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Bump When Playing by Lord Gwyn - Thu, 02 Mar 2017 02:29:31 EST ID:p3SvKEAY No.695379 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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old one is dead such is life
Sabrewulf - Thu, 02 Mar 2017 02:42:54 EST ID:VsQJM6ph No.695382 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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yeah I just realized after posting in that one

Ballistic weave is awesome
Being a clothing mod I always thought it would only give 20-30 extra shielding so I never bothered with it, but I'm on survival so I thought hey why not I could probably use that bit of extra damage reduction. Blew my mind when I saw that it does 110 in both ballistic and energy damage on the highest rank, gonna be a huge help, it doubled my regular armor rating and almost tripled my energy armor. I should have got it a long time ago, the jackpot mission to unlock it is easy as pie.
Not to mention I can throw away my vault suit and stop looking like a goddamn blueberry

Survival is going pretty well so far, had some trouble in the beginning but i've gained my footing, around level 20 it starts to become manageable as long as you've got the right perks.
Set up a water farm at nordhagen thats 999 water so I pretty much have infinite caps and have my main base at hangmans alley which is convenient. Picked the brotherhood to side with for the vertibirbs, makes getting around so much easier without feeling cheaty
I'm kind of worried right now though because i'm at the mission where you have to and I think the synths in that final act are going to be hell, Ill have to make some armor with really high energy absorption.
Felicia - Thu, 02 Mar 2017 03:01:16 EST ID:XXXnSbZA No.695383 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Funny I just hit level 20 in my survival run and I can't leave covenant with out being raped by super mutants and swarms of stingwings at the same time. Suddenly my over powered sniper isn't cutting it any more but I have no weapons table nearby to make it a .50 cal.

Though I don't use the minutemen free power armor from the start, I told preston to use it. using mod that doesn't teleport power armor to oblivion when you leave your people at settlements Waiting til I join the brotherhood but waiting to meet all the factions before that. Focusing on settlement building at least in just the north side of the map. Want those swank trades and shiet.
Crono - Thu, 02 Mar 2017 04:45:40 EST ID:rjgRiRtB No.695389 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Heavy Zweihander with Carthus Flame Arc OP as fuck. I destroyed Pontiff Syluvahn. First STR build and I'm enjoying it. You obviously can't do as much with PVP since poise is still broken, but STR definitely dominates PVE.
Vault Boy - Thu, 02 Mar 2017 07:14:37 EST ID:LLxzNc0e No.695392 Ignore Report Quick Reply
the new Torment

holy fuck this game is amazing I'm really drunk or else I'd post a screenshot, probably do it tomorrow when I'm stoned and gaming
Four - Thu, 02 Mar 2017 08:15:56 EST ID:XNXdz07V No.695398 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Tomb Raider: Escape from Rape Island

Speaking as a Tomb Raider veteran, the puzzle are borderline retarded. I guess its asking too much from gamers of today to solve some of the puzzles of the previous installments. The plot is fucking garbage, the videos of the group on the ship were very cringy, but its strangely arousing to hear Lara moan in pain every now and then and it keeps me interested. The combat is average but I find the shotgun very satisfying to use. I give it a 6.5
Professor T. Bird - Thu, 02 Mar 2017 09:26:19 EST ID:PY9ZYNSm No.695401 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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still playing yakuza zero. the real estate and cabernet minigames really slowed dowb my story progression. they're so addicting.


lol, one of the parts that bothered me about the plot was how quickly lara became a killing machine. you know? the game briefly addresses how guilty she is after she kills someone for the first time, then acts like it didn't happen. stuff like that typically doesn't phase me, but something about it was really off putting.

other than that, the game was just okay. i liked everything the game had to offer except fire fights and stealth. ammo was given to you every five seconds, so you never had to worry about dying, and the stealth judt didn't seem to work. i still haven't gotten around to the sequel, but i've read it's better game.
Sabrewulf - Thu, 02 Mar 2017 14:32:55 EST ID:VsQJM6ph No.695408 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'd definitely invest in both local leader perks if you haven't already, those were one of the first perks I chose. First one lets you not worry about weapon/armor workbenches at settlements and the second one you can stay at one central settlement and have your junk brought to you with supply lines.
Also if you're doing a stealth sniper and not just a sniper i'd do the first railroad quest ASAP. The deliverer does great damage for a pistol and the fire rate is crazy, plus you get the hazmat suit which will come in handy later when you have to go to the glowing sea
One more thing, the overseers guardian which you can get in vault 81 (non hostile you just need 3 fusion cores to get in and its right by diamond city) is one of the weapons I always carry with me. It shoots an additional bullet and makes a great sniper, sometimes I even just put a reflex sight on it. IIRC its around 1500 caps and already comes with a few mods on it.
Andross - Thu, 02 Mar 2017 17:11:55 EST ID:/sGR45t4 No.695421 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I've been thinking about doing a pyro/STR build, any tips? I like using the claymore so that will probably be my go-to weapon
Ratchet - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:56:36 EST ID:rjgRiRtB No.695442 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The claymore is really awesome, I've been using it as my secondary.
Carthus Flame arc is a necessity, it's just such a great spell. You can't use it on weapons that have an elemental enchantment though. You CAN use it on heavy/sharp weapons though. So keep that in mind.
Also, make sure you do the optional area of Smouldering Lake. That and keep an eye out in the catacombs. There are a total of 4 pyromancy tomes that you find in both of those areas.
Also, make sure to rescue Karla in Irithyll Dungeon. She is the one that does the dark sorceries, pyromancies, and miracles that the other trainers won't deal with. Also, I can't remember the name of the ring but there is a ring that grants additional attunement slot. There is also a Darkmoon Ring that is given for reaching Rank 1 in teh Darkmoon covenant that gives you 2 slots. But for the most part I would just keep your stats at the minimum for casting a few spells.
Basically, build a badass character and then make the pyro stuff a way to accentuate the strengths of the character.
Garcia Hotspur - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 01:41:26 EST ID:mDy5oEy0 No.695445 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Been playing the often forgotten Grind Session on PS1. A really good Tony Hawk clone that's worth playing if you like THPS games, thanks to solid level design, its focus on actually performing tricks and lines as opposed to collecting tons of shit, and a decent soundtrack for its time. Even as a THPS veteran this is a challenging game, and it's a fun one if you can get past its differences from the series it's aping. Feels kind of like a midway point between THPS 1 and 2, really.

Also, Shaba Games, the developers of Grind Session, went onto work on THPS titles before Activision shut them down. And oddly enough, I don't think any of the THPS games they worked on were as good as this game was.
John Shepard - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 13:46:41 EST ID:V7HSrTT7 No.695472 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Gonna start modding a fresh install of NV this afternoon, I'm feeling another play-through
Raziel - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:18:42 EST ID:8NuGb901 No.695477 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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he'll yeah
Thunder Hawk - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 19:09:44 EST ID:XXXnSbZA No.695484 Ignore Report Quick Reply
40k conversion or bust.
Gordon Freeman - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 19:25:55 EST ID:r4dqgD+d No.695487 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I've also been on the Torment train. Really enjoying it, with the exception of no character customization when it comes to changing appearance. I don't understand why it wouldn't be an option, given the main character is pretty nondescript save for their tattoo. It kind of kills replays for me too, since I like to go through RPG's with different perspectives and backstories in mind, it takes some of the immersion out when you say different things but your character looks exactly the same (and with the same name). I dunno. I would've appreciated it, is all. Still a really good game.
Agent 47 - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 19:55:05 EST ID:LLxzNc0e No.695489 Ignore Report Quick Reply
that's a torment thing man

there was absolutely no customization of The Nameless One in Planescape, at least they give you a gender option here lol
Andrew Oikonny - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 20:06:00 EST ID:8NuGb901 No.695493 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I was a little bummed by that, too, but it's sort of in keeping with the original game. Then again the Last Castoff seems to be a lot less distinctive and well-defined as a character than the Nameless One, so the lack of customization doesn't feel as justified. But the writing and dialogue choices are usually interesting enough that it hasn't bothered me too much
Claire Redfield - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 20:42:47 EST ID:B1fvs4Lo No.695496 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I'm having fun with Breath of the Wild.
Exy !Exy//07vgE - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 22:23:05 EST ID:abUs9hCE No.695508 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I'll get right on that.
Taki - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 22:41:41 EST ID:Xt3Ea6Yy No.695509 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Got Shadow of Mordor in some sale at some point and finally decided to let it install over the day (43 gigs... fuckn modern games) and spent about 5 hours playing tonight. I'm thoroughly enjoying myself so far and I haven't even really got into the whole nemesis thing that I read about. The combat is fluid and at the same time impactful, the executions are a nice touch and I just unlocked Brutal kills which should be fun. I imagine it will only get better as I unlock new combos. It feels like a mix of Arkham and the original Assassins Creed but just a notch harder where you cant just parry every attack with ease. I'm also loving the stealth element and the graphics are great which is another plus.

So yeah, I've barely scratched the surface but this game looks like it will offer up hours of entertainment to come. I can't remember how much it cost during sale time but it can't have been more than $20 for me to pull the trigger and then wait the better part of a year to even install it, but it has been well worth it so far. #no60dollargames? Just a thought as most of my games were bought on sale, you get a much better ROI for your time.
Agent 47 - Sat, 04 Mar 2017 00:53:11 EST ID:LLxzNc0e No.695512 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Not being able to create your characters body kind of fits with the story of you being a body that was created by, and then castoff by a completely different person so I get that

this game is getting my mind off like only Planescape ever did
Four - Sat, 04 Mar 2017 04:33:04 EST ID:HfCsuPNy No.695528 Ignore Report Quick Reply

At least in the first Tomb Raider the first kill meant something and it was a conscious decision she took to pursue the people who wronged her, I liked the scene where she hesitated for a second before she pulled the trigger. It was a treasure both Lara and her dad pursued all their lives so you can understand her motivation.
The new Lara killed the first dude in self defense, which doesn't turn you into a killing machine and doesnt necessarily make you better at it. After that first guy, you kill about 100 later like it was nothing. The first TR you killed about 7 to 10 people max but it still left more of an impression on you than the new Lara's kill count.
Four - Sat, 04 Mar 2017 04:35:48 EST ID:HfCsuPNy No.695529 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>Spend 2000 building a new Pc
>100 hours on Stardew Valley
Mankar Camoran - Sat, 04 Mar 2017 05:09:30 EST ID:nYZonC5y No.695530 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>tfw you drop 2 grand on a 4K rig and your top 3 games are Terraria, Stardew Valley, and Starbound.
Miles Tails Prower - Sat, 04 Mar 2017 06:05:32 EST ID:ALwZvDRL No.695531 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Thunder Hawk - Sat, 04 Mar 2017 06:43:33 EST ID:XXXnSbZA No.695532 Ignore Report Quick Reply
There aren't many games that really test the limits any more. Though you could probably crank planeside 2 to full and get an epileptic seizure from all the lighting and particle effects. What size screen you run? that sorta power could have you on a full size TV with out much loss in frames and latency.
Desmond Miles - Sat, 04 Mar 2017 10:12:28 EST ID:JAfM/azk No.695534 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I feel Diablo II calling me again. Soon, I'll have to boot it up. But the game feels really long, I had to stop to grind and I'm still like, on the second town, the deserts and whatnot.

Or maybe my build fucking sucks.
Cloud Strife - Sat, 04 Mar 2017 10:17:02 EST ID:GjqaSEOy No.695535 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Getting back into FO4... Spent like 60hrs on this game and I JUST got onto the Prydwn T_T
Desmond Miles - Sat, 04 Mar 2017 10:17:47 EST ID:JAfM/azk No.695536 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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At the time I knew what I was going for, but I didn't leave anything written down so now I have no idea. nb
Ulala - Sat, 04 Mar 2017 12:37:44 EST ID:mDy5oEy0 No.695541 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Just ordered a copy of Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage. I fucking love this game. Pretty sure it's my favorite musou. Just pissed off that I sold it a while back and had to spend 30 goddamn dollars getting another copy.
>selling vidya
>never again
Servbot - Sat, 04 Mar 2017 13:56:30 EST ID:UwS7oDDJ No.695544 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I had so much fun playing the co-op with my brother.
Servbot - Sat, 04 Mar 2017 13:56:30 EST ID:UwS7oDDJ No.695545 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I had so much fun playing the co-op with my brother.
Ulala - Sat, 04 Mar 2017 14:33:30 EST ID:mDy5oEy0 No.695552 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Did you ever play the 2nd one? I've heard conflicting things about it but it more or less looked like the same game.
Ryu Hoshi - Sat, 04 Mar 2017 18:43:39 EST ID:EZPxPRef No.695578 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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goddamnit dude
Master Hand - Sun, 05 Mar 2017 00:07:57 EST ID:B0g93OUa No.695600 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Picked up Dragon Age: Inquisition for about 20 bucks (got the deluxe edition instead of the GOTY edition, whoops) But i'm liking it so far. It feels a lot better than Dragon Age: Origins (which I got when it came out) and the story is interesting to me so far.

