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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« Last post by The Legendary Shark on Today at 04:38:58 pm »
There is no snow here.

That is all.

Off Topic / Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Last post by Proudhuff on Today at 03:22:08 pm »
or some Velvet Underground...

Candi says....
Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« Last post by Proudhuff on Today at 03:21:08 pm »
apparently there is some snow in engerland... the media has hardly mentioned it at all so I thought I better draw your attention to it. :thumbsup:
Games / Re: Last game played...
« Last post by JamesC on Today at 02:50:43 pm »
Castlevania: The New Generation (Megadrive)

Super Castlevania IV (Super Nintendo)

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (DS)

I've played quite a few Castlevania titles over the years, since playing the first on NES sometime in about 1989. It's a series I've always had some affection for and I like the way the series has adopted various different play styles. I thought I'd revisit a few to see how they held up.

Castlevania: The New Generation is the one I'm enjoying most so far. It's a fast paced arcade action title and immediately grabs you with fun, tight gameplay and intuitive controls. It also offers a choice of player character from the very start.
Of the three games I've been playing it's this that has the 'just one more go' factor and is therefore the title I've spent most time on. It's certainly not the most original game in the series but is the most 'arcadey' of the ones I've played. It feels like they could have banged this straight in a cabinet and charged 20p a go.

Super Castlevania IV is the first Castlevania game I bought and it was always a bit too slow to hold my attention for very long. Despite its reputation as one of the top Castlevania games I still find it a bit of a slog. It plays about 3 times slower than 'New Generation' and while it's graphically and audibly superior (although some of the tunes are a bit annoying), probably more original on later levels, and a longer and deeper game, it just doesn't grab me. It's far more of a platform game than many others in the series. In New Generation you'll die fighting monsters, in CVIV you'll die 'Mario deaths' (falling off the bottom of the screen). I'll stick with it though.

Portrait of Ruin is quite nice despite the anime stylings, which are slightly too cute for my liking. As with many newer games there are far too many unskippable conversations between characters but the general gameplay seems pretty slick. I'm not sure the character-switching adds much but it's all done with a single button press so it doesn't really get in the way. The RPG elements are fine too but don't really add much to the sense of exploration or the thrill of fighting vampires. The worst thing about the game is that the combat feels a bit weedy. There's not much satisfaction to be had from hitting baddies as there's little sense of impact. It's a bit of a shame really - as you spend most of the time hitting things it would feel better if the hits looked like they were actually connecting and were accompanied by a satisfying percussive sound. 

Once I've spent a bit more time on these I'll give Symphony of the Night (which I have on Xbox Live), Dracula X (PSP) and Mirror of Fate (3DS) a go.
Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Last post by IndigoPrime on Today at 02:46:42 pm »
It's daft. The sensible thing would be, as you say, a public post. And just get the standard books out ASAP. They're an odd lot.

Also, this just makes them come across as poor from a customer service standpoint, when in fact the company is, broadly speaking, pretty good. (I've had quite a few book replacements. I've never had to send anything back.)
Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Last post by moldovangerbil on Today at 01:51:34 pm »
The really daft thing is why they don't just stick a post on their facebook page apologising and explaining what the reason for the delay is.  It makes far more sense to engage with customers proactively like that than just leave people in the dark.
Classifieds / Re: Best of Battle - Titan - For sale!
« Last post by EddieHitler on Today at 01:20:04 pm »
Sorry for the delay in replying.

It is a soft cover version first published in 2009.

I do not have any photos but I would say it is in very good condition.

I hope that has been of some help.
Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Last post by IndigoPrime on Today at 01:08:50 pm »
I figured it might be something like this. Daft, really.
Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Last post by Tomwe on Today at 12:18:01 pm »
I contacted them via Facebook too:

"Kindly note that we are running out of stock for the special edition which was supposed to be sent out with issue 15 and 16 that has led to the delay of the dispatch ,but we have skipped the the special and sent issue 15 and 16 only. allow 7-14 days for delivery"
So offering a special item the month before and then allowing subbers to decide whether they want it or not has obviously proved more complicated than they thought!!!
Events / Re: Oldham Comic Con 2 - 12th May 2018 & it's FREE!!
« Last post by Bhuna on Today at 12:14:15 pm »
The way the organiser sees it is if it's Free to get it people will spend more buys comics and having sketches do. What a refreshing change!
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