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Everything posted by BossSaru

  1. AFAIK, yes. But there are ways to get around that on the Xbox.
  2. Agreed. If someone told me that it was a newly-released parody of the circumstances that led to Brexit set a hundred years ago, I'd believe them.
  3. The combat in this is tough, but I managed to compete it on Jedi Master and I'm not the best at such games. That said, if you are not looking for a Dark Souls experience you should drop the difficulty to a more enjoyable level to rattle through it. As a SW game it benefits from velocity, not being stuck on the same boss for days as you learn its attack patterns.
  4. Pro tip: switch off the characters' voices in the sound options.
  5. Was just coming to post that. The Series S is a bargain at RRP. An extra controller thrown in, at a time when stocks are limited a few days before Christmas, is madness. Edit: looks like it was a misprice as it has gone up to £299 now.
  6. I was in exactly your situation. XBL Gold on 360, shipped Xbox on the last gen entirely. I paid £1 to convert 3 years of XBLG to GPU.
  7. Disney could do an animated Firefly series - it could help deal with the death of Ron Glass and the difficulty of Adam Baldwin's Gamergate involvement, by finding suitable replacements, as well as the aging of the cast.
  8. If it is not going to break the bank, I'd go for it. I got the X, but frankly of be having just as much fun with the S, albeit with fewer games on the SSD. Xbox with Game Pass is a real bargain. A few times in the Danes so far I have looked at games, then thought "but I have a few dozen games on GP that I want to play just as much", and not purchased. Sure, the PS5 may have the better exclusives. But for the next three years I have all the Game Pass games I can eat without having to pay a penny more then the £121 I have already put in (3 years of XBL Gold, plus £1 to upgrade to GP Ultimate). Our, to put it another way, three years of having for the cost of about two PS5 launch titles.
  9. Play 0 first. You can play 1 (Kiwami), as it does not expect any previous knowledge when doing so. But 0 is better. Then block out several months and play 1 to 6.
  10. Titanfall 2 is more enjoyable at higher levels. On medium you can stick to the same titan class and weapon loadout if you want, but the game is more fun when switching between strategies during combat.
  11. Likewise. I know that a lot of is have read Children of Time - I thought Cage of Souls was better. Incredibly inventive and, despite being a long book, moves at a decent pace.
  12. It is brutal for the cinema industry, but it also feels inevitable. People increasingly have 4k TVs and an internet connection sufficient for a UHD stream, and over the decades cinemas have increasingly become snack food retailers who happen to show films rather than places that make their money from ticket prices. Whilst they did not seem to be in poor health before the pandemic what the last several months have shown is how fragile the industry is to shocks, and if people do not flock back to cinemas as the public health situation recedes then the industry's future will surely be very bleak. The industry has struggled from COVID and, as the middle-man between studios and the consumer are in a pretty weak position to change to meet changing consumer behaviours. I worked for years in a small cinema and love going to see a new film, particularly where it was filmed with the cinema experience in mind. I appreciate how huge an impact the loss of cinemas would be for their workers and lovers of the experience of the big screen. But, beyond the tragic loss of jobs and the sentimentality amongst those who enjoyed seeing films in a cinema as a child, is there a case to be made for keeping cinemas open if the studios are not willing to do their part?
  13. I'm assuming that W. Earl Brown will be dropped into the role of Bill for the one or two episodes where he will appear, given his regular work in other high-budget TV shows and the obvious fact that he is Bill.
  14. It often feels that Japanese companies limit stock in their own market in the rush to capture market share elsewhere. The Switch was almost impossible to get hold of in Japan (retailers held lotteries for the stock they received) even when it was getting easier to find in the UK, for example. I guess there is less incentive in Japan. Microsoft do terribly in the country whereas Sony and Nintendo stand to lose more market share in Europe and the US if they do not get their product into stores as quickly as possible.
  15. Last week I dropped my old PS3 slim and a load of games off with a friend who lives alone and has been feeling isolated recently. I got a text at the weekend: "Which way up should I put the Playstation? It keeps falling over.". Even if you did not notice the flat bottom and the orientation of the text, a quick Google image search provides hundreds of examples of how to place it. No doubt there are examples of people setting their Series X upside down as well, and wondering why it is overheating.
  16. Yakuza 0 is outstanding. But if you only want to play one game in the franchise in isolation then LaD is probably a much better proposition. Whilst I love Zero for what it is, I love it even more for its part in the wider Kiryu saga, which is an undertaking and a half.
  17. Takashi Miike's output level is next-level insane.
  18. Poor @Ry. He bought an Xbox Series X, but ended up with an Xbox Number One. The resolution is rubbish. It only plays games in 1P.
  19. It is hard to come up with the most badass moment from the Yakuza series. Pretty much any time Kiryu loses control or says "I'm not going to hold back" or Majima starts wigging out is followed by greatness. One would think that it would be tough to top this moment from Y2: And Y3, whilst being the low point in the series, has this standout moment: But Y5 certainly does its utmost to deliver:
  20. Given the anecdotes about failures of retailers to meet launch day deliveries, I figured it may be worth holding a poll open for a week to see who did well, and who should be paraded through the streets naked followed by a stern Septa. If you have received any particularly good or bad service, or if the retailer has offered any compensation for late delivery, then also worth posting below so that we can identify the 'best of the best' and 'worst of the worst' from the list.
  21. I love Yakuza 6 - the small coastal town vibe plays off really nicely against Kamurocho. If you want some more Onomichi then it also features in the Japanese classic film Tokyo Story. Last week I managed to polish off Y5 before the launch of the new consoles. A really good part of the series (I even liked the Haruka bits), although the game is huge. I did chuckle when... Having played Y0-6 over the past few years I feel I need a bit of a break for a while. One day I'll play Judgement, and I'm sure to try LaD at some stage. But without the Kiryu/Majima bromance going on the appeal is diminished somewhat.
  22. In my experience launch day stock will be snapped up very quickly by staff (at the end of their shift, if their manager is a bit strict) using their employee discount.
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