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    Ashez reacted to S4NCH0 in Why the Mexican League would be a great addition for FMM20   
    Hi Vibe, hi everyone, I hope everyone is doing great and enjoying the last two months of FMM19. As FMM19 comes to an end, it is time to start talking about the features the next edition might add.  @Foxy has done a fantastic job compiling (with due credits to @smoggy90, @Rob, @Mr Tree, and @Ian) some cool ideas and features the game might have here, so go check it out. In said article Foxy mentions Mexico’s First Division, Liga MX, as potential cool league to be added to the game. He gives some interesting points to support his argument, and it is my intention to give some more arguments that fully answer: 
     Why Mexico’s “Liga MX” would be a positive addition to FMM2020?
     
     
    So if you’re interested please join me in this 6 post series (posted separately), where I’ll try to expose some aspects of Mexican football, which I intend convince you of the positiveness of the aforementioned addition,  or at least spark some interest in you for my Nation’s league. Anyway, let’s start with the 6 points to be discussed 
     
    How the league works? (It is a complex one) Some facts Liga Mx as a supporting feature for the MLS Historic and best teams Former players Best youth prospects  
    Enjoy. Posts will be published shortly.
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    Ashez got a reaction from zaangie in Nintendo   
    Yeah I'm not $80 interested and I've not seen a UK price so it'll likely be £70-80. It's neat though and you can see some heart went into it, I hope it finds an audience as it's maybe too gimmicky for "gamers" while a RPG isn't as casual friendly as Wii Sports/Fit, it's an odd one but I'll see how it plays out for sure. 
    As long as Nintendo are producing the stuff I want i love seeing the bizarre shit they can come up with. Labo and this aren't really for me but they're bloody cool. 
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    Ashez reacted to zaangie in Nintendo   
    I might get it on a sale or something. Looks a lot of fun
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    Ashez got a reaction from zaangie in Nintendo   
    Okay this is alot cooler and gamey than I ever expected, it actually looks kinda fun. Personally I don't see myself getting it but Nintendo strikes again. 
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    Ashez reacted to Dai_ in Hello there, I'm Dai.   
    Hello all. As the title says, I'm Dai. A Welsh man, living in Northern Ireland and supporting Newcastle United. 😊 I have two daughters, one 5 & one 10. They restrict my time playing FMM but that's life, eh? 😂
     
    I'm a lover of football manager games, since the days of CM, making the likes of Cherno Samba and Kennedy Bakircioglü the greatest players to ever walk the earth. 😁 I have played every version of FMM but not the main PC versions in recent years as I don't own a PC (don't feel the need to).
     
    I only joined the vibe community after the recent winter update, at which time, I'm not ashamed to say, I had a severe meltdown at how all of my own tried & tested tactics suddenly 'wet the bed'. I needed help and turned to you wonderful lot to guide me back to success. To which, I must say thank you. I've taken bits & pieces from everywhere to enjoy the game again. Started, but never completed the amazing challenges created on here. (Currently attempting a 1k challenge but will need advice about it at some stage. I'll ask for that in the appropriate areas, of course)
     
    My only claims to fame are making Newcastle the greatest team to have ever existed, obviously. 😜 Also, taking both Newport County & Wrexham to Champions League glory. Those are the types of challenges that get my juices flowing. 😁
     
    So, that's me. I'll be interacting with you all at some point, no doubt so thanks for reading and Hello, again. 🤙😊
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    Ashez got a reaction from zaangie in Nintendo   
    Thankfully I've way too much to play as is, hopefully the January direct is more to our tastes. 
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    Ashez got a reaction from Nucleus in Nintendo   
    The Direct was okay but alot of repeated information or stuff not really to my tastes, like come on how many team based shooters do we need 😂, it felt like hundreds were announced last night lol. It's the first direct I remember watching where I got the Sony/Xbox E3 feeling I get where everything just looks the same. Thankfully however it was an Nintendo Direct and not E3 so some magic was sprinkled throughout to make it a decent direct. 
    Recap/My Thoughts On Select Titles
     
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    Ashez got a reaction from zaangie in Nintendo   
    Nintendo Direct hype!! 

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    Ashez got a reaction from Nucleus in Nintendo   
    What I've Been Playing 
    August
    My update is late and I've not received even one comment asking where it is!! Shocking! Obviously I kid as I've said before I do this for myself and share it as why not. Anyway the reason for it being delayed is because August turned out to be a good yet busy month for me where I got and started a new/second job! It's nothing special but it's night work which I started two weeks ago now after a week of interviews and training so my schedule is a complete mess at the moment. However a new job means more money and potentially more free TV time as the missus works days/evenings which makes me pretty excited, once I settle into a routine anyway. I'm a tight arse by nature so I doubt I'll splurge too much but extra cash is extra cash haha. I think if anything it'll just mean I'm more tempted to pick up games I'm on the fence about as it's less of a risk etc. 
