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by Chopper
April 20th, 2017, 10:56 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games completed 2017
Replies: 1026
Views: 127003

Re: Games completed 2017

I've finally finished another game, Kona , a supernatural detective story set in 1970s Quebec. It immediately shuffles slowly into the #3 spot on the list of World's Best Walking Simulators*. Plenty of atmosphere, with the supernatural stuff being countered by the mundane location and the sardonic h...
by Chopper
March 21st, 2017, 9:54 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: No Man's Sky
Replies: 199
Views: 24320

Re: No Man's Sky

It's very basic, as you say. I spent a bit more time with it yesterday and I'm happy to report it does get better, at least to the point where I'm happy bimbling about checking out stuff, and I'm happy that there are at least some interesting discoveries to be made. I spent a lot of time in a hangar...
by Chopper
March 20th, 2017, 2:49 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: No Man's Sky
Replies: 199
Views: 24320

Re: No Man's Sky

Haha, love the review. Have you taken off yet? I have, I've got as far as the first 'space station'. Literally the only thing of use there is the vending machine :lol: So it looks like the planets are 'functionally' the same with different skins, I fly around from generic depot to generic depot, te...
by Chopper
March 20th, 2017, 9:33 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: No Man's Sky
Replies: 199
Views: 24320

Re: No Man's Sky

I got it in the psn sale and gave it a whirl last night. It's pretty awful so far - basically a grinding loop for more materials/inventory slots alleviated by some enjoyment gained by trying to figure out the systems. Maybe it'll get better and at the same time 10-15 bucks is a reasonable price point.
by Chopper
March 20th, 2017, 9:28 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Nioh
Replies: 48
Views: 6883

Re: Nioh

Well, they've ruined it. :|

A huge boss with glowing weak spots that you have to destroy in order to temporarily expose another weak spot.....whyyyy?

This ranks up there with the Mass Effect 2 boss, possibly worse from an unexpectedness/ruining the game perspective :x
by Chopper
March 15th, 2017, 10:57 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Gone Home
Replies: 13
Views: 2562

Re: Our next-but-two podcast recording (28.3.17): Gone Home

Haha, those are the best! :mrgreen:
by Chopper
March 15th, 2017, 10:53 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games completed 2017
Replies: 1026
Views: 127003

Re: Games completed 2017

I've completed The Little Acre and Night in the Woods, both were games I was playing as a shorter and more casual counterpoint to Nioh. Both disappointed on some level. I haven't listened to the C&R interview with the little acre folks, but I'm surprised (though glad) at the very positive reaction t...
by Chopper
March 15th, 2017, 10:36 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Nioh
Replies: 48
Views: 6883

Re: Nioh

It's long! I'm just entering the fifth area now. I'm really enjoying the level design - taking an essentially linear game and having some fun with it. Particularly liked Edo castle: sewers (oh no, sewers!) progressing to an open area with an optional bit of scaffolding which seems to have only been ...
by Chopper
March 7th, 2017, 9:01 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Nioh
Replies: 48
Views: 6883

Re: Nioh

I'm in the third area now, and am happy to report that I'm both forging items and using Todinho's gold run video 8-) Still not blocking or using combos, except inadvertantly when William does an unexpected backflip or glorious move as a result of my button mashing. There have been periods where I've...
by Chopper
March 4th, 2017, 12:43 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Life Is Strange
Replies: 40
Views: 8504

Re: Life Is Strange

Hey Marco, I also played through as each episode was released, and I had the same issues with the dialogue, though not so much the characters and choices. The speech/slang felt very off kilter to me in episode one, so much so that I actually thought for a good few episodes that the game was set 15 o...
by Chopper
March 3rd, 2017, 5:59 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Nioh
Replies: 48
Views: 6883

Re: Nioh

Thanks Todinho, just getting back to the game tonight. I'm only getting half the benefit out of it really, because I'm not bothering with all the extras such as combos, switching stance mid-attack etc, I just don't have the energy for that kind of thing. I have something like 30 unspent samurai poin...
by Chopper
February 26th, 2017, 9:55 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Book Recommendations
Replies: 71
Views: 15586

Re: Book Recommendations

Alex, these are easy going, but stone-cold classics at the same time Crime: Red Dragon by Thomas Harris - The first Hannibal Lecter book. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco (can't remember, this may be a bit heavier) Fatherland - Robert Harris - A crime thriller set in an alternate universe where G...
by Chopper
February 25th, 2017, 4:43 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Life Is Strange
Replies: 40
Views: 8504

Re: Life Is Strange

I really enjoyed Life is Strange. For me it's a weird pastiche of naturalistic storytelling and videogamey happenings. Some of the characters are great, some not so believeable. I was super surprised that this was the follow up game to Remember Me, which I also enjoyed; DontNod employ some really ta...
by Chopper
February 25th, 2017, 4:05 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Nioh
Replies: 48
Views: 6883

Re: Nioh

As a matter of interest, what are you spending the money on? I don't see anything in the blacksmith shop that isn't inferior to what I picked up in the previous level, for example.

I'm still very early in the game though.
by Chopper
February 25th, 2017, 4:03 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Last Guardian
Replies: 59
Views: 10525

Re: The Last Guardian

I agree with this too. The last quarter of the game really redeemed it as it became more cinematic and less gameplay-oriented. I admit I did the entire game with a walkthrough open; I decided early on that I couldn't be having the uncertainty of the puzzles (is the the right answer but Trico just is...
by Chopper
February 21st, 2017, 7:20 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Nioh
Replies: 48
Views: 6883

Re: Nioh

Have you come to the bit yet where you're Benny Hill-ing around the place with the Yokai in hot pursuit? Not so elegant then... :) I'm away for the week but can't wait to get back to it. So far I've maybe beaten one boss out of four fairly. Cheesed one and semi-cheesed (spear) another. Quite happy a...
by Chopper
February 19th, 2017, 3:56 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Nioh
Replies: 48
Views: 6883

Re: Nioh

Very nice tips, thanks Todinho!
by Chopper
February 19th, 2017, 8:54 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Nioh
Replies: 48
Views: 6883

Re: Nioh

Haha, yeah :D After getting a bit frustrated I looked at a video of the boss fight a PSN friend had up, and he was hitting hard, not to mention summoning some kind of spirit animal which was laying waste to the boss. On the other hand I'm chipping away for ages and one wrong step means death... Ther...
by Chopper
February 19th, 2017, 8:11 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Nioh
Replies: 48
Views: 6883

Re: Nioh

Spent a bit of time on this yesterday. Got up to Hion-Enma who gave me all sorts of issues. The bosses certainly don't seem to lack variety in their attacks :? The different strategies available from the off - high medium or low stance, with your movement speed coming from both that and your armour ...
by Chopper
February 18th, 2017, 1:45 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 7860
Views: 822456

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I noticed the Alien pinball tables were on sale on Xbox One so picked up Zen Pinball for free (I never knew it was free) then bought the 3 tables for £4. Alien Isolation table is the best of the 3 for me. The Alien one is good with excellent fan service (you know what is coming when you lose your l...