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  1. I was really looking forward to this, but have bounced off it pretty quick. Looks and sounds lovely, but it's just not any fun to actually play. My character got stuck on the scenery on the first screen of the seeding chapter, so I quit out and selected the chapter to start it again. Once I finished the chapter I found out that playing from the chapter selection screen doesn't unlock the next part, so I lost all my progress. I probably would have persevered to see if it got any better, but I have no appetite at all to go through that empty experience again, so I guess I'm done.
  2. Got my first win! Completely undeserved, though. I picked up a perk which gave my active wand a random always-cast spell - this felt like a real gamble at the time, I half expected to get a spell that would blow me up immediately, but ended up with a rapid fire meteor wand that just demolished everything in my way. I already had fire immunity and explosion resistance, so it was just a case of holding down fire and loosely pointing in the direction of where I wanted to go. I honestly couldn't tell you what any of the enemies on the last few stages do because they didn't get much of a chance to
  3. After a long day of following the exciting adventures of my DHL delivery driver, Argos finally came through at 7! They did send me the wrong controller though - I ordered the white one (so that I'd have one of each colour) but they sent me another black one. Not the end of the world, I wouldn't have bothered returning it, but they sent a text message apologising for sending me a play and charge kit instead of a white controller, and telling me to keep the kit and they'll send a replacement controller. A bit weird that they know they sent the wrong item, but got the wrong item wron
  4. Nah, he'll have been looking at data about how everywhere is sold out for the last five weeks but didn't feel any sense of urgency, and is only now trying to get one for Christmas.
  5. I can see stuff like the lockpicking minigame from Oblivion being great with haptics... Maybe not a great example given the Bethesda situation but I reckon there'll be some great applications and expect it'll be standard practice after this gen.
  6. I imagine the car enthusiast forums would be full of pictures of people's garages as they figure out where they're going to park it.
  7. Deus Ex is one of my all time favourite games, I played it through multiple times when it released, but honestly I'd be pretty nervous to play it again now. Even at the time it came out, it was obvious that it was much greater than the sum of its parts - which was lucky because if we're being honest some of its parts were janky as fuck. It was a poor shooter, the sneaking wasn't a patch on the Thief games, but the sheer ambition and scope produced something absolutely magnificent. I guess its saving grace will be that nobody has properly taken up the mantle in the meantime. I think
  8. I know I'm setting myself up for disappointment here, but with the rumours of a Valve announcement I'm crossing my fingers for Half Life Alyx on Xbox series VR.
  9. It runs so hot you have to keep it in a fridge? Genuine Concerns vindicated!
  10. I couldn't decide between the series S, series X, or buying a 3080 and upgrading my PC. So I've somehow ended up with preorders for all 3. Whoops. I'm almost certainly going to cancel the series S order so our votes should cancel each other out.
  11. I played this quite a bit on PC at the start of the year, beat the final boss a couple of times, then figured I'd park it until v1 came out. I'd planned to wait until cross-saves were in, but couldn't resist, and now I'm hooked again. This game is absolutely made for the Switch. I love the way the different boons completely change your approach. Yesterday I got a run where my dash caused multiple types of damage, so I blitzed through rooms destroying everything by just zipping around without having to attack at all. Things were going well but that approach came unstuck on one of th
  12. I had an awful experience with Amazon for my launch-day Switch - spent all day waiting before getting a "failed to deliver your package" message. I'm definitely avoiding them this time around.
  13. I look forward to playing the upcoming Triple AAA games on my 4KKKK tv.
  14. My goal this year is to only buy things that I'm actually ready to immediately play - I've got a ridiculous backlog of games on Steam which I picked up on sale and never played, so I'm convinced I'm better off holding fire until I'm going to play a game, even if it means paying full price/missing a deal. That said, I completely ignored that logic over Christmas (hello Obra Dinn, Journey, Disco Elysium, Telling Lies, and A Short Hike, welcome to my backlog!) January What the Golf? - £5.99 (after £10 coupon applied on the Epic store) Dicey Dungeons - £7.97 (Steam) Hora
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