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  1. Is Ingleborough the one that looks like a vertical climb as you approach it? I remember the climb of Pen-y-Gent being deceptive as hadn't done much hill walking before. Set off at too quick a pace and was breathing pretty heavily by the time we were near the top.
  2. I say guide but he was just the organisers husband and he had done the walk before rather than anything official You should try the National one if you enjoy this but you would need a mate who would do the driving for you rather to give you a chance to rest a bit. The idea is to do it in 24 hours but in reality that's so tough as relying on clear roads to some degree. Ours was part of a work organised event and we did it on a coach so no chance of 24 hours as the coach couldn't even get to the bottom of Scarfell! Snowdon is a good one for training on as it's not difficult at all and pretty quick going up and down. I think we started climbing that at about 4am when we did it so was pretty cool being on it and watching the sun come up
  3. Yeah I did it as part of the training for the National three peaks. Mentally I found the Yorkshire three peaks tougher as it is a long old slog of a walk - particularly in between two of the peaks where it felt never ending. On the national three peaks it's up and down and then back onto your transport for a sit down and break, with the Yorkshire one, that luxury of being taken to the base of the next climb is gone. If you're going to do it then make sure you are with a group of people who you can happily just chat to for hours on end because the actual walk itself wasn't that difficult - it was just mind numbing!! Our group of 6 people doing it was down to 3 by half way and one of those was the guide who was a dot in the distance for a good chunk of it! Oh and there's a place just by the viaduct which is great to meet up with someone if you are with someone who is driving - meant we didn't have to carry too much and could change soggy clothes at that point. There was also a random tea / coffee van which was a god send as it was bloody freezing when we did it. Must admit that my feet were ruined by the end of it but that was more down to it being the first "big" walk of our training. Good walking boots and socks are essential I would say - and make sure you have a couple of spare dry pairs of socks too - nothing worse than soggy socks when you're walking!
  4. That had me in stitches. That barrel sequence in particular because I spent about 15 minutes throwing a barrel and getting it slightly wrong only to roll down again. In fact on my first attempt I got it perfect and to stay.... but then knocked it down when I jumped across. Trico did kill me a couple of times by jumping onto ledges and knocking me off. Or my personal favourite was when I finally got him to jump over a bridge and I took my finger off the button to grip onto the feathers in my excitement that he was finally doing something and I fell off. One of my biggest issues with the game was towards the end and a tower climbing sequence. Climb tower, go up stairs, gap in stairs that you jump over, pull lever, repeat.... after doing it twice there was another staircase with a gap in that I kept dying on everytime I tried to jump it. Having just had to do the same thing twice as part of climbing the tower, it seemed logical that another staircase with identical gap would need jumping but the games physics wouldn't let me jump it successfully even though a smaller gap. Drove me insane!!
  5. Holy shit!!!! Played the first 6 chapters and my god it's impressive. Having played the first three in quick succession over the last month or so you really notice the step up in quality.
  6. Just finished The Last Guardian. Lovely idea for a game and some brilliant moments but overall I was glad it was over at the end as was getting so frustrated with it. Such a shame that a game as original as that can be let down by some horrendous controls and camera action. Almost unplayable at times.
  7. I'm close to the end now and have to say that the poor controls and Trico being a general moron have ruined this game for me. The concept is brilliant and when it works it's a joy to play but I feel like I've spent 75% of the game either trying to move the camera into a position where the screen is not full of feathers or stood on Trico's back telling him to so something only for him to walk the other way or just ignore me. When it works, like in the scenes where bridges collapse and you get saved when falling by a swinging tail, it's brilliant but how many times have I fallen due the awful controls and the feathery **** has just watched me die?!
  8. It's not bad so far but the same issues you have. I've got to the bit where you learn that you can control Trico with your movements.... but doesn't help that they don't explain what each movement is. Took me a while to figure out as he didn't seem to actually do anything with some of the instructions.
  9. Oh believe me I will be as soon as he gets his arse in gear and brings it round.
  10. Uncharted 1-3 all done now and would have cracked straight on with number 4 if my brother in law had remembered to bring it with him when visiting at the weekend!!! Onto The Last Guardian for me now. Determined to clear through some of my collection of games.
  11. Tempted by the Llandudno gig but annoyingly it's the same night as the away leg of the champions league game....
  12. This is £10 on the ps store if you have ps+
  13. Yup. It's not just the seats it's every reference to King Power Stadium at the ground. All the flags outside, the wording on the steps in the directors box... even the little notice boards in the corporate areas have to have the King Power Stadium covered up. It's so pathetic but someone from uefa does actually go round and check!!
  14. Yeah I'm exactly the same - the supernatural side of it is the only thing that lets it down in my opinion. And I didn't want to say about the boss battle at the end of number two as I thought I was just being crap! I was playing on normal and took about half an hour of constant attempts and got to the point where I was about to turn the console off as it was pissing me off. I kind of realised what I needed to do early on but then found myself just running round like a nutter and occasionally taking a shot at the amber when I hoped he was close by. I must have spent about 5 minutes just running in a circle at one point with him following me and trying to shoot at the right time. In the end I got to the point when I needed one more hit to kill him and found some grenades and just threw them hoping for the best..... didn't even know where he was but then the cut scene started. Pure fluke rather than skill!
  15. Finished number two last night but will probably wait till tomorrow to crack on with number 3...... must admit I had forgotten how tense some of those final battles in number two could be with the Guardians suddenly coming into play along with all the standard soldiers. Cracking game though. In my head I had always looked on number two as being the weak link but loved it on second play through.