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Mike S

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  1. I've been out all day so haven't updated. That's something exciting to look forward to when I fire it up tonight...
  2. Hang on a minute! There is swimming now?!
  3. Top 5 John Cusack films (any film with John Cusack in it) 1. Grosse Point Blank 2. High Fidelity 3. The Thin Red Line 4. Say Anything 5. Top 5 films directed by Stephen Speilberg AFTER 1993 (so no Jaws, original Jurassic Park, no Indy films (NONE exist after 1993), etc. 1. Saving Private Ryan 2. War of The Worlds 3. The Post 4. Minority Report 5. Top 5 John Hughes Films (any film written or directed by John Hughes) 1. Ferris Bueller's Day Off 2. Planes, Trains and Automobiles 3. Weird Science 4. Uncle Buck 5. Top 5 Pixar Films (Any films under the Pixar label) 1. Toy Story 2. Toy Story 2 3. Toy Story 3 4. Monsters Inc. 5. Wall-E Top 5 Zombie Films (Any film with 'Zombies' in it be they traditional, fast or infected) 1. Night of the Living Dead 2. Dawn of the Dead 3. Day of the Dead 4. Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue 5. The Beyond
  4. Those ones are obvious, yeah. Entering a random room during a building explore only for that to trigger a scene is not. Nor is opening a door and then having the wall collapse behind you...
  5. I hear that. There have been at least two occasions so far in which I ear marked a couple of rooms/buildings for investigation/looting only to go through 'one way' story windows. The first one, which I moaned about last week, was the worst as the big wheelie bin I had used to access an area simply disappeared when I went back to mop up the building, having just been funnelled out via an inadvertently triggered cut scene. That was plain, avoidably bad game design. The later trigger at least had the decency to collapse things behind me as part of the scene but was still irritating. I am now very, very, wary that it will happen again so it is irritating to have that at the back of my mind when exploring.
  6. Excellent. I shall crack on tonight! The highlight for me so far (Day Two Spoiler) was :
  7. I'll definitely be finishing it as I need to see how Ellie's story pans out. It's just not as gripping for me now as it has been. I think maybe the story arc/motivation of the characters isn't as strong as the original either so I am less motivated myself..
  8. I am still plodding through the game, just started Day Three, but am starting to find it a bit of a chore if I'm honest. I'm not sure if it is the endlessly grim atmosphere, the amount of horror being inflicted on everyone, the pacing, or maybe the gameplay that is slowing me down. After the initial enthusiasm of a few four hour sessions I now play an hour or so every couple of days and, unlike the first few days of playing, have no difficulty in putting the controller down and walking away. I'm still enjoying the story, all of the gameplay elements are huge improvements over the original, and it looks and sounds absolutely incredible (although the score seems way more intrusive, and even a little repetitive, when compared with the original) but I think the loop of wander around a bleak but often spectacular outdoor area followed by another exploration of a building by torchlight is starting to bore me a little. It doesn't help that I feel the need to explore every single building of course. Hopefully I am nearing the end now.
  9. The Redd scarcity is extremely annoying. I think I have two paintings in my museum and 4 or 5 fakes most of which were picked up by visiting other islands. That, and the fact that on the handful of times I have seen Redd I mostly see repeats of the few artworks I do own means that to fill the museum will likely take me a decade.
  10. No, it's cool. I dont have anywhere suitable for one telephone box let alone more than one! Will post it to you later...
  11. Got the stature, watered your flowers... Thanks for opening! I have a phone box colour you didn't have in your array too if you want it? A brown one IIRC..
  12. Mubi are offering a free online screening of Herzog's new film 'Family, Romance, LLC' on July 3rd. You just need to sign up for an invite: https://mubi.com/herzog Followed by a Q+A with Herzog too.
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