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About Alderriz

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    Games: Metal Gear Solid and anything Kojima-related, arcade racing games (Burnout), mascot 3D platformers (Crash, Spyro, Jak, Ratchet, Sly)

    TV shows: Mr. Robot, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Scrubs, Avatar: The Last Airbender

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  1. Lol, I instantly knew exactly what room you're talking about 😄. I haven't played Grounded Mode, but I had trouble with that part on Survivor difficulty too. Spent at least an hour on it, probably more. My strategy was to shoot the first enemies coming from the little bridge with a bow, then run around in circles, stun the enemies with bricks or bottles and finish them with a knife. One shot in the head followed by a knife finisher worked as well, if I remember correctly. I didn't count on David too much, because he never did what I wanted. Can't say for sure if it had the worst online mode, but I agree that it sucked and didn't need to be in the game at all. As for multiplayer pros in TLOU, I've seen some crazy videos on YouTube, where a guy is losing on purpose for an entire round, to then make a comeback and do 24 kills in a row without dying. I'm so glad I've never experienced having a guy like this in a match. To make more money with DLC like multiplayer maps, probably. I think that tacked on MP mode in games like this usually has paid stuff like maps, or costumes, or weapons. Games these days have such a big budget, that selling a million of copies at $60 is not enough. So they look for ways to make money on top of that. I'm sure that smaller MP DLC and micro transations are more profitable than big single player story DLC. Which is sad. Although many AAA games nowadays have both.
  2. If you didn't like the first season, I'm sure you're not going to enjoy the second one too. It's more of the same with bigger battles and more story reveals. I'd say, if you know it's not for you, you don't have to force yourself. 🙂 OK, fair. Her big sad eyes made me feel like she needs to be protected at all cost a couple of times 😄 The first three movies are just a re-telling of the show's story with some stuff cut out and some things changed, as far as I know. But the most recent movie is the direct continuation of the story. That's why I'm interested in that one. I'm glad you guys like Haruhi so much, BTW. Excited to start watching it. 😎
  3. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (Season 1) This anime was recommended to me by a friend, and I also knew it was high-rated, so it was the second show on my list of priorities after Evangelion. The visual style/character design by CLAMP was a turn-off for me, but it didn't matter. As people have said, you get used to this design, because the animation is beautiful, and you get busy being focused on the story anyway. As many of you know, Code Geass is set in an alternate history world, where The Britannian Empire takes over 30% of the planet. The main character Lelouch is a young but very smart scheming guy, who gets a supernatural power and uses it to start a rebellion, learn the truth about his parents and protect his sister. Code Geass is a combination of genres, it has big battles and politics of a mecha anime, drama and intellectual duels of Death Note, but there are also romantic, comedy and fan servise bits here in there. It basically has everything you could want in one show. I thought it was a great mix, where everything has it's place and doesn't annoy you too much. The story is powerful and captivating. You always want to learn more and get excited for the next episode. Every question gets answered eventually. This anime also has some shocking plot twists, so you better not know too much before watching. One of them hit me so hard, it was almost painful to watch. I've seen many shows and movies, but haven't felt anything like this in a long time. Probably, in years. A couple of thing I didn't like: There are so many characters, that sometimes it feels like Game of Thrones on a smaller scale. Some of them were introduced too early in super short scenes. I was like "Who the hell was that?" and had to keep watching to learn. It was a little confusing in the first 5-6 episodes. Speaking of short scenes, sometimes the show cuts very fast between them. You get teleported from one side of the world to another and back in 30 seconds. A scene or a dialogue rarely has enough time to breathe and unfold. The most meaningful moment are, thankfully, immune to this. This is more of a personal issue. I usually watch everything with subtitles, but for the first time in forever I had to rewind to watch the scene and/or read the line because it is so fast. All in all, it's good, and I wasn't disappointed. I liked most plotlines... Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 (Season 2) ... unlike with season 2, where there were some things that I didn't care about. Season 2 is very similar to season 1 in all aspects. The first episodes even feel almost like a copy of the first episodes in S01, before the show quickly gets back to the main story. The unexpected turns keep coming. A lot of new characters are introduced once again. The animation is as good, if not better. The difference is that the scale is bigger, and the stakes are higher. I wasn't a fan of some of the plot twists and reveals, but it was all worth it in the end, because the culmination in last episode is great. The good parts of the season certainly overshadowed the few bad ones. Even though I felt that S02 was weaker than S01, it doesn't detract from the whole experience. I enjoyed both a lot. Overall, Code Geass is still better than a lot of shows I've seen. I will watch the picture drama mini-episodes next, maybe the most recent movie as well. Don't know about the Akito the Exiled stuff yet. After that I'll probably start Haruhi Suzumiya. Edit: forgot to say, the music is amazing.
  4. Bethesda games will be appearing on game pass, no doubt about it. M$ has already said that people will be getting every first party game through game pass on day one. They don't need them to be exclusive to game pass or Xbox, if people want to buy them for $70 on PS5 they'll be able to, most likely. Microsoft's strategy is to build the best ecosystem and attract players through great deals like game pass and quality-of-life features like full backwards competibility and xcloud. Will it work for them? We'll see. They already have the math behind game pass. Surprising or not, they're making money on it. With this deal they can boost the number of subscribers.
  5. Thank you 🙂 I used regular watercolour paint. It probably looks so smooth because of poor lighting in the picture 😄. As for highlights, I think that black parts of Gwen's suit need more of them to look more shiny. Like here:
  6. I'm not too good with shadows and highlights. Also, Gwen's hair is darker than it should be, and Spider-Ham should probably be smaller. Other than that, I'm somewhat satisfied with the result 😁
  7. Yeah, I'll try to keep my expectations low. We'll see where it's going when the first trailer drops. I enjoyed Detective Pikachu. For me it was somewhere between 6.5/10 and 7/10.
  8. Probably not. I expect it to be similar to the most recent Tomb Raider movie. It is currently sitting at 48/100 on Metacritic. The movie is being directed by Ruben Fleischer, the guy who made Zombieland (which I liked) and Venom (which, I thought, was garbage). The script has been reworked a dozen times, which is never a good sign. And I've never seen this many directors leave one project before. It has to be an anti-record. Plently reasons to be concerned. Not to mention, many people agree that this adaptation didn't need to exist in the first place. But I still hope it's good. Don't know why, but I'm trying to be optimistic about it. At the very least it's going to be interesting to see the result of this development hell.
  9. Season 2 trailer: Starts streaming October 30.
  10. First photos from the set. Some people are already disappointed because Sully (Mark Wahlberg) doen't have the mustache.
  11. It's been 2 years since I joined PSNP. So I thought today was a great day to write an appretiation post of some sort. Although I joined 2 years ago, I started being active on the forums 1-1.5 years ago. That was probably the loneliest and generally the worst time of my life. But now, thanks to some awesome people here, I don't feel so alone anymore. Just being able to talk about games and trophies with you, guys, has helped me, without a doubt. This is a great community, and I'm happy to be here. Sending ❤️ to all of you, you beautiful nerdy bastards. Special thanks to the people who followed me and played any games with me. 




