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    Yoshi's Crafted World - demo out now

    They actually did something different. The new aiming mechanics are excellent. Presentation wise it’s up there with Woolly World. I wasn’t expecting to pick this up but the demo has sold it.
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    Resident Evil 2 Remake - no spoilers pls

    It takes the shine off the whole remake for me. I haven’t touched Scenario B since I found out. It’s a fundamental part of the original and I need time to come to terms with them delivering an inferior interpretation (even if the moment by moment mechanics and some sections are clearly superior). What’s crazy to me is... all the beats were there, and all the logistics of how A and B interact were already there in the original. Their instincts with updating everything else was spot on. So it’s strange they deviated and compiled everything (MrX etc) into one campaign with a lesser remix mode for Scenario B. The only conclusion I can come to is they ran into time and budget difficulties and rushed Scenario B.
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    Venom (2018) - Boring. Silly. Funny.

    This is one of the worst films I’ve seen. It’s irredeemable trash and anyone who says otherwise, especially Kermode, needs to have a fucking word with themselves and give me my fiver back. Spider-man 3 did it better.
  4. The new GTA style mode looks great but: 1. Even if this were free I’d play Apex instead. 2. It won’t anywhere near as fun to play as that trailer. 3. Most of the cool stuff in the trailer will be obtained via expensive mtx. Good-looking content and great to see Treyarch supporting the game though.
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    Hollow Knight - Soulsvania platformer

    I hoped Grimm might be easier than HK. Nope.
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    Hollow Knight - Soulsvania platformer

    I have no idea how anybody would have the time or inclination to discover half of the stuff in this game without consulting the internet. Like, there's a breakable area above one of the early bosses you can only reach with a power-up, but... why would anybody look there.
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    Hollow Knight - Soulsvania platformer

    I’ll attempt to dreamnail him but I don’t know if I have all the required charms.
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    Hollow Knight - Soulsvania platformer

    I’m not slating the game. It’s a masterpiece, and up until the last few bosses I was enjoying it immensely. It’s just tipped a little and if I need to complete harder versions of bosses (and isn’t there a boss rush area too?) to get the full ending I need to accept I don’t have the skill for that.
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    Hollow Knight - Soulsvania platformer

    I cheesed Traitor Lord because fuck that. Only to discover I get half a charm, and I need to double my essence to open up White Palace, and I can’t hack Trial of Fools, so can’t get the final nail upgrade... and the Hollow Knight is a bit of a bastard. So... I could be done here, the difficulty is too much. I just wanted to see most of the content and get the full ending. But it’s tipped into not fun. I don’t want to have to fight the dream versions of existing bosses so not realistically going to get 100%. Guess I could at least focus on beating HK as an end point. Were this a Castlevania I could just grind for a bit to make everything easier, but HK requires lightning reactions and skill. I wouldn’t have progressed far without this forum and Google... Loads of the core game is hidden in obscure places. I’m not sure I’m a fan of that sort of level design. I get that Souls fans probably lap it up that whole areas are hidden behind random wall sections but... it’s not for me.
  10. Yup that’ll be it, and the sequel was a 12.
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    Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

    Paid DLC. Splatoon and Smash had a roadmap at launch and Splatoon has received paid DLC. There are other first party titles I would’ve thought could use some paid DLC rather than CT. So... Odyssey, Party, Aces, MK8D, ARMS could all use more content if they’re expected to tide us over until their next-gen iterations (I expect there’ll be an Odyssey 2 instead). As @PyramidFace says - must be cheap for them to produce CT content but this is quite some time after launch and nobody was really asking for it, as was evident by this dead thread.
  12. I stand corrected.Must've confused it with another 80's flick. Still, I hope it retains the same tone despite the casting ages.
  13. The first film was a 15 certificate, has moments too scary for a kids film and several adult jokes. edit: corrected. I'm more concerned that by having such a young cast, it will soften the tone of the humour and subject matter. IT worked because Richie was a foul-mouth with sharp dialogue and the threat was genuinely threatening. Whereas, Ghostbusters 3 will be aiming for a lower age certificate and broader audience.
  14. Ugh. So first we get Ghostbusters as a Paul Feig comedy! Now we get Ghostbusters, but Stranger Things! Moving in tbe right direction, but maaaaaybe they should try making a Ghostbusters movie that’s... a Ghostbusters movie. One that actually targets the same demographic as the first two films.
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    Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

    I sold this after finishing it as there was no real replay value. Co-op should’ve been there from the start, and the decision to add DLC to CT instead of one of the high profile multiplayer titles is a head-scratcher.
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    Tekken 7

    This is £15 on PSN this weekend, unfortunately got a huge backlog atm. Is the base game worth it, and does it include the classic costumes and OST?
  17. Got 5th on my third go. It really cranks up at the end, huh?
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    Rian Johnson Star Wars trilogy

    TLJ foreshadowed a Kylo - Rey switcheroo midway, with a conflicted Kylo rejecting his Sith overlord, and Rey losing her shit, subverting the prodigious lineage trope. Then it looked like they could form a union, which was an intriguing direction as the antagonist role would need to be filled. A shame the film backed away from either of these options. Then there’s the terrible structural problems, set pieces and... yeah... it’s easily the worst Star Wars since the prequels. I’d rank it below AOTC. I liked that it tried new things but it was just a bad movie. Solo and Rogue were both superior. Not expecting much from a Rian trilogy.
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    The Lego Movie 2 - The Second Part

    My thoughts... The family story framing it was strong. I thought the twist was surprisingly well-conceived. The themes around tolerance, misplaced aggression and toxic masculinity were politically-timely and well-handled. The 3 new songs were fun though “stuck in your head” song did not get stuck in my head. I couldn’t pick it out of a line-up. The bad... I found Apocalypseberg a pretty drab setting and that section dragged. It wasn’t as visually imaginative or arresting as the first film, the characters a little stale, and fewer jokes hit for me. Usually a film like this is frontloaded with quickfire gags, but this didn’t pass the 6 laugh test in it’s duration. Maybe 3-4 mild chuckles. Despite the complex plotting and some unlikely references, it seemed to be aimed at a younger audience than the first. It’s not a bad sequel and it should be applauded for what it sets out to do. But the franchise has hit diminished returns already - I don’t think the Lego World stuff was as witty or fun as the first film.
  20. Well... it worked for Puyo Tetris, which feels great to play and was unanimously regarded as the best Tetris game in years, and there are enough buttons on the controller to give players the option.
  21. Nobody complained about Puyo Puyo Tetris: Use the stick for left and right, hard drop and rotate are on buttons. Being forced to use the d-pad for L-R is horrible.
  22. Cannot stand the controls on this and there's no option to use sticks.The joycon buttons feel awful and I never usually need to use them.
  23. Nothing but a trailer at the moment. But here you go! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_q2jt3SkGM
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