Following The PIGWHIP Challenge 2021 Page 52

  • Nazo 23 May 2021 09:22:49 1,903 posts
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    Yay, the infamous EG colon snake. My year is looking up.
  • Rodderz 23 May 2021 15:55:26 4,490 posts
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    🎯CoD: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered completed. I enjoyed that a lot actually, good solid fps fun and managed to complete on Veteran difficulty. I found the first mission of the Brazilian Favela area to be the hardest, there were so many enemies hidden all over the bloody place.

    I'm still in an FPS mood, so I've checked the backlog and I appear to have another ps+ CoD to play, so I think I'll give 🦆CoD: Black Ops III a blast.
  • Blackmarsh63 23 May 2021 19:11:53 4,420 posts
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    Resi 4 done. Wow. Epic.
  • Phattso 24 May 2021 10:10:42 27,313 posts
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    Credits rolled on 🎯Yakuza Kiwami.

    Not sure what to make of it all. The story is batshit interwoven bobbins, but still had moments of grabbing me right in the feels. Combat had all that depth but was ultimately quite straightforward on the standard difficulty. After the first few chapters it was rare to fail a fight... and yet I always felt in peril. So it clearly had some magic going on under the hood.

    I’ll let this settle for a while and then decide on Zero or Kiwami 2 or perhaps just park the series.
  • crashVoodoo 24 May 2021 10:13:35 7,174 posts
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    Factorio rocket has been launched. Now historically this looks to be the end but it looks like you can continue with a new science from launching satellites.

    I'll continue both this and Dyson sphere as a large update is due soon. No further games to add at this time.
  • Wayne 24 May 2021 10:16:43 3,955 posts
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    4 slots full of games I don't want to play, so I'm replaying Resident Evil Village instead. And it does NOT hold up to a second playthrough (imo).
  • Red_Bool 24 May 2021 11:17:16 2,306 posts
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    🎯 Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the white witch
    What a lovely, lovely game. Clocked in well over 50 hours.

    So, now there's space for a new JRPG :). Please add:
    🦆 Dragon Quest XI S.

    Starting the demo today, game will be delivered tomorrow.
  • Blackmarsh63 24 May 2021 11:30:14 4,420 posts
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    Biomutant has despatched so add it please. Ta.
  • Phattso 24 May 2021 11:31:20 27,313 posts
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    @Blackmarsh63 Not even waiting for reviews? That's not the PIGWHIP way, you filthy pre-orderer!
  • Blackmarsh63 24 May 2021 11:35:11 4,420 posts
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    @Phattso Forgot it was on my rental list so I'm stuck with it :)

    Looks decent from what i've seen.
  • Wayne 24 May 2021 11:41:16 3,955 posts
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    Blackmarsh63 wrote:
    Biomutant has despatched so add it please. Ta.
    Oh, that's tomorrow. If I can get my MS Rewards up to £25 by tomorrow, one game off my list, and if reviews don't point out any jarring issues, I think I'll pick that up.
  • hedben2013 24 May 2021 11:47:36 2,175 posts
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    hedben2013 wrote:
    I'm out!

    I'd been scraping by with 4 full slots for a while, and wasn't making any progress whatsoever on three of them (Civ 6 was a mistake, Division 2 + New York DLC is great but slow to progress, and XCom 2 will be great when I eventually start it). Far Cry 4 is also still great but I'm not getting through it that quickly, taking my time with stealth and revealing the map (thank you user Phattso for the above comments, I am loving the takedowns, and I've started having fun with C4, so it's not like I'm low on options for carnage).

    So anyway I bought Subnautica: Below Zero. Couldn't wait, didn't want to wait, sorry.

    I genuinely think being in this challenge made me appreciate some games more this year that I might have jumped off sooner without it, so I'll look forward to having another go next year. But I cannot live a lie, and I wanted the new shiny game.

    See you round Duckbreaker and everyone, it's been a blast.
    If anyone needs a bit of motivation not to crash out of the challenge like I did... I played Subnautica: Below Zero for about 4 hours and then went straight back to Far Cry 4, which I'm now well on my way to completing.