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    3. Honor_Hand


      That winking doggo got me, I must admit. x3


      Happy PSNP anniversary, Slava. Glad to have you around here. The site is great and just being able to talk with the wonderful (and interesting) people around here more than makes it worth it to remain around. :)

    4. Alderriz


      Thanks ☺️. Glad to be here.

  12. Major Breath of the Wild vibes. So many similarities: art style, gameplay, world structure, even the font.
  13. I always thought the discless PS5 would cost $399 and the disc-based would be $499. There were rumors about the PS5 hardware costing $450. So in my mind, they want to sell the base unit at a small profit, and lose money on the digital version while making it more affordable and incentivizing people to buy more digital games. As far as I know, Sony makes more money on selling digital games, because their price is the same, but there's no game retailer to take % from each copy, and no expenses to produce the discs. With all that said, I won't be surprised if the prices end up being higher.
  14. I rarely see something like this in Russia. Most people try not to bother others. They can be a little loud before the movie starts, talk, laugh, maybe take some selfies with friends, that kind of normal stuff. But when the trailers start rolling, 99% of audience goes quiet and hides their phones. Once in a while you'll see an asshole who checks their phone. Only once in my entire life have I seen a guy filming the screen with his phone. Also people here don't react very loudly to what's happening on the screen. I've seen a video of people reacting during an Avengers Endgame screening in the US (I believe it was in LA, to be more specific). They were cheering and shouting and clapping in the middle of the movie. I didn't even know people could be so loud in a movie theater. In Russia, you'll hear people laugh at jokes and gasp at jump scares, but nothing more than that really. It could probably be cool to experience this level of energy, though. But only once, and only if I'm watching the movie a second time and already know what happens. Wouldn't want to sit with such crowd often.