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Billy Brown

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  1. I finished this last night and it was pretty much everything I had hoped for. It’s faithful to the originals but that doesn’t mean it’s reluctant to move with the times where necessary. 

    I felt the puzzles (on Hard) were pitched just about right. I got stumped maybe four or five times, but never to the extent that it was frustrating. It was usually a case of having a break and coming back with fresh eyes. 

    Just such a lovely time being back in this world and revisiting places and characters that have been genuinely important to me for decades. Absolutely delighted with it, and I will look forward to a replay with the Writer’s Cut enabled. 

  2. Been waiting for ages to watch this, and it doesn’t disappoint. Only seen a couple of episodes so far but it’s already one of the most interesting shows I’ve seen in ages. There aren’t a huge amount of laughs but when they come they really deliver. 

    I was really surprised at the direction the wine tasting episode took by the end. If that all happened as presented then it’s incredible stuff. I don’t want to think about it too much. I’m just going to enjoy the ride. Fascinating stuff. 

    Joe Pera x Nathan Fielder x Louis Theroux = yes please

  3. 4 hours ago, MardiganX said:

    This fucking game! Episode 3 related chat...


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    So was given a priority main plot order to infiltrate a MULE camp and retrieve something they had stolen. Had recently acquired the Bola gun so thought why not. Tried to stealthily enter the camp only to get pinged by a beacon and lit up like a Christmas tree. The next 20 minutes was a brilliant and also hilarious encounter as I realised the Bola gun, while extremely efficient, has a fairly short stun time :lol: I eventually cleared the entire camp and then to my delight and surprise discovered I could use one of the massive MULE trucks to basically empty the camp of its entire stock and head back to Lake Knot City. I now have that truck available to me (although I cant store it in the garage for repairs) and am just about to take it out on a few orders absolutely stacked with goods :) I'm so happy. 


    The more I play DS the more it feels like several gaming tropes have been redefined, never to feel the same for me. Before this I always thought open world traversal was fairly boring, even in very recent games like Horizon Forbidden West but if DS can make it feel as fun, rewarding and at times exhilarating as this then all games of that type should be striving for what it does.

    Quick tip in case you haven't realised it yet (as I didn't for ages):


    If you take down MULEs with the Bola, they will more often than not have a handcuff symbol over their head. You can walk up to them and kick them while they're in this state, which changes the symbol to stars. My understanding is that they're conscious and actively trying to free themselves when they have the handcuff symbol, whereas they're temporarily knocked out if they have the star symbol, so they'll stay down for longer that way.


    I've also been playing this over the past few weeks and am utterly obsessed. I won't go into detail as I'm in Chapter 6 and I'm aware that there are a bunch of people playing fresh thanks to this being on PS+. But yes, really quite an incredible game.

  4. 3 minutes ago, Benny said:

    "Cinematic Video frame rates updated from 15fps to 60fps"




    Get the original on GoG.


    I didn't realise the original was available now! I had heard rumblings for ages but completely missed it somehow. Thanks for the heads-up.

  5. 2 minutes ago, Mr. Gerbik said:

    Wait what? I loved the original back in the day! Which platforms?


    PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Switch. Really pleasantly surprised at the price - £7.99 on PS and Xbox, and a few pence more on Switch. Lack of reviews is a concern, but I'll give it a go at that price no doubt as I have very fond memories of the original.

  6. 3 hours ago, Paulando said:

    The front-end for the ‘classic’ stuff is appalling. PS1/PS2/PS3 stuff all mixed in, some labelled as PS4, no way to filter by original platform, no original box art so you can’t really tell what’s what, and cloud streaming has the PS3 games mixed in with PS4 stuff. It should allow you to filter to each platform at least.


    It is possible to do this to an extent, but of course you have to jump through a few hoops. If you go to the Collections tab within Plus, and then scroll down to the bottom, there's a Classics Catalogue section which splits out PS3 but lumps PS1, PS2 and PSP together (because there would be fuck all in each otherwise).

    But hey, I can play Syphon Filter. I'm happy.



  7. 17 minutes ago, K said:

    @Billy Brown


    The DLC for the first game is really good, and is probably one of the highlights of both games. At least, the 'Walk in the Park' DLC is really good - there's another Wild West-themed DLC that isn't as good, but the theme park one is fantastic. It's integrated into the world quite neatly, so it pretty much feels like an expansion of the base game. Plus, you get some savage weapons that are a lot of fun to use in the main game. 


    The Surge 2 isn't as good as the first game, in my opinion anyway - it's mechanically really sound with some very intricate level design, but aesthetically and in terms of atmosphere, it's nowhere near as good as the original. So I'd probably get the first game + DLC, and see how you get on.

    Perfect, I'll do exactly that. Thanks!

  8. Having finally played Dark Souls properly for the first time recently and loving it, I'm interested in checking out The Surge as it's on sale.

    What's the verdict on the DLC? I have the option of getting The Surge plus all DLC for £5.99, or The Surge 1 & 2 (base games only) for £12.24. I think I'm going to go for the latter unless the DLC for the first game is particularly good. 

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