thenexus6

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  1. Is It Happening Again...?

    I wonder what will come back first...?
  2. Is It Happening Again...?

    I miss the show so much, I've started listening from the start again!
  3. Life

    sun's out, thumbs out! Been very nice weather in the UK this last week.
  4. Recently completed video games

    I finished Rainswept today. I thought it was pretty good overall. It had a good setting and story, music. Definitely some limited animations (especially walking looks really odd) and some amateurish dialogue at times. But I think the overall story / message it's trying to get across works. I dig the whole pacific northwest, rain, coffee, twin peaks setting so I knew I had to play it when I saw the screenshots.
  5. Recently completed video games

    So far this year I've beaten Rusty Lake Roots and Paradise. Played them co-op with my girlfriend. Really fun, weird, Twin Peaksy games. Highly recommend them. I also finished The Darkside Detective. Nice collection of "cases", nice pixel art, puzzles, good writing and alot of 90s references that I dig (Twin Peaks, X-Files etc). Will check out the sequel for sure.
  6. Quitter's Club: Don't be ashamed to quit the game.

    Spyro Remastered PS4 Never played these games as kid, so not the trilogy as I like 3D platformers. I finished the first game, got to the final area of the second game but was greeted by "you need 60 Orbs to progress to the final boss!" - I had like 18 so that meant replaying basically every level to try and get all the hidden orbs, which I can not be bothered to do. So I moved onto Spyro 3, and its the same thing. I just want to mess around at my own pace, not be forced to find what should be optional items.
  7. Another Red Redemption, Dead

    So I finished the game and am currently I am kinda mixed on the game. I obviously liked it enough to finish it. As a technical achievement, graphically, animation, lighting is incredible. It's got a good story, which fits in well with RDR1, I grew to quite like Arthur as a character. I enjoyed alot of the characters, their interactions with each other. But there are problems... bad controls (movement and aiming) I find this with pretty much all Rockstar games. I just could never get to it feel good for me no matter what I tried. Dated game mechanics .. it does feel like a game from 5-10 years ago in many aspects. Mark Brown from Game Makers Toolkit wrote a good piece about this: https://www.patreon.com/posts/thoughts-on-red-22570692 The game is going for this "realistic" open world feeling but the amount of time things take gets really annoying. Long animations, long travel time etc. It's a video game, and sometimes I would like it to respect my time. There's been a few times were i've thought "one more mission before work" and its taking my over 45 minutes to finish one mission! Not saying I want fast travel everywhere to spoil the exploration but there should be a balance. Having to search a room and going to 5-10 crates and slowly searching each one is silly. The camp made no difference, I stopped donating money and resources after a while and nothing happened. No one else bothers in your camp anyway. Most missions ended up being, slowly going to a place, things kicking off then by magic hordes of enemies appearing out from the trees while you try and ride away. It feels dated like games from years ago. There were plenty of annoyances like spawning after a mission miles away from any town or my horse, the game constantly ignoring my ammo type choice and reverting back to standard ammo, exiting cut scenes into a gun fight where the game un-equips my gun, failing missions because a team mate died, or i went off back to my horse to get a new weapon so I failed for not sticking with people. There is just alot of small details that really add up to retract from the overall experience. It's good, but not the 98% game of the generation for me at all. Looking forward to when multiplayer comes out soon so I can play with my friends. And will polish up some of the side missions and stranger missions in my own time after finishing the main story.
  8. Recently completed video games

    Spider-Man Great game, looking forward to seeing whats next. Decent easy to follow story, visuals are insane. Fun combat and traversal (though a little annoying at times). It suffers what I experience in every open world game which is a million collectibles, activities, side missions, icons on the map. I get burned out pretty quickly and skip alot of that stuff. Last Day of June Nice story, visuals and gameplay idea. What took away from the emotional impact was the fact the game revolves around the idea of replaying scenes over and over until you get the sequence correct. But you have to sit through every cut scene and can't skip anything. So having to sit through the same scene 3/4 times in a row until you get it right got really annoying.
  9. Quitter's Club: Don't be ashamed to quit the game.

