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  1. So I was very excited for getting this, having never played Demon’s and loved all the other games in the series. But due to the difficulty in getting a PS5 I still haven’t got this, and am unlikely to any time soon. Is it worth specifically holding out to wait to play the remake? I am considering just buying a second hand PS3 and the original, which given this is the only PS5 game I have any interest in may be enough for me. Is the original still a good experience today? Or would I be much better off waiting to play it through first as the remake?
  2. A radical departure from previous Zelda games.
  3. I am asking this as a genuine question, so hope this is taken in the spirit it is intended - I accept accessibility is important and I don’t have a strong opinion necessarily either way whether difficulty is essential for the souls games, but I am interested in what people think to the point below. In particular, in what sense is the difficulty of a game a barrier to entry that is qualitatively different to e.g. a book that involves complicated language? E.g. a shorter version of War and Peace, modern day versions of Shakespeare or a version of Ulysses in simple language would be more
  4. The only game I was ever genuinely pretty good at was F-Zero GX. I completed all cups on Master difficulty just using the standard Blue Falcon (hence the username), which needless to say was pretty hard. So I reckon I could beat most people - although I remember back when we did time trials on the old gamesradar forums there were a few even better than me, so it’s by no means a given.
  5. I just completed this and I can’t believe how good it is - probably the best indie/short game I have ever played (at least alongside journey). I’ve seen it described as a cross between animal crossing and breath of the wild, and certainly anyone who plays it will recognise that statement immediately. But this was just an incredibly satisfying experience - it really captured that feeling of exploration you get in breath of the wild or dark souls in a microcosm. So I cannot recommend it highly enough - one of the best games of the last few years for sure. It’s two hours and 6 pounds of your tim
  6. I am playing through the Dark Souls trilogy back to back. I am currently half way through 2, which I've never played before, and I think is far better than a lot of people give it credit for (I've completed 1 and 3 multiple times, so having a completely new one to play through has been great). For me, From Software games are the perfect way to deal with any anxiety and stress. They have the grind aspect and repetition that is very therapeutic. But more they demand complete attention, so occupy your mind entirely whilst playing them. And the general fantasy setting and lore acts well for escapi
  7. Surely the satirical write ups are the entire point of this thread? I at least look forward to them each year. If I really cared which game Rllmuk voted 8th I could just go through the voting thread and add all the points up myself. The value here is in seeing what Benny at al say. If anything I vote for more sass.
  8. I completed F-Zero GX on Master difficulty just using the basic Blue Falcon car, which I thought was pretty good at the time. I can still win the first two cups, which is not bad for having barely touched the game in over a decade. Probably the only game I was ever legitimately quite good at.
  9. This is incredible! It feels just like time-trialling did in F-Zero GX, minus the L/R shifting in that game. That is high praise indeed. I can see myself getting hours and hours of practice out of this.
  10. My view is that Bloodborne and Dark Souls are on a different level to the other entries in the Soulsborne series - they are some of the best games of all time. The others are merely extraordinarily good games - DS III gets extremely good after the first third, but I doubt anyone would hold it up as one of the best games ever made. So Dark Souls Remastered is a good choice. I think it's a bit like asking what the best Zelda is - Bloodborne and Dark Souls are on a par at least with the very best Zeldas, which to my mind means Link to the Past/Ocarina/BoTW. The others are like the rest of the Ze
  11. As good as Mario Kart 8 is, I think the one thing that disappointed me was that it was a little slow (bar 200cc which doesn’t suit the courses that well) and so had a relatively low skill ceiling. You don’t really get punished that heavily time wise if you miss a couple of power slides or make a mess of a few corners. The racing line basically doesn’t matter all that much apart from avoiding massive errors. This means that most races are basically determined by who gets off to the best start. If someone separates from the pack then they can only be caught by weapons and so most races are effe
  12. It may be a slightly controversial one, as it's not a series per se, but I always put Team Ico games in this category. Don't get me wrong, I love each of Ico, SoTC and The Last Guardian in their own way, and all are some of my favorite games ever. But I can't help but feel that as the `series' has gone on Team Ico's ambitions have got greater and greater, and in someways introduced some issues with the technical aspects of their games that weren't there in the original. As a result I feel Ico still stands as their best game. The game has the spectacular art design and atmosphere that character
  13. I have found that using the Loaded Axe in combination with the Fang and Blade skill is a great way to deal posture damage (press R2 then R1 for a combo once the enemy opens themselves up). This can fill up the posture bar of some of the minibosses with just a couple of combos. It made SES, LSL and even the first GA far easier for me once I realized I could deal posture this way, as my deflecting skills are still not perfect even though I am quite far through (beat GA2 and now about to fight CM). I am really enjoying this, but in some ways it is a rather unusual game to play. My fa
  14. I am continuously surprised that people who come on this forum (and hence I assume are quite interested in videogames as a hobby) would come on here and bash a magazine like Edge based on a small discrepancy over a review score. I am currently playing God of War and it is excellent, yet it feels like all of an 8, 9 and 10 are perfectly justifiable reviews based on one's perspective. However my main point is it seems to me that is an overwhelmingly good thing for the industry that Edge exists, as essentially the only serious representation of videogames in print. I am rather proud of Edge as a
  15. Since I moved to the US I have become a big fan of the Edge app on my iPhone - that has done a great job of helping me keep up to date. Amusingly the newsagents outside Harvard (I am in Boston) stocks a small selection of international magazines, one of which is Edge. It is typically a couple of issues behind, but there is something rather fun about seeing Edge over here!
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