    Switch 
    Mario + Rabbids DK Adventure - As explained last month the missus picked up the Gold Edition of Mario + Rabbids which got me the Donkey Kong DLC and I just had to jump head first into it! I absolutely adore the base game as it's one of the best games on the Switch imo and one that I'd recommend everyone should check out, which might make your wonder why I'd not picked up the DLC yet? I wanted it and I debated getting it often but it released when I was balls deep in other games and then the Gold Edition started to get regular Eshop sales which tbh irritated me as the full game + DLC would often be on sale for around £20 but the DLC by itself never went on sale and costs around £15 iirc, I get why they do it but it felt like a slap in the face to those that already spent £43 on the title when it launched. Any time I saw an Unbisoft sale I always checked in hope of a discount on the DLC which never happened, so instead I spent £14 to get another physical copy with the DLC while also planning on selling my original non DLC copy for the same price, so I kind of came out on top lol. Anyway the DLC is excellent but more of the same where I absolutely loved the combat but the over world stuff and especially the block puzzles wore thin, thankfully the combat is that fun I enjoyed the package as a whole. In The Donkey Kong Adventure you only have access to three characters being DK, Rabbid Crankey Kong and Rabbid Peach with the story being about Rabbid Kong and his corrupt bananas/love of Rabbid Peach. Donkey Kong is incredibly over powered however in this mode as his movement and attacks make easy work of most of the enemies which I think does make this adventure easier than the main game. Rabbid Peach functions in the same way as she does in the main campaign while Crankey uses a crossbow, grenades and has access to a powerful ground pound type attack after team jumps. Personally I found the trio a joy to use as they were all unique and allowed for interesting strategies which obviously is the point of the game. I'm also delighted to say that the humour and general charm of the base game is also here as I found myself smiling and even laughing throughout the cut scenes, even without voice acting these rabbids emote so well and are just a joy to see in action, I know I can't believe I just said that either. The adventure is a decent length as it took me around 7-8 hours to beat getting perfect ratings on every course, I have however decided to leave the unlocked challenges for another time as if they're anything like the original games challenges I don't have the patience for them at this current time lol. All in all I had a blast with this DLC and I think it's a series that others need to look into more, I seriously can't wait for a sequel lol. 
    Mario Tennis Aces Trial - I took advantage of the new Nintendo online service benefit which was a free week of owning Mario Tennis Aces, obviously it would be rude not to try it out especially considering its free and in my case completely free as I only have Nintendo online due to Amazon Prime. Anyway I've played Mario Tennis Aces a few times when it's been released as a demo and every time something just never felt right about the game, I always found it fun but something stopped me wanting to buy it so this new service was win win in my book as a week was plenty of time to fly through the single player campaign, which was the only aspect I really cared about as I've shared my multiplayer views before. So during its week of availability I made the game my focus as I wanted to see what the single player consisted of and in the end it took me around 7 hours to see the credits roll. The story is based around the concept of Wario and Waluigi finding an ancient and cursed tennis racket which corrupts them so you have to defeat them and find the 5 power stones that powers the racket, just your typical goofy Mario stuff tbh. Gameplay wise each area consists of a few tennis matches, some challenges and a boss which when defeated gives you a power stone so you move on to the next area, unfortunately I soon lost interest in some of the challenges however as they just weren't worth my time. The story and the game are basic but the gameplay is incredibly complex as it's almost like a fighting game as you have so many shot options it can get somewhat overwhelming, however the game offers a decent difficulty curve as it's starts really easy but then has some high difficulty spikes. Two tennis matches in particular were absolutely infuriating as the rubber banding was horrendous, you'd be battering them than out of nowhere everything would go their way or they'd get a stupid amount of charge shots and catch up in no time, it turns out these fights in particular are attempting to teach you to focus on breaking rackets and not winning by tennis (not explained in game in the context of these matches). You see you can build up these special shots which are a complete bitch to counter and if you slightly miss timing a return it will hurt your racket which has three lives, if your racket breaks you're KO'd and defeated, so it's advised to use this against the AI in the stupidly BS matches. Boss fights however were pretty cool as instead of basic tennis matches you had a typical boss fight with added tennis mechanics, for example the snow boss throws snow balls at you which you have to return, unfortunately all the bosses are similar but it's a nice change of pace. My only knock against the bosses and challenges is they're time based which is unneeded pressure imo, especially as if you get hit or miss a ball you're penalised by losing time, in some cases this is incredibly annoying but it does really add to the difficulty, I was twice one hit away from defeating the final boss only to run out of time! Anyway I enjoyed playing the game but I'm glad I didn't buy it as I now have no interest in the title, while it's good and incredibly deep I just found the experience too frustrating and too dependant on the irritating special shots, it is basically just a fighting game where you rush to get a special shot and pray you block the opposition's correctly and don't damage you racket or score, admittedly it created some intense matches verse the AI which could be really fun for couch multiplayer but it's just too complicated for the more casuals gamers I'd be playing with. The story mode is basically a long tutorial as the meat of the game is obviously the multiplayer so while I don't think I wasted my time playing through this single player campaign I have absolutely zero interest in picking this title up. 
