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  1. Ah come on now that just looks absolutely off its nut in the best possible way. It took me a while to watch Venom but since the first viewing its one of those films that no matter what point its at I watch it through to the end. "YUMMY!"
  2. I have no knowledge of the source material but after a fairly interesting, yet somehow visually uninspiring trailer I jumped in. Spartacus is my all time favourite TV show and DeKnight's work on Daredevil was very good but he and the overall handling of the show isn't the problem here. It just all feels very late to the party with the 'grounded' Superhero story. Some of the kids stuff is excellent, specifically Hutch and Chloe, but they just dont get enough to do resulting in pretty much all of the plot threads either spread out across too many episodes or simply not having enough
  3. Boss 2 down on my second go at it. Under normal circumstance that would seem impressive. But the multiple failed cycles between the first and second boss run had me absolutely jacked, not in terms of weapon and equipment (although I was fairly kitted out), but pure mental focus for what I had to do. Again, I ended up doing things automatically purely on instinct but was still clenching my arsehole like it was about collapse.
  4. Episode 2. More subdued and settling in to itself but every bit as good.
  5. Had my first run at Biome 2 boss and got them down to 50% of Phase 3. On my first run I was doing shit without even thinking and had I not completely lost sight of the fucker at one point during Phase 2 where I took a few hits I’m pretty sure I would have triumphed. I have to clarify that I have spent HOURS in Biome 2 so was well tuned into what the boss had for me, even though some of it was still “get yourself to fuck” material. It getting harder to explain what this game is. The feeling it generates both when playing and then when not playing but thinking about it. I’m pretty s
  6. Returnal: The Flaaaaaaaamethrooooooower!!! I'm sorry but its all I could picture when reading that. If you dont get it... the fuck is wrong with you?!
  7. So much discussion missed in this over the last few days. Combination of work and simply playing the game. Still in Biome 2 and no matter how many times I die I just keep going instantly back in. No consideration if I should turn off possibly never to return, no overeactions as to why I did, just 'right, this time, lets go!'. Its truly a masterful play on the death cycle mechanic. Also, I seen something mentioned really early on by someone (apologies for not remembering who) about how initially the Hollowseeker feels almost useless, but after a few permanent upgrades its fucking in
  8. All these reserved, casual impressions are misleading. This. Is. Fucking. Brilliant!! Like TCW, the way it handles and what it adds to Order 66 is just amazing. Really strong start and can’t wait for the next episode.
  9. Playing Returnal over the weekend has inspired me to watch Edge of Tomorrow again on this glorious Bank Holiday. What an absolutely fantastic film that really is. I know it received fair praise on release and regularly since but its just so tight and wonderfully edited to build all the right things up. Plus Cruise is at his finest alongside Blunt. Its basically Returnal the movie with the final set piece that run where you finish the final boss on your final and only cycle Cant wait to get back into Biome 2 tonight! EDIT - I assume anyone that is playing Returnal has seen Edge of
  10. My wife’s commentary on him was, that’s the “Do sex?!” guy from This is 40 and of course that he is the son of arguably her favourite Hollywood couple. Russel and his story is actually one of the best threads in the whole show for me, even though it was handled with almost zero grace or nuance... like every other ‘message’ really. It’s a mediocre entry in the greatest shared universe of movies and shows there has ever been. It didn’t disappoint me but it certainly didn’t break any new ground either, which I figure is the minimum they aimed for before shit starts going
  11. Well fuck @Curtis that really is a fantastic tip. Had I not just dealt with Phrike I would absolutely have been using that earlier. The amount of areas I pushed into because I knew I didn’t have enough health to face him so was chasing that top up 2 cycles tonight. One a 50 minute power up session like a Rocky training montage before getting Phrike down to 50% of phase 3. Raging. The next lasted 12 minutes and ended with me dealing with him fairly comfortably. I’ve not celebrated like that taking out a boss since I put my pad into port 2 against Psycho Mantis. This fucking game!!
  12. MadriganX Scout Log: Cycle 17. I’ve explored what feels like every area this Biome has to offer. The random nature of each cycle’s pathway is both infuriating and magical. The boss is a monumental bastard, but you can do it. The only variable is how much of this fucking Biome you need to re-explore to get yourself to the self-assessed strength that will deal with him. So get up, mode forward, move backward, run away, spin, jump, shoot, SHOOT, dash, Alt, SHOOOOOT and for fuck sake do not freeze! Ive never accepted how ‘progress’ is meant to be measured in Souls games. There has alwa
  13. Fuuuuuuuuuuuuck!! Thought they were death bringers. Fucking tutorial suggests you need to get away from them aswell with the dash.
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