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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:49 am 
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The discussion of the SNES mini made me think of the N64 and I had an urge to play Perfect Dark. Downloaded it onto my Xbone. I should have remembered that it didn't age well. I love the N64 and I loved Goldeneye 007 and Perfect Dark on the N64 but they both aged horrifically. Some games aged well - Mario 64, Banjo Kazooie, Smash Bros, Lylat Wars/Star Fox, Zelda:OoT/MM. Sidenote - I'm not sure how I feel about Mario Kart 64 in this context. Goldeneye and Perfect Dark were great at the time and important games but FPS games of that ilk have had a raft of great improvements in the 20 or so years since that really make obvious that G007/PD were lacking.

Perfect Dark did at least add the permanent on screen aimer to make things easier. Total *inaudible* to aim manually as the game strongly pulls back to neutral. Several times you are given almost no indication of what you are actually supposed to do or what things are essential. On the last regular level, if you use up your grenade launcher ammo before a certain point you fail the mission! Just annoying if you mess up or just use the ammo a few mins in to the game. Now, don't get me wrong I still enjoy the game, but it suffered from advancements to the FPS genre. I also don't do well without regenerating health, though it doesn't bother me as much as I expected. I mean, I guess if this game was very forgiving in the way you play then it'd be over very quickly. None of the levels are especially long so it's not a huge issue. Also, the way Jonathon and Elvis look with their hi-res textures is awful. Elvis is too wrinkly and Jon looks like he's about 85 years old.

It's not a bad game, it's just lacking and certain nice features I've gotten used to are missing. Still a fun game but GE007/PD are the two N64 games that are noticeably less good than how I remember them as being.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:22 pm 
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Yeah PD was great fun, particularly the profile stats to go with the variety of weapons + their secondary functions and the addition of bots. Played it a few months back with my brother and his mate (we sunk hundreds of hours on it way back) and it was just ok, still enjoyable but as you say been superceded in a few ways over the years since.

Actually prefer the no regen options for the hardest levels, you have some leeway to get past certain bits but the challenge of being consistent and not making a major balls up through the level is preferable to me over checkpoints and infinite respawns where you just hope not to catch a bullshit moment to progress onwards.


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Been playing a lot of PUBG lately, still ropey performance-wise on Xbone but really like the format. I'm sure that game mode will get saturated soon enough but it's right up my street, still get a racing heart those times you get into the final circle or two trying to spot the other players. Also got hold of Elite Dangerous, for a game with no real point it's surprisingly addictive with all the styles of play you can have. Really like that you can play very involved with combat and such or just kind of autopilot some parts of it like exploring/transport missions while catching up on TV/whatever.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:54 pm 
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Been playing a lot of PUBG lately, still ropey performance-wise on Xbone but really like the format. I'm sure that game mode will get saturated soon enough but it's right up my street, still get a racing heart those times you get into the final circle or two trying to spot the other players. Also got hold of Elite Dangerous, for a game with no real point it's surprisingly addictive with all the styles of play you can have. Really like that you can play very involved with combat and such or just kind of autopilot some parts of it like exploring/transport missions while catching up on TV/whatever.

I'm taking a break from PUBG on Xbox atm, until they improve the performance a little more, was thinking of downloading the new test server for the weekend though to play on the new map.

Unfortunately it's only available it TPP though so I'm not sure if I'll bother. From what I hear the improvements on the test server have made it a lot smoother so I'm looking forward to them bringing them into the live servers soon at least.


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My buddy picked up a game called "Human Fall Flat" on steam the other day. We did the single player but as a co-op type game, which works pretty well.

Enjoyable game. It's like 8 levels but the sizing and content of the levels isn't split into 8ths. It's mostly physics based puzzles. Move a box from point A to point B through some obstacles kind of thing with a little platforming added in. Fun game and was decent value as it was about £7 or so. However, I found it a little annoying how the areas were laid out. Areas tend to be open to the point where it can be a little confusing as to where you want to go. Hard to solve a puzzle to get to somewhere when you don't know where you are trying to get to. It's done for asthetics and the game does look cool and nice but I think that openness was a little detrimental to the "not swimming pool off the player" factor. I also think a few bits were just a little too precise and more leeway in the puzzle should have been given once you have clearly worked out the general idea.

Enjoyable game. Not one I think I'll be fondly recalling years from now but was a pleasant enough way to kill an evening or two.


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Picked up assassin creed rogue remastered on ps4. On sale in the psn store. I never played this particular one slipped under my radar some how probably when I was playing bf3 nonstop any how. You play as the character Shay whom is a member of the brotherhood but is betrayed and goes rogue becoming a Templar hunting his own brothers.

