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  2. Alien: Isolation

    I had an epic moment similar to yours where the Alien came out and slaughtered some humans, whilst I hid out of the way. I can't remember which mission it was as it was long ago, but towards the second quarter of the game. I just came out of hiding to then complete my mission/get to where I needed to be. Part of me felt bad for the humans, but then it was either them or me. I don't think cutting some of the length of the game would have been a terrible idea. It's definitely long enough, so I don't think it would hurt too much. I did really enjoy the pacing during the final few missions and it was tense as hell, with an open ending to leave room for more. I just hope that they stay true to the spirit of this game and go for the same sort of vibe. I didn't get around to playing the DLC, but I did watch a run-through of it on YouTube the other day in fact (timing is perfect) to see what I missed out on and I'm very tempted to give it a go. It looks great.
  3. Or someone could just use TurnItIn 😋
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  5. N-Europe Video Game Club

    I'd like to vote for Wario Land 4 please. Despite having technically reviewed it twice (VCW #187 on 3DS and VCW#295 on Wii U) it will be interesting to see how the game holds up another four years on. Interestingly, I think it's one of those GBA games which I probably own in physical form... but I'm not completely sure.
  6. bad stuff thread.

    Had my braces changed from rotation to spacing earlier and it's the most pain it's been since the start. Hopefully it'll wear off, but at the moment I can just feel constant pressure. Plus I sleep on my side so I guess I'll have to trap my head between cushions.
  7. Nintendo Switch paid online coming 2018

    Don't steal him!
  8. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate — 7th December 2018

    I'm just flattered that you think I'm 15
  9. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate — 7th December 2018

    Wait, what? You’re gonna get married @Ashley??? Congratulations man!!
  10. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate — 7th December 2018

    I think we're past the point where Metroid Prime spoilers are a thing to worry about given that in a few months time there will be married people who were born after the game was released.
  11. Chrono Trigger

    I'm currently working my way through the Ocean Palace dungeon. The exp is pretty decent in this place and the Twister tech, although costs a lot of MP, is making short work of the battles. I may stick around here for a bit and do a spot of leveling.
  12. Nintendo Switch paid online coming 2018

    @S.C.G so when are you joining the GameXplain crew?
  13. Nintendo Switch paid online coming 2018

    Thanks for the screenshot analysis, @S.C.G You definitely make some good points, but I'm not sure if you're right yet. Not enough conclusive evidence. I'm thinking it's more Paper Mario: Colour Splash.
  14. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate — 7th December 2018

    Also, King K.Rool makes the printed press! For some reason... Guess he is the second British made character, after all. I like how the author blames Konami for Bomberman being an assist trophy and actually gives huge, effing spoilers about Metroid Prime.
  15. Dark Souls Remastered

    I've got it pre-ordered on the Nintendo store too, I'll probably get the amiibo too but waiting for it to go up on their site.
  16. Alien: Isolation

    It wasn't that the humans on their own were threatening, just that being spotted by them would draw the Alien out. My favourite moment with the human enemies was when I was trying to reach Ricardo in Seegson Communications and some militia were stalking around, I stayed out of their sight and released one of the tougher industrial Working Joe's then went back into hiding until their conflict had played out then took out the Working Joe with the bolt gun. I totally agree with you about the sense of accomplishment, reaching a save station was always such a relief. It's rare that a stealth game gets you to play by its rules and feel like you're interacting with real beings rather than just programmed AI but the Alien's in this felt like a real threat every time I encountered one. The game was definitely too long, if they'd trimmed 3 or 4 missions then I think it would be the perfect length. It seems like it was mostly well received and sold pretty well so hopefully Creative Assembly get another shot at an Alien game.
  17. Indie Games

    Man, that trailer for Gris is absolutely gorgeous. Perfect kind of game to delve into in December and around Christmas when you just want something to chill with in and around family time. Do wonder if they'll expand the platforms it'll release on but regardless, put me down for it as it looks great and right up my street.
  18. Dark Souls Remastered

