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  1. Me too, but in a good way. Yu Suzuki is still a mad man
  2. crisy

    This is Hip-Hop.

    I really like the album, but I agree that some of the uber ignorant content made me want to turn it off at moments. There's some moments of self awareness in there, but hearing lyrics about passing bitches to his homies or whatever is just puerile from Gibbs at this stage. I always surprised when rappers who have had charges of sexual assault brought to them carry on with these kinds of lyrics. I know gibbs beat his case, but still, you'd think he'd a little less forthcoming with those kinds of misogynistic bars.
  3. crisy

    This is Hip-Hop.

    Those beat switches on Bandanna are orgasmic. Amazing album, better than the first for me.
  4. Decent article here: http://www.phantomriverstone.com/2019/06/pc-version-is-timed-exclusive-for-epic.html Let's be a level headed and patient about this.
  5. I'm loving this delay, I didn't wait like 15 years for Shenmue 3 just to come out in the summer time! Even though the first Shenmue will always be the epitome of a Christmas game to me, the whole series is associated in my mind with that time of year.
  6. It's already been mentioned and it's been absolutely years since I've played, but I remember Otogi being an incredibly beautiful and haunting game. One of my gaming regrets is that I never played its sequel.
  7. I find when I'm out and about lately some bit from this series will pop into my head, usually something that didn't really sink in while I was actually watching, and it will just cause me to struggle to suppress the laughter. I was on the tube yesterday and it was the hairdresser conversation with Lynn: "volumised at the crown", "a cross between Margret Thatcher and a brown cloud". Like the best of Partridge, its hilarity just kind of creeps up on you.
  8. Haven't got the game yet, but one thing I like the sound of from these impressions is precisely the thing some are disappointed with, the lack of endlessly deep customisable rpg elements. It's one of the things I think always put me off Souls, having to get my head around stats and muddle around with endless bits of armour and weapons in menus. It's too intimidating. And just looking at the last page of the Nioh thread and reading about the deluge of largely pointless loot gives me a headache. Not knocking those games at all. But I think I might actually welcome the difficulty here if it's more divorced from stats and grinding and all that. Although I'm sure this game will likely destroy me either way!
  9. I think one potential argument against the inclusion of an easy mode is players like me. I'm one of those people who always habitually choose easy mode when given the option, I always have since childhood as I've always considered myself crap at games despite loving them. Even when I see people on this forum rave about how much better a game is on hard mode, I just won't ever willingly select it. However, sometimes a challenging game without selectable difficulty comes along, manages to sink its hooks in me inspiring me to persist and forcing me out of my comfort zone to learn its ways and play it on its own terms, and I end up appreciating the game so much more for it. Of course the problem is more the mentality of pathological easy mode selectors like me, rather than easy modes in and of itself, I know. And I completely understand that there are players who have disabilities that render the game impossible, and who aren't simply lazy like I am. But while I've never played more than half an hour of a Souls game (because the world and narrative elements didn't look appealing enough to inspire me to learn its ways), of all game series I can't truly begrudge them for not including an easy mode since its difficulty lies at its very heart. It's like my local Indian restaurant, I've asked them not to make it spicy but they simply refuse. It's a bit annoying but I don't begrudge them for it.
  10. crisy

    This is Hip-Hop.

    These guys are more down with the youth than you lot! Banger.
  11. crisy

    This is Hip-Hop.

    I'm not going to lie, as a longtime listener of gangster rap some of these UK Drill tunes are legitimately good. Headie One is a standout for me. But this stuff is really dark, I find a lot of straight up unlistenable because of it, maybe because I'm older now or maybe because it seems so much more realistic than older forms of gangster rap seemed. It's morbid. And yet I think I'll always be interested in the music the youth of this country are making. It clearly says something about society that the music has taken such a dark turn.
  12. This looks lovely to me, more than what I'd hoped for graphically, to be honest. Are people actually complaining about the graphics? God those people annoy me, you'd think they'd be happy enough the game even exists at all let alone look as good as it currently does. I think they've done a good job of trying to keep the original style. The original games featured pretty heavily exaggerated, and often freakish and flamboyant character designs. The game's look was never photorealistic and that was always part of its charm. Certainly the faces in the Dreamcast games did have a unique depth and richness, but that probably would have been difficult or costly to translate to modern technology. It looks great either way, and in particular the environments which I'm pleased seem to be being prioritised. I might have a media black out on Shenmue 3 from here onwards, if I can find the strength not to feverishly consume each new morsel we get.
  13. crisy

    Devil May Cry 5

    I can't believe I let this slide off my radar, it looks fantastic! I think I let the ugly new westernised faces of Dante and Nero put me off and lead me to assume that it wasn't going to be in the vein of the classic DMCs. But it sounds like a real return to form. I just googled the director of this, Hideaki Itsuno, and he sure does have an impressive CV being behind a lot of my favourite Capcom fighters, DMC3 and even Dragon's Dogma. And that line about this being a gorgeous ps2 game. This has suddenly become a must buy for me.
  14. The EDGE cover I used to dream of <3 <3 <3 This is a pinch myself moment for me. If the game ends up getting anything other than a mystical 6 I'll be annoyed. Maybe a symbolic 3 would be acceptable too.
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