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    I think had this released earlier in the year when there was sod all being released then the interest in it may have been higher. As it stands, it's now releasing in a very packed window. It's got competition in things like Astral Chain, Grandia HD, Mana Collection, Ni No Kuni, Link's Awakening, Pokemon and Luigi's Mansion. People are still playing through Fire Emblem and then there's those of us with multiple consoles that have things like Monster Hunter: Iceborn, Gears 5, Control and Star Wars all on the horizon. It's a stupidly packed end of year whatever console you have and if you aren't a top tier game then sadly you are going to get lost in the crowd.
  2. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age S - 2019

    Indeed. Not that it will really effect me. Having already played through the game before, I'll be playing this release in 2D mode.
  3. Your 2019 Gaming Diary

    I remember really enjoying playing Bulletstorm on the 360. I had some fun times playing it in co-op mode and the campaign was just the right length. Some of the combos needing to be pulled off for some of the high scores and achievements were a bit nuts and it really pushed you to learn all the different ways to take down the enemies.
  4. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age S - 2019

    I forgot how annoying Gemma is! "Crikey!" "Fight, fight and fight some more!" There's definitely a graphical downgrade over the PS4 version but this was expected. I think those playing the game for the first time will be more than happy with it. Apparently the game looks better when played undocked but I've yet to try it in that mode. I wonder if there are any level caps/limitations in the demo? I'd quite happily grind away so I'm OP for when the game is released. I see you can already download the free DLC for the game.
  5. CONTROL (XB1, PS4, PC)

    Are you buying it digitally? With it being a Tuesday release, Shopto and Simply Games may send it early and get it to customers this Saturday.
  6. Monster Hunter World (PS4)

    That new Elder Dragon tease. Not long to wait now....
  7. Sega Ages (Summer M2)

    Ask and ye shall receive!
  8. Mario & Sonic at the 2020 Olympics (Switch)

    Probably a nostalgia thing. Most people will recognise Mario from the NES era, whereas Sonic was known for the Mega Drive games.
  9. Your 2019 Gaming Diary

    I have a very unhealthy amount of hate for this tosser, I really do. Yeah, I felt the same playing both Moon and Ultra Moon. I found them both to be a slog ( no word of a lie, I kept falling asleep playing through both of these ) and it took me a while to get through them.
  10. Nah. I stopped playing once I realised I would have to interact with Glen.
  11. I've been listening to a lot of Retronauts stuff lately. I've ditched both NVC and RFN for the moment in favour of listening to Retronauts podcasts that are dedicated to a single game. I've listened to episodes about things like Devil May Cry, the PSP, Sonic Adventure, Symphony of the Night and the music from the original Tomb Raider games. There's some very interesting stuff scattered in each of the episodes I've listened to. I finished listening to the latest Frame Trap this morning. Gotta love Ben. He seems to be the only Ally who is willing and wants to discuss things like microtransactions/lootboxes etc. and how they are damaging the industry. The rest of them either have no interest or are happy to just turn a blind eye. * points at Jones and Huber* Speaking of EZA, I see they've had a bit of a shuffle and restructure. I was reading that their Pateron was taking a bit of a hit and that not only had the pledges stalled but they were actually going down, hence the need for these changes. To be honest it doesn't really surprise me. I've said in the past that a lot of their content just doesn't appeal to me and this seems to be the case for a lot of other people as well. There's far too much fluff and random stuff that has absolutely nothing to do with gaming. Frame Trap is still a top tier show and that's because Ben is a cracking host and they actually sit down and discuss games they are playing but the rest of their shows I can happily skip. I'm really surprised that they've never done any weekly retro shows before. If you listen to them talk you can see big gaps in their gaming knowledge/history. For instance, hardly any of them seem to have had a Saturn or Dreamcast and I think a good show/podcast would be for them to look for past gems that they missed and then play and discuss them. The retro gaming scene is quite a big one now and I do think there would be some value in doing something with that.
  12. Gears 5

    I hate the direction they've taken with the trailers for this game. Gears 1-3 trailers are some of my favourite ever games trailers due to their sombre tones, with The Last Day being my favourite. Still, i'm looking forward to the game and I can't wait to see how the story plays out. I need to pick up and read the book before the game lands so I can get caught up as to what happens between Gears 4 and 5. I was hoping Microsoft would have had a sale on their consoles during Gamescom but sadly that wasn't the case. Looks like i'll just have to buy one at full price.