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Posted 06 October 2020 - 06:35 AM

Hades is still very much keeping my interest, I enjoy punching the dead until they are more dead, though I once more have started to hear the siren call of Warhammer Total War 2.
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Posted 06 October 2020 - 06:58 AM

I'm still playing Persona 5. I'm around 75 hours in and a little over half way through the game, if the number of months and palaces is anything to go by.

I've gotta say, while I don't like 10 point review system, this is one of a very few games I'd say deserves a 10/10 score. It's a damn near perfect game in terms of execution.
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Posted 07 October 2020 - 04:49 AM

Waiting for 2 games to come out next week, I found myself in a lull.

Picked up an indie metroidvania called Aztaka. 3 hours in, pretty decent so far.
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View PostJump Around, on 23 October 2011 - 11:04 AM, said:

And I want to state that Ment has out-weaseled me by far in this game.
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Posted 15 October 2020 - 02:35 PM

I started "Vigil: The Longest Night".

It is soooo good. Horrible fleshy monsters, blood plague cause by human experimentation and trying to bring back old gods; and a satisfying combat and RPG progression system to go along with it.

Traversal abilities are un-related to your character build, which is good, I think- you get them from beating more bosses and advancing the story, instead of just grinding enemies for exp.

Not really getting the hang of block/parry, though- but dodge and counter generally work almost as well.

Before that, I played like 15 different demos in the steam festival. Might do a write-up later.

EDIT: Day 2 of Vigil. Once you beat the second "real" boss (the intro one doesn't count), the game does a twist, and then it really opens up.

Did not expect this. Curious how this'll pan out in terms of story.

Day 3: Spent most of the evening exploring a spooky harbor and derelict ships infested with Deep Ones.
The boss of the area is annoying AF, because it drains my Stamina, and uses Ice blasts. Had to do some grinding to max out my Stamina regen, debuff duration reduction + exhaustion durtation. Thankfulyl, those giant Deep ones are worth 400 EXP each, so it's not that much work to get those skills.

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View PostJump Around, on 23 October 2011 - 11:04 AM, said:

And I want to state that Ment has out-weaseled me by far in this game.
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Posted 19 October 2020 - 03:30 PM

I have now managed two runs in Hades where I beat what, so far at least, seems to be the final boss. Instead of feeling like I'm done, I've instead just gotten more focused on teasing out the story, and improving my abilities and the esthetic charms of the underworld. My last run, an almost pure Zevs Poseidon combo with the spear was unbeatable. I crushed everything without breaking a sweat.
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Posted 19 October 2020 - 04:18 PM

View PostMorgoth, on 19 October 2020 - 03:30 PM, said:

I have now managed two runs in Hades where I beat what, so far at least, seems to be the final boss. Instead of feeling like I'm done, I've instead just gotten more focused on teasing out the story, and improving my abilities and the esthetic charms of the underworld. My last run, an almost pure Zevs Poseidon combo with the spear was unbeatable. I crushed everything without breaking a sweat.



I picked this up yesterday and spent a couple of hours in the world, absolutely loved it. My best run so far is with the shield but I only got up to floor 37, my dash and special had reflect on so it was pretty ridiculous zooming everywhere. Going to hit it up later. Very addictive gameplay.

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Posted 20 October 2020 - 09:02 AM

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View PostMorgoth, on 19 October 2020 - 03:30 PM, said:

I have now managed two runs in Hades where I beat what, so far at least, seems to be the final boss. Instead of feeling like I'm done, I've instead just gotten more focused on teasing out the story, and improving my abilities and the esthetic charms of the underworld. My last run, an almost pure Zevs Poseidon combo with the spear was unbeatable. I crushed everything without breaking a sweat.



I picked this up yesterday and spent a couple of hours in the world, absolutely loved it. My best run so far is with the shield but I only got up to floor 37, my dash and special had reflect on so it was pretty ridiculous zooming everywhere. Going to hit it up later. Very addictive gameplay.


Aye, and the music is so good! I've taken to listening to it at work, which to be fair I've done with the soundtracks for Supergiant's other games too.

I think they've really nailed how good it feels to get a solid combo going. With all the boons, and all the duo boons too, not to mention all the weapon forms, it feels like there's an endless supply of crazy combos out there. Often it doesn't work, but you've gathered up resources anyways to improve your next run, and you progress the story too.
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Posted 21 October 2020 - 06:18 PM

Not a whole lot of traversal skills in Vigil. Double-jump, slide and dash are all you get from basic bosses, and there's a couple of extra magic items that let you open colour-coded barriers; and using weapons in the air can potentially extend your jumps, so I guess it's all about working those combos.

