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  2. Shovel Knight

    It's a NES era style platformer that actually is as good as the likes of SMB3, Castlevania and Mega Man 2 and legitimately stands shoulder to shoulder with them. Unlike with every other retro inspired platformer out there, that's not hyperbole with Shovel Knight!
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  4. Shovel Knight

    It takes all the best bits from the NES era of platformers and brings them into the modern age. It has the tight controls of the early Mega Man games but without the punishing difficulty level. Also, the soundtrack is absolutely fantastic. The game arrived before the indie/Kickstarter boom happened and as such it thankfully got a lot of recognition. I'm not so sure it would have got as much praise and attention if it was released today. This isn't anything to do with its quality but more to do with the fact that the market is stupidly flooded now. If you grew up during the NES era you owe it to yourself to play this game.
  5. Shovel Knight

    Admitedly, the original Shovel Knight released 5 years ago when we hadn't been flooded with a million Indie platformers, but regardless it basically mixes the best aspects of Mega Man, Castlevania, Duck Tales, Zelda II and Mario 3 into one hugely polished game with top notch action gameplay, amazing audio, and lovely visuals. It's a retro throwback that ditches all the bad stuff from 80s/90s gaming and keeps the best bits. Here's a great video from the brilliant Mark Brown about what makes it so special: Also bear in mind if you buy Treasure Trove you get 4 games in 1.
  6. 3DS Console Discussion

    It's funny when you think how negative a lot of people were about it at first, speaking like it would never get going. Personally, I genuinely loved it from the moment I turned it on, from the 3D thrills of Pilotwings to the luxury of an OOT remake. Fire Emblem: Awakening and Animal Crossing: New Leaf were truly excellent, Shantae and the Pirate's Curse was the perfect 2D platformer and Etrian Odyssey IV, V and Nexus have kept me occupied for hours and hours. The 3DS accompanied me everywhere I went throughout much of the 2010s, and in my opinion, there's never been a better handheld.
  7. 3DS Console Discussion

    Yup. I spent a good part of last weekend jumping between Luigi's Mansion, WarioWare Gold and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer. 3 games, all offering something fun and unique. The handheld has a great amount of variety on it and I can see me sticking with the platform for a long while yet. I love that it can also play DS games as well. It means I can jump back into that back catalogue of games quite easily if I have a hankering to play something from that generation. Much like I done last year when I played through Chrono Trigger. At this point the Switch has pretty much been out for 2 years now and I can honestly say that in that time I have spent more time on my 3DS than I have my Switch.
  8. Shovel Knight

    Hey guys, would someone mind telling me what's so great about this game? I haven played it yet, and I'm always looking for good games. People seem to love this, but from what I've seen of it (which admittedly is not much) it doesn't seem all that special amongst the vast modern sea of Indie platformers. Would love to be told I'm wrong though.
  9. 3DS Console Discussion

    Can’t say that it didn’t have a hell of a run! Crazy to think that it continued to get good first party support for 8 whole years! That’s mad! Not even the original DS lasted that long! (First party supported ended with Black 2/White 2; released 7.5 years after the DS’ original launch in Nov 2004!) I’ll be very surprised if the Switch library ever ends up matching the 3DS’ one from a retail game standpoint. I doubt we’ll see that level of quality and quantity from Nintendo ever again; not in the HD era! Can’t really recommend the little guy enough; its library is an embarrassment of riches! It took a long time to get it off the ground, but by God it did!
  10. Anthem (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

    Remember when we all laughed at the horse armour in Oblivion. Good times.
  11. Steins;Gate Elite

    Out now. Launch trailer:
  12. good stuff thread.

    Congrats that’s awesome @nightwolf!
  13. good stuff thread.

    Congratulations nightwolf.
  14. Skullgirls 2nd Encore

    https://store.skybound.com/products/skullgirls-limited-edition?nosto=frontpage-nosto-1 Aready asked on Twitter if there's also going to be a regular edition and if it will be sold in Europe.
  15. good stuff thread.