    Tetris 99 - Another month and another event as this time I grinded to get the Fire Emblem theme which is pretty neat. Thankfully I performed alot better this time getting some nice finishes including a 12th and a 9th, unfortunately I'm never winning a round though 😂
    Demo 
    Cadence Of Hyrule Demo - I played it once and for only a matter of minutes, god this games mechanics are so hard and confusing, even on the easier mode I struggled to get my head around it as I have absolutely no rhythm. I absolutely intended to return to it and see if I could get good but I never got around to it which gives me a decent amount of buyers remorse for Crypt Of The Necrodancer which is meant to be alot harder. 
    DQXIs Demo - Reports suggested this demo was 7-10 hours long but I only sunk two hours into this, for what it's worth I absolutely loved what I played but I held off on continuing because I want to play start to finish once the full game is released. The progress does transfer but that's a months wait at the least and I might get to it late due to getting Fire Emblem late. The main reason I wanted to try the demo was to ensure the game runs well which it does so I can't wait to get the full game at the end of September, I've seen a few reports of crashes but I'm confident they'll be patched for the full release. Seriously everyone should try this game!! 
    Wii 
    The Conduit - I fancied playing a first person shooter so I looked into the backlog where I came across The Conduit which is a game I'd heard alot about but not played until now, iirc the game was built up as a true and special original shooter on the Wii but it failed to live up to the hype critically, however it did find a decent following in Nintendo circles. Firstly I'll start with the graphics which are really impressive for a Wii game, it really is a good example of what the Wii could do with a decent developer using the software. It also utilises the Wii's unique features excellently as the game is motion controlled in the same way as the Metroid Prime Wii games where you move with the analog stick but you aim with the Wii pointer which is one of the few times I love motion controls, that's not all however as you can also thrust the controller for inputs like throwing a granede or performing a melee attack which just feels awesome, the game really does make the most of the Wii's unique features without making the game a waggle fest like so many other titles. As for the story mode it consist of only nine levels but they're fairly lengthy providing a decent challenge, thankfully you can edit the difficulty at any time and the game features plenty of check points so progress can always be made, I'll happily admit I played on normal until the last two levels where I found the enemies got too bullet spongy so I dropped down to easy, which tbh was too easy but oh well. The story itself is interesting enough but fairly confusing yet pretty typical as it focuses on aliens and corrupt members of government while you play as some soldier who gets caught in the middle of it after acquiring this special technology, unfortunately it's biggest crime is just as it gets interesting you're at the end and it ends on a completely underwhelming and bloody infuriating cliff hanger which makes absolutely no sense! Thankfully the game got a sequel which I don't own as yet but having a game end how this one does simply sucked, I was seriously confused when the credits rolled out the blue. So while the story ended up a massive disappointment in isolation I can't say I regret playing the game as the gameplay is solid and fun, however I do agree with the reviews it got at the time as it is a by the numbers first person shooter that doesn't really stand out from the crowd but the AI is solid, the gameplay is fun, the controls are excellent, the visuals are top draw for the system and it's only really let down by the story's ending imo, now to hunt down the sequel. 
