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by Jobobonobo
May 15th, 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Your Favourite Game! (per console)
Replies: 23
Views: 796

Re: Your Favourite Game! (per console)

This is a tad bit easier than the top 50 topic a year or so ago for me to compile. RPGs and platformers tend to be the dominant genre for console faves, which does not surprise me. Here is my list: Mega Drive - Sonic 3 and Knuckles SNES - Chrono Trigger Game Boy - Pokemon Red PS1 - FFVII N64 - Banjo...
by Jobobonobo
May 9th, 2020, 11:12 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Game suggestions for the podcast
Replies: 1776
Views: 374959

Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

This is going to be an unusual request as it is about a game I have never played and have no intention of ever playing but it is such an interesting title that I think a Cane and Rinse on it would be well worth a listen. That title is YIIK: A Postmodern RPG. This title is fascinating for numerous re...
by Jobobonobo
May 9th, 2020, 10:52 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2020
Replies: 415
Views: 67402

Re: Games Completed 2020

#10 - Trials of Mana (2020) Oh my god, this game... I LOVED it. This is exactly what a remake should be - something that respects and reverse the source material enough to leave many of the original ideas in tact, but recreated with modern technology in mind. As someone who enjoyed the demo, this i...
by Jobobonobo
May 9th, 2020, 10:44 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9563
Views: 1309381

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Since I greatly enjoyed the first two Arkham games and it is going to be covered this year by Cane and Rinse, I figured now is as good a time as any to jump into Arkham Knight. I am enjoying it so far. Combat is not as fluid as Spiderman but it is still fun to beat the stuffing out of goons. However...
by Jobobonobo
May 9th, 2020, 9:42 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1136
Views: 324901

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

Banjo Tooie has a reputation as being a darker game than its bright and cheery predecessor. It starts with your arch nemesis killing one of your friends, your house and homeland being destroyed, and the world is going to be drained of its life in order to get the villain’s body back. And this is all...
by Jobobonobo
May 3rd, 2020, 5:58 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2020
Replies: 415
Views: 67402

Re: Games Completed 2020

Jan 31-Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair April 13: Yakuza Kiwami April 30: Locoroco 2 I played the first one a few years ago on the PSP and I found it alright. This is strange as I am actually someone who has a lot of time for cutesy games such as Kirby, Klonoa and the like. So I decided to give...
by Jobobonobo
April 28th, 2020, 10:52 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Royal Mail's 2020 video game stamps
Replies: 5
Views: 887

Re: Royal Mail's 2020 video game stamps

Seems like not having anything related to Rare is a pretty big oversight. Perhaps it's hard to get the rights to do so, with those IPs being tied up with Nintendo and Microsoft. Or maybe they felt those relationships made those games less "British"? Maybe something from the Spectrum era like Jetpac...
by Jobobonobo
April 28th, 2020, 10:44 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: Sound of Play: 246
Replies: 3
Views: 2038

Re: Sound of Play: 246

This is an interesting year with the end of one console generation and the beginning of another (though the dreamcast was 2 years old by then). A lot of stuff I have no clue on but this is the small sample of games that I could identify in this episode: Marvel vs Capcom 2 Jet Set Radio Kirby 64 Perf...
by Jobobonobo
April 19th, 2020, 9:32 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9563
Views: 1309381

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

It's really not the nostalgia goggles speaking; the original FF7 is simply better than the Remake. While I enjoyed the demo of the remake a fair bit I have to say that the original FFVII really does deserve a lot of the praise it gets. I only played it for the first time two years ago so that is no...
by Jobobonobo
April 19th, 2020, 9:13 pm
Forum: Podcast Game Discussion
Topic: 447: Yakuza Kiwami
Replies: 4
Views: 4795

Re: 447: Yakuza Kiwami

I had a really good time with Kiwami and I definitely want to stick around for the rest of the Yakuza series but it does feel ever so slightly disappointing compared to the godly Yakuza 0. Substories, for example, were a bit more samey with Kiryu constantly uncovering and failing for various scams. ...
by Jobobonobo
April 19th, 2020, 8:54 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2020
Replies: 415
Views: 67402

Re: Games Completed 2020

Jan 31-Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair April 13: Yakuza Kiwami Would have posted about this earlier but was feeling under the weather so waited until I was back to normal. Besides, my proper thoughts will be elaborated on in the feedback for the Kiwami Episode later this year but for now, like...
by Jobobonobo
April 19th, 2020, 8:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Let's have a thread about the virus, then. We might as well.
Replies: 176
Views: 34678

Re: Let's have a thread about the virus, then. We might as well.

