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    Crackdown 3 - February 15th, 2019

    The game is basically like if all you had to play in Spider-Man was the random crimes and gang hideouts. Which is all the original game was too, really, but that was a pioneer 12 years while this isn't.
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    Nintendo Direct - 13.02 10PM GMT

    I don't think a single Nintendo Direct has ever met the insane, frothing expectations that build up around it, but this one seems to have gotten especially out of hand. Godspeed Nintendo.
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    Russian Doll - Netflix Groundhog Party

    Finally finished this. I liked it but it never properly took off for me, like it kept hinting at things that were more interesting than what was actually happening. It also suffered really badly from movie/TV logic whereby the characters involved make enormous leaps of logic based on nearly nothing in order to figure out the entire premise, explain it to the audience and eventually know exactly what they need to do to resolve it even though there is no particular rhyme or reason to it. It was still pretty fun easy watching though.
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    Resident Evil 2 Remake - no spoilers pls

    Leon's weapons are kind of boring. 2 different types of handguns, a shotgun and a magnum so far. Give me a grenade launcher any day.
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    Resident Evil 2 Remake - no spoilers pls

    I think I saw Tyrant in the police station for about 10 seconds of my Leon B playthrough. Apparently his appearance depends on when you pass through a certain area which was the one area I coincidentally left until the very end. Bit anti-climatic! They really speed up progress on the B run don't they?
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    Russian Doll - Netflix Groundhog Party

    Watched a couple of episodes and it seems fine but I think I was maybe expecting a bit more based on the glowing reviews. The dialogue in particular seemed a bit contrived and self consciously clever. It was entertaining enough though. Given it's only about 25 minutes per episode I'll almost definitely polish it off.
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    Resident Evil 2 Remake - no spoilers pls

    Completely remixed is a bit generous I think. The beginning of the B scenario makes you think things are going to be quite different but in reality they just move the items and enemies around a bit. You're still collecting the same objects to put in the same places to gain access to 95% of the same areas, you just might confront a couple of zombies in different places to do so. Also narratively it doesn't really work for me. Again, at the beginning of B (Leon in my case) they try to make it seem like you're seeing the other side of the story while Claire was doing her thing, but you're still opening up locked areas and completing puzzles that Claire had to have done hours before in the timeline for the events to make sense. I don't really get it. It's just enough for a second runthrough but I can't imagine playing all four scenarios in close proximity without totally burning out on the game.
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    Resident Evil 2 Remake - no spoilers pls

    Yeah I'm a little disappointed in Leon B. It plays with expectations a little but a lot of it does end up feeling like a retread with different weapons. Definitely going to have a break before I do Leon A Claire B. How did the original make A and B feel so much more different?
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    Resident Evil 2 Remake - no spoilers pls

    Yeah it seems like it wants to present Leon's view of the same night but it only sometimes feels like that, what with doors being locked that Clare needed to have opened by that point in the story and so on.
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    Resident Evil 2 Remake - no spoilers pls

    Finished Claire A last night and got about an hour into Leon B. It feels just different enough to still feel fresh. I thought I would feel a lot more comfortable returning to the police station but nope. Definitely some surprises and playing with expectations.
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    Resident Evil 2 Remake - no spoilers pls

    6 isn't the pinnacle of anything except maybe hubris. I'm glad they got back on track after that though.
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    Resident Evil 2 Remake - no spoilers pls

    Re: lickers Agree about the tyrant. Never played RE2 and had no clue what his narrative purpose was until I googled him.
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    Resident Evil 2 Remake - no spoilers pls

    I didn't bother thinking about the progression of 6 because it's mostly a series of low points with the occasional tolerable part.
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    Resident Evil 2 Remake - no spoilers pls

    I think I'm nearing the end of Claire A. Certainly I must be in the final area at least. Still enjoying it quite a bit, but....it does the exact same thing that nearly every Resi does and which I wish they'd stop doing. Which is to put you in a complex, down to earth, creepy environment for the first half of the game, which is by far the scariest part, and then in the second half you're in the sewers or some relatively faceless laboratory or industrial plant and the level design is no longer as complex, the visuals no longer as evocative and the scariness just kind of leeches away. I think literally every Resi I've played has done this to some degree? It's still very enjoyable but I think every entry I've ever played the first half is the best and most memorable bit.
  15. I got a bit bored of this towards the end, not sure if I'll ever finish it. Just didn't feel like there was all that much to it. I think when I got to yet another boring looking cave (the ice one, I think) I just lost interest. I enjoyed the early to mid-stages but it just didn't really evolve enough for me, I ended up finding it very repetitive. Do the mainline games do anything to alleviate the battle system starting to feel quite samey later on?
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