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  1. Sonic Mania Plus - Summer 2018

    DLC for existing fans plzktnx.
  2. Nintendo Direct - March 8, 2018

    Come again?
  3. I’ve started watching TNG again on Netflix. Endlessly enjoyable. And Riker is amazing. Smooth as a baby’s behind, right Data?
  4. Super Mario Odyssey - ALL CAPS

  5. Super Mario Odyssey - ALL CAPS

    I suppose your mileage may vary depending on how appealing you find the new mode, but... it is a new game mode, provided for free, to a game that’s no doubt selling well regardless. Can’t say fairer than that.
  6. Gaming Magazines

    Interesting, I’d never heard of Maximum before. Good to see im not the only one who remembers the Official Sega Saturn Magazine so fondly. Now that was a magazine. With hindsight it almost seems like a waste that such a great magazine was read by so few due to its dogmatic single system coverage but I suppose without that element so much would have been lost anyway - the tremendous enthusiasm for 2D fighters that were never released in the U.K. but to which pages and pages were devoted anyway because there was nothing else on the release schedule, the wicked sense of humour which ran through the whole thing, which they could only get away with because the only people reading were also appalling geeks, akin to what kids get up to when their parents aren’t looking, or the sense of pride they instilled in the Saturn owner, against the (perceived at the time as a fanboy) garishness of the PlayStation, in placing gameplay above graphics and in a sense of community and belonging - it always felt like they knew their (small) audience well and could speak directly to them. Great stuff.
  7. Absolutely, it makes no sense. What if, after handing over the mega-mcguffin, she united all the Klingons under her rule, then decided to blow up Earth anyway? What if someone just assassinated her? The mega-mcguffin was so ludicrous, why are we expected to believe there isn’t an equally ludicrous anti-mcguffin which neutralises the mega-mcguffin? No. Sense.
  8. I stayed the course and watched the last episode tonight. Not good, not good at all. The biggest issue, and I think there are many, but the biggest issue was the complete lack of attention to character development, and there are 2 contributing factors. First of all, the dialogue is teeth-gratingly, eye-rollingly, can’t-watch-with-someone-else-in-the-room, embarrassingly bad. “Stupid-sounding future currency for your thoughts?”. No thank you, get lost! It’s impossible to even like these characters, let alone discern their thoughts, feelings or motivations from what they say. As a consequence they seem to behave at random or without apparent motivation. Tilly (arguably the most well conceived character; you can reasonably describe her personality in simple terms) sits down for dinner with Tyler shortly after he went snap-happy in sick bay in an apparent attempt to cheer him up. Why on earth wouldn’t the whole crew be cowering in fear of this potentially lethal killer, or at least be upset about his history of snapping necks? (The only other character I could describe would be Stamets - annoying) That, combined with the ludicrousness of some of the plot points all leads to a season which raced through lots of plot and events, none of which I cared about. Enterprise was boring as hell; this was also boring but for different reasons. Things blew up, people died, ships magicked themselves through space and none of it had any emotional weight. It was dull, dull, dull. The show creators got their priorities all wrong - there was such little character in this thing half the bridge crew barely uttered two words. Having read some opinion online already I’m very surprised by the kind reception the show has had. I haven’t read through this thread yet but I’m prepared for the fact that I may be an outlier, but I thought it was terrible. Only by giving us characters we care about can we then feel any sense of peril or excitement about the plot and that’s the fatal issue with Star Trek Discovery. Esit - why were there no Klingons on Kronos?!
  9. Another vote for Bizzare Creations, it still baffles me why they were shuttered.
  10. Shadow of the Colossus Remake (Bluepoint)

    This is something frequently said about Ico, SotC and Last Guardian. I don’t see it as bad; I don’t think the developers do either since they didn’t update the controls at any stage during the latter’s 12 year development period. They are quirky and charismatic, but at no stage have they ever made me feel frustration.
  11. Shadow of the Colossus Remake (Bluepoint)

    Thanks for that, very interesting read.
  12. This looks to be a day one purchase for me. I found the demo really engaging - didn’t understand the concept of breaks initially, but once the penny dropped i suddenly realised what an intelligent and rewarding battle system it has, looking forward to see how it scales up in terms of challenge and abilities. Found the english voice voice overs to be a bit grating but solved by switching to Japanese. Thematically, the fact that it isn’t tweeny, cliched fare is a positive. Nice to see a JRPG aimed at an older audience. Further evidenced by the nostalgic, 16-bit how you remember it, not how it was, visuals. It’s clearly aimed at an audience who were raised on Final Fantasy VI, and certainly nothing wrong with that. Ive got a very long flight coming up in a couple of weeks, too bad this won’t be out by then. Is Bravely Default worth checking out? Edit - have just found out it’s a 3DS title, never mind!
  13. Nintendo Switch

    Fixed that for you.
  14. Super Mario Odyssey - ALL CAPS

    Can you not pay the toad fella to tell you where the others are? I’ve not done it myself but had assumed it puts the location on the map for you? I spent about 3 or 4 hours on darker side of the moon on Saturday. Fucking hell. I got to the section with the wee needle-beak birds a few times but shat it on the way through each time. How far through is that? I’ve not found the lack of health to be a problem, it’s the insta-death when falling into the void that always gets me.

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