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by Mr Ixolite
September 11th, 2020, 10:10 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Oxenfree
Replies: 9
Views: 9347

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: 714

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: 5293

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: 5293

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: 1792
Views: 422140

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: 9858
Views: 1568304

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 too meager compared t...
by Mr Ixolite
July 7th, 2020, 2:41 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: All things Mega Man
Replies: 55
Views: 21796

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: 9858
Views: 1568304

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: 7708

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: 441

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: 6098

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: 1917
Views: 474523

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: 6098

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: 6098

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: 9858
Views: 1568304

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: 9858
Views: 1568304

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: 658
Views: 115634

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: 658
Views: 115634

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: 55
Views: 21796

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: 1180
Views: 376466

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 ...