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  1. Horizon: Zero Dawn

    Exactly my reading of the situation as well. The comparison for me is less the type of game, and more its market placement - both attempting to act as system sellers by offering an epic for the players to lose themselves in. That being the case what do both games set out to achieve, and how succesful are they? Hero, Drakhon, you obviously have a lot of love for the game - what should I be looking out for as I play?
  2. Horizon: Zero Dawn

    That is 100% my goal. At the moment I'm just playing the game, commenting as I go, but already it is emerging as discussion on traditional v experimental (or just new) open world design. I am not shying away from including my own personal preference, but if I ever reduce the comparison to X is better than y then you have my permission to shun me.
  3. Horizon: Zero Dawn

    Thanks Ronnie, any objection if I quote you on the video?
  4. Horizon: Zero Dawn

    Hi all. So I've just started playing this, but I'm also recording the whole thing, which I'll put up as both a let's play and a condensed review once finished. Reason for posting is that I would like to know how the game is now regarded by those who played it a while back. Have you gone back to it since? How has your recollection and opinion of it changed over time? Are there any moments, elements that remain vivid in your memory? I'm also doing a running comparison with BotW, and I would like to know if anyone has any opinions on this front. I will credit you by default in the video, so say of you don't want your name in there.
  5. If it's muscular do some light stretching before you go to bed and after you wake up, and it should go away in a couple days (any 10 minute YouTube yoga video will do). If it lasts longer than that it may be more serious.
  6. Switch eShop Thread

    Good thing to hear. Journey is a game I love to give to non-video game people and just watch them play.
  7. Football Season 2019-20

    I like Lampard and think he's got a great future ahead of him, but to dismiss the fact that he inherited a team with Kovacic, Jorginho, Kante, William, Pulisic, is a bit cheeky, regardless of the summer. Meanwhile he's got a system upstairs that has recently supported Sarri and Conte to major victories. Meanwhile Ole is stuck under the parasites that have seen us go from biggest club in the world to banter club. Not saying Ole is a great manager, but he's done pretty well considering. Wish he'd just quit to make a point.
  8. Rate the last film you saw

    1917 - 4/5 The latest from Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition, Skyfall), a near one-shot movie following the efforts of two English troops to make it across no mans land, and warn a division of 1600 men that they are charging head first into a trap. Similar to Dunkirk or Sorcerer, this is built to give you the experience of being there, smelling the gunpowder, feeling the cold, seeing the horrors, and it does a brilliant job of it. Because it lacks centerpiece dialogue and traditional structuring it may put off people who prefer more traditional fare. However if you can enjoy the concept, essentially a journey through the battlefields of WW1 France, then you'll not find much to complain about. If you've seen other work of Mendes, you'll know he like a slow, patient shot, where the framing will give you a still you'll just want to press pause at and enjoy its beauty. In Road to Perdition there's a scene of Paul Newman standing in the rain as bodies are machine gunned down in slow motion around him, which is worth the ticket price alone. Here it seems the whole movie is made up of those shots, whether its the soldiers standing in the burning ruins of a town, watching a dogfight play out over head, or them just sitting by a tree. Its a movie of real beauty, and yet by nature of its subject also true horror. Only let down by one of the central performers, who was a bit weak. Highly recommended.
  9. Saw it on Saturday - the wife loved it and thought it was the best of the trilogy. I don't think any of them were good enough to be called the best of anything, but I see where she's coming from.
  10. Pokémon Direct January 9th 2:30 UK Time

    Called it.
  11. @S.C.G congrats mate! May your reign be benevolent.
  12. I rely on my exercise to keep me sane. Though I've been a gym regular since I was 16, there's been long periods where I haven't and my state of mind substantially deteriorates. Now if I go a week without working out I get anxious. Just started a new job where most of my stakeholders don't come online until the afternoon, so I've gotten into a good rhythm of going at lunch. Breaks up the day and gives you an endorphin boost going into the afternoon. I still wish I could get back into some competitive sport, but theres nothing I'm good enough at that I don't feel substantial anxiety about joining something.
  13. Netflix

    Really enjoyed the Witcher, and was surprised that I did following the first two episodes, which weren't very good. Cavill can't act for toffee, and though I appreciate he cares a lot and is giving his all, I wasn't surprised when I found out they cut a lot of his dialogue. The Yennefer origin is superb though, and I love the confusing nature of the timelines. I do hope they keep that for season 2.