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Everything posted by Ronnie

  1. New Pokémon Snap (30th April 2021)

    Probably not for me (ironically given I'm a photographer), but it does look really great!
  2. General TV Thread

    Great to hear, I can't wait to watch the rest. So well made. It somehow feels like a modern-day 80s show. Love the characters, writing, direction, everything.
  3. It's a pretty horrible looking game generally tbf Is this Aerial_Knight guy a big deal? Bit weird to put your Twitch handle in a game title no?
  4. General TV Thread

    How good is Cobra Kai? Half way through season 1 and I'm hooked, absolutely love it!
  5. Ring Fit Adventure

    Thought this deserved its own thread. I can update when they show it off properly next week. Switch Fit seems to be the obvious theory doing the rounds but it looks a lot more gamey than that guess we'll find out on the 12th I like them doing a tease like this, gets a bit of buzz going before the proper reveal. EDIT: Reveal Trailer:
  6. Indie Games

    Every day there seems to be a new indie game announced for the Switch so I figured this would be a good place to group some of the "smaller" titles together (though obv feel free to start standalone threads should you so choose). Thought I'd start off with this game just announced coming to Switch in Spring: TumbleSeed Looks great!
  7. Also nice to see Nintendo showcase studios from all around the world. It seems like a big focus of theirs the last few presentations
  8. Yeah replaying the game a second time is ridiculous, just grindy trophy nonsense. Though I still did it for some reason
  9. Shame no Garden Story or Sports Story, but then I feel like they don't often show the same game in more than one presentation so maybe they were never going to show up.
  10. Great presentation. I thought it was easily one of the better recent Indie Worlds. No huge megatons but Oxenfree 2 was a cool surprise. I've never ben into skating games but man Olli Olli World looks stunning. Love the art style! Skul looks great too. It's like the visuals of Owlboy with the gameplay of Dead Cells. Definitely getting that. The Longing looks really interesting too, and out today! I wish TMNT had platforming sections like the old NES game, brawlers are a bit meh imo. The female narrator though...
  11. Returnal (30th April 2021)

    I still find it weird that we've gone from £45 games on Amazon to £70 on Amazon in the space of a year. I was fine with the £10 increase in price this gen but I figured retail copies of games wouldn't jump to the inflated digital prices. I guess they'll go down eventually. Keen to play this/anything new but not at £70.
  12. I think there's a suit or power you can equip that has a 30% chance (or whatever) to multiply your combo meter. I used that on one of the construction hideouts and got to 100 pretty easily.
  13. Steamworld Dig: 2013 Steamworld Heist: 2015 Steamworld Dig 2: 2017 Steamworld Quest: 2019 Steamworld Dig 3: 2021??? Just saying. Also, more Sports Story would be cool. Golf Story was such a delight, brings back great memories of that amazing first year with the Switch
  14. General Switch Discussion

    Very nice colour!
  15. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    I really like the option to hide games, that's the big win for me with this update tons of rubbish PS+ games from last gen i don't want clogging up my library view.
  16. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    Perfectly put. Way better than I managed.
  17. Sony shuts down PS3, Vita, PSP stores because who knows Shitty move, but it's been rumoured for a few days.
  18. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    Oh please. I think you know I never said the above. It speaks volumes that you have to resort to doing that to make your point. Moving on, genuinely this time.
  19. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    Ok mate. Honestly, I don't even know what we're discussing anymore. I'm sure you're right. Mario Kart, Splatoon, Zelda, Luigi's Mansion and Ring Fit Adventure are all similar experiences because they have rubbish, shallow stories. Moving on...
  20. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    No one is playing Mario or Pokemon for the storyline. People ARE playing The Last of Us, Ghost, God of War, Horizon for it. And I didn't say story-based, like you said, I said story-driven. Third person adventure games were the story-line fundamentally drives the experience forward. No. Hence why I never included Bloodborne as belonging to the same formula of games. In the same way that you could fit Mario, Splatoon, Zelda, Animal Crossing, Smash, Xenoblade, Kart, Ring Fit and Mario Party into categories (platformer, shooter, adventure, life sim, fighter, RPG, racer, fitness, party), what genres would you put Horizon, Days Gone, Ghost of Tshushima, Spider-Man, God of War and Infamous in?
  21. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    Sony released new IP last gen like Horizon and Days Gone primarily because they didn't have much that was recognisable and that would fit the mould for their blockbuster games going forward (PS All Stars Battle Royale might have been a clue there). Now that they do, expect sequels to Horizon, Ghost and Days Gone. Pokemon, Zelda and Odyssey can't be described as story-driven, a qualifier you conveniently left out. And anyway, one is an JRPG, and the latter a platformer. Horizon, God of War, Infamous, Ghost of Tsushima, Days Gone, The Last of Us, Spider-Man, Death Stranding all belong in the same category. Obviously those are the games that Sony's audience respond to, I haven't read Schreier's article, but I assume that's the point he's making. I didn't include The Last Guardian because that's actually a very different experience, kudos to them. Same with Ratchet. But Days Gone and Ghost in particular are prime examples of a formula growing stale, based on the reception to those games. Sony need to mix it up his gen.
  22. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    Goal posts being shifted. Ok fine... Horizon is getting a sequel this year, The Last of Us just got a sequel and is/was being remade for some reason, God of War is a sequel, so is Uncharted 4, and the last Infamous, Spider-Man got a sequel last year and is getting another soon. Ditto Ratchet although to it's credit, that's a platformer/shooter. All publishers put out sequels, it's pretty much universal these days. I'm not even sure why we're talking about sequels anyway, nor what "they're still doing a much better job than everyone else" means, or adds to the discussion. The conversation was about Sony under Jim Ryan being risk averse. Big picture wise, there should be zero debate that Playstation have a very samey template when it comes to their blockbuster releases. Obviously the games mix things up. Obviously the nine biggest PS4 games don't play identically, that would be stupid, but there IS a template.
  23. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    It is a vague description but it's also one that happens to fit with pretty much the entirety of the PS4's blockbuster tentpole releases: Horizon Zero Dawn, The Last of Us, God of War, Uncharted, Infamous, Ghost of Tsushima, Spider-Man, Days Gone, Death Stranding. To be fair, Detroit and Ratchet are two that don't fit the mould. Like I said, I love those kind of games so I'm not complaining, but I don't think there's any debate that the PS4's AAA exclusives are built to a formula. I agree with you actually, but there are exceptions. BOTW and Red Dead 2 at least added to the openworld conversation.
  24. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    I don’t think anyone’s calling the TLOS remake surprising. Weird, stupid, a waste of time and effort, maybe but not surprising, especially in this day and age. But as the article suggests it’s a money driven business decision, nothing more. And really pointless given how often they’ve re-released the game. And re: that list of games, obviously there’s a handful of titles that aren’t story driven third person adventure games but that’s a relatively small list, especially if you only consider their big blockbuster releases. But hey they’ve found a formula that works for them and sells lots, so good for them. I’ve noticed more and more comments about their openworld games getting a bit repetitive and stale now though.