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  1. As an aside, I had the fright features Ray Stanz toy in your avatar. A more innocent time.
  2. The combat is very Starfox. I take it back about the toys. I just made gave my Arwing 6 wings. Amazing!
  3. I’ve done about 8 hours and mostly enjoyed it. There’s stuff to do, unlike my experience of no mans sky*, and - especially for a ubi game - some well rounded, if cliched, characters and lots of plot/chatter that drives you on. It’s quite admin heavy and there have been a few occasions where I haven’t realised what I’m supposed to be doing next (really pay attention to the cut scene guides) but for the most part, it’s been great. The pilot levelling is a bit odd. The game claims you can swap pilots instantly with no downside (you can) but then I just swapped Fox (level 8) for the main dude who’s level 3 and have a much harder time of it. This means that for me to level him up to where I am in the campaign is a real drag. At least that’s how I think it is? Anyone know? Fuck knows why I paid for all the physical ships when I could have just bought it all digitally and saved a shed load. Still, I guess I’ll be able to sell them all when I’m done. * disclaimer. I haven’t played it since launch
  4. Strafe

    Red Dead Redemption 2 - The next Edge 10

    It is impossible. There’s a book called I, lucifer where the titular character claims his greatest invention is corporations because regardless of how you consume, you’ll still end up contributing to ‘evil’ because whatever company you use or buy from or invest your pension with or whatever, somewhere down the line some of that cash will filter into something bad. I suppose if you tried hard, really really hard - and I mean made it your life’s work - you could possibly exist in a way that doesn’t contribute to some bad, somewhere. But I expect it would be very, very fucking boring.
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    Red Dead Redemption 2 - The next Edge 10

    Being serious, I don’t know enough about rockstars internal workings (though apparently Rllmuk does?), but from what Houser said it wasn’t the entire company doing 100 hour weeks and, of those that do, they don’t seem to be unique.
  6. Strafe

    Red Dead Redemption 2 - The next Edge 10

    That’d be even worse! You have to buy it now otherwise the sacrifice is in vain.
  7. Strafe

    Red Dead Redemption 2 - The next Edge 10

    Those people who worked 100 hours a week and are already upset about it are going to be livid when people don’t buy the game after all their hard work.
  8. Strafe

    Red Dead Redemption 2 - The next Edge 10

    I imagine Nintendo have a fair amount of crunch times in their products. As I understand it, Japanese work culture is heavily geared towards long hours and unpaid overtime but it's more heavily ingrained in all industries over there.
  9. Similar though as they're not procedurally generated like NMS there's a lot more things to do on them, characters to meet etc. A fair bit going on in space as well.
  10. Yep. The dual shock doesn't have a power output and the mount requires a little (probably almost literally fuck all) to work. There's firmware updates for the mount also (at least on the switch), which one presumes is more an anti piracy thing.
  11. Ignoring all the admin and the broken Arwing, I’m quite enjoying this. It seems a bit heavy on the admin and a lot of stuff could be clearer. There are a few blink or you’ll miss it things that tell you what everything does and occasionally the voice chat doesn’t catch up with the action that’s happening (eg “you need to take that guy out” even though you already have) That said, the combat and exploration is well done. It’s almost a platformer in parts. As some guy said on Kokatu the whole thing is pretty reminiscent of Titan AE, which is great as far as I’m concerned. Dogfighting is pretty cool, it looks alright and I’m enjoying the cutscenes and plot advancement. You can effectively pay to win by having more ships because if one goes down, you can just swap to another. The toys are quite cool I guess but god knows what I’m going to do with them. The separate ships come in blister packs so you can’t really resell them close to mint. In retrospect, maybe I should have gone digital as I do most of my switching in handheld mode. The starfox stuff integrates really well, though they probably aren’t as interesting to me as the main crew. There’s a whole separate story thread for Starfox chasing down Wolf that plays out alongside the main game. If the look and feel of this game appeals to you I doubt you’d be disappointed. You can do a barrel roll. But you can’t roll your ship to change orientation in space, to the best of my knowledge.
  12. Can you sell mods? I have loads, most of which are a bit shit compared to the better ones I have. This really needs an ‘optimum loadout’ option so you can just upgrade all your stuff in one go using the most powerful stuff. All these raw materials I’m picking up? Where are they going?
  13. Yeah, it was. I tried all sorts of different combinations and for whatever reason, the left wing slot won’t register. Still, amazon are sending a replacement tomorrow so not the end of the world.
  14. It’s good...BUT the left wing slot on my Arwing isn’t registering. Having to play it digitally. Fuck knows how you replace it. It’s the body of the ship that’s broke on the left wing slot. All other combinations and ships work.
  15. Strafe

    Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    Yeah, not much assassinations going on in my assassins creed game, it has to be said. Just brutal, blatant murdering. Mercenaries don't bother me, unless they are 2 levels or more above in which case I go for a long run and remember them for next time.
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