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We need a new one right?
Look what's coming back!!!
I think this is the best thing FromSoftware have done. Spent a couple of hours helping out fellow hunters online last night and the multiplayer system is just great, they've really nailed it.
As for the single player campaign,I'm pretty fucking stuck. 9 hours in. Might just do some grinding / more online boss battles for a bit.
The load times ARE a problem, however. With the death frequency 99% of players will encounter in this game, waiting 70 seconds on a loading screen just isn't quick enough and I feel like I lose any momentum I might have had.
There is talk of the load times getting sorted though.
A more interesting loading screen would be nice. It literally just says "Bloodborne"
brilliant game. Joy to look at and play. Some ridiculously tough platform sequences but they train you adequately to let you get through them after about 100 tries.
Hotline Miami 2 is fucking hard. Lots more kamikaze gameplay style required. The story is an incoherent mess so far though. Wish they'd done something interesting with it as there's some good settings.
This looks good, doesn't it?
Also, get Gridrunner++ for free! https://twitter.com/llamasoft_ox/status/580897533389586432
It was crap, cheers.
The depth and breadth of things you are wrong about never fails to impress.
and computer game.
would be Tetris.
Not sure I trust you to know what any words mean.
It's not pretty but I think it's gonna have some pretty epic Battlefield moments in there. Hoping the second round of beta keys go out today so there is more people on tonight.
I think I'm steering clear of Bloodborne till they sort those ragey loud times.
Really enjoyed it but thought some of the shooting was really repetitive, and the ending was a little deflating. Went back to try and 100% but immediately got bored. Is it worth doing? Think I might have one more tomb to do.
Trying to consider what to play next. I have a ps3 and an uncompleted, copy of skyrim, fallout, mass effect and ffxiii but I really want a shortish 8-12 hour game I can dive into, preferably without too much needless killing (and preferably >£15 at CEX). Any suggestions?
You *can* do lots of killing, but it's far better to sneak about and avoid being lethal.
The Last of Us is undoubtedly great and you could probably get through the campaign in 12 hours if you motored
They're not exactly long but good environmental puzzles.
I 100%ed it and I rarely do such things. Just gives you a few artefacts and documents to read but really enjoyed that part of the game. Reminded me more of early TR games where the combat is minimal and conquering the terrain is a feat in itself. Loved the views you got from a few of the hardest quest locations and felt like I'd totally conquered that land when it ended. Loved the world so much in that game...
Think Vanquished is supposed to be great and pretty short too.
it's finally here.
(behind my final bloodvent calender window today was... a severed head! classic!)
*Unless you're unfamiliar who has been opening his presents a few days early.
But I'm dying to talk about specific things!
I'm thinking of waiting in the road for the first sight of him from about 9:30 tomorrow.
ordered from Amazon (I know I know)
Definitely been dispatched and esitmated for delivery tomorrow (along with Bjork 2LP).
Loving it so far - lots of little things, like guards with butterfly knives twirling them to pass the time, or the way the reporter guy unloads the guns he finds, and doesn't kill anyone (he just breaks their wrists or something).
I got the Special Edition that's supposed to come with a remix EP - does anyone have this? If so, where is the remix EP, I can't find it :/
And still enjoying it. Found I'm a bit overleveled for a lot of the sidequests and even the main missions at the moment, but the combat's not really the draw so it's not too much of an issue.
Do the BIG dragons come into any of the later missions or are they just there to be killed at your whim?
They are HARD.
But completed The Fall. Nice little title, oozing with atmosphere. Perhaps a tad brief for £8 but thoroughly enjoyed it. Hope the second part comes to Wii U too.
A huge improvement over the first 2 episodes, a lot happened in this episode, and it actually improved the first 2 episodes vastly as a result. The first 2 episodes, whilst not without their moments, were just build up for the third episode and on their own they felt a bit underwhelming but paired with this episode I'm looking back on them more favorably, so I think for those who haven't picked it up yet will be better served to wait for the whole series. For those who already buying into it, at least they're releasing these ones regularly eh?
