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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by James » June 26th, 2019, 8:47 pm

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1st Jan - Virginia (Xbox One)
13th Jan - Gravity Rush 2 (PS4)
27th Jan - Mortal Kombat (Vita)
3rd Feb - Mortal Kombat X (Xbox One)
18th Feb - Crackdown 3 (Xbox One)
12th Mar - Dark Souls 3: Ashes Of Ariandel (Xbox One)
17th Mar - Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City (Xbox One)
6th May - Guildmaster Story (iOS)
15th May - Mortal Kombat 11 (PS4)
22nd May - Mortal Kombat 11 (PS4) (Platinum Trophy)
27th May - Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (Xbox One)
2nd Jun - Sekiro: SDT (Xbox One) (1000G)
6th Jun - Astro Bot: Rescue Mission (PSVR)
13th Jun - Furi (PS4)
18th Jun - Blood & Truth (PSVR)
21st Jun - Watch Dogs 2 (PS4)
25th Jun - Burly Men At Sea (PS4)
25th Jun - Hatoful Boyfriend (PS4)
26th Jun - Batman: The Telltale Series (PS4)

Continuing my backlog bash, I started this yesterday and was compelled enough with the story to see it through all 5 episodes. This was the first of Telltale’s games I’ve played through since The Walking Dead: Season 1.

I certainly saw some of the frailties that others have mentioned with regard to Telltale’s engine and their style of gameplay/structure. I’ve written up my thoughts more-fully over on the ‘All Things Telltale’ thread.

Overall, I’m glad I played through Batman, but I can’t say that it has compelled me to play the second season. I have a couple of other Telltale series from Gold/Plus, so I’m sure I’ll get to those at some point, but I’m not in any rush.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Chopper » June 29th, 2019, 11:07 am

As far as I can tell, I've completed all the scripted mission content in Objects in Space (PC), the low-fi, submarine-in-space simulator. I've also repaid all my loans and have upgraded my ship to an acceptable level, so I am calling it done.

It's really a game about learning how to play the game, as a lot of simulators are, and in that context it was excellent. I think I restarted it three times, with some of those restarts coming after five or six hours play. There were a few bugs as regards missions, but overall the experience was good, if frustrating at times. Once you figured out how to play and how to maintain your ship, the game elicited feelings very similar to the zen-state associated with Euro Truck Simulator and its like.

The developers have been very quiet since launch, with the forums and support pages going dark, which is a pity as I'm very interested in what they'd do next.

Very enjoyable.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Combine Hunter » June 29th, 2019, 3:08 pm

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15/02 - Resident Evil 2 (PS4)
17/02 - Final Fantasy VIII (PS Vita)
18/02 - FAR: Lone Sails (PC)
14/04 - Final Fantasy IX (PS Vita)
28/04 - Assassin's Creed: Odyssey (PC)
09/05 - Devil May Cry 5 (PC)
11/05 - Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (PC)
26/05 - Observation (PC)
04/06 - Katana Zero (Switch)
29/06 - Dino Crisis (PS3)

Thoughts on the pod.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Chopper » June 29th, 2019, 3:17 pm

RUMU (PC)
an intimate, narrative-driven adventure that follows the path into sentience of a robot vacuum cleaner.
Not quite what I was expecting, as there are some annoying puzzle elements. Very well presented, but not something I really enjoyed.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by MajorGamer » July 1st, 2019, 6:05 am

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Jan 2 - War for the Overworld (PC)
Jan 13 - Pyre (PC)
Jan 16 - Heroes of Hammerwatch (PC)
Jan 17 - Mega Man 11 (Switch)
Jan 20 - ReThink | Evolved (PC)
Jan 20 - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch)
Jan 22 - Ruzar - The Life Stone (PC)
Jan 27 - After Death (PC)
Feb 6 - Vikings - Wolves of Midgard (PC)
Feb 21 - Loyalty and Blood: Viktor Origins (PC)

Feb 27 - Book of Demons (PC)
Mar 4 - Vaporum (PC)
Mar 5 - Frost (Switch)
Mar 9 - DarkMaus (PC)
Mar 10 - Octopath Traveler (Switch)
Mar 31 - Final Fantasy X (PC)
Apr 5 - Treasure Adventure World (PC)
Apr 15 - Greedy Guns (PC)
Apr 23 - ChromaGun (PC)
Apr 27 - The Quest (PC)

