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  1. Your 2020 Gaming Diary

    Started and finished Shantae 1/2 Genie Hero on the Switch this week. It's easier than previous entries in the series, however it's not bad. Decent bosses with some element of a challenge. Finished with 86% of everything, all powers but not all collectables.
  2. The rumours of Boris relaxing some lockdown measures has caused some friction between the Welsh Government and Westminster. There's a press conference today from the First Minister announcing how Wales will deal with the lockdown, and if it'll be extended it further like Scotland or follow suit with Westminster. Who knows, all i hope is that any restrictions being lifted doesn't cause another spike. It's not phased me as much as other people, don't get me wrong i'd love to see friends and family in person instead of over video calls. But it's given me more time to get things done around the flat that i'd have not had the time to do so. Edit: Wales has extended lockdown another 3 weeks, but Garden centres, Recycling centres and Libraries can re-open (councils have the power to decide on this one). And we can go out more than once a day for exercise as of Monday
  3. Was expecting cross-gen, loving the setting this time around. Most likely will get this on PS5.
  4. Your 2020 Gaming Diary

    Last Friday, i was watching a PlayStation Access stream of Uncharted 4. Which got me in the mood to play said game, and as of yesterday i finished. I'm still amazed at how great this game looks and how much detail went into everything, right down to the mud graphics. Played it with headphones so i enjoyed the sounds and audio in more detail than i did before, and i honestly can't fault it. Naughty Dog went all in on this one, and i thank them for it. Most likely will replay LA Noire this evening onwards. I'm still taking an Assassin's Creed break, tried to get back into Odyssey (might just play the story and a few side-quests as the game feels overwhelming at times). Don't get me wrong, i love the setting and Kassandra is a great character. But after Origins, this feels more padded out than prior entries.
  5. Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    Excellent, was waiting on shrubs coming Beaten to it
  6. Your 2020 Gaming Diary

    Finished Days Gone yesterday. It started off a little slow, but the story picked up and was extremely satisfying (for me at least). Deacon is a decent character overall, and each of the camps provide something different (be it weapons, bike upgrades and missions). The world is certainly full of opportunity for exploration, but with the right upgrades on the bike you can go further and faster. The big challenge comes from the Hordes, which vary in size (50 to 500) and the location. Best to leave the Hordes until later in-game, when you get (literally) the big guns. They provide a lot of satisfaction, especially if you use strategy over the run and gun method (nothing wrong with this, the Horde just will be relentless in getting you. I enjoyed it that much, i platinum'd it in 1 play-through.
  7. The Wrasslin' thread

    Even though it is Wrestlemania, it doesn't feel like a Wrestlemania. No 80,000 fans in attendance, no epic Wrestlemania entrances. It was good to watch, but WWE should seriously consider an off-season for a while whilst the world sorts itself out. Most other sporting events have done so, and i believe a break might refresh creative a bit as the product hasn't been ideal in recent times.
  8. Disney+

    All i've done over the past couple of days is watch early seasons of The Simpsons and re-watch Boy Meets World.
  9. Your 2020 Gaming Diary

    Finished the final Assassin's Creed title ive not played on PS4 being Assassin's Creed Rogue the other day. Can't fault it too bad, story is decent enough and I quite like Shay as a character. A few people didn't like this title, but it's underrated as a whole. With that done, decided to give Days Gone another go. Bit more into it, the story's coming out more. Have upgraded my bike a bit, so at least I can travel further between fuel stops (a nice feature which at the moment I've been lucky on for refueling, but I guess you could be unlucky and have a horde come through as you need fuel). Deacon seems a decent character, but I'll find out more as the game progresses.
  10. I'm fortunate that my employer is letting me work from home for the foreseeable future, which puts my mind at ease. Last week, i was getting increasingly anxious about using public transport and was asking to work from home then as to avoid using it. I'm keeping roughly to my usual routine as much as possible (up at the same time i normally get up on a weekday etc) just so it stays fresh and when i do eventually get called back to the office, it won't be a shock to the system.
  11. The Wrasslin' thread

    Wrestlemania 36 live at the WWE Performance Center. It'll be a weird Mania this year with no crowd.
  12. Works half given the go ahead to work from home, however I need to talk to my line manager tomorrow to discuss my options. My opinion, it'll be the best option as I'll avoid the train to/from the office (and those who refuse to stay off when ill). However, it'll depend on what my manager says tomorrow. If it goes well, should be working from home Wednesday onwards
  13. I'm waiting on being told to work from home. Everyone is expecting it, which would make perfect sense in the current climate. We all use laptops to work from, so that isn't going to be an issue taking it home. We had a scare on Monday when someone came in and left an hour later coughing and spluttering, luckily the test they had done confirmed a chest infection and not Corona.
  14. Your 2020 Gaming Diary

