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though I hope one day I get to present my idea of Silent Hillage, about Steve Hillage tripping at his local dentist's surgery during a routine check-up
It just built tension so well. So if that has anything to do with that game, I think we're in for a treat.
haven't played it yet. might do later though.
Also, stunning graphics. I stopped playing it after about 4 runs down the corridor. I'm not ashamed to admit I was shit scared.
Well excited for the full game - not that I'll be able to play it. Best graphics I've seen on a console too. Absolutely gorgeous
it's really good, super tense and probably the scariest game i've played for a while. didn't manage to finish it as the last puzzle/whatever eluded me, even when i knew what to do, but having looked it up on youtube i didn't miss much.
bodes well for the actual game though.
I know the demo is, but is the game itself?
I'm thinking of picking one up some point anyway. See what the Last of Us fuss is all bout.
really wish I could be playing this without it's reputation hanging over it
I remember playing that first 20 minutes and being shocked that it had just happened in a game.
Warning: avoid playing with a hangover
but also still a little bit disappointing as I'd got caught up in the 'OMG most amazing game evs' hype and sat down to it preparing to be amazed (obviously not a fault of the game itself)
Probably doesn't help that I had just finished a 2nd playthrough of Valiant Hearts, which (especially that ending) has probably put my emotional reaction to games a bit out of whack for a while.
Mostly because you haven't gone from a emotionless game to this. Still, I suspect there will be moments that will make love it.
I've not played Valiant Hearts yet it's on my list.
than a fairly standard third person stealth/shooting game with top-notch voice acting, mo-cap and character models you'll probably end up disappointed.
It does end up more than the sum of its parts since the production values are unprecedented in gaming, but you're not going to be wowed by its innovation every step of the way.
A good friend of mine released his first game on Android last week, a falling block game called AntiMata. It's surprisingly well polished and kinda addictive. Not a million miles from Lumines. It's free and has minimal ads (none on the actual game screen). Grab it you heathens:
Sadly the "The Anti Mata? Isn't that Lee Cattermole?" gag I made when he announced the name fell on deaf ears.
i really need to get a move on with making a game for android. so far i've got an app that lets you type text into it and it displays the text that you just typed back to you. not sure there's much replayability in it though.
pretty good, looks pretty slick too. only complaint i'd have is that the touch controls seems a bit sensitive so i'd press rotate and it'd spin two or three times (could be my phone though) and that it doesn't seem to get any harder, only time i failed was when i intentionally did to end the game.
still pretty impressive though for a first game - guy at work has made an android game, spent about a year on it or something like that and this is miles better looking and probably better as a game too.
I think there's an option to slow down the controls, I'm not sure if that would help. I have been petitioning him to increase the speed at which the difficulty increases as a game does take forever: he only instituted the time attack mode to shut me up. I'm going to pass this on and hope he finally takes it on board.
I kinda assumed it was a Fitzgerald reference or something.
Really need to sort a new PC out soon.
it still looks in the rather 'early' stages of early access
as in got 32 cubes and saw the ending, but still have loads to do. i really like it, think it's a clever idea but i have no idea how anyone is supposed to solve some of the puzzles, don't even get how you're supposed to know about the tetronimo codes let alone decoding the language and all that. good thing they have this thing called "the internet" so i can just look up solutions on there when i'm stumped.
i am either going to finish that off this weekend or start TLOU. i had TLOU on the PS3 and completed it but have forgotten most of it, so should be good.
You've been Fezzing hard!
I had forgotten most of Last of US, you'll find that you'll remember it as time goes along but some things will be made worse by the fact you know what is coming. I found it a ton easier this time around, going to try it on super hard mode next.
Multiplayer is very addictive, loving it.
tend to play on it for a bit, then get in a cycle of "just one more room". should be done this weekend though.
played it for ages and got quite far, built a Frank Lloyd-Wright house overlooking a lake too, but got a bit bored with it.
new patches/content etc?
Since the update (adding tin etc) it's a much better game if you ask me. I've got to the bit where I need to beat the wall of flesh. It's super hard.
