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by shadowless_kick
February 25th, 2021, 11:48 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10224
Views: 2062258

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Strider (PS4) I gave up on my initial playthrough of this years ago after I got stuck inside of a wall :/ there haven't been any game-breaking bugs this time, but the game is still just ...ok. there are times when you really do feel like you're controlling the ultimate in elite assassins, but tight...
by shadowless_kick
February 24th, 2021, 5:02 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Whatcha Been Watching?
Replies: 1536
Views: 432636

Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

recently watched Malcolm & Marie , the new Netflix drama with Zendaya and John David Washington (Tenet). it's a pretty intense look at one night in a relationship between two passionate, damaged people. great performances from both actors, with lots of long, one-take shots and interesting camera...
by shadowless_kick
February 23rd, 2021, 10:16 am
Forum: Vol.10 Game Discussion
Topic: 459 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989 arcade) and The Simpsons (1991 arcade)
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: 459 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989 arcade) and The Simpsons (1991 arcade)

one of the best things about growing up in the arcades of the 80s and 90s was the innocence and mystery of a pre-internet world. games just appeared magically with no warning, no hype, nothing. every trip to the arcade came with the possibility of an earth-shattering, pocket-emptying discovery. one ...
by shadowless_kick
February 20th, 2021, 1:40 am
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The Sound of Play submission thread
Replies: 1216
Views: 453901

Re: The Sound of Play submission thread

most people who bought Tobal No. 1 for the original PlayStation were probably just after the Final Fantasy VII demo disc it came with. but Tobal itself was a fun, unique 3D fighter that deserved more love than it got. that goes double for its sequel. a preview in Diehard Gamefan magazine had me hype...
by shadowless_kick
February 20th, 2021, 1:08 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 2234
Views: 536785

Re: What's Out This Week?

I think Giovanna's design alone might get me to check that game out. I wanted to get Xrd Sign when it released and just never got around to it. no desire at all to get destroyed online, however; strictly for single-player fun. apparently the story mode/lore is pretty deep, so hopefully there's enoug...
by shadowless_kick
February 11th, 2021, 1:36 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 2234
Views: 536785

Re: What's Out This Week?

sweet. I think I'll give it a shot, then.
by shadowless_kick
February 11th, 2021, 12:12 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 2234
Views: 536785

Re: What's Out This Week?

I've never played Super Mario 3D World. all the reviews I'm seeing are making a big deal about the multiplayer. is it worth it if I just wanna play solo?
by shadowless_kick
December 12th, 2020, 3:27 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The Sound of Play submission thread
Replies: 1216
Views: 453901

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

The Virtua Fighter 3 OST is one of the first I remember importing as a kid, and some of my favorite tracks were the “extra” themes found at the end that weren’t tied to any particular character or stage (AFAIK). besides having a bizarre title, ’Blandish Fist’ also has a funky bass/drum groove and a ...
by shadowless_kick
December 2nd, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Whatcha Been Watching?
Replies: 1536
Views: 432636

Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

I just watched the Console Wars documentary. I liked it. however, the fact that I also recently watched Netflix's 'High Score' series (a portion of it, anyway)—which features some of the same people telling the same stories—lessened its impact. I guess I don't really need to read the book now. one t...
by shadowless_kick
December 1st, 2020, 2:05 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10224
Views: 2062258

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I was hoping to be playing The Pathless now, but they're being stingy by only offering a physical version for the PS5 ...so far. I'll get the digital on PS4 if I absolutely have to, but I can be patient a little longer. anyone here played it? I recently got Spider-Man: Miles Morales , but I'm saving...
by shadowless_kick
December 1st, 2020, 1:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Shameless Self Promotion
Replies: 187
Views: 99532

Re: Shameless Self Promotion

I've been watching home-based vinyl mixes for months now and decided to do a short one of my own: i3uO-U1BG1g I'm not sure how much of what's here will appeal to you all, but this one's got some broken beat/electronic stuff, Brazilian jazz and some 80s-tastic J-pop. kept it brief as my record collec...
by shadowless_kick
November 25th, 2020, 3:12 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10224
Views: 2062258

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

reading the initial impressions of players new to Tetris Effect via Connected/GamePass on another forum has inspired me to fire it up again after a while. I've since learned that The Zone isn't only to be used as a desperation tactic—it's actually a powerful scoring tool. before, I would just save i...
by shadowless_kick
October 10th, 2020, 3:19 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 1796
Views: 283189

Re: Shmups

how come no one told me about Sega's Astro City Mini arcade stick? I've been getting frustrated playing ESP Ra.De. on the PS4 using the pad, and was pretty sure I'd go for the Mayflash F500 for compatibility and the relatively low price, then I found out about this . arcade sticks are such a surpris...
by shadowless_kick
October 7th, 2020, 3:19 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Are you genuinely excited for Xbox Series X|S & PS5?
Replies: 76
Views: 7401

Re: Are you genuinely excited for Xbox Series X|S & PS5?

I don't plan on getting either, but I do enjoy reading up on them both as release dates near. from where I'm standing, I think the reasons people may be less excited than in times past are: 1. less of an obvious graphical leap. I haven't seen anything that really screams next gen . it seems the majo...
by shadowless_kick
October 7th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Tetris Effect and Tetris 99
Replies: 20
Views: 7688

Re: 443: Tetris Effect and Tetris 99

At its core, Tetris has to be one of the most flow state-inducing games there is and the developers of Tetris Effect did an excellent job tapping into that potential and building a beautiful game around it. The marriage between the audio and visual elements is seriously impressive; it feels like eve...
by shadowless_kick
August 20th, 2020, 3:54 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Indie games to get excited about
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

Re: Indie games to get excited about

The Pathless by Giant Squid and Solar Ash ( Kingdom ?) by Heart Machine are my two most anticipated games, indie or otherwise. very thankful they'll be released on current-gen consoles, as I have no intention of upgrading. the traversal and archery mechanics in The Pathless look so fluid and trance...
by shadowless_kick
August 15th, 2020, 8:32 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame News
Replies: 1945
Views: 483229

Re: Videogame News

this newly announced MVSX Home Arcade has me really intrigued: http://www.snkmvsx.com/index.html . not terribly interested in the the KOF-heavy games list, but if it's built well and is relatively easy to add games to (it's got six buttons instead of SNK's usual four—it's begging to have Street Figh...
by shadowless_kick
August 15th, 2020, 8:15 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2020
Replies: 832
Views: 176118

Re: Games Completed 2020

Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors came back to this after a hiatus and beat normal mode with Kunoichi. Yaksha unlocked! I've barely touched the other two main characters yet, however, so I'll get to "her" in good time. the final boss fight gave me serious flashbacks to Turtles In Time...
by shadowless_kick
August 9th, 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The Sound of Play submission thread
Replies: 1216
Views: 453901

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

Killer Instinct - ‘Rumble’ (Robin Beanland, Graeme Norgate) The soundtrack to the original Killer Instinct is a cheesy, fun time, but Riptor's theme is great even divorced from nostalgia. The impactful drums and abrasive synth give a sense of weight and intensity, while the flute adds a touch of the...
by shadowless_kick
August 9th, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2020
Replies: 832
Views: 176118

Re: Games Completed 2020

I beat Celeste today, and I gotta say it lived up to its massive reputation. I really enjoyed the incredible craft that went into every screen — definitely a game where you can feel the love/passion of the people behind it. I'm ready for something else now, but I'll definitely return for all the str...