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  1. I feel exactly the same Jamie John. I love the genre and always have since FF6 on SNES. In the last 5 years or so though I have only completed P4G and Ni No Kuni.

    I was absolutely in love with Xenoblade and genuinely think its one of the best games I have ever played (played 30 hours or so) and then I got distracted by another game and haven't returned to it since. I've had plenty of time lately to play games so it's not a time issue.

    I also bought Bravely Default 2 weeks ago and currently at 20 hours in and starting to get bored of it. I kinda like the story and chars but I think I've grown out of the turn based battle system. I just started to stick it on auto battle and fast forward, which is hardly fun.

    I know I'll buy X though, hopefully it will come in the middle of a games drought so I don't get side tracked!

  2. This arrived from Game this morning. It's for my boys birthday next week.

    No way I'll be opening it and playing it during the day while he's at school. Nope, no way.

    Any new players can add me: old_smelly_socks

  3. One thing I`ve experienced with the Wii U is that it`s changed my approach to completing games. Since I was a teenager, I`ve tended to be the type of person who completes the story on normal and then just forgets about the game, but with the wii u I`ve really found myself enjoying going for 100% in the games. A lot of the games Nintendo are putting out seem to lend themselves well to that type of thing.

    Going for 100% in 3d world , NSMBU or even Nintendo Land, trying to improve my skills and scores while replaying levels in Wonderful 101. This type of gaming has put me back in touch with something I`d forgotten about, gaming for it`s own sake. Not for the sake of seeing a story play out but playing just because it is fun and because the gameplay is rewarding.

    It reminds me of how I used to play games when I was a kid on the nes, the snes and later the Dreamcast.

    My experience with the wii u has really clarified for me that this is the type of gaming I prefer.

    Combine that with my extremely strong preference towards cheerful and colourful environments in games and the wii u is really keeping me satisfied. There are still loads of games I want to play on it that I don`t have yet. I generally get to do about 2 hours of gaming each evening after work and considering the amount of time I`m enjoying putting into each title, I can only imagine that those who complain about a lack of games on the system have far more time available for gaming than I do.

    Have you tried Lego City Undercover? There's loads of content in there and it's so much fun to play. Really enjoyed it.

    Regards, Gravy loving man child.

  4. I got Bravely Default yesterday morning and have clocked in 10 hours play already.

    Brilliant so far, loving the art style and job system the most. Hopefully I'll actually finish this one :)

    If you're a fan of the genre, look no further.

  5. Get him to stick at it. My 4 year old (5 next month) got a WiiU for crimbo and 3D World is his most played game. After a few days he just played the first few levels and was all over the place. 4 months later he's on the mushroom levels and has 225 out of the 230 stars to unlock the next bowser level. It's simply mindblowing to me how he's progressed.

    Same with Lego City, he used to struggle with steering the cars and completely avoid using them. Now he's amazing and started doing the timed race challenges.

  6. This is great, would not of noticed it without seeing this thread.

    Got promoted (just) in my first season and received a beating in my first cup game against one of the top teams. Hired a new midfielder and improving my original squad, hopefully will survive in the next league.

    Not sure what Edge were smoking, watching the matches is brilliant. Had some really tense games so far.

  7. While not a spoiler as such I would advise anyone who's not played it to completion to avoid that. It's was so unexpected I was totally in awe. My favourite scene in the game by far, never felt so attached to a video game and it's characters before.

  8. So if I buy the PS3 version from Amazon for £7.60 I can upgrade and get a free digital version on PS4?

    Yes, you transfer your licence via the website enabling you to use the PS4 version. You need to physically log in on th PS3 version first though. It also means you cannot play the PS3 version after the upgrade.

    The only reason I didn't link the Amazon at £7.60 is that it was being sold by a 3rd party and wasn't sure it would get here before Friday (PS3 -> PS4 upgrades also get early acces starting tomorrow rather than Monday). Thought it's was worth a few pence more from Game, as they post things out quickly and sure enough it arrived today.

  9. Aha yes, how big can you go with USB sticks? Etc

    And I do quite fancy Lego City now too

    Lego City Undercover is brilliant, go for it

    Also Pikmin 3, Mario 3D World, Wind Waker, Zombi U and TW101. Nintendo Land & Wii U Bowling + Wiimotes if you have family/friends.

  10. I'm interested in getting this on PS4 release. I only got to play the previous beta for a few minutes and just have a few questions:

    - Is the chat text size adjustable, as I found it hard to read from where I sit. I tried to adjust it using the pad touchpad but got frustrated with the sensitivity.

    - Can I play with the pad and just have a cheap BT keyboard nearby just to use to chat?

    - The pad controls seemed extremely complicated, is it just a case of getting used to them? Really don't want to have to play this with k&m if I can help it.

    - If I preorder the digital version, will that also come with early access next week?


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