Started playing it late last night.
Scared the willys out of me.
I think I'll need to play in daylight in future.
at the Marenghi-ness of it.
really wanted to enjoy the game but couldn't get past the crappy combat system. and fuck that torch too.
but for some reason the jump scare in the house made no longer want to play... because I hate jump scares they always make me feel like a fool and leave me on edge.
I think with all the strife going on in the world I might be ready to put this down.... nah. There's a great COD Channel on Pluto.TV: http://pluto.tv/#!&channel=worldofcod There's a dozen or so gaming channels there on different subtopics.
Says it's the best thing about the combat in Dynasty Warriors with the best characters and weapons from Zelda. Am yet to be convinced but guess UK reviews will be due soonish...
Certainly the early disgust/disinterest seems to have turned a bit.
People just need to remember that it's a Dynasty Warriors game rather than a Zelda one and you should pretty much know exactly what you're getting for that.
It can be a good resource for news, but not for reliable reviews.
.... I thought Dynasty Warriors combat could be best summed up with 'mash buttons, kill enemies, save the framerate'
Was excellent! Started the Left Behind add-on, and then gonna do Ground Zeroes (which if what I've read is anything to go by will take me all of an evening).
AC4 that I ordered on ebay 2 weeks ago hasn't arrived, so not sure what to play after this. Hhmmm
i don't know how to feel about the ending.
Did I see something online about there being an alternate ending?
and showed the audience what the other ending they had lined up was.
It was really great, but I think you've done the wise thing by waiting!
and I get about 4 hours a week to game, so it's not a hard call. But when either the XboxOne or PS4 come down to around £250 and have 4 killer games for it, I'm in.
Leaves you asking if you'd do that. I'd do as Joel did, maybe with less face smooshing.
on assuming it would have a 'walking dead' style ending (as it had already ploughed some pretty familiar tropes - albeit it done REALLY REALLY WELL) and when that didn't happen there was a bit of "they're not going to end it THERE are they (the bastards)?"
well, that game was really the main reason i picked up a 2nd hand PS3 but now i've moved onto 'red dead redemption' already and have become one with my horse (and shot an owl right out of the sky).
Vastly superior to GTA if you ask me.
I was convinced that I had a choice to lie to Ellie or not. Weird. I must have just had an internal conversation about what I would do.
before they made the journey, what did Joel THINK was gonna happen?
(maybe i've forgotten a bit)
Only because of his situation and all the barriers he'd put up around him. I suspect he just wanted a quiet life with Tess and to get by till he died.
Never did get to see those guns did we?
the very basic premise of the fact that he wasn't attached to her before they set out and wasn't expecting to become the father figure.
great attention skills, adie.
It looks outstanding. I know the PC version looked great so this is basically that but with fixes that Last Light had added to it included. Looks like it'll be £30 as well. Not to be sniffed at.
I think Destiny and that are getting purchased next month.
I haven't played a Pokemon game in years but I really hope it's true if only for the massive boost it would give the console.
They should do it. I hope they replicate that pokemon fan made PC game, that is exactly how you wanted it to look.
Never played a Pokemon game BUT surely this Amiibo thing where you use the gamepad to scan characters into your game Skylanders style was hyped up so massively because a big game was coming soon for it.
Putting 2+2 together here and possibly getting 5, but isn't the slogan for Pokemon 'gotta catch them all'?
Hmmm... collectible 3D figures you can scan into a Wii U game anyone and then play on the move on your 3DS...?
I know, I'm an old duffer.
Wouldn't interest me at all but I'd just presumed that Pokemon was a franchise aimed squarely at teenagers. Is that wrong (like presuming Donkey Kong games are easy due to looking cartoony and people thinking Metroid Prime sold loads)?
Lost so many hours to their games. It's basically zelda but more open, more rpg and less story.
I don't see multiple Pokemon figures fitting in with this principle. Are there not too many of them anyway for this concept to be financially viable?