May 1 - Skautfold: Usurper (PC)
May 7 - Alwa's Awakening (PC)
May 9 - OneShot (PC)
May 13 - Darkest Dungeon: Ancestral Edition (Switch)
May 27 - Warhammer: Vermintide 2 (PC)
May 29 - Styx: Shards of Darkness (PC)
Jun 5 - The Fall of the Dungeon Guardians (PC)
Jun 5 - Monster Boy and The Cursed Kingdom (Switch)
Jun 11 - Yoku's Island Express (Switch)
Jun 17 - LISA (PC)
Jun 18 - Heroes of the Monkey Tavern (PC)

Another first person dungeon crawler and for anyone reading these, me saying it doesn't hold a candle to the Legend of Grimrock games is getting to be a broken record. This one isn't bad like some of the others, just incredibly boring. Moving away from enemies hurts you so you can't move in combat. Just need to sit there and take what they do and kill them. There is no strategy beyond doing your attacks as soon as they come off cooldown and maximize your healing. Secrets are very easy to spot as having a rogue in your party gives a message when you are next to one. Puzzles are non-existent. The only really bad thing is that if even a single character dies, its time to reload. The only way to revive them is with the revive spell, which you only get late in the game. So you'll need to carry dead people a long way (then they are horrendously under leveled) or just save scum.

Jun 24 - Halcyon 6 (PC)

A weird mix between XCOM's base building and almost Darkest Dungeon combat. The base building isn't anything as deep as there are no bonuses for adjacent rooms. The combat isn't as deep either as there are no positions, just attack whatever. You need officers to command the ships. Each officer has their own type (tactical, science, engineering) and gets their own talent tree with some RNG with which skills they have, making it a bit difficult to get exactly what you want. You can send out multiple fleets at once (hurray!) but ships take a load of resources to build to the point you can really only have one fully up to date fleet so they are going to be stuck doing all the fighting. The combat itself relies on causing debuffs that let other attacks exploit them to deal additional damage. Exploiting the debuff also removes the debuff instantly so there is some strategy if you want the extra damage or do a different attack to leave the debuff there. My problem is there are way too many debuffs to juggle. There is also ground combat but it plays out the same and doesn't add much.

I only played on the equivalent of normal difficult and found things a bit easy to the point of being bored. My Tier 1 fleet could take on Tier 2 ships with little problem and after that I was able to keep up with what they sent out. Despite that, I'm glad I didn't raise the difficulty higher because the final boss is a monstrosity. Not only is it the only thing in the game that destroyed one of my ships, it wiped out my fleet. Twice. Talk about a difficulty spike. I enjoyed the game enough and could certainly it it being someone else's jam.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Chopper » July 1st, 2019, 7:29 am

MajorGamer wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 6:05 am
Jun 24 - Halcyon 6 (PC)
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I enjoyed the game enough and could certainly it it being someone else's jam.
Certainly has piqued my curiosity. How long did you spend with the game, do you reckon?

I have finished two free Steam games:

How to Cope with Boredom and Loneliness

A very odd, very British, crude-humoured mini game which I can't decide if I like or not. Probably like. It took 24 minutes to complete, and then another ten to get the 'good ending'.

A Raven Monologue

6 minutes to complete. Lovely music and art. No idea what it was about.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by dezm0nd » July 1st, 2019, 8:07 pm

Dyad. .

I think?

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by ColinAlonso » July 1st, 2019, 9:15 pm

