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  1. Was planning on getting this at some point but couldnt resist joining in a time trial. Its good fun! Dont understand why the Y button reset puts you off line though. 29.006 Xbox was trying for ages after that to get under 29 but failed.
  2. Cheers! Yeah i tried the other suggestion and didnt get very far. been going back to try and get stuff i missed but not good enough at the controls to get all of them.
  3. Am i missing something here - to buy an n64 controller you need a subscription, but the new subscriptions arent available yet, so ill have to buy an old subscription, so i can buy an n64 pad?
  4. About the difficulty, I found it really difficult, i dont usually play stuff like this, closest thing i can think of is the boss fights are like cuphead, and i couldnt get anywhere near finishing cuphead. Anyway, nearly gave up a number of times on the boss fights, only really continued because of the good checkpointing. Ive tried older 2d metroid/castlevania games before and i cant even get past the first boss. Not sure why but despite struggling i got addicted to this and been playing it solidly all weekend, so it must be doing something right. I did enjoy it but think id have preferred a slightly easier mode with some small changes, i recon 50% of my deaths were mostly down to the fussy Get rid of that, and maybe some relaxed timings on some counters, that would be better for me. i was stuck on the last boss for ages but finished it earlier.
  5. cheers i'll give that a try (edit - spoiler is last boss tips)
  6. anyone got any tips for the last boss? spent about 2 hours on it so far!
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    Yeah minefield! pc prices have gone a bit nuts recently so im not really sure whats a good price for stuff, bad time to buy but getting an off the shelf one will be easier than trying to build one currently. Any ideas at all what youll use it for or how much is low-cost? Maybe keep an eye out on hot uk deals. as an example of how the price can vary depending what you want: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/horizon-5-intel-rtx-3060-ti-gaming-pc-intel-core-i5-10400f-29ghz-3799302 not up on the intel cpus but based on the gpu that will play anything you want https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/punch-technology-matx-amd-ryzen-3-3200-g-8gb-240gb-ssd-no-os-desktop-pc-ps24997-at-laptops-direct-3799009 This one should play some stuff too, i guess most stuff in mame will work fine (although maybe not, im not sure how mame does without a dedicated gpu), some more modern games on lower settings etc. The lower spec you go the more you probably want to check if specific stuff you want to play will work. might be worth posting/looking in the pc forum too, like this person went for a second hand one:
  8. initialy this is lots of fun, all the crazyness going on, backflipping dinousours etc, nice and smooth and looks good in motion, and while the handling is not bad, in some ways it's good, it's easy to get into, nice and responsive, easy to drift - but for me the handling is where it falls down, there's no challange/depth to it. it's like that easy to pickup, hard to master thing (like outrun 2 and ridge racer have) - this just has the first part. but it is still fun, and i think had i waited till it was a bit cheaper i wouldn't have minded that it was just a fun rollercoaster type thing. even though it also has it's problems i think i'd recommend the recent inertial drift over this - although that has the opposite problem that it could be hard to get into, and it's quite different, the tracks are pretty dull in comparison and no backflipping dinosours so it depends what you're looking for i guess.
  9. Finished this the other day, took about 34 hours, really enjoyed it overall. Prefer to play stealthy and when it works its great, sometimes id mess up though (or the game seems to do odd stuff sometimes where id get spotted and its not clear why) but the combat is pretty fun too so it mixes things up, helped a lot by the snap to aim. the roguelike stuff doesnt come into it much, well if you have the online mode turned off anyway, its quite easy to die once, but also quite easy to avoid dying 3 times you need to properly die. And even then any story mission progress is saved. prefer dishonoured still but its cool that this is something a bit different, and i really really like dishonoured so not surprising. Had some crashes on pc but only the first day i played it, after that - no crashes. and some odd graphics stuff going on, which was fixed by turning vsync off in the game and on in nvidia controls. the music and graphics are great too. a good tip is to hack something you only need to look at it to start the hack, then you can hide. Id have liked to be able to save but guess that wouldnt have worked with the online invasions, anyway an option to save in an offline mode would be good.
  10. spatular

    Shmups

    ^ great news, shikigami no shiro 2 is brilliant
  11. spatular

    Shmups

    Yeah totally agree it should support dpad
  12. spatular

    Shmups

    ^ oh cool, yeah it's pretty confusing as you're usually controlling the option thing instead of your ship. i really like it but not played it in years so can't really remember too much about how it works, iirc you chain gold?, and for a good score are supposed to chain the whole game or something, i was no good at the scoring. what controllers have you got? some modern ones let you switch what the d-pad does (so it can pretend to be the left/right analogue sticks), like the retro-bit saturn pads, and maybe the m30 pads do the same, so i don't know if that would help. https://www.dropbox.com/s/vsu0tgs9zhotgvv/RB_SEGA Saturn_USB_ EU_MANUAL_051019.pdf?dl=0
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    Shmups

    i don't know about the slowdown but the 360 version has a cool arrange mode where you can control the familiar/option/whatever it's called with the right stick. it's very cheap too.
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    Shmups

    ^ oh is that ketsui mobile thing out over here?
  15. been putting some time into the timetrials, it's great fun, some times to beat if anyones interested. time. finland|noormarkku|group 2|the esky v1|1:30.857 finland|noormarkku|group a|il gorillona|1:16.294 finland|lassila|group a|il gorillona|1:30.023
  16. offside is vs the 2nd to last player. Usually the last player is the goal keeper, but not always.
  17. spatular

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    espgaluda 2 is out now on switch, £15, bargain, and with the amazing subtitle: -Be Ascension. The Third Bright Stone of Birth- https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch-download-software/Espgaluda-II-Be-Ascension-The-Third-Bright-Stone-of-Birth--2034787.html#Overview also i don't think first press are dodgy are they? they still haven't delivered my cat, but i think they were only due last month so not a big delay despite ordering a year ago, so wouldn't expect crimzon clover in a hurry anyway.
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    Crimzon clover switch physical version goes on sale tomorrow apparently, ill probably order one. https://firstpressgames.com/collections/crimzon-clover-world-explosion
  19. enjoyed this more when i got to the wrc cars, and the history mode was pretty good. also it fixes the thing from 9 where you roll over in slow motion. it's a nice rally game. still think i preferred 9.
  20. The more i play this the more i think 9 might be better, or more to my liking anyway. slightly more realism (?), picking a worse car for the second season, narrow roads/snow of monte carlo, tyre selection annoyances, and a bit harder to see in the dark - all combine to make that rally pretty annoying. But then the next rally in the snow was pretty fun. (edit - and then playing some of the monte carlo stages with a better car and the right tyres and it was good fun) i did work out some of the tyre problems i was having, need to get a perk to hire a weather guy, so you get a forcast. Still only get 6 tyres (1.5 sets) for 3 stages though so if one of them is snow you have to really use snow tyres for all of the stages - which is maybe realistic i dont know, and wouldnt be so bad on a wider track. overall though do think i had more fun with 9. Someone looking for more difficulty/realism might prefer this one i guess. And it does have more locations. i was thinking of making a note of the wider tracks and doing a custom season with those, but havent found a mode where you can do this so far, there are a lot of modes though so maybe you can.
  21. ^ fair enough, hope they fix it (i guess it's possible its fixed. i wouldn't be able to tell). Not noticed it myself, possibly as i set it to low wheel rotation so can centre it myself without thinking about it.
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