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by TheEmailer
January 29th, 2021, 7:17 am
Forum: Vol.10 Game Discussion
Topic: 491 - Tomb Raider (1996)
Replies: 5
Views: 1169

Re: 491 - Tomb Raider (1996)

This game is hard, even by 1996 standards. Too hard for me to see most of the game at 10 years old. Too antiquated for me to play now
by TheEmailer
January 29th, 2021, 7:14 am
Forum: Vol.10 Game Discussion
Topic: 470 - Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
Replies: 3
Views: 866

Re: 470 - Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy

Of its time, brilliant in its time. Having a whole platforming game as one long (if linear) interconnected level was revolutionary in its time. Add to that well handling platforming, diverting 'vehicle' sections and wonderfully vibrant art design; Jak and Daxter was great in its day. The storytellin...
by TheEmailer
January 29th, 2021, 7:01 am
Forum: Vol.10 Game Discussion
Topic: 494 - Final Fantasy VII Remake
Replies: 12
Views: 2208

Re: 463 - Final Fantasy VII Remake

Eight was my final fantasy, so i didn't have the nostalgia for this game, i really enjoyed it. I have three major issues with the storytelling, even though i like challenging the original story. 1/ Having barratt come back from the dead means jeopardy is gone. Its hard to feel tension if resurrectio...
by TheEmailer
January 6th, 2021, 8:48 am
Forum: The Patreon monthly
Topic: December 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 4044

Re: December 2020

Cool thread on how rice cookers work. Really clever https://mobile.twitter.com/krishashok/s ... 5883624448
by TheEmailer
September 21st, 2020, 10:17 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Sony PlayStation 2
Replies: 14
Views: 4703

Re: Our next console special podcast recording (4.10.20) - Sony PlayStation 2

3D's potential finally realised. The ps2 for me is when the promise of 3D games truly came to fruition. Previous consoles had 3D, but in awkward or comprised fashions. This console really enabled a smorgasbord of genres to go full 3D. As a teenager during this time I lapped up these new experiences ...
by TheEmailer
August 19th, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: The Patreon monthly
Topic: July 2020 podcast
Replies: 3
Views: 1146

Re: July 2020 podcast

Leon, you mentioned Limmy's streaming and, separately football on this pod.

Have you come across Bilal Zafar's old PES streams? They use pes 6 as a lunch pad for some very off the wall storytelling.
Bonjela addiction, players with pacts with the devil, open mic comedy nights. Its amazing.
by TheEmailer
June 10th, 2020, 9:11 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Replies: 8
Views: 10015

Re: 438: Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Odyssey is a beautiful game with many interesting systems. But exploration of the expansive world is restricted the with strict level gating. For those players with lots of spare time (or a Jay type personality), I can imagine the slow methodical progress would be great. I however don't have that am...
by TheEmailer
May 23rd, 2020, 1:57 pm
Forum: The Patreon monthly
Topic: Our Patreon
Replies: 235
Views: 98556

Re: Our Patreon

I love the casual shade that Joshua throws on Detroit Becoming Human at the end of the bear saber podcast. Savage
by TheEmailer
May 14th, 2020, 5:33 pm
Forum: The Patreon monthly
Topic: Our Patreon
Replies: 235
Views: 98556

Re: Our Patreon

Hi everyone. I use Castbox and thought it odd yesterday when I didn't see the April Monthly appear but brushed it off as me only imagining someone had said it was now available. The feed has just updated itself and is now showing not only the April Monthly episode as releasing yesterday but also Do...
by TheEmailer
March 15th, 2020, 8:26 am
Forum: The Patreon monthly
Topic: Our Patreon
Replies: 235
Views: 98556

Re: Our Patreon

Standard reactionary "i don't like change" post. (to be clear I don't care)
by TheEmailer
March 14th, 2020, 1:46 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2020
Replies: 832
Views: 196694

Re: Games Completed 2020

Just finished lair of the clockwork God. Can't recommend enough. Mash up of point and click adventure with indie darling platformer. It's so inventive all the way through and the silly jokes are inspired and hilarious. What's amazing is how much of the humour is not dialogue but jokes told as mechan...
by TheEmailer
March 14th, 2020, 1:43 pm
Forum: The Patreon monthly
Topic: Our Patreon
Replies: 235
Views: 98556

Re: Our Patreon

Hey. Not sure where else to ask...

Is it just me or does the forum keep changing colour scheme?
by TheEmailer
March 5th, 2020, 8:49 pm
Forum: The Patreon monthly
Topic: February 2020 podcast
Replies: 8
Views: 8401

Re: February 2020 podcast

Did not know there was a new arcade in the old Cains brewery!thats date night sorted.
by TheEmailer
March 3rd, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: The Patreon monthly
Topic: February 2020 podcast
Replies: 8
Views: 8401

Re: February 2020 podcast

I was listening last night and heard my full name read out and it kind of shocked me. I'm going to have to go change it on Patreon. Good episode so far though, I've still got half an hour or so left to go. My name was also read out. I guess people could link my forum name with irl name. But the rea...
by TheEmailer
February 29th, 2020, 10:08 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10345
Views: 2248679

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Lair of the Clockwork God An indirect sequel to two indie point a clicks from a year ago. The two leads are the main characters, except Dan (who made The Swindle) now want to make 'emotional darling indie platforms'. So gameplay is switching between the platforming and point and click. I'm a little...
by TheEmailer
February 28th, 2020, 9:57 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10345
Views: 2248679

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Lair of the Clockwork God An indirect sequel to two indie point a clicks from a year ago. The two leads are the main characters, except Dan (who made The Swindle) now want to make 'emotional darling indie platforms'. So gameplay is switching between the platforming and point and click. I'm a little...
by TheEmailer
February 11th, 2020, 10:19 am
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The Sound of Play submission thread
Replies: 1225
Views: 483145

Re: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)

Hey peeps. I want some Sound of Play advice. I bounced off the podcast years ago as I'm really not into chip tunes (before my time/not my style). Which issue might be a good starting point for me to jump back into? Happy with either a classical bent or something modern, just not the indie bleepy blo...
by TheEmailer
February 11th, 2020, 9:19 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Replies: 9
Views: 8374

Re: 421: Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Cutting out the chaff. Lost Legacy doesn't change the Uncharted formula, but it's smaller size removes filler. We keep the excellent locations, exciting set pieces and engaging writing; but there is less enduring wave upon wave of bullet sponge enemies, aided by stealth as a genuine option. I felt ...
by TheEmailer
February 3rd, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: The Patreon monthly
Topic: January 2020 podcast
Replies: 7
Views: 7761

Re: January 2020 podcast

Glad to hear the patreon is doing well! I have neither the desire, nor consistent free time for an online loot shooter. But hearing Jay be so enthusiastic for a game is wonderful, even if it's not for me
by TheEmailer
January 21st, 2020, 8:51 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Marvel's Spider-Man
Replies: 18
Views: 10353

Re: 417: Marvel's Spider-Man

Traversal around the city feels very good in the main, although not necessarily for close quarters precision movement, chasing pidgeons is not fun. The combat is maybe not unique, but I like that almost all of the powers/abilities feel useful; I didn't end up spamming 1 or 2 things as per some games...