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  1. Gavin

    Okami HD

    Finished this last week and very good it was too, highly recommended. If you're looking for something with a lot in common with classic Zelda games go and play this! I understand those saying it went on too long but I could've played for loads more if it kept on being so inventive, surprising and entertaining I even hunted all Xbox cheevos (using Google for some of the Stray Beads I missed) except the fishing one! I have photos of my ending screens but they're just a bit larger than 2mb in my phone so can't upload them unless someone can tell me how to shrink or compress them somehow? Anyhoo, a totally class game with a timeless art style, clever gameplay and a great spiritual message. I understand now why it's considered a classic.
  2. OK... Shouldn't I do those Amnesia ones first though? Same developer I think. As I game, I like having a nice mix of genres to hop between and horror, slower kinda experiences have now become a staple (currently playing Sekiro, AC:Origins & SWBF2 Campaign for my action/adventure fix, Celeste for platform shenanigans and just now about to start Wolfenstein New Order for fps shooty mans' faces type satisfaction and Mass Effect: Andromeda for RPG- Sci fi absorption). I like to see how the artform evolves with each release and I'd feel like I missed a beat if i jumped straight to SOMA if you know what I mean? *As I typed all that in on my phone I just realised how much gaming means to me, like, to engage my mind in my spare time... FUCK the X Factor, Britain's Got Talent and all them soul draining reality shows FUCK Coronation Street, Eastenders and Emmerdale (big up good quality movies, music, pubs and gigs though) BUT, as a home based, sedentary entertainment thing games are the best. This forum is great too, I love all youse cunts! Now, get te fuck, I've a beer te drink here... *hic*
  3. Finished this last night, it has a terrifically foreboding atmosphere and presents quite a convincing vision of our future. There were a couple of, sort of, 4th wall breaking moments where I caught myself identifying with the isolated residents and became hyper aware that I was sitting in a darkened room interfacing with a machine to escape reality and I was thinking, shit, do we as a species really wanna continue down this path? Great stuff. I really enjoyed Layers of Fear as I hadn't played anything like it (wasn't interested in walking simulators, and never got around to trying Amnesia, Soma etc.) and this regurgitates a lot of those jumpscare/creepout tactics but, as Nespresso so eloquently expressed, they later become so overused that you just become numb and a little annoyed. I'd still highly recommend it though as it must be doing something right for me to fast quit and reload to see both endings, get all cheevos apart from near impossible ones and then come on the forum te slabber about it! Also, thanks to whoever mentioned Get Even as I'd never heard of it but sounds great and is only £5 in xbox store, installing now...
  4. Yeah, I really hope this works out to be good too as I'm currently playing through the single player ampaign in SW:BF2 (mostly when I need a break from Sekiro) and am surprised how much I'm enjoying it I've enjoyed all the 3rd person star wars efforts from the Jedi Academy ones to Force Unleashed 2 but could never shake the feeling they were all really quite shoddily, unimaginatively made. I'll watch the reveal live because maybe this could be the one... Also Episode 9 has a title now and there's a pretty sweet teaser trailer out there to watch to get folks psyched...
  5. Playing this at the moment and agree with most of you guys' comments, positive AND negative. I finished the first one and enjoyed it, despite some seriously annoying segments/mechanics, but this one is a definite improvement in all areas. I actually like how the stealth and combat feels a little out of your control or somewhat random and janky at times, unless you really, really focus as it makes for some tense emergent gameplay situations. It's proper fucked up schlock horror and I've no idea what's coming next which makes it pretty compelling to play. Currently at chapter 6:On the Hunt on Nightmare difficulty and enjoying feeling more empowered after levelling up some weapons and stealth kill abilities I'd definitely recommend it at this point and looking forward to where it takes me next Probably won't play it much over the weekend though as I want to have a good look at the Anthem demo (available for free pre-install now for any EA Access members, if anyone is interested).
  6. Gavin

    Has anyone seen Gavin?

