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by Marlew
December 19th, 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Cyberpunk 2077
Replies: 74
Views: 16567

Re: Cyberpunk 2077

It read as a punitive measure, initially, but who knows? The reality is that even discounting the bugs, you're left with well-worn, derivative gameplay within a very shallow open world. There's more interactivity in Skyrim. Fair play if you can look past that or if you were looking forward to someth...
by Marlew
December 14th, 2020, 8:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Whatcha Been Watching?
Replies: 1562
Views: 465880

Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

I have to say, it's a good feeling getting back in to watching films. I've neglected it for so long, and it almost feels liberating, in that sitting and playing a game had become a habit more than anything. One hundred percent agree. I did my wrist/hand hammering Mushihimesama Futari over the summe...
by Marlew
December 11th, 2020, 1:32 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Last of Us Part II
Replies: 150
Views: 23563

Re: The Last of Us Part II

Because people aren't universally good or bad, without trying to be a smart arse. That's why he's also so relatable. He's got lots of positive, appealing qualities but he has also done terrible things.

I'm sure you don't believe he's supposed to be a hero even though he saved Abby.
by Marlew
December 11th, 2020, 11:56 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Last of Us Part II
Replies: 150
Views: 23563

Re: The Last of Us Part II

I would doom humanity to save my cat, without a moment's reflection, so I'm sure most empathetic people can relate to Joel's decision on some level. What makes it so richly fascinating, tragic and fucking monstrous is exactly like ThirdDrawing said: It is almost entirely a selfish decision, rather t...
by Marlew
December 1st, 2020, 7:43 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Last of Us Part II
Replies: 150
Views: 23563

Re: The Last of Us Part II

Joel got my empathy in the first game, but he was no hero. I loved getting to know him and he had a a lot of positive qualities, but he was also a monster and, ultimately, while I sympathised with his final decision re: Ellie, it was once again borne of selfishness and survival instinct. He betrayed...
by Marlew
November 29th, 2020, 9:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Whatcha Been Watching?
Replies: 1562
Views: 465880

Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Still watching movies more than gaming at the moment, and I've picked up some absolutely brilliant stuff. First up, I got the Godzilla Showa Era Criterion Boxset a little while ago when it was on sale, like a third off. I'd never seen any Godzilla and assumed it was crap. It kind of is crap, but in ...
by Marlew
November 24th, 2020, 4:28 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10354
Views: 2252350

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Go with it, Alex. This is where it moves up a gear.
by Marlew
November 22nd, 2020, 9:43 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10354
Views: 2252350

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I totally get you. It's incredibly thick and physical, the lighting is unbelievable. Looking forward to your updates in due course. A magnificent achievement but very emotionally draining, too!
by Marlew
November 20th, 2020, 9:17 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10354
Views: 2252350

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Alex79uk wrote: November 20th, 2020, 12:52 am I can't stop playing!

I've just finished the...
Spoiler: show
Flashback to Ellie's birthday, going round the natural history museum.
I may have shed a tear or two at that bit. I kind of knew what might be coming but the execution was marvellous. Cinematic gaming at its finest, for me.
by Marlew
November 20th, 2020, 9:04 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Demon's Souls
Replies: 82
Views: 23825

Re: Demon's Souls

The visuals play their part but given I’d seen a lot of footage I knew what to expect. It’s the combination of controller feedback and 3D audio which makes it incredible. You feel it when your sword bounces off a shield or when you do the perfect parry. The 3D audio made it seem like things were In...
by Marlew
November 19th, 2020, 9:12 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10354
Views: 2252350

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Ooh, yes. It is a little bit good. Would be my GOTY by distance if not for FF7R, and I'd say it's actually better.
by Marlew
November 15th, 2020, 7:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Whatcha Been Watching?
Replies: 1562
Views: 465880

Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Disappearance at Clifton Hill That sounds intriguing, and I really like the soundtrack. It reminds me of the J.B. Harold visual novels on the Switch, a late late night TV movie version of classic 50s noir. The games are a bit crap so I wouldn't get excited but that atmosphere pushed me through. The...
by Marlew
November 14th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 2258
Views: 580864

Re: What's Out This Week?

PS5 for me. Under normal circumstances I'd be well up for Calamity but I'm happy to wait til next year now. Demon's Souls is my most anticipated game since, ooh, FF7R.
by Marlew
November 10th, 2020, 3:04 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10354
Views: 2252350

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Alex79uk wrote: November 8th, 2020, 9:51 pm Bohren & der Club of Gore
Absolutely fantastic, I'm a big fan. Doomy!
by Marlew
November 9th, 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's your first next gen game
Replies: 20
Views: 2526

Re: What's your first next gen game

Almost certainly Demon's but as I'm going all digital, it depends on how quickly it comes down the pipes!

I'll transfer my PS4 stuff to an HDD and hopefully I can bung them over quickly enough. Might be Ghost of Tsushima at 60fps.
by Marlew
November 4th, 2020, 6:12 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Are you genuinely excited for Xbox Series X|S & PS5?
Replies: 76
Views: 10922

Re: Are you genuinely excited for Xbox Series X|S & PS5?

mikeleddy83 wrote: November 3rd, 2020, 11:30 pm TL;DR: Getting both, mega excited - they both have at least one Capcom game coming to them right?
Yep, I'd bet my left nut that a RE4 port is on its way!
by Marlew
October 29th, 2020, 1:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Shameless Self Promotion
Replies: 203
Views: 107915

Re: Shameless Self Promotion

May I shill?

https://www.mentalhealthgaming.com/crim ... explosion/

I've had a little while off writing but done a review of Crimzon Clover World Explosion on the Switch, which is released today. Absolute stone cold banger. Highest recommendation.
by Marlew
October 28th, 2020, 6:21 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 4094
Views: 975107

Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Crimzon Clover: World EXplosion tomorrow, gents.

Instantly the greatest shmup on the Switch, I reckon.
by Marlew
October 26th, 2020, 8:07 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 2258
Views: 580864

Re: What's Out This Week?

Crimzon Clover World Explosion is also out on the 29th, an exceptionally good shmup which is coming to console for the first time. It's got a great fun Novice Mode and a load of absurdly chaotic explosions and medals spraying all over the place. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/xX3R8WPmtG_arC...
by Marlew
October 21st, 2020, 9:17 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 2258
Views: 580864

Re: What's Out This Week?

That's awesome, Simon. I'll give it a whirl for that reason alone :)