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Jan 16 - Yakuza Kiwami 2 (PS4)
Jan 20 - FTL: Faster Than Light (PC) (Easy)
Jan 25 - Final Fantasy VIII (PSVita - PS1 Classic)
Jan 27 - Puzzle Bobble (Switch) (Difficulty Level 4 - One credit)
Feb 3 - Metal Slug 3 (PS4 - PS2 anthology version on Easy)
Feb 8 - Puzzle Bobble 2 (Switch)(Vs Computer mode - Normal)
Feb 12 - Puzzle Bobble 2 (Switch)(Puzzle mode - One credit)
Feb 20 - Professor Layton and Pandora's Box (3DS - DS cart)
Feb 21 - Super Smash Bros Ultimate (Switch) (World of Light)
Mar 3 - Ristar (JP version) (PC)
Mar 22 - Wargroove (Switch)
Mar 31 - River City Ransom (Switch - NES rom)
Apr 2 - Donkey Kong '94 (3DS - VC)
Apr 20 - Super Dodge Ball (Switch - NES rom)
Apr 28 - Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4)
May 2 - Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze (Switch)
May 2 - Aladdin SNES (PC emulation)
May 6 - Aladdin Mega Drive (PC Emulator)
Jun 16 - Yakuza Kiwami 2 - Majima Saga (PS4)
Jun 17 - Tetris Effect (PS4) (Normal)
Jun 23 - Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (Switch)
Jun 24 - A Bird Story (PC)
Jun 29 - Crypt of the Necrodancer (Switch)(Cadence) (Jun 30 - Melody)

Loved it. It gets to a point where moving to the rhythm becomes automatic. Then you're thinking about everything moving in turns (i.e. the beat). Apart from that it seems to do the roguelite things well (I'm not a regular with the genre). The variety in weapons, items/spells and equipment is good and all combines for a good top down dungeon crawler.

I particularly liked zone 3's presentation. Levels are split in half between ice and fire with the music shifting between electronic (ice) and rock (fire) versions of the tracks as you move.

Cadence is the regular character. Melody is forced to have a particular weapon, but its strong and its only major drawback is a lack of range. With experience of the zones and that weapon, it was much easier. That unlocked Aria but she's a 2-hit kill (I think) and missing the beat also damages her. So I've moved on to Nocturna. She's from the DLC and has a rather difficult boss sequence at the end of zone 5 (the DLC zone). If I finish that I'll tack her on to the end of this clear.

Jun 30 - Motorsport Manager 3 (Android)

I won the top championship so I consider this completed.

Picked it up for free on a sale (not sure how that works). Nice presentation. Unfortunately I only discovered there were hard difficulty options after a few championships and it didn't feel right jumping up then. A bigger problem for the game is that there never felt there was any risk of things going wrong. It really is a case of going through the motions of raising money to improve facilities to improve the car to perform better in races to win more prize money and earn more sponsorship money and further improve. The game doesn't interrupt that cycle with events/incidents that go against you. From the game I got the impression that a higher difficulty wouldn't help

In the end I played it when there was nothing else to do and when I only had my phone. I won't go back to it.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by stvnorman » July 2nd, 2019, 6:47 pm

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1 Jan: Lego Marvel Super Heroes (PS4)
12 Jan: LittleBigPlanet 3 (PS4)
27 Jan: Raging Justice (Switch)
7 Feb: Mega Man 4 - Mega Man Legacy Collection (Switch)
7 Mar: Trials Fusion (PS4)
15 Mar: Cursed Castilla EX (Switch)
22 Mar: The Witness (PS4)
27 Mar: Call of Duty - Modern Warfare Remastered (PS4)
19 Apr: Resident Evil Remastered (PS4)
20 Apr: Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES / Switch)
25 Apr: Moonlighter (Switch)
26 Apr: Sega Ages Out Run (Switch)
6 May: Mega Man 5 - Mega Man Legacy Collection (Switch)
7 May: What Remains of Edith Finch (PS4)
10 May: Mortal Kombat X (PS4)
23 May: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS4)
24 May: Kid Dracula - Castlevania Anniversary Collection (Switch)
8 June: Cuphead (Switch)
10 June: Super Mario Land (Game Boy)
14 June: Pilotwings (SNES on 3DS)
16 June: Final Fantasy 7 (Switch)
17 June: Castlevania - Castlevania Anniversary Collection (Switch)
26 June: Kid Icarus (NES / Switch)
26 June: Mega Man 6 - Mega Man Legacy Collection (Switch)
27 June: Balloon Kid (Game Boy on 3DS)
29 June: Resident Evil 2 Remake (PS4)

