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  1. Super Mario Maker 2.  Never played the 1st, well never owned it but have played it.  Probably will pick this up around launch.  Bloodstained: Rituals of the Night looks interesting, i'll consider a purchase.

    Loved the Smash update.  What's coming to 3.0, you'll have to wait.

    Assassin's Creed III.  I'm already getting it on PS4 as part of the Odyssey season pass, but that looked terrible on Switch frame-rate wise.  Unraveled two, already own it on PS4 on my backlog.  

    Yoshi, i'm already getting.  But a demo is good for those unsure.  Tetris 99, It's addictive, got to the final 17 before being taken out.  Deltarune i was not expecting anytime soon, but nice to see it on Switch this month.

    Link's Awakening, nice surprise.  Getting used to how Link looks in the game, but looks nice overall.  Will they keep the shopkeeper "Thief" in, who knows.

    That's what i got from the Direct, wasn't bothered too much about the rest.


  2. I for one never finished Super Mario Bros 2 ever, and i'm partial to a Kirby game.

    And they (Nintendo) really should sub the Japan exclusive title with something else for the US and EU/UK player base.  Having 3 released in Japan to only 2 over this way doesn't do the price much fairness (but then, it's still cheap none the less)


  3. For a change, my PS4 backlog isn't too big.

    • Assassin's Creed Odyssey
    • Skyrim (i'm determined to finish it)
    • Spyro Trilogy
    • SpiderMan DLC
    • Assassin's Creed Rogue

    That's about it from memory, it's going up in March and April with the arrival of Assassin's Creed III, Liberations and Day's Gone

    The Switch however, that's a different story

    • Breath of the Wild
    • Shantae Half Genie Hero
    • Pokemon Let's Go Eevee
    • Super Mario Bros U Deluxe
    • Axom Verge
    • Celeste (i'll finish it)
    • Undertale
    • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

    I'm working on Let's Go, got 2 more gyms then the Elite 4.  Then the end-game content.


  4. First game of 2019 done, which was Guns, Gore and Cannoli 2.  It's much the same as the first in terms of game-play, the story is a direct follow on and it's humor is typical for the game.  Can easily get this done in a weekend, and if you've not played the first, can do that in the same weekend.


  5. I've just come back to Odyssey from RDR2, and to be fair i echo the comments from @dan-likes-trees in terms of how the game sometimes freezes when riding the horse into settlements.   However, the controls are better than RDR2 in places.  I did have to get used to where the dismount button was, and was pleasantly surprised when calling for my horse that it just appears, unlike in RDR2.

    Exploring the Islands at the moment, unlocking various fast travel points and opening up the map as i did in Origins.  Once that's done, i'll get on with the game properly with missions and contracts i see dotted about.


  6. 1 hour ago, Ronnie said:

    Do you mind if I ask... I’ve got 4 missions left in Epilogue 2 and I’ve barely explored any of the new area. Does the remaining story missions take me that way or to the town(s?) past the valley or should I just go ahead and explore on my own before finishing up the last few missions. No spoilers please just a vague idea

    No main mission goes much further West of Beechers Hope, so explore away.


  7. Finished the Epilogue on Friday, now i can give my full impressions for the game

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    For a game of this size, i was surprised how much content and touches that Rockstar put in this. If i focused on the main story only, i'd have missed some quite interesting side-quests (including "Oh Brother", which has 2 brothers competing for the love of a woman. And the Marco Dragic quest, which was interesting). I did find a woman up north near Dragic's lab, where i taught her to hunt to survive. And the many times of saving a random NPC with getting a massive discount at a local store next time i saw them.

    Watching how Arthur would be loyal to Dutch throughout the game until Chapter VI, when he realizes his plans don't benefit anyone crazy enough. Dutch abandoning Arthur in the oil factory, then leaving John was obviously the final point.  Even though i knew it was coming (as anyone who played the first Red Dead Redemption will know), seeing only John back-up Arthur with everyone else behind Dutch was showing the true colors.  Right up to the ending of the Epilogue where Dutch shot Micah, and you (as John) finished him off for Arthur.  I think Dutch realized that Micah wasn't showing his true colors, and it took right to the end to realize that.

    Overall, i played as a decent character. So for the ending of the game, man that was something. I had maximum bonding with my horse, and that scene was up there with Shadow of the Collossus's emotional horse scene. I knew Arthur dying was coming, so to get some redemption by helping John escape and having a brawl with Micah which ended with Arthur dying with the sun rising over the mountain. Read that was one of the better endings, have seen one with Micah shooting Arthur on the same mountain.

