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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Tell Me Why: Chapter 1, Hypnospace Outlaw, Battletoads, Flight Simulator (PC) & Spiritfarer out now
by RJ Badman » Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:16 am

People who know me, know me. I'm a pretty blokey bloke, I like my whiskey, my Guinness, my heavy metal and my action movies. Hell yeah. :datass:

My first trip to the Everdoor in Spiritfarer actually just had me shedding tears. Manly tears obviously but christ I think that's the first time a game has made me cry. :lol:

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Battletoads, Flight Simulator (PC), Don’t Starve: Giant Edition & Spiritfarer out now.
by Ste » Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:07 am

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kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:
Photek wrote:
kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:I hate to say it, but i'm preferring it to Streets of Rage 4 (which i also liked).

Me too, if only for that fact that it has mini games and is genuinely hilarious, actually, it's not just that, the beat em up sections are better too with far more complexity than SoR4.


This is exactly my feeling also. And it's a better SP game.

So why have some outlets tore strips off it? Anyone here who has tried it and not enjoyed it?


I've tried and it and don't get it. It seems a poor beat 'em up with a really strawberry floating annoying "click here to send emails" section.


I'm not getting on with it either. The toads seem to move really slowly and the combat seems really sluggish.

I think SOR4 is far superior. I got the achievement for getting an S rank on every stage on SOR4 to do so you have to keep your combo going through out the majority of the level. Try and do that and see if you still think there's no complexity to it.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Battletoads, Flight Simulator (PC), Don’t Starve: Giant Edition & Spiritfarer out now.
by Moggy » Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:30 am

Ste wrote:
Moggy wrote:
kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:
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kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:I hate to say it, but i'm preferring it to Streets of Rage 4 (which i also liked).

Me too, if only for that fact that it has mini games and is genuinely hilarious, actually, it's not just that, the beat em up sections are better too with far more complexity than SoR4.


This is exactly my feeling also. And it's a better SP game.

So why have some outlets tore strips off it? Anyone here who has tried it and not enjoyed it?


I've tried and it and don't get it. It seems a poor beat 'em up with a really strawberry floating annoying "click here to send emails" section.


I'm not getting on with it either. The toads seem to move really slowly and the combat seems really sluggish.

I think SOR4 is far superior. I got the achievement for getting an S rank on every stage on SOR4 to do so you have to keep your combo going through out the majority of the level. Try and do that and see if you still think there's no complexity to it.


Yeah, SOR4 is great.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Wasteland 3, Tell Me Why: Ch 1, Battletoads, Flight Simulator (PC) & Spiritfarer out now.
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:54 am

SOR 4 is great. But Battletoads is far better in my opinion. The comparison I made is a bit silly really with a bit more playtime on Battletoads though, I would say only 2/3 of it is side scrolling beat em up action, the rest is twin stick shooter, platforming puzzle and Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes type of action. I am on the final act now but so far it feels like the perfect 8 hour game (not a forumite recommendation btw).

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Battletoads, Flight Simulator (PC), Don’t Starve: Giant Edition & Spiritfarer out now.
by Photek » Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:11 am

Ste wrote:I think SOR4 is far superior. I got the achievement for getting an S rank on every stage on SOR4 to do so you have to keep your combo going through out the majority of the level. Try and do that and see if you still think there's no complexity to it.


How do you do a combo in SoR4? I've no idea how, is it ever explained?

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Battletoads, Flight Simulator (PC), Don’t Starve: Giant Edition & Spiritfarer out now.
by Ste » Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:35 am

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Ste wrote:I think SOR4 is far superior. I got the achievement for getting an S rank on every stage on SOR4 to do so you have to keep your combo going through out the majority of the level. Try and do that and see if you still think there's no complexity to it.


How do you do a combo in SoR4? I've no idea how, is it ever explained?


It's not a combo in the traditional sense.

I guess it's more like a hit meter.

If you keep hitting enemies (without getting hit) and don't leave too much time between hitting enemies your hit meter (and so your score) just keeps growing. If too much time passes you bank your combo/score. if you get hit you lose it all.

The challenge is:
1. Not getting hit (obviously!)
2. Knowing how to/getting from one area of the stage to the next in enough time to keep your hit meter going.

It's the key to getting a good score, and a better rank. As I said, I managed to get an S rank on every stage (on hard). It's one of my proudest gaming achievements! I did some stages with Adam - he can cover a lot of ground quickly so it helps to get from one area to the next and keep the meter going and others with Axel - his repeated punches special attack helps rack up the hits. For me it's been a bit like the difference between playing Halo on legendary compared to normal. It's still enjoyable to play but it's not until you try and do it (Legendary/getting an S rank) you really appreciate the depth/mechanics of the game.

My scores are around 25-30k. The high scores on the leader boards are in the millions. I've not bothered to see if there are any vids but I imagine some people must be capable of getting through a whole stage without getting hit and keeping the combo alive the whole time.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Wasteland 3, Tell Me Why: Ch 1, Battletoads, Flight Simulator (PC) & Spiritfarer out now.
by Photek » Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:51 am

Thanks, ill give it a go, on Normal however. :)

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Wasteland 3, Tell Me Why: Ch 1, Battletoads, Flight Simulator (PC) & Spiritfarer out now.
by Ste » Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:19 pm

Be prepared to select "restart stage" a lot!

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Wasteland 3, Tell Me Why: Ch 1, Battletoads, Flight Simulator (PC) & Spiritfarer out now.
by Photek » Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:33 pm

Ste wrote:Be prepared to select "restart stage" a lot!

