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#201

It’s still taken very seriously in our house :slight_smile:

Juvenile Unit #2 is far more consistent than I at getting victories, but she’s a motion control merchant. I keep it old school on the control pad. The key is drifting. Once the nippers get that, they’re good to go (one of the reasons Juvenile Unit #1 is not good at MK).

Many would dismiss it as a clone, and I’m not going to pretend it’s better than MK, but you should check out Sonic Transformed (the second karting game). Came out a few years ago, dirt cheap now.

A total celebration of the Sega universe (the Afterburner track is superb) and just full of the drifty mechanics that tend to characterise their racers.


#202

Originally posted by @pap

Originally posted by @Sussexsaint

My 3 year old sat in the lounge with me last weekend and I taught him mario kart - had fun on time trials to start with but eventually put him in a game - finished middle of the pack a couple of times totally un-assisted.

These are the life skills we need to be passing on

It’s still taken very seriously in our house :slight_smile:

Juvenile Unit #2 is far more consistent than I at getting victories, but she’s a motion control merchant. I keep it old school on the control pad. The key is drifting. Once the nippers get that, they’re good to go (one of the reasons Juvenile Unit #1 is not good at MK).

**Many would dismiss it as a clone, and I’m not going to pretend it’s better than MK, but you should check out Sonic Transformed (the second karting game). Came out a few years ago, dirt cheap now. **

A total celebration of the Sega universe (the Afterburner track is superb) and just full of the drifty mechanics that tend to characterise their racers.

+1 on this. Think it may actually have been pap that rec’d it to me. I really enjoyed it too. Obviously it’s no MK, but it’s still good fun.

Plus I am still a sucker for Sonic, so it is nice to have a game with him that doesn’t make me want to burn my childhood memories.


#203

Originally posted by @KRG

+1 on this. Think it may actually have been pap that rec’d it to me. I really enjoyed it too. Obviously it’s no MK, but it’s still good fun.

Plus I am still a sucker for Sonic, so it is nice to have a game with him that doesn’t make me want to burn my childhood memories.

There’s loads to love about it. The risk vs reward boost mechanic is better than MK’s. No fucking blue shell! And it can be played at 4K on a PC. Quite surprised it never made the jump to current gen.


#204

Lovely, harks back to the Ultimate Play the Game (Knight Lore, Alien 8 etc) genre of games on the spectrum in the late 80s, used to love playing those even though I wasn’t the good at them.

Only £14.99 on Steam too, I might just get me some of this action.


#205

Originally posted by @pap

He’s been wanting to do a game like this for as long as I’ve known him. Left a firm to setup on his own and did the damn thing. Love seeing his game outscore stuff from major studios like Gearbox. Eat shit, Battleborne :slight_smile:

It’s something I’d like to do one day. In the future though.

For now, whilst still learning my trade as a designer I’m happy where I am. There’s a lot of talented folk around me, in lots of disciplines whose skills I can leech off for the time being.

Plus, y’know, life n that. Girl wants us saving to buy a place, taking that leap isn’t really an option at the moment.

One day though, even if it does nothing, I’ll get something out on my own :lou_smiley:


#206

Gotta say, it’s a weird old experience playing something so personal to someone I know. The opening section has got a load of arcade games. Neutrino is a game that he and pals were working on in the 1990s. Ooh Aar Kung Fu is a farm-based fighting game that he’s always been daydreaming about.


#207

** Extremely geeky gamer voice **

Someone shared this at work t’other day. It’s not a new game, or anything I’m playing atm (that said, an HD remake would make me open my wallet double fast).

More just a really nice, well put together deconstruction of the Crash Bandicoot series. I’m sure folk will have noticed the pattern, I 'kin love a platformer. Plus, ya know, I’m generally a game geek and found this really interesting. Sharing here, as someone else might also enjoy it.


#208

:lou_lol: :lou_lol: :lou_lol:

Crash Bandicoot Getting Remastered For PS4

The old Crash Bandicoot games are getting remastered for PS4, Sony just announced.

That’s Crash, Crash 2 and Crash Warped. Crash will also be appearing in Skylanders Imaginators in October.


#209

Have you seen Yooka Laylee Kickstarter KRG ? looks liek it would be right up your alley as it were.

Thsi week I am mainly playing hearthstone


#210

I have, and it does indeed. I considered backing it, but wasn’t really sure how wise that was. Will be following it’s development, and hopefully picking it up when it does come out.

Ha there’s a lot of people in the office that are Hearthstone obsessed. It’s never really done it for me. Went to a talk by Eric Dodds a few weeks ago, the Lead Designer on the game, was **really interesting ** - he’s a very intelligent, and very engaging dude.