I’ve played for about an hour so far game play is smooth (parkour, sword fighting, double assassinanations) Graphics are obviously previous gen but not horrible. it’s a remastered (copy & paste) of the same ps3 version.

The game is pretty much identical to black flag as you acquire a ship, become the captain and sail the sea’s. Your not quite labeled a pirate but you are doing pirate related objectives (at least so far, not sure if this is a constant throughout.) but if your looking for some assassin creed action to hold you over until the new game comes out later this year it’s worth the buy.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:43 pm 
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Picked up assassin creed rogue remastered on ps4. On sale in the psn store. I never played this particular one slipped under my radar some how probably when I was playing bf3 nonstop any how. You play as the character Shay whom is a member of the brotherhood but is betrayed and goes rogue becoming a Templar hunting his own brothers.

I’ve played for about an hour so far game play is smooth (parkour, sword fighting, double assassinanations) Graphics are obviously previous gen but not horrible. it’s a remastered (copy & paste) of the same ps3 version.

The game is pretty much identical to black flag as you acquire a ship, become the captain and sail the sea’s. Your not quite labeled a pirate but you are doing pirate related objectives (at least so far, not sure if this is a constant throughout.) but if your looking for some assassin creed action to hold you over until the new game comes out later this year it’s worth the buy.

The game is basically just Black Flag with different player models. It probably slipped under your radar because it was released the same time as unity.

Unity only released on the 'new' gen of console (Xbox One, PS4) however at the time a lot of people hadn't switched over and still only had a 360/PS3. So they released Rouge on the old gen and unity on the new gen.

Considering it's basically just something thrown together from Black Flag assets to appease those with the old consoles it's really good. But then I loved Black Flag (my username wasn't anything to with the game btw) so more of the same was welcome to me.

Massively excited for the new Fallout, rumours are that it could release this summer but nothing confirmed yet.


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Black_Flag_11 wrote:
Mayhem wrote:
Picked up assassin creed rogue remastered on ps4. On sale in the psn store. I never played this particular one slipped under my radar some how probably when I was playing bf3 nonstop any how. You play as the character Shay whom is a member of the brotherhood but is betrayed and goes rogue becoming a Templar hunting his own brothers.

I’ve played for about an hour so far game play is smooth (parkour, sword fighting, double assassinanations) Graphics are obviously previous gen but not horrible. it’s a remastered (copy & paste) of the same ps3 version.

The game is pretty much identical to black flag as you acquire a ship, become the captain and sail the sea’s. Your not quite labeled a pirate but you are doing pirate related objectives (at least so far, not sure if this is a constant throughout.) but if your looking for some assassin creed action to hold you over until the new game comes out later this year it’s worth the buy.

The game is basically just Black Flag with different player models. It probably slipped under your radar because it was released the same time as unity.

Unity only released on the 'new' gen of console (Xbox One, PS4) however at the time a lot of people hadn't switched over and still only had a 360/PS3. So they released Rouge on the old gen and unity on the new gen.

Considering it's basically just something thrown together from Black Flag assets to appease those with the old consoles it's really good. But then I loved Black Flag (my username wasn't anything to with the game btw) so more of the same was welcome to me.

Massively excited for the new Fallout, rumours are that it could release this summer but nothing confirmed yet.


I had switched over and did get unity so that was how I missed it :thumbup:, So far so good I’m enjoying the game. I loved ac black flag so the similarities don’t bother me. It has a good story interesting to see how it developes.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:40 am 
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Scotland has had an unusual amount of sunshine and heat lately. I love sunshine. There's a novelty in sunshine in Scotland which makes you feel obliged to go outside, or at least open the curtains.

Due to this my Witcher 3 time has been terrible. I went through the full game fairly quickly, but have been on the first DLC for about 2 months now and hardly moved. Looking forward for real Scottish weather to return, upon which I can go back to sitting in a dark room playing my PS4.


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Going on NOW LIVE if anyone is interested



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:58 pm 
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Hey black flag since you like ac4, have you seen “skull & bones” Ubisoft pirate game coming out


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:55 pm 
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Mayhem wrote:
Hey black flag since you like ac4, have you seen “skull & bones” Ubisoft pirate game coming out


https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=you ... 9YYYVG0YQI

Yeah I'll wait to see more but it got my attention. It's basically the exact same combat at AC4 with more in depth cannons etc.

I feel part of the charm of AC4 was the open world and the way you could explore it though and this looks a lot more mission based.

