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by Magical_Isopod
December 24th, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Your Games of the Decade
Replies: 64
Views: 1315

Re: Your Games of the Decade

My list is heavily tipped towards action games of Japanese origin as that's what I've been into the last 10 years. There are a bunch of games I haven't spent enough time with though. For example, I have yet to play through a Dark/Demon Souls-type FromSoft game in full. So this isn't my final word u...
by Magical_Isopod
December 24th, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Your Games of the Decade
Replies: 64
Views: 1315

Re: Your Games of the Decade

@Magical isopod: I’m surprised you found 2010 tricky as for me that was one of the hardest as there were so many incredible games released that year! Bioshock 2, Dead Rising 2, Danganronpa, Deadly Premonition, Fallout:New Vegas, Ghost Trick, God of War 3, Halo:Reach, Heavy Rain, Mass Effect 2, Peac...
by Magical_Isopod
December 24th, 2019, 12:53 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: 2019 in Gaming and your Game of the Year
Replies: 45
Views: 1371

Re: 2019 in Gaming and your Game of the Year

I'm gonna copy/paste my write-up of Metro Exodus - which is my GOTY - from my Games of the Decade write-up. Because I'm lazy. But I def have thoughts on a number of other 2019 releases, both good and bad. Overall, I'd say 2019 was a pretty decent year. Not as good as 2017, but better than 2018. Metr...
by Magical_Isopod
December 23rd, 2019, 11:46 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Your Games of the Decade
Replies: 64
Views: 1315

Re: Your Games of the Decade

2010 - Xenoblade Chronicles 2010 was a pretty weak year all-around, but Xenoblade stands above the pack by being a really damn compelling fictional universe that still has interesting stories to tell throughout its 100 hour run time. Has a ton of difficulty spikes and grind walls though that make i...
by Magical_Isopod
December 23rd, 2019, 9:29 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Cane and Rinse podcast Volume 9 (2020)
Replies: 54
Views: 5401

Re: The Cane and Rinse podcast Volume 9 (2020)

The schedule for #caneandrinse Volume 9 (2020) exists! The plan is to reveal it at Christmas (Patreon supporters) and the New Year (non-patrons). It's another belter. https://www.patreon.com/caneandrinse Now that I've seen The Expanse, the word "belter" has a very specific connotation to me now. Do...
by Magical_Isopod
October 22nd, 2019, 9:52 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Your most played game this year
Replies: 52
Views: 4041

Re: Your most played game this year

Definitely Apex Legends at hundreds of hours, I guarantee it's not even close. :P EDIT: Actually, that may not be true by the end of the year, as I've already put over 100 hours into various Pokemon game to try and get every Pogey up to what's available in XY. And Shord/Sweild hasn't even come out y...
by Magical_Isopod
October 21st, 2019, 3:20 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: 394: Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
Replies: 4
Views: 1669

Re: 394: Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts

I picked up Nuts and Bolts purely for this podcast, as an interesting experiment. I've never played the original Banjo games, so I thought I'd go into this one blind, as a non-fan, and evaluate it for what it was without the nostalgia goggles. I come away from this game thinking it's quite the work ...
by Magical_Isopod
September 15th, 2019, 3:04 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8989
Views: 1110229

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I spent almost 15 years getting lost in Super Metroid before I finally finished it! Bruv, I've attempted to play Super Metroid three times now and EVERY SINGLE TIME I get lost and lose interest during that ocean area. I can understand the nostalgia and why the game's so beloved, but in terms of pla...
by Magical_Isopod
September 14th, 2019, 3:53 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8989
Views: 1110229

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I inevitably missed aspects of the buggers picture and deeper context Does the auto spelling correct on modern phones learn from users past behaviour? :lol: I'm surprised it's not just a string of discordant filth, you fat thumbed deviant! (similar to UK Labour - Corbyn, not Blair) I hope to god Co...
by Magical_Isopod
September 13th, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8989
Views: 1110229

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I've been suuuuuuper busy with political stuff the last few days, so not much gaming. If you watch Jagmeet Singh's campaign launch for Canada's New Democratic Party (similar to UK Labour - Corbyn, not Blair), I'm visible in a few shots. On top of doing nearly 100 lawn signs in a city with narrow str...
by Magical_Isopod
September 8th, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists
Replies: 269
Views: 28904

Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

I just finished updating my Top 100 list, so here you go: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zyL-sNVvICGt1lI2PSdho1j5F4ns9tG7h9TXQMn3v5w/ It's rather different, but I tried a new method this time, and I think I like it a little better. I think there's around 10 new games on the list vs. my old ...
by Magical_Isopod
September 8th, 2019, 4:34 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8989
Views: 1110229

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I'm almost done my Season 2 Battle Pass in Apex Legends, and honestly, I'm very much ready for a break. I've been playing almost every day since Season 2 started, I've hit Platinum tier, and I'm level 101 (of 110) on the S2 Battle Pass. I'm liking the occasional map changes and gimmicky event modes,...
by Magical_Isopod
September 8th, 2019, 4:21 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: DJ Hero and DJ Hero II
Replies: 5
Views: 759

Re: Our next podcast recording (13.9.19) - 387: DJ Hero and DJ Hero II

I've never played DJ Hero, but I have a very negative opinion of this series and the "Rock Band" style games, notably in terms of their instruments and the environmental impact they've had. Those who worked retail roundabouts 2010 know exactly what I'm talking about - most of these things wound up i...
by Magical_Isopod
September 7th, 2019, 6:00 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Need for Speed: Heat and the Conversation Around Racing Games
Replies: 22
Views: 1452

Re: Need for Speed: Heat and the Conversation Around Racing Games

There's one kind of racing game I want, and that's one where I can drive shitty consumer cars and modify them to be less shitty. Like imagine a Kia Sedona racing with a Ford Tempo and a Pontiac Aztec. And you can give it a Hemi V8. Or raise it like a monster truck. And they all work accurate to the ...
by Magical_Isopod
September 7th, 2019, 5:50 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists
Replies: 269
Views: 28904

Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

Some love for Until Dawn too. A game I really enjoyed. Until Dawn was great, and I strongly recommend Man of Medan as well. It's not AS good, but it's definitely worth experiencing, especially if you can gather some friends and family and play co-op. It's 2 players online, or up to 5 local co-op. B...
by Magical_Isopod
September 6th, 2019, 11:04 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists
Replies: 269
Views: 28904

Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

Although it didn't make my top 50, its nice to see some Final Fantasy V love in those lists. It's really a shame that we didn't get FF5 in the west, because it's really the beginning of the Final Fantasy golden age. FF4 is still kind of trapped in NES design conventions in a lot of ways, but FF5 is...
by Magical_Isopod
September 6th, 2019, 9:37 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists
Replies: 269
Views: 28904

Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

I actually already have a list ready for this. The order is ALWAYS in flux, and I'll probably re-do it sometime, but here's what I have: Metro: Exodus, Ys VIII and Iconoclasts are games I've played recently that definitely belong on this list. They're probably Top 10, Top 25, and Top 35 respectively...
by Magical_Isopod
September 6th, 2019, 9:27 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Donkey Kong Country trilogy
Replies: 11
Views: 1358

Re: 389: Donkey Kong Country trilogy

I'll do a really short commentary here, because there's not much to say - these games are great! DKC: This is the only one I don't own, and I honestly find it to be the weakest of the three. I never played this game when it was new, and I played it for the first time long after 2 and 3. It has some ...
by Magical_Isopod
September 6th, 2019, 9:15 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Replies: 14
Views: 1819

Re: Our next podcast recording (8.9.19) - 386: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

AC4 is one of those games I wanted to love. I loved the setting, and I actually learned a lot about life in West Atlantic that I previously had absolutely no awareness of. But ultimately, the game suffers from the same problems as every AC game of the era - lots of cheap deaths, inconsistent rules f...
by Magical_Isopod
September 2nd, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8989
Views: 1110229

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I played through Man of Medan, and despite that game getting pretty lousy reviews in the media, it's actually great. Like, genuinely great. Not quite as good as Until Daw, but as a half-priced, half-length anthology entry (think Tales From The Crypt instead of a Hollywood horror movie), it's definit...