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  1. I got Farcry 6 for £18 which far and away the best deal I’ve seen for this game. I kept seeing Mario Football on Twitter and it sold me. New Super Mario U I’ve wanted on Switch forever and it’s never going to get any cheaper so finally bought it. I know people look down on those games but I still like them. I finally bought Season Pass for GGS as well so now I can lab properly and think I’m going to to start playing Samurai Boobs a little bit
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  3. I'm glad Bloodrayne is such a tiny box, in my head I was already contemplating immediately reselling it because I ordered it forever ago and don't really have the space for a big box anymore. Undernauts caught my attention a while ago because the artwork is done by Yasushi Suzuki (of Ikaruga fame) so when I saw that it got a physical release I had to pick it up even though it's not my genre at all (1st person dungeon crawler). Maybe something for Etrian Odyssey fans though.
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  4. Another arrival for the collection, cost me almost full price as these are pretty rare these days, especially PAL copies.
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  5. Seeing as I won’t be buying hardly anything for the rest of the year I thought I’d restart my RGG/Yakuza collection. First arrivals from Japan:
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  6. £15 at Smyths! Doubt I’m going to like it but worth a go at that price when I should be able to sell it on for same easily.
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  7. I went mad in May and bought so much stuff but I can't remember what most of it was now. I did get 3 cool Switch games, though
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  8. Galactic Purple DualSense from GAME for £49.99, and the last copy of Ghostwire Tokyo from my local Smyths for £24.99.
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  9. I traded in a load of old games at Gamezone in Plymouth for £350 cash, then popped into CeX on the way back. I had a very faded £7 voucher for CeX which I was able to redeem, so only paid £8.50 cash for these. Checked eBay and the prices were below average.
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  10. The evercade collection continues to grow. Going to be interested to play these I havent touched a Dizzy game since the speccy days. And have fond memories of not knowing what the heck I was doing🤣
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  11. They didn't do a version of Dragon's Dogma otherwise that would be here obviously I played a bit if Wild Metal yesterday, I'll politely say that I think that's one that's more for the collection. It seemed fine, just very empty (it's a tank combat game) MTV Skateboarding I wanted back in the day for the soundtrack (it's got Deftones on it), but figured Tony Hawk's was probably the better game. This seems ok, just not as good as it's competition Wetrix seems like a good game but I'm shit at it
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  12. Wii games £6.50 each on eBay, complete and in VGC. Tiny Tina's Wonderlands was briefly £24.99 in Argos, and I had the last copy in my local. Currently playing, and it's a lot of fun.
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  13. Few more for the collection, managed to snag a bargain on Dragon Quest 8 as was listed on ebay as Retro Game. Snagged it for a fiver.
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  14. Ditto (currently on sale @ PS Store: £3.19 until 22/6)
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  15. Thanks. I’ll risk it for £3. Plus if they do update it, it should be free on Xbox version.
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  16. Iirc this is by the people that did Steins;Gate , they definitely did Chaos;Head which I watched rather than played, and really enjoyed it I saw the collectors edition of this (Chaos;Child) going cheap so thought I'd pick it up. No idea when I'm going to read a proper visual novel on my TV but oh well
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  17. Mines been playing up for a while & they’re £15 off at minute. Would have preferred black but they’re not confirmed to have the revised internals yet. I love the Galactic Purple one too but that’s not reduced like the rest. Still happy though, it’s a lot nicer in person. Just hope it sorts the issues I’ve been having.
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  18. These became back in stock 🙏 so I took it for a drink.
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  19. Wow, that came quickly, only ordered it yesterday from the Game Collection (see post in Super Deals thread) plus it's the Ultimate Edition with the DLC included !!
