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by Scrustle
September 16th, 2019, 8:30 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8449
Views: 933138

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Still playing Astral Chain and moved on to the post-game challenge missions. Done about 15 or so, out of a total of 71. I'm not sure I'll finish all of them, but I'm enjoying them right now. They are just straightforward combat scenarios, without any of the frills of the rest of the game, at least s...
by Scrustle
September 15th, 2019, 3:11 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2019
Replies: 817
Views: 35394

Re: Games Completed 2019

25/01 - Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes 31/01 - Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas 01/02 - SOMA (Safe Mode) 09/02 - Shadow Warrior 18/02 - Mulaka 26/02 - NieR: Automata - 3C3C1D119440927 DLC 02/03 - Race Driver: GRID 04/03 - Bladed Fury 10/03 - Devil May Cry 5 (Devil Hunter) 13/03 - AER: Mem...
by Scrustle
September 13th, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2019
Replies: 817
Views: 35394

Re: Games Completed 2019

25/01 - Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes 31/01 - Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas 01/02 - SOMA (Safe Mode) 09/02 - Shadow Warrior 18/02 - Mulaka 26/02 - NieR: Automata - 3C3C1D119440927 DLC 02/03 - Race Driver: GRID 04/03 - Bladed Fury 10/03 - Devil May Cry 5 (Devil Hunter) 13/03 - AER: Mem...
by Scrustle
September 11th, 2019, 9:13 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2019
Replies: 817
Views: 35394

Re: Games Completed 2019

25/01 - Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes 31/01 - Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas 01/02 - SOMA (Safe Mode) 09/02 - Shadow Warrior 18/02 - Mulaka 26/02 - NieR: Automata - 3C3C1D119440927 DLC 02/03 - Race Driver: GRID 04/03 - Bladed Fury 10/03 - Devil May Cry 5 (Devil Hunter) 13/03 - AER: Mem...
by Scrustle
September 8th, 2019, 1:12 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

Ghost Games has put out a blog talking about their approach to the handling model of NFS: Heat, touching on some of the common criticisms that I mentioned. https://www.ea.com/games/need-for-speed/need-for-speed-heat/news/under-the-hood-the-handling-model?isLocalized=true I'm not really sure what to ...
by Scrustle
September 6th, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2019
Replies: 817
Views: 35394

Re: Games Completed 2019

SEP - Assassin's Creed: Revelations (PS4) That game was the last time I cared about any AC game, and I always thought it was somewhat underrated. Mechanically, it's the best of the Ezio games. I don't think it gets enough credit for that. It reached a good balance where parkour had a lot of tricks ...
by Scrustle
September 5th, 2019, 4:56 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8449
Views: 933138

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I just finished chapter 6 of Astral Chain so I think that makes me about halfway through. I was considering talking about this game earlier (apart from the first impressions of course) but I was holding off, because honestly I was pretty disappointed with it. While I had a lot to say, the idea of dr...
by Scrustle
September 1st, 2019, 2:29 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame News
Replies: 1673
Views: 218301

Re: Videogame News

There's a problem with keeping this sort of thing quiet until after legal action has been taken and settled. In a lot of cases (maybe even most, don't know from the top of my head) this sort of thing is very hard to actually prove forensically, especially when a lot of time has passed after the inci...
by Scrustle
September 1st, 2019, 7:15 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8449
Views: 933138

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Scrustle, I heard Astral Chain opens up considerably in terms of combat options and mechanics after chapter 3. We'll see. Still not there yet. I can see why that could be, considering the end of that chapter is when you first unlock an additional Legion. I wasn't trying to say the combat felt limit...
by Scrustle
August 31st, 2019, 8:00 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8449
Views: 933138

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

things can be hard to keep track of at 30fps Can you comment on potential framerate differences between docked and handheld mode? Or is it locked 30fps across the board? I've only played docked so far, it's just limited to 30. There have been a few dips when there's been a high number of enemies on...
by Scrustle
August 31st, 2019, 7:50 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8449
Views: 933138

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Played the first three chapters of Astral Chain , so some first impressions. So far it is pretty interesting, and has some very cool ideas that can be very fun, but it's got some rough edges and is kind of hard to get your head around. It's immediately apparent that this is very different from Bayon...
by Scrustle
August 30th, 2019, 8:35 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame Deals
Replies: 1610
Views: 278991

Re: Videogame Deals

Anyone here interested in getting in to the closed alpha test for Bleeding Edge? It's that new Xbox game from Ninja Theory. I've been given an extra code to give to someone. Although I've actually not been able to give it a whirl myself. The only time they had the servers open for a session since I ...
by Scrustle
August 29th, 2019, 7:10 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame News
Replies: 1673
Views: 218301

Re: Videogame News

Sega just revealed Yakuza 7!



And it's a turn-based RPG....

https://twitter.com/game_watch/status/1 ... 5015518208
by Scrustle
August 27th, 2019, 9:08 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 1816
Views: 246256

Re: What's Out This Week?

Both Astral Chain and Control coming out so close to each other is a bit of a predicament. By all the reviews coming in, both seem stellar. I feel somewhat bad for Control, since I did really want it to be good and succeed, but I have to give the priority to Platinum. I'll try to pick Control up lat...
by Scrustle
August 27th, 2019, 8:45 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

This might be a little off topic, but I'm really surprised there hasn't been a renaissance of arcade racers yet - it seems like a 'dead' genre in the same way 2d metroidvania was a 'dead' genre until suddenly it wasn't. I'm sure there is a tonne of nostalgia out there for games like Ridge Racer, Bu...
by Scrustle
August 26th, 2019, 4:00 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

That's sort of similar to what I'm trying to say. This situation has perhaps created something of a feedback loop, where shallow criticisms of racing games leads to shallow responses. But there absolutely is stuff to talk about with these games. While it's true that big innovations are rare, there's...
by Scrustle
August 26th, 2019, 8:57 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Need for Speed: Heat and the Conversation Around Racing Games
Replies: 18
Views: 436

Need for Speed: Heat and the Conversation Around Racing Games

For a long time I've been lamenting the state of racing games as a genre, despite being a fan of them. A big part of that has been watching the Need for Speed series flounder about for well over a decade now, despite it still being one of the biggest names in the genre. And being a huge fan of the s...
by Scrustle
August 24th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8449
Views: 933138

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I've been dabbling back in Forza Horizon 3 lately, and trying to wrestle with the PC version again. It's always been poorly optimised and very hard to run. I've never been able to run it anywhere near 60fps reliably. Something I haven't had a problem with on FH4, on higher settings. But now, after a...
by Scrustle
August 23rd, 2019, 2:34 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2019
Replies: 817
Views: 35394

Re: Games Completed 2019

25/01 - Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes 31/01 - Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas 01/02 - SOMA (Safe Mode) 09/02 - Shadow Warrior 18/02 - Mulaka 26/02 - NieR: Automata - 3C3C1D119440927 DLC 02/03 - Race Driver: GRID 04/03 - Bladed Fury 10/03 - Devil May Cry 5 (Devil Hunter) 13/03 - AER: Mem...
by Scrustle
August 21st, 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Anyone a fan of emulation here?
Replies: 39
Views: 695

Re: Anyone a fan of emulation here?

I have a book called ‘Game After’ which is all about game preservation, and it takes the angle that emulation alone isn’t enough. A large part of the cultural artefact that is an old video game is the platform you play it on, and for things like arcade games, the places the machines lived. Playing ...