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by Jon Cheetham
August 1st, 2020, 12:54 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9724
Views: 1443583

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

So apparently there are more explosive weapons to be found in the level I was stuck on in Deus Ex, but I managed to install an augmentation that makes me invisible to robots. So for each of the remaining two bots, I turned it on, walked up to them and took them down with a mix of circle strafing and...
by Jon Cheetham
July 31st, 2020, 4:48 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9724
Views: 1443583

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Back on my Deus Ex playthrough. Made good progress and got through all of Paris (really great towards the end with lots of exploration and hacking to do) and up to the Vanderberg base, although I'm now tasked with defeating four robots before I can get into it. Used both the LAMs I had and still two...
by Jon Cheetham
July 28th, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Shameless Self Promotion
Replies: 145
Views: 71429

Re: Shameless Self Promotion

Wrote a thing about a game that everyone knows about and most love, and surely there's little left to say about it or its remake prospects? Everyone else has had years to write about this beast of a game though and I only just got into it, so why shouldn't I get stuck in too! Better late than never....
by Jon Cheetham
July 27th, 2020, 3:00 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Last of Us Part II
Replies: 104
Views: 4297

Re: The Last of Us Part II

Yeah I read about real "rat kings" as well and it is fascinating, as well as pretty sad for the poor rats who end up in that situation. In terms of horror, turning that into the idea that these Infected have been locked in that room in the dark, mutating and growing into each other for 25 years is ...
by Jon Cheetham
July 26th, 2020, 5:50 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9724
Views: 1443583

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Yep, a Shinji Mikami joint!

I've heard a lot about them and seen some gameplay, I'm intrigued and they are probably worth a go. Thanks for the reminder!
by Jon Cheetham
July 26th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9724
Views: 1443583

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I've had a bit of a hankering for Resident Evil stuff, specifically something a bit like Resident Evil 4 since beating it. I had previously noped out of Resident Evil 5, and am saving 6 for when my brother and I get round to playing through it in co-op. So I bought and played most of the first episo...
by Jon Cheetham
July 26th, 2020, 2:33 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Last of Us Part II
Replies: 104
Views: 4297

Re: The Last of Us Part II

Finished my second playthrough of this and I am still happy to call the story and gameplay ruddy good. Really enjoyed scouring the game world, finding new areas and experimenting with different ways to take on the various encounters. What was a messy fight last time was an exercise in silently takin...
by Jon Cheetham
July 22nd, 2020, 3:12 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2020
Replies: 548
Views: 81991

Re: Games Completed 2020

13th Jan - Dishonored 2 19th Jan - Dishonored: Death of the Outsider 23rd Jan - Sayonara Wild Hearts 4th Feb - Wolfenstein: The New Order 18th Feb - Titanfall 2 28th Feb - What Remains of Edith Finch 2nd Mar - Gone Home 2nd Mar - Florence 21st Mar - Hitman (2016) 21st Mar - Thief 2 22nd Mar - BioSh...
by Jon Cheetham
July 22nd, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Last of Us Part II
Replies: 104
Views: 4297

Re: The Last of Us Part II

The story of Part II doesn't really go into Ellie's immunity in much detail. That's a whole story they could spin out over a sequel. Personally the Downtown, Capitol Hill and Hostile Territory (Seattla Chinatown) levels make me want an open world spinoff. I think when Ellie is heading to Santa Barba...
by Jon Cheetham
July 20th, 2020, 6:30 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Video game tie-in media
Replies: 14
Views: 352

Re: Video game tie-in media

I've never read a tie-in novel for a game, but I did read the start of the manga featuring Hanbei the Undying from Sekiro.

