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About killthenet

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  • Birthday 07/14/87


  • Nintendo Systems Owned
    NES; Game Boy; Game Boy Pocket; N64; GBA; GC; DS; Wii; 3DS; Wii U; Switch
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    Dreamcast. No doubt.
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  1. I think the colour is my main issue with it too, would much prefer it in black. I would love to be able to own one of those prototype PS3 controllers, such a bonkers design.
  2. I don't like the look of it, I find the Dualshock 4 super comfortable as it is so hopefully it doesn't feel too different. I wonder if calling it Dualsense instead means they won't have to pay a percentage to the patent holders of Dualshock. Wish they'd got rid of the lightbar altogether
  3. Your 2020 Gaming Diary

    Posting a little bit late as I wanted to finish the last game before posting a write up. Didn't get through as many in the past month but it started out with a long overdue play through of Onimusha Warlords on Switch. It's one of those games that I've always been interested in playing but for some reason or other never got around to buying, the re-release on Switch was the perfect excuse to finally hop in. I enjoyed it in parts but it is certainly pretty rough in some areas, the most glaring problems were the inability to skip cutscenes and the fact that it kicks you out to the menu every time you get a game over - makes the more frustrating boss fights even more annoying when you're forced to go through the menus again and watch an excruciating cinematic. There is fun to be had in the hack and slash gameplay and it's definitely charming in some respects but it does feel quite dated now. Next I played through Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels on the NES online app. One of the few mainline Mario games I hadn't played and I can see why Nintendo of America decided against releasing it in the US, it is obscenely cheap in some of its level design and feels more like a collection of troll Mario Maker levels than a full fledged Mario Bros game. Glad I've given it some time but I can't see myself ever wanting to touch it again. Worked my way through another disappointing sequel in DOOM II (also on Switch). I picked it up along with DOOM 3 in the recent sale on the eShop, I played through the first DOOM for the first time ever late last year and felt like I enjoyed myself most of the time but this was more annoying. I just don't get the level design in these games at all, not helped by the awful map screen, when I hear people waxing about these games they are always talking about how brilliant the level design is but it just seems wilfully confusing to me - not intuitive or navigable in the slightest. DOOM II really suffers from being bloated too, felt like a real slog to get through. I'm hoping DOOM 3 will feel a bit more inviting but I'll be taking a bit of a break from demon slaying before I get around to that one. Finally I finished A Plague Tale: Innocence last night and despite some obvious flaws I really enjoyed it. It owes an awful lot to The Last of Us - the dynamics of the two main characters, the music, the setting even the pacing are reminiscent of Naughty Dog's 2013 hit. It manages to pull it off though, there is enough of its own identity there for it to tell an engaging story. Amicia and Hugo are interesting characters for the most part and some of the chapters are utterly gripping but it falls apart a bit when it dips too far into the super natural - I had assumed it was a straight historical tale about the bubonic plague but it's clear from very early on that something else it at play, I wouldn't mind this but the game is certainly at its best when it plays as a tense stealth game. It suffers from some obtuse design in places, it's sometimes hard to fathom what exactly you're supposed to be doing at times - it could do with explaining itself a little more clearly - but for the most part I was really impressed by it. Not sure how many games I'll get to in April, I plan on reading a few books before delving into anything too involved and I've got Animal Crossing eating up the majority of my gaming hours for the time being but I did pick up Dark Souls III and Death Stranding so I've got plenty of big adventures to sink my teeth into during the lockdown.
  4. Pretty grim day for my family, first my Uncle (70 year old with Parkinson's) was admitted to hospital with suspected coronavrius and then we got the news that my Granny has it too. That's the most worrying and upsetting of the two, she is 91 and has been struggling with her health for much of the past year. She's been suffering from heart failure which has had a profound effect on her entire body, she's gone from being relatively healthy to being constantly in and out of hospital since last June. She signed a DNR a while ago so they won't even put her on a ventilator which, given her underlying health issues, would likely be necessary pretty soon. The worst thing about it all is that nobody can go and see her to comfort her, she has 9 children and only one person is allowed to go and visit her - a one time visit of 10 minutes where they have to wear a gown & mask and won't be able to touch her. It's such a sad way for her life to end, instead of being surrounded by her loved ones she will only have the doctors and nurses to comfort her. She's a devout Catholic and the hospital won't even let a priest visit to give her the last rites. It's all so sad.
  5. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (March 2020)