Cassandra is waifu for laifu.
Fawkes - Sun, 05 Mar 2017 03:05:55 EST ID:p3SvKEAY No.695611 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Playing PS4 Minecraft because I can't play games with a keyboard (just not accustomed to it) and I haven't found a way to adequately reproduce controller movement on PC Minecraft (rebinding control stick directions to WASD doesn't work well enough)

On the off chance anyone has PS4 Minecraft here and actually plays it, setting up a pretty good community server here. Survival server but you build your home and optionally your business in Creative.
Witch of Izalith - Sun, 05 Mar 2017 03:32:39 EST ID:CMAOPcJv No.695613 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>I can't play games with a keyboard (just not accustomed to it)
clarify: you are not disabled in any way that impedes use of KB+M control?

Learn to use a keyboard and mouse to play games. Even if you prefer gaming on a couch+TV+console setup, learn to use a keyboard and mouse as well. It's worth it. You can play anything if you're used to both controllers and desktop setups.

If you're trying to play PC minecraft and want to use a controller you can. xbox controllers generally work practically right out of the box with windows OS's. ps3 controllers can be used with 3rd party software, i'm not up to date with ps4 controllers though, also you can get an inexpensive dualshock-style USB controller under numerous brands. i 100% advise having some kind of controller anyway because more gaming options = more better gaming fun.
Lee Chaolan - Sun, 05 Mar 2017 05:41:04 EST ID:twMXAL2b No.695621 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I use a controller but only for a couple games where the d-pad joystick combo. Dark Souls and Witcher. In neither of those games you really have to aim, it's just more directional aiming and camera work. Also, with the complicated scheme, it just feels easier for someone to get used to when laid out on a controller, especially for someone who has spent so much more time using a controler like me
Fawkes - Sun, 05 Mar 2017 15:38:49 EST ID:p3SvKEAY No.695640 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Learn to use a keyboard and mouse to play games.

>If you're trying to play PC minecraft and want to use a controller you can. xbox controllers generally work practically right out of the box with windows OS's.
Rebinding the left stick to WASD controls (which I already said DOESNT WORK in the post you replied to) only allows for 8 axes of movement in Minecraft: W,A,S,D, and the diagonal combinations of two. Whereas playing on PS4, I have 360 degrees of movement. I've checked extensively, asked this board as well as Minecraft boards, and there is no way to reproduce the 360 degree movement of console Minecraft. That leads to PC Minecraft feeling clunky and slow, and me taking way, way, way longer to build anything, which kills my ambition for giant builds.
Dr. Nefarious - Sun, 05 Mar 2017 17:31:39 EST ID:t2XNRQ1Q No.695642 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Maybe you can mod the right analog stick to give you the speed and precision of a mouse and then you'll be set.
Crash Bandicoot - Sun, 05 Mar 2017 19:57:00 EST ID:mDy5oEy0 No.695649 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Finally giving Bloodborne the time it deserves. Not really sure how far I am in but most recently I defeated Vicar Amelia and the Witch of Hemwick.

Been playing offline since I don't have PS+ and it's been really fun figuring everything out for myself. I fucking love the lack of hand holding in this game.

AND THIS LEVEL DESIGN, shit. It's perfect. Open enough to feel a little daunting and remain interesting, but the way everything loops back around with all the shortcuts, and how really veering off the beaten path holds rewards. It's just masterful game design.

I'd say the level design is my favorite thing about Bloodborne if it weren't for its fucking incredible combat mechanics. It's all so fast paced and aggressive. Perfectly timing dodges and parries, really learning your moveset to best assess every situation. It's just so. good.

I've never typically been into Souls games. I played a bit of Demon's Souls, like 8 hours or so, and while I appreciated the difficulty of that game, it was everything else being so fucking obtuse and unwelcoming to newcomers that made me think maybe these games just weren't for me, so I put it down. I'm glad I had at least a little experience with that game though, and have gotten at least some grasp on how things in these games typically work, because it's made Bloodborne a bit easier to get into. I haven't really ran into any major sticking points or anything, mechanically.

I'm curious though. I've been sticking with the Hunter Axe and leveling it up and shit my whole time playing. I really like its moveset (particularly the transformed moveset), and I've used the torch when needed (you know, for that area of the game), but that's been it. Is it worth it to try out other weapons, or should I try to sail through the game with mainly this thing since I've already got a pretty hefty amount of stock in it? Seems like I'm getting far enough in that I should really kind of choose what to do.
Nana & Popo - Sun, 05 Mar 2017 20:06:14 EST ID:PJicY3zp No.695650 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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First weekend off in what seems like forever. I've been alternating between Killing Floor 2, Dragon's Dogma, and 7 Days to Die with some friends. Been working so much I felt too antsy to just sit and play... drinks and weed have been helping with that though.
Tidus - Sun, 05 Mar 2017 20:31:48 EST ID:p3SvKEAY No.695651 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It emulates mouse movement very well so it's totally fine to look around with, but you don't use the mouse to move in Minecraft and you can't set it up as if you have two mouses as far as I know (one for each analog stick)

It would be great if that was possible though
Nathan Spencer - Sun, 05 Mar 2017 20:46:02 EST ID:X2mQ+LvD No.695655 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I'm playing through this, again.

I wish there was a sequel, I don't even care if the graphics don't get updated.
Vega - Sun, 05 Mar 2017 21:15:54 EST ID:8NuGb901 No.695658 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Nice. BTW, didn't Paradox get the license for that game system (White Wolf?) at some point? They also published PoE, so I guess anything's possible.
Dr. Yang - Sun, 05 Mar 2017 22:35:05 EST ID:QOQ/T99J No.695665 Ignore Report Quick Reply
They did, but they are obsessed with chasing that V:TM MMO that's sunk 3 companies now.
Billy Blaze - Sun, 05 Mar 2017 22:51:30 EST ID:t2XNRQ1Q No.695668 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That was a PC master race joke. An analog stick is not a mouse nor can it be. I'm sorry if the Minecraft gamepad controls are garbage.
Four - Mon, 06 Mar 2017 01:35:45 EST ID:5cBEGt5/ No.695672 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I've read some of the books and honestly another Vampire the Masquerade game with some of that content in there would be a dream come true for me.
Bloodmongo McFerguson - Mon, 06 Mar 2017 07:26:24 EST ID:Om/NpQb5 No.695680 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I remember hearing that Disney might be buying White Wolf a few days ago. I don't know if that's real or fake, but if it's real - expect sequels soon.
Lee Chaolan - Mon, 06 Mar 2017 10:50:42 EST ID:hXGZId6/ No.695698 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Been playing the original Injustice lately.,
Seems a lot of people are getting back into it to get hype for the sequel now that the beta's over.
Flexin on these scrubs with my Zatanna.
Stryker - Mon, 06 Mar 2017 12:53:23 EST ID:+pM3+RAI No.695703 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You know, normally I dont pay attention to the whole "this game is sexist!" stuff but I saw Caroline Petit having a god damn meltdown over Yakuza 0. This time I agree. This game is so god damn misogynistic lol.

Im not even halfway done the game and Ive already seen two women sexually assaulted, not to mention Makoto, the kidnapped sex slave, who was violently tortured, raped and kept in a cage chained up like a dog and is now blind because of it.

Also I couldnt help but laugh at the club mini game you get with Goro where you have to recruit girls, can change their outfits and there is even a meter that decides how attractive they are. Amazing.

That said, im not upset because this game is fucking incredible. This is my first Yakuza game and man, I have been missing out big time. I feel like this is the perfect time to get into with with the remake and 6 coming out within the year.
Darth Malak - Mon, 06 Mar 2017 14:27:39 EST ID:G9EWZCAS No.695709 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Japan's not going to change their misogynistic ways, they had a very similar mini game in 4. And maybe this is just me but isn't the idea of hostess clubs misogynistic?
Dr. Eggman - Mon, 06 Mar 2017 20:18:43 EST ID:B0g93OUa No.695732 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Just romanced Cassandra in DA. She can stand beside me anyday fighting the Venatori.

I'm really liking the story so far. Just helped the Grey Warders get their fucking senses back and allowed them to join the Inquisition.
Leon Belmont - Mon, 06 Mar 2017 20:19:47 EST ID:mDy5oEy0 No.695734 Ignore Report Quick Reply
FUCK the Nightmare of Mensis. I hate this place. Gone from feeling to slightly over-leveled to severely under-leveled. Bloodborne really doesn't become all that hard of a game until you reach this point.

And yeah, I know, the Chalice dungeons have way harder shit, but as someone playing through the game for the first time, this is the first real roadblock. Guess I shouldn't complain though. I know that once I make it past this I'll feel so goddamn empowered.
Lydia - Mon, 06 Mar 2017 21:22:53 EST ID:D4MCU4it No.695739 Ignore Report Quick Reply
First time I did that area was punishing, I felt like a chick in a kink video chained up with 3 dicks in me and a guy holding down my face with his foot. Bad times.
Lan Di - Mon, 06 Mar 2017 22:11:06 EST ID:z4NhPWaA No.695743 Ignore Report Quick Reply
well they're yakuza they're gonna be misogynistic. misogyny pimping and human trafficking aren't exactly unheard of with organized crime. though I would assume the mc is less evil than the people he comes into conflict with. does he himself have the slave or is it an antagonist character?
Mark Sheppard - Mon, 06 Mar 2017 23:52:17 EST ID:X2mQ+LvD No.695747 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Please no.
Leon Belmont - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 05:07:41 EST ID:mDy5oEy0 No.695754 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Just beat Bloodborne. Holy shit this was a good video game.

Like, if you own a PS4 and for some reason you don't own Bloodborne, you done fucked up.
Hwoarang - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 09:38:15 EST ID:5vmLLVDu No.695765 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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50 hours in, and not even close to finishing up in Velen.
Mother Brain - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 10:36:06 EST ID:h9hEuqqV No.695767 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I wonder if a Steam controller could help with this? The track pads are essentially mice controlled via thumb
Aribeth - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 12:26:02 EST ID:huUe7tzx No.695770 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It's an impressinlgy massive game. I was playing Two Worlds II, and there you get this feeling there this massive world that you get to explore, while it really slams the lid on your nose, and it turns out the world is actually kind of small. Especially because there's a massive island on the world map, but it's only for multiplayer.

The Witcher 3 is kind of the opposite of that. Velen and Novigrad are already massive, but there's Skellige to explore, too. It's got that feeling to it of it actually being a world you're exploring, and not just stuff put there for you to find, like a lot of games seem to do. I haven't been on the Witcher bandwagon, but I'm honestly really impressed with The Witcher 3. If I had to say anything bad about it at all, I guess it'd be that the combat and Witcher Sense stuff is kind of simplistic, but it's honestly not bothering my at all.

Though I do kind of miss the Two Worlds II magic system that lets me summon a dozen wolfmen who then kick the shit out of my enemies in hilarious mob attacks. Especially because they then also follow you around in cutscenes. Makes me feel real wizardly.
343 Guilty Spark - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 12:27:36 EST ID:3ejZfb/V No.695771 Ignore Report Quick Reply
One of the best games ever made. I bought a PS4 specifically FOR it and still play it occasionally
Jame Soloman - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 13:02:29 EST ID:C3TYSvM2 No.695776 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I bought a PS+ subscription like a month or two ago just to play Bloodborne properly but haven't had time for it since.

