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  1. Larsen B

    Pavement

    £50 for London. You're killing me! I'm seeing them at Primavera and I went to New York for the last reunion so evidently I'm a sucker for paying over the odds.
  2. Poor timing to criticize the magazine anecdotes a few weeks after Dan Dawkins revealed Edge used to deliberately turn their lights down and wear sunglasses indoors.
  3. @Jamie John on a note about the items in your spoiler, they won't appear until you've seen all house sequences. This was what threw me when I went looking as, like you, I cleared B4 first time. The sequence has you get Once you've seen that, one will appear in each biome. I think I ran each biome at most twice before finding them so they've got a pretty high chance of appearing, unlike certain glyphs.
  4. I, too, was worried that a glyph in B2 was glitched but it was actually me watching a video and thinking I'd got a certain one when I hadn't, which means I now have the platinum after a touch over 40 hours. From buying it on a whim because I needed something to play on my PS5 to thinking it's one of the most well-crafted games I've played in a while. I've got some inclination to play for fun and unlock more of the 4* traits (I never actually had a Hollowseeker with portal turrets in the whole time playing) but, for now, I will leave Selene in her spaceship to think about what she's done. Don't fear the reaper.
  5. Surveyed B1, B4, B5 and B6 with four glyphs left in B2 and one glyph left in B3. The moment-to-moment feel of playing it is always great and bringing unlocked traits from Act 2 back into Act 1 leads to some hilariously broken weapons (Hollowseeker with Waves II and Serrated II beat Ixiom in under a minute) but it is suffering slightly from me playing it for the sake of playing it, although that's completely my fault due to a misguided compulsion. The silver lining for anyone who is currently struggling with the game is that when you do eventually beat it (and you will), having already run the levels repeatedly will mean you'll be much better placed for the platinum than I was!
  6. Picked up from where I left off and, like many others, went straight through the rest of Act 2 without dying. The Electropylon Driver really is a bit of a cheat code, especially against the B6 boss. Ended with 10 deaths and just under 11 hours on the clock all-told which again makes me relieved that circumstances didn't conspire to hit a brick wall that has stopped so many. Now I'm back in the loop. There's something about games like this and Hades and Souls games where the real challenge is your first time through and you're so worried about losing what you've gained or not being able to beat a boss that you play with fear and anxiety. And then when you've done it once, it actually becomes relaxing to go through again and somehow being close to death doesn't make you erratic or feel stress. I'm not sure I'll see the platinum - I've been all the way through the first 3 biomes again and glyphs have been scarce - but I'll happily give it a few more hours to hit Act 3 and I like that actually beating everything again isn't a requirement so messing around with builds is not an impediment to progress.
  7. I must have really lucked out with my drops yesterday as I ended up doing B2 and B3 on the bounce. Considering how big a roadblock it's been for so many, I'm glad I don't currently have a wall I need to kick against. Sad to lose that setup at the start of Act 2 but ended up with a leech/critical hit carbine which has taken me through B4 first time and awaits me at the start of B5. When it's all going for you, this really feels pretty spectacular. On a narrative note, I really liked the end of Act 1. I'm sure it's been done in other creative works since it seems so obvious but it makes so much sense. Also the rising mania of the music heading towards the B4 boss was great. I like the Metroid Prime-ness of the soundscapes on the whole so it was fun to see it suddenly get intensely gothic.
  8. Larsen B

    Arsenal

    Weird to come out of this being feeling nonplussed (actual nonplussed) rather than specifically upset or dispirited. We were amazing for 47 minutes and 52 seconds. Somehow we could have equalised in the second half.
  9. Larsen B

    Arsenal

    I was going to write how about having seen us play badly for months, we're being robbed here but, no, actually we've got braindead players.
  10. The ship is a random drop from hunting Xivu Arath, albeit one with bad luck protection.
  11. Larsen B

    Arsenal

    Wondered whether this might start a fire under Willian. Passes the ball backwards to no-one in his first attack.
  12. Larsen B

    Arsenal

    I've always said we should keep Laca and sell Auba. Always.
  13. Larsen B

    Arsenal

    Replace Laca with Auba, Elneny with Partey and Mari with Gabriel and I'll almost think we could avoid the drop.
  14. Larsen B

    Arsenal

    Mari! Awful. Leno! Good.
  15. Larsen B

    Arsenal

    Feels like this is all set for Ozil to come back in January and get us a midtable finish and show that we've not made any progress in 4 years and 3 managers.
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