    GameCube
    TLOTRs ROTK - I was having an in-depth discussion with the missus' brother about Tolkien's works which really got me in the mood to jump into Return Of The King on the GameCube, a game I absolutely loved in my youth. Back in the day I completed this game 100% on my PS2 as my best mate and I were absolutely obsessed with it, however all I really remembered about it was it was good but pretty challenging. The game follows the plot of the film of the same name starting with a tutorial at Helms Deep and ending at Mount Doom with Frodo. The game only features 13 levels (+ two bonus ones) but it has decent variety as you play four levels as Gandalf, three as Sam, one as Frodo and five as either Aargon, Legolas or Gimli (I picked Aargon). Granted their attacks are pretty similar but playing all three parts of the story is cool and this game uses a level and upgrade system so if you're so inclined as I was back in the day you can max out all the characters including the unlockable cast members. Level wise the game is pretty straight forward as you travel through levels and complete tasks to progress, with a few boss battles sprinkled in which are pretty decent. Combat is handled by a combo system where you have a block, a fast attack and a heavy attack (used to break shields) with different button combos performing bought/unlocked attacks. I said at the start I remember this game being difficult and that memory came true as I died numerous times during this play through with the last few levels especially being rage inducing as you don't only have to put up with bulky mouso style enemy numbers but also mini bosses and escorting your companions to ensure their survival, it can get very tough but I enjoyed revisiting this game alot, it might not have been as good as my memory led me to believe but it's still a fantastic game. My biggest knock on the game not including the difficulty spikes has to be how dark everything is, granted it helps set the scene well but at times it was a struggle to work out who had shields and to see what race each character was, it's not a major issue but it was one. 
    Recent Pick Ups
    Fire Emblem Three Houses - Switch - £50 - On August the 28th, basically a month after the game released I finally found a bloody copy! I'd spent all month checking site after site, store after store and not finding it until that faithful day where I ventured into a rain storm to claim my treasure! Annoyingly I paid more than I'd have liked (pre order was £40 on Amazon, typically around £43 after) but I just had to have it, especially as it gives me basically a month to smash it out before DQXIs releases. Anyway expect my views on this in the September update. As of September the 3rd I'm only a hour in as I've been so busy though 😭
    I did something unusual this month as I picked up three non Nintendo items! 
    Batman Arkham City - Xbox 360 - £1.50 - Many of you will be aware Arkham City is one of my favourite games, however I recently discovered it was missing from my 360 collection, iirc I lent it a mate years ago who I don't really speak to any more so for the sake of £1.50 I just picked it up again. I have the WiiU version anyway but unfortunately that version needs to be played with the gamepad which I'm not a fan of so I just wanted the original version again, I still live in hope of a Switch port though. The main reason I want a Switch port of the first two Arkham games is for the challenge maps tbh, I've 100%'d both games on the 360 and I have replayed both games story mode a few times but I've got an urge to replay the challenge maps which I'm never going to do again on the 360, however having those portable sounds heavenly lol. 
    Football Manager Handheld 09 + 12 - PSP - £1.50 - Again I replaced games I discovered were missing in my collection but with these and FMH 2011 I have no idea why I can't find them. My PSP games were split between my mum's and dads so when I couldn't find them when we moved I assumed they were at my dads which I've discovered isn't the case. The reason for wanting the complete set again? Well I'm intending to frame all 8 game boxes and hanging it up in the games room, it might be sad and non Nintendo but FMH and Vibe are important to me so why not, I just need to find a copy of 2011, a frame and bother to do it now lol. 
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    Ashez got a reaction from Nucleus in Nintendo   
    What I've Been Playing 
    August
    My update is late and I've not received even one comment asking where it is!! Shocking! Obviously I kid as I've said before I do this for myself and share it as why not. Anyway the reason for it being delayed is because August turned out to be a good yet busy month for me where I got and started a new/second job! It's nothing special but it's night work which I started two weeks ago now after a week of interviews and training so my schedule is a complete mess at the moment. However a new job means more money and potentially more free TV time as the missus works days/evenings which makes me pretty excited, once I settle into a routine anyway. I'm a tight arse by nature so I doubt I'll splurge too much but extra cash is extra cash haha. I think if anything it'll just mean I'm more tempted to pick up games I'm on the fence about as it's less of a risk etc. 
