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by HMSPolio
May 23rd, 2020, 5:19 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Batman: Arkham Knight
Replies: 13
Views: 7655

Re: 423: Batman: Arkham Knight

I recently finished Arkham Knight , returning to it after dropping off for at least a year after purchase about a third of the way into the game. There is a gobsmacking level of craft on display here. The people who worked on this game clearly put everything they had into it, with a considerable bud...
by HMSPolio
October 19th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Evil Within 2
Replies: 8
Views: 3076

Re: 396: The Evil Within 2

Foregoing a review, I would like to point out three things that I hope don't go unremarked upon in this episode: Firstly, the silliness of Sebastian's reactions at the end of the mini-games made me want much more of that from an otherwise fairly stock character. 'DIS-A-POINT-ED!' Really playful and ...
by HMSPolio
May 17th, 2019, 5:52 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Prey (2017)
Replies: 12
Views: 2411

Re: 385: Prey (2017)

I think I downloaded and played the demo a couple of times, but, due to the combination of an incredibly tense atmosphere and unwieldy controls, didn't last long. On a whim I bought the full game, overcame my reservations and really enjoyed my time with it. Arkane's level and environment design is s...
by HMSPolio
March 12th, 2019, 4:18 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: All things Wolfenstein
Replies: 55
Views: 21367

Re: 362: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

After the pleasant surprises of MachineGames' Wolfenstein: TNO and TOB, 'Colossus' was a day one purchase for me. I loved the story and presentation, but the gameplay was a drag. The cutscenes manage to be glorious and absurd, poignant and funny, but the actual game part is a drab, frustrating affai...
by HMSPolio
March 11th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Dark Souls III
Replies: 13
Views: 2131

Re: Our next podcast recording (16.3.19) - 361: Dark Souls III

Dark Souls 3 was the game that proved to me that From were making the right decision in putting the series to bed. DS3 is a wonderful game in so many ways, with the art design and animation being a particular highlight (and the skyboxes! Oh the skyboxes!) But whilst I'd never charge From with lazine...
by HMSPolio
April 9th, 2016, 8:13 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: An interview with Alfie Bown
Replies: 24
Views: 23699

Re: An interview with Alfie Bown

A great listen; a springboard for interesting debate and set me off on a few tributaries of thought.

And, OT I know, but hasn't Josh got a lovely voice?
by HMSPolio
April 7th, 2016, 1:54 pm
Forum: Community Gaming
Topic: Community Gamertags and other online ids
Replies: 177
Views: 104655

Re: Cane and Rinse: Gamertags

A listener of about a year here, but recently to the PS, and gaming generally, network. I've commented on a few articles (under my real name Lewis), but have not posted much at all here. Would anyone be able to help me with a few points of etiquette? I don't know many folks "real world" who play gam...
by HMSPolio
April 6th, 2016, 1:28 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Bloodborne
Replies: 235
Views: 61171

Re: Bloodborne

Bloodborne is responsible for getting me back into videogames after a hiatus of at least a decade. Having been a great fan of videogames in my youth I still followed what was happening in the field, and had taken to watching "Let's Plays" as a way of vicariously enjoying some of the more popular sur...