    Who? Me? I'd imagine the Gavin character is the developers having a bit of an in-joke, possibly about an errant member of their staff, as nobody online has ever seen or found him... It could also be a reference to future DLC but I doubt it...
  7. Gavin

    ZOMBI (PS4/Xbone/PC) - Ubisoft

    Playing through this on Xbone at the moment and enjoying it well enough for what it's trying to do, reminds me a bit of the Condemned games which is a good thing. Anyhoo, I had just picked up the Hunting Crossbow behind a revolving alcove thing in Buckingham Palace and, after advancing a fair bit further without returning to save my progress at the bed, I managed to get my face munched off by a zombie and died right at the point where I got the bigger backpack. When I made it back to said spot and killed my former self there was no crossbow to loot from the body! I wouldn't mind so much, as I'm happy with my 'Punk's Not Dead' cricket bat and a handgun, but I didn't get to shoot a single crossbow bolt for an associated achievement. I tried looking for a respawn where I first found it but nothing is there, I tried scanning the CCTV setup at the base but no luck and when I google the issue I couldn't find any helpful pointers. Does anyone know if I'll find another crossbow further in the story or how/when/where weapons respawn or whatever? Thanks.
  8. Gavin

    Monster Hunter: World

    Damn, I am so tempted to pick this up today in Tesco or Argos for £44. FOR I have a DARK SOULS itch to scratch (killed Gael, Midir can do one ). I'm looking for a brand new co-op experience but it's great to know there's a 40 hour single player campaign. I've been curious about the franchise for years but never gave it a shot. The gameplay loop of practise, die, learn, conquer, loot, craft, improve is highly appealing. Early reviews and forum feedback are encouraging and the overall premise is intriguing. The Wee Palico things look super cool. AGAINST Money is tight so I should wait till I finish Witcher 3 & Dishonoured 2 so can trade them in against it (very close to end of both). Every mission being on a timer is a major worry as I like to take tea/beer/smoke breaks while gaming. I imagine this will be near half price in CEX in a couple of months so should really wait. I don't know if any of my regular co-op mates will get on board with this. The green scoutfly things look WAY too intrusive. mmmmm... What to do...
  9. Gavin

    Monster Hunter: World

    aaarrgghh!! HZD NOT HDZ!!!! ahem... As you were.
  10. Gavin

    TT Isle of Man - Ride on the Edge

    Haha the voiceover in that trailer is the most melodramatic, hyperbolic tripe I've ever heard "Thunder and Lightening between your bones!!!" It actually sounds like a spoof of over dramatic trailer voiceovers. Laughable. Edit: The actual game looks pretty great though... if you're into that sort of thing.
  11. Gavin

    Monster Hunter: World

    Ah... Well... Ok then. Hype levels suitably adjusted. This will also be my first Monster Hunter experience and was wondering could you folks tell me if the gameplay (combat mechanics, multiplayer etc.) could compare well with the Dark Souls series? (Me and a mate co-popped all 3 and most of the DLCs and just love it) Is there a consistent world to go and explore at your leisure or do you always have to be on a timed quest? The timer thing is my main concern actually as I generally hate timed gaming experiences. Is there a story thread or narrative of any kind to follow or is it just sort of like "Go here, kill this thing because like.., ye know... Research data"? Are there any levels as such to play through with 'regular' enemies to practise on or platform sections or puzzles and things or is it more just a series of boss battles which would be a bit disappointing I think? Cheers for any info folks
  12. Gavin

    Monster Hunter: World

    First Monster Hunter World review near perfect score from Japanese mag Famitsu... Getting hyped... http://www.gamerevolution.com/news/363485-monster-hunter-world-famitsu-review-gives-near-perfect-score
  13. Gavin

    Xbox One Console Thread

    Ok thanks again, I'll try using the channel tab tomorrow. Kodi was unavailable in the store when I checked on Friday, dunno what's up with that... I forgot about the Freeview tuner thing, will look it up now...
  14. Gavin

    Xbox One Console Thread

    Thanks for trying EvilBoris but I installed this and it looked exactly like what I wanted but no channels or programmes would actually play. Oh well. Does anyone have any other solutions for watching freeview channels live through Xbox One please?
  15. Gavin

    Xbox One Console Thread

    For reasons too annoying to explain I find myself without Freeview in 2 rooms in the house, the ones we use as 'Games' rooms, so does anyone know if this little App still works? http://www.xboxoneuk.com/xbox-one/news/new-xbox-app-allows-you-to-watch-freeview-channels-legitimately/ It's called TVPlayer and apparently gives all Freeview channels Live feed OR catch-up which would be cool and save me faffing about with iPlayer, ITV Hub etc. just to watch basic shit when I'm in between games. I'm away from home at the moment so can't test it. Cheers in advance for anyone who can try this for me...
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