Just realised June was two new but not new games book-ending a bunch of old classics. So glad to have finally played Final Fantasy 7 and Pilotwings, and got through the whole of the first Mega Man Legacy Collection. Resi 2 was fantastic too - second only to Baba is You as my game of the year so far.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Simonsloth » July 2nd, 2019, 10:56 pm

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January:
Tale of Tales Collection
Virginia
Gravity Rush 2
Nier Automata

Feb:
Wolfenstein 2
Prey (2006)
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
Super Ghouls and Ghosts
Aladdin SNES
Aladdin Mega Drive
Donkey Kong

March:
Donkey King Country
Pilotwings
Dino crisis
Pony Island
Ape Escape
Donkey Kong country 2
Donkey Kong Country 3
Monkey Island 2

April:
DK 94
Inside (PS4)
Pony island
Shovel Knight plague of shadows
Dk64
Banjo Kazooie

May:
Banjo Tooie
Furi
Observer
Shovel Knight Specter of Torment

June:
Super Meat Boy
Evil Within
3rd July

Prey (2017)

Loved it. Took far longer than the How Long To Beat estimates for completion as I found myself exploring every nook and cranny a la Bioshock and messed around with the various outcomes. Didn’t end up installing any typhoon mods so will play it again at some point to mess around with those.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by MajorGamer » July 3rd, 2019, 2:23 am

Chopper wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 7:29 am
MajorGamer wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 6:05 am
Jun 24 - Halcyon 6 (PC)
...

I enjoyed the game enough and could certainly it it being someone else's jam.
Certainly has piqued my curiosity. How long did you spend with the game, do you reckon?
It took me about 15 hours to clear it on normal. This was for the Lightspeed version of the game that is supposedly faster than the Classic version. I have no idea what the exact differences are between them but you get both versions when buying it.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Chopper » July 3rd, 2019, 6:30 am

Nice one, thanks Major.

I'm just going to wait till the next Humble is announced on July 5 and then will hoover up the rest of the games I want in the Steam Sale. I doubt any of them will headline the bundle but can't be too careful these days...
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Prey (2017)

Loved it. Took far longer than the How Long To Beat estimates for completion as I found myself exploring every nook and cranny a la Bioshock and messed around with the various outcomes. Didn’t end up installing any typhoon mods so will play it again at some point to mess around with those.
Great stuff! Did you get the trophy for
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Completing the game in the most empathetic manner possible :lol:
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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Simonsloth » July 3rd, 2019, 7:15 am

Chopper wrote:
July 3rd, 2019, 6:30 am
Nice one, thanks Major.

I'm just going to wait till the next Humble is announced on July 5 and then will hoover up the rest of the games I want in the Steam Sale. I doubt any of them will headline the bundle but can't be too careful these days...
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July 2nd, 2019, 10:56 pm
Prey (2017)

Loved it. Took far longer than the How Long To Beat estimates for completion as I found myself exploring every nook and cranny a la Bioshock and messed around with the various outcomes. Didn’t end up installing any typhoon mods so will play it again at some point to mess around with those.
Great stuff! Did you get the trophy for
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Completing the game in the most empathetic manner possible :lol:
?
No I didn’t. Bit gutted about that as I thought I had done enough for it. Not sure where I went wrong on that front if I’m honest. I might never get it as next time I’m going to do the polar opposite.

P.S when mooncrash gets a price drop I’ll be getting it as it’s got bundled VR stuff also. I think my game clock said 58 hours and at the end I wanted more so will look forward to that when it gets a price cut.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Chopper » July 3rd, 2019, 7:42 am

I didn't know Mooncrash had a VR element! I need to get right on that!!

*glances uneasily at 6-months-unused PSVR*

I don't think you'll regret buying Mooncrash when it's on sale. Really interesting stuff.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Simonsloth » July 3rd, 2019, 7:55 am

Chopper wrote:
July 3rd, 2019, 7:42 am
I didn't know Mooncrash had a VR element! I need to get right on that!!

*glances uneasily at 6-months-unused PSVR*

I don't think you'll regret buying Mooncrash when it's on sale. Really interesting stuff.
Haha I’m the same. I just can’t get in the right mindset to want to hook it up.

