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by TheEmailer
April 25th, 2019, 5:46 am
Forum: Patreon feed
Topic: Our Patreon
Replies: 123
Views: 16065

Re: Our Patreon

OK thanks Jay, these things happen. I've Downloaded the file and am playing manually like it's 2010!
Will see if issue reoccurs with next podcast.

FYI apps tested used were radiopublic and acast on android
by TheEmailer
April 24th, 2019, 2:58 pm
Forum: Patreon feed
Topic: Our Patreon
Replies: 123
Views: 16065

Re: Our Patreon

Sorry but I've tried the method above on two podcast apps to no avail...
by TheEmailer
April 23rd, 2019, 6:18 pm
Forum: Patreon feed
Topic: Our Patreon
Replies: 123
Views: 16065

Re: Our Patreon

Hello. Similar issue here (I use Radiopublic for Android). Feed usually updates quickly but ff9 does not appear.

Not the end of the world, although I was looking forward to it.
by TheEmailer
April 15th, 2019, 3:22 pm
Forum: Podcast Game Discussion
Topic: 383: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes/The Phantom Pain
Replies: 9
Views: 622

Re: 383: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes/The Phantom Pain

The core gameplay is compelling... for a while. Each base is a self contained puzzle with multiple strategies. Stealth and non-lethality is encouraged with the carrot not the stick; fultoning enemies to build up your strength is motivating. However, one the player gets a silenced sniper rifle with t...
by TheEmailer
April 15th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Podcast Game Discussion
Topic: Our next Final Fantasy podcast recording (8.6.19) - 373: Final Fantasy X
Replies: 17
Views: 656

Re: Our next Final Fantasy podcast recording (8.6.19) - 373: Final Fantasy X

Great ideas, spotty execution The bad localisation of sound and technical limitations of speech being limited to animation (see earlier post) draw the worst out of the dialogue writing. I think this exacerbates an issue the series has in the ps1 era, the plot ideas are interesting but the storytelli...
by TheEmailer
February 14th, 2019, 6:21 pm
Forum: Podcast Game Discussion
Topic: Our next Final Fantasy podcast recording (8.6.19) - 373: Final Fantasy X
Replies: 17
Views: 656

Re: 373: Final Fantasy X

For the host.. An article maybe to reference on voice localisation https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/278336/How_localizers_saved_Final_Fantasy_X_from_its_own_voiceover.php Basically the engine tied animation to sound... So English language lines has to be same number of frames as Japanese, hence t...
by TheEmailer
January 9th, 2019, 6:07 am
Forum: Volume Seven
Topic: Final Fantasy VII - Cane and Rinse 350
Replies: 18
Views: 1561

Re: Final Fantasy VII - Cane and Rinse 350

This was a great show. I've never had the passion or nostalgia for this game that others do (oddly I really liked crisis core). But the reasons for others' passion came accross clearly and its nice to share in that.
by TheEmailer
January 8th, 2019, 1:00 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Volume Eight
Replies: 173
Views: 5570

Re: Volume Eight

Friendly reminder to all that where feedback for the podcast is concerned, we love it - but self-editing (brevity) is appreciated. We do want to include a breadth of opinions where appropriate, but no-one wants a discussion podcast that’s mainly reading. Better to save yourself time and cut to the ...
by TheEmailer
January 8th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Final Fantasy VIII
Replies: 35
Views: 1890

Re: Our next Final Fantasy podcast recording (16.2.19) - Issue 357: Final Fantasy VIII

My first RPG - nostalgia limits my objectivity and brevity I never clicked with the predecessor, maybe I was too young. I was tempted by the the style and diversity ofart shown in magazines. The graphics have aged, but personally I feel much of the art design holds up well. A bright, vibrant world,w...
by TheEmailer
December 29th, 2018, 11:57 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Game suggestions for the podcast
Replies: 1658
Views: 244847

Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

Too late for this year but I'd add Trackmania Turbo to the long list. It's a series with a very dedicated community. I've mainly played the criminally underrated local multilayer hotseat mode but the single player challenges are compelling too.

