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Stoikovich

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    OH GOD I AM GETTING OLD : reminiscing about old Transformers; doing DIY; spending time with my daughter; swimming & cycling.
    Enjoy reading sci-fi and comic books - currently enjoying Lost Light/More Than Meets The Eye and Saga.
    House of Cards and The Americans are great, as is Catastrophe. I have a massive fondness for Billions, despite a creeping feeling its just a modern-day Dallas....
    Studying part time for a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Econimics

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  1. Stoikovich

    Shmups

    I enjoyed Deathsmiles 1, even managed multiple 1CC’s once I got used to scoring etc. Be great if a DS1+2 pack comes out.
  2. Got my SD2VITA last week too I used an ebay seller with a good feedback rating. The whole process started when I bought Gradius Gaiden (PSP) off the store, not realising it's no longer compatible with Vita. So, after rolling back the firmware and installing Enso, it has become compatible again, plus I can now play any PSP and PSX games on the Vita with near-zero hassle. SD2VITA was a massive bonus because my 16gb official card was just too small. Followed a few guides online, it was pretty straightforward if a little nervy when you first start
  3. In the early nineties my supercool aunt treated me to a trip to London where we went to some anime screenings at the ICA. They were putting on an exhibition called Manga Manga Manga, it was just around the time that Manga video became a thing, and started releasing stuff in the high street. Over a couple of nights we saw cinema screenings of Akira, Venus Wars, Graveyard for Fireflies and one other which I can’t remember (it may have been Laputa). Akira was obviously brilliant, Venus Wars fairly pants (and the projector broke halfway through), but Fireflies was amazing; the whole theatre was in tears. I’ve not brought myself to watch it again, and I have a daughter now, so it would probably put me in floods. It’s so funny hearing other people’s recollections about Laputa and the ITV dub - I thought I was the only one! I used to enjoy spotting the VO actors common between cartoons, I think there were a few in Laputa that cropped up in Dogtanian
  4. Gone in for the physical copy and name in credits, thats too good to resist! And agreed, something from Treasure along the lines of Gradius V 2 would be a dream come true!
  5. Loved the book but not read it for a few years now. While I didn’t warm to the first episode, it’s gathered pace and grown more enjoyable; I think it’s been done well overall. cant wait to go through the last two episodes tonight
  6. Please, something amazing before the end. Like, transform into a power ranger
  7. Ridge Racer in the arcade. OMGGGGG Stepping onto Hyrule Field in Ocarina of Time, and seeing the game world stretching off to the horizon. First time I went online with Phantasy Star Online (DC). The excitement and promise of online gaming!
  8. Love a Solaire. Buying the pack of four online just for one cover seems a waste of paper.
  9. Stoikovich

    Ikaruga

    Six years ago I 1CC'd this. Today, I was almost able to get to the middle of stage 2
  10. Re weapons, you could equip the basic models and take them to the training area, or on a very low level hunt, to get the measure of how they are used in anger. Sword and Shield can be fantastic when you play its strengths, but you don't get to experience the fantastic bullying of a hammer, nor landing a level 3 great sword charge and getting a break at the same time Monster Hunter MP can be right up there with the best co-op games, depends on your team mates. Its always a good way to see different weapons, armours, tactics etc etc. You can just play it defensively and aim not to cart/ fight an earlier monster, so dont worry about letting the side down!
  11. Just found out, you can use your whetstone from the radial menu without needing to sheathe your weapon. Hooray! More helpful nuggets -
  12. The first ten to twenty minutes of the Best Friends video posted earlier are filled with good tips about menu shortcuts and item management. Editing radial menus and and item order for use in hunt are really helpful. Got to admit that at first I wasn't a fan of this new one. I remember the 3DS versions being much more colourful and less po-faced. But MHW is really growing on me, despite the stupid map. (and Poogie definitely looked better on handheld, in low poly glory....)
  13. I was a few hits away from killing Anjarath when Rathalos one-shot from behind. Came out of nowhere! Angie can definitely be learned and he’s straightforward to avoid, just don’t get greedy when there’s an opening, and be wary in tight spaces. Not sure I get the turning circle comment, the hunters are quite nimble unless you’re referring to movement with some of the bigger weapons?
  14. I'm not 100% sure what triggers it, but after you've been bashing away for a while the sword blade will be glowing like a mofo. Now discharge with triangle and circle when right up close and you'll do a big old stab and ride the monster while discharging (hammer away on triangle), then.... BOOM! This is it -
  15. Yes, you're right about the game loop. Kill monsters to get better gear to kill bigger monsters to get better gear. I have such trouble reading the map. Even the text seems to be on the small side. I might have old man eyes but I dont struggle with other games. Presumably this isn't an issue if playing on a PS4Pro & HDR TV? Loving the Switch Axe. So much damage, and the new power up discharge is great! Lock on with R3, after which a tap of L1 centres the camera to the monster. Double tap L1 to centre behind your character. There's a few variations to this in the settings, it's worth having a fiddle to see whats suits you best.
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