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 Post subject: Re: What's Everyone Playing?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:38 
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I started Minecraft Dungeons last night with 3 friends. They weren't convinced but I like it!

It does have a Chaos Engine vibe to it and who would have thunk it, it pays if you stick together and work as a team.


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 Post subject: Re: What's Everyone Playing?
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Mario 64. Never got that far into it originally, or on many failed emulation/re-release attempts, but it's good fun. The 20-something year old 3d engine shows its age though.


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 Post subject: Re: What's Everyone Playing?
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Anyone ever played any of the Panza Dragoon games? I’m playing PD: Orca from the original Xbox and it’s fucking awesome. My finger hurts like shit smashing the fire button like a loon.


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 Post subject: Re: What's Everyone Playing?
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Satsuma wrote:
Anyone ever played any of the Panza Dragoon games? I’m playing PD: Orca from the original Xbox and it’s fucking awesome. My finger hurts like shit smashing the fire button like a loon.


Yep. It's ace isn't it?


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 Post subject: Re: What's Everyone Playing?
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TheVision wrote:
Satsuma wrote:
Anyone ever played any of the Panza Dragoon games? I’m playing PD: Orca from the original Xbox and it’s fucking awesome. My finger hurts like shit smashing the fire button like a loon.


Yep. It's ace isn't it?


Yes it is! Graphics are lovely and vibrant like old Sega games and it plays like Space Harrier x on rails light gun game. It’s just a really fun blast.


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 Post subject: Re: What's Everyone Playing?
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Not really sure where else to mention this but Hidden Folks has recently had a free update on all platforms to add a new set of levels they're calling 'On Tour'. Possibly of interest to at least @GazChap @Goddess Jasmine and @Doctor Glyndwr (is that all I need to do to tag stuff for their attention?)


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Ah, cheers Bamba :)

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 Post subject: Re: What's Everyone Playing?
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Satsuma wrote:
TheVision wrote:
Satsuma wrote:
Anyone ever played any of the Panza Dragoon games? I’m playing PD: ORTA from the original Xbox and it’s fucking awesome. My finger hurts like shit smashing the fire button like a loon.


Yep. It's ace isn't it?


Yes it is! Graphics are lovely and vibrant like old Sega games and it plays like Space Harrier x on rails light gun game. It’s just a really fun blast.


No hang on, it’s an epic version of Star Fox.

Star Fox on the WiiU should have been this.


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 Post subject: Re: What's Everyone Playing?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:50 
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The Boy had just started playing Super Mario Galaxy on the Wii. It's so twee!


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 Post subject: Re: What's Everyone Playing?
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Bamba wrote:
Not really sure where else to mention this but Hidden Folks has recently had a free update on all platforms to add a new set of levels they're calling 'On Tour'. Possibly of interest to at least @GazChap @Goddess Jasmine and @Doctor Glyndwr (is that all I need to do to tag stuff for their attention?)

Oooh, thanks @bamba :)

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 Post subject: Re: What's Everyone Playing?
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OlliOlli2 has turned out to be a bit of a bargain at £1.99 (for Gold members). Plays like a mix of Tony Hawk, Trials and Canabalt. The controls take a while to click though - even with just a few controls, it's very easy to get them mixed up, but eventually everything clicks and soon it's easy to string together long combos.

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 Post subject: Re: What's Everyone Playing?
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I loved the first game and played the hell out of it, but the second one left me a bit cold for some reason. I think it got more complicated and the graphics while objectively better didn’t have the same level of charm for me.

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 Post subject: Re: What's Everyone Playing?
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I wanted to love Olli olli on the vita but never got beyond being shit at it. Always got the controls muddled.


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 Post subject: Re: What's Everyone Playing?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 15:22 
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Been a patchy few weeks.

No Man's Sky: exploring, hunkering down to avoid the cold, refuelling, launching, skimming across the surface of planets, bursting through the atmosphere. A genuine, peerless buzz. But the inventory management is too punitive and onerous. And the planets still lack diversity or character. Ditched.

Just Cause 4: looks gorgeous, real joy in propelling yourself around the island with your grapple and 'chute, but the missions feel samey just two missions in, which is quite an achievement. And there's no opportunity for stealth. Which sounds like a ridiculous criticism of Just Cause, but there are times when it would be nice to pick apart a heavily guarded outpost before loosing all hell. As it is, every encounter goes from 0-100 in 1 second. Ditched.

Pro Evo 2020: Looks nice, menus suck, controls well. There may be fun to be had in Master League, if they've sorted out the endless dry communiques you have to click through, and the seemingly endless and tedious transfer windows. Continuing, for now.

Modern Warfare (the remastered thingy): Never played it before. Gunplay is horrible (or I'm horrible at the gunplay). Didn't click with me, and I didn't find the spectacle all that gripping. Ditched.

Horizon Zero Dawn: I'm sick of enormous, expositional cut scenes. And I've concluded that I hate riding horses. Ditched.

XCOM Chimera: Only a couple of missions in, but loving it. Love the breeziness of it all, from the art style to the peppy characters. It feels more like a puzzle game than a strategy game, and I'm finding it much less stressful than normal XCOM, so far.

Speaking of puzzles games, I picked up the Witness again yesterday. I want to love it, but I'm finding it impossible to feel at all invested in it.


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 Post subject: Re: What's Everyone Playing?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 13:42 
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Satsuma wrote:
Anyone ever played any of the Panza Dragoon games? I’m playing PD: Orca from the original Xbox and it’s fucking awesome. My finger hurts like shit smashing the fire button like a loon.

