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by Jobobonobo
November 17th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8902
Views: 1014908

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I just started up Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair and I have to say that I am properly loving it right now. For the most part, I actually dug the original Yooka-Laylee but this is so much more consistent in its quality. The controls are extremely tight and rolling through enemies and jumping ou...
by Jobobonobo
November 13th, 2019, 9:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Well Twitter has been interesting today hasn't it?
Replies: 32
Views: 471

Re: Well Twitter has been interesting today hasn't it.

Fun story, we also received an email last weekend admonishing (or in his words, “correcting”) us for including the post (forgive me but I forget who made the obviously valid point) which suggested that the US dropping nuclear bombs on Japanese civilians wasn’t a great thing to do. So yeah, even rea...
by Jobobonobo
November 13th, 2019, 9:28 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8902
Views: 1014908

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Happy to see someone new jump on board the series. The best place to go after 0 is probably Kiwami 1, and then playing through the series in chronological order. With the remasters of the PS3 games coming out, it's possible to play the whole series on PS4. That is, if you count the Kiwami remakes a...
by Jobobonobo
November 13th, 2019, 8:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Well Twitter has been interesting today hasn't it?
Replies: 32
Views: 471

Re: Well Twitter has been interesting today hasn't it.

Was wondering what game they had covered which got some people in a tizzy, seen it was MGSV. Oh, it was a particularly "political" episode? Well the Metal Gear games do deal with the military industrial complex so I was expecting the "far leftists" at Cane and Rinse to discuss anti-imperialism for 2...
by Jobobonobo
November 13th, 2019, 8:03 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8902
Views: 1014908

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

So after the behemoth that was Yakuza 0, I decided to try the demos for other entries to see what the rest of the series has to offer. First, Kiwami 2. It is really cool to see Sotenbori change from its depiction in 0 and the little bit of story I seen was definitely enough for me to want to check o...
by Jobobonobo
November 13th, 2019, 7:23 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2019
Replies: 984
Views: 53393

Re: Games Completed 2019

Jan 13: Marvel Spiderman Jan 26: Gravity Rush Remastered Mar 18: Ratchet and Clank (PS4) Mar 30: Thomas was Alone May 4: Furi May 5: Banjo Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge July 22: Gravity Rush 2 Nov 19: Yakuza 0 Wow, this game. After the crushing disappointment that was Gravity Rush 2 this game was just ...
by Jobobonobo
October 26th, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Game suggestions for the podcast
Replies: 1721
Views: 286194

Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

Three of my suggestions got turned into shows a year after I suggested them so I think your odds are a bit higher than you expect. I was shocked that they were considered so quickly.
by Jobobonobo
October 26th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Podcast Game Discussion
Topic: 399: Donkey Kong Country Returns
Replies: 6
Views: 937

Re: 399: Donkey Kong Country Returns

Alex79uk wrote:
October 25th, 2019, 4:08 pm
I got this for Switch
Wasn't itthe sequel Tropical Freeze that got a Switch release? Returns was only on the Wii and 3DS I believe.
by Jobobonobo
October 26th, 2019, 11:39 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Your most played game this year
Replies: 49
Views: 1977

Re: Your most played game this year

It's amazing really, and testament to what a great series it is, that I hated the club management stuff and pocket racing and still absolutely loved the game, whereas you've spent hours and hours enjoying it! For me it was the main story that was the attraction, but there really is something for ev...
by Jobobonobo
October 24th, 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8902
Views: 1014908

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

In between bouts of Yakuza 0, been trying some demos on the PS4. Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom: Very pretty metroidvania with charming characters and some fun exploration and movement. The frog transformation made the demo alone! Would definitely like to try the full game at some point in the f...
by Jobobonobo
October 24th, 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Your most played game this year
Replies: 49
Views: 1977

