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It ain’t happening Rich. Episodes 3 and 4 do not exist. Telltale no longer exists.

Even if they somehow manage to get something out there bearing the name, it won’t be a continuation in any meaningful way.

It sucks but it’s done (is my view).

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January 2018:
Bleed
Crackdown
Rez Infinite
Resident evil directors cut
Bioshock
Resident evil 2
Bioshock 2
Resident evil 3:Nemesis

Feb 2018:
Bioshock infinite
Def Jam: fight for Ny
Zone of The Enders
Resident Evil:code Veronica
Resident evil zero
Hyper light drifter
Braid
Yoshi’s Woolly World
Resident evil 4

March:
resident evil 5
resident evil 6
Lostwinds
lost winds 2
Ico 3D
Dead space
Dead space 2
Heavenly Sword

May:
Horizon Zero Dawn plus Frozen Wilds
Enslaved
Dmc
Steinsgate 0
Hellblade
Shadow of the Colossus Remake
Resident Evil 7

June:
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth
Bastion
Detroit
Vanquish
Battlefield 3 Singleplayer
Alice: Madness Returns

July:
Prince of Persia
The Last Guardian
Syndicate
Binary Domain
Call of Duty Classic HD

August:
Cave story 3ds
Eternal Darkness
Luigis Mansion
Mickey’s castle of illusion
Super Mario Bros
Silent Hill 2 HD Collection
999: 9 persons, 9 doors...
Shenmue

September:
Shenmue 2
Half-life
super Mario Bros 2
Deadly Premonition
28/09
Half Life 2

Still looks, plays and feels fantastic. Strange playing it so soon after the original and it’s the first time going through it since left 4 dead. There are so many moments from that game which seem to be lifted from this and fleshed out.

Next up episode 1

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I just played the first Deus Ex game. It's one that I've started and stopped a bunch of times, must have played that opening mission more times than I can count but never went past that before. But, since I stream what I play, I finally had the initiative to give that 18 year old game a full playthrough. The graphics held up a lot better than I thought they would, all the different paths were interesting, but the game is a lot longer than I was ready for. I think if I had played it in 2000, it would have blown my mind. Getting to it blind in 2018, I think it's interesting but more for academic reasons. The soundtrack, however, is still a killer and I've been listening to Overclocked Remixes of the music all week.
Also, I chose the Helios ending.
That did impress me. Three possible endings, neither seeming any better than the rest. I'd like to see more of that these days, not just the good/evil endings of today.

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February 4th - DOOM (Switch)
February 7th - Oxenfree (Switch)
February 17th - Steamworld Dig 2 (Switch)
February 25th - The Fall Part 2: Unbound (Switch)
February 28th - Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment (Switch)
March 4th - Subsurface Circular (Switch)
March 28th - Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Switch)
April 4th - Floor kids (Switch)
April 9th - Rime (Switch)
May 6th - Celeste (Switch)
May 7th - Nintendo Labo (RC Car / Motorbike)
May 30th - Axiom Verge (Switch)
July 17th - Wolfenstein II: The new Colossus (Switch)
July 20th - Golf Story (Switch)
July 23rd - Inside (Switch)
September 17th - Human fall flat (Switch)

September 26th - Yoku's Island Express (Switch)

What an utterly charming ride. Straight into my top 5 Switch games.

Looks gorgeous. Sounds lush. Full of charm. A unique idea (a Metroidvania platformer combined with a pinball game). A great map. Loads of secrets. Doesn't outstay it's welcome. Leaves you wanting to do all the side quests afterwards.

It feels like a new official Nintendo IP at times, such is it's ridiculous level of care and attention, and I genuinely enjoyed every second of it I played.

Can't recommend this one enough.

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ThirdMan wrote: September 29th, 2018, 1:24 am My tastes have clearly changed over the years, because I'd now much rather spend my Friday nights with a bottle of Chimay and these abstract spaces than any mass-consumed open-world collectathon.
If your younger self could see you now... :lol:

Looking forward to your thoughts on Finding Paradise when you get around to it.