I'll just leave this here: http://i.imgur.com/w3BtA1T.jpg
I think this game might be "call in sick to work" good. Not going to, but sorely tempted.
Less than 14,000 people actively playing Halo: MCC. What a balls up...
Hideo Kojima name left off MGSV campaign and Konami confirm hes leaving after the game is out. Wonder what'll happen to both now?
RE7 rumoured to be coming out in a shock Fall release.
Pretty ace game. I might do it again on survivor mode, as long as I can carry over my flamethrower and other delights. If not then maybe I'll play Infamous 2 instead.
Thought about getting a pas4 the other day and then I realised its still largely pointless. Its clearly that golden time in a consoles lifespan where games are still plentiful but much cheaper and theres shitloads of great games you can get preowned for nowt.
Once you've had next gen, you never go back. Leave it as long as you can!
GTA5 looks terrible now on PS3 having played it on PS4, I can't unsee it :(
terrible is a bit of an exaggeration
The PS4 version looks amazzzzzzzzzzing.
Just posted in the old one about the Sony Easter sale, pretty tasty:
Mass Effect trilogy for £12 has to be about the best ever ratio of money spent / time to play, right?
as I never played the first one - I didn't think it was available on PS3?
Think Demon's Souls might keep the Bloodborne lust at bay for a bit longer, and I've always fancied MGR.
Every time I get sorely tempted to ditch the PS3 for a 4 something like this happens.
Such a backlog of PS3 stuff I've promised I'll finish before get a PS4. Ni No Kuni on there as well.
a few years ago
activated my 14 day trial Playstation Plus thingy. is it gonna be worth plumping for a year's subscription just for PS3? how long is that likely to be supported?
i'm just gonna end up with a load of (unplayed) games i've already bought on Steam, aren't i
as the impending announcement of FIFA '16.
And i don't mind if it makes it better. But the timing is a bit odd given the reveal of the NX in the future. Could be that console is years away yet but that announcement, this, the continued lack of reveal of the Retro studios game and no real footage of Starfox yet are beginning to suggest that the Wii U could be mothballed by the end of the year. Will need a good, imminent Direct or E3 to convince a lot of people otherwise now...
Honestly thought it was just an animated movie they were playing on the last demo at the time with him pretending to play, even more so now.
last week but I didn't say nuffinck about it. I really enjoyed that game, probably suited my leaving gaps between playing so that the repetition didn't grate (though I did note how funny the story was getting, to the point, that I half expected to have to travel to the other end of the ship to use the only shower onboard before they'd let me back on the escape ship).
Really tense game, that.
Started Life is Strange, ep. 2 tonight. Quite liking the little bit I've played; everything seems improved now that they've got the introductions out of the way. Still amusing how characters will be happy to have a jovial conversation with you, and then just respond to you afterwards by telling you to go away repeatedly. I look forward to cracking on later or tomorrer...
Only the first level is provided.
(Needs Unity browser plugin, desktop version can also be downloaded)
but left with Far Cry 4 because it was on sale, like it a lot so far, more of the same but I haven't played 3 for so long that it's itching me need for a sprawling game nicely. Bloodborne will have to wait, I guess I'll wait for them to patch out the jank.
is currently broken on SLI. Like unplayable because of graphical issues. For fuck's sake, Ubisoft/nVidia.
I really, really liked this one. Again, it was much better towards the end than the start -- but this episode felt a lot more confident. The dialogue's still often awkward (and occasionally laughable -- but I'm starting to see it as kind of a charm), and there a few times where I think "this could have been done better"... but they've managed to progress further with the story now that most of the clunky introducing is out of the way, and the ending part is very powerful and really makes use of what made the game appeal to me in the first place. Hella looking forward to the next episode.
Can't wait to see how much my watering the plant pays off. Really wish they'd get rid of that bastard "you've made a decision" notification.