I just got the STAKE DRIVERRRRRRR though and it's super fucking cool, but I wish the R2 was less shitty. It's so slow that I can't imagine ever being able to land even an uncharged one in a boss fight, but I guess if I need a better weapon I can just swap out to the mother fucking Kirkhammer which is the most fucking heavy metal thing I've ever seen.
Leon Belmont - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 13:43:29 EST ID:mDy5oEy0 No.695777 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah, it's a game I'm definitely gonna be returning to at some point. The level design is just so dense and satisfying, peppered with difficulty in just the right places to make exploration feel truly worthwhile and rewarding. It really makes me want to explore every nook and cranny of this game. I'd never beaten a Soulsborne game before this, but I plan to now. If the rest of the games remotely stand up to this level of quality I'm gonna be busy for a while lol

Anyone think it's a good idea to move from Bloodborne to Demon's Souls? Or should I just start with Dark Souls 1?
Leon Belmont - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 13:57:41 EST ID:mDy5oEy0 No.695778 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I played it entirely offline since I don't have a PS+ subscription and it was perfectly fine. Like, I really didn't have any issues with it or miss any online features. Co-op/invasions are cool and all, but I really like playing games single player anyway and Bloodborne held up as an incredible, purely single player experience. Would totally recommend it that way, though I'm sure there are players that are all about raiding others or playing co-op. Which is cool too. I'm sure the PVP can be great, if you manage to really get into that side of it.

As for weapons, I really didn't mess around with too many of 'em on this first play through. I found a few of them scattered throughout the world but never really bought any. I stuck with the Hunter's Axe for the whole game, maybe switching to the Tonitrus as a backup weapon when I needed something a little bit quicker. I really liked the axe because its transformed moveset is god tier. Its charged R2 attack is absolutely perfect for crowd control with wide swings that ignore walls, and mixed with its overhead strikes and stabs I felt like I could pretty much keep any enemy away from me, when I needed to. It's a slower weapon than the other two you start the game with, but not as heavy as something like the Kirkhammer. Kind of an all-around weapon, really. It doesn't really focus on speed or heavy damage, one way or the other. It just offered a versatility that I really liked. But that said when I come back to it I'll definitely be playing around with more weapons than just the axe.

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Sabre Man - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 13:58:26 EST ID:dcik2JX9 No.695779 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I think anyone that enjoyed Bloodbourne will thoroughly enjoy Demon's Souls. I also think that Demon's souls was much better than Dark Souls 1 or 2, though nostalgia might come into play.
Jame Soloman - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 14:06:06 EST ID:C3TYSvM2 No.695781 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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It's all about the messages bro. These games just aren't the same without them.

I'm super glad I got to play Demon's Souls before the servers shut down.
Leon Belmont - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 14:15:32 EST ID:mDy5oEy0 No.695782 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I really like the message system and all, since I have played a bit of Demon's Souls before, but they seem to just slow the game down for me. Idk if I end up focusing or thinking about them too much or whatever, but playing Bloodborne and figuring everything out for myself just felt a lot better, to me. It was more fun to look at the environments and figure out what exactly is ahead instead of just having someone tell you, ya know?
Jame Soloman - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 14:23:31 EST ID:C3TYSvM2 No.695785 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I just find it entertaining how funny/irreverent/creative players can get with such a limited form of communication. I always try to leave the most pointless notes possible, like ones that say "Oh, ambush!" in a spot where you'd have to be past the ambush to read it, or "DON'T STOP!" in the middle of a boulder run.
Dr. Mario - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 17:38:41 EST ID:AbqoVOzY No.695807 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I usually go with "be wary of beanpole"
Calypso - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 18:06:57 EST ID:VsQJM6ph No.695810 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I beat the main story of Fallout 4 on survival the other day, had a ton of fun.
I didn't plan on going the minutemen route but apparently doing "Defend the Castle" locks you in with them. Speaking of that mission, it was kind of hard, there were coursers everywhere and even the 10 turrets I set up did little help. I honestly had an easier time with the final mission.
Some tips for survival:
-get local leader and chemist as soon as possible so you can build shops, create supply lines, and craft antibiotics
-try to focus on stealth and knowing what you're going to encounter before you get there which is why you really shouldnt do survival for your first playthrough, and at a certain level the stealth perks let you walk right over mines and tripwires without activating them
-create a water farm as soon as possible while also setting up shops at that settlement where you can sell your water
-side with the brotherhood as soon as possible for the vertibirds and do a couple railroad missions until you get ballistic weave to put on your clothes
-collect all the empty bottles you can, beantown brewery respawns often and theres a little less than 100 bottles in there IIRC, even with the water farm you'll want this for the next tip
-noodle cups. the best source of food i've found, setting up a razorgrain farm is easy and with the bottles you collect and fill at dirty water sources you should have food for days
-deep pocketed armor. you can also give deep pocket armor to your companions so they can carry more, i'd suggest cait so you dont have to put points into the lockpicking perk
-explosive expert and the visible throwing arc that comes with it is helpful
-I usually carry 3 weapons and around 100-150 rounds for each of them, a long range weapon, close range, and a plasma rifle because those are great against synths
Servbot - Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:08:27 EST ID:lZD/4X8G No.695849 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Messages are definitely the comic relief of the soulsborne series. I don't think it would be the same without them.
Super Meat Boy - Wed, 08 Mar 2017 18:23:50 EST ID:0Lk9QiPO No.695894 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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amazing chest ahead
Great Mighty Poo - Wed, 08 Mar 2017 20:12:43 EST ID:8NuGb901 No.695895 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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That new Hitman seems alright. Heard a lot of hype and picked up all the episodes on sale a while back, but I'm only just getting around to it.
Sly Boots - Wed, 08 Mar 2017 20:18:13 EST ID:KQzzGnbp No.695896 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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So I got this game Blackwake a few days ago and holy shit...its amazing.

you're just an insignificant pirate (or navy) and the goal is to blast shit i guess.
I can't really do much explanation, just watch the official trailer it tells it all
Bolozof Velasgo - Wed, 08 Mar 2017 20:48:38 EST ID:MG7estLu No.695899 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I bought this on sale recently myself and have been playing a lot of it. I'm three episodes in and really enjoying it so far. The size of the levels and variety of challenges (especially some of the user-created ones) add so much novelty and replayability. Tons of attention to detail and nice graphics, too.
deBlob - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:50:00 EST ID:11ZPDoYv No.695916 Ignore Report Quick Reply

It really is good. I'm so happy they realized they goofed bigtime on Absolution and listened to the fans.


Oh that's finally out? That looked like a fun time with a group of friends/people with mics.
Ezio Auditore da Firenze - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 05:58:20 EST ID:D5SVhQoU No.695922 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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yeah, I got hitman on ps4 when it came out its great.

also blackwake is great, I don't use a mic because I'm too busy jamming to slayer or watching star trek so I can't really be an effective captain so I just stick to the crew and do fine.
Great Mighty Poo - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:14:13 EST ID:8NuGb901 No.695956 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Yeah it looks amazing. I just finished Sapienza and for most of it I felt like more of a tourist than an assassin, just wandering around to take in the sights and occasionally steal someone's clothes. Even without the custom contracts I definitely want to come back later and try approaching things from a different angle. Starting to feel kinda bummed I missed all/most of the elusive targets, though.

I didn't play it, what was wrong with Absolution? Too linear? I don't mind a little railroading but at the end of the day that's not why I go to a Hitman game for. Glad to see they learned something, if so.
Dan - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 20:49:46 EST ID:KQzzGnbp No.695966 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Gary Busey was my favorite elusive target lol. Poor gary, but the stuff he would say when you were stalking him was hilarious.
Nightmare - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 21:23:40 EST ID:VsQJM6ph No.695969 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I got back into dark souls III, running a pyro/str build and its fun so far, I never really messed with the pyro stuff in the first two. Started just trying to get the carthus flame arc to add some extra damage to my claymore but there seems to be a lot of fun/useful pyromancies besides that.
BUT. I'm stuck on the fucking abyss watchers, first time I ran through this game I think it took me three or four tries to defeat them/him and now, for some reason, they're tearing me a new one. I think it might just be because I put this game and other soulsborne games down for a while and got addicted to FO4 so I'm rusty as fuck. Any tips welcome although I might have heard them before, first phase is pretty easy its just the very aggressive second phase im having trouble with. I cannot imagine how i'm going to do nameless king and soul of cinder
Nightmare - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 21:33:12 EST ID:VsQJM6ph No.695970 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Crash Bandicoot - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 23:53:12 EST ID:mDy5oEy0 No.695982 Ignore Report Quick Reply
As someone that wants to get into the Souls series, and as someone that loved the shit out of Bloodborne, which of these games would you guys recommend?

I went immediately from Bloodborne to Demon's Souls, and while I'm enjoying Demon's Souls, I don't appreciate that it's so much slower. And I don't mean in terms of combat, I'm fine with the slower combat. I totally went in expecting that and I think it works beautifully. It's the grinding for souls, healing items, etc. you have to do after you get brutally fucked by a tough boss or one of the infamous "fuck you, player" moments. Moments like this were kept a lot shorter in Bloodborne. I do like the higher difficulty here but it's the monotonous stuff you have to do if you wanna get anywhere that's dragging it down. And I get that that's just a part of these games, but surely there has to be something a little smoother than this, if Bloodborne is anything to go by.

I also feel that Demon's Souls may have a little too much going on mechanically. I felt Bloodborne was mechanically perfect as an action RPG. Aside from some very minor things I don't think the way its stats or any of the micromanagement stuff could really be improved in any meaningful way, considering exactly what these things were built around.

So which Souls game, /vg/? Dark 1, 2, or 3? I've definitely heard some middling things about DS2 over the years, so I guess the choice should be between Dark 1 or 3. I'll likely pick them both up regardless but I'm curious to hear what you guys think.
Nightmare - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:16:09 EST ID:VsQJM6ph No.695983 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I'd go Dark 1 then Dark 3 and then if you really want Dark 2.
Dark 2 certainly has a lot of flaws but I had fun playing it, theres enough new enemies, bosses, and areas to keep you intrigued its just the mechanics that bring it down.
I'd also advise you at least finish Demon's once but thats just me and I might be biased because Demon's holds a place in my heart, being my first souls game and what started me on being a huge fanboy towards this whole franchise. I see where you're coming from though, it is a bit more grindy if you want to have certain things like grasses for healing, and you'll probably love the healing system in Dark Souls. You get these things called estus flasks instead of grasses and everytime you die or rest at a bonfire they refill, and you can upgrade them to have more refills and to heal more, all 3 games have something like this. Dark Souls is also completely connected unlike Demons where you have to go to the archstones in the nexus to get somewhere, you can basically walk from the first bonfire to the last.
GLaDOS - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:16:58 EST ID:JzCfX4yP No.695984 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This happens to me all the time. It's like you break the tunnel vision by doing a simple thing, then you come back to the task much more fluent in it.
Nightmare - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:23:12 EST ID:VsQJM6ph No.695985 Ignore Report Quick Reply
also forgot to mention if you're confused about what bonfires are, they are basically the lamps in bloodborne. Theres a main "hub" in all 3 games but unlike the hunters dream its actually in the world rather than being a separate place, in the second and third theres a character similar to the doll where you can spend your souls to upgrade your stats but in the first one I'm pretty sure you just spend them right at the hub bonfire (someone correct me if i'm wrong I haven't played the first one in years)
Anyways have fun, Demon's might hold a place in my heart but I still think Dark 1, along with bloodorne, is the best of the series because its when they really perfected all the mechanics and new exactly what they wanted to get out of their game. I just hope that if there ever is a bloodborne 2 they dont fuck it up like they did with dark 2
Crash Bandicoot - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 01:12:01 EST ID:mDy5oEy0 No.695991 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah, I loved the interconnectivity of Bloodborne's level design so I think I'd really like DS1. The healing/estus system is DS1 sounds like something I'd really like. How does DS3 compare with its healing items? Same system or what?

I do plan on finishing Demon's Souls. I've been playing it a bit each night and getting further each time. Right now I'm stuck on 2-2's boss, since I'm playing a melee character and fuck Flamelurker. I think finishing this game might take me a while though as I'm finding myself more frustrated with this one than I ever did with Bloodborne. That game didn't really frustrate me at all, even when I was stuck on some shit for a while. It really is just the grindy stuff that gets to me.
Sly Cooper - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 01:21:58 EST ID:1dVZ9nRy No.695992 Ignore Report Quick Reply
finally picked up FFXV. breddy gud. super glad i invested in AP boosting abilities early on. Now I'm hoarding exp and waiting for the right time to cash it in. Combat took a while to get used to, but once you do it's pretty fun. Team mates can be a bit stupid sometimes but whatever.
Guy - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 02:58:49 EST ID:m0fy+8aH No.695999 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Demon's is kind of a more bullshit Dark Souls 1 in a lot of ways. But I say get through it. Theres just a bit more unfair stuff that needs to be memorized where in later games its easier to do bosses and stuff first try, even if a lot of them do need memorization to not get rekt.