    Heavy Rain I want to see where the story goes, but the gameplay and stupid controls made me quit the game. I think I made it to chapter 12-15.
  10. Recently completed video games

    I beat quite a few in July. Here's some quick thoughts Little Nightmares Nice creepy little game. Very atmospheric and made my girlfriend jump a few times. A little short though. I liked how nothing was really explained about the story or setting. Tacoma Liked this game, simple story and looked great. I thought the rewinding and following characters around to listen to their stories was neat. The Red Strings Club Great pixel art and cool soundtrack. A pretty deep story which I didn't realise going into the game. Mixing drinks was fun. Framed & Framed 2 Two cool little puzzle games. I found alot of trial and error playing these games. I would purposely die just to see how the panels played out because sometimes they weren't very clear. I think only one puzzle was majorly difficult (mostly because it was a little out there compared to everything else). Valley I liked the story and setting. When the game worked you felt awesome zipping around at great speed, but numerous times I would get stuck on something or fall and all the momentum would go. Nice story experience though. A Hat in Time It was nice playing a colourful fun game. It was definitely rough around the edges at times, but I think that actually added to it. I got frustrated alot of times at jumping mechanics and other common 3D platformer traits. Mod support is really cool though. Happy with the variety of games I managed to complete this month.
  11. Stardew Valley

    Still doesn't, I'm in the UK so maybe thats why.
  12. Stardew Valley

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  13. Recently completed video games

    Persona 5 - Easy mode - 85ish hours What a game. My Persona game was 4 Golden on the Vita and I became a fan of the series. I didn't get Persona 5 for so long because I was intimidated quite honestly after seeing the reviews and reading comments. But I got thinking about it and just went for it, so I got it in March. Here are my quick takes. It's got to be one of the most stylish games i've never played.The transitions, music, UI everything is so slick. It's quite incredible. It's worth playing just for these alone. The Gameplay is what you'd expect - your daily routine, then the dungeon crawling with occasional super lite puzzles. I played it on the easiest mode available which basically means I could never loose. I would die and restart right where I left off mid battle. It's not a total fail safe, as I had numerous moments where I could not progress and had to backtrack to acquire different skills to move forward. I don't really like the Persona combat. I much prefer the outside the dungeon gameplay. So I did this so I could just enjoy the story. It wasn't all smooth sailing though, I was chipping away digging the game then I hit hour 50ish and started to feel fatigue. I went online and saw alot of people experienced the same thing. So I took like three weeks off then came back. I enjoyed the story and most of the characters, the music is awesome. I got the best ending so got a little more gameplay out of it. According to howlongtobeat.com the average playtime is 95-111 hours. I guess playing on easy skips alot of the grinding which was fine by me. So I beat the game and after started missing the daily routine gameplay.. hanging out with friends, studying, going to my part time job..It's a great game. Now to wait 10 years for Persona 6 I guess.
  14. Stardew Valley

    I got this game so long ago but wanted to wait for the online to come out. Been playing it with my girlfriend and its alot of fun. A much better experience playing with someone.
  15. Recently completed video games

    I recently got Xbox game pass so I can try out State of Decay 2 next week. While I waited I finished.. Gears of War 4 - Normal - 6 Hours I've not played a Gears game in so many years, but its just as I remember. Bullet sponge enemies, going checkpoint to checkpoint, waist high cover to waist high cover, waves of enemies spawn in..Rinse and repeat. You know what you're getting yourself into and thats fine. The story was predictable and thin, the characters were uninteresting and flat, and oh man the writing must've been done by a 14 year at times. It's all throw-away garbage really. I still hate the goofy hold "A" to run.. while crouched? Looks weird and its annoying as you can't freely aim the camera this way. I also had a alot of weird stutters and freezes but only during cut scenes? In game I was pretty much solid 60FPS on ultra. Positives? The game looks really good, and I enjoyed the settings and locations. The game is content packed too.. campaign (while throwaway) runs 6 hours, its co-op split screen, or online. Horde mode is a blast, remains the best thing about the game. You can set up defenses while going through the waves. Versus.. i've never liked and never bother playing but its there. You have a ton of character / weapon skins, challenges, loot crates. Loads to do. I will probably keep playing the Horde mode until my game pass runs out.