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by Marlew
October 21st, 2020, 9:16 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 4094
Views: 975107

Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

See Mi Yah wrote: October 21st, 2020, 8:06 pm I purchased a brand new and unopened Wii U earlier today for 70 quid in a random toy store that the wet weather had forced me into.
Nice story and great username. I'm a big fan of Basic Channel/Rhythm & Sound!
by Marlew
October 19th, 2020, 1:43 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Dark Souls I, II and III
Replies: 959
Views: 285228

Re: Dark Souls I, II and III

Have you done the DLC areas yet? Best stuff in the game, arguably.
by Marlew
October 16th, 2020, 2:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Mental Health
Replies: 36
Views: 15825

Re: Mental Health

Cheers, Leon. That's the kind of stuff that makes me tick these days. Even if the trajectory is the bin, there's still plenty to celebrate and enjoy along the way.
by Marlew
October 16th, 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Mental Health
Replies: 36
Views: 15825

Re: Mental Health

I am physically, mentally, and emotionally pretty fucked at this point, but also kind of OK with it in a strange way. I'm running on fumes but also strangely happy. I more or less have no expectations of anything any more and just live day to day, because I've kind of given up trying to think about ...
by Marlew
October 12th, 2020, 6:56 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?

If the studios Microsoft bought a few years ago had some big guns ready for the Series launch, I'd have got one, definitely. As it is, I find it this iterative cross-gen thing extraordinarily unappealing. Game Pass had plenty of value in the second half of the current generation because there was a ...
by Marlew
October 8th, 2020, 5:38 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?

I sold my Pro and One X a month ago to artificially build hype for a launch PS5. Having had RSI earlier this summer and stopped gaming for a while, I've realised how much time and money I've wasted this gen trying to find more peak experiences. I love games as a medium, but I've concluded that outsi...
by Marlew
October 7th, 2020, 6:40 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 1802
Views: 313724

Re: Shmups

Without speaking for him, I think he's taking a break/stepped aside somewhat. He's very much missed, I agree.

This thread certainly burned bright, maybe flew too close to the sun.
by Marlew
October 1st, 2020, 9:42 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Is there such thing as a perfect game?
Replies: 24
Views: 3046

Re: Is there such thing as a perfect game?

I think arcade games are best placed to approach 'perfection' because at their best they're trimmed of all fat, a very focused execution of a specific idea or set of rules. For me, something like OutRun 2 is 'perfect' because every single credit is wonderfully balanced, exciting, immediate, memorabl...
by Marlew
September 27th, 2020, 8:37 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Dark Souls I, II and III
Replies: 959
Views: 285228

Re: Dark Souls I, II and III

I just realised listening to the Bonfireside Chat podcast that I missed the DLC completely. Reading up on it tells me that it’s pretty meaty but also extremely hard. Has anyone given it a go? The DLC is one of the best I've ever played. It recontextualises big chunks of the base game lore in really...
by Marlew
September 26th, 2020, 8:29 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Dark Souls I, II and III
Replies: 959
Views: 285228

Re: Dark Souls I, II and III

I love Seath so much as a character. The intro CGI where he sells out the other dragons and wails in pain because he's the last of his kind.
by Marlew
September 26th, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 2258
Views: 580861

Re: What's Out This Week?

Looking forward to SMB35, it looks like chaos. Got a review coming for Umihara Kawase BaZooka, it's not a franchise I'm familiar with besides that character being my favourite in the unlikely Blade Strangers 2D fighter. It's a decent change of pace but nothing too special. Edit: It's actually not go...
by Marlew
September 22nd, 2020, 6:53 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Replies: 319
Views: 79158

Re: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

I bounced off the Wind Waker for years because of that stealth section at the start. The BotW one was even worse.
by Marlew
September 21st, 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread
Replies: 1055
Views: 270831

Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

Cuphead did.
by Marlew
September 20th, 2020, 6:58 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 4094
Views: 975107

Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

It's absolutely brilliant, Alex. It's nothing more than than the three games with some spit and polish, but I've enjoyed it enormously.

Always worth a reminder that many people (especially on Facebook) are complete twats.
by Marlew
September 19th, 2020, 10:00 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10354
Views: 2252302

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Tokyo Jungle would make for a fucking brilliant C&R episode. One of the first games I played when I got a PS3 after little more than Wii and DS in the 2000s (and probably thousands of hours of Street Fighter IV). I'd never played anything quite so weird. I associate it with the likes of Everyday...
by Marlew
September 18th, 2020, 10:52 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Dark Souls I, II and III
Replies: 959
Views: 285228

Re: Dark Souls I, II and III

Simonsloth wrote: September 18th, 2020, 7:43 am It feels like a throwback to Demon Souls
Good observation! Funnily enough, it was the first test area created during the Dark Souls development process which might explain the similar feel.
by Marlew
September 17th, 2020, 9:02 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 4094
Views: 975107

Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

I picked up Mario 3D All Stars on the Japanese eShop because I'm out tomorrow night, and it's exactly as you'd expect. Great stuff. 64 and Galaxy look the best to me for a spit and polish. Sunshine is a little bit sharp, oddly enough. It looks better to me with the GC softness and I'm not very famil...
by Marlew
September 17th, 2020, 1:11 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Sony news and discussion thread
Replies: 2743
Views: 687750

Re: The Sony news and discussion thread

Alex79uk wrote: September 17th, 2020, 10:08 am that was a bit weird, wasn't it...
I think he's having a tough time at the moment, from the recent stuff I've seen. Hope he either finds something he enjoys doing or gets some support/rest.
by Marlew
September 17th, 2020, 7:31 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Sony news and discussion thread
Replies: 2743
Views: 687750

Re: The Sony news and discussion thread

Preordered the all digital PS5 this morning. I went all digital this gen so I've got a load of games to play on it (and a fair old backlog) while there are lulls, and I'll just flog my Pro for whatever I get for it. Not interested in the Xbox for the moment. I've played one game on GP this year, it ...
by Marlew
September 16th, 2020, 10:55 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Dark Souls I, II and III
Replies: 959
Views: 285228

Re: Dark Souls I, II and III

Genuinely heartwarming to read, put a grin on my face.