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by Jobobonobo
September 19th, 2020, 10:26 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Sony PlayStation 2
Replies: 14
Views: 3574

Re: Our next console special podcast recording (4.10.20) - Sony PlayStation 2

My first experience with the second Playstation console was really peculiar compared with the original with it’s at the time mind blowing graphics, FMV cutscenes and polygonal T. Rexes. When it first came out in late 2000, we rented it with two games: the original Timesplitters and some racing game;...
by Jobobonobo
September 19th, 2020, 10:09 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10076
Views: 1928014

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Hard agree on C&R ding an episode on this one. Just based on the concept alone, it really is one of the more unique experiences out there.
by Jobobonobo
September 19th, 2020, 9:46 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
Replies: 12
Views: 928

Re: PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

I never played this but it is a pity to hear it did not reach the heights it could have. Playstation had already built a pretty extensive history by the time this was released and I really wonder how this would have turned out if Sony had put as much time and money into this as Nintendo clearly does...
by Jobobonobo
September 19th, 2020, 9:30 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Rayman
Replies: 14
Views: 6527

Re: Rayman

Thanks for that tip, Jobo! I've always been interested in Rayman 2 and was considering getting a Dreamcast copy. What you say is encouraging. That is exactly the thing. Even before I finally gave up (which I'm not proud of!), all fun was sucked out of the game for me. Even a diabolical piece of sof...
by Jobobonobo
September 19th, 2020, 9:24 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10076
Views: 1928014

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Tried out Tokyo Jungle today and I am amazed that something like this has eluded my attention for so long. Survival games are not my cup of tea at all but the setting of a human free Tokyo and surviving and reproducing until you are eventually snuffed out is super compelling in this game. Obtaining ...
by Jobobonobo
September 12th, 2020, 11:11 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Rayman
Replies: 14
Views: 6527

Re: Rayman

Currently watching Michiel's stream of this game and I am in utter awe at the god-like patience he is undergoing while dealing with the nonsense this game pulls. I particularly remember where I gave up as well. Band Land was destroying me so I thought I would go back to Moskito's Nest and maybe I mi...
by Jobobonobo
September 12th, 2020, 10:49 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: A Boy and His Blob
Replies: 5
Views: 7663

Re: 439: A Boy and His Blob

I was always somewhat curious about this game seeing as it had an interesting concept and it being a re-imagining of an old NES title made me extra curious as more modern technology and design sensibilities could possibly refine a unique idea into a truly special experience. For me, A Boy and His Bl...
by Jobobonobo
September 12th, 2020, 10:42 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2020
Replies: 832
Views: 160721

Re: Games Completed 2020

Jan 31-Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair April 13: Yakuza Kiwami April 30: Locoroco 2 June 21: Batman: Arkham Knight September 12: A Boy and His Blob Lots to say about this on the show but to sum up, this is a fantastically designed puzzle platformer and overall good time for all ages. Puzzles w...
by Jobobonobo
September 6th, 2020, 7:26 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1207
Views: 431501

Re: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)

"Intro Story" by Yoshito Hirano and Yuka Tsujiyoko is a fantastic summary of Paper Mario: Thousand Year Door with its spirit of mystery and adventure. It lets you know that you are going to be going on a more epic journey than usual with Mario and signaled to me that this was going to be a...
by Jobobonobo
August 17th, 2020, 10:26 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10076
Views: 1928014

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

There is a week trial of Playstation Now and so I have decided to try it out. Correct me if I'm wrong, but for some reason I have it in my head you're in Australia? If so, has PS Now finally been rolled out down under then? Nah, I'm currently in Austria so we have it same as anyone else in Europe. ...
by Jobobonobo
August 15th, 2020, 10:15 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10076
Views: 1928014

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

There is a week trial of Playstation Now and so I have decided to try it out. First thing I did was stream Lovely Planet which is one of the most unique FPS games I have ever seen. The levels are short and quick and mechanics are introduced at a good pace ensuring that things are always kept fresh. ...
by Jobobonobo
August 10th, 2020, 8:41 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10076
Views: 1928014