The junk yard bit was kinda dull. For reals.
but the core of it (looking for bottles and shooting) wasn't up to that much. I do have a video recorded onto the PS4 of me telling her to shoot the bumper repeatedly (part of what I'm dubbing the "Max Is An Evil Bastard Compilation").
(spoiler) the train tracks bit was more of an inconvenience than anything else as well; I actually first just walked off from Chloe on the train tracks and let the train arrive (also part of "MisEBC"). Don't lie on train tracks, fuffusuh! There's a blatant risk involved!
The ending is brilliant, though. The sort of thing I was hoping to see in this game. I'm getting very confident in what Dontnod are capable of doing; they seem to be teasing it out in chunks, and I'm hoping Life is Strange is going to continue getting gradually more ambitious.
The whole junkyard scene was bad I thought, as a lot of the writing felt weaker, but the 2nd half of the whole thing did a lot to reassure me this is something I want to play. But pleasssssse make the rewind mechanic more interesting if you're going to insist using it so much game. It's a 6/10 episode, way weaker than the first IMHO which seemed better written and had a much better pace to it.
If you new 3DS owners are getting Xenoblade next week;http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/how-to-avoid-being-shit-at-xenoblade-chronicles-035
Think it's taken me ages more than most and i'm level 23 or 24, which i think might be overpowered?! Dunno.
Basically, the balder knights (which i initially thought were called blender knights) were being total dicks - got the hang of the sword ones to the point that they were really easy, but the rapier ones were properly aggressive and kept taking me out with a single parry. Found out not to attack when they were in parry stance.
Also found out two pretty basic things - strong attack is actually really useful (hardly used it at all before now) and reinforcing weapons makes them loads better. Who'd've thought. Blender knights are now basically total losers (unless you let them gang up).
Is it worth going human for the gargoyles, or should i be able to take them out? Managed to get one down ok, but then the other one fried me. Also, what's the deal with spells, worth getting some magic going on? (Can get back to the firelink shrine now)
Definitely at the point where my mind keeps drifting towards swords and stuff whenever i should be concentrating on something else, it's a great game.
If so, I recall you could maybe climb up the tower and attack from distance making things a bit easier.
Definitely know I used my humanity to become human (after if cleared every enemy in between me and the portal) and get help as I could only ever beat one on my own. First time I did this, the fucker I summoned just killed me. Second, was the moment the game for me became amazing. He followed me up those stairs, through the portal and weighed in. I kept my distance taking on the easier one by staying lower down the roof and the first gargoyle fell. But then the brave knight I summoned died. Totally lost my nerve, started thrashing about wildly and with about a millimetre of health left, killed him.
Not sure I've ever felt relief or such joy in a game before or since. When I rang that bell, I remember thinking 'That's for you brave knight, who I never knew the name of...'
Will definitely give that a go. I've not actually summoned yet, so feel that i should try it out, but at the same time i'm a bit paranoid about wasting humanity. Would also like to get summoned by someone, but worried that i'm pricing myself out by over-levelling. And i'm not even sure how to do it.
At the height of my obsession I couldn't have a conversation with someone without being distracted by thoughts of armour stats.
then telling myself that i'm spoiling it - is handy though, have only just found out what kindling fires does.
I'd spend your souls on beefing up your weapon/shield/armour. The great thing about Dark Souls is that any weapon is viable and most can ascend to a special weapon with a great soul so even if you end up ditching your long sword +4 for something else you might want to have an elemental weapon with you as well and choose to make it a fire sword or something. So most upgrades aren't really wasted souls in the long run.
Quite like the idea of going into other games and helping out, so don't want to be too high. Have got a +5 long sword now which is doing the business - is it worth electrifying or anything?
Probably going to upgrade my shield (picked up the grass-crest shield ages ago and it seems to be fairly handy) and some armour, titanite shards seem like they're not too rare to waste.
Have just remembered that the pine resin is only temporary. Nearly beat the demon near Andre last night, which was quite exciting.
and am now a bit worried that i'm doing this all wrong and will need to start again at some point.
mine was completely unbalanced. Still managed to finish it. Then felt compelled to make an actually decent build. Then another..
