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  1. Confusingly worded article. What does it mean that Araujo ‘lashed out?’ Physically, verbally? That kind of term needs pinning down. I’m going to assume the latter as there’s no record of Starr having any injuries.
  2. No, at least not as far as I’ve heard. I’d expect at least one piece this year, though, given that they finally seem to be done shoring up the main game.
  3. Pacifica feels very much like a ‘ah shit, we’re out of time’ area. There’s the main quest point of the mall and…not much else really. That makes some people suspect that it’s going to be the main focus of one of the forthcoming DLCs, but we shall see.
  4. Certainly seems that way. In retrospect, I’d rather the TNG movies never happened.
  5. What presumptuous editing of the thread title. Season one, episode one of Picard wasn’t awful either!
  6. Yeah, this will happen with any PS4 upgrade. It’s just your system reading that it’s a PS4 disc and helpfully(!) creating an icon for you to load it as such when it can’t find one.
  7. Watson is a good area, certainly. I’m not referring to that as the vegetables, but rather the heist.
  8. Still fourteen episodes left so I hope they go more into how the Commonwealth was established/have some flashbacks to the early days, as it currently feels oddly incongruous to have this massive settlement just appear out of nowhere. Plus, please god someone explain that weird 3D printed armour to me as it makes no sense. They would be wearing old military kit, or possibly riot armour painted to their own colours. I think it’s one of those things that looked striking in the comic, but when you see it in live action all it triggers is a ‘uh, what?’ response.
  9. Just started a second play through and my only real complaint is being unable to skip the heist. Large parts of the map are locked off until you reach act 2. It feels like having to eat your vegetables before you can have dessert.
  10. You obtuse buffoons! I both knew who Brick was and rescued him. That’s how l33t I am.
  11. I worried about him being in the game as he’s probably one of my least favourite actors, but I agree the part seems almost written for him. Reeves’ trademark bored, anhedonic performance fits Johnny Silverhand perfectly.
  12. Really enjoying this so far. Had it launched in this state then it’s a game I would’ve wanted to support with a full price purchase, as it is I’m glad I waited. My only real complaint is the game is too generous with attribute points. I was delighted when I discovered my character was slow to reload power weapons, and suffered huge recoil from them, because my ‘body’ stat was too low. Thing is, I’ve had so many attribute points thrown at me that I could easily level that up to the required stat and have enough to spare elsewhere. True, it’s not to the point where you can become a master at everything, but it still allows you to specialise a little too widely for my tastes.
  13. I want Bruce Campbell to return as the pompous usher from Spider-Man 2, preventing Tony Maguire’s Peter Parker from attending the Illuminati meeting.
  14. Yeah, the gunplay feels way off to me in both modes. I’m either aiming in slow motion or jerking about the place. Very difficult to draw a bead on anything. Plus ramping up vertical and horizontal sensitivity by even a little ramps them up a lot. The options seem to be there to nail it all down, but if anything they’re a little too comprehensive. I look at things like dead zone sensitivity and am totally lost.
  15. I think it’s a combination of things. The game has had a pretty troubled development, which at times made cancellation seem likely. Most notably, it lost lead writer Chris Avellone due to sexual harassment claims. I’m sure that loss was felt, as he’s a talented guy (I’m not saying he shouldn’t have been fired.) Then, not too long after, it lost writer and art director Pawel Selinger. On reflection, it was foolishly optimistic of me to think the game would have a good, or just passable, narrative. There’s also the fear of what consumers say they want VS what they actually want. So if you release more of the same, it’s met with tepid ambivalence. Lots of sequels have fallen into that trap.
  16. In the case of PSVR titles, yes I do. In the ‘your collection’ tab, the options you have are sort by name, installed date, genre or size. Oh, and PS3, PS4 or PS5. Unless I delete all my PS4 titles but PSVR games then folders was a much more straightforward system.
  17. Disappointed to hear the narrative has gone so far downhill. Certainly Dying Light was no masterpiece, but Kyle Crane had his moments of dry humour amongst the earnest heroism and I didn’t actively dislike any of its characters. Also ditching the iconic score, wtf? Ah well, at least we still have the next-gen update to look forward to. Hopefully they don’t half arse it.
  18. I saw a load of guff about social features coming in the new firmware update, so I guess it’s a futile hope that they’ve implemented something as simple and needed as ‘folders’ were on the PS4?
  19. Fan-fiction. That was what kept springing to mind as I watched this series. The uneven tone; old, popular characters thrown in when things are in danger of slowing down; illogical to non-existent characterisation; idiotic tactics from supposedly hardened gun-fighters; last-minute saves; Rancor steed; the author’s own creations being amusingly ill judged… It genuinely felt like something that was written week to week with no real plan of where the hell anything was going, or how it would all work together. Of course, after the narrative tug-o-war between Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker, that’s not too surprising to me.
  20. I knew Willis was doing a lot of easy films, but didn’t think it was up to the rate of eleven over two years! I have a little sympathy for actors who are a bit twattish during press junkets, as it must be the most demoralising part of the job to answer the same questions over and over for weeks on end, but do agree that he’s been losing interest for a long while now. Obviously it’s gotten progressively worse, but the last film I saw in which he seemed genuinely engaged with the role was The Sixth Sense - which was over twenty years ago. Perhaps Willis was tired of being pigeonholed in action movies, but he’s at the point where, surely, he could take roles that interested him over a simple payday. Instead he just seems bored and resentful while he wallows in a filmic hell of his own making.
  21. I do remember a section in one of the EU books, where a Jedi is cut off from the force and trying to use their light sabre but find it far heavier and more unwieldy than they remember.
  22. I’m actually a bit upset after watching the latest trailer. Thinking that this deeply mediocre series will be Stewart’s last outing as a character that made his career, and is so beloved by Star Trek fans. It feels like witnessing the horror that was the recent GTA remasters - a cynical, charmless mess that leaves boot-treads in your fond memories as it’s dumped into your lap as though you should be happy about it. Going back to present day ala The Voyage Home just proves to me, if it were ever in doubt, how devoid of ideas and ambition the show runners are. ‘Time is broken?’ Nah, Star Trek is broken, and it’s because of pricks like Kurtzman, Chabon, and Goldsman.
  23. I’m on PS5 and yes, they are. At least, they were the last time I played. Even though that was a few months ago, I feel confident to say it hasn’t changed as 4A Games don’t exactly update their stuff at light speed, if at all. Odd to me, really, as they made such a fuss over the next-gen update you’d think a fix like that would be a point of pride.
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