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Mawdlin

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  1. Yes, today's is a killer. I scraped it in 6. Let the fun begin.
  2. Sacrilege. The N64 controller was wonderful. The analogue stick nuanced and responsive. Mario 64, 1080 and GoldenEye wouldn't have been the games that they were without it. And the rumblePak was innovative and genuinely added a then unrivalled level of immersion to game experiences back then.
  3. Can't believe this hasn't been mentioned. Ok it looked cool (to a 12 year-old) but it practically forced you to play games one-handed. (But not actually as bad as the Jaguar pad that was like playing a game holding a brick).
  4. It is an incredible story. The doc is up there with The Staircase and Making a Murderer.
  5. Never choose poorly when it comes to the grail.
  6. Resident Evil 4 I finished this at the back end of last year. Here's my review from another thread if anyone is swithering on buying it. (Do). Easily the best narrative / adventure game native to Quest. It feels massive compared to the likes of Vader Immortal and Saints & Sinners. They've done a brilliant job converting it to VR and all the extra hands on lever pulling and gun-loading features gives you a sense of being there second to none. It's testament to how brilliant the original design was that this 16 year-old game still competes with anything else on the market right now. Little touches - such as villagers continuing to stumble towards you even though their heads have been blasted off, and being able to shoot sticks of dynamite out of their hands - makes more modern games like Arizona Sunshine feel pedestrian. If there's one minor criticism it's that a couple of the boss fights have suffered in the conversion to VR. The leviathan fight, for instance, gives you no haptic feedback when you pierce it with spears and therefore felt a bit flat. It was also too easy. Free movement gives you too much leeway to run rings round the enemies and bar a few of the more epic pitched battles I breezed through this. (This latter criticism is probably offset by the unlocking of Professional mode once the first play through is achieved.) 9/10
  7. Untitled Goose Game is £8.99 until Jan 16th. This hardly ever gets a price drop so I'm all in.
  8. That's a great fact. After watching the show I also read that Helen Mirren recommended Scott Ryan to a Hollywood agent after loving the show. He's now been signed up and is exploring several movie ideas. Hopefully we will see more of his work in the near future.
  9. Well that's the whole thing wrapped up for me now. Not an ounce of fat on this. Although it can be compared to Gilligan, Tarrantino, Chase, it really does stand on its own with a brilliant antipodean flavour. Has anyone seen The Magician?
  10. For anyone interested there is a game show on TV mid afternoon called Lingo. It uses a similar principle to this. Problem is, it is terrible to play along with because you have to watch other people make their own formulations and it's no fun.
  11. Loving this. Only done the last two days so far but both guessed on line 4. Is there any time penalty or score reduction for taking ages or can you mull over it as long as you want?
  12. Still one of my fave games of the PS4 generation. I was gutted when I heard Sony were not putting money into a sequel. The hordes on PS5 would be epic.
  13. I thought the secret santa scene was a little contrived but nothing compared to the big whoppers of coincidences elsewhere. But I can forgive this show a lot. Let's face, it the biggest contrivance is that Ray just happens to work in an area which has the most incompetent police force in the world.
  14. First episode of season 3. Now that's how to start a show! Magnificent. Not a dull second.
  15. I'm also on board now due to this thread. Brilliant show. I don't like much drama but this is a cut above. How the actor playing Ray gets so much menace from a smile, or even a glare, is incredible. Even though I currently have a lot of free time I'm having to ration myself to no more than 3 episodes in one binge. I'm going to be bereft when this finishes.
  16. I've played Onward but although the shooting and general mechanics are good there's a lot of dicks playing it, which really put me off. I preferred Population One myself which has a broader user base and encourages team work (although there's the odd dick too).
  17. Krauser? It's a doddle now. Around 6 QTE events with the controllers, although I believe the sequence is the same every time so you can learn the sequence Simon-style. I looked back at the old version on YouTube and it did look a lot harder on PS2. I reckon you get more time to react now too. I'm 50 and genuinely rubbish at games so you'll be fine. The whole thing has been made more accessible. Just watch out for a couple of bullet-sponge enemies which need strategy rather than brute force.
