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by Magical_Isopod
September 15th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8510
Views: 941098

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I spent almost 15 years getting lost in Super Metroid before I finally finished it! Bruv, I've attempted to play Super Metroid three times now and EVERY SINGLE TIME I get lost and lose interest during that ocean area. I can understand the nostalgia and why the game's so beloved, but in terms of pla...
by Magical_Isopod
September 14th, 2019, 1:53 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8510
Views: 941098

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I inevitably missed aspects of the buggers picture and deeper context Does the auto spelling correct on modern phones learn from users past behaviour? :lol: I'm surprised it's not just a string of discordant filth, you fat thumbed deviant! (similar to UK Labour - Corbyn, not Blair) I hope to god Co...
by Magical_Isopod
September 13th, 2019, 5:46 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8510
Views: 941098

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I've been suuuuuuper busy with political stuff the last few days, so not much gaming. If you watch Jagmeet Singh's campaign launch for Canada's New Democratic Party (similar to UK Labour - Corbyn, not Blair), I'm visible in a few shots. On top of doing nearly 100 lawn signs in a city with narrow str...
by Magical_Isopod
September 8th, 2019, 6:21 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists
Replies: 271
Views: 23342

Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

I just finished updating my Top 100 list, so here you go: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zyL-sNVvICGt1lI2PSdho1j5F4ns9tG7h9TXQMn3v5w/ It's rather different, but I tried a new method this time, and I think I like it a little better. I think there's around 10 new games on the list vs. my old ...
by Magical_Isopod
September 8th, 2019, 2:34 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8510
Views: 941098

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I'm almost done my Season 2 Battle Pass in Apex Legends, and honestly, I'm very much ready for a break. I've been playing almost every day since Season 2 started, I've hit Platinum tier, and I'm level 101 (of 110) on the S2 Battle Pass. I'm liking the occasional map changes and gimmicky event modes,...
by Magical_Isopod
September 8th, 2019, 2:21 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: DJ Hero and DJ Hero II
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: Our next podcast recording (13.9.19) - 387: DJ Hero and DJ Hero II

I've never played DJ Hero, but I have a very negative opinion of this series and the "Rock Band" style games, notably in terms of their instruments and the environmental impact they've had. Those who worked retail roundabouts 2010 know exactly what I'm talking about - most of these things wound up i...
by Magical_Isopod
September 7th, 2019, 4:00 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Need for Speed: Heat and the Conversation Around Racing Games
Replies: 18
Views: 487

Re: Need for Speed: Heat and the Conversation Around Racing Games

There's one kind of racing game I want, and that's one where I can drive shitty consumer cars and modify them to be less shitty. Like imagine a Kia Sedona racing with a Ford Tempo and a Pontiac Aztec. And you can give it a Hemi V8. Or raise it like a monster truck. And they all work accurate to the ...
by Magical_Isopod
September 7th, 2019, 3:50 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists
Replies: 271
Views: 23342

Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

Some love for Until Dawn too. A game I really enjoyed. Until Dawn was great, and I strongly recommend Man of Medan as well. It's not AS good, but it's definitely worth experiencing, especially if you can gather some friends and family and play co-op. It's 2 players online, or up to 5 local co-op. B...
by Magical_Isopod
September 6th, 2019, 9:04 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists
Replies: 271
Views: 23342

Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

Although it didn't make my top 50, its nice to see some Final Fantasy V love in those lists. It's really a shame that we didn't get FF5 in the west, because it's really the beginning of the Final Fantasy golden age. FF4 is still kind of trapped in NES design conventions in a lot of ways, but FF5 is...
by Magical_Isopod
September 6th, 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists
Replies: 271
Views: 23342

Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

I actually already have a list ready for this. The order is ALWAYS in flux, and I'll probably re-do it sometime, but here's what I have: Metro: Exodus, Ys VIII and Iconoclasts are games I've played recently that definitely belong on this list. They're probably Top 10, Top 25, and Top 35 respectively...
by Magical_Isopod
September 6th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Podcast Game Discussion
Topic: Our next-but-one podcast recording (28.9.19) - 389: Donkey Kong Country trilogy
Replies: 10
Views: 711

Re: 389: Donkey Kong Country trilogy

I'll do a really short commentary here, because there's not much to say - these games are great! DKC: This is the only one I don't own, and I honestly find it to be the weakest of the three. I never played this game when it was new, and I played it for the first time long after 2 and 3. It has some ...
by Magical_Isopod
September 6th, 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Replies: 14
Views: 1231

Re: Our next podcast recording (8.9.19) - 386: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

AC4 is one of those games I wanted to love. I loved the setting, and I actually learned a lot about life in West Atlantic that I previously had absolutely no awareness of. But ultimately, the game suffers from the same problems as every AC game of the era - lots of cheap deaths, inconsistent rules f...
by Magical_Isopod
September 2nd, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8510
Views: 941098

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I played through Man of Medan, and despite that game getting pretty lousy reviews in the media, it's actually great. Like, genuinely great. Not quite as good as Until Daw, but as a half-priced, half-length anthology entry (think Tales From The Crypt instead of a Hollywood horror movie), it's definit...
by Magical_Isopod
September 1st, 2019, 2:40 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame News
Replies: 1674
Views: 219968

Re: Videogame News

You can love art and hate the artist. I would probably name Speaker For The Dead as my favourite fictional novel, but Orson Scott Card is kind of a piece of shit. Nonetheless, humans are complex creatures -- even those capable of great evil can have important things to say, and important stories to ...
by Magical_Isopod
August 29th, 2019, 3:09 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame News
Replies: 1674
Views: 219968

Re: Videogame News

Hopefully Yakuza RPG is less tedious and needlessly padded than the mainline games.
by Magical_Isopod
August 28th, 2019, 3:24 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 1821
Views: 247858

Re: What's Out This Week?

Both Astral Chain and Control coming out so close to each other is a bit of a predicament. By all the reviews coming in, both seem stellar. I feel somewhat bad for Control, since I did really want it to be good and succeed, but I have to give the priority to Platinum. I'll try to pick Control up la...
by Magical_Isopod
August 27th, 2019, 3:59 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 1821
Views: 247858

Re: What's Out This Week?

Definitely getting Man of Medan. I want Astral Chain, but I still don't have a Switch. Also getting Collection of Mana in the mail this week -- for Switch. I was gonna play Seiken 3 again, but that remake actually looks freaking outstanding. So now I'm not even sure if I'll keep the Switch version, ...
by Magical_Isopod
August 25th, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8510
Views: 941098

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Also started The Long Dark, and fuck that game. It's "realism" to the point of anti-realism. It’s lovely though, right? I hope you’re not playing the campaign/story. It’s much better in free roam. Oh, and The Council was good fun until the lame plot twist. Delighted you got over your dislike of the...
by Magical_Isopod
August 25th, 2019, 5:27 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8510
Views: 941098

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I just beat Enslaved: Odyssey to the West earlier tonight and.... Phew, lads. That game is very much worth playing. It's very short, and that ending makes the whole thing worth it. It's a hidden gem, for sure. Also been playing Apex Legends an hour or two each day. I've gotten very good at it. But t...
by Magical_Isopod
August 25th, 2019, 5:09 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: >OBSERVER_
Replies: 9
Views: 634

Re: >OBSERVER_

Was wondering at no post from you alright, I know you loved the game. Hope the new job is going well! My goal was honestly to just find a job that I don't hate, but that pays enough to keep the lights on. I think I've found that, so... Success? I'm also finding that moving away from Toronto area ha...