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by Stanshall
September 4th, 2016, 11:00 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: "Gameplay"
Replies: 15
Views: 3836

Re: "Gameplay"

I can't disagree with that, there's very little in TPP which matches the density and detail of GZ. At first, I found MB strangely soothing in its lifelessness, I enjoyed pottering around the animal enclosures particularly, but once I'd got past that stage, and once I realised that it wasn't going to...
by Stanshall
September 4th, 2016, 9:09 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: "Gameplay"
Replies: 15
Views: 3836

Re: "Gameplay"

Nothing insightful to add but I enjoyed reading your breakdown and it made me think about what I mean when I talk about gameplay. I disagree with you about MGSV which I think is a mechanical marvel but also a level design marvel...once you get to the populated areas. I can't disagree that there's a ...
by Stanshall
September 3rd, 2016, 9:14 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 2063
Views: 388365

Re: What's Out This Week?

I'm sorry to say it but Resi 4 is a pretty average game on PS4. In fact, having mostly played the Wii version, this not only doesn't improve on it in any meaningful way, it's inferior in most of the ways that count. The controls and button mapping are so unintuitive. The right stick camera control i...
by Stanshall
August 31st, 2016, 7:40 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Sony news and discussion thread
Replies: 2632
Views: 442241

Re: The Sony news and discussion thread

I remember buying LotF when I was basically just waiting for Bloodborne and Scholar, thought it might be a decent stopgap. It is quite shite and doesn't have the Souls feel or any depth but for a PS+ game, I think it's playable enough. Some people do like it, in the same way that meth probably scrat...
by Stanshall
August 28th, 2016, 10:12 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 2063
Views: 388365

Re: What's Out This Week?

I'm keen to see how it looks and plays because ideally, I'll just get it on VC for the Wii U. I think the Wii controls were superb, personally, and I played it back to back to back when I first got it. I had it in Japanese though so I'd happily upgrade to English, especially as my old Wii has conked...
by Stanshall
August 28th, 2016, 9:48 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 2063
Views: 388365

Re: What's Out This Week?

Cheers. Wicked, didn't realise Resi 4 was out so soon.
by Stanshall
August 28th, 2016, 1:26 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Sony news and discussion thread
Replies: 2632
Views: 442241

Re: The Sony news and discussion thread

They sound great - what connector do they have on the end? Like where do you plug them in, I mean. They're wireless in fact, I should have mentioned that. They come with a 'Mixamp' which plugs into the PS4 via USB (for power and voice chat) and optical (comes with the cable) for 7.1 sound (in theor...
by Stanshall
August 28th, 2016, 11:07 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games completed 2016
Replies: 868
Views: 224021

Re: Games completed 2016

I bounced off Isaac several times until I heard (on the podcast) that it doesn't really start to open up until you beat Mom for the first time, and I now understand where that statement comes from. The more you do, the more variety you get, due to the unlocks. It also varies the path too so you neve...
by Stanshall
August 28th, 2016, 9:11 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Sony news and discussion thread
Replies: 2632
Views: 442241

Re: The Sony news and discussion thread

@Alex It sounds a bit poor to me, regardless. Same with the Wii U gamepad but I can't even use my decent headphones with that as no optical. I'd genuinely recommend the Astro A50 if you find them at a decent price. I got the last set at Argos (PS3 gen model, identical to PS4 version except for colou...
by Stanshall
August 26th, 2016, 9:14 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games completed 2016
Replies: 868
Views: 224021

Re: Games completed 2016

I know the one you mean and I can very very clearly remember the moment it clicked. I thought I was having an aneurysm staring at it, it was almost frightening but that release of tension when I realised what was up...giddy.
by Stanshall
August 26th, 2016, 9:11 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9663
Views: 1391783

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

The GOTY is very often on sale on PSN, almost every other sale. I'm sure I've seen it for twenty quid or so.
by Stanshall
August 26th, 2016, 4:22 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9663
Views: 1391783

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I'd say console yourself to the fact that you will miss certain things, certain NPC quests and you'll waste some upgrade items. It's OK. Just soak up one of the most coherent gaming experiences ever made. Sometimes I think, oh, I wish I could play it again for the first time but it's not true. I sha...
by Stanshall
August 24th, 2016, 6:01 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Save-scumming
Replies: 8
Views: 3130

Re: Save-scumming

When stealth goes wrong, and you can adapt like in MGSV, it's a fantastic release of tension, because when I say adapt you know I mean start spraying the shottie and punting grenades out of the underbarrel launcher. When you can't adapt, and you have to just replay the section...snappy snappy disc d...
by Stanshall
August 23rd, 2016, 9:17 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 3913
Views: 642684

Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

I appreciate where you're coming from with that. If it turns out to be anything like as comparable, I'll be delighted. On the other hand, I want the NX to be a step up. Bit of cognitive dissonance, hmm.
by Stanshall
August 23rd, 2016, 2:15 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 3913
Views: 642684

Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Having recently bought a Wii U, I wonder what the specs will be for the NX. Is BOTW going to be a bit average on the Wii U? I know nobody can answer that but I really hope I can eke one more game out of it...
by Stanshall
August 21st, 2016, 11:25 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9663
Views: 1391783

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I seem to remember that you don't have to do all the puzzles in that area, so you could power through in half an hour, depending on how quickly you do the key puzzles. I spent a good hour there before reaching the goal you mentioned.
by Stanshall
August 19th, 2016, 11:43 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Monster Hunter thread
Replies: 256
Views: 52943

Re: The Monster Hunter thread

I probably put forty or fifty hours in, my first MH game. I was really enjoying it and thought I'd switch to some MP, but it seemed that I had to repeat all the same missions which is a strange choice. If there's a point to that, I couldn't figure it out. I know I can dip back into the SP any time, ...
by Stanshall
August 18th, 2016, 5:40 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame News
Replies: 1896
Views: 349032

Re: Videogame News

I heard it's an alternate dimension spin off to Ground Zeroes, bizarrely enough. So, yeah, as you suspected, pretty flimsy!
by Stanshall
August 18th, 2016, 11:56 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame News
Replies: 1896
Views: 349032

Re: Videogame News

Without being too cynical, it's because it's made people give it a heck of a lot more attention than it would otherwise generate! I'm happy to give Konami the benefit of the doubt with the actual game. They must have a lot of great staff who've performed many of the marvels in Kojima's imagination b...
by Stanshall
August 18th, 2016, 7:45 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: No Man's Sky
Replies: 204
Views: 37207

Re: No Man's Sky

After sixty hours, I couldn't agree more. I can't complain because it's been a unique experience, and one which I really enjoyed for much of that time, and found very compelling even when it wasn't fun but I certainly hit a wall, or at least a plateau. Without being too fickle, I also found that 'cu...