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(Jan) Life is Strange: Before the Storm - PS4.
(Jan) Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition - PS4.
(Jan) Watch Dogs II(platinum) - PS4.
(Feb) Marlow Briggs - Xbox 360.
(Feb) Shadow of the Colossus - PS4.
(Mar) Assassin's Creed Syndicate - PS4.
(Mar) Ghost Recon: Wildlands - PS4.
(Apr) The Witcher III - PS4.
(May) Halo 4 :TMCC- XB1X.
(July) Dungeon Siege III - Xbox 360.
(Aug) Resident Evil 5 - PS4.
(Sept) SW Battlefront II(Campaign) - PS4.
(Sept) LateShift - PS4.
(Sept) Halo 5 Guardians - XB1X.
(Sept) God of War - PS4.

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January 2018:
Bleed
Crackdown
Rez Infinite
Resident evil directors cut
Bioshock
Resident evil 2
Bioshock 2
Resident evil 3:Nemesis

Feb 2018:
Bioshock infinite
Def Jam: fight for Ny
Zone of The Enders
Resident Evil:code Veronica
Resident evil zero
Hyper light drifter
Braid
Yoshi’s Woolly World
Resident evil 4

March:
resident evil 5
resident evil 6
Lostwinds
lost winds 2
Ico 3D
Dead space
Dead space 2
Heavenly Sword

May:
Horizon Zero Dawn plus Frozen Wilds
Enslaved
Dmc
Steinsgate 0
Hellblade
Shadow of the Colossus Remake
Resident Evil 7

June:
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth
Bastion
Detroit
Vanquish
Battlefield 3 Singleplayer
Alice: Madness Returns

July:
Prince of Persia
The Last Guardian
Syndicate
Binary Domain
Call of Duty Classic HD

August:
Cave story 3ds
Eternal Darkness
Luigis Mansion
Mickey’s castle of illusion
Super Mario Bros
Silent Hill 2 HD Collection
999: 9 persons, 9 doors...
Shenmue

September:
Shenmue 2
Half-life
super Mario Bros 2
Deadly Premonition
Half Life 2
28/09
Half Life 2: Episode 1 and 2

Still incredible all these years later and I still can’t fathom why episode 3 didn’t come out all those years ago.

The problem with leaving it this long is that even a near perfect game will never meet the weight of expectation. I’d still like to see it though.

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4th January - X-Com 2 (PC)
6th January - Last Day of June (PC)
22nd January - What Remains of Edith Finch (PS4)
4th February - Final Fantasy XV (PS4)
10th February - Uncharted: Lost Legacy (PS4)
16th February - Rime (PS4)
3rd March - Watch_Dogs 2 (PC)
8th March - Layers of Fear (PC)
10th March - Superhot (PS4)
12th March - Gran Turismo Sport (PS4) (All golds on driving school and mission challenges)
18th March - Shadow of the Colossus (PS4)
15th April - Nier Automata (PS4) (all main endings)
7th May - Mad Max (PS4)
3rd June - Far Cry 4 (PS4)
18th July - Assassin's Creed Origins (PS4)
1st October - Yakuza 0 (PS4)

My first Yakuza game, absolutely brilliant.

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January 2018:
Bleed
Crackdown
Rez Infinite
Resident evil directors cut
Bioshock
Resident evil 2
Bioshock 2
Resident evil 3:Nemesis

Feb 2018:
Bioshock infinite
Def Jam: fight for Ny
Zone of The Enders
Resident Evil:code Veronica
Resident evil zero
Hyper light drifter
Braid
Yoshi’s Woolly World
Resident evil 4

March:
resident evil 5
resident evil 6
Lostwinds
lost winds 2
Ico 3D
Dead space
Dead space 2
Heavenly Sword

May:
Horizon Zero Dawn plus Frozen Wilds
Enslaved
Dmc
Steinsgate 0
Hellblade
Shadow of the Colossus Remake
Resident Evil 7

June:
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth
Bastion
Detroit
Vanquish
Battlefield 3 Singleplayer
Alice: Madness Returns