The list of games shown over the last month/at E3 I'm interested in so far is:
1) Fallout 76 - definitely picking up despite being a little disappointed in the 'always online' route.
2) Elder Scrolls 6 - definitely getting
3) Starfield - almost definitely getting
4) Battlefield 5 - definitely getting
5) Forza Horizon 4 - may get
6) The Division 2 - may get
7) Cyberpunk 2077 - may get
8 ) Dying Light 2 - may get
9) Session (skateboarding game) - almost definitely getting
10) Vigor (survival game from Arma/Day Z developers) - probably getting

Luckily most of those come out next year or later!


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Black_Flag_11 wrote:
Mayhem wrote:
Hey black flag since you like ac4, have you seen “skull & bones” Ubisoft pirate game coming out


https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=you ... 9YYYVG0YQI

Yeah I'll wait to see more but it got my attention. It's basically the exact same combat at AC4 with more in depth cannons etc.

I feel part of the charm of AC4 was the open world and the way you could explore it though and this looks a lot more mission based.

The list of games shown over the last month/at E3 I'm interested in so far is:
1) Fallout 76 - definitely picking up despite being a little disappointed in the 'always online' route.
2) Elder Scrolls 6 - definitely getting
3) Starfield - almost definitely getting
4) Battlefield 5 - definitely getting
5) Forza Horizon 4 - may get
6) The Division 2 - may get
7) Cyberpunk 2077 - may get
8 ) Dying Light 2 - may get
9) Session (skateboarding game) - almost definitely getting
10) Vigor (survival game from Arma/Day Z developers) - probably getting

Luckily most of those come out next year or later!


Skull and bones does seem to have missions along with open world free roam going to different pirate islands with villages. But we shall see. Looks good though.

I’m looking forward to
-SpiderMan (ps4) getting
- The division 2 (ps4) maybe
- Black ops 4 (ps4) maybe (not a cod fan but I can’t do another retro battlefield shooter. Bf hasn’t been deliverying the goods imo and I hope when they come back to more modern day era it re-establishes its
Dominance in FPS)
- skull & bones (ps4) pending content
- Ac odessey (ps4) getting
- Smash bro’s (switch) getting
- Star link (switch) maybe

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Yeah I'm half interested in BO4 but I'd have to see some actual gameplay and probably wait for reviews first.

I did think Battlefield should have done a modern one this time and then a WW2 next game instead of stacking two pretty similar games next to each other. Especially as they work on a two year timeline, it will probably be 7 years inbetween modern BF games (2013-2020) and that's if they don't do a Vietnam/Cold War era game first as they were rumoured to be doing.


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I was really hoping that, not unlike Fallout 4 a few years ago, the new Elderscrolls game might have ended with a "coming November". Skyrim still absolutely stands up as being of the most playable games of all time. If they add in the stuff like not needing to load cities sepatately (no load door between town and main world) and it'd be nice. Skyrim has mods for that so I assume it's possible. Add in some more customisation and perhaps add in a system not unlike Fallout 4's settlements and y'all might never hear from me again. I probably played 400 hours (I think that might be conservative actually...) of Fallout 4 and probably half of it was trying to build settlements and make them look pretty etc.


Picked up State of Decay 2. It's okay. I'm overall pretty positive about it. The areas are bigger than SoD and there are a lot more options. I think it could do with a little more micromanagement stuff in some ways. It takes a while to load up but very few loading screens once you get in. I played with my buddy and there seemed to be some problems with the off-host player getting brief screen freeze and just being a little more jittery. Looks substantially nicer than SoD, combat seems almost identical, concept is roughly the same except I don't think there is a focus on the escape bit so much in this game. Some of the decisions about enemy spawn is a bit irritating. I feel like sometimes you get 10+ zombies appear from absolutely nowhere. However, all said after probably ~10 hours of playing the game, I've found it enjoyable. Will probably be playing for at least a couple of weeks.




Re: E3

Haven't seen but I heard some interesting things about Walking Dead Season 4, which is going to be the finale for the story that has been arcing over the first 3 seasons. I'm getting this game. No way I'm not. I'm surprisingly attached to Clementine as a character. I was a little gutted S3 wasn't a full on Clem game like S2. Anyway, short of all the reviews saying it's a total glitchfest or the price being stupid, I will be buying.

New AC looks cool. Probably more of a game I'll pick up when it's discounted. Obviously, that may change given I've already finished 4 AC games in the last few months so I'm still a little burned out on it.

CoD/BF don't interest me. Go a little into the online shooter thing about Call of Duty 4 and MW2 time, but I can't face the thought of it these days. They never seem worth it for singleplayer alone, though I did really enjoy MW2, Black Ops and especially, CoD4. Odd how FPS stays popular but we seem to cycle from WW2 to Cold War to Modern Day to Near Future in these games, guess it makes sense in some regard.

