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by Mr Ixolite
June 25th, 2021, 2:48 pm
Forum: Future Console Specials
Topic: Our next Console Special podcast recording (27.6.21) - PlayStation 3
Replies: 11
Views: 2029

Re: Our next Console Special podcast recording (27.6.21) - PlayStation 3

The PS3 marked the final step of the evolution into my current gamer form. It marked the peak of how much graphical fidelity I needed from my games, and with the addition of wireless controllers and downloadable games, what functionality I wanted from them. I kept up with some stalwart franchises – ...
by Mr Ixolite
May 13th, 2021, 3:41 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Sonic the Hedgehog
Replies: 28
Views: 5450

Re: 473 - Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic The Hedgehog may be the first video game I ever experienced. It was owned by my second cousin, whos' family mine shared a house with for a time. I would drop down to visit, and stare in awe at the dazzling visuals of Green Hill zone. Sonic was my window into gaming before I was a gamer. Howeve...
by Mr Ixolite
May 13th, 2021, 1:49 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
Replies: 9
Views: 1759

Re: 470 - Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy

After 4 consecutive years of receiving Crash Bandicoot games for Christmas, I vividly remember playing Jak And Daxter on December 25th 2001, stopping only so as to not complete this wonderful thing too quickly. The mere fact that the game just let you keep collecting things in this huge world with n...
by Mr Ixolite
March 30th, 2021, 1:34 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Sony news and discussion thread
Replies: 2750
Views: 738584

Re: The Sony news and discussion thread

Question: If a game exists both on the ps3 and ps4 store, and I owned it on ps3, would I be able to re-download it on PS4? Other question: Does the PS4 have any ps1 and ps2 classic collection? Thats' what I've been downloading the most of. Final Question: Does anyone know of a way to back-up downloa...
by Mr Ixolite
March 25th, 2021, 2:09 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: First or memorable platinums / 100% achievements
Replies: 26
Views: 3377

Re: First or memorable platinums / 100% achievements

My first memory of 100% completing something is Kirbys dream land 2 on the Gameboy. When you beat King Dedede normally you are treated to a list of named enemy sprites during the credits, ending with a completely new Boss Sprite simply labeled “???”. This caught my young self completely off guard. W...
by Mr Ixolite
March 1st, 2021, 2:56 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Sony news and discussion thread
Replies: 2750
Views: 738584

Re: The Sony news and discussion thread

Worth noting regarding the Yuffie Episode and the wider "Canon" of the FF7R is that it includes Deepground and Weiss, both key components of the Dirge of Cerberus game. Or in other words, the old "FF7 Extended universe" is getting re-incorporated into this new main Remake Canon. ...
by Mr Ixolite
February 18th, 2021, 12:50 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 1042015

Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

As someone who has a backlog of like 10 games on the switch alone, I thought the direct was fine. I was already excited for SM3DW, Crash 4 and Cyber Shadow in 2021, and can now add the Saga and Mana remasters to that list, and for the first time ever, a bit on interest in a Monster Hunter Title. I a...
by Mr Ixolite
February 12th, 2021, 1:40 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Pokémon
Replies: 26
Views: 4607

Re: Our next podcast recording (13.2.21): 456 - Pokémon gens 1 and 2

I first heard of Pokémon from a Danish newspaper clipping read by my mom. "Apparently theres a new Gameboy game called "Pokémon" thats a big deal abroad. Have you heard of this?" This was the first time I'd heard videogaming acknowledged in mainstream media, despite the Gameboy h...
by Mr Ixolite
January 27th, 2021, 3:29 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Celeste
Replies: 14
Views: 2832

Re: Our next podcast recording (30.1.21): 454 - Celeste

I brought Celeste aware of, and slightly intimidated by its difficult reputation. I resolved to play as far as I could without assists, and then gradually toggle them on as needed. I got through the story with relatively little trouble-that is to say, countless deaths – and was ready to call it quit...
by Mr Ixolite
December 21st, 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame Deals
Replies: 1989
Views: 652198

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: 6
Views: 5828

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: 12575

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: 4153

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: 6317

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: 4513

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: Videogame Music (VGM)
Topic: The videogame music thread
Replies: 1248
Views: 520167

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: Play Together
Topic: Spare download codes (Steam/Origin/GOG/XBLA/PSN/whatevs)
Replies: 398
Views: 226238

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: 3700

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: 5243

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: 11482

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...