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  1. I find this too easy on easy and too hard on normal :lol: Always seem to struggle on reading the bosses, and on that bloody lift up in stage 9. Absolutely shines in 2P though, when I can get connected to someone.

     

    For the second stage of the final boss, is there a way to tell where the attacks are going to come from? Fighting the other is simple enough in itself, but getting seemingly randomly battered from the back of the screen seems not very avoidable no matter what.

  2. 15 hours ago, merrychan said:

    Edit : I would love to be able to recover when I get knocked up in the air, I'm sure a side scrolling brawler had that.

     

    Throw recovery is press jump, after being booted into the air via attacks I don't think it works though if that's what you're after. I guess you're supposed to mitigate that happening by using the defence skill, but most of the time I never seem to get the timing right to pull it off properly.

  3. On 04/05/2020 at 21:04, bradigor said:

    The one against Wimbledon though, was something else. 

     

    That one is easily my favourite goal to watch, ever. The speed and power, almost as soon as it comes off his chest the determination and directness is visible, one of those "I'm fucking having this" moments that's so relatable to anyone who's kicked a ball, except he actually pulls it off. Doesn't have the wonderful precision and elegance of the Scholes volley just before, or the craft and lightness of touch and control of something like Bergkamp's classic vs Argentina, but it doesn't matter. It beats the latter for me simply because it's as visceral as it's deft, plus who can't love such a belter to go in off the underside of the bar to boot. Speaking of which, to widen the inclusion net I'd put Tim Cahill's WC 2014 volley in as the second best in off the bar ever, after that Yeboah one. Still can't believe Rodriguez's effort won the the best goal of that tournament, with van Persie's header as well his wasn't even top 2 for me.

  4. I liked the ten minutes I played of Sunset Overdrive! Not sure if that's damning with faint praise or whatever.

     

    Bought it in a sale years ago, it's actually quite annoying to see stuff you've bought and never had time to play crop up on Gamepass, but on the other hand since activating it for three years I don't think I've bought any game since (on Xbox, anyway), even having been generating enough MS rewards points to make it so I was getting anything for free anyway. Not sure if this is good or bad. Good for my pocket I guess.

  5. 4 hours ago, Waggo said:

    Happy Death Day To U is a decent teen horror where the lead dies over and over on her birthday, each time unraveling a few more clues as to who kills her.

     

    Happy Death Day 2 U is the sequel to Happy Death Day that you described, first one is good fun but I've not seen the second. Sequel is a bit more sci-fi than the first in that I think it tries to explain the phenomenon behind it. Whether that's actually necessary or not I dunno, first film didn't care and nor did I :)

  6. 14 hours ago, dumpster said:

    Nothing to Hide is a great movie on Netflix. 

     

    This weirded me out. Searched for a trailer on Youtube, found it was French and tried looking for one with subs and there was a near identical trailer for Perfect Strangers. So near it took me a while to realise it was different actors, I thought it was just a different cut trailer at first. Looked that up and it's actually the original, with Nothing to Hide being a remake. One of many remakes as it turns out, with no less than 18 versions having been produced by mid-2019. Given the original only came out in 2016 I felt like I was in one of the sort of weird, localised situations half of these films are about. 18 remakes in a little over 3 years. What.

  7. 8 minutes ago, Ketchup said:

    After many years I finally cracked 200 stars and I think I’ve hit my absolute limit. I can probably get about 6 more stars on the last two tracks that have opened up but I’ll never get the rest as they’re just far far to difficult. Who’s idea was it to put a car mod as the final reward after you’ve rinsed the game anyways.

     

    @S0L

     

    206 was my limit, wonder if more than a literal handful of people in the world ever did get that AGES console mod. Pointless anyway and just a completion nicety really, it's not something that'd change much plus you'd literally be completely done with the game at that point.

     

    And the Golden Axe tunnel jump height got me more than once, probably the one place in the game where you shouldn't trick off a jump as a barrel roll would often hit the roof.

     

    I'd definitely buy and play a remake again, great game. Weird how I've had almost no interest in the Sonic Teams one whatsoever.

  8. 4 hours ago, Vemsie said:

    Watched all of these. Ghostrunner, Unto the End, West of Dead and Revenant's Reach are totally my jam. The sci-fi pixel art of Star Renegades is gorgeous as well. 

     

    Played West of Dead in what must've been a beta, thought it was pretty awful. It just felt off and wasn't much fun. Still, that could have changed.

     

  9. Forza Horizon 3 (Xbox One)

     

    I've enjoyed the racing when I do it, but it's just too far towards being nothing but busywork in a drab, featureless setting of largely flat Australian desert. The popping up of a dozen+ more fucking events - and pretty much unknown til you get to them - just because you've had the temerity to complete a couple more is a proper demotivator, it's an overwhelming slog.

     

    Started FH2 to see whether to delete that as well, and that's immediately shown that FH3 (and similarly FH4) is too open, to its detriment. Also less of a looker, but a far more appealing environment from the off.

  10. 2 hours ago, gossi the dog said:

    Is OnRush worth £4?

     

    Yes, it's different and perhaps doesn't feel enough like racing but there's fun in there. I'm actually about to go back to it as FH3 has burnt me out, need something more immediate.

  11. 12 hours ago, Harrisown said:

    Wolfenstein 2
    What a strange strange game.

    Bad level design, mediocre shooting, reasonably fun.

    Great characters and events (not actual story)

    Absolutely crazy.

