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  1. 10 hours ago, JPL said:

    This has been on my pile of shame for far too long. It might be time to finally head to Yharnam.

    First few hours are rough but it's well worth sticking with. May the good blood guide your way.

  2. Just like the film rating thread but with games. Score what you've been playing. A few lines about them is optional.

     

    I'll go first:

     

    Subnautica - PC - 7/10

     

    I put about thirty hours into this and absolutely loved it for most of that time. But the total lack of streamlining started to seriously grate. Did not finish. Could have been a 10/10.

     

    Super Hot - PC - 9/10

     

    A great concept and very slick and stylish. Surprisingly good story too. Meta as fuck. 

  3. 13 hours ago, joemul said:

    I played Horizon: Zero Dawn but I think it was the wrong time for me as I found it a chore after a while. Every mission involved a track through a lovely but ultimately lifeless world. 
     

    Recently bought Lonely Mountain: Downhill & The Golf Club 2019 and they seem perfect to just pick up for an hour or two. 
     

    restarted The Last Of Us for some narrative led escapism. 

    HZD is a big dull dud. 

  4. Subnautica - PC 

     

    I absolutely fucking loved this for about twenty hours. And then got bored shitless by the constant grind of it. A great concept horribly let down by a lack of streamlining and terrible control options. And occasional bugginess. It also for whatever reason runs like absolute fucking shit on my PC, which can run much better looking games quite well. 

     

    One feature would have kept me playing it. Every base should have a bottomless box and whatever is in the box should be available for   crafting without having to have it in your personal inventory. 

     

    SuperHot - PC

     

    A wee fucking belter of a game this. Loved the story too, meta as fuck. Reminded me of Portal the way they kind of snuck it in. Tremendous. 

     

  5. 2 hours ago, JoeK said:

    I believe this was the first thing my folks bought me:

     

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    Great fun!

     

    Although I migrated fairly quickly to a Spectrum soon after...Hungry Horace and Slippery Sid were the first games I properly remember owning.

     

    Now that I think about it I actually had a Zelda game and watch that was actually a watch when I was no age at all. Not sure whether it came before the master system or not.

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    Not sure what age I was, we still lived in our first house so I was under eight, and a few years under it I think. 5 or 6 I  would say. My da bought it for me along with a master system, I couldn't get out for the first room, had to use it on the living room TV any time I wanted to try it which would have to be negotiated. That was the first and only game I ever owned for the Master System, which ended up just collecting dust after maybe five goes at it.

     

    A year or two later I got a GameBoy and Tetris which was amazing. But again the one and only game I ever owned for the GameBoy.

     

    Got a Megadrive and a handfull of games which I would swap with friends when I was about 10.

     

  7. How is there not already a thread? This is the most I've ever seen the world come together around a single TV show or any piece of media for that matter, ever. Every single person I've spoke to for more than five minutes in the past fortnight has brought it up. It's fucking tremendous. 

     

    Literally 100% of the owners on the show seem like legit sociopaths. Plus that one guy's creepy lackey, I'd be willing to bet that guy has some seriously sinister shit on his hard drive. 

  8. Captain fantastic - 4/5

     

    About a mad communist guy (Vigo Mortenstein) living off the grid with his kids some shit happens and they have to interact with society. Really good. Can't remember the last twenty minutes or so was fucking hammered when I watched it. 

     

    It's on Netflix. 

     

    Ladybird - 3/5 

     

    A coming of age story. Content wise it was just ok, but it had a good vibe to it. Whatever the fuck that means. 

     

    Also on Netflix. 

     

    Extra Ordinary 2/5

     

    This looked like exactly the type of thing I would love. But I didn't. The jokes were all very on the nose. Was bored shitless half way through. 

     

    Also on Netflix. 

  9. 2 hours ago, Joystick Chevron said:

    Ford v Ferrari

     

    A film set in the mid 60s where Ford tried to revitalise their flagging brand by making an offer for Ferrari, which old Enzo promptly refuses and tells them to get fucked back to making ugly shit cars. This in turn provoked Ford to try and hit 'em where it hurts by building the best racing car in the world and winning the Le Mans 24hr. I knew absolutely zilch about any of it (except that the Ford GT was a gorgeous classic), and wondered how faithful the film would be, would we get a Hollywood ending, etc. Actually, where it really counted, it was all too bloody faithful, I could have done with a romanticised, sunshine rainbows & lollipops take by the time the end credits rolled but more on that later.