    I wasn't too far in, checked last night and i just got my Templar attire. Think i'll continue on where i left off whilst III is still fresh in my mind, then that'll be the final one (i still have Odyssey to finish, think i'll wait until summer to finish this one) available on PS4. I still kind of hope they bring the 1st to the modern consoles, but i'd not mind if they don't. Same as you, i liked Rogue for what it was, it was definitely overshadowed by Unity (again, a decent game once the bugs were mostly fixed (and by that, the faces stayed on). I felt it more enjoyable at the time as i just finished Black Flag and was hungry for more, Rogue filled the hunger. Plus, it was nice to see the world through the eyes of the Templars over the Assassins (and i wish Ubi would do something similar again).
  15. Your 2020 Gaming Diary

    Assassin's Creed III finished. People have said this is the weakest in the series down to certain elements like Connor. However, I enjoyed it as I did on the Xbox 360. It's got it's glitches like the NPC's walking backwards, randomly just appearing and carrying crates sideways. Story is decent, but not a patch on II. The question is, do I play Rogue and finish the final Assassin's Creed game in what's available on PS4 (going from II to Odyssey) or take a break.
  16. Playstation Plus Free Games

    Shadow of the Colossus an excellent choice, if you've not played it then play it. Sonic Forces, i'll give it a go. There's 2 pieces of free DLC out for this if anyone is interested.
  17. Your 2020 Gaming Diary

    Finished Assassin's Creed Revelations on Wednesday (had a day off work). Comparing it to II and Brotherhood, this is definitely the weaker of the 3 games. Still a good game, but it's noticeably shorter and parts do feel a little tacked on to add depth to the game (Animus Island for one). The last quarter felt rushed (in my opinion). Was going to take a break from the Assassin Creed franchise, but went straight onto III (which people deem a weak entry due to Connor). Luckily for me, i had an old save which meant i skipped the early parts and ended up in Boston in Sequence 6
  18. Rate the last film you saw

    Went to the cinema twice this weekend. First up, saw Sonic the Hedgehog. Not a bad game adaption of the blue hedgehog, personally i enjoyed the movie. Jim Carrey made a good Robotnik (in my opinion). If you do see it, stay for the credits. Birds of Prey was next on Sunday. Usually, DC don't make good movies as they feel rushed and a bit out of place. But this wasn't too bad, dark and gritty with some light humour to it.
  19. Rate the last film you saw

    I got a bunch of them from when they were produced by Hong Kong Legends, absolute classics. Which isn't what i can say about Rambo: Last Blood. I get why Rambo was bought back in 2008/9, it was brutal and hard hitting but was a decent movie. This however wasn't, and i agree with some of the reviews which said it felt more like someone hit the "gore" button over the "decent story" button.
  20. Your 2020 Gaming Diary

    Finished Assassins Creed Brotherhood earlier today. Nice follow on from II, few weak points which include locking weapons and armour behind early versions of a paywall. The Romulan armour looks pretty decent, even of the above weakness. Final part felt a bit rushed, but none the less decent enough. Quite enjoyed the random attacks around the countryside part of Rome, keeps you on your toes at least. Moved right onto Revelations, thought might as well finish the Ezio trilogy straight off
  21. Brexit - UK negotiates a deal

    The deals been ratified by the EU just a few minutes ago, news just popped up on an alert.
  22. Brexit - UK negotiates a deal

    As the Withdrawal deal has gone through and signed by both parties, there's not a lot for the media to go for. Pretty much after the GE, things went quiet. Did hear the first Parliamentary vote went in Tory favour, but after that pretty quiet. I had to dig a little to find out how the Lords voted and the signing of the Withdrawal deal. The real battle happens after January 31st when the UK starts sorting it's deals out with everyone including the EU, so expect media coverage to strike up between then and January 1st 2021.
  23. The Wrasslin' thread

    So, who watched the Rumble?
  24. Your 2020 Gaming Diary

    I plan to get Revelations done straight after Brotherhood, then i'll probably take a break before cracking on with Assassin's Creed III It's the remaster face animations which are hilarious, i did hear that II's faces in the original game were decent. But they look hilarious in the remaster, Brotherhood faces at least look tidier and more fluid in comparison. Going back to the older formula Assassin's Creed games took a little getting used to, playing Origins and Odyssey with the refinements i've taken as standard now.
  25. Your 2020 Gaming Diary

    Finished, and Platinum'd Assassin's Creed II Remastered over the weekend. It's not the hardest game in the world to Platinum, but as i enjoyed this game a lot i thought it was worth doing again. Did originally get 1000/1000 gamerscore on Xbox 360 when it first came out. Game was as good as before, the facial animations however are something to be questioned. Some of them look freaky at the best of times, however looking past that and you've still got a great game. Made a start on Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Sunday. Up to Memory 3 so far, have approx 35% Rome rebuilt already and most Borgia towers down.