It was added recently for free for mooncrash owners only

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Flabyo » July 3rd, 2019, 8:31 am

@simon
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Max empathy is kind of vague, even the achievement hunters haven’t yet nailed the exact things that guarantee it. But it seems you need to save everyone you can, and not hide things from people (you find out how much of a horrible person Morgan was, you have to own up to that when the opportunity presents itself)

The final scene with the grand reveal of what really happened should have given you some hints from what was said about what you might’ve missed.

There are a couple of non-standard game overs that are fun as well, such as just using the escape pod and screwing everyone over :).

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Simonsloth » July 3rd, 2019, 8:59 am

Flabyo wrote:
July 3rd, 2019, 8:31 am
@simon
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Max empathy is kind of vague, even the achievement hunters haven’t yet nailed the exact things that guarantee it. But it seems you need to save everyone you can, and not hide things from people (you find out how much of a horrible person Morgan was, you have to own up to that when the opportunity presents itself)

The final scene with the grand reveal of what really happened should have given you some hints from what was said about what you might’ve missed.

There are a couple of non-standard game overs that are fun as well, such as just using the escape pod and screwing everyone over :).
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yeah I did the escape pod one when I first had the opportunity then again when I blew up the station to see if it changed anything. I saw the achievement list where you escape in Dahl’s shuttle with him but didn’t get around to that one. The weird thing is my feedback from everyone at the end was so good that I can’t think of why I didn’t get it. The only thing I can think of is that I did the blowing up the station and nullwave transmitter missions concurrently so when I arrived at the bridge at the end I could press either switch. Igwe said something along the lines of I don’t think he even knew what he was doing. I killed quite a few humans too. Not sure really. I got a few trophies which I didn’t deserve like finding all crew and reading all emails when I didn’t. I thought I deserved this one.

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Flabyo » July 3rd, 2019, 9:30 am

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Well killing possessed crew instead of knocking them out definitely counts against the empathy stat, not sure how many you can get away with though, cause I didn’t manage to save them all and I’ve got this one popped.

There’s basically a hidden morality meter in the game, and you never know which actions are adjusting it,

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by ReprobateGamer » July 4th, 2019, 9:14 am

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Jan - Lego Marvel Avengers
Jan - Titanfall 2
Feb - Oxenfree
March - Gorogoa
April - Resident Evil 2 Remake - Leon A + Claire 2nd Run + Runaway
April - Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 - story
April - holedown
June - Abzú
July 3rd - Gears Of War 4 (story) - Xbox One

Completed the campaign last night. It remains a by the numbers retelling of a Gears story down to the enemy antagonist that is killed without any of their back story being revealed. The final chapter was a welcome diversion to the rest (though I'm not surprised that somehow Gears of War turned a mech fight into a cover shooter).
I'm looking forward to seeing what the Coalition do with the next one as they certainly proved capable but it wasn't a stretch.

Haven't yet tried any of the multiplayer but I've never been much of a Gears player outside of campaign runs so without buddies to go in with, I'm not tempted to go in (fun though Horde mode is)

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Re: Games Completed 2019

Post by Alex79uk » July 5th, 2019, 4:26 pm

Alex79uk wrote:
January 20th, 2019, 4:10 pm
JAN - Super Mario Land (Nintendo Gameboy)
JAN - Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle (Megadrive on PS4)
FEB - Professor Layton & The Curious Village (Android)
FEB - Donkey Kong '94 (Nintendo Gameboy)
FEB - Donkey Kong Country (SNES)
FEB - Chuchel (Android)
FEB - Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4)
MAR - Spider-Man (PS4)
MAR - Florence (Android)
MAR - Where On Google Earth Is Carmen Sandiego (Browser)
MAR - Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered (PS4)
MAR - Final Fantasy X (PS Vita)
MAY - Söldner-X 2 (PS Vita)
MAY - Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (PS4)
MAY - The Punisher (Arcade on PS Vita)
JUN - Super Mario Bros. (NES on Switch)
JUN - Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (PS4)
JUL - Windjammers (Arcade Mode) (PS Vita)

Heard people go on about this game for years, equating it more to a fighting game than a sports title, but I'm not sure I'd go that far considering the very limited move set on each character. It's fun though, but not sure I'll go back to it much. Bet it would be a lot more fun against humans in couch multiplayer though.

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