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by Seph
February 21st, 2024, 8:44 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2024
Replies: 160
Views: 84749

Re: Games Completed 2024

A few days ago I finished AI: The Somnium Files – nirvanA Initiative after a 60-hour slog to the platinum. I don't remember the original taking this long, so I was originally hoping for more of a 30-hour experience. Overall, I'd say I still prefer the original because the overall story and mystery f...
by Seph
February 7th, 2024, 3:27 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: A Plague Tale: Innocence
Replies: 5
Views: 4373

Re: 614: A Plague Tale: Innocence

A Plague Tale: Innocence is half a great game. The early stuff that focuses on stealth and character interactions is really strong and engaging. While I found myself almost becoming overwhelmed with the despairingly bleak situations our young protagonists find themselves in, I enjoyed the attention ...
by Seph
February 6th, 2024, 6:27 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Ghostbusters: The Video Game
Replies: 3
Views: 21520

Re: 620: Ghostbusters: The Video Game

While Ghostbusters isn't a perfect gaming experience, a game based on an old comedy film had no right being this fun or good. To me, this is the canonical continuation of his series and not ANY of the live action attempts since this, which is backed up by the fact this game uses sections from the pl...
by Seph
February 6th, 2024, 6:03 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: 428: Shibuya Scramble
Replies: 1
Views: 22548

Re: 618: 428: Shibuya Scramble

I'm so happy the team are finally tackling this one as it's a game that I think is worthy of discussion and attention. I finally bought this game on PS4 during lockdown and when I was technically out of work; and I'd place it very high on my best ever list, maybe even top 10. If you are a fan of vis...
by Seph
January 30th, 2024, 12:17 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Bad game openings
Replies: 12
Views: 2344

Re: Bad game openings

The Persona series is particularly bad for this. I know these games operate as visual novels too, but when I played 4 for the first time I think it was about three or four hours before I was allowed to control a character's movement. Maybe I'm remembering wrong, but it was a frustrating experience. ...
by Seph
January 30th, 2024, 12:15 pm
Forum: Volume 13
Topic: 638: Vampire Killer (Castlevania: Bloodlines / The New Generation)
Replies: 1
Views: 20617

Re: 638: Vampire Killer (Castlevania: Bloodlines / The New Generation)

If memory serves me right, The New Generation was the first Castlevania game I ever played. I don't recall every touching any of the Nintendo versions and while I had a Super Nintendo it was more of a Mario machine. Either way, as I was very much in action platformer mode when I played this I rememb...
by Seph
January 12th, 2024, 12:49 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Replies: 2
Views: 15662

Re: 612: X-Men Origins: Wolverine

X-Men Origins: Wolverine was one of the biggest surprises of its era as, what could have been a rubbish tie-in for a terrible film turned out to be a really fun hack-and-slash adventure that almost seemed embarrassed to be carrying its dud of a name. It's not a perfect game, but if you want a mindle...
by Seph
January 12th, 2024, 12:28 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Formula One
Replies: 28
Views: 123458

Re: Formula One

Come on Alex, this means we now get more time with the Horner and Wolff families. Don't you want to know what Horner's kids like to eat for breakfast? Netflix certainly thinks so, as that gets more time than actual team news or anything that the likes of Sergio Perez have to say. Gunther Steiner was...
by Seph
January 9th, 2024, 12:20 am
Forum: Volume 13
Topic: Our next podcast recording (1.6.24) - 622: Elden Ring
Replies: 18
Views: 3646

Re: 622: Elden Ring

I have a love/hate relationship with Elden Ring. Let's start with the positive: the world design. While this is the first FromSoft game that actually does its best to literally point you in the "right" direction, this is the perfect game for those of us who like to explore and check every ...
by Seph
January 8th, 2024, 11:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Mental Health
Replies: 69
Views: 246162

Re: Mental Health

Cheers everyone. I have good days and bad days, that's just how I am; but I'm looking forward and just counting the days now.
by Seph
January 8th, 2024, 10:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Mental Health
Replies: 69
Views: 246162

