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by Stanshall
June 6th, 2020, 11:30 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9562
Views: 1308647

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I've appreciated what I've played of Days Gone but I find it a bit too depressing at the moment. My brothers have both recently played and loved it so it's waiting there. God knows what TLOU2 is going to do to me, though! That said, I have recently replayed TLOU and I almost appreciate it more than ...
by Stanshall
June 5th, 2020, 3:37 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Gaming Telly Discussion (and Diminishing Returns)
Replies: 52
Views: 9157

Re: Gaming Telly Discussion (and Diminishing Returns)

Suits wrote:
June 3rd, 2020, 2:38 pm
B9's can now be had for under £1000 it seems.

Digital Foundry Deals are reporting that you can get a 55 inch LG OLED B9 for £924 on eBay with offer code PICK20OFF, it even comes with a five year warranty.
I really think that's a hell of a deal.
by Stanshall
June 3rd, 2020, 12:50 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame News
Replies: 1880
Views: 331401

Re: Videogame News

If they were disposable and you could get them out of a vending machine at a train station for £1.50 and it lasted like an hour for your journey (roughly six times as long as the original) and then you just binned it, yeah, OK. I might occasionally get one for that purpose, like I occasionally get a...
by Stanshall
May 27th, 2020, 2:06 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Replies: 9
Views: 6730

Re: Our next podcast recording (31.5.20) - 421: Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

I'm a fan of the Uncharted spectacle, rather than a fan of the gameplay, characters or narrative. Dialogue is almost always delivered with a raised eyebrow and a smirk and the fundamental mechanics barely changed in the decade between the first and most recent title. Despite this, I very much enjoy ...
by Stanshall
May 23rd, 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 1697
Views: 159819

Re: Shmups

JTAG your 360? I'll be back to SDOJ but really knackered at the moment, pretty big swings in energy levels. Work is quite bad, sleep is bad, quite bad mood, not myself at all, unfortunately. Sorry to be a bit flighty recently, just not in the mood to post much but nothing personal at all, just wante...
by Stanshall
May 23rd, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Scramble and the Gradius series
Replies: 8
Views: 4238

Re: Our next-but-one podcast recording (24.5.20) - 420: Gradius series

I love these games. I've always enjoyed shmups but in particular this style that challenges me to improvise and react rather than demanding bullet pattern memorisation and perfecting routes. The bullet hell subgenre has largely passed me by for this reason, I can appreciate the craft but it just do...
by Stanshall
May 20th, 2020, 6:46 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 1697
Views: 159819

Re: Shmups

Anyone played Q-Yo Blaster? I really enjoyed this, the levels and art style and weapons are really fun. The only downside for me is that the bosses have massive HP so they take bleedin ages. I keep meaning to go back to it, though. At my end, having not really being up to the intensity of shmups re...
by Stanshall
May 19th, 2020, 9:59 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Final Fantasy VII Remake
Replies: 75
Views: 13549

Re: Final Fantasy VII Remake

For all of its foibles and flaws, this is the undoubted beaming highlight of the year so far for me, and one of the very best games on the PS4 behind Bloodborne and MGSV. I also love how it dared to incur the wrath of some of the most rigid, steadfast pricks on the planet, by taking their expectatio...
by Stanshall
May 18th, 2020, 10:58 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9562
Views: 1308647

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Alex,

I think it's an online type of thing, almost like synchronised achievement bonuses, something like that.
by Stanshall
May 18th, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9562
Views: 1308647

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I bought V on PS4 and Switch, hoping it would click second time, but I just don't really like it. I seem to remember that a single run also takes about an hour or something, as well. There's story and constant chatter. I get what they were going for but it's an uneasy mix, for me. What about giving ...
by Stanshall
May 17th, 2020, 8:18 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9562
Views: 1308647

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Good assessment. The recent Raiden games are largely shit to me but I've played a fair bit of Raiden Fighters Jet recently and it's really really good. Very chunky and crunchy. Visibility is much better than the recent titles.
by Stanshall
May 17th, 2020, 9:51 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Comfort Gaming
Replies: 11
Views: 253

Comfort Gaming

I dunno about you but I'm struggling to get into anything besides story driven stuff at the moment. I've been working full time throughout lockdown, so I'm fortunate in a way that not so much has changed in my life. On the other hand, while I look forward to getting home every evening and getting st...
by Stanshall
May 16th, 2020, 7:43 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Perplexing Peripheral Purchases
Replies: 58
Views: 10593

Re: Perplexing Peripheral Purchases

That so cool. I never had a go on one of these. I did enjoy the old neGcon though back in the day. My mate had one and even though I was much better on the D-pad, it was a really fun thing to use.
by Stanshall
May 15th, 2020, 6:10 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Ghost of Tsushima
Replies: 38
Views: 6332

Re: Ghost of Tsushima

"Bamboo x 4" It's amazing how much time, money and effort has gone into something so derivative. I can only imagine that nobody really wants to make these cookie cutter games, but if you want AAA funding, you've got no choice. Still, I put fifty hours into AC Odyssey just because it was a pleasant ...
by Stanshall
May 14th, 2020, 6:22 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 609084

Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

How bout that Paper Metroid at the end of the trailer?

What that means?

:O
by Stanshall
May 12th, 2020, 5:51 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 1697
Views: 159819

Re: Shmups

I doubt you will play it for some reason but Aka to Blue , the mobile/EXA-Arcadia Cave-style shmup, very much reminds me of SDOJ. I've not ever put that much time into it but I will occasionally have a bash on the 360 mode. What are you enjoying about it? Good to see a bit of life in this old dog (t...
by Stanshall
May 11th, 2020, 7:52 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9562
Views: 1308647

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

@Kurt, yeah, RDR2 on the X is a significant step up from on the Pro. I'm starting a replay at the moment having got a new telly recently, and it looks frankly staggering. It's not necessarily flashy or stylish or ostentatiously impressive but there's a level of verisimilitude to the lighting and tex...
by Stanshall
May 11th, 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 2044
Views: 369432

Re: What's Out This Week?

I got the JPN Hatsune Miku release a while back, it's great fun. Less God Tier than Groove Coaster Wai Wai Party but one of my favourites so far this year. I hope my version gets an English patch, but I suspect it won't.
by Stanshall
May 10th, 2020, 8:15 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 1697
Views: 159819

Re: Shmups

As a big bullet hell fan, I would say that I play 90% of them in exactly that way. I just dodge and react and enjoy the spectacle. You find that your ability to read the patterns becomes increasingly transferable and if you get better at one, you'll get better at them all. It's only really when I fe...
by Stanshall
May 8th, 2020, 12:04 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Game suggestions for the podcast
Replies: 1776
Views: 374702

Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

Thanks. Mad one!