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JohnnyShoulder

@Kalvort Katana Zero is only currently available for pc and switch. Thanks for the recommendation though, it has always been on my wishlist.

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Kalvort

@JohnnyShoulder oh sorry I thought it hit PSN already ;/ Anyway, if you liked the Hotline Miami games, this will hit the spot nicely!!

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KALofKRYPTON

Finished Uncharted 3 Remastered last night.
Nicest of the bunch to play so far, but I think 2 is the strongest narratively so far.

Moving on to Golden Abyss next, which I've finished before, but it was a long while ago!

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RR529

I just finished up Kingdom Hearts III, and I'm very emotionally conflicted right now. Definitely need time to process my thoughts on it.

I also recently finished Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna, the Golden Country (full thoughts in the "Impressions/Reviews" thread), which was great.

Currently Playing:
Switch - Blade Strangers
PS4 - Kingdom Hearts III, Tetris Effect (VR)

RogerRoger

@KALofKRYPTON Fair enough. I was really hoping you'd join me in calling Uncharted 3 the best of the PS3 trilogy, but I'll take half an agreement over no agreement at all.

Enjoy your handheld adventuring!

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KALofKRYPTON

@RogerRoger The horseback section is the best bit of the series so far. Without doubt.
I'm tempted to say that 3 feels phoned in, but that's grossly unfair. It's a fine game, perhaps it's playing them in quick succession, but 2 just felt a more complete experience. The narrative and script felt weighty.

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RogerRoger

@KALofKRYPTON Yeah, even I've got to admit that, when Naughty Dog said they'd created a whole bunch of gameplay set-pieces before figuring out a plot with which to tie them together, I nodded along. I loved the focus on the relationship between Nate and Sully, but it was all fairly fluffy stuff, with plenty of random "Okay, let's go over here then!" curveballs and padding.

Will be very interested to see what you make of A Thief's End now!

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KALofKRYPTON

@RogerRoger I did have 4 on release. Went through about a third of it I think, not sure what distracted me from it, but I lent it out and never went back to it.
It was good from what I remember.

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Arugula

@KALofKRYPTON I remember really looking forward to it and my wife watched me play it. Beautiful game and technically top notch but it pretty basic from a gameplay perspective. My personal favourite is the supposed spinoff DLC, Lost Legacy, interested to see your thoughts on that.

I suppose my overriding point is that with sequel after sequel dvrs get tethered in to explaining certain story points and can only do so much. LL had that same freshness that U2 had; established characters, free reign.

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crimsontadpoles

Monster Hunter World Iceborne. I've completed the main story and did a bit of the post-game things, but missed plenty of quests and other side activities. I really enjoyed the expansion, but after playing so much of it I now want to move on and give it a rest.

The core gameplay involves hunting down these huge monsters, in what feels like epic boss fights. There's a variety of different monsters to battle, and plenty of weapon types to choose from (Hammer and Insect Glaive are my favourites). The basic gameplay loop involves battling monsters to get materials, then using the materials to craft new weapons and armour in order to be able to defeat tougher monsters.

Iceborne is an expansion which takes place after the main game, and involves travelling to a new icy area and encountering new monsters.

My favourite thing about Iceborne is the monsters. Whereas the base game was a bit lacking in the weirder and wackier monsters, the Iceborne expansion had a good selection of unique monsters. My main issue with the monsters was that a lot of the returning monsters from past games were revealed before the expansion was released, so there weren't many surprises.

Iceborne also features a new hub area. This is quite a nice quality of life improvement, as it is much smaller and more compact then the hub from the main game, so hunters won't need to run as far to get to where they want to go.

My main gripe is that, as a solo hunter, the game is more pushy about encouraging multiplayer than past games. As well as some pop ups, there's a few monsters that are next to impossible to complete solo, such as the Siege monsters.

But overall, the game was a lot of fun, and I really enjoyed it.

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Rudy_Manchego

So I've been completely taken down by a chest infection this last week and only now managed to get online properly. Before being laid low by the lurgy, I did manage to finish off Devil May Cry 5 in an initial story run.

