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Re: Fussy and annoying stages in games you otherwise like
« Reply #120 on: April 17, 2019, 08:36:57 PM »
I think GTA and Shenmue are comparable.

They are both life simulations to a degree (though the further game technology progresses, the less meaning and distinction that title has) but the core experience couldn't be anymore different between the two.  They're completely different genres; one is a sedate adventure game of exploration and the other is a raucous action based sandbox game.
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Re: Fussy and annoying stages in games you otherwise like
« Reply #121 on: April 17, 2019, 08:49:14 PM »
I'm just ribbing you, bud.

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Re: Fussy and annoying stages in games you otherwise like
« Reply #122 on: April 17, 2019, 09:02:28 PM »

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Re: Fussy and annoying stages in games you otherwise like
« Reply #123 on: April 17, 2019, 10:15:15 PM »
From Carousel Bakery? Lucky git.

Carousel for custard tarts, but the superior absurd bacon sandwich is from Paddingtons in the north west corner. They tend to give you extra bacon if you tip well, or if they keep you waiting, or if they’re bored.

I tipped well, was stuck behind 2 Mexican tourists so had to wait a bit, and the staff looked bored as fuck so I lucked into the absolute bacon megaload.

Always wanted to go into the dive bar attached to the back of Paddingtons but never found an excuse. Next Toronto CaB meet?

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Re: Fussy and annoying stages in games you otherwise like
« Reply #124 on: April 17, 2019, 11:30:30 PM »
Paddington's is great, but I find carousel a bit greasyer and nastier, which for me is a bonus.

You mean the Paddington Pump diner itself for a drink? Up for it!

Re: Fussy and annoying stages in games you otherwise like
« Reply #125 on: April 18, 2019, 08:31:47 AM »
The level in Earthworm Jim 2 where you have to bounce the puppies on the marshmallow.

Re: Fussy and annoying stages in games you otherwise like
« Reply #126 on: April 18, 2019, 08:42:25 AM »
That reminds me of the submarine bit in the first Earthworm Jim. You have a tight time limit to navigate an underwater maze, but you also can't bash into the walls too many times or you die. Even replaying the game as an adult, I found it impossible.

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Re: Fussy and annoying stages in games you otherwise like
« Reply #127 on: April 18, 2019, 08:56:32 AM »
To be honest most of Earthworm Jim and at least half of Earthworm Jim 2 is fussy and annoying. Still good though.

Re: Fussy and annoying stages in games you otherwise like
« Reply #128 on: April 18, 2019, 09:23:18 AM »
I'd argue that EWJ 1 is near-flawless and its gameplay variation is more restrained, it's only 2 that goes overboard with the complete random bollocks.  I think there are three "traditional" platform shooter levels in the whole sequel!

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Re: Fussy and annoying stages in games you otherwise like
« Reply #129 on: April 18, 2019, 09:42:36 AM »
Yeah but I can do them and I can't do EWJ1. Therefore it's bad.

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Re: Fussy and annoying stages in games you otherwise like
« Reply #130 on: April 18, 2019, 01:22:54 PM »
The first two Earthworm Jim games are great.  There is NO THIRD GAME IN SHITTY 3D!!!

Re: Fussy and annoying stages in games you otherwise like
« Reply #131 on: April 18, 2019, 02:44:03 PM »
The first two Earthworm Jim games are great.  There is NO THIRD GAME IN SHITTY 3D!!!

I think EWJ2 is an aesthetic triumph that absolutely falls off the gameplay log after the first stage and never really gets back on it. I'm like, ah, a timed stage where I'm digging (firing diagonally for about a minute at a time). Ah, I'm catching puppies on a marshmallow. Ah, a weird Lunar Lander clone. Ah, a shit level where I have to bounce a bomb across the stage in isometric 3D.

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Re: Fussy and annoying stages in games you otherwise like
« Reply #132 on: April 18, 2019, 03:32:14 PM »
I think EWJ2 is an aesthetic triumph that absolutely falls off the gameplay log after the first stage and never really gets back on it. I'm like, ah, a timed stage where I'm digging (firing diagonally for about a minute at a time). Ah, I'm catching puppies on a marshmallow. Ah, a weird Lunar Lander clone. Ah, a shit level where I have to bounce a bomb across the stage in isometric 3D.

To be fair, I haven't played Earthworm Jim 2 since I was a kid, so my nostalgic memories may be well be playing havoc with my mind.

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Re: Fussy and annoying stages in games you otherwise like
« Reply #133 on: April 28, 2019, 06:51:52 AM »
Just started playing Watch Dogs 2. Enjoying it for the most part but have noticed the cars handle like crap. Imagine my joy when I encounter an early mission where you’re being pursued by cop cars and helicopters on busy streets and you have to get away from them. The cars handle so poorly I just crash around like it’s dodge-em cars. After finally losing the cops (after numerous attempts) I ended up accidentally driving into the water and the mission restarted at the beginning of the chase! If you can’t make the driving fun or even acceptable don’t base whole missions around it ye fools! It could be a game-breaker depending on the amount of driving required going forward.