I heard about a new pokemon game... Probably a purchase. That said, I bought Battel Revolution for the Wii thinking it was XD/Colosseum style from blind purchase so will look in to.

Division 2 - Not sure. Enjoyed Division for a time but the MMO-style, especially with a slow grind and the idea of PvP being somewhat forced (at least in the early days, once you maxed out there wasn't much to do other than repeat missions or Dark Zone for loot) it's not my jam. Hate to sound like an old fart, but I don't have the time and energy to do that, even if I wanted to. However, was fun for a bit and so I'll keep an eye on it.


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The Resi 2 stuff I saw looked cool. The gameplay looks like an ideal mix of Resi and Resi 4 style gameplay. Less actiony but with the improved combat. Probably a day-1 purchase for me if it keeps looking as good for me.

As for State of Decay 2 I have some issues after playing it more. Xbox One Version.
It lacks content. Okay its a £25 release rather than full price but even still. Yes, it has about 3x as much going on map-wise as the first, but the story missions are lacking and everything else is just grinding resources/influence/survivors to move on up, repeat 2-3 times and you are done. Nothing has been especially difficult. I've lost 2 people in 2.5 playthroughs (my buddy bought it so I'm mostly playing to help him along now). One of those was because I went for a pee and the game has no pause and I was in my base feeling safe.
You can't ever build everything and max everything out. That's kinda the point but also I'd feel happier if I could "100%" a run, or feel close to that.
It's basically designed for online coop but off-host is awful with frequent slowdown moments.
The final missions vary a fair bit, at least between the Builder and Sheriff endings and they are cool, I just wish the game had a little more going on.


It's a good fun game for an evening or maybe 10 hours, but overall a bit of a let down. Not enough of a step up from SoD.


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Life Is Strange 2 confirmed by DONTNOD,

Loved Life is Strange - probably in my top 10 or 20 games of all time.
The prequel - Before the Storm was pretty sweet too, though not quite as good. I till need to finish the epilogue chapter.

I must say though, I don't care for the episodic release style this kind of game, similar-ish to Telltale's generally excellent games. I'd rather blast through in as short a time as possible, especially when it's the kind of game where little things often have an impact later in the game and I want to remember all the details. So I'll put it off until all 5 chapters are out. Somewhat true with DLC packs. Took me well over a year to do the Fallout 4 DLC (which, stupidly, I paid for when buying the base game) because by the time it was coming out, I had played the game to... well, not death as I went back to it but maybe a coma type situation. But at least those games have a full story within them and the DLCs are normally self contained mini-stories. Anyway, just a bit of a gripe from me.


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Some footage of me playing black ops 4 beta this weekend on PS4. Thought it was pretty good. I liked the new game mode “control”. It was much more team focused instead of the usual lone wolf chaos. The weapons felt very consistent. Looking forward to the next beta



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More live online multiplayer footage I recorded from the black ops 4 beta.



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2nd part of the previous in game footage...



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tLkfBA8-AtQ



Beta for the “black out” mode aka battle royal will take place sept 10th on PS4. I’ll try to get some game play footage of that as well. So far I like what I’ve seen from the multiplayer. The new self healing makes you pick you engagements and allows to evade then re-engage when needed. All the specialist have their own unique skill set. Only 1 of each specialist can be selected in most game modes. The weapons all have a unique styling to each one, some of the weapons have “operator mods” which give the weapon a different firing mode or extra ammo. You obtain the mods by maxing out the particular weapon. Overall I have enjoyed the changes in the series.

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Valiant Hearts: The Great War.

I got this on 360, then my 360 broke. So I got it free with Gold at some point, then my Gold ran out and I couldn't play it. So now finally, I did play it.

Thoroughly underwhelming and very disappointing. The game really lacked much depth relying on the same old crap over and over without any real ingenuity or originality to the subsequent encounters. Masses of quick time events for one character were just irritating. The collectables were horrible to collect due to being hidden behind things constantly. I like a collectable if it's a bit out the way. If your collectable is too well hidden, or simply not visible I just think that's lazy. Too lazy to hide it somewhere interesting so lets pad the game for those who like collectables. Plot was okay but was mostly just the story of WWI.