    Release date news now up on site, thanks to @Vileplume2000 for putting the article up so promptly. Also thanks to @Sméagol for the heads-up. So, who's getting the game when it comes out? I have it pre-ordered on the Nintendo Store. (gotta get that metal plate) I also ended up pre-ordered the Solaire of Astora amiibo on the Bandai Namco Store. They sent me an e-mail about it this afternoon which I thought I'd share the contents of... "Hello, You have ordered the DARK SOULS - SOLAIRE OF ASTORA AMIIBO and we thank you for that! Due to the new release date communicated for Dark Souls Remastered for Switch, the delivery of the Dark Souls Amiibo will be pushed to October 19th. Despite the delay, we promise we will do our best for you to be one of the first to receive the product as soon as it is available! Best Regards, The BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINEMENT Store Team" (I just thought that opening line was particularly brilliant and worth sharing.) Only two months to go now then! (praise the sun!)
  19. Alien: Isolation

    Man, those working joes scared the crap out of several times during that game. I don't think the interactions with the other humans was that, though. Think there's even a trophy if you don't kill a single human in the game, so they are avoidable. I think I ended up killing two, but didn't have much of a choice due to how I managed to fuck myself over and get cornered somewhere. I LOVE the atmosphere in this game. I just love the idea of basing a game around Alien rather than any of its sequels, and Creative Assembly absolutely nailed the atmosphere, looks and sound of the universe. I really hope that we get a follow-up to this, as it has been rumoured time and time again, but nothing concrete seems to have come up yet. From what I remember of the game, it was pretty long and I remember feeling exhausted by the end of it. But, I also found it difficult to calculate how much of that time had been spent making progress or was spent hiding from the Alien. There was one three-hour playthrough that I remember where I had to make it through three or four rooms and corridors, but I was playing soooo cautiously, hiding in every locker or under a table at every opportunity. I remember feeling a real sense of accomplishment having made it to the end of that section, as it was so tense and nerve-racking.
  20. General Retro Discussion

    This is true! When I was in Japan I was absolutely floored at how cheap retro games were and just how good nick they were all in! The Japanese really take good care of their games! It's no wonder why the used games market is so massive over there! Everything is pristine!
  21. Football Season 2018/19

    Whilst I wouldn't mind at all Bournemouth finishing that high up the table, I'd not be too pleased if that's where Man Utd finished.
  22. I completely agree with this, and would also like to see more events that happen in the environment, as though a story is actually progressing as you play the game. There could be a canyon where Ganon's army ambushed you, for instance, like how there was a bridge duel in Twilight Princess.
  23. Only just catching up with all of this, including the non-apology video and the further accusations. This is proving to be a very interesting case study in how not to handle a crisis situation from Miucin's perspective. A truly horrendous car-crash of a video from him and to not actually admit or even apologise to the original victim shows you the quality of his character. He will find it very difficult for the rest of the industry (fans, writers, gamers) to feel any ounce of sympathy towards him, largely due to his lack of remorse shown in that video. I've just watched that HD Rumble video along with reading the relevant NeoGAF post. We are officially in SillyTown now. There's no doubt dozens of other instances of plagiarism out there, just waiting to be found. This one could really drag on.
  24. Dark Souls Remastered

    Gah, finally we get a release date! Huge sigh of disappointment when I saw it won't be out until October, but so pleased to finally have confirmation of when it's coming. The radio silence and the constant rumours since it was delayed have been infuriating, such is my desire to play through this in handheld mode. Not too long to wait, especially with the number of other games I still need to get through but if September and October weren't packed enough already now I have to try and fit playing this around playing Red Dead just a week later.
  25. Nintendo Switch paid online coming 2018

    I couldn't resist writing the article for this one... I must stress that the article is a little bit tongue-in-cheek but I assure you that it still comes from a good place. Anyway, we don't know everything yet, Nintendo might surprise us nearer the time... ...or we might get that fabled press release the day before. Even I'll admit though, having online features added to classic Nintendo games is pretty nice for what it's worth.
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