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  1. And I'm back to wandering around. This is not for me. I spent over an hour wandering around the second world to find one little gap opened by "thermal reversal"  (I have no idea how this fits into the story). This lead me to the third world where I'm instantly stuck on the opening bit. So back to the second world I go. But, exploring over the same area to find that little gap comes to my major gripe with the game. The EMMI sections. What a load of bollocks those sections are. My god avoid a robot that you can't kill until you find something you need to explore all over the world again to find. Ahhhhhh..


    I think I'll give this to my daughter as an additional Christmas present. I've tried. But it's really winding me up. Life's too short.


    Oh and the controls (on the pro controller) are awful. I dread to think what this is like on the joycons.

  2. 5 minutes ago, MikeBeaver said:

    I've finished 2 Metroid games... EVER!! This is one of them, the other, it's prequel.

    I got stuck a lot, I just went and found YT walkthroughs for the bits I was stuck at.


    The last boss was really pissing me off, to the point I was just going to give up and watch the ending oline, but the thread convinced me to keep trying... I gave up for the evening and went to bed, came back at it the next day and smashed that sodding boss first time.


    Soooooo, give t a break and come back with fresh eyes, the amount of times I had to shoot a wall I had no idea I needed to shoot though... yeah, obtuse isn't the word 😛

    I've completed all Metroids I've played. The only ones I haven't played are the handheld versions. Toughness I don't mind. It's getting lost, walking around in circles that does my head in. I am going to take your advice and stop playing now though. Try again tomorrow. Thanks for the tip @Alex W.

  3. 10 minutes ago, Alex W. said:

    You're at the one big of the game that is iconically obtuse.


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    Go back to the bit in Cataris where you find the elevator; go down and to the left and shoot the "solid" wall.

    Wow. Thanks. I would never have tried that. I will persevere. Usually stuff like that is for "secrets". Not how to progress the main branch of a game. Perhaps I am just getting too long in the tooth for this video game malarky.

  4. I am afraid this is a no from me. Frustrating. Obtuse. Ridiculous controls that are slippery. I have been stuck all evening getting burnt to a cinder when going to Cataris.I assume I need a suit to stop me from burning. I am going round in circles in Artaria in the same 4/5 rooms. All exits blocked. Getting there was bad enough. The EMMI's are an exercise in frustration. Utter trial and error what to do with them.


    I do worry about Nintendo's output these days. The Paper Mario game had a ridiculous battle system and was plain boring. This is just a baffling idea for a metroid game. I really want to love it, but I can't.

  5. On 11/12/2021 at 15:48, acidbearboy said:


    I can think of a couple of funk/disco classics that Jamiroqaui have borrowed, but I couldn't place that one. Which track of theirs did you think was similar?

    You give me something. At least to my untrained ear.

  6. So. Friday night. Big game of football tomorrow. Nice quiet night in. Mrs is watching the new Sex in the City. So, on go the headphones and a wander through my collection of mp3's. I've always loved this band. But this is probably my favourite. Another bassline that Jamiroquai syphoned off onto one of their tunes. Starpoint.  One of their earliest hits. But that bassline along with the piano. Goosebumps!



  7. 19 hours ago, ChewMagma said:

    Fuck, Ogbonna has done his ACL.

    Yeah. That's a gutter for him. A solid performer each week. To be fair to Dawson, he came on Sunday and fitted in no problem. I've got no qualms about him becoming the centre back pairing with Zouma.

  8. I saw one in the flesh yesterday so to speak. What a good awful looking massive machine. I think I'll wait for the "slim" revision before I take the plunge. If that's 2 years down the line, so be it. Got plenty to be getting on with. I can't believe the prices these still go for. 

  9. Well. The best thing that happened today was Liverpool equalising. We came out after that, then the second half a better team. Fornals had a tremendous game. Non-stop running, skill and finishing to boot. This season is beyond my wildest dreams from what I thought was achievable at the start. Who knows how high we can go? I am certainly going to enjoy the ride.

  10. 1 hour ago, McCoy said:


    I think I found an option to turn off the control prompts which has the nice benefit of the making the image bigger too. Look in the settings and see if there is anything to turn off button prompts. 

    Yes you can definitely do that. The avatar and dotted border are immovable.

  11. 3 hours ago, Rex Grossman said:


    You’re not meant to be enjoying them FFS. Just analyse them.

    I'm playing through Zelda OOT. Really enjoying it. Just wish they'd sort the borders out. That can't be good for any TV's, especially OLED's?

  12. Had to watch on TV despite having a ticket as I couldn't make it to the game. Far from our best and we still won 4-1. I saw Rice give the ball away twice and even he mentioned it in the post match interview. He wasn't happy. He's some player. Johnson is getting better and better and fully deserves his place in front of Coufal at the moment. Big week coming up. Really looking forward to it.

  13. 26 minutes ago, NoVisAnima said:

    After loving oblivion I started Fallout 3 getting interested by the intro and where the start was going. Naturally letting the game pick my skills based on how I was playing and at the end of the intro the vault door opened to a big wide vista of brown. Just brown. I was spec'd for melee and here I was looking at a brown world with a wrench in hand and I was torn out of the experience completely. I felt I was going to be doing obvlion sword combat again but now with a pipe in a world of brown and sometimes I could slow the game down and slow mo hit things with a pipe. Bounced right off.


    Similar but way faster happened with RDR took a few steps and realiased I was going to be doing GTA missions again and I wasn't in the mood.

    It's all about opinions. I loved the start to Fallout 3. The "browness"  added to the utterly savaged cityscape and its denizens shambling around. From the colour of the vault, to the desperation of the nuclear holocaust. In my top 5 games I've ever played.

  14. I've just had a couple of hours playing through. All looked good to me. For N64 games it definitely needs the N64 controller though. The lack of screen size and filtering options coupled with the intrusive borders are the things that irk me the most. I can never detect lag, so no issues for me. The image looked nice, bright and very smooth.

  15. 14 minutes ago, The Mighty Ash said:

    Not everyone inspects games with the navel gazing ferocity of digital foundry. For the average gamer, its fine.

    Agree with that. It's the "renting" aspect of this which pisses me off 

  16. Just got back in. I love us beating those big time Charlie's. Not at our best, but still scratched out a win. My love for Declan Rice grows stronger, match by match

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