    ...and just like that, I'm engaged. My ring that I'm currently waiting to be made:
  16. Football Season 2018/19

    It’s not Jorginho, it’s Sarri. Chelsea hired him because they wanted his brand of football that Napoli played... but we don’t have the players for that brand of football. I understand why he plays Jorginho where he does as he pulls the strings, but he can only do that when the players around him aren’t static and they’re constantly moving and creating new passing lines, like they did at Napoli, but the Chelsea players don’t! Moving Kante to DM won’t solve the problems the Club has and Sarri won’t be able to instill his brand of football. ...but Sarri has to realise he can’t instill that brand of football onto these players. We need a clearout of the squad and to bring in new personnel as well as bring through Youth.
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    Welcome to the boards! I'd also love a good excuse to revisit the old Metroid Primes. Never picked up the trilogy for Wii and it seems almost perfect a port for the Switch.
  18. Your 2019 Gaming Diary

    So, I was looking through my PSVita library because I'm still searching for a game that I can focus on aside from Apex Legends and Crypt of the Necrodancer (the game's fucking me up...I cannot, for the life of me, finish even one zone with a particular character; normal time, can't miss a bit or you're dead, weapons don't spawn) and found out that I bought Steam World Dig 2 last December. Decided to give it a go... aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand... It's awesome Very fun mechanics. Think I found that one game I've been looking for.
  19. Shovel Knight

    Can’t really fault them for sticking to their original promises. How many other developers would honour a set of 6+ year old promises from a Kickstarter!? These guys are amazing, but I hope they never end up promising the earth like this again. They’ve basically given away three SK sequels and a battle spinoff for nothing in return! They can’t consider doing anything that mad again! They won’t survive as a company if they do!
  20. If we're talking RRP on the eShop, BOTW is £60 and Kirby/Mario Kart/ARMS etc are £50. I assume this will be the latter.
  21. Anthem (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

    It sure does. That the rest of the game is such a mess that nobody is batting an eyelid over it.
  22. Anthem (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

    Look it's very simple, look online. NO ONE is up in arms about the Anthem microtransactions, because they're completely fine. That tells you all you need to know. At least try and be even-handed with complaining about MTX and admit when a game does them right, or when they're harmless. That'll then give more weight to when you do have a point, like in Battlefront II.
  23. Anthem (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

    The review is wrong. The only complaints being levelled at the game by those that have sunk lots of time into it are that there aren't enough cosmetics for the amount of in game currency the game gives out so freely. Once you finish the main campaign you're apparently rolling in coin. Regardless, the game 100% isn't designed to squeeze money out of those that are hooked, so please stop spreading this bullshit. The base javelin customisation in the game is ridiculously in-depth. This is just an added extra. Nope. Not silly amounts of in game cash. Maybe you're thinking of Battlefront II, not Anthem. No one is going to want everything, because that would be stupid. Do you look at the Apple App Store and add up the cost of every single app to illustrate the cost of the games? No, because that would also be stupid. These cosmetics in no way whatsoever change the game, all they do is look different to the armor sets you have in game. I couldn't care less about a gum on the shoe emote ffs. Haven't you noticed how there's been zero MTX controversy from this game since it released, that should tell you something. You can put your pitchfork down I'm afraid, everyone else has. Finally... all future story content will be free of charge. If they want to make a few extra pennies to fund development by selling some meaningless textures and emotes, then that really, really isn't a problem.
  24. I've always thought they should remake Link's Awakening! It was my first Zelda, and possibly my fave Zelda (it's a tie between LA and OOT :P). It'd be nice if they add an alternate/hidden ending though, where... Perhaps as a reward for 100% completion (getting every Heart Piece, Secret Seashell, etc). I think they've done a good job with the new graphics style. I think it fits the game well. I'm looking forward to seeing the remastered Level 2 boss. Was very difficult when I first played it. With regards to price, considering how huge a game Breath of the Wild is, I think full price might be a bit steep. But, I most likely will buy it anyway xD.
  25. Hi

    D'oh! Typical me to make a mistake like that in my first post haha, but that's right, I meant Prime 3 xD! I too would like to see Prime Trio ports for the Switch, as Prime 1 and 2 are my favourite FPS games. The thing with Prime 3 was that I could see it was another great game, but sadly I just couldn't control it properly. I know there are a lot of people out there who enjoyed the motion controls, or even preferred them. I too hope if Trio Ports come to Switch, and when Prime 4 does, they have a range of controls so everyone can play their preferred way. Anyway, thanks for the welcoming reply :).
  26. It's a Zelda game, remake or not it's bound to be a full price, day 1, "shut up and take my rupees!" situation.
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