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  1. Gabe

    Rllmuk's Official Sales Figures

    It certainly is a question. It's ripe for more Ultimate Alliance games. Does anybody know what the Square Enix game is meant to actually be?
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    Juh-rur-per-guh - The JRPG thread.

    Lost Odyssey was a great game, yes. I had the official guide for that and, back when I cared about achievements, followed the guide to the letter - except there was an error in there (you had to interact with a rat in a cage, if I recall, which wasn't in the guide). Was annoyed that I didn't get my 1,000GS! Tales of Vesperia I would've probably tried if it wasn't like gold dust in shops. It was then on a very good sale price on the XBL store once, but I missed it. I've since tried Symphonia and haven't got on with it, so that ship has sailed now, I think.
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    Steam

    Well navigating the store hasn't got any better, it's still crap
  4. I love the last line - 'We hope that you wish to help us improve your experience.' When has having ads thrown at you ever improved anybody's experience? I'd wager: never.
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    Juh-rur-per-guh - The JRPG thread.

    Gerhalt (is it Gerhalt? The wolf in SF2) is an absolute beast - ignore the pun - when levelled up. So is Peter, but with him you can tell the plot is making it obvious to stick with him. I also loved the Saturn dungeon-crawler, the name of which escapes me. And SF3, of course - though I never finished it! Edit: Shining The Holy Ark, I see it has been mentioned. And Mystaria, that was good too. Looks awful now though, I still have the original disc for that (and SF3) and tried it on an emulator. It's rough.
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    Juh-rur-per-guh - The JRPG thread.

    The 360 really did have some good JRPGs, yeah. The Last Remnant is brilliant and I really should play that again, given that I have the Steam version too. It clicked for me when I realised that different attacks lead to different positioning on the field (it was against a big dragon I first realised how it was necessary to avoid some attacks). Plus nurturing your teams was great. I did read lots of comments that the levelling-up system was counter-intuitive though, and the get strongest you had to avoid *every* avoidable fight until a good few hours in (some kind of crystal/mirror temple rings a bell)? I didn't play like that and got through fine though. Infinite Undiscovery was great, too (as you also mentioned). Fast-paced and tactile combat, fun world to explore etc. Off the back of that I got Star Ocean 4, which I really didn't like. Eternal Sonata was another, but whilst the premise was interesting, the story really wasn't very engaging and it was a bit dull. Notable mentions also to Enchanted ARMS and Blue Dragon. I do still have Resonance of Fate in its case, untouched. I will play it one day, perhaps.
  7. I was on the fence about this ages ago so I watched some of a play-through of it on YouTube, as I liked the fusion of the world map stuff and fighting sections. It seemed that once multiple enemies got involved the game got cheap, both with the objectives needed to be completed in the time limits and some of the enemies being incredibly frustrating (made worse after a certain event, which I won't spoil) - and the guy playing it was good. The world map seemed overly penal too, with you not being able to deal with each event (which I accept was by design) but the penalties were a bit much. Needless to say, I didn't buy it. Based on the name, is this a revamped version then?
  8. Gabe

    Justice League

    I've previously championed Cavill in The Man From U.N.C.L.E., it's the best thing I've seen him in by far (and I actually feel he looks the part of Superman). This news is therefore a shame.
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    Cricket Thread

    So, so pleased for the Chef to go out cooking on all cylinders (see what I did there? ) His retirement is colossal, we/the world game just doesn't have anybody who can do what he does (did ) for so long, he's a real treasure of the game. As @Sirloin says, we've never replaced Strauss - nor looked anywhere close to either, in truth - so how we are going to find 2 new openers who can consistently nullify a new-ball attack? More to the point, what modern day player can maintain that level of discipline over a long period of time? Ah well, that's for another day. Well done Root, too - he's had a pretty rough year with his conversation stat being a stick to beat him with, so he needed that. Would like to see Jimmy get at least the 1 wicket he needs to hold that particular record, for Curran to continue his development with some wickets and for Cookie - who else - to catch/run-out the last wicket.
  10. Ah, I meant that I bought the 3D version despite having no inclination to watch it in 3D. I might one day, perhaps.
  11. Bought the 3D Bluray yesterday (even though it's probably been about 5 years or more since I watched a 3D film) and buckled up to watch it. The Wakanda section is still a bit meh but the rest is still good - I think I was more enamored seeing it on the big screen, mind. I did notice how little some characters shine, though and - as much as I love him - the Cap is a hard character to make feel important when he isn't leading the gang. This is possibly one of the worst offenders for having characters buffed and nerfed in the same film to service the plot too (especially good old Iron Man). Still, it rattles along at a grand old pace and sets up the next film nicely. Makes you wonder what the overall big bad will have to offer when the next batch of Avengers takes over?
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    Sneakers

    I think you are bang on there @mexos - it very much a film you that is carried by plot rather than set-pieces. The ensemble cast is great, the story is plausible and intriguing, it moves along at a fair old pace and, like I say, it's so gentle. It's like if the BBC version of The Great British Bake Off made a film - there's a comforting quality about it and, really, you want everybody to come out of it okay. I think I need to watch it again now, too!
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    Bad bits in otherwise good games

    Yeah, that game had a great atmosphere but the levels just dragged on and on without every really feeling interesting or fun. You can certainly understand why it flopped, which is a shame because the aesthetic deserved better.
  14. It'll be interesting to see how his leading role in Final Score goes down.
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    Cricket Thread

    It always seemed to be mentioned in commentary since the mauling in the winter that, when he retired, we may never see a dedicated opener like him again, and that may be true. Those that had had longevity in all formats of the game all bat lower down the order and I don't see that changing any time soon. That - plus the fact you rarely see players commit only to Test cricket these days - makes me think he is the last of his species. Scoring all those runs an opener (I saw he is 2,000+ ahead of the next highest-scoring opener) is amazing really and those that comment on his average usually don't appreciate that context. Dravid is probably the only player above him in the run stakes that could've achieved the same if he was an opener, I reckon.
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