Just keep doing them in release order but Dark Souls 2 is optional. Its a good game but not as good.
Crash Bandicoot - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 04:42:40 EST ID:mDy5oEy0 No.696004 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Theres just a bit more unfair stuff that needs to be memorized where in later games its easier to do bosses and stuff first try, even if a lot of them do need memorization to not get rekt.

Yeah I've definitely noticed this when going from Bloodborne to Demon's Souls. In Bloodborne I got by with a number of bosses first try just down to learning the combat mechanics well. Demon's relies a lot more on utilizing equipment, spells, etc. to your advantage. Which in a way I really like that idea. It adds more depth outside of actual combat mechanics and gives equipment and how you build your character a much stronger purpose. You're really not gonna get by with bullshitting your way through bosses in Demon' unless you're exceptionally fucking great at the combat, where in Bloodborne I felt like I was just fairly good at the combat. Like I wasn't great at it but I learned it and how to utilize my movesets fairly well and that was enough to get me by. Not really gonna happen that way in Demon's Souls. Which isn't really a bad thing. I just prefer Bloodborne's tighter focus.

What I don't like about the Demon's approach is that the only real hints the game is gonna give you is from other players. With Bloodborne I felt like I could figure out how to get past certain situations, enemies, bosses, etc. just down to paying careful attention to what the game was throwing at me. With Demon's the game just throws fucking whatever it can at you at times, likely hurling fireballs and shit at you while you're trying to cross a narrow bridge or something, and says "DEAL WITH IT, FUCKO." Like it's an outright mean game when it wants to be.

And again, that's not an outright bad thing. High difficulty is certainly expected and I welcome it. But there's difficulty, and then there's falling down a bottomless pit halfway through a level that you literally can't see until you're a single, twitchy step away from it.

I know people like to preach the "tough but fair" adage and git gud when it comes to the Souls games, and if I'm going by everything I played in Bloodborne I'd agree with that 100%. But goddamn there's some straight up bullshit in Demon's when it feels like being an asshole. And it's only compounded by the grindy stuff. Still, if it isn't clear by now, I definitely see the appeal in it all and it's grabbed me enough to want to see it through.
Nightmare - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 06:40:25 EST ID:VsQJM6ph No.696008 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Dark 3 does have the estus system as does Dark 2. They're both kind of different than the first though you need different kind of items for each game
purple flame shield is great against flamelurker btw IIRC it blocks all or most of the damage he deals, I think you get it way down below in 2-2 with the flame slugs and lava

and yeah Demon's compared to Dark, the game is more designed so you can attack the bosses and areas with pretty much any build as long as you distribute your stats right. I'm always coming back to these games to try new builds
Ultros - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 13:58:29 EST ID:mQ9cgA66 No.696025 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>tough but fair
Nigga, I can complete the entire Demon's Souls game without ever losing my souls. That's tough but fair.

Here's my professional strategy; You spawn, you gather as much as you can, and then you progress all the way to the Shielded Giant or whatever his name is and kill him. You're then forced to port away.

Now you go to the Swamp. And then you proceed to suicide over and over again (while fully-powered every time) until the whole area turns pitch black. Then you really make your way through the Swamp, at max difficulty.

Except, you don't leave the Swamp until you kill Astraea and Garl Vinland. Sounds rought? Not if you're smart and wield fire and take advantage of all the perks you get with a pure-black (-5) zone.

Now that you've completed the entire Swamp without losing your souls, you've got so much EXP to spend at the Nexus that you will be over-powered, and you've got new, dope weapons and armor.

Now rinse and repeat. Go into any other area (except the beginning area), suicide until the area is pure-black, and then make your way all the way to the final boss.

If you do this, you will become so powerful that the end of the game becomes easy as shit.
Miles Tails Prower - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 09:10:54 EST ID:BOamwXBz No.696100 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Finally finished Yakuza 0. I clocked about forty hours into this motherfucker. It was long as hell, but it was still a wicked game with a great story. I'll come back later and play on Legend difficulty since I've really let my backlog go.
Fulgore - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 11:29:57 EST ID:mTC6x+At No.696104 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Forty hours is not much for a Yakuza game. I had about 90 in 3 and 100 in both 4 and 5 and didn't complete everything in either of those games. Yakuza games are a motherfucking time vampire. The ps2 games you can complete in a shorter time.
Miles Tails Prower - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 12:35:29 EST ID:BOamwXBz No.696108 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Well, I work from thirty to forty hours a week, so it felt like forever to me. I also didn't finish the real estate/cabernet side story. But yeah, you're right that Yakuza games rape your time. I've gone through 4, 5, and Ishin. I haven't gone through the third game since I let my boss borrow it.
Pit - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 13:19:41 EST ID:FBmSejPL No.696111 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I finally got round to playing VtM: Bloodlines, and its been eating up a lo tof my time. I really loved this game, but the closer I get to the end the more it sucks. That fucking Ming Xiao fight finally forced me to resort to godmode, since my Brawl-focused Ventrue just couldn't put out the damage needed to even scratch her before getting tentacle-raped. One of the things I loved most about the game at first was the variety of approaches you could take, its been very disappointing to realise that now I'm pretty much fucked for not going with Firearms or collecting any of the good guns.

Now I'm running through corridors punching SWAT teams who can't hurt me through my Fortitude and Prescence but can take enough of a beating that I have to chase them around punching them for way too long to be fun. If I didn't know I was close to the end I'd be done with this bullshit.
honk - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 14:11:01 EST ID:K5b9/8T6 No.696116 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I've had an MMO itch for about a month now, so I've been playing some ESO.

Really fun game.
Hwoarang - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 19:00:24 EST ID:VsQJM6ph No.696140 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Did a little bit of testing and apparently the witch ring doesn't effect the carthus flame arc, which is a bummer but whatever. The flame clutch ring however does seem to give a tiny boost
At least now I have a free slot to put whatever ring on
Cervantes de León - Sat, 11 Mar 2017 20:10:51 EST ID:sBoh0Juq No.696145 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Played through Dear Esther because I noticed that there was a so-called 'Landmark Edition' available in my steam library. Last time I played this was over five years ago so it was a nice reminder. I like the soundtrack a lot and as a former Source engine mapper the sheer skill put into the design of the game is always impressive. It's a cool experience - arguably it's barely a game but who cares, that whole tired debate has been played out for far too many years.
Darth Malak - Sun, 12 Mar 2017 00:06:55 EST ID:+pM3+RAI No.696166 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Nier Automata. Amazing combat. Absolutely TRASH mini map. Half of my time in this game has been running around like a retard because I have no idea where im supposed to go and the map doesnt help at all
Four - Sun, 12 Mar 2017 01:37:03 EST ID:9rAJ88TP No.696169 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I didn't mind it in the demo. Maybe you're just bad with maps. I hear the soundtrack is pretty amazing
Princess Farah - Sun, 12 Mar 2017 03:19:04 EST ID:qetNtFM7 No.696171 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Downloaded Star Wars: The Old Republic on a whim, and idk if I'm just not cut out for MMOs or the free version is so gimped that it's not even worth investing time in. I did few quests but everything felt so stale. It doesn't feel skill-based either, so i just don't get the appeal.

oh well.
Dogmeat - Sun, 12 Mar 2017 08:04:54 EST ID:dTHUGepJ No.696181 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Grinding in FFBE
Just got my Black Cowl, working on a Champion Belt and Quick Assault now, thinking I should maybe do a Minerva Bustier first though since I have 5 Celes but only 3 Snow and 2 Shine
Nightmare - Sun, 12 Mar 2017 10:33:16 EST ID:B0g93OUa No.696191 Ignore Report Quick Reply
At the Grand Masquerade in Dragon Age Inquisition and I feel like the game has come to an absolute halt. It was all action, and hacky slash and magic and shit before, now it's like DIPLOMACY TIME despite having to find an assassin in the mix. It's so fucking boring. Only good thing I can say is that Morrigan showed back up. I know she won't be a party member, but fuck, she was my favorite in DA: Origins. Wish she would he used in some way to the Inquisition, but i'll have to find out.
Darth Malak - Sun, 12 Mar 2017 13:48:21 EST ID:+pM3+RAI No.696202 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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The thing is, the demo isnt anything like the full game. The demo is a very linear level whereas the full game is open world.

Seriously, look at this shit. The other problem is that some objectives are lower or higher than your position and it doesnt tell you how to get there.
Darth Malak - Sun, 12 Mar 2017 14:20:34 EST ID:+pM3+RAI No.696203 Ignore Report Quick Reply
But as for your other response, yes, the soundtrack is absolutely phenomenal
Mia Fey - Sun, 12 Mar 2017 17:40:37 EST ID:8NuGb901 No.696216 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Finished the Hitman story and realized it's been a long time since I played through Mass Effect, so that's what I'm doing. Or rather, that's what I was doing: I'm not sure if it's the texture pack I was using or what, but it keeps crashing, so I'm currently doing escalation missions while I wait for it to re-download on my shitty internet because I didn't bother making a backup
Sweet Tooth - Sun, 12 Mar 2017 20:38:32 EST ID:VsQJM6ph No.696223 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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You know, this guy is usually a pain in my ass everytime I play thorugh DS3, but after looking up some videos I noticed a pattern. The people facing him dont fucking roll, so I tried it, just shield up making sure to stay close to him, taking out his ghost clones when i needed to and I beat him in one try with that strategy. The dragoncrest shield does wonders against him so you pretty much just have to watch your stamina bar.
Hes one of the 3 bosses in this game that give me trouble along with abyss watchers and soul of cinder, but abyss watchers i've got a handle on and now sulyvahn I know exactly how to make him my bitch. Soul of cinder though? no idea. I've only beaten him once by myself and i'm on my six or seventh playthrough, he always fucks me up. I've played through all 5 soulsborne games multiple times probably have at LEAST 200 hours in each game and somehow this guy wont give me a break, I am not excited to face him again but thats the only way im going to end this pyro/str character solo playthrough
James Sunderland - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:53:08 EST ID:rjgRiRtB No.696236 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Same. I had trouble with him in previous playthroughs but this time using the zweihander with carthus flame, i had no issues. Just dodge, strong attach, repeat. Or you could go this route, LOL: https://youtu.be/-t_OJllsF2s

Also, I had no issues with the abyss watchers this time around, with my first heavy weapon build. Basically same strat, and lining up multiple watchers, for a lot of damage quick and taking them out with a few swings.

I just got to the profaned capital. Fuck. I forgot how much of a pain in the ass this god damn maze is. My character is strong, but he'd be so much stronger if I could wielld a good greatshield. I'm getting close to STR requirements though.
Gutsman - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:05:59 EST ID:D0Cmm3jN No.696276 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Decided to get back into emulating games since I don't have any actual consoles. Currently playing Rising Zan: Samurai Gunman along with Fighting Force and Intelligent Qube, two of which I remember from the Playstation Jampack Vol. 2 demo disc; my family ended up buying Fighting Force when I was younger but we never got our hands on Intelligent Qube.

Rising Zan isn't bad so far, the button mashing events are a bitch on the emulator though. I have to go crazy on it to get a good execution score or dodge an obstacle.
Soki - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:29:32 EST ID:mDy5oEy0 No.696278 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Rising Zan
>Intelligent Qube

Weird, I downloaded a bunch of PS1 games recently and started playing these two as well.

Rising Zan is neat. It's not the most polished game or anything, but I'd definitely call it ahead of its time in a few ways. It's a fun 3D beat 'em up with really entertaining voice acting and good set pieces. Plus the moveset is pretty huge, for the time. Also fairly intuitive to control, but the actual movement is a bit stiff. Either way, good game.

