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by Hyperdeath84
April 6th, 2024, 10:14 am
Forum: Volume 13
Topic: 627: Stray
Replies: 5
Views: 21626

Re: 627: Stray

Stray is the perfect game to relax with, despite its post apocalyptic setting and creepy enemies. Its gameplay is just engaging enough to carry you through while being simple enough that very few people are going to struggle with it. I found the story melancholy in a warm kind of way. I think the ch...
by Hyperdeath84
April 6th, 2024, 10:01 am
Forum: Volume 13
Topic: 637: Sonic 3 & Knuckles
Replies: 6
Views: 2723

Re: 637: Sonic 3 & Knuckles

Sonic 3 & Knuckles has a storied history with rushed releases, McDonald's tie ins and musical legal complications, but remains for me the definitive 2D Sonic experience, with Mania coming in a close second. The additions made to the formula are so good they make going back to even Sonic 2 feel q...
by Hyperdeath84
April 3rd, 2024, 12:15 pm
Forum: Volume 13
Topic: Our next podcast recording (1.6.24) - 622: Elden Ring
Replies: 19
Views: 3656

Re: 622: Elden Ring

Elden Ring was a game that engrossed me immediately and encouraged my curiosity at every turn, to the point where it has negatively impacted my enjoyment of other open world games, particularly Horizon: Forbidden West which released very close to Elden Ring. The game is a testament to trusting playe...
by Hyperdeath84
April 3rd, 2024, 10:52 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: A Plague Tale: Innocence
Replies: 5
Views: 4374

Re: Our next podcast recording (7.4.24) - 614: A Plague Tale: Innocence

I enjoyed the setting and characters of A Plague Tale: Innocence quite a bit, the gameplay danced between fine and frustrating for the most part. Amicia is a compelling protagonist and seeing her forced to grow up faster than anyone her age should was genuinely affecting. It was also refreshing to p...
by Hyperdeath84
July 7th, 2022, 12:25 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Psychonauts 2
Replies: 11
Views: 4485

Re: 528: Psychonauts 2

As with the first game, I like this game more as an idea than in practice. The thought of jumping into people’s minds and their personalities defining their mental landscape is such a cool idea, but actually playing through them is never quite as fun as it could be. The figments which litter every l...
by Hyperdeath84
July 7th, 2022, 12:04 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Replies: 15
Views: 7173

Re: 541: Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Sonic was my proper introduction to gaming as a kid and therefore holds a very special place in my heart. Seeing the adverts for the Mega Drive version of the first game on TV was what made me want to play games and once I did, I was hooked for life. Sonic 2 was therefore a big deal for me when it f...
by Hyperdeath84
July 7th, 2022, 11:28 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Resident Evil Village
Replies: 13
Views: 6265

Re: 538: Resident Evil Village

Resident Evil Village is something of an oddball entry for me with some incredible highs and disappointing lows. Protagonist Ethan Winters feels like he has a bit more agency and personality this time round but still isn’t anywhere near as compelling as Leon, Claire or Jill. As with RE7 he is set ag...
by Hyperdeath84
May 12th, 2022, 9:03 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Control
Replies: 14
Views: 6603

Re: 520: Control

This was my first time playing a game from Remedy and I was simply hypnotised by the game from start to finish. The beautifully anachronistic brutalism of the Oldest House immediately drew me in with a dreamlike nostalgia for the concrete buildings and analogue tech of my youth in Manchester (UK) in...
by Hyperdeath84
February 17th, 2022, 11:06 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Hades
Replies: 19
Views: 9072

Re: 532: Hades

Having only dabbled in roguelite games before, I bought Hades based on the high review scores and incredibly appealing art style - the cover instantly grabbed my attention when I saw it in Asda for a mere £22 on PS5. Given how much time I put into Hades and the amount of pleasure it gave me £22 is a...
by Hyperdeath84
March 22nd, 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Replies: 12
Views: 14794

Re: Our next podcast recording (22.3.20) - 411: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Sekiro is probably my favourite of all the Soulsborne games, which incidentally will probably need a new nickname now. When the game was initially teased I thought it was going to be a possible continuation of the Tenchu series as FromSoftware now own the rights to that franchise and in some ways th...