Even though the world has slowed down, time can still go by quickly that it might seem like only yesterday since you last posted so don't feel too bad about going offline for a bit, Alex. Great to hear that your friend is improving!
by Jobobonobo
April 10th, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Let's have a thread about the virus, then. We might as well.
Replies: 176
Views: 34678

Re: Let's have a thread about the virus, then. We might as well.

No problem Suits. If they keep this level of restrictions up for a little while longer then the damage should be substantially reduced. Was a real emotional rollercoaster reading this thread and glad so many loved ones are making a recovery. Alex, things sound pretty tough at the moment. I hope your...
by Jobobonobo
April 9th, 2020, 8:46 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9563
Views: 1309381

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Ooh, I tried this too. Played to the end of the demo but there wasn't enough there to tempt me into buying. The voice acting is really bad though. Charwotte is the worst and I didn't even include her in my party but the others are varying levels of poor too. It's like middling to poor PS2-era JRPG ...
by Jobobonobo
April 9th, 2020, 8:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Let's have a thread about the virus, then. We might as well.
Replies: 176
Views: 34678

Re: Let's have a thread about the virus, then. We might as well.

It has been a mad last couple of weeks, eh? Austria has been pretty good about the whole situation. People for the most part are practicing social distancing and everything but supermarkets and chemists are shut. Only 2 people allowed in at a time at chemist and face masks are mandatory now for shop...
by Jobobonobo
April 5th, 2020, 7:13 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9563
Views: 1309381

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Tried the demo for Trials of Mana and got a fair amount of hours out of it. You can definitely tell it is a SNES rpg just by the structure of it and it's straightforward story. Found it to be pretty enjoyable overall and may just check out the full game in the future. Only real fault I can find with...
by Jobobonobo
March 7th, 2020, 11:33 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9563
Views: 1309381

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Other than Yakuza Kiwami, I checked out the demo for the Final Fantasy VII remake. Wow, this has turned out nicer than I was expecting. While it was expected that the visuals and music were going to be gorgeous (the music especially had a great base to work from) but I was pleasantly surprised by th...
by Jobobonobo
March 7th, 2020, 11:26 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9563
Views: 1309381

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I think I was in the minority that wasn’t disappointed which is why it took me so long to mess with it, though I was given it as a gift knowing it had been bought in a period when it went very cheap. There was enough on there I adored and enough I’d never played but wanted to to make it worthwhile ...
by Jobobonobo
February 23rd, 2020, 9:48 pm
Forum: Podcast Game Discussion
Topic: 428: The World Ends With You
Replies: 3
Views: 4908

Re: 428: The World Ends With You

A friend of mine recommended this to me as he knew I was a DS owner who loved his JRPGs. This being a new series from Square Enix and being set in modern day Tokyo did make this pretty appealing so I was not hard to convince me to give it a go! While the game had some clichés such as a main characte...
by Jobobonobo
February 23rd, 2020, 9:46 pm
Forum: Future Console Specials
Topic: Our next Console Special No.8 - recording late March 2020 - Nintendo Super Famicom (SNES)
Replies: 12
Views: 15006

Re: Our next Console Special No.8 - recording late March 2020 - Nintendo Super Famicom (SNES)

A common feature of my childhood in rural, Catholic Ireland was when families in a parish would host what is known as the Station. Long story short, the local priest would come to your house and perform Mass there while the neighbours would come around to attend said Mass. Each family would perform ...