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by ReprobateGamer
July 22nd, 2020, 11:58 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Video game tie-in media
Replies: 14
Views: 381

Re: Video game tie-in media

Whilst I can't think of many games I'd particularly want to read a novel about, I've read plenty of games related comics over the last few years. They range from really quite good to fairly dull and uninspired. I think there's such a lot of potential there to really expand upon the game world. I'd ...
by ReprobateGamer
July 22nd, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Podcast Game Discussion
Topic: 432: The Gardens Between
Replies: 5
Views: 8930

Re: 432: The Gardens Between

This game is (maybe was ... by the time someone reads this) available on Xbox Game Pass. I was intrigued by the trailer as the facility to set your time forward and back allows the potential for some interesting challenges. The story is poignant but not overdone and it's shown in a lovely style. How...
by ReprobateGamer
July 20th, 2020, 12:00 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2020
Replies: 549
Views: 82284

Re: Games Completed 2020

Jan - Riverbond Crystal Caves DLC - Xbox One (100%) May - Tacoma - Xbox One (100%) June - Portal 2 - Xbox 360 (single player) 31st May - Minecraft Dungeons - Xbox One Realised that I totally missed to put this one up. This completion with with my daughters was on the default difficulty and we want ...
by ReprobateGamer
July 12th, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Podcast Game Discussion
Topic: 436: Oxenfree
Replies: 5
Views: 8919

Re: 436: Oxenfree

Oxenfree is probably one of my favourite games that I will almost never play and comes down to one particular thing. The first time through it's a competent side on narrative game with the usual trappings of teenagers headed somewhere remote and getting involved in supernatural events. Enjoyable, so...
by ReprobateGamer
July 9th, 2020, 5:46 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9728
Views: 1445860

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Tried out No Man's Sky a few nights ago as it's available on Game Pass. It starts well enough but I lost interest at the point where I'm required to build a base. I was interested in having a game where I could fly across the universe, exploring at my leisure but I have to say that having to farm re...
by ReprobateGamer
June 29th, 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Books completed
Replies: 81
Views: 35368

Re: Books completed

In what is turning into an ongoing review I polished off the second Dragonlance book (Dragons of Winter Night). Much better quite honestly. A healthy dollop of humour and the relationships already seem much developed than from the first book. And the introduction of tinker gnomes! I'm not certain th...
by ReprobateGamer
June 27th, 2020, 1:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Books completed
Replies: 81
Views: 35368

Re: Books completed

I haven't read much of his work for DC/Marvel in all honesty.

Something on my 'I will get around to' list ...

The Dragonlance movie is as bad as the reviews imply BTW
by ReprobateGamer
June 25th, 2020, 2:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Books completed
Replies: 81
Views: 35368

Re: Books completed

Having gone through all of Dan Abnetts Gaunt's Ghosts series (each a damn fine sci-fi war story that you do not need to have any knowledge of Warhammer 40K to enjoy) during lockdown, I decided to revisit a trilogy from my youth that I first read in my first year at secondary school, picked up ever f...
by ReprobateGamer
June 17th, 2020, 10:50 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9728
Views: 1445860

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

My recent run through Portal 2 reminded me of the You Monster dlc for the tower defence game Defense Grid . Though it took me a bit of a search to confirm that I had never actually got around to buying it (re-ends to wish list...) However it also reminded me that I was in the midst of a Defense Grid...
by ReprobateGamer
June 14th, 2020, 11:17 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2020
Replies: 549
Views: 82284

Re: Games Completed 2020

Jan - Riverbond Crystal Caves DLC - Xbox One (100%) May - Tacoma - Xbox One (100%) 13th June - Portal 2 - Xbox 360 (single player) Yep - this is the first time I've completed this game. It holds up very well. It builds very well on what worked in the first game and provides some new challenges. The...
by ReprobateGamer
May 21st, 2020, 11:54 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9728
Views: 1445860

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

So I’ve been playing Nier Automata, got up to the points just past the boss at the fairground and... I think I’m done. I can see why people like it, but I just... don’t. I don’t like the aesthetic, but mainly it’s that I really dislike the ‘if you’re die you have to find your corpse or be punished’...
by ReprobateGamer
May 16th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2020
Replies: 549
Views: 82284

Re: Games Completed 2020

Jan - Riverbond Crystal Caves DLC - Xbox One (100%) 15th May - Tacoma - Xbox One (100%) Having ducked into this game a few nights ago, I decided to return to it. It's from the creators of Gone Home and is another 1st person narrative explorer game ... IN SPACE! Sadly, it doesn't work as well. The p...
by ReprobateGamer
May 11th, 2020, 11:01 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9728
Views: 1445860

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

You can always tell when I focus on a Trueachievement challenge as my games played list heads all over the place! Just from yesterday, my played games now includes Forza Horizon 4 , Tracks - The Train Set Game , Tacoma , Goat Simulator , Lego Batman 3 , Forza Horizon 2 , Death Squared and Sonic All ...
by ReprobateGamer
May 10th, 2020, 1:09 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Gaming firsts /most influential games
Replies: 16
Views: 5891

Re: Gaming firsts /most influential games

Resident Evil 2 I may have mentioned this elsewhere but this was the game that convinced me to buy a Playstation (having given up on video games for a few years after the SNES era); it's about the only game I have ever really got close to speed-running; it was the game that convinced my then partne...
by ReprobateGamer
May 10th, 2020, 12:44 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Batman: Arkham Knight
Replies: 13
Views: 7618

Re: 423: Batman: Arkham Knight

Batman Arkham Knight was for me a game where the sum of the parts was not as great as it could have been. Having access to the Batmobile and having it so well integrated to both the city traversing and to combat and puzzled was great - having to do SO many side quests upon it meant it outstayed it's...
by ReprobateGamer
May 10th, 2020, 12:24 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9728
Views: 1445860

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Welp - it appeared on Game Pass and so the majority of my evenings recently have been filled with Nier: Automata Wow. Anything you've read about this game is probably true and I highly recommend it. That said, I'm only onto my third run through (so still not yet seen all the endings...) Definitely n...
by ReprobateGamer
May 10th, 2020, 12:09 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: I'll Name That Game In 5! (Part 3: Electric Boogaloo)
Replies: 156
Views: 21946

Re: I'll Name That Game In 5! (Part 3: Electric Boogaloo)

Answer to 9:
Spoiler: show
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
by ReprobateGamer
March 1st, 2020, 6:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Shameless Self Promotion
Replies: 145
Views: 71641

Re: Shameless Self Promotion

Another shout out for a side hobby of mine. As part of my new D&D campaign on Roll20.net, I'm adapting each weekly session into a chapter for an ongoing chronicle (so a little more incentive to continue week to week than I managed with the Critical Role series that has three drafts for three separat...
by ReprobateGamer
March 1st, 2020, 4:29 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9728
Views: 1445860

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

On console, I've been getting back in to The Division 2 now that friends are showing an interest with the new expansion just around the corner. With the launch AI's hugely aggressive tendencies now patched out, traversing the map isn't the slog it used to be and with all the safe rooms and most of t...
by ReprobateGamer
February 29th, 2020, 9:18 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1158
Views: 347933

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

Stalkedbycats wrote:
February 28th, 2020, 10:35 pm
I haven't played the game yet but as far as soundtrack that sound like someone doing heart surgery on a steam engine while in a church go, it's up there.

I also hven't played the game but do like this style of music ...

And that is a great description :P