July:
Prince of Persia
The Last Guardian
Syndicate
Binary Domain
Call of Duty Classic HD

August:
Cave story 3ds
Eternal Darkness
Luigis Mansion
Mickey’s castle of illusion
Super Mario Bros
Silent Hill 2 HD Collection
999: 9 persons, 9 doors...
Shenmue

September:
Shenmue 2
Half-life
super Mario Bros 2
Deadly Premonition
Half Life 2
Half life 2:episode 1/2
01/10
Portal

The orange box keeps on giving. It’s a strange one as I know it so well I could play this game with my eyes closed but it still gives me joy and satisfaction.

After valve’s masterpieces I am moving onto Alan wake. If memory serves me I’m in for a big drop in quality. I hope I’m wrong.

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Man, the rate at which you are smashing through all these landmark games is staggering for a number of reasons.

One of which, is the shear pace of it. It takes me on average about 20% longer to finish games compared to everyone else it seems.

I’m either incompetent, procrastinate for too long, or wallow in meanial tasks.

Your a greedy lad Slothson !! Greedy !!

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Suits wrote: October 2nd, 2018, 8:48 am Man, the rate at which you are smashing through all these landmark games is staggering for a number of reasons.
I know, next year will be very disappointing for Simon with none of these classics left to lean on :)

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Haha it comes with having a 3 month old so I’m up until the wee hours with her on my lap/chest while my wife gets an early night.

A few of them I’ve gone through before so I’m done in no time others are taking a bit longer. If my wife ever saw my games completed list I dread to think how she’d react!!

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Chopper wrote: October 2nd, 2018, 11:19 am
Suits wrote: October 2nd, 2018, 8:48 am Man, the rate at which you are smashing through all these landmark games is staggering for a number of reasons.
I know, next year will be very disappointing for Simon with none of these classics left to lean on :)
I’ll have spintires:)

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Resident Evil Remaster is done! Might be the scariest game I've ever played (I don't play scary games).
I really liked it. I don't have the momentum to replay it right now as Chris but I could easily see coming back to it later and giving it another go.

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Alex79uk wrote: August 14th, 2018, 8:22 am JAN - Lumino City (Android)
MAR - Dark Souls 3 (PS4)
MAR - What Remains Of Edith Finch (PS4)
MAR - Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS4) MAR - Infamous: Second Son (PS4)
APR - Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception
MAY - Shadow Of The Colossus (PS4)
MAY - Uncharted: Lost Legacy (PS4)
JUN - God Of War (PS4)
JUL - Dying Light (PS4)
JUL - Resident Evil VII: Biohazard (PS4)
AUG - Yakuza Kiwami (PS4)
AUG - Gorogoa (Android)
AUG - The Last Of Us Remastered (PS4)
SEP - Metro 2033 Redux (PS4)
OCT - Little Inferno (Android)

Had this game for years, but decided to start again and try to 100% it a couple of weeks ago. It's one of a handful of games that I've ever bothered finishing on mobile. Really enjoyed it, and managed to get every combo without looking anything up. Took about ten and half hours of play, and some of them were ridiculously tricky and not very logical, but got there in the end. Not really sure what the story was trying to say but I had a lot of fun with it. I do really like this developer, everything they make has been brilliant, so I'm looking forward to their next release, 'Welcome To The Information Superhighway'.

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10/02 - Final Fantasy II (PS Vita)
04/30 - Yoshi's Woolly World (Wii U)
10/03 - Celeste (Switch)
10/03 - Monster Hunter World (PS4)
13/03 - Bioshock: Infinite - Burial at Sea Episode 2
17/03 - Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (PS Vita)
13/04 - Final Fantasy III (PS Vita)
23/04 - God of War (PS4)
02/05 - StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void (PC)
13/05 - Into the Breach (PC)
17/05 - Yakuza 0 (PS4)
28/05 - Hollow Knight (PC)
01/06 - Axiom Verge (Switch)
03/06 - Zone of the Enders (PS3)
15/07 - Frostpunk (PC)
22/7 - Secret of Mana (Emulator)
13/08 - Final Fantasy V (Emulator)
09/09 - Marvel's Spider-Man (PS4)
06/10 - Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth (PC)

Thoughts on the pod!