    @Ashley You can display them in your house (and I assume around the island) if you want to but you usually get a decent amount for selling them. I fucked up earlier, I ate some oranges and coconuts to free up some space in my pockets and decided to carry on mining stone and iron from rocks only to have the first one I hit crack and disappear. I thought it was just past it, that it had reached breaking point and went to farm minerals from another rock only for that one to break too! I noticed the fruit counter in the corner of the screen click down one when I hit it and realised my fatal mistake so I know never to do it again but now my island is down two sources of material! Also I hate Zipper, he's just flooded my island with shite.
  6. PlayStation 4 Console Discussion

    Not sure whether to pick up Death Stranding in the PSN sale or use the money to buy Resident Evil 3. RE3 will undoubtedly drop in price in a few months and now seems like the perfect time to dip into Death Stranding but I just can't decide!
  7. General Switch Discussion

    That would be incredible but it seems very unlike Nintendo. I played Sunshine very recently so would probably skip that but I'm absolutely due a replay of the other two.
  8. General Switch Discussion

    In terms of console Mario platformers there's just Mario 64, Sunshine, Galaxy 1+2, 3D World and the Wii NSMB game that aren't on Switch. Still seems like a lot to release in one go.
  9. General Switch Discussion

    Will they all be released separately? It would cost a bomb to buy them all together and would be a pretty sizeable install too. The earlier games could easily be released as one package (all games up to Mario 64 really) but I can't see them bundling Sunshine, Galaxy 1&2, NSMB & 3D World together. Great news though, have been meaning to play through Galaxy & 3D World again so will be nice and convenient to be able to do so on Switch @Dcubed I'm assuming they just mean the mainline games so it won't be an absurd number like 50 but it would still be 15+ games. Almost half a dozen more if it includes the RPG's too. I wonder if handheld entries would be included? Seems like too much work to get 3D Land working on a single screen but the DS NSMB games could be ported fairly simply
  10. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (March 2020)

    Just had my first wander around the museum and had a bit of a moment, it's gorgeous! I'm taking everything really slowly so far, just built the first bridge so will probably plot out the houses for the new residents later on.
  11. Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition (29th May)

    @Sheikah The fact that I've already played it is why I want to buy the collector's edition. I played through it on Wii U and I loved it, I've never owned a physical copy of it so would like to add it to my collection. Don't know if I'll play it straight away but the addition of the epliogue has me wanting to sink my teeth into it again
  12. Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition (29th May)

    I've had mostly good dealings with the official Nintendo store @Julius My Switch was held up at launch because of my bank withholding the money which was a bit annoying but everything else that I've ordered from Nintendo I've received on launch day. £90 is a bit pricey for the collector's set but I've put in a pre-order - not sure if I'll hold onto it but figured I may as well.
  13. General Switch Discussion

    @euroninfan It is an issue with the analogue stick on the joy con. It thinks the stick is being pushed when it isn't, making the character or cursor move on screen when you don't want it to. In a game like AC it's not too bad, given the slow pace of the game, but for games where pin point reactions are key it can make them borderline unplayable.
  14. General Switch Discussion

    My left joy con is drifting again. A few times this week while playing Animal Crossing I thought I saw my villager twitch a little bit, hoped it was just my imagination but just now witnessed it very slowly creep of its own volition. I think I can put up with it for a while, I'm only playing Animal Crossing on Switch for the moment (and if I play anything more intensive I can just use the pro controller) but it's pretty annoying.
  15. Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition (29th May)

    Annoying thing is the collector's set with the vinyl record is Europe only so they'll be even tougher to track down - going to get a lot of US collector's nabbing our orders.