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  1. Xbox Series S | X Console Discussion

    Although it looks like this is going to be the original running in a higher resolution/framerate, and not based on the XBLA version with enhanced graphics, which is a shame.
  2. I did this (sort of) with Donkey Kong 64. In Donkey Kong 64, I got everything except the DK coin, and could never fight the final boss. Now, on the Wii U virtual console version, I did "cheat" with save states (mainly because the only "punishment" is walking back to where you were, so I used save states to retry) as well as pause buffering (some minigames are impossible without it due to the Wii U running the game smoother - it was balanced around the N64 struggling to run it). Blast Corps. I was absolutely awful at it when I was younger, so I was surprised that it wasn't actually too bad when I played it on Rare Replay, the game is incredibly good fun. And another was the Tribals in Jet Force Gemini. It's so much better to play it with the updated controls on Rare Replay, and I got to finally complete the game.
  3. If a Metroid Prime/Prime Trilogy HD port/remake with dual analogue controls is announced, then I'll be happy with this direct. If they somehow announce a Zelda remaster/remake that isn't Wind Waker/Twilight Princess, then that would be amazing. I reckon they'll really annoy me by announcing Switch-only Breath of the Wild DLC that heavily ties into the new game.
  4. Splatoon 3

    https://opencritic.com/game/13284/splatoon-3 Reviews are coming in. Looks like the general consensus is "more of the same, a little bit better" and that the biggest improvement is the singleplayer, which is longer and much more like the octo expansion.
  5. I'm quite surprised that Deathloop hasn't been announced for Game Pass yes, unless Microsoft can't announce anything until the exclusive period is over are planning on going "Deathloop is out on Xbox...now" in 10 days. Signed up for the week trial to play Stray and Miles Morales. I wish the service was still available separately to the Online multiplayer portion of Plus (like it was under the name PS Now) I also think announcing the games each month is confusing due to the mixture of the "add to account this month" games (old PS Plus) and the PS Now games.
  6. Your Gaming Diary 2022

    Powerwash Simulator You could describe this game as boring, and you wouldn’t be wrong…but it’s also just really relaxing and satisfying. You have a pressure washer and have to clean vehicles and locations - such as a skate park or playground. You can choose different nozzles (wide area or power, depending on what you’re trying to clean). It’s an extremely chill game as you can just take as much time as you want. It’s all extremely calming, and unlike some similar games (like House Flipper), feels very more polished with nice visuals and no issues (that I encountered). Evoland 2 Seemed to be one of the few offline single-payment mobile games I could find (for plating while at the hospital). This is a Zelda-esque RPG involving time travel across four eras. Each era also progresses through graphics, with Game Boy style, NES Style, SNES style and 3D style representing the different times you travel to. There is a lot of variety in gameplay, too, with different sections of the game taking on genres like a beat-em-up or a tactical Advance Wars style game. Some of these can feel like they can go on a bit long (especially a horizontal shooter bit), but to keep the game very varied. Playing on mobile, the controls can be annoying at times, plus it is not good at suspending (do something else on phone, it quits the game, and sometimes there can be a bit of time between checkpoints), but on PC these issues would be solved. Really fun game overall with lots of nice ideas. Two Point Campus The new game in the Two Point series, after the Theme Hospital “spiritual sequel” Two Point Hospital. This sees you running universities. The humour is very much intact, with lots of really fun courses you can run, such as Gastronomy (more scientific cooking), Knighthood and Wizardry. Each course has much more focus than the diseases in Two Point Hospital, requiring multiple room types. You tend to focus on one or two courses at a time, trying to make them high quality enough so your students get good grades. As students live on campus, you also have to look after them by providing beds, bathrooms and keeping them entertained by organising parties. This is where I had the most trouble with this game, as these aspects aren’t always well described. I had major problems with students being hungry, thirsty and dirty no matter how much stuff I provided and couldn’t work out what I was doing wrong, making some of the scenarios extremely difficult. The rest of the management is great, just this aspect in particular that I couldn’t get to grips with. As Dusk Falls A choice-based story game. It took a bit of time getting used to the graphics of this - there’s no “animation” as such, the characters move sort of like a slideshow. That said, it still looks good, and allows more focus to be on the choices. As Dusk Falls tells a story about two groups of people: one is a family travelling to a different US state due to changes in work, the other is a group of troublemakers. After a robbery goes wrong, the troublemakers end up at a motel and take everyone hostage, including the family. The characters are all very interesting, with a lot to discover about them, and the plot has some interesting turns. Some choices don’t affect much at all, but even some of those can result in different dialogue later on. You get shown a chart of everything at the end of each chapter and some can be quite different - unfortunately, exploring these after you have finished a playthrough is a bit of a faff, but it’s still worth the initial playthrough. Stray A cat game. Made sense to sign up for the PS Plus Plus for a week trial to try it out, and it’s a beautiful game. The world is intriguing and is something you want to find out about, as humans have gone and it is inhabited by robots (with CRT faces, I do like the “retro future” aesthetic) mimicking elements of human behaviour. Even though a lot of the gameplay is wandering around, it’s still a ton of fun. The cat is very cat-like and there are some interactive things to scratch or mess with, plus a dedicated meow button. It’s the little touches that really make this game. Some parts have puzzles, and even combat and stealth, so it’s not just walking. It changes things up nicely. There’s one thing at the end which I thought was a bit of an oversight (but would be spoilers to say what), but I loved my time with it. Spider-man: Miles Morales The first Spider-man game was great, this one is pretty much more of the same. Miles does have his own style of fighting and swinging which does make it feel like you’re playing as a different Spider-man. Swinging around is still a ton of fun, as well as the side missions of helping people. It would be nice if there were random events, too, just for fun. I do have two complaints. One is the music. The game music is good, but the licensed music feels a bit muted. With Into The Spider-Verse doing such a good job with music plus Miles having a love for music in this, it feels like they could have done a bit more with the actual music. The other is how some abilities/suits are locked to new game+, which really killed my enthusiasm for completing absolutely everything.
  7. Not completely unexpected. They originally announced it as a PR stunt and have realised they can't actually pull it off. This mean no reason to ever download Halo Infinite - which says a lot when I have Game Pass.
  8. There's a YouTube channel I enjoy called Boundary Break that shows a lot of these. I really enjoy it when a game has a camera mode and isn't afraid of letting you see all the mess behind the scenes - Mass Effect Legendary and Jedi Fallen Order both did this. One I really like is Fallout New Vegas, where there's a slideshow at the end with a voiceover (Ron Pearlman). It turns out this is in a room. Behind the slideshow is a unique NPC for the voiceover. It's not even a generic one. (I think the train hat is also Fallout)
  9. Dead Island 2