Re: Mental Health

Cheers for that, I'm looking forward now and I'm hoping this year can only be better. Being a pessimistic person, every time someone from back home contacted me I feared the worst, so when it happened it was really weird. I've worked for some shitty places in the UK too, but I know even the worst pl...
by Seph
January 8th, 2024, 3:07 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Mental Health
Replies: 69
Views: 246162

Re: Mental Health

Last year wasn't a great one for me. I got a new job and moved to a new country, and while my living situation is fine (though a little isolating), I really don't like the job I'm doing and especially the company I work for. To add more to this, my mum died a few months into the job, which meant I h...
by Seph
January 8th, 2024, 2:36 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Sea of Stars
Replies: 5
Views: 38696

Re: Sea of Stars

I backed the kickstarter based on the fact that The Messenger was one of my favourite games of the last few years, but I haven't got around to playing this yet other than the demo. The response I've seen has shown me I definitely backed the right horse after many letdowns and outright scams. I'll pr...
by Seph
January 8th, 2024, 2:30 am
Forum: Volume 13
Topic: 636: Vampire Survivors
Replies: 14
Views: 5644

Re: 636: Vampire Survivors

I like that this game exists because, with just the most basic of controls and aims, it showed that a game can be insanely popular and successful if it creates something that people enjoy. Vampire Survivors is basically a pay-to-win mobile game with all the predatory monetary nonsense taken out, but...
by Seph
January 8th, 2024, 12:30 am
Forum: Play Together
Topic: Street Fighter 6
Replies: 3
Views: 48359

Re: Street Fighter 6

I've played this a couple of times since its release on arcade in Japan. It's easily more accessible than 5 (which I still liked) and a lot more fun. I've beaten it twice with no continues using Ryu and Cammy (traditional controls). I don't know if the game is just easier or the controls are better,...
by Seph
January 4th, 2024, 2:37 am
Forum: Volume 13
Topic: 637: Sonic 3 & Knuckles
Replies: 6
Views: 2722

Re: 637: Sonic 3 & Knuckles

Sonic 3 & Knuckles is easily in my top 10 games ever, possibly top 5. It's the reason why, no matter how many Mario games are released and people drone on about how that series is the greatest thing to exist, Sonic 3 & Knuckles remains my favourite platformer. When Sonic 3 was released, it w...
by Seph
August 25th, 2023, 3:24 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Sonic CD
Replies: 8
Views: 33161

Re: Our next podcast recording (27.8.23) - 584: Sonic CD

I think I played a different game to everyone else, as the Sonic CD game I popped into my Mega CD was a fun and frantic platformer with the best soundtrack of the entire series (no including Mania, because that's cheating). The nuts and bolts gameplay is classic Sonic. It's basically the original ga...
by Seph
May 20th, 2023, 12:07 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Revenge of Shinobi (The Super Shinobi)
Replies: 4
Views: 4573

Re: Our next podcast recording (20.5.23) - 570: The Revenge of Shinobi (The Super Shinobi)

Is there anyone who owned a Mega Drive that didn't play this game? Given its availability in bundles and game packs, it was practically issued to every home in the western world whether you played games or not. While Revenge of Shinobi is mostly remembered for its brazen, "I can't believe they ...
by Seph
May 17th, 2023, 8:39 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Whatcha Been Watching?
Replies: 1933
Views: 1816675

Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

I watched Barry from HBO up to the end of season 3, and it's incredible. It's a comedy drama about a hitman who gets sidetracked during a job and ends up becoming an actor. The premise seems a little wacky, but the writing is solid and the supporting characters are a lot of fun. Who would have thoug...
by Seph
May 12th, 2023, 11:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Formula One
Replies: 28
Views: 123458

Re: Formula One

Alosno's and Aston Martin rise has been the most interesting part of this season I agree, I have also found it fascinating to see just quite how far Mclaren have fallen. Yeah, I'm getting massive flashbacks to the Button/Alonso days of McLaren, but as both guys were eyeing up retirement they didn't...