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by Mr Ixolite
July 3rd, 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9653
Views: 1384756

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: 7292

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: 137

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...
by Mr Ixolite
June 15th, 2020, 9:35 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
Replies: 10
Views: 5736

Re: Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

I don't know if this issue is just specific to the switch version but still: Why the hell would you make a boss where you need to do the fiddly invert command on the fly in order to avoid massive damage Ugh. I absolutely agree with the notion that bosses feel off, at least for how I'm playing; barri...
by Mr Ixolite
June 11th, 2020, 3:34 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame Deals
Replies: 1876
Views: 405645

Re: Videogame Deals

itch.io is offering an absolutely staggering charity sale in support of the Black Lives Matter movement; a minimum of 5$ for more than 1000 indie games, including Oxenfree, Night In the Woods, Bleed 1&2, Minit, Super Hexagon and Celeste. Its going for a few more days, and has almost raised 5 million...
by Mr Ixolite
June 6th, 2020, 8:26 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
Replies: 10
Views: 5736

Re: Our next podcast recording (7.6.20) - 422: Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon/Ritual of the Night

Bloodstained-Ritual of the night After a Castlevania marathon a few years back, I was pretty exhausted with not just the “Igavanias”, but also the “Metroidvania” subgenre itself. It was only recently that games like Ori and the Blind Forest and Hollow Knight turned this around, and so this podcast ...
by Mr Ixolite
June 2nd, 2020, 8:37 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
Replies: 10
Views: 5736

Re: Our next podcast recording (7.6.20) - 422: Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon/Ritual of the Night

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon As someone who prefers the Classic-Vanias to the later “Igavanias”, I’m happy that the Bloodstained project also yielded a throwback to this era. And for the most part, Curse of The Moon is an enjoyable riff on Draculas Curse. However, it doesn’t strike the perfect b...
by Mr Ixolite
June 2nd, 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9653
Views: 1384756

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I'm about two hours in to Bayonetta and really enjoying it, but is it just me or is the story utterly incomprehensible? I really have no clue what's going on, just enjoying the spectacle! You're not alone there. I have no problem with an absurd, overblown scenario of an amnesiac witch fighting ange...
by Mr Ixolite
May 29th, 2020, 1:38 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9653
Views: 1384756

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Been playing that Golf Story on the Switch At first I was extremely intimidated by the mechanics, but feel like I've got a good handle on them now. My biggest limitation is the absence of the metric system. I'm finding that I have some trouble being motivated to play for any extended length of time,...
by Mr Ixolite
May 27th, 2020, 9:07 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2020
Replies: 494
Views: 73254

Re: Games Completed 2020

Mid May: Mega Man X4, switch Mega Man/ Zero playthroughs This is the first time I’ve played this in ages ever since playing it on PC, and I think it still holds up; The score is great, animations pop, and the levels are fine if a bit anemic in collectibles compared to its predecessor, but I guess t...
by Mr Ixolite
May 27th, 2020, 8:46 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2020
Replies: 494
Views: 73254

Re: Games Completed 2020

May 6th: Ori and the Blind Forest definitive edition, Switch This was a curious experience. I expected to get a pretty, nonlinear metroidvania with a minimalist story, but the game turned out to be something slightly else. I sadly can’t say I adore it as much as the general consensus, due to a slew...
by Mr Ixolite
May 25th, 2020, 12:21 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: All things Mega Man
Replies: 51
Views: 16404

Re: All things Mega Man

Which of the Gameboy MMs are worth a look? I've seen the love for IV here and might give that a go at some later point. If there's one thing which I've learned from this coronavirus mess, it's that currently short, replayable games are suiting me far better than the chunksters. IV and V are probabl...
by Mr Ixolite
May 25th, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1141
Views: 335070

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

Wing Ding, from Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze, Composed by David Wise Having not cared that much for the original DKC trilogy, I also skipped the David Wise adoration that seems to color any discussion of video gaming music. But having fallen head over heels in love with Tropical Freeze, I can only ...
by Mr Ixolite
May 15th, 2020, 4:47 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2020
Replies: 494
Views: 73254

Re: Games Completed 2020

April 2020: Mega Man X3, PS1 and Switch After playing through my old PS1 port of the game (So much better music), I went through an "alternate" playthrough on the Legacy Collection for good measure, in order to see all the bosses. I'd forgotten how much the last stages change depending on your actio...
by Mr Ixolite
May 15th, 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Rolling Stone's Top 40 Sci-Fi Movies of the 21st Century
Replies: 19
Views: 633

Re: Rolling Stone's Top 40 Sci-Fi Movies of the 21st Century

Its strange how different people will classify genre; to me, I'd never consider Reign of Fire Sci-fi, nor Guardians of the Galaxy or even Star Wars. I've seen 25 of these, but in terms of "Harder" sci-fi I'm surprised Annihilation isn't on here. I'd also personally have included Upgrade and DREDD, a...
by Mr Ixolite
May 13th, 2020, 7:50 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9653
Views: 1384756

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

SotN is the PS1 classic version with different voice acting but RoB is the straight up PCE version just with an English title screen and different voice acting with english subtitles over the intro as well as english instead of the Japanese voices in the cut scenes. Does the intro still have a Germ...
by Mr Ixolite
May 12th, 2020, 1:05 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9653
Views: 1384756

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

In the mean time, I've been playing Castlevania: Rondo of Blood. Now this is good. It's a great mix of classic adventure gameplay with branching paths, hidden boss's and really compelling level design and art. Despite the nasty new title screen and some odd music sounds, it's a pretty nice version ...
by Mr Ixolite
May 11th, 2020, 6:59 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Gaming firsts /most influential games
Replies: 16
Views: 5640

Re: Gaming firsts /most influential games

As mentioned above my first racing game was Formula 1 for the gameboy, but the first Racing game that I got into was WIPEOUT 2097 - courtesy of its presence on a certain PS1 Demo Disc (which has become a sort of touchstone for several of my gaming experiences). I played through that one Demo track c...
by Mr Ixolite
May 7th, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Game suggestions for the podcast
Replies: 1785
Views: 389404

Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

Both versions are on the list. Gentle reminder that resubmitting a game doesn’t increase the chances of a podcast happening. If a game is on the list then it’s on the list, and gets considered the same as everything else (2250+ titles)! i.e. There’s no need to suggest games that have already been s...
by Mr Ixolite
May 7th, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Game suggestions for the podcast
Replies: 1785
Views: 389404

Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

It got mentioned above, but I'd like to formally suggest Crash Team Racing -the shiny new remake is winding down now, and it could be an interesting counterpoint to your Mario Kart series.