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#1265

(They’re also releasing it on the same day as Sonic Mania so it certainly isn’t going to get a look in from me.)


#1266

Well, yeah, but it’s built on the foundation that it was shite.


#1267

Oh man, I’m too excited for Sonic Mania!!! I actually went on to Amazon just now to preorder it and couldn’t find it. A bit of searching shows it’s going to be download only with a price tag of $19.99. Initially thought that was a bit pricey but if it was given a physical release it would cost at least double that.

My only concern is what to do with Fallout 4. There’s no way I’ll be finished it come mid-August (I’ve been playing for about a week and I’ve “only” racked up 30 hours on it). Reckon I’ll put it to one side for a quick playthrough of Mania and replay it later down the line.

Also, the Amazon search spat up a result for Sonic Forces, something I either hadn’t heard of or had forgotten about.

Looks like the Sonic Generation sequel. Up for more of that though it’ll be interesting to see how it compares to Mania.


#1268

This is the best way of doing F4, in pieces.


#1269

Yeah? Previous games (3, New Vegas and Skyrim) I just played til death until thee wasn’t anything else left to do. Have you finished Fallout 4? How many hours did you rack up?


#1270

Off the top of my head, don’t know, probably in the region of 100 as I took my time with it and did all the DLC.

I just found it worked better with breaks. One big thing that changed the game for me was modding armour / weapons which the game doesn’t do a good job of explaining.


#1271

Hmmmm… I’m 30 hours in and feel I’ve done very little exploring or actual story missions. Now I think about it I’ve wasted a stupid amount of time on settlement building which isn’t fun as such but it quite addicting.


#1272

Settlement building is love-or-loathe, I like it but there’s times when the interface is damn clunky.

It is very satisfying to build a nicely furnished pad in an atomic wasteland. Lights, bed, carpets, roof - the works.

Quite a few places I have started off as a bed just for easy health restore. One of the craziest structures I have is Hangman’s Alley - a multi-level settlement, but nothing beats the one I built on the top of and around the top of Kingsport Lighthouse. Physics? Fallout 4 says ‘fuck physics’.


#1273

Yeah, Sonic Forces looks like it could be interesting but Mania is the main event for me. I’d prefer a physical release, but a download for £15.99 is ok. I hope they consider making some of the old core games (Sonic 1,2,3&K,CD) available for PS4 too.

I have the first four on the DS at the moment (and have been giving them a playthrough recently in anticipation) but it would be nice to be able to play them on a big screen without having to dig out the PS3.

(First world problems, I know.)


#1274

Is the PS4 not backwards comparable? I got Sonics 1-3, & Knuckles and CD on 360 and was chuffed to bits when I set up my Xbox One and found them all ready and waiting to be transferred over (along with Doom and Doom 2!).


#1275

I don’t think so, sadly.


#1276

That’s a bit of a nusence.


#1277

I’m anticipating Sonic Mania enough that I’m even enjoying listening to the soundtrack for some of the zones that they’ve released in advance.

This one is a bit of an oddity though - they’ve slowed down the tempo slightly compared to the original so it sounds a bit too lounge-y (a bit like some of the stuff from Knuckles Chaotix). Change the settings on YouTube to play it at 1.25x speed and it sounds perfect.


#1278

Looks like Jigsaw is going to be leaving riddles all over Gotham in the next TellTale Batman game.


#1279

Was the first one any good? I kind of lost interest in telltale midway through Fables but I do like Batman games.


#1280

I didn’t play it but the reviews were pretty good. Apparently some people were upset by how much it deviated from the commonly accepted lore.


#1281

Was he still bitten by a radioactive bat?


#1282

As I understand it, Thomas Wayne was criminal partners with Falcone and that’s why the Waynes were murdered. The identity of the villain (Scarecrow?) upset people too I think.


#1283

What I saw played like a bad soap opera between Harvey, Selina and Bruce… ain’t even touching that thing with a ten feet pole.


#1284

Sonic Mania Special Stage and Bonus Stage, as well as the Time Attack mode:

It’s nostalgia-heavy but it still looks like a lot of fun. Blue Sphere was always a perfect combination of challenging and maddening.