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  1. Trumpets

    What games did you complete? 2019 Edition

    Ni No Kuni 2 (PS4) A mediocre JRPG and a disappointing sequel to an already flawed game. All the lush production and Ghibli magic from NNK1 is gone, and in its place is a city builder where you only ever see your city from the world map view, and a terrible RTS thing. DmC (PS4) I'd somehow never played this despite being a big Ninja Theory fan, and the release of DMC 5 gave me the idea to finally give it a go. Not half as good as Enslaved IMO, but I liked the imaginative level design and a couple of the boss fights are brilliant. The combat isn't as sharp as the Japanese games but there's a lot to it and I only felt like I was getting a handle on it right at the end.
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    XIII Remake, Winter 2019

    A higher resolution should do wonders for that graphical style.
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    EU tariffs on game consoles

    Another reason for a hard Brexit then.
  4. I use a Sound blasterX G6 external soundcard connected to the PS4 via optical cable, and it gives an extremely convincing surround sound effect. You can tell exactly where noises (i.e. footsteps) are coming from and really increases the immersion compared to a soundbar, for example. No doubt a good surround set up is preferable but if you don't have to room for it surround processing via good headphones is a close second.
  5. Well I would for a start. Imagine being able to stick ANY Playstation disc in the slot and it playing over a nice clean HDMI signal.
  6. If Sony have the will to do it PS1/2 emulation will be trivial on something so powerful. PS3 would be more of a challenge but still very doable. It could be added as a firmware update if it doesn't support it at launch.
  7. All sounds good to me - a traditional disc based console, more powerful, backwards compatible and with an SSD. The audio stuff sounds like some sort of game-focused Dolby Atmos, which will be good if you have a nice pair of headphones.
  8. It seems like every point and click adventure I've bought this generation has been made in Germany - The Raven, Silence, Pillars of the Earth, Deponia and The Inner World (that I've just bought today), all German. These are all on console and it's possible that I'm just not seeing the many PC adventures coming from other countries, but they seem to be single handedly keeping the genre alive. Can anyone shed light on their continuing popularity over there?
  9. I think this might be the Star Wars game I'm looking for. (If you're not a super fan like me, that was an intentional misquote from the first film, Star Wars)
  10. No, I want to put a proper full stop at the end of film IX so they can't drive the franchise further into the ground than it already is. I thought Sith liked dealing in absolutes?
  11. If they have any balls they'll use this film to kill The Force, causing Star Wars to leave myth and magic behind and mature into the real universe (a bit like Lord of the Rings did at the end). This would kill the timeline stone dead of course so there's no chance Disney would do it, but it would be the right way to end the saga. Lucas would have been up for it, I bet.
  12. Didn't the Emperor die in Star Trek 3?
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    Why are all adventure games now made by Germans?

    I guess I'm asking for something more specific as to why the genre still flourishes over there and nowhere else. I take it there are no Germans posting here? It can only be a cultural thing, but why are they the last point and click holdouts?
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    The first one is still the best one

    It's all gone downhill since Spacewar.
  15. Boo, Vikings are rubbish.
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    Giant Bomb Fan Club

    Jan is a good presence on the Bombcast, but good God his taste in games leaves something to be desired. Having played a lot of Pokemon Go, he took a small Kingdom Hearts diversion and is now playing bloody Power Rangers.
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    Ni No Kuni 2 - Revenant Kingdom (PC/PS4)

    I have reached the aquatic nanny state of Hydropolis, with its excellent music.
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    Giant Bomb Fan Club

    Kind of amazing that Ben was hired specifically as a front of camera gaming personality.
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    Borderlands 3

    I hope he didn't attempt the one he had saved on that USB drive.
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    Ni No Kuni 2 - Revenant Kingdom (PC/PS4)

    I still think this is a backward step from the first one, but taken on its own terms it's a decent enough JRPG. I sold it after 10 or so hours but having re-bought it and played a bit more its not so bad really. It's certainly nice to look at and listen to.
  21. My PS+ runs out next month and I can't see myself resubscribing any time soon.
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    No Man's Sky - VR Mode Announced

    Start again, without doubt. Everything would be broken on your old save anyway.
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    Ni No Kuni 2 - Revenant Kingdom (PC/PS4)

    I loved the first game and found this one a big disappointment, but for £10 I'm willing to give it another shot. Please tell me they patched out the silly 'one voiced word at the start of each dialogue bubble' thing.
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    Classic games spoiled by current games

    The first Tomb Raider is one of my favourite games ever but modern controls etc. have made it impossible to go back to.

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