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by Magical_Isopod
August 25th, 2019, 5:27 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8715
Views: 1049532

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, 5:09 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: >OBSERVER_
Replies: 9
Views: 918

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 24th, 2019, 10:41 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Climate Change Is Basically Lavos
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: Climate Change Is Basically Lavos

How are gamers a "huge part of the problem" ?
by Magical_Isopod
August 24th, 2019, 1:50 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: >OBSERVER_
Replies: 9
Views: 918

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, 12:29 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Climate Change Is Basically Lavos
Replies: 4
Views: 327

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, 12:40 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Anyone a fan of emulation here?
Replies: 39
Views: 1361

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, 4:42 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Video Game Collection Vs. Sunlight
Replies: 4
Views: 314

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, 11:30 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The more I go back to last gen, the worse it seems (PS3 and 360)
Replies: 46
Views: 1716

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, 5:09 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: INSIDE
Replies: 12
Views: 1461

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, 10:15 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: If you could only pick one console...
Replies: 40
Views: 1864

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, 9:56 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: If you could only pick one console...
Replies: 40
Views: 1864

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, 12:32 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame Deals
Replies: 1630
Views: 304402

Re: Videogame Deals

Fanatical is legit though, CDKeys sells pirated keys and review codes, don't they?
by Magical_Isopod
May 14th, 2019, 11:53 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame Deals
Replies: 1630
Views: 304402

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, 9:20 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 1895
Views: 273177

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, 7:39 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 1895
Views: 273177

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 ...
by Magical_Isopod
May 13th, 2019, 11:04 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2019
Replies: 995
Views: 60629

Re: Games Completed 2019

I played the PS4 version. Can't comment on the quality of the PC port, sadly.
by Magical_Isopod
May 13th, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2019
Replies: 995
Views: 60629

Re: Games Completed 2019

I beat Ys VIII today. In-game clock is close to 50 hours, which is accurate to the HLTB estimate. I gotta say, freaking phenomenal game. When it comes to JRPGs, I have this weird love/hate relationship - I LOVE the really good ones, but I have disdain for the ones that meander around for hours (Pers...
by Magical_Isopod
May 13th, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8715
Views: 1049532

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Agree 1000% that Capcom DMC is dated af. Normally I'd be fine to let bygones be bygones, but I'm legit still angry at the original series fans for so aggressively metabombing and shunning Ninja Theory DMC to such a degree that it'll likely never have a sequel. I don't think I've ever seen a more tox...
by Magical_Isopod
May 12th, 2019, 9:25 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8715
Views: 1049532

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Actually, now that I think about it, Ethan Carter, KONA and The Fidelio Incident are all really interesting games for the majority of the play time, but they're all ruined by a cliché or dull ending. It seems to be endemic to walking simulators - the folks making them know how to build interesting w...
by Magical_Isopod
May 12th, 2019, 9:19 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8715
Views: 1049532

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I suggest playing Ethan Carter til the end. It's one of two games (KONA being the other) that made me say, "Oh, fuck youuuuuu" at the ending. Think of the dumbest possible explanation for all the supernatural stuff, the most cliché college film student explanation, and you'll probably be right.