Grass crest shield is a good thing to upgrade - that's the one with the stamina regen, yes? As a nimble thief you may end up using that for the duration. You can't upgrade to elemental stuff or further than +5 until you find the right embers/different blacksmiths.
Jolly co-operation is the most noble of exploits. You might get a few summons for the bell gargoyles - you'll definitely get some for the boss after that.
Yeah, grass crest has stamina regen - i've gone into the slightly slower 25-50% load, so not so nimble any more, but there's no way i'm going to take anyone on without getting hit a bit.
Might have a go at that demon near Andre! Nearly took him down yesterday, was pleasantly surprised.
Sounds an interesting title. Like No more heroes crossed with Silent Hill Shattered Memories...
but i wanted people to experience it themselves... this'll give you a good idea...
i mean that's dollars as well so it's not even real money
I used it to download FTL and play it for the first time. I absolutely love it, what a game.
Really wish I hadn't picked rogue though. He's pish. Can't be arsed starting over now.
Ran into a nasty bug where I got stuck in one area and the game hard crashes if you try to leave. Had to use a console command to get out, which disables achievements for this playthrough.
Need to keep reminding myself that I don't give a single shit about achievements. But my nerd points...
Really like how it solves the problem of needing a particular role for your party but not coming across one in the story yet. You can just hire a custom character from the pub, then bin them off when you meet the actual paladin/barbarian/etc.
A couple of the classes have really interesting mechanics too, like the Chanter (Bard) who can create customised songs by stringing together individual phrases that have different effects. The Cipher is meant to be cool, too, but I haven't found/hired one yet.
Going to row back from my previous prediction of 'best Zelda yet' but it came so bloody close. I loved Wind Waker for moving things on from the whole wandering round Hyrule thing and not just retreading the same story again, and this was similar. A kind of familiar but new setting and way of playing the game.
All the new gadgets were really cool, most of the dungeons were decent, and the side-quests and collectables were great, and actually the motion-controls were well integrated and a million times better than the wave-the-remote approach in Twilight Princess.
BUT...just far too easy. And the easiness undermined so much of the game. You'd get really innovative little puzzles but then Fi would tell you how to do them. You could collect bugs to make super-potions but you never needed to drink them. You could search out all the Goddess Cubes to get new medals and equipment...but you'd already bought them all. There were some tough mini-games, but in the end I gave up on some of them because I knew that whatever the prize was would be shit (beating the Bug Wrangler challenge and being given...some bugs. Great).
With only a few tweaks it could have been easily the best. Make the enemies, and bosses in particular, do more damage so that potions and equipment upgrades are actually worth investing time in. Let Fi tell you what to do if you ask her, rather than automatically. And make the tougher side-quest rewards unique rather than just things you could buy anyway. Zelda used to be nasty difficult - I get that they want to make it as accessible as possible, but it kind of robs the game of depth.
Still though: fucking great.
There were some sections I really liked. There was a temple that when you returned to it, had gotten more overgrown and flooded, changing the way you moved around it which I liked. Also liked those statues that shifted between the two states, meaning the mine level was pretty ingenious. The ghost ship thing was quite cool too.
Where the final boss fight took place was also a 'WOW' moment, as I hadn't thought about it until that point as being a relevant location.
Must replay it one day. What's next?
I ballsed up the final battle by using my souped up guardian potion whilst wearing the potion medal - I was invulnerable for the whole thing so I could fuck up as much as I liked and still win. Bit of a letdown as he was clearly a beast.
never had it from a game before but that game just fucks me up in a big way
I may never have done. Remember him being an utter bastard.
Give Okami a go, but I'd break it up if I were you. Twilight Princess and SS both nicked a fair few ideas from it...
The battles against the other demon bloke were a piece of piss. Love a game with a properly hard boss (as long as it's a fair fight) that takes you almost to the point of quitting. Kind of adds value.