    Switch 
    Mario + Rabbids DK Adventure - As explained last month the missus picked up the Gold Edition of Mario + Rabbids which got me the Donkey Kong DLC and I just had to jump head first into it! I absolutely adore the base game as it's one of the best games on the Switch imo and one that I'd recommend everyone should check out, which might make your wonder why I'd not picked up the DLC yet? I wanted it and I debated getting it often but it released when I was balls deep in other games and then the Gold Edition started to get regular Eshop sales which tbh irritated me as the full game + DLC would often be on sale for around £20 but the DLC by itself never went on sale and costs around £15 iirc, I get why they do it but it felt like a slap in the face to those that already spent £43 on the title when it launched. Any time I saw an Unbisoft sale I always checked in hope of a discount on the DLC which never happened, so instead I spent £14 to get another physical copy with the DLC while also planning on selling my original non DLC copy for the same price, so I kind of came out on top lol. Anyway the DLC is excellent but more of the same where I absolutely loved the combat but the over world stuff and especially the block puzzles wore thin, thankfully the combat is that fun I enjoyed the package as a whole. In The Donkey Kong Adventure you only have access to three characters being DK, Rabbid Crankey Kong and Rabbid Peach with the story being about Rabbid Kong and his corrupt bananas/love of Rabbid Peach. Donkey Kong is incredibly over powered however in this mode as his movement and attacks make easy work of most of the enemies which I think does make this adventure easier than the main game. Rabbid Peach functions in the same way as she does in the main campaign while Crankey uses a crossbow, grenades and has access to a powerful ground pound type attack after team jumps. Personally I found the trio a joy to use as they were all unique and allowed for interesting strategies which obviously is the point of the game. I'm also delighted to say that the humour and general charm of the base game is also here as I found myself smiling and even laughing throughout the cut scenes, even without voice acting these rabbids emote so well and are just a joy to see in action, I know I can't believe I just said that either. The adventure is a decent length as it took me around 7-8 hours to beat getting perfect ratings on every course, I have however decided to leave the unlocked challenges for another time as if they're anything like the original games challenges I don't have the patience for them at this current time lol. All in all I had a blast with this DLC and I think it's a series that others need to look into more, I seriously can't wait for a sequel lol. 
    Mario Tennis Aces Trial - I took advantage of the new Nintendo online service benefit which was a free week of owning Mario Tennis Aces, obviously it would be rude not to try it out especially considering its free and in my case completely free as I only have Nintendo online due to Amazon Prime. Anyway I've played Mario Tennis Aces a few times when it's been released as a demo and every time something just never felt right about the game, I always found it fun but something stopped me wanting to buy it so this new service was win win in my book as a week was plenty of time to fly through the single player campaign, which was the only aspect I really cared about as I've shared my multiplayer views before. So during its week of availability I made the game my focus as I wanted to see what the single player consisted of and in the end it took me around 7 hours to see the credits roll. The story is based around the concept of Wario and Waluigi finding an ancient and cursed tennis racket which corrupts them so you have to defeat them and find the 5 power stones that powers the racket, just your typical goofy Mario stuff tbh. Gameplay wise each area consists of a few tennis matches, some challenges and a boss which when defeated gives you a power stone so you move on to the next area, unfortunately I soon lost interest in some of the challenges however as they just weren't worth my time. The story and the game are basic but the gameplay is incredibly complex as it's almost like a fighting game as you have so many shot options it can get somewhat overwhelming, however the game offers a decent difficulty curve as it's starts really easy but then has some high difficulty spikes. Two tennis matches in particular were absolutely infuriating as the rubber banding was horrendous, you'd be battering them than out of nowhere everything would go their way or they'd get a stupid amount of charge shots and catch up in no time, it turns out these fights in particular are attempting to teach you to focus on breaking rackets and not winning by tennis (not explained in game in the context of these matches). You see you can build up these special shots which are a complete bitch to counter and if you slightly miss timing a return it will hurt your racket which has three lives, if your racket breaks you're KO'd and defeated, so it's advised to use this against the AI in the stupidly BS matches. Boss fights however were pretty cool as instead of basic tennis matches you had a typical boss fight with added tennis mechanics, for example the snow boss throws snow balls at you which you have to return, unfortunately all the bosses are similar but it's a nice change of pace. My only knock against the bosses and challenges is they're time based which is unneeded pressure imo, especially as if you get hit or miss a ball you're penalised by losing time, in some cases this is incredibly annoying but it does really add to the difficulty, I was twice one hit away from defeating the final boss only to run out of time! Anyway I enjoyed playing the game but I'm glad I didn't buy it as I now have no interest in the title, while it's good and incredibly deep I just found the experience too frustrating and too dependant on the irritating special shots, it is basically just a fighting game where you rush to get a special shot and pray you block the opposition's correctly and don't damage you racket or score, admittedly it created some intense matches verse the AI which could be really fun for couch multiplayer but it's just too complicated for the more casuals gamers I'd be playing with. The story mode is basically a long tutorial as the meat of the game is obviously the multiplayer so while I don't think I wasted my time playing through this single player campaign I have absolutely zero interest in picking this title up. 
    Tetris 99 - Another month and another event as this time I grinded to get the Fire Emblem theme which is pretty neat. Thankfully I performed alot better this time getting some nice finishes including a 12th and a 9th, unfortunately I'm never winning a round though 😂
    Demo 
    Cadence Of Hyrule Demo - I played it once and for only a matter of minutes, god this games mechanics are so hard and confusing, even on the easier mode I struggled to get my head around it as I have absolutely no rhythm. I absolutely intended to return to it and see if I could get good but I never got around to it which gives me a decent amount of buyers remorse for Crypt Of The Necrodancer which is meant to be alot harder. 
