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oneiros
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Out now on XBLA; anyone taken a look?

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#1 at 14:07:50 - 22/07/2011
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Just sent my review to the AATG Gods,

I bloody love it.

#2 at 18:29:16 - 25/07/2011
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Not feeling this one at all. Space pennies saved for From Dust.
#3 at 10:16:21 - 26/07/2011
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What he said, even despite Chris's rather excellent writeup
#4 at 10:44:00 - 26/07/2011
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Hairy polished it into shape to be fair :D

The demo had me from the start, but I really do think it's a bit special. Maybe you two just have no souls?
#5 at 10:50:51 - 26/07/2011
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I'm being cagey with XBLA right now, as my 120gig drive is all but full! Not sure about Shadow Planet, although it's reminded me I need to go back to Outland.

Is one of the Summer of Arcade games a Kinect (Kin'ell) title? Fuck MS if that's the case. Buy them all to get the free game? I think not.
#6 at 14:57:35 - 26/07/2011
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evilashchris said:Hairy polished it into shape to be fair :D

The demo had me from the start, but I really do think it's a bit special. Maybe you two just have no souls?


Heh, you just needed to pick a tense and stick with it, rather than going all Back to the Future via the Present.

:D
#7 at 15:20:15 - 26/07/2011
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Hey, that's why I have an editor! :D
#8 at 15:55:52 - 26/07/2011
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evilashchris said:Maybe you two just have no souls?


To be fair, has there ever been any major XBLA game that you didn't like? Or any game at all? :p

I did enjoy the demo, but there was nothing special about the actual gameplay - the narrator is really nothing more than a gimmick, as cool as it may be. Still, it looks and sounds fantastic, so I might pick it up eventually.
#9 at 18:18:51 - 26/07/2011
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Star Raiders got 2/5. It was REAL bad.
#10 at 19:16:29 - 26/07/2011
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Kay said:
evilashchris said:Maybe you two just have no souls?


To be fair, has there ever been any major XBLA game that you didn't like? Or any game at all? :p


Steady on, Kay... He's not me, you know. :)
#11 at 20:10:52 - 26/07/2011
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In your defence, you will occasionally pick a legitimately good game that everyone else is playing and not like that one. ;)
#12 at 02:20:54 - 27/07/2011
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Um... Back to Bastion and I've now rebuilt five of the sites available at the hub, and I'm really enjoying it. Combat has got more interesting now I've been shown how to counter with the shield (although battles are often just too damn hectic to use it) and the 'horde' mode you access through the hookah pipe is fun. Wish some of the levels were a little larger though.
#13 at 08:57:22 - 27/07/2011
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Finished Bastion last night; really enjoyed it, even if the two 'choices' near the end felt a little forced. May replay from my last save to see what effect the alternatives might have, but I doubt I'll be starting 'New Game Plus'.

Tried the demo of From Dust and wasn't too impressed, but I presume Insanely Twiseted Shadow Planet is out today?
#14 at 08:47:38 - 03/08/2011
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ilmaestro said:In your defence, you will occasionally pick a legitimately good game that everyone else is playing and not like that one. ;)


I'm starting to feel that way about Outland. I tried to pick it up last night after a break and the bloody game will give me no clue where to go or what to do next. And it's fucking rock hard now. :(
#15 at 10:23:37 - 03/08/2011
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Haha, I actually agree with you about Outland! Waaaaaaaay overhyped.
#16 at 00:55:01 - 04/08/2011

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