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by Marlew
February 1st, 2021, 7:20 am
Forum: Vol.10 Game Discussion
Topic: 463 - Final Fantasy VII Remake
Replies: 10
Views: 1096

Re: 463 - Final Fantasy VII Remake

Let's get the criticisms out of the way. Where the PS1 game was a masterpiece of microcosmic suggestion, using snapshots to evoke a much grander whole, the Remake sometimes faltered in its hyper-literal presentation of a world only previously imagined. Structurally, it was laboriously uneven at time...
by Marlew
January 9th, 2021, 6:50 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10230
Views: 2069360

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I picked up the Space Invaders Forever collection on the Japanese eShop for half-price. Still cost me £25 and it's a bit of a rip but Space Invaders Extreme is pretty much worth it for me on a generous day. I scarcely have the energy or patience for games these days, my day-to-day life has been expo...
by Marlew
January 9th, 2021, 11:34 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Cyberpunk 2077
Replies: 74
Views: 14357

Re: Cyberpunk 2077

Aside from the lighting, it's a very unimpressive and unimaginative game. The pre-release hype and self-mythologising look frankly embarrassing at this point, and that has nothing to do with the bugs. Every aspect of the game besides the ray tracing has been done to death better elsewhere. The Witch...
by Marlew
December 31st, 2020, 9:58 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Game suggestions for the podcast
Replies: 1839
Views: 522593

Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

OK, I'm betting the house on this one:

Granny's Garden
by Marlew
December 30th, 2020, 6:54 pm
Forum: The Patreon monthly
Topic: December 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 3025

Re: Volume 10 announcement date

JaySevenZero wrote: December 30th, 2020, 11:23 am
Marlew wrote: December 29th, 2020, 3:51 pm There needs to be a Patreon subforum on here to talk about this...
There is! ;)
Hehe. A private one though so I can say hey what about X, Y and Z wooo!
by Marlew
December 29th, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: The Patreon monthly
Topic: December 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 3025

Re: Volume 10 announcement date

Hardly listened to any podcasts or played any games for the last few months, but really looking forward to this one and catching up with what I've missed from Vol 9, too.

Edit: There needs to be a Patreon subforum on here to talk about this...

Some belters already! :twisted:
by Marlew
December 19th, 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Cyberpunk 2077
Replies: 74
Views: 14357

Re: Cyberpunk 2077

It read as a punitive measure, initially, but who knows? The reality is that even discounting the bugs, you're left with well-worn, derivative gameplay within a very shallow open world. There's more interactivity in Skyrim. Fair play if you can look past that or if you were looking forward to someth...
by Marlew
December 14th, 2020, 8:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Whatcha Been Watching?
Replies: 1536
Views: 433827

Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

I have to say, it's a good feeling getting back in to watching films. I've neglected it for so long, and it almost feels liberating, in that sitting and playing a game had become a habit more than anything. One hundred percent agree. I did my wrist/hand hammering Mushihimesama Futari over the summe...
by Marlew
December 11th, 2020, 1:32 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Last of Us Part II
Replies: 150
Views: 19403

Re: The Last of Us Part II

Because people aren't universally good or bad, without trying to be a smart arse. That's why he's also so relatable. He's got lots of positive, appealing qualities but he has also done terrible things.

I'm sure you don't believe he's supposed to be a hero even though he saved Abby.
by Marlew
December 11th, 2020, 11:56 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Last of Us Part II
Replies: 150
Views: 19403

Re: The Last of Us Part II

I would doom humanity to save my cat, without a moment's reflection, so I'm sure most empathetic people can relate to Joel's decision on some level. What makes it so richly fascinating, tragic and fucking monstrous is exactly like ThirdDrawing said: It is almost entirely a selfish decision, rather t...
by Marlew
December 1st, 2020, 7:43 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Last of Us Part II
Replies: 150
Views: 19403

Re: The Last of Us Part II

Joel got my empathy in the first game, but he was no hero. I loved getting to know him and he had a a lot of positive qualities, but he was also a monster and, ultimately, while I sympathised with his final decision re: Ellie, it was once again borne of selfishness and survival instinct. He betrayed...
by Marlew
November 29th, 2020, 9:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Whatcha Been Watching?
Replies: 1536
Views: 433827

Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Still watching movies more than gaming at the moment, and I've picked up some absolutely brilliant stuff. First up, I got the Godzilla Showa Era Criterion Boxset a little while ago when it was on sale, like a third off. I'd never seen any Godzilla and assumed it was crap. It kind of is crap, but in ...
by Marlew
November 24th, 2020, 4:28 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10230
Views: 2069360

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Go with it, Alex. This is where it moves up a gear.
by Marlew
November 22nd, 2020, 9:43 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10230
Views: 2069360

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I totally get you. It's incredibly thick and physical, the lighting is unbelievable. Looking forward to your updates in due course. A magnificent achievement but very emotionally draining, too!
by Marlew
November 20th, 2020, 9:17 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10230
Views: 2069360

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Alex79uk wrote: November 20th, 2020, 12:52 am I can't stop playing!

I've just finished the...
Spoiler: show
Flashback to Ellie's birthday, going round the natural history museum.
I may have shed a tear or two at that bit. I kind of knew what might be coming but the execution was marvellous. Cinematic gaming at its finest, for me.
by Marlew
November 20th, 2020, 9:04 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Demon's Souls
Replies: 82
Views: 20385

Re: Demon's Souls

The visuals play their part but given I’d seen a lot of footage I knew what to expect. It’s the combination of controller feedback and 3D audio which makes it incredible. You feel it when your sword bounces off a shield or when you do the perfect parry. The 3D audio made it seem like things were In...
by Marlew
November 19th, 2020, 9:12 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10230
Views: 2069360

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Ooh, yes. It is a little bit good. Would be my GOTY by distance if not for FF7R, and I'd say it's actually better.
by Marlew
November 15th, 2020, 7:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Whatcha Been Watching?
Replies: 1536
Views: 433827

Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Disappearance at Clifton Hill That sounds intriguing, and I really like the soundtrack. It reminds me of the J.B. Harold visual novels on the Switch, a late late night TV movie version of classic 50s noir. The games are a bit crap so I wouldn't get excited but that atmosphere pushed me through. The...
by Marlew
November 14th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 2235
Views: 538508

Re: What's Out This Week?

PS5 for me. Under normal circumstances I'd be well up for Calamity but I'm happy to wait til next year now. Demon's Souls is my most anticipated game since, ooh, FF7R.
by Marlew
November 10th, 2020, 3:04 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10230
Views: 2069360

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Alex79uk wrote: November 8th, 2020, 9:51 pm Bohren & der Club of Gore
Absolutely fantastic, I'm a big fan. Doomy!