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PeteJ

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  1. 🕹 High Score Day #87 - https://highscoreday.com Huuhhh ok I should have got all 5. Anybody not knowing number 1 needs to find and play number 1.
  2. Outlaws: Season 1 & 2 BBC comedy drama by Stephen Merchant, following a group of strangers thrown together on community service who go deeper and deeper into the world of crime in Bristol. This has a great cast, including rather randomly Christopher Walken (playing more than just a headline grabbing cameo, he's definitely part of the main cast) and the typical Merchant humour that he fits into everything he does. While it's an uneven series, with Merchant getting most of the jokes\ being the butt of most jokes (along with the community service official), and the rest of the cast playing things straight into some pretty dark (but well warn) themes, it somehow works. That said, the dark themes are never shown in a particularly gritty way, so it never stretches beyond just post-watershed entertainment. I suspect it never intended to, either. It's a Stephen Merchant piece. It's very on the nose with its culture war commentary, painfully so at times especially early in the first series, but I just rolled with it. The two series flow into each other nicely and things escalate in a satisfying but predictable way, though both series conclude rather too neatly. I enjoyed it. Special mention to the actress who could be considered the lead, Rhianne Barreto, who plays Rani. I thought she really stood out by the end, could have a bright future. 3/5.
  3. Oh crap. I just remembered I had previously recommended about never finishing season 4. Still need to do that!
  4. 🕹 High Score Day #86 - https://highscoreday.com Maybe should have got 2, but the auto complete let me (and I assume others) down.
  5. Well alright, I don't remember that level of detail on the game
  6. 🕹 High Score Day #85 - https://highscoreday.com Aww yea. #4 was a guess, thought it was another entry in the series but that wasn't in the database. #5 could have been another entry as well...
  7. One of the most anticipated releases of the year in our household has been watched, and I think it's fair the results were....disappointing. Sonic 2 The first went down a storm. The kids aren't really Sonic fans but absolutely loved the first. It's a fun ride with a great version of both Sonic and Robotnic (who steals the show), and some good side characters too. It's just the right blend of respecting the source material whilst also laughing at it. The sequel dives further into the Sonic-verse and begins to take it's own daft lore more seriously, losing the balance that made the original work. We're introduced to a wider sonic universe and with it more CG characters that it has to treat with respect, but...dare I say it....becomes so Sonic-like that it's actually quite unlikable at times. It feels like a cheap Saturday morning cartoon, stretching itself far too much to make the crazy lore fit in the world they established in the first film. When the film relaxes a little into its characters, especially Jim Carry who steals the show once more, it's actually quite fun, but otherwise it gives the impression that nobody else particularly enjoyed making the film. Special mentions: - I did like some of the visual nods to the games, such as the dislike of water and the underwater section. Very much on the nose but whatever - Idris Elba is channeling Drax from Guardians of the Galaxy so hard I'm surprised there isn't a copyright take down 2/5
  8. Our lounge TV has been upgraded to a nice LG OLED but the Xbox is still running from a very old Sony 720p screen. However, I haven't upgrade the Xbox either so that is still on a launch Xbox One. Yes that's right, I completed Elden Ring on launch Xbox One at a rough 20fps and 720p
  9. 🕹 High Score Day #84 - https://highscoreday.com Nah not a clue on the last one.
  10. Totally agree, that particular step in the quest is really bad. At no other point in the entire game is that particular action possible, and at no point does it even hint to you what you should do. Unless I missed something, the only way to complete that stage is to be be lucky finding the option, or be told what to do.
  11. 🕹 High Score Day #80 - https://highscoreday.com
  12. I was able to kill him before phase 2 really gets going. Get his damage down by about a quarter, use the shackle and then unleash everything you can at him, including as he goes into the transition to phase 2, and don't stop attacking whilst he's inflicting the AOE damage on you. It then comes down to who melts first! I have now watched a half hour video from vaati explaining the plot. It's almost like he played a different game! I must have paid zero attention to the story details. I like how he ended his video saying it was Froms best story, and I'm sat there thinking I couldn't even follow his video.
