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  1. Stanshall

    Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    You can do them. You don't have to do missions exactly at your level.
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    Last game that you couldn't put down?

    Assassin's Creed Odyssey. I've put more time into it than RDR2, God of War, AC Origins and HZD combined. Not sure exactly why it scratches the itch so perfectly but it really really does.
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    Ikaruga

    Just to say I love these updates and love this game. As a pure ichimen bancho kind of guy, I barely ever got past stage one or attempted to learn it before getting my mind crushed but I am in awe of your skills. Respect.
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    From Software Déraciné (PSVR)

    Surprised in a way how little notice this got. Presumably it's nothing too special if nobody here has got it or decided to comment on it? I'm tempted but not desperate for it.
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    PlayStation VR

    @Yiggy I really enjoyed Allumette, it's a free animated short. It was the first time I really thought this was a new medium. Moving around the 'set' and seeing the little scenes play out from a different perspective was a pretty magical experience for me.
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    Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    Despite having recently bought and loved PSVR, RDR2, Diablo 3, Forza Horizon 4 and a bunch of other shit, I've marathoned the arse out of this today. It's such a bright and breezy and gratifying game. It's not technically right up there with RDR2 but I absolutely love its aesthetic and palette. I reckon this is my favourite AAA game of the year. Fun and rewarding.
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    PlayStation VR

    Wipeout is remarkable but holy shit that's for several months down the line. I felt sick after about two seconds. That's me done with VR for the day. Staying sensible.
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    Starlink: Battle for Atlas (No Man’s Starfox)

    Anyone planning on buying this should consider the following, I reckon: This is a really good fun game for about five hours and you'll be thinking that the criticisms and reviews seem harsh because movement feels excellent and combat is fun. It opens up a couple of times and you'll probably be thinking 'great, it's got lots of systems to pick and choose from' and then you play a bit more and it opens up another couple of layers and you realise that while it does have a lot to do, it's predominantly busywork. There's no particular structure or drive or motivation to the bulk of the gameplay. It has a certain charm and a cozy atmosphere but it plateaus early and you're left with a lot of pretty shallow repetition.
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    Fighting Games that are not Street Fighter

    I don't know why I said that, really. The punching is superb within motion but I can't do the moving and blocking as easily so it becomes a bit manic and confused, whereas I'm pretty solid with the Pro. But yeah, viable but just not for me!
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    Nintendo Switch

    I bought both and have played about five minutes of each, if this helps.
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    PlayStation VR

    Similar here. When I say fucked up, I mean derealisation, anxiety, nausea, some visual distortion. It's important to remember though that it was my first taste of VR and I decided that if I felt sick I should carry on to get used to it. That's the very very worst thing you can do. My wife was out for the day and I literally played from 8am to about 8pm with breaks for lunch and dinner. I also had four or five beers in the evening 'to help me get through it'. Again, worst possible idea. I felt fucking horrendous by the time I finished, couldn't sleep, room spinning and seeing mad shapes and shit, and still felt fucked up the next day. I may well be more susceptible than most but there's absolutely no doubt that what I did to myself was some Guantanamo/Clockwork Orange shit, through pure ignorance and bloody mindedness. I mean, I played Thumper for about five hours straight. I played for an hour the next day as part of my 'train yourself not to be sick' idiocy and felt like death. I had to go for a walk and then have a lip. Still felt shit all day and evening. I tried it again the day after and even the smell of the headset made me want to hurl and I returned it. Only after that did I read up and find that I'd done the very very worst things you could do if you wanted your brain to reject the experience completely. I'll be much much much more gentle this time because I want to enjoy this.
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    PlayStation VR

    Just picked up a Move +V2 bundle from Argos for £229. Not the best but I wanted it for tonight and I got Astro Bot and Skyrim VR for twenty notes each in the PSN sale. I already own Tetris, Rez, Wipeout and GT Sport from when I previously had one at launch. I went way way too hard with it, probably ten hours on the first day and it fucked me uppppp, was lucky enough to get a full refund on medical grounds, honestly. I'll be very very gentle this time to work up to it. Anyone got any tips to build VR legs?
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    Antstream - It's Netflix for Games!

    Nothin to add but just to say I got a major boner for this. Bring it on.
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    Pokémon Let's Go! Pikachu & Eevee - Out Now

    I've never played any Pokemon. I have very little patience for anything simplistic but I don't mind a grind or repetitive tasks if they're essentially fun tasks. I wonder if this will do me? For context, I find Kirby Star Allies really boring rather than charming (I also have no kids), Animal Crossing is OK for a bit but after my initial obsessive surge, I will drop it never to return. I don't really like JRPGs outside the atmosphere and music. I don't know if these touchstones are even relevant. Obviously I'll get the fuckin thing whatever. Just want to know how stupid a purchase it really is.
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    Forza Horizon 4 - Open-UK Racing

    Holy shit. Winter doesn't just suddenly become Spring, the snow actually thaws out!?! This is such a bloody brilliant game. Edit: Or am I just going mad? I swear that it was thawing out but now it's started snowing again and it's all white!
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