     

    Despite the name, Ferrari plays little part in it, only really serving as a distant, almost mythical beast Ford's protagonists set out to slay. The heart of the film is the dynamic between Matt Damon's Caroll Shelby and Christian Bale's Ken Miles. Shelby, a Le Mans winner forced into early retirement, makes the car while Miles, a prickly, no nonsense Brummie ex-pat mechanic and part-time racer, does the testing. Both chaps are great in the roles (though there's part of my brain that still baulks at Matt Damon doing middle aged parts, it's like my sense of mortality slapping me in the face with a wet codpiece) and are crucial to its success. The other part, naturally, are the race scenes. While there's the usual chonky gear change/pedal down stuff, the sense of speed conveyed is terrific as cars navigate wreckage ahead or hurtle into the pitch black French night at terrifying velocity, with corners less a piece of road and more a lurking predatory animal set to ambush them.

     

    Then you get to the ending, which is a matter of historical record but I'll put in spoiler tags anyway.

     

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    It's an enough of a gut punch as it is that Miles finishes first but still loses due to a combination of corporate PR bullshit and bizarre race regulations but eh, he gets over it, Shelby puts his arm around him and says "we come back and get it for you next year". But then you get the size 12, steelcapped Doc Marten to the nutsack watching helplessly along with everyone else as Ken Miles is killed soon after testing the new car. It completely flattened me. Ignorance is bliss, and I'd certainly rather have never known about any of this. Give me my happily ever after, damn it.

     

    I kid, I kid, I wouldn't want a inaccurate/non-faithful version, of course not. I really enjoyed the film, just that one-two punch in the last 10 minutes takes the wind right out your sails.

     

    Awesome trash-talking Brummie drive-bys/5

    Is it streaming somewhere?

  10. Snowpiercer

     

    Saw this on prime a while ago and didn't watch cause I thought the premise was daft as fuck (still do: Bioshock but it's a train) checked it out cause the director has some mad hype right now. It was it really good. Could have been great if they'd tightened it up a bit here and there but but whatever. 

     

    Tilda Swinton playing the human equivalent of the Tory party. Superb. She's always amazing in everything and it's never the same thing twice. 

     

    4 delicious and nutritious protein blocks out of 5.

  11. 4 hours ago, schmojo said:

     

    I'd rather see this than a Khabib rematch. The sport's a fucking mess already.

    I'd feel like an idiot if I paid to watch Conor vs Khabib 2 (purely from a stylistic viewpoint) and that's without even getting into the fact that McGregor hasn't done nearly enough to earn a rematch. But I'd feel like a fucking scumbag for paying to watch Conor vs Diego. It's unseemly as fuck. 

     

    That Diego is still getting fights at all is fucked up, but throwing him into a hometown gimme fight for McGregor where there's a massive chance he's gonna get badly knocked out would just be too gross. Horrible shit like that happens in the sport all the time but that would be the straw that broke the camel's back. 

     

    McGregor has seriously gone down in my estimations for even putting that shit out there. To be fair though he had already dropped miles. What's trying to manifest a little gimme fight after all the other shit he has done. 

  12. What are some shows or films that you loved that for whatever reason never took off or hit the way they should have. 

     

    My suggestion:

     

     

    Ignore the shitty music choice in the trailer (nothing like that in the show). I like Kanye but was a shit choice for this trailer. 

     

    It's really good. It could have been great but they went a bit overboard here and there. The cast is epic. And it has one of the greatest villains ever in it. 

     

    It's on Netflix. 

     

     

  13. I wonder how with it or not he was, and for how long. 

     

    My biggest fear is my mind going but still being alive for a long time. Imagine if by like 91 he was gone and they kept him around all this time without him having any control over his own life. 

     

    Shit thought to have at the passing of a Hollywood legend. 

     

    I'm Spartacus. 

  14. 34 minutes ago, JPL said:

    That’s exactly what happened with any scene that had Leia in.

    Yeah I noticed it was particularly bad for her scenes and could imagine they were forced to do so after Carrie Fisher died. But the whole film was like that. Instead of filming any of the scenes with a wide angle and showing everyone it just showed a zoomed in shot of whoever was talking saying a line or two. Cut next person's line or two. Cut. And so on. Maybe they done it throughout just so the Leah scenes would be consistent with the rest. Still horrible to watch though. 

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