Also, played AC4: Black Flag. However, unlike last time I played the 360 version. Similar to above, I bought it on 360 then my 360 broke. And the Xbox One bundle I bought was AC4 and AC: Unity with the console. Although I haven't played Xbone version lately, I think if you put this game on without me seeing the "Xbox 360" screen, I'd totally buy it was the Xbox One version. Only thing that seemed graphically shoddy was certain shadows. As for the game, we've all discussed this before. I could do with a little less sailing being forced on the player. I do love just walking around the various areas getting all the collectables. I think it might be because you can see progression easily but I find it very soothing. Anyway, now I have both versions completed.


Next up... not sure. I should probably play Deus Ex: Mankind Divided since I bought it on release day, played it for a few hours and never went back to it. Human Revolution was a great game and this showed no signs that it wouldn't also be great. Don't care for the original or Invisible War, though I didn't get far in either. I should also play Witcher 2 and 3 though I always stuggle to get into 2 and I always think I should play 2 before 3.


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I also participated in the Black Ops Beta the other weekend. First CoD i've played since.... probably the 2nd one. I was utterly terrible at it and got my pickle handed to me non stop. Graphics were good though the hit detection certainly needed a bit of work (on the receiving end too, not just me making excuses for not killing anyone lol), and having not played a CoD in forever, the controls weren't the best explained.

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I also participated in the Black Ops Beta the other weekend. First CoD i've played since.... probably the 2nd one. I was utterly terrible at it and got my pickle handed to me non stop. Graphics were good though the hit detection certainly needed a bit of work (on the receiving end too, not just me making excuses for not killing anyone lol), and having not played a CoD in forever, the controls weren't the best explained.


Yea I’m not a big cod fan myself but battlefield has let me down far too many times recently so I’ve given this a go. I enjoyed the beta and will be picking up Bo4....What controls were you using???? Also what game modes did you try out?

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https://www.xboxachievements.com/news/n ... sing-Soon-[Update-2--The-Walking-Dead-May-Go-Unfinished].html

Telltale Studio's are not in a healthy position at all. I'm really quite gutted about this. As I've said on here about a bajiliion times, I love Telltale's style of game. I'd been saying how I wasn't sure I wanted Clementine, from Walking Dead, to have her story end. It seems now that it might not get to end due to this issue.

It also raises a question, yet again, about people paying for the "Season Pass" for all 5 episodes in advance of them all coming out. I'm guessing they won't see any money back. I love Telltale's games, the only reason I don't support them in that way is that I'd rather wait and get the whole game and then smash through it while I still recall all the little things and whatnot.



Also, saw the advert on American TV for the new Assassin's Creed game. I must say, advert got me very interested although I would not have guessed it would be an AC game if you took the title out of the advert.


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https://www.xboxachievements.com/news/news-30998-Telltale-Games-Hit-By-Huge-Layoffs--Studio-Closing-Soon-[Update-2--The-Walking-Dead-May-Go-Unfinished].html

Telltale Studio's are not in a healthy position at all. I'm really quite gutted about this. As I've said on here about a bajiliion times, I love Telltale's style of game. I'd been saying how I wasn't sure I wanted Clementine, from Walking Dead, to have her story end. It seems now that it might not get to end due to this issue.

It also raises a question, yet again, about people paying for the "Season Pass" for all 5 episodes in advance of them all coming out. I'm guessing they won't see any money back. I love Telltale's games, the only reason I don't support them in that way is that I'd rather wait and get the whole game and then smash through it while I still recall all the little things and whatnot.



Also, saw the advert on American TV for the new Assassin's Creed game. I must say, advert got me very interested although I would not have guessed it would be an AC game if you took the title out of the advert.




Sounds like Walking Dead could be getting finished off. I'm most gutted about The Wolf Among Us 2 as I think that's probably the only Telltale game I was interested in getting but looks like that's not going to happen.


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Thanks for that, I'm not on Twitter or that kind of thing so don't get as many updates.

Glad they are finishing their game. I doubt the developers will really see anything but at least it's good for fans. Perhaps the quality and/or quantity will drop but it's something at least.


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Thanks for that, I'm not on Twitter or that kind of thing so don't get as many updates.

Glad they are finishing their game. I doubt the developers will really see anything but at least it's good for fans. Perhaps the quality and/or quantity will drop but it's something at least.

Well it's only rumoured at the moment, Teltalle said they'd make an announcement about their games in the next few days.


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mac_d wrote:
Thanks for that, I'm not on Twitter or that kind of thing so don't get as many updates.

Glad they are finishing their game. I doubt the developers will really see anything but at least it's good for fans. Perhaps the quality and/or quantity will drop but it's something at least.

Well it's only rumoured at the moment, Teltalle said they'd make an announcement about their games in the next few days.


