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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. It's not just the Pro Strats thing, it's other things that have started to bother me with the crew. Ian, while very good at what he does ( tech stuff ), offers very little insight or thoughts on games that aren't Souls related. Damiani is good with everything Nintendo related but becomes dead if it's something he's not interested in. I used to like Jones but I lost a lot of respect for him after the whole Red Dead Fiasco. Kyle seems more interested in goofing about rather than having a decent discussion. I'm finding Huber very annoying these days. The guy just constantly tries to hype everything up. He reminds me of Parker from Friends. I think there's only Blood and Ben that I really enjoy listening to, mostly because they have a wide range of tastes in games and they both know their stuff. Frame Trap is a fantastic podcast and I love that Ben isn't afraid to put on a show for over 3 hours. At times I do feel he gets held back by the others when discussing certain topics that the rest of the EZA crew may deem as negative. Probably because they want to keep things light and friendly but I don't think it's that simple. Sometimes it's good to have a rant and be negative when the situation calls for it. I think my biggest takeaway from my time listening/watching the guys over the past couple of years is that I think some of the things they say and they way some of them act just comes off as false now. Some of them just don't seem genuine to me anymore.
  4. Shovel Knight

    Yeah, I agree. I mean, it's admirable what they are doing but had they not made those goals they could have easily had their next game out by now.
  5. Shovel Knight

    I tend to do this a lot when it comes to DLC. Usually once I finish a game i'm quite content to move on to something else. If DLC takes ages to arrive I find it really hard to go back to the game. Mario & Rabbids is a good example of this. I LOVED the base game and by all accounts the Donkey Kong DLC is fantastic but I just can't bring myself to fire the game up, especially if I have to relearn all of the mechanics again. Captain Toad is the exception to this rule.
  6. Anthem (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

    Yeah, the warning signs were there when Shopto were selling it for around £30 the other week. I actually preordered it for that price but a combo of no longer having PS+, average reviews and none of mates being interested in it made me cancel my order yesterday evening. I'm still hoping the game does well. I want Bioware to land on their feet but I worry that the studio/employees may be for the chopping block if the game doesn't sell well.
  7. I knocked it off after 3 of the entries. It's everything i've come to hate about EZA. I read the other day that Pro Strats Only has actually turned people off their show enough to stop pledging on Patreon. I stopped listening to the podcast at the start of the year and with people dropping their pledges I assume that Pro Strats is still going on?
  8. Shovel Knight

    The DLC and other stuff has been pushed back.
  9. Yoshi's Crafted World (2019 - Switch)

    I guess my eyes didn't deceive me when I thought it looked worse in handheld mode. That resolution is pretty rough. Given that the game has just been sat waiting for release ( apparently it was finished late last year ) I'm surprised that it hasn't been polished up some more and the resolution been given a bump.
  10. PlayStation Vita Console Discussion

    Easily one of the most underrated gaming devices that has ever been released.
  11. General Switch Discussion

    In regards to Hellblade coming to Switch despite it now being part of the Microsoft family, apparently the game was well into development before Microsoft purchased Ninja Theory. Microsoft seem to be allowing games that are already in development when purchasing a studio to be released on other platforms, such as Obsidians new game and We Happy Few releasing on the PS4. I don't see the value in Scalebound. Nintendo already has Bayonetta and now Astral Chain, both of which seem to be character action games. As @killthenet said, the game wasn't being well recieved anyway and most of the chatter about it was when it got cancelled. If this rumour of a revived game is true then I do hope it's something else.
  12. Shadow of the Tomb Raider ( 14th Sept 2018 )

    The last section of the game is stunning. The visuals and music gave off a real Temple of Doom vibe. Loved it! With that area complete and the boss defeated the game is now complete. The boss was a push over. I just used the perk that slows down time while you aim and he was a sitting duck. The game isn't a bad one by any means, there are a few great set pieces scattered throughout and the visuals are a setup from Rise, it's just that the game needed more to it than just exploring. It's the third game in the new trilogy but, despite having the better narrative, it feels worse than the games that came before it. I'm not sure if I'm going to bother going for the platinum. It means I would need to mop up all of the collectibles and then do another play through but on the hardest difficulty. It could be something I pick away at but I may take a break from it for a while. After playing 2 Tomb Raider games back to back I think I'm now all raided out.
  13. Shadow of the Tomb Raider ( 14th Sept 2018 )

    This is such a good point. As I mentioned earlier I do think the balance is off in this game in terms of exploring vs fighting and your point highlights this. I'm pretty much at the end of the game now and the fact that I have only upgraded my bow and not really spent many skill points, other than what was needed for trophies, just furthers your point.
  14. General Switch Discussion

    Yup. It's a big reason why E3 has lost a lot of its magic for me. Far too much stuff leaks and it's very hard to avoid, not to mention publishers announcing their games earlier due to fear of leaks. The whole thing is a mess.
  15. General Switch Discussion

    The rumour is already starting to do my head in. You've got YouTubers and Twitter personalities talking like they know what it is. Take this as an example of what we are seeing. He says this but then follows on with... So you know what it is but you aren't a 100% sure? Honestly, I wish this whole leaker, looking for hits on their channel and will say anything to get attention, culture would die.