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by Alex79uk
September 16th, 2019, 3:55 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 1816
Views: 246256

Re: What's Out This Week?

Although they can serve the same purpose, it's completely different functionality really I guess. With save states you have to make a conscious decision to save your game, maybe before a boss fight, or at the start of each level, or a tricky platforming section, or even just because you're turning t...
by Alex79uk
September 16th, 2019, 2:35 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 1816
Views: 246256

Re: What's Out This Week?

I was thinking of getting the Sega Mini as a gift for my friend, but I'm wondering if the "no rewind" option is a deal breaker. Not for some people, but I know he's been thankful for it on his playthrough of classic Mega Man games. It's got save sates though, right? Maybe not quite as quick to fix ...
by Alex79uk
September 16th, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8449
Views: 933137

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Although I think this is my first experience with this type of game so I don't know how it compares to other classics or how it rates among fans of the genre. It's pretty much the pinnacle of the 'puzzle box/escape room' type game, so you don't really have anywhere to go from here, haha. The first ...
by Alex79uk
September 15th, 2019, 4:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Whatcha Been Listening To?
Replies: 151
Views: 32528

Re: Whatcha Been Listening To?

I do, but it's hard to listen to them these days what with their absolute refusal to get on any streaming service. Who uses CDs any more? Not me! I need to dig them out and rip them or obtain them from other various means. I usually resort to playing the YouTube audio through my car stereo, but it's...
by Alex79uk
September 15th, 2019, 3:25 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: iOS and Android gaming
Replies: 240
Views: 32379

Re: iOS and Android gaming

If its fully optimised for mobile, I agree. But I can't be bothered wrestling with annoying on screen joysticks or any of that nonsense for a game that's supposed to be digital tranquility. However, That Game Company give me no reason to doubt them, given their track record, so I'm sure (hopeful) it...
by Alex79uk
September 15th, 2019, 3:22 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8449
Views: 933137

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

It's great! I can see me plugging away at this for weeks. Level 6 and I'm stumped! Yeah, I love it too, despite the hurdle. Remember, if it proves to be too much: there is also another (and much easier) game in the same series. Perhaps it might help ease you into the in-game logic a little bit. Yea...
by Alex79uk
September 15th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8449
Views: 933137

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Looks interesting. Downloading to my phone right now. It starts off rather inconspicuously. But then... :mrgreen: Let us know how you get on! It's great! I can see me plugging away at this for weeks. Level 6 and I'm stumped! Very good so far, though. That 'undo last move' button is a godsend. I avo...
by Alex79uk
September 15th, 2019, 1:54 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: iOS and Android gaming
Replies: 240
Views: 32379

Re: iOS and Android gaming

Same here, waiting for Android. I'm confused as to why they chose to release on mobile, though. I hope it comes to console as I'd much rather play it on the TV.
by Alex79uk
September 15th, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8449
Views: 933137

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

KSubzero1000 wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 1:41 pm
Yet another puzzle game for me today. This time, Snakebird.
Looks interesting. Downloading to my phone right now.
by Alex79uk
September 15th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8449
Views: 933137

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

ratsoalbion wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 12:49 pm
I spent almost 15 years getting lost in Super Metroid before I finally finished it!
One playthrough, or did you keep starting again?

I could have sworn there was a CaR on the game, but I don't think there has been, has there?
by Alex79uk
September 15th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Whatcha Been Listening To?
Replies: 151
Views: 32528

Re: Whatcha Been Listening To?

Cardiacs - Dog Like Sparky suck dribble in my dirty shoes And crown me everything alive That's a bizarre coincidence. I was just pulling on to the Morrisons carpark with Is This The Life by Cardiacs coming out my open windows, and I got out the car and a man said one word to me, he said "Cardiacs" ...
by Alex79uk
September 15th, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8449
Views: 933137

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I've got about three hours in to Super Metroid , made a decent amount of progress, and I'm not sure whether I'm enjoying it or not. James Farley described it on this weeks TCGS as a perfect game that is just as playable now as it ever was. I don't know if I agree. It's wilfully obtuse, leaving the p...
by Alex79uk
September 15th, 2019, 8:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Whatcha Been Listening To?
Replies: 151
Views: 32528

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: 817
Views: 35394

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: 151
Views: 32528

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: 1293
Views: 208932

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: 8449
Views: 933137

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: 1545
Views: 37123

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: 8449
Views: 933137

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: 18
Views: 436

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 ...