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by stvnorman
January 27th, 2020, 8:19 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9558
Views: 1305403

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Got to the end of The Ninja Saviors on Switch, did all the time attacks, tried the hard difficulty and all the characters, but still don’t feel I’m done with it yet. It’s such a joy to play once you’ve really mastered a character, and it’s a definitely something I’ll keep coming back to, maybe even ...
by stvnorman
January 23rd, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Podcast Game Discussion
Topic: 425: Missile Command
Replies: 5
Views: 4714

Re: 425: Missile Command

You can move your ship??? I know it’s only almost Asteroids, but I was so good at the similar Omega Race on the VIC-20 that I did exactly that for more challenge - didn’t have many games to choose from in those days! Anyway, the additional bases have been a real revelation in my enjoyment of Missile...
by stvnorman
January 22nd, 2020, 9:23 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9558
Views: 1305403

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Finished Mega Man X on SNES Classic Mini. Mega Man has never felt better to play than here, and it still looks and sounds stunning. And the final, final boss is still an absolute bugger! Having a really nice time with all sorts of other stuff before I start another big game: The Ninja Saviors and Yo...
by stvnorman
January 22nd, 2020, 9:09 pm
Forum: Podcast Game Discussion
Topic: 425: Missile Command
Replies: 5
Views: 4714

Re: 425: Missile Command

I don’t remember ever seeing this in any arcades at the time, which might explain why that despite playing many home versions over the decades, I had no idea you could shoot from three places until I accidentally pressed the wrong button on the PS4 Atari Flashback Collection (around two weeks ago)! ...
by stvnorman
January 22nd, 2020, 8:54 pm
Forum: Podcast Game Discussion
Topic: 443: Tetris Effect and Tetris 99
Replies: 6
Views: 4210

Re: 443: Tetris Effect

I played the original Tetris to death on the Game Boy, leading to extensive personal experience of the Tetris Effect phenomenon, which is why my complete aversion to this game continues to disappoint me every time I periodically convince myself I must still be missing something! I want to love this ...
by stvnorman
January 22nd, 2020, 8:36 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Resident Evil 2 (2019)
Replies: 11
Views: 755

Re: Our next podcast recording (25.1.20) - 403: Resident Evil 2 (2019)

I played this almost immediately after finishing the original Resident Evil Remaster on PS4 - a game I bought day one decades ago on the original Playstation but barely ever scratched the surface of. Its old-school stylings had definitely outstayed their welcome by the end, but only heightened my ap...
by stvnorman
January 17th, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9558
Views: 1305403

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Thanks to Alex79uk’s recent post about Mega Man X, I’ve been playing Mega Man X again on the SNES Classic Mini. I do love it! And thanks to that, I’ve also started Super Castlevania IV again on there. Neither of which was planned, but both are very welcome as always! After many months of sporadic pl...
by stvnorman
January 12th, 2020, 9:34 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9558
Views: 1305403

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Alex79uk wrote:
January 12th, 2020, 8:12 pm
I've been playing Mega Man X, the SNES game, on my Switch.

I've got a two word review: It's bollocks.
Everything you say applies to some of the later X games, but for this one I concur... just try a different level and come back to that one!
by stvnorman
January 12th, 2020, 4:25 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9558
Views: 1305403

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

A wonderful YouTube wormhole led me to Super Hang On for the Spectrum which led me to the same game on sale at £1.10 for PS3, and I can’t stop playing it! Still a great looking thrill ride but much harder than I remember when I used to hammer the Atari ST version! Also continuing with the first Spyr...
by stvnorman
January 4th, 2020, 5:55 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9558
Views: 1305403

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Finished Untitled Goose Game on Xbox Game Pass. I was happy enough seeing out its short duration but it didn’t really do half as much for me as it seems to most other people. Demon’s Tilt, on the other hand, is my absolute joy right now! So much going on and the more you play the more it reveals its...
by stvnorman
January 1st, 2020, 8:45 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame Deals
Replies: 1830
Views: 389386

Re: Videogame Deals

Darksiders, Darksiders II and Steep now all free on Epic Games until 9th January.
by stvnorman
December 31st, 2019, 9:44 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2019
Replies: 1029
Views: 113902

Re: Games Completed 2019

Illness slowed me down a bit this month, but I did manage to get my physical PS4 backlog out of the way and sold on eBay, which helped pay for F-Zero GX and Wind Waker, which I finally got for a decent price, transferring my backlog to GameCube for the start of 2020! 1 Jan: Lego Marvel Super Heroes ...
by stvnorman
December 31st, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9558
Views: 1305403

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Geez, hope you recover full and well, Steve. Thanks Michiel! Finished Starlink on Switch and thoroughly enjoyed it. There is a little bit of repetitive grind towards the end of the main campaign, but generally there’s some stunning worlds to explore, nice space fighting and a lot more Starfox than ...
by stvnorman
December 24th, 2019, 3:34 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9558
Views: 1305403

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Thanks everyone. Yes, out of nowhere. Sat down at a football match feeling fine, ten minutes later was a complete mess! Anyway, hopefully on the mend. Wish you all a fantastic Christmas.

I’ll never look at Soboteur in the same way again...
by stvnorman
December 23rd, 2019, 10:15 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: 2019 in Gaming and your Game of the Year
Replies: 43
Views: 2626

Re: 2019 in Gaming and your Game of the Year

Virtua Racing and Out Run on Switch are without doubt the gaming highlights of my year, closely followed by some stellar Arcade Archives ports of Elevator Action, Bombjack, etc. - my 1980’s self would never have believed it possible! From games properly released this year (mostly, kind of), I was ho...
by stvnorman
December 23rd, 2019, 10:06 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Your Games of the Decade
Replies: 61
Views: 2746

Re: Your Games of the Decade

Love a list! Did a quick check on the release dates and I think I’m about right... 2010 - Red Dead Redemption 2011 - Batman: Arkham City 2012 - Journey 2013 - Resogun 2014 - Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor 2015 - Rocket League 2016 - Stardew Valley 2017 - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2018 ...
by stvnorman
December 23rd, 2019, 9:47 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9558
Views: 1305403

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Always preferred RE3 over 2, so I’m really looking forward to that too based on the job they’ve done here. Definitely one of the highlights of the year. Which can’t be said about my kidneys deciding to shut down ten days ago, and after emergency surgery I’m now back home, a bit more with it, and the...
by stvnorman
December 14th, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9558
Views: 1305403

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I’m utterly hooked on Graveyard Keeper, which I picked up for a fiver in the PS4 Christmas sale (with Fire Pro Wrestling which was £13). Knew I would be when it was first announced for PC, then somehow missed it when it launched on consoles earlier this year. If I could get someone to make a game ju...
by stvnorman
December 10th, 2019, 4:33 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 2044
Views: 368776

Re: What's Out This Week?

Arcade Archives Frogger on Thursday!!! Not sure I can face more Shovel Knight after it made me break my Joy-Cons last time around... What did it do to you?! I just went beyond normal angry over what I felt was overly cruel checkpointing about two levels from the end and chucked them at a wall! Once...
by stvnorman
December 9th, 2019, 7:29 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 2044
Views: 368776

Re: What's Out This Week?

Arcade Archives Frogger on Thursday!!!

Not sure I can face more Shovel Knight after it made me break my Joy-Cons last time around...