be very short in length (though cheap in price) but I actually find it in some ways more compelling than the full blown sequel that it helps set up. Th...
by DeadpoolNegative
July 16th, 2019, 5:41 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8987
Views: 1109809

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I like them too! I have a lot to say about Bioshock Infinite Myself, though I'll wait till later.

--Dan
by DeadpoolNegative
July 15th, 2019, 6:22 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Detroit: Become Human
Replies: 103
Views: 9784

Re: Detroit: Become Human

I apologize profusely for not including a spoiler tag. It was late and I was tired...

I would like to say, without spoilers, that this is a game that truly earns its branching paths. Playing it again it really felt even slight differences were worth looking at.

--Dan
by DeadpoolNegative
July 14th, 2019, 6:43 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Detroit: Become Human
Replies: 103
Views: 9784

Re: Detroit: Become Human

I finished a play through last night and... . ..wound up getting Markus and Connor killed, which was embarrassing. At least Kara and Alice made it across the border... to FREEDOM! It's an extremely compelling game, though so much falls apart if you give it too much thought. Like, would things really...
by DeadpoolNegative
July 14th, 2019, 6:11 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: INSIDE
Replies: 12
Views: 1638

Re: Our next podcast recording (14.7.19) - 378: INSIDE

Sliding in just before the deadline... When I was a wee lad, I loved to watch a bootleg VHS copy of E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (side note: those of you may not be aware that the film was not released on video for several years in the US, at least), but I would only watch the third act. What was, an...
by DeadpoolNegative
July 9th, 2019, 5:55 am
Forum: Volume Eight
Topic: Donkey Kong - Cane and Rinse 375
Replies: 4
Views: 799

Re: Donkey Kong - Cane and Rinse 375

Here's some more stuff about the Universal lawsuit, from what I remember reading in Game Over, Press Start to Continue: the Maturing of Mario by David Sheff w/Andy Eddy: Universal sued Coleco first and they immediately settled. However, the lawyer for Nintendo, Howard Lincoln, was a good deal more s...
by DeadpoolNegative
June 3rd, 2019, 12:15 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Batman: Arkham Origins
Replies: 8
Views: 1861

Re: 392: Batman: Arkham Origins

Arkham Origins , upon its release in 2013, was derided as the proverbial black sheep of the Batman: Arkham franchise. The lack of developer Rocksteady's involvement, combined with an utterly useless multiplayer element, and some rather surprising at the time technical issues- I lost about four hour...
by DeadpoolNegative
May 19th, 2019, 7:01 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge
Replies: 18
Views: 2027

Re: 371: Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge

While I was a huge fan of Maniac Mansion and Day of the Tentacle , I only came to the Monkey Island series when the special editions made it to XBox LIVE. I found The Secret of Monkey Island to be a very entertaining and funny adventure that put a big goofy grin on my face. LeChuck's Revenge , by co...
by DeadpoolNegative
March 11th, 2019, 4:32 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8987
Views: 1109809

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

A few weeks ago a friend gave me a free month of XBox: Game Pass, which I've been fiddling with. I Think if I were a bigger fan of the Halo and Gears franchises, I'd sign on for the long haul, but I likely won't renew. There are some good games on this thing but I have a good chunk of them, and thos...
by DeadpoolNegative
January 5th, 2019, 6:17 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8987
Views: 1109809

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Last night, while playing NieR Automata: Become as Gods Edition , I did something I hadn't done in years- genuinely cried out in shock at a reveal. I was just humming along, thinking this game wasn't a story sequel so much as it was a thematic sequel, which I was cool with. Then Emil showed up. --Dan
by DeadpoolNegative
January 5th, 2019, 6:07 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2019
Replies: 1058
Views: 72655

Re: Games Completed 2019

XBox 360
Lost Planet 3- 1/1

PS4
Alone With You- 1/3

--Dan
by DeadpoolNegative
December 27th, 2018, 5:37 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8987
Views: 1109809

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I picked up J ust Cause 3 over the last holiday and the story had problems- mainly that all of it was on the audio logs and those were hard to find, so Rico's childhood in Medici and his history with Di Ravello felt... "off" since most of the time stuff was implied rather than stated in the cut scen...