    The Epilogue itself was as expected, feeling more like the first Red Dead Redemption in the latter 1/2, and was slower paced than the rest of the game.  The ending was more like i was expecting, and it came about quicker than i was expecting.  Wasn't too bad overall, and exploring New Austin and visiting everywhere (i saved the Sheriff of Armadillo from being killed, and done a few bounties i saw dotted about)

    Taking the controls issues away, which i got used to.  I found this to be one heck of a good game, up there with some of the best games i've played in a long while

     

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  8. On 28/12/2018 at 10:22 AM, Ronnie said:

    Can anyone who's finished the game give me a clue about how to get the best ending? My honour is already max-ed out and I'm about a third of the way through Chapter 6. No spoilers at all, just vague info would be great please!

    You're pretty much there, if you've not max'd your bonding with your horse, do that also.

    Finished the main campaign over the festive period.  I'll delve into details once i've finished the final chapter.  But overall, a great experience.

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  9. Spent many hours playing through Smash mode to unlock every character, i know there is an exploit which "can" work.  However, that felt cheap so played close to 70 matches* to unlock them

    *Some characters including Chrom, Simon, Pichu, Little Mac and Cloud too multiple attempts.  Others i got on my 2nd shot, because the 1st i messed up by falling off the stage.


  10. I heard about this yesterday, The Know reported in 2 people have had copyright strikes against them and their channels are being closed.

    Good thing i've hidden the "Recommended" area on YouTube, otherwise i'd probably be spoiled.  Honestly, some people are desperate to get the 5 minutes of fame.


  11. The one Zelda game i never finished was Skyward Sword, and that was down to the motion controls being awkward.  Having to calibrate my controls every half hour or so really put me off, and i put it aside never to be finished.  If Nintendo reworked the game (it can be done, they modified Wind Waker's Triforce Hunt to be simpler) to allow the motion controls to be optional, i'd most likely pick it up.  If it was the same as before, just with jazzed up graphics then i'll give it a miss and leave it.

    It's strange to see that a Zelda game like Skyward Sword divides fans of the series, with some loving it and others hating it.  This is a marmite game, and it's mostly down to the control choice and padding.


  12. I'm partly in the same boat. 

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    Apart from the camp upgrades, i've hardly crafted anything (outside of table covers, a mat for my sleeping area and some small things for the scouts).  The camp upgrades i felt were a necessity, seeing as we're living rough after the Blackwater incident.  I did feel that after the shootout in Valentine, and then the bank heist that i'd be locked out of the northern region akin to Blackwater.  Rockstar seem determined to make the crafting materials required to be perfect pelts, which does limit things.  If they put it as a "Good" pelt as well, i'd probably craft more.  I do hunt for the camp, bringing back a deer or two now and again.

    As an experience, it's worth playing Red Dead Redemption 2.  However it'll probably not be something i'll rush back to, unless i had nothing else to play.


  13. Found more KKK members dotted around Rhodes, so again i kindly disposed of them.  Also found the Suffrogette movement having a peaceful protest.

    The detail in this game keeps on giving. Watched a video that popped up in my YouTube feed showing that if you watch a dead body, it does decompose and get eaten by vultures.  Seriously, some of this detail is both amazing and weirdly iffy at the same time.


  14. Just made it to Chapter 3

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    Blowing up the KKK was a bitter sweet moment.  Quite enjoying Rhodes better than Valentine, cleared the bounty i built up before we had to leave to Rhodes.  Now i'm in earshot of Saint Denis, did hunt down the vampire and give money to the building of a church extention.

    Have got a pretty decent American Standbred horse, got some good speed upon it which is good for completing the horse challenges.

     

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  15. Took nearly 3 months, but finally got the electric meter changed in the flat from a token to a standard credit one.  3 months of back and forth phone calls, emails etc.  The electric company were adament in making sure we'd clear the debt of the property (wasn't our debt, but as i found out from the landlord it was building up without his knowledge as the last tenants vacated without telling him (so lots of debt built up including unpaid rent, gas and water))

    The gas and water were the easy ones, it was the electric that proved hard.  They went from trying to charge us nearly £300 to clear the debt to £100 "admin fee".  Between me and the landlord (and an ombudsman) we got the fee down to zero.  They removed the meter yesterday, so now we can shop around for a better supplier (we were on a tariff that allows us to change (both gas and electric, we're not tied to a contract on either))

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