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  1. BadgerFarmer

    Dark Souls Remastered - PC/PS4/Switch/X1 out now!

    That's how I remember it too. So if you're going mad then so am I.
  2. BadgerFarmer

    Hollow Knight - Soulsvania platformer

    Funny reading this as that charm has got me through a number of boss fights so far. It's only a little quicker but I've found it makes all the difference. Combine with the grub charm which gives soul when you get hit and I generally survive a lot longer.
  3. BadgerFarmer

    Hollow Knight - Soulsvania platformer

    I've been playing this for a week or so on PS4. Took a while to get into it but I've had some pretty long sessions over the weekend and made good steady progress. Think I've beated all the bosses I've found so far, upgraded plenty, and probably need to start thinking about those 3 heads on the map. The Metroid element of this is about as good as anything. I do like a big map to explore without being told what to do. So much to discover and figure out. A better fast travel system then the stag rail would be very welcome at this point though - I've already traversed some routes 5 or 6 times, and it can get tiresome when you need to get somewhere else and realise you're miles from the nearest station.
  4. BadgerFarmer

    Red Dead Redemption 2

    Reads like a 10 for sure.
  5. BadgerFarmer

    Perfect Films

    Jaws, definitely. It's the textbook monster movie template. Also The Lives of Others for me. Particularly the way the ending just rounds it all off. And Life of Brian. Every scene is funny and quotable.
  6. BadgerFarmer

    Dark Souls Remastered - PC/PS4/Switch/X1 out now!

    That's why it took another 5 months.
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    Yes, I think it's deliberately intimidating but quite achieveable given a bit of persistence. Particularly in the way it divides its challenge into small chunks. It's all about self-belief and overcoming obstacles that seem insurmountable, so the design fits in perfectly with that.
  8. BadgerFarmer

    Red Dead Redemption 2

    If someone wants to make a personal stand about something, why the does anyone else have to moan about it? All this, 'you're not being 100% consistent. you're such a hypocrite' stuff is so tiresome. Perhaps sometimes it's a particular thing that we can't ignore? Perhaps being a 'hypocrite' is still better than consistently not giving a shit? In the end of course it's a token gesture, and individual ethical consumerism isn't going to change the world. You'll need political organisation for that. But if someone just wants to feel that they haven't contributed to something shit by not buying X, then what's wrong with that?
  9. BadgerFarmer

    NieR: Automata

    It's a shame many of the side quests are so dull in terms of the actual activities because they really help to flesh out the world and the game's themes.
  10. Finished the main story now. i think the second half of the game is better than the first, but partly because the first half takes so long introducing everything, so you can just get on with it later. It never got challenging, at least not to the point I ever had a Game Over, but the battles do get more interesting and involve some thought. In hindsight, one reason the first half is so easy is because Anyway, having felt tired of it halfway through, I now feel like carrying on and seeing what else there is to find.
  11. BadgerFarmer

    NieR: Automata

    I think there are optimal combos for each weapon set up, but overall the combat doesn't really develop much. Once you find a good chip arrangenemnt you can just plough through it. But it's far more about what happens and what you do. It's a fascinating world full of fascinating ideas. Worth sticking with it for that.
  12. BadgerFarmer

    Edge #325 - Settle your scores here ;)

    I'm not fussed about Destiny either way. But surely anyone who finds its repetitiveness boring should wonder what they're getting from arguing about it for the 100th time.
  13. BadgerFarmer

    Life is Strange - Season 1 & Before the Storm

    I recently wrote an article about Life Is Strange, or at least about neoliberal ideas relating to free choice and guilt and how they're reflected in the game. It's just been published here: https://medium.com/mammon-machine-zeal/choice-guilt-and-life-is-strange-506f2bd2019b
  14. BadgerFarmer

    Mark of the Ninja Remastered

  15. BadgerFarmer

    Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

    Don't think so, no. It is a terrible start.

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