:dread:

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Tell Me Why: Chapter 1, Hypnospace Outlaw, Battletoads, Flight Simulator (PC) & Spiritfarer out now
by rinks » Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:35 pm

RJ Badman wrote:People who know me, know me. I'm a pretty blokey bloke, I like my whiskey, my Guinness, my heavy metal and my action movies. Hell yeah. :datass:

My first trip to the Everdoor in Spiritfarer actually just had me shedding tears. Manly tears obviously but christ I think that's the first time a game has made me cry. :lol:


I’m fairly sure that now would be a very bad time for me to try Spiritfarer.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Wasteland 3, Tell Me Why: Ch 1, Battletoads, Flight Simulator (PC) & Spiritfarer out now.
by RJ Badman » Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:37 pm

Yeah I wouldn't if you're feeling vulnerable as I've just been bawling. :lol:

Wholesome bawling, but still.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Wasteland 3, Tell Me Why: Ch 1, Battletoads, Flight Simulator (PC) & Spiritfarer out now.
by Monkey Man » Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:52 pm



Team up with friends to build and defend villages of vegetable folk from deadly feral beasts in the blighted world of The Hollow. Explore, gather, and fight! Can you craft the perfect village? Drake Hollow is available now on Xbox One.


Out now on XB1 Game Pass.

Wasteland 3 & Double Kick Heroes out now on both XB1 & PC.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Wasteland 3, Tell Me Why: Ch 1, Battletoads, Flight Simulator (PC) & Spiritfarer out now.
by Ironhide » Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:11 pm

RJ Badman wrote:Yeah I wouldn't if you're feeling vulnerable as I've just been bawling. :lol:

Wholesome bawling, but still.


Don't play To the Moon either.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Wasteland 3, Tell Me Why: Ch 1, Drake Hollow, Battletoads, Flight Simulator (PC) & Spiritfarer out
by RJ Badman » Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:51 pm

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Wasteland 3, Tell Me Why: Ch 1, Drake Hollow, Battletoads, Flight Simulator (PC) & Spiritfarer out
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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Battletoads, Flight Simulator (PC), Don’t Starve: Giant Edition & Spiritfarer out now.
by rinks » Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:55 pm

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:Is Hypnospace Outlaw out today? It's one of my most wanted to play games of the last couple of years. And now i don't even know how i'm going to find time for it!

Started this last night, as I fancied a change of style after 100%ing Assassin’s Creed 3/Liberation. It’s strawberry floating mental.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Wasteland 3, Tell Me Why: Ch 1, Drake Hollow, Battletoads, Flight Simulator (PC) & Spiritfarer out
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:29 pm

I have just fought for 2 hours to get this running on my old (but current) pc as I really wanted the mouse and keyboard and sat in front of a monitor experience.

My pc is an all in one job from 2012 with HD2500 integrated graphics. I’m not sure I’m going to know what is buggy and retro bu design and what is just my crappy hardware. I’m kind of amazed Game Pass beta app installed (it took a while tbf).

Fooled around in the start up screen. I think it’s going to be my jam. I first used the internet in 1997 at sixth form, so this is nostalgia that’s very much from my era.

And I had my own terrible homepage with rotating JPEGs and embedded wav files. And way too much personal data.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Wasteland 3, Tell Me Why: Ch 1, Battletoads, Flight Simulator (PC) & Spiritfarer out now.
by Photek » Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:37 pm

Monkey Man wrote:

Team up with friends to build and defend villages of vegetable folk from deadly feral beasts in the blighted world of The Hollow. Explore, gather, and fight! Can you craft the perfect village? Drake Hollow is available now on Xbox One.


Out now on XB1 Game Pass.

Wasteland 3 & Double Kick Heroes out now on both XB1 & PC.

Looks A LOT like grounded but I’ll give it a whirl.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Wasteland 3, Tell Me Why: Ch 1, Drake Hollow, Battletoads, Flight Simulator (PC) & Spiritfarer out
by rinks » Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:57 pm

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:I have just fought for 2 hours to get this running on my old (but current) pc as I really wanted the mouse and keyboard and sat in front of a monitor experience.

My pc is an all in one job from 2012 with HD2500 integrated graphics. I’m not sure I’m going to know what is buggy and retro bu design and what is just my crappy hardware. I’m kind of amazed Game Pass beta app installed (it took a while tbf).

Fooled around in the start up screen. I think it’s going to be my jam. I first used the internet in 1997 at sixth form, so this is nostalgia that’s very much from my era.

And I had my own terrible homepage with rotating JPEGs and embedded wav files. And way too much personal data.

Yeah, not using a keyboard and mouse is kind of spoiling the immersion a bit. But hell, it’s bringing back so many memories of my days on Freeserve dial-up, browsing with Netscape.

I just got a virus! This is frustrating but also great fun.

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PostRe: Xbox Game Pass - Wasteland 3, Tell Me Why: Ch 1, Drake Hollow, Battletoads, Flight Simulator (PC) & Spiritfarer out
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:06 pm

I believe you may be able to use keyboard and mouse on Xbox (you can on switch). Obviously most peoples layouts (myself included) do not really work great for this though.

I’m only in the tutorial and it’s got my misty eyed with nostalgia, the terrible grating speech with terrible edits and loads of hiss. I gather the game has been updated for this release with extra web pages etc also, so a great time to dive in all around.

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