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  21. People may not know, but Way Forward made a Batman game on the Wii called The Brave and the Bold. Apparently it's very good but I just didn't stick with it It turns out they also did a DS version, that from memory plays a bit differently, but from what I've played is really good
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  22. So I finished this the other night - as some will of gathered from the Platinum video a few posts up - and I will be repeating myself quite a bit here but now I've finished it wanted to put my definitive thoughts all in one place. So as said previously, I absolutely loved the first 50 hours. Going out into this bewildering world, discovering how everything works, actively wanting to explore every nook and cranny, cave and dungeon around Limgrave and the Whispering Plains was great. Although the areas still aren't aesthetically mindboggling the exploration of the open world combined with the Soulsy combat combine for a great experience. I was procrastinating at the end of those areas, going about trying to discover every place I might've missed on this vast map, not wanting to go to the Castle and await the inevitable bosses there as I was having so much fun. Stormveil Castle itself was another great place to explore, a traditional Souls legacy dungeon after all this exploration and open world adventuring. After defeating the boss of Stormveil and entering the new area of Liurnia this is where things started to fall apart. The same gameplay loop I'd been employing and enjoying to great effect in Limgrave the game expected me to repeat for this area until it was fully explored and the boss of the region defeated. The problem is that after 50 hours, doing all this again just isn't that interesting, I was pretty much ready to end the game after Stormveil and would've been happy doing so but instead felt somewhat compelled to explore this new region. So I set about doing so like a good little Tarnished, discovered all the region - which was thankfully much nicer aesthetically than its predecessor - defeated the boss in another cool Hogwartsy Castle and felt like I was ready for the game to end once again. But no, this was just the second region amongst a humungous map made up of about 8 of them, all gigantic and way bigger than they have any need to be. After Limgrave and certainly after Liurnia, I felt like I'd seen all the game really had to show me, I could see its seams, predict everything ahead of me that would be in the next gigantic area and not really be compelled to engage with all the superfluous bloated nonsense the game has in it. The dungeons are a prime example of this, in the first couple of areas I was like 'ooo what's down here' but after you finish those areas you've seen everything they really have to offer and realise they're all pretty much the same procedurally generated shite with (usually) a terrible boss at the end. It's just too big for its own good. After the first few regions the exploration doesn't differ at all, that sense of curiosity goes as you can already predict what's around the next hill, mountain or corner and just kind of roll your eyes at it, the open world aspect of the game completely runs out of ideas. It got so bad that the last three areas I almost completely ignored all the side activities and just largely mainlined it. First unlocking the map with a scroll and then seeing where the big points of interest were and going there, when getting stuck I'd just look up where the next place I should be going was and hightailed it over to that point. I can't tell you the number of times I almost gave up on it altogether, the number of times I'd actively dread playing it on a Friday night after I got home from work. It just became a massive chore overall with that feeling being too briefly abated by the great legacy dungeons (even if there is a few too many Castles) and some fantastic boss battles. After finishing it I can't help think it's like Dark Souls 2 but with a needless gigantic open world, the variety of the environments on offer is astounding but I'd rather go there directly like in DkS2 even if it did break the illusion and world building slightly than have to trudge over another huge, largely boring area devoid of life once again like in this. There's too many bonfires, it's just stupid. There's two bonfires right at the beginning of Stormveil which are literally like 10 feet apart from each other, I understand people didn't like the previous approach and like just being at a boss door so they can easily fight that boss again but this is just ridiculous, it's actually stupid the amount of them in this, like one level designer just placed them at random on some game engine not checking how far apart they were or if they were actually needed altogether. Another huge issue for me is the sense that you can actually let your guard down. In all previous titles you felt like most of the time you had to have your guard up and pay attention all of the time or you'd be punished by some nasty monstrosity lurking behind a corner or ready to leap on you from above but here, when out in the open world you can largely just relax and chill. If you get caught by an enemy 9 times out of 10 you can call Torrent and ride off and if you really get in a pickle you can usually just warp back to the nearest bonfire, although most of the time this isn't needed as it'll be 10 feet away lol. Another bugbear is the horse and horse combat in general. It just dumbs down everything about the game, that amazing Soulsy combat the series and studio are known for is reduced to circling around an enemy and stabbing him, avoiding his attacks until he inevitably snuffs it. It just feels stupid to do, you don't feel empowered doing so, you don't feel clever, you just feel like you're back in 2005 playing Oblivion for the first time or some shit. Playing the way I did as a mage, almost 95% of 'cool' stuff I picked up was completely useless as well which ties into the exploration and adventuring largely feeling fruitless and unsatisfying after awhile. Despite all these issues though, I did have a fun time with it sometimes, it's just those moments were largely too fleeting. As mentioned previously, the legacy dungeons and boss battles often put a big ol' smile on my face, it's only when going back to the tedium of the open world did the game start to lose me again. If it was half as long as the open world was pretty much just Limgrave and Whispering Plains it would be a perfect length, every other Souls game I've finished in 30-50 hours, this took me 110 and I felt every one of those extra hours. So overall, it's just a bit of a bloated mess with a boring open world, propped up by its amazing environments, boss battles and legacy dungeon design. Nowhere near a GOTY contender for me personally, doubt it will even be in my top-10 by the end of the year, but those first 50 hours were a blast at least, I just wish the rest of the game was the same.
