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    Good to hear you liked Get Out, can’t wait to see that myself. Shame you don’t enjoy G2, I agree about the comedy but I don’t think story is always massively important, my standards are low enough that I really enjoy the Fast and Furious series haha.
    I thought Logan was fantastic, proper scphincter pinchingly brutal and quite a gritty story, even if with TLoU similarities.
    I think we’re in a mediocre phase of cinema, there’s plenty of brilliant stuff about but the big budget, heavily advertised stuff is often very meh. I’m trying to enjoy the meh for what it is, especially since little ones limit my cinema time.

    ron_mcphatty
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    Heloooo? (Echo, echo, echo…)
    I went to see Guardians of The Galaxy 2 last night, I’m sure plenty of people have plenty to complaints but I honestly thought it was the most charming, fun and funny action comedies in a long long time. Definitely worth a trip, especially if you liked the first or enjoy the amazing soundtrack. Anyone else been to the pictures lately?

    in reply to: Trophy Banter #286841
    ron_mcphatty
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    Good job Del, was it a good one to get? How did the game stack up against all the criticism?
    I bagged the Saints Row 3 platinum yesterday. It was an utterly silly, violent and booby experience… my character might have been the headline from a Newssnatch, but then strong, independent women are allowed to be ridiculously endowed, right?

    in reply to: Trophy Banter #286341
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    Same mate I’ve never been a fan of bike games, not that I dislike them I just haven’t bought one since Manx TT on the PS1 I think. DCB is really good though, the handling is as fun as the regular game and makes a decent challenge of getting you to control the throttle out of corners. Chaining corners together is fun too, it’s quite easy to control your rate of turn for undertakes or hitting the apex but you have to get a feeling for when to flip the bike between turning left or right, it’s bloody good. And instead of drifting events you have to do wheelies and stoppies as well as hammer it through speed traps, I think it’s better than drifting, and midway through the tour the races get you to mix those skills with winning, which is hard later on but I think just the right toughness not to piss you off. Just like the main game difficulty is very well balanced, it feels breakneck and it’s totally satisfying to beat an event by the skin of your teeth, my only complaint is that the bikes all feel fairly similar. Definitely worth the money and you’ll like it by the end of the first race, I promise :)

    in reply to: JOIN OUR F*KING CREW #286300
    ron_mcphatty
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    Boom! I struggled with this for ages, some smarmy bastard (I think it was LoneSteven) pointed out the img button above.
    I’ll join! My crew has had no love for a long time and I’d quite like to have something to do in the Bikes DLC, or whatever it’s called.
    The forums have gone to crap, a few of us Twitter haters use it every now and then to discuss our obsessions, then bots post nonsense and try to steal our money. Every now and then a TSA senior manager clears up their mess and we go back to ghost town. Shame really!

    in reply to: JOIN OUR F*KING CREW #286299
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    in reply to: Trophy Banter #286180
    ron_mcphatty
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    Driveclub Bikes platinum, woohoo. Careful Del, I’m catching up… (I’m really not!)

    in reply to: Trophy Banter #285274
    ron_mcphatty
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    Yeah they were tough to spot a lot of the time! I don’t know why they weren’t part of a quest.
    I’ve had to move on to DriveClub Bikes to get over Horizon, the one downside of completing a game entirely is that there’s nowt left to do, apart from silently scream at Guerilla to make some DLC haha.

    in reply to: Trophy Banter #285254
    ron_mcphatty
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    Nice work! The Horizon Platinum Club is getting big. Yeah I agree the trials were a pain, there wasn’t much skill needed to beat the times if you were fairly lucky, just sprinted and dodged your way through, the stealth ones were especially stupid. I did like the Thunderjaw ones though, especially where you have to override the two others and take him on three to one!
    I managed to stumble across the master override location way before the story took me there but the game had a great way of dealing with me, three stalkers walked up to me uncloaking and blocked the way, charging when I moved forward and standing still when I backed off, I got the message straight away and thought it was really smart. Shame the training dummies didn’t come with a map, that would’ve made the collectibles a perfect addition.

    in reply to: Trophy Banter #285132
    ron_mcphatty
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    Looks like the TSA senior management have tidied up the forum, cheers guys :)

    Last night I finished Horizon and bagged the platinum. I think I fell into the trap of levelling up too much for the story, having done everything before the final mission. I didn’t use the ancient armour and the easiness sort of suits me as I don’t get much time for games at the moment, but it would’ve been nice to be challenged more. Having said that it was still awesome, I’ve never enjoyed fighting in a game as much, the simple RPG system was spot on for me and the story was even better than Alex Garland’s Enslaved plot which was my old yardstick for post apocalyptic sagas! Superb, I’d write superlatives about it all day if I could, and the withdrawal is already tough to cope with. Guerilla, make more now, pleeeeeease!!

    ron_mcphatty
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    Hah fair enough, glad you’re still enjoying it, you definitely win the award for getting your money’s worth! You’ll definitely enjoy HZD when you get around to it, and it’ll also take over your life, but probably not for as long as NMS :)

    ron_mcphatty
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    He’s certainly a bastard! I had to cheat a bit to beat two at once, very ashamed. Are you playing it mate?

    ron_mcphatty
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    Hah, nice! I like the sticky physics, strange but fun, I’ll have to give t a go soon haven’t even played the foundation update.
    I’m quite proud of my first effort at a Thunderjaw. Really loving Horizon, every single fight is genuinely tense.

    in reply to: Horizon Zero Dawn – Tips #284475
    ron_mcphatty
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    Eek, not heard of the RockBreaker before, I’ll stay away like the massive pussy that I am. Sounds like we need to record something battles, it’s probably hard to make them look sexy but they’ll be gripping to watch. I’ll be careful which side quests I take on then, but I’ll definitely plough through a few now. Just managed an hour while my family were out, made my way to Meridian, it’s so weird being inside a big medieval city after about 25 hours of wilderness and mountains! Guerilla have nailed this game, the atmosphere and character of the world is excellent.

    in reply to: Horizon Zero Dawn – Tips #284468
    ron_mcphatty
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    Hah, I made that (Stormbird) mistake with those three Bellowbacks east of Devil’s thirst! I waded in all confident, got comprehensively spanked and just escaped with no health, potions, ammo or kills. I don’t think I’d upgraded anything at the time, or used the modifications, but in the last few days I’ve gone quite far west and concentrated on hunting for parts to upgrade the inventory capacity.

    I haven’t seen a Trampler yet, I’ve only just come across my first Thunderjaw which I had to run and hide from! Whilst hunting I’ve been slowly erranding my way to Meridian to pick up the story so looking forward to getting there tonight. Only two Cauldrons done so far but I really like them, the close quarter boss fights are great, and I’ve just got my second Tallneck.

    How are you finding the side missions Dave? I’ve only done a handful as I come across characters, rather than the village based ones. I’m mindful of my trophy OCD so want do the relevant ones to get the allies on side, is it worth going back and doing all of the ones I ignored in the Nora territory before I find loads more elsewhere?

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