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  1. 🕹 High Score Day #42 - https://highscoreday.com Massive guess on numbers 2 and 4 as haven't played either
  2. That's a great bit of casting. He's the standout in Sex Education (well worth a watch, one of Netflix's best shows), has a great emotional range and an incredibly expressive face.
  3. 🕹 High Score Day #41 - https://highscoreday.com
  4. Decided to poke my nose into the area after the capital....stomped on, multiple times. It's not like any one enemy is that hard but flipping heck they do a lot of damage, and quickly. I've powered on through so far, largely by over levelling, but I might be getting close to the point in most Souls games where it becomes too hard for me to enjoy...we shall see! Visually already found one of the most stunning vistas of the game so far however, so it's pulling me through My god this game is big though, it just keeps going.
  5. I killed the boss by finding him the exploration way, and there's still a quest marker for the assassination mission I was on. I haven't been to that marker yet so there might be nothing there. Think I'm nearing the end of the Dung Eater quest...he seems like a strange fellow. Also found two hero graves but not sure I can be arsed to do either, I didn't enjoy the first one much. Ooooh also....sewers spoiler
  6. 🕹 High Score Day #40 - https://highscoreday.com
  7. 🕹 High Score Day #39 - https://highscoreday.com Hanging my head in shame for #5, should have got that!
  8. 🕹 High Score Day #38 - https://highscoreday.com Sort of knew the forth one but never played it so couldn't quite remember. Should have got the last one, picked the wrong game in the series.
  9. Blimey the sewers under the capital were pretty miserable! I think I explored everywhere but after getting smashed by the imp death squad 50 times I'm glad to see the back of the place. Big boss down there done first time though, which is rather nice. It's definitely highlighted the biggest issue in the games design compare to previous entries though - shortcuts are very often (not always) pointless. There are so many Lost Grace points that shortcuts are often only bypassing little sections, or its easier to just fastravel around. I've now set myself up to the next area and also grabbed the tower, but before moving on I need to take stock of other areas and quests I've not progressed. Time to look for NPC markers on the map and visit each one, because I have no idea what I'm doing on most of them!
  10. I had an interesting time in the Capital last night, probably a unique one playing on the Xbone. Basically the assets didn't completely load in time so I had free reign to move around for about 15 minutes. Being in a new area I thought was a bit quiet! I could tell it was all a bit fucked though as I could see the entire sewer section through the floor i was stood on. Anyway eventually everything spawned in and I got the fright of my life as I wasn't in a great spot! Found the cheapest piece of shit fight yet, with massive unfair clipping issues. One of those big tree spirit things that flies around I've already had to fight multiple times and I've hated each time. I hid in the nearby building to try ranged fight but ended up being picked up through the wall, from the other side of the room, and killed in one. Fuck that! Eventually found my way to the boss and then final boss of the area, and did them both first time. Take that capital. Still lots to explore though. Found the sewer but left that for tonight.
  11. 🕹 High Score Day #37 - https://highscoreday.com Not a clue what 4 was, even after being told!
  12. Freespace 2 was indeed immense, great that it holds up. One of the best senses of scale I've ever seen in a game, the capital ships (or whatever they are) were just incredible.
  13. Exploring the Capital has been great so far. Every time I play I'm ending exploring a whole new section, it's just huge and brilliantly designed. I love how they keep revealing stunning vistas from different viewpoints. Last night I found the area I was teleported to many, many hours ago. Those knights are a bugger though and I have to admit since first bumping into one at the Academy, I've run away from every Abductor Virgin I've faced. Another enemy I don't find particularly challenging, but they tend to do a lot of damage each time I face them, is the ones with the fire crossbow. They are quick and pretty deadly!
  14. Yes! I remember that. Didn't they play it two player with two SNES controllers or something? I remember pointing out the inaccuracies to my family but they didn't seem to appreciate how serious it was. I also seem to remember hearing the magic carpet fireball sound all over the place for the next decade, it appeared on other games, TV and film (possibly adverts?) as well. So weird. Thinking about it....I guess magic carpet may not have been the origin and they used the same sample as elsewhere, but I like to think Bullfrog created the sound effect of the 90s.
  15. Some cool stuff in that link, though much of it is obvious.
  16. 🕹 High Score Day #35 - https://highscoreday.com Second I knew but just couldn't recall the name, last one I've never heard of.
  17. Is that the Westwood one? I thought it was great, they nailed the feeling of Blade runner though I recall it being extremely short. From memory there was an element of randomness to each playthrough however, so different characters would turn out to be replicants. No idea if that actually worked though as I only played it once!
  18. We finished this last night and I thought it was great fun. Gary Oldman has a great time and is easily the best thing about it, but I could see myself watching several more series of this lot bumbling through their investigations. Alright the plot is fairly standard stuff but the Lamb character definitely beings a nice twist with just how vile he is to everybody. As I said in the Apple thread, a great blend of drama, tension and dark humour.
  19. Yeah probably outnumbered but I stand by my thought! One of those characters that is so powerful they could solve anything but is conveniently away on business until all hope is lost and she magically appears again. Her film was one of the weakest in the MCU as well!
  20. PeteJ

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    Slow Horses has finished now. They stick the landing and setup series 2 well. Well worth your time, and Gary Oldman is outstanding. A really great mix of tension, drama and laugh out loud dialogue. Series 2 not only confirmed, but already filmed and expected later this year. Based on a series of books and from what I've read Oldman is happy to keep it going as long as possible as he enjoyed his time so much. This could build into something really special.
  21. As somebody who knows absolutely nothing about Marvel other than what's shown to me on the screen, I think this has been a success so far. This is the first series since the Netflix days they've done a completely new character in a series, and in my opinion it's vastly more interesting origin story than we got with The Eternals, Captain Marvel or that Rings one I can't remember the name of. I don't think the series is great - very little Marvel content is - but it all hangs together into this larger ensemble, which is at times an utter delight and entirely unique in cinema. The likes of No Way Home simply can't happen without this wider universe. For me, Moon Knight has been a success because it makes me want to see more of the character and how it fits in with the wider MCU (unlike the Eternals who I didn't care about or Captain Marvel who I wish would just go away. The ring guy can stick around though). Where Moon Knight might fall down is if they make no connection to the wider MCU, or worse still don't take the character forward at all. At that point the series becomes wasted potential and ultimately, fairly forgettable. As a series, it's fine, as an introduction to a new character it's good, and as a showcase of Oscar Isaac it has been very good.
  22. I also did that area last night. The knight gave me some grief, more so than the boss to be honest. I found just going in aggressively worked for me in the end, the moonveil special takes them out in two hits with the way I'm spec'd. I found that area too with messages and a load of bloodstains, so decided not to jump. Would be interesting to know if you can get down.
  23. Yep done all those areas plus the Ranni questline, so all of the underground areas as well. I've been careful not to lose runes, and also when close to levelling I use the Rune stone things to top up and gain a level. I actually reached Altus about 20 hours ago but have been exploring other areas first. Heck I still think there are parts of the Lakes I haven't visited yet!
  24. I suspect one-shot means first time rather than one hit ...though I could be wrong! I did the double tree sentinel fight and demonic tree sentinel fights first time last night. Felt good! Also the boss at the top of the windmill village and a random tomb. I'm clearly over levelled for Altus, it's nearly allowing me to play carefree. Don't really want to step into the capital yet, feel like I've got loads to explore still. Oh I reached level 100 as well! Woo.
  25. I think the bosses and Lords of The Lands Between are spread out and in hiding because they are running away from the Rune Bears.
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