Talk Amongst Yourselves

Talk Amongst Yourselves
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Welcome to another Talk Amongst Yourselves, a home for Kotaku’s Aussie readers to chat about anything and everything. Ask us questions in the comments. Get recommendations on new indie or AAA games! Rant about something at work, or have a whine about Windows updates. Whatever you prefer, drop a comment in here and you’ll find a friend.

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  • I finished Transistor last night! Very bittersweet ending. I found the combat interesting, but disliked that most enemies could easily outrun you while you were waiting for Turn() to recharge.

      • I think going in a lot of people expected it to be just like Bastion gameplay wise. It’s more like a strategy game instead

    • Transistor is incredible and hollow. So much story is left just sitting there in the background as unfulfilled potential. It’s like a Kickstarter game funded on the basis of a cracker music score, concept art and a jaw-dropping intro scene that ran out of money and ideas halfway through development.

      Still, for an ephemeral cotton-candy game, it’s hard to find better.

      • I think the idea was it was ultimately a love story and that the rest was just what got in the way. Yes the world was interesting and heck yeah we want to know more, but it’s not really needed. It was all about a lady without a voice and a gent without a body and then trying to come back together again. Properly.

  • It’s coming. Can you feel it?
    Captaincy for Sea of Thieves drops THIS week, after two lengthy delays.

  • Someone should probably tell the Yanks to update their article about that little Anko robot toy; the company has been out of business for a year or two now.

    • I am still waiting for an affordable robot dog, and a hoverboard, and fully immersive holodecks…

      I want the future 1980 movies promised me.

  • Something KotakuAU staff and readers may want to have a look at.

    If the talks from local videogame devs and board game devs isn’t your thing, then there is the ‘Game Devs Plus Showcase,’ which is described as follows:

    “A range of new unreleased games designed and made by local developers in Sydney to be played and tested.”

    There is also a bar run by a group/company called Grifter at the event, but given their name…

  • I picked up Minecraft on the PS so my son could play while he had Covid and all I can say is, what the hell happened?!

    I pulled myself off the teat some years ago so I expected changes but bloody hell, it was a bit like returning home to your small childhood country town, finding some massive tech giant had built a campus there and gentrified the crap outta the place.
    Don’t get me wrong, I expected changes and I’d heard the rumblings over the years but didn’t expect to be left the fumbling old grandad trying to navigate an Apple store and lamenting the old days while some bum fluff stached kid called me Brah and complimented my retro slacks.

    I kept my cool for the most part because this was the little fellas first time experiencing the game outside of kid friendly YouTube videos but when he begged for a creeper skin I had to gently explain that we do not and never will pay for a god damned Minecraft skin!!!
    Thankfully, with the glorious innocence of a pre schooler, he squealed at the sight of Minecraft Steve and nearly fell off the couch when I selected him.

    Still, the important part is he loves it and getting to play the game with him has been fantastic.

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