Intelligent Qube is just a great puzzle game. I also remember playing this and Fighting Force on a Jampack. Also it's weird to say but I love the main menu in that game. And dat music.
Ashley Riot - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:10:33 EST ID:J0licgID No.696293 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Finally beat Dark Souls 3 with a level one character. Beat every boss except Nameless King and the two DLC bosses. It was pretty fun and a bit less hard than I thought.
Ashley Riot - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:11:32 EST ID:J0licgID No.696294 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Trainer Red - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:27:48 EST ID:rjgRiRtB No.696295 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Big Daddy - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 04:46:30 EST ID:mDy5oEy0 No.696324 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Finished Bloodborne for the second time, tying up loose ends and experimenting a little more with a new build. Couldn't fucking believe how much I had missed in my first run. Had an amazing time with that game. Got kind of sad that I've taken it as far as I really want to. Tried the Chalice dungeons out at the end of this play through just because I wanted more, but they weren't really doing anything for me. Will definitely be returning to this game somewhere down the line though, it's a keeper.
Magus - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 05:05:39 EST ID:twMXAL2b No.696326 Ignore Report Quick Reply
As a huge souls fan, it makes me sad that this one is a playstation exclusive.
If I had the money to spare I would get a playstation 75% just to play Bloodborne. It looks so fun.
Big Daddy - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 05:29:48 EST ID:mDy5oEy0 No.696332 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'd say if you have the means and can comfortably get away with it then Bloodborne is worth buying a PS4 for. It really is that good. Hands down my favorite combat and level design of the past 5 years, at the very least. Amazing visuals, music, sound design, enemy designs, etc. Just everything. It's all satisfying as hell, meets the perfect level of intense difficulty while somehow dodging frustration for the most part, and it's just incredibly designed, really. Plus its story is as concealed and vague as you'd expect but is actually a bit easier to piece together than previous From games solely down to Bloodborne's tighter world scale.

But keep in mind that this is coming from someone that was never heavily into the Souls games. It's a series I've flirted with for years now but Bloodborne is the one that really clicked with me. I'm a big horror game fan and that aspect of it appeals more to me than the high, dark fantasy of previous games.

Its focus is largely on combat and exploration and personally I think that focus seems much tighter here than ever before. Its level design, shortcuts, and exploration feels a lot like Dark Souls but not nearly as open or branching. The world design here is just tighter. It certainly opens up to a number of branching paths, particularly mid-late game, but for all intents and purposes it is a more linear game than Dark Souls. Not to an insane degree, but more linear, regardless.

You don't have to worry all that much about your equipment or really have in mind what type of build you want from the beginning. There's still room for build experimentation and equipment does make a difference. What you ultimately end up with out of your build will assuredly feel different than a lot of other people's builds because it really is something that naturally builds on your play style, but Bloodborne's character building isn't nearly as in depth as Demon's or Dark, and the equipment selection is certainly smaller. But make no mistake it does offer plenty of depth.

All considered it's easily my favorite PS4 game by a mile. I could honestly go on for days regarding its quality and what makes it so good, or how I feel it's mechanically perfect for an action RPG, but I'll leave it at saying that it really is a must play.
LeChuck - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 08:39:41 EST ID:hkeAUclC No.696350 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I agree with this guy. I'm not gonna say as much but Bloodborne is my favorite game of all time, and it is so worth the 480 I spent to play it (400$ ps4 and 80$ collectors edition). Now I'm pretty sure a ps4 is like 250 anyways and Bloodborne (with dlc edition) is 20 or 30 bucks.

Go for it dude. That said, I'm the guy who owns every console just because but ps4 is my most used current gen.
Big Daddy - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 08:56:52 EST ID:mDy5oEy0 No.696351 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Bloodborne (with dlc edition) is 20 or 30 bucks.
Speaking of which I really need to pick that DLC up. I just bought the standard edition of the game used for super cheap. I'm glad that good DLC exists for a game like this. More Bloodborne cannot possibly be a bad thing. Can't wait to pick it up.

Curious though, how does the DLC work? Is it a selectable thing from the menu, the Hunter's Dream, or is it integrated into the world somehow? I don't wanna know anything else really, Bloodborne's story and lore has been one of my favorite things about the game and I'm excited to see what The Old Hunters adds to it.
Cutman - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:25:18 EST ID:B0g93OUa No.696354 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Playing Va11 Ha11a.

>tfw no sex robot to do pic related with
Gordon Freeman - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:33:59 EST ID:+pM3+RAI No.696375 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Playing through Neir Automata and just started my third playthrough

>mfw that "Final Wish" Achievement

Major spoilers Although im fully expecting 2B to be resurrected somewhere down the line. I dont think they would kill off the main character in the middle of the story but man, that was tough to watch. "Nines...."
Professor Oak - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 21:16:08 EST ID:VsQJM6ph No.696419 Ignore Report Quick Reply
like Souls DLC you need a certain item to access it
its really good btw one of the best DLCs ive ever played, the new areas and bosses are great, theres some really fun to use weapons in it too
Ling Xiaoyu - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 04:19:58 EST ID:xUSBo5EA No.696435 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Bought Mount & Blade Warband with all the DLC today
Holy shit is this game fun
I am so bad at sword fighting goddamn
Nick Havoc Parker - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:30:47 EST ID:UtPtDIV7 No.696455 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Well I'm still playing rune factory 2 which I know, makes me a slowpoke. I'm now in the second generation and playing as my own kid who has to save the world and shit . But I needed a break from all that grinding so I decided to go ahead and play something simpler and quicker.

I booted up fish dude for the game boy. You're a fish, you eat the smaller fish and get bigger. Que big fish eat the little ones over and over again. Its simple, its hard as balls and its quite fun. Not a bad hour and a half of my life. I blew through fish dude and you should too if you want some simple fast fun.
Hope Estheium - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:16:30 EST ID:byTdQz2e No.696457 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You'll get used to it. It's one of those games that you need to learn to be good at though. Especially if you start off trying to be a horse archer. That shit is REALLY difficult to do when you've got the starting skill points for horse riding and archery.
Death Adder - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 22:00:26 EST ID:VsQJM6ph No.696470 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I quite like this drang armor chest piece, with the nifty cape and furry shoulders. Provides decent armor without being too heavy
I've never really been one for fashion souls so once I find something that I think looks good I usually stick with it for the rest of the game, except some instances like earlier when I faced aldrich I swapped out my outfit for some more magic resistant armor

Also, since I'm at Profaned Capital, does anyone else find this area kind of terrible? Definitely my least favorite area of the game. Its just dark and bland even the boss is meh as fuck, plus it has that whole poison swamp thing which I always hate in these games. FromSoft just LOVES putting poisonous areas in their games. The one thing I do like about Profaned Capital is those hand-baby monster things, they're legitimately terrifying, hit hard, and take a ton of damage.
Nariko - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:43:29 EST ID:hYV3GdIk No.696496 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Im at 40 hours, bout to head to Osaka with kiryu and I got half of the substories completed with both guys. About a quarter way into the estate/cabaret shit. Same here about 100 into 3 and 80 into 4 and 5. Does anyone know if this ones got the if7? (Think that's what it's called)
Fei Long - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:43:33 EST ID:lbYj4JTY No.696497 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Im at 40 hours, bout to head to Osaka with kiryu and I got half of the substories completed with both guys. About a quarter way into the estate/cabaret shit. Same here about 100 into 3 and 80 into 4 and 5. Does anyone know if this ones got the if7? (Think that's what it's called)
King of All Cosmos - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:19:26 EST ID:J0licgID No.696508 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>those hand-baby monster things, they're legitimately terrifying, hit hard, and take a ton of damage.
You can kill them in five hits if you use carthus rouge. They're extremely weak to bleed.
Dagoth Ur - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:49:43 EST ID:rjgRiRtB No.696516 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I don't really like the armor sets that look all neat and pretty.
It just seems off putting in this game.

I'm at dragon barracks. I think this area is a little too easy. It seems like it would be intimidating because you figure, you're at Lothric castle now, so "now the real fight begins" as they say, but no not yet apparently.
Death Adder - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:08:19 EST ID:VsQJM6ph No.696519 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>dragon barracks
just finished that area like half an hour ago and now i'm running through untended graves, I might do archdragon peak next but idk I'll probably just save it for last since I know i'm going to have a hard time with nameless king.
Right now Gundyr is kicking my ass idk why, first time I played through this game it only took me like 2 tries. that douche.

Thanks I didn't know that, ill keep it in mind next playthrough
Gwyn Lord of Cinder - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:42:11 EST ID:NePpweGd No.696522 Ignore Report Quick Reply
well this thread has convinced me to purchase Dark Souls and try it for the first time.

I'll pick it up for my 360 because itll prob only be 15-20 bucks. anything besides mods im missing out on playing it console?
Dagoth Ur - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:55:10 EST ID:rjgRiRtB No.696524 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I played it on ps3, and I don't feel like I really missed out on anything. It's a genuine fun game. My only advice is that if you get stuck, don't just rage quit. Look up a video on youtube and see how someone else did it. Also, don't forget to use all the moves. There is a pretty diverse action mechanics system, and using all of it maximizes the experience.
For example, for the longest time I would have a lot of trouble dealing with shielded enemies. I didn't really learn until later that you can just kick them, and break their guard. Take advantage of pluging attacks, backstabs, and counter attacks whenever you can.
Edgar Ross - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 23:19:42 EST ID:/s8VfgTA No.696550 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I know a lot of people don't like league here, but it's a blast with friends.
Dr. Isaac Kleiner - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:23:58 EST ID:DEWKz1tQ No.696553 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Was flipping through my stats while smoking and admiring the view of a brown dwarf and its mini planets when I noticed I spend way too much fucking time in this game. Granted I have had it a little over a year now, but still.
Bomberman - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 02:32:08 EST ID:p3SvKEAY No.696558 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I don't think I'll live on this planet for long, but it's very nice here
Vincent Valentine - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 05:25:19 EST ID:mDy5oEy0 No.696570 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Fuck yeah for all the Souls talk ITT. I'm just now getting into these games, and man. Have I missed the boat or what.

I just beat Demon's Souls for the first time. Fucking great game, and a lesson in persistence. Had a much harder time with this than Bloodborne. I'd say the experiences are honestly about equal though. While Bloodborne is certainly a more polished game, and a much faster one, and while I personally like its themes more, I can't deny just how solid Demon's Souls was, and the spirit of both games are remarkably similar.

Beyond that, some truly epic and I hate using that word moments throughout this play through that I'll honestly never forget. STORM KING, YOU ARE THE BEST BOSS EVER. I don't even care that it was easier than other bosses, just SO GOOD ANYWAYS.

The Valley of Defilement can suck my dick though.

Anyway, gonna start Dark Souls tomorrow. I picked up a PS3 copy as a dirty console pleb and from what I've played the frame rate is trash, but I can live with it I guess. The combat in these games isn't exactly fast and it's not like DeS ran perfectly either.

Just here to echo what the other guy said, really. If you find yourself stuck, frustrated, or confused with mechanics, don't quit playing it. Like take a break or some shit but definitely come back to it. I wouldn't recommend looking up walkthroughs for these games since I think it's a hell of a lot more rewarding not to, but if you find the overall mechanics of the game (particularly any of the stat management stuff, not so much the combat) to be a little too obtuse then look up a beginner's guide, or something.

I haven't played Dark Souls for more than a few hours yet, but if I'm going by my experience with DeS, then there will be moments where you'll get frustrated, and there will be moments where you'll want to quit. But don't. Just based on my experiences with Bloodborne and DeS, I'm absolutely ready to call the Soulsborne games some of the absolute best of all time. They're worth sticking through the frustrating shit.
Aya Brea - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:18:06 EST ID:rjgRiRtB No.696574 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Nice, my comp crapped out 3/4 of the way through my DS3 run, so I'm playing DS1 again.
Picked the Bandit class and am going with a tanky build this time. Medium rolls.
I grabbed the Drake Sword and am having no difficulty even dealing with Black Knights lol, it's a bit OP early.
Thane Krios - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:43:48 EST ID:XXXnSbZA No.696577 Ignore Report Quick Reply
is that NMS and how is it different now?
Thane Krios - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:46:20 EST ID:XXXnSbZA No.696578 Ignore Report Quick Reply
There is a stat calculator some where on the internet so you can mess with builds with out spoiling much.
Vincent Valentine - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:27:53 EST ID:mDy5oEy0 No.696579 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Picked the Bandit class and am going with a tanky build this time. Medium rolls.

Sounds like a build I'd probably try out, honestly. For Bloodborne I went with the Hunter's Axe, focused on STR, END, and VIT. Ended up being a good tank type build, since I relied a lot on the transformed, charged attacks.

For DeS I went with the Hunter class. Used mainly that class' starting axe to carry me through the game and it worked well. I'd switch to the Crescent Falchion or Demonbrandt for when it really called for those, and the Long Compound Bow was incredibly useful at a few points, but for the most part I focused on the same things for this build as I did for my build in Bloodborne, stats wise. Only real difference was pumping "unusual" stats every once in a while for certain weapons that called for them. Mainly dexterity and faith.

