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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Alex79uk » July 6th, 2019, 9:39 am

clippa wrote:
July 6th, 2019, 9:31 am

respawning enemies.
They only respawn when you rest though, like other Souls template games.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by clippa » July 6th, 2019, 10:15 am

Hmm? I was going a couple of screens forward and then realising I had to go the other way and the previous screens were full of enemies again.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Flabyo » July 6th, 2019, 10:28 am

I’m just not a fan of games where you work out the pattern to beat a boss but the game still wants you to do it a couple dozen times before it lets you carry on.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by clippa » July 6th, 2019, 10:31 am

Oh, there we go - https://steamcommunity.com/app/367520/d ... 301576401/
Only the small and weak enemies respawn after leaving a room. The tougher ones are gone until you sit on a bench.
It was the little twatty ones that were getting on my nerves because I found the combat so dull, at least early on, I was seeing a screen full of the little buggers and sighing "here we go again. I just bloody cleared this room."

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Suits » July 6th, 2019, 3:15 pm

I had another go at Virtual Racing Expert Final race and beat it first time - standard.

I’m not sure what it is about that game but it’s bloody beautiful.

There’s that fine line of filling in the rest of the suggested graphics with your own imagination, which is what I love about older games.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by ratsoalbion » July 6th, 2019, 4:41 pm

*Virtua
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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Suits » July 6th, 2019, 4:52 pm

ratsoalbion wrote:
July 6th, 2019, 4:41 pm
*Virtua
😜
You know what, I typed that, then changed it, then thought yes, then no - then called it a Virtua Boy.

😄😄

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by ratsoalbion » July 6th, 2019, 4:53 pm

Hand over your gun and your badge.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Alex79uk » July 6th, 2019, 5:34 pm

You're not wrong, it's a stunning looking game. I really think M2 have excelled themselves this time (shonky online features notwithstanding). I'd love to see more games given this treatment. Not a reimagining or an update of, but a remaster in the truest sense.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Suits » July 6th, 2019, 8:36 pm

Alex - Have you seen the M2 interview from MLG ??

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Alex79uk » July 6th, 2019, 8:46 pm

No, what's MLG? I'll have a look :)

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by KSubzero1000 » July 6th, 2019, 8:48 pm

I think he's talking about the interview on the My Life in Gaming YouTube channel. But they barely mention any game other than Battle Garegga. I can't remember anything about Virtua Racing...

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Suits » July 6th, 2019, 8:49 pm

My Life In Gaming.

Take a look man, I’m a very big fan of their content, excellent documentary they did based on the focus and detail of M2 early this year.

Cup of tea and a Kat-Kat jobbie.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Suits » July 6th, 2019, 8:51 pm

KSubzero1000 wrote:
July 6th, 2019, 8:48 pm
I think he's talking about the interview on the My Life in Gaming YouTube channel. But they barely mention any game other than Battle Garegga. I can't remember anything about Virtua Racing...
Yeah, that’s the one man.

I enjoyed the way in which M2 talk about their projects 😎😎.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Alex79uk » July 6th, 2019, 8:52 pm

Cool thanks, I'll check it out!

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Stanshall » July 6th, 2019, 8:53 pm

They did two M2 docs, with one specifically focused on shmups (M2 ShotTriggers). Bloody good stuff.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by clippa » July 6th, 2019, 10:07 pm

I don't think I've ever played the game but I remember enjoying the digitalfoundry video on virtua vacing. That's worth a watch. It was Interesting hearing about all the different ports and their quirks.


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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Suits » July 6th, 2019, 10:42 pm

clippa wrote:
July 6th, 2019, 10:07 pm
I don't think I've ever played the game but I remember enjoying the digitalfoundry video on virtua vacing.
Yes, which is very good.

I have history with this game.

This was big business when it came out. Or it was to me anyway.

I was young, March 1994 I had just turned 10, so this was hot on the noise off the playground in South Wales.

I was no where near being able to consider this game as a potential gift, given the time of year release and price of £70.

But because of that price point and crazy visual appearance to will ever be a solid part of video game fantasy for me.

The fact that it still plays well today is a testament of solid game design in my opinion.

It taps into that, 'just one more go' feeling.

To have finally conquered it, is quite a fulfilling feeling.

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by Alex79uk » July 7th, 2019, 12:11 am

Played a bit of each of the PS+ games this evening. Really enjoyed the first 90 minutes or so of Detroit, just played the scenario where you're helping the painter. The voice actor for him sounds a lot like Mike off Breaking Bad, but I've not looked it up yet.*

Also did the first area of Horizon Chase Turbo. This game was fantastic for mobile and its even better on console, really fun! And friends leaderboards is always a great bonus in games like this...

*Ah, it's Lance Henriksen!

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Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Post by ReprobateGamer » July 7th, 2019, 12:11 pm

Okay, so here we go.

TrueAchievements is holding it's annual bean dive currently. For those who don't know it's a ten day event where participants aim to play a game until an achievement is unlocked then they move onto the next game.
It's a deliberate attempt to encourage you to play some of the games in your backlog. It also then forces you to play a lot more to rebuilt your completion ratio ... more details here: https://www.trueachievements.com/n38321/bean-dive-2019

Which means I've played 11 new games in the last 72 hours (takes deep breath) - I'll keep everything thought to three sentences or less in a vague homage to the podcast

Borderlands 2 - Have played previously on PS3 but this was the handsome collection. Got this achievement without moving my character as I had a look at all the customisation options and it popped. Next game ...
Everspace - space dog fighting with a possible roguelite element? Disappointed I couldn't barrel roll. Will come back to.
Bridge Constructor Portal - exactly what it says on the tin. Glados makes for an interesting addition to the puzzle construction genre. I'll be trying this with my daughters
Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) - platformer made with the assistance of an Eskimo tribe. Didn't realise there was a co-op option. Looks engaging
Rime - been wanting to play this game as it seems to riff off from Journey. Boy has funny run. Daughter interested in seeing more
Tacoma - wife seemed intrigued by this game with the zero-g opening. She missed my basket for three points and first achievement before having managed to actually do anything more
Wargroove - lovely little game but graphics seem a little too rough despite the pixel art style. Anime opening leaves me wondering just which side are the bad guys. Like turn based strategy so i will return
The Gardens Beneath - Had thought there was a platforming element to this quirky puzzler. There really isn't but a take on time control that shows promise
Old Mans' Journey - This actually is a platformer albeit at a slower pace with the gimmick that you move the landscape so your character can reach it. really not certain what I think of this
Forza Horizon 2 - The Italian countryside looks a little false compared to driving around north Britain in FH4. Think with the amount to do in the latest franchise offering that this won't see a lot of use.
Bastion - been on my pile of shame since the first summer of gaming. narrator is still great but the controls feel clunky now. Suspect this will go back on my pile of shame

Phew. There are some crazy folks on TA who have manged to play over a hundred games enough to pop an achievement in the same time :shock:

I have more games that are sitting lurking so there is likely to be a part two later in the week

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