I'd have preferred a dedicated dash button though, b/c the double-tap direction to dash is pretty finicky.

still, 20 hours of playing, and there's still new stuff to find on these maps, which is pretty impressive. A few areas with optional bosses as well, but they live in zones with really annoyig platforming and loads of spikes that want to murder me.
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View PostJump Around, on 23 October 2011 - 11:04 AM, said:

And I want to state that Ment has out-weaseled me by far in this game.
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Posted 22 October 2020 - 12:51 AM

Iím getting into some epic shit on Cold Steel 2! Love it.
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Posted 22 October 2020 - 04:39 PM

Same for me in Cold Steel 1. Haven't had as much time to play recently but now 70 hours in and finally back to where the game started.
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Posted 22 October 2020 - 06:43 PM

View PostSerenity, on 22 October 2020 - 04:39 PM, said:

Same for me in Cold Steel 1. Haven't had as much time to play recently but now 70 hours in and finally back to where the game started.


I well remember that and the
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Iím just having an utter blast with it the series so far. Some of these battles are pure hell to make it through.
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Posted 23 October 2020 - 12:58 PM

Beat one of the optional super-bosses and got the Air-Dash.

Been using Steam Forums for suggestions where to look for really tricky to find loot. The game is VERY stingy with new armour kits- armour pieces are basically best-hidden loot in the game so far. I have a million different rings and most of the game's daggers and axes collection; but armour is really tough to come by.

Though I did find a secret boss I could farm an entire armour set off of. This will be useful when I have to go back to the Ice Realm.

Apparently, one of my magic items can highlight any hidden loot on my map. Guess I'll have to do a re-run of old levels with this trinket active now...

This post has been edited by Mentalist: 23 October 2020 - 12:58 PM

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View PostJump Around, on 23 October 2011 - 11:04 AM, said:

And I want to state that Ment has out-weaseled me by far in this game.
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Posted 23 October 2020 - 02:37 PM

View PostMorgoth, on 20 October 2020 - 09:02 AM, said:

View Postchamp, on 19 October 2020 - 04:18 PM, said:

View PostMorgoth, on 19 October 2020 - 03:30 PM, said:

I have now managed two runs in Hades where I beat what, so far at least, seems to be the final boss. Instead of feeling like I'm done, I've instead just gotten more focused on teasing out the story, and improving my abilities and the esthetic charms of the underworld. My last run, an almost pure Zevs Poseidon combo with the spear was unbeatable. I crushed everything without breaking a sweat.



I picked this up yesterday and spent a couple of hours in the world, absolutely loved it. My best run so far is with the shield but I only got up to floor 37, my dash and special had reflect on so it was pretty ridiculous zooming everywhere. Going to hit it up later. Very addictive gameplay.


Aye, and the music is so good! I've taken to listening to it at work, which to be fair I've done with the soundtracks for Supergiant's other games too.

I think they've really nailed how good it feels to get a solid combo going. With all the boons, and all the duo boons too, not to mention all the weapon forms, it feels like there's an endless supply of crazy combos out there. Often it doesn't work, but you've gathered up resources anyways to improve your next run, and you progress the story too.



I loved the Transistor soundtrack, I haven't really had chance to listen to this one too much yet as I had the game on quiet when I was playing but noted for next time!!

It's absolutely nailed that "one more run" feeling too... Had to drag myself away a few times now otherwise I would have regretted it the next day.

I've done 13 runs and haven't got further than the Arena boss battle and that was because I had some ridiculous boons on the shield. Came across my first duo boon too. I like how it keeps teasing more and more depth to the gameplay. All weapons are unlocked and I can start to upgrade them now.

And damn I hate that Hydra... it's killed me on most of the runs tbh. Funny moment, I died to the Hydra and in my head I said "stupid Hydra" and Zag goes at the same time, "stupid Hydra."

Yep! Very addictive.

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Posted 26 October 2020 - 12:27 AM

Finished "Vigil: The Longest Night" . Got the good ending, but missed one quest, b/c I took too long to go and trigger the previous one in the chain (or maybe it's just a bug); and also a few early game items, so not the best result achievements-wise. The game's a ton of fun, though the last few dungeon areas got a bit annoying. The boss gauntlet was really fun, though.

Started NG+ and already finished Act 1. I love my sword build, but I have a feeling I'm gonna have to switch to either Axes or Daggers for a better DPS soon.

Gonna stick with the game for now, but if it starts feeling tedious, I'm gonna switch over to "Raji: An Ancient Epic".

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View PostJump Around, on 23 October 2011 - 11:04 AM, said:

And I want to state that Ment has out-weaseled me by far in this game.
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Posted 26 October 2020 - 02:04 PM

View PostBriar King, on 22 October 2020 - 06:43 PM, said:

View PostSerenity, on 22 October 2020 - 04:39 PM, said:

Same for me in Cold Steel 1. Haven't had as much time to play recently but now 70 hours in and finally back to where the game started.


I well remember that and the
Spoiler


I'm just having an utter blast with it the series so far. Some of these battles are pure hell to make it through.


Yeah, it was brilliant the way they did that.

