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    Sticky: I don't disagree with any of this, but boy, you...

    I don't disagree with any of this, but boy, you sound enthusiastic enough I almost hope you can ignore how the story just completely fizzles out and does nothing.

    (I would argue that no, it's not...
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    I refuse to be hyped for anything that promises...

    I refuse to be hyped for anything that promises to be the real survival horror experience fans want/the Resident Evil "true" fans want. Does that count? I mean, I don't want it, although I suppose...
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    Sticky: Gritted my teeth and "finished" Heileen 3: New...

    Gritted my teeth and "finished" Heileen 3: New Horizons at least once, because I get fed up when people (online or off) tell me I can't criticise things without having played them for X amount of...
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    Not sure you get what I'm saying. I don't mind...

    Not sure you get what I'm saying. I don't mind audiologs, but I wouldn't call the way Gone Home delivers its story innovative or especially exciting or anything like that. I said it was clearly...
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    Sticky: Oh I would say Skyrim is totally, totally comfort...

    Oh I would say Skyrim is totally, totally comfort food. The thing is, I play games which I would cheerfully admit were comfort food but which I would still argue have an engaging world, interesting...
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    I'm a little from column A, a little from column...

    I'm a little from column A, a little from column B, really. It was an awkwardly designed game which never really managed to dodge its lack of budget and the difficulty of marrying playing through a...
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    Sticky: I thought Skyrim was largely terribly realised....

    I thought Skyrim was largely terribly realised. It's one reason I've put 90 hours into messing around with mods and never getting anywhere, virtually none into the story, and hardly ever been back....
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    Yeah, I haven't seen the film, in part because...

    Yeah, I haven't seen the film, in part because I'm not sure I want my vision of how the book ought to look to be spoilt like that.

    Haven't read the sequel, though, after a lot of Wong's opinion...
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    Sticky: Still there for me. Game of the year edition,...

    Still there for me. Game of the year edition, 12.99.
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    I got rid of several hundred physical books when...

    I got rid of several hundred physical books when I decided to switch to eBooks. Sold most of them to second-hand stores, gave the rest to charity shops, and there's plenty of them I knew were not...
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    Sticky: ...just like real life. Probably said this...

    ...just like real life.

    Probably said this before at some point, but hey - while I still don't have any real interest in ever playing DayZ, I have enjoyed reading your little dispatches.
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    Sticky: Eh, went for the IndieGala Monday and Bundlestars...

    Eh, went for the IndieGala Monday and Bundlestars Immortal; I make that roughly seven potentially interesting games I may very well actually play (gasp!) for five of our glorious British pounds,...
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    Sticky: Graphics look mediocre at best. (Sorry, I'm...

    Graphics look mediocre at best. (Sorry, I'm shallow :( and I have lots of very good tower defence games.)
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    Sticky: Mister Walker didn't think much of Lily, IIRC....

    Mister Walker didn't think much of Lily, IIRC. Not sure they've ever said much about The Cat Lady, but from forum posts and occasional mentions on the front page (I think Cassandra and Cara have both...
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    Sticky: It's definitely worth playing to gawp at stuff...

    It's definitely worth playing to gawp at stuff like that, at least. And to giggle nervously at angry wasteland gang members/mutants etc. crumpling to the floor when you cut their legs from under them...
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    Plus Abyss: Wraiths of Eden (entertaining...

    Plus Abyss: Wraiths of Eden (entertaining Bioshock knockoff turned hidden object adventure), Riptide 2 (pleasant, if bland jetski arcade racing), Quell Memento (decent casual puzzler) and Threes, for...
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    Sticky: Rage does indeed have excellent gunplay, and the...

    Rage does indeed have excellent gunplay, and the animations still seem disturbingly real to me (along with that gorgeous art). Shame the game these things are married to is ultimately kind of so-so....
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    Sticky: 3 was a masterpiece. 2012 came maddeningly close,...

    3 was a masterpiece. 2012 came maddeningly close, and there were bits of one in there, but it had a little too much clutter, frustration and pointless Warrior Within-style edginess to really qualify....
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    Sticky: You can have it if you have an oldconsole...?...

    You can have it if you have an oldconsole...? That is an actual thing you do, frequently, in SSX 2012, and it never stops being awesome. That game had some maddening flaws (the incredibly stupid...
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    Sticky: The skies are the best part. Some of them really...

    The skies are the best part. Some of them really nail that weird scratchy 1960s pop art cartoon feel - I mean, I don't know if that was intentional but that's what they remind me of, over-saturated...
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    Sticky: Hmm, so Snow finally added sound to the Early...

    Hmm, so Snow finally added sound to the Early Access! And music! And a bunch of new areas and other stuff! Aaand... I'm still not feeling it. Bah. It's nice and all, and some of the CryEngine...
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    Sticky: Oh, Jesus, ten minutes with Heileen 3: New...

    Oh, Jesus, ten minutes with Heileen 3: New Horizons is almost more than I can stand. Why, why, why are dating sims always so terribly, terribly, terribly written? I mean technically they're not...
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    Sticky: I suppose one criticism of Epoch 2 is it's pretty...

    I suppose one criticism of Epoch 2 is it's pretty much more Epoch? But you're right, Epoch was so good...

    ...I'm not helping, am I?
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    Sticky: He's losing it! The pressure's getting to him! ...

    He's losing it! The pressure's getting to him!

    On a more serious note, Humble have always been like that with mobile stuff and compatibility - an inevitable consequence of Android, where they...
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    Then read the AV Club review of it. Or just read...

    Then read the AV Club review of it. Or just read it anyway. Their whole "Oh, God, this is simultaneously legitimately awesome and utterly ridiculous" approach is glorious. Totally sold me on the...
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