Cool thing about the Hunter class though is that he starts with really good endurance and light armor, and has a pretty great starting equip burden stat. So I was able to equip pretty much any weapon or combination of weapons and I think I only ended up with the medium roll at one point in the game. Rest of the time it was fast rolls.

I think if I go for another DeS build I'm gonna go for a tanky knight. The fast rolls are useful and all but I think I could get by with a good shield and medium rolls. There were definitely moments where I wished I had foregone the light armor for something a little heavier. To be honest I probably could have gotten away with it in the build I used, but ya know, getting my sea legs and all. Just stuck with what was working for me.
Ridley - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:18:58 EST ID:mQ9cgA66 No.696587 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Mount and Blade
>Souls series
>Intelligent Qube
>Fighting Force

What a great fucking thread. I loved all this shit. I'll never forget how much it hurt to fail Intelligent Qube on the last level. But, mind you, the last level is literally one wave of Qubes. Like, instead of the Qubes coming at you a couple rows at a time, every single qube comes at you right away, and you need to play almost flawlessly or else you end up dead.
Selphie Tilmitt - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:31:05 EST ID:VsQJM6ph No.696607 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Literally the only thing left I have to do is beat both Nameless King and Soul of Cinder but neither of them wont stop bullying me. I've only beaten them once in my many playthroughs and that was my first time when I made it a point to beat every boss by myself and I'm doing the same now
With both the first phases are no problem I could do those in my sleep at this point its the aggressiveness of their second phases. Always had trouble with super aggressive bosses all the way back to Gwyn in the first game, they dont give you any breathing room!

Also, as much as I love the design of Archdragon Peak that area is just plain annoying. You've got those bitch man-serpents everywhere with their stretch armstrong necks and weapons that ignore shields, the sorcerers that summon knights, teenage crystal lizards that knock you off cliffs and Havel "I have infinite goddamn stamina" The Rock
Vaan - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:17:03 EST ID:rYW5DxZx No.696613 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Downloaded Far Cry 3, curious to see why so many ppl went nuts about it. Last time I played a FC game was like 2004 on the original Xbox. All I remember is being a super human and jumping around like a cat.

Already hate the FOV and the fact that I can't holster my weapon for the ~cinematic~ experience.
Scorpion - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:37:08 EST ID:VsQJM6ph No.696621 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Fuck it. Gonna put down DS3 for awhile because im going nuts and replay bloodborne which I haven't done in over a year
I keep pressing triangle trying to two hand my weapon and accidentally wasting blood vials lmao. Gonna take a little bit to get used to the slightly changed controls again
I'm probably going to use either the kirkhammer or ludwigs holy blade
Leon Belmont - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 21:06:13 EST ID:mDy5oEy0 No.696623 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Don't go for the Holy Blade, man. It's a fine weapon and can carry you through the game fairly easily but that's the problem. It's a little bit overpowered, plus I don't think its moveset is that interesting or satisfying.

If you've got interest in the Kirkhammer though, I'd say go whole hog for that and get a good strength build going. If you find you need a weapon that's a little more balanced to use as a backup, use the Hunter's Axe, or even the Tonitrus.

But hey do what you want, it's your build. Just throwing in my two cents.

And have fun, Bloodborne is fucking great.
Sora - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 21:09:54 EST ID:JAfM/azk No.696624 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Folks, any of you played Vindictus? Can you recommend me the most similar offline game you can think of? I feel like playing something in its vein without dealing with all the grinding and the raids and MMO nonsense
Space Invader - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 21:33:24 EST ID:dTHUGepJ No.696625 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Metal Gear Rising?
Monster Hunter?
God Hand?
Sora - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 21:44:45 EST ID:JAfM/azk No.696626 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hm... I'll check the first two out, God Hand is a bit of a stretch
Leon Belmont - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 21:56:41 EST ID:mDy5oEy0 No.696627 Ignore Report Quick Reply
But if you don't play God Hand, you're a chump, because God Hand is great. I'm not sure how similar it is (if at all) to the game you asked about, but God Hand is still a game that you should be playing, regardless.
Sora - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 21:59:58 EST ID:JAfM/azk No.696628 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I know, I'll probably try it one of these days, just don't think it fits my current mood
Bad Mr. Frosty - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 22:31:37 EST ID:8NuGb901 No.696632 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Oh my god I hate this swiss cheese bullshit when people capitulate before the end of a war. My beautiful fronts...

On the plus side, the Kaiserreich conversion seems to be coming along nicely.
Scorpion - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 22:39:30 EST ID:VsQJM6ph No.696633 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'll give that some thought, but those two are one of the weapons I've never used so I'm gonna use the holy blade at some point
Hunters Axe and Boomhammer are my favorite, the axe carried me through my first playthrough all the way to the end and the boomhammer, although kind of a bitch to get early but still obtainable, is just plain fun
Another really fun one was the whirligig but its kind of OP, or at least was the last time I played maybe they nerfed it. It made a lot of bosses a total breeze especially Rom
Princess Peach - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 23:35:04 EST ID:kr4YFYID No.696637 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I started playing dragon age origins, realizing that I care more about the story and trying to fuck my teammates than actually fighting the baddies. The difficulty is already on easy, I might as well be playing a dating sim.
Jim Raynor - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 06:09:22 EST ID:rrHD8jqi No.696664 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Play that shit on nightmare. The combat is a lot more fun when you aren't just breezing through everything. That's boring.
Johnny Cage - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 15:00:10 EST ID:p3SvKEAY No.696680 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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That is NMS

It now looks better, has vehicles, and has base building (and you can visit other players' bases). But if you totally hated it on release it's probably still not the kind of game for you. If you were just slightly uncertain about it, you might love it now.

They also removed the framelock so my regular PS4 can run it at 30+ FPS (no way for me to check if it's at 60 or near 60 or whatever but holy shit it looks nice)

But surprise the whole game is kind of buggy recently. Discoveries aren't showing up for other people and such. Will hopefully be fixed with the next update though.
Ulala - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 23:15:21 EST ID:rjgRiRtB No.696707 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Thanks for reminding me this game exists, and that I have it.
Dragon age is kinda unique in it's action mechanics, and how much effort was put into it. It's really fun.
G-Man - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 08:03:52 EST ID:YdexoY1C No.696738 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Sounds like I might get my 60 bucks worth eventually ;_;
Tom Nook - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 13:11:30 EST ID:8NuGb901 No.696753 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Garrus, why do they call you SonicFan69
Black Whirlwind - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 15:12:44 EST ID:p3SvKEAY No.696764 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Idk I loved the game at release but was still kind of disappointed by the missing shit

Despite that, hard not to respect HG for releasing game-changing, 100% free updates. Only other company that does that on console (except FTP games) is R* with GTA V, and they do that because of the microtransaction Shark Card model, they do it to make money. No microtransactions in NMS lol, they might make a little money from updates selling the game to new people, but mostly it must just be truly to improve their game.
Sonic the Hedgehog - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 22:16:59 EST ID:hXGZId6/ No.696792 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Back on that Tekken Tag 2 shit. 6 years and I can still find matches online.
Rockin Lili/Xiaoyu.
Goro - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 22:31:07 EST ID:QNWscJl/ No.696794 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Just recently got back into conan exiles. Its only gotten better. Found a nice rp server just trying to level up and wait for the next patch when we get more shit
Johnny Cage - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 23:02:41 EST ID:JAfM/azk No.696799 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Is it basically Age of Conan offline?
Bowser - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:57:49 EST ID:0MFo1LLX No.696811 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Been playing Mad Max for the past couple of nights, with some mixed feelings. On the other hand, wandering the wasteland is pretty atmospheric, but on other hand, literally everything feels like a chore...

Does anyone happen to know if the story missions can be breezed thru, or is it absolutely necessary to collect scrap (and that sort of thing) to advance?
Goro - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 02:50:06 EST ID:QNWscJl/ No.696813 Ignore Report Quick Reply
nah its online.
From what I hear its similar to ark but i've not played ark.
You build your city, kill some monsters n shit
Kessler - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:35:44 EST ID:BOamwXBz No.696836 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Seriously considering giving KH2 a LVL 1 playthrough once the PS4 port drops. It's gonna be a wicked playthrough.
Adoring Fan - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:11:51 EST ID:/5v4cA8Z No.696838 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I just played Fester's Quest (NES) and it was the first time I've cheated in a game (turbo button) in order to spare myself physical discomfort. My thumb was starting to hurt from constantly mashing the fire button before I even got to the first boss.
Haggar - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:24:59 EST ID:nKIY5oNh No.696839 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Might and Magic II: Gates to Another World

This game is ridiculously hard. I thought SMT was hard but holy fucking shit. You finally think you're getting somewhere when you're able to explore the first town (exceptionally slowly) but then you run into a Crazed Dwarf, Insect Swarm, or group of Mad Peasants and get destroyed. I just tried to leave this one town for hours only to be stopped by Mad Peasants, upset that I burped, over and over before I realized beating them would be kind of impossible. You can't run from them either though and they are a step out of town. I got game overed by them before this too when I had lots of good loot on me. Sucks but I love this game, guess I need to grind.

Also the new Noam's Sky permaban mode was pretty cool. I always reload when I die in NMS so that mode seems perfect for me but I can't play anything till I beat MM2 which will take forever
Hong Yun-seong - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:39:48 EST ID:8NuGb901 No.696843 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I haven't played any of the super early ones, but as a kid I remember leaving the area around the starting town for the first time in Darkside of Xeen only to get destroyed by a single Armadillo. Just look at this smug son of a bitch.

Of course later I realized I'd wandered past a bunch of lower level zones, but only after I wasted a ton of time trying to chip away at their health, retreating, running back to town to resurrect my party and repair all my weapons and armor, and going back to try again
Hong Yun-seong - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:42:07 EST ID:8NuGb901 No.696844 Ignore Report Quick Reply
oops, meant to reply
Lu Bu - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:35:45 EST ID:Om/NpQb5 No.696847 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Is it just me or does Fester look just like the Mystery Man in Lost Highway?
Johnny Cage - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:06:31 EST ID:p3SvKEAY No.696854 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Gettin real tired of these shitty servers, fix your shit HG I want to visit some bases
AC !QqL8nX9URE - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:17:52 EST ID:hzlL2TqJ No.696863 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Just got the PC fixed, started playing Fallout 4 again, made an amish guy who goes around just raising barns all over. Also made Paddy's Pub from "Its Always Sunny"
Felicia - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 22:37:55 EST ID:YevKVUPC No.696894 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Anakaris - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 01:47:34 EST ID:RQqdsBXJ No.696906 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i like how the blue neon is almost green making it look mexican.
Kaebora Gaepora - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:55:49 EST ID:UNmbO1RP No.696944 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I'm such a fucktard.
Playing LoL again after a while, just wanna get back where I was last season and thats it. In my promotions, got 2 free wins, so I just need a third. Lose the first one, and now I forgot to lock in my champ and thats an instant loss so its 2-2 and now gonna do the third which is a fucking roulette of who you gonna get for a teammate.

I do this to myself like the bloody masochist I am.
Samanosuke Akechi - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:09:19 EST ID:CfaRL4aN No.696950 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Playing Nier: Automata since I finished Zelda. Excellent game, though the AI can be a bit...interesting sometimes.
Exy !Exy//07vgE - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:12:15 EST ID:abUs9hCE No.696980 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I keep misreading the 9S's name as 95. I uncontrollably make Windows jokes every time he does something. Like run around in circles like that as he waits for me to respawn after falling down a pit.
Calypso - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:49:11 EST ID:L5wlrkZL No.696984 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Is the soundtrack as good as the first?
Trevor C. Belmont - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:32:57 EST ID:LLxzNc0e No.696986 Ignore Report Quick Reply
that game is a sequel?
KLEZ.fml !!cEQLOiCj - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:12:44 EST ID:yUX+qckh No.696991 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'll be playing it as soon as my new video card ships. Fuckin 4 FPS on lowest settings finally broke me. Resi 7 ran fine though.
Yuna - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:09:44 EST ID:mDy5oEy0 No.697009 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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yes, and you should play the first one. Completely different style of game, it's more like if Zelda had bullet hell shooter mechanics, but it's good.
Yuna - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:12:27 EST ID:mDy5oEy0 No.697011 Ignore Report Quick Reply
For the most part you can breeze through the story if you want. It's just one of those games where the open world is absolutely fuck littered with chores to do. It's not a bad game though, I'd say stick with it.
Altaïr Ibn La-Ahad - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:44:31 EST ID:CfaRL4aN No.697019 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Haven't played the first one yet ($40 used on Amazon ugh) but the music is probably my favorite part of it. Unique themes for every area, with songs building/diminishing according to what you do as the player like in Doom 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X3LbZAxRPE

There's a demo on PSN of the game's first level, which does an excellent job of introducing you to the rest of the game in terms of OST, mechanics, characters, and story themes. It's what sold me on the game months ago. Definitely check it out.
Edgar Ross - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:23:11 EST ID:0MFo1LLX No.697021 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Finally finished it, and for the most part, I'm glad I did. The wasteland is beautiful in its own way, and the story and characters are very Mad Max-y. It really feels like you are part of the world/movie!

