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by Magical_Isopod
April 18th, 2021, 8:36 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Monster Hunter Rise
Replies: 18
Views: 604

Re: Monster Hunter Rise

Monster Hunter Rising Crust Pizza
by Magical_Isopod
April 16th, 2021, 12:20 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: PS1 games and exclusives leaving PSN - Grab them while you can!
Replies: 14
Views: 207

Re: PS1 games and exclusives leaving PSN - Grab them while you can!

You can get some amazing games on different regional stores too, FYI. Like you can get Einhander - which doesn't really have much English to begin with, I mean, all the bosses speak German - on the Japanese PSN store... for decidedly less than $150. It's one of my Top 10 Games, period. And my favour...
by Magical_Isopod
April 13th, 2021, 4:00 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2021
Replies: 271
Views: 23236

Re: Games Completed 2021

#9 - Star Wars Episode 1: Racer (PS4) Another great game from the late 90s! So like... There's not much to talk about with this one. It's actually a very short and fairly easy game; which is weird, because I had memories of it being balls hard when I played it on like Windows 98. Dunno if this port...
by Magical_Isopod
April 9th, 2021, 8:23 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Sony news and discussion thread
Replies: 2743
Views: 686401

Re: The Sony news and discussion thread

I was never a fan of The Last Of Us... It's kind of in that genre of "misery porn" made by nihilistic Gen Xers. Really don't get on with that sort of game, and even having played it, I genuinely don't understand why it's so highly regarded. It's just a miserable, utterly misanthropic exper...
by Magical_Isopod
April 8th, 2021, 8:13 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2021
Replies: 271
Views: 23236

Re: Games Completed 2021

#8 - MediEvil (PS4) What a great game! I had no experience with MediEvil before this game, despite having a PS1 as a kid. But man did I ever love this game! I even got the Platinum, only the third on I've ever gotten... And to be fair, it's an easy Plat, but I enjoyed my time getting it. What's goo...
by Magical_Isopod
April 6th, 2021, 4:44 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2021
Replies: 271
Views: 23236

Re: Games Completed 2021

I grabbed the Panzer Dragoon Remake on sale for about $6. I did three playthroughs, died the first two, finished the game on the third. I'm almost hardpressed to say that's worth the $6, but it did give me a chance to play a game I've never played before, and that's something. Actually, it's the on...
by Magical_Isopod
April 5th, 2021, 4:38 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10341
Views: 2246613

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I've been playing MediEvil on PS4 and... Man, am I ever loving this game! There's something I really love about 90s game design sensibilities, and putting modern graphics and controls and QOL considerations in here... It's just a really good time. I never played the original, I have 0 experience wit...
by Magical_Isopod
March 29th, 2021, 5:44 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: DOOM Eternal
Replies: 14
Views: 1929

Re: DOOM Eternal

Really enjoyed this episode. Eternal is definitely my favourite in the series, and I feel like it was done justice here. But I did find the correspondence of "it's not real DOOM" when considering the lore to be quite strange, as the series lore has ALWAYS been fairly deep. It was, after al...
by Magical_Isopod
March 29th, 2021, 5:40 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10341
Views: 2246613

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I started MediEvil on PS4 last night, and it scratches an itch I didn't know I had. Who knew I was pining for a cartoony horror-themed thing with 90s charm out the arse? Gameplay isn't anything special so far, but I'm certainly the sort who can be wowed by style over substance.
by Magical_Isopod
March 29th, 2021, 5:37 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2021
Replies: 271
Views: 23236

Re: Games Completed 2021

I do like the Ys games that I've played (only played 2 of them) but your description of VIII sounds interesting, might check that out once I've finished Ni No Kuni. EDIT: Oof, it's £50 on Switch though. Wondered about the Vita version but can't find it on the store now - have PS3 and Vita stores al...
by Magical_Isopod
March 29th, 2021, 3:54 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2021
Replies: 271
Views: 23236

Re: Games Completed 2021

#7 - Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Looks like this is the second year in a row where I've been deeply disappointed by a JRPG I was super hyped for (after FF7R last year). Ys VIII is a top 5 JRPG all-time for me. It's set in a super interesting locale and premise - basically, you're shipwrecked on a tropical ...
by Magical_Isopod
March 29th, 2021, 3:22 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: First or memorable platinums / 100% achievements
Replies: 26
Views: 1630

Re: First or memorable platinums / 100% achievements

I've really only done two plats, but both were memorable. On my PS3, my first-ever plat was on Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection. I grew up with the Genesis, but I hadn't played (or even largely heard of) the majority of the games on this disc, so playing a good chunk of most of them for this trop...
by Magical_Isopod
March 16th, 2021, 3:36 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10341
Views: 2246613

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

After four (!) tries to get into The Witcher 3 something has finally clicked and now I've finally got to the addiction stage of playing this game that I kept seeing people talk about and didn't really understand. Not sure how far in I am (I'm alternating Skellige and Novigrad quests) but it's a wil...
by Magical_Isopod
March 16th, 2021, 3:14 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10341
Views: 2246613

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I've been playing Ys IX for over a month now - work's been busy - and now that I'm super close to the end... Man, this is a weird example of, "Great game, but I don't like it." I wanna write a more detailed review of it for my "Games Completed 2021" post, but this is a really, re...
by Magical_Isopod
February 26th, 2021, 1:41 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 1802
Views: 313244

Re: Shmups

The new release is not Chronicle Saviors, but the final version of DariusBurst the arcade game + a HD re-release of G Darius. That means that the DariusBurst on this compilation doesn't have the huuuuuuuuge amount of extra 16:9 content that comes with CS, but it does come with all the timed challen...
by Magical_Isopod
February 26th, 2021, 12:50 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 1802
Views: 313244

Re: Shmups

Barely played it and had no idea the ROMs were that different. Will investigate! Also, damn shame that most of our 2D shooter enthusiasts don't check in very often again, because there are a lot of significant releases coming out these days! Just the upcoming month, we have... - Cotton Reboot - Dar...
by Magical_Isopod
February 22nd, 2021, 7:19 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Pokémon
Replies: 26
Views: 3556

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

I've got two quick questions and two quick stories. 1.) What starters do every one pick? Personally, I'm a Water Starter for life. 2.) How does everyone feel about the MissingNo cheat/glitch? Christmas morning, the year Yellow came out. I remember being super excited about being the first one of my...
by Magical_Isopod
February 21st, 2021, 6:25 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2021
Replies: 271
Views: 23236

Re: Games Completed 2021

#6 - Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Madness Okay, so I know it's not called "Melody of Madness" but I kept thinking it was called that so... I'm sticking with it. Kingdom Hearts is a weird series. I played the first one way back before we even knew sequels or spin-offs existed, and I loved it....
by Magical_Isopod
February 21st, 2021, 12:48 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10341
Views: 2246613

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I've still been playing Ys 9 and it's good. Still looking for the central plot, but it's starting to poke it's head out. The series is really good at dropping these sub-plots in the background like, "Who is this? What does this mean?" But I haven't put in as much time as I'd like because o...
by Magical_Isopod
February 17th, 2021, 3:14 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10341
Views: 2246613

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

There's a Microplay in Ottawa as well, which is why I asked (which is where I am). Haven't heard of PNP before, but I'll check them out - thanks for the heads up! And for what it's worth, I got my package quickly and Shopville were great about responding, so it's nice to have another option. Also, ...