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Rudy_Manchego

I haven't had much time for gaming this last week after taking on more responsibility at work but I've been ploughing through Golf Story on the Switch. Real gem of an indie and suits Switch perfectly.

Now I may be an idiot, but there's one thing I am not sir, and that sir, is an idiot

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JoeBlogs

I finally beat Downwell on the Vita a couple of days ago... So now I'm trying to do it again on hard mode.

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@JJ-Firl Thanks - it was your advice to use the arm-spin style that got me to the final boss with 7 hit points, and I finally beat it with just 1 to spare. I've got to 3-2 on hard mode. It certainly lives up to its name!

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RogerRoger

KratosMD wrote:

Yeah, I think SEGA is good at organising fan events simply because they're a smaller company than EA, Activision and so on. So they want to be more in touch with their fans (even though that sometimes doesn't always work out with their Sonic games ).

I agree. After I replied to you and thought about it for a bit, I realised that SEGA are the perfect size to be able to reach out like that; they're a big enough deal for people to recognise them and their mascot, but they're not exactly a modern powerhouse of gaming. Their games have become nostalgia-riddled curiosities more than anything, and I'm really pleased that they've managed to tap into that market, especially since it seems to be popular (enough to take a few risks every now and again... remember Alpha Protocol?).

Shenmue can't be a day-one for me, not right now. I reckon it'll be something I get early next year and just sink into for a couple weeks. If I get there before you, I'll tag you in any thoughts I share.

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Tasuki

Started playing Ori and the Blind Forest last night on Xbox One and what a treat this game is. The graphics are gorgeous. Gameplay wise it's a Metroidvania but that's ok. If you have a Xbox One or a PC this is a must play title.

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KratosMD

Now that I'm done with Yakuza 0 and DMC4, I decided to start focusing on playing one game at a time. So now I'm playing through MGS: Peace Walker. I'm about 1/4 into the game I believe and I feel like it just keeps getting better and better. It constantly introduces new aspects to the game and the pacing is really well. As I've said before, I like that the missions aren't too long, they're very bite-sized compared to other MGS games. The resource management part of it is so addicting and I've now even unlocked a mini-game where you auto-fight other enemies á la Naval Battles from Black Flag, which is also a neat little thing.

It truly feels like you are Big Boss, as you're expanding Mother Base and managing all these things. I'm glad I didn't skip this game like I did with Portable Ops, which was utter rubbish. PW feels like a real MGS game.

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Started playing DmC: Devil May Cry today and I might stir up a lot of hate for this, but I'm honestly having more fun with this game than I've had with any of the previous four games. This just feels like a modern game. There's no fixed camera anymore, you can control the camera all the time and it's not inverted like in DMC4. You also get double jump right off the bat (you had to unlock it previously, and for each weapon that you were using, like what?) and the combat just feels much smoother. It doesn't feel stiff like the other games.

I can't form a complete opinion of Dante yet, but I'm liking his character so far. And this actually feels like a real DMC game. Everything feels the same, but improved. Based on everyone hating on the game, I thought that it deviated heavily from the DMC formula, but it doesn't. I'm really excited now to play more of it.

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Optimusultimus

Currently playing Enter the Gungeon on my switch, and playing fallout 3 for ATLEAST the 4th time on pc.

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RR529

Spent about an hour on Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker this morning. Cleared the first 8 levels with all gems and all but one special objective. Pretty unique and charming so far.

Also started up Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon recently, and am on the last level. I haven't had much experience with Castlevania before (other than Adventure & the demo for Mirror of Fate both on 3DS), but I'm really enjoying this. I'm playing "Casual" (infinite lives) right now, but once I'm through I'm gonna try a "Classic" run (as far as I can tell, I would've lost about 5 or 6 lives about now if they were enabled).

Both on Switch.

Currently Playing:
Switch - NSMBU Deluxe
PS4 - Moss

Tasuki

@RR529 Don't want to sound rude but you can't compare Mirror of Fate to Classic Castlevanias they are two different styles of games. In fact the only comparison they have is they have Castlevania in their names.

It be like me saying I drove a Model T and a Formula 1 race car and comparing the two. Yeah they both are cars but nothing alike.

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mookysam

@RR529 I enjoyed Curse of the Moon a lot. Nightmare mode was quite fun to go through. Nice little game that scratches the classic 'vania itch.

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Kidfried

@mookysam can't wait til I get to play that game. It looks like it was made for me for sure.

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@Kidfried It surprised me a lot considering it was a Kickstarter stretch goal - they really nailed it. I played it on the Vita because I love its D-pad.

Cannot wait for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. A lot of people have moaned about it but I think it looks ace!

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Kidfried

@mookysam I think it looks promising too, even though I like Curse of the Moon's artstyle better.

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mookysam

@Kidfried Yeah, I'm not too keen on the 2.5D, preferring the lovely pixel art of Iga's Castlevania games. The 8-bit style of Curse of the Moon is really detailed and colourful.

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KratosMD

I've been playing MGS4 all evening and I just got done with helping Meryl fight off some crazy enemies at the start of the game. So I'm a couple of hours into my playthrough right now and so far the game has been a blast.

One thing that I'm absolutely loving so far is Drebin's Shop. A feature like this is what makes newer instalments better than previous ones. The fact that I can at any point in time buy ammo, weapons and customisation parts is incredible. This is a major step-up in terms of pushing the franchise forward, as now I don't ever have to worry about running into a major obstacle in the game. Also, they're making it a fun and addicting side thing to explore and collect as many weapons as possible in order to get as much of the currency as you can, which is brilliant.

I have tons of stuff that I can say about the game that I'm really loving, but the above was the most important thing for me. As I said, QOL improvements like these are what make newer games better in my book. Now I can have more fun with the game and enjoy it as the story unfolds. Good stuff.

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JohnnyShoulder

@KratosMD If MGS4 ever got the remastered (it won't) I would jump at the chance to get it. MGSV never clicked with me for various reasons and would love to play a more 'traditional' MGS game again.

We are now in a world of people being offended for other people who they think should be offended, who arent offended.

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KratosMD

@JohnnyShoulder Yeah I've been constantly hearing how divisive MGSV is among people so I can definitely see how some would want to play a more traditional MGS game. But in my case, I think I'll welcome MGSV with open arms since at that time I'll have played through almost all MGS games and I'd love to see a new take on the formula.

But yeah, MGS4 might be the last traditional MGS game that I'll be playing, so I'm definitely going to savour the experience.

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So I've been playing some more MGS4 and I just remembered how in-depth the lore of the MGS universe really is. I encountered Liquid Ocelot in the game, and I had never heard of that combination of names before. Apparently it's Revolver Ocelot with Liquid Snake's personality after he transfused Liquid's arm and acquired his mentality, which I know happened in MGS2 but I never actually fully realised this. That's so bizarre to me.

While I was reading about this, I decided to also read about how Big Boss still has a presence in MGS4, because at the end of Metal Gear 1 (MSX), Solid Snake kills him. But apparently, it wasn't Big Boss who was killed. It was instead his doppelgänger Venom Snake, which is the protagonist of TPP. It all makes sense now.

I'm just flabbergasted at how Kojima managed to make 30 years of video game series lore fit so perfectly. The man thought of literally everything, it all makes perfect sense. God damn I love these games.

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