  18. I believe so. I tried it in error and there was some kind of kerfuffle where Oculus accepted it but my bank rejected it so I went into a chat box with Oculus and they gave me a £10 credit. So instead of getting 30 percent off I ended up getting more like 60 percent off, plus I could still use the Oculus30 on something else. Anyway, I mention it as other people have experienced the same thing and been given a £10 credit (which also lasts for a year).
  19. Just finished Resident Evil 4 and it didn't disappoint. Easily the best narrative / adventure game native to Quest. It feels massive compared to the likes of Vader Immortal and Saints & Sinners. They've done a brilliant job converting it to VR and all the extra hands on lever pulling and gun-loading features gives you a sense of being there second to none. It's testament to how brilliant the original design was that this 16 year-old game still competes with anything else on the market right now, VR or not. Little touches - such as villagers continuing to stumble towards you even though their heads have been blasted off, and being able to shoot sticks of dynamite out of their hands - makes more modern games like Arizona Sunshine feel pedestrian. If there's one minor criticism it's that a couple of the boss fights have suffered in the conversion to VR. The leviathan fight, for instance, gives you no haptic feedback when you pierce it with spears and therefore felt a bit flat. It was also too easy. Free movement gives you too much leeway to run rings round the enemies and bar a few of the more epic pitched battles I breezed through this. (This latter criticism is probably offset by the unlocking of Professional mode once the first play through is achieved.) Still one of my favourite games of all time. 9/10
  20. I'd be up for that. Walkabout Golf was brilliant when they had 4 courses; they've since added 4 free ones. I'm going to have to also buy the 2 DLC ones to support this team.
  21. Resident Evil 4 (Quest 2) Snuck this one over the line just in time. Easily the best narrative / adventure game native to Quest. It feels massive compared to the likes of Vader Immortal and Saints & Sinners. They've done a brilliant job converting it to VR and all the extra hands on lever pulling and gun-loading features gives you a sense of being there second to none. It's testament to how brilliant the original design was that this 16 year-old game still competes with anything else on the market right now. Little touches - such as villagers continuing to stumble towards you even though their heads have been blasted off, and being able to shoot sticks of dynamite out of their hands - makes more modern games like Arizona Sunshine feel pedestrian. If there's one minor criticism it's that a couple of the boss fights have suffered in the conversion to VR. The leviathan fight, for instance, gives you no haptic feedback when you pierce it with spears and therefore felt a bit flat. It was also too easy. Free movement gives you too much leeway to run rings round the enemies and bar a few of the more epic pitched battles I breezed through this. (This latter criticism is probably offset by the unlocking of Professional mode once the first play through is achieved.) 9/10 29 games completed last year and only 19 this year. I'm going to have to up my game for 2022. Vampyre Just Cause 4 Walkabout Mini Golf Shadow of War Abzu The Witness Control Valfaris Twin Breaker Battlefield V Mr Driller Drill Land The Last of Us Part 2 Burnout Paradise Remastered Super Arcade Football The Walking Dead Saints & Sinners Far Cry 5 Dangerous Driving The Crew Resident Evil 4
  22. I once tried to use an Oculus30 on a discounted game and it was rejected. I think i was charged full price. After going into a chat with someone from Oculus they gave me a £10 credit (plus I still got to use the Oculus30 on something else). Looking on Reddit I'm not the only person to have experienced this so might be worth a try.
  23. Wrath of Man I enjoyed the ribald humour and trademark Guy Ritchie energy of The Gentleman so went into this movie with positive expectations. But after a decent start this quickly becomes predictable and turgid. The 'twist,' if you can call it that, is telegraphed and once the set up is over there's only the whiff of stale testosterone to keep you company until the flaccid end. A humourless and po-faced misfire from Ritchie. 2/5
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