    Learn from my mistakes, do not be tempted by the new shiny, it isn't worth it.
  • Blackmarsh63 24 May 2021 11:53:08 4,420 posts
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    @Wayne Reviews after 4pm. A very small dev team and no full fat next gen version but I'm hopeful its ok.
  • Wayne 24 May 2021 11:59:20 3,955 posts
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    @Blackmarsh63 It sounds as though the Xbox is getting a native Xbox One version, with a Series X patch, which for all intents and purposes is a Series X game.
  • Phattso 24 May 2021 13:07:33 27,313 posts
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    @Blackmarsh63 rental? OK. Standdown from WHIPCON2 everybody; false alarm.
  • Blackmarsh63 24 May 2021 16:37:37 4,420 posts
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    @Phattso So its looks a bit meh. If I send it straight back it doesn't count, right ?
  • Phattso 24 May 2021 17:02:46 27,313 posts
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    I was reading the EG review and thinking of you, chief...


    ...and how we're going to absolutely DELIGHT in every morsel of mediocrity you're forced to swallow before sacrificing the slot. :-D
  • Blackmarsh63 24 May 2021 17:13:58 4,420 posts
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    @Phattso That's a "no" then 🤣
  • Wayne 24 May 2021 17:18:22 3,955 posts
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    You won’t be seeing Biomutant in any of my slots any time soon, I can promise you that.
  • Blackmarsh63 24 May 2021 17:26:47 4,420 posts
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    @Wayne I'm on thin ice as it is after the Donkey Kong episode so I shall play it to completion. It looks more fun than Returnal anyway.....
  • DuckBreaker 24 May 2021 19:05:10 302 posts
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    @Blackmarsh63
    As you likely know, newly bought games go straight in a slot without the chance to check it out first (should have been done before you parted with cash for the new shiny). Rental also applies to the above as the whole point of Pigwhip is to take care with our choices so we can enjoy better what we play (and not drop them at the first difficulty spot etc.)

    Looks like you bolloxed up here then....

    Heh heh.
  • Saul_Iscariot 24 May 2021 21:06:35 4,383 posts
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    @hedben2013 In my case I didn’t realise that I would not be good enough to complete Ori. It is bastard tough, and I have been stuck on the same section for months.

    Wreckfest, I only started to help a friend get the platinum trophy, but went over the two hour mark. I figure that I will stick with it until I complete the Career mode.

    Republic Commando is relatively short, so I should finish this at the weekend.

    Fenyx will languish for a while, as once I have two slots open, I will start ME 1. But I will dip into it now and then as a palate cleanser and to see it to completion.
  • Phattso 24 May 2021 21:29:54 27,313 posts
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    I think you might have a fair claim to marking Ori as "done" if you've genuinely banged your head against it rather than flounced away from it.

    You will have to change your user name to Saul_Whizzened_Fingers_Iscariot, but I think it'd be a small price to pay.

    What say ye, Pig Whippers?
  • Vortex808 24 May 2021 21:40:28 15,506 posts
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    I think it all depends how many attempts ori was given during this nebulous 'stuck for months' claim. 😃

    He could have just parked it for months, or was it truly a valiant attempt with many goes at getting past the joypad-flingingly tough section?
  • Wayne 24 May 2021 23:52:41 3,955 posts
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    The Ori games are quite challenging, but should be finishable. Is it a combat or platforming section you’re stuck on?
  • Blackmarsh63 25 May 2021 11:10:17 4,420 posts
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    @Phattso Sounds like he’s not having fun with it . I had the same issue with a certain Nintendo game. Our leader relented and removed it but I have to live with the “abject cowardice” as he put it.
  • Phattso 25 May 2021 13:14:08 27,313 posts
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    @Blackmarsh63 if I had to bet, I’d say you won’t be the only one with that badge of honour pretty soon. :)
  • Blackmarsh63 25 May 2021 14:42:34 4,420 posts
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    @Phattso Haha. Seriously though I don’t think I’ve completed so many games in a long while thanks to this. Just need to be a bit more careful what I get.
  • Wayne 25 May 2021 14:54:28 3,955 posts
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    Lockdown + Pigwhip = annihilated backlog
  • Phattso 25 May 2021 15:47:26 27,313 posts
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    Yeah, even on the years where I've flunked out of the challenged I've remained far more cautious and enjoyed what I'm playing a lot more as a result.

    It has taken years, but finally I don't have that need to buy a blockbuster that gets ESSETIAL ratings just because. Being able to say "that game will still be awesome a year from now - no rush" was the real game changer for me. A moment of mood checking, deciding what I fancy, and then going out and finding something to fit the need is great fun.

    I don't think I'm ever going to get back to that wide-eyed wonder of my early teens in the 8 and 16 bit eras, as I wanted to when doing the first challenge (which was ten games only for a whole year), but I'm not unhappy with how it has played out.

    Now I just need not to flunk out for a third fucking year in a row. :)
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