  13. I've watched all the endings now on YouTube...I think it's fair to say From put their efforts elsewhere
  14. 🕹 High Score Day #79 - https://highscoreday.com Wrong game in the series for 3...no idea on 5!
  15. I did it! 110 hours, finished on level 153. I feel the need to write up some thoughts on the game, but not today. First things first, off to YouTube and watch the other endings. Secondly, watch videos to explain what the fuck happened from the start of the game to the very end. My encounter with the final boss... For a massive chunk of the game I used a staff in my left hand firing the lowly Pebble, and Moonveil in my right. The tactic lasted tens of hours and got me deep into the game, but I found it lacking in some of the later areas and especially the later bosses. How nice it was then, to find my most effective tactic on the end boss...pebble and Moonveil. My winning run was so effective the boss barely scratched me or my summon Tiche, who was brought in immediately as phase 1 started. What a game.
  16. Paddington 1 & 2 are amazing family films, we love um. Second is a delight.
  17. 🕹 High Score Day #78 - https://highscoreday.com #4 unlikely to have ever got
  18. I got really into Mass Effect prior to release. It captured my imagination of how a sci-fi adventure game could be when growing up in the 80's. No Man's Sky, hate to bring it up and draw comparisons again, did that too. This is regardless of what the end products turned out to be, the initial presentations for those games captured a vibe I was very much into. Starfield's reveal didn't capture my imagination at all. The thought of 1000 planets seems less of an adventure and more of grind. At no point in the reveal did I wonder what interests lie beyond the hills in the distance. From what little - very little - we've seen, I'm just not excited to explore what they've created. It all feels stylistically flat and creatively empty. It's a big enough of a release for me to remain intrigued, and of course I'm aware this is the initial 15 minute reveal of what is a massive development and likely one with enough content to last 100s of hours. I'm just going by my own first impressions. When they introduce it as the most anticipated open world RPG in the last 20 years then I feel comfortable in saying such things! Though you can design spaceships, so there is that.
  19. Looks similar to the original Mass Effect but without that morish sci-fi gloss Mass Effect got away with a huge amount of fairly average content by having a lovely consistent look and feel, some wonderfully atmospheric music and some (but not all) interesting characters. It's far too early to tell how Starfield will turn out, but I feel very differently to how I felt when first seeing Mass Effect.
  20. No, he was fired for giving Kane and Lynch a 6.
  21. 🕹 High Score Day #76 - https://highscoreday.com Maybe should have got 3 but still don't recognise the screenshot despite finishing the game. 5....never heard of.
  22. The other thing I picked up on which I found very distracting was the American pronunciation of Risotto. Ris oh toe. Stop it.
  23. Best the series has been since the first, I really enjoyed that. The story with max, Dustin, Steve and co was the best they've done and easily the highlight of this series. Episode 4, as mentioned multiple times, was downright brilliant. When shows like this split the cast up to do different things it always feels awkward pacing wise, and season four definitely suffered here. The editing between one story to the next was weirdly jarring and other than the final reveal, the stories didn't feel particularly connected. I'm sure it'll all come together though. The Russia plot was ok and the characters were good (one thing this series gets right nearly every time, credit where it's due), but it's another story where the outcome is inevitable so just get on with it. At least I got to play, "where was he from again?" with the Russian guard (answer - Thrones). The same goes for the Will, Mike and Jonathan story, which was one of the weaker elements but it did have one legitimately great moment in the house. Jane's story took a while to get going and also suffered from an inevitable conclusion so I felt like I just watched hours of her looking sad, but the payoff was very well done. Bad guy was great, also love the sound effect of the clock, which triggered the tension every time. Made me think they could have called this Silent Hill and nearly get away with it. Looking forward to the second part to see where this goes. Small nod to the soundtrack too, Kate Bush obviously, but it was a bit freaky hearing Musical Youth play a number of times considering they headlined in our towns summer festival just last weekend.
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