Like I said, 2+2=5 probably
A guy on Twitter who broke the Wind Waker remaster news and something else Nintendo related says that in 2015, Nintendo aim to have 1 big release per month and that to fill the gaps, 1 or 2 of these will be remasters. So cue lots of people hoping it'll be Majora's Mask.
Also, Retro are hiring loads of people suddenly to work on a new, unspecified title for a big push. Cue lots of people hoping its a new Metroid.
It's cropped up as a wishlist item on sale.
I'm not fussed about the 2014 update - don't want to pay full price for a roster update and some minor tweaks. Not an avid F1 fan or anything, just remember loving the old Geoff Crammond Grand Prix games.
How does it control with a gamepad? Is it like the old Crammond games where you can turn driving aids on and off? Where does it sit on the arcade/sim spectrum?
but it's not arcadey, at all. No matter how many sliders and options you adjust it'll always be a sim, it just doesn't have to be a hardcore one... it's not like Dirt which can either be a sim or arcade racer after a few adjustments in the settings menu (though more racing games should totally do this)
can tweak all the settings to get it to be a bit more compromising handling wise, but still takes practice. AI difficulty options help as well to try and make it realistic to your level of ability - for example I did a career with Marussia and picked a difficulty so that i was actually fighting around at the back but not miles behind, which meant doing things like getting out of Q1 or even getting close to the points was good. then i moved to sauber and was still rubbish and quit and never played it since.
main selling point for me though was the classic F1 cars and tracks though, which may not be of any interest to you. brands hatch is MENTAL.
Is really good fun. Spent a good hour on it and am probably just over halfway through the main mission (I'm really bad at stealth), so it's not THAT short. Plus there's a load of side missions. Plus I only spent £11 on it. So all good really!
Don't think I like MGS games all that much, I'd just forgotten. I'm terrible at stealth on it and got in a massive fight and only just made it to the end. I think they should have sold it for a 5/10er. It's basically DLC sized.
and don't feel you're missing out on anything:
starcraft (do kinda wanna play this though)
nothing past arcade/snes SF2. never played any tekken.
dubious badge of honour - gaming thread edition!
and that was Street Fighter 4. that was really good tbf. Seth is such a disgusting cheating bastard though, hate him so much.
i played mortal kombat on the vita when it was free on playstation plus. i completed arcade mode on easy with scorpion, pretty much exclusively using his spear thing to make people GET OVER HERE and then uppercut them, might have done one fatality, then uninstalled it.
only videogaming moment that actually made me punch something since I left my teens. Badly injured my hand and felt ridiculous afterwards. But god damn I just HATE HIM SO MUCH.
he takes loads of effort to unlock as a playable character, and when you do he turns out to be absolutely hopeless. such a tosser.
World of Warcraft
DOTA (this does sound intriguing but A LOT of work)
Halo (beyond a few demo levels on Mac)
Gears of War
But the only one I could feasibly buy is 3, which I heard is the worst?
Need to own a PC or Mac that isn't 9 years old...
I've come to terms with the fact I will never have a pc/laptop good enough for gaming
One of the main appeals of the games was carrying the same character from game to game and seeing how your choices affected your story. Obviously ME3 destroyed this premise with the ending but up until that point it's certainly very effective, effective enough that I suggest you start from the beginning... unless ME1 doesn't play like a game you want to play then of which case start at ME2 but don't start at ME3. Mass Effect 2 is easily one of the best games I've ever played.
I'd agree I love ME2 the most. Maybe one day Vamos can pick up a dirt cheap 360 and play them through.
Personally, I still think it's enjoyable enough as a standalone you just won't get the full experience.
My Xbox360 HD still has uncompleted Dark Souls, SFIV and Arkham City waiting my return.
like Halo, Call of Duty, Battlefield, that sort of thing. rubbish at FPS games, know i'd get massively annoyed.
conversely, my lack of ever having an xbox means I've never played a Forza game, when i know i would really enjoy them. shame.
Except perhaps Gears Of War.
I feel like I might be missing out, but I'm scared.
I like it
It's such a slow ,brutal pace and with crafting dynamics really changes things up.
Saving Left Behind for the weekend though, looking forward to finding out more about Ellie.