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Fry Crayola

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    Games development and obscure football. One day I promise to combine the two.

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  1. Fry Crayola

    What type of retro fan are you?

    I'm not a collector - retro gaming for me is about playing either games I loved from the past, or games I missed out on because as a kid, you don't have the luxury of owning all the systems and having the money to buy everything. When it comes to emulation, I opt for some degree of authenticity of input if I can. That means playing SNES games on either a modded Wii or a SNES Mini rather than on a PC with an Xbox One pad, because the SNES pad I get to use adds a lot to the charm. I'll play my PS1 games on the PS3, taking advantage of the fact that it's already hooked up and I get a nice wireless Dual Shock 3 to use that still feels much like I remember the first Dual Shock being. For display, I like things to be pixel perfect. No filters other than perhaps a CRT one if I think it looks appealing. That goes for both pixel art and 3D graphics - I'm fascinated by the low-poly, low-resolution stuff pumped out by the PS1 or N64 and would much rather play them like that than have a layer of smoothing or high resolution graphics that jar with the low resolution textures.
  2. Fry Crayola

    Crackdown 3 - February 15th, 2019

    If I had paid £50 for this I'd be having the same amount of fun. Any bad feeling would be because I could have been playing it for £2 - that's nothing to do with the game.
  3. Fry Crayola

    Crackdown 3 - February 15th, 2019

    Hmm yeah, never thought of that. No option in the game but as it's a system-provided thing, there's really no need to. I guess you could remap it to either A or the right stick click, both of which are jump so you'd not lose functionality.
  4. Fry Crayola

    Crackdown 3 - February 15th, 2019

    You can't remap the controls, other than swapping the sticks.
  5. Fry Crayola

    Crackdown 3 - February 15th, 2019

    Damn straight. In terms of mainstream reviews rather than YouTubers, the only one I've seen that was scathing was John Walker's for RPS. Everywhere else seems to have gone with "yeah, it's alright, nothing special". I'd upgrade my earlier opinions to "this is good."
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    Crackdown 3 - February 15th, 2019

    I faced my first boss yesterday, Reza Khan - it was hard not to fight him as all the relevant targets to access him are near where the fight takes place, so when I'd ticked off the last thing he immediately appeared. It's a very traditional boss fight, and I'm in agreement with Wiper and Donlan's Eurogamer review in that it's a bit of a weak point stacked up against the overall structure of the game. It's the only thing that's felt like a structured mission rather than the open ended normal play. I'd probably have liked the fight more if it didn't have the common boss fight structure, and instead he was just one great powerful unit on the battlefield to be taken out as creatively as you fancy - just as the original game's bosses were.
  7. Fry Crayola

    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening - remade for the Switch

    Clearly you didn't unlock the Koholint Wars mode.
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    Crackdown 3 - February 15th, 2019

    Does anyone else find the sound cutting out from time to time? I'm playing on a base Xbox One.
  9. Fry Crayola

    Crackdown 3 - February 15th, 2019

    Boulders are fast and easy. Shooting them with my puny little gun takes ages. Might be different if you've got rockets or something.
  10. Fry Crayola

    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening - remade for the Switch

    Yeah, it's £5.39 on the store for the GBC version.
  11. Fry Crayola

    Crackdown 3 - February 15th, 2019

    I haven't played since Friday. Indeed, I haven't played since I posted my initial impressions here. But I can't stop thinking about it. It's a refreshing blast with a clear system of progression that guides the player without taking away their agency. That's just what I need. Skills. For kills. It's all so simple.
  12. Fry Crayola

    Crackdown 3 - February 15th, 2019

    And you'll suffer the wrath of a thousand suns! (it's ok, suns can't feel anger).
  13. Fry Crayola

    Crackdown 3 - February 15th, 2019

    No, it isn't. People just want to use whatever they have to hand to either beat/praise RDR2 in the same way we've heard for the last four months. RDR2 is not the game you wish it was, you don't need to remind us at every opportunity.
  14. Fry Crayola

    Crackdown 3 - February 15th, 2019

    Can we not compare every release going to RDR2, please? I feel everything that can be said about that game already has.
  15. Fry Crayola

    How many games can you keep on the go at one time?

    Probably three or four. One big game, one sports title, and then one or two smaller games for when I don't fancy the big one. Even that's pushing it. What I find is that if I try to dip into any more than this, then I can't reliably maintain my interest in any of them. The focus acts as a cap on what I dip into - if I lose focus, I have no cap, and I am likely to play a little bit of a lot of games but never really make progress in any. So I keep it tight. It's still more games than I had to play as a kid, anyway.
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