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Everything posted by Spacehost

  1. It's a real pity, because it's a great little old-school shooter, full of really deep Alien and Aliens knowledge. The way they've set it decades after Aliens, so they aren't beholden to simply replicating the production design of that movie, is genius.
  2. I can't believe anyone would have picked up that extremely weird package from Higgs (in full on prancing pantomime baddie mode) and think, "I definitely need to take this exactly where he said to take it".
  3. I love that canonically, every dense thing that happens in this game is something Alan Wake wrote in the manuscript in his borderline Garth Merenghi prose. But yeah, it absolutely feels like an 11 year old game. Dodging makes Alan lunge around like a drunk on a cobblestone street.
  4. I love that the pacing in this is so pitch perfect, episode by episode. No one seems to chunk singleplayer games into pleasing 60-120 minute arcs these days. Also, episode 2 ending on a perfect 2000s alt rock song is just magnificent.
  5. In fairness they did the entirety of book 3 in 7 episodes without losing anything critical.
  6. Six episodes, weekly, from December 10th.
  7. I just finished season 1. If you’d have told me a fortnight ago my new favourite TV show would be a 30 minute Apple TV+ football drama based on an advert for a sports channel I’d have had you shot.
  8. There’s a sneak peak on Friday at NYCC. 12.45pm Eastern so that’s, what, 5.45 UK time. I’m expecting a date to be announced.
  9. The third episode is shockingly poor. The stuff about Empire was legitimately interesting but not threaded through the episode; it’s like they decided to do 15-20 minutes of one plot then 20-30 minutes of the other, and the other one just felt clunky and expositionary.
  10. I think I said at some point that you could film Jared Harris collecting his dry cleaning and it'd be great TV, and it turns out I wasn't totally wrong.
  11. It’ll have reached the Sony distribution centre but not the actual repair centre. Once it gets to Received you’ll have it back in a day or two.
  12. There is no moment playing Hollow Knight where I am not enjoying, on some basic level, playing Hollow Knight.
  13. I always bounce off Souls games and Metroidvanias. Imagine my surprise when I just lived this game for a few months. It’s superb.
  14. It does mean it's now impossible to earn the "A personal friend of mine" trophy, making the game impossible to Platinum. Edit- oh, only CURRENT weapons. I got a new one and it started at zero. I quite like Technician in this, babysitting an auto sentry.
  15. It ran infamously shit on (then widespread) single-core PCs. It’s that old.
  16. Would that mean the DVD Region X maybe provided its own decoder? I remember it gave you RGB over SCART.
  17. This is really a lot of fun, isn’t it? It’s mostly recreating bits of Aliens (mostly) but that’s exact what I want from an Aliens game. Had a good three runs with some randoms.
  18. Yeah, Rebellion made great Aliens games. I almost got banned from GameSpy for playing co-op on AvP 2000 back in the day. "Hackerrrr!!!"
  19. I'm glad they're bringing this back as a complete reboot, how anyone could follow up becoming the ruler of the galaxy with actual superpowers with a direct sequel I dunno. The first two were very... edgelordy early 2000s douche I guess? Like the Crank movies.
  20. This game is not a great Aliens game. But it's a perfectly serviceable £35 Aliens game that is gleefully happy to make Isolation as much part of the canon as any of the movies, so it's getting a nod of approval. What is absolutely bollocks is that there is no way to mute Fireteam members so I had to spend 20 minutes in the company of a very shit gamer and his hyperactive 8 year old, and their very loud TV. Boooooo.
  21. I'll probably pick it up in the next couple weeks.
  22. 17 days? I hate to rain on your parade but Hermes are going to lose that in 17 hours! They're going to come into your garden- they're gonna come into your garden and they're gonna put it in the recycling bin on bin day!
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