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  1. Orko

    Better Call Saul!

  2. That's right! The first campaign for the Critical Role gang came to a bittersweet, emotional close after five long years. The new campaign, set in a different corner of Exandria and after a few decade time jump, kicked off on Thursday, 11th January 2018. The gang have a snazzy new table! And in spoilers below are the new character cards: Where can you watch this exciting new campaign unfold? Don't worry, @MDY has got your back: More details coming soon...
  3. And CD Projekt Red's reaction: N'aww, they're so nice, considering this is only happening because of the games Let's be honest, it won't be as good as this: Any excuse to post that again, tbh!
  4. "Embark on an exotic journey into danger in this rip-roaring 1930s third person adventure for 1-4 players! Encounter pulse-pounding action, treacherous traps and tales of derring-do!" Recently in some other thread I said I wished there were more games set in 1920s/30s Egypt, as it's a setting ripe for gaming, but curiously underused. Well, apparently someone from Rebellion was listening, travelled back in time to 2017 and announced Strange Brigade, a third person coop puzzly adventure horror shooter thing. Story trailer here: I'm a sucker for the time period and setting: the era of derring-do adventure, ancient curses, mummies, giant skorpions and the like. The first two Mummy films are definitely guilty pleasures of mine, mainly due to the setting (and Rachel Weisz, obviously). Here's the cast of characters you'll take control of: And here they are shooting some mummies and stuff: I think the only Rebellion game I ever played was the first Aliens Vs Predator. I've not played any of the Sniper Elite games, so no idea whether their involvement is a mark of quality or not. Regardless, I'm excited! http://strangebrigade.com/en
  5. This looks lovely. So much charm and personality! Looks like everything Yooka-Laylee should have been. Eurogamer Recommended GameSpot 7/10 Destructoid 8.5
  6. I don't know about you guys, but it always baffles me that deep-sea exploration and adventure is such an under-utilised area for games and films. We know more about our solar system than we do our own oceans and there is some proper freaky stuff down in the depths. A (not that) new game seeks to address this, however, and provide all the underwater adventure and hijinks you can ask for. Developed by Unknown Worlds and currently in early access, Subnautica sees you as the lone survivor of a crash that's left you stranded on a bizarre ocean world and you need to swim, scavenge and survive long enough to be rescued. You can build bases, explore the wreckage of your starship, craft gear and you need to eat and drink to survive. The game is currently £14.99 on Steam and coming to Xbox One at some point, too. It's a very colourful game, as shown in the screenshots below and, watching the trailer and some streams of it, it looks remarkably polished and feature complete for an early access game. Trailer Screenshots Concept art
  7. So this was odd news to wake up to. The 35-year-old was arrested for her role as a co-conspirator in a sex cult called Nxivm, which is being prosecuted for sex trafficking and forced labor. From the Guardian: She was always my favourite on the show. Allegedly Kristina Kruek may also have been involved in the sex cult but is currently denying any involvement.
  8. A rumour has appeared, courtesy of user Klobrille on Resetera, that Fable 4 might be in development, alongside a third person Perfect Dark sequel and a new Forza Horizon set in Japan. The only thing adding credence to these rumours is that a guy with the same username correctly leaked some of the e3 2016 reveals. Pinch of salt for now, but I'd love to return to the world of Albion. Would it have that flawed charm of the others without Molyneux and Lionhead at the helm, though? For all their faults, I bloody love the Fable games, the second in particular.
  9. Planet Coaster was superb, so I'm mega excited for this.
  10. Orko

    Aggretsuko - cool series on Netflix

    That looks dreadful. And besides, the ultimate "I hate my desk job" movie is Office Space.
  11. Orko

    Tomb Raider (2013)

    It's almost like different things appeal to different people.
  12. My initial, clearly facetious comment was blatantly laced with sarcasm at the fact that games like this, and Hatred, and Postal were all marketed in a certain way and were all shit. @JohnC understood what I was getting at. ah well.
  13. If you believe something like Doom had the same design philosophy as something like Hatred, then I don't know what to say.
  14. Hatred! That's the one I was trying to remember. Shite, one and all.
  15. Orko

    Tomb Raider (2013)

    No doubt. I guess it depends how they're trying to define "survival" in the context. In this case, I believe survival simply means kill or be killed, trying not to die in the face of overwhelming odds, an army's worth of enemies and crazy traps, as opposed to survival like you might see in survival games i.e. limited resources. It makes sense within the context of the game that you have a lot of ammo, since the island is apparently full of mercenaries with guns and ammo to spare.
  16. Have you ever noticed that games that market themselves on the fact they're super violent, angsty, gladly court controversy and on the wrong side of "too much" are always, without fail, fucking shite?
  17. Orko

    Tomb Raider (2013)

    Eh, it's a game. Surely you can forgive a bit of gaminess in your games? Why is it so egregious here? Does this kind of thing annoy you in all games, or is it just because you've got such issues with Tomb Raider in particular? Does it annoy you that your character can carry whole sets of armour, multiple weapons and a library's worth of books in Skyrim? Is it vexatious that only every third enemy you kill drops the thing you need in an adventure game?
  18. Orko

    Tomb Raider (2013)

    Well, you know... Samurais used bows, so it's not that far fetched But everyone has different opinions on what is "fun" and what is "engaging". I enjoyed the reboot well enough, though it wasn't perfect. Not bothered with return, yet, but it's on my to do list.
  19. Yeah, it's distractingly awful. Shocking, as I remember it being quite the colourful and attractive game at release.
  20. Orko

    Tomb Raider (2013)

    Too many QTEs is probably a fair criticism, although they're mostly contained to the early game and then reserved for big set pieces, but there weren't that many "press forward and nothing else" sections, and they were only added for narrative impact (Lara climbing a massive, rickety tower but gosh, look at the view and Lara is injured so stumble forward slowly as she bleeds out - something they nicked wholesale from Uncharted and equally shit there). Sometimes they worked, sometimes they didn't. But, as someone else said, they're a drop in the ocean compared to the majority of the game. They certainly don't make up the bulk of the experience.
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    I was shocked to learn I've spent about £1100 since 2007. I think I've actually played about 50p's worth.
  22. Orko

    PlayStation 4 Console Thread

    Creative risk? Half of the ones above are colourful third person platforming adventure games.
  23. Orko

    The Sexy Brutale

    Both, bizarrely. Don't remember now if it happened on one more than the other; it was frustrating either way! What would happen would be you'd transition rooms and it would either freeze on the loading screen, or load you in quickly, you'd take a few steps and then it would freeze for ages before letting you carry on.

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