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  1. joeplus

    Hollow Knight - Soulsvania platformer

    Celeste is the main thing I play when I’m podcast listening (the soundtrack is banging obviously, but I’ve heard it plenty!). I’m not going for any goldens, I just love replaying my fave stages, so comforting!
  2. joeplus

    Super Mario Maker 2 - June 2019

    This was the best thing on the WiiU, and despite that console having been boxed up for 2 years, I still watch Mario Maker stuff on Youtube. If this launches an even bigger wave of level creation and community stuff - which, surely, surely it must - it's going to be jaw-droppingly massive.
  3. I'm not sure about this new Youtube feature where videos can eject chopped onions into your face. Dear god, I wasn't even watching the Direct, just saw a thing on Twitter. Holy fucking shit, this console.
  4. joeplus

    Hollow Knight - Soulsvania platformer

    This announcement makes me more determined to come back and do some more DLC stuff before Hornet. I find myself playing games that work without sound a lot at the moment, because I like the Switch+Podcast combo, and HK rewards audio cues so I haven't really been on it. But that's a bit of a rut and I'm out of good podcast archives, so maybe it's time to step back into Hallownest. I've still got the most bastard-hard of the challenges to do, not sure I'm up to it but no harm in trying.
  5. joeplus

    Tetris Effect - Mizuguchi does Tetris

    Delight and disappointment: Got my first SS rank yesterday! Playing Journey on easy, only one of the stages, but it felt good. Still no Perfectris - got 17 lines in Zone multiple times. Aaagh!
  6. joeplus

    Tetris Effect - Mizuguchi does Tetris

    I'm working on this too, got bad habits in my muscle memory. Trying to notice every time I get a T, L or J at low speeds and do the more efficient spin.
  7. joeplus

    Tetris Effect - Mizuguchi does Tetris

    Tried out most of the Effect modes for the first time earlier (10 in fact, I got an achievement for it). The ranks seemed pretty clear about my skill level, I'm a bit disappointed I couldn't keep the streak going - B, B, B, B, B, B, B, B, C, A! The A was for the mad one that throws a bunch of tricks at you. Tremendous fun.
  8. joeplus

    Tetris Effect - Mizuguchi does Tetris

    Mate. Mate mate mate. I'm gonna dive into that this weekend, thanks so much! Big surprise that someone also into fighting games loves sharing the tech
  9. joeplus

    Tetris Effect - Mizuguchi does Tetris

    It's a bit special, eh? I do like to see a rllmuk love-in thread. Glad everyone's enjoying it. This might be the game to actually convince me to learn some advanced tactics, after watching all those great TGM speedruns and getting moderately competent at high speeds on the Tetris bit of Puyo Puyo Tetris. I still only play with one rotate button though, and I don't know my T-spins or how to do a four-wide. @Jonster, any suggestions for where to look?
  10. I'm settling into this, but feel like I'm still a while away from really having freedom to explore. A few more story missions and then I might start to really wander. Controls still do my nut in, apart from the horse riding which feels beautifully natural - pretty damn important.
  11. Hoo boy they weren't kidding about the controls. And as a tutorial, this is rough going. I have to read tiny messages in the corner of the screen, which quickly disappear, while there's also dialogue going on, which I've got on subtitles instead of loud audio because it's fucking 1am. At least there seems to be a manual in the start menu. It is very pretty so far, but what would be even prettier is a clear indication of where I can save. Try and find the menu item and it's locked. What mate??? You've released a hyped cinematic game exactly 9 hours before people are due in work, and I don't know for sure if you'lll save my progress. I honestly think I'll love this game if I give it time, which I will. But as a former teacher, bad tutorials piss me off.
  12. joeplus

    Hollow Knight - Soulsvania platformer

    The boss of that one is designed to make you panic! Paging @imp for tips, as he's already ascended
  13. I've got the fear over this one. Looks like it might be the first game (which I adored), plus joys of new tech and some Zelda-esque open-world magic. My god it's a commitment, though. 60 hours is The Wire territory. Yet I had so much fun discovering BotW with everyone else. I'm leaning towards the digital pre-order and getting it downloaded nice and ready for Saturday morning.
  14. joeplus

    Hollow Knight - Soulsvania platformer

    Got my 5hr speedrun achievement yesterday! Very achievable after a few playthroughs and following a good route (here's one) - had nearly 90 minutes to spare. Lovely for a hungover Saturday.
  15. joeplus

    Doctor Who

    There were a few moments where the music stuck out to me - in a good way. Didn't know there had been a change in team there. Looking forward to the series - I think Whittaker probably needs a few episodes to really nail it down but she's on the way. And as I'd predicted, Bradley Walsh was decent. They've got a habit of turning what sounds like the worst casting (Piper, Tate, Lucas) into very agreeable characters.

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