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Jonpo
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:03 pm 
 

Lol, that's factual.

I'm up to Great Shinobi Owl on NG+. I kinda/sorta forgot to do anything different this run so I'll probably get the same severance ending. I'm pretty sure there's still time though if I want to go for Purification or whatever. I really want to fight Owl Father at Hirata because I've heard that fight gave people hell. Whereas atop Ashina castle he's kind of a pushover to be honest.
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Morn Of Solace
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:07 am 
 

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He gave me a fair amount of troubles on ng+: i hardly memorized his moveset the first time and the posture damage he does is way crazier... I died more on him than on ng+ Sword Saint to be honest :lol: (side note: it was traslated as Master Isshin in the italian version...sigh!)

The owl father fight was insane even in ng, but i kinda know every move now after dying a lot. i will try in my ng+4 playtrough

Both excellent fights tough, in particular the latter. They did an awesome job with his moveset and the use of your own techniques

Ps: the skill point grind for the trophy is not great :(

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MaleficDevilry
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:51 am 
 

Yea, it took me until the end of NG+4 to get all my skill points. And I did some grinding in EVERY CYCLE.

The only boss I'm not confident about is Demon of Hatred. I've beaten him four times, and two were with the glitch. I beat him for real on NG and NG+4. It all sucked. :lol:

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Morn Of Solace
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:17 am 
 

The only thing i like in that fight is when he locks you in the circle of flames. In that exact moment i bring out the attack boost sugar, the confetti and the lament whistle and proceed to beat the shit out of it :lol:

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MaleficDevilry
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:55 pm 
 

I never stayed in the circle. Kudos for just going balls out. :evil:

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Jonpo
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:26 pm 
 

Yeah, I have zero intentions of getting a Platinum on Sekiro specifically because of the skill grind. I just don't care. I enjoy grinding mobs for skills that I want(ed), but doing it just to have them all? Nah, no thanks. If you are active on the Sekiro Reddit it feels like everyone on EARTH has the Platinum trophy already so I wouldn't even feel very special.

Right now I am working on back-tracking for prayer beads though. So many that I missed.
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SatanicPotato
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:05 am 
 

anyone played hollow knight? i am finally getting it on playstation 4 in a few days even though its not exactly a new release but i heard nothing but good things

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Morn Of Solace
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:33 am 
 

It will be my next game too, alongside ZeroRanger. I've never played a metroidvania game before but it looks gorgeous and seems very fast and fun to play

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SatanicPotato
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:40 am 
 

Morn Of Solace wrote:
It will be my next game too, alongside ZeroRanger. I've never played a metroidvania game before but it looks gorgeous and seems very fast and fun to play

i love its art style but especially its soundtrack is haunting but perfect imo, plus an advantage for me is its created by australians......we pretty much dont do anything when it comes to video games

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Jonpo
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:55 am 
 

Hollow Knight is a masterpiece. Truly one of the greatest I've ever played, in any genre. Highly rewards exploration, emotional storyline with subtle telling (ala From Soft), excellent soundtrack, stellar boss fights that can be quite challenging.

I need to dive back in and get a better ending. But it's the kind of game where I don't really play anything else when I get into it so I'm biding my time.

I've got a Steam copy, originally beat it on PS4 but I think I'm gonna start fresh and try to do more questlines this time. The first play through I didn't get any help from the internet. Now I don't care really.
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Necroticism174
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:05 pm 
 

I was gonna say pretty much what Jonpo said about Hollow Knight. Total, addictive masterpiece. When I was palying it, it was all I wanted to do.
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So good. Makes me want to break up with my girlfriend, quit my job and never move out of my parents house. Just totally destroy my life for Satan.

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GuntherTheUndying
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:05 pm 
 

I made myself a bit of a recluse this past winter for personal reasons. One thing I remember fondly of those few months was playing Hollow Knight from front to back with howling winter winds blowing outside and being perpetually comfy. I would leave the soundtrack on and just enjoy the serenity, namely the music in the City of Tears and the Stag Stations.

Definitely one of the best video games I've ever played. Its depth is spectacular. Playing the game for the first time is an experience akin to that of Dark Souls. An unforgettable experience.
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Smoking_Gnu
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:12 pm 
 

Welp, I've been sitting on HK for a long time, but now I think I know what I'll be doing this weekend.
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MaleficDevilry
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:20 pm 
 

Hollow Knight is one of my favorite gaming experiences since I got back into it in 2017. I'm sitting at 107% and I'll probably never finish all the DLC content but...AMAZING game. I agree with the above sentiments, it is as enthralling as Dark Souls or Bloodborne.

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SatanicPotato
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:52 pm 
 

thank you for all the replies, increases my hype for it quite a bit tbh, my sense of direction sucks so i have a feeling i'll be getting lost a lot but as long as i am having fun that is the main thing

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Jonpo
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:01 am 
 

Let us know how you feel about it!

I guess I'm beating The Messenger this weekend. I wanna play that sweet sweet DLC. Also still haven't played a single second of Lucah: Born of a Dream even though I bought it like a week ago. It looks like a very interesting, "sketchy" Hyper Light Drifter tribute. Maybe tribute is offensive to the creators but it's real god damn heavy handed.
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MaleficDevilry
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:16 pm 
 

I couldn't help myself and I bought Dragon's Dogma. I randomly watched a Youtube video about the game and was instantly drawn to play it. I'm almost done with NG+ in Dark Souls, and I got sidetracked into beating Bloodborne NG+4.

All this HK talk has me itching to try Nightmare King Grimm and the Path of Pain again. God help me. :brick:

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SatanicPotato
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:29 pm 
 

lol sorry for bring it up :P seriously though i played it for about 40 minutes or so.....Gruz's mother killed me 4 times, i managed to jump into an acid pool what felt like 12 times because i missed easy jumps so far not good :P but i am having fun i just need to be less terrible

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MaleficDevilry
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:25 pm 
 

You're in for a treat! It sucks you right in. It's easily my favorite 2D game I've played on my PS4. I'm eagerly awaiting Silksong, but the last rumor I heard was June 2020.

It took me a solid 60 hours to beat the base game, including Radiance. I really want the Platinum but...those DLCs. Godhome is easily the toughest gaming challenge I've ever personally experienced. :violin:

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GuntherTheUndying
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:31 pm 
 

Agreed. I could never get passed the final pantheon where you have to fight all 56 bosses or whatever it was. I got to White Vessel, the second-to-last boss, before dying. :cry: So close yet so far away.

Nightmare King Grim is insane, but I reached a point where I could beat him multiple times. The Path of Pain, on the other hand, is utter madness. I didn't get close to beating it.
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MaleficDevilry
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:21 pm 
 

GuntherTheUndying wrote:
Nightmare King Grim is insane, but I reached a point where I could beat him multiple times. The Path of Pain, on the other hand, is utter madness. I didn't get close to beating it.


I got him to 25%, once. I've tried a few different charm setups and it really bugs me I have to wear that stupid Grim Child. :lol:

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Jonpo
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:21 am 
 

I finally copped SoTN. About 12 bucks on PS4 right now. I know its not a perfect representation of the original but its the best I'm gonna get. Only played may be 15 minutes at 4am and the branching paths were right up my alley.

Also snagged Fez and 99Vidas real cheap.
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Thexhumed
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:08 am 
 

I just got Kingdom Come: Deliverance from the monthly HumbleBundle pack of games, and I know I'm a bit late to the party, but boy this game is fun.
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SatanicPotato
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:33 am 
 

played for longer, beat false knight on my 2nd attempt, most times i get hurt is because i fall off things i should not be falling off, chasing hornet but have not caught up to her yet

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Jonpo
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:34 pm 
 

I get why everyone loves Symphony of the Night. Never really expected otherwise. The soundtrack bangs. Switching the dialogue to Japanese helped with cutscene credibility. The first boss or mini boss fight I encountered was fun and a little more challenging than I expected. A gargoyle spitting flames and his spear wielding lizard buddy. They got dealt with.

Spamming my secondary weapon is my prime method of cheese right now. Oh and uh, Alucard's walk is real silly. Like an old woman conquering the mall lanes.
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Razakel
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:36 pm 
 

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Glad you're enjoying it!

Speaking of which, I just beat Bloodstained yesterday! Overall an absolute blast in spite of some jagged flaws which I'm sure could be smoothed out pretty easily. I even played the notorious Switch version and honestly I thought it ran fine in docked mode. Handheld mode is admittedly another story; practically unplayable, so I just never went there. Unfortunate though. Anyway, the game itself is fucking sick and all of you Metroidvania fans should jump on it.

And I know I'm late to the party, but Hollow Knight's up next. Might even start it later today.

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MaleficDevilry
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:08 pm 
 

Thexhumed wrote:
I just got Kingdom Come: Deliverance from the monthly HumbleBundle pack of games, and I know I'm a bit late to the party, but boy this game is fun.