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January 2018:
Bleed
Crackdown
Rez Infinite
Resident evil directors cut
Bioshock
Resident evil 2
Bioshock 2
Resident evil 3:Nemesis

Feb 2018:
Bioshock infinite
Def Jam: fight for Ny
Zone of The Enders
Resident Evil:code Veronica
Resident evil zero
Hyper light drifter
Braid
Yoshi’s Woolly World
Resident evil 4

March:
resident evil 5
resident evil 6
Lostwinds
lost winds 2
Ico 3D
Dead space
Dead space 2
Heavenly Sword

May:
Horizon Zero Dawn plus Frozen Wilds
Enslaved
Dmc
Steinsgate 0
Hellblade
Shadow of the Colossus Remake
Resident Evil 7

June:
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth
Bastion
Detroit
Vanquish
Battlefield 3 Singleplayer
Alice: Madness Returns

July:
Prince of Persia
The Last Guardian
Syndicate
Binary Domain
Call of Duty Classic HD

August:
Cave story 3ds
Eternal Darkness
Luigis Mansion
Mickey’s castle of illusion
Super Mario Bros
Silent Hill 2 HD Collection
999: 9 persons, 9 doors...
Shenmue

September:
Shenmue 2
Half-life
super Mario Bros 2
Deadly Premonition

October:
Half Life 2
Half life 2:episode 1/2
Portal
06/10
System Shock

System shock 2 has been on my backlog ever since I fell in love with bioshock. Given the original has been remastered to run on modern machines I thought I’d give it a go. It’s been a real slog and I’ve had to play it in bite sized chunks which probably made it more difficult. The lack of direction, difficulty and length made this a game I didn’t enjoy at all if I’m honest.

I think I need to learn to stop playing when I’m not enjoying something but I struggle with leaving things unfinished.

I think I’ll give it a while before I try the sequel.

06/10
Alan Wake

Behind the repetitive combat there’s an interesting story and some clever narrative exposition techniques. Such a shame most of the game felt like a chore. It’s much more apparent second time around.

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7-10 Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth (Xbox)

What Josh said.

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Dragon Quest VIII - 3DS

I did it! I got out of the casino, recovered from a slight gambling addiction, and got back to eventually saving the world, in around 62 hours game time.

After finishing the game and discovering there's extra post-game content, including an alternative development relationship-wise with a side character, there's a profoundly generous amount of content in this game. And no need for a constant online connection, micro-transactions or any other underhanded crap like that. Just a complete package, and a proper, very-full game.

Other people's mileage with this game will depend on how much you like JRPG's basically. I enjoyed this world, and it's design, and whenever I browse through "best Dragon Quest games" list online, 8 tends to be near or at the top of those lists. And having not played any other entries I can't say I agree or disagree - it's entirely possible that's true, wouldn't know. But it's a safe entry to start with if you've never played a Dragon Quest game at all.