    DQXIs Demo - Reports suggested this demo was 7-10 hours long but I only sunk two hours into this, for what it's worth I absolutely loved what I played but I held off on continuing because I want to play start to finish once the full game is released. The progress does transfer but that's a months wait at the least and I might get to it late due to getting Fire Emblem late. The main reason I wanted to try the demo was to ensure the game runs well which it does so I can't wait to get the full game at the end of September, I've seen a few reports of crashes but I'm confident they'll be patched for the full release. Seriously everyone should try this game!! 
    Wii 
    The Conduit - I fancied playing a first person shooter so I looked into the backlog where I came across The Conduit which is a game I'd heard alot about but not played until now, iirc the game was built up as a true and special original shooter on the Wii but it failed to live up to the hype critically, however it did find a decent following in Nintendo circles. Firstly I'll start with the graphics which are really impressive for a Wii game, it really is a good example of what the Wii could do with a decent developer using the software. It also utilises the Wii's unique features excellently as the game is motion controlled in the same way as the Metroid Prime Wii games where you move with the analog stick but you aim with the Wii pointer which is one of the few times I love motion controls, that's not all however as you can also thrust the controller for inputs like throwing a granede or performing a melee attack which just feels awesome, the game really does make the most of the Wii's unique features without making the game a waggle fest like so many other titles. As for the story mode it consist of only nine levels but they're fairly lengthy providing a decent challenge, thankfully you can edit the difficulty at any time and the game features plenty of check points so progress can always be made, I'll happily admit I played on normal until the last two levels where I found the enemies got too bullet spongy so I dropped down to easy, which tbh was too easy but oh well. The story itself is interesting enough but fairly confusing yet pretty typical as it focuses on aliens and corrupt members of government while you play as some soldier who gets caught in the middle of it after acquiring this special technology, unfortunately it's biggest crime is just as it gets interesting you're at the end and it ends on a completely underwhelming and bloody infuriating cliff hanger which makes absolutely no sense! Thankfully the game got a sequel which I don't own as yet but having a game end how this one does simply sucked, I was seriously confused when the credits rolled out the blue. So while the story ended up a massive disappointment in isolation I can't say I regret playing the game as the gameplay is solid and fun, however I do agree with the reviews it got at the time as it is a by the numbers first person shooter that doesn't really stand out from the crowd but the AI is solid, the gameplay is fun, the controls are excellent, the visuals are top draw for the system and it's only really let down by the story's ending imo, now to hunt down the sequel. 
    GameCube
    TLOTRs ROTK - I was having an in-depth discussion with the missus' brother about Tolkien's works which really got me in the mood to jump into Return Of The King on the GameCube, a game I absolutely loved in my youth. Back in the day I completed this game 100% on my PS2 as my best mate and I were absolutely obsessed with it, however all I really remembered about it was it was good but pretty challenging. The game follows the plot of the film of the same name starting with a tutorial at Helms Deep and ending at Mount Doom with Frodo. The game only features 13 levels (+ two bonus ones) but it has decent variety as you play four levels as Gandalf, three as Sam, one as Frodo and five as either Aargon, Legolas or Gimli (I picked Aargon). Granted their attacks are pretty similar but playing all three parts of the story is cool and this game uses a level and upgrade system so if you're so inclined as I was back in the day you can max out all the characters including the unlockable cast members. Level wise the game is pretty straight forward as you travel through levels and complete tasks to progress, with a few boss battles sprinkled in which are pretty decent. Combat is handled by a combo system where you have a block, a fast attack and a heavy attack (used to break shields) with different button combos performing bought/unlocked attacks. I said at the start I remember this game being difficult and that memory came true as I died numerous times during this play through with the last few levels especially being rage inducing as you don't only have to put up with bulky mouso style enemy numbers but also mini bosses and escorting your companions to ensure their survival, it can get very tough but I enjoyed revisiting this game alot, it might not have been as good as my memory led me to believe but it's still a fantastic game. My biggest knock on the game not including the difficulty spikes has to be how dark everything is, granted it helps set the scene well but at times it was a struggle to work out who had shields and to see what race each character was, it's not a major issue but it was one. 
