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by Jobobonobo
February 1st, 2017, 8:59 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10250
Views: 2118171

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

[Bloody hate when a battle against a Zubat/Golbat turns into a battle against 4/5 of them. Wishiwashi was great for that part of the game. Sadly I dropped him as Wingull/Pelipper and Poliwhirl were taking up my preferred water spots. Barring the wild Pokemon backup, it is very streamlined and user ...
by Jobobonobo
January 28th, 2017, 10:55 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10250
Views: 2118171

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Dragon Quest VIII- 3DS. Never played a Dragon Quest game and haven't played many JRPGs in general. I'm only a couple of hours in, but I'm really enjoying it. Getting a real sense of adventure about it even though I've only just left the first town. Oh bugger, forgot this came out :o ! This has been...
by Jobobonobo
January 28th, 2017, 10:50 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Reactive music in games
Replies: 17
Views: 8050

Re: Reactive music in games

For me, the most memorable and first moment of encountering reactive music is Banjo Kazooie. The way the tempo or instruments would change as you travelled through each world blended in seamlessly and really showed how Rare had absolute mastery over the N64 hardware. This is especially notable when ...
by Jobobonobo
January 28th, 2017, 10:39 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10250
Views: 2118171

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Starting a new game plus on Bastion. Very satisfying that being that bit more levelled up with stronger weapons means that enemies that were a hassle in the beginning of the game (Scumbags, ugh) are now a walk in the park. I do have a question about what to do at the end of the game so for those who...
by Jobobonobo
January 28th, 2017, 10:10 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10250
Views: 2118171

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

DoTT is much more logical than Grim Fandango, I think. It's easy enough to complete without a walkthrough, but I'm struggling with Grim to do the same! Do you know about this site? http://www.uhs-hints.com/uhsweb/dott.php It's really good. It'll offer you hints without telling you the solution (unl...
by Jobobonobo
January 22nd, 2017, 8:45 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10250
Views: 2118171

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Have got three games going on at the same time which is generally very different to how I usually play but each title offers such a different experience that I find it quite easy to flit from one to another. My first title is Bastion for the PS4. Very nice presentation and now that I have the sword ...
by Jobobonobo
January 18th, 2017, 9:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Rise of the Far-Right Worldwide
Replies: 72
Views: 24801

Re: Rise of the Far-Right Worldwide

Here is a good article I found that deals with the importance of optimism even in these trying times and to keep fighting for the little victories. While the main area of interest written in the article concerns the environment, I feel it can apply to a whole array of issues that people care about f...
by Jobobonobo
January 18th, 2017, 9:45 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games completed 2017
Replies: 963
Views: 263998

Re: Games completed 2017

Oh, forgot that there was no leaderboards! They were built for games like this! Real shame. Would only improve the experience even more.
by Jobobonobo
January 18th, 2017, 8:17 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10250
Views: 2118171

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Played the demo of Gravity Rush 2 yesterday. I am completely new to that series but I had a lot of fun with it. The soundtrack is incredible and the feeling of switching gravity takes some getting used to but when you start to get better at it, it is really fun and satisfying! I will tackle the firs...
by Jobobonobo
January 18th, 2017, 8:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Rise of the Far-Right Worldwide
Replies: 72
Views: 24801

Re: Rise of the Far-Right Worldwide

I'm terrified to the core of what these things mean. It feels to me like western civilization is about to change profoundly, and we have no control or say in what this means. Am I going crazy? Do I need to get on the doc for some happy pills? Or are all my fears legitimate and we're all heading dow...
by Jobobonobo
January 18th, 2017, 7:48 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games completed 2017
Replies: 963
Views: 263998

Re: Games completed 2017

14/01: Rez Infinite 16/01: Journey This year, even though I will be considerably busy with a PhD, I am going to do a proper list of all the games I finished this year. I thought I would start the year doing short but oh so sweet titles. Rez Infinite - Rez is one of my top ten games ever and so I wa...
by Jobobonobo
January 14th, 2017, 7:24 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games you like more than the consensus
Replies: 39
Views: 13103

Re: Games you like more than the consensus

This question had me scratching my head for a while. For the most part, I seem to agree with what the consensus dislikes and mostly agree with what it likes so I guess I am a dull conformist in that regard. But after looking at the Spirit Tracks thread in the Podcast section, it seems I am in the mi...
by Jobobonobo
January 14th, 2017, 7:20 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 4085
Views: 927108

Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

One positive of this, is that because it will only be about for a month, there will potentially been a large amount of traffic playing it for the time it's out. With the reported online multiplayer being included in these titles, that would only be a good thing, as opposed to the little player coun...
by Jobobonobo
January 14th, 2017, 12:23 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: All things The Legend of Zelda
Replies: 252
Views: 107861

Re: Our next podcast recording (14.1.17) - The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

No problem Leon, quite looking forward to this episode because it seems I am in the minority when it comes to the trains. Really curious what the C & R team think of it now!
by Jobobonobo
January 13th, 2017, 10:31 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: All things The Legend of Zelda
Replies: 252
Views: 107861

Re: Our next podcast recording (14.1.17) - The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

I have a great fondness for Spirit Tracks. I thought it was a more than worthy successor to Phantom Hourglass and fixed the 2 issues I had with the game, the tedious central dungeon that you had to return to throughout the game on a time limit and the forgettable soundtrack. On both counts, Spirit T...
by Jobobonobo
January 13th, 2017, 10:09 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 4085
Views: 927108

Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

So just absorbed all the news about this presentation and there was a real mixture of bad and good. Nintendo still seem to have a hard old time getting online infrastructure right. This using an app to invite friends to play games, why? Why does Nintendo always have to make the social side of online...
by Jobobonobo
January 12th, 2017, 11:02 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: "Classic" Catch Up
Replies: 59
Views: 20065

Re: "Classic" Catch Up

I forgot about that trend! Yeah I feel the same. I don't want to get your hopes up too much though because I'm sure opinions vary. Although I'm also pretty sure the game didn't over-do it like Shadow the Hedgehog. I feel Jak 2 and 3 took their stories more seriously than the first, and I appreciate...
by Jobobonobo
January 12th, 2017, 9:22 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10250
Views: 2118171

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Oh that new Shantae game is out? Will need to check it out, big platformer fan and yet have never tried this series. Loved what I have seen of it so far. I was staying at a friend's place last week on holiday and got to try out a lot of multiplayer stuff. Warioware for Gamecube, Mario Party 2 and 10...
by Jobobonobo
January 12th, 2017, 9:16 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 4085
Views: 927108

Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Safe: Splatoon will probably be a launch title and will be a remake of the Wii U version with some extra features to differentiate it from the original.
Wild: Kirby title will be announced and it will be the first fully 3D entry in the series.
by Jobobonobo
January 12th, 2017, 9:13 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: "Classic" Catch Up
Replies: 59
Views: 20065

Re: "Classic" Catch Up

Those games were huge parts of my childhood! I find it interesting how in both series, the 2nd and 3rd games feel so different from the first. Sly sort of becomes an open-world stealth game, and Jak becomes a grittier game with guns. (Not too gritty though. It keeps its sense of humor.) But if you ...