So, the voice actress for Clementine put out a social media post of some kind.
https://www.xboxachievements.com/news/n ... ation.html

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Hutchison stated that "to [her] knowledge" Telltale is planning to release The Walking Dead: The Final Season Episode Two, "and then that will be it."

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"It hurts me that you, the fans, will not get to see Clem's journey through to the end,"


Obviously this isn't the official line of the company and so could be incorrect due to information she doesn't have. However, I'm guessing that she has enough inside information that it's probably accurate. I wonder even if it'll be hastily tacked together to form an ending or if the story will just end part way through. From the wording, I'm inclined to guess this will just be the second episode as planned. Not having a go, definitely trying circumstances for Telltale for their people and financially.

It's funny, in a maudlin sort of way, that I really felt like I didn't want Clementine's story to end as it was supposed to in S4. I guess now it won't. Be careful what you wish for, I guess.


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Bren playing through loads of old games recently and whilst digging out all my old gamecube games, I found Eternal Darkness which I had completely forgotten existed!

Don't know if anyone else here had ever played it, but it was such a good game. Kind of halfway between a survival horror and a horror adventure game. I've never seen any game lime it since. The game play is fairly Simple and it is very linear, but the reason this game is good is the story you play through and the atmosphere the game creates. There's so many good things in this game like the way magic works in learning and casting spells, revisiting locations in different time periods and something I do really like is how they show the characters that don't speak English being dubbed i to English the same way you see in news reports etc. Possibly the best part of this game is the insanity meter (that again I haven't seen anything similar in another game since) where the lower the meter gets, the more insane the character gets which in turn changes the visuals and audio whilst playing. Things like Dutch camera angles, bleeding walls, corridors getting bigger or smaller, doors banging etc and my all time favourite - the game taking to a blue screen with various error codes before putting you back in game again a few seconds later. I loved how it tries to not only confuse the character in game but the player as well!

If you haven't played it, I'd highly recommend giving it a go. It's got a good dark story and lore behind it, is very atmospheric, and although there are lots of survival horror games, this one has always stood out for me as being different to the rest (when I remember it exists). To the best of my knowledge, it's only available on gamecube which would make it a bit awkward for lots of people to play it and also could be why it wasn't overly well known when it came out in 2002, but definitely worth trying if you haven't before.

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Bren playing through loads of old games recently and whilst digging out all my old gamecube games, I found Eternal Darkness which I had completely forgotten existed!


Eternal Darkness was the first videogame I ever bought with money I earned myself (paper round). I love that game. I can still remember the names of the Old Ones, of most of the characters.

Sanity effects - There was a great one maybe half way through the game where it fades to credits and tells you the game will continue in another game, complete with logo. There one one where Alex finds her own corpse after she's slit her wrists in the bath - excellent jump scare, I just about filled my pants the first time. Max Roivas gets one where you walk into a corridor and it turns into the insane asylum cell when the camera changes. The blue screen one mentioned above was great. I think there was also one that made it seem like your save was deleted when you go into the menu to save. As minchy said, this is really part of the beauty. You expect the game to mess with you but not so much in the menus. Genius.

It's also a great game without them and is one of the few games to do the re-using of old levels multiple times thing to good effect (Halo:CE also springs to mind, though it was less reliant). Great fun plot, some cool hiddens.

I still have my copy of ED in my parents attic somewhere but I played it a couple of years ago on emulator. If I had to list my top 10 Gamecube games, Eternal Darkness absolutely makes the list. Probably top 5. Maybe top 3. Would really depend on Resi 4 and Twilight Princess as the GC versions were good but the Wii versions were more fun but I guess they would merit a mention on both imaginary lists.

For those of you that don't follow videogame lawsuits, the devs of this game also made Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes (also excellent) for GC and then Too Human for the 360. They had legal action against Epic Games who make the Unreal engine and the end result was the Epic won it... a lot. Damage payments and legal costs but also Silicon Knights had to delete their next two games due to it using the copyrighted code and had to recall and destroy all unsold copies of Too Human. Kinda sad overall.





Anywhoozle - I really expected someone would have mentioned the new AC game as it seemed like there were a fair few of us AC fans (obligatory mention of Ezio being the best). I've seen a few bits and bobs and it looks pretty damned badass. Most excited I've been for an AC game since 2/Brotherhood. Anyone got it and got an opinion?


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I used to love the AC series, but got bored of the games after Black Flag. Mainly due to the changes they made in game play like combat and movement, but also (and I'm probably in the minority here) in the real world aspect of the game. I miss desmond!!!!!