But then there's the tedious chores, that just keep on piling up... I took me almost 30 hours to finish the story, and I would have preferred maybe 10 to 15 hours less of it. :/
Guile - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:47:35 EST ID:lZD/4X8G No.697042 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Ya, it's kind of a miracle it got made. Really weird obscure game that had a cult following, the same can be said about most of this guys games. I never played the first one but I was down ever since I saw Platinum was involved (and it wasn't a licensed game)
Dagoth Ur - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:55:54 EST ID:z4NhPWaA No.697044 Ignore Report Quick Reply
and the first nier was a sequel to one ending from drakengard which itself is a weird obscure game with a cult following. It's baffling how this shit continues to exist and get funded but I'm glad it does.
Cain Highwind - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:08:26 EST ID:CMAOPcJv No.697053 Ignore Report Quick Reply
not just "one ending", but the final and most batshit crazy one. like if there was a silent hill spinoff where harry mason went to the moon to rescue alessa from dog aliens.
Dagoth Ur - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:34:48 EST ID:z4NhPWaA No.697054 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>like if there was a silent hill spinoff where harry mason went to the moon to rescue alessa from dog alien
well shit, now I have to buy a new ps2 controller, sit down, and actually beat drakengard now. It was weird and cool I don't know how I got distracted from it.
Link - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:47:02 EST ID:Wys0KpnA No.697055 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I rather enjoyed Mad Max. It wasn't great, but it was far from the sheer tedium and rote open world fuckery that Ubisoft shits out on a bi-weekly basis.

Currently playing Gravity Rush 2, and I gotta say it's disappointing compared to the first. Sidequests are tedious as hell, and it's sprinkled with forced stealth sections in a game that's completely not geared for stealth.
Tom Reed - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:38:50 EST ID:mDy5oEy0 No.697082 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Man, it's probably not worth playing through, really. That game gets tedious as all hell and isn't that interesting, for the most part. Just watch the ending on YouTube.
Chuck Greene - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:27:29 EST ID:BOamwXBz No.697085 Ignore Report Quick Reply

>and it's sprinkled with forced stealth sections in a game that's completely not geared for stealth.

That's one of my biggest pet peeves in gaming, my friend.
Ratchet - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:25:00 EST ID:z4NhPWaA No.697094 Ignore Report Quick Reply
it's weird how stealth gameplay can either be one of the most interesting game genres, or an incredibly awkward forced one-off stealth mission. are there any non-stealth games with a good stealth mission? Everything I liked was focused on it like MGS Splinter Cell or Boktai. I think Boktai was the same team that did MGS actually, you even do the same wall knock that snake does. I guess Ocarina of TIme had a one off stealth section at the castle but it was short and simplistic. It served more as window dressing to your meeting with zelda than an actual challenge. any more and it would just be obnoxious though.
Nodunaga Oda - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:52:27 EST ID:IQhOdK1J No.697098 Ignore Report Quick Reply

There were a couple stealth sections in the Metro series that I enjoyed. I also enjoyed a few in Wolfenstein: The New Order. The key is that those were both masterworks in the FPS genre so they even managed to nail the stealth aspect instead of forcing it to feel artificial and tacked-on.

About the worst stealth section I remember experiencing was the Pirate Base end-game sequence in Metroid: Zero Mission. It was frustrating as hell, as 2D sidescrolling stealth can be expected to be. I'm glad I played that one on an emulator, because without the abuse of savestates I probably would've just dumped the game then and there.
The Prince - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:40:19 EST ID:Om/NpQb5 No.697101 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>About the worst stealth section I remember experiencing was the Pirate Base end-game sequence in Metroid: Zero Mission. It was frustrating as hell, as 2D sidescrolling stealth can be expected to be. I'm glad I played that one on an emulator, because without the abuse of savestates I probably would've just dumped the game then and there.

You just suck at Metroid.

Every section of MZM's stealth was specifically designed for an easy route and an optimal speedrunners route. If you couldn't even figure out how to use the easy route... sorry mate but I think you're one of those "Metroid by walkthrough" players.

Gentlemen, revoke his opinion card!
Miles Edgeworth - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:54:51 EST ID:joS4OqRM No.697106 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Simon Belmont - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:52:46 EST ID:IQhOdK1J No.697129 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>You just suck at Metroid.

The opposite, actually. I'm very good at Metroid, and the stealth section wasn't a Metroid game, which is why it threw me.

You have no power suit, no real weapon (the pistol only stuns), no equipment or abilities. It's just a boring, scripted stealth section where the only way to tell what route to take or when to move into the next area is completely trial and error and enemy route memorization.

Sorry bub, it was shit. It was completely out of place in a Metroid game, and there's no shame in save-state'ing that hot garbage. Also, I've never met a Metroid fan who thought that section was anything more than mediocre, so I'm doubting your credentials as well.
Simon Belmont - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:56:52 EST ID:IQhOdK1J No.697130 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Also I think you've misunderstood the context of why I consider that stage frustrating. It's not hard to beat, it's boring and time consuming. As I said earlier, it's your typical low-effort trial-and-error stealth mechanics where you get jumped by some surprise pirate walking through a door, load your save, know he's there for the next time, get a little further, rinse and repeat. It was hot fuckin' garbage.
Pac-Man - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:10:05 EST ID:z4NhPWaA No.697132 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I didn't think it was that great of a sequence but I didn't outright hate it. I don't remember it taking too long either. The most memorable thing about it was the boss fight. The only real issue I had with it was that it was a little too straightforward. it becomes a more or less linear platformer, and a so-so one. I think it was must have been a quickly done job to show off the new zero suit samus design.
Sheva Alomar - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:57:03 EST ID:ErOEDh1X No.697138 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Playing that GBC game that just came out, Infinity. Nifty little RPG.
Mario - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:50:54 EST ID:BOamwXBz No.697139 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I remember when FFXV had that forced stealth section in chapter 13. That chapter was so awful, I can't imagine how better it would have been without the stealth.
Squall Leonhart - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:42:20 EST ID:Om/NpQb5 No.697147 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>MZM stealth
>trail and error

I don't think we played the same game, or you aren't as good as you say you are.

Also, >emulator
Come on dude, git gud.
Tifa Lockheart - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:22:18 EST ID:gzetOUxW No.697152 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Overblown controversy, but it truly was a curveball to the gut. Unlike many, many people, I feel the game is very much Final Fantasy, and having that asshole of a dungeon near the end felt right at home. Still, to look at it a LITTLE objectively, it totally fucked the flow of the game, and probably made many people rate the game lower than they would have had they stopped JUST before getting to the chapter.

However I actually really love how Square is actively maintaining this game and keeping it interesting, with stuff like the Timed Quests. They really learned a lot from their MMOs and mobile games, and it's kind of cool to be part of a growing experience for a single player game.
Marshall Law - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:45:53 EST ID:B0g93OUa No.697159 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Zegnatus Keep

Literally the worst part of the game until you got that ring that can blow people up.

In fact, that whole section was just a bore and after that, it went too fast in a sprint to the end. It didn't ruin what was otherwise a good game, but it was def not fun to play.
Mario - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:34:14 EST ID:BOamwXBz No.697166 Ignore Report Quick Reply

>Unlike many, many people, I feel the game is very much Final Fantasy

I don't know why people felt it wasn't a Final Fantasy. I don't care either, because whatever they think makes a definitive FF game, is probably their favorite one. Whatever game they enjoyed the least is a bad FF.


>In fact, that whole section was just a bore and after that, it went too fast in a sprint to the end.

It wouldn't have felt like such a sprint to the end if most of the story wasn't cut for future DLC. That's why I intend to replay this game once I have all the episode packs.
Archangel Tyrael - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:08:58 EST ID:mDy5oEy0 No.697169 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I beat Chakan the Forever Man today, suck my dick
Gex - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:08:51 EST ID:bGR64DdX No.697174 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That game is fucking hard man. Good on you.
Niko Bellic - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:11:59 EST ID:11ZPDoYv No.697180 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I was just thinking about getting a genesis and conquering all the games that kicked my ass growing up.
Hwoarang - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:12:26 EST ID:z4NhPWaA No.697181 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Ed Annunziata did good shit. Ecco, Chakan, and Kolibri were all classics.
Thane Krios - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:59:43 EST ID:p3SvKEAY No.697185 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Baby predator going for the kill on its baby prey

James Sunderland - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:19:44 EST ID:tPSuvfTB No.697189 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I've been playing 21 in RE7 and I was on an absolute roll in Suvival+. I was on the seventh opponent without getting tortured once and I finagled a perfect hand by upping the target to 24 and swapping my cards for his and I cocked up and hit the "hit me" button instead of staying. I ended up with a score of 34 and of course he busted lower than me. He was primed to fry in one go and everything and I wasted all of my fucking trump cards getting there.

After that, I had zero heart to continue and let him kill me next round. So fucking pissed. That minigame's intense as fuck tho.
Xana - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:24:39 EST ID:mDy5oEy0 No.697190 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Hell yeah man. Don't forget Genesis X-Men and this Spider-Man game.

Only thing that bothers me about those early games he worked on is how stiff they are to play today. Like attack animations in his games are two slow, noticeable frames. Still great games for their time though.
Hope Estheium - Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:19:49 EST ID:AAuNHslL No.697191 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Ever stop to watch the sunrise in a vidja game?
honk - Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:39:26 EST ID:K5b9/8T6 No.697192 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Hey, Homeworld is pretty good!
Felicia - Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:18:03 EST ID:0GYxj80r No.697217 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Just had my buddy over to play some games on the old consoles. Turok 2, Perfect Dark, Turtles in Time, Smash Bros. Melee, and then some Snipperclips on the Switch. Lotsa fun.
Alyx Vance - Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:38:05 EST ID:IQhOdK1J No.697226 Ignore Report Quick Reply

It most definitely was trial and error. There was often no indication of when enemies would enter an area on their routes until you saw them, which means you often had to get caught several times in order to know which route not to take. It was incredibly poorly designed stealth, I'm sorry you're not smart enough to be able to recognize that.

Also I don't see what your issue with emulators is, but your pedantry (and incorrect pedantry, to boot) on this subject has bored me, so I'm going to stop replying to you.
The Blob - Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:56:07 EST ID:zRMIfnL5 No.697227 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I decided to try out NieR: Automata despite never playing Drakengard or the first game. It's okay so far, but I definitely see the complaints that people are having with the PC version; I've had a handful of frame rate dips and crashes in just the first two hours.

My only issues so far besides the performance is that the graphics look pretty average even on high quality. I know that it's supposed to be a dystopian Earth, but the environments I've seen are very much lacking in color, with just different shades of brown and grey everywhere. Everything also looks washed out like someone just smudged Vaseline on the screen.

It seems like it's a good game, so I'll probably power on through it despite the performance issues.
KLEZ.fml !!cEQLOiCj - Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:23:47 EST ID:yUX+qckh No.697228 Ignore Report Quick Reply
So I got this big ass graphics card to run this fancy fuckin' game Nier and the current release drivers bugger the game beyond all measure. I had to go to Guru3D of all places cause I couldn't find legacy drivers on AMD's site. I almost regret switching from Nvidia, but the Nvidia equivalent was 4x more expensive than the AMD card.
The new Nier is really good though.
Samanosuke Akechi - Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:48:43 EST ID:frvIDsmx No.697229 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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yeeeeee. pic related. horizon: zero dawn.

currently in like 70 hours. can't fucking stop.

on a related note, is witcher 3 any good for someone who's never played a witcher game? a friend told me the story would be kinda ehhhhh without having played a witcher game before.

how's the combat? that's the most important aspect i think. with HZD i don't give a shit how lame a quest is, as long as it involves killing robot dinosaurs. the killing of robodinos just never seems to get old.
Thane Krios - Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:47:39 EST ID:p3SvKEAY No.697233 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>is witcher 3 any good for someone who's never played a witcher game? a friend told me the story would be kinda ehhhhh without having played a witcher game before.
Witcher 3 has incredible writing and excellent human/humanoid character graphics.