I know a few people mentioned that they struggle with these types of games, especially with chaining combos etc. and I would put myself into that camp. However, I had the game at 'Human' difficulty which is I guess either easy or normal of the two starting settings and that was a level I was comfortable with which meant I could make some mistakes and it not cost too dear so there was some forgiving.

Overall, I really liked this game as daft as it was. Having not played much DMC since the original on PS2, I wasn't up on all the characters etc. but the story was ok for what it was, there was some interesting ideas. There are three playable characters that you have to take on for different missions and this gave some great variety and did mix things up though sometimes I'd get used to one character and have them down and then have to swap out for a different character but overal this was balanced well. Action is over the top, completely ridiculous, as was the various weapons and upgrades. Obviously this isn't subtle.

One thing I would say is that this game is absolutely GORGEOUS to look at and so smooth. The character models in cut scenes are incredibly impressive and the action is so good even when there is a lot on screen. I was playing on a Pro in 4k and it looked great and I got zero slow down. It was one of those games where you look at it and have to stop to admire how wonderful it looks.

So another really solid Capcom game!

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KALofKRYPTON

Arugula wrote:

@KALofKRYPTON I remember really looking forward to it and my wife watched me play it. Beautiful game and technically top notch but it pretty basic from a gameplay perspective. My personal favourite is the supposed spinoff DLC, Lost Legacy, interested to see your thoughts on that.

I suppose my overriding point is that with sequel after sequel dvrs get tethered in to explaining certain story points and can only do so much. LL had that same freshness that U2 had; established characters, free reign.

And Claudia Black - who makes everything better!

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RogerRoger

@crimsontadpoles I'm not surprised to hear you echo a familiar reaction to Iceborne, namely that you reach a point where you've just played the game enough, and wanna give it a break. Your point about feeling pushed towards multiplayer also reminds me of my solo experience with Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, a game designed around the concept of teaming up with friends in order to take down boss mechs with neverending health bars. Funnily enough, it includes a Monster Hunter crossover level as an Easter Egg, too! Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself regardless.

@Rudy_Manchego Eek; hope you're fully recovered soon, buddy. Glad you were at least able to use your downtime productively and enjoy a decent game!

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Simon_Fitzgerald

I've just recently finished Death Stranding sinking a solid 50 hours into it, excellent game. I also just finished off The Last Guardian after picking it up in the sale, it was a rather janky experience but a fun little adventure none the less.

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Kidfried

Yesterday I beat Donut County (and platinumed it, really easy).

It was a nice game to play in between some other games. Even though at times it felt hardly like a game at all and more like an interactive experience. And I don't mean that as something I am holding against the game, although some others probably will. I really liked it when it evoked a sense of wonder - and the game could have benefited for even more moments like that.

It's definitely a game I would recommend to kids. Looking back that might be the game's target audience after all. To me, it was nice, but not ambitious enough to be extremely memorable.

Kidfried

RogerRoger

@Kidfried Thanks for writing up your thoughts. I'd always been vaguely interested in this because, as you say, it seemed like a delightful stop-gap game for enjoyment between bigger releases (and it's currently a fiver in the PSN sale). I've nothing against light-touch gameplay, and am basically a big kid who giggled at its reverse-katamari concept anyway, so might give it a try.

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mookysam

@Rudy_Manchego Sounds ace. It's not a genre I'm that comfortable with as I can't ever get proper combos going either, but this actually sounds quite accessible. I did complete Devil May Cry 4 and enjoyed it despite finding it rather tough. And the dafter the story the better with these types of games!

@Kidfried I'd not heard of that before. It sounds like a pretty chill experience to break things up a bit.

Thank you NHS

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Ralizah

Beat DOOM (the old one) and Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair on Switch Lite.

By the time I have reviews of those posted, I'll likely have also beaten DOOM II: Hell on Earth on PC and Clock Tower 3 on the PS2.

Playing depressing games alone in my cold, dark room <3

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