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by Alex79uk
September 15th, 2019, 8:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Whatcha Been Listening To?
Replies: 142
Views: 32293

Re: Whatcha Been Listening To?

Yeah the first two FNM records really are great, I've found myself going back to them a lot in recent years. Totally different band really, but you're right, his style was really unique and a good fit.
by Alex79uk
September 15th, 2019, 8:07 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2019
Replies: 812
Views: 34904

Re: Games Completed 2019

Yeah it's a good game, and one I always pull out when people say there are no good games available on phones. I played it on Android and don't think the experience was any lesser than playing it on console or PC. Actually the tactile nature of the puzzles really leant itself to touchscreen.
by Alex79uk
September 15th, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Whatcha Been Listening To?
Replies: 142
Views: 32293

Re: Whatcha Been Listening To?

Poor old Chuck :( he played a tiny gig in a pub down the road from me months before he died. Shame.
by Alex79uk
September 15th, 2019, 6:07 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Whatcha Been Watching?
Replies: 1279
Views: 208423

Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

We finally got around to watching Chernobyl. Very good. Very bleak. Hard to imagine something like that happening, and the way the Russians tried to cover it up to the world.
by Alex79uk
September 15th, 2019, 5:55 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8428
Views: 930627

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Rogue Aces does look exactly like an updated version of that Wings Of Fury, but I was sure the game I was thinking of began with or had 'Aero' as part of the title. I thought it was more about doing tricks and stuff rather than shooting stuff, but Google hasn't proved fruitful in my search. I really...
by Alex79uk
September 15th, 2019, 5:41 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 1528
Views: 36468

Re: Shmups

Did they say which platforms? I enjoyed the bit of Death Smiles 1 I played on MAME. It's the one where you can fire left and right, yeah?
by Alex79uk
September 14th, 2019, 10:49 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8428
Views: 930627

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I was looking through my PS4 download list earlier and came across a game called Rogue Aces . Never heard of it, but it must have been on PS+ at some point. Curious, I downloaded it. Its really fun! 2D side on plane game, not really a shmup because you have full 360 control of the plane, but it's li...
by Alex79uk
September 14th, 2019, 7:07 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Need for Speed: Heat and the Conversation Around Racing Games
Replies: 17
Views: 375

Re: Need for Speed: Heat and the Conversation Around Racing Games

You could definitely do that in the earlier Gran Turismo games. It's only really the recent ones that focus on supercars. I remember Forza Motorsport 2 on the 360 being good for that, too. I bought a clapped out Lancia and turboed the shit out of it, and painted a massive Pacman on the side. I used ...
by Alex79uk
September 14th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 1528
Views: 36468

Re: Shmups

Yeah I played some of that Full Blast this morning. I didn't really like it. It wasn't offensively bad, just boring. I only played a couple of levels and got about six trophies!
by Alex79uk
September 13th, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame News
Replies: 1673
Views: 217847

Re: Videogame News

Llamasoft documentary goes live on Kickstarter: https://www.hardcoregamer.com/2019/09/13/llamasoft-documentary-heart-of-neon-goes-live-on-kickstarter/357373/ Should be pretty interesting. Jeff Minter is an absolute gaming legend, his psychadelic shooters have captivated people for decades, and I'm s...
by Alex79uk
September 12th, 2019, 8:59 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 1528
Views: 36468

Re: Shmups

clippa wrote:
September 12th, 2019, 7:44 pm
I'm saying nowt. I'll be the one who gets my wrists slapped either way. I'm a good girl.
It's ok not to like something. It's the three paragraphs of superfluous, hyperactive gibberish afterwards that spoils any valid point you might be trying to make.
by Alex79uk
September 12th, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 1528
Views: 36468

Re: Shmups

clippa wrote:
September 12th, 2019, 1:05 pm
R-type looks slow and dull to me
Well it might not bear much resemblance to the modern bullet hell shooters you're used to playing, but it's a fantastic game. Hard as nails and the powerups are amazing. Love that game, and remember it's 32 years old!
by Alex79uk
September 12th, 2019, 6:39 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 1528
Views: 36468

Re: Shmups

All I'm saying is that playing traditional shmups on a touchpad is the equivalent of playing darts while wearing boxing gloves. It's never going to work properly and whoever is claiming otherwise is either severely misinformed or straight up lying to you. I've played a few. The iPhone had loads of ...
by Alex79uk
September 12th, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Retro gaming
Replies: 659
Views: 60730

Re: Retro gaming

No worries, wasn't looking to sell anything, just wondered if there were particular titles you were still hoping to add to your collection.
by Alex79uk
September 12th, 2019, 5:46 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Retro gaming
Replies: 659
Views: 60730

Re: Retro gaming

KSubzero1000 wrote:
September 12th, 2019, 4:53 pm
I don't suppose you'd have any duplicate of non-shovelware titles in that pile? There are still two or three GameCube games I'm looking for and that second hand market isn't messing around!
What you looking for?
by Alex79uk
September 12th, 2019, 11:26 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8428
Views: 930627

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Yeah, but I won't let my kids watch TV or play on tablets in bed, either. Haha.
by Alex79uk
September 11th, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8428
Views: 930627

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I am going to bed, and will spend the next two hours playing Super Metroid. I have never played it before and am excited to get in to it. Will report back. Goodnight.
by Alex79uk
September 11th, 2019, 6:56 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: All things Yakuza (Ryū ga Gotoku)
Replies: 110
Views: 14770

Re: All things Yakuza (Ryū ga Gotoku)

I've loved the series so far. Only played Zero and the remakes of the first and second game, but it's already one of my favorite series. Kiwami 1 is a little drop in quality from Zero, but Kiwami 2 was even better in my opinion, just a brilliant story and loads of stuff to do. I'm a little concerned...
by Alex79uk
September 11th, 2019, 6:45 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 1528
Views: 36468

Re: Shmups

Yeah, this is wank. It feels like some kid knocked it up while watching Netflix. Dull as fuck. Uninspiring enemies. Empty backdrops. It feels so budget it hurts. It makes Overdriven feel like Crimzon Clover. Unsatisfying and I get why Ksub references Sky Forces now too. Even at £1.69 it’s a waste o...
by Alex79uk
September 10th, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8428
Views: 930627

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Yeah I read that and really want to play it. As for the SNES games, there doesn't seem to be a terrible one among them. Even the football game was fun enough to play a few matches. I've been browsing lists ranking all the games, and consistently Brawl Brothers comes near the bottom - I really enjoye...