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by Magical_Isopod
September 1st, 2019, 4:40 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame News
Replies: 1734
Views: 258176

Re: Videogame News

You can love art and hate the artist. I would probably name Speaker For The Dead as my favourite fictional novel, but Orson Scott Card is kind of a piece of shit. Nonetheless, humans are complex creatures -- even those capable of great evil can have important things to say, and important stories to ...
by Magical_Isopod
August 29th, 2019, 5:09 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame News
Replies: 1734
Views: 258176

Re: Videogame News

Hopefully Yakuza RPG is less tedious and needlessly padded than the mainline games.
by Magical_Isopod
August 28th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 1920
Views: 286720

Re: What's Out This Week?

Both Astral Chain and Control coming out so close to each other is a bit of a predicament. By all the reviews coming in, both seem stellar. I feel somewhat bad for Control, since I did really want it to be good and succeed, but I have to give the priority to Platinum. I'll try to pick Control up la...
by Magical_Isopod
August 27th, 2019, 5:59 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 1920
Views: 286720

Re: What's Out This Week?

Definitely getting Man of Medan. I want Astral Chain, but I still don't have a Switch. Also getting Collection of Mana in the mail this week -- for Switch. I was gonna play Seiken 3 again, but that remake actually looks freaking outstanding. So now I'm not even sure if I'll keep the Switch version, ...
by Magical_Isopod
August 25th, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8989
Views: 1110300

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Also started The Long Dark, and fuck that game. It's "realism" to the point of anti-realism. It’s lovely though, right? I hope you’re not playing the campaign/story. It’s much better in free roam. Oh, and The Council was good fun until the lame plot twist. Delighted you got over your dislike of the...
by Magical_Isopod
August 25th, 2019, 7:27 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8989
Views: 1110300

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I just beat Enslaved: Odyssey to the West earlier tonight and.... Phew, lads. That game is very much worth playing. It's very short, and that ending makes the whole thing worth it. It's a hidden gem, for sure. Also been playing Apex Legends an hour or two each day. I've gotten very good at it. But t...
by Magical_Isopod
August 25th, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: >OBSERVER_
Replies: 9
Views: 1026

Re: >OBSERVER_

Was wondering at no post from you alright, I know you loved the game. Hope the new job is going well! My goal was honestly to just find a job that I don't hate, but that pays enough to keep the lights on. I think I've found that, so... Success? I'm also finding that moving away from Toronto area ha...
by Magical_Isopod
August 25th, 2019, 12:41 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Climate Change Is Basically Lavos
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Re: Climate Change Is Basically Lavos

How are gamers a "huge part of the problem" ?
by Magical_Isopod
August 24th, 2019, 3:50 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: >OBSERVER_
Replies: 9
Views: 1026

Re: >OBSERVER_

I had a lot to say about this one, but having moved and started a new job this past month, it totally slipped me by.
by Magical_Isopod
August 24th, 2019, 2:29 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Climate Change Is Basically Lavos
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Climate Change Is Basically Lavos

I don't really know where I'm going with this, but I wanted to start writing anyway. I had a thought - what if Lavos can retrospectively be viewed as allegorical for the impending climate Armageddon we are facing as a species; perhaps even as a planet? I guess I want to focus on video game perspecti...
by Magical_Isopod
August 20th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Anyone a fan of emulation here?
Replies: 39
Views: 1524

Re: Anyone a fan of emulation here?

Dunno if it's been brought up (I'm on a 15 min break at work, I just skim read :P), but I really and truly see emulation as a great equalizer. My brother and I grew up, if not poor, then certainly lower class... I remember my mom once scolding me for spending $30 CDN on a Greatest Hits copy of Kingd...
by Magical_Isopod
June 18th, 2019, 6:42 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Video Game Collection Vs. Sunlight
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Video Game Collection Vs. Sunlight

Henlo gentlemans and ladies. I'm about to move to a new apartment in London - not that London - and I'm fretting over something quite silly. The best place to put my gaming setup happens to be right beside a large window... And I'm very concerned that being right beside the sunlight will cause my ga...
by Magical_Isopod
May 27th, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The more I go back to last gen, the worse it seems (PS3 and 360)
Replies: 46
Views: 1944

Re: The more I go back to last gen, the worse it seems (PS3 and 360)

I think it depends largely on what you're playing. Like, once upon a time, Batman Forever on the Sega Genesis was said to have "realistic" graphics for its digitized assets. Now it looks like rancid arse, while something like Sonic 3 still holds up super well. *In general*, low framerates and screen...
by Magical_Isopod
May 20th, 2019, 7:09 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: INSIDE
Replies: 12
Views: 1640

Re: 378: INSIDE

I'm writing this immediately after having played INSIDE all the way through in a single sitting, and my primary thought is... What in the world was all the hype about? I had read that this game was some kind of revolutionary, groundbreaking, artistic masterpiece. And to be blunt, it wasn't. I had re...
by Magical_Isopod
May 20th, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: If you could only pick one console...
Replies: 40
Views: 2141

Re: If you could only pick one console...

... Alternatively, I'm gonna say Polymega. Because it plays everything. But I presume aftermarket consoles don't count. ;P
by Magical_Isopod
May 20th, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: If you could only pick one console...
Replies: 40
Views: 2141

Re: If you could only pick one console...

Probably PS4 because many of the best PS2 and PS3 games have been remastered on it. Plus it has an outstanding library itself.
by Magical_Isopod
May 15th, 2019, 2:32 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame Deals
Replies: 1692
Views: 317412

Re: Videogame Deals

Fanatical is legit though, CDKeys sells pirated keys and review codes, don't they?
by Magical_Isopod
May 15th, 2019, 1:53 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame Deals
Replies: 1692
Views: 317412

Re: Videogame Deals

Rage 2 is on Fanatical.com for 17% off. Why pay full price on launch day?
by Magical_Isopod
May 14th, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 1920
Views: 286720

Re: What's Out This Week?

I’m not sure if I missed something but Fallout 76 aside I think Bethesda have been relatively consistent. Although aggregate scores aren’t stellar some of the Rage 2 reviews have been individually favourable like the IGN review. I wouldnt write them off just yet. Fallout 4 was also garbage, unless ...
by Magical_Isopod
May 14th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 1920
Views: 286720

Re: What's Out This Week?

Rage 2 ain't doing so hot in reviews. It's got a 73 on Metacritic (4.4 user score), and a 62% positive "Mixed" score on Steam. There appears to be *some* review bombing because it has Denuvo or something, but there's also plenty of reviews complaining it's plagued with bugs and kind of boring, even ...