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Jan 1 - Neon Chrome (PC)
Jan 2 - Dispersio (PC)
Jan 9 - Numbus (PC)
Jan 11 - Hero Siege (PC)
Jan 14 - Castle of no Escape 2 (PC)
Jan 20 - Toy Odyssey (PC)
Jan 23 - 20XX (PC)
Jan 25 - Battle Chef Brigade (Switch)
Jan 29 - Kamiko (Switch)
Feb 1 - Guild of Dungeoneering (PC)
Feb 3 - KByte (PC)
Feb 7 - Cat Quest (Switch)
Feb 11 - DYE (PC)
Mar 7 - The End is Nigh (Switch)
Mar 10 - Shadow Warrior 2 (PC)
Mar 16 - The Keep (PC)
Mar 17 - The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd (PC)
Mar 18 - Hue (PC)
Mar 22 - Song of the Deep (PC)
Mar 28 - Metro: 2033 Redux (PC)
Apr 4 - Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King (Switch)
Apr 6 - Xeodrifter (Switch)
Apr 8 - Has-Been Heroes (Switch)
Apr 14 - Slime-san (Switch)
Apr 20 - ReThink (PC)
Apr 22 - Little King's Story (PC)
Apr 24 - Headlander (PC)
Apr 28 - Dex (PC)
Apr 30 - SUPERHOT (PC)
May 6 - Azure Striker Gunvolt (Switch)
May 7 - The Ball (PC)
May 21 - Drakensang (PC)
May 23 - Spectrum (PC)
May 25 - Oceanhorn: Monster of the Uncharted Seas (Switch)
May 27 - The Sexy Brutale (PC)
Jun 4 - Immortal Redneck (PC)
Jun 5 - Momodora: Reverie Under The Moonlight (PC)
Jun 11 - Prey (PC)
Jun 14 - Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap (Switch)
Jun 16 - Scrap Garden (PC)
Jun 17 - LostWinds (PC)
Jun 20 - Straimium Immortaly (PC)
Jun 25 - Dreaming Sarah (PC)
Jun 26 - Poi: Explorer Edition (Switch)
Jun 29 - Dungeon Souls (PC)
Jul 2 - Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Switch)
Jul 6 - Bleed 2 (Switch)
Jul 11 - Risen (PC)
Jul 18 - Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus (PC)
Jul 22 - Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten (PC)
Aug 8 - Styx: Master of Shadows (PC)
Aug 9 - Steamworld Dig 2 (Switch)
Aug 15 - Owlboy (Switch)
Aug 18 - DOOM [2016] (PC)
Aug 21 - Unbox: Newbie's Adventure (PC)
Sept 5 - Nioh (PC)
Sept 10 - Weapon Shop Fantasy (PC)
Sept 11 - Hard Reset Redux (PC)
Sept 15 - Ghost 1.0 (PC)
Sept 16 - The Turing Test (PC)
Sept 20 - Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 (Switch)
Sept 28 - Battle Chasers: Nightwar (Switch)

The #1 complaint I read going into this game is that it is grind heavy. I have no idea what they are talking about. Doing all the side content without any grinding and the final boss dinged me to max level. Unfortunately there are other issues with this game.

To start with a decent thing, the mana system is rather unique. All character have fairly low max mana but your basic abilities in combat give you overcharge that is extra mana for you to use for your stronger skills. Your overcharge drops to 0 after every battle. It would make for decent strategy to use weaker things so you have the resources for the stronger ones to overcome the battles. Unfortunately, this is never needed in the game. With most basic encounters, those weak skills are enough to win by themselves and for bosses, they all have a full heal before them so even the lower mana you start with is enough to serve you. Even then, there are items to restore your mana.

Throughout the game you get six characters. Party size is only three. One of the characters is the only tank that can draw attacks (and some can one-shot or come close to it on the weaker characters), one is very much the best healer along with some damage support, and another is far and away the best damage dealer. These also happen to be the three you start with so the others just sit on the sideline. Made worse, those not in the party don't gain experience and there are items that give skill points to the entire active party, ignoring those on the sideline. I've never seen an RPG dissuade party member swapping so heavily before.

There is a story but it is fairly generic and none of the characters get any development. Just some reveals that go nowhere. All of this would make it a nothing special RPG but also nothing too terrible. That is until you look at the technical aspect.

The game runs terribly and there is no reason for it to. This is no graphical powerhouse of a game. Going in to or out of the overworld takes 10-30 seconds of loading. Switching party members takes a good 5 seconds (another reason to just not do it). Most battles are fine but some have 10 seconds or so of loading for some reason. There is also hitching for 1-2 seconds at seemingly random points. There is even an arena sidequest where you need to fight consecutive battles and you have a 20 minute time limit to clear it. From the time one group is clear to the time the next appears on screen is about 10 seconds. The timer is still going during this and yes, it caused me to fail one of them. All those times are not an exaggeration. It really is a mess. This problem may just be limited to the Switch version but it is one that shouldn't exist.

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