CS IV is out on PS4 tomorrow, although the limited edition I have on order is delayed for some reason. Not that I'm going to be needing it for a while!
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Posted 26 October 2020 - 04:31 PM

Wait what limited edition?! I made sure to buy it(the one that hits tomorrow) before I left Houston. It said it had all the dlc stuff on it. Did I fuck myself?

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Posted 26 October 2020 - 06:09 PM

GhostRunner is out tomorrow, so gonna check out the demo tonight and see if it's worth the pre-order bite.

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View PostJump Around, on 23 October 2011 - 11:04 AM, said:

And I want to state that Ment has out-weaseled me by far in this game.
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Posted 26 October 2020 - 11:39 PM

Rebel Galaxy.

Keep going back to this, pirates in space.
Trading, mercenary missions, mining, pirate hunting, and just flying your own warship around upgrading and getting into fierce navy-style space scraps.

Hate to say but I'm finding it way more fun than NMS.
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Posted 27 October 2020 - 03:30 AM

Pre-ordered Ghost Runner.

It is a 1st person precision action platformer where one hit kills you as you try to wall-run, dash and slide close enough to gunmen to slice them up with your katana.

I have raked over 100 deaths in each of the 2 demo/tutorial levels.

I am absolute rubbish at the game. I also kinda love it. Each combat encounter is a mini-puzzle of death. momentum is everything, and it's kinda trial and error, which should drive me insane, but it all looks and sounds so damn cool, I'm too stoked about how I managed to kill 3 dudes in a row (and how cool it felt) to feel angry about the 4th shooting me in the face and ending the run. plus reloads are instantaneous, so it's got that "I'll get them this time FOR SURE" feeling that makes you lose an entire hour in a blink of an eye.
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View PostJump Around, on 23 October 2011 - 11:04 AM, said:

And I want to state that Ment has out-weaseled me by far in this game.
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Posted 27 October 2020 - 09:16 AM

View Postchamp, on 23 October 2020 - 02:37 PM, said:

View PostMorgoth, on 20 October 2020 - 09:02 AM, said:

View Postchamp, on 19 October 2020 - 04:18 PM, said:

View PostMorgoth, on 19 October 2020 - 03:30 PM, said:

I have now managed two runs in Hades where I beat what, so far at least, seems to be the final boss. Instead of feeling like I'm done, I've instead just gotten more focused on teasing out the story, and improving my abilities and the esthetic charms of the underworld. My last run, an almost pure Zevs Poseidon combo with the spear was unbeatable. I crushed everything without breaking a sweat.



I picked this up yesterday and spent a couple of hours in the world, absolutely loved it. My best run so far is with the shield but I only got up to floor 37, my dash and special had reflect on so it was pretty ridiculous zooming everywhere. Going to hit it up later. Very addictive gameplay.


Aye, and the music is so good! I've taken to listening to it at work, which to be fair I've done with the soundtracks for Supergiant's other games too.

I think they've really nailed how good it feels to get a solid combo going. With all the boons, and all the duo boons too, not to mention all the weapon forms, it feels like there's an endless supply of crazy combos out there. Often it doesn't work, but you've gathered up resources anyways to improve your next run, and you progress the story too.



I loved the Transistor soundtrack, I haven't really had chance to listen to this one too much yet as I had the game on quiet when I was playing but noted for next time!!

It's absolutely nailed that "one more run" feeling too... Had to drag myself away a few times now otherwise I would have regretted it the next day.

I've done 13 runs and haven't got further than the Arena boss battle and that was because I had some ridiculous boons on the shield. Came across my first duo boon too. I like how it keeps teasing more and more depth to the gameplay. All weapons are unlocked and I can start to upgrade them now.

And damn I hate that Hydra... it's killed me on most of the runs tbh. Funny moment, I died to the Hydra and in my head I said "stupid Hydra" and Zag goes at the same time, "stupid Hydra."

Yep! Very addictive.


The Hydra is all about quick in and out attacks, keep moving back and forth to make it miss it's long range attacks. Also, normally it alternates 1:1 between the melee head smash and one of its long range attacks, so if it just did the head smash you can get in close and do a bunch of attacks, and then dodge to the other side when it starts shooting, and continue the attack for longer. Unless you have the spear or one of the long range weapons, in which case just stand just out of head smash range and attack until it dies.

I've beaten the "final boss", or at least the final boss for now, you never know, a few times, and the game still keeps introducing new elements and story. It's a ridiculously deep game, with a never ending spiral of new additions. My favourite weapon so far is the gloves, with the upgrade that pulls enemies close with the special attack. It feels so satisfying and visceral. I had my fastest run with those and the feather, with some serious Artemis boons and quite a bit of chaos bonuses. The "final boss" melted in no time at all. Though to be fair, I normally don't get that far with them as the need to be close and personal makes it harder to dodge away from incoming attacks.



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