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  23. I got some more Dreamcast games Snow Surfers is another game I don't think I've ever seen anything of, I've certainly never played it. Headhunter, with gaming's most immaculate beard, was a gift from a mate. I've never got all that far in it Pod2 I probably played a demo of before. I'm a bit disappointed in the condition of it, seems like it's had a bit of water damage, maybe even some damp. Shame, but it's not like it's a prized jewel in the collection I guess
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  24. Not great weather out there today, but I did manage to bag these. Both mint and complete. I used to own WarioWare, but have not played Go Vacation.
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  25. Yeah, completely agree with that, I tend to overthink anyway and buying a TV there’s so much choice it’s kind of overwhelming. Anyway, it’s here Only really just got everything set up so not had time to tweak anything yet (not sure if I will or not tbh). Really impressed so far, the blacks are absolutely crazy. As soon as I booted up the Xbox it gave me the choice to run VRR and 120hz, lovely stuff.
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  26. Here’s me being a poser showing my older school fighting games that in most cases I have no business owning
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  27. Just to say, we know that the site has been especially slow recently, we're looking in to it over the next couple of weeks
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  28. Didn’t know where to put this but can confirm the latest EDGE is pretty damn cool
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  29. late because we had a few false starts, then I kind of forgot I was meant to edit it, but there's a new podcast out Ben and illdog actually did play Deadly Creatures after making a solumn promise last episode. Throw in some Andro Dunos 2, the FINAL (if you're European) physical 3DS game, then a whole host of pick ups, including Sega fanboy illdog's Master System haul Theme HELL YEP by Megadead / Benjamin Shaw, production by Ben. https://megadud.bandcamp.com/album/screams-banging-etc
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  30. Ok, so this is awesome. i grew up with the Turtles in the ‘90s. Spent a small fortune on the arcade games. Loved Turtles In Time, which was the second SNES game I ever played. Scrolling beat em ups remain my favourite genre. So I was always going to be all over this. Thankfully, it was totally worth the wait. It looks fantastic, you can tell a lot of love has gone into this. The combat is satisfying, with each character having slightly different moves. If you play through Story mode, you gradually unlock more stuff, such as extra health and lives, and abilities. Each level has 3 challenges, ranging from do-able (kill 3 enemies with a specific move), to “not bloody likely” (don’t get hit once). There’s secrets to find, which help to level up a bit faster. The soundtrack is pretty catchy, and I love that the voice cast for the original series is more or less present and correct. I’ve played a few online sessions, and the net code seems pretty stable, even with 6 players, though that can be a bit chaotic. Fairly easy to get into an online game as well, which is good. Trophy wise, most of them are alright, though there’s a few pretty tough ones. Not sure I’ll manage the Platinum. But I’ll definitely have a fair few online sessions. It’s been scoring pretty high with reviews. And it’s totally justifiable, as it’s so much fun to play.
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  31. Wait I got a joke Who wants to Gexflix and chill? Fuck I’m too late Shuddup. Tell me what these are
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  32. Anyone want to come over and play video games?
