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  1. Your 2021 Gaming Diary

    Been through a few games Bioshock: Personally, seems a bit weaker once you know the plot...some things early on just seem a bit odd. Still a great game, though, even though the final boss is still fairly terrible. Bioshock 2: This time round, I actually enjoyed it more than the first game. One original complaint was how it seemed linear, but even though you could return to past areas in the first...there really was zero need to do so (you can find everything first time). I really like the more personal plot in it and it helped develop Rapture some more. Bioshock: Minerva's Den: A brilliant side-game. A bit short, but also has a pretty good twist (which holds up more than the one in the first game). More background on how Rapture works is also great. Bioshock Infinite: Still some disappointments like only being able to carry two guns, but still a great game. I love the ripped-from-time music, and Elizabeth is a wonderful character. Bioshock: Burial At Sea: I didn't like this at all first time round, but loved it this time. I think it's because I played Infinite when it first came out so it wasn't fresh in my head when the DLC came out (I definitely seem to prefer games when you start playing them after all DLC is out). Amazing to see Rapture before everything went wrong, and some interesting things about the cycles introduced in Infinite. Grim Fandango: Great characters and setting, but it's really bad as a puzzle game. It's very difficult to know what you can interact with, sometimes you have to be in very specific locations (sometimes I had to look up a guide only to find out I had to interact with something I'd already tried doing, I just wasn't in the precise location, and took a lot of tries even once I knew). The puzzles themselves seem less complex than stuff like Monkey Island, so it's not the logic that is difficult, just finding what tools you have at your disposal that is difficult. The Crew 2: Figured it would be a fun racing game to pass some time. It could be good, but I got to free roam and got rammed by people with no way to turn other players off (no relaxing cruising around then) and my food shopping arrived and the game kicked me back to the main menu due to "inactivity" which is frankly ridiculous and I literally just uninstalled after that.
  2. At 00:03 today, I finished Donkey Kong 64 for the first time, with 101% completion and everything found. Incidentally, the single most frustrating part in terms of camera and platforming was in the first level, so a lot of the rest of the game was a lot more enjoyable.
  3. The first one is fun and harmless. Can be its own separate adventure as it doesn't really impact anything. The plot of the second deserves to be sent into a pit to be forgotten about alongside Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. A "prequel" to BotW was such an interesting concept, so it was a massive shame that they didn't do that.
  4. They invest in companies that they think will be successful and sit back and profit from it. If they buy 2K games it'll probably be an improvement. @Nicktendo what makes Nintendo different? They have a close partnership with Tencent, handling Chinese distribution of the Switch and also organised for one of Tencents 's studios to start developing a mobile Pokémon game.
  5. [tweet]824633005842984962[/tweet] A partnership between Marvel and Square Enix for multiple games. Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal are working on them.
  6. Xbox Series S | X Console Discussion

    Backwards compatibility was a thing far before then. The biggest reason the PS4 wasn't backwards compatible with the PS3 was because it was literally impossible. Xbox Elite controller....selling a rubbish controller in the box and making people buy an improved one (especially one still lacking many features of other controllers) separately is definitely not pro-consumer. The vast majority of people only need one controller. Adaptive controller is a good thing. Game Pass is offering a subscription service. They weren't the first, it happened a lot with music and films, now lots of people don't own many of either. Sony and EA also already had services before Game Pass. Xbox One controllers working are a good thing. But Sony not doing isn't a bad thing either due to new features in their controller. Smart Delivery is a dumb manipulative marketing term for the same thing that Sony did with a bunch of games on PS4, and with a load of games on PS5. Play Anywhere is a very limited feature, and again something Sony has done before too. XCloud streaming with Game's not. It's only part of the higher tier package. With PS Now it's part of the basic package. If "Anti-consumer" is when a company punishes the customer for their own greed, then "Pro consumer" is more when a company chooses to do something that's a determent to themselves for the benefit of consumers. Most of what Microsoft have done is for their own benefit. Sure, a lot of them are good things, but the majority are not "pro consumer".
  7. Xbox Series S | X Console Discussion

    You can't hate the term "anti-consumer" while using "pro-consumer". They're both part of the same thing. Microsoft releasing games on Microsoft Windows is no more "pro consumer" than Sony releasing PS3 games on Vita.
  8. Xbox Series S | X Console Discussion

    They're also trying their hardest to remove ownership of games from gamers. The Xbox One failed at this, Game Pass is more successful.
  9. Xbox Series S | X Console Discussion

    Interesting that Phil Spencer stayed away from the initial price hike announcement to keep his image clean. He's no less manipulative as other PR people.
  10. Xbox Series S | X Console Discussion Xbox Live Gold is going up in price. A 6 month subscription will be $60 for new subscribers or anyone who lets their current 12 or 6 month subscription lapse (if you have a running subscription, it will continue at the current price). I think they want to push people onto Game Pass Ultimate before eventually upping the price of that.
  11. Got a wonderful letter from my health board regarding their plan about vaccines. I'm in what they dub the second phase. The plan for the second phase is....they don't have one. They haven't decided if they'll be doing any more vaccinations by then.
  12. The Trump Over

    For the majority of his followers, having to go to a different website would be inconvenient. The moment something like this becomes inconvenient, they give up. A lot of them also don't see the point if they can't anger others.
  13. bad stuff thread.

    My best friend got married last hear and she and her wife's ceremony is currently booked for September, but they doubt it will happen then. @nightwolf I hope your dad's condition improves.
  14. Working with Ubisoft and Massive Games (The Division). No other details so far, they're still recruiting for it so it's going to be a few years away.
  15. Announced during the direct, Game Freak are developing a "core Pokémon RPG title" for Nintendo Switch - likely more than a year away though.
  16. Pets are funnies

  17. My Nintendo ( Club Nintendo Successor )

    Yeah, it's £6.25 for some sheets of cardboard. Would be expensive even if you didn't need to spend points on it. It's a shame there isn't a printable version for less points. I do enjoy the innuendo company names. Bob-Omb Plugs Mushroom Pistons Burning DK (Also, imgur seems to be down)
  18. Marvel's Phase 4

    Something I thought was amazing. I have seen some comments where people are surprised about Paul Bettany's comedic timing. Those people need to see the fantastic A Knight's Tale Although for episode 2 in particular....
  19. Why is Cat Peach taking a dump?
  20. Cyberpunk 2077 (10th December 2020)

    Like CD Projekt's lack of ethics? I don't the this latest PR rubbish is fooling anyone.
  21. I hated Demons Souls and Bloodborne but had no issues with Fallen Order. This felt so much more like it was influenced by Metroid Prime. I was always exploring every nook and cranny so the lack of fast travel never really bothered me.
  22. God of War: Ragnarok (2021)

    I'll eat a plate of Brussel sprouts either way. They're delicious.
  23. What Do You Want From Nintendo In 2021?

    If they do that, then the trust of supplying a large amount of great games across console lifespan would be gone. I would probably wait until the end of the Switch 2's cycle and get a second hand one.
  24. What Do You Want From Nintendo In 2021?

    It happens every now and then. There's a few Infamous "standalone expansions", Far Cry did one once, Nintendo did it with New Super Luigi U was another example. It's not a standard practice, I just think it would fit in with how Nintendo like to test out crazy ideas every now and then.