bob

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About bob

  • Rank
    N-Europe Forum Aficionado
  • Birthday 01/15/87

Personal Information

  • Location
    Leamington Spa
  • Occupation
    Engineer

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  • Nintendo Systems Owned
    Switch/Wii U/Wii/N64/GameCube/GameboyColour
  • Other Systems Owned
    Laptop/Xbox360/PS4
  • Favourite Game?
    Spiderman 2 for gamecube
  • Favourite Video Game Character?
    erm......Pikachu?
  • Gender
    All

Game Info

  • Nintendo Wi-Fi Friend Codes
    Herbert Spencer!!!!
  • PSN ID
    KwetlaJ
  • Xbox Live Username
    KwetlaJ
  1. General Switch Discussion

    Unacceptable. Ban them.
  2. Office Chairs

    That's funny, I didn't see your mum there, but then, I don't know what she looks like.
  3. Office Chairs

    I spent the whole of the pandemic working from home while sat on a wicker armchair, and it was the comfiest damn chair I've ever sat in. I used to get back and neck pain from work, but after a whole year of being sat at my dining table in front of my laptop, I haven't had any pain since. 10/10 would recommend.
  4. They're adding features!? Oh my goodness, my day just gets better and better! Screw the credit card, I'm just doing to roll up a £50 note and insert it into the headphone jack.
  5. Holy crap!? You mean I can now sign up and play some 25 year old games as much as I want!? This is unprecedented! Excuse me while I dig out my credit card.
  6. Yeah, the trailers aren't showing up in Tapatalk, and I can only remember a couple of them from memory. I might get a chance to revisit on my laptop though, so if I do, I'll vote then.
  7. Photography.

    Well maybe his budget needs to increase.
  8. Photography.

    Get yourself one of these mate:
  9. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Who the fuck is that? I don't want to play as some shitty-ass turdface in ridiculous shorts waving a stupid fucking key about. Why is everyone pretending to know who this little shit is, anyway? Nobody has ever heard of fucking Soreen from Kingdoms Heart. Excuse me while I cry myself to sleep tonight.
  10. I'll just copy and paste my answer from here, the last time this topic was discussed: Basically, I have less and less time to play games these days, but i still try and squeeze in an hour every now and then. I feel like there are some games these days that are just long for the sake of being long, while others seem to judge the length better. My playthrough of The Witcher 3 suffered a lot from this. After about 25 hours of playing through the main storyline, I felt it was ready to wrap up and deliver the ending. However, it just kept going! There was still about a third of the game to go! It just felt so long, i ended up being relieved when it finished, which was a pity, because I was really enjoying the game up until then. The slog at the end left a bitter taste in my mouth, and made me less likely to do any post game content. As a comparison, a game like Titanfall 2 had a great, neat campaign that felt about the right length, with a nicely judged difficulty curve and good pacing throughout. I was satisfied all the way to the end, and didn't feel like it had ended prematurely. The other aspect is the post-game content, or trophy hunting. In my opinion, through the process of playing the main story of a game, it should guide you towards opening up the rest of the content/side quests, and through playing those, you should be 60-70% of the way through the games content. Once done, you can play through and mop up the rest of the side quests, content or trophies. This isn't the case in certain games. After completing Yakuza 0 (for which the main story was pretty well judged IMO), the amount of extra crap to do was just silly, especially trophy hunting. I think after around 30 hours, I had finished the main game and done a fair few of the side quests, but there was still around 100 hours of 'extras' to do (according to howlongtobeat.com)! I realise that no-one is forcing you to do all the extras, but 'completing' a game gives a certain sort of satisfaction, and putting that behind a 100 hour barrier just seems bizarre. One argument in favour of long games is the value for money aspect. Many people argue that if you are paying £60 for a game, you want it to last as long as possible before you feel the need to spend another £60 on the next one. However, there's a difference in playing a game that has great 'replayability', and one that just gives you loads of boring tasks to do to draw the game out, or adds a load of extraneous chapters and has a story that drags. One could draw parallels with films. Nobody complains that films aren't long enough. If the film tells a great story in 90 mins or 180 mins, it's still a good film. Nobody is walking out of the cinema complaining that the film should have been 4 hours long.
  11. Favourite Switch experience (so far)

    You can't have 3 GOTY mate.
  12. House buying is the worst

    I don't know why people push to get the absolute maximum mortgage they can afford. We have some friends who got a ridiculous mortgage on a 5 bedroom house that cost them the absolute limit of what they could afford, and aside from the fact that they have no money left each month to do anything, they have no flexibility at all with salaries, childcare etc. Both of them hate their jobs, but neither can do anything about it because they have no buffer at all. My wife and I probably went too far the other way tbh. We live in a tiny hobbit hole of a house, but either one of us could lose our jobs and we'd be ok paying the mortgage on one salary.
  13. Job woes/wins

    I don't suppose your new job is a HGV driver is it?
  14. The Star Wars Thread

    I watched the first four Visions episodes. Not really feeling it yet. They're a bit boring so far, although the last one seemed a bit better. I don't know if 15 mins is just too short to tell a complete story, but so far they're all a bit meh.