Another new game I am really looking forward to is Inside - from the makers of Limbo (also a cracking game, if you haven’t played it).


#211

I loved Hearthstone when I first started playing it, but it’s too much of a min/max game these days and too many people know what they’re doing. When it works, it’s beautiful - it’s the sort of game that makes you feel clever.

When it doesn’t, it’s horrible.

Some of my favourite decks are the ones that let you completely take the piss (when dealt out the right way). Unfortunately, it’s crushing if you come up against someone with the right cards to counter it.


#212

I’m only just learning it as a game, luckily there are a couple off offline adventures to whet the appetitie ( both of which are amazingly engaging ) goes well beyond a normal ‘card game’ in may ways.

Spent a bit on packs and am slowly learning the ropes. Only up to lv 21 in the online thing - trying to work out who is the best fit hero for me to use at the moment


#213

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

** insert fapping furiously emoji **


#214

I’ve literally been waiting for this day for years. Love the trailer! Can’t wait.


#215

Meh. I hope it’s still Zelda. Looks like every other open world game.


#216

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#217

I’m slightly perplexed by some of the internet’s (not so much yours, mind) at the game being ‘open world’.

Pretty much every Zelda has been an open world game. Perhaps not on the same scale as your GTAs, but I’d argue they are still open world.

A Link Between Worlds, for example, is probably one of the most ‘open’ games I have ever played. It pretty much starts, drops you in the game world, and from there on you can go in any direction, tackle any dungeon or use any item.


#218

I’m back on the Civ 5. Young Adult Unit #2 expressed an interest in the game last week, so I bought her a copy and gave her a bit of a primer during her first game. Young Adult Unit #1 has finally deigned to re-emerge from the expensive clutches of the capital. She has been a keen player for years. This is not a warm Chez pap gaming story, though. It’s a true Sotonians tale.

Last night, I am playing single player and our own MLG says “Hallo. Do you want to play multiplayer?”. Now MLG is sadly much better at this game than I am, and much more committed. I say I cannot commit to a huge amount of time, so he starts a Quick game (3-4hrs) on a Tiny map. The map is some real flat earth shit. It doesn’t wrap around, like it does in the regular game, and I’m right up against the left edge, playing the Venetians. MLG, my ally (we’re playing against the AI) is playing as the Indians.

The Venetians are a weird race in Civ. They cannot found new cities, but they can use their immense wealth to buy city states. The Indians are also a challenge to play. They don’t mind having shitloads of people in a city, but they do mind having shitloads of cities. Neither MLG nor I can build much in the way of new real estate. I can only buy existing city states. I eventually snaffle two up.

The port city I took over had a serious problem. It was supposed to address the lack of a navy, but there’s a mountain blocking all the ships in. At best, I can deploy six ships in a closed lake. MLG is on the coast, exposed and worried about the Polish, lining up on the other side of the ocean.

Although allies, we’ve gone about things in different ways within our own empires. I don’t know what MLG specifically went for, but it was quite clear that he didn’t choose piety, which focuses on developing religious power. I did, founded Sikhism and sent my missionaries out to convert the heathens. Out of respect for MLG’s militant atheism, I do not send my missionaries to his cities, but it matters not. My religion spread to MLG’s cities regardless, such is the fervour with which it is observed.

MLG gets increasingly worried about the Polish, looking ever more likely to start something, and asked what my plans were, militarily speaking. I informed him that he was essentially acting as a shield for my monument based theocracy, what with my empire being completely unreachable unless they came through him first. I might have even called him “buffer boy”.

We shall resume play at some point in the future. Affairs persist in this state of tension. But yes, trolling MLG with religion and half-hearted military commitment in Civ 5 is quite the experience :lou_wink_2:


#219

MLG plays anal control freakery games online. What are the odds on that?


#220

As I’m in Japan at the moment I’m restricted to mobile games - primarily FM16 Mobile and have built a rather good Saints team as always.

Currently have regen Pirlo and Tielemans in centre mid, regen Ronaldinho, Max Meyer and Julian Brandt attacking mid and a lone regen Del Piero up top (regen Zlatan is on the bench as he respawned quite young). Full backs remain Cedric and Targett though as it’s always a bitch to get good fbs so I’m waiting for Lahm and Alves to retire.

Looking forward to playing No Man’s Sky and Horizon Zero Dawn later this year, might pick up the rebooted God of War too but will wait for reviews as I didn’t love the combat on the old ones.

My name on PSN and Steam is mr_joejangles (I was 13 and thought it was funny) if anyone wants to add me - I play FIFA, Civ, FM and Battlefield mainly online and I’m mediocre at all of them :slight_smile: