ENT GAME Bioshock bois: let us lose ourselves in elden ring

The Shish Kebab

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i have a t-shirt i got from eating a hot wing challenge bitch i breathe spice i'm the spice king call me bobby flay

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VicenteFox

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Sep 15, 2001
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it's funny that you said odyssey should've been 40 hours and in a previous post said 40 hours should've been cut, implying the game was 80 hours long. i put 160 hours into that game and did not 100% complete it, i didn't even do any of the free DLC side quests at all and there were a fuckin ton.

i did find the late stage areas to become tiresome because i was so overpowered by that point, but stealth killing entire fortresses at low level is some of the most fun stealth gaming i've ever had. once i could teleport around and one shot stealth kill every enemy in the game, even the hard ones, and chain this up to four times and leave no bodies behind it became a bit silly. i liked that there were reasons to have multiple sets of gear. i'd start off in my stealth armor that had 75% reduced health but like double stealth damage that was fully kitted out and end in the open and quickly swap to my melee armor, heal up, and chain powerful moves. i used hunter armor for some legendary beasts or whatever they were called but i used that set the least. i had all three sets fully optimized without buying the microtransaction bullshit.

i played on the hardest difficulty with level scaling turned on though. game had some really fuckin brutal fights early in the game. one reason i think i spent so much time in the game is because if i saw a fortress i was clearing it unless it was higher level than me and some of them took quite a while for me to fully clean out when i was still dragging bodies into bushes.

when kassandra showed up in the present day, that reminded me of some of the really dope story beats in the early games like when juno talks to desmond even though ezio is the one seeing juno. i wish they'd kept that kind of thing up, the whole greek mythology thing was cool and all and it was interesting seeing the technological versions, the minotaur area was fuckin tite for example, but there was this greater sense of mystery in the early games that i feel they lost. i guess once you reveal so much it's hard to have anymore mystery.
I think vanilla game is like 90hrs or so iirc. I did like 160hrs w/ dlc. I played around with difficulty a bit, kept it mostly hard except for ship battles. Odyssey ship combat didn’t feel as good as black flag/rogue and I didn’t feel as invested to build it up early on with limited resources.

Definitely some great stealth fortresses around with a stealth build. The large scale combat (dynasty warriors style) felt bleh. Boss fights and tank character fights felt meh. Though being in the middle of a fortress raid with a mystios showing up was pretty funny, some of those were really tough
 

silkforcalde

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I think vanilla game is like 90hrs or so iirc. I did like 160hrs w/ dlc. I played around with difficulty a bit, kept it mostly hard except for ship battles. Odyssey ship combat didn’t feel as good as black flag/rogue and I didn’t feel as invested to build it up early on with limited resources.

Definitely some great stealth fortresses around with a stealth build. The large scale combat (dynasty warriors style) felt bleh. Boss fights and tank character fights felt meh. Though being in the middle of a fortress raid with a mystios showing up was pretty funny, some of those were really tough

the large scale combat was brutal early in the game, died so many times on some of the early ones.
 

silkforcalde

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anyone playing multiversal? pretty fun so far, very smash bros esque. not a big roster so far but i'm sure it'll be expanded upon a lot.
 

crotch

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i still wanna play valhalla at some point but i'm not really excited to play it. feels like after origins and odyssey that it's time to move the franchise to somewhere else again. i like vikings though.
i think if u liked the formula of odyssey, combat gear all that and you like vikings you will likely love valhalla
 

preston

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anyone playing multiversal? pretty fun so far, very smash bros esque. not a big roster so far but i'm sure it'll be expanded upon a lot.

Shit seems pretty dope honestly

Was never a big Smash Bros guy, not to say I didn’t think it was fun, it just wasn’t my competitive gaming scene (counter-strike and other FPS’s was)

This is lovely though, well animated and fun - also a sucker for the ability to play as Arya Stark in a video game
 

silkforcalde

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Shit seems pretty dope honestly

Was never a big Smash Bros guy, not to say I didn’t think it was fun, it just wasn’t my competitive gaming scene (counter-strike and other FPS’s was)

This is lovely though, well animated and fun - also a sucker for the ability to play as Arya Stark in a video game

smash bros was a party game for me, i definitely played it some solo against AI but that's a drop in the bucket for the amount i played melee on the gamecube. had four controllers pretty much just for that.

this game is clearly modeled after it but they have roles and shit like tank / brawler / mage / support etc which makes me think of mobas, that wasn't in smash bros when i played it. similar controls. smash bros had weapons and shit you could pick up but i think that was optional for more casual modes. similar way moves are directional and all that. wonder how ranked will feel. getting sweaty about a character fighter like this.
 

Hisma

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Apr 2, 2006
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anyone play these type of japanese impossible shooters?


I was :420: watching a bunch of these. Looks like it'd be hell to learn how to play, but fun to watch people that have mastered it. Fuckin insane
edit: they're called shmups.
 

VicenteFox

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Sep 15, 2001
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Garbage Grove, Ca
i still wanna play valhalla at some point but i'm not really excited to play it. feels like after origins and odyssey that it's time to move the franchise to somewhere else again. i like vikings though.
It was ready to move on imo. If you like Viking + medieval England you might enjoy it more than I did. it shows that they tried to fix a lot of the issues like minimizing bloat in the map. more streamlined quests in general. the mini side quests 'mysteries' are often short and sweet, prob the best content of the game.
 

preston

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anyone play these type of japanese impossible shooters?


I was :420: watching a bunch of these. Looks like it'd be hell to learn how to play, but fun to watch people that have mastered it. Fuckin insane
edit: they're called shmups.


I played the hell out of Ikaruga on the dream cast, and nex machina is sort of like this as well, though not quite as hairy as these more extreme examples - very fun imo
 

silkforcalde

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Atreus becomes so annoying :rofl: holy shit

there's this one part where atreus and kratos aren't talking and mimir says the silence is awkward and up to then i realized i had been enjoying the game more for those few brief moments of respite from the incessant annoying banter between the characters at all times. i was like "thanks for the cockblock mimir jesus christ learn to keep your mouth shut"
 
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Keksim

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there's this one part where atreus and kratos aren't talking and mimir says the silence is awkward and up to then i realized i had been enjoying the game more for those few brief moments of respite from the incessant annoying banter between the characters at all times. i was like "thanks for the cockblock mimir jesus christ learn to keep your mouth shut"

I zone out whenever Mimir starts dropping lore while on boat rides

Honestly I wish the game would let me soak in the atmosphere/scenery more instead of having so much chatter
 
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Keksim

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Overall I'm having a great time but it's not nearly as tightly designed/paced as any of the og games. Ragnarok could use some serious refinement
 
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TheEvil1

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I zone out whenever Mimir starts dropping lore while on boat rides

Honestly I wish the game would let me soak in the atmosphere/scenery more instead of having so much chatter
Lol I would just boat around to make Mimir talk cause I liked those stories
 

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