    Recent Pick Ups
    Fire Emblem Three Houses - Switch - £50 - On August the 28th, basically a month after the game released I finally found a bloody copy! I'd spent all month checking site after site, store after store and not finding it until that faithful day where I ventured into a rain storm to claim my treasure! Annoyingly I paid more than I'd have liked (pre order was £40 on Amazon, typically around £43 after) but I just had to have it, especially as it gives me basically a month to smash it out before DQXIs releases. Anyway expect my views on this in the September update. As of September the 3rd I'm only a hour in as I've been so busy though 😭
    I did something unusual this month as I picked up three non Nintendo items! 
    Batman Arkham City - Xbox 360 - £1.50 - Many of you will be aware Arkham City is one of my favourite games, however I recently discovered it was missing from my 360 collection, iirc I lent it a mate years ago who I don't really speak to any more so for the sake of £1.50 I just picked it up again. I have the WiiU version anyway but unfortunately that version needs to be played with the gamepad which I'm not a fan of so I just wanted the original version again, I still live in hope of a Switch port though. The main reason I want a Switch port of the first two Arkham games is for the challenge maps tbh, I've 100%'d both games on the 360 and I have replayed both games story mode a few times but I've got an urge to replay the challenge maps which I'm never going to do again on the 360, however having those portable sounds heavenly lol. 
    Football Manager Handheld 09 + 12 - PSP - £1.50 - Again I replaced games I discovered were missing in my collection but with these and FMH 2011 I have no idea why I can't find them. My PSP games were split between my mum's and dads so when I couldn't find them when we moved I assumed they were at my dads which I've discovered isn't the case. The reason for wanting the complete set again? Well I'm intending to frame all 8 game boxes and hanging it up in the games room, it might be sad and non Nintendo but FMH and Vibe are important to me so why not, I just need to find a copy of 2011, a frame and bother to do it now lol. 
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    Ashez reacted to zaangie in Nintendo   
    Means nothing to me lol 
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    Ashez got a reaction from Mr Tree in Is FMM too easy?   
    That's the key line and why FMM CAN be easy, we have countless threads from new members/players who find the game brutal, we're essentially alive as a site as 90% of people find us while looking for tactics/help/guides and so on. FMM is a casual game for casual players, unfortunately that does make certain things suck for hard-core fans and those that learn the game but we're a very tiny niche. 
    That's why myself and many others have took it upon ourselves to incorporate our own challenges to increase the difficulty (a casual difficult also means we can go wild with challenge ideas without the game limiting us), I also personally think there is a very fine line between difficulty and cheapness in a game like FMM and history shows when SI attempt to increase the difficulty FMM becomes a frustrating mess. 
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    Ashez got a reaction from Nucleus in Nintendo   
    Remasters for The Lion King and Aladdin are coming in October! 
    http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/51519/aladdin-and-the-lion-king-to-get-rerelease-and-remaster-in-october
    What a sensational surprise, I'm currently overjoyed
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    Ashez got a reaction from Mr Tree in Is FMM too easy?   
    That's the key line and why FMM CAN be easy, we have countless threads from new members/players who find the game brutal, we're essentially alive as a site as 90% of people find us while looking for tactics/help/guides and so on. FMM is a casual game for casual players, unfortunately that does make certain things suck for hard-core fans and those that learn the game but we're a very tiny niche. 
    That's why myself and many others have took it upon ourselves to incorporate our own challenges to increase the difficulty (a casual difficult also means we can go wild with challenge ideas without the game limiting us), I also personally think there is a very fine line between difficulty and cheapness in a game like FMM and history shows when SI attempt to increase the difficulty FMM becomes a frustrating mess. 
  15. Favourite
    Ashez got a reaction from Mr Tree in Is FMM too easy?   
    That's the key line and why FMM CAN be easy, we have countless threads from new members/players who find the game brutal, we're essentially alive as a site as 90% of people find us while looking for tactics/help/guides and so on. FMM is a casual game for casual players, unfortunately that does make certain things suck for hard-core fans and those that learn the game but we're a very tiny niche. 
    That's why myself and many others have took it upon ourselves to incorporate our own challenges to increase the difficulty (a casual difficult also means we can go wild with challenge ideas without the game limiting us), I also personally think there is a very fine line between difficulty and cheapness in a game like FMM and history shows when SI attempt to increase the difficulty FMM becomes a frustrating mess. 
  16. Favourite
    Ashez got a reaction from Mr Tree in Is FMM too easy?   
    That's the key line and why FMM CAN be easy, we have countless threads from new members/players who find the game brutal, we're essentially alive as a site as 90% of people find us while looking for tactics/help/guides and so on. FMM is a casual game for casual players, unfortunately that does make certain things suck for hard-core fans and those that learn the game but we're a very tiny niche. 
