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  1. Prog metal stalwarts Evergrey have really found their second wind these past few years. Their last few albums have gone from strength to strength and the first cut from their latest release, Escape Of The Phoenix, is another evolution of their classic metal licks with electronic beats helping to carry the chorus. Not groundbreaking, but it sure sounds good:
  2. Honestly, I was never a gamer who needed that extra 30fps and used to argue for more graphical fidelity over extra frame rate. I don't know quite what's happened this gen, but I've completely flipped. I think it was toggling Control and seeing the difference back to back. You can get used to 30fps well enough, but combined with 4k, those extra frames seem to sharpen the whole image and enhance the experience so much. I really don't want to go back to 30fps now.
  3. It's a shame they didn't make this a proper next gen remake set, with new assets, 4K, ray tracing and all that gubbins. I love this series but I've bought these games in their various forms so many times now, I just can't justify another outlay... well at least not at full price. I would love a new game in the franchise though, hell I really enjoyed the much maligned Devil's Third, I'd be up for a remaster of that, but I dare say I'm in an audience of one for that, haha.
  4. Yeah me too, no crashes so far on PS5.
  5. It's a strange one isn't it. I've gone back to it after abandoning a first run through around release. The first go around I wasn't particularly enjoying it and I found myself spending more time tediously searching for where to go next than really playing it. One big mistake I made the first time around, was to rely on the archaic in-game map. For the most part, the map should be ignored and instead you should pay attention to the numerous directional signs hung up on the walls, pointing you to each department. Sadly on my first play through I simply flipped to video game brain and
  6. Yeah, pretty much the same. Strange how this one has clicked. I guess it being one of the few true next gen exclusives has pushed me to give it more of a chance than I did the first time around. The fact that it looks gorgeous and plays so smoothly helps too, but it really does come down to it playing so damn well!
  7. Limited fun is the perfect summary. I've had about an hour on it and whilst this may well be my failing, I couldn't find a way to stop voice chat spitting out of my in-built mic, so became very quickly irritated by the whole experience. The game is very limited in what it offers. It feels instantly chaotic but not necessarily the good kind, it just feels like an uncoordinated mess. Sure, hitting an opponent can be fun and running to find a new car is a novel experience, but there's not much sense of reward there. The idea that Sony would charge £70 for this is bizarre, verging on b
  8. I enjoy Metroidvania games so I'd be up for that. Just as long as things don't become a "wander 'em up", I'm good.
  9. Really because they've just done it with God Of War and word is they're planning on one for Last Of Us 2 as well. It might be the start of a trend and I can't imagine it being an unreasonable amount of work to do, so it's possible Sony have put a team in place to perform these patches which unlock resolution and FPS on classic PS4 games. It might just be wishful thinking on my part, but I'd love to see it happen. Anyhoo, I just ordered The Dark Souls trilogy, so I'm set for a while anyway.
  10. Done! Wow, absolutely loved it. The first world is definitely my favourite. A +5 Crescent Falchion cleans up most enemies you encounter, but I did get cocky having a quick run through 1.1 on NG+. Enemies still fall quite easily but they hit a lot harder, 140k souls up in smoke due to one cocky encounter... love it. Here's a question though, this was the first Souls game I've really clicked with and I'm wondering where to go next. My best friend is a huge Souls fan and he's keen that I just jump straight into Dark Souls 3, which he stands by as one of the most glorious gaming experi
  11. My seven year old has been captivated by Concrete Genie. It's easy to play, the characters are fun and there's enough assists to make sure she doesn't get lost but still feels like she's on an adventure. Outside of Kirby and Astrobot, it's the first game I can leave her alone with and be sure she'll manage and have fun with.
  12. Yeah, curious for that new Final Fight game.
  13. That reminds me of how much fun Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks was. I miss Midway, they produced some of my favourite games of the PS3/360 era.
  14. Be a great niche title for the Evercade, assuming it has the specs to run it.
  15. Any Soen fans about? Very much enjoying their new album. If you're a fan of Tool this would be a worth a listen as it has a similar vibe. If you like your drums, I can recommend giving The Antagonist a listen as the second part of the song gets really tribal. Great stuff... even if the videos are a little random.
  16. It seems developers are largely juggling between frame rate, ray tracing and resolution this gen. Personally, of that I'd sacrifice resolution all day every day. Hopefully things will get better when MS / Sony / AMD get their smart upscaling solutions up and running, where it should be possible to get something extremely close to native 4k whilst the machines only have to render at something closer to 1080p.
  17. Yeah, no problem with PS5 noise, even after several hours play you'd have to put your ear up to the back of the unit to hear anything substantial.
  18. Oh right! I'd just assumed it was a cheap screen. I'll contact Evercade and see what they think!
  19. I wasn't sure what to do for my birthday this year. At this point I usually look over gifts and just have an evening out and a trip to media market with ze wife and treat myself to a film or a game or something. With all that out the window this year, I decided to pull the trigger on an Evercade. It was really the existence of the Oliver Twins cart which clinched the deal. I have a GPD fully loaded with all my retro games, so on many levels this felt like a redundant indulgence, but as I'm sure many people here recognise, ROMS are purely a functional thing and it's hard to feel any sort of inv
  20. Oh that's good to know. Just defeated the Old Hero boss who I was surprised, didn't pose much of a challenge. Thief ring helped of course. Totally the same and I think that's one of the biggest misunderstandings I had with the game going in. Having been properly mauled by Tower Knight a good few times followed by the Armoured Spider, I just envisioned a game where the boss difficulty continued to ramp up and the whole thing would have felt like a slog of grinding souls and thankless boss encounters, but it's set up far, far better that. Steadily upgrading makes repeating
  21. Oh lord I'm fuming tonight. I went on a quest to get the pure moodshade stone from one of the lizards in 4.2. Not once but twice I failed to catch the little shite before he went off the edge of the cliff and now he's gone no more re-spawns. From what I've read, I have one more chance to get it from other lizards in 4.3 and then poof, no chance of ever upgrading to a +5, grrr.
  22. This has properly grabbed me! I bought it with the console, had a few sessions on it and pawed away at it making little progress and largely abandoned it in favour of other games. Then a week ago I levelled up just enough to have a crack at the red eyed knight. I upgraded my Bastard Sword as far as I was able and went at him and died... a lot. But I kept on making progress and I eventually beat him and it just unlocked something for me and I've pressed on to the point now where I've beaten the initial demon in each stage along with the Tower Knight in world one. It's been a long, l
  23. Yeah, this would have worked well with some pixel art and a good chip tune. The original games still look surprisingly good, especially Ultimate GnG. Shame I can't find it on the PSN store. I'll have to dust off the UMD.
  24. Nice to hear the original tune back. Not completely sold on the graphical style yet but the gameplay looks true to the original.
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