I've had my eye on this. Reviews have me cautious. There's no fantasy aspects, and you do mundane daily stuff regularly? What do you like about it?

I'm going to start Dragon's Dogma sometime this weekend...or beat Dark Souls NG+, or DS3 NG+3.

Why am I like this? I have too many new games to be replaying these but I digress. :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:05 pm 
 

Kingdom Come is quite a good game overall, although the fact this 200+ hour game ends on a cliffhanger is kind of insulting. Thankfully the horrific political views of its creator aren't really imparted into the game, unless you find yourself paging through the 10 million page glossary, which you shouldn't. The side quests are probably the best I've seen in a game since Gothic II.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:58 pm 
 

Jonpo wrote:
Spamming my secondary weapon is my prime method of cheese right now. Oh and uh, Alucard's walk is real silly. Like an old woman conquering the mall lanes.

Just backdash the entire game.

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Razakel
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:14 am 
 

Started Hollow Knight yesterday. Only put in about an hour but already exploring around, bought a map and compass and some other trinkets, rescued a couple caterpillars, beat a few minibosses and seemed to have opened up some other area after the most recent one. Fun!

I've also been playing Cuphead whenever my friend brings it over. I swear I'm terrified to buy that game - whenever I play it I bash my head against a boss until I beat it and then look up and realize like three hours have elapsed. I just beat the second island and holy christ that dragon boss (Fiery Frolic?) nearly drove me completely insane. If the bosses get even harder than that I don't know if I can handle it lol.

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SatanicPotato
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:06 pm 
 

i beat hornet after my 5th attempt or so, got very close to losing 900 coins a few times which was stressful

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Necroticism174
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:19 pm 
 

Razakel wrote:
I've also been playing Cuphead whenever my friend brings it over. I swear I'm terrified to buy that game - whenever I play it I bash my head against a boss until I beat it and then look up and realize like three hours have elapsed. I just beat the second island and holy christ that dragon boss (Fiery Frolic?) nearly drove me completely insane. If the bosses get even harder than that I don't know if I can handle it lol.


Honestly, in my opinion they don't. I had a fair amount of difficulty beating the devil, but the dragon was the boss that my friend and I had by far the most difficulty beating.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:39 pm 
 

Crap that I have been playing recently:

Demon's Crest - 3 days to get 100%, then other 3 days to beat Dark Demon
Little Samson - lovely and underrated game with incredible graphics. Very fluid controls instead of the typical stiffness of NES platformers
Monster World IV - basically Wonder Boy in Monster World with much better graphics and controls, so it's all win

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SatanicPotato
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:31 pm 
 

how important is it for me to get the lumafly lantern early on?

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MaleficDevilry
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:44 pm 
 

SatanicPotato wrote:
how important is it for me to get the lumafly lantern early on?


I did the grind to get it, but honestly you can hold off until it's easier to get the geo. You can get pretty far into the game before you need it.

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SatanicPotato
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:59 pm 
 

MaleficDevilry wrote:
SatanicPotato wrote:
how important is it for me to get the lumafly lantern early on?


I did the grind to get it, but honestly you can hold off until it's easier to get the geo. You can get pretty far into the game before you need it.

thank you i so far i am up to a bit where i have to fight 2 Elder Baldur's, i have encountered one or two area's where i cant see anything yet but there are billions of different places to explore for me right now

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:50 pm 
 

Hollow Knight was a game I wanted to like a lot, there was a lot I liked about it in style, atmosphere, music. What killed it for me was losing 20 minutes of progress upon dying, which happened so much it was like retreading my steps became the primary experience, and that's just not fun. A shame, because I liked Ori and the Blind Forest and I'm pretty sure I would like this if they had a different save/checkpoint system.

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MaleficDevilry
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:02 am 
 

Were you not using benches regularly? I don't remember ever feeling like I wasted a ton of time, except for that Delicate Flower quest.

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Disembodied
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:28 am 
 

I don't know. From what I played, the benches were few and far between. Whenever I died in the underground area past the first bench it took me back to there and I lost all my money and progress.

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SatanicPotato
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:36 am 
 

for me there has been a few times when i was having difficulty with a section where i had to do a lot of back tracking, for me it was slightly irritating but not a huge issue but i do understand how much people would get annoyed by that

that said its like dark souls so if you do die once you can always get your money back, just an issue if you die again getting back to it, if you do buy a simple key there is a way so you dont have to go back to the area to get your money back though with this character

https://hollowknight.fandom.com/wiki/Jiji

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