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Machina 5th
  • A 34 year old male gamer
  • United Kingdom
  • Joined on June 2nd 2007, last online 53 minutes ago.
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Shipped Or Sold? 15 comments posted on VGChartz sales articles.
The Devil's in the Detail Updated 1,000 Games.
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< Signalstar posted something on Machina's wall:

Hey, I finally played Shadow of the Colossus. I know it is one of your favorite games so it made me think of you.

The PS4 remake? What did you think?!

on 01 June 2020

View my thoughts here:

on 02 June 2020

Glad to read you enjoyed it. Of course being a huge fan I wish you'd enjoyed it even more than that.

I too would have liked them to include an extra Colossus or two, but totally understand why Bluepoint, even if they had the time and resources, didn't want to do that - it'd be a bit like adding to a famous painting you'd been restoring. There were some potential candidates though, because interestingly Team Ico dropped several Colossi designs from the original game that they felt weren't working well enough.

Spider -

Monkey -

Phoenix -

Roc -

Can empathise regarding finding a couple of them. There's a particular section of the map where the light beam suggests you should go one way with a dead end (directly towards the light), but you actually need to go around.

I don't agree with you on the graphics though. I think that remake is one of the most visually stunning games made to-date.

I see you recently completed BioShock as well, another of my favourite games. The atmosphere and design, and the way it handles political philosophy in a way that's not preachy, is awesome to me. You're not missing much by not playing 2 or Infinite. I absolutely loathe Infinite.

on 02 June 2020

I enjoyed both Shadow of the Colossus and Bioshock immensely. I think I would hold them in higher regard had I played them contemporaneously. I also turn a little bitter towards game that frustrate me. A Spider Colossus would have been cool to fight. I appreciate how unique the game is. Not everything needs a sequel.

I do not know when I will play Bioshock 2 or Infinite. The completionist in me will probably tackle them eventually. I hear good things about Infinite so I am interesting to find out why you loathe it.

The game I have been playing the most lately is Gran Turismo Sport. I'm level 37. Played 90 hours so far. Talk about frustrating...

on 03 June 2020

It's a long story but it mostly boils down to Infinite's gameplay being extremely tedious and the game as a whole totally changing and receiving significant downgrades between the first gameplay demo and the final release. Remarkably few reviewers criticised them for it though, instead just heaping praise on what I thought was a bitterly disappointing game.

I played GT Sport a fair bit. I wish it had a more substantial single player component and more tracks, but I'll certainly give them credit for continuing to update the game (and going back and adding some single player stuff).

on 03 June 2020

< RolStoppable posted something on Machina's wall:

Thank you so much for giving me power. I'll continue your tradition of Most Anticipated Release of X.

I'm glad I did, even if it was out of frustration at the time. You're doing a good job so far.

on 18 May 2020

Would it be too much to ask for to promote me to moderator as well? After playing so much of Xenoblade Chronicles I'd like to say that I can feel the power!

on 09 June 2020

Not my area; Mod promotions are left entirely to the Mod team.

on 10 June 2020

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Reminder to self - activate Spring badge on 20th March.

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25 Minutes Of Unedited Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay - Anyone Else Worried?

in Gaming Discussion 5 days ago

Bofferbrauer2 said: Don't forget that it also says "Work in Progress - Does not represent the final Game" at the top of the screen. Things can and will change until release, otherwise there wouldn't have been ant reasons to delay the game several times. Yeah, but by how much? Am always incredibly sceptical about such disclaimers. It's a good way to make your game bullet proof to...

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Most anticipated new release of July?

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Mildly interested in Ghost of Tsushima, but not enough to buy it day one. The setting is appealing and it's always great to see a major new IP, but the gameplay is a cause for concern for me. ...

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WOW DrDisrespect Banned permanently from Twitch

in General Discussion 6 days ago

That seems... unlikely. Surely even Twitch's gradual history of prudishness and censoriousness doesn't extend so far as to cover who one of their streamers has consensual sex with. If that is why he was banned I would've expected his social media to be on full blast calling out Twitch, but it's curiously silent, which suggests the actual reason for the ban is much more sound than that. I don't...


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