No idea how anything works, gonna do some youtubing on combos and that.
Didn't even know you could go back and get the currency you'd lost when you died until i read it this morning.
Might just wander round leaving notes everywhere complaining about it being well hard.
It's my own fault though, "bait the enemy towards you, watch their attack and you know when to hit then.......oh go on safebruv, you're 30 minutes in and haven't even taken any damage.........oh a massive thing holding a brick, lets just run up to it and start aimlessly smashing buttons.........dead....BLOODBORNE.......35 seconds.....BLOODBORNE......start again"
And I find 9/10 times I die it's because I've been greedy - especially with bosses when they're down to their last bit of health I decide to change tactics and try a few extra hits. NOPE
The gun is incredibly useful to stun enemies mid move, by the way, then when they're stunned get right up to them and press R1 and it's like Bloodbornes equivalent of the backstab. Super effective.
It's fucking really well put together as well
The end guy was hard.
yes, it seems pretty much flawless as far as I can tell... hell I even wanted to see how it's chops where when I was using other apps and I opened up youtube and it auto faded in and out when I started a video and resumed playing as soon as the video ended.
System wide control via the playstation button (skip songs, change volume)
It runs like a dream
It can handle my entire Library which is something the desktop version gave up on a while ago.
The UI is really clean and efficent.
Top work, probably my fav version of Spotify.
Just been dicking around in a couple of Chalice Dungeons. Excellent. Now back to the main game.
that's also decent for typing with please? My laptop crapped out on me so I need to use my desktop for writing with and I'm gonna pick up Pillars of Eternity soon. My current keyboard requires a good 10 foot run up to get the space key to work.
mechanical keyboard or GTFO
recommend me a mechanical keyboard then. Preferably one at a price that won't make my eyes water.
Sweet jesus I had no idea the amount people pay for keyboards.
Corsair Vengeance K70 Gunmetal Mechanical Cherry MX Brown Keyboard
that's mine. £74.99. i love it like a kitten.
I can't get past sector 5. Obviously one of the great things about this game is the inherent randomness so sometimes you can end up loaded with weapons and crew members for no real reason, but I still seem to die when I get half way through.
I might try and do a conflict evasion playthrough - invest in long-range sensors early on and just avoid all the ships.
The space bar is your best friend.
when you meet the Big Bad at the end you'll have zero chance with just your starting ship to fight with.
It's worth getting some of the other ships unlocked. Also if you can get a teleporter/invasion team set up you can make your life much easier (so long as you don't blow up the enemy ship with them still aboard).
If you don't have any decent brawlers then upgrading the doors is a surprisingly handy investment - whenever you have intruders aboard you can put all your guys in a room and open up all the other doors and the airlocks and choke 'em to death.
Disclaimer: I've never beaten FTL even on easy; my advice may be terrible.
Didn't know there was a big bad at the end - noted.
My current tactic for boarders is to stick all my guys in the med bay so they have an unfair combat advantage. Obviously you're screwed if a missile then hits your med bay. I've never managed to save up for a teleporter but I like the idea of beaming a load of insectoids over to do some pillaging.
I unlocked the Engi ship, I might try some more with that. I don't really know how to use drones though.
it's totally massive and i got killed off pretty sharpish
Drones are easy - just activate them. They do their own thing. The one you start with just attacks enemy ships of it's own accord - use the other weapon you get that stuns systems to keep their shields down and their weapons and leave it to it's own devices. For the first couple of sectors you'll barely get scratches.
It is supposed to be beaten, I'm just not very good. Mild spoiler: the big bad has more than one phase. Don't dance around your living room celebrating a pyrrhic victory over it only to realise you've got to fight it again whilst utterly screwed. You'll get very angry.
Although I've never done it I've got there a couple of times and through his first phase once (it's a three stage battle).
Things I tend to do:
- First three people are pilot, shields & engine. They stay in those rooms as far as possible to gain XP. Next one is usually on weapons.
