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by Craig
January 6th, 2019, 11:51 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9663
Views: 1390794

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

It doesn’t use IR the same way the Wii does (one of the joycons has a camera but it’s pointing the wrong way) but there have been a few games that have mimicked the setup - most notably the Resident Evil Revelations games. EDIT: Okami too has great controls for the paintbrush. Think of it like the a...
by Craig
January 6th, 2019, 2:03 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 3913
Views: 642288

Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

That seems to have been the case for a while, which is why going into Directs you should always just assume you're going to be hearing about the next 3 months of release. If you consider we didn't even know the name or concept of the Switch until October or November before a March release. That year...
by Craig
January 4th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 3913
Views: 642288

Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

There’s no way that they’d mark it as June 2020. If it’s been delayed until next year it would just say 2020 or at most Summer 2020. Nintendo aren’t really specific about release dates until they have to be. Which is likely why we’ll see a Direct soon! The release window for the next three months is...
by Craig
January 3rd, 2019, 12:21 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Big CaR Forum Quiz 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 6472

Re: The Big CaR Forum Quiz 2018

Fuming. More like Cane and Rigged. :x








This was very fun, thank you very much.
by Craig
January 1st, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9663
Views: 1390794

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Yeah Metroid has never had many story beats or twists (and haven’t fared well when they’ve tried to put them in) but where they shine is the atmosphere and isolation. Super Metroid has a nice little pay off at the end, and there’s a lot you can read into the locations but it’s more adding to the atm...
by Craig
December 29th, 2018, 1:22 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Retro gaming
Replies: 940
Views: 133926

Re: Retro gaming

I think putting together a list of 20 SNES games that would please everyone is a bit of an impossible task as each person is always going to at least a game or two that doesn’t make it on. But they made a really solid list there and, like Leon said, it’s apparently very easy to pop those missing gam...
by Craig
December 28th, 2018, 5:17 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Big CaR Forum Quiz 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 6472

Re: The Big CaR Forum Quiz 2018

Brilliant! This was great fun. Fair few guesses among this lot though. [b]Round 1: The Old Ones Are The Best[/b] 1. Ron Gilbert 2. Baldur's Gate 3. Persipone.... it's not that, but I'd know it if I heard the name! 4. Muppet Babies go to Hollywood 5. Vector [b]Round 2: Modern Classics[/b] 1. Aiwin......
by Craig
December 9th, 2018, 3:29 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9663
Views: 1390794

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I feel like I'm really getting the hang of Simon Belmont. You can do some dirty stuff locking people into place with the fire bomb and then whipping them. It’s just like a real Castlevania! I’m also playing Smash. It’s ace and Captain Falcon is still my boy. I’d say I’ve probably unlocked half the ...
by Craig
December 2nd, 2018, 11:55 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Shameless Self Promotion
Replies: 144
Views: 69110

Re: Shameless Self Promotion

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I hope no-one minds but I'll put the link to a little blog I've put together where I've been putting some of the bits I've written about games I've been playing or things I've been into. The pieces on there are pieces I've posted on here, however some of you ...
by Craig
November 24th, 2018, 1:21 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Best games podcasts - your votes/clicks needed!
Replies: 5
Views: 1655

Re: Best games podcasts - your clicks needed!

You've got my vote. And yeah, echoing the positive thoughts. Cane and Rinse does sound like radio - a nice quiet confidence in talking about games with reverence they deserve.
by Craig
November 24th, 2018, 1:17 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 3913
Views: 642288

Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Loving Pokemon Let's Go right now. I was 12 when I first started Pokemon Red, which was probably just the right age. For me the idea is brilliant - every single thing you fight you can use. A trainer has a really cool looking pokemon? Check your pokedex and find out where it hangs. That pokemon in t...
by Craig
November 19th, 2018, 9:30 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame Deals
Replies: 1876
Views: 407466

Re: Videogame Deals

I'm not that familiar with the genre, but I think a large section of VNs are romance games many of which don't really have puzzles. Think Hatoful Boyfriend or Doki Doki Literature club but played straight.
by Craig
November 12th, 2018, 9:44 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Edutainment - Learning from games
Replies: 7
Views: 1066

Edutainment - Learning from games

I'm a teacher, and I play a lot of games. Games are brilliant teaching devices. They can quickly and intuitively explain to you how a new concept works in a supported way, before pushing you to apply it to a new context. Not only that, they can lead you so it's you that is making the discovery givin...
by Craig
November 3rd, 2018, 2:19 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9663
Views: 1390794

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Never played a Dragon Quest game other than a bit of a dabble with the very first, so I decided to pick up Dragon Quest IX as it was cheap and convenient to play. Loving the bright characters and monsters. Graphical style is a bit of an odd mishmash between polygons and sprites, but it’s a pleasant ...
by Craig
October 24th, 2018, 12:57 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The state of the industry
Replies: 13
Views: 1727

Re: The state of the industry

From my perspective as long as these guys/gals signed on to this and get their overtime I’m happy for them. It seems horrific if you haven’t done it yourself but when I was working those hours it was the norm. You sort of get on with it. Obviously If they didn’t agree to overtime and conditions are...
by Craig
October 23rd, 2018, 2:10 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The state of the industry
Replies: 13
Views: 1727

Re: The state of the industry

The first one is global developer unionization. Why this isn't already a thing, I'm not sure. Although I suppose that american work culture may play a large part into this. I think this would be a good first step, though I think the big first step would be getting the message out there to as many c...
by Craig
October 23rd, 2018, 11:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Comic Book Chatter
Replies: 281
Views: 80384

Re: Comic Book Chatter

Was coming to this thread to specifically say that I've started Akira, finally. It has such a tremendous sense of place and the colour palette is magnificent. The anime is obviously wonderful but this is something else. I'm genuinely thrilled. I’m reading the black and white version. I had a look a...
by Craig
October 22nd, 2018, 3:28 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The state of the industry
Replies: 13
Views: 1727

The state of the industry

People making games have not had such a great time recently. *Armchair pundit warning* The long and short - many of the people who make the games we love are being treated like garbage. There have been several high profile stories the details of which have been echoed in many others throughout the l...
by Craig
October 22nd, 2018, 10:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Comic Book Chatter
Replies: 281
Views: 80384

Re: Comic Book Chatter

After you read a few manga, you get used to it! I’m trying my hand at the Japanese but according to Amazon reviews at least one of the English editions has been flipped which is either a nice compromise to help western audiences or a shameful betrayal of the original intent of the author and his fin...
by Craig
October 21st, 2018, 1:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Comic Book Chatter
Replies: 281
Views: 80384

Re: Comic Book Chatter

Starting to get through Akira for the first time despite owning the first volume for around 5 years now. It's amazing - wonderful cityscapes and technology you can just kind of feel clicking together satisfyingly. But also kind of dirty and lived in, which is nice. This is more a backdrop to everyth...