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  1. Just binged this over a couple of days. Took a little while to warm up (I also don’t care about the kids really) but I was back in by the end. As a kid I found Terry Silver disturbingly psychotic in Part III and he didn’t disappoint here. Not sure if they have announced anything but I kinda hope season 5 is the last though.
  2. Can’t 100% remember the order but think they were…
  3. Fair enough Re: Two tries with random words being inefficient... I'm not sure I agree on that. Getting the word in try 1 or 2 is basically just potluck, so 3+ is where actual planning/strategy could come in. I think if you spend the first two goes covering 10 different letters you are likely to be much better set for a 3rd try attempt at the actual word than getting fixated on perhaps one letter you get right and iterating. I'd argue that it is probably more efficient to get a fast solution that way (and perhaps why covering that off is called 'hard mode'). There is also every chance we are way overthinking a simple daily puzzle game.
  4. There is an actual "hard mode" in the settings which I think is being referred to.
  5. I’ve been using the first two to try and cover all vowels and common consonants, then focus in from there.
  6. For 2021 completeness, a quick wrap up... 23. Lego Jurassic World (XB1) - More Lego game fun, one of the more polished ones. - 7/10 24. Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (XB1) - The newest of the Batman games but actually isn't really a Batman game and more a DC/Justice League game, my son loved it - 7/10 25. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (XB1) - Despite now being 10 years old this held up surprisingly well - 7/10 26. Paw Patrol: Adventure Bay (XB1) - Very accessible 3D platformer. My son did it basically solo in about 3 hours. - 7/10 It has certainly been a year of Lego games in this house! But it's been a lot of fun to share gaming with my son, and after one year since getting his controller he is genuinely becoming a little gamer (in moderation!). He is now playing, you guessed it, Lego DC Super Villains and still having fun. We are considering a Switch for him later in the year but are slightly mindful that he can get a bit obsessive over it and it'll be harder to police/easier to ignore so we'll see. As for my own gaming in 2021... things slowed up a lot for me in the last quarter of the year with work/family stuff getting in the way of my free time (alongside a hefty MCU catch-up) but looking at my list I got through more than I thought. My GOTY is definitely Horizon Zero Dawn. I pumped 80+ hours into that and loved all of it, I am day one on the sequel. I'm currently about half way through The Last of Us: Part 2 which will probably be my first 2022 completion. Happy 2022 gaming all!
  7. First ever go at this after seeing all the recent press about it. As a daily sudoku/nonogram type player I can see this becoming a thing Wordle 201 4/6
  8. Belated Christmas pressie share. It’s really good…
  9. Apologies, I've not trawled the thread to avoid anything with a whiff of spoiler, but was wondering how this is stacking up against Halo 5: Guardians (campaign wise)? I absolutely hated Guardians to the point of it sucking any joy out of the prospect of this new one, but I'm really hoping they have turned it around as there was a time where for a couple of years Halo was probably my most played game/series.
  10. Agreed. As I said for me in performance mode it was rock solid 60, but with the full ray-tracing mode on 30 was more of an aspiration than a reality a lot of the time.
  11. No water flickering, dropped frames (or at least as far as I could tell in performance mode) or crashes on my PS5 either. Only bug I had the entire play though was a weapon I needed falling behind a piece of scenery and being unreachable. It does seem a bit luck of the draw though as I know some have had some issues (but less than PC based on comments here).
  12. Nah, I’m not having that this time around. Best sound, music and VFX is in the bag. Best film/director are quids in, probably best supporting for Rebecca Ferguson. I can’t see a reality where it doesn’t do well. It’s that good.
  13. Saw this on IMAX last night and was absolutely blown away. One of the most satisfying cinema experiences I've ever had, which says something given my expectations were so massively high. Almost the perfect imagining of 'my Dune' I would say, awesome. I hope Denis takes a big old box along to the next Academy Awards, I suspect there are going to be many Oscars to cart home.
  14. Totally forgot I had preordered this but it just arrived today!
  15. Something to note - as I'm not sure it has been mentioned much before and sort of ties into some of @Jamie John's comments earlier in the week. Don't feel like you have to play every time slot of every day, the loop mechanic is there to be looped. If you feel like on one day there isn't anything meaningful to do until the evening just skip the time slots ahead. Similarly, if you pick up a piece of equipment or slab you really want don't feel you have to battle through levels and risking death, just skip to the end of the day to infuse it and loop again. I religiously played each slot to begin with but after a while I was much more selective about which bits I played each time and found it eases any sense of meaningless repetition. Re: Bugs... @Jamie John Sorry to hear you've had issues. The PS5 version was rock solid for me the entire play through so not sure why you are getting such a different experience.
  16. 6... 6... Please tell me we're getting some sort of Walking Dead style mid-winter break and the other half will be airing in Jan/Feb?!?!
  17. 22. Omno (XB1) - A short (3-4 hours ish) but sweet chilled out environmental puzzle game with vibe that feels very much inspired by thatgamecompany/Giant Squid games like Journey and The Pathless. You work your way through 5 biomes on a pilgrimage of light with a cute flying squirrel cat type creature at your side, each time learning a new ability and then putting that to use in the puzzles before you unlock the route to the next zone. It's lovely to look at, has a great soundtrack and despite a little repetition does keep things fresh with each biome offering different wildlife and ambiance. It isn't perfect, I had some big old frame rate issues on my OG XB1 (it's pretty tired in fairness) but my main gripe was some control/QA issues. For a game that does sometimes ask for some pretty precise timing/platforming/combos the edge detection was miles off in places and more than a few times I was left feeling my button presses just hadn't worked. However for a game that was made by one person (Jonas Manke) it is an absolute triumph. If you have Game Pass go play it. - 8/10
  18. And done. I won't go over old ground with it, but on balance I had a lot of fun and would recommend it. It never clicked quite like Dishonored for me (but that is possibly because in of itself that was such a homage to one of my all time favourite games, Thief: The Dark Project) but my 20 odd hours (according to my PS5 timer, I thought it was more) felt well spent here. I do think they need some difficulty settings patched in at some point though, I only got the "you died in the loop" trophy by going for it deliberately while wrapping a few missed ones post-ending which in a game with a lot of killing seems a bit off. Ultimately I think the press 10/10's are a bit strong, but from my point of view it is a solid 8/10 all day long and worth a play when the price is right for you.
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