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by Mr Ixolite
December 21st, 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame Deals
Replies: 1950
Views: 547470

Re: Videogame Deals

What Remains of Edith Finch is currently at a 70% Switch discount, and Horace- a well-reviewed 2D platforming indie- is at 90%.
by Mr Ixolite
December 14th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Wandersong
Replies: 7
Views: 4884

Re: 450: Wandersong

2020 is the first time I played along with Cane and Rinse, and I’m glad I did because it gave me Wandersong, a game I’d never heard of, but is now one of my favorites of the last few years. The actual gameplay is perfectly serviceable, and suitably iterated upon along the way, but it is tremendously...
by Mr Ixolite
December 9th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Super Mario Odyssey
Replies: 23
Views: 10072

Re: 449: Super Mario Odyssey

With the exception of the Galaxy games, I’ve never been that invested in Mario platformers. The craft is undeniable, but theres a sort of curated sameyness to them that puts me at a distance – the same enemies, locales, structure and scenario, the same personality-free Mario. Happily, I found Odysse...
by Mr Ixolite
December 2nd, 2020, 3:56 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: All things Kingdom Hearts (and its ridiculous numbering system)
Replies: 13
Views: 2944

Re: All things Kingdom Hearts (and its ridiculous numbering system)

I don't really understand why people seem to be so caught up on understanding the story, etc., when PLENTY of people live on nostalgia for Disney. They rewatch Frozen infinitely. They go see remakes, stage plays, go to amusement parks on the material. Buy endless merch. There's no qualifier there. ...
by Mr Ixolite
November 4th, 2020, 2:28 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Mario Kart DS
Replies: 4
Views: 5701

Re: 445: Mario Kart DS

Mario Kart DS is the single most Mario Kart I’ve ever played, and that’s down to one thing: The mission mode. I’m not the kind of guy who will pick up a game to “play a round” for its own sake, but give me a list of arbitrary challenges to chew through and I’m a happy man. And so, where the decision...
by Mr Ixolite
October 20th, 2020, 2:55 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: PS3/360 games I shouldn't miss
Replies: 29
Views: 1821

Re: PS3/360 games I shouldn't miss

Most of what I'd suggest have been covered by the podcast or the above posters, so I'll just add a few

- Mortal Kombat 2009
- Rayman Legends
- Katamari forever
- Guacamelee
- Megaman 9 / 10
- Puppeteer
- Sonic & Sega all-stars Racing Transformed
by Mr Ixolite
October 20th, 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1207
Views: 432495

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

The level where this ominous track first plays really makes this one of the most memorable tunes in Rayman Origins. You are frolicking in sunlit waters with happy squeaky voices singing like in typical water levels in the game but then you swim deeper and the voices fade away, it gets quieter and t...
by Mr Ixolite
October 17th, 2020, 8:36 pm
Forum: Community Gaming
Topic: Spare download codes (Steam/Origin/GOG/XBLA/PSN/whatevs)
Replies: 393
Views: 194789

Re: Spare download codes (Steam/Origin/GOG/XBLA/PSN/whatevs)

May I request VVVVV and Cave Story? That would be great! I can't believe a thread like this exists, honestly
by Mr Ixolite
October 5th, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Is there such thing as a perfect game?
Replies: 24
Views: 1640

Re: Is there such thing as a perfect game?

I fundamentally don't believe in "perfection" when it comes to art; even for my most loved games of all time. On a technical level, there will always be some little niggle that can be improved, and in terms of being "the best of its kind", that is not just subjective in the sense...
by Mr Ixolite
October 3rd, 2020, 8:18 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Sony PlayStation 2
Replies: 14
Views: 3607

Re: Our next console special podcast recording (4.10.20) - Sony PlayStation 2

The PS2 marked a broadening of my videogame horizons, and passing of the torch of franchises. Thus, my first Christmas with the console was a double feature of Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex, the newest installment in one of my most cherished PS1 franchises, and Jak and Daxter. One of those ga...
by Mr Ixolite
September 11th, 2020, 10:10 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Oxenfree
Replies: 9
Views: 10259

Oxenfree

I’ve taken to the habit of playing low-stress narrative-driven games before going to bed, and thought Oxenfree a suitable candidate for this concept. However, as I started the game, I was put under pressure by the timed dialogue options. I thus spent the first while as my fumbling, indecisive avatar...
by Mr Ixolite
August 19th, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Favourites that have waned
Replies: 26
Views: 2515

Re: Favourites that have waned

Final Fantasy VII - I think the Materia System is great, Midgar is amazing and the soundtrack is just unbelievably great. But I find it wildly visually inconsistent, the english localisation is pretty terrible and the rest of the game isn't nearly as well paced as the midgar section at the beginnin...
by Mr Ixolite
August 18th, 2020, 3:00 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Rayman
Replies: 14
Views: 6558

Re: Our next podcast recording (22.8.20) - 433: Rayman

It was not 3D environments or fancy cutscenes that sold me on the original Playstation, but good old Rayman. As someone who’d cut his gaming teeth almost entirely on monochrome Gameboy platformers this was true “next gen” gaming to me, not just because of the sumptuous cartoony visuals which still h...
by Mr Ixolite
July 25th, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Rayman
Replies: 14
Views: 6558

Re: 433: Rayman

I would not usually do this, but for anyone considering, or being in the process of playing this game, I strongly recommend using the following code, which I do not so much consider a cheat, as I do a balance patch to allow people to actually finish the game. Because this game is incredibly stingy w...
by Mr Ixolite
July 17th, 2020, 12:41 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Game suggestions for the podcast
Replies: 1823
Views: 494874

Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

In case its not on the list I'd like to suggest Golf Story for the Switch and more, which I'm currently having a lot of fun with
by Mr Ixolite
July 17th, 2020, 12:40 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10078
Views: 1936203

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Playing some more Golf Story now that I'm on summer vacation, and have been really getting into it. I've grown increasingly fond of having "chill-out" games to play before going to bed, and playing a few holes does the job nicely. Sometimes the "Story" part of the game can feel t...
by Mr Ixolite
July 7th, 2020, 2:41 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: All things Mega Man
Replies: 55
Views: 24726

Re: All things Mega Man

So I think I may have inadvertently made my daughter - 1 year and 11 months old - a Mega Man fan? It started with her showing an interest in a pillow, which has the classic 8-bit Mega Man 1-up motif. I told her it was megaman, which she found really fun to say. Then one day, after hearing a lot of k...
by Mr Ixolite
July 3rd, 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10078
Views: 1936203

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy (Switch) This game passed me by in the PS2 era, but I was always dimly aware of it due to my overall platformer obsession. Now I picked it up for free at the library a few weeks ago and...I'm kinda glad I didn't spring for a copy bad in the day, as my interest has quickl...
by Mr Ixolite
June 18th, 2020, 8:29 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows / Specter of Torment / King of Cards
Replies: 10
Views: 8446

Re: Our next recording (20.6) - 424: Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope / Plague of Shadows / Specter of Torment / King of Ca

The essence of a good 2D platformers giving the player an avatar with a simple, fun control scheme, and then filling the game to the brim with unique and varied challenges all tailored to said controls. And as fair as I’m concerned, Yacht Club has knocked it out of the park no less than 4 times in a...
by Mr Ixolite
June 17th, 2020, 6:40 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: Sound of Play 254
Replies: 3
Views: 898

Re: Sound of Play 254

MIRAGE! Thats one of, if not the video game track I've listened the most to, of all time. I searched far an wide on the internet of yore for it, and somehow it was one of 11 tracks that found its way to my custom made nerdy CD. To this day it still give me chills, and once I hear those flutes kick i...