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  1. blandishment


    What level of agility do you need to get to the top? Don't want to start trying if I can't hack it. Great game, feels totally unstructured and random to begin with but clicks after a couple of hours.
  2. Brilliant, thanks! Will try tonight.
  3. Can anyone help me get into the Terrarium of Terror levels? I mean getting the bloody sphere over the barrier to the plinth. I guess I need a vehicle upgrade or something. At the moment I have the springs allowing me to jump but I still can't get over the barrier.
  4. Picked this up at the weekend for £7.99 on 360. Couldn't resist. Like a lot of people I thought it was just a bit too slidey and floaty after the first couple of goes but it really started to click last night. Absolutely love it. I especially like the feeling you get when the tyres dig in to the tracks already laid down and when you hit a hairpin just right and powerslide your arse round it's a glorious feeling. It's starting to show it's handling nuances more and more. One thing I'm finding strange: in Championship mode it doesn't seem to record your best lap times... This seems like a rubbish oversight. When I'm driving round the same track for the umpteenth time I don't just want to beat the opposition, I also want to see if I can beat my best times. Why didn't they do this? Or is is squirrelled away on some option screen somewhere? If not I just can't beleive they didn't include it.
  5. Just scratched the surface with this over the last couple of nights but it is ace so far. The melee attack is horrible but I love the intensity of it all. Is anyone still playing this online?
  6. Finding this game very hard to like. It's just so cliched and annoying. The monsters are the worst i've seen in a long time and while shooting limbs to more effectively take them out may have sounded good on paper just gets annoying. After all the great reviews I really was expecting more. I don't think it's rubbish, just very disappointing. It started off fine - good atmosphere, visuals and sound FX but as you plod on through each section I just found it lacking in any kind of personality of its own. Now on level 4 and feel it's given me everything it's going to. Does it get any better?
  7. 30 jiggies in and absolutely loving this. Been playing it with my 6 year-old son and we haven't had so much fun on a game since Lego Star Wars. Indeed, he got a bit bored by that but he's still loving this. There are not enough games that can be enjoyed by parent and child equally. Finding parts in crates is genuinely exciting, bringing them back to Mumbo to see what else you can add to your vehicle designs. Best game I've played in the last 3 years.
  8. Sorry for the daft question but I've just started playing this and loving it. But can someone tell me if once you've used a part for a vehicle design it no longer can be used again for another? I'm worried about designing rubbish vehicles then not being able to use the parts later on. Thanks for any help.
  9. Excite Truck all the way. Still the best Wii game for me.
  10. I can't help but think Retro put in their fucking ridiculous design no-nos as a joke. Either that or they only read GameFAQs forum.
  11. I just hope Retro sacked the lead designer and got in someone from Nintendo for Corruption.
  12. Hmm, that is quite difficult to make out. Something about finding a dark crystal in the Forgotten Bridge room, but I'm pretty sure I've explored all of it... As memory serves that ledge isn't there at the moment. I've been jumping around this place for the last two days so I'm sure about this. Seems like I need to activate something. Can anyone help? Cheers for the replies so far.
  13. Thanks for the reply. I am at the point just before getting the Dark Visor, which I understand is the next boss. To get it I need to, apparently, go through the portal at the Forgotten Bridge. But Like I say it's too far to jump with the abilities I currently have (double jump). I have a gravity boost but that only works in water... erm, actually is that true..?
  14. Please somebody help me. I'm sad to say I'm stuck on this game and, yes, I've tried GameFAQs. Okay, where I am: I just beat the boss to get hold of the Grapple Hook in Torvus Bog (Dark). According to the guides on GameFAQs I need to go back to the light world then go to the Forgotten Bridge area and jump across from the central platform to the portal. but it's too far. There are no grapple points and the platform near the waterfall is too far as well. Is there some switch I need to press that I've forgotten? Maybe to raise the level of the water or something. If so, where can I find it because I'm almost giving up on this game now. It's like pulling teeth. Your help will be rewarded with much digital karma. Thanks!
  15. I'm playing through it again now and I'm up to the Alpha Blogg. Quite enjoying it but it definitely seems more gruelling than Prime. I don't think it's harder just more chorish. Two reasons why I think it's less splendid than Prime: 1) I'm really not so keen on the light/dark world motif. Topographically it's another thing to have to get your head around on top of the general alien (though atmospheric) landscapes; 2) There's just a general sense of imbalance. I always felt that Prime gradually got harder. The difficulty in Echoes is all over the place. The main thing that comes out of playing this is: why the hell don't Retro put save points before *all* bosses. Are they completely stupid? Both games would be 34% better if they did that.
  16. I do have a GBA SP power charger somewhere... but I got my SP from Spain (confusingly). So I just need to use that with a 'normal' adpator? Sorry I put this in the wrong folder...
  17. I just got hold of an old-style DS (which is from Canada). However, I'm worried I might blow it up if I use the power charger it came wth on a UK socket. The power charger is the kind with two flat metal pins and I know I can get an adaptor that I can slot it into. Will this be fine? Or do I need to get a voltage convertor-style one? Many thanks for any help.
  18. blandishment


    Joking aside two hours is actually not far wrong is it, depends on settings etc. I tend to get three hours out of mine if I'm lucky. This is still piss poor for what should be a portable gaming machine. Fact is I love GTA: Liberty City Stories and Metal Gear Acid but simply can't play them on the PSP unless I'm in perfect lighting conditions. I haven't had this problem on any DS Lite games.
  19. blandishment


    Sorry but this just isn't true. The original GBA actually worked better under bright lighting conditions - especially flourescent strips in airports etc. The PSP screen just becomes a mirror under any bright light. It's terrible, get real. The DS lite works well under all lighting conditions, dark, sun or flourescent. As for battery life, I travel a lot. I like to travel light so carting a recharger with me is a joke. Around ten hours is great and enough for a few good gaming sessions over a weekend or business trip. So ultimately I'd never leave home without a DS because a) I can actually see what I'm doing in most circumstances and b ) I don't have to keep recharging the thing every 2 hours. P.S. I've actually grown to like the PSP more and more but I just don't use it as a portable machine because it's badly designed for that.
  20. blandishment


    The games have steadily improved but the battery life is terrible and the reflective screen is a joke. So this is a portable machine that I never take out. Rubbish.
  21. BTW what ever happened to Gran Turismo Mobile on PSP? I was looking forward to that in a tech demo kinda way.
  22. I bought it off a man at a car boot sale for £10. Biggest mistake I ever made.
  23. blandishment


    Go away, it's clearly too sophisticated for you.
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