Re: Your most played game this year

Have not even finished it but Yakuza 0 has easily been my most played game this year. 63 hours in and just at Chapter 11 which I feel is far from the end. Been spending ages pocket car racing, becoming a real estate magnate and managing a hostess club. God, this game has been an absolute delight, ev...
by Jobobonobo
October 24th, 2019, 7:23 pm
Forum: Podcast Game Discussion
Topic: 399: Donkey Kong Country Returns
Replies: 6
Views: 937

Re: 399: Donkey Kong Country Returns

After a strange console generation of music based spinoffs, it was wonderful to see Donkey Kong back in the style that made him relevant after the arcade. 2010 was a incredible year to be a Wii owner and platformer fan with this, Kirby’s Epic Yarn and Super Mario Galaxy 2 out in the same year. Speak...
by Jobobonobo
September 27th, 2019, 9:01 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games You've Started But Never Finished
Replies: 19
Views: 481

Re: Games You've Started But Never Finished

A fair few I can think of alright! Some of these I regret immensely, others I really was not feeling it. Rayman 2: Loved the hell out of this but I had the N64 version and our memory pak was busted so every time I played it I always started from scratch. Parents were not going to splash out on a new...
by Jobobonobo
September 11th, 2019, 7:42 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame Criticism
Replies: 328
Views: 46022

Re: Videogame Criticism

Exactly. "Cerebral backtracking" that is actually meant to activate the player's sense of direction and to reward memorization and spatial awareness is an absolutely wonderful thing when done right. Metroid will always be the gold standard in that regard but I would argue this is also one of the ke...
by Jobobonobo
September 11th, 2019, 6:30 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: 394: Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
Replies: 4
Views: 1131

Re: 394: Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts

When I initially heard that a Banjo-Kazooie title was coming to Xbox 360 back in the mid noughties I was ecstatic. The N64 Banjo titles are, to this day, among my favourite 3D platformers and seeing those characters and their fun, goofy worlds in HD sounded like a dream come true to me. Banjo-Threei...
by Jobobonobo
September 11th, 2019, 6:17 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame Criticism
Replies: 328
Views: 46022

Re: Videogame Criticism

zyoGD6uwCmk Mark Brown with another really insightful installment of his Boss Keys series, this time about the ingenuity of Metroid Prime's world design. With "backtracking" being such a filthy word and "exploration" meaning "wide open spaces with countless loot items and dozens of objective marker...
by Jobobonobo
September 11th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: All things Yakuza (Ryū ga Gotoku)
Replies: 110
Views: 16582

Re: All things Yakuza (Ryū ga Gotoku)

IJINCHO WILL BE 3-4 TIMES BIGGER THAN KAMUROCHO & GAME LENGTH WILL DOUBLE?! Damn. I spent about 75 hours on 5 and 0 each. More does not necessarily mean better. Detailed locations have always been a big part of Yakuza. It will be interesting to see how they handle it. So, I am currently 44 hours in...
by Jobobonobo
August 20th, 2019, 8:53 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Anyone a fan of emulation here?
Replies: 39
Views: 1064

Re: Anyone a fan of emulation here?

Agreed with many here on the benefits of emulation, particularly in regards to preservation and accessing titles not available in certain regions. For example, I would never have played the delightful Mother 3 if not for the fan translation patch done by the dedicated bunch over at starmen.net and G...
by Jobobonobo
August 18th, 2019, 8:04 pm
Forum: Console Specials
Topic: Console Special No.6: Sega Dreamcast
Replies: 17
Views: 2560

Re: Console Special No.6: Sega Dreamcast

During the fifth generation of consoles, Sega was conspicuously absent when I was a young lad living in the west of Ireland. The Playstation dominated everywhere while I and a few other kids had the N64 for friends to come over and have some multiplayer shenanigans but the Saturn was just not a thin...
by Jobobonobo
August 3rd, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1080
Views: 234966

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

Ghost trick was easily one of my favourite games for the DS. A interesting premise, compelling story, fun characters and intricate puzzles all add up to one good time. Often in the game, the main character is in pretty dangerous and tricky situations and when things are at their bleakest, this littl...