I may eventually play Odyssey, but I still haven't played through Unity or Syndicate fully and not even looked ones at Origins. I guess time will tell. Like I said in my last post, I've been playing loads of old games, mainly cause I'm bored of modern games! So maybe I'll play through all the old AC games I've not finished yet and get onto Odyssey.

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Not massively interested in AC this year, played origins and it's ok but IMO it's so far removed from what AC was that I have to judge it for what it essentially is, an ancient Greece RPG, and I'm not overly bothered about playing it tbh. I may pick it up one day on the cheap.

Rainbow Six Siege is my game of choice at the moment, looking forward to Red Dead, Fallout 76 and Battlefield V.

COD actually interested me for the first time in a while because of the blackout mode. I have no interest in the regular multiplayer though so I certainly won't pay full price for it. I'd probably pay £20-£25 for a blackout standalone so if it comes down to that price I may get it.


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minchy wrote:
I used to love the AC series, but got bored of the games after Black Flag. Mainly due to the changes they made in game play like combat and movement, but also (and I'm probably in the minority here) in the real world aspect of the game. I miss desmond!!!!!

I may eventually play Odyssey, but I still haven't played through Unity or Syndicate fully and not even looked ones at Origins. I guess time will tell. Like I said in my last post, I've been playing loads of old games, mainly cause I'm bored of modern games! So maybe I'll play through all the old AC games I've not finished yet and get onto Odyssey.


According to the Wiki I've missed a fair few AC games actually. Unity and BF were the only two I played outwith the Desmond games. I liked Desmond as a narrative "splitter" in AC/AC2/Brotherhood and if he was in Rev then that too. I didn't like the missions for him in AC3. Have they done away with that entirely? I'm just realising Unity didn't have it that whereas BF had your dude hacking PCs.

Can't beat nostalgia of old games. I play my N64 emulator often (N64 was my first love in gaming), the Gamecube one a little less often. Rarely touch the others. On my PC I play Warhammer 40k Dawn of War: Dark Crusade and Red Alert 2 mostly and I've had them for 10+ and 15+ years respectively. Mario 64 and Super Mario World both still absolutely stand up. And I cannot let a Christmas go past without Banjo Kazooie and the best Christmas/Winter/Snow level of all time in Freezeazy Peak. Only modern game (360/PS3 era onwards) I have that same feeling for is Mass Effect/2/3. Of course, I'm basing old off you mentioning Eternal Darkness previously. I guess old for some would be 360 and for others it'd be Pong and Asteroids.

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Not massively interested in AC this year, played origins and it's ok but IMO it's so far removed from what AC was that I have to judge it for what it essentially is, an ancient Greece RPG, and I'm not overly bothered about playing it tbh. I may pick it up one day on the cheap.

Rainbow Six Siege is my game of choice at the moment, looking forward to Red Dead, Fallout 76 and Battlefield V.

COD actually interested me for the first time in a while because of the blackout mode. I have no interest in the regular multiplayer though so I certainly won't pay full price for it. I'd probably pay £20-£25 for a blackout standalone so if it comes down to that price I may get it.


Different strokes I guess, an ancient Greece action RPG is a significant plus point in my book. Make it a turn based RPG and I'd have bought it already. I will say, when I saw the advert I did not expect the AC name at the end. It didn't look very AC-ish to me.

Re: CoD I was shocked they released it without a single player campaign mode type thing. I know the explosion in CoD popularity around CoD4 and (based off anecdotal evidence, culminating in MW2) was largely driven by multiplayer, but I thought those 2 games told a fantastic and fun story. Then by MW3, we'd seen all their tricks. I suck too much at online shooters to play them these days.

I saw some Rainbow Six Siege and it does look kinda cool. I really dug Vegas and Vegas 2 even though I was awful at them.

Fallout 76 is intriguing but the MMO bit turns me off. Elderscrolls Online never tickled my fancy either. I dunno, I guess I play games so I don't have to interact with scary people so MMO isn't my jam.

Red Dead is a weird one for me. I cannot launch a criticism on it but I cannot stand it. I can fully see why it's popular and I actually want to like it but I can't. I lent my buddy RDR recently and I enjoyed watching him play it but I couldn't play it myself. But I also adore GTA3 but can't stand Vice City or GTA 4.



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I can't believe they've canned mass effect macd. Kinda enjoyed andromeda, yeah it wasn't as great but still a solid game.

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I can't believe they've canned mass effect macd. Kinda enjoyed andromeda, yeah it wasn't as great but still a solid game.


I was probably overly harsh on the game in my vitriolic posts when it came out. Also, a lot of the little annoyances and issues I had with it were patched out.

