Recent content by Lebowski

  1. Times: Finding buyers for the dead wood is Manchester United’s biggest challenge this window

    This is up there with 'I heard a new devil is arrivinggggg' for the best/worst United sponsor whoring.
  2. Eight games away from another disastrous season under Ole

    Is this sarcasm and I'm just being dense?
  3. Protests following the killing of George Floyd

    Apologies if this has been posted before, but as well as being incredibly moving, the below video should give you a bit of an idea about how tonally problematic talking about "all lives matter" comes across at the moment.
  4. Gaming Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS4) | Put discussion of chapters etc in labelled spoilers as people will be at different points

    You're right that in most boss fights you're 'supposed' to take damage and work in effective heals from Aerith/Barrett during fights. It does take a while to get used to the intricacies of a surprisingly deep combat system, particularly the best ways to minimise damage. A lot of it revolves...
  5. Gaming Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS4) | Put discussion of chapters etc in labelled spoilers as people will be at different points

    Something interesting I just found out- if you cast stop on a staggered enemy, the stagger timer freezes, giving you 10 more seconds to get bonus damage in. To really min max it, stagger an enemy, then have your level 3 Tifa unload her two triangle attacks onto the staggered enemy (these moves...
  6. Gaming Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS4) | Put discussion of chapters etc in labelled spoilers as people will be at different points

    It would give the obsessives a way to have full control over tweaking builds in their fifth replay, but you're probably right that it's a sensible balance decision. I don't think multiple magnify would be totally game breaking though, you can already get unlimited pray and chakra and they are...
  7. Gaming Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS4) | Put discussion of chapters etc in labelled spoilers as people will be at different points

    As far as I know, blue materia don't 'respawn' in hard mode whereas all other materia does, so you're limited to the number you can pick up on a single run through. In the case of elemental, 2. It's a shame they didn't include the original game mechanic where mastering a materia produced a new...
  8. Gaming Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS4) | Put discussion of chapters etc in labelled spoilers as people will be at different points

    I went from thinking the combat system was a chaotic simplistic mess to really loving it. It's like a super forgiving Souls game that makes you feel like you're controlling a badass because the move animations are so beautifully animated. Just wait until you get to grips with Tifa's combat...
  9. Gaming Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS4) | Put discussion of chapters etc in labelled spoilers as people will be at different points

    Starshower into basic combo followed by focused strike is insane and feels like playing with infinite ATB. Her moves just look so fecking epic too, you hit L2 to use another character's ability and she's slow mo somersaulting 10 feet in the air about to flip kick some poor bastard in the face...
  10. Gaming Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS4) | Put discussion of chapters etc in labelled spoilers as people will be at different points

    Have they carried over the old trick from the original where you cast cure all on an enemy wirh reflect and it heals your entire party? There was even a way to game the reflect mechanic so that one spell would rebound multiple times I think.
  11. Gaming Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS4) | Put discussion of chapters etc in labelled spoilers as people will be at different points

    Tifa is now my favourite character to play by far. Her combos, cancels and stances/levels feel almost like a fighting game character and her speed mitigates her low defence. Dancing around enemies and hitting like a truck is great fun and really pushed the combat system to another level. I...
  12. Gaming Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS4) | Put discussion of chapters etc in labelled spoilers as people will be at different points

    To be honest if it had orchestral versions of the original soundtrack I'd still probably buy it on day 1. Nostalgia is a hell of a drug.
  13. 2020 US Elections

    It's a real position (in the UK 1997 election these were the voters called Essex Man / Mondeo Man that Blair wanted to win back) but post-2008 i think you're far more likely to find the other side of the coin being more decisive in elections (socially conservative, economically liberal).
  14. Gaming Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS4) | Put discussion of chapters etc in labelled spoilers as people will be at different points

    Glad to hear it. I also love that they moved the battle arena from the Gold Saucer to Wall Market. There's only two fights available for me so far but I'm hopeful that by the end of the game, doing Coliseum fights on hard mode will scratch my epic fight itch a bit too.