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2 hours ago, Flub said:

The original Turok? The one I paid £70 quid for on my N64 that was complete fucking rubbish?

 

Yeah, it’s thanks to shit nostalgia that we now have remakes of piss poor games like Crash, Spyro and now this pile of crap!

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7 minutes ago, Shimmyhill said:

 

Yeah, it’s thanks to shit nostalgia that we now have remakes of piss poor games like Crash, Spyro and now this pile of crap!

BAN THIS ALT!

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I too paid full price for Turok and whatever the necessary memory card cost. Amazingly, I didn’t end up with buyer’s remorse but some fond memories. It was unlike anything else on console at the time and a cool world to be in. I wouldn’t mind another attempt at a reboot.

 

However, I don’t need to learn the hard way that time has moved on.

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1 hour ago, cohen205 said:

Let's open the age old argument....

 

Crash and Spyro aren't bad games.

 

 

 

 

Discuss..... again

 

That Spyro Reignited Trilogy was great.

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2 hours ago, Pug said:

Is the 5 metre visibility fog going to be in the Switch version? If not it may be actually fun to play.

It's the PC remaster from Night Dive, so... No. :)

 

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So.... is Valkyria Chronicles any good? I've never played any of them, and don't know much about them.

 

Reminds me slightly of that tactical metal gear game on the original psp...Metal gear acid I think it was?

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4 hours ago, Mitchell said:

@Stanshall Have you seen these?

 

https://www.fangamer.com/products/flip-grip

 

Got one on order, will let you know how it fares...can't wait to try Ikaruga.  And Downwell! 

 

 

 

 

Very pleased with mine, I got one through the Kickstarter so it was a surprise when it turned up. Well worth it for shmups on the go. I tend to play docked 90% of the time but I've had a few long journeys recently and the FlipGrip was a winner. Thanks for thinking of me! 

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5 hours ago, Flub said:

Some of us here already have them and would like to let you know they're fucking great.

 

Excellent.  I'm only in here sporadically, so this passed me by. :)

 

1 hour ago, Stanshall said:

Very pleased with mine, I got one through the Kickstarter so it was a surprise when it turned up. Well worth it for shmups on the go. I tend to play docked 90% of the time but I've had a few long journeys recently and the FlipGrip was a winner. Thanks for thinking of me! 

 

I tend to play 90% handheld, so this will be a welcome addition.  I saw that you post about shmups a lot so thought I'd give you a nod!

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StarTropics is up on the NES app today. First time I’ve played it. I will now nag for a StarTropics remake every time a Direct is announced. It’s much better than either of the Zeldas. I’m getting Link’s Awakening vibes from it. Probably for the best that I hadn’t played it when those Retro rumours were doing the rounds. That outcome would have hurt.

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This War of Mine is finally on sale in the EU. I love This War of Mine.

 

For anyone who missed it on PC/other consoles, it's a very bleak (but also very moving) 2D survival game where your objective is to forge a desperate existence from the wreckage of an Eastern European city half-destroyed by an ongoing war. During the day you switch between three different characters to perform tasks around your shared dilapidated home, almost Sims-style (think The Sims developed by Andrei Tarkovsky). At night you sneak out to numerous locations around the city to try to loot buildings for much-needed supplies without getting yourself killed.

 

Do you steal the last scraps of food from a starving pensioner's fridge to take home to your dying housemate? Do you risk your life and your housemates' welfare to stop an armed soldier from raping a civilian or do you slink home with your paltry loot and tell yourself there was nothing you could have done? You probably die within the next few days anyway. It is brutal and gut-wrenching and engrossing.

 

There's a new story mode now too which I haven't touched yet (anyone tried it?) with a couple more story campaigns apparently coming out soon.

 

I've been playing it since last night and it appears to be an excellent port so far. Still pretty pricey even with 40% off but that at least brings it in line with the Steam price.

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33 minutes ago, mdn2 said:

That Golf Peaks is out today. Looking forward to giving it a go later. 

 

Let us know what it's like! I'm also interested in it, but having just bought Baba Is You, I may hold off unless it's amazing.

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11 minutes ago, Eighthours said:

 

Let us know what it's like! I'm also interested in it, but having just bought Baba Is You, I may hold off unless it's amazing.

Just bought it. And Baba is you yesterday as well. I'll post some impressions on a bit. 

 

6 minutes ago, timdp said:

I am Setsuna for £15?

I kinda enjoyed it. It's incredibly basic and there's not much going on in world design, but sometimes I enjoy a simple JRPG. It's hard to recommend over many of the JRPGs on the system these days, though. 

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Square Enix has a bunch of games half price at the moment. World of Final Fantasy, FFXV Pocket Edition, Romancing Saga 2 and the by all accounts very mediocre Tokyo RPG Factory games. Opted for Romancing Saga 2 myself - looks almost Dragon Questy.

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3 hours ago, Eighthours said:

 

Let us know what it's like! I'm also interested in it, but having just bought Baba Is You, I may hold off unless it's amazing.

OK, I've put about an hour into it.

 

Concerns first: I think it's pretty short. There's 108 stages, and I've done 40 of them already. It takes its time introducing new mechanics and making sure you get how they work before moving on, so you race through the early stages. However, things are starting to get pretty complex. 

 

Basically, it's a puzzle game where you're given a set number of moves in order to putt the golf ball. For example, you may have a '3 space' card and need to putt the ball 2 spaces away. If you aim for it, you'll overshoot so you have to bounce it off the wall behind you, which counts as one step. Pretty quickly, you end up with stages with slopes, bunkers (which stop your forward momentum) and water hazards (which place the ball in the square next to the hazard - crucial for figure out in some of the later stages). 

 

I just spent a good 10 minutes figuring out a level, so things are ramping up nicely. And it's only £4.49, so I feel by the end I'll have my money's worth. But don't go in expecting a long game. 

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