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  1. Trumpets

    Have you ever completely mastered a game?

    I played enough Tricky Towers online to be able to beat almost anyone, to the point where I was using a VPN to match up with new people in different regions like some kind of Tetris obsessed Ronin.
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    Monster Boy And The Cursed Kingdom

    I did but I used Paypal, thankfully. Going by the last few posts someone should start a 'Best looking 2D game' topic...
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    Monster Boy And The Cursed Kingdom

    It's a great game and I put ~25 hours into it, but looks-wise there is no comparison.
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    Monster Boy And The Cursed Kingdom

    I've taken a punt with Videogamesplus. They were the cheapest at £34 delivered and I requested they put the cost as under £15 on the envelope to avoid customs charges, so fingers crossed. From what I've seen of this it's perhaps the best looking 2D game ever made so I couldn't resist.
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    God of War (2018) - Magni-ficent!

    ..aaaand done! If you'd told me a few years ago that I'd enjoy playing through a GoW game, would get engaged in the story and find Kratos a sympathetic character I'd have laughed in your face.
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    Your shameful gaming secrets

    Not a Tory, otherwise guilty as charged.
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    Your shameful gaming secrets

    After my PS1 stopped working, I disassembled it and inserted it, piece by piece, up my dog's bottom.
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    Giant Bomb Fan Club

    Since he doesn't like modern games anymore I could see Jeff moving aside at some point, maybe to set up Giant Bomb Retro or something.
  9. Having visited all 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 planets in No Man's Sky, it's high time I got back into this (on PS4). Has it changed much in the last year and a bit?
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    Giant Bomb Fan Club

    Agree on all points (apart from the Ben one, although he's been fine on the GOTY episodes which I'm still going through.)
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    Great scenes in disappointing movies

    The biggest problem I had is that the two leads have exactly the same face, yet are supposed to be shagging. They should have either cast one of them differently or made them brother and sister. Ace Ventura 2 contains one of the great comedy scenes, but is otherwise shit:
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    Randy Pitchford Negathread

    EDIT: In hindsight maybe not the most suitable GIF...
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    Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

    As I understand it, the concept of Hellblade was to make a AAA-looking game on an indie budget, so many of the decisions would have been taken to narrow the focus of development and keep costs down. Confining all sword swinging to arena fights means they didn't have to worry about what happens when her sword hits a piece of level geometry, or a bit of barrel flies off and hits a wall. Personally I didn't feel to need to smash stuff between fights, so it was a sensible bit of corner cutting for me. I agree that neither the combat nor the puzzles are especially amazing, and the game may have been better as a walking sim, but the audio visual experience overwhelms everything else for me, so it doesn't really matter. I can't really comment on how well it deals with psychosis and serious mental illness because I don't know anything about it, but the documentary that comes with the game shows that at the very least they took the subject seriously and tried to do right by it.
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    Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

    It's more about the experience than the gameplay, which to some extent you have to be prepared to suffer through. Well worth it though IMO.
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    Tales Of Vesperia

    How does that even happen?
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    Tales Of Vesperia

    I stupidly replayed it last year on 360, so I'll have to pass for the time being. It's still one of the very best JRPGs though, so I hope this re-release does well.
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    Final Fantasy 7

    If they'd scaled down their ambition for the remake we'd probably be playing it by now. Keep the same basic gameplay (rather than turn it in to some sort of action game); cook up some nice new pre-rendered backgrounds ala the Resi remake; add in some high poly models (based on the ones from Advent Children if you must), garnish with some modern lighting effects and BOSH! A FFVII remake on a sensible budget which would surely sell enough for a tidy profit.
  18. My first gaming platform was a NES, my second was a Gameboy, my third was a SNES and I've owned most of the others since, including a bloody Wii U, so by rights I should be a Nintendo zealot, but as it happens they annoy the hell out of me and I'm trying to work out why. 1) Blind loyalty It doesn't seem to matter how shitty the console/game/online service/cuddly toy is, if it has a Nintendo logo on the side the Nintendo fan will emit a 'squeeee!' noise and immediately pre-order it, then tell everyone else how incredible it's going to be. This is why it is good practice to mentally subtract 5-20% from any review score of a Nintendo game, depending on the fanboy/girl level of the reviewer. On a similar note: 2) Undignified excitement levels It's worrying that someone of voting age can lose their shit over the announcement of new characters in a mediocre fighting game, or the release of a cardboard construction kit aimed and marketed at children. A good game is a good game whatever its target audience, but for goodness' sake calm down. 3) The defense force Piss on their chips at your peril. Don't like how Zelda BOTW's weapons break all the time? Think ARMS is a load of shit? You should probably keep it to yourself because you will have it explained to you in forceful, condescending terms why you are wrong and how your opinion makes you a bad person. Go back to Call of Duty, you filthy casual; Nintendo's brilliance is clearly beyond you. 4) Switch port begging It is now impossible to announce a game without forum posts and comment sections filling up with Switch owners demanding it for their console. Their probably underpowered console. These only scratch the surface but go some of the way to explaining it, I hope.
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    Giant Bomb Fan Club

    I've only heard the first one, best style, in which he acts like a spoilt toddler, so I'm glad to hear he improves as it goes on.
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    Giant Bomb Fan Club

    I've finally got the the knockout stages of their GOTY podcasts. Does Jeff act like a petulant baby for all ten categories, or just the first one? 'If Donut County isn't on the list, nor should Red Dead 2 be'. Fucking grow up.
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    What’s your favourite final stage/level/boss?

    The last chapter and final boss fight of Asura's Wrath's True Ending DLC. 'Epic' doesn't do it justice.
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    Why are Nintendo fans so annoying?

    I should have put the Defence Force at number 1, shouldn't I?
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    Giant Bomb Fan Club

    The bottom line is that Jeff is the boss and he played it for three hours and didn't like it, so it went on the list.
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    Something called 'Caldrius Blaze' is currently cheap on PSN, and since I like the occasional 2D shooter and it looks to have a sizable story mode, I bought it sight unseen. I haven't made a terrible mistake, have I?

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