Yep. That along with the Otogi games are my faves on the XBox.

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 Post subject: Re: What's Everyone Playing?
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Did either of you ever finish the last boss?

I’ve been slogging away at him for 3 days now an hour at a time but can’t crack him. This purple laser thing is just destroying me and I can’t get a consistent lock on to stop him melting my health bar.


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 Post subject: Re: What's Everyone Playing?
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No, don’t panic, suddenly I’m amazing and just kicked his ass. Fucks sake.


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 Post subject: Re: What's Everyone Playing?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 16:05 
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‘ere, there’s a bunch of missions and another story in ‘ere too. The missions are a bit crap but the story is quite interesting so far but I’m blasting through it.

Apparently the original game is in here somewhere so I won’t need to get the Remaster on Switch. Saving the world and pennies.


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 Post subject: Re: What's Everyone Playing?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 19:09 
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Satsuma wrote:
Apparently the original game is in here somewhere so I won’t need to get the Remaster on Switch. Saving the world and pennies.


Actually I might get the remaster cause this is ugly.


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 Post subject: Re: What's Everyone Playing?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 17:16 
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So after playing Persona 4G I thought I’d just hang on starting anything until TLOU2 came out. Then I started playing Children of Morta on Game Pass.

It’s a top down roguelite slash em up where you have to smash your way through various places smacking the shit out of bad guys upset at the sight of your face. It’s got loads going on as well: multiple playable characters each with distinct skill sets, skill trees for each character, levelling up stuff, upgrades, buying stuff and collecting perks on the job. The slashing it nice and the combat can get pretty fucking mental. It’s got a bit of Binding of Isaac and Dead Cells about it.

The story seems a bit generic about a big bad but it’s told in such a lovely way throughout the few hours I’ve played it I’ve been charmed by how nice it is.

I’m really kinda annoyed because I want to continue playing it to a finish now before TLOU2, but I’ve got to play that because all the inevitable fucking spoiler cunts.

Oh and it looks reet nice too. Have a fucking trailer to see if this is your jam:



EDIT: it’s on all platforms including, urgh, PC. Reviewers went mad for it apparently. Oh and it’s got TWO PLAYER CO OP*!




*Local only FFS. Fucking fuckering fucker cunts.


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 Post subject: Re: What's Everyone Playing?
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Have purchased Tetris Effect. This is hopefully the cut scene-free, inventory-free, earnest narrative-free escape from reality that I need.


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 Post subject: Re: What's Everyone Playing?
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Started spider man. Getting into the swing of things (arf).

So why the fuck am I doing not just one, but three pipemania puzzles just half an hour in. Bizarre.


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 Post subject: Re: What's Everyone Playing?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 13:56 
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I fired up Dishonored again the other day. Never got very far in it first time around.

I immediately enjoyed being back in the world again. Much less on rails than the Uncharted business I'd been playing recently.

So I was very much aggrieved when it kept crashing. I was on the Pendleton (sic?) brothers level, and whenever I get hit by an enemy the screen becomes irredeemably red and stays that way until I die, no matter if I manage to get away to safety, it stays like that. And then I have to die, and it sorts itself out. Until I'm hit again. Rinse and repeat.

It's annoying. So I ditched it in favour of Spidey, though would be all ears if anyone has experienced and fixed this problem themselves. I looked online and it seems to be a thing, but most people suggest reloading your save, which isn't working for me.


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 Post subject: Re: What's Everyone Playing?
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I started playing 'Return of the Obra Dinn' last night but I'm not sure I'll stick with it as I suspect I'm a bit too dumb for it. Before stopping my session last night I'd gone through all the vignettes I could find and had a hit a brick wall in identifying any more people. It's possible there are more scenes to find but it not apparent which ones I've viewed and which ones I haven't. Indeed the interface in general is incredibly irritating and ineffective which really isn't helping my engagement. Given something so complex and with so many moving parts you really need it to be clear what's going and I'm not finding that. Possibly I'm missing, or misunderstanding, some quality of life stuff that does actually exist, but that's just part and parcel of the feeling that I'm fighting against the game all the time to try and enjoy it. Meh.


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 Post subject: Re: What's Everyone Playing?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 0:57 
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Many many years after it first came out, I started with Grim Fandango. Seems entertaining so far.

Finished Unravel, and I cried a little bit - it's a sweet game although the middle couple of levels I found, thematically, a little grating.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 (the one that was free for PS Plus). Man, I'm shit at online PEW PEW now. Not that I was ever great at them, but hoo boy I'm nothing but cannon fodder in this.

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 Post subject: Re: What's Everyone Playing?
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Many many years after it first came out, I started with Grim Fandango. Seems entertaining so far.

There's some really good puzzles in that! I loved the atmosphere, too. :)

For some reason (probably Life intruding...) I never quite finished it back in the day. I seem to remember GOG gifted me a copy of the Remastered/HD/whatever-its-called version a little while back. Maybe I'll give it another go now I've got some time on my hands?


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 Post subject: Re: What's Everyone Playing?
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Firefox wrote:
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Many many years after it first came out, I started with Grim Fandango. Seems entertaining so far.

There's some really good puzzles in that! I loved the atmosphere, too. :)

For some reason (probably Life intruding...) I never quite finished it back in the day. I seem to remember GOG gifted me a copy of the Remastered/HD/whatever-its-called version a little while back. Maybe I'll give it another go now I've got some time on my hands?


Grim Fandango is beautiful. Almost perfect.

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