The combat is comparable to a free MMOJRPG like Onigiri. Not very good at all: lock on, attack (physical/spell), and dodge. If you need good combat and don't care about writing, Witcher 3 is probably the total opposite from the kind of game you'd enjoy.
Sniper Wolf - Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:56:53 EST ID:BOamwXBz No.697235 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Finally, this KH2FM's end game isn't kicking my ass anymore. Data Xemnas Phase 2 is a real bitch, though.
Gwyn Lord of Cinder - Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:27:54 EST ID:NJHrM4ip No.697241 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I liked the combat in Witcher 3. If you use the spells, bombs and oils right shit is easy although I never played on the higher difficulties just sword and story. When fighting humans it's pretty cool to parry, I liked using the puppet axii sign too. The blizzard potios slow down time effect was tight as well along with the skill that slowed down time when your about to get hit if your toxicity is above a certain threshold.
Q-Bert - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 02:48:28 EST ID:VsQJM6ph No.697247 Ignore Report Quick Reply
GTA online has these new race modes that are pretty fun.
ones stunt races where the course is up in the sky has tubes and jumps and shit the other one you can use special cars that have the parachutes and rockets
GTAO might have a completely toxic player base but I always loved the races
Zero - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 04:48:17 EST ID:8NuGb901 No.697250 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Haven't played any of the big EU mods so I'm checking out MEIOU & Taxes
Radical Rex - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 07:39:45 EST ID:+H/wV8D5 No.697254 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Wow that's a pretty mapmod. Provinces look 1000x better. WTF is up with the western isles in Scotland? What nation is that?
Voldo - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 11:47:32 EST ID:oSl2/DQd No.697257 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Is that Eu3? 3 is my most played game with 200 hours according to steam. I want to pick it up again as a mesoamerican civ.
Alyssa Hamilton - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 11:58:08 EST ID:88QHLWk5 No.697258 Ignore Report Quick Reply

It's the best mod, but is it still lagging like a cunt?
Voldo - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:21:28 EST ID:oSl2/DQd No.697259 Ignore Report Quick Reply

That has always been a problem with paradox games. If there is enough going on it lags like shit and takes a minute to go through a month. In all of their gamesif you put a large scale mod on it lags. Upgrade your computer to something with a better processor and more RaM. I don't think a graphics card would help here
Mintzs !GD3wBpep0Y - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 13:11:02 EST ID:5P6SMqP/ No.697260 Report Quick Reply

Zoomed in, just says 'The Isles'.
Kitana - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:21:44 EST ID:mDy5oEy0 No.697261 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Been playing through Skyrim Special Edition, having a lot of fun with it. I haven't touched this game since I put well over 200 hours into it back in 2012. Tried returning to it time and time again but just got bored a few hours in. Hell, I've had this copy sitting around here for a while. Glad I'm getting back into it now though. I can recognize that Elder Scrolls in general is kinda goofy and that Skyrim especially isn't that great an RPG in terms of mechanics, but I'll be damned if it's not a fun world to explore. I mean, it's all kind of a grind when you get down to it, but that's not inherently a bad thing.

Wanted to go for a knight build this time around. Real sword and board type. Just got my plate armor and I look like a nameless fucking idiot knight, it's great. I typically always play sneaky archers/assassin types in Elder Scrolls games, so a build like this is going a long way in making this game feel fresh again.
Alex Mercer - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:26:28 EST ID:ypcdkEzZ No.697262 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Hail o worthy knight. Have you found the spellbreaker shield yet? Combined with a certain birthstone it is said to be mighty powerful.
Zero - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:29:30 EST ID:8NuGb901 No.697263 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It hasn't been noticeable so far but ofc I'm only a couple decades in so that could easily change

The Isles, they're a vassal of Scotland. from a quick wiki search apparently they'd already been annexed by that point, so maybe it just represents extra autonomy or still being integrated? idk

it's 4, the mapmod is Theatrum Orbis Terrarum for MEIOU which gives some of that flatter EU3 look. Yeah I really need to try playing someone in the Americas or Asia at some point. Furthest I've been out of Europe so far is the Ottomans, but they don't really count
honk - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:26:39 EST ID:K5b9/8T6 No.697269 Ignore Report Quick Reply
As neat as Nier: Automata looks. I'm gonna wait until they fix the port. Game doesn't look groundbreaking, so fuck not being able to play it at steady 120hz+
Frogger - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:46:36 EST ID:p3SvKEAY No.697270 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>I can recognize that Elder Scrolls in general is kinda goofy and that Skyrim especially isn't that great an RPG in terms of mechanics
Play Fallout 4 for a week and Skyrim will feel like the most in-depth piece of art ever
Kitana - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:56:42 EST ID:mDy5oEy0 No.697271 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You'll get no argument from me. Fallout 4 was the first Bethesda game I've played that I honestly just couldn't bring myself to stick with. And this is coming from someone that actually really likes Fallout 3, faults and all.
Dr. Breen - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 19:53:35 EST ID:BOamwXBz No.697274 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I uninstalled Fallout 4 after playing for an hour. It really bored me to tears, man. I didn't feel so bad about buying it, since it was only $25 at the time.
honk - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:32:13 EST ID:K5b9/8T6 No.697283 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm sure you jabronis have seen this:

Called it being shit months ago.
Dante - Mon, 27 Mar 2017 02:10:25 EST ID:+H/wV8D5 No.697288 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>faults and all.

I think those are spelled "vaults". What one was your fav? I liked the trippy one where you get the violin.
Roy - Mon, 27 Mar 2017 03:26:37 EST ID:mDy5oEy0 No.697290 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The one with the violin was good, I really like the one with the Gary clones and the one that was changing its residents into super mutants and centaurs.
Roy - Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:00:26 EST ID:mDy5oEy0 No.697296 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>It really bored me to tears, man.
That's the problem I had with Fallout 4, too. Everything was just so boring. Every NPC you talk to in Fallout 4 is the most boring NPC in Fallout 4. Even the world was uninteresting. It offers more visual variety than previous games once you start to get into it but everything feels far more manufactured. Like I'm not exploring a wasteland more than I am exploring a world littered with pointless set pieces. It feels like Bethesda had more fun placing mannequins and skeletons around than building an actual interesting world to experience. And don't get me fucking started on how stupid shit like Carhenge is.

And then there's the whole crafting system. Like, there's so much fucking junk scattered around to be picked up by the player, honestly far more than I recall in any of the previous Fallout games, and it's all there for crafting purposes. And I know that you can technically ignore all of the crafting in Fallout 4 if you wish, but no, you actually can't, because the game is constantly shoving supplies down your throat as "reward" for exploration and it's fucking nonsense. Like,

>hey, here's some duct tape and some screws and some glue for your troubles of clearing this area. Wanna build stuff yet?

NO motherfucker, just give me decent weapons and armor as a reward for exploration instead of forcing me to scavenge around a boring fucking map full of boring NPCs and sidequests for 20 hours to get anything fun at all. I don't want to build shit, that's not the type of character I want to play. I want to scavenge the land and find useful shit that offers itself to a fun gameplay loop, the likes of which Bethesda has established with its RPGs up to this point. The likes of which Fallout 4 just doesn't have. If you opt to ignore crafting in Fallout 4, the gameplay pacing is utterly broken. And all of this is to mention nothing of the shit writing, shit dialogue system, and shit leveling system.

It's not even the fact that Fallout 4 does things differently that bother me about it. If Bethesda wanted me to sometimes craft items and ammunition because it's made essential to do and felt useful I would be fine with it. I could adapt. But as it is, it isn't really useful since it can be entirely ignored. Its just there to make you feel good about building pointless shit. So getting back to the point, it's not because it's different that bothers me, it's the fact that what it does differently is so drastic, and they went so overboard with it all that it actively makes the stuff you've come to expect from a Bethesda RPG worse.

Hoo boy I had a lot more to say about this than I anticipated. I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir here, didn't mean to direct this post at you alone. But I'm sure someone's ready to explain to me how the way I feel about this game is wrong. Just ranting, really
Ghost Recon Wildlands - Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:38:12 EST ID:bX8/RBGs No.697314 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Finally finished the game. Wouldn't say it had the best storyline, but it had a great ending. Now I just need to collect all the legends, kingslayer files, and intel
Frank West - Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:33:30 EST ID:pEcrq6nN No.697317 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I am juggling Doom, Resident Evil 7, Neir: Automata, Elder Scrolls Online, and a heavily modded game of Fallout 4. I only get a few hours a day to game because of my job, so I generally play several games at once instead of trying to power my way through one game at a time that way I don't risk getting burned out on one game.

Doom. What to say about Doom. It's perfect. It's everything I wanted. I really can't gush about it enough. Like many my age, Doom was my first real video game back in the day. I used to play it on an old 486 my dad cobbled together out of spare parts. Unlike Doom 3, which wasn't a terrible game but was a terrible Doom game, this newest iteration was nostalgia wrapped in a shiny new coat of paint that both respected it's forebear while simultaneously reaching forward into a new era. You really can't ask for more. The guys at id nailed it, and I am eternally grateful to Bethesda for giving them the opportunity to make this game a reality.

Resident Evil 7 was also a breath of fresh air. I had written off the Resident Evil franchise long ago but Capcom managed to bring it back into my circle. However, I'm not on the same bandwagon as some people who insist it's more like classic Resident Evil. It's really not. Other than the puzzle doors and backtracking there really isn't much of a similarity. Really it's more like Amnesia or Aliensolation but with a slight Resident Evil twist. But that's not a bad thing, and I've always been respectful of franchises that aren't afraid to try new genre's within their framework. My favorite part about RE7 is that even though it's more like modern horror games with similar mechanics, it's not difficult to play it not as a defenseless twit just struggling to survive, but rather you can totally bust through doors like a man on a mission and feed buckshot to everything within a two mile radius. Whereas most modern horror games work hard to make you feel useless, RE7 gives you the freedom to feel empowered. Once you get your hands on the shotgun, hillbillies better head for the hills because I'm coming fer ya boy and my barrel is 'a hankerin' fer that purty mouth.

Automata I can't comment on too much. I'm only like two hours in. Combat is fantastic, story seems only okay so far, but I hear it gets better. The world is kind of empty and the graphics are only acceptable, but it is a somewhat low budget JRPG so expecting FF15 might be overshooting your expectations. But it's not held back by these flaws and the combat and general game design are really in a league of their own. I love that you can actually "program" your character to tweak their abilities and this includes turning off vital game mechanics if you uninstall certain programs without reading the descriptions. Up to and including instant death for removing the program that keeps you...you know. Alive.

ESO is ESO. Take it or leave it.

Fallout 4 I'm playing with a myriad of environment mods like reGrowth and Grasslands that turn the Commonwealth in a more Last of Us style apocalypse where everything is green, overgrown, and alive. With mods to increase and add more passive critters wandering around so it feels more like a living world instead of a dead desert. It really changes the whole atmosphere of the game and I find myself proceeding around the Commonwealth at a much slower pace. Not only to marvel at the beauty of nature, but also because the thick brush makes it much harder to see incoming enemies. Which adds an element of fear and caution, especially if you're like me and you use a "realistic" damage mod where whomever gets the first shot off is usually the victor. Combining all this with other immersion mods and playing on survival so you have basic needs to contend with turns Fallout 4 into an entirely different game.I highly recommend it!
Travis Touchdown - Tue, 28 Mar 2017 01:52:46 EST ID:p3SvKEAY No.697359 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>It feels like Bethesda had more fun placing mannequins and skeletons around than building an actual interesting world to experience
True as fuck.

And yeah I also loved Fallout 3 and NV. Was so excited with Fallout 4 the first time I played it, but it quickly just felt so shallow compared to both NV and Fallout 3 (which I think each do certain things better than the other but NV is best)

Now I just play No Man's Sky and Planetside 2 and a little Minecraft and Star Trek Online.

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