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by Marlew
July 30th, 2021, 1:09 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10593
Views: 2458201

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I'm really struggling to stick with anything right now. Games, TV, books, comics... Keep starting new things and getting bored of them really quickly. I've been like this quite a bit over the last year or so. With games, I've found that the more I push it, the more I lose interest. I have a few tha...
by Marlew
July 26th, 2021, 9:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Whatcha Been Watching?
Replies: 1635
Views: 503975

Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl I'll watch it again soon. I've also just seen it's on Netflix UK, apparently. It doesn't appear to be, but I've earmarked it for a watch if I can find a copy streaming anywhere now or in the future - sounds interesting! Ah, bugger, sorry about that. Must be Netflix ...
by Marlew
July 25th, 2021, 9:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Whatcha Been Watching?
Replies: 1635
Views: 503975

Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Been watching quite a few things recently as my wife has broken up for the summer so we've been putting our feet up, cranking the fans and taking it in turns to pick the following: Raw A gory but oddly touching French horror about, hmm, appetites. It's set around a veterinary school during Fresher's...
by Marlew
July 25th, 2021, 8:47 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 2292
Views: 626198

Re: What's Out This Week?

I wouldn't massively recommend the Cotton Reboot to anyone who's interested. It's a very run of the mill shmup. If your looking for something in the genre on Switch, get Mushihimesama off the JPN eShop. A proper Cave bullet hell and a very good port.
by Marlew
July 16th, 2021, 9:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Whatcha Been Watching?
Replies: 1635
Views: 503975

Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Some great recs and write-ups there, Miri. Agreed on all. I laughed at 'best goat in film'.
by Marlew
July 16th, 2021, 5:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Whatcha Been Watching?
Replies: 1635
Views: 503975

Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

But yeah I loved both of them actually, makes me want to watch more horrors like this if anyone has any reccs! I've not seen Hereditary but I've got a couple of companion pieces to Midsommar for you. First is The Ballad of Narayama , which won the Palme d'Or in 1983. It's set in 19th century Japan ...
by Marlew
July 14th, 2021, 10:59 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Last of Us Part II
Replies: 89
Views: 11988

Re: The Last of Us Part II

Really interesting issue this one, and I was slightly surprised that TQ's main reservations did seem to come down to: a) not the game I wanted in focus or tone b) not the game I wanted under the circumstances I mean no reduction or disrespect but neither of these are a failing of the game (nor of th...
by Marlew
July 7th, 2021, 11:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: The Euro 2020 Thread
Replies: 158
Views: 5134

Re: The Euro 2020 Thread

Never in doubt (apart from the time after they scored until we scored). Absolutely bossed them, though.
by Marlew
July 6th, 2021, 5:49 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 4151
Views: 1042776

Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

If Nintendo's first-party games this gen had run with rock solid performance, I wouldn't be bothered by this pointless revision. As it is, from day one, the system has been hampered by the hardware, both in terms of frame rates and resolution and the physical deficiencies of the Joycons and the Blue...
by Marlew
July 3rd, 2021, 10:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: The Euro 2020 Thread
Replies: 158
Views: 5134

Re: The Euro 2020 Thread

That was the most relaxed, enjoyable England knock out game I've ever seen. They managed the game superbly well. Great to see that we've still got the set pieces in the back pocket, as well. Yes, we could be more expansive and attack with more freedom and so on but there's a solidity, calmness and f...
by Marlew
June 26th, 2021, 9:26 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10593
Views: 2458201

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

It is took me about three years to get round to just mainlining it and I ended up having a ball. It builds really nicely in terms of environments and enemies but it does feel like you're in first gear for ages if you potter around doing all the side quests and stuff. I thought it was all snowy lands...
by Marlew
June 24th, 2021, 5:54 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: The Euro 2020 Thread
Replies: 158
Views: 5134

Re: The Euro 2020 Thread

I would have preferred Kane to get injured so Southgate would have had an easy excuse to start DCL. This currently has Rooney carrying a niggle mid-2000s vibes all over it. Love all the attacking midfielders, though, and I feel like DCL would link up better with them. Kane looks like he's playing a ...
by Marlew
June 20th, 2021, 9:48 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10593
Views: 2458201

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart I don't know the series at all really, but I'm enjoying this as a mindless Saturday morning-style romp. I don't especially like this kind of Dreamworks/Pixar art style in movies, but it looks very impressive in motion - very colourful and smooth and snappy. I wouldn't ...
by Marlew
June 17th, 2021, 5:08 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: E3 2021 - Schedule and discussion thread
Replies: 71
Views: 3659

Re: E3 2021 - Schedule and discussion thread

So if you almost exclusively play quasi-open world third person action games you're all set, is what you're saying. :lol: I know thats what a lot of people like, and fair play to them, but all the big hyped games shown at e3 just look a little bit samey from where I'm sitting. It makes me appreciat...
by Marlew
June 16th, 2021, 4:00 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: E3 2021 - Schedule and discussion thread
Replies: 71
Views: 3659

Re: E3 2021 - Schedule and discussion thread

I would say that the first nine months of the PS5 are up there with the best launch periods I've experienced, and a hell of an improvement on the PS3 or PS4, never mind the last couple of Xboxes. Demon's Souls Miles Morales Returnal Ratchet and Clank WRC9 Astrobot Even disregarding Astro as a tech d...
by Marlew
June 15th, 2021, 10:00 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: E3 2021 - Schedule and discussion thread
Replies: 71
Views: 3659

Re: E3 2021 - Schedule and discussion thread

Mushi runs great, for info. Feels spot on, very responsive.

No lag issues here.
by Marlew
June 15th, 2021, 7:58 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: E3 2021 - Schedule and discussion thread
Replies: 71
Views: 3659

Re: E3 2021 - Schedule and discussion thread

Three classic Cave shmups also being ported (as announced on the Japanese stream).

Mushihimesama available NOW.

Espgaluda 2 in the summer (only previously released in the arcade and on 360, I think).

Dodonpachi Resurrection in the winter.

These are megatons for shmup fans.
by Marlew
June 13th, 2021, 5:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: The Euro 2020 Thread
Replies: 158
Views: 5134

Re: The Euro 2020 Thread

We tired in the second half but very pleased with a professional, calm win. They played with an awareness of the occasion but without the usual jitters I associate with England. Pickford was reassuringly stable, as well.
by Marlew
June 13th, 2021, 9:07 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: E3 2021 - Schedule and discussion thread
Replies: 71
Views: 3659

Re: E3 2021 - Schedule and discussion thread

I always find the in-between stuff pretty crap. It's all about Nintendo for me, and hopefully MS/Bethesda will give me a few reasons to buy an Xbox.
by Marlew
June 13th, 2021, 4:57 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10593
Views: 2458201

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I've been playing Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart and enjoying it. I don't really know or like the series besides twenty minutes here and there but I was swayed by the reviews and I fancied a new game. It's certainly a technical showcase. The gameplay feels the same as ever but it is very tight and sna...