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by TheEmailer
August 31st, 2018, 11:44 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Resident Evil 4 (Biohazard 4)
Replies: 37
Views: 2815

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, 11:41 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Resident Evil 4 (Biohazard 4)
Replies: 37
Views: 2815

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, 8:09 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Horizon Zero Dawn
Replies: 20
Views: 1515

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, 7:55 pm
Forum: Podcast Game Discussion
Topic: Our next podcast recording (15.12.18) - 350: Final Fantasy VII
Replies: 30
Views: 2033

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, 7:52 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Resident Evil 4 (Biohazard 4)
Replies: 37
Views: 2815

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, 7:46 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Resident Evil 4 (Biohazard 4)
Replies: 37
Views: 2815

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, 7:38 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Stanley Parable
Replies: 5
Views: 525

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, 7:30 pm
Forum: Patreon feed
Topic: January 2018 minicast
Replies: 17
Views: 1107

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, 2:34 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Valkyria Chronicles
Replies: 8
Views: 843

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, 2:17 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: BioShock, BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite (SPOILERS)
Replies: 283
Views: 25369

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 ...
by TheEmailer
April 11th, 2017, 6:46 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: All things Uncharted
Replies: 47
Views: 14768

Re: All things Uncharted

A fan of the series here, but 4 really improved some of the mechanical problems. Previous game ending suffered from repetitive waves of bullet sponge enemies, but I feel there was less of that here. Pairing down the volume of gunfights and giving players workable stealth to avoid them improved the f...
by TheEmailer
April 11th, 2017, 6:33 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Witcher III
Replies: 37
Views: 6247

Re: The Witcher III: Wild Hunt

I gave up on Witcher 2 after 8 hours, but this really drew me in. Massive open worlds aren't my thing usually, I don't have much gaming time, I like well crafted linear stories and dislike collecting things. But this really broke the mould, I felt motivated to do sidequests. So much of what can be f...
by TheEmailer
April 11th, 2017, 6:16 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
Replies: 12
Views: 2483

Re: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

ps feel free to call me a newb!
by TheEmailer
April 11th, 2017, 6:15 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
Replies: 12
Views: 2483

Re: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

The Witcher 2 emphasises how good the opening to Witcher 3 is I love with Witcher 3 and have now read the books, but I couldn't get invested in Witcher 2 despite feeling it could be great. The start of the game didn't draw me into the lore and I couldn't grasp the systems. Maybe I'm inexperienced w...
by TheEmailer
September 25th, 2016, 11:22 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Grand Theft Auto / GTA Online
Replies: 385
Views: 42012

Re: Grand Theft Auto / GTA Online

That was a very good podcast.

Re the online, don't have any friends on PC who play it and I got sick of trying heists with randoms who ran off alone or kept quitting. May try the stunt stuff though
by TheEmailer
September 4th, 2016, 12:51 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series
Replies: 14
Views: 7270

Re: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater core series (1-5)

Simple and compact is best. Looking back over the series, to when I lost passion for it, three things come to mind. The more complexity to the controls the series added it took away from the simplicity of the challenge. Hit the jumps right, perform a trick and land it where you want to. Make that j...
by TheEmailer
April 9th, 2016, 5:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: The "Introduce yourself" thread
Replies: 576
Views: 109960

Re: The "Introduce yourself" thread

Alex79uk wrote:The Emailer is the next big Marvel film isn't it? Coming soon to an inbox near you!
That's the only comic book film I'd watch. His/her special ability is, if he says something in an email it becomes true. But, there is always unintended concequences
by TheEmailer
April 7th, 2016, 6:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: The "Introduce yourself" thread
Replies: 576
Views: 109960

Re: The "Introduce yourself" thread

gallo_pinto wrote:
TheEmailer wrote:The guys were amused that someone had used email!
I really like that username :D
Thanks, it makes me sound much more enigmatic and mysterious than I am (i.e not at all)
by TheEmailer
April 3rd, 2016, 12:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: The "Introduce yourself" thread
Replies: 576
Views: 109960

Re: The "Introduce yourself" thread

Hello all. I wrote in via email waaay back for the Sound Shapes and Assasin's Creed 3 podcasts. The guys were amused that someone had used email! Anyway, I've not played many of the older games discussed (Zelda), having only really had play-station consoles since ps1 and a gaming pc recently. I tend...
by TheEmailer
April 3rd, 2016, 12:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Other podcast recommendations
Replies: 127
Views: 19792

Re: Other podcast recommendations ?

Second Kermode and Mayo + No Such Thing As a Fish Answer Me This: Helen and Olly (+sound man Martin) answer listener questions, from the silly to serious. A simple format, but really rides on the rapport of the two hosts. The Allusionist: Hosted by Helen from AMT, short (20-30 mins) podcasts on etym...