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Old 02-18-2019, 10:12 AM   #91 (permalink)
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Sometimes, the cool thing about gaming is that you will suddenly get the urge to play a certain game, and before you know it, the weekend is gone. That happened to me over the past few days.

It's been a few weeks since I had played Assassins Creed Odyssey and when I woke up on Saturday morning, I had a sudden urge to play it. So I did. I probably spent most of the past 2 days just sitting on couch and playing and damn it's been a good experience.

The thing that happens to me with open world games is I get really excited about the world that will unfold, but then other interests take over. Luckily, with the amount of content they put into this game, taking breaks throughout is certainly a good idea. Because when you come back, it all feels fresh and you're pretty much amped up and ready to go.

Doing quests, killing bad guys and sometimes being evil and taking on my own people, collecting armor and new weapons. It's all great. Speaking of weapons tho, I made the decision to try to play the game with a different combat style than I've done in the past with these kinds of games. I always go sword and board or a duel set of swords. I instead decided to give the spear a try and man, it's actually OP. BUT that doesn't necessarily have to be a bad thing.

What I learned with Middle Earth Shadow of War is that it really doesn't matter how powerful you feel because somebody 10 levels above you will take you out in one hit. Makes you want to continue to level up and take them on. Killing someone who's a few levels above you isn't a rare occurance in these kinds of games but its ****ing awesome when you feel good enough to take those enemies on. I have also said before that the combat system that is influenced by the Arkham games is easily the best style of combat you can put into a game like this. Its engaging, it's fun, and extra abilities just make it better. Especially when you spartan kick a mercenary off a cliff. Then shoot them with an arrow. It's good stuff.

I dont think this will be the first time I take a break from this game but as of right now, I dont want to play anything else other than this. I hope somewhere down the line I'll have finished this game but obviously I'm going to enjoy every second until it gets to that point. I love fully completing games like this.
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Old 02-19-2019, 08:37 AM   #92 (permalink)
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Part 2

Getting right into it, I want to talk about the picture I used as the header. Good ol' Megaton. While this may not necessarily fall directly into the category of a "building" but I find the entire structure to be fascinating enough to consider it one. This is one of the first places you see when you play Fallout 3 for the first time and it right off the bat gives you an impression of what you're going to be getting yourself into. Plus, I mean, it is nice that you can blow the place up too. That's pretty dope.



Yeah, maybe not by the exact form of words, but Super Mario 64 is certainly close to being considered an open world game. I mean, regardless of how linear it feels when you go from floor to floor, you still have a lot of freedom to do what you want and where you want to go. You don't even have to go into the castle at all if you don't want to. But I mention this because given the fact that Super Mario 64 is up there in being one of the best games of all time, the scenery in the game is certainly up there as well. The style of the castle in this game is unbelievable and really sets the scale for what you're going to get into. It's huge, it's 3D, it's awesome. Definitely one of my favorite things to see as a kid growing up.


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Marve's Spider-Man on its own is a very very good game and one I had a blast playing. Definitely the city design and everything within it turned out amazing as well. But I was actually blown away when I walked up to this and saw that it was actually in the game. And yeah, I made sure to climb all the way to the top because, well, I can. This is by far one of the coolest things to see in a video game, and to see it done so well is really nice too.
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Old 02-20-2019, 12:14 PM   #93 (permalink)
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I'm excited for Anthem

Yep, and apparently people are already assuming it's going to be trash or a Destiny clone, but I dont like to just read reviews for a release and base my opinion just from that. Personal experience goes a long way and it especially helps with a game that's meant to be pretty big.

I did the same thing for both Monster Hunter World and Fallout 76. While one became a humongous disappointment in many ways, I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Monster Hunter World. Fallout is just another story altogether but we've heard that before.

With Anthem, I wanted to give it the same treatment. And this is honestly the first time in a long time when I decided to pre order the game and play the demo. Even though they were keeping a lot of stuff secret, my time with the demo was certainly positive. I'm looking forward to seeing what the rest of the game has to offer.

I'm not even a stranger to the genre at all since I have plenty of time in Warframe and very minimal experience with Destiny, but I like the genre enough to see if another game can push the envelope. Plus, I'll support Obsidian time and time again for what they've brought to the gaming world. Some people anticipate this'll be the game that breaks Obsidian but I think they've got plenty under their sleeves to make a game that's both great and fun. And, I like spending countless hours finding loot and killing enemies. Before you know it you've spent the whole day just killing off bad guys and leveling up. Its a thrill and one I've always appreciated.

Realistically speaking tho, I wouldnt be surprised if Anthem didnt break any boundaries when it comes to the genre, but I'm also not expecting them to just blow it like Bethesda did. I'm expecting a good game that I'm probably going to enjoy for a while. Like I said,I've played many hours of Warframe and I still have fun playing that. So itll be cool to sort of have the PS4 equivalent of that.

The game comes out this week and since I already have the pre order and all that, I'll be ready to go once it launches. So, perhaps I'll be attached to my couch all weekend. And that's a-ok in my book.
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Old 04-09-2019, 05:00 PM   #94 (permalink)
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Hey, ki! Just wondering if you've heard of or have played Murdered: Soul Suspect.