    6/10

     

    How does it compare to the game it's a sequel to, similar enough or not worth sullying the memory?

  12. On 02/04/2020 at 20:30, moosegrinder said:

    Pinball FX baby!

     

    I have absolutely no idea which tables I own on which platforms any more. Will this further fracture my collection between the Steam and Xbox/Windows version, or go someway to equalising them? Not a clue, here goes!

     

    Edit: actually, wonder if I listed them out at some point in the FX thread. I'll have to have a look.

  13. 3 minutes ago, ryodi said:

    I'm glad I held off now. But isn't VII the most returned game ever, maybe all of those surveys SE did returned the data that no one got any further than Midgar so that's how much they budgeted for.

     

    Is that true (the "most returned" bit)? I can kind of see it, the TV ads were awesome but were pretty much just intro FMV, can see how people would buy it based off that, start playing it then wondering what the fuck they'd actually bought in comparison to their expectations. Maybe that's the nostalgia SqEnix are going for with this one?

  14. Wolfenstein: The New Order (Xbox One)

     

    Or "Lynne, I've pierced my foot on a [difficulty] spiiiike". I'm crap at FPS's, but the wonder of Titanfall 2 left me wanting more, this seemed sort of what'd work. And it was and it did, not as good as Titanfall 2 but then what would be. Dragged on a bit, and sometimes when it got a a bullet sponge arena with many supersoldiers I tended to die, a lot. But great fun overall, over the top and written to fit, knowing it's a videogame and can do what the fuck it wants.

     

    What's similar? There's Wolf 2 on gamepass which doesn't seem as well received (even worse on the daft bullet sponge front?), then Youngblood. No Old Blood available. Anything else besides that? I've got Bulletstorm, that might fit the bill. 

  15. @dumpster, I dunno, maybe it is a skill thing, but it does read like you've never quite got what I was saying. For example, I've S ranked all the GP's myself but there are easier ways to gain extra stars elsewhere if needed is all I've ever said. The traffic passing ones are not one of those, and to be able to do those you need to be able to get to grips with the drifting at which point they're more doable.

     

    Hence the suggestions of tank, drift and flying levels. Your main gripe is the game cheats, and on those levels it can't. The tank ones are definitely easy stars - there's no time limit, and you can go as slow as you like. The drift ones are mostly simple as you don't always need to go flat out, but you do need to be able to hold a drift for the duration of the entire curve, and thus get max boost and max time (the timer stops when you're in the drift lane, and boost levels increase while you're drifting so as long as you're getting the drift right the only timing issue is getting to the next zone). If you can do that you can use that skill to get through the entire game, if you can't then yes you're going to struggle with it. Drifting and boosting all the time, as much as possible in any situation is what works. 

     

    Still, testament to the game being good enough in some way that you're still playing it regardless :-)

  16. 9 hours ago, dumpster said:

    A week into lockdown and 2 extra stars achieved. I now have 156, and need 165 to get the Daytona car. It really is a grind though. Watching speedruns, copying them exactly but still not winning.

     

    Forget the speedruns, have you ever followed the simple advice on how to give yourself the best chance to do it that I've given you more than once :quote: 

  17. 11 hours ago, Skull Commander said:

    I have just kicked Yakuza Zero to the kerb. Never played any of the series but was looking forward to giving it a go. Cutscene. Cutscene. Cutscene. Oh I can can fight! Cutscene. Cutscene. Fight. Cutscene. Karaoke. Cutscene... Fuck this. 

     

    Felt the same although I kept at it. I'd say you need to persevere to chapter 3 before it gets going, and even then you might not like it. 

  18. Three in quick succession, mainly because the last two were welcomingly short!

     

    Xbox One - Assassin's Creed Unity

    Christ, coming to this after Black Flag, which kind of felt like AC lite and as much as I enjoyed it wished it felt a bit more Assassin's Creed, was a massive chore. Ubisoft at it's worst, making as usual a wonderfully realised area - which is what kept me with it - but loading it with shit and, bafflingly, removing any bits that might have been useful from prior games but would have fit perfectly (hiring thugs, or prostitutes to hide you). The narrative made even less sense than usual and ultimately it was a pretty linear path from start to end. Still, it was only like 95p or something. 

     

    Xbox One - Titanfall 2

    Almost jumped into AC Origins, went for this. Owned it for years, the starter level always worried me I'd need to be better than I was so never ventured beyond. Turned out to be one of the best games I've ever played, utterly brilliant, unlike the above a continually enjoyable videogame being exactly that in the best way possible. Effect and Cause was an incredible highlight. Looked absolutely stunning throughout to boot. 

     

    Xbox One - Pikuniku

    What is this? Like a whimsical cross between Dizzy and Yoku's Island Express, but without the pinball or something, and some good, silly writing. A bit slight, and despite finishing it I don't know if I've actually finished it despite carrying on and doing everything I could see that was possible to do I'd only filled up 2/3 of the hat inventory. But I think I saw the lot, maybe the rest is locked in co-op or something. Which consists of my daughter booting me around the level and being unco-operative until it descends into a meltdown and we switch it off. Good stuff, I think. 

  19. Just played this off the back of a fairly begrudging playthrough of Assassin's Creed Unity. And it was absolutely AMAZING. I'd only ever played the intro time trial run through and didn't like how crap I was it and thought I wouldn't get on with the main game as a result, but how wrong I was. Enthralling and exhilarating. 

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