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    Red Dead Redemption 2

    To be fair, Tetris is consuming me too but (thoughts on Chapter 5 spoilered).. In short, Chapter 5 was awful and makes me want to rush finishing the story and move on.
  2. That was a magnificent, sobering, and profoundly moving documentary and all the more so for being told entirely in the words of the participants. The recollections of the casual day to day life and death those kids faced was heart breaking and humbling.You'd kind of hope that such huge scale mechanised slaughter of so many young men would deter us, as a species, from conflict forever.. I wasn't quite so impressed with the colourisation as I had expected to be as it still has that weird fake appearance that has always plagued colourised B&W footage, especially on the skin tones. The interpolated frames, bar the odd weird blurring, were much more successful and really brought that old footage to life. Peter Jackson has done very well here.
  3. Mike S

    Red Dead Redemption 2

    Chapter Five has really inflicted a big hit on my motivation as it felt like total grind/chore from start to finish.. I've finished it now but just can't get back into the swing of things after that chapter.
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    Tetris Effect - Mizuguchi does Tetris

    The level in the sandstone canyon, with the fellas on horses, is absolutely magnificent. I'm preferring this on the TV rather than through the PSVR as I think it looks much better all sharp, hi res, and futuristic than it does being all jaggy and a bit blurry. Plus, I really hate having the PSVR clamped to my head. Amazing, hypnotic, experience either way though.
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    Red Dead Redemption 2

    I'm not really feeling Chapter 5 at all. I hope it's quite short as I would like to get back to what I was doing before.
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    Games that get under your skin

    Thanks very much @Vemsie I'll read The Paleblood Hunt again and then the broader articles. It's such an incredibly well conceived game world and all the better for the lack of direct exposition. It's so good a game that I don't think I'd really want to see a sequel.
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    Red Dead Redemption 2

    Mine were. Can't remember when or which mission though, Chapter 3 or 4..
  8. Mike S

    Monthly Release Dates - November 2018

    I don't think VR will add much to the game other than fuzzy graphics and discomfort. The focus is 100% on the pieces not all the 3D stuff flying around the playfield.
  9. Mike S

    Forza Horizon 4 - Open-UK Racing

    Conversely, I actually thought the Australia map felt bigger and more expansive. Driving across the outback under a darkening sky it felt like the road went on forever which I've never really felt in the UK map. I think having several festival locations helped in that regard as it made each area of the map feel more distinct - the houses in FH4 are not so effective. The UK was great fun for a decent time but, now, the countryside just feels a bit samey for me and, having been through all the seasons, that novelty has worn off - I didn;t play summer at all on the second time round as it's a bit boring compared to the other three seasons. I do look forward to the first expansion though but have no idea how they will make it sufficiently different from the core game. Isle of Man and bikes would be novel I guess..
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    Games you keep buying despite not liking them

    If you didn't do the latter, they wouldn't do the former..
  11. Mike S

    Red Dead Redemption 2

    I've only used it once or twice but IIRC, and unlike the trains/coaches, there is a loading screen rather than a cut scene.You can only choose proper locations not random spots on the map. I'll double check later as I have the morning off.
  12. Mike S

    Red Dead Redemption 2

    I got it through buying a map via the ledger.. You can go to various locations from your camp but it's a one way ticket, you'll need to make your own way back..
  13. Mike S

    Red Dead Redemption 2

    That is weird, as that is the exact same guy I tried to obtain that challenge on. And, yeah, she was gone by the time I'd dragged that dude all over the swamp and then gotten back to her..
  14. Mike S

    Red Dead Redemption 2

    I experienced that same scenario and was similarly jumped. That's where we differ as I just shot them all dead and then robbed their corpses before having a good look around.
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    Forza Horizon 4 - Open-UK Racing

    I've pretty much lost all interest in this, almost overnight. Not sure why, I was still playing FH3 off and on right up until FH4's release as I really enjoy just pottering about the world. This is just not gripping me as much as the last one and I think a lot of that is the location. It's been cool to see the UK so well realised but there's just not the variety of environments that made the last game so entertaining. Most of the UK looks pretty much the same unlike Australia which gave us desert, tropical forests, white beached coasts, jazzy modern cities, etc..FH3 just felt bigger, more expansive, and like it had more potential. I''m also sure (and this may be purely subjective) that the FH4 map populated with endless icons way quicker, and way more overwhelmingly, than the last game. It's so much that it becomes a bit bit boring. I have no idea where they can go from here. Not more cars, nor more events/races, thats for sure. Maybe a more structured, but smaller, game than the bloat we have with this? I'll be back for the first expansion pack obvs..

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