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  33. This looks lovely. https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2022/06/am2r-developers-reunite-for-okami-inspired-metroidvania-bo-path-of-the-teal-lotus
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  34. Ok, so some quick hits and then on to more in depth thoughts about the game. I managed to get a 256GB king size iPad so I could play the game. Total memory required (as of now) is 12.9Gbs...Good luck playing it on your phone This is my first real dive in to phone games so if I say things about quality or MTX's that sound dumb or obvious it's because I've never dealt with it I've played the opening of the game 3 times now. First on the iPad until I hit what is basically level 2, which the game kept prompting me to create space and install but I couldn't make it work or create the space. So I jumped on the PC and tried to pick up from there but had to start from the beginning and do the tutorial bit again (I think the PC version is rubbish but more in a sec). Then I got hold of a new iPad and despite logging in with my Battle.net account neither of my previous 2 characters were selectable. It says on the website you can pick up your game, transfer stuff across from PC to mobile. But I couldn't work it out and said fuck it and played through it again. After putting the game down I messed with some options and thought I lost my 3rd character and was like oh FFS. It took some clicking around but I found out that the characters are tied to servers. So I now have all 3 but they could have made that more obvious (Or maybe it is obvious and I'm new to these games) So you might think " Maf, why would you jump through so many hoops and play the beginning of the game 3 times over? Are you that stupid?" Well 1) shut up and 2) because it's really fucking good. The start of this game all the way up to the first real dungeon where the ability to play with others opens up is excellent. On my 3rd time I got it down to about an hour. I've played 3 character classes. Necromancer first, Monk second, Mage third. The first one is a nice balance of magic and melee and great fun. Second is all melee and I really didn't like this class. The moves weren't fun to use. Last is the Mage who has some pretty standard style but satisfying magic spells that do so much damage, the heaviest hitter of the 3. But she also takes the most damage for balance. What I like about this game is the pace. This game is a mover. The action is very quick, hectic and satisfying. The cutscenes are fun and cheesy but never longer than a minute. The level ups, loot, unlocks, spell upgrades come thick and fast. My 3rd character is now level 20 with 6 spells, two bits of gold gear and that took an hour. In the beginning they just throw shit at you and it's really fun and compelling. The maps seem a bit on the small side. I've never played real Diablo so don't know comparisons, but I would guess these are much smaller maps. The only negative for me is there's really nothing that could be called 'exploring' yet in the game. Just follow the gold foot prints from point to point and there seems very little reason to not follow it. But that works for the tablet and the game's gotta go fast attitude. Just zipping all over the place getting things done very quickly. I actually like it. Also who knows, maybe the maps get bigger after level 2. The combat is super simple and really fun. Just hold down one button to do standard attack and constantly click through whatever cooldown is ready to go. It's brainless, but it's good. Great animations, sound, feedback. It's just a fun thing to do. Some of the bosses maybe will call for running around and avoiding attacks. But so far you can kind of stand there and wail on fuckers and it works. Another thing I like is the look of the game. It looks really good. I'd say somewhere between a X360 and PS4 game. Tonnes of action can happen on screen and it performs excellently. What made me laugh is on the iPad it has a bunch of visual options. A 30fps/60fps toggle which seems to really work! 3 levels of graphics setting for shadows, effects, all this stuff. You get more options here than on most console games which is funny. It's also partly why the PC version is rubbish. Firstly because this game just plays and controls way better on tablet, that's no question for me, the touch controls are better than the M&KB controls. But also the PC version is just the mobile version with seemingly no extras or options or anything. It looks worse simply by being on a bigger monitor. Never thought I'd say this but the Apple device is the way to go if someone wanted to play this. The 3rd thing I like is the co-op party stuff. Very easy to get in to a party with randoms and do 4 player dungeons. The screen gets so busy, things popping off everywhere, and you get to watch these boss's health bars melt which is very fun. I really like this aspect of the game and want to do more with it. But This game is MTX'd out the ass. Even though the opening bit is really slick, fast paced and fun. Just after that all these icons appear on all these menus (Or were gradually appearing everywhere until I noticed them). This is where the game starts to feel like a scam. I'm not against paying for stuff in F2P games. They have to make their money, you didn't pay for the game direct, so I understand it and despite never actually buying a MTX in any game ever - I understand it. But the amount of fucking menus, meters, unlocks, things to be bought with currencies. I just look at it and say oh my god. What a come down. One of the things they have is a premium battle pass for a £5. See that I'm tempted to get because I like competing the missions in this game, and doing these extra meta objectives are fun. But then you can also buy a single costume for "1600 purple blobs" which according to the store = £21 😵 Are you out of your mind? That's half an actual game. For a costume. It just goes on and on too. I don't know how much of this is essential. But you can pay for gems, crafting materials, buy all your free daily rewards for a month upfront for £8.99. That's almost a tenner. For fucking crests and materials and coins and shit. Going by some Google searches the grind kicks in pretty hard at around level 30 if not paying for some of the key MTX's. Honestly I find that so disappointing because this game is so much fun. I almost wish it were just a normal £50 game that I could play without all the F2P, MTX bullshit because I think the part where you play the video game is really good. The part where the video game tries to squeeze all these fucking £1's out of the player. Not so good and really undermines the whole thing. Like I said I'm tempted to buy the battle pass, but am then put off when reading just how much of a blood sucking scam this whole thing is. I am going to play more, to see how bad it gets for myself. Because I'm seriously enjoying playing this. MTX aside, this is a class video game. But if it really ruins itself like all the articles suggest I think I'll just start Diablo 3 on Switch instead.