    That's why myself and many others have took it upon ourselves to incorporate our own challenges to increase the difficulty (a casual difficult also means we can go wild with challenge ideas without the game limiting us), I also personally think there is a very fine line between difficulty and cheapness in a game like FMM and history shows when SI attempt to increase the difficulty FMM becomes a frustrating mess. 
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    Ashez got a reaction from Mr Tree in Is FMM too easy?   
    That's the key line and why FMM CAN be easy, we have countless threads from new members/players who find the game brutal, we're essentially alive as a site as 90% of people find us while looking for tactics/help/guides and so on. FMM is a casual game for casual players, unfortunately that does make certain things suck for hard-core fans and those that learn the game but we're a very tiny niche. 
    That's why myself and many others have took it upon ourselves to incorporate our own challenges to increase the difficulty (a casual difficult also means we can go wild with challenge ideas without the game limiting us), I also personally think there is a very fine line between difficulty and cheapness in a game like FMM and history shows when SI attempt to increase the difficulty FMM becomes a frustrating mess. 
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    Ashez reacted to Foxy in Fantasy Premier League 2019/20   
    I prefer that screenshot to the one I sent you as at least I’m on your one!
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    Ashez got a reaction from Guppy McFicklestein in FM Mobile 2020: Potential New Features   
    I'm holding you to this! 
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    Ashez got a reaction from Guppy McFicklestein in FM Mobile 2020: Potential New Features   
    Cracking work lads
    Unfortunately tagging isn't working for me atm so this'll do
    @Smog/Rob - I've discussed set piece options at length a few times I'm 100% in agreement with you. 
    @Rob - Arrows would be awesome! I know they're somewhat implemented via mentality but give me proper options! Tactically the game is dead and where it needs a real boost, it's just too simple and limiting as it is, we had more options a decade ago ffs. 
    @MrTree - I see what you're going for and I know that stuff has an audience but personally I want more improvements to com only compared to visual improvements. That's one reason why I keep pushing for detailed stats as it would give both view types so much information. P.S. A mass brawl is or was already an Easter egg. 
    @Ian - Very simple and logical suggestions, I absolutely love the thought of creating our own templates for training, as I do specific role training like penalties. Obviously I feel it's important the bugs and glitches are removed while I'm in favour of anything that streamlines the experience, for example I'm so sick of setting up multiple players for the exact same training, just let me group players by role. Have your tactic screen on training, then drag and drop players into positions you'd use them and have them default to those settings, for example I'll always build a specialist squad so 9/10 I have BBM who will only ever play BBM. 
    @Foxy - Solid suggestions mate, personally I'd love Brazil to return but I have to admit this new reputation system has kind of killed my interest in other big fish in small ponds type leagues as we're now capped. Greece and Ukraine are two leagues I think I'd enjoy but I always thought I'd love Turkey/Russia but they can't compete financially with Portugal and the cap makes them seriously less fun. While new leagues are important as they bring options and hundreds of new players to find at the end of the day it's just a text and colour swap, they need to focus on the tactics to really make the game new. Actual game play wise managing someone in Mexico is no different to Real Madrid or Oxford, it's just different colours 😂
    What........
    This I can get behind, SI we have spoken and we demand those dot titties! 
    Seriously? Half naked dots? Like seriously? I'd be speechless if I wasn't laughing and crying inside. This community 😂 
    Tactical options? Training options? Arrows? Na give me those dot titties 😂😂😂😂
    Seriously though that would demand an age rating increase as we can't have kids exposed to these dots, then again think of the female fan base as we'd also need dot dongs. 
    Then you'd also need hi vis dots to chase the invaders, wow this got deep. 
     
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    Ashez reacted to zaangie in Nintendo   
    I'll give it a go when I have the time. 
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    Ashez got a reaction from Nucleus in Nintendo   
    A daily reminder that everyone viewing this thread has to play the DQXIs demo! It's bloody awesome which @Nucleuscan confirm and I've just found out it's 10 hours long! You owe it to yourselves to at least try it! @Rob @zaangie @topline
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    Ashez got a reaction from Rob in Nintendo   
    Get well mate! 
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    Ashez got a reaction from Lord Danish in FM Mobile 2020: Potential New Features   
    Gossip Manager Mobile 2020 in coming 😂
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    Ashez got a reaction from Nucleus in Nintendo   
    A daily reminder that everyone viewing this thread has to play the DQXIs demo! It's bloody awesome which @Nucleuscan confirm and I've just found out it's 10 hours long! You owe it to yourselves to at least try it! @Rob @zaangie @topline
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