I still have issue with it seemingly like you made a couple of big choices (like make your first settlement a scientific or military base) than had no implications later on. While perhaps this is true in ME and ME2, this game was always going to be a standalone and plenty of big decisions did have immediate payoffs.
I don't like them making the movement have the jumping/vertical aspect. It did speed the game up and probably makes it more fun for people who don't play on Insanity like a sadist.
I didn't like the multiplayer characters as much. Perhaps because the characters I played as in ME3 were probably rathe runbalanced making them too good (Geth Trooper especially was silly-good and my main)
The decision to exclude a whole race for making some DLC so we never get them. Annoying, but I ME2 basically had it's true ending to explain the start of ME3 as a DLC which is far worse. I think it hampers the whole thing to just have the deaths of many thousands of souls be a thing your character does off-screen.
I don't think they should have allowed access to all powers for the main character. I liked the 6 classes [+1 bonus skill on a 2nd run] system, even though I mostly just stuck to Soldier class. It's the kind of thing I feel like I'd have thought as a cool idea but it took something away imo.
Personal relationships with teammates - Missed by a long way. Vetra was supercool and the big krogan guy was interesting but the rest I didn't care about so much. ME/2/3 all had at least 1 human character I absolutely did not care about too, so perhaps I'm harsh. And, of course, I believe that there's no Shepard without Vakarian, and loved Garrus voice acting and writing and had a trilogy with that character.
Romances - I feel like several of them went waaaaaay too fast. The male-male romance has you go on about one date then adopt a baby together. Sure, they need people but that stuck out to me.
Open World or Missions or pacing (I forget)- Now, ME had an open world aspect that was closer to this than the on-foot hubs of ME2/3. ME also had a lot of set-piece missions. Many short ones, but also had quite a few longer ones. I felt ME:A lacked having as many of these. Or, it may have been the case that I ended up with a load of these missions right at the end. The thing is, by making so many of the missions and things to do just open world events rather than missions, it means if you are the kind of person who plays for 100%, which is me, you end up just not having proper missions to do for huge chunks of time with only small "proper" missions to break it up. From what I recall, the actual set piece missions were pretty cool. And, in fairness to them, Dragon Age: Inquisition was rather similar in it's layout and I very much enjoyed that game for it.

Wow, I haven't bitched about Mass Effect in a while. It will come back though, I think EA basically said that once the heat had died down. It's not Grand Theft Auto or Uncharted or Halo level of a franchise but it's still a moderately big name. I'm still somewhat surprised we haven't heard of a remastered trilogy being released for PS4 and Xbox One. I'd probably be dumb enough to buy it even though I can play all 3 on my Xbox anyway. But man, if they remade ME (and to a lesser level of need, ME2) with all the features and improvements they put in to ME2/3, they could get another wad of cash from me.

Rather looking forward to the Christmas holidays as I'm thinking I'm gonna do a either a trilogy run, or just ME3 using a save. Been too long since I checked in to that game. I was hoping to pickup Walking Dead S4 to do but, although it seems it will be finished and the Telltale staff should get a gig finishing it, I doubt it will be ready given the commotion. Life is Strange 2 doesn't seem like it will be done, and I'm not sure I'll like the lead characters as much as I loved Chloe and Max and their plot. And it wouldn't be Christmas without playing my favourite ever Christmas/Winter themed level of all time - Freezeazy Peak from Banjo Kazooie. But it's only October...


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Jeez I don't even think I can contemplate doing a trilogy run. But good luck man.

I've been busy with pokemon go lately....

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Jeez I don't even think I can contemplate doing a trilogy run. But good luck man.

I've been busy with pokemon go lately....


I don't know if I will. My heart ran away with the last post a little. I would like to replay it all as it has been a while but it's probably 100+ hours to do what I want to do and that is a long time.


minchy wrote:
Bren playing through loads of old games recently and whilst digging out all my old gamecube games, I found Eternal Darkness which I had completely forgotten existed!


Went round to see my buddy on Friday night, happened to mention that I'd been talking about Eternal Darkness with someone and ended up playing it on Friday night. Gonna be our game for our next few hangouts.


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Has anyone played the latest spiderman?

It's a good game but it's getting kinda repetitive. Story is all over the shop and they keep introducing new characters and villains like every 30 minutes.... Probably great for hard core spiderman comic fans.

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Played a few mins of it at EGX, reminded me a lot of the Arkham games, City in particular. It was fun to play but can't say it grabbed me enough to go out and pay full whack for it.


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Just a quickie for any pc gamers on here who are interested - the full release of Destiny 2 (base game only, not DLC) is currently free of charge to download through battle.net until the 18th.

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