    A confusing announcement at first as the Dead Island developers are making Dying Light. However, this is being made by Yagar Development, the people behind Spec Ops: The Line.
  10. What Have You Bought?

    I got an LENOVO IdeaPad Duet 3i to try as something I can use to work from the hospital. I thought that a full Windows tablet/laptop with detachable bluetooth keyboard for £120 was too good to be true, but decided to give it a try (if not, I would have to lug around a massive all in one PC. To my surprise, it worked amazingly well for the web work I needed to do, and I actually found it quicker to use due to the touch screen. I updated it to Windows 11 straight away. It won't do anything too complex, but for what I needed, it was a bargain. A friend wanted one for themselves, but the price is now £299. Looks like I got it at the perfect time.
  11. Baby Cube

    And we're off home!
  12. Baby Cube

    His recovery has continued to be amazing. He has no additional oxygen support, he's on no constant medication, just some oral stuff which is being reduced to stop. His main pain relief is a bit of paracetamol every now and then. We were able to push him around the ward a little bit today in a pram as he now just has his sensors attached to him (and it's a portable unit), so all very positive.
  13. Definitely the highlight of the direct for me.
  14. Splatoon 2 is among my favourite games for its singleplayer stuff, so I'm just hoping for more of it.
  15. Did the direct mention much about the singleplayer? Due to NSO, it's the only part I care about.
  16. Baby Cube

    Yes, they let us watch him to go sleep then give him a kiss on his head. Very upsetting but still good. He's progressing really well. His drains are being removed right now, he's been taken off his muscle blockers and is doing some breathing on his own, with the possibility of taking the ventilator off later today.
  17. Baby Cube

    His surgery was today, and it went well. It was a very long day, he went away at 9AM and we didn't hear a single thing until half 5. The surgeons are very pleased. There are still a few weeks of recovery, and he will get better/worse as they find the right balance of everything, but the worst is over.
  18. Pikmin 3 Deluxe

    Out at the end of October.
  19. It would be an amazing chillout game (on your own or with friends) if it had a PvE option.
  20. Baby Cube

    His levels oxygen level was a bit low yesterday, but we're told that it's expected. When they do the keyhole surgery, they like to see how they get one without any medicine but most of the file the medicine is still needed. Since he was put on the lowest dose, he's been doing really well. Hopefully he stays like this while they get him ready for surgery.
  21. Baby Cube

    We're with Alder Hey He was born earlier today, doing really well.
  22. Yakuza 8

    I definitely plan on taking my time, as well as not going straight from one to the next, but playing some other games in between.
  23. Yakuza 8

    There's 8 of these and spin offs? I have a lot of catching up to do.
  24. Baby Cube

    Yup, it's our first. Got lots of support both from the hospital side and friends/family. Currently waiting for the actual day and time, but they do have a lot to organise.
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