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  1. Honestly - I never found a weapon in HL2 that felt more satisfying to use than equivalents you'd find in say Duke Nukem or Serious Sam 2, or Doom 2 - back in the day. Apart from the gravity gun, everything else can be beaten on the "feels" front (IMO). For me, HL2's guns are workman-like. Almost all of Halo's arsenal knock them out of the fucking park.
  2. HL2 had great characters (Alyx was lovely, and Dog was fantastic). It had a great tutorial, and the story-telling done in-game was better than most. But beyond that it is one of the most over-rated games ever, IMO. I just never found it that much fun to play (which is all I ask for from a game). Apart from the gimmick gravity gun none of the weapons are that fun to fire, and I can't remember any enemies being that fun to fight - and that's the core gameplay of an FPS. My over-riding memory of it is having to tell ally AI units to stand in the corner so I could get through doorways, and having
  3. Just tried to run it. It's downloading a 4.3 Gb patch. That's a fairly hefty update. I was going to belatedly do my restart (mentioned above), but it seems daft with an update incoming. Will play something else instead until tomorrow...
  4. It's a really good shout. It's zero-button gaming. You just wave the Moves around. It's so natural to play, but about as tactile as it gets. I find it almost impossible not to pose and make shapes whilst playing it. It's wonderful. Full of music I'd mostly hate if it wasn't for how well it works with the gameplay. Also - as we head into Autumn a good time to start playing it again to keep warm... I'd have to agree - there are VR games I love more (not by much, mind), but this would probably be the one I'd choose to sell someone on the idea of VR in 2 minutes flat. ("I have light sabres? Fuck y
  5. The PS version has slots too. I'm not a big fan of save slots - the only games where I use them is games I'm struggling to get through. That's often because they're poorly designed, so I save after every bit of progress to make sure I don't have to do that shit again, but also make sure I have an earlier save in case I've saved something that's worse than what I had before). I've largely stopped playing games like that, tbh. Here's a game I want to play, but feel I'm a bit lost in my current situation. Partly due to the game's evolution, partly due to me mainly playing it whilst drunk tbh,
  6. I think I'm going to delete my 150 hour plus save game and start again. I am quite drunk right now, but I believe it's for the best. I keep loading it up wanting to play it, and yet I look at the state of my universe, and the missions I've accrued that I can't remember thing one about, and the ones I think are broken, and all the things I've been told but forgotten, and the state of my piss-poor bases, and the worry that patches have meant I've missed lots of stuff (maybe just info), and I just think "I can't be arsed". I want to play the game, but I reckon I can do this all better. I'm not me
  7. I haven't got a device to play it on (so I'll bump your thread instead), but it looks cool. And I love a Kakapo - gorgeous critters. Congrats for getting your first project finished though - it's such a hard thing to do. (I'll be pushing back the release date of my next game for about the 5th time very shortly - it was originally due to launch in about June. It'll be lucky to scrape out this year, I reckon).
  8. I thought that was a cracking episode. So much genuine laughter among the contestants at the stupidity they'd demonstrated. Wonderful stuff (and the outtake posted earlier was hilarious (apologies for not crediting it, I'm a hopeless buffoon when it comes to quoting more than once in one comment). Here's a bit that's from his show "Menage a un". It's a little disjointed here, where he's having to condense it, but still one of my favourites:
  9. Here's a new one. If I wanted a plant-based milk for cooking or tea/coffee I'd use Oatly whole, but as just something nice to drink or for cereal I'd now go with this: It tastes like the best milk left over at the bottom of the cereal bowl - like it's had Shreddies stewing in it for a few days, so it's really malty. I was planning on mixing in some Camp coffee to make milkshakes, but it really doesn't need it. I found it in Sainsbury's, but I'd imagine it'll be elsewhere too since it's made by Arla.
  10. It is being patched on a daily basis right now. I wonder if they're planning on doing this for the foreseeable future until they get it right. Doesn't sit well with me, since I'm only good at the first one through spending years learning how it worked. (I have nasty flashbacks to Dead Cells, which basically became an entirely different game with one update, and I never played it again afterward because nothing I'd learnt worked any more. I'd hope they wouldn't be that heavy-handed.) Regardless, if this is the case, I'd rather stop playing now, and get back to it in a few years time
  11. Enemy population. I'm guessing fewer moles from the feel of it, thus far. They're working on adding more variety to 1-4 too.
  12. I'm sticking with it, but do have a love hate relationship with it. (Every session tends to end with me saying "oh fuck off...") I hate the shotgun recoil pushing you off a rope - the game is asking me to unlearn a valid tactic from the prequel that I've used for hundreds of hours. A really trivial one is that thrown objects carry other throwable objects with them - it's doing my nut in, and adds nothing to the game other than unpredictability. (The cavemen tripping over items is a really minor niggle but again adds nothing to the game at all other than unpredictability - it can fuck right off
  13. I think any fat will work - you just want something flavourless. I've deffo made one with vegetable oil before now that worked just fine. Milk-wise I'm not so sure. Again, I'm guessing you want something flavourless, and I'm not sure what's best for that. I only tend to buy oat milk, and that definitely tastes very oaty. Not sure if that's a bad thing though when it comes to bechamel (and I'm pretty sure it's fine to cook with). (I've just realised I've not made a veggie lasagne or moussaka for absolutely ages. Will have to rectify that (my veggie moussaka is a thing of beauty).
  14. I got my PS4 late, bundled with Red Dead Redemption 2, which was the game that pushed me to finally take the plunge this generation (I still haven't finished it by far, spent loads of time moseying around hunting, fishing and playing card games though). The last game will probably be something in VR which is what I've spent most of my time with (and was the reason I went for PS4 rather than an Xbox this gen). I'm in no hurry to join the next gen (can't afford it), so that's a long way off yet.
  15. Another one - I lost track of how many Xbox 360's I bought. Back then I had plenty of money, and I've never been one for sending stuff back for repair, so if one went pop! I just binned it and bought another (same day if possible). The one under my telly today is probably the sixth, or maybe even seventh. Still my favourite console(s) ever, though.
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