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    RPGs and the best of the rest, has to be interesting though these days to get a look in.
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    Reading history, fiction in translation, science fiction or more or less anything if stuck on the proverbial Desert Island.
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    Football and in particular supporting Arsenal & Sutton Utd.
    Listening to all sorts of music, but nothing particularly recent (see Mafia III soundtrack for reference)

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  1. Cosmic_Guru

    League 1, 2, Non League Football 2018-19 Season

    Sutton contrived to make the Boreham Wood front line appear to be Liverpool in disguise last night as they romped to a 4-0 win. We were truly dreadful, (unlucky Eastmond's effort which hit the crossbar and then the post notwithstanding), so the visit of Wrexham is viewed with some trepidation. The European tour continues with a trip to Dublin to face Bohemians, but if we get drawn away in the FA cup 4Q there will be no home football for a month in October - terrible for cashflow.
  2. Cosmic_Guru

    Forza Horizon 4 - Open-UK Racing

    I think the drone goes up high enough - there are certain lowish walls which it would normally hop over but which are "hard" confines. It certainly goes long enough - from the White Horse to the Festival and way beyond, as an example.
  3. Cosmic_Guru

    Forza Horizon 4 - Open-UK Racing

    Your'e forgiven - the option exists in controls.
  4. Cosmic_Guru

    Biggest discrepancy in gaming - your opinion Vs everyone

    Ditto - much prefer a run of the mill Euro to the same from Japan. Greedfall and Elex 2 soon please! Also, Kingdom Come Deliverance is not a sexist game.
  5. Cosmic_Guru

    Juh-rur-per-guh - The JRPG thread.

    Yes, that's had a mention or two here.
  6. Cosmic_Guru

    Forza Horizon 4 - Open-UK Racing

    I'm sure they will. Also don't forget the Rllmuk XB club - it's fairly moribund but it's much easier to post clips and shots there than here. You betcha. Hence my query over ice-cream. The interiors too are incredible, considering the nature of the game. We can but hope. But environments, structure and weather clearly won't be an issue whatever they do with the other team.
  7. Cosmic_Guru

    Juh-rur-per-guh - The JRPG thread.

    Today's news that FFVII, IX, X/X-2, and XII (and a couple of non core ones) are coming to both Switch and XBO is mind boggling frankly. I only completed XII Zodiac age recently, but I'd love another go with VII and IX (and achievements?).
  8. Cosmic_Guru

    Forza Horizon 4 - Open-UK Racing

    I wonder if the shops will all still be advertising ice cream when the seasons turn .
  9. Cosmic_Guru

    Forza Horizon 4 - Open-UK Racing

    Not really - one novelty event I suppose. The areas of the map accessible (in the SW around the festival site and up to D-----t) would only be spoilers if you haven't followed anything at all so far - the most dramatic ones are yet to be revealed. The demo is stripped of the things which usually stud the map, simply directing you to a series of races of different types (after the 4 season intro), between which you can free-roam and yet your drone on.
  10. Cosmic_Guru

    Juh-rur-per-guh - The JRPG thread.

    In a closely contested field, possibly the worst game title ever... I completed it but the mind is a now a complete blank. Great game, particularly the battle system - would be happy for it it to go BC at the time the re-master comes out for PS. That was an early release on 360 wasn't it? I remember the difficulty spike at the beginning with ice or something but it was completed. The 360 was a good machine for the JRPG really - Eternal Sonata is another worth investigating. The only significant one I haven't played is Vesperia which is coming back in January - there was something about the combat system that simply didn't click at all. Then the game seemed to become rare and retained it's second hand value for ages.
  11. Cosmic_Guru

    Forza Horizon 4 - Open-UK Racing

    In these demos I tend to spend more time in drone mode than in the main game - in this it's possible to venture massive distances from your car. Only one type of lowish but solid wall keeps you out. Drones scare sheep. Also, it must be really cool if you recognise the buildings in this - there are at least a couple of churches and a white and green boat-house -cafe type place which are really distinctive and must be copied from RL. Obviously the juxta-positioning of the areas is well weird! I was reading a few moans on Reset about the underwhelming setting; compared to deserts, rain forest and pink lakes I suppose it is, but still very beautiful. Oh, and the driving isn't bad either.
  12. Cosmic_Guru

    Juh-rur-per-guh - The JRPG thread.

    Might be worth picking up a cheap handheld (DS, PSP perhaps) for these - ideal format for these games imo. I played FF111->VI and all the DQ re-issues that came out over a couple of years in that way. Also the sublime Disgaea (at least 1 and 2), Jeanne D'arc, FF Tactics and various other tactics games.
  13. Cosmic_Guru

    Juh-rur-per-guh - The JRPG thread.

    Jay Are Pee Gee surely? Anyway, I think a lot depends on your tastes - for something comfy and familiar (DQ), more challenging (like a strategy title), whatever. I like FFXII battle system a great deal, and it's vaguely similar to that in the Last Remnant. Liked Star Ocean 3 and 4 but the series seems stuck in time (perhaps like the genre). Lost Odyssey is gorgeous and profound (still XB exclusive?). Some of the older games like the Wild Arms series and the Devil Digital saga might be worth a look (no idea about platforms though) for all those classic de-buff and dungeon puzzle scenarios. More into my WRPGs these days tbh. Loved Valkyria Chronicles though.
  14. Cosmic_Guru

    Forza Horizon 4 - Open-UK Racing

    The demo for the first game put me right off the whole concept, but since then they have been excellent I haven't watched any of the recent videos or anything, so I reckon I can treat myself to this demo and then wait for the game to drop on GP.
  15. Cosmic_Guru

    What are you reading at the moment?

    Hue 1968 by Mark Bowden. Incredible account of the Tet offensive in this city, the second biggest in South Vietnam and of huge historical importance, where the NV forces infiltrated large numbers under the noses of the Americans, ran up their flag and controlled the old Fortress and the Triangle (central commercial) areas for several weeks. The Americans had to break out of their compound and fight building by building (in a similar way to Stalingrad in WW2), which they were not trained for. Bowden interviews many from both sides of the conflict, providing a balanced view, and the book is very clear and easy to follow, even if it makes difficult reading in places - civilians having a particularly difficult time of it, although there were many stupid orders given to US marines. Ultimately the hoped for citizen uprising didn't materialise but, as the NV calculated, the impact on the Americans was very significant. Highly recommended for students of military history.

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