- If I'm in a battle where I'm definitely not going to take damage but they're knocking a stage of shields (e.g. the other ship only has beams, but there's asteroids) then just stay there until your guys have maxed out on XP before destroying them.
- Never got into drones really.. not good with them.
- Keep the medibay off as much as possible
- Try and get a level of shields and engines every 2 sectors (so by sector 5 you should have them at level 3, and maxed out by sector 7).
- Doors & sensors to level two when possible (level 3 is unnecessary IMHO).
- Open doors where possible to suffocate fires and boarders. Just don't lose your O2 supply in the process! Fighting in the medibay (powered) can certainly help.
- Scrap is vital. Fight as much as possible (although run if outmatched) and explore each sector as much as you can.
Cheers both. I'll let you know when I've beaten the main guy.
*pauses for effect*
The most important thing is plotting your way through each Sector so that you take in as many systems as you can without getting caught. Need that scrap man. Don't accept surrenders! You get more scrap for scrapping them. Scrap. In general you should try and aim to go to green sectors instead of red sectors, you'll find more merchants in the former. Try and avoid the nebula unless you've got the scanner upgrade, slugs are absolute bastards.
Unless you can find the replicator upgrade, don't rely on missiles. The Rock ships are terrible because of them, you always run out or you wind up using your precious scrap to keep yourself stocked, and a lot of enemies run defence drones.
Easily the most OP strategy, and this applies to the big bad in particular, is the teleporter. Get two mantises, lanius or rocks in on that, phase them into the enemy's cockpit so they're forced to fight you one on one, target their medbay/cloning with weapons and you're absolutely golden. The big bad has closed off weapon systems, so you can take them out one by one easily and leave it almost helpless. One of my favourite strategies is to use a fire bomb/beam on top of two teleporting Rocks, there's simply no counter to it if you're lucky enough to find all the ingredients. MAKE SURE TO GET YOUR GUYS BACK BEFORE THE ENEMY SHIP EXPLODES/FUCKS OFF.
The best weapon in the game is - I think it's called burst laser 2? The stock ship starts off with it, making it actually a really solid ship. Basically in most circumstances lots of 1/2 energy weapons are much better than one 3/4 gun, because you have way more versatility and aren't completely buggered if some of the power goes. Try and recruit the green guys whenever you can and stick them in shields/weapons, mo power.
There's lots of little basic things you probably haven't picked up on - I know it took me a while to learn everything. Like taking down all an enemy's shields before using a beam, not using weapons whilst cloaked, emptying out oxygen in order to put out fires, not ever attempting to get mantises to put out fire, that kind of thing. Best of luck with it and don't get discouraged, it's certainly one of the more difficult games out there.
It's weird how shiny it is compared to Dark Souls - it makes it less atmospheric. I'm having a good time though. Kind of funny how all the souls games start with old castles full of zombies, stick to what you know From (I imagine Bloodborne starts like this also, don't tell me otherwise).
I'm looking forward to Axiom Verge though, looks like good fun for the vita.
I'm well jealous of PC owners right now though, that Pillars RPG looks awesome.
Are these any good? They're selling them at Maplin with a free controller and I'm well tempted. Have you got one? What do you play on it?
I guess I could sell it and feel marginally less guilty for buying the shield
For gaming on a tablet it is as good as it gets.
YESSSSSSSS. GO FOR THE EYES, BOO!
some really tough levels where I kept getting screwed by the last guy on the level
Second DLC pack announced for Mario Kart 8 (with 8 courses, 4 vehicles, 3 characters included). In addition a new faster 200cc mode (you will now need to actually use your brakes) will be available as a free update.
N64 and DS games added to Wii U Virtual Console.
New Fire Emblem game on 3DS looks intriguing, and the crossover between FE and Shin Megami Tensei finally appears in public again. Some interesting eshop titles also on the way soon.
Jet Force Gemini? Not owned a Nintendo (tv) console since the GameCube..
More will follow in future.