I decided to go ahead and join the rest of the world by getting a Steam account, and now I'm playing this game. I just love it to bits! Basically you get murdered right at the beginning of the game, and you play your ghost trying to solve your own murder, and of course the investigation uncovers more than just your murder. I'm not too far along in the game yet, but what I've done so far is just amazing.

There are so many fun things that've happened, but my two highlights are: (1) possessing a cat and running around, jumping onto things, and climbing walls while inside her, and (2) possessing a medium only to have her push me out and realize I'm there.

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Haven't really been playing a lot of games as of recently. But I did have a recent run of Dead Cells that i'd like to talk about.

If you aren't already aware (which you should be, I talk about it enough), Dead Cells is one of my favorite games of all time and quite possibly my favorite roguelike to come out in recent years. I've been playing the game since it came out in Early Access so I do have quite a bit of experience with the game on both PC and PS4. Lately, I've been playing on PS4 because it's simply more comfortable. Sitting at a computer chair for too long gets a bit uncomfortable but it's okay.

On a typical Dead Cells run, I'll either always make it to the 2nd boss fight and die, or I'll skip the 2nd boss fight and go right to the Clock Tower floor which is one of the harder floors in the game. It's also one of the later floors for that exact reason.



It is fun to get to this point in the game because then you really start being put to the test, and you see how your build has held up throughout. Which of course you can change at any time depending on what drops you get.

I went in this time though with a familiar yet not frequent enough build. A bow in my primary weapon slot, and the freeze spell in my secondary weapon slot. I also got very lucky to get two of the same color weapons because it makes getting upgrades for them a lot easier as I only have to choose one upgrade, instead of two. The upgrades are based on color so whichever one you choose, you can an additional bonus to your weapons as well as your HP. It's awesome. Long story short, I basically steam rolled one of the harder levels of the game. Got to the boss of this floor which I have only gotten to one time before this. And I beat him. First time I've ever beat the Clock Tower boss. And it was a huge thanks to this build that kept improving more and more over time. RNG was on my side, I have to say.

So moving on from the Clock Tower, as evident from what I said before, the game kicks up the difficulty.



You eventually find the entrance to the next floor which is High Peak Castle. Now, last time I came to this floor, I literally died within the first few minutes. Once again, this build this time is proving to be extraordinarily useful because again, I'm basically steam rolling this floor now. I'm again starting to see how powerful this build is, and it really gives me a prime example of why I think the bow is a solid main hand weapon. A lot of people use it as a secondary with a melee weapon in the first slot. I think that has to do with the restricted ammo on the bow, but it's still fantastic if you get a strong enough one.

So yeah, I'm basically going through High Peak Castle, though not entirely unscathed. Yeah my build is pretty good at this point but the enemies are pretty tough because they all have potential ranged attacks and you can be hit through the walls on this one so it can be tough. I kept going through every hallway because if this was going to be the opportunity for me to actually experience this floor in its entirety, I'm going to do it. And boy it was a great floor. A really nice test to see how well I can do. And yeah, I made it to the end of this floor, having used all my health potions, or I was at the very least down to my last one. Then came the next floor and I was completely unfamiliar with any of this at this point because I've never even seen the entrance to this place. And it's simply titled "The Throne Room".



Now this was genuinely a nice treat because I had never even seen this place before, and I was pretty excited to see that it was another boss fight in the game. I know they had been updating this game for a while, and I remember when they first implemented the Clock Tower and that boss, but to eventually get it to this point, it's pretty amazing. And yes, I unfortunately did end up dying at this point because this boss is really tough. A lot of really strong attacks and he has a Scorpion style claw that he pulls you into him and he just starts destroying you. You have a chance to dodge it but you really gotta time it right. I had gotten him down to about half HP, but when you get the boss down to that level, he goes into his second phase which is usually a lot more difficult than the first. You really have to get your timing down perfect because he not only speeds up, but his attacks are plenty. Things coming from left and right, summoning other enemies. It gets crazy. But it was genuinely a fun boss fight, although I did die. Seems like one I can eventually beat, but I have to have the exact right build for it.

So yeah, the run took about an hour and a half, and I could have not assumed from the first floor that the run would turn out this way because I got a pretty ****ty start. But I pressed on and eventually got strong enough to get to the potentially final boss of the game. But, more runs to go of course and eventually I'll beat him. This is why I love Dead Cells.
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Old 06-08-2019, 11:08 AM   #100 (permalink)
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Hey, ki! Just wondering if you've heard of or have played Murdered: Soul Suspect.


I decided to go ahead and join the rest of the world by getting a Steam account, and now I'm playing this game. I just love it to bits! Basically you get murdered right at the beginning of the game, and you play your ghost trying to solve your own murder, and of course the investigation uncovers more than just your murder. I'm not too far along in the game yet, but what I've done so far is just amazing.

There are so many fun things that've happened, but my two highlights are: (1) possessing a cat and running around, jumping onto things, and climbing walls while inside her, and (2) possessing a medium only to have her push me out and realize I'm there.

And to answer your question, no I haven't. But I'll check it out. Everything I've seen about it seems interesting enough and I love these sorts of games so it could be cool.
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