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

While shopping for something to play for my DS, I came across Kirby Super Star Ultra. Never played the SNES original and I do like the pink marshmallow quite a bit so thought why not pick it up? Went and blazed through Spring Breeze and Great Gourmet Race alongside some of the minigames such as the ...
by Jobobonobo
July 11th, 2020, 10:03 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10076
Views: 1928014

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I have not played a snowboard (or indeed any sports) game in ages so thought I would give Steep a try. Interestingly, it is much more than snowboarding with skiing, wingsuits, sleds, parachutes and even jetpacks to use in various events. The controls are responsive and tight and the sense of speed r...
by Jobobonobo
July 3rd, 2020, 2:20 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Xbox 360
Replies: 10
Views: 3192

Re: Console Special No. 8 (recording 3.7.20): Xbox 360

ratsoalbion wrote: July 2nd, 2020, 1:05 pm
Jobobonobo wrote: June 28th, 2020, 10:31 pm The original Xbox was a black brick
Actually very dark green.
Jobobonobo wrote: June 28th, 2020, 10:31 pm The [360] console itself with its sleek grey and white
Actually very pale green.

:D
Ah yes of course, I forgot only priest's socks are truly black. :lol:

by Jobobonobo
June 28th, 2020, 10:31 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Xbox 360
Replies: 10
Views: 3192

Re: Console Special No. 8 (recording 3.7.20): Xbox 360

I have always had trouble getting into Microsoft’s line of consoles. The original Xbox was a black brick with an ugly lime green circle on top which looked extremely unappealing compared to the futuristic PS2, the cute dinky Gamecube and the elegant Dreamcast. Its controller was also too large and u...
by Jobobonobo
June 26th, 2020, 11:06 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2020
Replies: 832
Views: 160721

Re: Games Completed 2020

I never tried out Arkham Origins, just dismissed it because it wasn't a Rocksteady Batman title. That might have been unfair of me, this new title does sound intriguing enough. Ironically, not too into the series that Rocksteady is focusing on next so will probably give it a mix. Thanks for the head...
by Jobobonobo
June 25th, 2020, 9:13 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2020
Replies: 832
Views: 160721

Re: Games Completed 2020

Jan 31-Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair April 13: Yakuza Kiwami April 30: Locoroco 2 June 21: Batman: Arkham Knight I was unfortunately too late to get on the show but I quite enjoyed myself with this one, all things considered. The combat is a bit more basic especially compared to the PS4 Spid...
by Jobobonobo
June 25th, 2020, 8:49 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Paper Mario
Replies: 7
Views: 6155

Re: 430: Paper Mario

PS I just read Jobobonobo's post before copying this over from my files. Seems like we had a weirdly similar expeirence, which is kind of fun and interesting. Check out that Bug Fable's game Jobobonobo if you aren't into the more modern Paper Mario's, it is a lot of fun. Thanks for the kind words, ...
by Jobobonobo
May 15th, 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Your Favourite Game! (per console)
Replies: 23
Views: 3073

Re: Your Favourite Game! (per console)

This is a tad bit easier than the top 50 topic a year or so ago for me to compile. RPGs and platformers tend to be the dominant genre for console faves, which does not surprise me. Here is my list: Mega Drive - Sonic 3 and Knuckles SNES - Chrono Trigger Game Boy - Pokemon Red PS1 - FFVII N64 - Banjo...
by Jobobonobo
May 9th, 2020, 11:12 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Game suggestions for the podcast
Replies: 1822
Views: 493549

Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

This is going to be an unusual request as it is about a game I have never played and have no intention of ever playing but it is such an interesting title that I think a Cane and Rinse on it would be well worth a listen. That title is YIIK: A Postmodern RPG. This title is fascinating for numerous re...