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 Post subject: Nex Machina
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 16:33 
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This was one of the titles mentioned at PSX last week , from Housemarque (creators of Resogun / Super Stardust) and Eugene Jarvis (creator of Defender / Robotron / Smash TV)

http://www.housemarque.com/games/nexmachina/

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We've capture four minutes of furious firing from Resogun dev Housemarque's new game, Nex Machina.

Watch as we clumsily blast our way around the top-down twin-stick shooter, faring rather badly against the trampling horde of enemies chasing us.

Nex Machina was announced at PlayStation Experience this past weekend. It's a collaboration with Eugene Jarvis, whose Defender and Robotron: 2084 arcade games helped birth this entire industry. No pressure.

Housemarque's Resogun was a standout PlayStation 4 launch title in 2013, much in the same way Super Stardust HD was for PlayStation 3 in 2007. In other words: Housemarque delivers the goods.

Nex Machina is due out on PS4 next year.



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 Post subject: Re: Nex Machina
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Well that's somewhat relevant to my interests.


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 Post subject: Re: Nex Machina
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Very much a day 1 purchase for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Nex Machina
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 Post subject: Re: Nex Machina
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Released today !!!!


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P4 Network - 9/10

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Nexus - 8/10

Push Square - 9/10

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 Post subject: Re: Nex Machina
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 Post subject: Re: Nex Machina
PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:53 
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Superb. I'd preordered it anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: Nex Machina
PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 15:02 
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Dr Zoidberg wrote:
Superb. I'd preordered it anyway.


I was going to do the same last week but then I figured it would be a given for PS+ at some point. Which feels stingy given it's only a tenner, but I'm disgruntled that pretty much every "good" game that's come out on PS+ in the last year or so is one I already own.


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 Post subject: Re: Nex Machina
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If you would like to see what a typical game is - this was my second go on Arcade - on rookie


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 Post subject: Re: Nex Machina
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 Post subject: Re: Nex Machina
PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:47 
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Holy Jesus Fuck yes please.

Mrs T has just started a job that involves working away a couple of nights a week so I think I have just just found the thing to keep me busy/distracted while she is away.

And when she's back actually. Bollocks to her this looks awesome.

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 Post subject: Re: Nex Machina
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It's superb. Looking forward to more time with this tonight.


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 Post subject: Re: Nex Machina
PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:55 
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I had a 'quick go' on this last night. 90 minutes later my protesting eyes made me give up.

It's really intense becasue there's a relentless pace to clearing out a level where you are looking to rescue humans, find secrets, pick up power ups and destroy enemies while staying alive and trying to rack up a massive score. The minute you kill that last enemy it's onto the next room so you can't just blast away with gay abandon apart from ealier in the level.

I'm playing it through on Rookie and that is already insane - I dread to think what the other difficulties look like.

Overall if Robotron, Smash TV, Resogun are the kind of things you like, this is the kind of thing you will *really* like.

All the bananas out of 1000

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 Post subject: Re: Nex Machina
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I played some more of this at the weekend and yet again got into a position where tearing myself away was unfeasibly difficult. Each time I finish playing I just want to dive immediately back in and save more humans or find more secrets or try a different secondary weapon. It's a grab bag of tricks and every single one of the tricks works.

I realise the whole twin stick, 2d nature of the the game is always going to be something that will appeal to my primitive gaming sensibilities but prior to Nex Machina I had been trudging through free twin stick shooter Alienation because I thought it scratched that itch.

Looking back with hindsight it's clear with Alienation I would play it to see if the game would get better, with Nex Machina I boot it up to see if I can get better.

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 Post subject: Re: Nex Machina
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just bought uit too, on basis of this sentence in the EG review (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017- ... ina-review)


"One night, in the dark of a Finnish winter, Housemarque summoned the devil. And the devil was Eugene Jarvis."

@trousers agreed, alienation just bored me after 5 mins.. but i kept playing a bit afterwards (because i did like playing with my daughter in coop)

not had time yet for a serious game..

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 Post subject: Re: Nex Machina
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Does this have local co-op?!

I've been playing a fair bit of Alienation with my boy and while it's enjoyable it does have plenty of meh.

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 Post subject: Re: Nex Machina
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Findus Fop wrote:
Dr Zoidberg wrote:
Superb. I'd preordered it anyway.


I was going to do the same last week but then I figured it would be a given for PS+ at some point. Which feels stingy given it's only a tenner, but I'm disgruntled that pretty much every "good" game that's come out on PS+ in the last year or so is one I already own.


yes i sort of feart that as well... but eugene jarvis.....

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 Post subject: Re: Nex Machina
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The PS Plus thing was my worry as well but I have the patience of a 6 year old child and the salary of a middle aged company director. What could possibly go wrong there? Oh look a massive backlog of games I haven't played. Ever.

I also figured I would rather throw the money at them to encourage them to make more things like this rather than pick it up next year as a freebie.

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 Post subject: Re: Nex Machina
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Zardoz wrote:
Does this have local co-op?!

I've been playing a fair bit of Alienation with my boy and while it's enjoyable it does have plenty of meh.


Yes it does, but sadly no online co-op.

I've *almost* done a full run through on a single credit on the easiest difficulty now - died on the last boss and then killed him about 30 seconds later.
There's a lot of hidden stuff I've not found yet though so plenty of room to improve on the score.


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 Post subject: Re: Nex Machina
PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:47 
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Managed to 1CC it last night on Rookie.

Having played the entire thing now and had a few goes in Arena mode I feel like I have barely scratched the surface and it's a game I've ostensibly "completed". I fucking love it when games do that to me.

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 Post subject: Re: Nex Machina
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Dr Z I have added you on PSN


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 Post subject: Re: Nex Machina
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Sorry 'bout that.


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 Post subject: Re: Nex Machina
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https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2017/07 ... sf94910383

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My Life in Games: Robotron 2084, Smash TV, Nex Machina pioneer Eugene Jarvis

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 Post subject: Re: Nex Machina
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Well played, Trousers.


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 Post subject: Re: Nex Machina
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Dr Zoidberg wrote:
Well played, Trousers.


By the absolute narrowest of margins.

After that though I wanted to play it immediately again thereafter because it's so pure in its execution.

I really liked Resogun and SuperStardust but this feels like it's been put together with so much care and attention it makes them look almost slapdash by comparison.

Yes I do love it so much I want to marry it.

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 Post subject: Re: Nex Machina
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Trousers wrote:
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Well played, Trousers.


By the absolute narrowest of margins.



Errr, sorry Trousers.


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 Post subject: Re: Nex Machina
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Dr Zoidberg wrote:
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Well played, Trousers.


By the absolute narrowest of margins.



Errr, sorry Trousers.


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 Post subject: Re: Nex Machina
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It's just so so good this.

This is one of those rare, arcade perfect things. A pure, undiluted game.

It's worth every penny.

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 Post subject: Re: Nex Machina
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 Post subject: Re: Nex Machina
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Skeptobot.

I'm not great.... But I love it. Do add me if we aren't already friends.

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