Also based on some of the art I've seen of Eileen and other characters in the Bloodborne comics I would probably snap those up if I came across them in a collected format.
by Jon Cheetham
July 20th, 2020, 3:10 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9724
Views: 1443583

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I'm playing Resident Evil 4 , for the first time. Did the first couple of levels back in December and have been pretty much chugging through it over the past couple of nights. I'm up to 4-2 now. I played a lot of the OG Resi 2 & 3 back in the day, and when I'd borrow my brother's PS2 it was largely ...
by Jon Cheetham
July 15th, 2020, 2:44 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Ghost of Tsushima
Replies: 53
Views: 7482

Re: Ghost of Tsushima

Every photo mode snap I've seen looks gorgeous, and the exploration has been described as serene. Games like this where I can roam about taking snaps are very much my jam. There's something very relaxing about sitting down with a game and thinking, I'm just going to head over to that town I ran thro...
by Jon Cheetham
July 14th, 2020, 4:32 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2020
Replies: 548
Views: 81991

Re: Games Completed 2020

13th Jan - Dishonored 2 19th Jan - Dishonored: Death of the Outsider 23rd Jan - Sayonara Wild Hearts 4th Feb - Wolfenstein: The New Order 18th Feb - Titanfall 2 28th Feb - What Remains of Edith Finch 2nd Mar - Gone Home 2nd Mar - Florence 21st Mar - Hitman (2016) 21st Mar - Thief 2 22nd Mar - BioSh...
by Jon Cheetham
July 14th, 2020, 2:20 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Last of Us Part II
Replies: 104
Views: 4297

Re: The Last of Us Part II

Loved how the opening sequence of TLOU sketches out so much of what you need to know about Joel.

And yeah that Noah Caldwell Gervais video is a banger. I recommend digging into his channel for those who enjoyed it.
by Jon Cheetham
July 11th, 2020, 5:43 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2020
Replies: 548
Views: 81991

Re: Games Completed 2020

13th Jan - Dishonored 2 19th Jan - Dishonored: Death of the Outsider 23rd Jan - Sayonara Wild Hearts 4th Feb - Wolfenstein: The New Order 18th Feb - Titanfall 2 28th Feb - What Remains of Edith Finch 2nd Mar - Gone Home 2nd Mar - Florence 21st Mar - Hitman (2016) 21st Mar - Thief 2 22nd Mar - BioSh...
by Jon Cheetham
July 11th, 2020, 5:21 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1158
Views: 347525

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

I just finished last year's Control , and this song plays over one of the best sequences in the game. As you take a funicular style cart through an endless forest of immense pillars stretching to either side as far as you can see, this tango plays around you. It maybe helps that I listen to and enjo...
by Jon Cheetham
July 10th, 2020, 12:49 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Last of Us Part II
Replies: 104
Views: 4297

Re: The Last of Us Part II

yeah I am totally down with Abby at this point.10/10 would play a Lost Legacy type expandalone about Abby and Lev in Catalina. I'd also like Naughty Dog even the Dead Space IP after The section in the hospital That's a great shout from what I've played so far. It won't happen but it would be great ...
by Jon Cheetham
July 7th, 2020, 6:57 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Last of Us Part II
Replies: 104
Views: 4297

Re: The Last of Us Part II

On Alanah Pearce's podcast they were talking about narrative design vs the story the game is telling. The way it tells its story is superb whether or not you liked the story beats themselves (which I did). I wrote a long review over on my Medium page, and one of the lines from the first game that I ...
by Jon Cheetham
July 6th, 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Last of Us Part II
Replies: 104
Views: 4297

Re: The Last of Us Part II

I didn't know about the Mass Effect thing having never played those games - I certainly hope ND doesn't give these people an inch. It's been good to see the creatives defend themselves and each other. I have been thinking of The Last Jedi as the response from the internet's nastiest armpits to this ...
by Jon Cheetham
July 6th, 2020, 7:28 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9724
Views: 1443583

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

The Watch out for Fireballs folks put out an episode on Hitman 2 (2018) so I ended up spending my free time on the weekend revisiting it. I always mean to just do one mission and then end up getting totally absorbed until I've fully mastered that location ... this time it was Santa Fortuna, I even d...