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  35. Give Marvel to Bandai-Namco, and the sequel to Dragon Ball FighterZ is Marvel vs. Dragon Ball FighterZ and have Akira Toriyama redesign the Marvel characters for it. I will take my billion dollars for this idea now please.
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  36. We got a tshirt https://news.capcomusa.com/2022/06/16/dragons-dogma-ii-prepares-to-begin-the-cycle-anew/ Mostly just a video about Itsuno reminiscing about Dragon's Dogma. DMC2 makes an appearance, as it should
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  37. New EDGE has a really cool cover:
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  38. New game from Yu Suzuki. I am speechless and fascinated by everything in this trailer.
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  39. The deed is done, Platinum ✅
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  40. Yes. Well sort of, point of no return is after beating a boss called However you can still explore, it's just there's not as much point at that stage
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  41. I’ve been playing this recently, which I haven’t done since I finished it on release (2008). I’ll put it on for 10 minutes and then 2 hours will have passed. In some ways it feels like it’s always on the verge of collapsing in on itself there’s so much going on with so much voice acting. The key takeaway though is that it’s still as funny and impressive today as it was back then. I hope they don’t mess up the next one. I know it’s playground doing it but this series has a very specific and special niche humour about it that died when liohead was closed.
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  42. Sega are doing another Mega Drive Mini, this time based on the Mega Drive 2 but with Mega CD games, they've not confirmed a Western release yet Silpheed (Mega CD) Shining Force CD (Mega CD) Sonic CD (Mega CD) Mansion of Hidden Souls (Mega CD) Popful Mail (Mega CD) Virtua Racing (Mega Drive) Bonanza Bros (Mega Drive) Shining in the Darkness (Mega Drive) Thunder Force IV (Mega Drive) Magical Taruruto (Mega Drive) Fantasy Zone (new Mega Drive port)
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  43. GwG... Upcoming Game Pass additions...
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  44. It’s in a poison village in the red area in the east along with the S level staff. If you just take your horse and leg it around that area you’ll find it. There’s no bosses in the way of it either, just some poison wizard dudes you can run by
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  45. Played this over the last few days, was good fun, overall really enjoyed it, good that its quite short too, maybe 5 hours. Some nice puzzle like bits. Sometimes it shows you were to go next and sometimes you have to explore a bit, i did get a bit annoyed a few times when i spent a while exploring but still wasnt sure where to go next so occasionally used a guide to point me in the right direction. Also found 2 of the bosses really annoying but sort of brute forced them second go, was playing on easy mode so guess that helped here, but didnt really have any idea what i was supposed to be doing there. While the newer metroid games had much harder bosses i felt i was getting an idea how to beat them over time, this one didnt seem like that but maybe thats because i didnt spend enough on them. But yeah overall it was good fun. edit - also nice to see it on the gba micro up thread, i played it via wii u on the tv, so massive difference, it still looked good imo.
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  46. I'm not sure this will work but I got the physical version of the House of the Dead remake and it comes with a fancy lenticular cover https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cd6CFrKICvG/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet
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