And the community made track are something else
by TheEmailer
August 31st, 2018, 9:44 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Resident Evil 4 (Biohazard 4)
Replies: 37
Views: 4088

Re: Our next Resident Evil podcast recording (8.9.18) - 336: Resident Evil 4 (Biohazard 4)

One other snippet to add. As with many horror games, I find the games' tension tails off as the player becomes more powerful and better equipped. No amount of strong, OTT, powerful end games foes can promote the same tension and panic as the basic early enemies with basic weapons, little ammo and so...
by TheEmailer
August 31st, 2018, 9:41 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Resident Evil 4 (Biohazard 4)
Replies: 37
Views: 4088

Re: 336: Resident Evil 4 (Biohazard 4)

I think I can say it's hard to replay, whilst also having really enjoyed it at the time and knowing how massively influential it has been. I can absolutely empathise with why you love this game! Within whats its trying to do it is very very well executed, I can absolutely appreciate the craft. But ...
by TheEmailer
March 3rd, 2018, 7:09 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Horizon Zero Dawn
Replies: 20
Views: 2350

Re: 343: Horizon Zero Dawn

The challenging but engaging nature of the gameplay really drew me in, I gained a drive for learning strategies and honing my skills that is really special. With the exception of a few enclosed environment, it rarely felt unfair. Even with an empowered Aloi late in the game ,taking on one of the big...
by TheEmailer
March 3rd, 2018, 6:55 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Final Fantasy VII
Replies: 37
Views: 4098

Re: 350: Final Fantasy VII

I was too young when this came out, so came back to it post FF8 and FF9. One thing I wanted to say, whilst the story is interesting, the writing of dialogue in this game is frequently atrocious. However, this is rarely acknowledged, whereas the same issue is used to beat FF8 with. Anyway, many many ...
by TheEmailer
March 3rd, 2018, 6:52 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Resident Evil 4 (Biohazard 4)
Replies: 37
Views: 4088

Re: 336: Resident Evil 4 (Biohazard 4)

Even its popular reception and common statements such as "Good for its time, but hard to go back to nowadays. I wish I could move and shoot at the same time." make me wonder whether people genuinely understand the value of the craftsmanship that went into this game and the importance of its mechani...
by TheEmailer
March 3rd, 2018, 6:46 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Resident Evil 4 (Biohazard 4)
Replies: 37
Views: 4088

Re: 336: Resident Evil 4 (Biohazard 4)

Resi 4 is the pinnacle of the control scheme and design of the series' origins, for better or worse. The 'tank' controls definitely increase the tension and were implemented very well. That tension lessens later in the game as the players weapons and prowess grows, the feeling of panic is hard to ma...
by TheEmailer
March 3rd, 2018, 6:38 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Stanley Parable
Replies: 5
Views: 726

Re: 318: The Stanley Parable

One core idea, executed very well, that doesn't overstay it's welcome. This game could easily have been very pretentious or trying hard to be full of pop culture, the balance it achieves is genuinely compelling. It's not just a case of good writing, I think it shows really good comedic timing in the...
by TheEmailer
March 3rd, 2018, 6:30 pm
Forum: Patreon feed
Topic: January 2018 minicast
Replies: 17
Views: 1540

Re: Jan. 2018 update

I've been a Patreon supporter since Autumn last year. TBH I've never looked at any Patreon exclusive stuff, my view is its worth paying for good content, which the core podcasts are. I don't really do it for extras or early access. Nothing comes for free and ads won't cut it. Value for money wise, t...
by TheEmailer
January 1st, 2018, 1:34 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Valkyria Chronicles
Replies: 8
Views: 1241

Re: 333: Valkyria Chronicles

This game is a really unique take on war, with a beautiful art style and full of surprises. The gameplay was an engaging mash up of strategy and third person shooting that drew me in. However, my enjoyment of the gameplay was mired by the ranking system, linked to rewards. It puts speed of completio...
by TheEmailer
January 1st, 2018, 1:17 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: BioShock, BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite (SPOILERS)
Replies: 283
Views: 29962

Re: 310: BioShock Infinite

Bioshock Infinite has a great setting, but never utilised it in gameplay or indeed story. The ideas behind the city in the sky its design are breathtaking, I enjoyed the initial part of the game exploring this world and discovering the brutality of the society beneath the veneer. However, post this ...